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October 16, 2014
UHV smashes fundraising record for second year

UHV smashes fundraising record for second year

Thanks in part to an outpouring of support from students, faculty and staff, the University of Houston-Victoria set a new record for money raised during the 2014 fiscal year.

From Sept. 1, 2013, to Aug. 31, UHV received total commitments of $2.21 million, far exceeding the university’s goal of $900,000. The total easily outpaced the previous school record of $1.82 million, set in fiscal year 2013.

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Oct. 16:
Degree Information Session for transfer and graduate students,
4-7 p.m., UH Sugar Land, 14000 University Blvd.

Oct. 17:
First Steps to Starting Your Own Business workshop, 9-11 a.m., SBDC, 941 St. Joseph St., Gonzales

Education Job Fair,
10 a.m.-noon, UC Multi-Purpose Room

Oct. 21:
Faculty vs. Students Game Night, 6-8 p.m., Jaguar Hall Commons

Oct. 22:
President’s Cabinet Meeting, 9:30 a.m.,
UC President’s Conference Room

Oct. 23:
Civil Service and Armed Forces Information and Career Fair, 1-4 p.m.,
UC Multi-Purpose Room

Willis Group Lecture Series presents Brock Wagner, 7 p.m.,
UH Sugar Land, 14000 University Blvd.
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Howell Middle School students win scholarships at Hispanic heritage event

Howell Middle School students win scholarships at Hispanic heritage event

Donivan Vecera, an eighth-grader at Howell Middle School, typically does not draw people in his artwork, but he made an exception for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Vecera’s drawing of a young Hispanic man dressed in a mariachi suit with a bright blue bow tie playing a guitar under a setting sun won first place in the Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest.

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Speaker shares cautionary tale as part of Willis lecture series

Speaker shares cautionary tale as part of Willis lecture series

SUGAR LAND – In front of an auditorium full of students, professors and guests, a former Certified Public Accountant shared a sobering tale.

Helen Sharkey, once the lowest-level employee in a structured finance transaction team known as Project Alpha, came Oct. 8 to University of Houston Sugar Land as part of the University of Houston-Victoria Willis Group Distinguished Speaker Series to give a word of caution to the next generation of business leaders.

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Victoria religious radio inspires UHV assistant professor’s research

Victoria religious radio inspires UHV assistant professor’s research

Mark Ward Sr., a University of Houston-Victoria assistant professor of communication, will receive an award in November for the outstanding scholarly article of the year in religious communication.

Presented by the Religious Communication Association, the group will give the honor at its annual convention Nov. 19 to 23 in Chicago.

Ward said his prize-winning article has a local twist. The idea for his research came from listening to Victoria radio stations.

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UHV students become newest members of business honor society

UHV students become newest members of business honor society

SUGAR LAND – Twenty University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration students recently were inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society.

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