Oct '07
Students get into the spirit of Halloween
UTPA students celebrated Halloween on campus through pumpkin carving and costume contests. A week of Halloween activities and events will be held for the UTPA community through Friday, Nov. 2 thanks to the University Program Board and Student Union.

Ceremony celebrates new student wellness complex and health center
University officially dedicates the new Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex, and holds a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Student Health Center Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Oct '07
UTPA, UTB/TSC Presidents Conduct Friendly Wager
The Presidents of The University of Texas-Pan American and The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College have made a friendly wager on the outcome of the historic volleyball match between the two schools at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 1, at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

Oct '07
UTPA faculty member appointed by Gov. Perry to State Physician Assistants Board
Dr. Felix Koo, clinical coordinator of the Physician Assistant Studies Program at The University of Texas-Pan American, was among four persons in the state recently appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve on the Texas Physician Assistants Board.

Oct '07
Student loan program addressed by Proposition 2 in Nov. 6 Constitutional Amendment Election
Current and future students at The University of Texas-Pan American are among the many persons throughout the state that could be affected by the outcome of the upcoming 2007 Constitutional Amendment Election in Texas on Nov. 6.

Oct '07
UTPA honored with Brillante Award for excellence in higher education
The University of Texas-Pan American was the recent recipient of the most prestigious honor granted by National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), which recognizes the contributions of exemplary individuals to the Hispanic community.

Oct '07
UTPA community to experience a taste of Peru
Students and members of The University of Texas-Pan American community can experience a taste of South America on Wednesday, Oct. 24. As part of a Global Chef program, lunch at the University Cafeteria will feature guest chef Juan Carlos Barzola from Peru.

Oct '07
Students show support during Spirit Week
Students at The University of Texas-Pan American concluded Spirit Week activities on campus with the traditional lighting of the UTPA letters Friday, Oct. 12.

University to host Halloween festival and theatre production
The University of Texas-Pan American University Program Board (UPB) will be scaring up a ghoulishly fun time at the 41st Annual Carnival of the Great Pumpkin Friday, Oct. 26.

Oct '07
Five alumni honored as "Pillars of Success" at Oct. 11 ceremony
An exhibit titled "Pillars of Success" featuring the photos and success stories of five distinguished alumni of The University of Texas-Pan American opened at the University's Visitors Center Oct. 11.

Oct '07
UTPA seminar Oct. 26 addresses sexual misconduct by health care, human service professionals
Three departments at The University of Texas-Pan American have joined together to sponsor a seminar Friday, Oct. 26 titled “Sexual Misconduct by Health Care and Human Service Professionals.”

Oct '07
Longtime UTPA math professor dies following battle with cancer
The University of Texas-Pan American is sad to announce the passing of longtime professor of mathematics Dr. Miguel Paredes.

McAllen Medical Center Foundation supports nursing program
In an effort to increase the nursing work force in the Rio Grande Valley, the McAllen Medical Center Foundation recently contributed $52,000 to The University of Texas-Pan American Foundation as part of a larger scholarship fund for students seeking a nursing degree.

Oct '07
Health screenings offered during World Diabetes Day
The Border Health Office, in collaboration with International Week 2007, invites students, faculty and staff to World Diabetes Day at The University of Texas-Pan American Nov. 14.

State Employee Charitable Campaign underway at UTPA until Oct. 15
Employees at The University of Texas-Pan American have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others through the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) which kicked off its annual effort Oct. 1 at the University.

Oct '07
Historic leader opens Distinguished Speakers Series
The University of Texas-Pan American kicked off this year’s Distinguished Speaker Series with former president of the Soviet Union and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Fine Arts Auditorium.

UTPA provost leads delegation to renew, support agreements with Mexico universities
A delegation from The University of Texas-Pan American headed by Dr. Paul Sale, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, met Sept. 30-Oct. 2 with administrators and faculty members from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and Universidad de Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL) in Monterrey, Mexico.

"Let's Go Disco" fundraiser Oct. 20 to benefit UTPA women's athletics programs
The Women’s Athletics Fundraisers (WAF) at The University of Texas-Pan American will host a “Let’s Go Disco” fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 20 to benefit UTPA women’s athletic programs and fifth year scholarships.

Oct '07
University recruits at local College Nights
The University of Texas-Pan American Admissions and New Student Services hosted Edinburg CISD's College Night Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the UTPA Annex.

Oct '07
UTPA to host Law Enforcement Career Expo
If you are looking to learn more about careers in law enforcement or criminal justice or possibly find a job in these fields, The University of Texas-Pan American Office of Career Services will be hosting the Second Annual Law Enforcement Career Expo in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Oct '07
UTPA celebrates ribbon cutting of new Valley Outreach Center Sept. 17
The University of Texas-Pan American kicked off the official opening Sept. 17 of its new Valley Outreach Center (VOC), which will operate a Community Go (Go to College) Center and continue to provide other services to schools and the community in support of Rio Grande Valley students going to college.