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Faculty Announcements

Current Announcements

Women's Faculty Network UTB

Monday, November 24, 2014

Join Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, UTRGV Provost, when he gives the welcoming remarks at the first Women’s Faculty Network (WFN) meeting on the Brownsville campus. Moreover, Dr. Rodríguez will discuss the progress towards our consolidation. Dr. Marie Mora (Vice Provost Fellow for Faculty Affairs at UTPA) will

Women’s Faculty Network Meeting

Monday, November 24, 2014

The first Women’s Faculty Network (WFN) meeting on the Brownsville campus will be held Monday, Nov. 24 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Salon Esperanza (LHSB 2.604). A light brunch will be provided. Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, UTRGV Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs,

SHS events postponed

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Due to Thanksgiving Holiday, Student Health Services will close at 5 p.m. Last patient will be seen at 4:30 p.m.

The following are postponed for Wednesday, Nov. 26 and will resume Wednesday, Dec. 3.

• Alcoholics Anonymous
• Codependency Anonymous
• Overeaters Anonymous

Employee Tuition Assistance for UTB Faculty and Staff

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Office of Human Resources will be accepting Tuition Assistance Applications for UTB Faculty and Staff for Spring 2015. Forms will be accepted by email (, walk-in (451 E. Alton Gloor) or readable fax (882-7476). No applications will be accepted before

Science Cafe Monday, Dec. 1

Monday, December 01, 2014

The next Brownsville Science Cafe will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 1 at El Hueso de Fraile. Join us for a fun informal evening of talks and discussion with local experts on a wide range of topics including science, art, and humanities. Treats and beverages will be available for purchase at

Mathematics and Science Academy Informational Sessions for Fall 2015

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Do you know anyone who is ready for the Mathematics and Science Academy challenge, and who wants to be a part of our award-winning high school program for students gifted in math and science? At MSA, students take classes from university faculty with current UTRGV students in an environment of close

Prepare for the GRE

Monday, December 15, 2014

If you are planning to enroll in a graduate program and need to pass the GRE, The Language Institute is offering an intensive preparation  course.  This four-day course will be offered from Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, Dec. 15. 

I have a great idea for a business. Now what?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

UTB-Kauffman FastTrac® NewVenture™ is coming to Laguna Madre. FastTrac NewVenture provides the tools to develop a business concept by helping you plan and build a framework for successfully launching your company. Open to the public.
Ongoing Announcements

Free Tabata class

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

All students, faculty and staff are welcome! Tabata is a workout to help increase strength, flexibility, and gain muscle while improving mental and physical well-being. 5:30-6:30 p.m. REK Multipurpose-room... More >>

Prehealth Scholarships

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Every semester the Office of Health Professions Careers awards ten scholarships to top pre-health students. Scholarship awards range from $400 to $800. Scholarships will be awarded for Spring semester 2015. Visit the Office of Health Professions Careers in the Life Health Science Building (LHSB) 2.822... More >>

"Juntos pero no revueltos" Exhibition

Monday, November 17, 2014

The first senior show of the semester is on its way. "Juntos pero no revueltos" opens at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 at The Rusteberg Gallery. The show will exhibit the works of Jose Rodriguez, Martha Hernandez and Lili Martinez.... More >>

Instructor Evaluations, Nov. 17 – Dec. 7

Monday, November 17, 2014

Evaluate Your Professors! End of course evaluations will be available starting on Monday, Nov 17, 2014 and continue until Sunday, Dec. 7.

Course evaluations allow students to confidentially rate their UTB learning experience, encouraging feedback about their courses and instructors. Students... More >>

Learning Enrichment Center Now Hiring

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Learning Enrichment Center is hiring for the Spring 2015. All majors are encouraged to apply. Qualifications: Starting pay $10/hr Must have 3.0 GPA Received B+ or better in courses applicant wishes to tutor (A's in Comp I and II needed for Writing tutors) Math applicants must have completed at least... More >>

Medical School at Houston

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Office of Health Professions Careers is currently accepting applications to the Houston Assured Admission Program. The Houston Assured Admission Program allows undergraduate sophomores the opportunity to interview and gain admission to the Medical School at Houston. Students accepted for interview... More >>

Clear Your Library Overdue Fines

Monday, November 10, 2014

Clear your overdue Library fines by bringing an unwrapped toy to the Library and Research Services Desk located on the first floor. Donate new unwrapped toys appropriate for ages 2-12 years. Toys will be received starting Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 through Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Your toys will be gifted to... More >>

Take the personality test, discover your ideal career and define your degree

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Everyone is invited to the Career Exploration Expo to take advantage of the newly acquired Woofound Assessment tool. The Academic Advising Center, in conjunction with the Career Services office, now hosts the Woofound Career Exam, a fun and easy to use tool that... More >>

Help your students reserve a seat at UTRGV

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Students who are enrolled UT Brownsville for Spring 2015 who are in good academic standing will be automatically admitted to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. We need your help ensuring our current students are informed with the latest information to be prepared for registration. Here’s how... More >>

Library Instructional Sessions

Monday, October 27, 2014

The University Library is hosting a series of instructional sessions throughout the Fall 2014 semester. The sessions are open to the entire academic community. All sessions are held at the University Library, Room 1.118.

