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The Beard Growing Contest and other March Traditions

By on March 15, 2013

During the 1930s – 1970s several important Miner traditions took place in March.  In the early 1930s the “Engineering Holiday” was observed by the College Engineers on St. Patrick’s Day.  The engineers celebrated with a picnic sponsored by the Scientific

Songs of the College of Mines

By on March 1, 2013

During the 1930s and 1940s the Texas College of Mines continued to establish school traditions and build school spirit.  One important part of school spirit was the singing of school songs.  These songs included Fight! Miners! Fight!, the University of

Picnicking- A Century long Miner Tradition

By on February 12, 2013

On college campuses, few traditions last one hundred years. The constantly changing student body and faculty members make it difficult for established customs to survive but at UTEP the tradition of having picnics has not only thrived it has been

Decorating UTEP: Campus Traditions

By on December 14, 2012

The University of Texas at El Paso has maintained a variety of holiday traditions over the years. Since 2001, one of those traditions has been the sale of holiday ornaments. The ornaments mostly feature notable buildings on campus, however, the

Pete and Re-Pete

By on August 2, 2012

Along with the donkey emblem and various live burros, Paydirt Pete has been a longtime UTEP mascot.  Although the miner symbol was used by the school for many years, Pete began in 1962 as a doodle by civil engineering student