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Apr '11
29
Humpty Dumpty makes theatre debut May 5
“Humpty Dumpty’s Dish,” an original play penned by a UTPA student, offers children and families a creative an interactive experience.


Apr '11
29
Impacts of giving back highlight annual Guiding Star, Rising Star event at UTPA
In 2002, David Cortez became a college dropout in his first year at The University of Texas-Pan American, choosing instead to travel across the United States as a member of a rock band.


Apr '11
28
UTPA Small Business Development Center honored as top SBDC in the nation
Joaquin Spamer, president of Colimar International, was looking for information and guidance on loan programs to help him expand his 21-year old business located along the United States/Mexico border when he turned to The University of Texas-Pan American's Small Business Development Center (SBDC).


Apr '11
27
UTPA task force hosts workshop on environmental program efforts
Sustainability efforts by the Environmental Studies Program Task Force Committee and The Office for Sustainability at The University of Texas-Pan American are expanding into the classrooms with a cluster of environmental elective courses that engage all students in achieving a sustainable campus and region and give students job opportunities as a result.


Apr '11
26
Guerra Honors Program opens world to student
Ferjie Rose Hontanosas admits she wasn't the best student in high school because she didn't apply herself. When she saw fellow classmates at the South Texas School for Health Professions (Med High) in Mercedes prepare to attend college outside the Rio Grande Valley and state with scholarships, however, Hontanosas realized she wanted to take her education more seriously.


Apr '11
25
H-E-B partners with UTPA to bring portable planetarium to more RGV children
H-E-B believes in its products, its services and its customers, as evidenced by its catch phrase "Here Everything is Better."


Apr '11
21
"The Nerd" comedy opens April 27
University Theatre Productions at UT Pan American will tickle your funny bone with the hilarious comedy of “The Nerd,” which runs April 27-30, 8 p.m. and May 1 at 2 p.m.


Apr '11
21
Staff members honored for hard work at 23rd annual awards ceremony
Administrators from The University of Texas-Pan American praised all of the institution's staff members Wednesday, April 20 during the 23rd annual Staff Employee Awards Ceremony for continuing their hard work and dedication to UTPA despite looming budget cuts from the state.


Apr '11
21
UTPA leads South Texas green movement with El Día del Mundo
The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Community Engagement is hosting El Día del Mundo, UTPA’s first-ever sustainability community outreach event, April 28 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the UTPA Ballroom.


Apr '11
19
Pan American Days activities unites the Americas, honors the interchange of cultures
The University of Texas-Pan American honored its valued relationships with other countries of the Americas during its annual weeklong celebration April 11-15 of Pan American Days hosted by the Office of International Programs (OIP).


Apr '11
19
UTPA hosts Days of Remembrance events in May to commemorate the Holocaust
Elie Wiesel, famed author, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor, has said of the Holocaust, "for the dead and the living, we must bear witness."


Apr '11
19
Child nutrition program sponsored by UTPA and Monsanto Fund expands with support from Valley Telephone Cooperative
A program to enhance the nutritional well being of South Texas school children that is administered by the Department of Community Engagement at The University of Texas-Pan American and funded by the Monsanto Fund has expanded over the last year thanks to the added support of the Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc (VTCI).


Apr '11
18
New tradition marks a transition for UTPA and SGA
Taking on a last duty as a student leader at The University of Texas-Pan American, Alex Rodriguez stood on the pitcher's mound, wound up his arm and threw the "First Pitch" that initiated a new tradition at the University.


Apr '11
15
Work study student of the year is a true colleague, supervisor says
When Abegail Chavarrilla started her first day working for The University of Texas-Pan American's Office of Marketing and Creative Services (Studio Twelve01), Elisa Flores knew she had a hardworking colleague.


Apr '11
15
Students' collection efforts stack up during National Volunteer Week
Students at The University of Texas-Pan American joined thousands across the country in celebrating National Volunteer Week April 11 - 16 by participating in several activities hosted by the University's Community Service Connection.


