Special Lighting of 'Mining Minds' to Celebrate Countdown to Centennial

The Mining Minds pick at the University Avenue roundabout will be illuminated in blue and orange Monday evening, Sept. 23 to celebrate The University of Texas at El Paso’s 100-day countdown to the 2014 Centennial Celebration.

The special lighting is exactly 100 days before Jan. 1, 2014, the year of the University's 100th anniversary.

Mining Minds is an iconic piece of public art installed in 2010 to enhance the UTEP campus. At night, orange lights illuminate the steel structure while LEDs emanate from the perforated ones and zeroes at each end of the pick.

On special occasions, including historic dates, major annual milestones and to celebrate special accomplishments, the pick is illuminated in blue and orange.

Learn more about the statue and its artist at miningminds.utep.edu.