THIS WEEK: Sept. 7 – 13

By on September 7, 2014

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In UTEP History

1955 DesegregationThe first living “green roof” in Paso del Norte region is installed on the roof of the biology building.  (Sept. 8, 2009)  The first group of black students enrolls at Texas Western College following the recent ruling ending segregation at the school (Sept. 9, 1955), The El Paso Chamber of Commerce agrees to spearhead the campaign to raise the funds to purchase the assets of the El Paso Military Institute in order to donate the land to the state and fulfill the requirement legally establishing the School of Mines. (Sept. 11, 1913).

Learn more in the UTEP Encyclopedia.

Recent Activities

On Campus – Thousands attended UTEP’s annual pep rally “Minerpalooza” Friday Sept. 5. A 24-year-old tradition, Minerpalooza is famous for being the largest, most vibrant pep rally at the University; the yearly back-to-school tradition greets the public by being one of the largest fundraisers to benefit UTEP student organizations. Guests enjoyed live music, activity booths, inflatables, food and beverage vendors, a beer and wine garden, and a kids’ zone at Kidd Field.  Headlining artist The Cataracs, as well as the talents of funk superstars Fungi Mungle, Matt U Johnson, Latin Grammy-nominated Cristina Eustace, and hip-hop and electronic dance music artist Tim Gunter all performed at the event.

The UTEP Football team played their first home game of the season Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Sun Bowl against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

The Department of Public Health Sciences held a lecture discussing the intersections of health and safety-net systems to federal reforms and the implications on population health. Lisa Cacari Stone, Ph.D., of UNM  presented the lecture Sept. 4.

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Enter the Centennial Photo Contest – You can now enter your photo in the Centennial Photo Contest. The winning photographs will go on display inside the Centennial Museum as part of the “Centennial Photo Contest” exhibit. The exhibit will be on display from Nov. 8 to Jan. 15, 2015. To submit your photographs, and read official rules click HERE.

Centennial Stories – Stay tuned for more Centennial Stories.

100 @ 100 – Interviews with Karine Fenelon (Dept. of Biological Sciences) and Robert Trussell (College of Education).  Tune in this week to hear interviews with  Jose Miguel Hurtado, Jr. (Dept of Geological Sciences) and Stephen Stafford (Metallurgical & Materials Engineering).

El Paso Times Series –Article on origins and evolution of Paydirt Pete.

In the News – Coverage of Minerpalooza.

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