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UTB Players defeat Dallas at US Chess League
Thursday, October 02, 2014

In their 6th match in the US Chess League the Rio Grande Ospreys team, composed of UTB players, defeated 3-1 Dallas Destiny - the strongest team in the league, undefeated in first 5 matches. Max Cornejo and Aura Salazar won their games in a great style, whereas Andrey Stukopin and Katerina Nemcova drew. ... more >>

Weekend UTB soccer matchups
Thursday, October 02, 2014

The UTB men and women's soccer teams will host the University of the Southwest and Jarvis Christian College on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. On Thursday, Oct. 2 the doubleheader begins with the women at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 the Ocelots look to sweep Jarvis with the ... more >>

Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness Hosted by UTPA CTL
Friday, October 03, 2014

Meet with your fellow new faculty at UTPA. This activity includes a lunch and activities. Later those that choose can visit downtown McAllen for the First Friday Art Walk. You must RSVP to by Monday, Sept. 29. ... more >>

Movie Night: "Cesar Chavez: History is Made One Step at a Time"
Friday, October 03, 2014

Student Engagement brings you Movie Nights for free! At least once a month, you can see new movie without ever leaving campus. We also provide free popcorn and a variety of inexpensive snacks and drinks. Join us this month as we continue our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. We will be ... more >>

Sin Fronteras Independent Book Festival
Saturday, October 04, 2014

This is the first book festival of South Texas which is a collaboration between UT Brownsville, Mexican American Studies at UTPA, the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, the City of San Benito, the Valley Writers Forum, and the Coalition of New Chican@ Artists (CONCA). This book festival will be a ... more >>

Be The Match 2014
Monday, October 06, 2014

Be The Match encourages everyone between the ages of 18 to 44 to register to be a possible bone marrow donor by swabbing your cheeks. We will have registration tables around campus, so stop by Cortez Hall, Life Health and Science Building, Student Union, Main and University Library.

We are ... more >>

Science Cafe at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6
Monday, October 06, 2014

The next Brownsville Science Cafe will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 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 the ... more >>

Speaker Broadcast Series: Stephen Bardo
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Join us for the first of six speaker broadcast series. We will be streaming in to watch the event as it takes place live from Georgia Perimeter College. 
Bardo is a former NBA player with the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons, and a broadcast ... more >>

Graduation Fair
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Graduation Fair is a one-stop-shop for all your graduation needs. This is your opportunity to purchase your cap and gown, invitations, and the official UTB ring. The following offices will be  present at the event for your convenience:

  • Academic Advising,
  • Registrar's ... more >>

The Risks Associated with Alcohol Abuse Open Forum
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This will be an open forum where you can share your story of how alcohol abuse has affected you or someone near you. The forum will be moderated by a panel consisting of health professionals, university administrators, law enforcement, survivors, and members from the university and greater community. ... more >>

Ozzie’s Roarin’ Rally
Monday, October 27, 2014

Help us kick off Homecoming Week with ice cream topped with school spirit. We will be handing out free ice cream at the Main Courtyard from noon to 1 p.m. as we celebrate our athletes. Get a chance to meet some of the wonderful athletes we have on our campus. This event is part of Homecoming 2014, “Honor ... more >>

Ocelot’s Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Join us for our Ocelot Scavenger Hunt. Register you team at the Office of Student Engagement. All teams must report to the Casa Bella Club House by 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28and teams must be present and checked in by 6:50 p.m. If your team does not check in, you will be ineligible to compete.

Teams ... more >>

Sidewalk Chalk Competition
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Come out and help decorate our campus for homecoming. Teams can earn 10 extra participation points toward their organization's overall score by decorating the sidewalks around the Student Union and Main Buildings. Chalking must related to UTB, Homecoming and the Homecoming theme. The team with the ... more >>

Halloween Havoc
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Join us for an evening of Halloween fun.
  • Cake walk
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest (BYOP – Bring Your Own Pumpkin)
  • Monster Mash Dance Competition
  • Haunted house (cost $5)
  • Music
  • Food
  • Games, and much more.

Think ... more >>

Midnight Prowl
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Show your Ocelot Pride and get a great cardio workout by helping decorate the campus in Orange and Blue!  Then burn the rest of your energy at the bonfire to honor our athlete’s before they play their final home games!  The Midnight Prowl starts at Casa Bella and will end at the Biomedical ... more >>

Presentation of Homecoming Court
Friday, October 31, 2014

Join us at the Volleyball game as our UTB Ocelots take on the University of St. Thomas – Houston. Wear something that reflects UTB pride and cheer our team on. In-between the set we will present the 2014 Homecoming Court. This event is part of Homecoming 2014, “Honor the Past, Embrace the Future”. ... more >>

Basic Introduction to Materials Transfer and Non-Disclosure Agreements
Monday, November 03, 2014

The number of Materials Transfer and Non-Disclosure Agreements that faculty and staff are involved in has been increasing steadily. With this in mind, this session has been introduced to help the University community learn a bit more about these agreements and the types of circumstances for which ... more >>

RiSA Call for Volunteers
Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Rio Grande Science and Arts (RiSA) Festival is looking for volunteers for events Nov. 6-9, 2014.

