Student of the Week: Skylar Jaramillo

As an Honors student and member of the Valley Scholars Program at South Texas College, Skylar Jaramillo says the experiences she has received at STC have given her the opportunity for learning and growth. Jaramillo is a 2017 graduate of McAllen High School. Originally from Colorado, she spoke about her experience initially attending a high school with only 100 students. “It wasn’t as much of a challenge there, so when I moved here I had amazing educational opportunities. I was introduced to dual enrollment courses that I originally had no access to back home,” Skylar said. “I was … 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 …

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 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 …