Daniel Perez is a senior writer in UTEP's Office of University Communications.
A newspaper advertisement enticed the son of a Kansas chicken farmer to enroll in a new mining school in far West Texas.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2011, the University unveiled a new master plan that incorporated parts of the Mission '73 vision for a Campus Transformation proposal.
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.
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.
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