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UT Permian Basin Blogs

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Diversify Your Talent Pipeline

Jul 11, 2023 | Why UTPB

Leo recently graduated with his Bachelor degree in Business Management and is partnering with Sewell for 1 year under the Optional Training Program to gain industry experience in his field of study.

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How Stackable Certificates Add Value to Your Degree

Oct 20, 2022 | Why UTPB

An examination of how stackable certificates can add value to your degree, with an additional focus on The University of Texas Permian Basin’s certificate programs.

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Military Funding Options for Higher Education

Mar 28, 2022 | Why UTPB

We discuss education funding options available to military veterans, with emphasis on the Hazlewood Act’s benefits for Texas vets.

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Is Electrical Engineering a good major?

Oct 14, 2021 | General

Electricity has become a basic need in our world—we’re surrounded by it. There is no technology without it. If you enjoy tinkering with circuits or figuring out how something is powered, you may want to study electrical engineering.

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Is Chemical Engineering a good major?

Oct 4, 2021 | General

Imagine applying chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that impact millions of people. Make your you mark with the chemical engineering program at UT Permian Basin.

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Have You Met: Timothy Feerst

Sep 30, 2021 | General

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UT Permian Basin in Your Town

Sep 20, 2021 | Why UTPB

UT Permian Basin Admissions Counselors are coming to a town near you!

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UT Permian Basin has a New Welcome Center

Aug 31, 2021 | Why UTPB

The new and improved Welcome Center opened in Fall 2021

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5 Tips for Studying for Finals

Nov 18, 2020 | General

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5 Reasons Why Visiting a College Campus is Important

Nov 17, 2020 | General

We narrowed down the top 5 reasons why a prospective student should make plans for a campus visit

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Have You Met: Michael Chavez

Nov 13, 2020 | Have You Met..?

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Have You Met: Ryan Peckham

Oct 28, 2020 | General

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Alumni Blog: FAN President

Oct 19, 2020 | General

Cassandra Wilcox reflects on her time spent at UTPB and why it's important for alumni to give back

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Have you Met: Dr. Zachary Suarez

Oct 12, 2020 | General

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Hispanic Heritage Month: My Culture, My Perspective

Oct 6, 2020 | Faculty and Staff

UTPB Staff member reflects on her culture and looks forward to campus celebrations

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Have You Met: Richard Ortiz

Oct 5, 2020 | Have You Met..?

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Have you met: Dr. Raj Dakshinamurthy

Aug 3, 2020 | Have You Met..?

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Have You Met: Dr. Scott Lapinski

Jun 22, 2020 | General

He's the new Director of Financial Aid

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7 growing West Texas industries and the degrees you need to land a fulfilling job

Jun 16, 2020 | Why UTPB

You CAN advance your career in the Permian Basin, find out how:

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7 growing West Texas industries – and the degrees you need to land a fulfilling job

Jun 16, 2020 | General

You CAN advance your career in the Permian Basin: Find out how

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New Emergency Grant Program: CARES Act Funding

May 12, 2020 | General

Award amounts may vary, and the maximum award is $750 per student, pending fund availability

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UTPB Provides Housing to Medical Heroes

Apr 15, 2020 | General

During this crisis it remains a top priority for UT Permian Basin to help the West Texas community and giveback to those who are serving others.

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UTPB College of Nursing Students Step-Up to Fight COVID-19

Apr 9, 2020 | General

The College of Nursing has teamed up with Ector County to try to stop the spread of Coronavirus in our community.

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UTPB Engineers Design Life-Saving Medical Equipment for COVID-19

Apr 6, 2020 | General

UTPB Engineers along with Texas Tech University Health Science Center faculty have designed prototypes for two important medical devices: face shields and splitters used for ventilators.

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Falcon Giving Day

Apr 3, 2020 | General

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UT Permian Basin's Response to Coronavirus

Mar 10, 2020 | General

There are currently no UTPB faculty, staff, or students who have reported symptoms or a diagnosis of coronavirus disease

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3rd Annual Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference

Feb 17, 2020 | General

The 2020 Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference will take place February 18- 21 at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena

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UT Permian Basin and STEM Academy Extend Weather Closure

Feb 5, 2020 | General

The University will be closed on Thursday, February 6

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UT Permian Basin and STEM Academy Closed Due to Weather

Feb 4, 2020 | General

UT Permian Basin and UTPB STEM Academy will also be closed all day on Wednesday, February 5.

