Oct '09
Nursing students dispense 220 flu shots to children at mini health fairs
Being touted as the worse flu season this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nursing students at The University of Texas-Pan American did their part to protect the community, particularly children, against seasonal influenza during the month of October as they hosted eight mini health fairs in Hidalgo County.

Oct '09
Community invited to 43rd annual Carnival of the Great Pumpkin Oct. 31
The University of Texas-Pan American will host its 43rd annual Carnival of the Great Pumpkin on Saturday, October 31 from 6-10 p.m. at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

Oct '09
Forums set to discuss increase in designated tuition and fees at UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American's Cost of Education Committee is putting a new proposal on the table for an increase of designated tuition and fees, but it first needs input from students, faculty and staff. The committee will host community forums Nov. 9 and 10 from noon-1 p.m. in the Student Union Theater.

Oct '09
Educators meet to discuss college readiness
More than 100 administrators and educators from The University of Texas-Pan American, local school districts and other higher education institutions in the region met recently to learn about the current initiatives of the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) alignment process to ensure local students are college ready when they graduate high school.

H1N1 information session set for Oct. 29
The University of Texas-Pan American will host an information session about the H1N1 flu and vaccination on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University Library.

Oct '09
President Bill Clinton speaks at UTPA
Long winding lines marked the wait for President Bill Clinton at The University of Texas-Pan American on Oct. 22. He spoke at the Fine Arts Auditorium about pressing issues facing the world and how his Clinton Global Initiative is set to help.

Oct '09
UTPA welcomes Apple Computer giant Steve Wozniak
Hundreds filed into the Fine Arts Auditorium Oct. 20 as The University of Texas-Pan American kicked off its sixth annual Distinguished Speaker Series with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc. and chief scientist for Fusion-IO.

Oct '09
UTPA celebrates Disabilities Awareness Month
The University of Texas-Pan American hosted the fifth annual Disability Awareness Days (DAD) October 12-15 to let people know of the help and services available and to spread awareness.

Oct '09
UTPA Starr County Upper-Level Center breaks ground on permanent home Oct. 15
The road to a higher education has not always been easy for Brenda Lee Treviño. She enrolled in college after graduating from Roma High School, but soon made other issues her priority and stopped attending. However, her life changed when she became a mother.

$2.7 million grant to create future UTPA materials science research center
Establishing a future materials science research center at The University of Texas-Pan American is the main objective of a recent $2.7 million grant UTPA received from the National Science Foundation Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM).

Oct '09
Former President Bill Clinton to speak at UTPA Oct. 22
Former President Bill Clinton will visit The University of Texas-Pan American on Oct. 22 to speak about his William J. Clinton Foundation initiatives to engage not only world leaders but also students – the next generation of leadership – to develop commitments of action to address global challenges.

Graduate School awarded $1.75 million to transform graduate education
The Graduate School at The University of Texas-Pan American was recently awarded $1.75 million by the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) grant program.

Oct '09
Nelsen named sole finalist for UTPA presidency
Dr. Robert S. Nelsen has been named the sole finalist for the presidency of The University of Texas-Pan American after a unanimous vote by The University of Texas System Board of Regents in Austin Monday, Oct. 12.

Cooperative Ph.D. program in Spanish receives $297,000 grant
The University of Texas-Pan American was recently awarded a $297,000 grant to strengthen the cooperative Ph.D. program in Spanish between UTPA and the University of Houston. The grant, which was awarded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), will be used to improve the existing program and expand it to other disciplines.

Oct '09
Community Engagement awarded $1.2 million under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Helping grassroots and nonprofit organizations in Hidalgo and Starr County improve their services will be the sole purpose of a new $1.2 million grant received by The University of Texas-Pan American Division of Community Engagement.

Oct '09
UTPA featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition”
The University of Texas-Pan American is one of the outstanding business schools 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.

Major General George R. Fay appears Oct. 12 at Global Leadership Speaker Series
The first presentation in the fall 2009 Global Leadership Speaker Series at The University of Texas-Pan American will be held on Monday, Oct. 12. The event, titled “Military and Corporate Leadership Lessons,” will feature U.S. Army Reserve Major General George R. Fay.

Oct '09
South Texas families enjoy annual HESTEC Community Day
HESTEC 2009 Community Day at The University of Texas-Pan American offered people of all ages thrilling science exhibits, activities and a chance to meet NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez on Oct. 3.

University alumni recruit at HESTEC Career Expo
More than 2,000 individuals visited with 60 organizations and companies during the eighth annual HESTEC Career Expo Oct. 3 at The University of Texas-Pan American.

UTPA student loan default rates remain low compared to Texas rates
Preventative measures put in place by the Office of Student Financial Services at The University of Texas-Pan American have helped the student loan default rate at UTPA remain low despite high default rates at the state level.

Oct '09
Valley high school students give robots life during HESTEC
Students from across South Texas worked tirelessly to prepare robots for what would be an intense sumo wrestling competition at Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Robotics Day at The University of Texas-Pan American Oct. 1.