Posts By: Daniel Perez

Daniel Perez

Daniel Perez is a senior writer in UTEP's Office of University Communications.

UTEP’s first graduate is remembered

By on December 28, 2014

A newspaper advertisement enticed the son of a Kansas chicken farmer to enroll in a new mining school in far West Texas.

Gator Prank

Texas Western students made history with gator caper

By on December 7, 2014

“It was one of the greatest college pranks of all time,” crowed Ron Mishkin, one of the seven perpetrators who “borrowed” Oscar the alligator from the pond at San Jacinto Plaza during the overnight hours of Dec. 10-11, 1952, and deposited him in the second-floor office of Howard Quinn, a no-nonsense professor of geology.

UTEP encyclopedia

Students Add Entries to UTEP Encyclopedia

By on November 15, 2014

The suggestion from the Centennial Office was to prepare entries for the UTEP Encyclopedia, an online repository of short, informative stories that deal with the people, places and programs that comprise the University.

Military Support Photo

UTEP, Military Have Strong Partnership

By on November 10, 2014

The University of Texas at El Paso and the U.S. military have benefited from each other’s presence in the region during the past 100 years.

Mandala Sunrise Sculpture

Campus Dedicates Sunrise Sculpture, Sun Bowl Drive Expansion

By on November 5, 2014

The artwork is set in the University’s third roundabout, which was created as part of the Sun Bowl Drive expansion that also was celebrated at the event.

Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre / UTEP News Service

Burros Help Student Group Promote Centennial Time Capsule

By on November 5, 2014

The Students of the Centennial are using three distinct foam-board burros in a grassroots campaign to engage students, faculty and staff in a fun way and make them part of an effort to fill a time capsule with significant items from what the University achieved in 2014.

Landscaping beautifies UTEP campus

By on October 12, 2014

In 2011, the University unveiled a new master plan that incorporated parts of the Mission '73 vision for a Campus Transformation proposal.

M on the Mountain

Painting the ‘M’ a longstanding UTEP tradition

By on August 10, 2014

University of Texas at El Paso students who have helped whitewash the "M" on the mountain, whether the original above Scenic Drive or the one across from Sun Bowl Stadium, will admit it is one of the hardest jobs they ever loved.


Daniel Perez: Radio station has played part of UTEP’s history

By on July 27, 2014

The University of Texas at El Paso's radio station, KTEP-FM, began as a college lab for aspiring broadcasters seven decades ago and has since evolved into a cornucopia of news and entertainment programming with legions of fans across the region.

Centennial museum

El Paso’s First Museum Located Next to ‘New’ College on the Hill

By on July 20, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is part of a weekly series commemorating The University of Texas at El Paso’s Centennial Celebration in 2014. El Paso’s elected and community leaders wanted to create a museum since the early 1900s, but it took