UTEP Alumni PRIDE Network

UTEP Alumni PRIDE Network The official alumni group for LGBT graduates of The University of Texas at El Paso. We are MINER PRIDE! http://alumni.utep.edu/lgbt We are a group of UTEP alumni who wish to keep our Miner Pride strong and continue our efforts in promoting a diverse campus community that is dedicated to respect and equality.
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We are proud to represent the contributions and potential of UTEP’s past, present, and future LGBT alumni. Membership is open to UTEP alumni and friends. As a member of the Miner Nation, you are also eligible to take advantage of all the benefits that come along with membership. Check out the Why Join section to see what all you can enjoy as a member. Once you join, indicate that you wish to learn more and be affiliated with the LGBT Alumni Network. Get engaged with the LGBT Alumni Network family no matter where life takes you. We are a brand new group, but have big hopes for what can happen with this group. Our first goal is to foster the next generation of UTEP alumni and help them feel welcome and included in the broader UTEP community. Make the LGBT Alumni Network a part of your life as we build a legacy of pride for ourselves, and the whole Miner Nation! Picks Up!

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UTEP Student Alumni Association
10/29/2020

UTEP Student Alumni Association

Alumni: Meet the UTEP Student Alumni Association!

Here are a few photos of the group participating in Halloween activities during their annual Haunted Campus event!

Looking for something virtual and fun to do this Halloween? Click the links below for information on the upcoming virtual 13th Annual Student Alumni Association's Haunted Campus and the Young Alumni Network's Halloween Happy Hour and Social:
https://www.facebook.com/events/282409396113391
https://yanhalloween2020.questionpro.com/


For more information on what's happening with the UTEP Alumni Association, like our page!


And don’t forget to sign up for your free alumni membership at: https://minerlink.utep.edu/

Go Miners!⛏🧡⛏
#tbt #UtepAlumni #UtepStudentAlumniAssociation

UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso
10/28/2020

UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso

Show your Miner pride by making a UTEP-themed jack-o'-lantern! Print out our custom stencils and safely carve your pumpkins. Light up your pumpkin, snap a photo, and remember to tag us when you post on social media!

Download the stencils at this link: https://utepn.ws/3kq7E4U

UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso
10/27/2020

UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso

No matter the season, your UTEP campus always looks picturesque! On Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, snow blanketed the iconic Bhutanese-style buildings and lush landscapes in white. Stay safe, Miners! ❄️🧡⛏️

UTEP Alumni- El Paso
10/22/2020

UTEP Alumni- El Paso

Fellow alumni: Here are a few photos of El Paso Alumni partnering with NMSU on the annual food drive in 2018 to take us back on this Thursday and show us Aggies and Miners can always work together for a good cause!

If you’re interested in receiving information on how you can be involved in any of our alumni networks, please visit www.alumni.utep.edu/groups.

Don’t forget to sign up for your free alumni membership at: https://minerlink.utep.edu/!

Go Miners! ⛏🧡⛏
#tbt #UtepAlumni

UTEP Alumni Association
10/22/2020

UTEP Alumni Association

Last week, Paydirt Pete made the rounds to visit some of this year’s Distinguished Alumni and Gold Nugget awardees – bringing smiles and oodles of UTEP swag! #MinersForeverStrongerTogether #UTEP #UTEPAlumni

UTEP Alumni Association
10/16/2020

UTEP Alumni Association

Did you know…
UTEP did not adopt the iconic pickaxe “T” as part of its logo until 1999. However, the first use of a pickaxe as a “T” can be found along the roofline frieze of the Library-Administration building, originally built in the 1930s, and which is now part of the Geological Sciences Building. Etched in stone is “UT” for University of Texas, with the T taking the shape of a rudimentary pickaxe.

#MinersForeverStrongerTogether #GoMiners #UTEP

UTEP Alumni Association
10/16/2020
UTEP Alumni Association

UTEP Alumni Association

Hey! Recent Grads! Remember what song was top of the charts over the last 10 years? We do, and we’ve put together a decade of favorites from 2010-2019

Did you know… On Sept. 1, 2019, El Paso’s own Khalid performed in the Don Haskins Center and donated all proceeds to help the victims of the Aug 3, 2019, mass shooting? The concert sold out within minutes of tickets being released, raising more than $500,000 to support victims and their families. Hint: your playlist bonus track is a favorite nickname for the great city of El Paso.

#UTEP #MinersForeverStrongerTogether #GoMiners

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1Mt7S8uWkjTtPDKWmC5DO5?si=kTMNOwpZSOS2nVFItDesSw

10/16/2020
UTEP Alumni Association

UTEP Alumni Association

It’s been so long since most of us have been on campus, it’s easy to forget how the light and shadows highlight the beauty of our buildings and our landscaping. This video of an afternoon on campus is giving us all the ✨feels✨.

