Podcasting 101: Behind the Curtain of "Literally Literary"

With one season in the books, our Literally Literary podcast keeps expanding. We now have listeners in eleven countries, including Germany, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia.

Global Connections through Poetry

Among the great pleasures of our William Wordsworth in the El Paso Schools project are the connections we continue to forge between fifth-grade student writers in our borderland community and the scholars, students, and community engagement professionals working in the small English village of Grasmere, where Wordsworth lived and wrote his most famous poems.

El Paso’s Role in Expanding Voting Rights

The United States has been struggling with the definition of voting rights ever since its founding, and the right to vote continues to be of crucial importance in 2020. This is an important voting year for several reasons. It not only marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, but it also celebrates the 200th birthday of Susan B. Anthony, who was an influential activist in the woman’s suffrage movement. 

Faculty Fellow Jorge Gomez Interviews Poet José Olivarez

Poet José Olivarez, author of Citizen Illegal, was scheduled to visit El Paso Community College for The Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP planned Humanities Week at the end of April 2020.  Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellations and postponements of all Humanities Week events.  

Rosedale Farms: "The Ideal Place to Live"

In June 1934, the El Paso Herald ran an advertisement from a local real estate agency that claimed “The Ideal Spot to Living is the Valley, in Rosedale Farms,”1 a confident statement for a virtually unknown land company describing a desolate and underdeveloped part of the city. Similar advertisements ran in the Herald for the next few years shaping Rosedale Farms as ranch living near the city.2 The advertisements became bolder as the company touted that residents could own their own orchards, vineyards, and gardens and raise their own chickens and “keep a cow!” Not having to pay city taxes while enjoying the best of urban and rural life was a lure the company used to attract residents to the area.3