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International Movie Night
Friday, November 21, 2014

Come to the Student Union Lawn at 6 p.m. to watch “Wanted”, an action thriller featuring Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman by Timur Bekmambetov, a Kazakh director, producer and screenwriter. He also directed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012).

You’ll watch the winners of our Capturing ... more >>

Regents Outstanding Teaching Award Workshops and Mentoring
Saturday, November 22, 2014

This Saturday workshop is an alternative to the one on Friday. The Regents Teaching Awards is a competition that welcomes all faculty to participate. Yes, that includes lecturers and adjuncts. To help faculty prepare for this award, we are holding workshops in November and January. We also have a team ... more >>

La Noche de la Guitarra
Saturday, November 22, 2014

La Noche de La Guitarra is as much a tradition in Brownsville as it is an event focusing on music making in the community. Guitarists from UT Brownsville, UTPA, and the Brownsville Independent School District will play for the 17th version of this annual concert. "There is always a wide range of ... more >>

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 ... more >>

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 ... more >>

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 ... more >>

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 ... more >>

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 ... more >>

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. 
... more >>

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. ... more >>

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 >>

Accessible Media, Web and Technology Virtual Conference
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Accessibility is everyone's business at UTB, especially because everyone depends on the web for delivering information and course content. To keep up to date on best practices in this vital area, consider attending part of the 17th Annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference without even leaving campus. ... 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 >>

Scholarship Opportunity
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Are you committed to serving your community? Would you like to share your passion for service with students, faculty, staff, and the community? If so, the Center for Civic Engagement has an opportunity for you! Full-time UTB undergraduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA and at least 60 credit hours ... 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 >>

Food For Fines
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The UTB Police department will be accepting donations of canned foods in lieu of paying citations. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate.  Items can be dropped off at SETB 1.376 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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UTB Chess Team wins the 2014 Texas Collegiate Championship
Friday, October 31, 2014

Last weekend the UTB chess players won the 2014 Texas Collegiate Championship that took place in Dallas. Individually first place went to GM Andrey Stukopin, an UTB freshman from Russia majoring in international business, who finished undefeated, gathering 4.5 points in 5 rounds. In the classification ... 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 >>

Prep Me For UTRGV Lab
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

use the computer lab to prepare for UTRGV. The lab is intended for staff members only.

The Lab is Opened Every Tuesday and Friday from 1-5 p.m.

Location: at The Woods Training Lab


  • Friday, Nov. 7 rescheduled to Thursday, Nov. 6 ... 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
... 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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