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University Library Hours

Monday, September 01, 2014

The University Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 1. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Computer Training for Microsoft Excel

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Do you need to develop or improve your Microsoft Excel program Skills? The Department of Continuing Education will be offering a computer training in Microsoft Excel beginning Aug. 12. Register at Resaca Village Plaza.

Career Exploration and Networking Expo

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Career Exploration and Networking Expo will provide opportunities for students to interact with corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, and company representatives from all realms of the business world, which gives them a broad range of options for making informed career decisions.

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

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

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

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. 8 The best kept secrets on what it takes to succeed

Science Cafe Monday, Sept. 8

Monday, September 08, 2014

The next Brownsville Science Cafe will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 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

International Parade: Come and meet our UTB international students

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

We encourage students to join the kick-off event for our International Student Meet and Greet with our International Student Parade at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. The parade will start at the Student Union Veranda area and will proceed towards el Gran Patio in Main.

After the

Voter Registrars Needed

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Project 100%, a project of the Center for Civic Engagement, will be hosting an opportunity for the campus community to become Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars, in collaboration with the Cameron County Elections Office.

As a volunteer deputy registrar, you may distribute and accept voter

Grief Support Group

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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

  • Understanding grief and loss - Thursday, Sept. 11
  • 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

Credit Reporting and Credit Scoring, What Every College Student Needs to Know

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join us for a Live Simulcast, addressing the topic of credit reporting and credit scoring, presented by renowned financial literacy speaker, John Ulzheimer.

Writers Live @ UTB Presents Isaac Chavarría

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Please come out and join us for this reading and signing by award-winning poet, Isaac Chavarría at the Gran Salon at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11. He is a "pocho" with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas-Pan American. He assists non-profit organizations in producing

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

Ongoing Announcements

Blood Drive

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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 baby to live, a burn victim to recover, a cancer patient to be treated, an accident victim to survive, or a transplant candidate to have a life-giving... More >>

"Dreams of Brownsville" Exhibition

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Dreams of Brownsville" will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. The exhibition will feature the work of Ken and Melody Shipley. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us.... More >>

Join the UTB Jazz Band!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The director of Jazz Ensembles is looking for motivated musicians to join the ensemble. Applicants must be experienced musicians who play saxophone, trumpet and trombone.

If you want a chance to get out into the community and play exciting, fun, and challenging music, we have a... 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 >>

Weeks of Welcome Calendar

Monday, August 25, 2014

Prepare for magic, campus tours, free food and lots of fun for your first weeks of school. Check out the Weeks of Welcome Calendar.
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Travel and IDT processing deadline

Monday, August 25, 2014

All travel reimbursements and Inter-Departmental Transfers (IDT’s) involving FY 2014 funds must be submitted by Wednesday, Sept. 3.
• Travel Reimbursements (referred to as Expense Reports in PeopleSoft) must be submitted in PeopleSoft with proper approvals and... More >>

Student Parking Permits

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Effective, Wednesday, Aug. 20, parking permits for UTB students are available at the University Police booth located in the Enrollment Center at The Tower, Main. The following are the hours available:

• Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Tuesday and Thursday from 8... More >>

Tip from Disability Services

Monday, August 18, 2014

As many as 11 percent of college students nationwide report having a disability. Many do not need or request assistance. But those who have a disability--or think they have one--and want to discuss accommodations or related issues are welcome to contact Disability Services. Contact us by phone,... More >>

UTB Student Health Insurance 2014-2015

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Need to purchase a student health insurance plan? You may purchase medical/dental for yourself, spouse, and/or children.... 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 at Casa Bella

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Join us for Hatha Yoga every Tuesday 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 pool area or... More >>

Photographers needed for "Humans of UTB"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We are in search of photographers for the "Humans of UTB" project. Have you heard of it? Want to be a part of it? Please contact Jennifer McGehee-Valdez at 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

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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 >>

Student Works Portal

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dear Students
We are excited to announce the launch of our new Student Works Portal.
Created with you in mind, this new site will help you find a great job by enabling you to:
• Maintain... More >>

Employee Holiday Schedule FY 2015

Monday, July 28, 2014

We have posted the official holiday schedule for all employees. Please visit the Human Resources website to access the calendar.... More >>

Open Computer Lab Temporary Relocation

Friday, July 11, 2014

Due to Library renovations, the Open Computer Lab has been relocated from the University Library lobby to Main 1.508. It is estimated that the open lab will remain in Main 1.508 through the end of August. 
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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 beginning July 2 at Cortez Hall Room 220. All the meetings are open and everyone is welcome to attend. ... More >>

Introducing Microsoft OneDrive for Business!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

OneDrive for Business can be used to easily store and edit documents online using your web browser, and you may also share documents with others. Documents can also be synchronized with a folder on your computer. OneDrive is accessed through your UTB Office 365 (Webmail). 
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