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    1.- Personal Living
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    5.- Extracurricular Activities
    6.- Cultural Life

    6.- 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 Union Gallery.

    The El Paso Centennial Museum was built in 1936 with funds allocated by the Commission for the Texas Centennial Celebration. As the University's museum, it serves students and the El Paso/Juárez communities. The mission of this natural and cultural history museum is to preserve, document, exhibit, and educate about the Southwest and Mexico. Noteworthy collections pertaining to Geology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Paleontology, Ornithology, and Mammalogy include rocks, crystals, minerals, pottery, stone tools, shell jewelry, baskets, and fossil mammoth remains. Basic museum intern and special project classes are offered to UTEP students. Temporary exhibits, lectures, gallery talks, youth classes, workshops for adults who work with youth, and volunteer activities are part of the museum's education program. The museum's shop features books and gifts concerning natural and cultural history. The Museum is free and open to the public during exhibit hours on Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., except on National and University holidays.

    KTEP Public Radio: KTEP 88.5 FM Public Radio provides news, information, and music 24 hours per day for the University as well as Juárez, 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 48-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, titles published include art and photographic books and Native American studies. Through an affiliation agreement with The University of Texas Press in Austin, the Press's award-winning books are sold nationally and internationally through chain bookstores, independent booksellers, the University of Texas Press, and Texas Western Press. Texas Western Press is located in the Hertzog Building, on the corner of Rim and Wiggins Road.


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