Apr '11
13
CIS students top powerhouse competition to place first in network design at national conference
Two students from The University of Texas-Pan American won the top award for Network Design at the 2011 Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National Intercollegiate Competition held in Orlando, Fla. March 24-27.


Apr '11
13
UTPA rehab students learn about hippotherapy at demonstration
Eight-year-old Isaiah Cantu carefully read each instruction card detailing each step he must complete aloud before a crowd of college students at The University of Texas-Pan American, then proceeded to complete each task in preparation for a horseback ride with "L.A.", a calm 14-year old Arabian horse.


Apr '11
13
UTPA student publications receive top honors
Bringing home 28 awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) conference in Forth Worth, students from the Department of Communications at The University of Texas-Pan American are attracting the attention of employers from across the United States with their skills.


Apr '11
12
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences awards student poster presentation winners
Winners of the undergraduate and graduate student research poster presentations conducted during the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' fifth annual teaching and research conference held March 24-25 were presented with awards at a ceremony held April 5.


Apr '11
11
PACE Constitutional Essay winners honored at banquet
The Pan American Collaboration for Ethics in Professions (PACE) office at The University of Texas-Pan American hosted the Constitutional Essay Awards Banquet April 9 to honor the high school students whose essays were the selected finalists of the Constitutional Essay Contest held November 2010-January 2011.


Apr '11
11
Student achievement honored at 32nd annual awards ceremony at UTPA
Outstanding students – both in and out of the classroom – took center stage April 10 during the 32nd Annual Awards and Recognition Convocation at The University of Texas-Pan American.


Apr '11
7
Great news: summer Pell grants available at UTPA
It’s true, if you are a Pell eligible student, you may be eligible to receive an additional Pell grant for summer 2011 to help you pay for your summer classes.


Apr '11
7
Magazine ranks UTPA among top schools in awarding graduate degrees to Hispanics
The University of Texas-Pan American is among the top schools in the country in awarding master's and doctoral degrees to Hispanic students, according to The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.


Apr '11
7
UTPA Pan American Days to celebrate partnerships and balance
Come learn about how The University of Texas-Pan American is forging relationships in Latin America during its annual Pan American Days celebration April 11-15.


Apr '11
6
1961 championship tennis team highlights 2011 Hall of Fame Class
The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today the 2011 inductees to the UTPA Athletics Hall of Fame and will honor them Saturday, April 16 with a presentation ceremony and luncheon.


Apr '11
5
FESTIBA Community Day events help build a culture of literacy in the RGV
Hundreds of Rio Grande Valley children and their families walked away from the sixth annual FESTIBA (Festival of International Books and Arts) Community Day at The University of Texas-Pan American April 2 with memories of a day filled with fun, food, art and entertainment.

They also left with a free book and an important message of what reading and literacy can mean for their future.


Apr '11
5
CAMP Director Miranda is special White House guest at Cesar Chavez event
Jaime Miranda, director of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at The University of Texas-Pan American, received a special invitation to participate in Cesar Chavez Day Wednesday, March 30 in Washington, D.C.


Apr '11
3
UTPA’s feature film "The Red Queen" achieves distribution deal
The 2008 Pan American Summer Television (P.A.S.T.) project, "The Red Queen," produced at The University of Texas-Pan American, has been recently accepted for worldwide distribution through Echelon Studios, a Los Angeles based production and distribution company.


Apr '11
1
FESTIBA: a huge success
Valley View Junior High School seventh-grade student Rodolfo De Santiago practices his guitarrón during a mariachi workshop held at The University of Texas-Pan American Friday, April 1.


Apr '11
1
FESTIBA GEAR UP Days inspire students to follow road less travelled
High School students throughout the Rio Grande Valley learned this week they are paving the road for future generations by furthering their education.


Apr '11
1
Target support brings more authors, books to Valley students during FESTIBA
Nearly 200 students at Brown Middle School received not only a free author-signed book but a high five from red-shirt-wearing Target employees as they exited the school's cafeteria March 31.