Mar '05
Former U.S. Secretary of State to speak at Outstanding Leadership Series
Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III will headline the annual Outstanding Leadership Series hosted by The University of Texas-Pan American Foundation April 7.

UTPA hosts annual Parent/Child Day Picnic
Hundreds of UTPA students, staff and faculty brought their children to enjoy a day of fun at the annual Parent/Child Day Picnic on March 19. The event was sponsored by the University Program Board.

Leading scholar in Chicana/o studies to speak at UTPA April 12
Award-winning historian, Dr. Vicki L. Ruiz, will be the featured speaker April 12 at the Rondel Davidson Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of History and Philosophy at The University of Texas-Pan American.

UTPA participates in Brain Awareness Week
As part of the Society for Neuroscience’s Brain Awareness Week at The University of Texas-Pan American, Dr. Zen Faulkes, assistant professor of biology, presented a lecture to nearly 150 students March 17 about invertebrates and the insights they have provided scientists on how nervous systems work.

First Hispanic president of the Texas Bar Association visits UTPA
The first Hispanic to serve as president of the Texas Bar Association, Eduardo Robert Rodriguez, visited The University of Texas-Pan American to speak to members of the Pre-Law Society March 22 at the Social and Behavioral Science Building.

Mar '05
Alumni Association teeing up for 16th Annual Pan Am Classic
Planning is underway for the 16th Annual Pan Am Golf Classic Friday, April 22 sponsored by The University of Texas-Pan American Alumni Association.

Mar '05
Boeing videoconference at UTPA attracts Valley students
In its continuing collaboration with The University of Texas-Pan American to interest and support South Texas students in the fields of science, engineering, mathematics and technology, The Boeing Company presented its second annual live videoconferencing event from its Houston facility to more than 250 area students Feb. 25 in the UTPA Engineering Building.

The Boeing Company presents $50,000 check to UTPA
On Feb. 25, engineering senior design students at The University of Texas-Pan American gathered to help receive a $50,000 check from The Boeing Company to support the Boeing Scholars Program at the University.

MathCounts competition held at UTPA for Valley middle school students
Eighty students from 12 Rio Grande Valley schools recently competed in the MathCounts regional competition held at The University of Texas-Pan American Engineering Building.

Mar '05
UTPA holds 32nd annual Career Day
Natasha Tobola (right), a senior marketing major at UTPA, speaks to Ford Motor Company representative Marcos Rodriguez (left) about employment opportunities with the company during the 32nd Annual Career Day on March 1.

Mar '05
Top executives from Texas Instruments visit UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American welcomed top executives from Texas Instruments Feb. 15-16 and discussed innovative collaborations between both organizations including teacher preparation in mathematics and continued support of Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week.

UTPA communication students win advertising awards
Communication students from The University of Texas-Pan American took top honors in several categories at the Valley Advertising Federation’s (VAF) annual ADDY® Awards ceremony Feb. 19, which honored the best advertisers in the area.

Mar '05
Valley students to compete Mar. 23 in Economics Challenge at UTPA
The Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team at The University of Texas - Pan American in partnership with the Neuhaus Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education (NCEEE) will host the first Economics Challenge competition for high school students in the Rio Grande Valley. The competition will take place on March 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UTPA Ballroom.

Heavier course loads equal savings for UTPA students
Students at The University of Texas-Pan American now have the opportunity to save money by taking more than 14 hours each semester. Through tuition deregulation adopted by the 78th State Legislative session, UTPA has instituted a discount on tuition and mandatory fees in the form of a cap at 14 semester hours.

Mar '05
Fair presents students with leadership opportunities
Students looking to get involved with The University of Texas-Pan American as campus leaders will have a chance to do some one-stop shopping by attending UTPA’s first Leadership Opportunities Fair Tuesday, March 22 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Union Theater.

UTPA creates new department to address admissions
With new admissions requirements on the horizon, The University of Texas-Pan American recently created a new department — the Office of Undergraduate Admissions —that will deal exclusively with undergraduate admissions.

Annual Pan Am Classic set for April 22
Make plans to attend the 16th annual Pan Am Classic golf tournament April 22 at Tierra Santa Golf Club in Weslaco, hosted by The University of Texas-Pan American’s Alumni Association.

Mar '05
Collaboration of MBA organizations results in successful conference
More than 120 people attended the first business and leadership mini-conference hosted by The University of Texas-Pan American MBA Association (MBAA) in collaboration with the McAllen Chapter of the National Society for Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA).

Mar '05
UTPA MLL department to host Faculty Lecture Series
The Department of Modern Languages and Literature to host Faculty Lecture Series on the topic of Cuba.

Mar '05
UTPA to host Texas Academy of Science 108th annual meeting, March 3-5
More than 300 faculty and students from Texas colleges and universities and science professionals will converge onto The University of Texas-Pan American for the 108th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, March 3-5.