Posts By: Ashley


Ashley Swarthout was a student in the Masters of Arts in Teaching English program at UTEP. She graduated in May 2013 and is now teaches dual credit at Chapin High School.

University Avenue

By on May 17, 2013

As part of UTEP’s Centennial Celebration and long-term Campus Transformation plan the inner campus segment of University Avenue will close permanently on May 20, 2013. Because University Ave. runs through the heart of UTEP’s campus—flanked by Memorial Triangle and Leech

The Dinner Theatre Dream

By on April 2, 2013

In 1983, Greg Taylor was an undergraduate student in the Theatre Arts Department when he envisioned a dinner theatre on campus. Together with his peer, Jimmy Legarreta, they secured $1,000 and the Union Ballroom from the Director of the Union,

Coca-Cola- A Miner Staple

By on February 19, 2013

Coca-Cola is not only an iconic American beverage; it also has a long history of service at UTEP.  Coca-Cola has been a staple at many of UTEP’s picnics, bean feeds, and celebrations. Additionally, Coca-Cola has been served via coke machines

Picnicking- A Century long Miner Tradition

By on February 12, 2013

On college campuses, few traditions last one hundred years. The constantly changing student body and faculty members make it difficult for established customs to survive but at UTEP the tradition of having picnics has not only thrived it has been

Bean Feeds- Campus Tradition

By on January 29, 2013

Bean feeds have been a part of UTEP Miner culture since the early years of the institution.  Though the exact date of the very first bean feed is unknown it is quite possible that the feeds began with the ritual

Memorial Gym- The Court of Champions

By on January 22, 2013

In the late 1950s, Texas Western’s (now UTEP) basketball fan base began to grow and students began to complain that Holliday Hall did not provide adequate space for the students to enjoy the games. One student stated in The Prospector,

The History of Women’s Basketball at UTEP

By on January 15, 2013

In the program’s short history at UTEP, women’s basketball has become a top contender in the conference, has produced professional basketball players, and competed for the NCAA title. In October 1973, UTEP announced that it would begin to offer women

Track and Field/Cross Country

By on December 18, 2012

Track was one of the original sports introduced to the College of Mines (now UTEP) in the school’s early years and has become the most successful sport at the University, producing the most national championship wins and the most Olympic

The History of Rifle

By on November 20, 2012

    In 1924, the Texas College of Mines Rifle Club appeared in the College’s yearbook, The Flowsheet. The caption noted that the club officially began on October 18, 1923. At that time the 44 members, along with Dean John

Brumbelow Building: The Home of UTEP Athletics

By on November 13, 2012

The land on which the Brumbelow Building now sits has served a variety of purposes. Beginning in 1951, a group of students formed a Rodeo Club. After meeting with Texas Western College (now UTEP) Athletic Director Mike Brumbelow, the group