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Jun '08
30
UTPA one of 208 organizations nationwide selected to receive Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
The University of Texas-Pan American announced today that it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to host The Big Read, a nationwide initiative to restore reading to the center of American life.


Jun '08
26
Jerry Price to leave UTPA for Chapman University in California
Dr. Jerry Price, associate vice president and dean of students at The University of Texas-Pan American, is headed to the West Coast in July to join Chapman University as its next vice chancellor of student affairs and dean of students.


Seminar at UTPA focuses on disability services available to students
A recent seminar presented at The University of Texas-Pan American offered Rio Grande Valley disability service professionals as well as individuals with disabilities an opportunity to learn more about benefits and services available locally to enable individuals with disabilities to obtain a higher education.


Valley McDonald's owners/operators provide support for "A T. Rex Named Sue" exhibit to open at UTPA Sept. 22
The University of Texas-Pan American recently received a $75,000 donation from the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) McDonald's owner-operators to support the upcoming exhibit "A T. Rex Named Sue" at the University’s Visitors Center.


Jun '08
25
UTPA receives nearly $400,000 in endowment funds
The foresight and generosity of a former, long-time Mercedes, Texas resident – Barbara Jane Dudley – has resulted in an endowment gift of close to $400,000 that was recently received by The University of Texas-Pan American Foundation.


Jun '08
24
MUSE Camp offers new opportunities for migrant students
For Rio Grande Valley migrant students, summers are usually spent up north with family harvesting crops to maintain the household income. In Arely Villanueva’s case, a 17-year-old incoming junior at Valley View High School, her summers have been spent in Michigan hoeing sugar beans, and picking strawberries and apples since she was 10 years old. However, this summer is different for Villanueva, who is now attending the first Migrant University Summer Experience (MUSE) Camp at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Jun '08
20
Gear Up students obtain hands-on learning at PCAP Camp
The University of Texas-Pan American, Region One Education Service Center and the Valley Outreach Center have collaborated this summer on the fourth annual Pre-College Academic Program Camp (PCAP) for middle school and high school Gear Up students ranging in ages 14-18. One hundred and fifty Rio Grande Valley students were able to choose from six subjects to study including robotics, nursing, clinical lab science, geographic information systems, engineering and computer science.


Jun '08
18
Ricky Vaughn named interim athletic director
The University of Texas-Pan American announced the appointment of Ricky Vaughn, current assistant athletic director for Academic Support and Student Services, as the interim athletic director Monday, June 16.


UTPA students travel to NJ in second leg of alternative break border exchange project
Eight students at The University of Texas-Pan American got a first-hand learning experience on the issue of immigration from a New York metropolitan area perspective when they travelled to Ramapo College of New Jersey (RCNJ) May 11-17 to participate in the second leg of an Alternative Breaks program called SWAP (Students With a Purpose).


National Geographic star visits UTPA
Leon Logothetis, star of the National Geographic Channel’s “The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody,” made a guest appearance Monday, June 16 at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Jun '08
17
It's not too late to apply for financial aid
Apply for financial aid for the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters by July 31 and be eligible to win one out of five $100 scholarships by visiting The University of Texas-Pan American Financial Aid Express Lab, located next to the Financial Aid Office on the first floor of the Student Services Building.


Jun '08
10
University revises summer H-E-B Planetarium presentation schedule
The University of Texas-Pan American has announced a change to its summer schedule of full-dome video presentations at the recently upgraded H-E-B Planetarium on campus.


Summer camps promote a healthy lifestyle for kids
For 10-year-old Aaron Regalado of Roma, his summer days are not spent in front of a television screen but rather playing tennis, golf, basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, making art, playing team sports and climbing. These are all activities he enjoys at The University of Texas-Pan American Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex (WRSC) Summer Youth Camp.


Jun '08
9
UTPA offers Culture and Art Experience for faculty and staff
The University of Texas-Pan American and the Instituto Allende will host the first Culture and Art Experience workshop for University faculty and staff July 27-31 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.This will be the first of many continuing education programs designed to provide a service to the UTPA community.


Jun '08
5
UTPA fall schedule changes to save students gas money
With its students facing rising gas costs to travel to campus for classes, The University of Texas-Pan American has announced a number of changes to its class scheduling for the fall 2008 semester to not only help students save money on gas, but to also provide other opportunities to enhance their University experience.


UTPA now able to receive high school transcripts electronically
The University of Texas-Pan American Division of Enrollment and Student Services has announced the ability to receive high school transcripts electronically with help from the National Transcript Center. UTPA is the only higher education institution in the Rio Grande Valley to have such capability.


Jun '08
3
Public invited to Creative Writing Institute presentations and readings June 3-5
The public is invited to attend a series of readings and presentations June 3-5 by guest authors as well as a local actor who are participating in the Summer Creative Writing Institute at The University of Texas-Pan American.