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The University of Texas Permian Basin

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Motto Disciplina praesidium civitatis (Latin: Education, the Guardian of Society)
Established 1973
Type state university
President David Watts
Staff 140
Students 3,480
Location Odessa, Texas, USA
Colors Burnt orange and white[1]
           
Mascot Falcon
Website www.utpb.edu
Logo is a trademark of The University of Texas Permian Basin

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (commonly called UT Permian Basin or simply UTPB) is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. Its fall 2006 enrollment was 3,480. 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. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... 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. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... 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. ... David Leonard Watts (born 26 August 1951, St Helens, Merseyside) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Nickname: City of Contrasts Location Location within the state of Texas Government County Ector County Mayor leader_name = Larry Melton {{{leader_name}}} Geographical characteristics Area     City 95. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Nickname: City of Contrasts Location Location within the state of Texas Government County Ector County Mayor leader_name = Larry Melton {{{leader_name}}} Geographical characteristics Area     City 95. ... The Texas Legislature is the central lawmaking body of the U.S. state of Texas. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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Beginnings

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin began in 1973 as a university that offered only junior, senior, and graduate level programs. There were 1,011 students when the school opened. The school allowed students to help with the interviews of prospective faculty. Student recommendations were considered when additional faculty were hired. The Permian Basin is a basin in the western part of the U.S. state of Texas, from just south of Lubbock to just south of Midland & Odessa, and it extends Westward into the Southeastern part of New Mexico. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


Amusingly, a rivalry with Odessa College (OC) got underway from the very beginning when OC students taunted the UTPB students that they were too old to ever produce a streaker. A student finally agreed, and with only his head covered, streaked across the campus. The Director of Admissions not only witnessed the feat, but contributed to the bail when the poor student was arrested. Odessa College is a public two-year college based in Odessa, Texas serving the people of Ector County and the Permian Basin. ... A participant of the Bay to Breakers. ...


Changes since 1991

UTPB was an upper level and graduate university until the Texas Legislature passed a bill in spring 1991 to allow the univerisity to accept freshmen and sophomores. The first freshmen, called the "Pioneer Freshmen," began attending UTPB in the fall semester of 1991, and students were first designated as sophomores the following fall. Odessan Chris Horton was the first member of the "Pioneer Freshmen" to graduate from UTPB, completing his bachelors degree in political science in May 1994. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


In the years after freshmen and sophomores were added, UTPB has upgraded its campus extensively. In 2000, the J. Conrad Dunagan Library and Lecture Center was completed, featuring a twenty-station multimedia lab and classroom. In addition, UTPB has added a visual arts studio, and has installed a Stonehenge replica. Several apartment-style building have also been added to provide housing for university students. While upgrading the campus, UTPB has also added an intercollegiate sports program. After competing in the Red River Athletic Conference of the NAIA since the fall of 1995, UTPB's sports teams debuted as members of the Heartland Conference of NCAA Division II in the fall of 2006. These and other changes have helped to attract local students who may have opted for junior colleges or other universities. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other meanings of Stonehenge, see: Stonehenge (disambiguation) Stonehenge is a henge, a Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument located near Amesbury in the English county of Wiltshire, about 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. ... The Red River Athletic Conference is an affiliate of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... NAIA is an acronym (or an initialism) that can refer to the following: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Heartland Conference is an NCAA Division II college athletic conference founded in 1999. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Another significant addition to the University has been the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute. The Institute provides seminars, training and research on public leadership all over Texas, and offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership Studies. The Institute is also well-regarded for its Distinguished Lecture Series, which has brought a variety of internationally recognized individuals, such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Robert McNamara, Ralph Nader, and William F. Buckley, Jr., to discuss salient political and social topics. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Russian: ), surname more accurately romanized as Gorbachyov; born March 2, 1931) is a Russian politician. ... Robert Strange McNamara (born June 9, 1916) was an American business executive and a former United States Secretary of Defense. ... Ralph Nader Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934), is an American attorney and political activist. ... William F. Buckley, Jr. ...


Trivia

  • According to MSNBC.com, UTPB accepts 95% of all applicants.
  • In January 2006, UTPB's School of Business was awarded accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). AACSB is generally regarded as the premier accreditation agency for the world's business schools. According to the University, only 30 percent of business schools in the United States, and 15 percent of world business schools, have received AACSB accreditation.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - is the USA based body which awards accreditation following a review of the quality of degree programs delivered by business schools. ...

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University of Texas of the Permian Basin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (285 words)
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (commonly called UT Permian Basin) is located in Odessa, Texas.
It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973.
A rivalry with Odessa College got underway from the very beginning when Odessa students taunted the UT Permian Basin students that they were too old (being all juniors and seniors) to ever produce a streaker.
Permian Basin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (361 words)
The Permian Basin is a basin in the western part of the U.S. state of Texas, from just south of Lubbock to just south of Midland and Odessa, and it extends Westward into the Southeastern part of New Mexico.
The Permian Basin is also a large oil and natural gas field located in the Mid-Continent Oil Producing Areaformat this article to print.
The entire Permian Basin during 1966 produced a total of 607 million barrels of oil and 2.3 trillion cubic feet of gas for a total of $2 billion.
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