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 November 19, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Old Main

Old Main - undated photo

 

   The history of UTEP's oldest building, Old Main.  Today is Day 43 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year. 

Aired Nov. 19, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon November 18, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Centennial Lecture Series

Shannon K. O'Neil
Credit shannononeil.com

    Shannon K. O'Neil is the next speaker in UTEP's Centennial Lecture Series.  Today is Day 44 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 18, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Sun Bowl Stadium

Sun Bowl Stadium

  

  

  The history of Sun Bowl Stadium.  Today is Day 47 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 15, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Durham Center

Larry K. Durham Center
Credit UTEP Athletics

    

  The Larry K. Durham Center.  Today is Day 48 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 14, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Kidd Field

Football practice on Kidd Field, ca. 1930s

  The history of Kidd Field.  Today is Day 49 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 13, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Tue November 12, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Holliday Hall

Holliday Hall

  

  The history of Holliday Hall.  Today is Day 50 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 12, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon November 11, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Veterans Day

Military Support Services at UTEP
Credit academics.utep.edu

 

   Celebrating the partnership of UTEP and the military.  Today is Day 51 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.  

Aired Nov. 11, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

MINER MINUTES: The Pick

Pick sculpture at UTEP
Credit admin.utep.edu

 

   The history of the pick as a UTEP symbol.  Today is Day 54 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 8, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu November 7, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Basketball at UTEP

Coach Tim Floyd on the first day of practice
Credit UTEP Athletics

 

   The history of Basketball at UTEP.  Today is Day 55 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 7, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed November 6, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Danny Olivas

Danny Olivas

 

   NASA astronaut and UTEP graduate, John "Danny" Olivas.  Today is Day 56 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 6, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Tue November 5, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Sam Donaldson

Sam Donaldson, ca. 1952

 

   Texas Western graduate and veteran journalist, Sam Donaldson.  Today is Day 57 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 5, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon November 4, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Distinguished Alumni

Major General Juan Ayala

  

  Just a few of the many distinguished alumni who have attended UTEP.  Today is Day 58 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 4, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

MINER MINUTES: UTEP Traditions

UTEP Commencement, 2012

 

   The many traditions at UTEP.  Today is Day 61 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 1, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu October 31, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Haunted UTEP

Undated image of Seamon Hall (now the Rubin Center), one of UTEP's most haunted buildings

    The ghouls & ghosts of UTEP.  Today is Day 62 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Oct. 31, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed October 30, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Christmas Fair Celebrates UTEP

  This year's Christmas Fair by the Junior League of El Paso celebrates UTEP's Centennial.  today is Day 63 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Oct. 30, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Tue October 29, 2013

MINER MINUTES: And the Wheels Turned...

    

  

  The award-winning student-produced documentary "And the Wheels Turned: The 1966 NCAA Basketball Championship."  Today is Day 64 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Oct. 29, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Don Haskins

Undated image of Don Haskins
Credit Courtesy of UTEP Athletics (gloryroad.utep.edu)

    The life & legacy of Coach Don Haskins.  Today is Day 65 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Oct. 28, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

MINER MINUTES: 1966 NCAA Championship

Image from the 1966 NCAA Championship.
Credit Courtesy of the UTEP Library

  

  Texas Western's historic 1966 NCAA Men's Division One Basketball Championship.  Today is Day 68 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Oct. 25, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu October 24, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Spur 1966

Artistic rendering of Spur 1966

  

  Construction of Spur 1966.  Today is Day 69 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Oct. 24, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed October 23, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Achievements in UTEP Athletics

Fans at the Don Haskins Center, 2011.
Credit Courtesy of UTEP Athletics

    Significant achievements by UTEP Athletics in the last 100 years. http://www.utepathletics.com/   Today is Day 70 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Oct. 23, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Tue October 22, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Desegregation at UTEP

Margaret Jackson Bell, one of Texas Western's first Black Students, 2005.
Credit Credit - UTEP Horizons Online

  

  The history of desegregation at Texas Western College.  Today is Day 71 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.  

Aired Oct. 22, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon October 21, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Centennial Lecture Series

Ricardo C. Ainslie, Centennial Lecture Speaker

 

   UTEP's Centennial Lecture Series on a broad range of contemporary issues.  The next speaker is Ricardo C. Ainslie, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Educational Psychology, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.,  UTEP Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 116.   Today is Day 72 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Oct. 21, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

MINER MINUTES: UTEP's Partnership with the City of El Paso

  

  UTEP's Partnership with the City of El Paso.  Today is Day 75 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Oct. 18, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

MINER MINUTE: Centennial Gifts for the Holidays

UTEP Pumpkin

  Centennial-related gifts for the holidays!  Information at http://alumni.utep.edu/wine and http://centennial.utep.edu/gear.html.  Today is Day 76 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Oct. 17, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed October 16, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Student Enrollment

Commencement 2012

 

   Student enrollment at UTEP in the last 100 years.  View classic digitized yearbooks here: http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/yr_books/

Aired Oct. 16, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Tue October 15, 2013

MINER MINUTES: The Practice Mine

Alpha Phi Omega outside the Practice Mine, 1972

 

   The Practice Mine on the UTEP campus.  Today is Day 78 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.  

Aired Oct. 15, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon October 14, 2013

MINER MINUTES: History of UTEP Dormitories

Graham Hall, later Burges Hall - boy's dormitory. Undated photo.

    UTEP Dormitories over the years.  Today is Day 79 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Oct. 14, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Paydirt Pete

Today's Paydirt Pete

  

  The various faces of the UTEP mascot, Paydirt Pete.

Aired Oct 11, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu October 10, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Centennial Queso

Ema Datshi (the national dish of the Kingdom of Bhutan)

 

   UTEP's very own Centenario Queso, inspired by the Kingdom of Bhutan's national dish, ema datshi.

Aired Oct. 10, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed October 9, 2013

MINER MINUTES: History of UTEP Football

Miner football team practicing on Kidd Field, ca. 1930s.

 

   The history of football at UTEP.

Aired Oct. 9, 2013.

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