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UTEP centennial exhibit unveiled at airport

UTEP centennial exhibit unveiled at airport
Michaela Roman

Visitors to the El Paso International Airport can now see UTEP’s historical significance and Bhutanese architecture while waiting for a flight or grabbing a cup of joe.

An exhibit commemorating UTEP’s 100 years was unveiled Friday at the airport, tracking the university’s history back to 1914.

The exhibit includes three miniature Bhutanese-style temple replicas. The models will be up for nine months to honor the centennial celebration.

“We’ve said all along that UTEP is El Paso’s university,” Diana Natalicio, UTEP president, said at the unveiling. “As we thought about places that might be able to reach the audiences of El Paso, the airport immediately came to mind.”

University administrators felt the airport was the right choice for the exhibit because of the visibility it would provide. Nearly 3 million travelers pass through the El Paso International Airport every year.

“We learned that the airport was celebrating a special birthday, its 85th birthday, so we tried to have something here and followed through and I think it will provide people with information about the university for travelers,” Natalicio said.

There’s no need to go through TSA to see the exhibit. It is located in the airport lobby between check in and baggage claim.

Luis Barrio may be reached at [email protected]

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Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter
Luis Barrio is a staff reporter specializing in Sports. He is also the co-host of the Prospector News Weekly, a weekly broadcast that covers all of the top stories at UTEP. He is a Senior graduating in December 2014. Luis is a product of El Paso, TX. He enjoys being outdoors and being physically active. His family comes before anything else. He is a big sports enthusiast and a fan of good movies. Luis spent the summer of 2013 interning for ABC-7 KVIA. Upon graduation Luis aspires to work for CBS as a sports broadcaster. “I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever a having felt sorry for itself.” D.H. Lawrence
Michaela Roman, Editor-in-Chief
Michaela is a Senior Digital Media Production major at The University of Texas at El Paso. As the Editor-in-Chief, and former Photo Editor of The Prospector, she has learned to stay organized, manage a staff of writers and photographers, meet deadlines, cover events and network with others. She also has freelance experience and a personal photography business. Michaela aspires to work as an editor for a large media outlet and one day go to graduate school to teach photojournalism.
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