• New Mexico State University Model UN Team in New York City

    NMSU students are among more than 5,000 college and university students who go to New York City each spring to discuss current global issues as part of the National Model United Nations. The NMSU Model United Nations team, made up of students in the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences, was given a "Distinguished Delegation" award, placing them in the top 15 percent of attending Model UN teams. For more than a decade, NMSU's Model UN team has received top tier awards at the annual conference in New York.

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  • Cruces native wins top Princeton prize

    Marisa Salazar, a Las Cruces native and senior at Princeton University, has been named one of two recipients of the university’s 2017 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate

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  • NMSU Student Affiliate of AAUW

    The American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Las Cruces will be hosting its first START SMART Workshop in conjunction with Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, at 5:30pm in the Corbett Center, Socorro Room, 226. Refreshments and snacks will be available from 5:00pm to 5:30pm.

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  • NMSU’s “Global Connections” series explores French cuisine and culture

    While most people think of the the Eiffel tower and the Louvre when it comes to France, a New Mexico State University professor is bringing a taste of the French countryside and culture to Las Cruces in the next “Global Connections” talk.

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  • Top 50 Public Animation Schools and Colleges in the U.S. 2016

    Congratulations to our Creative Media Institute for ranking #18 for the top 50 Public Animation Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

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  • Beating the odds: NMSU’s Geology researchers receive scarce NSF funding

    LAS CRUCES - Two thirds of New Mexico State University’s geological sciences faculty has been awarded National Science Foundation grants in the last year and a half, totaling more than a quarter of a million dollars.

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  • New Mexico State University Ranked Among Most Affordable for Criminology

    New Mexico State University has been identified as having one of the most affordable online master’s degrees in criminology in our recent ranking. New Mexico State University ranked #1 on our list.

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  • NMSU’s visual arts facility renovation underway, more funds needed

    D.W. Williams Hall is on the fast track. The $22.5 million approved by voters a couple of months ago as part of General Obligation Bond C will turn the 78-year-old gymnasium that currently houses the Department of Art and University Art Gallery into a state-of-the-art visual arts facility for New Mexico State University.

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Jiannong Xu

    Last night at the NMSU men's basketball game, I was delighted to present Jiannong Xu, biology associate professor, with the New Mexico State University Research Discovery Award. Dr. Xu was honored for his outstanding achievements in mosquito research.

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  • NMSU Sociology Master's Ranked Number One

    Congratulations to the Department of Sociology! They were recently ranked #1 by Grad School Hub in the Top 10 Most Affordable Online Master's Programs. Schools were selected based on accreditation, ranking with major publications, and tuition rates as published by the NCES College Navigator database. The publication editors noted the classes at New Mexico State University are delivered online and taught by the same university professors who teach on campus.

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  • Special issue of the newsletter dedicated to Williams Hall

    D.W. Williams Hall was built in 1938, originally as a gymnasium. It was converted to house the Department of Art in 1972, but does not have the adequate space for learning, teaching, or storage. For example, the building still has the ORIGINAL concrete bleachers built into the then-gymnasium. The building has only about half the usable square footage necessary to accommodate its current programs, limiting enrollment.

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From Our Dean

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University. We are the largest college at the state's land grant university in the southern part of the Land of Enchantment. It is a privilege to share the successes of faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences! Click here for more information.

Enrico Pontelli
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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