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Volunteers Needed

Friday, March 27, 2015

Volunteers are needed to assist with constructing a medicinal garden on campus on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. For more information or to volunteer call the Center for Civic Engagement at 882-4300. Register to volunteer at

Book Talk by UTB Government Professor Mark Kaswan

Friday, March 27, 2015

UTB Government Professor Mark Kaswan will talk about his book, Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement: The Radical Utilitarianism of William Thompson (2014, SUNY Press). The talk with cover the political nature of happiness -- the idea that different ways of understanding

Dr. Cristina Torres-Memorial

Friday, March 27, 2015

Memorial in honor of Dr. Cristina Torres in celebration of her life. 

Student Leadership Conference

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Office of Student Engagement would like to invite students to attend the Spring 2015 Student Leadership Conference - "Learn, Lead, Inspire". During the conference, students will be able to interact with other student leaders, participate in hands-on workshops, and listen to presentations

And Access for All - Translation and Access to Services, Media and Entertainment

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

As every Spring semester, the Translation and Interpreting Programs are hosting a colloquium with several speakers on a number of sub-specialties within the field. This year’s theme is Audiovisual Translation and Accessibility to Media and Services. “And Access for All - Translation and Access to Services,

The COMM-edy of Fools: Featuring Mario Superstar Salazar and Raymond Orta

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Must be at least 18 and show identification. ADA seating is available. All proceeds go to Good Neighbor Food Pantry, The Moody Clinic and Ozonam Center of Brownsville, Texas.
Separate prize drawing, $5 tickets available at the show or contact Israel Guajardo.


Be Aware: Light it up Blue!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Join the Biomedical Association, the Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of Student Engagement and Light it up Blue. Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day by wearing blue and participating in fun interactive activities. Get your face painted, take a blue selfie, participate in an obstacle course,

Autism Speaks: Light it up Blue

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Speak up about Autism at the UTB Light it up Blue event on April 2nd. Interested in sharing your experiences about a loved one or yourself? Come to our open mic session at the event.

Mark Twain Live featuring Dr. W. F. Strong

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The price of the ticket includes hors d'oeuvres. Beverages for sale.
Proceeds benefitting The Communication Council at The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Intensive English Grammar and Conversation Courses offered in May

Saturday, April 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 April 4 and ending May 4. For more information, please

5K Run/Walk: A Healthy Me is Alcohol Free

Saturday, April 04, 2015

University Recreation and Student Health Services will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 4. It is open to the entire community. Please register at the Casa Bella fitness center or call 956-882-7176 and ask for Kevin or Jennifer. You may also register online at

Charles "Chip" Dameron Book Signing

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Charles (Chip) Dameron, Professor Emeritus of English, has just published Waiting for an Etcher, his sixth collection of poems. From life along the South Texas border to travels abroad to the vitality of family bonds, Waiting for an Etcher provides a series of memorable images and insights. Here

Last Mathematics and Science Academy Informational Session for Fall 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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 current UTRGV students in an environment of close

University Library Presents “Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy”

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The University Library cordially invites you to come join us for the photographic exhibition entitled, “Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy”. This exhibit is comprised of photographs taken in the early 1970’s, when noted Texas historian Joe Frantz offered Bill Wittliff, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Professional Development Conference

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Professional Development Conference within the National Student Employment Week Celebration will present the "Professional Fashion Show" ( modeling runway/pasarela), and the recipients of the "Student Employee of the Year" and "Supervisor of the Year" award

UTRGV Athletic Drum Line Auditions

Monday, April 20, 2015

UTRGV Athletic Drum Line Auditions Brownsville Campus are April 20, April 27 and May 4 from 5–7 p.m. in the Music Building(TSC Campus).

The UTRGV Athletic Drum Line performs at events sponsored by Student Government and Student Life on and off campus. Events may include but

Campus Title IX Informational Seminars

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Presented by the Dean of Students, Student Health Services, and Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities:
Sexual Discrimination, Harassment and Misconduct
•Overview of Title IX Policy and Campus Procedures
•Information on Reporting Options
•Information on Campus and Community

Need to learn or improve your English?

Monday, June 08, 2015

The Language Institute is now registering for the Summer 2015 English courses. Open to all adults. Session runs from June 08 to Aug. 11. Courses are offered mornings, evenings and Saturday. For more information, call us at 956-882-4178.

