UTEP Headlines Newscast 06.12.15

UTEP Headlines Newscast 06.12.15


IT’S Friday, JUNE 12, 2015.
HELLO, I’M VERONIQUE MASTERSON. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT’S
HAPPENING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO.
### SINCE BECOMING CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY
OF TEXAS SYSTEM IN JANUARY 2015, WILLIAM H. McRAVEN HAS MADE VISITS TO SEVERAL CAMPUSES
TO MEET STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS. THIS WEEK CHANCELLOR McRAVEN TOOK TIME TO
VISIT THE UTEP CAMPUS. McRAVEN HAS STATED THAT THESE CAMPUS VISITS
PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH INSTITUTION, ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE WITH
THOSE MOST IMPACTED BY THE DECISIONS MADE BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS AND HIMSELF, AND BE
REMINDED OF THE CORE PURPOSE OF THE UT SYSTEM, WHICH IS TO TRANSFORM STUDENTS’ LIVES FOR
THE BETTER. ### TO MAKE ROOM FOR A FUTURE INTERDISCIPLINARY
RESEARCH BUILDING, CONTRACTORS HAVE STARTED TO PREPARE BARRY AND BURGES HALLS FOR DEMOLITION.
THE LAND LOCATED OFF OF SUN BOWL DRIVE, SOUTHEAST OF THE UNIVERSITY AVENUE ROUNDABOUT, IS NEEDED
FOR THE PLANNED RESEARCH BUILDING, WHICH IS AWAITING FUNDING APPROVAL BY THE TEXAS GOVERNOR.
THE TWO HALLS ARE FORMER DORMITORIES THAT MOST RECENTLY SERVED THE UNIVERSITY AS OFFICES
AND RESEARCH LABS. BURGES HALL OPENED IN 1963 AND BARRY HALL
OPENED IN 1971. ABOUT 90 FACULTY AND STAFF ARE BEING RELOCATED
TO OTHER OFFICES ON CAMPUS. DEMOLITION WORK IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION
IN AUGUST 2015. ### AT THE NORTH END OF CAMPUS, ABOUT 160 PEOPLE
ARE WORKING SEVEN DAYS A WEEK TO FINISH UTEP’S STUDENT HOUSING PROJECT, MINER CANYON.
THEY CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE INTERIOR OF THE RESIDENCE HALLS AND COMMONS BUILDING, AND
HAVE STARTED THEIR INITIAL EXTERIOR LANDSCAPING EFFORTS.
THE TWO RESIDENCE HALLS AND COMMONS STRUCTURE WILL ACCOMMODATE MORE THAN 350 STUDENTS AND
ARE EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY FALL 2015. ### ONE OF THE BORDERLAND’S MOST BELOVED, LONGSTANDING
TRADITIONS IS BACK AFTER A SHORT HIATUS. STUDENTS AND FACULTY FROM UTEP’S DEPARTMENT
OF THEATRE AND DANCE ARE CONTRIBUTING TIME AND ENERGY TO THE NEW PRODUCTION OF “VIVA!
EL PASO.” THE UNIVERSITY IS ONE OF THREE MAIN PARTNERS
BRINGING THE PRODUCTION BACK TO LIFE AFTER A ONE-YEAR HIATUS WITH A NEW SCRIPT, NEW DIRECTOR
AND MANY NEW TALENTS WHO HAD NEVER BEFORE TAKEN IT’S STAGE.
THE
SHOW ABOUT THE HISTORY AND CULTURAL EVOLUTION OF EL PASO RUNS FROM JUNE 19 THROUGH AUGUST
8 AT McKELLIGON CANYON AMPHITHEATRE. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL TICKETMASTER
OUTLETS. ### FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE AND OTHER
STORIES, CHECK OUT UTEPNEWS.COM. I’M VERONIQUE MASTERSON.
WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT Friday. GO MINERS!
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