Posts By: Lori Whitaker

Lori Whitaker

El Paso Historian Cleofas Calleros

By on December 19, 2014

El Paso historian Cleofas Calleros was born in Chihuahua, April 9, 1896. His family immigrated to El Paso in 1902. He received his formal education from Sacred Heart School where he graduated the eighth grade in 1911 as valedictorian of

Veterans Day Centennial Coins

By on November 30, 2014

UTEP is dedicated to providing quality education and opportunities to those students with military affiliations.  There are currently almost 1,700 students with military ties enrolled at the university and another 130 employees. At the recent Veterans Appreciation Event held in

MSSC Display Honors Veterans

By on November 16, 2014

  The MSSC, Military Student Success Center, dedicated a display in an effort to honor our vets last week. Several display cases, located on the 2nd floor of the UTEP Library presented an array of memorabilia from the four branches

The Woman Haters Club

By on November 3, 2014

The tradition of Greek organizations at UTEP began in 1919. Over the decades a great number of fraternities have sprung up and died out, but the tradition still holds. In the 1930’s, several clubs “unlike any traditional fraternities” were organized.

Special Collections Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

By on October 12, 2014

Celebrations for Hispanic Heritage Month at UTEP are in full swing. The Special Collections Department of the UTEP Library is hosting an exhibit honoring some of the outstanding Mexican American writers and artists that are an integral part of UTEP’s

UTEP: One Hundred Years and Counting

By on September 20, 2014

  UTEP began its 100-year history as a small mining school, and 2014 marks its centennial. The University has celebrated many anniversaries, but this is the most significant. The School of Mines and Metallurgy was founded on April 16, 1913

The Father of Public Broadcasting at UTEP

By on August 8, 2014

The idea to add a radio station to Texas Western College first came about in the early 1940’s. Dr. Judson Williams arrived at Texas Western in 1940 to teach Journalism and to help establish and expand the program. In order

Robert Burlingame

By on July 25, 2014

  The English Department at  UTEP was home to an accomplished professor and poet who dedicated his life to teaching his students to love literature as well as realizing his own poetic vision. Originally from Kansas, Robert Burlingame’s pursuit of his

Goodbye Dove

By on July 11, 2014

  The English Department at The University of Texas at El Paso offered its first creative writing course in 1967.  With this expansion of the curriculum came the first issue of Goodbye Dove.  The literary magazine was a joint effort

Viva la Causa!

By on June 20, 2014

  On December 3, 1971, two student organizations came together to bring the Chicano Movement sweeping the nation home to UTEP.  La Mesa and MEChA (Movimento Estudantil Chicano deAztlán) presented a list of demands to then UTEP president Dr. Joseph