How to Celebrate
UTEP’s 100th Anniversary is for everyone. Here are 100 ways that you can join the celebration.
1. Wear orange on Fridays, or every day.
2. Share your UTEP story – write your experience and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Host a Centennial party – decorate in orange, serve the Centenario Salsa, and have a great time!
4. Visit the new exhibits in the Centennial Museum.
5. Take the new self-guided walking tour of campus.
6. Visit the practice mine dug on campus by our students in the 1920s.
7. Look at digital copies of old yearbooks that date back to the 1920s.
8. Hear the Centennial Stories of Miners past and present.
9. Follow the Centennial blog.
10. Take one of the themed walking tours in 2014 – learn more about Glory Road, campus architecture, hauntings, and more!
11. Pick up one of the Centennial t-shirts.
12. Send a Centennial t-shirt to someone special in this pick-shaped mailer.
13. Bookmark the Centennial website and visit often.
14. Download a Centennial ringtone for your phone.
15. Visit the Mining Minds sculpture at sunset.
16. Send a Centennial postcard to someone special.
17. Browse around the digital archive of The Prospector – first published by our students in 1915.
18. Attend the annual Alumni PICK-nic in July. If there’s not one in your community, sign up to be the host!
19. Visit the atrium in the University Library to find out about the legendary “four harmonious brothers.” Which one are you most like?
20. Attend a reunion or organize one for your friends, class, or campus group or club.
21. Get the new UTEP app for your phone.
22. Interview someone you know about his or her experience at UTEP.
23. Find an old photograph of someone in your family that was taken on the campus. Go back and take an updated photo today.
24. Collect all of the Centennial keepsakes.
25. Do some research to learn more about your connection to the University.
26. Browse around on the UTEP encyclopedia and learn something you never knew!
27. Donate to the Centennial fundraising campaign.
28. Memorize the fight song. And sing it.
29. Wear the Centennial lapel pin with pride.
30. Restage a famous photograph on the UTEP campus.
31. Attend commencement.
32. Wear the Centennial necktie or scarf.
33. Get your children, students, or employees involved.
34. Join an alumni chapter or network.
35. Dress up like Paydirt Pete or any other UTEP celebrity for Halloween.
36. Take a picture of yourself posing somewhere in the shape of a pick and post it on our Facebook page.
37. Wear the new Centennial jewelry – or give it so someone you love.
38. Serve drinks with the Centennial coasters.
39. Hang orange lights around your house – for Christmas, Halloween, or any time!
40. Turn your New Year’s Eve party orange on December 31, 2013, and help ring in the Centennial year in 2014!
41. Carry your gear in a stylish Paydirt Pete tote.
42. Hang the Centennial wall calendar on your refrigerator.
43. Decorate your car with a pickaxe decal or other Miner gear.
44. Insert Paydirt Pete into a photograph and share it on social media.
45. Buy a bottle for Centennial wine and celebrate in style.
46. Record yourself singing “Happy Birthday” to UTEP and post it on our Facebook page.
47. Hang a UTEP flag in your garden.
48. Grow a mustache like Paydirt Pete.
49. Put your keys on a Centennial key chain.
50. Support one of the endorsed campus events throughout the Centennial year.
51. Encourage someone you care about to enroll at UTEP.
52. Join our friends in the community who are celebrating UTEP.
53. Whatever you do, tell all of your friends and share pictures on social media.
54. Serve the Centenario salsa, queso, or bean dip at your next department meeting. Don’t forget the orange and blue tostadas.
55. Give the Centennial keepsakes as gifts to your staff.
56. Research the history of your department or unit and write about it for the UTEP Encyclopedia.
57. Invite the Institute of Oral History to conduct interviews in your workplace. Contact at 747-5878 or email@example.com.
58. Search through your office file cabinets and closets. When you find historical treasures, contact the Centennial Office.
59. Send a Centennial postcard to former students or colleagues.
60. Hold an event in the Centennial Museum gallery or theater.
61. Create a Centennial Committee to get more people involved.
62. Have your customary office activities endorsed by the Centennial Office.
63. Revise your website to incorporate the Centennial logo and align with the University’s visual style.
64. Add the Centennial widget to your website.
65. Use one of the images in the Centennial image gallery on a program cover.
66. Create an exhibit of your unit’s history for your building or office lobby.
67. Share a historical artifact from your unit with the Centennial Museum.
68. Add a page to your website about your history.
69. Hold a special event during Homecoming week or the campus open house.
70. Hold a reunion for your alumni at Homecoming.
71. Track down past students or employees and learn about their accomplishments.
72. Celebrate an anniversary that is significant to your unit.
73. Display the Centennial banner in your lobby.
74. Decorate your office walls with the Centennial photo prints.
75. Submit information about your events to the new campus calendar.
76. Wear orange on Fridays.
77. Hang the Centennial wall calendar in your office or conference room.
78. Put the Centennial logo on your unit’s t-shirt, pen, or other materials.
79. Serve Centennial bottled water at your next event.
In the Community
80. Wish UTEP happy birthday on your organization’s letterhead, in your newsletter, on the side of your building, or in some other prominent place.
81. Research your connection to UTEP and tell us what you learn so that we can put it in the UTEP Encyclopedia.
82. Send a Centennial postcard to your colleagues and clients.
83. Add the UTEP widget to your site.
84. Wear orange on Fridays.
85. Donate to the Centennial fundraising campaign.
86. Ask your favorite restaurant to stock the Centennial wine.
87. Propose a partnership or shared activity.
88. Come to campus for a tour or field trip.
89. Serve the Centenario salsa, queso, or bean dip at your next event or meeting. Don’t forget the orange and blue tostadas.
90. Give the Centennial keepsakes as gifts to your members or employees.
91. Turn your New Year’s Eve party orange on December 31, 2013, and help ring in the Centennial year in 2014!
92. Decorate your office walls with the Centennial photo prints.
93. Display the Centennial banner in your lobby.
94. Identify a special way to celebrate your connection with UTEP.
95. Hang the Centennial wall calendar in your office or conference room.
96. Invite a UTEP speaker to your next event.
97. Hold a meeting on campus and bring your team to the Welcome Center.
98. Identify all of the people in your organization who are UTEP alumni – and then celebrate them!
99. Buy football or basketball tickets for everyone in your office and sit together at the games.
100. Sponsor a field trip for area school children to visit the campus and prepare to succeed in college.