#MinersForeverStrongerTogether #UTEP #BhutanontheBorder

https://youtu.be/f9KqRW0ZDmI

10/16/2020
UTEP Alumni Association

UTEP Alumni Association

Happy Friday! Whether you’re back in the office or working from home (or retired and just taking it easy), getting ready for the weekend is the best part of the entire week!

As we close out our videos of campus, we wanted to share with you how beautiful our #BhutanontheBorder is during the evening. UTEP, like our city, is one of a kind, and we couldn’t be more proud to belong here. We are Miners… forever… and we are all stronger together.

Stay safe, miners… and stay healthy.

#ElPasoStrong #MinersForeverStrongerTogether #UTEP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPoR1esPk_o

Miners help Miners!  Help the UTEP Food Pantry get to 2,000 pounds of food next week. #minerstrong
10/15/2020

Miners help Miners! Help the UTEP Food Pantry get to 2,000 pounds of food next week. #minerstrong

UTEP Alumni Association
10/15/2020
UTEP Alumni Association

UTEP Alumni Association

Hey! 2000s Grads! Remember what song was top of the charts when you graduated? We do, and we’ve put together a decade of favorites from 2000-2009!

Did you know that in 2009, Britney Spears held her first and only concert in El Paso. The concert had a cast of nearly 50 dancers, magicians, clowns and acrobats. The tour was a $50 million CIRCUS that traveled with an unprecedented 60 tons of equipment in 34 trunks and a staff of more than 200.

#UTEP #MinersForeverStrongerTogether #GoMiners

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1nyjDEUGVs311xickdLMiR?si=OvJipV6fTuaoyDp3NjoGUQ

UTEP Alumni Association
10/15/2020

UTEP Alumni Association

Did you know…
UTEP is the only component in the UT System that has its own unique seal and motto. All other academic or health units share the same design and motto. Know what the motto is? Scientia and Humanitas, “Science and Humanities.” It has been a part of our seal since 1932. ⛏⛏⛏

#UTEP #MinersForeverStrongerTogether #GoMiners

Fellow alumni: Here are a few photos of the UTEP Juárez Alumni Chapter to take us back on this Thursday! These photos we...
10/15/2020

Fellow alumni: Here are a few photos of the UTEP Juárez Alumni Chapter to take us back on this Thursday! These photos were taken in 2005 during the Prisma de las Artes event.

We are currently in search of new leadership for the UTEP Juárez Alumni Chapter. If you’re interested in receiving information on how to help us restart the Chapter, please email [email protected].

Don’t forget to sign up for your free alumni membership at: https://minerlink.utep.edu/!
Go Miners! ⛏🧡⛏

#tbt #UtepAlumni

10/15/2020
UTEP Alumni Association

UTEP Alumni Association

A little mid-day campus magic to get you past your mid-week blues: “They say along the banks of the Rio Grande that he who once breathes deeply the pure air of the southwestern desert will never again be content to live elsewhere. And this is true; for those who once get a taste of the glamorous, sunny Southwest always want to come back, sometimes to remain for the rest of their lives.” (Sunshine Playground of the Border, 1946)

#MinersForeverStrongerTogether #ElPasoStrong #UTEP

https://youtu.be/K7pmYUwmUhU

UTEP Alumni Association
10/14/2020
UTEP Alumni Association

UTEP Alumni Association

Hey! 90s Grads! Remember what song was top of the charts when you graduated? We do, and we’ve put together a decade of favorites from 1990-1999!

What is one of the most iconic songs to close out the 20th century? Of course, it’s Prince’s 1999. Prince never played El Paso, but he did perform in Las Cruces at the Pan Am Center. How many of you are still partying like it’s 1999? Just in case, we included it in your playlist… because these days, it kind of feel like we should listen to Prince!

#UTEP #MinersForeverStrongerTogether #GoMiners

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3ckDu0R7PEWkg64IBEZdwM?si=2BJHolgHRqG6jUN-EIoUdQ

UTEP Alumni Association
10/14/2020

UTEP Alumni Association

Did you know…
Two of the largest legacy donations to UTEP—the Cotton and Schellenberg estates—came from individuals who intended their estates to go to other causes? Frank Cotton – for whom Cotton Memorial is named - died before UTEP was even founded.
Who is Frank Cotton? We’re glad you asked: https://www.utep.edu/liberalarts/50th/this-week-in-liberal-arts-history/2017-09-22-frank-cotton-donates-his-entire-estate-to-liberal-arts-sort-of.html

#UTEP #MinersForeverStrongerTogether #GoMiners

UTEP Alumni Association
10/14/2020

UTEP Alumni Association

Did you know...
Former dean of the College of Mines, John “Cap” Kidd, did not get his nickname for the dangerous practice of carrying blasting caps in his pocket. He was known to family and friends as Captain Kidd, the notorious pirate, long before he ever picked up a stick of dynamite.

#UTEP #MinersForeverStrongerTogether #GoMiners

UTEP Alumni Association
10/13/2020
UTEP Alumni Association

UTEP Alumni Association

Hey! 80s Grads! Remember what song was top of the charts when you graduated? We do, and we’ve put together a Spotify playlist of a decade of favorites from 1980-1989!

