Posts By: Rachel Anna Neff

Rachel Anna Neff

Rachel Anna Neff, Ph.D., is a writer with the Office of University Communications.

UTEP Employees Can Make Charitable Giving Happen All Year

By on October 17, 2014

University of Texas at El Paso employees have many payroll deduction options to simplify their financial lives such as parking, Student Recreation Center memberships and retirement plans. Nevertheless, there is one payroll deduction option many don’t know about – the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC).

Homecoming 2014

More to Homecoming than just football

By on October 5, 2014

While many associate Homecoming exclusively with football — and fans will not be disappointed with the University of Texas at El Paso versus Old Dominion game at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 — the tradition is historically meant to welcome back alumni.

El Grito

‘El Grito’ has been part of UTEP history

By on September 14, 2014

The commemoration of the Mexican cry for independence, originally called "Grito de Dolores" and now commonly known as El Grito, was first organized in 1825 and is typically celebrated Sept. 15 or 16 each year to celebrate the Mexican War of Independence started Sept. 16, 1810.

Washington Monthly Ivan 2014

Centennial Fall Kicks Off With Top 10 National Ranking

By on August 29, 2014

The school year started on a high note when Washington Monthly magazine released its 2014 rankings and The University of Texas at El Paso was once again listed among the top 10 universities in the country.

ROTC program ties UTEP to military

By on August 3, 2014

Charles Alexander Puckett established the ROTC program at UTEP in 1935.

Campus transformations not uncommon

By on April 20, 2014

Transformations require a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance, and during the past 100 years, The University of Texas at El Paso has undergone quite a few, including seven formal name changes.

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Old is New Again with 14th Carl Hertzog Award

By on March 7, 2014

On March 9, the biennial Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design will recognize the 14th winner of a prize created to honor the craftsmanship and attention to detail behind fine presses and how they skillfully combine visual elements such as the title page, illustrations and typography with the physical aspects of the book such as binding, paper and ink.

Public Art Featured During ‘Arts on Campus’ Walking Tour

By on February 7, 2014

The best part about The University of Texas at El Paso’s public art is how anyone can encounter beautiful and interesting pieces at almost every turn: inside the buildings, along the walkways and dotting the roadsides. Stacy E. Schultz, Ph.D.,

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Centennial Speaker Seeks ‘Just and Humane’ Solutions for Immigration Policy

By on February 7, 2014

Allison Brownell Tirres, J.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of law at DePaul University College of Law, combined her interest and training in history and law to explain how the history of immigration law and reform could influence “just and humane solutions”

UTEP Centennial Celebrations: Blossoming campus art is captivating, inviting

By on February 2, 2014

Students hurrying to classes around The University of Texas at El Paso might not realize they are passing by a renowned artist's work.