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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 >>

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 >>

UTB Soccer closes out the Regular Season at home
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Huston Tillotson and St. Thomas-Houston visit Brownsville to take on the men and women's UTB soccer teams. On Thursday October 30, the Ocelots take on Huston Tillotson; women's game at 1 p.m. and men's game follows at 3 p.m. On Saturday, November 1 the UTB squads take on St. Thomas with the women kicking ... more >>

RiSA Gallery Talk
Thursday, October 30, 2014

The UT Brownsville Rusteberg Gallery will host Soundings, a multimedia exhibition by artist Sara Mast and collaborators, Oct. 28 - Nov. 14. A gallery talk with the artist will be held Thursday, Oct. 30 7-8 p.m. in the UTB Rusteberg Gallery. This exhibit is part of the UTB Patron of the Arts series. ... 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! The Midnight Prowl starts and ends at Casa Bella!  Free Pizza and Ice Cream while it lasts. Get Your Claws Up! This event is part of Homecoming 2014, “Honor the Past, Embrace the Future”. ... more >>

UTB Volleyball closes out regular season at home
Friday, October 31, 2014

The NAIA defending national champions close out the regular season at home with games on back to back days. First they take on St. Thomas on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. and then welcome Huston-Tillotson on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. The Huston-Tillotson game will also serve as senior day for all the seniors ... 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 >>

Men and Women's Golf to host Ocelot Invitational
Sunday, November 02, 2014

The University of Texas at Brownsville men and women's golf team will host the 2014 Ocelot Invitational at the South Padre Island Golf Club in Laguna Vista on Nov. 2 starting at 8 a.m. It will be a two-day event. This will be the second year that the Ocelots host this event. ... 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 Science Cafe on Monday, Nov. 3
Monday, November 03, 2014

The RiSA Science Cafe will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 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 cafe. Live music ... more >>

Fall 2014 - Graduate and Professional Schools Fair
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The event will provide opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing a graduate degree. Graduate School Representatives will provide information on: admission requirements, graduate degree programs/specializations, student life, housing, scholarships, cost of living, etc.
Confirmed ... more >>

Dean of UT Law School to meet with prospective students Nov. 5
Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Students interested in applying to the University of Texas at Austin School of Law are encouraged to attend an information session at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 in Salon Cassia at Main.

Ward Farnsworth, UT Law School Dean, will meet with prospective students. Accompanying him on the trip ... more >>

CELAIM Lecture/Demonstration
Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The UTB Center of Excellence for Latin American and Iberian Music has launched a new monthly series this fall with lectures, films, performances, and workshops for students and the entire community, all free of charge. The second event in the CELAIM series will take place on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 ... 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 RiSA Festival in Brownsville! Volunteer duties include working at the information booth, collecting participant surveys, and setting up for events. Register on the RiSA ... more >>

SHRM for PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation
Saturday, November 08, 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 >>

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 >>

Volunteers Needed: 15th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
Monday, November 10, 2014

UTB and Veterans Upward Bound will be hosting its 15th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11. We will need volunteers for Nov. 10 and 11. Morning and afternoon shifts will be available.
If you would like register, please visit Student Union 2.2 ... more >>

RiSA Art & Science of Wine Event
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Explore the art and science of wine with presentations by wine experts at the Historic Brownsville Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 12 6-7 pm. ... more >>

Writers Live @ UTB Presents Rosebud Ben-Oni
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Writers Live @ UTB Presents Rosebud Ben-Oni at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 in Salon Cassia, Main. Come out and join us for our second writer of the Writers Live @ UTB series.

This time around we have Rosebud Ben-Oni who will be holding a public reading and book signing at Salon Cassia ... 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 >>

Looking for an ACT prep course?
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Language Institute will offer an ACT preparation course. This course prepares you for all sections of the ACT exam: sentence completion, reading comprehension, grammar, essay writing, math and scientific reasoning. This is a four-week course that is offered before each of the national test dates. ... 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 >>

Blood Drive
Thursday, November 20, 2014

UTB Student Health Services is sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 at Student Union, La Sala. Bring a friend or two.

Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Those of us blessed with good health can share it through donating blood -- to enable a premature ... more >>

Ongoing Announcements

Soundings Exhibition
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Gallery at Rusteberg Hall will host Soundings, a multimedia exhibition by artist Sara Mast and collaborators, Oct. 28 - Nov. 14. Soundings will open on Tuesday, October 28 at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. ... 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 >>

7th Duncan Oxley Online Collegiate Chess Tournament
Sunday, October 26, 2014

The UTB Chess Team dominated the 7th Duncan Oxley Online Collegiate Tournament, clearly winning the team classification. Individually Holden Hernandez scored 4.5 points out of 5 possible, whereas Max Cornejo, Aura Salazar, and Rigoberto Bocardo III scored 4.0 points. In the last round Rigoberto, who ... more >>

4th International Blood Donation Marathon
Friday, October 24, 2014

Help TSC students, faculty and staff break records at the next blood drive, a joint effort between TSC, United Blood Services and the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace.
Times and locations:
Friday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ITECC
Tuesday, Oct. ... more >>

Winter Commencement Graduate Questionnaire
Friday, October 24, 2014

Students who are scheduled to graduate at Winter Commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on the Student Union Lawn are invited to fill out the Graduate Questionnaire from the Office of News and Information. The information is used for stories and other communication purposes. ... more >>

UTB Chess Players win in the U.S. Chess League again
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Last week the Rio Grande Ospreys won 2.5-1.5 an important match vs Atlanta Kings in the U.S. Chess League thanks to points scored by UTB Students: Grandmasters Anton Kovalyov and Andrey Stukopin won their games, whereas Jeffrey Serna drew. The last match of the regular season will be played on next Wednesday ... more >>

Capturing Cultures Contest-Calling photographers and videographers!
Monday, October 20, 2014

Here's how to participate:
1. Email your photos or videos capturing a trip abroad showing diverse ethnic and cultural heritages to before Friday, Nov. 10, 2014.

2. The photos and videos will be uploaded to the Capturing Cultures ... 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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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