THIS WEEK IN NEWS

Binational Colloquium

UTEP is hosting the Family Binational Colloquium on Immigration Family Reunification Conference on Friday, Aug. 22 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Health Sciences and Nursing Building. The conference will be held inside room 211. Consul General of Mexico in El Paso Jacob Prado and U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez Ian Brownlee will be in attendance, along with UTEP faculty members and representatives from state and federal agencies, which will be discussing the policies, procedures and methods of improving the collaboration between El Paso and Juarez authorities in uniting immigrant families. The conference comes in sight of El Paso’s growing immigrant displacement issue where more than 3,000 immigrants have been flown and housed here while they await deportation or reuniting with their families.

Miner Metro Tracker

This upcoming semester, students and faculty can make their commute throughout the campus easier by downloading the new Miner Metro App. Miner Metro Tracker is a free mobile app that follows the Miner Metro shuttle system and will allow students and employees to receive real-time updates on the location of each shuttle and view maps and routes. The application went through a testing period this summer. It is available for download at utep.doublemap.com.

New Miner Convocation

Freshmen, new transfer students, entering graduate students, new faculty and staff and family members will be welcomed at the Centennial New Miner Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Don Haskins Center. Speakers will include UTEP President Dr. Diana Natalicio, UTEP football coach Sean Kugler and UTEP women’s basketball coach Keitha Adams. Students, faculty and family members can register for the traditional convocation at nmc.utep.edu.

Bhutan on Campus

As part of the Centennial Tour Series, which showcases UTEP’s rich history and unique campus, “Bhutan on Campus” will highlight the Bhutanese influence on architecture throughout the UTEP campus on Saturday, August 23 at 11 a.m. The tour is open to the public. The Centennial Tour Series changes its theme each month. August will focus on the Bhutanese-style buildings. To RSVP contact Maribel Villalva at 747-6669 or [email protected]

Hector Morales

Hector Morales has been named the new director of the Doctor of Nursing Practices Program at the UTEP School of Nursing, which started being offered in 2011. He was amongst the first group of students to graduate UTEP’s Doctor of Nursing Practices Program back in 2013. Morales, a U.S. Air Force veteran, earned his Bachelor of Science in 1985 and Masters of Science in 1990. With 24 years of experience as a clinical nurse specialist, Morales specializes in psychiatric mental health care. He joined UTEP in 2009 as a clinical instructor.

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