From the UTEP archives
What did you need to know as a student to earn your degree in mining engineering? Take a look at the catalog for the Texas School of Mines and Metallurgy from 1920-21.
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On this day in UTEP history . . .
| |April 15, 1956
• The Texas Western College
Music Department announces the casting of Bernice Bell
, a black sophomore, in the opera Mifistofeles
. Prior to 1956, such mixed-race casting on the stage of a Texas public university was considered illegal under the state constitution.
Bernice Bell, c. 1956
NOVA, UTEP Library DigitalCommons
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Chartered: April 16, 1913, by an Act of the Texas State Legislature as the State School of Mines and Metallurgy
First Day of Class: September 28, 1914
President: Diana Natalicio (since 1987) • Faculty: 1,267 • Staff: 1,830
Students: 23,003 (19,696 undergraduate; 3,307 graduate) • Gender: 12,395 female, 10,607 male
Status: 14,241 full time
, 8,762 part time • Campus: 421 acres
Degrees awarded since founding: More than 107,000
Enrollment data over the years: Click here
Official UTEP Centennial logo
Steve H. Worrell, first dean of the School of Mines
Original site of the School of Mines by Ft. Bliss
Source: UTEP Facts 2013 - 2014; C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department, University of Texas at El Paso; Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
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