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UTRGV Documentary Earns Telly Award

"And Then the Soldiers Were Gone" Telly Award-winning crew

UTRGV’s Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools has won a Bronze Telly Award for its documentary “And Then the Soldiers Were Gone.” The winning documentary focuses on the history of Fort Ringgold, the former military base in Rio Grande City turned school, through stories from the residents. Nick Taylor made the submission to the Telly Awards. He was in shock upon receiving the email that the film had won a Telly, he said. “This documentary…

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UTRGV Summer Camps Expand to Brownsville, SPI

UTRGV summer camps

Summer is in full swing and camps are the way to go for many students. This summer, UTRGV has added summer camps and programs in Brownsville and South Padre Island. Topics range from marine science to teaching to chess. Upcoming camps taking place throughout June and July include: Marine Science Summer Day, South Padre Island – The School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences offers two summer camps in June and…

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Executive Program Benefits Nonprofits

UTRGV Executive Education program instructors Zoila Zambrano and Elaine Hernandez (Courtesy)

Nonprofit organizations typically form to address an area of need in the community. Leaders of those nonprofits are usually well-versed in the field they serve, but often not equipped with the knowledge and skills required to succeed on the business side of helping people. Nonprofit leadership is the topic of the first in a series of executive education course offerings from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. “We want…

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Edinburg Public Affairs Luncheon

Guy Bailey

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce will host a Public Affairs Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Guy Bailey. The UTRGV president will present a “State of the University Address.” Under Bailey’s leadership, UTRGV has had success in multiple areas. Student retention, research expenditures and philanthropic gifts to the institution have increased dramatically. In 2018, UTRGV was ranked the fourth-best university in Texas behind UT Austin, Rice and Texas A&M. Overall, UTRGV awards…

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UTRGV Hosts STEM Symposium For Latinas

NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING Latinas in STEM Academic Careers

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will host the NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING Latinas in STEM Academic Careers on May 16-17 at The Pearl South Padre Resort. The event will address best practices and lessons to enhance successful STEM careers, This is the first part of a two-part series on Latinas in STEM academic careers. The series addresses how work-life issues, policies/practices, mentoring and climate affect their pathways/pipelines, recruitment, retention and…

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Boots to Business Reboot

The U.S. Small Business Administration hosts its Boots to Business Reboot May 10 in celebration of Military Appreciation Month. From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., veterans may receive an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Active Duty service members, as well as spouses, may also participate. The two-step training program provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation. Participants also receive an outline and knowledge…

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UTRGV Launching Executive Education Programs

UTRGV Executive Education program instructors Zoila Zambrano and Elaine Hernandez (Courtesy)

UTRGV, through its new Office of Professional Education & Workforce Development, will launch several executive education programs in the coming months. Given the complexity of leading an organization in today’s fast-changing world, providing both knowledge and guidance for top-level decision makers is becoming increasingly important. The design of the new UTRGV’s programs keep in mind today’s executives. The first program is the hybrid course, Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. It…

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UTRGV Offers New Online Graduate Certificate

UTRGV graduate certificate

The Graduate College at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will offer a new graduate certificate in the fall, preparing students for careers in international sustainability management. An offering of the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship, the certificate is open to all majors who have a bachelor’s degree. It will consist of four graduate business classes totaling 12 credit hours. “Sustainability has now become key for all modern enterprises and it involves…

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Edinburg Chamber Names Marketing Director

DeAnna Daniel Garza

DeAnna Daniel Garza is now the director of marketing and special events for the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. She will work closely with the Executive Director Ronnie Larralde, for all of the chamber’s events. She will aid in member outreach, retention and developing different avenues to increase business development. “We are excited to have DeAnna come on board. She is a dedicated and driven individual and will be a great…

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Valley Economic Forecast Good

Salvador Contreras, director of UTRGV’s Center for Border Economic Studies, summarizes his findings in a 2019 economic forecast for the Rio Grande Valley. (VBR)

Deep South Texas is expected to see economic growth again this year, although the increases in activity may be a little smaller than the numbers for 2018, according to an economic forecast compiled by Salvador Contreras, director of the Center for Border Economic Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. “Texas had a strong 2018,” Contreras said. “This year may not be as strong but we will have…

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