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Published on Nov 14, 2013

IT'S Friday, NOVEMBER 15, 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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UTEP'S NATIONAL CENTER FOR BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION HOSTED ABOUT 100 REPRESENTATIVES FROM FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES TIED TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.
THE ONE-DAY SEMINAR TITLED, "CYBER THREATS: CRIMES, SECURITY AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION" IS PART OF THE HOMELAND SECURITY SEMINAR SERIES.
THE SERIES IS ONE OF EIGHT ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH PROJECTS ORGANIZED BY UTEP'S NCBSI.
THE NCBSI WAS ESTABLISHED AT UTEP IN 2008 AS ONE OF THE DHS' 12 CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE BASED AT UNIVERSITIES NATIONWIDE.
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ONE OF MEXICO'S LEADING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS WAS ON CAMPUS TO TALK ABOUT THE DRUG WAR AND ITS IMPACT ON JOURNALISTS.
DURING THE TWO-DAY EVENT, ANABEL HERNANDEZ SPOKE ABOUT DRUG POLICY, THE DANGERS JOURNALISTS FACE AND THE OBSTACLES FOR POLICY MAKERS.
HERNANDEZ IS A HOUSEHOLD NAME IN HER NATIVE COUNTRY FOR BEING ONE OF VERY FEW JOURNALISTS WILLING TO TAKE ON BOTH THE DRUG WAR AND GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION.
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE UNIVERSITY'S NEXT CENTENNIAL LECTURE AT 5 P.M. Tuesday, NOVEMBER 19.
SHANNON O'NEIL WILL PRESENT "MEXICO, THE UNITED STATES, AND THE ROAD AHEAD."
O'NEIL IS A SENIOR FELLOW FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS.
THE LECTURE WILL TAKE PLACE IN ROOM 106 OF THE UNDERGRADUATE LEARNING CENTER.
UTEP'S CENTENNIAL LECTURES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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THIS Sunday THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC WILL PRESENT ITS 12TH ANNUAL GALA!
THE CONCERT WILL HIGHLIGHT THE UNIVERSITY'S MUSIC ENSEMBLES AND SHOWCASE A WIDE RANGE OF MUSICAL GENRES.
THE CONCERT INCLUDES THE PARTICIPATION OF MORE THAN 300 UTEP STUDENTS, INCLUDING MUSIC MAJORS AND STUDENTS REPRESENTING MANY OTHER DEPARTMENTS ON CAMPUS.
DURING THE GALA, THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ALUM WILL BE PRESENTED TO RICHARD LAMBRECHT, WHO JOINED THE MUSIC FACULTY AT UTEP IN 1994 AND HAS BEEN PLAYING PRINCIPAL HORN FOR THE EL PASO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SINCE HIS STUDENT DAYS AT UTEP.
THE ANNUAL MUSIC GALA CONCERT BEGINS AT 2:30 P.M. AT MAGOFFIN AUDITORIUM.
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE UTEP TICKET CENTER OR AT THE DOOR 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE CONCERT.
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THE MINERS WILL RETURN TO THE SUN BOWL FOR THEIR FINAL GAME OF THE SEASON TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 16.
THE TEAM WILL FACE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY AT 6:05 P.M.
THIS WILL MARK THE FIRST MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO PROGRAMS.
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AS PART OF THE CONCLUSION TO UTEP'S VETERANS APPRECIATION WEEK, MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO A FREE MILITARY APPRECIATION TAILGATE FROM 3 to 5:30 p.m. AT GLORY FIELD PRIOR TO THE GAME.
THOSE WHO RSVP'd TO THE UNIVERSITY'S MILITARY STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER WILL ALSO BE GIVEN FREE TICKETS TO THE GAME.
SEVERAL ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE GAME WILL RECOGNIZE MILITARY PERSONNEL, INCLUDING A HALFTIME RE-ENLISTMENT CEREMONY THAT WILL INVOLVE ALL BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY.
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ALSO DURING THE GAME, THE UNIVERSITY WILL HONOR HUNDREDS OF TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS FROM AROUND THE REGION.
THE RECOGNITION IS PART OF UTEP'S HONORING EDUCATION FOR RAISING OPPORTUNITIES OF EXCELLENCE FOR STUDENTS, OR HEROES PROGRAM.
THE PROGRAM ACKNOWLEDGES THE STUDENTS WHO CHOOSE TO STUDY AT UTEP AND THE FACULTY AND STAFF WHO MOTIVATE AND PREPARE THEM FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.
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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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