UTEP Centennial Exhibit to Open at El Paso Museum of History

By on February 12, 2014

What: UTEP President Diana Natalicio and El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony to open a UTEP Centennial Celebration exhibit

When: 4 – 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22; ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m.

Where: El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe St.

The University of Texas at El Paso and the El Paso Museum of History will unveil the Fifth Wall of Giants: UTEP Centennial Celebration, From Mines to Minds exhibit during a grand opening party and ribbon cutting ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.

UTEP President Diana Natalicio and El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser will join Paydirt Pete, Amigo Man and the UTEP Cheerleaders and Goldiggers to officially open the exhibit. Throughout the evening, participants can enjoy a live performance by “Litio” pop-rock band, a special dance for the decades by the Shundo Dance Studio, and free food on the museum patio.

This year, the University of Texas at El Paso celebrates its 100th birthday. Originally called the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy, it was founded in 1914 to educate mining engineers for the bi-national region surrounding El Paso’s smelters. The Museum of History honors UTEP as an El Paso Giant for recognizing that every student deserves the opportunity to pursue his or her individual desire to learn. UTEP offers all residents of the Paso del Norte region an affordable education at what is rapidly becoming a first-class research institution.

Information: Marilú Valenzuela Alemán, 915-351-3588 or alemanmg@elpasotexas.gov.



Veronique J. Masterson is UTEP's public information officer and may be contacted at 915-747-7503 or news@utep.edu.