UTEP Calendar of Events (Oct. 22–28)

Monday, Oct. 22

All day

Las Cruces, NM

Men’s Golf: Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate


Tuesday, Oct. 23

All day

Las Cruces, NM

Men’s Golf: Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate


5 p.m.

Undergraduate Learning Center, room 106

Centennial Lecture Series: Sam Donaldson

UTEP Distinguished Alumnus Sam Donaldson will speak as part of the University’s Centennial Lecture Series. The 45-year ABC News veteran will give a lecture titled “Road to the White House.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Donaldson is a 1955 graduate of Texas Western College (now UTEP) in telecommunications and a 1976 UTEP Distinguished Alumnus.

During his career, Donaldson covered every national political convention since 1964 – except for the 1992 Republican Convention in Houston. He also served two appointments as chief White House correspondent for ABC News from January 1998 to August 1999 and from 1977 to 1989.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 24

7 p.m.

UTEP Dinner Theatre

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

The UTEP Dinner Theatre will kick off the celebration of its 30th season with Spamalot. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and their quest to find the Holy Grail. However, diverting a bit from the true story, this hilarious musical features such oddities as a line of beautiful dancing girls, a flatulent Frenchmen and killer rabbits. Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com; 915-747-5234. Information: www.utep.edu/utd

 

Thursday, Oct. 25

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

UTEP Union Building East, Tomas Rivera Conference Center, 3rd floor

Government and Public Service Career Fair

This fair is designed for students who are interested in obtaining a job with government agencies. It is open to all majors and classifications. Some of the agencies attending include: Defense Intelligence Agency, National Park Service – Intermountain Regional Santa Fe, Texas Attorney General, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Information: 915-747-5640

 

11 a.m. – 2p.m.

UTEP Library, Blumberg Auditorium

Tom Lea Cross-Disciplinary Conference - Presentations from Call for Papers

The papers and authors are: “Film Adaptations of Tom Lea's Novels” by Allison Whitney, assistant professor of film and media studies, Texas Tech University; “Tom Lea's Randado and the History of the Hebronville Ranch that Inspired It” by Mary Anna Denton-Casstevens, instructor, Southeastern Louisiana University; and “The Textual History of Tom Lea's Memoirs of a Flintlock” by Brandon D. Shuler, American literature Ph.D. candidate at Texas Tech University.

These Texas scholars will share insights into Tom Lea's writing and the film adaptations of his novels. Whitney will focus on the visual qualities of James Wong Howe's cinematography in The Brave Bulls, and the uses of Technicolor and widescreen composition in The Wonderful Country. Denton-Casstevens will share Tom Lea's personal correspondence with Frank Dobie that discussed Lea's 1940 visit to Randado to research The Longhorns and the history of the South Texas ranch. Shuler will discuss Tom Lea's first book, which Lea wrote to accompany a flintlock he bought for his father; Lea presented them as a Christmas gift in 1930.

The event is organized with by the English Department and the University Library. Information: 915-747-5697

 

5:30 p.m.

UTEP Library, Blumberg Auditorium

UTEP Picks: Race and Redistricting in El Paso – A Historical and Present Day Look

The University Library together with the Student Government Association presents UTEP Picks: Elections 2012, a series of events related to this year's elections. Sept. 4 through Nov. 1 the Library will host a series of lectures that will be held most Thursdays.

Today's lecture will be presented by Raymundo Rojas, lecturer with UTEP’s Chicano Studies. The event is sponsored by the Library Special Collections Department. Contact: 915-747-5697

 

7 p.m.

UTEP Union Cinema

Get Reel Cinema: Psycho

Housed in the UTEP Union Cinema, Get Reel (previously Cinema Novo) presents independent and educational films as well as blockbuster movies. Tickets are $1 for UTEP students, faculty, staff and Alumni Association members (with valid ID); $2 general admission. A $5 movie combo includes a hot dog, small soda, and popcorn. Information: 915-747-5711 or www.utep.edu/union.

 

7 p.m.

UTEP Dinner Theatre

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

 

Friday, Oct. 26

All day

Butterfield Trail Golf Club

Men’s Golf: UTEP Miner Invitational

 

12:30 p.m.

UTEP Library, Blumberg Auditorium, room 111

UTEP Picks: "Game Change"

The UTEP Library together with the Student Government Association presents UTEP Picks: Elections 2012, a series of events related to this year's elections. Sept. 4 through Nov. 1 the Library will host a series of lectures that will be held most Thursdays. On Fridays there will be lunchtime movies. Today's movie is Game Change. Contact: Lisa Weber, 915-747-5039.

 

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts

Charles Ewing Waterhouse, Jr: Architect and Renaissance Man for the Borderland

This panel will be moderated by Claudia Rivers, with Laura Hollingsed, Russell Waterhouse, and William Palmore.

Charles Ewing Waterhouse, born in El Paso and a lifelong friend of Tom Lea, was a man of many talents and wide-ranging interests who produced significant works of photography, architectural preservation, and architectural design. He was one of the first architects to carefully document the missions and historic structures of the El Paso region and to advocate for their preservation and upkeep. He made beautiful sketches that reveal an astute eye and refined sense of visual composition. He was employed with the three most influential architectural practices of 20th century El Paso: William Wuehrman, Otto Thorman, and Carroll and Daeuble (later Carroll, Daeuble, DuSang, and Rand).

Waterhouse designed buildings independently, leaving many mid-century modern houses that are admired to this day. The presentation will incorporate original materials from the Waterhouse archive at Special Collections, as well as a survey of architecture drawings, models, and photographs of Waterhouse's architecture produced by William Palmore and his students at the New York Institute of Technology. The event will be held in collaboration with ARCHtober, a monthlong festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions in New York City. Information: 915-747-5697

 

7 p.m.

University Field

Women’s Soccer

UTEP will face Colorado College.

 

7 p.m.

UTEP Union Cinema

Get Reel Cinema: Psycho

 

7 p.m.

UTEP Dinner Theatre

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

 

Saturday, Oct. 27

All day

Butterfield Trail Golf Club

Men’s Golf: UTEP Miner Invitational

 

TBA

UTEP Rifle Range

Women’s Rifle

UTEP will face Nevada.

 

10 a.m. – Noon

Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts

Middle East in the Southwest: Fine Arts Family Day

The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts and the UTEP Department of Art join forces to offer the first Fine Arts Family Day, an open house-style event. The event will be held in the Rubin Center galleries, as well as in the Fox Fine Arts Center, giving the community the opportunity to visit and interact in working studio spaces. Families and children of all ages

are invited to attend a wide range of activities that explore local and international expressions of culture in honor of our fall exhibition Shifting Sands: Recent Videos from the Middle East. Participants can join in family-friendly tours of the exhibition, listen to stories and poetry from the region, and participate in a variety of “hands-on” art activities led by UTEP studio majors. Our special guests include UTEP’s Arabic musical ensemble, Layali Al-Sham, directed by

Professor Andrea Shaheen, who specializes in Arabic music research and performance.

 

7 p.m.

Don Haskins Center

Men’s Basketball: Orange and White Scrimmage

 

7 p.m.

UTEP Dinner Theatre

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

 

Sunday, Oct. 28

TBA

UTEP Rifle Range

Women’s Rifle

UTEP will face Air Force.

 

Noon

Memorial Gym

Women’s Volleyball

UTEP will face Tulane.

 

2:30 p.m.

UTEP Dinner Theatre

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT