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Mining Minds

Day 1: A Tradition of Believing in Dreams

By on December 31, 2013

Dreams bring everyone together on a university campus and, perhaps more than any other institution in our society, universities are places where dreams do come true.


Day 2: A Tradition of Alumni Success

By on December 30, 2013

More than 110,000 baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees have been awarded in the fields of science, engineering, healthcare, politics, business, law, entertainment, arts, and education.

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Day 3: A Tradition of Excellence

By on December 29, 2013

In 1966, our men’s basketball team won the national championship. Today UTEP expects excellence in all that we undertake.

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Day 4: A Tradition of Opportunity

By on December 28, 2013

Students’ destinies are determined neither by race, ethnicity, gender, nor zip code. All students deserve the opportunity to develop their talents and nourish their dreams.

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Day 5: A Tradition of Service

By on December 27, 2013

The first class of Peace Corps volunteers trained on campus. Today service permeates student life in and out of the classroom.


Day 6: A Tradition of Authenticity

By on December 26, 2013

Miners need to be true to themselves, true to the border region, true to their unique and inherent possibilities.


Day 7: A Tradition of Beating the Odds

By on December 25, 2013

From our 1966 NCAA basketball championship to our recent national rankings, UTEP has grown accustomed to defying convention and beating the odds.


Day 8: Tradition of Affordability

By on December 24, 2013

While the rising costs of college tuition and student loan debt makes headlines, UTEP is recognized for its affordability.

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Day 9 : A Tradition of Beauty

By on December 23, 2013

Mountains, desert, and Bhutanese-inspired architecture make UTEP’s campus one of the most strikingly beautiful in the world.

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Day 10: A Tradition of Practical Experience

By on December 22, 2013

Practical experience moves today’s students toward graduation, promotes deeper learning, increases confidence, and improves job placement and career success.