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EPISD Board of Managers votes to extend lease at central El Paso headquarters

The El Paso Independent School District Board of Managers voted to extend their lease with the City of El Paso for their central office headquarters on Boeing Drive through April 2017 at the district board meeting Monday night.

UTEP Professor awarded Córdova-Puchot Scholar of the Year Award

Richard Pineda, Ph.D., director of the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies and associate professor of communication at UTEP, has been awarded the 2014 Córdova-Puchot Scholar of the Year Award from the Latina/o Communication St

Coronado High students gain recognition at journalism convention

Fourteen students from Coronado High School were recognized at the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington D.C in early November.   The students were accompanied by the school journalism teachers, Alexander Seufert an

UTEP funded by Obama’s Study Abroad Initiative

The University of Texas at El Paso is one of eight universities that recently received funding through the 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative.

Appeals Court denies request to rehear Fisher v. UT


UTEP named one of nation's 'Best for Vets' colleges

UTEP was named among the country's 'Best for Vets' colleges according to

UTEP set to offer first Engineering Leadership Bachelor’s Degree in nation

The University of Texas at El Paso is set to offer the first Bachelor of Science in Engineering Leadership in the country.

NM Press Association Foundation grant expands NMSU journalism project

Blending high tech and old school, New Mexico State University’s journalism department and the more than a century old New Mexico Press Association are partnering to help students and working professionals expand their skills.

NMSU’s ‘Road to Discovery’ Homecoming celebration kicks off Nov. 3

New Mexico State University alumni and students will celebrate Homecoming 2014 “NMSU: Road to Discovery” with several events between Nov. 3 and 9.

Irvin-Andress consolidation one of many 'options' for EPISD

Some options are taking shape for El Paso's biggest and oldest school district, currently faced with aging campuses and declining enrollment.

Intel hosts Aggie Innovation Design Challenge at NMSU

Twenty-one engineering students from New Mexico State University participated in a recent Aggie Innovation Design Challenge sponsored by Intel Corp.

TEA directs EPISD Board of Managers to hold 2015 election

The Commissioner of Education for the Texas Education Agency, Michael Williams, has directed El Paso Independent School District's appointed board of managers to order an election to be set on May 9, 2015 to fill school board seats.

Gamboa indictment waiver details colleagues' involvement in EPISD scandal

Two former EPISD leaders have been named as co-conspirators in a case filed against another EPISD administrator in federal court.

UTEP Receives $1.2 Million Grant to prepare bilingual speech language pathologists

The University of Texas at El Paso has received a grant from the U.S.

LIST: UIL approves policy amendments

On Monday, the University Interscholastic League Legislative Council held their final 2014 meeting. The council met in Round Rock to review UIL rules and vote on proposed rule changes.