South Texas College welcomes young ambassadors to campus

  South Texas College (STC) held its 5th annual Junior Jaguar Leadership Conference on Dec. 1. The event is intended to train young “ambassadors” about the importance of college so they may pass on the message to their peers in schools across the Valley. Parents were also on hand and participated in workshops like College Knowledge, Financial Literacy and Employability Skills. Elementary students were selected to represent the college, and then tasked with spreading the word to others on the importance of education. The conference has been designed to teach students about … Read More …

STC students accepted into drama programs in universities across Texas

South Texas College had approximately 60 students auditioning for entrance to theater programs at UT-Austin, University of Texas-El Paso, UTRGV, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. STC’s Drama Department had three students audition and all three received callbacks and invitations to apply to the following universities: David Alvarez received calls backs from UTEP’s BFA program; UT-Austin’s BA and UTeach program; UTRGV’s BA program;TAMU-CC: BA program all in acting. Arjon Bashiri received callbacks from UT-Austin’s BA program and UTRGV’s BA program all in acting. Erick Torres … Read More …

South Texas College Library Art Gallery Exhibits Veteran Quilts for the Second Year

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery and the communication department proudly present a special Veteran’s Day exhibit by the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild. The exhibit opens Wednesday, November 1 and runs through Thursday, November 31. STC Veteran’s Affairs will also have a Veteran’s Fair at the same location from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the Texas Veterans Commission, Employers seeking Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Family Endeavors, VIDA, UTRGV Transition, and more. The exhibit and event is located at 3201 W. Pecan Boulevard in McAllen. Admission is free and open … Read More …

STC Mid-Valley campus library offers family fun Oct. 18

Want to find some fun entertainment for the entire family? Your local South Texas College library is a good place to start. Get to know your STC Mid-Valley Campus Library at its annual “Family Reading Night” on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free event, which is open to the public, is held in conjunction with Reading Week. “We want to help children develop a love of reading and to encourage Valley parents to read with their children,” said Lillian Carrillo, Mid-Valley Campus Librarian. “Our college’s libraries are a gateway to the community, and we hope that participants will … Read More …

STC Theatre opens their 9th Season with The Turn Of The Screw

South Texas College Theatre kicks off their eighth season this month with Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Henry James’ novella The Turn Of The Screw. The production will run from Oct. 19-21 at 8 p.m., and will include a matinee at 2 p.m. on Oct. 22. Performances will take place at STC’s Copper Center for Communication Arts Black Box Studio Theatre located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. A ghost story, Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw tells the tale of an apparition appearing to a child. A young governess relays this chilling tale of terror, horror, and death through the words in her … Read More …

South Texas College presents the work of Jenelle Esparza ‘Self-Taught’

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Yo Solita Me Enseñé,” a multi-media exhibit with photography, handmade paper, bronze sculpture, fabric, and found objects by Jenelle Esparza. The exhibit opened Monday, September 11 and runs through October 11, 2017. There will be a closing artist lecture on October 11 at 1 p.m. and a reception to follow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery. The exhibit is located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public. Jenelle Esparza is a San Antonio-based artist who works primarily as a … Read More …

STC Starr County Campus exhibits local artist Ricardo Benavides for Hispanic Heritage Month

South Texas College’s Starr County Campus Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Receso” an exhibit featuring artwork by Ricardo Benavides. The exhibit opens Wednesday, October 4 and will be on view until Dec. 4, 2017. A talk and opening reception with the artist will be held on Oct. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the STC Starr County Campus Library (Bldg. F), located at 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City. Admission is free and open to the public. Ricardo Benavides is a local artist who earned his Master of Fine Art degree in 2014 from the University of Texas – Pan American. He uses painting, digital … Read More …

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 …