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Robert Burlingame

By on July 25, 2014

  The English Department at  UTEP was home to an accomplished professor and poet who dedicated his life to teaching his students to love literature as well as realizing his own poetic vision. Originally from Kansas, Robert Burlingame’s pursuit of his

Practice Mine

Mining an important foundation for UTEP

By on June 29, 2014

A few yards from Sun Bowl Stadium, just north of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, is an often forgotten reminder of The University of Texas at El Paso's mining heritage.

Special Collections Celebrates Henry Charles Trost

By on June 6, 2014

     The man who designed several buildings on the UTEP campus and hundreds more all over the Southwest was born in Toledo, Ohio, March 5, 1860.  Henry Charles Trost may have gotten his affinity for architecture and design from

Hoover House Celebrates UTEP’s Centennial

By on May 27, 2014

As The University of Texas at El Paso commemorates its 100-year anniversary in 2014, Hoover House – UTEP’s official residence – has opened its doors to members of the El Paso community to join the celebration.

Remembering Charles ‘Charlie’ Brown

By on May 16, 2014

On Sunday, May 11, 2014, Charles Brown passed away in Antioch, California at the age of 83. Warmly remembered by El Pasoans and Miner fans, Brown, along with his nephew Cecil Brown, became the first African-American athletes at Texas Western

Celebrating 100 years with Dr. Lola Dawkins

By on May 11, 2014

UTEP is not the only one celebrating a centennial birthday this year.  Dr. Lola B. Dawkins recently celebrated her 100th birthday on December 29, 2013.  The university and the College of Business Administration honored the special event with a birthday


By on April 23, 2014

Lisa Lopez is the Librarian at Herrera Elementary School and the driving force behind the introduction of the Little Free Library to the El Paso area.  She is the first person to erect one of these libraries in the state

Flashback: March 19, 1966

By on March 19, 2014

Called one of the greatest upsets in NCAA basketball history, the Texas Western College Miners, coached by Don Haskins, defeat four-time champion University of Kentucky Wildcats under Adolph Rupp for the national championship in Maryland, 72 – 65.

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48 Years Later: Remembering the 1966 NCAA Championship Game

By on March 14, 2014

Forty-eight years after the men’s basketball team won the NCAA championship in 1966, UTEP remains the only university in Texas to have a NCAA championship trophy for men’s basketball.

Mary Haskins, First Lady of El Paso

By on March 7, 2014

Don Haskins, the legendary UTEP Basketball coach, is an icon on the UTEP campus.  Nicknamed “The Bear”, for his gruff sideline manner, he was head coach at the University from 1961 to 1999.  He led the Miners to victory 719