THIS WEEK: April 27 – May 3

By on April 27, 2014

Centennial Events

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In UTEP History

Steve H. Worrell formally applies for the position of dean of the new School of Mines (April 27, 1914), The University of Texas takes possession of the former El Paso Military Institute. The Board of Regents appoints Steve H. Worrell the first dean of the School of Mines and Metallurgy (April 28, 1914), The UT Board of Regents approves a motion changing the name of the College of Mines to the Texas Western College of The University of Texas. The recommendation is forwarded to the Texas Legislature for approval (April 29, 1949).

 Learn more in the UTEP Encyclopedia.

Recent Activities

On Campus – Approximately 1,500 participants with 100 collegiate teams from around the world participated in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja competition April 24-27.  The Centennial Museum held FloraFEST2014 the annual fundraiser for the maintenance and operation of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.

Performances  – Several performances made their debuts on the UTEP Campus. Les Miserables debuted in the UTEP Dinner Theatre and performances will continue until May 25. Here We Almost Are debuted in the Wise Family Theatre and will continue until May 4. In the Union, an audience watched Moving Stillness, an all-youth written, directed, performed and produced original play. 

Centennial Stories – Hear a Centennial story by Alex Guerra, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Major.

100 @ 100 – Interviews with Tom Fullerton (Economics & Finance) and Maceo Dailey (History, African American Studies Program).Tune in this week to hear interviews with Katja Michael (Chemistry) and Gaspare Genna (Political Science).

El Paso Times Series – Article on the legacy of architect Henry Trost.

In the News –  Coverage of the announcement of the Glow Run and Centennial time capsule.

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Jessica Molinar Muñoz is the director of communications for UTEP's Centennial Office.