Mar '06
Teachers Job Expo at UTPA to attract more than 60 school districts
With the country’s growing need for educators, especially those who are bilingual, students pursuing an education degree at The University of Texas-Pan American will be in high demand as they near graduation.

Mar '06
Grad Days prepares students for commencement
With Spring Commencement drawing near, students have begun preparing for their many graduation needs during Grad Days 2006, March 27-29, at the University Bookstore.

Mar '06
UT Board of Regents approves tuition and fee rates at UTPA
The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously approved the increase in tuition and mandatory fees at UT System campuses, including The University of Texas-Pan American Tuesday, March 28 in Austin.

Isabel Allende to speak at 2006 UTPA Outstanding Leadership Series
Internationally renowned Chilean author Isabel Allende will be the second featured speaker in the 2006 Outstanding Leadership Series hosted by The University of Texas-Pan American Foundation April 24.

Mar '06
UTPA Cuadro Flamenco to perform April 6-9
Come and experience the fire and excitement of The University of Texas-Pan American Cuadro April 6-8, 7:30 p.m. and April 9, 2 p.m. at the UTPA Fine Arts Auditorium, located at the corner of Dr. Miguel A. Nevárez and University Drives.

UTPA Student Health Services to host annual health fair
In an effort to empower students to live healthier lives, Student Health Services at The University of Texas-Pan American is hosting its annual health fair, Thursday, April 6.

Mar '06
UT System Board of Regents to discuss tuition and fees March 28
The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Tuesday, March 28 in Austin for a special called meeting to discuss tuition and fee proposals for each UT System institution. The meeting will open at 9 a.m. at Ashbel Smith Hall, ninth floor, 201 W. 7th Street.

UTPA to host sexual assault and women’s issues events March 28-April 6
The University of Texas-Pan American will be hosting “Stop the Violence! Empower Yourself!” – a variety of events about women’s issues and sexual assault March 28-April 6 as part of Women’s History Month and National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The events are being held to educate, empower, and increase student awareness about issues pertaining to violence against women at UTPA and in the surrounding community.

Mar '06
Boeing continues support of education and Rio Grande Valley students
A collaboration between the Boeing Company and The University of Texas-Pan American to interest and support South Texas students in the fields of science, engineering, mathematics and technology continued early this month when Boeing presented a $50,000 check to support the UTPA Boeing Scholars Program, HESTEC (Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week), and the Mini Baja, aeronautics and other student competition programs in the College of Science and Engineering.

South Texas musical heritage celebrated at UTPA’s FESTIBA Musical 2006
FESTIBA Musical 2006, held March 2-4 on The University of Texas-Pan American campus, drew hundreds of students and community members to the three days of inspiring events promoting knowledge and cultural awareness by integrating theoretical reflection and musical performance. It was coordinated through the collaborative efforts of the Division of External Affairs, College of Arts and Humanities and College of Education.

UTPA to hold summer graduation ceremony Aug. 19
For the first time since 1992, The University of Texas-Pan American will offer an August graduation ceremony for students completing their degree during the summer.

Mar '06
Ceremony celebrates 2005 honor roll schools of South Texas
Sixteen schools from South Texas were honored at The University of Texas-Pan American recently, during the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) – Just for the Kids Honor Roll Schools of South Texas awards ceremony and dinner.

CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares experiences with UTPA community
Successful multi-tasking has become a way of life for CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta – who appeared March 21 before more than 300 students, faculty and community members at The University of Texas-Pan American as the third speaker in the 2005-2006 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University.

Student Leadership Academy sponsors fair to encourage student involvement on campus
Through the Second Annual Leadership Opportunities Fair at The University of Texas-Pan American, students were given the chance to sign up and learn more about campus organizations and departments.

Mar '06
UTPA to host Pan American Days April 3-7
The University of Texas-Pan American will bring Latin America to the Rio Grande Valley April 3-7 as the campus celebrates its annual event Pan American Days.

Mar '06
Endowed scholarship to honor longtime professor
Dr. Martha May Tevis, professor and graduate adviser in the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will be honored at an April 7 fundraising event to establish an endowed scholarship in her name for UTPA students pursuing a master¹s in secondary education. The event will take place 6-8 p.m. at the McAllen Country Club.

Mar '06
Beyond AP Statistics Workshop at UTPA held first time for students
Statistics students in South Texas high schools had an historic opportunity March 3 at The University of Texas-Pan American, where for the first time they got to participate in a Beyond AP (Advanced Placement) Statistics Workshop conducted by the American Statistical Association in partnership with the University.

UTPA participates in Brain Awareness Week with free public talk and movie showing
As part of the annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW), March 13-19, Dr. Zen Faulkes, an assistant professor of biology at The University of Texas-Pan American, will be presenting a free public lecture titled “Brain Scans and the Magic Lasso.”

Career Fair provides opportunity and networking for students
More than 650 students from The University of Texas-Pan American attended the 33rd Annual Career Fair Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the UTPA Fieldhouse to network with recruiters who represented more than 50 prospective employers

Mar '06
University Theatre to hold film premiere at Cine El Rey
The University of Texas-Pan American Theatre will premiere its film “Academic Affairs” at Cine El Rey in McAllen at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18.

Ford Motor Co. donates funding for LeaderShape Institute at UTPA
Students at The University of Texas-Pan American will have an opportunity to participate for the first time in the LeaderShape Institute May 20-25.

Mar '06
Dr. Sanjay Gupta to serve as Distinguished Speaker March 20
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, senior medical correspondent for the health and medical unit at CNN, will serve as the next prominent speaker at The University of Texas-Pan American’s 2006 Distinguished Speakers Series March 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Student Union Theater.

Mar '06
March 16 fair presents students with leadership opportunities at UTPA
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 the University’s Second Annual Leadership Opportunities Fair Thursday, March 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the University Ballroom.

Mar '06
UTPA receives grant to prepare local early childhood teachers in Hidalgo County
The University of Texas-Pan American will help better prepare local early childhood educators through the South Texas Advantage Project (STAP) for Head Start teachers.

Mar '06
GEAR UP students participate in UTPA Bronc Day
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) students from The University of Texas-Pan American and Region One packed the Quad during UTPA Bronc Day Feb. 27.

Mar '06
San Benito High School wins regional Science Bowl competition, headed to Washington, D.C. for nationals
The University of Texas-Pan American hosted its first National Science Bowl® regional competition Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Education Building.