Did you know that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played the Special Events Center (now the Don Haskins Center) in El Paso in 1983? Were you among the lucky to see him perform? 🎸🎤

#UTEP #MinersForeverStrongerTogether #GoMiners
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ui9s4XbEuQaDa4Dj3L7Xa?si=59OKddDSQ9GOXit2gUNmAA

10/13/2020
UTEP Alumni Association

UTEP Alumni Association

Our beautiful campus is often referred to as #BhutanontheBorder. In fact, our Bhutanese-revival architecture and our environmentally sustainable landscaping makes us one-of-a-kind among the nation’s college campuses.

In case you didn’t know, the Kingdom of Bhutan is widely known as the happiest place on earth. We think UTEP is a really close second. ☺️🧡

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/eYNojxekHP8

#UTEP #MinersForeverStrongerTogether #GoMiners

UTEP Alumni Association
10/13/2020

UTEP Alumni Association

A big shout out to Franklin Mountain Management, LLC for helping El Paso share the UTEP love. El Paso loves its Miners! 🧡⛏💙

#MinersForeverStrongerTogether #UTEP #EPStrong

UTEP Alumni Association
10/13/2020
UTEP Alumni Association

UTEP Alumni Association

Hey! Golden Grads! Remember what song was top of the charts when you graduated? We do, and we’ve put together a decade of favorites from 1960-1979!

Did you know that the Events Center (now called The Don Haskins Center) opened its doors on March 4, 1977. That night, the venerable Lawrence Welk claimed the honor of becoming the venue’s very first performer!

#UTEP #MinersForeverStrongerTogether #GoMiners

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0PxoeD0Mb0Od90A2IDBOUm?si=9mfmPr05RTaTu3mLEHrl2Q

UTEP Alumni Association
10/12/2020

UTEP Alumni Association

Did you know…
UTEP’s legal name when it was founded in 1913 was the State School of Mines and Metallurgy? Faculty added Texas to the name for marketing purposes. Texas would not legally be added to the name until 1919, when the institution became the School of Mines and Metallurgy of the University of Texas.

#UTEP #MinersForeverStrongerTogether #GoMiners

UTEP Alumni Association
10/12/2020

UTEP Alumni Association

Hey Miners! With homecoming having been postponed this year, we are all sad that we can’t be on campus. So, we’re bringing a little bit of campus to you. 🧡⛏

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/pBWaOI3dkwQ

#UTEP #MinersForeverStrongerTogether #GoMiners

UTEP ATHLETICS
10/07/2020

UTEP ATHLETICS

Want to cheer on the Miners but can't make it out to the game?

Click the link below to get a personalized cardboard cutout or contact the Oscar Arrieta Allstate office to see how you can get a free cutout!

🔗 | https://bit.ly/30EvYbo

#PicksUp ⛏

UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso
10/05/2020

UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso

A message from UTEP President Heather Wilson:

Miners,

I wanted to give you an update on where we are as we begin mid-terms this week.

In the last few weeks, the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in El Paso have begun to rise again after an extended period of steady decreases.

On the UTEP campus, the situation is a little different. Our strategies to suppress the disease seem to be working. People have been using best health practices: wearing face coverings, maintaining at least six feet of distance from others, washing hands regularly and staying home if they are sick.

Through our Coronavirus Proactive Testing Program, we have completed more than 10,000 coronavirus tests. Our positivity rate through that program is 1%, which is substantially lower than the positivity rate for the community around us.

We have had a few instances where an individual who was in a campus classroom later tested positive for COVID-19. In all cases so far, they were wearing a mask and socially distant on campus. Campus officials quickly contacted the people who may have been in the same classroom with that person to encourage them to get tested. So far, none of those tests have come back positive.

Getting the basics right seems to work.

This week, we are offering drive-thru testing in the SC1 parking lot off Schuster Avenue at the Spur 1966 roundabout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5, 6 and 7. As always, no appointment is necessary. Testing is intended for people who have to be on campus this semester and do NOT have symptoms of disease.

While we are coping with the disease around us pretty well, we know that doing so much learning by distance can be difficult. We are social beings and, sometimes, we learn best with others. It is more important than ever for faculty and staff to be present and accessible to students.

Now is when it usually feels like the semester is long. That is particularly true this semester when it can feel both long and a little lonely.

Let’s recommit ourselves to look for creative ways to stay connected and engaged and moving forward together. Check in with each other.

Students, take advantage of the opportunities available to connect with one another, even if they are virtual. This could mean participating in study groups, student organizations, recreation activities or tutoring sessions. We have many resources available to you, including counseling, technology resources, and the Student Health and Wellness Center. If you don’t know where to find information about any of these options, reach out to your professor or the Dean of Students’ Office.

Thanks for everything you’re doing in a really unusual time. Everybody makes it.

Warm Regards,

Heather Wilson
President

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500 W University Ave
El Paso, TX
79968

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