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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.

Louie talks with photographer Teun Voeten, whose latest publication is "Narco Estado: Drug Violence in Mexico."  He talks about his career covering war zones and areas of sociopolitical conflict, as well as his time covering the drug wars in Ciudad Juarez.  Aired Dec. 14, 2012.

Louie talks with Kerry Doyle, interim director of the Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for Visual Arts at UTEP.  Doyle talks about the Rubin Center's role in exhibiting art and multi-media projects from around the world, and about upcoming events and exhibits.  915-747-6151, http://rubincenter.utep.edu

The Rubin Center hosts Dutch photojournalist & anthropologist Teun Voeten for "Narco Estado: Drug Violence in Mexico," Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.  Voeten has taken photos in zones of conflict from around the world, including Mexico.

Aired Dec. 7, 2012.

Louie talks with Emma Montes and Brian Ceely, UTEP students majoring in Theatre Arts.  They talk about their roles in the upcoming stage production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," presented by the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance.  Performance dates are December 16 & 22 at 2:30 p.m., and December 21 & 22 at 8 p.m.  http://theatredance.utep.edu, 915-747-5118.

Aired Nov. 30, 2012.

Louie talks with Sherry Lewis, lecturer with the Communication Department at UTEP.  Lewis talks about spending Thanksgivings with her mom in Bolivia, and helping expats and American workers at the Bolivian embassy celebrate Thanksgiving in the traditional fashion, with turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing.  Aired Nov. 23, 2012.

Guest host Dennis Woo talks with Joann Cross, Nichole Coleman, Brett Hartmann, and Neelam Nagarwal of Miner DIAMONDS (Dynamic in Action Making Outstanding Noteworthy Distinction Shine).  Miner DIAMONDS was established in 2008 as a social support group for disabled students at UTEP and it grew into a way for students to advocate for change.  Cross, Coleman, Hartmann, and Nagarwal also talk about the challenges they have faced in trying to make their way across campus.  Miner DIAMONDS is located in the UTEP Union East, Room 106.  https://minetracker.utep.edu/organization/minerdiamonds

Aired Nov. 16, 2012.

Louie talks with Lupe Campos, a student at the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance.  Campos is director of "The Fever Chart: 3 Visions of the Middle East," a play by Naomi Wallace based on true events.  Campos talks about the training the actors undertook in preparing for their roles, and about her move as an actor in front of the stage to director behind the scenes. 

"The Fever Chart" will be performed Nov 14-17 at 8 p.m., and Nov 18 at 2:30 & 7 p.m., at the UTEP Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre (1st floor).  Information: 915-747-5118.

Aired Nov. 2, 2012.

Louie talks to Chuck Gordon and Will Badgett of the UTEP Department of Theater & Dance about the Fall production of Shakespeare's "Othello." Sept. 21, 2012.

Guest host Dennis Woo talks with Peter Rivera, Executive Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UTEP.  The center provides learning opportunities to individuals age 50+ in a variety of subjects, including Religion, Art History, Literature, and Languages.  Information available at 915-747-8848, 915-747-6280, and online http://olliatutep.org/home.htmlAired Oct. 26, 2012.

Louie talks with filmmaker Charlie Minn about his latest film, "The New Juarez."

Louie talks with Michael Vinson about the presentation he gave at UTEP on October 9, "Book Worms in the Old West: Cowboys, Fur Trappers and Other Frontier Readers." Vinson received his master’s degree in the history of the book from the University of Chicago in 1987. He wrote the exhibition catalogue, “Motoring Tourists and the Scenic West,” which was selected the Best Exhibition Catalogue by the Association of College and Research Libraries, and was also selected as one of the Best 50 Western Books of 1989 by the Rounce and Coffin Club. Vinson has consulted on appraisal values for leading auction houses, including Sothebys and Heritage, and has even assisted NASA with consultation services for the widow of the Columbia Space Shuttle Mission Commander. He appraised the rare book library of Sen. Ralph W. Yarborough, as well as major gifts to libraries in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. He also appeared as an appraiser in the first season of the Antiques Road Show.

Louie talks with Jonna Perrillo, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso. Perrillo talks about her new book, Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions and Race in the Battle for School Equity, published in May 2012 by University of Chicago Press http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/U/bo13105548.html

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