NMSU students restore Milton statue

NMSU students restore Milton ...Read more

10-16-2017

Performance at NMSU to commemorate anniversary of Japanese internment during WWII

Performance at NMSU to commemorate anniversary of Japanese internment during WWII The New Mexico State University Department of History will host a multimedia performance commemorating the 75th anniversary of the signing of the executive order that authorized the incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent in America during World War II.  “From Days of Infamy to Days of Remembrance: A ...Read more

10-13-2017

Bilingual musical at NMSU explores gender issues

Bilingual musical at NMSU explores gender issues In "Mariachi Girl," a bilingual musical playing later this month at New Mexico State University, young Carmencita dreams about being a mariachi singer. Carmencita longs to sing alongside her father. However, he clings to a long-held family tradition of male-only mariachis.  Can she celebrate her own heritage and expand on her father’s view of the ...Read more

10-11-2017

Kellie Jurado, a Biology alumna is one of L’Oréal's 2017 For Women In Science Fellows

Kellie Jurado, a Biology alumna is one of L’Oréal's 2017 For Women In Science ...Read more

10-11-2017

New Mexico Arts award to fund NMSU Jazz Festival

New Mexico Arts award to fund NMSU Jazz Festival The New Mexico State University Department of Music will host its 49th annual Jazz Festival and Jump Start with a supporting grant of over 00 from the New Mexico Arts organization. This is the first time the NMSU festival, which runs Nov. 15-16, has received support from New Mexico Arts, a division of the state’s Department of Cultural ...Read more

10-10-2017

Department of Music presents premiere ensembles in concert series

Department of Music presents premiere ensembles in concert series New Mexico State University’s third annual concert series “Autumn Overture” has been expanded to include four concerts over two weeks in October, featuring the Department of Music’s premier ...Read more

10-09-2017

Cold War and nuclear testing subject of artist lecture through University Art Gallery at NMSU

Cold War and nuclear testing subject of artist lecture through University Art Gallery at NMSU New York City-based artist Eric LoPresti will be in Las Cruces Oct. 8-10 after a visit to the Trinity site in preparation for his exhibition at the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University in 2018 titled “Superbloom.” LoPresti will give an artist lecture about the project at 5:30 p.m. ...Read more

10-09-2017

NMSU professor on NMSU-UCLA team working on augmented reality, new networks

NMSU professor on NMSU-UCLA team working on augmented reality, new networks A New Mexico State University professor is working with researchers from UCLA to integrate augmented reality into new wireless edge networks thanks to a million grant from the National Science Foundation and Intel Corporation.  THE ICN-Enabled Secure Edge Networking with Augmented Reality project builds on seven years ...Read more

10-04-2017

“Interference + Interaction” exhibit to open at University Art Gallery

"Interference + Interaction” exhibit to open at University Art Gallery   Art Gallery will feature works by Nabil Gonzalez, Daisy Quezada, Laura Turón and the Jellyfish Colectivo in a group show titled “Interference + Interaction,” which begins with an opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 and runs through Friday, Nov. 17.  The artists in “Interference + Interaction” mediate ...Read more

10-04-2017

NMSU Army ROTC preparing for grueling competition

NMSU Army ROTC preparing for grueling competition   The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program at New Mexico State University is currently training for the 25th-annual Brigade Ranger Challenge Competition, which is being held on the NMSU campus for the first time. The Ranger Competition pits the Army ROTC programs of NMSU, the University of New Mexico, the University of ...Read more

10-04-2017

A journey of 10,000 miles: NMSU professors to share tales of travels in China

A journey of 10,000 miles: NMSU professors to share tales of travels in China Two New Mexico State University professors will give a talk about their joint Faculty-Led International Programs (FLIP) trip to the Gansu Province of China in March 2017.  Elvira Masson, college professor in the History Department, and Margaret Goehring, associate professor in the Department of Art, took 10 NMSU ...Read more

10-04-2017

NMSU student’s dream comes true conducting fieldwork on parakeets in Uruguay

NMSU student’s dream comes true conducting fieldwork on parakeets in Uruguay As winner of the New Mexico State University Honors College Scholarship for International Research, biology student Clara Hansen’s dream came true when she was able to take her research to the next level.  Hansen traveled to Uruguay, South America, to continue her research on wild monk parakeets after winning the ...Read more

09-28-2017

NMSU computer science professor receives grant to discover biological patterns

NMSU computer science professor receives grant to discover biological patterns   A professor in New Mexico State University’s Department of Computer Science recently received a National Science Foundation grant to develop automated methods to discover molecular patterns from human and mouse genomics data.  Joe Song plans to implement these methods of data science to developmental ...Read more

09-27-2017

NMSU graduate student receives prestigious Fulbright to teach in Sarajevo

NMSU graduate student receives prestigious Fulbright to teach in Sarajevo   As a child, Valerie Simone traveled extensively throughout the United States. Soon, the New Mexico State University anthropology graduate student will venture into another continent.  Simone has been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant for a 2017 English Teaching Assistantship in ...Read more

09-20-2017

Congratulations to RPC grad student Kelly Whitney!

Congratulations to Rhetoric and Professional Communication’s PhD student Kelly Whitney who won the Barbara Heifferon Graduate Student Award at this year’s Rhetorics of Health and Medicine Symposium this past weekend in Cincinnati.   Congratulations also to RPC’s Dr. Kellie Sharp-Hoskins who is overseeing Kelly’s dissertation Prevention, In(ter)vention, Communication: Medical ...Read more

09-19-2017

NMSU alum, CDC employee to speak on value of communication studies education

NMSU alum, CDC employee to speak on value of communication studies education An alumna of New Mexico State University’s Department of Communication Studies will return to her alma mater to give a talk on how her education here led to success in her job working with the federal government. Michelle Dixon Johns is an expert in health communication at the Centers for Disease Control and ...Read more

09-19-2017

State historian and folk music singer to lecture and perform at NMSU

State historian and folk music singer to lecture and perform at NMSU As part of Hispanic Heritage month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, the State of New Mexico’s deputy historian, Rob Martinez, will visit New Mexico State University to give a lecture on and musical performance of northern New Mexico musical traditions on Sept. 27 in Domenici Hall’s Yates Auditorium from 5:30-7 ...Read more

09-19-2017

NMSU physics team captures footage of vortex within microscopic particles

NMSU physics team captures footage of vortex within microscopic particles   A team of researchers from New Mexico State University’s Department of Physics have, for the first time, created a three-dimensional rendering of a microscopic nanoparticle’s structural transformation induced and controlled by an external electrical ...Read more

09-14-2017

NMSU Anthropology alumna Susan Ryan and colleagues at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

NMSU Anthropology alumna Susan Ryan and colleagues at Crow Canyon Archaeological ...Read more

