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Feb '11
25
Office of International Programs hosts Study Abroad Fair
Students at The University of Texas-Pan American had the opportunity to take a trip around the world of sorts during the Office of International Program's (OIP) Study Abroad Fair Feb. 22.


Feb '11
25
Valley literacy a focus of UTPA's FESTIBA 2011 March 27-April 2
According to 2009 U.S. Department of Education Statistics, 50 percent of the adults in Hidalgo County will not be able to read this story – they are illiterate, unable to read material arranged in sentences and paragraphs.


Feb '11
24
Gergen discusses leadership qualities at UTPA's Distinguished Speaker series
David Gergen, journalist and political analyst, was The University of Texas-Pan American's latest Distinguished Speaker Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the UTPA Fine Arts Auditorium.


Feb '11
24
Texas Supreme Court in session at UTPA March 3
The Texas Supreme Court will be in session at UTPA on Thursday, March 3 at the Student Union Theater. We hope that you can join us and see your Supreme Court in action.


Feb '11
24
Dr. Neil de Grasse Tyson to speak at UTPA March 28
If you are seeking to be more science savvy, don't miss famed astrophysicist and PBS host of NOVA ScienceNOW, Dr. Neil de Grasse Tyson, who will share his "Ten Things You Need to Know about the Universe" March 28 in a presentation at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Feb '11
21
UTPA alumni, community celebrate Homecoming 2011
For many former students of The University of Texas-Pan American and its previous incarnations, seeing their alma mater grow from a brick building that was part of the Edinburg school district to a 285-acre campus that continues to expand was a total surprise.


Feb '11
21
Don Quixote musical returns 25 years later to UTPA theatre stage
The "Man of La Mancha" musical returns to the University theatre 25 years later to commemorate the continued growth of the theatre-film-television program at the University.A special dinner/theatre reunion is scheduled for March 5


Feb '11
18
IWB hosts UTPA study abroad scholarship students at luncheon Feb. 17
Six students at The University of Texas-Pan American had the opportunity to share their study abroad experiences at the International Women's Board scholarship luncheon Feb. 17 held at the International Trade and Technology Building.


Feb '11
17
UTPA reaches out to the community with Annual Grad Fair
The University of Texas-Pan American is gathering all of its graduate programs under one roof March 10 to offer a one-stop shop to learn about the many master's, doctoral and graduate certificate programs offered at the University.


Feb '11
17
UTPA student could become America's Next Top Model
Like many little girls, Sara Longoria dreamed of becoming a model. Now 19 years old and a nursing student at The University of Texas-Pan American, Longoria has the opportunity of becoming America's Next Top Model as a contestant on the series' upcoming season.


Feb '11
16
UTPA, Sierra Club push for clean energy with bike ride
The University of Texas-Pan American and the Sierra Club are teaming up again to promote energy conservation with the environmental organization's Beyond Coal campaign.


Feb '11
15
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile visits UTPA
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile rode in to The University of Texas-Pan American Tuesday, Feb. 15 in search of college seniors who can cut the mustard in promoting the business.


Feb '11
15
Tribute Feb. 25 and 26 to honor UTPA alumnus and famed euphoniumist Luis Maldonado
The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Music and Dance will host a tribute Feb. 25 and 26 to the career of the late Dr. Luis Maldonado (1957-1995), a UTPA alumnus and internationally acclaimed euphonium soloist and low brass educator.


Feb '11
15
UTPA faculty advise high school teachers on making students college ready
Several faculty members from the University of Texas-Pan American met with high school teachers at McAllen High recently to discuss how to better prepare students for college.


Feb '11
15
Davidson lecture to discuss immigration and Islam in France
The University of Texas-Pan American Department of History and Philosophy will welcome Dr. Kenneth Margerison, professor of history at Texas State University, as its next speaker for its annual Rondel V. Davidson lecture


Feb '11
11
UTPA’s PARA hosts Raimo piano concert
Dr. John Raimo, an internationally recognized concert pianist and retired music professor from The University of Texas-Pan American, will perform a program of Hispanic piano music Wednesday, March 2, in the UTPA Fine Arts Auditorium.


