Painting UTEP Green (and White)
LAURA CRUZ ACOSTA | March 18, 2008
Coated in green paint and filled with energy, engineering and geology students celebrated the university’s mining heritage on Monday during the annual commemoration of TCM Day.
One of the university’s oldest traditions, TCM Day gave students an opportunity to participate in a number of madcap and fun activities including the TCM Olympics, repainting the “M” above the Sun Bowl, and kissing the Blarney Stone.
TCM Day dates back to the days when the school was known as the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy. Beginning in the early 1920s, students staged a day of games and activities to initiate new engineers and geologists into the Order of St. Patrick, the patron saint of engineers.