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Summer Commencement

The Summer 2016 commencement ceremony will be held on Friday August 12 at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m. The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center is located adjacent to the UTPB Center for Energy and Economic Diversification (CEED), midway between Midland and Odessa along State Highway 191 and north of the Midland International Airport.

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UTPB’s first artificial playing surface

UT Permian Basin’s first artificial playing surface is a regulation-sized Field Turf synthetic football and soccer field. “The new field will be a benefit to all of our teams,” UTPB Athletics Director Steve Aicinena said. “I’m excited to be able to provide a field that will make participation in our programs safer.”

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UTPB Maintains AACSB Accreditation

The College of Business and Engineering has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International. AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB Accreditation has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs.

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UTPB Faculty Member Recognized

The University of Texas System Regents’ Teaching Award is one of the most prestigious and coveted faculty honors. Dr. Rachel Harlow is most deserving of this award,” said Dan Heimmermann, vice president and provost of UTPB. “Along with being a dynamic, caring, and effective instructor, she is an outstanding researcher and most generous university and community servant.”

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UTPB hires STAR’s geophysics researcher

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has received a $255,000 grant from the UT System STARs Program to hire a geophysicist, Sumit Verma. Verma will join the UTPB College of Arts & Sciences as an assistant professor of geology in August. He completed his PhD in geophysics on seismic data conditioning and reprocessing for quantitative interpretation of unconventional reservoirs.

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Art History Minor

At UTPB's Fall 2015 convocation, UT System Deputy Chancellor, Dr. David E. Daniel, mentioned that he regretted not having taken an Art History course. He went on to say that Art History was a discipline that would bring enjoyment throughout life. Get on the band-wagon and sign up for our new online Art History minor. You won't have any regrets!

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Student Orientation & Registration

Your success is our priority. Our Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) Program is designed to facilitate your academic and social transition to UTPB. We’ll teach you what it means to be a Falcon and make sure that you are actively engaged in your college experience. Remember, our dedicated team of staff and students are here to help you and your family. Feel free to call us at 432-552-2651 with any questions you have about SOAR.

Art Classroom with Clay Work Setting

Personal & Affordable Quality!

With an estimated enrollment of 6,200 students, the faculty know you by name and care about your success. Along with the UT System reputation and nationally accredited programs, UTPB offers state-of-the art facilities and that quality adds to your success while you are here and after you graduate. UTPB has the lowest tuition in Texas at the university level with opportunities for academic scholarship and financial aid.

UTPB Football team playing

Summer Camps

UTPB invites youth to participate in various camps throughout the summer.  Participants may hone their athletics skills, learn about careers or expand their artistic expression.  Summer Camps available are Art, Choir, Future Falcon Leaders in Teacher Education (FFLITE), Football, and Volleyball.