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To clear up the confusion with the numbers that Ms. Bell added to the article, UHV tuition and fees for a full-time, in-state undergraduate student taking 12 hours is $2,363 PER SEMESTER (not for the whole year). You can view UHV's 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 tuition and fees chart here: http://www.uhv.edu/tuition_fees.aspx.
For the Jaguar Pledge, Ms. Bell took an old figure from a March 21, 2011, UHV press release (http://www.uhv.edu/car/newswire/relea...) when the university announced the Jaguar Pledge. That press release stated that 2011-2012 freshmen "could save at least $3,698 in tuition and fees over two school years if they take 15 HOURS each fall and spring semester at UHV. The savings is calculated based on 2010-2011 tuition and fee rates." At the time the press release came out, 2011-2012 tuition and fee rates had not been set.
So there are several problems with the figures added to the article: Tuition and fees are being compared between two separate school years. The first figure states that it is the cost for an entire school year when it actually is the cost for only a semester. The last problem is that one figure assumes a student is taking 12 hours per semester, while the other is based on a student taking 15 hours per semester.
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Just Googled "Red Friday T-shirts" really quick and came up with this Website:
Paula Cobler, UHV Communications Manager
If you read through to the end of the press release I posted yesterday, you'll see that it says "A breakdown of student demographics for the spring semester will be released later in the semester after final certification from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board." We don't have final breakdowns yet within the overall enrollment figure.
You can see UHV's new soccer field under construction on Ben Wilson Street next to the UHV University Center.
Paula CoblerUHV Communications Manager
The University of Houston-Victoria is moving Saturday’s spring commencement ceremony inside. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. at Faith Family Church, 2002 E. Mockingbird Lane. Graduates should arrive at 3 p.m.
Graduates unable to attend the afternoon ceremony are asked to e-mail UHV Student Solutions with their name at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All guests attending graduation must have tickets, which previously were distributed to graduates. For more information, contact Nancy Gresham at 361-649-9315 or Zoeann Byerly at 1-800-687-3738.
Clarification: UHV commencement will be held outdoors, weather permitting. There will be a limited number of seats indoors with a live video feed of the ceremony for guests whose health does not permit extended outdoor exposure. Tickets will be required for admittance into the building. Please contact Jamie Lincke, at (361) 570-4355 or email@example.com, to reserve indoor seating.
Here is a more recent enrollment number. As Feb. 26, UHV's spring semester 2010 enrollment was 3,691.
The University of Houston-Victoria currently has 509 employees on the payroll.
Laura SmithDirector, Human Resources/Affirmative ActionUniversity of Houston-Victoria
We opened the contest to everyone as a fun way to get a lot of entries, which we did! We received about 250 from community members, local school children, and UHV faculty, staff and students. The committee reviewed all entries without knowing who submitted them to make sure our recommendation was unbiased. Jan Wendt was the only person to submit jaX with a capital “X,” so she received the grand prize package and is free to do whatever she wishes with her tickets. We also gave away three UHV Jaguars T-shirts to other people who submitted the name jax (with a lowercase “x”).
UHV will submit names of all summer and fall graduates to the Advocate and other area media once the list is finalized. The Advocate has always printed the names of all the graduates who live in its coverage area.
Paula CoblerUHV Communications Manager