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Staff Announcements

 
Current Announcements

Tuition Assistance for UTB Faculty and Staff

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Office of Human Resources will be accepting Tuition Assistance Applications for UTB Faculty and Staff for Summer Session I 2015. Forms will be accepted by e-mail (hr@utb.edu), walk-in (451 E. Alton Gloor) or readable fax (956-882-7476). No applications will be

Vote Early at UTB

Monday, April 27, 2015

Early voting is being held at the Student Union La Sala! Voting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, April 27-May 5, 2015. During early voting you can vote at any polling site in your county. To vote, registered voters must have a valid Texas ID. For more information, on where

Library Instruction Workshops

Monday, April 27, 2015

Are you having difficulty getting started with your research? Visit your University Library for hands-on workshops which are designed specifically to help you succeed in obtaining the scholarly resources to ace your research paper and other class assignments. No need to sign up in advance, the workshops

"Kairos" Senior Show II

Monday, April 27, 2015

Senior Show II, Kairos, opens Monday, April 27 at 6 p.m. The exhibition will feature the work of Rebeca Arguelles, Alejandra Avalos, and Ana Valdez. Kairos will close on Friday, May 1 at 4 p.m.

Denim Day--In Your Own Backyard

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

You are cordially invited to make a social statement by wearing denim in support of sexual assault survivors and to raise awareness about sexual assault misconceptions. This event will pay tribute to the millions of sexual assault victims and survivors who have summoned the strength to rebuild their

Nerd Nite Brownsville April 29

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Join us for Nerd Nite Brownsville at the Half Moon Saloon in downtown Brownsville on Wednesday, April 29. Trivia will start at 7 p.m. and nerd talks will start at 8 p.m., followed by live music. Admission is free. Drink specials for guests 21 and over.

Chick-fil-A Lunch Sales (Every Wednesday and Friday)

Friday, May 01, 2015

Gorgas Science Society will be having $5 Chick-fil-A combo sales (sandwich, chips, and a drink) every Wednesday and Friday of April, beginning at noon at the Student Union Lawn. You may pay with credit or debit. There will be no sale on April 22.

National Nurse's Week Event

Friday, May 01, 2015

The College of Nursing would like to invite you to celebrate National Nurse’s Week on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Life and Health Science Building Room 1.604 from 2–5 p.m.. We will honor our faculty nurses, recognize our student nurses, and tour the on-site simulation lab. We hope to see you there!

Casa Bella Residential Life will be hosting a yard sale May 1 and 2

Friday, May 01, 2015

Student Housing at Casa Bella Residential Life will be hosting a yard sale May 1 and 2. This will be open to students and our community! Come see what we have for sale! The event will take place: May 1 5:30-8 p.m. and May 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Student organizations are invited

RGV Coalition for Mexican American Studies in the High Schools Summit

Saturday, May 02, 2015

RGV Coalition for Mexican American Studies in the High Schools Summit & Continuing Education Workshop Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:00 am – 4:00 pm University Center at TSTC 1902 North Loop 499, Harlingen, TX The Rio Grande Valley Coalition for Mexican Studies will host a summit and continuing education

Intensive English Grammar and Conversation Courses offered in May

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Language Institute will be offering two intensive courses during the month of May: Basic Intensive Grammar and Intensive Conversation. These courses will be offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon beginning May 04 and ending May 22. For more information,

UTRGV Boot Reveal

Monday, May 04, 2015

Please join us and be a part of the historic moment...
The UTRGV Boot Reveal!
The boot will installed at the corner of Ohio Ave and Fourth Street - in front of the Historic City Hall.
(The Development Corporation of Mercedes has a branding initiative and features boots representing

Small Business E-Commerce Development

Monday, May 04, 2015

Need a business webpage? App? Social media marketing? Extend your business reach by creating and managing a website, develop an e-commerce enterprise, social media marketing and mobile application.

Prepare for the GRE

Monday, May 11, 2015

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, May 11-14 with a $150 tuition fee. 

Science Cafe Monday, May 11

Monday, May 11, 2015

The May Brownsville Science Cafe will be Monday, May 11 at El Hueso de Fraile in downtown Brownsville at 7:30 p.m. 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

Need help preparing for the ACT?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Language Institute offers a preparation course that covers all the areas of the ACT exam. Students meet from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks with a different subject being covered each week. The course is scheduled to end the same week of each of the national ACT
Ongoing Announcements

Early Voting begins next week

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Early voting in the general election begins next week. The UTB campus will host an early voting site in the Student Union La Sala from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 27 - May 5. During early voting, you may vote at any polling site within your county. Vote early at UTB!... More >>

Rock the VOTE

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Join Project 100% and "Rock the Vote" while meeting the candidates on the ballot for city commission. Music on the Student Union Lawn at 5 p.m. Candidate Forum for At-Large Commission Candidates 6 p.m. Open Mic, Music, and Food on the Student Union Lawn 7 p.m.... More >>

Microsoft Lync is Now Skype for Business

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Microsoft Lync is Now Skype for Business.  You may have noticed that Lync has been rebranded as Skype. Please be assured that the functionality remains the same.
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University Library Final Exam Hours of Operation

Monday, April 20, 2015

The University Library extends its hours of operation a week before and during final exams to provide a safe and comfortable research and study environment free of disruption for its students, staff and faculty. Please visit us at www.utb.edu/library The schedule... More >>

Fall 2015 UTRGV Registration opens today

Monday, April 20, 2015

1. Meet with your academic advisor to review your degree plan.
2. Activate your UTRGV account. (Emails were sent out)
3. Go to http://my.utrgv.edu/ and register.

