7.- Cultural Life
Drama, music, the visual arts--all are available to UTEP students as participants and as audiences. Students may act in, work behind the scenes on, and attend plays produced in the University Playhouse and the Studio Theatre, located in the Fox Fine Arts Center, and in the Union Dinner Theatre. Selections include theatre classics, musicals, contemporary plays, children's theatre, bilingual theatre, and original playscripts, often written by UTEP students or faculty.
Music activities include over 100 student, faculty and guest artist recitals and concerts per year, most of which are free to the public. Students may join such groups as the University Symphony and Opera, the Ballet El Paso, the University Wind and Percussion Ensembles, Jazz Lab Bands, the University Jazz Singers, choirs and chamber groups.
Students of the visual arts have access to over 30 studios and equipment
for sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, metalwork and graphic design. The
work of students, faculty and outstanding regional and national artists is
exhibited in two galleries in the Fox Fine Arts Building, as well as in the
KTEP Public Radio--KTEP 88.5 FM Public Radio provides news, information, and music 24 hours per day for the University as well as Ju rez, El Paso, and Southern New Mexico. UTEP students can work at the station either as interns or volunteers. KTEP is equipped with the latest in digital broadcast technology. KTEP began broadcasting in 1950 and was the first FM station in El Paso and one of the first in the Southwest. A quarterly program guide is available by calling (915) 747-5152.
Texas Western Press is the 45 year old book publishing entity of the University of Texas at El Paso founded by internationally known typesetter and book designer, Carl Hertzog. Specializing in nonfiction books on the history and cultures of the Southwest, the eight to ten titles published each year also include art and photographic books and Native American studies. The annual books in print catalog features all hardback and paperback books and the popular Southwestern Studies Series, now publishing No. 105, produced by the Press. The award-winning books are sold nationally and internationally through chain bookstores, independent booksellers and the University Bookstore. Texas Western Press is located in the Hertzog Building, on the corner of Rim and Wiggins Road.
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