Focus on Campus http://ktep.org en FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Miner Madness Open Basketball Tournament http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-miner-madness-open-basketball-tournament <p></p><p>Louie talks with Adam Vargas and Israel Hall from the UTEP kinesiology department about the upcoming Miner Madness basketball tournament that is open to all: students, faculty, staff and the public at large. It is a coed event, and all of the details are at <a href="http://chs.utep.edu/3vshootout/">http://chs.utep.edu/3vshootout/</a>&nbsp; Information is also available by emailing Rowena Baquera&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ribaquera@utep.edu">ribaquera@utep.edu</a>&nbsp;or Jason Boyle at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jbboyle@utep.edu">jbboyle@utep.edu</a>&nbsp;Deadline to register is Monday, April 14; the event is at Memorial Gym on Friday, April 18.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:52:40 +0000 Dennis Woo 38629 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: UTEP Open House: Apr. 10-12, 2014 http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-utep-open-house-apr-10-12-2014 <p></p><p>Louie talks with Dr. Patricia Witherspoon, UTEP&nbsp;Dean of Students, Vincent Burke, UTEP Department of Art, and Michael Pitcher, UTEP Academic Technologies director, about the upcoming campus-wide Open House. For details on where to park, and what to see and do at UTEP during its inaugural Open House, go to <a href="http://centennial.utep.edu/openhouse.html">http://centennial.utep.edu/openhouse.html</a></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:14:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 37969 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Afro-Mexican Studies http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-afro-mexican-studies <p></p><p> Louie talks with Norm Garrett about his studies of the integration of Civil War-era African-Americans into mainstream Mexico. His class, "Free Blacks and Fugitive Slaves in Texas and the Southwest," is offered though the Osher&nbsp;Lifelong Learning Institute that is housed on campus at UTEP.&nbsp;</p><p>For information on future classes, 915-261-6824 will reach Norm Garrett directly, or you may call 915-747-8848 or 915-747-6280.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.olliatutep.org">http://www.olliatutep.org</a></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:14:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 37538 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Spring and your trees http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-spring-and-your-trees <p></p><p>Louie and his guests,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">UTEP&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chihuahuan</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Gardens curator John</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> White and Texas Forest Service urban forester Oscar </span>Mestas, talk about the area trees and shrubs coming into this spring season, with a hesitant forewarning about a possible cold spell that statistically might affect your trees and shrubs at your home. Regardless of the weather, they talk about the care and feeding of your plants this season.</p><p>For more information, John White may be reached via email: <a href="mailto:jmwhite@utep.edu">jmwhite@utep.edu</a>, and Oscar Mestas may be reached via <a href="mailto:omestas@tfs.tamu.edu">omestas@tfs.tamu.edu</a>. Also, more information on taking care of trees may be found at:&nbsp;<a href="http://treesaregood.com">http://treesaregood.com</a></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:14:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 37092 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Meet KTEP's New Development Director http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-meet-kteps-new-development-director <p></p><p>Louie introduces you to KTEP's&nbsp;new development director, John Carrillo. He is an El Pasoan who has worked for a decade at the network level for NPR. Carrillo is also a veteran commercial broadcaster and brings that expertise back home to El Paso.</p><p>To inquire about underwriting possibilities at KTEP, contact John at 915-747-6299. Visit us at&nbsp; Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 36539 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Rubin Center http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-rubin-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Melissa Barba, Assistant Director of the Stanlee &amp; Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts on the UTEP Campus. &nbsp;The Rubin Center is El Paso's only showcase for contemporary art. &nbsp;Melissa tells us about the unique exhibitions on display at the Rubin Center, and some of the upcoming community events that will be taking place there. &nbsp;<strong>Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.