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Current Announcements

GYT: Get yourself tested

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, April 16 for free and confidential STD testing. There will be games, music, light refreshments and giveaways. The event is sponsored UTB Student Health Services, MSI/CBO Substance Abuse and HIV Infection Project and Valley AIDS Council.

Destigmatizing Mental Health Illness: Taking Care of Your Emotional Mind

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Join us! The Campus Suicide Prevention Program in collaboration with Active Minds will host its 4th Discussion Panel on mental health at Salon Cassia from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16.

A panel of experts in mental health and substance abuse will be prepared to answer any questions

Get Started with a Business Plan

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Having a well-developed plan is essential when opening a business. A business plan will help reduce the risk of failure, and it can be used as a guide to a successful business.

This workshop will guide you on how to develop the following components of a business plan:

Graduate Studies Wednesdays Featuring College of Education

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Join us April 16 at the Office of Graduate Studies at Sabal Hall 1.202 to learn more about our graduate programs in the College of Education.

Meet and interact with graduate faculty, complete your graduate application with staff assistance, and address questions regarding financial

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship - Deadline April 17

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Are you a female student pursuing a degree in education?
Then this scholarship is for you!
Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. The local

Season Tickets for Schlitterbahn in South Padre Island

Friday, April 18, 2014

You can now get your discounted season tickets at the cashier's window at the Enrollment Center @ The Tower in Main. Tickets are $113 for adults and $83 for children. Deadline is April 30th.

Demystifying Online Teaching: Create a Visual, Interactive Online Class

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Internet offers many ways in which to make online and blended learning as personal and nurturing as the classroom. Faculty can connect with students via the Internet. Students log on and everyone can see and communicate with each other. Student groups can even access a study room. Learn how this

UTB Cross Country Tryout

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Open tryouts for the UTB Ocelots cross-country team will be April 19. There is no fee for the tryout, and it's open to all high school and current college students.

Female athletes will be running a five-kilometer (3.1 mile) course beginning at 8 a.m., and male athletes will run

Demystifying the Visual Quality of Materials: We Have Tools And They are Easy

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Demystifying the Visual Quality of Materials: We Have Tools And They are Easy to Use. A growing number of classes are blending technology and face to face teaching. Other faculty who are concerned with the high cost of materials are abandoning commercial textbooks to write their own or use free or affordable

Prepare for the GRE

Monday, April 21, 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 4-day course will be offered from Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, April 21. Contact our office for more information on how to register.

EAP Workshop: Essentials of Managing Your Stress

Monday, April 21, 2014

"Reduce your immediate stress by 50 percent"

In this 45-minute seminar, you will learn the simple physiology of stress and how to overcome it using exercise, breathing, visualization mediation and affirmations. Members in academia are not

Earth Day

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Attend our annual Earth Day event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Student Union Lawn. Every year, vendors and organizations from around our community set up tables and information booths to educate the student body about ways to be green or what students can do to help reduce the Earth's pollution

Denim Day Wednesday, April 23

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Student Health Services, in partnership with Friendship of Women, will be hosting Denim Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in the courtyard at Main.

We ask faculty, staff, students, and the community to make a social statement

Classic Upward Bound University Awareness Run

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Attend the University Awareness 1 mile or 5K run/walk.

CUB University Awareness Project is designed to allow program participants to share their knowledge of the university entrance process in turn enhancing our community's education attainment. Monies raised from the event will be used to

MSA Information Session in April

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Mathematics and Science Academy is a program for bright, motivated, high school juniors to take college classes during high school. MSA offers free tuition, fees, books and

Pre-Law Academy

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pre-Law Academy will be held during the upcoming summer II session. Download the application and find out more information on the Pre-Law Academy website. Deadline to

Honoring Those Who Served Resource Expo

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Veterans Resource Expo will provide veterans with information about the many agencies that offer social, medical, clergy, housing, and house purchasing opportunities, child care, employment and career services, educational opportunities and benefits as well as other veterans organizations that advocate

Microsoft Office Computer Training

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Join us for a basic Microsoft Word (2013) and Excel course. This 15-hour training offers comprehensive knowledge in the following areas:

  • Create and print documents
  • Format text, copy, move and edit documents
  • Use proof reading and auto correct features
  • Manage

Ring Ceremony

Friday, May 02, 2014

The Spring 2014 Ring Ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Friday, May 2 in the Student Union Gran Salon.
We are pleased to offer a lasting reminder of the UTB experience, The Ring: A Symbol of Learning.  