Mondays and Tuesdays
10 a.m. Basic Library... More >>

Blackboard 9.1 Release A14 Coming Spring 2015!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Dear Faculty, We have some exciting news! We are upgrading Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP13 to 9.1 Release A14. This new release offers new exciting improvements to our learning management system. The upgrade will take effect on January 3, 2015 and will be ready for Spring 2015. Some of the most exciting... More >>

MLK Day of Service Award – Now Taking Nominations

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Our 5th Annual MLK Day of Service is a great way for the University to give back to the community by helping out in a variety of service projects on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

Our goal is to transform Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and teaching into community service that helps to address... More >>

Do you have registration blocks?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Check UTB online for outstanding blocks. Find out where to clear them at
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Start planning your schedule for Spring 2015

Monday, September 29, 2014

Visit to plan your next semester at UTB.
Spring 2015 registration begins Nov. 3.
... More >>

Free flu vaccine for all full-time UTB employees

Monday, September 22, 2014

Free flu vaccines will be provided while supplies last. Employees will need to bring an ID and their Blue Cross Blue Shield card.... More >>

Grief Support Group

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join us  at 1:15 p.m. in Cortez Hall, Room 220.

Topics for Grief Support Group:

  • Coping with a loved one’s serious and long-term illness - Thursday, Sept. 25
  • Coping with a loss of a friendship, breakup or divorce - Thursday, Oct. 9
  • Loss of cherished... More >>

Health and Wellness Series

Monday, September 08, 2014

Student Health Services, in collaboration with the Campus Suicide Prevention Program and Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Program, invite you to start the semester with healthier life choices by attending free sessions.

  • Monday, Sept. 22 Spread the knowledge, not the virus. Think... More >>

Busy Moms Group

Friday, September 05, 2014

Bring your lunch and join us every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. starting Sept. 5 until Dec. 5, 2014 in Cortez Hall, Room 220. Free and open to all UTB students, faculty and staff... More >>

Donations Needed: Humanitarian Aid

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Center for Civic Engagement in collaboration with Dr. John Cook's Communication courses  and various university departments are seeking your assistance with providing humanitarian aid to immigrant refugees.

Donations needed:

  • Individually wrapped snacks, e.g. granola... More >>

Healthy Living, Diet and Nutrition Program

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Fourteen-week weight management program. Would you like to participate in a research study that focuses on healthy living, diet, and nutrition? Student Health Services, Student Life, and UREC are recruiting 25 UTB students who are serious about changing their sedentary lifestyles and who... More >>

Free HIV testing every Wednesday at Student Health Services

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stop by Student Health Services from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays to get tested. Did you know that about 1 in 4 new HIV infections are among youth ages 13-24? Most of them do not know they are infected, are not getting treated, and can unknowingly pass the virus on to others. This service... More >>

Free yoga classes at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at REK

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Join us for Hatha Yoga every Tuesday and Thursday at REK! The Campus Suicide Prevention Program is hosting weekly yoga classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at REK to promote well-being on campus. Students, faculty and staff of all levels of yoga are welcome! Classes are held with certified instructor... More >>

Zumba classes at 5:30 p.m. every Monday at REK

Monday, August 11, 2014

Join us for Zumba. Students, faculty and staff of all levels of Zumba are welcome! Classes are held with certified instructor Fanny Pinales. Please be punctual. See you there!

The Campus Suicide Prevention Program is hosting weekly Zumba classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday to promote... More >>

Co-Dependency Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Learn how to grow and make healthy relationships.

Types of Codependent behaviors:
• Dependency
• Control
• Poor behavior
• Low self-esteem

... More >>

Collegiate Recovery Program Meets Every Wednesday

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

UTB Student Health Services is starting a new Collegiate Recovery Program. There will be Alcoholics Anonymous meetings that will take place at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Cortez Hall Room 220. All the meetings are open and everyone is welcome to attend. ... More >>

Order UTB pocket folders for your department or college

Friday, June 20, 2014

Pocket folders with the UTB logo are available for your department or college. The cost is $58 per 100 folders. ... More >>
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