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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.

Esfera Cuántica Tlahtolli installation

Presentation of Sculpture Esfera Cuantica by Mexican Artist Sebastián

By on September 10, 2014

In recognition of UTEP’s role in educating thousands of Mexican students and as a gift of friendship for the University’s Centennial, the Mexican people will present The University of Texas at El Paso with an original piece by renowned sculptor Sebastián.

1955 Desegregation

UTEP and NAACP have long, rich history

By on August 31, 2014

For 100 years, UTEP and the El Paso branch of the NAACP have been enriching the local community while contributing to equal rights nationwide.

COBA Corner and Mountains

UTEP’s connection to Bhutan is a special relationship

By on August 25, 2014

The University of Texas at El Paso first adopted its unique Bhutanese architecture in campus buildings completed in 1917. It wasn't until a half-century later that the university's bond with the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan began to evolve into the strong and mutually beneficial partnership that today benefits students and the El Paso community.


Minerpalooza to be the biggest for UTEP centennial

By on August 16, 2014

In honor of The University of Texas at El Paso's Centennial Celebration, this year's Minerpalooza will be "The Party of the Century."

M on the Mountain

Painting the ‘M’ a longstanding UTEP tradition

By on August 10, 2014

University of Texas at El Paso students who have helped whitewash the "M" on the mountain, whether the original above Scenic Drive or the one across from Sun Bowl Stadium, will admit it is one of the hardest jobs they ever loved.

ROTC program ties UTEP to military

By on August 3, 2014

Charles Alexander Puckett established the ROTC program at UTEP in 1935.


Daniel Perez: Radio station has played part of UTEP’s history

By on July 27, 2014

The University of Texas at El Paso's radio station, KTEP-FM, began as a college lab for aspiring broadcasters seven decades ago and has since evolved into a cornucopia of news and entertainment programming with legions of fans across the region.

Centennial museum

El Paso’s First Museum Located Next to ‘New’ College on the Hill

By on July 20, 2014

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

UTEP grads make a difference

By on July 6, 2014

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.