Miner Minutes

Weekdays at 8:59am and 12:30pm

In honor of the UTEP Centennial Celebration, KTEP presents Miner Minutes.  Each weekday at 8:59am and 12:30pm, Norma Martinez and Louie Saenz will take a look back at the history of the University of Texas at El Paso.  UTEP's traditions, its people, it's unique architecture, and anniversaries of special events will all be celebrated in Miner Minutes.

Miner Minutes are an endorsed part of UTEP’s Centennial Celebration. Learn more at UTEP100years.com.

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KTEP Local
9:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

MINER MINUTES: A Tradition of Believing in Dreams

Credit admin.utep.edu

  The tradition of believing in dreams at UTEP.  Today is the final day in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year!

Aired Dec. 31, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon December 30, 2013

MINER MINUTES: A Tradition of Alumni Success

UTEP Commencement 2012
Credit University Communications

 

   The tradition of alumni success at UTEP.  Today is Day 2 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 30, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

MINER MINUTES: A Tradition of Service

R. Sargent Shriver
Credit peacecorpsconnect.org

 

   The tradition of service at UTEP.  Today is Day 5 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 27, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu December 26, 2013

MINER MINUTES: A Tradition of Authenticity

UTEP President Dr. Diana Natalicio
Credit centennial.utep.edu

  The tradition of authenticity at UTEP.  Today is Day 6 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 26, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed December 25, 2013

MINER MINUTES: A Tradition of Beating the Odds

Don Haskins coaching the 1966 NCAA Championship team
Credit Wikipedia

 

   The tradition of beating the odds at UTEP.  Today is Day 7 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.  Merry Christmas!

Aired Wed. Dec. 25, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Tue December 24, 2013

MINER MINUTES: A Tradition of Affordability

Credit graduate.utep.edu

    The tradition of affordability at UTEP. Today is Day 8 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Tue. Dec. 24, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon December 23, 2013

MINER MINUTES: A Tradition of Beauty

Credit UTEP Encyclopedia

  The Tradition of Beauty at UTEP.  Today is Day 9 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Mon. Dec. 23, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Sun Bowl Game

 

   The history of the Sun Bowl Game.  Today is Day 12 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 20, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu December 19, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Collaborative for Academic Excellence

Credit El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence

    The El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence based at UTEP.  Today is Day 13 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 19, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed December 18, 2013

MINER MINUTES: UTEP's Global Reality

Nearly-extinct frog re-discovered by UTEP's Eli Greenbaum
Credit sciencedaily.com

 

   UTEP provides a global context for its faculty, staff, and students.  http://centennial.utep.edu/global-reality.html  Today is Day 14 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 18, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

MINER MINUTES: UTEP Dinner Theatre

The UTEP Dinner Theatre's January/February 2014 production

  

  The 30-year history of the UTEP Dinner Theatre.  Today is Day 15 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 17, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Peace Corps

UTEP Peace Corps volunteers, ca. 1961
Credit admin.utep.edu

  

  UTEP's long-standing involvement with the Peace Corps.  Today is Day 16 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 16, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

MINER MINUTE: UTEP Commencement

Image from UTEP's 2012 Commencement

 

   The 131st commencement ceremony at UTEP is Dec. 14, 2013.  Today is Day 19 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.  

Aired Dec. 13, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu December 12, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Miner Strong - A Century of Sports at UTEP

1966 Championship Team in action
Credit UTEP Library archives

  The Centennial Museum's new athletics exhibit, "Miner Strong - A Century of Sports at UTEP," opens today and runs through March 18.  Today is Day 20 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 12, 2013

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed December 11, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Alligator Prank

Handlers moving Oscar the Alligator, ca. 1953
Credit nytimes.com, elpasotimes.com

 

   

  The greatest prank in UTEP history.  Today is Day 21 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 11, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Tue December 10, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Midnight Breakfast

Midnight Breakfast 2010
Credit sa.utep.edu

 

   The tradition of the Midnight Breakfast for students cramming for finals.  Today is Day 22 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 10, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

MINER MINUTES: TCM Day

Whitewashing the "M"
Credit engineering.utep.edu

 

   TCM Day - the oldest tradition on the UTEP campus.  Today is Day 23 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Mon. Dec. 9, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Centennial Plaza

Artistic rendering of the Centennial Plaza
Credit centennial.utep.edu

  

  Construction of the UTEP Centennial Plaza.  Keep track of UTEP's campus transformation at http://onthemove.utep.edu/

Today is Day 26 in the Countd0wn to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 6, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu December 5, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Leech Grove

Leech Grove
Credit masterplan.utep.edu

    

  

  Leech Grove. Today is Day 27 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 5, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed December 4, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Pedestrian Bridge

Dedication of the Pedestrian Bridge
Credit admin.utep.edu

  

  The new Pedestrian Bridge at UTEP.  Today is Day 28 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 4, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Tue December 3, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Mining Minds

Mining Minds sculpture
Credit admin.utep.edu

    

 

   The Mining Minds sculpture at UTEP.  Today is Day 29 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.  

Aired Dec. 3, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon December 2, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

Credit webcontent.utep.edu

    

  The Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the UTEP Campus.  Today is Day 30 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 2, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Digitized UTEP History

The 1943 TCM Yearbook, available in digital form

 

   The history of UTEP in digital format.  http://encyclopedia.utep.edu/index.php/How_to_Research_UTEP_History

Today is Day 33 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.  

Aired Nov. 29, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu November 28, 2013

MINER MINUTES: The Sun Bowl Parade

Credit sunbowl.org

    

  Happy Thanksgiving!  The history of the Sun Bowl Parade in El Paso.  Today is Day 34 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 28, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

MINER MINUTES: UTEP Encyclopedia

  The online historical references on the UTEP Encyclopedia.  http://encyclopedia.utep.edu/index.php/Main_Page

Aired Nov. 27, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Tue November 26, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Magoffin Auditorium

Magoffin Auditorium
Credit utepspecialevents.com

    The history of Magoffin Auditorium.  Today is Day 36 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Tue. Nov. 26, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Heritage House

Heritage House

 

    

   The history of UTEP's Heritage House.  today is Day 38 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 25, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

MINER MINUTES: UTEP Library

Atrium of the UTEP Library
Credit academics.utep.edu

    

  

  The different homes of the UTEP Library.  Today is Day 40 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 22, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu November 21, 2013

MINER MINUTES: History of the Centennial Museum

Centennial Museum

    

 

   The History of the Centennial Museum on the UTEP Campus.  Today is Day 41 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 21, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Geological Sciences Building

The original Library & Administration Bldg.
Credit transformations.utep.edu

 

   The long & controversial history of the UTEP Geological Sciences Building.  Today is Day 42 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 20, 2013.

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