The Official Ring is a symbolic, continuous link with

Patron of the Arts presents Mark Ford, marimba - Guest Artist (Denton) TX

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Mark Ford was the first percussionist-composer to be invited by the Van Cliburn Foundation Modern Performance Series to present a performance lecture on his own compositions. His works have been featured on National Public Radio and he has given concerts at international music festivals in South America,

Pronunciation Course for English learners at the Language Institute

Monday, May 05, 2014

If you would like to develop good English pronunciation, we have some techniques that can help you improve your pronunciation.
Sometimes practice itself is not enough to acquire a good pronunciation, our instructors will show you techniques that will help you develop that skill

Intensive Beginning Grammar Course

Monday, May 05, 2014

If you are having difficulty with your grammar or need to improve your writing skills, The Language Institute will be offering an intensive three-week beginning level grammar course. This course will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday-Friday, May 5-23.

Going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil? Interested in learning Portuguese?

Monday, June 02, 2014

The Language Institute is offering a Portuguese course that will help students develop basic communication skills.

Intensive Conversation Course

Monday, June 02, 2014

We are offering an intensive conversational course for anyone who is interested in developing strong English verbal skills.  This course will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, May 5-23.
Ongoing Announcements

Toy Drive for El Día del Niño (Child's Day)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Toy Drive for El Día del Niño (Child's Day) This is your chance to put a smile on a child’s face! All toys collected will be handed out to low income children from Matamoros by the International Student Organization at UTB. You can drop the toys on boxes around UTB located at Student Life (Student Union),... More >>

Registration open for 30+ completed hours

Monday, April 14, 2014

Save time by taking courses this summer, and start choosing your fall courses at UTB Online.
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Reminder: Requisition Deadline

Thursday, April 10, 2014

As previously reported, in preparation of accounts and data migration from Datatel to PeopleSoft, transactions managed via Datatel must cease at a certain point in April.

This communication is to remind you that the next deadline is April 11 with subsequent deadlines to follow this month. More >>

New Scholarship Coordinator

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The University of Texas at Brownsville welcomes Irene Cardenas to the Division of Enrollment Services.  Cardenas is the new Scholarship Coordinator for the Office of Student Financial Assistance. She comes to us with 13 years of experience in the private sector.  Cardenas was previously... More >>

Free HIV Testing Every Wednesday

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Stop by Student Health Services from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 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 is... More >>

ITS Workshops for Microsoft Lync and Microsoft OneDrive

Friday, April 04, 2014

Microsoft Lync and Microsoft OneDrive are two applications that greatly automate the workplace. Register for workshops to help you in the following areas:

Workshop Objectives

Cutover Schedule for Human Resources and Financial Transactions

Monday, March 31, 2014

For the last three years, the administrative units in Business Affairs and ITS have been diligently working on the PeopleSoft Implementation Project. The project, which involves six of the UT academic campuses and system administration, will replace Datatel and provide one common platform for human... More >>

Hiring math and education tutors for summer

Friday, March 28, 2014

The ASPIRE computer lab is currently taking applications for the summer sessions. We are looking to hire math and education students to tutor in these areas. Requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Must be a U.S citizen or legal resident
  • Must be currently enrolled in... More >>

Follow UTB Brand Standards

Friday, March 28, 2014

A consistent look and feel helps create a positive public identity for UTB as a professional, polished and coordinated institution. Click the link below to see our Brand Standards document graphics standards, including the use of colors, logos and other design elements.... More >>

Want to earn some extra cash by helping others?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Link2Success is currently hiring tutors for fall 2014. Subjects include: Composition I, History I and II, College Algebra and Contemporary Math. Requirements: Have a 3.0 GPA and be a current student. Download the employee application on the Learning Enrichment... More >>

Casa Bella Residential Life Housing Applications are available

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Deadline for applying for housing at Casa Bella is before April 15 for returning students, and for new students we are taking applications now until rooms are filled.