</strong>, the Rubin Center hosts a Family Day Celebration of the Himalayan New Year. &nbsp;To learn more about the Rubin Center, call 915-747-6151, or visit them on Facebook,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/rubincenter">https://www.facebook.com/rubincenter</a>.</p><p><strong>Aired March 7, 2014.</strong></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:14:00 +0000 36175 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Rubin Center FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Project MOVE set for Sat, March 1 http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-project-move-set-sat-march-1 <p></p><p>Louie talks with two organizers of Project MOVE. <font face="Titillium Web, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 20px;">The countywide volunteer event is set for Saturday, March 1, at Glory Field, Sun Bowl Drive and Glory Road, with check in starting at 8:30, A rally is set for 9:15, and then nearly 2,000 volunteers are sent to various parts of the city and county to do cleanup and more. For registration,&nbsp;<a href="http://projectmove.utep.edu">http://projectmove.utep.edu</a>. One may also phone Mr. Holmes directly at (915)747-8694.</span></font></p><p><font face="Titillium Web, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 20px;">From March 2 on, interested volunteers wanting to be part of the the MOVEment are asked to contact the Center for Civic Engagement:&nbsp;</span></font></p><h1 align="left" style="font-family: Raleway, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 24px; color: rgb(1, 30, 65);"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>UTEP Center for Civic Engagement<br />500 W. University Benedict Hall Rm 101<br />El Paso, Tx. 79968-0626<br />Phone: (915) 747-7969<br />cce@utep.edu</strong></span></h1><p></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:10:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 35688 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: The State of the Union 2014 and other musings http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-state-union-2014-and-other-musings <p></p><p>Louie talks with Dr. Luis Villalobos, UTEP political science professor, about President Barack Obama's State of the Union address from January, and what the current state of political climate holds for Obama's administration this year. ***REVISED CONTENT as of 11:45AM, 2/21/14***</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:31:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 35262 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Join us for Justice; Coin Show http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-join-us-justice-coin-show <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with David Marcus of Join us for Justice, the El Paso Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church &amp; State. &nbsp;The chapter grew out of the recent debate at City Hall over domestic partner benefits. &nbsp;Join us for Justice will host "An Evening of Civil Discourse" with guest speaker Ellery Schempp, a plaintiff in the landmark 1963 U.S. Supreme Court school prayer case, Abington School District v Schempp. &nbsp;The event is &nbsp;<strong>Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m</strong>., at the UTEP Union Cinema. &nbsp;Information: &nbsp;915-525-8545,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.joinusforjustice.org/">http://www.joinusforjustice.org/</a>.</p><p>Louie also talks with John Grost of the International Coin Club of El Paso, which will hold their 51st annual Coin Show, <strong>Feb. 14-16</strong> at the El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama (<strong>Fri 1-6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m.</strong>). &nbsp;The Coin Show will celebrate the UTEP Centennial with their own UTEP Centennial Coin which will be available for purchase at the show. &nbsp;UTEP President Diana Natalicio will host a ribbon cutting for the Coin Show at 12:45 p.m. on Feb. 14. &nbsp;Information: &nbsp;John Grost 533-6001,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elpasocoinclub/247752472025127">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elpasocoinclub/247752472025127</a>.</p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 14, 2014.</strong></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:26:39 +0000 34804 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Join us for Justice; Coin Show FOCUS ON CAMPUS: UTEP Dance Program http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-utep-dance-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with Lisa Smith, head of the Dance Program of the UTEP Department of Theater &amp; Dance. &nbsp;Lisa tells us about the growing dance program at UTEP, and about the upcoming production of "The Trials of&nbsp;Pobrero&nbsp;El&nbsp;Campesino." &nbsp;Lisa explains how this production brings together Stravinsky's "Petruchka," Gershwin's "Three Preludes," and the Kingdom of Bhutan. &nbsp;Performances are Feb 7, 8, 13-15 at 8 p.m., Feb 9 &amp; 16 at 2:30 p.m., at the UTEP Wise Family Theatre. &nbsp;Ticket information: 915-747-5118. &nbsp;Info on the Dance Program, call or email Lisa Smith, 915-747-6509, email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:lisas@utep.edu">lisas@utep.edu</a>.