THIS WEEK: Gildan New Mexico Bowl Edition

By on December 14, 2014

Centennial Events


Join UTEP’s Alumni Association for the Gildan New Mexico Bowl! For Bowl Game ticket package options please visit us Different options are available through December 16, 2014. For more information, please call (915) 747-8600. New Mexico Bowl Flyer   Friday, December 19th: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hospitality Welcome Table at the team hotel at the Albuquerque Marriott at 2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Pep Rally – Battle of the Bands at Old Town Plaza 8:30 p.m. Viewing Party Miner Men’s Basketball Team (UTEP vs Arizona) tip-off at 9:00 p.m. Uptown Sports Bar 6601 Uptown Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 8711 Uptown Sports Bar Directions: Google MapsTWN SPORTS Saturday, December 20th: Alumni Charter Bus will be leaving El Paso at 6:00 a.m. – Boarding starts at 5:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Fan Fest – North End Parking Lot 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. UTEP ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TAILGATE PARTY North Parking Lot in front of University Stadium Entrance) Come by for food, fun and giveaways! UTEP Marching Band and Cheerleaders and Paydirt Pete will be there too! Gildan New Mexico Bowl Football University Stadium at UNM Albuquerque, New Mexico 12:20 p.m. Kickoff Alumni Charter Bus will make the return trip from Albuquerque to El Paso at 6:00 p.m. Ticket Information and Travel Packages (56 passenger full size luxury touring motor coach with all amenities)

  • Alumni Association Member Travel Package – Bus transportation + Tailgate Party Ticket + Football Ticket = $90
  • Non Member Travel Package – Bus transportation + Tailgate Party Ticket + Football Game Ticket = $100 – Non Members
  • Tailgate Party and Football Game – Tailgate Party Ticket and Football Game Ticket – $60
  • Tailgate Party Only – Tailgate Party Ticket – $20

Bus information: Passenger full size luxury touring motor coach with all amenities Click here for carry-on baggage size and other bus regulations. We will begin boarding at exactly 5:15 a.m. from parking lot R2, next to the UTEP Police Department.  You will be able to leave your vehicle with preauthorization for the day only. We return to El Paso 45 minutes after the game ends from University Stadium. 5:15 a.m. Board bus on the UTEP Campus 6:00 a.m. Bus leaves El Paso 9:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Fan Fest North University Stadium 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. UTEP Alumni Pre-Game Party 12:20 p.m. Football kick-off 6:00 p.m. Depart approximately return trip to El Paso


Isleta Resort & Casino Special Rate $109.00 plus tax – with code EPNMB 11000 Broadway S.E. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105 505-724-3969   Hotel Cascada Special Rate $69.00 plus tax – with mention of UTEP Miners 2500 Carlisle Blvd N.E. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 505-888-3311   Barcelona Suites 900 Lousiana Blvd. N.E. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 505-255-5566   Best Western Plus – Executive Suites 4630 Pan American Freeway, N.E. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 505-830-0900   Quality Inn Special Rate $49.00 Plus Tax – with mention of UTEP Miners 2015 Menaul Blvd. N.E. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107 505-881-3210   Hampton Inn University Midtown Special Rate $74.00 Plus Tax – with mention of UTEP Miners 2300 Carlisle N.E. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 505-837-9300 View the entire Centennial Calendar.

In UTEP History

The Houston Post declares Texas Western Press director Carl Hertzog the “Texas Gutenberg” for his work producing books Ft Bliss - School of Mines - First Locationas art (Dec. 14, 1951), The governor of Texas appoints three El Paso citizens—Richard Burges, Mayor Tom Lea, and State Senator Claude Hudspeth to a special committee on selecting a new site for the School of Mines following the fire that destroyed the main building at the Fort Bliss site (Dec. 15, 1916),  The El Paso Chamber of Commerce announces a plan to spearhead the purchase of the former El Paso Military Institute for use by the School of Mines (Dec. 16, 1913), A year after opening its first computer center, the University opens a second in the lower level of the Administration Building to handle the storage of student and staff records (Dec. 17, 1968), Leaders of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) urge Gov. Preston Smith to meet with students to discuss their grievances following a protest that resulted in the arrest of 34 students (Dec. 18, 1971), The Scientific Club holds its first “bean feed” (Dec. 19, 1919). Learn more in the UTEP Encyclopedia.

Recent Activities

On Campus – UTEP’s 2014 Winter Commencement caps off the Centennial year.  Graduates belonging to the Winter 2014 class helped bring The University of Texas at El Paso’s Centennial Year to a close on Saturday, Dec. 13. Approximately 2,300 Miners participated in the day’s three Commencement celebrations. View photos HERE

UTEP Residence Life coordinated another successful Midnight Breakfast.  The tradition is held every semester during final’s week to give students who are busy studying all night the extra boost they need to pass their final exams. View photos HERE.

The El Paso Paralegal Association celebrated UTEP Dec. 11 during their Attorney/Paralegal Luncheon.

The Centennial Museum is having a holiday sale! Hundreds of items are on sale. All books are 50% off and children’s books are only $1. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 UTEP Scarfp.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For Information call 747-5565.  It is also a great time to get your Centennial Keepsakes. We spoke with artists Anne M. Giangiulio and Antonio Castro who designed some of the Centennial Keepsakes.  Read more about their inspiration HERE. The sale continues through Sat. Dec. 20. Centennial Keepsakes are not included in the sale.

Centennial Stories – Tom Hope, Bachelor of Business Administration – Class of 1942.

100 @ 100 – Interviews with  Elsa Villa (College of Education) and Tony Kruszewski (Political Science).Tune in this week to hear the final 100 @ 100 interview with Keith Pannell (Chemistry).

El Paso Times Series – Article on UTEP buildings honoring community members.

In the News – Coverage of Commencement and the New Mexico Bowl.

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