The Final Stretch: Team Texas Heads to 2013 Solar Decathlon

By Nadia M. Whitehead

UTEP News Service

 

The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon kicked off Tuesday, Oct. 1, and will take place over the course of the next week in Irvine, CA.

After two years of hard work, everything finally boils down for Team Texas – which includes students from The University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College. The competition challenge was for collegiate teams to design, build, and operate a solar-powered home that is cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.

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University Event Recognizes Employee Contributions

By Daniel Perez

UTEP News Service

Many of the people whose commitment and dedication have put The University of Texas at El Paso on the cusp of Tier One status were honored during the recent University Service Awards ceremony.

Approximately 300 people, including University administrators, faculty, staff and their families attended the Sept. 25 event in Room 106 of the Undergraduate Learning Center to celebrate the contribution of individuals who have worked at UTEP anywhere from five to 45 years. In total, the honorees have worked at UTEP 3,890 years.

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Miners Help Miners with Scholarship

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

Miners in UTEP’s kinesiology program are helping to ease some of the financialburdens for one of their classmates this fall semester. 

With support from faculty in the Department of Kinesiology, students have launched the Miners Helping Miners in Kinesiology Endowed Scholarship, which will provide financial support to a junior or senior in the program that has demonstrated a commitment to service and leadership in the profession.  

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Weeks’ CASS Events Focus on Persons Abilities, Not Disabilities

By Daniel Perez

UTEP News Service

Oscar Lozoya has experienced a few bumps along his academic road at The University of Texas at El Paso – literally.

Lozoya, a native of Juárez, was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a child and has spent his life overcoming challenges. To this point at UTEP, he has earned one bachelor’s degree in music in 1998 and two master’s degrees –Fine Arts in 2003 and Interdisciplinary Studies in 2011. He expects to earn a Master in Rehabilitation Counseling in spring 2014.

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Nursing Students Reach Out to the Community

By Laura L. Acosta

UTEP News Service

Nearly 60 students from the UTEP School of Nursing put their skills into practice and raised awareness about diabetes, stroke and heart disease at the 7th annual Ferria De La Familia on Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center.

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Homecoming Activities Get Disney-Themed Makeover

By Daniel Perez

UTEP News Service

Move aside Magic Kingdom. The University of Texas at El Paso will become “the Happiest Place on Earth” as Homecoming Week takes on a Disney theme and turns the campus into “Minerland” starting Sunday, Sept. 29.

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UTEP Honors Top Entering Students, Seeks Their Involvement

By Daniel Perez

UTEP News Service

Some of the top recent high school graduates from Region 19 who chose to continue their education at The University of Texas at El Paso learned how to make the most of their personal strengths and the strengths of others during last week’s second annual HEROES program kickoff.

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100-Day Countdown Kicks Off Centennial Celebration

By Lisa Y. Garibay

UTEP News Service

Sounds of construction continuing on Centennial Plaza rumbled in the background as hundreds of UTEP alumni, students, faculty and staff converged in front of the Centennial Museum to answer a question that had been on many minds recently: what is inside that big box?

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