</p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 7, 2014.</strong></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:14:00 +0000 34257 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: UTEP Dance Program FOCUS ON CAMPUS: International Students http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-international-students <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with Rosa Meguerian-Faria, Global Outreach Manager with the UTEP Graduate School. &nbsp;Rosa talks about the difficulties some international students face in finding themselves in completely different cultural surroundings. &nbsp;A native a Brazil, Rosa &nbsp;experienced these feelings herself when she first came to the U.S. &nbsp;Rosa is asking interested individuals to volunteer their time to help international students adjust to their new surroundings by helping them with daily tasks, sharing meals with them, and other activities. &nbsp;Information: &nbsp;Rosa Meguerian-Faria 915-747-6892, email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:rmeguerianfaria@utep.edu ">rmeguerianfaria@utep.edu</a>. &nbsp;Information on Miner Trotter is available here:&nbsp;<a href="https://minetracker.utep.edu/organization/minertrotter">https://minetracker.utep.edu/organization/minertrotter</a></p><p><strong>Aired Jan. 31, 2014.</strong></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:29:12 +0000 33895 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: International Students FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Dreams of My Mother and Father http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-dreams-my-mother-and-father <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louie Saenz reads "Dreams of My Mother and Father" by Alfredo Corchado, author of "Midnight in Mexico." &nbsp;The article appeared in the UTEP&nbsp;Magazine, and you can read the article here:&nbsp;<a href="http://newsuc.utep.edu/index.php/news-latest/1295-dreams-of-my-mother-and-father" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://newsuc.utep.edu/index.php/news-latest/1295-dreams-of-my-mother-and-father</a>. &nbsp; We'll also hear an excerpt of a 2013 interview with Alfredo Corchado.</p><p><strong>Aired Jan. 24, 2014.</strong></p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:40:53 +0000 33428 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Dreams of My Mother and Father FOCUS ON CAMPUS: UTEP Dinner Theatre http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-utep-dinner-theatre <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Greg Taylor, director of the UTEP Dinner Theatre, and Beverly Kerbs-Ward, program coordinator for the Dinner Theater. &nbsp;Greg Taylor helped found the UTEP Dinner Theatre&nbsp;with a production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" 31 years ago, and has continued to program hit musicals and revues at the Dinner Theatre, including "Cats," "The Full Monty," "Beauty and the Beast" "Chicago," and many, many more. &nbsp;The UTEP Dinner Theatre&nbsp;will present "Smokey Joe's Cafe" from <strong>Jan 31-Feb 16</strong>, &nbsp;"Les Miserables" <strong>April 25-May 11</strong> (with possible hold-over dates), and "Chess the Musical" <strong>July 11-27</strong>. &nbsp;For information: 915-747-6060,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.utep.edu/udt">http://www.utep.edu/udt</a>.</p><p><strong>Aired Jan. 17, 2014.</strong></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:46:01 +0000 33009 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: UTEP Dinner Theatre FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Border Economic Forum http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-border-economic-forum-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Tom Fullerton, Professor of Economics at UTEP, about the upcoming 9th Border Economic Forum. &nbsp;The forum is sponsored by the El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas in partnership with the UTEP Border Region Modeling Project, and the Center&nbsp;for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade. &nbsp;Tom also talks about the unique nature of the El Paso/Las Cruces/Juarez borderplex, and about the complicated equations that are utilized to forecast the trends that will impact business conditions and quality of life in the borderplex in 2014. &nbsp;</p><p>The 9th Border Economic Forum is <strong>Jan. 15, 8am-2:30pm</strong>, at the UTEP El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center. &nbsp;Registration is recommended by <strong>Fri. Jan. 10</strong>. &nbsp;Information and registration: Marisol Martinez 915-521-5244, email <a href="mailto:marisol.martinez@dal.frb.org">marisol.martinez@dal.frb.org</a>, or visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dallasfed.org/research/events/2014/14border.cfm" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://www.dallasfed.org/research/events/2014/14border.cfm</a></p><p><strong>Aired Jan. 10, 2014.