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College of Engineering Hosts Robotics Competition

Jan 31, 2020 | General

Come experience the 2020 FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Robotics Championship

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5th Annual African American Read-In

Jan 30, 2020 | General

This year UT Permian Basin will be paying tribute to Frederick Douglass, 19th century slave turned educated abolitionist

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West Texas Strong: Moving Forward with Resilience

Jan 28, 2020 | General

UT Permian Basin plans to help students, faculty, and staff learn about trauma, its effects on our health, and how to spot the signs of a trauma-response

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UT Permian Basin Partners with UTHealth to expand MBA Opportunities

Jan 13, 2020 | General

Together, the two UT System Universities will offer students the opportunity to simultaneously earn a Graduate Certificate in Public Health while also earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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UT Permian Basin Holiday Break

Dec 18, 2019 | General

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More than 530 UT Permian Basin students set to Graduate

Dec 12, 2019 | General

UT Permian Basin President, Dr. Sandra Woodley said she looks forward to seeing everything these graduates will accomplish in the years to come.

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UT Permian Basin Master's in Bilingual Education Nationally Recognized

Dec 3, 2019 | General

Recently, UT Permian Basin was ranked in the top 50 Master’s in English Language Learning Degrees by

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UT Permian Basin Closing for Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 26, 2019 | General

The University will be closed for Thanksgiving from November 27-29

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UT Permian Basin Engineering Building Grand Opening Ceremony

Oct 22, 2019 | General

The state-of-the-art UTPB Engineering Building has officially opened

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UT Permian Basin Engineering Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate on FE Exam

Sep 24, 2019 | General

The 100% pass rate is 21% higher than the national average

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Number of UT Permian Basin Graduates and First Time College Students Increases

Sep 20, 2019 | General

Fall enrollment for 2019 at UT Permian Basin shows more freshman and first time college students enrolled

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UT Permian Basin Helps Prepare Students for Kindergarten

Sep 13, 2019 | General

UTPB is working to combat the problem with a program called HIPPY

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Surviving Finals Week

May 6, 2019 | General

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Have You Met: Amy Kim

Apr 3, 2019 | General

D. Kirk Edwards Human Performance Center Starts to Take Shape

Mar 29, 2019 | General

Progress is being made on the D. Kirk Edwards Human Performance Center. Crews have been working to lay the foundation since breaking ground in September and just this week, the first steel beams went up.

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3 Alumni Honored for their Leadership

Mar 28, 2019 | General

Three University of Texas Permian Basin alum were recently honored for their leadership and contributions to the West Texas community. Sara Kate Billingsly, Kristi Edwards and Lynda James were recognized by the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest at their annual Women of Distinction event.

Have You Met: Corey Benson

Mar 25, 2019 | General

Benson joined the UT Permian Basin family as the Associate Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator. His role on campus is to ensure all students get the most out of their college experience and walk away with great memories.

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Wayland Joins UTPB Team to Help Grow Campuses

Mar 19, 2019 | General

The University of Texas Permian Basin has appointed David Wayland as its Associate Vice President of Facilities Management. This addition to the UT Permian Basin team comes at a critical time – with several major construction projects underway and big plans for campus growth and development.

More than 50 Companies to Attend Spring Job Fair

Mar 18, 2019 | General

UT Permian Basin is helping West Texans land their dream job. More than 50 employers across all industries will be on campus waiting to interview and hire new workers on Thursday, March 28th at the UT Permian Basin Spring Job Fair.

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Have you Met: Dr. Sophia Kaane?

Mar 14, 2019 | General

Read the following Q&A to get to know Dr. Kaane and learn more about her plans for the library

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Dr. Woodley: Innovation and Risk-Taking is Future of Higher Ed

Mar 13, 2019 | General

UT Permian Basin President Dr. Sandra Woodley was on a panel with the presidents of both Midland and Odessa Colleges for a discussion on the State of Education last week.

No Classes Week of Spring Break

Mar 5, 2019 | General

There are no classes the week of March 11th through March 15th.

Men's Basketball Headed to Lone Star Conference Championship

Mar 4, 2019 | General

UTPB takes on the Lions in the first round of the Lone Star Conference Championship Tournament Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas.

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Nearly 200 Student-Athletes Earn 3.0 GPA

Feb 19, 2019 | General

In the 2018 Fall semester, 197 student-athletes (52%) earned a 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average (GPA). Of these student-athletes, 35 (9%) had a perfect 4.0 GPA last semester.

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Scholars Program Opens New Doors for ECHS Students

Feb 19, 2019 | General

Early College High School students are eligible to apply for the Greater Texas Foundation Scholars Program through Friday, February 22nd.

