Apr '09
Department of Computer Science celebrates 25 years of success
The Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas-Pan American has many things to be proud of this year as it celebrates 25 years, including its more than 500 extraordinary alumni, outstanding students, and award-winning professors.

Apr '09
Buckman named 2009 Piper Professor
Dr. Kenneth L. Buckman, associate professor in The University of Texas-Pan American’s Department of History and Philosophy, was named a 2009 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation today.

Apr '09
MSN students make a difference in Edinburg community with fair
More than 17 Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) students at The University of Texas-Pan American organized a Health and Safety Fair for Doolittle community residents in Edinburg Saturday, April 25 to inform the locals of the available services in their area.

Apr '09
Health Sciences and Human Services names Staff of the Year
The College of Health Sciences and Human Services held its fifth annual Staff of the Year Awards Ceremony Monday, April 27 where college employees were honored for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

COBA study abroad program offers unique opportunities
For Crystal Flores, this summer will be spent unlike any other. Flores has chosen to participate in one of The University of Texas-Pan American College of Business Administration (COBA) Study Abroad Programs at the University of Leuphana in Lüneberg, Germany.

Student intern finalist needs your vote
Vote until May 1 for Geronimo Ruedas, communication senior at The University of Texas-Pan American, to be the final Don’t Mess with Texas summer intern.

Apr '09
Social Justice and Peace Conference & Exhibition planned for May 1 at UTPA
The public will have the opportunity to listen and discover possible solutions to current problems facing society at the Social Justice and Peace Conference and Exhibition on Friday, May 1 hosted by the Department of Criminal Justice in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas-Pan American.

UTPA to host May 1 event celebrating MBA program’s 100th year in the U.S.
The College of Business Administration and the Masters of Business Administration Association (MBAA) at The University of Texas-Pan American will mark the centennial celebration of the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program in the United States with a fundraising event Friday, May 1.

Apr '09
Nine business school students honored at first VIP Stars event April 17
To recognize undergraduate students who are achieving not only academically but also in the areas of values, initiative and professionalism, The University of Texas-Pan American College of Business Administration hosted its first VIP Stars banquet April 17 for the nine students chosen for the 2008-2009 academic school year.

Apr '09
Students recycle and reuse to create art
In an effort to help raise awareness about the environment, art students at The University of Texas-Pan American spent the past few weeks creating art from recycled materials and found objects to display at a local event commemorating Earth Day, celebrated April 22.

Environmental science bachelor's degree program to start fall 2009
As the world prepares for Earth Day on April 22, The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Biology will be doing its part to save the planet by producing the next generation of environmental scientists through its new bachelor’s degree program in environmental science.

Entrepreneurship series audience learns about Monterrey International City of Knowledge
The University of Texas-Pan American E-Cluster in the College of Business Administration welcomed Ing. Eduardo Bosque, director of Planning at the Monterrey International City of Knowledge (MTYCIC), April 15 as the third speaker in the college’s Second Annual Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.

Apr '09
Dashboard Confessional concert set for Saturday, April 25
The UTPA University Program Board will host a major concert featuring Dashboard Confessional with special guests OK Go Saturday, April 25, 8 p.m. at Edinburg Baseball Stadium. Tickets are still available.

Students bring home 31 TIPA awards
The Pan American and The Panorama student publications and Bronc Radio/TV at The University of Texas-Pan American combined for a total of 31 awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) convention April 9-11 in Dallas.

Apr '09
Alumnus Army major general speaks to ROTC battalion cadets about leadership
When United States Army Major General (Retired) William F. Garrison was a student-athlete at then Pan American University in 1966, he said he wasn’t the best basketball player but he would “kill anyone who tried to take his slot.”

Garrison went on to show this tenacity and exemplary leadership qualities as the youngest U.S. Army officer ever to hold the ranks of colonel, brigadier general and major general. He returned to Edinburg April 9 to speak to the current cadets at The University of Texas-Pan American and The University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) during their annual “dining-in” event held at the Museum of South Texas History.

Apr '09
Health Sciences and Human Services hosts Student Research Day
Undergraduate and graduate students from the UTPA College of Health Sciences and Human Services (COHSHS) had the opportunity to showcase their research topics and posters during the college's third annual Student Research Day Thursday, April 16 at the University Library Lobby. More than 20 research posters were displayed during the event, which was coordinated and judged by the COHSHS Faculty Research Committee.

Sorority hosts Custodian Appreciation Day
Kappa Delta Chi sorority showed their gratitude for University custodians during the seventh annual Custodian Appreciation Day BBQ at The University of Texas Pan American on April 16.

UTPA employees honored at annual staff awards ceremony
Staff members at The University of Texas-Pan American were honored April 15 during the 21st Annual Staff Employee Awards ceremony held in the Student Union Theater.

Apr '09
UTPA welcomes new police chief
Roger Lee Stearns started his new duties as police chief at The University of Texas-Pan American Monday, April 13.

Apr '09
UTPA NASCAR Kinetics team steers their race viewing event to success
Teamwork was the key to not only NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon’s win in the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway April 5 but also the success of a race viewing party put together by The University of Texas-Pan American NASCAR Kinetics team which drew nearly 1,000 people.

Coastal Studies Lab ensures water safety as Texas Beach Watch partner
The next time you make plans to head to South Padre Island for a day of swimming or fishing, check out the Texas General Land Office’s Web site for the latest in water quality data and safety tips at the beach, of which The University of Texas-Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory (CSL) is one of 167 monitoring sites for along the Gulf of Mexico waters.

Apr '09
Workshop offers elementary students glimpse into engineering
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at UTPA held their second annual El ABC de la Ciencia (The ABC’s of Science) workshop Monday, April 6 at The University of Texas-Pan American for 96 invited kindergarten through second grade students from surrounding schools in the Edinburg and McAllen area

UTPA faculty member receives Fulbright award
Dr. Ethan Sharp, assistant professor of Modern Languages and Literature at The University of Texas-Pan American, has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct full-time research in Mexico for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Apr '09
UTPA NASCAR Kinetics team gets in gear to host April 5 viewing party
The NASCAR Kinetics team at The University of Texas-Pan American is hosting a viewing party for the Samsung 500 NASCAR race on Sunday, April 5 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the UTPA Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex (WRSC).

Apr '09
ALUMNI:1996 graduate engineers successful career at Raytheon
Mauricio Salinas may have launched his career at Raytheon, but his foundation was built at The University of Texas-Pan American where he received his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering in 1996. Today, Salinas, a state registered professional engineer, is a principle mechanical engineer in the Thermal Design Group at Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems Company in McKinney, Texas.

Panorama wins gold and silver ADDY awards at district
Staff members of The University of Texas-Pan American’s award-winning magazine Panorama are headed to Fort Worth April 25 to be recognized for their most recent ADDY awards.

Public invited to UTPA’s Entrepreneurship Speaker Series April 8 and 15
The University of Texas-Pan American will host two outstanding speakers this spring at its second annual Entrepreneurship Speakers Series sponsored by the College of Business Administration’s E-Cluster.