</strong></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:15:00 +0000 32521 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Border Economic Forum FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Centennial Celebration http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-centennial-celebration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Keith Erekson, Associate Professor of History at UTEP and Executive Director of the UTEP Centennial Celebration. &nbsp;Keith talks about the various on- and off-campus celebrations of UTEP's&nbsp;Centennial, including a pick-axe art exhibit at the UTEP Union Gallery, an art exhibit at the El Paso International Airport, weekly articles in the El Paso Times, walking tours of UTEP's architecture, and more. &nbsp;For information on UTEP's Centennial Celebration, visit <a href="http://utep100years.com">http://utep100years.com</a>. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired Jan. 3, 2014.</strong></p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:15:00 +0000 32077 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Centennial Celebration FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Centennial Museum http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-centennial-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Maribel Villalva, director of the Centennial Museum on the UTEP campus, about the current exhibits at the museum which commemorate the UTEP Centennial. &nbsp;The latest rotating exhibit, "Miner Strong," pays tribute to a century of sports at UTEP. &nbsp;Maribel also talks about the current exhibit "A Century of Transformations" which traces the history of UTEP, including its various name changes and its various incarnations of Paydirt Pete. &nbsp;The Centennial Museum, which is the official Welcome Center for the Centennial Celebration, also will begin hosting Walking Tours of UTEP's architecture on Saturday afternoons in January. &nbsp;Call Maribel Villalva&nbsp;for information and reservations: 915-747-6669. &nbsp;Keep up with the latest events at the museum here:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/CentennialMuseumandChihuahuanDesertGardens" style="line-height: 1.5;">https://www.facebook.com/CentennialMuseumandChihuahuanDesertGardens</a></p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 27, 2013.</strong></p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:15:00 +0000 31674 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Centennial Museum FOCUS ON CAMPUS: A Gift from Papa Diego http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-gift-papa-diego <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>A special encore presentation of Benjamin Alire Saenz reading "A Gift from Papa Diego."&nbsp; Saenz is a writer, poet, novelist, and the Chair of the Creative Writing Department at the University of Texas at El Paso.&nbsp; Saenz also talks about how "A Gift from Papa Diego" came to be written back in 1999.&nbsp; "A Gift from Papa Diego" is published by Cinco Puntos Press, <a href="http://www.cincopuntos.com">www.cincopuntos.com</a>.&nbsp; <strong>Aired Dec. 20, 2013. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:15:00 +0000 7498 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: A Gift from Papa Diego FOCUS ON CAMPUS: A Christmas Carol http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-christmas-carol-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Guest host Dennis Woo talks with Richard Nielson, a senior with the UTEP Department of Theatre &amp; Dance. &nbsp;Richard will play the part of "Scrooge" in UTEP's&nbsp;stage production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." &nbsp;Nielson talks about how he prepares for the role of "Scrooge," and about the character himself. &nbsp;Performances are <strong>Dec. 15 at 2:30 &amp; 7 p.m</strong>., and <strong>Dec 19 &amp; 20 at 7 p.m</strong>., at the UTEP Wise Family Theatre. &nbsp;Information: 915-747-5118,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/UTEP-Department-of-Theatre-and-Dance/132721790087612" style="line-height: 1.5;">https://www.facebook.com/pages/UTEP-Department-of-Theatre-and-Dance/132721790087612</a></p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 13, 2013.</strong></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:41:57 +0000 30836 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: A Christmas Carol FOCUS ON CAMPUS: BOLD Graphic Design http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-bold-graphic-design <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Ana Gabriela Becerra, Public Relations Committee&nbsp;Leader for the exhibit "BOLD: Senior Graphic Design Portfolio Students," being presented by UTEP Senior Graphic Design Students. &nbsp;The exhibit features logo design, poster design, catalog design, and packaging design. &nbsp;Ana also explains what defines "bad design." &nbsp;"BOLD" opened Dec. 5 and remains on display through <strong>Dec. 12, 2013, </strong>at <strong>The Station Offices, 500 W. Overland, Ste 250</strong>. &nbsp;For information:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/442386915861243/" style="line-height: 1.5;">https://www.facebook.com/events/442386915861243/</a></p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 6, 2013.