Mining Minds: Special Lighting Commemorates Fall Convocation
Last Updated on October 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Originally published October 11, 2018
By University Communications
The University of Texas at El Paso will illuminate the "Mining Minds" pickaxe sculpture at the campus' University Avenue roundabout in blue and orange Thursday evening, Oct. 11, 2018, in honor of UTEP's Fall Convocation.
Convocation is an opportunity to reflect on the University’s accomplishments of the past year and upcoming goals. UTEP President Diana Natalicio will give a State of the University address at 2 p.m. in the Fox Fine Arts Center’s Recital Hall.
“Mining Minds” is an iconic piece of public art installed in 2010 to enhance the UTEP campus. At night, orange lights brighten the steel structure while light from LEDs emanate from the perforated “ones” and “zeroes” at each end of the pick.
The University illuminates the pick in blue and orange on special occasions such as historic dates, major annual milestones and celebrations of special accomplishments.
Click here to learn more about “Mining Minds.”