Posts By: Sandy Hicks

Sandy Hicks

Sandy Hicks writes for UTEP's Office of University Communications.

Graphic Novel for Centennial Covers ‘Miner Things’

By on July 5, 2013

UTEP News Service On the academic road to a dream job in an animation studio, cartoonist, writer and recent graphic design graduate Adan Contreras had no idea he would be chosen to create a work of literature and art that

Student Papers Chronicle UTEP’s History for Future Readers

By on June 20, 2013

It’s not every day that a college student has a scholarly paper published, much less archived in their university library for historical and academic posterity. This spring, nine student papers were donated to the C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections department at

Students Recognize a Few of UTEP’s ‘Hidden Heroes’

By on May 16, 2013

Museum Studies students are honoring a few of UTEP’s lesser-known “heroes.” An exhibit created in conjunction with UTEP’s Centennial Celebration looks at UTEP’s identity, success and achievements in a nontraditional way. Professor Kerry Doyle, lecturer and director of the Stanlee

Newsman Proves He’s Not ‘Calcified’

By on April 3, 2012

Sam Donaldson was not exactly keen on being called a “legend” by ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper in their recent on-camera interview, even though it was meant as a compliment. “The word ‘legend’ is just one step

NAFTA Expert Reflects on Agreement

By on February 14, 2012

“The most important part [of the North American Free Trade Agreement was not the elimination of tariffs, but the establishment of a framework that gives certainty to business,” said Herminio Blanco, Ph.D., guest speaker at UTEP’s Centennial Lecture Series and