Ongoing Announcements

How does Facebook affect you?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Last chance to participate in the study on the emotional impact of the social networking site. Participants are eligible to win a $5 Starbucks eGift card and enter in a raffle to win a $100 eGift Visa card. To participate, fill out the survey or... 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 >>

Chick-fil-A Combo Sales to Benefit Cancer Research and Treatment for Children

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gorgas Science Society will be selling $5 Chick-fil-A combos (sandwich, chips, and a drink) again this Wednesday and Friday at the Student Union Lawn, beginning at noon and ending until supplies last. All of this week's proceeds will benefit cancer research and treatment for children. For more information,... 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 >>

Time and Effort Certification (March 23, 2015- April 6, 2015)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Time & Effort certification, for both the Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 semesters, will open on March 23, 2015 and close April 6, 2015 . (Certifications for the Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 periods were delayed due to the upgrade implementation of the Effort Certification and Reporting Technology (ECRT)... More >>

Volunteers needed for Discover UTRGV Open House

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Planning is well underway for the first UTRGV Open House for prospective students and their families, and we are in need of volunteers to make this event a success.
March 21, 2015
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
UTRGV Brownsville Campus
March... More >>

Discover UTRGV

Saturday, March 21, 2015

You and your family are invited to discover UTRGV, an open house event designed for students who want to learn what it takes to become part of the UTRGV family.
Are you thinking about going to College? DISCOVER UTRGV will show you the ins and outs of college life and help guide you... More >>

2015 Lone Star Chess Open in Houston conquered

Saturday, March 21, 2015

It is hard to imagine a better result. UTB chess players just conquered the 2015 Lone Star Chess Open organized in Houston during the last weekend. In an open section GM Bartek Macieja (UTB Coach) shared for first with IM Joshua Ruiz (UTB Language Institute student) and Ruifeng Li, with 4.5 points in... 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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HIV/STDs and Substance Abuse Education Series

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Attend our education and prevention series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015; Tuesday, March 3, 2015; and Wednesday April 1, 2015 in Salon Cassia. Gift cards will be awarded to the first 10 attendees. ... 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 >>

Pre-health Scholarships

Monday, February 16, 2015

Every semester the Office of Health Professions Careers awards 10 scholarships to top pre-health students. Scholarship awards range from $400 to $800. Scholarships will be awarded for Spring and Summer semesters. Visit the Office of Health Professions Careers in the Life Health Science Building (LHSB)... More >>

Acceptance to Houston Medical School

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Office of Health Professions Careers has opened applications for the Houston Assured Admissions Program for Medical School. The Houston Assured Admission program provides students with early admission to the Houston Medical School. Students will have an opportunity to interview at UTHSC Medical School... More >>

2015 MCAT Preparation Scholarship

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Office of Health Professions Careers will be awarding two MCAT Preparation Scholarships from Kaplan Preparation and Princeton Review. Both of the MCAT preparation courses include the 2015 material. For more information stop by the Office of Health Professions Careers in LHSB 2.822 or visit our web... 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 >>

SGA Meetings

Friday, January 30, 2015

As the semester progresses, the SGA will be working hard to continue to represent the UTB students not only when it comes to UTB related affairs, but also with the exciting development of UTRGV. If you want to voice your opinions, join us every other Friday from 5-6 p.m. in Main 2.502. Remember,... 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 >>


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pregnancy, Infant and Child Loss Support Group Every other wednesday beginning Jan. 28, 2015... More >>

Library Instructional Workshops

Tuesday, January 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.

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 >>

Library Instructional Sessions

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Library Instructional Sessions
The University Library is hosting a series of instructional sessions throughout the Spring 2015 semester. The sessions are open to the entire academic community. All sessions are held at the University Library, Room 1.118.
Mondays... More >>

Research Protocols

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For any faculty, staff or students who plan to submit a research protocol for research involving: human subjects, animals, biological, chemical, radiation safety or rDna please note that submissions need to be turned in as soon as possible. We are expecting many submissions for the spring semester. Protocols... More >>

Life Improvement For Everyone

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Student Health Services will provide confidential peer support, cooking demonstrations, tips and best practices for exercising, healthy living, and nutritional eating. Open to students, staff and faculty from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 14 and 28, Feb. 11 and 25, March 11 and 25, April 8 and 22,... More >>

UTB Food Pantry

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Here to help end hunger on campus. Join our initiative by donating nonperishables or hygiene products any time. Click on the link for more details. ... 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 >>
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