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UTPA disABILITY Services Our goal is to promote optimal development and achievement in all students while fostering independence and self-advocacy.
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08/24/2015

What have you been up to?August 21, 2015

While UTRGV is working to get ready for the start of Fall semester, we know you are too! If you need to get answers or help at the University, we are here to help. Here are some of our office locations that might be useful to you.

For Admissions, Registration, Financial Aid, and Paying your Student Bill
Student Services Center
Brownsville – The Tower, Main 1.100
Edinburg – SSBL, 1st floor
Phone: 888-882-4026 or 956-882-8983

For Academic Advising, Courses and Degree Plans
Academic Advising Center
Brownsville – Main 1.400, 956-882-7362
Edinburg – SOUH Hall, 956-665-7120
[email protected]

For Student Involvement Opportunities, Counseling Services, and Student Accessibilities Services
Dean of Students
Edinburg – UCTR 323, 956-665-2260
Brownsville – CRTZ 204, 956-882-5140
[email protected]

For Veteran Educational Benefit Programs and Services
Veterans Services Center
Edinburg – UCTR 113, 956-665-7934
Brownsville – CRTZ 224, 956-882-8980
[email protected]

For International Student Support Services and Immigration
International Admissions & Student Services
Edinburg – STAC 3.128, 956-665-2922
Brownsville – Main 1308, 956-882-7092
[email protected]

For Emergency Loans
Edinburg – MASS 3.102, 956-665-2191 or 956-665-2723
Brownsville – The Tower, Main 2nd floor, 956-882-7051

For Student IDs
To receive your new UTRGV ID card, please visit the V OneCard Office
Edinburg - ACSB 1st Floor, next to the IT Help Desk (1.102)
Brownsville - Library IT Help Desk and V OneCard Production Kiosk

Parking Permits
Parking permits can be requested and paid online at my.utrgv.edu in ASSIST

Don’t know where to start? We can help!
888-882-4026
956-882-8983
Office of the Vice President for Student Success
[email protected]
Edinburg Campus
STAC 3.107
956-665-2147
Brownsville Campus
CRTZ 213
956- 882-5135

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02/23/2015

UTPA Disability Services presents the Student Success Workshop Series. We hope that you will join us at one or all of our workshops!

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, March 4th 2015: Test Anxiety and Test Taking Strategies
Wednesday, March 11th 2015: Effective Note Taking and Listening Skills
Wednesday, March 25th 2015: Time Management and Setting S.M.A.R.T Goals
Wednesday, April 1st 2015: Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques
Wednesday, April 8th 2015: What is Your Learning Style?

All workshops will be held at 10:30 am in HSHW 1.140

Attention Students: We are seeking a diverse group of fifteen students that can participate in a focus group regarding s...
02/04/2015
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Attention Students: We are seeking a diverse group of fifteen students that can participate in a focus group regarding student services. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 11 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.

If you are interested and available to participate, please fill out this form by Friday, February 6 at 12:00 pm: https://utpa.collegiatelink.net/form/start/60703.

UNCLASSIFIEDUNCLASSIFIED13 January 2015Alert Number01132015b-PSAUniversity Employee Payroll ScamUniversity employees are...
01/13/2015
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13 January 2015
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University Employee Payroll Scam
University employees are receiving fraudulent e-mails indicating a change in their human resource status. The e-mail contains a link directing the employee to login to their human resources website to identify this change. The website provided appears very similar to the legitimate site in an effort to steal the employee’s credentials. Once the employee enters his/her login information, the scammer takes that information and signs into the employee’s official human resources account to change the employee’s direct deposit information. This redirects the employee’s paycheck to the bank account of another individual involved in the scam. Consequences of this Scam:
The employee’s paycheck can be stolen.
The money may not be returned in full to the employee.
The scammers can take the employee’s log-in credentials and attempt to log into other accounts that belong to the employee.
Tips on how to Protect Yourself from this Scam:
Look for poor use of the English language in e-mails such as incorrect grammar, capitalization, and tenses. Many of the scammers who send these messages are not native English speakers.
Roll your cursor over the links received via e-mail and look for inconsistencies. If it is not the website the e-mail claims to be directing you to then the link is to a fraudulent site.
Never provide credentials of any sort via e-mail. This includes after clicking on links sent via e-mail. Always go to an official website rather than from a link sent to you via e-mail.
Contact your personnel department if you receive suspicious e-mail.
If you have been a victim of this scam, you may file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov. Please reference this PSA number in your complaint. The IC3 produced a PSA in May 2014 titled “Cyber-related Scams Targeting Universities, Employees, and Students,” which mentioned
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the university employee payroll scam. The PSA can be viewed at http://www.ic3.gov/media/2014/140505.aspx.

