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August 2010

UTB/TSC Receives $495k Grant For Nursing And Allied Health Programs
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Representative Solomon P. Ortiz (D-Texas) announced today a $495,000 grant for The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College for the purchase of equipment for the nursing and allied health programs of study. The funding is made available through the Department of Health and Human Services...more

Garcia to Serve as Panelist at National Education Meeting
Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, president of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, will be a panelist at Achieve’s American Diploma Project Network’s annual Leadership Team Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 1 in Alexandria, Va...more

UTB/TSC to Become a Tobacco-Free Campus Sept. 1
In an ongoing effort to promote a healthy academic setting for the campus community, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College will implement a Tobacco-free Campus policy effective September 1...more

Rendon Receives Gavel as Board Chair
The Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees unanimously elected Francisco “Kiko Rendon as chair Thursday, Aug. 26 during a regular meeting...more

UTB/TSC, Foundations Celebrate Establishment of S.T.E.P.S. Endowment
Leaders of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College and representatives of local and state foundations commemorated the establishment of an endowment to help students gain on-campus employment and research experience during a ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 24...more

UTSA Professor Emphasizes the Importance of Student Retention at Seminar
Student retention is an issue that should concern the entire campus community. Students must be better prepared to earn degrees and enter a changing working world, a professor from The University of Texas at San Antonio said Friday, Aug. 20...more

Freshman Convocation, Welcome Week Highlight Start of New Academic Year
The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College will have its first Freshman Convocation at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27 on the Student Union lawn...more

Japanese Mathematician Leaves UTB/TSC with Fond Memories
As most students and faculty members think about returning to classes at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, one member of the mathematics department will be leaving the campus on the first day of classes, Aug. 23, to depart for his native Japan after a year at UTB/TSC...more

72 Educators Lauded for Excellence, Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching
AUSTIN – Seventy-two faculty members from institutions within The University of Texas System were recognized Wednesday (Aug. 11) by the Board of Regents for outstanding teaching and will share $2 million in awards...more

Obesity Seminar, Research Highlight Growing Problem in Area
The temptations can feel so good at times. There are the neon signs touting low-priced tacos, hamburgers or pizza for hungry, on-the-go people. And there is the desire to lay on the couch to watch television all night after a long day at work...more

Student Success, Growth Highlight Convocation
Saving money while meeting growing student needs are some of the challenges The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College faces the next few years...more

ORTIZ ANNOUNCES $1.5 MILLION STUDENT SUPPORT GRANT FOR UTB/TSC
U.S. Representative Solomon P. Ortiz (D-Texas) announced today $1,508,460.00 in federal funding to the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College for the Student Support Program by the U.S. Department of Education...more

UTB/TSC Participates in Preparations for the Future of Brownsville
Local, state and federal officials and agency representatives, along with administration members from The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, continued their planning and discussions as part of the United Brownsville collaboration...more

Garcia Attends Border Security Summer Program in El Paso
Edith Garcia learned this summer that there is more to a shoe than its style and color. Members of the United States Border Patrol told students how they keep the country’s borders secure and about the tactics some illegal immigrants use to enter the country...more

Texas Governor Honored By BEDC at Luncheon Held at UTB/TSC
Texas Gov. Rick Perry received the Outstanding Leadership in Economic Development Award from the Brownsville Economic Development Council at a luncheon on Friday, Aug. 13 at The Arts Center at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College...more

UTB/TSC President Offers Words of Advice to Scorpion Scholars
President Juliet V. García of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College welcomed new and returning University Scorpion Scholar program participants at a luncheon at noon Friday, Aug. 13 at the Student Union’s Gran Salon on the Fort Brown Campus...more

72 Educators Lauded for Excellence, Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching
Seventy-two faculty members from institutions within The University of Texas System were recognized Wednesday (Aug. 11) by the Board of Regents for outstanding teaching and will share $2 million in awards...more

UTB/TSC President to Welcome University Scorpion Scholars
Hannah Roberts of Brownsville is one of 96 freshmen accepted into the University Scorpion Scholars program at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College...more

Putegnat Discusses Campus Security Fence Strategy at Conference
Leaders at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College learned the importance of designating people and resources and using facts as they worked with the federal government on border security. “It’s important to remember in strategic negotiations to focus on interests, not positions, said Michael Putegnat, director of the UTB/TSC Institute for Public Service and one of university representatives during the 2008 campus security fence discussions...more

UTB/TSC Receives Grant Funding for MCAT Preparation
The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College’s Office of Health Professions Careers has been awarded a $25,000 grant for Kaplan Medical College Admission Test preparation for students. The grant is from The Long Foundation, an Austin-based tax-exempt private-family foundation focused on education and the visual and performing arts geared toward Texas’ Hispanic youth...more

Students to do Field Study in India
Pablo Quintanilla and Andres Garcia are ready for unusual fare that most foreigners visiting India do not get to see...more

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