Nov '08
UTPA social work students help to host first fundraiser gala Dec. 4
The University of Texas-Pan American Graduate Association of Student Social Workers (GASSW) has joined Global Humanitarian Outreach, Inc. (GHO) to host the first GHO “Power Up Students!” Fundraiser Gala.

Nov '08
Child Development Center lesson in sharing collects half a ton of canned goods
The youngest Broncs at The University of Texas-Pan American, the children of the Child Development Center, collected half a ton of nonperishable food items to donate to the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley as part of their daily lesson at the facility – to always share and be nice to one another.

UTPA and local educational institutions to begin groundwork for implementation of Texas College Readiness Standards
More than 100 administrators and educators from The University of Texas-Pan American, local school districts, Region I Education Service Center, and other higher education institutions in the region met recently to start the groundwork for the implementation of the Texas College Readiness Standards (CRS) to ensure area students are college ready when they graduate high school.

Experts focus on technology entrepreneurship during bootcamp at UTPA Nov. 22
Valley residents had the opportunity to hear from and network with a roster of experts on how to succeed as technology-based entrepreneurs during a daylong conference held at The University of Texas-Pan American Nov. 22.

Nov '08
Nursing graduates pass licensing exam in record numbers
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at The University of Texas-Pan American received a 96.72 percent pass rate on the exam they are required to pass to become registered nurses.

Nov '08
SGA offers carpool option to save money and environment to UTPA community; meeting scheduled Nov. 25
The Student Government Association at The University of Texas-Pan American is offering students, faculty and staff the opportunity to save the Earth and gas money through its new and free ridesharing/carpool service via AlterNet Rides.

Nov '08
Donate a toy; get your parking ticket removed through Dec. 5
Now through Dec. 5 The University of Texas-Pan American Police Department will be trading parking tickets for new and unwrapped toys of at least a $10 value.

Nov '08
Former first lady of Egypt discusses her life at Distinguished Speakers Series
Dr. Jehan Sadat, former first lady of Egypt and renowned advocate for world peace, spoke at The University of Texas-Pan American during its Distinguished Speakers Series and International Week festivities at the Fine Arts Auditorium Monday, Nov. 17.

Nov '08
UTPA helps spruce up Harlingen gateway during Make a Difference Day Oct. 25
The City of Harlingen benefitted on Oct. 25 from a day’s worth of enthusiastic volunteerism by more than 100 students and staff from The University of Texas-Pan American.

Nov '08
Student organization to host forum with Sea World representatives, including animals
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at The University of Texas-Pan American will host a Life after College forum with Sea World communication representatives at the UTPA Student Union Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 5-6 p.m.

Nov '08
UTPA joined by regional partners to host Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Nov. 22
Anyone interested in unleashing their creativity and innovative spirit is invited to attend the inaugural Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp scheduled Saturday, Nov. 22 at The University of Texas-Pan American.

UT System seeking applicants for Student Regent position
The University of Texas System is currently seeking applicants for the student regent position on the UT System Board of Regents. The term for the position runs from June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010.

Former first lady of Egypt to serve as Distinguished Speaker
A former first lady of Egypt and renown advocate for world peace, Dr. Jehan Sadat, is coming to The University of Texas-Pan American on Monday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. to headline the annual Distinguished Speakers Series.

Celebrate Christmas with a classic at the UTPA Theatre
The University Theatre Productions at UTPA will kick off the holiday season with the famous tale by Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol" starting Nov. 19.

Nov '08
Ethics Conference scheduled for Nov. 20-22 during International Week
The University of Texas-Pan American will host the Ethics in Intelligence, Security and Immigration: The Moral and Social Significance of Gathering and Managing Information and Borders in the Global Community Conference in conjunction with UTPA International Week, Nov. 20-22.

Nov '08
Campus tradition celebrates Bronc pride
Bronc pride was all over The University of Texas-Pan American campus during Spirit Week, Nov. 3-7. Spirit Week offered the UTPA community the opportunity to show their school spirit and love for the Bronc athletics teams.

University observes Veterans Day
The University of Texas-Pan American held an early Veterans Day celebration Friday, Nov. 7 on the Chapel Lawn to honor military veterans at UTPA and across the nation.

Nov '08
UTPA named Favorite College/University by leading South Texas newspaper
The University of Texas-Pan American was awarded The Monitor’s 2008 Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite College/University in South Texas.

Men's cross country team secures UTPA's first Great West championship title
In four months of joining the Great West Conference, The University of Texas-Pan American men's cross country program has already secured its first championship title and garnered the Men’s Coach of the Year honor at the Great West Conference Championships Nov. 1 at Orem, Utah.

Nov '08
UTPA one of five universities chosen to participate in NASCAR Kinetics program
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) has selected The University of Texas-Pan American as one of five universities from across the country to participate in NASCAR Kinetics, a hands-on learning experience for college students to gain real-world marketing experience while being immersed in the sport of NASCAR.

Nov '08
Carnival of the Great Pumpkin celebrates 42nd year
Hundreds of kids and parents were in the Halloween spirit Saturday, Nov. 1 as they packed The University of Texas-Pan American Fieldhouse to celebrate the 42nd annual Carnival of the Great Pumpkin.

Nov '08
Senior to compete at national scientific research event
Victoria Perez, a senior at The University of Texas-Pan American, is one of 100 undergraduates from across the nation chosen to participate in the premier student scientific research event, the 2008 Science and Energy Research Challenge (SERCh) Poster Competition.

Cárdenas named Golden Eagle Award Recipient for 2009
The McAllen Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is proud to announce that Dr. Blandina Cárdenas, president of The University of Texas-Pan American has been chosen as the Golden Eagle Award Recipient for 2009.

Nov '08
Learn how to bring your ideas to reality during entrepreneurship workshop series at UTPA
Entrepreneurship will be the focus of a series of workshops this November at The University of Texas-Pan American organized by the National Hispanic Professional Organization (NHPO) in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).