Friday, October 30, 2015

South Texas Integrated Team Collaborative for Health (STITCH) Symposium, December 4, 2015

You are invited to attend the South Texas Integrated Team Collaborative for Health (STITCH) Symposium
UTRGV School of Medicine

Interprofessional Education & Practice
in the Rio Grande Valley:

Kenneth Shine, MD
Kenneth Shine, MD
Former Executive Vice
Chancellor for Health Affairs,
The University of Texas System
Eron Manusov, MD
Eron Manusov, MD
Chair of Family and
Preventative Medicine,
UTRGV Co-Investigator,
Deepu V. George, Ph.D.
Deepu V. George, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor for Family and Preventive Medicine, UTRGV Principal Investigator,
Si Texas Grant

Rebecca E. Stocker, LCSW
Rebecca E. Stocker, LCSW
Executive Director,
Hope Clinic
Holly Borel, MBA
Holly Borel, MBA
Associate CEO,
Chief Operating Officer
Tropical Texas Behavioral Health
Eddie Olivarez
Eddie Olivarez
Chief Administrative Officer,
Hidalgo County Health Department

Kenneth Shine, MD

Keynote Speaker

Expert Panel:  Interprofessional Models that Work!

December 4, 2015
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

1407 E. Freddy Gonzalez | Edinburg, Texas

Register Today

You are invited to submit a poster for
the inaugural STITCH IPE Symposium.
Click below for more information.

Poster Details

This symposium was made possible through
the generous support of the United Health Foundation Grant,
VIDAS: Colonia Integrated Care Program
Due to limited seating, advanced registration is recommended.
For additional information, email
or call (956) 665-6401.

One Community. One Mission. One Solution.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Campus Carry Town Hall Meeting: Edinburg & Brownsville

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites you to a
Campus Carry Town Hall Meeting

9:00 - 10:00 am Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
Edinburg Campus – Student Union Theatre, #1.102. 

12:00 - 1:00 pm Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
Brownsville Campus – Student Union, El Gran Salon. 

9:30 - 10:30 am Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
Brownsville Campus – Student Union, El Gran Salon.

12:00 - 1:00 pm Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
Edinburg Campus – Student Union Theatre, #1.102. 

The forum will gather ideas, suggestions and feedback from UTRGV students, faculty and staff regarding the implementation of Senate Bill 11.
The legislation requires public universities and colleges to allow concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons beginning in August 2016 and allows institutions to establish reasonable rules regarding campus areas excluded
from the requirement.
Read the legislation 
here (PDF).

For more information, please visit   

You may also provide input on SB 11 at

Midnight Madness, Basketball Season Kick Off: Friday, Oct 23

Midnight Madness 6:00 pm •  Edinburg: Parking Lot F (see map)

Join the annual school spirited event this Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. for music, entertainment, contests, and cool prizes. 

You can look forward to a student organization dance off, the premiere of your UTRGV men’s and women’s basketball teams, a glow stick rally and more! 

Be one of the lucky members in attendance for your chance to win prizes such UTRGV gear, free Blue Wave car washes for a year, an Apple TV, and Spurs basketball tickets. 

Upload your photos to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #UTRGVMadness to see yourself on the video board during Midnight Madness. 

Doors open at 8:30 pm. We'll see you Friday at the UTRGV Fieldhouse

Tailgate and burning of the school letters will be at 6 pm.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Archer Center Graduate Program in Public Policy Information Session.

Graduate Program in Public Policy Information Sessions
Archer Center Program Manager: Steve Alvarez

Edinburg Campus
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Information Sessions: 10-11:00 am
Location: STUN 2.406, Sage Room

Brownsville Campus
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Information Session: 2-3:00 pm
Location: SUNI 2.20
Deadline: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Applications available online at: Should you have any questions, please call (956) 665-3386 for information. 

Summer 2015 Graduate Program in Public Policy Fellows

Lora Martinez | UT Pan American
Lora Martinez is a graduate student at The University of Texas – Pan American (UTPA) pursuing a Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management. She has a Nonprofit minor from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.  Lora has interned at several youth development nonprofit organizations in San Antonio, Dallas, and in her hometown of Edinburg, Texas and is currently working as a Graduate Assistant for the UTPA Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), an Army leadership training program for university students. Her interest in youth development stems from her background growing up with foster children and hopes to one day contribute to aiding youth in need. Before graduate school, Lora traveled extensively in South East Asia where she taught English for a year at a rural elementary school in South Korea.