09-13-2017

NMSU researchers help write first book on dust devils on Earth and Mars

NMSU researchers help write first book on dust devils on Earth and Mars The Department of Astronomy at New Mexico State University contributed a large part to a recently released book, which is the first completely dedicated to examining the history and science of dust devils on Earth and on ...Read more

09-13-2017

Legendary radio host, NMSU alum to give public talk, meet with students

Legendary radio host, NMSU alum to give public talk, meet with students   Guy Phillips has been a regular part of the morning for St. Louis radio listeners for 38 years and is still going strong. The New Mexico State University alumnus’ career was decided the moment he stepped in front of a microphone at KRWG radio and television stations. While still in college, working at El Paso’s ...Read more

09-10-2017

NMSU college assistance migrant program among handful in U.S. refunded

NMSU college assistance migrant program among handful in U.S. refunded After 15 years of helping students at New Mexico State University, the university’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is among a select few to receive another five-year grant from the U.S. Education Agency’s Office of Migrant ...Read more

09-06-2017

NMSU art project tells the stories of Las Cruces’ neighborhoods

NMSU art project tells the stories of Las Cruces’ neighborhoods   A joint art-preservation project between the Departments of History, Art and Anthropology at New Mexico State University is gearing up to launch a new website, www.muralsoflascruces.com, containing pictures and descriptions of murals around Las Cruces. Murals of Las Cruces was initially a project conceived by Jason ...Read more

08-28-2017

NMSU professor promotes preserving moon-landing sites

Beth O’Leary, professor emerita in New Mexico State University’s Department of Anthropology, will travel to Washington, D.C., to give a presentation on space archaeology and heritage preservation. O’Leary will give the presentation to the National Geographic Society on July 18. On July 19 the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will host a book launch and signing for O’Leary’s new book, ...Read more

07-21-2017

Los Alamos National Laboratory selects NMSU physics professor for award

Date: 07/02/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University Assistant Professor Edwin Fohtung was named the 2015 Rosen Scholar, a high-profile fellowship, which comes with 0,000 in funding. NMSU physics professor Edwin Fohtung was chosen to receive the 2015 Rosen Scholar fellowship. (Courtesy Photo) The fellowship was created to honor ...Read more

07-02-2017

NMSU research reveals mosquito repellents that work best

Just as the first mosquitoes of the season are making an appearance, New Mexico State University researchers are sharing results of six months of testing on 11 different mosquito repellent products. The New Mexico Department of Health announced on May 17 that the yellow fever mosquitoes already have been identified in Dona Ana County. Last summer, this type of mosquito, which can carry Zika ...Read more

06-20-2017

NMSU film graduates make big splash with eHarmony commercial

ALBUQUERQUE – Four New Mexico State University graduates’ film company, Hardline Films, is in the limelight for a commercial they produced for eHarmony. Advertising Age’s top “Best Mother’s Day Spots of the Year” was an eHarmony commercial produced by Sheridan O’Donnell, Keagan Karnes and Sam Pool, Class of 2013 Creative Media Institute graduates; and Jenn Garcia, Class of 2016 double major ...Read more

06-20-2017

NMSU research shows technology may help speed political polarization

  While pundits and news outlets claim political polarization in America is at an all-time high since the November 2016 election, a study led by New Mexico State University researchers may have discovered one of the factors driving it – customization technology. “The MIT folks and others mapped out the social network sphere looking at the reds and blues and how they don’t talk to each ...Read more

06-05-2017

NMSU alumna receives prestigious Fulbright grant to teach in South Korea

Tiffany Cox is quite familiar with studying in other countries. The New Mexico State University graduate and Artesia, New Mexico, native studied abroad in England and South Korea during her undergraduate career at NMSU. And she’ll soon head back to South Korea. Cox has been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant for a 2017 English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in South ...Read more

06-05-2017

NMSU's Discovery Scholars Program gives students paid research experience

Date: 03/30/2017 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu Angelique Amado is a junior at New Mexico State University majoring in chemistry. Thanks to a program that pays undergraduate students to conduct research, she can spend time in the lab without worrying about working off campus to help with school expenses. NMSU chemistry student Angelique Amado works along side ...Read more

03-30-2017

NMSU lecture series about challenges facing democracy adds new speakers

Date: 03/29/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s Department of Government added two events to its colloquium series titled “Democracy in Question?” The series that reflects on local, national and global implications of recent political events, began in February and will continue with four more presentations on Tuesdays through May 2, ...Read more

03-29-2017

“Java What?” student art exhibition opens at NMSU with art, music, poetry

Date: 03/28/2017 Writer: Maggie Day , 575-646-1705, maggieda@nmsu.edu Love is brewing at New Mexico State University’s upcoming student art exhibition. “Java What?” will open with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 in the lobby of the NMSU Music Center at 1075 Horseshoe on the NMSU campus. The reception will have free coffee and treats in the Music Center ...Read more

03-28-2017

NMSU professors stand with students with series of ‘teach-ins’

Date: 03/28/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu A group of New Mexico State University professors is hosting a series of “teach-ins” to help educate the campus and larger Las Cruces community about topics related to current events. The teach-ins combine a faculty roundtable discussion in a classroom atmosphere with both discussion and questions from the ...Read more

03-28-2017

Films reflecting Muslims in American culture to be shown at NMSU

Date: 03/27/2017 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu In a world growing smaller through technology, but farther apart in terms of social and political polarization, a New Mexico State University professor and a theatre and video production company, are bringing two films to Las Cruces to open dialogues with the community and encourage understanding of Muslims in American ...Read more

03-27-2017

Beating the odds: NMSU’s geology researchers receive scarce NSF earth sciences funding

Beating the odds: NMSU’s geology researchers receive scarce NSF earth sciences funding. 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. “We challenged ourselves to increase our research productivity and just looking at NSF funding right ...Read more

03-15-2017

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. Glenn Fetzer, department head of languages and linguistics in the College of Arts and sciences, will present “France: Focus on Provence” from 5-6:30 p.m. ...Read more

03-15-2017

13th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium to explore mental health issues

Date: 03/13/2017 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu The 13th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium at New Mexico State University will bring to light a topic often hidden in the Las Cruces community. Satya Rao (right), NMSU professor in public health services, is pictured here receiving an award along with Liz England-Kennedy from NMSU Chancellor Garrey ...Read more

03-13-2017

NMSU student group to host domestic violence conference

Date: 03/10/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Why do domestic abuse victims stay with their abusers? The answers are not easy to hear, but criminal justice students at New Mexico State University have put together a day-long conference to help the community better understand the issues. NMSU's criminal justice honor society Alpha Phi Sigma members will ...Read more

03-10-2017

American Southwest Children’s Theatre Company launches spring classes

Date: 03/05/2015 Writer: Larissa Lury, 575-646-5812, llury@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University creative dramatics associate professor Larissa Lury and her student teachers will lead first through third graders in weekly after-school drama classes at the American Southwest Children’s Theatre Company. Lury has taught drama in schools and theater programs throughout the country, including ...Read more