</strong></p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:04:11 +0000 30362 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: BOLD Graphic Design FOCUS ON CAMPUS: El Paso - A City of Secrets http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-el-paso-city-secrets <p>In this rebroadcast from Jan. 4, 2013, Louie talks with author Ken Hudnall.&nbsp; Hudnall talks about the Chinese immigrant workers who came to El Paso in the 1880s to work on the railroad system.&nbsp; Hundreds of Chinese immigrants remained in El Paso, creating El Paso's Chinatown.&nbsp; After a Chinese exclusion law was passed by Congress in 1882, many El Pasoans began to illegally smuggle Chinese into the city.&nbsp; Legends persist of a tunnel system hundreds of miles long and an underground city below Downtown El Paso which hid &amp; protected many of these Chinese illegal immigrants.&nbsp; Hudnall talks about his quest to map this complex series of tunnels and his search for the underground city.&nbsp; <a href="http://kenhudnall.com">http://kenhudnall.com</a>&nbsp; <strong>Aired Nov. 29, 2013</strong>. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:15:00 +0000 8216 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Everybody's History http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-everybodys-history <p>In a rebroadcast from Nov. 9, 2012, Louie talks with Keith Erekson, Assistant Professor of History at UTEP, about his recent book, "Everybody's History: Indiana's Lincoln&nbsp;Inquiry and the Quest to Reclaim a President's Past."&nbsp; The book examines the story of the&nbsp;researchers in the 1920's &amp; 1930s who worked to fill in the missing chapters of Abraham Lincoln's life, namely his boyhood years in Indiana, where he lived from age 7 to 21. <a href="http://www.keitherekson.com/books/everybodys-history/">http://www.keitherekson.com/books/everybodys-history/</a></p><p><strong>Aired Nov. 22, 2013. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:19:00 +0000 4880 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: "A War That Can't Be Won..." http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-war-cant-be-won <p></p><p></p><p>Louie talks with book editor Kathleen Staudt, Ph.D., and book contributor Jose Villalobos, Ph.D., about their new collaborative collection titled, "A War That Can't Be Won: A Binational Perspective." Staudt co-edited the book with fellow&nbsp;UTEP&nbsp;political scientists Tony Payan, Ph.D., and Anthony Kruszewski, Ph.D. The collection of articles debates the ongoing binational war on drugs, and why current strategies may not be working in practice, but only on paper.</p><p></p><p>The book is available through Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.</p><p><a href="http://bn.com">http://bn.com</a></p><p><a href="http://amazon.com">http://amazon.com</a></p><p><a href="http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=61435">http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=61435&nbsp;&nbsp;</a></p><p><a href="http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=61313">http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=61313</a></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:15:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 28948 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: UTEP Communications Class Blanket Drive http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-utep-communications-class-blanket-drive <p>Louie talks with Joe Maldonado, KTEP production assistant, and Victor Garcia, military veteran and UTEP communications student, about their involvement with their small group communications class' blanket drive that benefits the Mission Valley's flood victims. The group is seeking donations of blankets and winter apparel. The drop off location is Edgemere Elementary School, 10300 Edgemere. The drive runs until Friday, November 15, by the end of the school day there.</p><p>For more information, contact Claudia Abraham or Victor Garcia via email: <a href="mailto:caabraham@miners.utep.edu">caabraham@miners.utep.edu</a> and <a href="mailto:vagarcia6@miners.utep.edu">vagarcia6@miners.utep.edu</a>. Call the UTEP Communications department at 915-747-5129.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:15:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 28597 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: UTEP Student is 2013 NAHJ Winner http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-utep-student-2013-nahj-winner <p></p><p>Louie Saenz&nbsp;chats with Nicole Chavez, a UTEP&nbsp;journalism student, who has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Student of the Year Award by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). Nicole talks about her passion for being one of several "voices of the voiceless."