Posts By: Matthew


Matthew Liden is a student in the history master's program at UTEP.

The Heritage Commission: The Keepers of the Heritage House

By on July 30, 2013

    In order to collect and immortalize materials related to UTEP’s long and storied history, the Heritage Commission was formally organized during its first official meeting on October 8, 1980. Under President Haskell Monroe, the gathering of university artifacts


By on July 22, 2013

Classical music, Jazz and Fine Arts are the focus of UTEP’s radio station KTEP 88.5 FM. Federal funding supports the station in its  mission to provide a program schedule for a specific demographic that is “difficult to reach through traditional

Schellenger Laboratories

By on July 2, 2013

The Schellenger Laboratories were founded at Texas Western College in 1953. Newton Schellenger willed $144,000 to the school for “the study of electricity” that allowed for an Electrical Research Center, an Environmental Test Center, and a Special Projects Center that

Nurses on Wheels

By on June 18, 2013

In 1978, Sister Aloysius Williams and the Dean of Nursing Dr. Jacobi, in the interest of Continuing Education for nurses and nursing students in West Texas, began using a “Classroom on Wheels.” Although the nursing program had previously offered classes

Building a University Library

By on June 11, 2013

  In 1913, in order to supply the students of the fledgling College of Mines with material needed for the study of mining, El Paso’s Carnegie Library sufficed as the main source of reading material. The students used the public

Posture Queens

By on May 30, 2013

    In 1940, on the steps of the Centennial Museum, Charlotte Adkins was recognized as the first “Posture Queen” in the history of the college.For week in advance of the contest, which was sponsored by the El Paso Chiropractor’s

Where ‘Miners’ Practiced Mining

By on May 11, 2013

  In order to attract new students to the Texas College of Mines, the fledgling college offered a perk for student engineers that was offered at few other school in the nation. Some of the earliest brochures advertising the school

The Women’s Studies Program: Female Pioneers Opening the Road to a Complete Education

By on April 26, 2013

In the fall semester of 1970, San Diego State University founded the first Women’s Studies program in the United States. Eleven years later, UTEP instituted a program of its own. The founding of Women’s Studies marks a proud moment in

A Last Visit to ASARCO

By on April 19, 2013

It took 300 pounds of explosives to bring down the two stacks in west-central El Paso on the morning of April 13, 2013. The demolition of the iconic structures went smoothly and there were no injuries or any damage to

The Fall of an El Paso Icon and a Long Time Neighbor of UTEP

By on April 12, 2013

The morning of April 13, 2013 will see the destruction of the ASARCO smokestacks. While the structure has never been one of beauty, it will be difficult to imagine the landscape without the overbearing height of this relic on our