Come be a part of the first annual RiSA Festival in Brownsville! Volunteer duties include working at the information booth, collecting participant surveys, and setting up for events. Register ... more >>

RiSA Community Day at UTB
Saturday, November 08, 2014

RiSA Community Day will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 on the UT Brownsville campus. This free community event will include live music, food vendors, and a wide variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) booths, displays, and activities.

Saturday ... more >>

RiSA" A Shout Across Time"
Saturday, November 08, 2014

The RiSA "A Shout Across Time" live theatre performing arts showcase event will feature live dancers, the UTB Symphony Orchestra, and an original film celebrating Einstein, black holes, and gravitational waves.

The theatre lobby will feature a UTB student art show inspired ... more >>

RiSA Sports and Recreation Day at Dean Porter Park
Sunday, November 09, 2014

The RiSA Sports and Recreation Day on Sunday, Nov. 9 will be held at Dean Porter Park and in the Brownsville Mitte Cultural District from noon to 5 p.m. This is a free event for children, families, and the community including live music, food vendors, and a wide variety of sports and recreation themed ... more >>

Write Winning Grants Seminar
Friday, November 14, 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research will be hosting a grant writing seminar given by: FASEB Office of MARC and Professional Development Programs in association with Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops (GWSW) and the National Institutes of Health.
Space ... more >>

Mathematics and Science Academy Informational Sessions for Fall 2015
Saturday, November 15, 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 regular UTRGV students in an environment ... more >>

Financial Conflicts of Interest training
Thursday, November 20, 2014

This session provides an overview of the applicable federal regulations and institutional policies that apply to research in regards to financial conflicts of interest. It also provides participants with user friendly instructions on how to complete the required certifications and disclosures.

There ... more >>

SHRM for PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation
Monday, December 01, 2014

Earning your credentials as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) makes you a recognized expert in the HR field. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. By attending, you ... more >>

Ongoing Announcements

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
... more >>

Delay in Time and Effort Certification
Monday, September 29, 2014

As you know, last fiscal year UTB changed its Time & Effort certification periods to a semester basis.  However, due to the upgrade implementation of the Effort Certification and Reporting Technology (ECRT) system, certification for this period will be delayed.  We anticipate the certification ... more >>

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 >>

State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC)
Monday, September 29, 2014

The 2014 State Employee Charitable Campaign drive (SECC) is officially underway. The SECC is a state-wide effort to give state employees the opportunity to support their favorite charity and help their local community to achieve their contribution goals. These charities are able to continue their ... more >>

Pledge and register to win an Apple iPad!
Thursday, September 25, 2014

The University of Texas at Brownsville is working with the Texas Freedom Network to launch a new campaign, “Ocelots Vote!” This campaign was started to get the UTB students registered to vote and out to the polls at the UTB early voting site in La Sala, October 20-24.

The Ocelots Vote campaign ... more >>

Register your Students to Vote
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Project 100%, a project of the Center for Civic Engagement, and various campus departments are registering students to vote through Oct. 6. If you would like to invite center staff to register your students to vote, please call the CCE at 956-882-4300 to make arrangements for a in class visit. ... more >>

Free flu vaccine for all full-time UTB employees
Monday, September 22, 2014

Free flu vaccines will be provided from 9-11 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m. on Mondays and from 1-7 p.m. Wednesdays while supplies last. Employees will need to bring an ID and their Blue Cross Blue Shield card. ... more >>

Summer 2015 Study Abroad Call for Proposals
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Office of Global Engagement is planning Summer 2015 program offerings to new academic areas and new geographic destinations. If you have been considering taking your students on a study abroad program, visit Main 1.308 or send an email to ... 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 >>

Exhibition opportunity
Monday, September 08, 2014

The Gallery at Rusteberg Hall is looking for artists to be featured in the glass case located in Rusteberg Hall. If you or anyone you know is interested in showing, please send all proposals to or 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 >>

Veteran Females United Support Group
Friday, September 05, 2014

Join us for a confidential support meeting. Learn about women veteran medical and compensation benefits, veteran resources, transitioning, healthy relationships, self care and more at noon Sept. 5 and 19, Oct. 3 and 17, and Nov. 7 and 21. Female veteran spouses welcome. Lunch ... more >>

IRB Basics Training
Thursday, September 04, 2014

This training is intended to provide a basic introduction to the Human Subjects Protection policies and regulations and walk participants through the IRB electronic submission process.

There will be three different dates and times:

  • Sept. 4 from 2-3 p.m. 
  • Sept. ... more >>

Peer Support Group
Thursday, September 04, 2014

Ready, set, heal! Join us for a confidential peer support group from 1-2 p.m. in Cortez 220 the following dates:

  • Sept. 4 and 18
  • Oct. 2, 16, and 30
  • Nov. 13
... 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 >>

Men and Women's Cross Country
Monday, August 25, 2014

The UTB Ocelots men and women's cross country teams will compete in all their meets on the road away from Brownsville in 2014. The closest meet coming on Saturday, Oct. 25 in La Feria at 8 a.m. ... 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 Casa Bella
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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

Zumba classes at 5:30 p.m. every Monday at Casa Bella
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 at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Learn how to grow and make healthy relationships.

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

... more >>

Free aqua aerobics at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Free and open to UTB students, faculty and staff. Aqua aerobics can help you burn between 450 and 700 calories during an hour-long workout. Aqua aerobics works for people of every fitness level and size.

Novices, obese people and those suffering from muscle and joint problems get a complete ... 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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