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Aug '07
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UTPA president shows school spirit at pep rally
Dr. Blandina Cárdenas, president of The University of Texas-Pan American, shows her school spirit as she surprised hundreds of entering freshmen when she dressed up as the UTPA mascot, Bucky the Bronc, during the University Program Board School Spirit Rally at the Student Union Theater Aug. 30.


Aug '07
30
Freshmen welcomed to UTPA family
The Class of 2011 was officially welcomed to The University of Texas-Pan American family during the Second Annual Freshman Convocation Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Student Union.


Aug '07
29
Razzaghi named new University Library director
The University of Texas-Pan American Office of the Provost recently appointed Dr. Farzaneh Razzaghi as the new University Library director.


Aug '07
28
UTPA community enjoys new campus fitness center
More than 1,600 students, faculty and staff started the fall 2007 semester with a workout at the new state-of-the-art Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex (WRSC) that opened its doors Monday, Aug, 27 at The University of Texas-Pan American. Hours of operation for the $26 million facility, located on the corner of Sugar Road and Schunior Street, will be from 6 a.m.- 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturdays, and noon to 7 p.m. on Sundays.


Aug '07
27
New Faculty Support Program kicks off at UTPA
Mariachi music accompanied the warm welcome given to the newest faculty members at The University of Texas-Pan American's kick off Aug. 20 of a New Faculty Support Program instituted for the first time this 2007-2008 academic year.


Aug '07
25
Wellness and Recreation Sports Complex to open Aug. 27
If the first day of classes have you all stressed out, The University of Texas-Pan American has the perfect place to relieve some of that anxiety – the new state-of-the-art Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex (WRSC) slated to open Monday, Aug. 27.


Class of 2011 and returning students move into dorms
Entering Freshmen and returning students move in during Bronc Move-In Days, Aug. 24-25.


Aug '07
22
New conference helps sophomores start the school year prepared
More than 100 second-year students at The University of Texas-Pan American participated in the first sophomore conference Tuesday, Aug. 21. The conference titled "The Second Lap: Extreme Sophomore Experience" featured a balance of academic, financial and personal/social presentations throughout the daylong conference.


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.


Aug '07
18
More than 600 participate in summer graduation ceremonies
Not even the summer heat or the threat of Hurricane Dean on South Texas kept the families and friends of more than 600 graduates away from The University of Texas-Pan American’s commencement ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 18.


Aug '07
17
UT System Board of Regents’ visit canceled
The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ visit to The University of Texas-Pan American Aug. 22-23 has been canceled.


Aug '07
16
UT System Board of Regents to visit UTPA
The governing body for The University of Texas System, the Board of Regents, will be visiting The University of Texas-Pan American campus Aug. 22-23.


Aug '07
15
UTPA monitoring tropical storm
As South Texas prepares for possible heavy rains and other weather conditions from Tropical Storm Erin, administrators at The University of Texas-Pan American are already taking precautionary measures for its campus and community of students, faculty and staff.


Aug '07
14
Toyota to bring Partner Robot to HESTEC Community Day Sept. 29
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. will join this year's Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week Sept. 24-29 at The University of Texas-Pan American and bring its best musician – a 4 foot, 9 inch tall, 88-pound, trumpet-playing robot to excite students about the possibilities in the fields of science and technology.


Aug '07
13
Summer commencement set for Aug. 18
The University of Texas-Pan American will hold its summer 2007 commencement ceremonies for more than 600 prospective graduates Saturday, Aug. 18 at the UTPA Fieldhouse. Two ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. and noon featuring 476 candidates for bachelor’s degrees, and 157 candidates for master’s degrees.


Aug '07
10
Local Border Patrol Sector thanks UTPA staff for recruitment assistance
The University of Texas-Pan American was recognized recently by the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the University's assistance in recruitment efforts, which helped rank them as one of the top two sectors in the nation in applicants to the agency this past year.


Aug '07
1
New conference to help sophomores start the school year prepared
To better support second-year students, The University of Texas-Pan American will host the first sophomore conference Tuesday, Aug. 21. The conference titled “The Second Lap: Extreme Sophomore Experience” is open to the first 250 registered sophomores who sign up.