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Encyclopedia > University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College

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Motto Disciplina praesidium civitatis (Latin: Education, the Guardian of Society)
Established 1991
Type State university & Community college Partnership
President Dr. Juliet V. García
Faculty 540
Undergraduates 9,753
Postgraduates 851
Location Brownsville, Texas, USA
Campus Urban, 380 acres (1.5 km²)
Endowment $101.5 million
Colors Burnt orange, navy blue and white
Mascot Scorpion
Website www.utb.edu

The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, frequently abbreviated UTB/TSC, is an educational institution located in Brownsville, Texas, on the land once occupied by Fort Brown. It is a member of the University of Texas System. The institution was formed from a partnership between Texas Southmost College and the University of Texas-Pan American at Brownsville. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a technical college, county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees to people like laertes. ... A partnership is a type of business entity in which partners share with each other the profits or losses of the business undertaking in which all have invested. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Brownsville is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. ... Official language(s) None See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... Superfamilies Pseudochactoidea Buthoidea Chaeriloidea Chactoidea Iuroidea Scorpionoidea See classification for families. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Brownsville is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. ... Official language(s) None See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Fort Brown from across the Resaca Fort Brown was a military post of the United States Army in Texas during the latter half of 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. ... Seal of the University of Texas System The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ...

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History

Texas Southmost College

Texas Southmost College, or TSC was established in 1926 under the name "The Junior College of the Lower Rio Grande Valley." It admitted its first class on September 21st of that same year. In 1931, its name was changed to "Brownsville Junior College." In 1950, the institution was given its current name. Texas Southmost College was established in 1926 under the name of The Junior College of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and admitted its first class on September twenty-first of that year. ...


University of Texas-Pan American at Brownsville

In 1973, Texas Southmost College formed a partnership with Edinburg-based Pan-American University, which is now known as The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA). The partnership allowed Pan-American University to establish a four year University in Brownsville by leasing land from TSC. The resulting independent instution was referred to as Pan American University at Brownsville. In 1989, Pan American University joined the University of Texas System, creating the University of Texas Pan-American at Brownsville (UTPA-B). Brownsville wanting a University that would be directly under the UT System called for UTPA-B to be an institution independent of UTPA. In 1991, this happened and the University of Texas Pan-American at Brownsville thus renamed itself The University of Texas at Brownsville. Edinburg is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. ... The University of Texas-Pan American, part of the University of Texas System, is located in the city of Edinburg. ... Seal of the University of Texas System The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ...

Alternate official logo of the university.
Alternate official logo of the university.

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University of Texas at Brownsville-Texas Southmost College

After UTB was created, a 99 year partnership was established between UTB and TSC allowing for students from TSC to seamlessly transition in to the four year University without having to apply a second time. This idea was and still is revolutionary because Universities have qualifications to meet before admittance (i.e.: SAT or ACT scores) where as usually only Community Colleges have open enrollment, in that they will allow anyone with a High School Diploma or a GED to attend. Detractors of the University's open enrollment policy claim that it allows unqualified students to receive Bachelor's degrees. Supporters claim that this policy allows for people who may have never received a Bachelor's Degree to otherwise to receive one. Nevertheless, despite open enrollment, many still cite the fact that the course curriculum is just as challenging as any other University of Texas division. Many individuals cite the high drop out rate at UTB--approximately 87% who begin undergraduate education fail to attain their Bachelor's degree (within 6 years)--as demonstrating that unqualified individuals are not receiving their bachelor's degree. The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ...


President

  • Dr. Juliet V. Garcia - 1992 - Present

Academic

College of Liberal Arts

College of Science, Mathematics, and Technology This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Behavioural sciences (or Behavioral science) is a term that encompasses all the disciplines that explores the behaviour and strategies within and between organisms in the natural world. ... Criminal justice refers to the system used by government to maintain social control, enforce laws, and administer justice. ... in 1930 was when the first traces of humans where discovered by cochroaches. ... A modern language is any human language that is used by societies in the world today. ... Allegory of Music on the Opéra Garnier Music is an art form that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ...

