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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

Raul Barberena

Classes at UTEP started 100 years ago today

By on September 28, 2014

Finding out more about the first day of class in 1914 at the State School of Mines and Metallurgy, now The University of Texas at El Paso, was a research project with its own story.

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

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.

Paydirt Pete

Paydirt Pete has Played Significant Role at UTEP

By on September 11, 2014

The University of Texas at El Paso’s first live mascot was a burro.

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