Editor’s note: The following is part of a weekly series commemorating The University of Texas at El Paso’s Centennial Celebration in 2014. El Paso’s elected and community leaders wanted to create a museum since the early 1900s, but it took
What do Jack Handey, Abraham Chavez and Estela Casas have in common? They are among the 113,530 alumni of the University of Texas at El Paso.
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.
Donated to The University of Texas at El Paso in 1965, it is the only presidential residence owned by an institution in The University of Texas System.
Texas Western College (TWC) was selected in 1961 to host the first training of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers because it was desegregated, and it fit in with the campus' legacy of service.
TxDOT has contributed $8 million toward UTEP's Campus Transformation, an effort to create a safer, more open, pedestrian-friendly campus core that will become a legacy of the university's Centennial year celebration.
The exhibit "Viva la Causa: Forging UTEP's 21st the ongoing Centennial Exhibit Series and will be on display June 7 – Aug. 2 at the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, located on the UTEP campus on the corner of University Avenue and Wiggins Road.
For a century, UTEP's educational efforts have had a positive impact on the local region.
In a quiet ceremony on May 30, 1916, Judge Beauregard Bryan handed out the first diplomas from the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy to three mining engineering graduates — Vere Leasure, Lloyd Nelson and Clyde Ney.
Part of the legacy of the university's first 100 years is the creation of two celebrated programs that stimulate the mind and body of older adults who live in the Paso del Norte region: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, and the Physical Fitness in the Golden Age exercise program.