UTPA tops Washington Monthly’s list of Best Master’s Universities
Viola Smith, a second grade elementary teacher, wasn’t going to let cancer stand in the way of pursuing her master’s degree in Education in Guidance and Counseling from The University of Texas-Pan American. Smith said it was a combination of the University’s close proximity, low tuition cost and accessible professors that made her pick up her classes where she left off 17 years ago.
UTPA mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Carl Seale
The University of Texas-Pan American sadly announces the passing of Professor Emeritus Carl Seale, who served UT Pan American for 30 years as a faculty member in the Department of Music and Dance. Our thoughts go out to Dr. Seale's family.
Fall 2014 enrollment at UTPA is a record-breaking 21,042
Preliminary enrollment figures for Fall 2014 at The University of Texas-Pan American indicate an unprecedented 21,042 students. This figure, calculated on the 12th day of classes and not official until certified by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, marks an increase of 4,000-plus students over the last 10 years.
New UTRGV med school students receive support from Starr County Memorial Hospital
Recently the Starr County Memorial Hospital (SCMH) generously donated $10,000 to support future students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) medical school. SCMH is the first hospital to step forward and make a contribution through the UTRGV Medical School Challenge Grant issued earlier this year by the UTPA Foundation, which matched the SCMH donation.
New UTPA Food Pantry to assist students in need
College students should be hungry for knowledge, but with rising tuition costs and living expenses and some with families to support, many have also become hungry for food.
Food insecurity or hunger is an escalating problem on campuses nationwide according to recent surveys, including The University of Texas-Pan American.
UT Regents Approve Academic Structure of UTRGV
The University of Texas Board of Regents Thursday approved the academic structure of the new UT Rio Grande Valley, taking an essential step forward in making the new university and medical school a reality. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has also approved the structure.
UTPA hosts 4th annual Bronc Roundup
The University of Texas-Pan American’s newest students are learning what it means to be a Bronc at the fourth annual Bronc Roundup on campus.
McRaven named sole finalist for UT System chancellor
AUSTIN - The governing board of The University of Texas System has selected Admiral William H. McRaven, currently commander of the United States Special Operations Command, as the sole finalist for chancellor of The University of Texas System.
UTPA mourns passing of Jim and Jerry McKone
The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is saddened to announce that former Sports Information Director (SID) Jim McKone, an inaugural member of the UTPA Athletics Hall of Honor, and his wife Geraldine (Jerry), have passed away.
UTRGV: A message from the president
Dear UT Brownsville and UT Pan American Communities, As we move forward with plans to open the new UT Rio Grande Valley in one short year, many activities are underway by a number of working groups at UTB, UTPA, and the UT System, and I remain grateful to you for your engagement and support of the process.
Students encouraged to dream big at ExxonMobil camp at UTPA
They may have kept an astronaut alive in a makeshift spacecraft, but for four Rio Grande Valley middle school students, making new friends who share their love of math and science was the most rewarding part of participating in the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at The University of Texas-Pan American.
Students, alumni ideas sought for UTRGV
All alumni and students are encouraged to attend or watch live and tweet (#UTRGV) to join the discussion about the future colors, word mark, and mascot of UTRGV. #UTPA #UTB #Alumni We need your ideas for UTRGV Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the UTPA Student Union.
UTRGV News: Regents approve medical degree program for UTRGV
AUSTIN - In another historic step in the march to higher education opportunities for the Rio Grande Valley, The University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday unanimously approved the establishment of a doctor of medicine degree at UT Rio Grande Valley.
UTRGV News: Regents approve admissions standards for UTRGV
AUSTIN - The University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday approved admissions criteria for first-time students, transfer students and graduate students at UT Rio Grande Valley, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.
Dedicated UTPA PD officers recognized by MADD of the RGV
Three police officers with The University of Texas-Pan American Police Department were recently recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of the Rio Grande Valley at their Fourth Annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Law Enforcement Recognition event, "Take the Wheel."
Dr. Bin Wang named top mentor for new faculty at UT Pan American
Dr. Joseph Nwankpa, a first-year faculty member at The University of Texas-Pan American, said he has received invaluable information and mentorship from this year's New Faculty Mentorship Excellence Award winner Dr. Bin Wang, associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods.
CHAPS, community pave path for Civil War trail
It's not too well known that the Rio Grande Valley played a key role in the American Civil War, but Dr. Russell Skowronek, a history professor at The University of Texas-Pan American and principal investigator of UTPA's Community Historical Project with Schools (CHAPS), hopes to change that.
DACA renewal enrollment now open, info forum at UTPA June 14
Students at The University of Texas-Pan American who received approval from the initial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program can now renew their enrollment in DACA for another two years. The first DACA approvals will begin to expire in September 2014.
UTPA readies for 2014 hurricane season
Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. The UTPA Crisis Management Team - a group of key individuals from across the University charged with securing your safety in the event of an emergency - has met and reviewed UTPA's Hurricane Preparedness Plan. The plan outlines the responsibilities and courses of action the University community will need to follow should a hurricane threaten the lower Texas Gulf Coast. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the procedures in place.
CHAPS workshop aims to help educators teach history in the RGV
The Community Historic Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) Program at The University of Texas-Pan American hosted a group of local area K-12 teachers at a Native American Peoples of South Texas workshop June 6 at the Community Engagement and Student Success building.
UTPA, Easter Seals RGV to host The Perfect Pair: Couture with Compassion June 17
The University of Texas Pan-American (UTPA) and Easter Seals RGV are hosting The Perfect Pair event on June 17, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. The two organizations are pairing designer shoes and handbags with entertainment and refreshments to benefit Rio Grande Valley families and UTPA students living with disabilities.
UTRGV News: President Bailey names UTRGV transition team
AUSTIN - Guy Bailey, newly appointed president of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, today announced a transition leadership team that will assist in bringing together the talents, assets and resources of both UT Brownsville and UT Pan American to establish the new institution. The transition team members will work closely with a broader team of administrators at The University of Texas System that has been working diligently on UTRGV's establishment for the past year and half.
Regents keep plan to establish UTRGV moving forward
AUSTIN - The University of Texas System Board of Regents voted Thursday on its first official action to consolidate programs at UT Brownsville and UT Pan American in order to establish a new institution, UT Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).
Graduation is a family affair at UT Pan American
It's all about family. At The University of Texas-Pan American's Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies May 10 at the McAllen Convention Center, UTPA President Robert S. Nelsen hailed the accomplishments of the 1,600-plus graduates, as well as the rest of the UT Pan American community, during the four and a half years he has been at the helm.