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The Kingdom of Bhutan
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UTEP's connection with the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan goes back to 1917 when the school chose their distinctive architectural style for the new buildings built after the Fire of 1916. However, UTEP's first contact with the kingdom did not happen until fifty years later when Dale Walker, a member of UTEP's staff, sent a letter to the isolated nation. Little did he expect to receive a reply back from a member of the royal family!

Read more about Bhutan here.

Read other stories about UTEP and the Centennial Celebration at the Transformations blog.

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From the UTEP archives

Check out this article from the National Geographic Magazine (April 1914) to see the inspiration for UTEP's classic architecture.


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On this day in UTEP history . . .

November 1, 1916 • Thomas M. Prettyman is selected the first editor of the Prospector, what was intended to be the school’s first newspaper. It would be another three years before a monthly newspaper with that name would actually get off the ground. • 1926 • The Chamber of Commerce forms a committee consisting of the mayor of El Paso and a former regent to meet with the U.T. Board of Regents following rumors that the regents wanted to close down the College of Mines and move the mining and metallurgy program back to Austin.


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Vol. 1, No. 1 of the Prospector, 1919
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About UTEP

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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 (El Paso campus); 38,000 acres (Indio Mountains Research Station)
Degrees awarded since founding: More than 107,000
Nickname: Miners
Enrollment data over the years: Click here



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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