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Day 47: Sun Bowl Stadium

By on November 15, 2013

Today is Day 47 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year. Texas Western College began construction on a new football stadium in 1961.  The team had previously played on Kidd Field, but by 1960, the space was not sufficient for

GECU to Sponsor Sun Bowl 50th Anniversary Game on Sept. 21

By on September 2, 2013

GECU, El Paso’s largest locally-owned financial institution, has partnered with UTEP Athletics to celebrate 50 years of Sun Bowl Stadium. On Sept. 21, GECU will sponsor the UTEP vs. UTSA football game, exactly 50 years to the day that the

The Paso del Norte Community

By on May 7, 2012

The transformation of a mining school into a research university occurred in collaboration with the community of the Paso del Norte region. Over the past century the University has enjoyed local support, generally avoiding both the town-and-gown rivalry that emerges

Regional University, 1960-

By on March 6, 2012

[Note: This post continues the series on the “Layers of UTEP History“] In 1960, a new administration set out to harness the overlapping local, state, and national impulses that had produced a mining school, stretched it into a city college,