The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant. We can best process your complaint if we receive accurate and complete information from you. Therefore, we request that you provide the following information when filing a complai…

UNCLASSIFIEDUNCLASSIFIED13 January 2015Alert Number01132015a-PSAFBI Warns of Fictitious ‘Work-from-home’ Scam Targeting ...
01/13/2015
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13 January 2015
Alert Number
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FBI Warns of Fictitious ‘Work-from-home’ Scam Targeting University Students
College students across the United States have been targeted to participate in work-from-home scams. Students have been receiving e-mails to their school accounts recruiting them for payroll and/or human resource positions with fictitious companies. The “position” simply requires the student to provide his/her bank account number to receive a deposit and then transfer a portion of the funds to another bank account. Unbeknownst to the student, the other account is involved in the scam that the student has now helped perpetrate. The funds the student receives and is directed elsewhere have been stolen by cyber criminals. Participating in the scam is a crime and could lead to the student’s bank account being closed due to fraudulent activity or federal charges. Here’s how the scam works:
The student is asked to provide his/her bank account credentials under the guise of setting up direct deposit for his/her pay.
The scammers will add the student’s bank account to a victim employee’s direct deposit information to redirect the victim’s payroll deposit to the student’s account.
The student will receive the payroll deposit from the victim’s employer in the victim’s name.
The student will be directed to withdraw funds from the account and send a portion of the deposit, via wire transfer, to other individuals involved in the scam. Consequences of Participating in the Scam:
The student’s bank account will be identified by law enforcement as being involved in the fraud.
The victim employee has his/her pay stolen by the scammers utilizing the student’s bank account.
Without the student’s participation, the scam could not be perpetrated, so he/she facilitated the theft of the paycheck.
The student could be arrested and prosecuted in federal court. A criminal record will stay with the student for the rest of his/her life and will have to be divulged on future job applications, which could prevent the student from beomg hired.
The student’s bank account may be closed due to fraudulent activity and a report could be filed by the bank.
This could adversely affect the student’s credit record.
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Tips on how to Protect Yourself from this Scam:
If a job offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Never accept a job that requires the depositing of funds into your account and wiring them to different accounts.
Look for poor use of the English language in e-mails such as incorrect grammar, capitalization, and tenses. Many of the scammers who send these messages are not native English speakers.
Never provide credentials of any kind such as bank account information, login names, passwords, or any other identifying information in response to a recruitment e-mail.
Forward these e-mails to the university’s IT personnel and tell your friends to be on the lookout for the scam.
If you have been a victim of this scam, you may file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov. Please reference this PSA number in your complaint. The IC3 produced a PSA in May 2014 titled “Cyber-related Scams Targeting Universities, Employees, and Students,” which mentioned this scam. The PSA can be viewed at http://www.ic3.gov/media/2014/140505.aspx.

The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant. We can best process your complaint if we receive accurate and complete information from you. Therefore, we request that you provide the following information when filing a complai…

Apply for scholarshipsThe deadline to apply for Learning Ally's National Achievement Awards is fast approaching - Februa...
01/07/2015
Apply for Awards - National Achievement Awards

Apply for scholarships

The deadline to apply for Learning Ally's National Achievement Awards is fast approaching - February 15, 2015.

Each year, Learning Ally offers two endowed scholarship awards for outstanding students with print and learning disabilities. The recipients of these awards are role models of success and inspiration to students throughout the country. The top three winners from each program receive a $6,000 scholarship award and participate at a national celebration in Washington, DC.
Invite your students to start their application today.

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12/16/2014
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Good Afternoon,

Shire recently announced the fifth annual scholarship for individuals with ADHD.

The Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire recognizes and supports individuals with ADHD in the US who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school, or technical school in the United States.
The Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and a prepaid year of ADHD coaching from the Edge Foundation to assist in the transition to higher education.

Fifty recipients will be selected in 2015, based on community service, volunteer and extracurricular activities, and a personal essay describing how ADHD has impacted their lives.
Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, sponsors the Scholarship as part of its work to support patients who are diagnosed with ADHD, their families and the professionals who help them.

The scholarship program is for legal residents of the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are accepted to or will be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school in the United States. Students who are enrolled in graduate programs are not eligible for this scholarship.

Applicant must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Void where prohibited by law. Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and full rules and regulations.

At the time of submitting this application, each applicant must be diagnosed with ADHD and under the care of a licensed health care provider for ADHD, although no specific future or ongoing plan of management or treatment for applicant’s ADHD is required in order for applicant to be eligible for the Program.

All paper applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked by February 18, 2015. Online applications including the letter of recommendation must be submitted by February 18, 2015, 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

For information on the Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire, including the full rules and regulations, please visit www.ShireADHDscholarship.com.

*See full Rules and Regulations for the Scholarship Program which are applicable to the country in which you reside for complete eligibility requirements.

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10/21/2014
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For more information on CLEP for Military please visit http://clep.collegeboard.org/military
You may also contact 956-665-7523 for more information on CLEP and other exams offered by the University Testing Center.
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10/17/2014

Mid-term and final exams are a source of stress form many students. The Counseling and Psychological Services will be offering STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS for all students on Tuesdays 4-5 pm and Thursdays 12-1:00. Location: Facilitators: Dr. Eugenia Curet and Dr. Christopher Albert.

10/21/14 - Oleander Room 4-5pm
10/23/14 - Mesquite Room 12-1pm
10/28/14 - Oleander Room 4-5pm
10/30/14 - STAC Room 1.103 12-1pm

For more information or to request special accommodations, contact CaPS at 665-2574.

Family Weekend 2014
10/02/2014
Family Weekend 2014

Family Weekend 2014

We look forward to welcoming your family to campus this October! Family Weekend events are fun and friendly for all ages. The weekend is a great opportunity to visit with your student, meet other family members, and experience campus life at UTPA.

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