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South Texas College hosts expert economists gauging impact of NAFTA renegotiation on the border

Organized as a bilingual and binational event that sought to gather experts from both sides of the border, South Texas College’s Business Administration Department hosted a unique conference discussing possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Titled “Renegotiating NAFTA: Challenges and Opportunities” the conference was held to understand how NAFTA renegotiations could change the quality of life in South Texas, and was a forum to discuss how potential changes could affect the regional economy. “For the Texas border, I would say the impact of NAFTA is positive,” … Read More …

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 …

12th Annual Turkey Trot promotes healthy community and wellness

Hundreds turned out for STC’s 12th annual Turkey Trot, a 2.2-mile run/walk held annually at STC, intended to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to community members. Participants at the event included parents with strollers, children, pets, costumed students and health enthusiasts from all over. Admission fee for the event included 8 cans of food donated to The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. Turkeys were awarded to the top three female and top three male runners. Free t-shirts and goodie bags were also be handed out to the first 150 participants. “It’s always a good time … 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 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 …

South Texas College to host women’s retreat conference dedicated to sexual health and empowerment

South Texas College will be hosting its women’s retreat event "Know Your Status” dedicated to raising awareness on a host of critical issues including sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS sexual health, mental health issues and self-care. STC, alongside substance and HIV prevention programs, cordially invite the public to take part in the women's retreat scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 in the Cooper Center from 8am-5pm. The event is free to the public. Breakfast, lunch, refreshments and giveaways will be provided for women throughout the day. Keynote speaker Dr. Sandra … 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 …