03-05-2017

NMSU honors researchers who generate funding of 0,000 or more

New Mexico State University recognized university faculty members and staff Nov. 20 who were responsible for attracting 0,000 or more in external funding during the past fiscal year, 2014. “These outstanding staff and faculty researchers are leaders in the university’s efforts to bring in vital funding for critical research and development projects,” said Vice President for Research Vimal ...Read more

03-01-2017

NMSU women’s studies program changes name to gender and sexuality studies

Date: 02/28/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu In an effort to reflect national and international trends and the changes within the academic discipline, New Mexico State University’s women’s studies program, part of the department of interdisciplinary studies in the College of Arts and Sciences is now known as gender and sexuality studies. Manal Hamzeh, ...Read more

02-28-2017

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

Date: 02/28/2017 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu 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. Glenn Fetzer and his students who went on a FLiP trip to France in May of ...Read more

02-28-2017

NMSU professor named director of telescope at Apache Point Observatory

Date: 02/24/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Nancy Chanover is the first New Mexico State University astronomy professor to be named director of the 3.5-meter telescope at the Apache Point Observatory. Nancy Chanover is the first New Mexico State University astronomy professor to be named director of the 3.5-meter telescope at the Apache Point ...Read more

02-24-2017

Beating the odds: NMSU’s geology researchers receive scarce NSF earth sciences funding

Date: 02/07/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu NMSU Department of Geological Sciences faculty members Nancy McMillan, center right, Jeff Amato, right, Emily Johnson, center left, and Frank Ramos are photographed at Gardiner Hall. They are working on research funded through three awards from the Earth Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation. ...Read more

02-07-2017

NMSU’s SkitoSnack project wins Gates Foundation grant

A New Mexico State University biology professor is among 52 researchers in 19 countries to receive a share of .2 million in Grand Challenges Exploration grants funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Immo Hansen, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was selected from among 1,800 applicants to receive 0,000 for his project to develop an alternative meal for ...Read more

01-31-2017

NMSU government professors host series to discuss challenges facing democracy

Date: 01/31/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s Department of Government is hosting a colloquium series titled “Democracy in Question?” to reflect on the local, national and global implications of recent major political events such as the Brexit vote and the 2016 U.S. elections that are impacting democracy. Neil Harvey, NMSU ...Read more

01-31-2017

NMSU professor’s China school exchange in “Global Connections” lecture

Date: 01/26/2017 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu It’s a centuries-old game that originated in China but is played around the world. Last summer, a New Mexico State University sociology professor watched as the game known as “rock, paper, scissors" helped her 7-year-old son to navigate culture and language barriers when he visited a school in China. Sandra Way, ...Read more

01-26-2017

NMSU Museum exhibit reveals Native American artists’ reflections in photography and video

Date: 01/25/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Ninety-five works by eight contemporary Native American photographers and filmmakers will be on display starting this week at the New Mexico State University Museum. Photographer Will Wilson is among the artists who will display their work at the New Mexico State University Museum as part of the exhibit "As ...Read more

01-25-2017

“A Starry Night” fundraiser to honor community leaders

Date: 01/20/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate “A Starry Night, the Stars of Arts and Sciences” fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 3, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts at 1000 University Ave. Glenn Cutter, Jag Cheema, Sally Cutter and Linda Cheema celebrate at the 2016 "Starry Night" event. ...Read more

01-20-2017

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

Date: 01/17/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu D.W. Williams Hall is on the fast track. The .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 ...Read more

01-17-2017

“Impermanent Topography” to open at NMSU’s University Art Gallery

Date: 01/13/2017 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu Eleven artists from New Mexico State University will showcase their work in an exhibition titled “Impermanent Topography” at the University Art Gallery. The artists are faculty and staff from the Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences. The show will run from Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Thursday, Feb. 9 ...Read more

01-13-2017

Film festival to unveil 2017 official poster at public event

Date: 01/13/2017 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu The Las Cruces International Film Festival (LCIFF), presented by New Mexico State University, is set for March 8-12 but film lovers can get preview when festival organizers unveil the 2017 festival poster at a special event from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Cutter Gallery at 2640 El Paseo. 2016 Poster ...Read more

01-13-2017

GO Bond C to improve, renovate NMSU’s aging facilities

Date: 09/15/2016 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu More than million in capital outlay projects are on the ballot for the New Mexico State University system as part of over 1 million in proposed general obligation bonds for aging buildings at universities and colleges across the state. If approved by voters in November, .5 million is planned for a new ...Read more

09-15-2016

NMSU alum and spouse support arts, community in words and deeds

Date: 09/15/2016 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Rama and Ammu Devasthali have spent nearly three decades devoted to the cause of arts in southern New Mexico. Later this month, their dedication will be honored with an award from New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. Rama and Ammu Devasthali will be honored by Gov. Susana Martinez at the 2016 annual Governor’s ...Read more

09-15-2016

NMSU biomedical research seminar series kicks off Friday

Date: 09/12/2016 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University is continuing its biomedical research seminar series with five new talks during the fall semester beginning at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in Pete V. Domenici Hall, Room 109. Patrick Sung, professor of molecular biophysics & biochemistry at Yale University is kicking off NMSU’s ...Read more

09-12-2016

NMSU National Parks series’ second talk looks at infrastructure

Date: 09/07/2016 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu The 10-year, multi-million-dollar capital campaign to repair the infrastructure of America’s national parks was called Mission 66. Jeff Pappas, New Mexico’s State Historic Preservation Officer, will talk about the results of the single largest investment in U.S. national parks when the “NMSU Celebrates the National ...Read more

09-07-2016

Global Connections talk takes us to Thailand

Date: 09/07/2016 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu Interested in hearing a local’s take on the Phuket beaches, ancient Ayutthaya Kingdom and traditional Thai culture? The Wat Chalong is one of the largest temples in Phuket. It was built in the early 19th century and is still used today by tourists who come to pay respects to the several revered monks who founded ...Read more

09-07-2016

‘NMSU Celebrates the National Parks’ series begins Sept.

