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2022 has been a great year for UT Permian Basin, and the College of Arts and Sciences had an abundance of accomplishments to choose from. Below are the top 5 moments of 2022, here's for an even better 2023!
1. Falcon Free!

This year the UT System Board of Regents approved the creation of a $300 million endowmet to reduce the cost of higher education for undergraduate students at seven UT academic institutions, including UTPB. 

Falcon Free covers tuition for students that make less than $100k. For Fall 2022 over 1000 students qualified and received Falcon Free! 

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2. Wolfcamp Catalogue

Amy Kim, art lecturer and Gallery Director, has gained recognition for her collaborative work with the geosciences department. Wolfcamp Catalogue was first showcased at the 5th Annual Geoscience Symposium in 2022 and it also won the 2022 Texas Photography Award. hand holding picture



The 1st Annual STEAMFEST was put together by the Permian Basin STEAM Coalition here on our UTPB campus. This coalition is made up of UTPB and ECISD members with their goal to serve the region by advancing creativity, knowledge, and innovation with younger generations through collaboration within STEAM areas of the Permian Basin. 

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4. Music in Mexico

Earlier in 2022, our music department traveled to Mexico and collaborated with the Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. Our music students performed in the city's cultural center and were recorded by the university's videographer. This experience created an opportunity for international collaboration between two institutions that has fostered many relationships. students standing in front of building

5. National ACDA Convention

The UTPB university choir has been selected to be one of nine choirs to perform at the National American Choir Directors Association Convention in Ohio. This is the first time a choir from the Permian Basin has been selected to perform at this event. Approximately 45 students will be traveling to the convention. 

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