Dec '08
UTPA invention wins commercialization award from UT System
A team of researchers at The University of Texas-Pan American have invented a machine that will manufacture nanofibers more easily, safely and at a lower cost. To help facilitate the commercialization of the invention, The University of Texas System Board of Regents recently awarded the University a $50,000 grant from its Texas Ignition Fund to take the product from the lab to the public.

Dec '08
More than 1,300 receive degrees during fall commencement
The University of Texas-Pan American’s Fall Commencement celebrated a major milestone in the lives of students when they were awarded their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees Saturday, Dec. 13 at the McAllen Convention Center in three separate ceremonies.

More than 1,300 students – 1,006 candidates for bachelor’s, 313 for master’s, and 14 for doctoral degrees – were eligible to participate in the graduation ceremonies, and celebrate with family, friends and loved ones.

Dec '08
Employees make a difference with SECC contributions
Employees at The University of Texas-Pan American proved that “Together We Care,” surpassing the goal of $25,000 during the 2008 Annual State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) held in the month of October to benefit local, state, national, and international charities.

Dec '08
New emergency notification system implemented at UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American recently implemented the Bronc Alert, a new emergency notification system, which enables campus authorities to notify the UTPA community, when an emergency on campus occurs via voice, text or e-mail.

Dec '08
Broncs chowed down at annual Midnight Breakfast
Sodexo Campus Dining Services and The University of Texas-Pan American Student Union organized the annual Midnight Breakfast Thursday, Dec. 4 to help students begin preparing for final exams by providing a free nutritious meal.

UTPA plan to enhance student success in developmental math courses reaping positive results
Thanks to a model plan at The University of Texas-Pan American designed to enhance student success in math, freshman Randy Barrera, who “hates math with a passion,” will now have a better chance to conquer this challenge to graduating and pursuing his career choice of nursing.

Students construct Gingerbread houses for contest
Students at The University of Texas-Pan American had a little fun building their own gingerbread houses during a competition hosted by the Student Union on Monday, Dec. 1.

Dec '08
Dec. 3 festival to focus on the arts
Art, music, culture and the environment will be the focus of a festival hosted by EROS, a student organization at The University of Texas-Pan American, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1-10 p.m. at the Quad.

Bring a smile to a child’s face; donate a gift now until Dec. 5
The Office of Student Life and Transition Services at The University of Texas-Pan American is offering the UTPA community a chance to bring a smile to a child this holiday season through the 14th annual Adopt-An-Angel Program. Now through Dec. 5 the program will be accepting gift donations.