New Mexico State University is celebrating the National Park Service centennial with a speaker series called “NMSU Celebrates the National Parks.” NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting classes, public lectures and a blog series to bring the beauty and wonder of America’s national parks to the NMSU campus and Las Cruces community. The series begins with a lecture titled “Cultural ...Read more

08-28-2016

‘NMSU Celebrates the National Parks’ series begins Sept. 1

Date: 08/23/2016 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University is celebrating the National Park Service centennial with a speaker series called “NMSU Celebrates the National Parks.” NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting classes, public lectures and a blog series to bring the beauty and wonder of America’s national parks to the NMSU campus ...Read more

08-23-2016

University Art Gallery NEA award exhibit to blend art, science

Date: 08/23/2016 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu Natural science and contemporary art will ignite the imagination when the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University presents “GEOMAGIC: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection” from Thursday, Sept. 8, through Wednesday, Dec. 21. The gallery will host an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. ...Read more

08-23-2016

NMSU convocation honors eight faculty members for excellence in teaching, research

Date: 08/18/2016 Writer: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University honored its faculty and staff at the 2016 fall convocation ceremony Aug. 16 at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Every fall and spring, convocation is held to celebrate the start of a new semester. NMSU faculty award winners are joined by NMSU president Garrey Carruthers, far right, and ...Read more

08-18-2016

NMSU anthropology students excavate pueblo, learn life of ancient New Mexicans

Date: 08/16/2016 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University anthropology students spent the summer getting to know the Mimbres people who died more than a thousand years ago and helping to preserve their history. Fumi Arakawa and his students excavating damage in the Diamond Creek Pueblo. (Courtesy photo) Eight NMSU students joined ...Read more

08-16-2016

NMSU students excavate ancient New Mexico pueblo

Date: 08/03/2016 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu While most college students start their summer trying to catch up on lost sleep from the tiring semester, one group of New Mexico State University students set their alarms even earlier than normal. Dr. Walker and his students from the department of anthropology at NMSU excavating an archaeological feature. (NMSU ...Read more

08-03-2016

National traveling exhibit ‘Cranbook Ceramics +/- 25 Years’ at University Art Gallery

Date: 07/25/2016 Writer: Jasmine Woodul, 575-646-2545, artglry@nmsu.edu The title may sound like a new kind of health drink, but “Cranbrook Ceramics +/- 25 Years” is a nationally recognized traveling art exhibit featuring ceramics designed to quench the soul. Titled “In and Of Itself,” Lindsey Dezman’s piece will be among the 24 artists’ work on display as part of “Cranbrook ...Read more

07-25-2016

NMSU student advertising club wins district competition

Date: 07/18/2016 Writer: Taylor Vancel, 575-646-7953, tvancel@nmsu.edu A team of journalism and mass communications students at New Mexico State University under the American Advertising Federation brought home a first place win in the organization’s district competition this spring in Salt Lake City -- a first for the team and for the university. The NMSU AdFed team and advisor ...Read more

07-18-2016

NMSU Homecoming event honors distinguished alums who make a difference

Date: 07/12/2016 Writer: Amanda Bradford, 575-646-1996, ambradfo@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University Alumni Association has selected its 2016 Distinguished Alumni and James F. Cole Award for Service recipients, who will be honored at a special dinner during Homecoming 2016 festivities this fall. The Distinguished Alumni awards, established in 1956, recognize living NMSU alumni ...Read more

07-12-2016

Former NMSU dean remembered for leadership in College of Arts and Sciences

Date: 07/08/2016 Writer: Darrell J. Pehr, 575-646-3223, pehr@nmsu.e New Mexico State University is remembering the accomplishments of former Dean E. Rene Casillas, who passed away July 4. Dean E. Rene Casillas (NMSU photo) Casillas was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1992-2002. He retired in 2002. “Rene was a fine academic and a special Aggie,” said NMSU ...Read more

07-08-2016

Former NMSU dean remembered for leadership in College of Arts and Sciences

Date: 07/08/2016 Writer: Darrell J. Pehr, 575-646-3223, pehr@nmsu.e New Mexico State University is remembering the accomplishments of former Dean E. Rene Casillas, who passed away July 4. Dean E. Rene Casillas (NMSU photo) Casillas was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1992-2002. He retired in 2002. “Rene was a fine academic and a special Aggie,” said NMSU ...Read more

07-08-2016

NMSU team wins international competition for software to help emergency responders

Date: 07/05/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu In an effort to improve the safety and efficiency of the country’s more than 23 million emergency responders, a team from New Mexico State University recently tied for first place for its development of tactical communication software as part of an international competition sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of ...Read more

07-05-2016

Historic Las Cruces chapel restoration complete, volunteers host public ceremony

Date: 07/05/2016 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.ed Las Cruces volunteers spent the last seven years up to their elbows in mud, mortar and adobe bricks to restore the state’s oldest existing African American church. Now they plan to celebrate with a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 9 at 638 North Tornillo to unveil a bronze plaque commemorating the Phillips ...Read more

07-05-2016

NMSU Air Force ROTC establishes alumni chapter

Date: 06/29/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu In celebration of Detachment 505’s 70th anniversary and to provide an avenue for graduates to preserve and share their knowledge, New Mexico State University’s Air Force ROTC has established an alumni chapter. NMSU Air Force ROTC cadets march past the reviewing officials on the Horseshoe during the 114th annual ROTC ...Read more

06-29-2016

NMSU associate dean retires after 32 years of NMSU service

Date: 06/28/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu When Jeff Brown joined New Mexico State University’s history department in 1984, Las Cruces had around 50,000 residents, construction of the Corbett Center auditorium was nearly complete, and NMSU had recently elected its first female student body president. College of Arts and Sciences Interim Dean Enrico Pontelli ...Read more

06-28-2016

NMSU’s partnership with La Semilla project earns national recognition from APLU

Date: 06/20/2016 Writer: Amanda Bradford, 575-646-1996, ambradfo@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University is again being nationally recognized for its institutional commitment to community engagement. The university is one of five schools that were designated “exemplary awardees” by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities during its selection process for the 2016 C. Peter ...Read more

06-20-2016

NSF project adds historical sources into NMSU math classes

Date: 06/02/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu Professors at New Mexico State University and six other U.S. institutions are working to demonstrate that math education is more than a numbers game. Under a length="400".5 million National Science Foundation grant, researchers are developing educational materials that incorporate historical sources into undergraduate and ...Read more

06-02-2016

NMSU alumna researches mosquito vectors of Zika, dengue

Date: 06/01/2016 Writer: Kristie Garcia, 575-646-4211, kmgarcia@nmsu.edu At times she may be found at The Hanley Lab on the New Mexico State University campus, but Katie Young is currently in Borneo studying the ecology of mosquito vectors, an extraordinary research project in an extraordinary location. New Mexico State University Department of Biology doctoral student Katie Young ...Read more

06-01-2016

NMSU researchers receive state grant to map Zika-carrying mosquitoes

Date: 05/26/2016 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu While the rest of the world is keeping its distance from the mosquito that carries the Zika virus, two New Mexico State University professors are seeking out this mosquito, which carries not only Zika but also a host of other diseases as well. NMSU graduate student Stephanie Mundis demonstrates how to set up ...Read more

05-26-2016

NMSU researchers identify top commercial products to repel mosquitoes

Date: 05/23/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu As Congress haggles over how many millions or billions of dollars to spend to help stop the spread of the Zika virus in the U.S. before summer, researchers at New Mexico State University are already testing wearable mosquito repellent devices to determine which ones can best help us protect ourselves against these ...Read more

