Critical English teacher shortage hits UTEP!
This Week in Liberal Arts History … 1925: Through most of the 1920s, UTEP, then known as the College of Mines and Metallurgy of the University of Texas, remained an engineering school. However, that did not prevent local high school graduates from enrolling at the school as “irregulars” to earn college credits in the few liberal arts course then offered. With a record freshmen class due to arrive for the first day of classes, Dean John Kidd asked the UT Board of Regents for a second writing instructor, which would double the size of the English department. The regents rejected the request. Source: President’s Papers, Briscoe Center for American History
During the 2017-2018 academic year, UTEP celebrates the 50th anniversary of the College of Liberal Arts. Tune in each week to learn something new about the history of liberal arts and more during our yearlong celebration. See you next week!
SPECIAL EVENT: Please join the College of Liberal Arts on Monday, September 18, when Professor Ajay Verma of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, will give an invited talk entitled, Body as the Site of Ethics: Perspectives from Indian Philosophy. The lecture will take place in Strain Lecture Hall, Quinn Hall at 4:30 p.m. This lecture is hosted by UTEP’s Asian Studies Program and is co-hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Religious Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, and the College of Liberal Arts.