Registration begins for each classification on the following days:

April 20... More >>

Math & Science Academy Application Deadline

Monday, April 20, 2015

The deadline to apply to MSA for FAll 2015 is May 9. Do you know someone who wants to be a part of our award-winning high school program for students gifted in math and science? At the MSA, students take classes from university faculty with current UTRGV students in an environment of close supervision... More >>

Instructor Evaluations, April 13 to May 3

Monday, April 13, 2015

Evaluate Your Professors! End of course evaluations will be available starting on Monday, April 15, 2015 and continue until Sunday, May 3. Course evaluations allow students to confidentially rate their UTB learning experience, encouraging feedback about their courses and instructors. Students can access... More >>

Humans of UTB

Monday, April 06, 2015

Currently seeking volunteer photographers for Humans of UTB.
Inspired by Humans of New York, we felt compelled to share our unique culture and experiences on the UT Brownsville campus.
Be a part of it!... More >>

Need a little extra help with your classes?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Need some help preparing for final exams? Looking for a space to study in comfort? Please come by our Foreign Languages and Social Sciences Learning Center in Student Union 2.16 and get the help you need or relax in our new student lounge. Same great service! Amazing new space!... More >>

IMA Student chapter at UTB Clothing Drive

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

It's time for spring cleaning!  The IMA Student Chapter at UTB invites all students, faculty and staff to participate in our first Clothing Drive.  All items will be donated to the Good Neighbor Settlement House Thrift Shop.
 
Acceptable... More >>

Schlitterbahn SPI tickets available

Thursday, March 26, 2015

On sale now (until 5/15/15):
Adult Season Pass - $113
Child Season Pass - $83
Purchase season passes at the UTB Accounting & Finance Cashier Windows at Main.... More >>

UTRGV Account for Applicants

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Account activation emails are on the way to UTRGV applicants. Current UTB and UTPA students will receive activation emails in April.

Due to the number of applicants, emails will be sent over the rest of this week.... More >>

Financial Aid Summer Request Form is now available on UTB Online

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Summer 2015 Request Form for Financial Aid is available via UTB Online. Grant funding is available on a first come, first serve basis. 
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Prepme4UTRGV Lab changes

Monday, March 09, 2015

The PrepMe4UTRGV lab hours and location have changed! Starting this week based on the increase of staff demand we will continue to provide services to staff by appointment only every Tuesday and Friday 1-5 p.m. at Cortez 129   Please call Jaime Villanueva at 956-882-5711 or email him at More >>

Become a Student Organization Advisor!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Office of Student Engagement is currently looking for faculty and staff members who are interested in being a student organization advisor. We currently have some organizations that are pending an advisor. If you are interested please contact Vanessa Sandoval at 956-882-5033 or via email at vanessa.sandoval50@utb.edu... More >>

Health and Wellness Series

Monday, February 16, 2015

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 four free sessions from noon to 1 p.m. in Salon Cassia in the following days: Feb.... More >>

Ocelot Chess Club Tournaments - Spring 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

For about a decade the UTB Chess Program has been one of the strongest in the whole country. We are the current Texas champions. You may see our best players during training tournaments every Saturday at Salon Gardenia / Student Union. The tournaments begin at 10 a.m. Moreover all the UTB faculty, staff,... More >>

SMART Recovery

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Discover the power of choice with the alternative recovery meeting. We are a self-empowering, abstinence based, support group (not a 12-step program).... More >>

Overeaters Anonymous

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Free and open to all UTB students, faculty and staff Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Cortez Hall, Room 220... More >>

Free Tabata classes at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Monday, January 26, 2015

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to join a workout that will help increase strength, flexibility, and gain muscle while improving mental and physical well-being from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.... More >>

Free yoga classes at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday

Monday, January 26, 2015

Put your mind and body at ease from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Students, staff and faculty are welcome.... More >>

Free Zumba classes at 5:30 p.m. Mondays

Monday, January 26, 2015

Stay in shape while having fun from 5:30-6:30p.m. every Monday at the Garza Gym. Students, faculty and staff welcome. ... More >>

Chillout Sessions

Monday, January 26, 2015

Relaxation Group meeting in Cortez 220 every other Monday beginning Jan. 26, 2015 Take some time for yourself. Learn effective ways to relax your mind and body.... More >>

Busy Moms

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bring your lunch and join us every Friday from 12-1 p.m. starting Jan. 23, 2015 to May 1, 2015 in Cortez 220. Students, staff and faculty are welcome.... More >>
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