UTEP Activities Salute Veterans, Military-Affiliated Students

The University of Texas at El Paso has scheduled numerous opportunities on campus to honor its military-affiliated students, faculty and staff during Veterans Appreciation Week starting Monday, Nov. 11.

Activities began at 7 a.m. with the placement of almost 600 U.S. flags divided between the lawns in front of the University Library and the Centennial Museum.

Other activities include a memorabilia exhibit, a performance by a Fort Bliss band, the screening of a touching military drama, several opportunities for military-affiliated students to build or enhance their resumes and job interview skills, and admission to a Nov. 16 tailgate and tickets to UTEP’s final home football game after that.

The 1st Armored Division Band will cover popular tunes from the 1970s through today from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the Union Plaza. It will be followed by an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Union Gallery of military mementoes donated or loaned by UTEP students who are veterans or affiliated to the military.

Veterans also will attend a resource and networking fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 in UTEP’s El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center, and a career center workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the career center in Union Building West. Festivities will conclude with a Military Appreciation Tailgate from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Glory Field and free tickets to the UTEP football game against the Florida International University Golden Panthers at 6 p.m. in the Sun Bowl. 

“It is our hope that the entire campus community can find time to join in one or more of the programs scheduled during the week of Nov. 11,” said Gary Edens, Ed.D., vice president for student affairs. “If not, reach out to a member of the military or a veteran and say, ‘Thanks.’ To all of our military students, we appreciate your service and honor your commitment to continuing your education.”

For more information about Veterans Week activities, please visit http://sa.utep.edu/union/veterans/ or call 915-747-5711.