05-23-2016

NMSU University Art Gallery receives NEA award for contemporary art, science exhibit

Date: 05/18/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu The University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University will receive a ,000 Art Works award from The National Endowment for the Arts for their interdisciplinary exhibition, “GEOMAGIC: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection.” Emily Nachison’s “Metonic Transfiguration,” made using cast glass, stainless steel and ...Read more

05-18-2016

NMSU summer writing camp now accepting applications for 7-12 graders

Date: 05/16/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu The Borderlands Writing Project in New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for its summer writing camp and fall and spring workshops through Wednesday, May 18. The Ink Spilling, STEAMily (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Young Writers Summer Camp, and its ...Read more

05-16-2016

NMSU CMI short film to premiere at Cannes Film Festival this month

Date: 05/16/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu An undergraduate thesis film created through New Mexico State University’s Creative Media Institute will premiere this month as part of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. NMSU Creative Media Institute alumnus Julian Alexander, left, on the set of his short film, “Buffalo.” The film will premiere at the ...Read more

05-16-2016

NMSU student wins Fulbright award to study parrot species in Uruguay

Date: 05/16/2016 Writer: Kristie Garcia, 575-646-4211, kmgarcia@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University biology graduate student Grace Smith Vidaurre will spend nine months in 2017 studying native populations of a parrot species in Uruguay as a result of being awarded the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Award. Uruguay awards only two research Fulbright grants each year. New Mexico ...Read more

05-16-2016

NMSU Model U.N. team wins big at conference, gains real-world experience

Date: 05/12/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu For more than a decade, New Mexico State University’s Model United Nations team has received top tier awards at the annual National Model U.N. Conference in New York City. This year, the team continued its standard of excellence, receiving multiple individual awards and earning the Outstanding Delegation Award, the ...Read more

05-12-2016

NMSU Model U.N. team wins big at conference, gains real-world experience

Date: 05/12/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu For more than a decade, New Mexico State University’s Model United Nations team has received top tier awards at the annual National Model U.N. Conference in New York City. This year, the team continued its standard of excellence, receiving multiple individual awards and earning the Outstanding Delegation Award, the ...Read more

05-12-2016

NMSU celebrates National Park Service centennial with classes, public events

Date: 05/12/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu For 100 years, the National Park Service has worked to preserve more than 400 of the nation’s most intriguing and historically significant locations. NMSU public history student Marc Garnes leads a tour at White Sands National Monument. In recognition of the National Park Service centennial, NMSU’s College of Arts ...Read more

05-12-2016

NMSU alumna receives prestigious 2016 NSF award

Date: 05/11/2016 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu As a teenager growing up in Grants, New Mexico, Kathryn Sanchez never thought she was good at STEM subjects. However, her father’s diagnosis with multiple sclerosis and a local science fair competition that led to an international fair changed her mind. NMSU alumna Kathryn Sanchez has been named a 2016 NSF ...Read more

05-11-2016

NMSU geologists awarded NSF funding to research Cascade volcanoes

Date: 05/10/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu In 1980, an eruption of Mount St. Helens shook the Pacific Northwest in one of the most spectacular displays of volcanism in United States history. Researchers at NMSU are analyzing samples from Mount McLoughlin in southern Oregon, as part of a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study the ...Read more

05-10-2016

NMSU students receive Cheryl L. Wase archaeology scholarships to fund tuition, field courses

Date: 05/09/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu The Society for American Archaeology has awarded three undergraduates in New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences with competitive scholarships. From left: Kayla Brown, Keighley Hastings and Kailey Martinez, all students in NMSU’s Department of Anthropology, have been awarded the Cheryl L. Wase ...Read more

05-09-2016

NMSU digital literacy camp for girls now accepting applications

Date: 05/06/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s Department of English is accepting applications through Tuesday, May 10, for this summer’s Girlhood Remixed Technology Camp. The camp will take place June 6-10 in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Creative Media Institute in Milton Hall on the NMSU campus. Designed for local middle ...Read more

05-06-2016

Cancer research at NMSU gets another boost of local support

Date: 05/05/2016 Writer: Amanda Bradford, 575-646-1996, ambradfo@nmsu.edu The American Cancer Society projects that an estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases can be expected this year in the United States. New Mexico State University researchers, administrators and community leaders, including representatives of the Cowboys for Cancer Research and NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear ...Read more

05-05-2016

NMSU’s criminal justice honor society wins top awards, scholarships at national competition

Date: 05/03/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu Last year, New Mexico State University’s criminal justice honor society, Alpha Chi Alpha, won first place at the Alpha Phi Sigma National Conference for their analysis of a mock crime scene. Alpha Chi Alpha, the NMSU chapter of the national criminal justice honor society, attended the Alpha Phi Sigma National ...Read more

05-03-2016

NMSU researchers investigate phenomenon crucial for solar flare production

Date: 05/03/2016 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Solar flares are large storms on the sun that can affect us here on Earth, interfering with cell phone service, radio and GPS navigation systems. Unlike other space weather events, radiation from solar flares travels at the speed of light. We get no warning that they’re coming. During a December 2013 solar ...Read more

05-03-2016

NMSU professor named among top emerging AI researchers

Date: 02/05/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu William Yeoh, a New Mexico State University assistant professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named to IEEE Intelligent Systems’ 2015 list of “AI’s 10 to Watch,” which acknowledges 10 outstanding researchers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). William Yeoh, an NMSU ...Read more

05-02-2016

NMSU University Museum talk to highlight Hopi art and culture

Date: 05/02/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University Museum will present a free public artist talk by the lead adviser for “Itaa Katsi: Our Life,” the museum’s current exhibition of Hopi art, at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. Spencer Nutima’s “Salako Taka and Salako Mana,” is currently on display ...Read more

05-02-2016

Mexican history professor to speak at NMSU about urban planning along the border

Date: 03/01/2016 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Alejandro Gonzalez Milea, a history professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, will visit New Mexico State University this week to discuss his research on the history of urban planning in the border region. Gonzalez’s lecture, the third of the Center for Latin American and Border Studies Spring 2016 ...Read more

03-01-2016

NMSU Wind Symphony among few chosen to perform at Kennedy Center

Date: 02/29/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu Sometimes, it’s okay to toot your own horn. Christopher Hughes, director of instrumental studies and associate professor of music at New Mexico State University, conducts the Wind Symphony during a rehearsal in the music building on the NMSU campus. Musicians in New Mexico State University’s Wind Symphony rehearse ...Read more

02-29-2016

N.M. Space Grant Consortium awards NMSU students with research fellowships

Date: 02/29/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) has awarded a total of ,000 in research fellowships to three New Mexico State University College of Arts and Sciences students for the 2016 calendar year. Award recipients include Ethan Dederick, Sten Hasselquist and Lauren Kahre, all doctoral candidates in the Department ...Read more

