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UTEP fills July with events

Photo courtesy of UTEP Dinner Theatre.

UTEP has prepared plenty of events for students, faculty, alumni, and the El Paso community to enjoy throughout the month of July as they are looking for ways to spend their summer. Below you will find what is happening, when and where throughout the campus. 

UTEP Dinner Theatre’s ‘Head Over Heels’ the Musical 

The UTEP Dinner Theater is kicking off July with “Head Over Heels,” a new musical comedy. It is a love story that follows a royal family on a journey to save their kingdom from extinction, only to see the key to their survival lies within their hearts. The musical features music from the 1980s all-female rock band, The Go-Gos. 

The musical will be at 7 p.m. July 8 at the UTEP Dinner Theatre and tickets may be purchased by calling 915-747-6060 or by visiting Ticketmaster. The musical will continue throughout the month of July. 

Miner Caravan continues throughout July 

The Miner Caravan continues as UTEP Strategic Communications works hard to sell out the first football game of the season. The coaches and student-athletes are making stops around town to sell out their home opener Aug. 27 against their first opponent, North Texas.  

At each of these events, Miner fans may purchase tickets for only $9.15. Miner Caravan will be making stops at the El Paso Chihuahuas game vs. Round Rock July 16, Cielo Vista Mall July 23, and Camp Cohen Water Park July 30.  

Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic  

The Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is offering free group therapy sessions for the general community throughout the summer at Campbell Building. From July 5-8, the session will be focused on Down Syndrome Coalition Week. From July 11-14, the session will be for individuals over the age of 13 and will focus on mixed parameters such as social skills, cognitive and expressive/receptive language. From July 18-21, the session will be focused on adults and mixed parameters such as social skills, cognitive, and expressive/receptive language. 

Interested parties can register for sessions offered by The Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic at For information, [email protected] can be contacted. 

Movies on the Lawn 

The UTEP Student Engagement & Leadership Center invites the community to enjoy movies on the lawn throughout the summer. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, snacks, and blankets. “Kung Fu Panda” is the first movie to be shown at 8:30 p.m. July 15 at Centennial Plaza. The second movie that the SELC will be showing is “In the Heights” at 8:30 p.m. July 29 at Centennial Plaza. 

Admission to these movies on the lawn is free and event parking can be located at the UTEP Sun Bowl parking garage. 

WREC It Wednesdays 

The Recreational Sports Department continues its WREC It Wednesday series that has been happening since June 15 and will continue throughout the month of July when a variety of sports will be played. The game of H.O.R.S.E. will be played at 4 p.m. July 6, a dodgeball game will take place July 20, and a sports challenge course will occur on July 27. Every event will start at 4 p.m. on the lower level of the Student Recreation Center. 

These are free events and same day registration for the activities can be done at the Member Services front desk. For more information contact Rec Sports at [email protected] or call 915-747-5103. 

Information on these events was acquired with MineTracker and UTEP Events Calendar. 

Emily Autumn Velasquez is the editor in chief and may be reached at [email protected]; @emilyautumn20 on Twitter; @byemilyautumn on Instagram 

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Emily Autumn Velasquez
Emily Autumn Velasquez, Editor-in-chief
Emily Autumn Velasquez is the Editor in Chief for the Prospector. She is a senior, majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor in rhetoric writing at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is also a freelance photographer/videographer with hopes of continuing a career in sports journalism when she graduates in December.
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