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Career Services Helping Students Land their Dream Job

Feb 19, 2019 | General

College students commit years of hard work to earn their degree, but what happens after graduation? The Career Services team invites students to a day of learning how to build their resume, nail the interview and land the job.

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Dr. Larry Daniel Named College of Education Dean

Feb 15, 2019 | General

Dr. Daniel comes to UT Permian Basin after serving as dean and professor in the Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He is an educational leader focused on building excellence in faculty and academic programs.

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Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference Kicks Off This Week

Feb 13, 2019 | General

The success of our region hinges on one vital resource: water. Industry leaders will talk all things H20 at the upcoming Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference.

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World Renown Biographer Visits Campus

Feb 7, 2019 | General

The John Ben Shepperd Leadership Institute kicked off its 2019 Distinguished Lecture Series by taking a look at the life and leadership of the famed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

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Partnership with Education Foundation to Grow Teacher Workforce

Feb 6, 2019 | General

It’s no secret that there is a shortage of teachers in the Permian Basin. Local school districts report having hundreds of unfilled teacher positions. To help meet that critical need, The University of Texas Permian Basin is partnering with The Education Foundation to award scholarships to College of Education students.

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First of Distinguished Lecture Series to Feature Praised Churchill Biographer

Jan 30, 2019 | General

The John Ben Shepperd Leadership Institute is kicking off its 2019 Distinguished Lecture Series by taking a look at the life and leadership of the famed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

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UT Permian Basin Receives Gift from John Jacob Taylor Charitable Trust

Jan 28, 2019 | General

UT Permian Basin, along with four other area non-profit organizations were officially announced as beneficiaries of the John Jacob Taylor Charitable Trust at a ceremony Monday morning.

Evan Gattis Event Raises Over $130K for Baseball Program

Jan 25, 2019 | General

Nearly a decade after his historic season at UT Permian Basin, Gattis returned to West Texas to help raise money for the program that gave him a second chance at baseball.

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Champions Fund Pushes Student Athletes to Success

Jan 23, 2019 | General

UT Permian Basin is committed to helping student athletes succeed on and off the field. Reality is, we cannot do it without the support of our community – that’s why Athletic Director Scott Farmer helped create the Champions Fund.

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College of Engineering to Host Robotics Competition this Weekend

Jan 22, 2019 | General

The College of Engineering is hosting the 2019 FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Robotics Championship on Saturday, January 26th.

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Alumnus and Concho Resources CEO: Success Starts with Higher Ed

Jan 9, 2019 | General

To “make it” in the Permian Basin, some might argue that it takes grit mixed with vision. If you need an example of what that looks like, get to know Concho Resources CEO and UT Permian Basin alumnus Tim Leach.

New Semester Begins Monday

Jan 9, 2019 | General

It is the dawn of a new semester at The University of Texas Permian Basin. Before you head to your first class on Monday, January 14th, we want to make sure you’re ready for a great spring 2019.

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First Toy Toss Game a Success

Dec 19, 2018 | General

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Tips to Surviving Finals Week

Dec 10, 2018 | General

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Alum: "Your Class is Worth it"

Nov 20, 2018 | General

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Friel Ends Season on High Note

Nov 13, 2018 | General


Zubiate Ready to Make His Mark

Oct 29, 2018 | General

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Meet the 2018 Homecoming Court

Oct 10, 2018 | General

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It's Homecoming Week!

Oct 9, 2018 | General

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Thames Leads Team by Example

Aug 30, 2018 | General

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Have You Met: Dr. George Nnanna

Aug 14, 2018 | General

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Have You Met: Dr. Steve Wilson

Aug 9, 2018 | General

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Have You Met... Jacob Patrick?

Jul 16, 2018 | General

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UTPB Hosts Kinder College

Jun 27, 2018 | General

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PBWIEC donates scholarship

Jun 15, 2018 | General

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UTPB student wins 1st place

May 30, 2018 | General

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New Dean of College of Business

May 29, 2018 | General

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UTPB alumni receives Daisy Award

May 24, 2018 | General

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Spring Commencement

May 3, 2018 | General

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Join Us for FalconPalooza

Apr 16, 2018 | General

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Have You Met… Adrian Lodge?

Apr 11, 2018 | General

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Have You Met…Keely Fernandez?

Mar 28, 2018 | General

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Have You Met…Lupe Sudano?

Feb 19, 2018 | General

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UTPB Receives $100,000 NSF Grant

Feb 15, 2018 | General

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Topping Out Ceremony

Jan 30, 2018 | General