Feb '11
10
Nelsen testifies in Senate Finance Committee Hearing
The University of Texas-Pan American President Robert S. Nelsen joined fellow leaders of The University of Texas System institutions in urging Texas state senators to continue providing funding for students and programs.


Feb '11
10
Welcome Back Alums!
Come back to your University for Homecoming 2011! We miss U!

Join us Feb. 18-19 for an alumni weekend to celebrate Homecoming 2011 with numerous activities that will showcase our Bronc spirit and welcome you – our alumni – home.


Feb '11
9
Global defense company honors memory of UTPA veteran
Private defense contractor DRS Defense Solutions LLC recently established the Javier De La Garza Memorial Fund at The University of Texas-Pan American to honor its employee, Javier De La Garza, who died Sept. 6, 2010 in Afghanistan while on the job. De La Garza was a 2009 graduate of UTPA and had begun graduate school at the University before his death.


Feb '11
8
Coastal Studies Lab serves as sea turtle refuge from the cold
The University of Texas-Pan American Coastal Studies Lab (CSL) was refuge to more than 800 cold- stunned sea turtles that were rescued off the South Texas coast from the freezing temperatures the Rio Grande Valley experienced last week.


Feb '11
8
UTPA to host Homecoming 2011
Scott Martin is wondering if any of his former classmates from the Class of 1942 are still around. That's why he is planning on returning to his alma mater, now known as The University of Texas-Pan American, next weekend during its Homecoming 2011 festivities.


Feb '11
7
Applying early is the key to the financial aid process
Crystal Garza, a freshman majoring in psychology at The University of Texas-Pan American, knows the importance of financial aid and applying for it early. For many students like Garza, receiving financial aid is their only opportunity to obtain a college degree.


Feb '11
3
UTPA to close campus Feb. 4; classes resume Feb. 5
The University of Texas Pan American is officially closing the Edinburg campus and all other facilities throughout the Valley as of 5 p.m. today, Feb. 3, to ensure the safety of its students, faculty and staff during this inclement weather. The University will remain closed tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 4.


Feb '11
3
Learn more about your BroncAlert! emergency notification system
Unusually cold weather conditions in the Rio Grande Valley, Feb. 2, resulted in power outages across the region including one at The University of Texas-Pan American campus in Edinburg. Upon learning of the situation, BroncAlert!, UTPA's emergency notification system, was activated to advise the campus community — students, faculty and staff — of the decision to close the campus and suspend classes until 10 a.m. that day.


Feb '11
3
UTPA campus opens on regular schedule; classes cancelled after 5 p.m.
The University of Texas-Pan American will remain open today and classes will be held at their regularly scheduled times, Thursday, Feb. 3. However, all classes after 5 p.m. will be cancelled.

Feb '11
2
UTPA Foundation welcomes new trustees
The University of Texas-Pan American Foundation Board of Directors welcomed three new members recently: Carl E. Erhart of Austin, central region president of Verizon Communications; Chuck Villarreal of Dallas, director of production operations for tactical missiles and combat maneuver systems for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control; and Norma Martinez Lozano of San Antonio, senior vice president of merger transition for AT&T.


Feb '11
2
UTPA to remain open
The University of Texas-Pan American will remain open and classes will be held at their regularly scheduled times Thursday, Feb. 3. During that time, UTPA is expected to experience temporary power outages as the severe cold weather continues.

Feb '11
2
Power restored to UTPA campus; classes to resume at 10 a.m.
Power has been restored on the UTPA campus in Edinburg. Campus operations and classes will resume at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 2.


Feb '11
1
UTPA Keeping a Close Eye on Predicted Severe Weather Conditions
The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg campus along with its facilities in Starr County, McAllen and South Padre Island plan to remain open throughout the week, unless weather conditions become too severe for students, faculty and staff to come to campus.