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STC holds 9th Annual Communication Arts Festival “A Media Hub for the Valley”

The Communication Department at South Texas College held its annual event dedicated to connecting students with entrepreneurs and business leaders who are using communication to make a difference in their communities. STC’s 9th Annual Communication Arts Festival: A Media Hub for the Valley took place Friday, April 6, 2018, at STC’s Cooper Center. “This is on a whole new spectrum, and we are striving to explore our identity as the Rio Grande Valley through new media,” said Andrea Fuentes, communications professor at STC and coordinator of the annual event. “Our goal was to talk about how … Read More …

South Texas College and Tyler Junior College sign inaugural articulation agreement

Collaboration between the two legacy institutions bound to set precedent for all community colleges statewide A new partnership between South Texas College (STC) and Tyler Junior College will go a long way in determining how other community colleges in Texas begin to explore opportunities for bachelor’s degrees. Administrators from STC and TJC signed their first ever articulation agreement on Thursday, March 1, which involves a “teach-out” arrangement between the two institutions, determining transfer opportunities for students receiving a baccalaureate degree. “When you submit … Read More …

South Texas College Theatre to hold auditions for “The Elephant Man”

South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for its final spring show “The Elephant Man” by Bernard Pomerance. Auditions will be held Feb. 27 and 28, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts - Black Box Studio, at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcomed to audition. “The Elephant Man” is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century.  A horribly deformed young man, Merrick is a victim of a rare skin and bone disease, and has … Read More …

South Texas College to host Houston Artist David McGee

  The South Texas College (STC)  Library Art Gallery has curated an exhibit entitled, "David McGee: New Work" featuring the work of Houston artist David McGee that will be on display until Feb. 25, 2018. David McGee’s work explores identity and experience. This exhibition features McGee’s large-scale, heavily textured abstract paintings he made during a one-year sabbatical on the Bolivar Peninsula, a remote area near Galveston, and his signature watercolor figurative drawings. McGee recently finished a 20-year retrospective at the Houston Museum of African American … Read More …

South Texas College’s Women’s Studies Committee hosts “What Were You Wearing?”, a survivor art installation on victims of sexual assault

South Texas College’s (STC) Women’s Studies Committee will host an art installation titled “What Were You Wearing?”, to highlight sexual assault victims in the community on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. The purpose of the installation says Associate Professor of Political Science at STC, Jennifer Bryson Clark is to debunk victim-blaming with a powerful display of 25 stories and a display of the clothes victims were wearing at the time of their assault. “Too often the question, ‘What were you wearing?’, is asked of survivors of sexual assault,” said Clark. “It implies that the survivor could … Read More …

South Texas College Theatre Presents “The Illusion”

The South Texas College (STC) Theatre will present Tony Kushner’s “The Illusion” freely adapted from Pierre Corneille’s “L’Illusion Comique” starting on Feb. 22. Pridamant, a proud but aging desperate father, journeys to the cave of the wizard Alcandre, seeking information on the whereabouts of his runaway son. Alcandre grants Pridamant’s wish but the reality is more complex than fantasy. Through illusions, we explore and relate to themes of love, humor, betrayal, and death. The production will run from Feb. 22-24 at 8 p.m. and will include a matinee at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25. Performances will … Read More …

South Texas College hosts a variety of Black History Month events.

The South Texas College Library has a variety of activities scheduled throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. On Feb. 7 South Texas College hosts guest speaker, Dr. Dawson Barrett, Youth Activism from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to Black Lives at 6 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room. On Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Pecan Campus Library in F-102  the documentary “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” will be shown. It will also be shown on Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. in the same location.  The documentary is a journey into black history that connects the past of the … Read More …

Ballet Folklórico South Texas College Presents Tradiciones 2018

After months of dedicated rehearsals, Ballet Folklórico South Texas College (BFSTC) will present their highlight performance of the year, Tradiciones 2018 on Saturday, Jan 27, at 7:30 p.m. BFSTC is known for its traditional dances that highlight local folk culture with ballet characteristics. BFSTC has continued to share its roots in various community functions through their dancing all around the region. Adolfo Salinas, Artisitc Coordinator for BFSTC says the dancers are ready for this performance. “Tradiciones 2018 encompasses a mixture of history, tradition, live music and dynamic … Read More …