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Remembering Charles ‘Charlie’ Brown

By on May 16, 2014

On Sunday, May 11, 2014, Charles Brown passed away in Antioch, California at the age of 83. Warmly remembered by El Pasoans and Miner fans, Brown, along with his nephew Cecil Brown, became the first African-American athletes at Texas Western

Day 67: UTEP’s Different Names

By on October 26, 2013

Today is Day 67 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year. The University of Texas at El Paso has gone through a number of name changes over the years. The school began in 1913 as the State School of Miners

New Pamphlet on UTEP History

By on August 13, 2012

We are pleased to announce the printing of a new pamphlet that briefly describes UTEP’s 100-year history. Layers of History at The University of Texas at El Paso (2012) divides the past century into five “layers” that reflect the growing

Texas Western College and the Peace Corps: Part II

By on June 8, 2012

(To read Texas Western College and the Peace Corps: Part I, click here) The Tanganyika (now Tanzania) Peace Corps project, for which forty-four volunteers had done their training at Texas Western College, instantly became a point of pride for the school.

Texas Western College and the Peace Corps: Part I

By on May 31, 2012

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy initiated the Peace Corps program which challenged college students to serve their country in the name of peace by working and living in some of the world’s developing countries. That same year, Texas Western