02-29-2016

NMSU College of Arts and Sciences to host Las Cruces International Film Festival

Date: 02/25/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences is bringing independent film into focus with the first annual Las Cruces International Film Festival, March 2-6. Festival events will take place throughout the city, including the Allen Theatres Cineport 10, the Rio Grande Theatre, Hotel Encanto and venues across ...Read more

02-25-2016

Pontelli named interim dean of NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences

Date: 02/18/2016 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University has named Enrico Pontelli as Interim Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. Enrico Pontelli has been named Interim Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips) Executive Vice President and Provost Dan Howard announced the appointment to the Las ...Read more

02-18-2016

NMSU professor to discuss Zika virus outbreak as part of biomedical lecture series

Date: 02/18/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu Immo Hansen, associate professor in the New Mexico State University Department of Biology and the Institute for Applied Biosciences, will present a public talk on NMSU mosquito research as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Biomedical Research Seminar Series, at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in Room 109 of Domenici ...Read more

02-18-2016

NMSU graduate students awarded NASA fellowships for planetary astronomy research

Date: 02/16/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu Two doctoral candidates at New Mexico State University are among 13 students in the country selected to receive NASA Harriett G. Jenkins graduate fellowships, providing each student with more than ,000 in annual funding through the completion of their dissertations. NMSU astronomy doctoral candidates Alexander ...Read more

02-16-2016

NMSU ‘A Starry Night’ event shines light on community partners

Date: 02/10/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate six community and business leaders for their contributions to the college at its third annual “A Starry Night” fundraiser and gala on Saturday, Feb. 13. From left: J. Paul Taylor, Lou Sisbarro, Frank Leto, and Judy and Michael Johnson were ...Read more

02-10-2016

NMSU talk explores ‘Punk Prayer’ protest, Russian politics and art

Date: 02/08/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu Moscow is the next stop for New Mexico State University’s “Global Connections” series. During the Feb. 10 “Global Connections” talk, Brian Rourke, NMSU associate professor of English, will discuss the “Punk Prayer,” a protest performance by a feminist punk-rock group that took place in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ ...Read more

02-08-2016

NMSU to host public talks on human health research

Date: 02/02/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu In an attempt to better serve New Mexico State University’s wide-reaching biomedical community, the College of Arts and Sciences and Office of the Provost will launch a broadly focused biomedical research seminar series, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in Pete V. Domenici Hall, Room 109. NMSU biochemistry ...Read more

02-02-2016

NMSU’s American Southwest Theatre Company celebrates 30 years with public gala

Date: 01/25/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu It was a September evening in 1984. Local patrons filed into New Mexico State University’s old Hershel Zohn Theatre in anticipation of the season opener – “Crimes of the Heart,” a tragicomedy by Beth Henley. As the lights dimmed and the audience settled, the curtains opened on a new chapter for NMSU theatre arts. ...Read more

01-25-2016

NMSU researcher collaborates with company, Arrowhead Center to test mosquito repellent wristband

Date: 01/19/2016 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu A New Mexico State University professor is collaborating with a New Mexico company and Arrowhead Center through the New Mexico Small Business Assistance program to test the efficacy of a mosquito repellent wristband that promises to be more effective than other commercially available repellents. The BugBling™ ...Read more

01-19-2016

NMSU convocation introduces Presidential Medallion, community engagement honors

Date: 01/19/2016 Writer: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University awarded its inaugural Presidential Medallions and Community Engagement Awards during the 2016 spring convocation ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 19, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Every fall and spring, convocation is held to honor excellence on campus. NMSU faculty, administrative and ...Read more

01-19-2016

NMSU to present employee, student community engagement awards

Date: 01/15/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley and Adriana Chavez New Mexico State University will present two employees and two students with Distinguished Community Engagement Awards at the spring convocation ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 19, for their demonstrated efforts to better New Mexico communities through partnerships and volunteer work. Lois Stanford (left), associate professor of ...Read more

01-15-2016

University Art Gallery at NMSU to host environmentally focused show, discussion panel

Date: 01/14/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will host the opening reception for “Water! What is it good for?” from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. This exhibition will allow viewers to engage with multifaceted and complex environmental concerns. “To Catch a Cloud,” by featured artist Brenda Perry, will be on display as ...Read more

01-14-2016

Magic in the Desert

  The book is written by Dan Perry – BA in Journalism 1962- who passed a few years ago. His friends, Mike Waldner-BA in Journalism- 1963, Dr. Frank Thayer- who has three degrees from NMSU and was at the university when Dan Perry was on the Round Up as well,  Charlie Rogers- BS in Business Administration 1963- Aggie alumni and friends- all collaborated to finish the book and it is now ...Read more

01-05-2016

NMSU researchers track eye movements to improve visual searches

Date: 01/04/2016 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu According to preliminary research conducted by New Mexico State University’s Vision Sciences and Memory Laboratory, two heads may not always be better than one. NMSU psychology professor Michael Hout and graduate assistant Arryn Robbins demonstrate how they use an eye tracker system to conduct experiments that ...Read more

01-04-2016

NMSU students bring ‘The Joy of Learning’ back to life

Date: 12/21/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu In its spot on a patch of lawn behind New Mexico State University’s Branson Library, a threatening cycle of ice, heat and calcium-rich sprinkler water has gradually worn away “The Joy of Learning” sculpture. This fall, students in NMSU’s advanced museum conservation techniques class restored “The Joy of Learning” ...Read more

12-21-2015

First spring exhibition at NMSU University Art Gallery scheduled

  The NMSU University Art Gallery is excited to announce its first exhibition for the spring 2016 semester. The title of the exhibition is "Water! What is it Good for?" featuring Florida-based artist Bethany Taylor and Texas-based Brenda Perry. In this two-person exhibition, Taylor and Perry will create critical spaces for viewers to engage with multifaceted environmental concerns. ...Read more

12-16-2015

Kim Baranowski

In 2011, Kim Baranowski was recognized as an Outstanding Alumni by the College of Arts and Sciences. This past May, Kim graduated with her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation was entitled "The Experiences of Mental Health Practitioners Working with Undocumented Immigrants from Mexico ...Read more

12-15-2015

NMSU alumnus to give talk on marketing innovation

New Mexico State University alumnus Maury Giles will return to his alma mater this week to share his expertise on “Inspiring Game-Changing Marketing Innovation.” His talk will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Health and Social Services College Auditorium, Room 101A. NMSU alumnus Maury Giles is president of Strategy3, a multi-disciplinary marketing strategy company. A graduate of ...Read more

12-15-2015

NMSU Model U.N. team wins top award at national conference ninth year in a row

Going into the annual Model United National Conference, the students representing New Mexico State University had a simple strategy: remain a team of placated dolphins among aggressive sharks. The plan seemed to work as the team took home the Distinguished Delegation award at the Model United Nations Conference, where they competed against other teams from around the world. The award is a ...Read more

