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UTEP will be holding a variety of events this month and the public is invited!

Saturday, Jan. 18 / 1 p.m. - Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts auditorium

Centennial Walking Tour and Featured Lecture about UTEP Architecture by Max Grossman, Ph.D. Grossman is an assistant professor of art history at UTEP and vice chair of the El Paso County Historical Commission. The presentation and walking tour are free and open to the public, however, reservations are required. Please RSVP to The tour and presentation are part of UTEP’s Centennial Tour Series.

The Centennial Tour Series was created to showcase UTEP’s rich history and beautiful campus throughout the University’s Centennial Celebration in 2014. Each month a new tour will focus on a different aspect of UTEP. Future tours include: February – Public Arts Tour; March – Glory Road Tour; April – Basketball Facilities Tour; May – Pick Your Tour; June & July – UTEP History Tour; August – Bhutan Tour; September – Arts & Culture Tour; October – Haunted UTEP Tour; November – UTEP Research Tour; and December – Pick Your Tour

To make reservations for a guided tour this month, contact Maribel Villalva at 915-747-6669 or

Tuesday, Jan. 21 / 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Union Plaza - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration Program

The free program will open at 11:45 a.m. From 11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., community members will recite Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. At 12:15 p.m., there will be a closing and cake cutting with famous quotes from Dr. King. Reflection questions will be strategically placed throughout Union Plaza for UTEP community members to answer. The event is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Union Services, and Student Engagement and Leadership Center.

Thursday, Jan. 23 / 48th Annual Estate Planning Conference for Women

UTEP’s Woman’s Auxiliary and the Office of Institutional Advancement will host the free conference. The five-part series, led by prominent El Paso business professionals, is designed to provide women with the fundamentals of financial and estate planning. Topics will include: legal aspects of estate planning, transfer taxes in estate planning, income taxes in estate planning, life insurance, elder law, charitable giving, asset protection, and administration of estates and trusts. Participants will meet from 8:45 – 11:30 a.m. every Thursday for five weeks at the University Library.

Conference space is limited. For more information or to register, call Lucy Garcia at 915-747-8529.

Saturday, Jan. 25 / 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. UTEP Centennial Museum

Two Celebrations, One Party – UTEP and the Junior League of El Paso, Inc. Celebrate Milestones. A children’s party will be the theme as UTEP’s celebrates its Centennial year in conjunction with the Junior League of El Paso, Inc.’s 80th anniversary. Activities will include scavenger hunts, tours of the museum’s exhibits and the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, photos with UTEP’s Paydirt Pete, complimentary photo ID badges, a limited edition coloring book and birthday cake.

The event is free and open to the public. Information: 915-747-6669 or 915-747-5565.

Monday, Jan. 27 / 1:30 p.m. UTEP Union Gallery

Pickaxe Art Unveiling - GECU and UTEP will unveil the final masterpieces of the 12 esteemed artists who were tasked with highlighting the University’s milestones on 5-foot-tall pickaxes. The local artists, including one UTEP student, will be available for interviews during the event. Their works of art will be displayed for public viewing. Later in 2014, the art will be auctioned with funds benefitting the GECU Foundation’s R.C. Morgan Scholarship Fund – an endowment fund that supports UTEP students.

Friday, Jan. 24 / 1:30 p.m. El Paso International Airport Lobby

UTEP Centennial Exhibit at the Airport Unveiled - UTEP and the El Paso International Airport will unveil a special exhibit travelers will notice as they arrive and depart.