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Student Papers Chronicle UTEP’s History for Future Readers

By on June 20, 2013

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

Students Recognize a Few of UTEP’s ‘Hidden Heroes’

By on May 16, 2013

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

Centennial Contest Shines Light on Miner M

By on November 7, 2012

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.

Graduation Commencement – Eighty Years Ago

By on May 4, 2012

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

Records of the El Paso Collaborative

By on April 23, 2012

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

The First Swimming Pool

By on April 13, 2012

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

Wanted – Oral Histories for UTEP’s Centennial

By on April 3, 2012

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

Students Change

By on March 22, 2012

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.

After Two Years without Female Students

By on March 19, 2012

[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

Public Research University, 1986-

By on March 8, 2012

[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