Remarks by President Barack Obama

Hello world,

President Barack Obama will be in El Paso this coming Tuesday, and every student and staff are invited to attend. Although the schedule seems to have been deliberately chosen to interfere with our finals  –   😦   –  if you are planning to attend, you need a ticket. Below is the information on how to collect it.

A Special Invitation
Remarks by President Barack Obama

UTEP students, faculty and staff have the extraordinary opportunity
to see and hear President Barack Obama in person!

President Obama’s Visit to El Paso

When:  Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Where:  Chamizal National Memorial
Time:  Gates open at 11:00 a.m., with the event anticipated to conclude by 2:30 p.m.

·         Ticket distribution begins Monday, May 9, 2011, at 9:00 a.m.
·         Pick up tickets at Office of Student Life, Union West, Room 102
·         Tickets are limited and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis
·         Limit is one ticket per person
·         UTEP ID required – ticket must be picked up in person
·         UTEP staff are invited to attend with approval of their supervisor

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) awards young girls from local high schools for their achievements and interests in computing. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing has been awarded at both the local (“affiliate”) level as well as at the National level.



This fall is UTEP’s Computer Science Department’s second year sponsoring the affiliate award for the El Paso/Las Cruces region. In its first year sponsoring the award UTEP was able to reach about 20 girls and this year another 23 girls from schools in different school districts in El Paso such as Fabens Independent School District, Socorro Independent School District, and Ysleta School District, as well as a few New Mexico High Schools.

Winners will be announced on December 1st, 2010 and invited to the affiliate level awards ceremony in early February 2011. We would like to thank all those professors and students who helped out throughout the process this event has taken, from announcing the award by visiting or contacting local high schools, to revising the applications, and planning the affiliate awards ceremony. For more information you are welcome to visit the award page at:



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