It’s not every day that a college student has a scholarly paper published, much less archived in their university library for historical and academic posterity. This spring, nine student papers were donated to the C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections department at
Museum Studies students are honoring a few of UTEP’s lesser-known “heroes.” An exhibit created in conjunction with UTEP’s Centennial Celebration looks at UTEP’s identity, success and achievements in a nontraditional way. Professor Kerry Doyle, lecturer and director of the Stanlee
During his weekly run up Sun Bowl Drive, Andrew Velasquez would gaze at the fabled “M” on the hill and be reminded of the generations of students who have been part of The University of Texas at El Paso story.
Eighty years ago this month, the seventeenth annual commencement ceremony for the College of Mines and Metallurgy (a branch of the University of Texas) took place in El Paso. The class of 1932 had a total of twenty graduates, with
Dozens of binders containing historical treasures were discovered by Nichole Elias and Carmen Gonzalez in the offices of the El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence. The binders contain minutes of board meetings, principal’s meetings, and teacher training meetings; records of
As part of the College of Mines’ post-World War II expansion, the campus constructed its first swimming pool during 1945. According to the October 13, 1945 Prospector, “Funds for the swimming pool – $30,000 – were raised by the College
The staff of UTEP’s Institute of Oral History wants your stories to be part of the University’s Centennial Celebration.They are looking for the big memories and subtle reflections that capture the essence of The University of Texas at El Paso
In 1914, when the school opened, 27 students enrolled. All were male and one was from Mexico. In 2010, 22,640 students enrolled, 54% were female, and 77% Hispanic. The story of UTEP’s history involves growth, obviously, but also demographic transformations.
[The Texas College of Mines operated for two years without any female students–27 males the first year, 14 more more the second. In the fall of 1916, however, two female students enrolled and by the fall of 2010, that number
[Note: This post continues the series on the “Layers of UTEP History“] In the second half of the 20th century, many American universities aspired to become public research universities–institutions that could combine nearly universal access to a college education with