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Aug '10
31
President Nelsen: Despite budget restraints, UTPA will flourish
Though state-mandated budget reductions may place some of The University of Texas-Pan American's dreams on hold, the institution will continue to provide a good-quality education to its students and provide for its faculty and staff, said President Robert Nelsen.


Aug '10
27
Bronc Move In brings the highest number of residents living on campus
Rico Herrera decided to spend his first year at The University of Texas-Pan American living in its Unity Hall dormitory rather than commuting from his family's home in Harlingen.


Aug '10
27
Celebrate 10 years with the Student Union on Sept. 1
Enjoy a piece of birthday cake at a big celebration planned for the Student Union as it celebrates its 10th birthday on Sept. 1.


Aug '10
26
SpawGlass donates $25,000 to UTPA for student scholarships
The University of Texas-Pan American and general contractor SpawGlass are working together to make sure more talented students have the opportunity of obtaining an education.


Aug '10
25
BizFest at UTPA fosters future entrepreneurs
Four business plans and the Rio Grande Valley students who created them at BizFest held at The University of Texas-Pan American will advance to national competition scheduled for September in Dallas, Texas.


Aug '10
24
THECB officially approves civil engineering program at UTPA
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has fully approved the civil engineering program for The University of Texas-Pan American's new College of Engineering and Computer Science.


Aug '10
23
VP for Business Affairs James Langabeer set to retire after 22 years at UTPA
When describing his university’s top financial and business officer James Langabeer, University of Texas-Pan American President Robert S. Nelsen can get quite descriptive.

“He’s old, he’s crotchety, he’s mean and he’s a tightwad – he’s everything you want in a vice president of business affairs. And he is dedicated to this university,” Nelsen said of Langabeer, who will retire Aug. 31 after 22 years at the University.


Aug '10
23
UTPA graduates celebrate success at two summer commencement ceremonies
Two summer commencement ceremonies of The University of Texas-Pan American held Aug. 21 at the McAllen Convention Center not only celebrated the success of 827 graduates but those of the faculty and the institution.


Aug '10
17
Forbes ranks UTPA fifth in Texas public colleges on Best Colleges list
The University of Texas-Pan American again this year made the list of Forbes "America's Best Colleges," which was released Aug. 11 by Forbes Magazine and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP).

The list, which includes 610 public and private not-for-profit universities and colleges nationwide, shows UTPA rated fifth this year among the 12 Texas public universities on the list.


Aug '10
17
Bucky, cheer and dance teams bring home honors
Once a year, The University of Texas-Pan American cheer and dance teams compete to show school spirit and hopefully put the University on the map. This summer they traveled to the Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association camps at Texas State University in San Marcos.


Aug '10
16
IGKNU collaboration broadens horizons through intelligence training
The "Got Intelligence?" camp is the longest running program of the Integrated Global Knowledge and Understanding (IGKNU) collaboration at The University of Texas-Pan American. In its fourth year, the camp, held Aug. 9-13, served a record number of participants.


Aug '10
13
Jane LeMaster to retire Aug. 31 after 15 years at UTPA
After 15 years of working at UTPA, Jane LeMaster prepares to head into the next chapter of her life – retirement. She will officially retire Aug. 31.


Aug '10
13
Dr. LeMaster retires as UTPA's College of Science and Engineering dean
When Dr. Edwin LeMaster first arrived at what was then Pan American College four decades ago, half of the buildings for the college were on the other side of the railroad tracks on the junior college campus.


Aug '10
12
UT Board of Regents approve $263.8 million operating budget for UTPA
The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the University of Texas-Pan American fiscal year 2011 operating budget Thursday, Aug. 12 which will be effective Sept. 1.


Aug '10
12
TWICE IS NICE: Six UTPA faculty members win Regents’ awards
For the second time in a row, six faculty members from The University of Texas-Pan American were recognized for their innovative teaching methods in the classroom with The University of Texas System’s Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards in Austin.


Aug '10
11
Wells Fargo donates $3,000 to International Women's Board
Wells Fargo Bank recently donated $3,000 to the International Women's Board (IWB) for its upcoming Candlelight Reception. The event will be on Nov. 11.


Aug '10
9
UTPA president speaks at higher education district conference Aug. 7
UTPA President Robert S. Nelsen was among a number of presenters at the District IV miniconference of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) held Aug. 6-7 at South Padre Island.


Aug '10
9
UTPA Border Health Office, ADA lead diabetes youth initiative
More than 100 Valley children with diabetes or at risk for diabetes attended the second annual American Diabetes Association Youth Retreat held in the Wellness and Recreation Sports Complex (WRSC) at The University of Texas-Pan American Aug. 6.


Aug '10
6
Assistant to the president to retire after 25 years of service to UTPA
After 25 years and working with four UTPA presidents, Carol Rausch, assistant to the president, will retire Aug. 31.


Aug '10
5
Playing Soon at UTPA: Global Lens 2010
Film lovers will be able to encounter an eye opening cultural experience at The University of Texas-Pan American through a series of 10 Global Lens foreign films being screened admission free this coming academic year for students and the community.


Aug '10
5
Athletics updates image with new logo
The University of Texas-Pan American released updated versions of its Bronc logo and wordmarks the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 4.


Aug '10
4
UTPA alumnus to share his experience, advice to graduates
Julio Rodriguez, ExxonMobil Exploration Controller, credits the education he received at The University of Texas-Pan American with having a successful three-decade career with ExxonMobil Corp.