During 2014, the El Paso community joined UTEP in a year-long celebration of our 100th anniversary, underscoring the central role that the university has played in bringing educational, economic, cultural enrichment, and improved quality-of-life opportunities to the residents of this region.
A newspaper advertisement enticed the son of a Kansas chicken farmer to enroll in a new mining school in far West Texas.
A new collection of thousands of historical records and documents from the former ASARCO site in the UTEP Library's Special Collections Department is offering a unique insight into the plant's operations and employees from the late 1800s to the 1990s.
More than 70 unique buildings make up the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso. Each structure constructed during the past century has served a distinct purpose — from providing classrooms and labs, housing students and hosting art exhibits to serving as an arena for the community to enjoy athletic and entertainment events.
“It was one of the greatest college pranks of all time,” crowed Ron Mishkin, one of the seven perpetrators who “borrowed” Oscar the alligator from the pond at San Jacinto Plaza during the overnight hours of Dec. 10-11, 1952, and deposited him in the second-floor office of Howard Quinn, a no-nonsense professor of geology.
In the early days of UTEP's history, two women, Kathleen Worrell and Ruth Monro Augur, encouraged and supported the admission of women to the male-dominated engineering school.
The El Paso economy would not be the same without The University of Texas at El Paso. Since its establishment 100 years ago.
From its beginnings as an engineering school in 1914, The University of Texas at El Paso has remained at the forefront of employing computing technology for both administrative and academic purposes.
The University of Texas at El Paso and the U.S. military have benefited from each other’s presence in the region during the past 100 years.
Being part of a Greek organization at UTEP is about growing as an individual and giving back to the community, and it has been part and parcel of the University’s rich 100-year history.