12-15-2015

NMSU film students to premiere senior documentary project on campus

New Mexico State University students in the Creative Media Institute are planning a screening to premiere their senior project documentary, “Halftime Highlights,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Health and Social Services Auditorium, Room 101A. “‘Halftime Highlights’ is a documentary about marching bands in southern New Mexico and El Paso, exploring elements of art versus competition, ...Read more

12-15-2015

NMSU journalism students gain real world experience at Noticias22

Like most college students, New Mexico State University senior and El Paso native Marserenith Gonzalez has fond memories of watching cartoons such as Clifford and Arthur on PBS. When the kiddy shows ended, Gonzalez and her parents would continue to tune in for News22 – providing the inspiration for her career in news. NMSU journalism student Marserenith Gonzalez has a job lined up at a ...Read more

12-15-2015

NMSU faculty, staff honored for work in developing top online courses

Date: 12/11/2015 Writer: Darrell J. Pehr, 575-646-3223, pehr@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University faculty and staff were recognized at the Instructional Innovation and Quality awards celebration Nov. 12 for their achievements during 2015 in professional development for online courses and improvements in online course design. New Mexico State University Executive Vice President and ...Read more

12-11-2015

NMSU student turns memories of great aunt into award-winning poetry

New Mexico State University student Nicolás Cabrera won first and third place in the 2015 New Mexico Press Women Communications Contest this spring. Nicolás Cabrera sits with his great aunt Maria Montiel de Trujillo, showing the poem he wrote about her on his tablet. The poem won first place in the 2015 New Mexico Press Women Communications Contest. (Courtesy photo) Cabrera, a graduate ...Read more

12-08-2015

NMSU graduate student wins national poetry award

New Mexico State University student Nicolás Cabrera was awarded first place in the 2015 National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest earlier this month. NMSU graduate student Nicolás Cabrera was awarded first place in the 2015 National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest for his poem, “La yerbabuena.” (Submitted photo) Cabrera, a graduate student studying Spanish ...Read more

12-08-2015

NMSU Women Studies alumna works to promote equality within New Mexico

A passion for social justice issues inspired Myra Llerenas to enroll in the Women Studies Program at New Mexico State University. Now, the College of Arts and Sciences alumna has a promising career at Equality New Mexico, a statewide nonprofit organization that works on behalf of the LGBTQ community toward a “fair and inclusive New Mexico.”Llerenas, who graduated in December 2014, is the ...Read more

12-08-2015

NMSU graduate creates app to help next generation of filmmakers

Date: 12/02/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu A former student of New Mexico State University’s Creative Media Institute for Film and Digital Arts is developing a location-based networking app that will allow like-minded filmmakers to find each other in their local communities. A former NMSU Creative Media Institute student is developing a location-based ...Read more

12-02-2015

NMSU celebrates Human Rights Day with free screening of ‘The Trials of Spring’

Date: 11/30/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu In honor of International Human Rights Day, the New Mexico State University Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences will host a free screening of “The Trials of Spring” from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in Domenici Hall Room 109. The film will conclude with a moderated discussion by ...Read more

11-30-2015

Creative Media Institute creates exciting video for NMSU men's basketball team

The Creative Media Institute created a video introducing the players of the 2015-16 men’s basketball team. Inspired by the old spaghetti Westerns, the video sees the athletes and coach in the gym and also out in the desert in old West attire in an old fashioned Mexican standoff. To watch the video: The Magnificent Aggies (full-length promo) at https://vimeo.com/145237011. This was a true CMI ...Read more

11-30-2015

NMSU biology professor publishes ‘Parrots of the Wild’ as part of mentor’s legacy

Date: 11/23/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu With their tight social relationships, long lives and big brains, New Mexico State University biology professor Tim Wright considers parrots to be the most human of all birds. Tim Wright, NMSU professor of biology, recently co-authored “Parrots of the Wild,” a book exploring the lives and history of wild parrots. ...Read more

11-23-2015

NMSU researchers witness first accelerator-born neutrinos

Date: 11/23/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu One hundred billion ghostly subatomic particles pass unnoticed through the tip of your finger every second. Chances are you’ll never see a neutrino, unless you’re a physicist. This display shows one of the first neutrino event candidates seen in the MicroBooNE detector. The invisible neutrino was incident from ...Read more

11-23-2015

ASNMSU Center for the Arts brings ‘Frankenstein’ to life

Date: 11/19/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu The American Southwest Theatre Company and New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts will present “Frankenstein” by R. N. Sandberg, beginning with a preview night performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. Victor Frankenstein, NMSU student Nico Holguin, is confronted ...Read more

11-19-2015

NASA selects NMSU to continue collecting, preserving atmospheric data from planets

Date: 11/18/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu A .1 million dollar NASA award will allow New Mexico State University to continue operating the Atmospheres Node of NASA’s Planetary Data System (PDS) for the next five years. Astronomy professor Nancy Chanover will continue to lead NMSU’s operation of the Atmospheres Node of NASA’s Planetary Data System for the ...Read more

11-18-2015

NMSU biology department awarded 0,000 for dengue virus research

Date: 11/18/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu With 400 million people infected annually across 100 countries, dengue virus poses a significant global health threat. NMSU biology professor Kathryn Hanley was honored by New Mexico State University during a Scholarly Excellence Rally held Nov. 13. Hanley’s project was awarded 0,000 by the National Institute of ...Read more

11-18-2015

NMSU biology student receives Fulbright Fellowship for virus research

Date: 11/17/2015 Writer: Kristie Garcia, 575-646-4211, kmgarcia@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University student Katherine Young was offered the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to study dengue virus in Borneo. New Mexico State University Department of Biology doctorate student Katherine Young received the 2015 Fulbright Fellowship to study dengue virus in Borneo (NMSU courtesy ...Read more

11-17-2015

Ute beadwork artist to speak at NMSU University Museum

Date: 11/10/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu The University Museum at New Mexico State University will host a free public talk by Ute Mountain Ute beadwork artist Rebecca L. Hammond from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. This Ute beaded belt ornament is on display at the NMSU University Museum as part of “Spirit Seeds: Celebrating Native American Beadwork.” The museum ...Read more

11-10-2015

NMSU researchers find some surprising results testing mosquito repellents

Date: 11/10/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu If you want to keep away blood-sucking insects, DEET products are your best bet according to a recent study from New Mexico State University. Researchers also discovered a certain perfume performed better at protecting against mosquitoes than some commercial insect repellents. NMSU biology professor Immo Hansen, ...Read more

11-10-2015

NMSU to host lecture by visiting scholar on bracero program and connections to food

Date: 11/10/2015 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Juan Manuel Mendoza, a researcher at Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa and visiting scholar at New Mexico State University’s Center for Latin American and Border Studies, will speak about the history of the bracero program in Southern New Mexico and West Texas Thursday at NMSU. The lecture, titled “Locating Food ...Read more