</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:14:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 27956 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: The Scarlett Letter http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-scarlett-letter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with Rosie Sanchez and Chuck Gorden of the UTEP Department of Theatre &amp; Dance about the upcoming production, "The Scarlett Letter." &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The play is based on the classic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is adapted for the stage by Phyllis </span>Nagy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and is directed by Chuck </span>Gorden<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Performances of "The Scarlett Letter" are </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Oct. 25-Nov. 3</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the </span>UTEP<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Fox Fine Arts Wise Family </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Info: 915-747-5118.</span></p><p><strong>Aired Oct. 25, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:15:53 +0000 27857 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: The Scarlett Letter FOCUS ON CAMPUS: UPLIFT http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-uplift <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with artist Margarita Cabrera about her art project which will promote peace. &nbsp;UPLIFT is a work of public art which involves the members of the public in its creation. &nbsp;The sculpture, which is constructed of <em>papel picado</em>‚Äč and recycled guns, will represent a flock of birds taking flight. &nbsp;The sculpture will be part of the new roundabout currently being constructed on Country Club Rd. &nbsp;All members of the community are invited to participate in creating UPLIFT, no experience necessary. &nbsp;For information on the project and upcoming workshops, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.margaritacabrera.com/uplift/" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://www.margaritacabrera.com/uplift/</a></p><p><strong>Aired Oct. 18, 2013.</strong></p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:33:51 +0000 27320 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: UPLIFT FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Immigration Conference http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-immigration-conference <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with Zita Arocha, senior lecturer, UTEP Department of Communication, on a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">conference for immigration reporting training. &nbsp;&quot;Immigration: From the Border to the Heartland</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&quot; will host 20 journalists from across the country. &nbsp;The conference will provide participants with journalistic skills and background on the different policy issues that affect immigration.</span></p><p><strong>Aired Oct. 4, 2013.</strong></p><p> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 07:29:57 +0000 26417 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Living Out http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-living-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with Abel Garcia of the UTEP Department of Theatre&nbsp;&amp; Dance, about the production &quot;Living Out,&quot; performed at the UTEP Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre, <strong>Sept. 25-29</strong>. &nbsp;Abel talks about his interest theater, and about the story behind &quot;Living Out.&quot; &nbsp;He also talks about the difference between conversational speech and projecting from the stage.</p><p>For information call 915-747-5118.</p><p><strong>Aired Sept. 27, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:48:51 +0000 26066 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: John White http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-john-white <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louie welcomes back John White, curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, for a preview of Fall planting. &nbsp;He also fills us in on the Centennial Museum's role in UTEP's Centennial &nbsp;Celebration.</p><p><strong>Aired Sept. 20, 2013.</strong></p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:17:18 +0000 25666 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: "Hotel Juarez" signing/talk at UTEP Friday 9/13/13 http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-hotel-juarez-signingtalk-utep-friday-91313 <p>Louie talks with noted local author Daniel Chacon, UTEP creative writing professor, about his latest endeavor, "Hotel Juarez," and the process of writing an intriguing collection of stories that, according to Chacon, don't need to be read in consecutive stages. He will hold a book signing on Friday, Sep't. 13, 2013, at the UTEP Union East Theatre at 7:00PM. He will sign copies of his book and talk about the project. The book is available at the UTEP Bookstore, and other major booksellers, as well as online at Amazon, and other retailers. More information at <a href="http://imaginarywater.com">http://imaginarywater.com</a>&nbsp; Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:16:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 25005 at http://ktep.org