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Focus on Campus

Fridays at 10am

Focus on Campus devotes time to recognize the latest and greatest on the UTEP campus. Louie Saenz, gives the lowdown on shining athletes, faculty and students. The show also includes information on ongoing research and university programs affecting our campus. It's everything you need to know about UTEP.

Host Louie Saenz welcomes Assistant Professor of Practice Communication and Artist, Rhonda Dore to the microphone to talk about the many interesting phases of her elaborate career.

Focus on Campus - Remembering Dr. Gregory Rocha

Sep 2, 2021

Dr. Gregory Rocha was the go to guy when it came to questions about politics and goverment.   Dr. Rocha passed away on June 29th of this year.   His colleague and friend Loui Saenz remembers him on a special edition of Focus on Campus that aired on Friday, September 4 at 10 AM, what would have been his 70th birthday.

Focus On Campus - UTEP Edge

Feb 26, 2020

Host Louie Saenz welcomes Arturo Barrio and Samantha Natera to discuss the benefits of the UTEP Edge program.

Host Louie Saenz welcomes Brian Seely and Kim McKean of the UTEP Theater and Dance Dept. to discuss the prodcution of Monsters We Create.

Host Louie Saenz welcomes UTEP Professor of English and astronomy enthusiast Andrew Fleck to the show for a discussion on how English and Astronomy can sometimes intersect.

Host Louie Saenz sits down with members of the National British Debate team, Niahm Thompson and Dan Scanio. They recently debated the UTEP Forensic team this month on the UTEP campus.

Host Louie Saenz sits down with Dr. Andrew Fleck who joined the English Faculty of UTEP in Fall 2015 as a tenured associate professor specializing in Early Modern and Eighteenth-Century British literature and culture. Shakespeare and Liberal Arts.

Host Louie Saenz sits down with UTEP President Heather Wilson to talk about her road to success and what the future holds for the University of Texas at El Paso under her leadership. 

Host Louie Saenz sits down with members of the Dow Jones News Fund. The Dow Jones News Fund is a nonprofit foundation promoting careers in journalism. It was formerly called the Newspaper Fund.

Host Louie Saenz welcomes Dr. Jeannie Concha,  Terri Sanchez of the El Paso Diabetes Assn. and Daniel Montes of Southwest University to discuss diabetes.

Host Louie Saenz sits down with UTEP alumni members to discuss the UTEP 8th annual Pick-nic.

Louie Saenz sits down with Dr. Adriana Dominguez the Director of Audience Development for the Department of Theatre and Dance to discuss upcoming productions and events as well as access and representation on stage.

Host Louie Saenz sits down with the director and cast of the new play Oedipus El Rey by Luis Alfaro to discuss its origins and their background. Starts April 26, 2019 at Wise Family Theater. 747-5188.

Louis Saenz sits down with Lynn Provezano and Shari Schwartz to talk about OLLI, the institute for lifelong learning at UTEP.

Louis Saenz sits down with Larry Lesser, Professor in the UTEP Department of Mathematical Sciences,as he  talks about Pi Day (3/14) as a vehicle to sing the praises of mathematics!

Dr. Sylvia Acosta, CEO of the YWCA and Ann Horak, Professor at UTEP and Vice-President of the YWCA Board of Directors, speak about Women’s History Month and events happening at the YWCA.


Cemelli De Aztlan, Lecturer in the UTEP Department of Religious Studies talks about her course titled Indigenous Spirituality: Resilience, Resistance & Activism.


Dr. Adriana Dominguez, Assistant Professor at the UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance talks about their upcoming events including the World Dance Alliance Americas General Assembly.


Stacey Sowards, Chair of the Department of Communication at UTEP, discusses her latest book Sí, Ella Puede! - The Rhetorical Legacy of Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers. 

 This unique study of the life and legacy of activist Dolores Huerta explores her integral role as a leader and organizer in the fight for farmworkers’ rights from the 1950s to the present.


Dr. Craig Field, Director of the Latino Alcohol and Health Disparities Research Center (LAHDR) at UTEP discusses the mission of the center and the work that LAHDR does in the community.

Dr. Mallory Driggers, Director of Development and Annual Giving, and Ben Gonzalez, Vice President for Asset Management and Development, talk about UTEP's Thank You for 30 Campaign. 

The campaign honors UTEP President Dr. Diana Natalicio who is retiring after 30 years of service to the university.

Zita Arocha, Senior Lecturer in the UTEP Communication Department and Director of Borderzine, discusses the online publication and multimedia journalism.

Adriana Domínguez, director of the UTEP theatre program, talks about A Christmas Carol, en la Frontera - a borderland version of Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol.

Associate Professor of English at UTEP, Jonna Perrillo, Ph.D., discusses her latest book titled Educating the Enemy: Teaching Nazis and Mexicans in the Cold War Borderlands.

Laura Trejo / UTEP Communications

This edition of Focus on Campus is a repeat of El Paso Prime Time with guest host Dennis Woo.  The program features Raymond C. Rumpf, Ph.D., with two of his graduate research assistants, Gilbert Carranza and Cesar Valle discussing the EM Lab, a space dedicated to pioneering high-risk, high-payoff concepts in electromagnetics and photonic technologies that are enabled by 3D printing.