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Congratulations to our own Natalie Scenters-Zapico, who was an undergraduate Creative Writing major at UTEP, just won the wonderfully prestigious 2017 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, for her collection of poems “The Verging Cities” (Center for Literary Publishing/Colorado State University).From her undergraduate writing career at UTEP, she went on to become a fully-funded graduate student at the University of New Mexico, and is now one of our country’s most literarily-recognized emerging writers. Her winning book is about this border.

Tom Lea Research Fellowship Award Application Form
The UTEP College of Liberal Arts is proud to announce the Tom Lea Research Fellowship Award, named for the nationally-known artist and author whose work graced the Paso del Norte region and many national venues. The award has been established by Donald and Adair Margo, of El Paso, who are dedicated to an appreciation of the art and culture of our region. Adair Margo is director of the Tom Lea Institute. 

Selected candidates must use the fellowship award to support research in studies of art or literary history and culture in the Paso del Norte region. Recipients must present their research in October, 2017, during Tom Lea Month, which is celebrated throughout Texas. All funds must be spent by December 31, 2017. Proposals should reflect projects that are informed by an awareness of Mr. Lea's work in art and/or literature. 

There will be two fellowships awarded in 2017, for $2,000 each.

To be considered for this award, applicants must complete and submit the attached application form by February 28, 2017. The selection process will be conducted by a committee of Liberal Arts faculty and the recipients for 2017 will be announced on March 22, 2017.For information on applying to this fellowship, please contact Estella Estrada, Liberal Arts 343, Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts. Get the application here...

Teresa Margolles: We Have a Common Thread
‘Teresa Margolles: We Have a Common Thread’ Exhibition Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts Opening Reception: January 19th, 5:00-7:30 January 19 – April 22, 2016 Teresa Margolles: We Have a Common Thread expands on the artist’s long exploration of violence through a series of new works involving the unprecedented participation of artist-embroiderers from Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States, all of whom share her concerns about violence, particularly against women. Read more about it here... 

Fightin’ Miner Battalion Activities November 2016
The following pictures are some of the events conducted by the Fightin’ Miner Cadets during November, 2016. (Left to right, top to bottom) (1-3) Cadets of the battalion place miniature flags along the walkway of the UTEP library to start the week of Veteran's Day recognition on campus (4-5) UTEP Cadets serve as evaluators for the YISD JROTC Drill / Raider Competition (6) Cadets pose in front of the UTEP Miners “Pick” in central campus (7) LTC Lee is recognized for his dedicated service to the nation during a UTEP Football game (8) The Cadet Color Guard presents the National and State Colors at a home football game (9) The pushup squad and JROTC cadets pose with “Pay-dirt Pete” after a football game. View this years story board here... 

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