Feb '12
Roundtable at UTPA discusses future of advanced manufacturing in region
The state of advanced manufacturing in South Texas was the focus of a White House Business Roundtable held Feb. 16 at The University of Texas-Pan American.

Studio Twelve01 garners ADDY gold and best of show
Congratulations to UTPA's Studio Twelve01 team for bringing home top honors – two Gold Addy Awards and one "Best of Show" – from the the 2012 American Advertising Federation (AAF)–Rio Grande Valley ADDY Awards competition Feb. 22. The University was honored for its 2011 Bronc Spirit Holiday E-card and its production of seven college banners.

UTPA students receive scholarships from Hogg Foundation
The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) graduate students Bianca Guajardo, Nancy Lopez, Estela Martinez, Elma Moreno and Anedia Pineda have been awarded scholarships by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to support bilingual mental health services in Texas. All are students in the Department of Social Work.

Alumna rockets to the top of the engineering world
Elcira Bermudez had simple dreams growing up. The University of Texas-Pan American alumna wanted to be a United States citizen.

UTPA/STC partnership targets college graduates and $1 million prize
Two persistent rock climbers personify the strong partnership between The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) and South Texas College (STC) in a new commercial that hit the airwaves Feb. 22.

Feb '12
UTPA joins Texas State University-San Marcos in marrow drive
The University of Texas-Pan American is joining Texas State University-San Marcos (TSU-SM) in raising awareness to students about how they can save a life.

Feb '12
Bronc pride was "Blowin' in the Wind" at the Homecoming tailgate
A high wind weather advisory did not diminish the Bronc spirit which soared Saturday, Feb. 18 as nearly 1,000 students, alums and friends turned out in their green, white and orange to celebrate at The University of Texas-Pan American's 2012 Homecoming tailgate party.

Alumni luncheon lauds achievements of former students and UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American celebrated the achievements of the 85-year-old institution Saturday, Feb. 18 with some of the people who made UT Pan American’s success possible: nearly 100 alumni and their loved ones who attended the Homecoming 2012 50+ Reunion Luncheon at the Health and Physical Education Building II.

Dr. Bimal Banik receives national student-nominated faculty award
Dr. Bimal Banik, President's Endowed Professor and professor of chemistry at The University of Texas-Pan American, was recently selected as one of two recipients nationwide of the 2012 Inspire Integrity Award by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

Feb '12
Pillars of Success, official class ring highlight Alumni Ball 2012
The University of Texas-Pan American welcomed alumni and friends back home to Bronc Country Feb. 17 for its 2012 Alumni Ball. During the evening, they celebrated the University’s successes, a new tradition, and the triumphs of five notable alumni, who have made their alma mater proud.

"Arsenic and Old Lace" opens Feb. 29
The UT Pan American University Theatre Productions presents "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring, a true American comedy classic, February 29-March 4 at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre.

Broncs band together to celebrate new class ring
The University of Texas-Pan American unveiled its newest tradition during Homecoming Week 2012: its class ring.

Retirement to be theme at F.I.R.E Symposium at UTPA
The College of Business Administration (COBA) at The University of Texas-Pan American, along with sponsor the Insurance Council of Texas, will be hosting its Financial Services, Insurance and Real Estate (F.I.R.E) Symposium March 8 in COBA room 110 from 12 noon-1 p.m. for students and 2 p.m.-5 p.m. for small businesses.

L.I.V.E student organization to assist with voter registration
With voting season right around the corner, many will soon be casting their votes to decide who will be the next President of the United States, as well as the next state and local political officials.

Feb '12
UTPA business adviser is in national spotlight
Janie Caballero, a senior business adviser at The University of Texas-Pan American Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has earned nationwide recognition.

Feb '12
Smithsonian exhibit on braceros comes to UTPA
The University of Texas-Pan American is bringing an almost forgotten part of the Rio Grande Valley's history to campus to honor braceros.

Feb '12
Noted UT Dallas historian to present Rondel Davidson lecture Feb. 23 at UTPA
As the nation approaches the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Rondel V. Davidson Endowment and the History Program at The University of Texas-Pan American are pleased to announce that noted historian Dr. R. David Edmunds will present this year's Rondel Davidson lecture Thursday, Feb. 23 on the topic "Tippecanoe: Tecumsah's Turning Point."

Feb '12
Dr. Marie T. Mora appointed to a Bureau of Labor Statistics advisory committee
Dr. Marie T. Mora, professor of economics at The University of Texas-Pan American, has been appointed a member of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Data Users Advisory Committee (DUAC). The appointment, which was approved by U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, is for a three-year term that began Jan. 15, 2012.

Ring in a new tradition Feb. 17
As The University of Texas-Pan American celebrates the spirit of Bronc Country this week during Homecoming 2012, the University will unveil a new tradition Friday, Feb. 17, that will forever symbolize Bronc pride and academic achievement at UTPA.

Feb '12
Community gathers to remember Edinburg high school student
A few dozen students, faculty and staff from The University of Texas-Pan American, as well as members of the community, held a candlelight vigil Wednesday, Feb. 8 to remember Brenda Dominguez, the 18-year-old Edinburg North High School student who was found dead on campus earlier this week.

Feb '12
President letter to UT Pan Am Community
Dear UT Pan American Family and Friends,

The Valley suffered a tremendous loss Monday morning, and the hurt burns deep in our hearts.

UTPA alumnus tackles border security
Alonzo Rafael Peña dreamed of becoming an elite track coach. The fate of The University of Texas-Pan American alumnus, however, took him on an entirely different route.

Feb '12
Young woman's death ruled a suicide
Preliminary autopsy results performed on the young woman whose body was found on The University of Texas-Pan American campus Feb. 6 indicate deathe manner of death was suicide.

UTPA welcomes visionary donors to annual Heritage Society dinner
Alicia Torres is a successful entrepreneur and business woman. She is also an alumna of The University of Texas-Pan American who credits her accomplished career to the education she received at Pan Am.

Police identify body found at UTPA
The body found on The University of Texas-Pan American campus, Monday, Feb. 6 has been identified as that of an 18 year-old-girl enrolled in the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District (ECISD).

Feb '12
UTPA professor aims for global leadership by UTPA and its students
Dr. Aziza Zemrani is bringing international attention to The University of Texas-Pan American and a transformative cultural awareness and understanding to her students whom she prepares to be the next generation of policy makers and leaders.

UTPA Police investigating suspicious death
The University of Texas-Pan American Police Department and other law enforcement officials are investigating a suspicious death of an adult female whose body was found near an external staircase of the Science Building on campus.

Feb '12
Team McAllen Cycling establishes scholarships for UTPA students
Members of Team McAllen Cycling presented a $3,000 check to The University of Texas-Pan American recently to establish a scholarship in the group's name.

UTPA volunteers want you to vote and have a voice
Twenty-four students, staff and faculty at The University of Texas-Pan American were deputized on campus Jan. 30 to assist with voter registration prior to the March 5 voter registration deadline for the spring 2012 elections.