School of Business A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant. ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology is the science of life (from the Greek words bios = life and logos = word). ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Management information systems (MIS) are information systems, typically computer-based, that are used within an organization. ... Engineering is the design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Industrial Technology can be split up into careers for technicians and engineerss. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, known today as the father of geometry; shown here in a detail of The School of Athens by Raphael. ... Physics (from the Greek, (phúsis), nature and (phusiké), knowledge of nature) is the science concerned with the discovery and understanding of the fundamental laws which govern matter, energy, space, and time. ...

School of Education

  • School of Education

School of Health Sciences

Athletics

A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms, or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ...

Student Organizations

  • Accounting Society
  • Active Minds
  • Alpha Chi
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
  • American Criminal Justice Association
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Anime Viewing Club
  • Art Club
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Behavioral Sciences Collegiate Organization
  • Bilingual Student Leadership Association
  • Brownsville Unix Users Group (B.U.U.G.)
  • Campus Activities Board (C.A.B.)
  • Catholic Campus Ministry
  • Chess[1]
  • Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
  • Club Cultural Latinoamericano
  • College Assistance Migrant Program (C.A.M.P.)
  • College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Association
  • Collegian Press Club[2]
  • Comedy Club
  • Communication Council
  • Counseling and Guidance Student Association
  • Dance Productions
  • Disability Awareness Club
  • Facts on Alcohol Awareness (F.A.C.E.S.)
  • Film Productions Club
  • Girls Soccer Club
  • Gorgas Science Society
  • Grupo Folkorico Tizatlan de UTB/TSC
  • Gymnastics Club
  • Health Occupations Students of America (H.O.S.A.)
  • Higher Astral
  • I.G.N.I.T.E.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • International Students Organization
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Kinesiology Club
  • Mariachi Scorpion
  • Medical Academic Coalition (M.A.C.)
  • Medical Lab Technology Club
  • Namaste Yoga
  • Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Mu Chapter
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society)
  • Respiratory Therapy Club
  • Rotaract Club
  • S.T.E.M.S. Mentor Club
  • Scorpion Billiards Club
  • Scorpion Dance Club
  • Scorpion Flag Football Club
  • Scorpion Scholars
  • Scorpion Soccer Club
  • Scorpion Spirit Club
  • Scorpion Tennis Club
  • Scorpiontation Leader Association
  • ShadowFox Productions
  • Sisters for Cultural Awareness
  • Spanish Cultural & Literary Club "Voces y Letras del Rio Bravo"
  • Sports Officials
  • Sting Extreme (Outdoors & Recreation Team)
  • Sting Radio Club
  • Students for Peace and Change
  • Students Towards Excellence in Medicine(S.T.E.M.)
  • South Texas Pre-Law Society
  • Taekwondo Club
  • Texas Music Educators Association (T.M.E.A.)
  • Toastmasters Club
  • Upward Bound Math and Science (U.B.M.S.)
  • Veteran's Club
  • Villa Publius (Ethical Club)
  • VOX - Voices for Planned Parenthood

Chess is an abstract strategy board game for two players that is played both recreationally and competitively. ... Phi Theta Kappa, also ΦΘΚ or sometimes PTK (see usage note), is the international honor society of two-year and non-traditional four-year colleges, particularly community colleges, junior colleges and accelerated or on-line degree programs offered by four-year colleges. ... Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honor Society with 621 chapters on campuses across the United States. ... Taekwondo (also spelled tae kwon do or taekwon-do) is a martial art originating in Korea. ...

Greek Life

nickname: Kappa Sig Founded December 10, 1869 International Headquarters Charlottesville, VA Official Colors Scarlet, White, and Emerald green Official Flower Lily of the valley Official Jewel Pearl Official Badge Official Crest ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with at least 300 chapters and colonies in North America. ... Sigma Lambda Beta (ΣΛΒ) International Fraternity,(also known as Lambda-Betas or Betas) is the largest historically Latino oriented Greek letter intercollegiate fraternity founded on April 4, 1986 at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. ...

References

  • Chilton, Carl Jr. (2001) "The First 70 Years: A History of Higher Education in Brownsville"

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