Housing Application fee is $20, and the Housing Deposit is $200. When the student turns in the application they must... More >>

Play the ultimate strategy game with the Ocelot Chess Club

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Ocelot Chess Club invites you to join and play the ultimate strategy game. Whether you are a rookie or a champ, you are bound to enjoy chess battles.

Tournaments are organized at 10 a.m. Saturdays in the Student Union Salon Gardenia. There are at least three groups, so you can play against... More >>

Order UTB pocket folders for your department or college

Friday, March 21, 2014

Pocket folders with the UTB logo are available for your department or college. The cost is $58 per 100 folders. ... More >>

Internship Opportunity at Cameron County Regional Mobility

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Cameron County Regional Mobility is looking for an accounting student who would like to intern with the accounting department. This intern position will be exposed to the various accounting roles and functions within an accounting system, as well as become familiar with the design and implementation... More >>

Army ROTC Summer Internship 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Get paid to get trained! The Leadership Training Course (LTC) at Fort Knox, KY, is 30 days of challenging leadership training. We cover all expenses and pay you over $700 at the end of the training event. Upon completion of the training, you can apply for up to a 2 1/2 year scholarship to finish college... More >>

"23rd Juried Student Show" Exhibition

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Gallery at Rusteberg Hall proudly presents "23rd Juried Student Show." The exhibition will showcase student artwork from The University of Texas at Brownsville. This will be the third exhibition of the Spring 2014 semester. Opening reception will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March... More >>

Zumba Classes every Monday at Casa Bella

Monday, March 17, 2014

Join us for Zumba starting March 17! Students, faculty and staff of all levels of Zumba are welcome!

The Campus Suicide Prevention Program is hosting weekly zumba classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday to promote well-being on campus.  Classes are held with certified instructor Fanny... 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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UTB Radio Playlist Contest

Monday, March 03, 2014

UTB Radio invites the campus community to participate in a new and fun radio segment every week.

Submit a three-song playlist from the genre of your choice via email. UTB Radio will select the weekly winning list randomly on Monday morning of every week, and the chosen list will be featured... More >>

ITS Help Desk: How to Get IT Help

Monday, February 24, 2014

The ITS Help Desk is the first tier of support for all technology issues or needs. They include, but are not limited to, computer hardware or software, passwords, Wi-Fi, email, Blackboard, phones, classroom podium computers, system access requests and much more.
The best way to... More >>

University Ambassador Application Deadline is Friday, May 30

Monday, February 10, 2014

University Ambassadors have served this institution as a volunteer corps who possess the skills and training to serve as representatives of this esteemed university by helping to execute special university functions and events. Service as a University Ambassador is considered one of the highest honors... More >>

Busy Moms Group

Friday, January 24, 2014

The group will focus on everything that is important to busy moms, including stress management, relaxation, time management, wellness and parenting.

Relationship status doesn't matter. Student, staff, faculty are welcomed, and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP 24 hours in advance with Sandra... More >>

Free Yoga Classes Every Tuesday at Casa Bella

Thursday, January 23, 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 >>

Join us for free Tai-Chi courses every Thursday at Casa Bella!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Weekly classes will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Casa Bella. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome! Classes are held at the pool area or the gym (depending on the weather) with certified instructor Gabriel Sanchez. Please be punctual. See you there! The classes are hosted... More >>
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