Alessandra Rios | UT Pan American
Alessandra Rios is pursuing a Master's in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance at The University of Texas-Pan American. She is from Lima, Peru and received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from The University of Texas-Pan American (2013) Summa Cum Laude in Finance and Economics. As an undergraduate, Alessandra was active in different student organizations and helped organize the Border Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Symposium and The Finance Insurance Real Estate (FIRE) Symposium. She received the Dean’s Scholars Award consecutively from 2011 to 2013 and the VIP Economics Award in 2013 for her work and leadership. She was also named to the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She also works as a Graduate Assistant for the Dean of the Economics and Finance Department. Alessandra is interested in finding solutions for the banking industry preventing fraudulent activities and reducing the illegal outflow and inflow of money around the world.

Dr. Temple Grandin to speak at UTRGV

UTRGV - Temple Grandin Ph.D.

"I am
different …
Not less."
– Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. A best-selling author, Dr. Grandin, who was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine in 2010, is coming to Edinburg, Texas to shine a light on the world of autism and the welfare of livestock animals.
Dr. Grandin, who presently works as a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and speaks around the world on both autism and cattle handling, will be on the UT Rio Grande Valley Campus in Edinburg for a two-day special event.
Hear from and get inspired by Dr. Grandin, an accomplished inventor, author, speaker and animal welfare expert, whose life was featured in a full-length HBO film – “Temple Grandin” – starring Claire Danes. She has written numerous best-selling books on autism including “The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s.”
Discover how Dr. Grandin is inspiring millions with her story and how her work is transforming the livestock industry.

Monday, October 26, 2015
9:30 a.m.
My Experiences with Autism
(Performing Arts Complex)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
10 a.m.
Understanding Cattle Behavior
(Performing Arts Complex)
Tickets will be available for pick up at the
Human Development & School Services Office
EDUC 1.272 at the UTRGV Campus in Edinburg.
For more information, call
(956) 665-3466 or (859) 536-9857

Tickets are free to the public and can be picked up at the Human Development & School Services Office EDUC 1.272 Edinburg Campus, or you can email to reserve tickets.

UTRGV - Temple Grandin Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Attention Graphic Designers in the RGV: UTRGV 2015 President's Holiday Card Contest

The Office of the President is seeking your help in designing the first official 2015 winter holiday card for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Contestants are encouraged to submit general illustrations or campus photographs that are distinctive and/or iconic to the Rio Grande Valley region.
The contest will determine artwork only; words or messages are not to be included in final submissions.


  • 1st place $1,000 UTRGV scholarship
  • 2nd place $500 UTRGV scholarship
  • 3rd place $500 UTRGV scholarship

Who May Enter

Any UTRGV student in good academic and judicial standing may submit artwork (limited to one entry per person), along with the official entry form. Submissions without the entry form will not be considered.

How to Enter

Entries will be accepted until Friday, November 6.
Artwork must be submitted electronically and include an official entry form.
Submissions may be sent to or via the UTRGV OneDrive via A CD or USB drive may also be delivered to one of the following Office of the President locations:
One West University Blvd.
BRHP 2.212
Brownsville, Texas 78520
1201 W. University Dr.
SSBL 6.105
Edinburg, Texas 78539
2102 Treasure Hills Blvd.
Suite 3.100
Harlingen, Texas 78550

Design Specifications

  • Finished size: 7" x 5" with a .25” bleed.  Safety zone 6.75”x 4.75”.
  • Landscape or portrait orientation.
  • All artwork must be CMYK at 300 dpi.
  • Accepted formats: PDF, EPS, AI, TIF, JPEG (full quality, uncompressed only). If sending AI or EPS files, please convert all text to outlines.
  • Please submit artwork on USB, CD, at or via the UTRGV OneDrive at
  • Digital artwork that does not meet the resolution and quality requirements will not be considered.

Reproduction Rights

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will retain all reproduction rights to submitted artwork with credit given to the artist. UTRGV agrees not to sell any of the artwork or any reproduction of the artwork.
Artists warrant that they are the sole proprietor of the artwork and agree to assign all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the artwork to UTRGV. Entries must be original concept and constitute an original work and must not infringe on the protected rights of other artists or violate any applicable copyright laws.


All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges selected by the Office of the President. Artwork will be judged on creativity and artistic merit.
The winner will be notified by email or phone.


The deadline for the contest is Friday, November 6, 2015.
For more information about the contest, call UTRGV University Marketing and Communications Office at (956) 665-2741 or email

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Live Twitter Conversation with Soledad O’Brien

Join in on a Twitter Conversation between award-winning Journalist and former CNN Anchor, Soledad O’Brien and UTRGV Vice President of Governmental & Community Relations, Veronica Gonzales.

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Live Twitter Conversation
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Follow, Tweet & Re-Tweet

Have a Live Conversation with Soledad O’Brien! 

Don’t forget to attend her “I Am Latino In America” Tour on Monday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 PM at the Performing Arts Center

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