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Oct '08
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UTPA Student Union hosts voting rallies
Students at The University of Texas-Pan American prepared for this year’s presidential and local elections by attending the Register to Vote Rally on Oct. 1 and Rock the Vote Rally on Oct. 28. The events sponsored by the UTPA Student Union were held at the UTPA Chapel Lawn and featured music, free food, voter registration, precinct location information and appearances from local candidates.


Oct '08
30
“A T. rex Named Sue” exhibit at UTPA Visitors Center breaking attendance records
“Whoa … the tail is big … where did they find it? … is it a real dinosaur?”

These were just a few of the recent comments from students in a kindergarten class from Garza Elementary School in Edinburg Oct. 17 when they filed into The University of Texas-Pan American’s Visitors Center to view the blockbuster exhibit “A T. rex Named Sue.”


Oct '08
28
UTPA to offer a Ph.D. in rehabilitation counseling
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has given The University of Texas-Pan American the approval for a doctorate in philosophy degree program in rehabilitation counseling.


Oct '08
24
The Pan American celebrates 65 years of excellence
The University of Texas-Pan American student newspaper, The Pan American, will host a celebration Oct. 25 honoring 65 years of journalism for the University community.


Oct '08
23
WE'VE GOT SPIRIT: Annual Spirit Week scheduled for Nov. 3-7
The University of Texas-Pan American community is ready to show their Bronc pride during the annual Spirit Week, Nov. 3-7.


2008 Graduate and Professional School Fair set for Friday
If you are thinking about taking your education to the next level, don’t miss the 2008 Graduate and Professional School Fair at The University of Texas-Pan American on Friday, Oct. 24.


Oct '08
21
UTPA Department of Environmental Health and Safety awarded $50,000 grant
The University of Texas-Pan American has received a $50,000 grant from The University of Texas System under its 2009 Risk Management Resource Allocation Program for use in emergency-related programs. UTPA competed against 14 UT System institutions for part of the $250,000 in funding available and was one of four schools awarded.


Oct '08
20
UTPA to host eighth annual International Week Nov. 17-22
The University of Texas-Pan American will bring the world to the Rio Grande Valley as the campus celebrates its eighth annual event, International Week 2008, Nov. 17-22, featuring various speakers, performers and specialists, highlighting a week of culture from the world.


Oct '08
16
College administrators discuss benefits of new Higher Education Opportunity Act
Key leaders of South Texas colleges and universities joined Congressman Rubén Hinojosa at an Oct. 9 press conference at The University of Texas-Pan American to discuss the key provisions and benefits to the region of the recently enacted Higher Education Opportunity Act (H.R. 4137), which provides greater accessibility and affordability to higher education for the nation’s students.


Oct '08
15
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week set for Oct. 20-24
The University of Texas-Pan American will celebrate National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 20-24 to educate students about the use of alcohol and its effects.


Carnival of the Great Pumpkin set for Nov. 1
The University Program Board at The University of Texas-Pan American will host the 42nd annual Carnival of the Great Pumpkin Saturday, Nov. 1, 6-10 p.m. at the UTPA Fieldhouse.


UTPA announces its SBNRC Mobility Tour to help nonprofit organizations
The University of Texas-Pan American has announced its upcoming Southwest Border Nonprofit Resource Center (SBNRC) Mobility Tour to assist nonprofit organizations in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.


Oct '08
13
Janice Odom named vice president of Division of University Advancement
After an eight-month national search, The University of Texas-Pan American announced the appointment of Janice Odom as the new vice president of the Division of University Advancement.


Four UTPA students among 28 to receive Hogg Scholarships to increase Spanish-language mental health services in Texas
In what is believed to be the first statewide program of its kind, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has awarded 28 bilingual scholarships to narrow the gap between the need for Spanish-language mental health services in Texas and the availability of trained professionals to meet those needs.Four students at The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Social Work were among the recipients.


Oct '08
10
UTPA celebrates H-E-B Planetarium enhancements at ribbon-cutting ceremony
Recent upgrades to the facilities and services at The University of Texas-Pan American’s H-E-B Planetarium were celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 26 attended by regional and local H-E-B officials and University faculty, staff and administrators.


Bronc TV/Radio to host official ribbon cutting
The University of Texas-Pan American Bronc TV/Radio student staff invites the UTPA community and public to the official ribbon cutting and open house of the new stations Friday, Oct. 17 from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bronc TV/Radio studio, located south of UTPA library.


UTPA featured in The Princeton Review's “Best 296 Business Schools”
The University of Texas-Pan American College of Business Administration has been named an outstanding business school to attend to earn a Master in Business Administration, according to The Princeton Review, known for its college rankings based on how students rate their schools.


Oct '08
9
Rock Out Cancer Marathon set for Oct. 25 at UTPA
The Student Alumni Association (SAA) at The University of Texas-Pan American is hosting the Rock Out Cancer Marathon Saturday, Oct. 25 at the UTPA track and field from 6 p.m.-midnight to increase awareness of the disease on campus during National Cancer Awareness Month.


Oct '08
7
National Disability Awareness Month recognized at University
October is National Disability Awareness Month at The University of Texas-Pan American and the Office of Disability Services and Empowerment Zone is organizing a series of events and activities to inform the community during its Disabilities Awareness Days (DADs).


Oct '08
6
Trayless dining promotes conservation and offers expanded menu options
In an effort to protect the earth’s natural resources and follow the president’s mission to become a greener campus, dining at The University of Texas-Pan American has gone trayless.


U.S. Department of Education awards UTPA a $2.4 million grant
The University of Texas-Pan American was recently awarded a $2.4 million grant over two years by the U.S. Department of Education under the College Cost Reduction Act Program.


Oct '08
1
UTPA students talk about science with National Science Foundation head
A number of students at The University of Texas-Pan American had the opportunity of a lifetime Sept. 28 when they were able to discuss their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and careers with Dr. Arden L. Bement Jr., director of the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Reptiles and Jeff Corwin kick off Distinguished Speakers Series
Jeff Corwin, wildlife conservationist and host of the popular Animal Planet show “The Jeff Corwin Experience” and “Corwin’s Quest,” was the first speaker for The University of Texas-Pan American's annual Distinguished Speakers Series that kicked off Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Fine Arts Auditorium. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and the general public packed the auditorium for an opportunity to hear from Corwin and meet some of his animal co-stars.


CoBA announces the Great Business Idea Contest
Have any ideas for a business and wanting to make it work? The College of Business Administration at The University of Texas–Pan American in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week can make that happen for you with The Great Business Idea Contest where you could win up to $1,000.


UTPA receives a record number of grants for community engagement
The University of Texas-Pan American has recently received eight grants totaling more than $2 million for its work in community engagement. These grant funds will be used during 2009 in three of the University’s community engagement areas, including the areas of business development, community development, and rural development.