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UTEP Headlines Newscast 07.25.14

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IT’S Friday, JULY 25, 2014.
HELLO, I’M VERONIQUE MASTERSON.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO.
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FIFTY STUDENTS FROM MEXICO ARE SPENDING TIME AT UTEP THIS SUMMER AS PART OF AN ENGLISH IMMERSION PROGRAM.
THE STUDENTS FROM THE NATIONAL AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO STARTED A FOUR-WEEK ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE COURSE EARLY THIS MONTH THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY’S PROFESSIONAL AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS.
THE INTENSIVE COURSE WAS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE GROUP TO ENHANCE THEIR ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY IN ENGLISH.
THE EFFORT IS PART OF MEXICO’S PROYECTA 100,000, A PROPOSAL BY MEXICAN PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PEÑA NIETO TO ENABLE 100,000 MEXICAN STUDENTS TO STUDY IN THE U.S. AND 50,000 U.S. STUDENTS TO STUDY IN MEXICO BY 2018.
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UTEP AND THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION HAVE BEEN RANKED ONE OF THE 2014 BEST OF THE BEST IN FOUR HIGHLY RECOGNIZED NATIONAL DIVERSITY FOCUSED MAGAZINES.
“PROFESSIONAL WOMAN’S MAGAZINE” AND “BLACK EOE JOURNAL” RANKED UTEP A TOP MBA SCHOOL; “U.S. VETERANS MAGAZINE” RANKED THE UNIVERSITY ONE OF THE TOP VETERAN-FRIENDLY SCHOOLS; AND “HISPANIC NETWORK MAGAZINE” RANKED UTEP BOTH A TOP UNIVERSITY AND MBA SCHOOL.
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NEARLY A CENTURY AGO, UTEP HAD A DIFFERENT DISTINCTION – THE TEXAS STATE SCHOOL OF MINES AND METALLURGY WAS THE ONLY ENGINEERING SCHOOL IN THE UNITED STATES WITH ITS OWN PRACTICE MINE ON CAMPUS.
CONSTRUCTION ON THE MINE BEGAN IN 1919.
THE TUNNEL BURROWED 40 FEET INTO THE SIDE OF THE FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS ALLOWED STUDENTS TO PRACTICE THEIR MINING SKILLS IN A LABORATORY UNDERNEATH THE EARTH’S SURFACE.
THE PRACTICE MINE, LOCATED NEAR SUN BOWL STADIUM, CEASED OPERATIONS IN 1925.
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SINCE THAT TIME, THE CAMPUS LANDSCAPE HAS GREATLY CHANGED AND CONTINUES TO DO SO.
CREWS ARE HARD AT WORK AT THE SITE OF UTEP’S NEWEST STUDENT HOUSING COMPLEX ON THE NORTH END OF CAMPUS, RIGHT BEHIND THE HELEN OF TROY SOFTBALL FIELD.
CONTRACTORS CONTINUE TO SET THE UNDERGROUND UTILITY LINES THAT WILL GO UNDER THE CONCRETE PAD OF THE FIRST BUILDING.
EXCAVATION WORK HAS STARTED FOR THE SECOND BUILDING PAD.
THE TWO FOUR-STORY RESIDENCE HALLS AND COMMONS STRUCTURE WILL ACCOMMODATE MORE THAN 350 STUDENTS AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY FALL 2015.
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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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