“UTEP History” Highlighted in new Centennial Walking Tour

By on June 23, 2014

The Centennial Tour Series was created to showcase UTEP’s rich history and beautiful campus throughout the University’s Centennial Celebration in 2014. Each month, a new tour will focus on a different aspect of UTEP. The theme for the June and July tours is “UTEP History,” and will be offered at:

  • 11a.m. Saturday, June 28;
  •  6 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, and;
  • 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19.

 

The tours are free and open to the public.

The “UTEP History” tour was designed by Paul J. Vierra, managing editor and researcher for the Centennial Celebration Office. He also is a UTEP doctoral student and editor of the UTEP Encyclopedia. Vierra will lead the tours and showcase significant themes like UTEP’s founding, its unique architecture, and meaningful milestones and traditions of the past 100 years.

The tours will begin just outside of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts on the UTEP campus. UTEP parking is open to the public on weekdays after 5:30 p.m. and all day on weekends. For a campus map, visit www.maps.utep.edu.

MAKE PLANS

What: Centennial Tour Series – UTEP History

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28; 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 9; and 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19.

Where: Tour participants should gather outside of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts on the UTEP campus. For a campus map, visit www.maps.utep.edu.

Cost: Free and open to the public. UTEP parking is open to the public on weekdays after 5:30 p.m. and all day on weekends.

RSVP: Maribel Villalva at 915-747-6669 or email at mvillalva2@utep.edu.

 

Future tours in the Centennial Tour Series include:

August – Bhutan Tour

September – Arts & Culture Tour

October – Haunted UTEP Tour

November – UTEP Research Tour

December – Pick Your Tour

 

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Maribel Villalva is the executive director of UTEP's Centennial Celebration and the director of its Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.