UTEP Events Calendar (June 18-25)

Thursday, June 21

8:30 p.m.

Lawn in front of the Geological Sciences Building

Movies on the Lawn – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Rated: PG; 103 minutes

John Hughes' comedy shows how playing hooky for a single day can produce a lifetime's worth of adventure. Matthew Broderick is Ferris, a guy who knows the value of a day off. Movies on the Lawn is free and open to the public. A $5 movie combo is available and includes a hot dog, small coke and popcorn. Information: 915-747-5711 or www.utep.edu/union


Friday, June 22 – Saturday, June 23

Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Union Building East, see schedule below

CIRCLE Conference

Organizers of this summer’s Conference for International Research on Cross-cultural Learning in Education (CIRCLE) at UTEP have tried to capitalize on the interest in politics around the world from the upcoming presidential elections in the United States and Mexico to the Occupy Movement and the Arab Spring. The two-day conference, with its theme of “Democracy, Education and Diversity: Learning Across Borders,” has generated more interest than usual from the numbers of people who have pre-registered and those who want to make presentations. More than 350 people are expected to attend.

With presenters from a host of different countries in the Western Hemisphere, the 6th CIRCLE conference hopes to foster the idea of democracy via education. Information: http://coe.utep.edu/conferences/circle/


Saturday, June 23

7 p.m.

Don Haskins Center

Summer Slam Jam

The Street Ball All Stars, which consist of some of the most talented players not in the NBA, will be at the Don Haskins Center. This group of highly talented former college and professional basketball players has been featured in Nike Freestyle Commercials, 1 Mix Tape Tours, MTV/Magic Johnson “Who’s Got Game,” Harlem Globetrotters, YPA DVDs, NBA TV Street Ball, and more. Some of the players include “Hot Sauce,” “Air Up There,” Sprite Slam Dunk champion “Kenny the Dunk Inventor Dobbs,” “Springs,” “Werm,” “Special FX,” and El Paso’s own Montwood High School graduate “Sam Zig Zag Diaz.”

Tickets will include a pre-game meet and greet with the players for all underprivileged children, a dunk show by the high profile players (including Kenny Dobbs, the Sprite Slam Dunk Champion), several merchandise and memorabilia raffles, a half-time performance by a nationally known recording artist, and a post-game autograph session with the players.

Tickets: $11 general admission; $9.50 group rate; $34 family rate; and $9 for students and military; plus applicable charges. Call 915-747-5234 or www.ticketmaster.com