South Texas College art students donate 200 bowls to RGV Food Bank

South Texas College  instructor Christopher Leonard has presented the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank with 200 hand glazed bowls created by the South Texas Clay Club at STC. Leonard is the faculty sponsor for the club, a student organization that works year round to hone their ceramic skills and create unique artworks. The club spends hundreds of hours throwing and glazing bowls in order to donate them to their communities. The Clay Club Donated to the Food Bank on Sept. 15, 2017 ahead of the annual Empty Bowls Luncheon and Auction, which will take place on Tuesday Sept. 19. The RGV Food … Read More …

South Texas College Theatre set to hold auditions for The Indian Wants The Bronx

South Texas College Theatre will hold auditions for its November 2017 production of Israel Horovitz’s play The Indian Wants The Bronx on Sept. 20 – 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the South Texas College Cooper Center for Communication Arts, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.  All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcome to audition. In the play, an East Indian man gets lost on his first day in New York as two teenagers find him waiting at a bus stop. He cannot understand English, and the boys have some fun with him that gets out of … Read More …

STC exhibits maps from the University of Texas Austin rare documents collection

South Texas College’s Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery presents “Mapping Mexican History: Territories in Dispute, Identities in Question,” a traveling exhibit featuring reproductions from UT’s Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection. There will be a free digital map workshop on September 19 at 10 a.m. at the Pecan Campus Library, room F220 and at 1 p.m. at the Mid-Valley Campus CLE, room A105. “The maps presented in this exhibition span from 1580 to 1847, and reflect the intertwined relationships between indigenous and European, secular and religious, as … Read More …

South Texas College Art Department presents ‘Almost Heaven’, the work of artist Mark Trent beginning Sept. 11.

The South Texas College Art Department presents "Almost Heaven" an art exhibition featuring works by artist, Mark Trent. The exhibit opens Monday, September 11, and will be available to view Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until October 11, 2016, at the South Texas College Art Gallery located on the Pecan Campus, building B-103. After studying at New River Community and Technical College in Lewisburg, West Virginia Mark Trent earned a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. Mark worked for several years in New York City working in commercial … Read More …

STC Theatre to hold auditions for The Turn Of The Screw

South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for its first show of the fall semester, The Turn of the Screw, based on the short story by Henry James – adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher.  Auditions will be held Tuesday Aug. 29 and Wednesday Aug. 30 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts - Black Box Studio, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcome to audition. A ghost story, Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw tells the tale of an apparition appearing to a child. A young … Read More …

STC Theatre 2017-18 Season Pass filled with Suspense, Conflict, Other Worlds, and History.

South Texas College Theatre returns for its eighth year with a full lineup of productions for the 2017-18 season filled with hauntings, conflict, other worlds, and history. The Theatre invites the community to become a Season Pass subscriber for another year of fun and quality entertainment. All productions will be held at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts, located at the Pecan Campus, 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. STC Theatre opens the season on Oct. 19, 2017 with Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Henry James’ story The Turn Of The Screw. The opening production runs through … Read More …

South Texas College professor Liza Veliz becomes regional vice president of national honor society in Psychology

Liza Veliz, psychology professor at South Texas College, has been elected to serve as the Psi Beta Southwestern Regional Vice-President on the Psi Beta National Council for a two-year term, 2016-18.  Professor Veliz was officially installed on August 3rd during the 2017 national convention of the American Psychological Association held in Washington DC.  Veliz is faculty advisor of the South Texas College Psi Beta Chapter. Psi Beta is the national honor society in psychology for community colleges and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). Psi Beta is an affiliate of … Read More …

Ballet Folklórico South Texas College Will Perform at MD Anderson Hospital

Ballet Folklórico South Texas College (BFSTC) is known to the Valley for its traditional dances that highlight local folk culture with ballet characteristics and exaggerated movements. Since the creation of the program in January of 2012 by the Center for Mexican American Studies, BFSTC has continued to share its roots in various community functions through their dancing displays all around the region. On August 3, 2017, the team will be adventuring off to Houston, Texas to perform for the children at MD Anderson Hospital who are battling cancer. The performance is a gesture of goodwill … Read More …