Jenn Crawford is the director of editorial services for UTEP's University Communications Office.
The University of Texas at El Paso first adopted its unique Bhutanese architecture in campus buildings completed in 1917. It wasn't until a half-century later that the university's bond with the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan began to evolve into the strong and mutually beneficial partnership that today benefits students and the El Paso community.
In a quiet ceremony on May 30, 1916, Judge Beauregard Bryan handed out the first diplomas from the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy to three mining engineering graduates — Vere Leasure, Lloyd Nelson and Clyde Ney.
Early on a Friday morning, a group of juniors and seniors from Bowie High School’s international business academy crowded into the lobby of UTEP’s Business Administration Building, some eyeing the far table with large cookies decorated in orange and blue icing.
Over the next year, the stories in this space will look at key moments in the last century where El Paso history and UTEP history connected.
For several UTEP students in the Opera Bhutan chorus and orchestra, the trip to Bhutan was their first time on an airplane. Thirty-one people, including seven UTEP staff and faculty, boarded the plane at El Paso International Airport Sept. 29
The opera is over; we’re not ready to go home.
Almost 10 years in the making, tomorrow is the big day
Tiger’s Nest, Butter Tea and Prayer Wheels
Halfway through our trip, we’re settling in