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Published on Aug 22, 2013

IT'S Friday, AUGUST 23, 2013.
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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THE FIRST DAY OF THE 2013 FALL SEMESTER BEGINS ON Monday AND WHAT AN EXCITING TIME TO BE A UTEP MINER!
HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE HEADING TO CAMPUS:
SCHUSTER AVENUE AND THE NEW ROUNDABOUT WILL BE OPEN AND READY FOR USE THE FRIST DAY OF CLASS.
NOTE THE PARKING LOT NEXT TO THE ELEVATED ROUNDABOUT WILL HAVE A NEW ENTRANCE LOCATED OFF OF PROSPECT.
THE PARKING LOT NEXT TO THE SCHUSTER PARKING GARAGE WAS ELIMINATED AS PART OF THE SPUR 1966 PROJECT.
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MOTORISTS AND PEDESTRIANS WHO USE SCHUSTER AVENUE WILL NOTICE THE NEW HAWK LIGHTS.
THESE ARE THE FIRST IN EL PASO!
THE HIGH-INTENSITY ACTIVATED CROSSWALK LIGHTS WILL HELP REGULATE TRAFFIC TO ACCOMMODATE PEDESTRIANS CROSSING THE STREET.
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ON CAMPUS, THE ENHANCED LANDSCAPING OF BOTH WIGGINS ROAD AND WIGGINS PLAZA WILL BE COMPLETE.
WIGGINS ROAD WILL INCLUDE NATIVE OR DROUGHT RESISTANT PLANT MATERIALS, AS WELL AS NEW LED LIGHT FIXTURES.
WIGGINS PLAZA WILL INCLUDE SHADE TRESS, BENCHS AND A LABYRINTH BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY AND HEALTH SCIENCES AND NURSING BUILDING.
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JUST UP THE ROAD IN FRONT OF BENEDICT HALL AND THE CENTENNIAL MUSEUM YOU'LL FIND NEW PARKING METERS.
THESE PARKING METERS ARE MEANT FOR VISITORS WHO ARE NOT FACULTY, STAFF OR STUDENTS.
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UTEP WILL OFFER NEW NIGHT PERMITS FOR EVENING STUDENTS.
THESE DISCOUNTED PARKING PERMITS WILL BE VALID ON CAMPUS ONLY AFTER 4 P.M. WEEKDAYS IN ANY GARAGE, EXCEPT GLORY ROAD, AND IN ALL CAMPUS LOTS.
THE PERMIT WILL BE VALIS IN THE INNER CAMPUS BEGINNING AT 5:30 P.M.
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THE OREGON STREET MINER METRO SHUTTLE STOP IN LOT P-5 NEAR THE RUBIN GALLERY WILL BE ELIMINATED AND RELOCATED TO THE BUS STOP IN FRONT OF THE SUN BOWL GARAGE.
THIS CHANGE WILL INCREASE PEDESTRIAN SAETY IN THE LOT AND ALLOW FOR FASTER TURNAROUND TIMES ON THE ROUTE.
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THE OREGON STREET MINER METRO SHUTTLE STOP ON GLORY ROAD WILL MOVE SOUTH ON OREGON CLOSER TO THE LOT P-12 ENTRANCE.
THE MOVE MAKES WAY FOR THE CITY'S NEW RAPID TRANSIT BUS STOP.
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ON SEPTEMBER 23, SUN METRO WILL LAUNCH A NEW ROUTE, #75, FAR EAST EXPRESS FROM R.C. POE ROAD AND EDGEMERE BOULEVARD TO UTEP!
SUN METRO BUS ROUTE #70, THE EASTSIDE EXPRESS FROM THE SUN METRO CIELO VSTA MALL TRANSFER CENTER TO UTEP, WILL RESUME OPERATION ON Monday, AUGUST 26.
SUN METRO CONTINUES TO OFFER AN EXPRESS ROUTE FROM THE WESTSIDE TRANSFER CENTER ON REMCON CIRCLE TO THEIR DOWNTOWN TRANSFER STATION, WITH A CONNECTION TO ROUTE #204 EXPRESS TO UNIVERSITY AND OREGON AND TO GLORY ROAD.
THOSE TRAVELING FROM JUAREZ ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE THAT SAME ROUTE FOR ITS EXPRESS SERVICE TO THE CAMPUS FROM THE DOWNTOWN TRANSFER CENTER.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO EIGHT UTEP FACULTY MEMBERS WHO RECEIVED THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM BOARD OF REGENTS' OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARDS!
THE BOARD HONORS THESE FACULTY MEMBERS FOR THEIR EXTRAORDINARY CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE AND INNOVATION IN UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTION.
TO SEE THE LIST OF FACULTY HONORED, LOG ONTO UTEPNEWS.COM.
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THE UNIVERSITY IS STARTING A NEW TRADITION THIS SEMESTER TO OFFICIALLY WELCOME FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN, NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS, ENTERING GRADUATE STUDENTS, AND THEIR FAMILIES TO THE UTEP COMMUNITY.
THE INAUGURAL NEW MINER CONVOCATION WILL BE Sunday, AUGUST 25.
THIS OFFICIAL WELCOME WILL INTRODUCE ALL NEW STUDENTS TO KEY CAMPUS FACULTY AND STAFF.
IT WILL ALSO ALLOW THESE NEW STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO LEARN ABOUT UTEP'S TRADITIONS OF SERVICE, OPPORTUNITY AND EXCELLENCE.
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UTEP FOOTBALL PLAYERS RETURNED FROM TRAINING CAMP THIS WEEK.
INSIDE THE LARRY K. DURHAM SPORTS CENTER THEY WERE SURPRISED WITH RENOVATIONS, INCLUDING MURALS OF IMAGES DEPICTING MINER PRIDE ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD.
MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE SEASON OPENER AGAINST THE LOBOS ON Saturday, SEPTEMBER 7.
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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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