You’re in the army now! … and you have the flu!
This Week in Liberal Arts History … 1918: The Students’ Army Training Corps (SATC), the predecessor of today’s Military Science/ROTC program, is officially launched at the School of Mines. Just as the World War I program begins, the 1918 Influenza Pandemic results in quarantine, confining all cadets to the dormitory (today’s Graham Hall). When officials lift the quarantine, the war is over and the program disbands in early December.
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!