11-10-2015

NMSU to host ‘Languages and Cultures Day’

Date: 11/09/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu All area middle and high school students are invited to attend the third annual “Languages and Cultures Day,” from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, on the first floor of New Mexico State University’s Breland Hall. This event is sponsored by the Department of Languages and Linguistics, and features 18 interactive ...Read more

11-09-2015

Teachers Write workshop changes venue, seeks more participants

Date: 11/09/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University will host the second of five Teachers Write workshops on Saturday, Nov. 14 beginning with a nature walk in Soledad Canyon instead of the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. “We had to change locations this month, but the walk in Soledad Canyon will be beautiful,” said Patti Wojahn, ...Read more

11-09-2015

NMSU biochemistry student selected as Rhodes Scholar finalist

Date: 11/06/2015 Writer: Kristie Garcia, 575-646-4211, kmgarcia@nmsu.edu Lindsay Redman, a biochemistry major at New Mexico State University, is a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, which is known as the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship in the world. New Mexico State University student Lindsay Redman (right) practices her Rhodes Scholarship ...Read more

11-06-2015

Vietnam to be featured in ‘Global Connections’ talk

Date: 11/06/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu Curious about Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, or the 900-year-old Temple of Literature with its giant stone turtles and lotus beds? Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It will be discussed during professor Elba Serrano’s 'Global Connections' talk.   (Photo courtesy of Elba Serrano) The Temple of ...Read more

11-06-2015

NMSU hosts panel discussion about WWII Japanese internment in New Mexico

Date: 11/06/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu People in Las Cruces will join other New Mexico cities this month to hear entries from a diary of Japanese Americans interned at the Lordsburg prison camp when a panel brings their life stories to New Mexico State University. During World War II, the U.S. government forced 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry ...Read more

11-06-2015

Community to curate artwork as part of NMSU University Art Gallery show

Date: 11/05/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will host an opening reception for their fall interactive exhibition, “Points of Departure,” from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the University Art Gallery. This Andy Warhol screen print, “Reigning Queens: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom,” will be featured during ...Read more

11-05-2015

NMSU to host free ‘Fort Bliss’ movie showing, public discussion with director

Date: 11/05/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu The public is invited to attend a free showing of the movie “Fort Bliss,” in New Mexico State University’s Domenici Hall S.P. and Estelle Yates Theater beginning at 5:45 p.m. Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. Following the presentation, the audience will have the opportunity to meet Claudia Myers, film director, writer ...Read more

11-05-2015

NMSU professor receives national humanities award to research music migration

Date: 11/04/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu The journey of music and musicians from Nazi-occupied Europe to Latin America is the subject of a new book in the works by New Mexico State University history professor Andrea Orzoff. NMSU history professor Andrea Orzoff received a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, a national ...Read more

11-04-2015

NMSU ROTC to host community events for Military and Veterans Appreciation Week

Date: 11/03/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s Air Force and Army ROTC will host several events, including a run, recruiting day and veteran’s dinner, as part of New Mexico State University’s first-ever Military and Veterans Appreciation Week, Nov. 7-13. On Sunday, Nov. 8, NMSU ROTC will hold the Armed Forces 5K End Zone Dash. This ...Read more

11-03-2015

NMSU mosquito nutrient transport research may lead to better, safer insecticides

Date: 11/02/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu Ever wonder why male mosquitoes don’t bite? NMSU biology professor Immo Hansen, right, and postdoctoral researcher Hitoshi Tsujimoto are part of a team whose research may lead to the development of safer and more effective insecticides that target a mosquito’s ability to produce eggs. (NMSU photo by Darren ...Read more

11-02-2015

NMSU art students create one-of-a-kind jewelry for annual sale

Date: 11/02/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu Jewelry and metalsmithing students in the New Mexico State University Department of Art will host their 33rd annual jewelry sale from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, in the lobby of D.W. Williams Hall, 1390 E. University, next to Barnes & Noble. This flower brooch by student Alexandra Steele was created ...Read more

11-02-2015

NMSU program strengthens research, confidence among undergraduates

Date: 11/02/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu Discovery is taking new forms at New Mexico State University as an undergraduate research program in the College of Arts and Sciences works to foster both academic achievement and personal growth. NMSU Discovery Scholars, faculty mentors and administration. Top row, from left: Daniel Chand, assistant professor of ...Read more

11-02-2015

NMSU’s online sociology program ranked among top 10 nationwide

Date: 10/30/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s distance education bachelor’s degree in sociology was ranked 10th in the nation for 2015-16 by TheBestSchools.org, an independent organization that focuses its ranking system on quality of programs, types of courses provided and faculty strength as well as school awards, rankings ...Read more

10-30-2015

NMSU to host talk on post-deployment family reintegration

Date: 10/29/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu For military service members, a safe return home may not always signal the end of physical and emotional stress. In fact, transitioning back to pre-deployment life may pose a set of unanticipated challenges for many military families. The goal of the Military Family Communication project is to offer military ...Read more

10-29-2015

NMSU professor to share research about subconscious effects of Facebook

Date: 10/29/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu Are the friends you have on Facebook as valuable socially as those closest to you? A New Mexico State University professor will discuss Facebook’s influence on social perceptions at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the College of Health and Social Services auditorium. Brianna Lane, visiting assistant professor in ...Read more

10-29-2015

Military and Veterans Appreciation Week

Date: 10/28/2015 Writer: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu To honor New Mexico State University students, faculty and staff members who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces, NMSU will host the first-ever Military and Veterans Appreciation week on campus, Nov. 7-13. New Mexico State University students and employees enjoy a Veteran’s Day picnic in 2013. The ...Read more

10-28-2015

Expert to speak at NMSU on Mexican human rights crisis

Date: 10/26/2015 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu The co-founder of the International Tribunal of Conscience, which last month issued an initial verdict regarding the human rights crisis in Mexico, will speak at New Mexico State University next week along with NMSU visiting professor Camilo Pérez-Bustillo. Julio Moreira of the Federal University of Latin ...Read more

10-26-2015

NMSU Theatre Arts to present ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Date: 10/22/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu The American Southwest Theatre Company and New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts will present an onstage performance of the beloved children’s story “A Wrinkle In Time” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. An all-student cast and crew will ...Read more

10-22-2015

NMSU cancer researchers collaborate for a cure

Date: 10/21/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu Since their arrival to New Mexico State University in 2009, Kevin and Jessica P. Houston’s investigations into cancer research have developed into a multidisciplinary partnership, coupling cancer biology with engineering for this husband and wife team. Ryan Ashley, assistant professor of animal and range sciences at ...Read more

10-21-2015

University Museum to open exhibit on Native American beadwork

Date: 10/20/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu The University Museum at New Mexico State University will host an opening reception for their fall exhibition, “Spirit Seeds: Celebrating Native American Beadwork,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. This Mescalero Apache beaded bag will be on display during the NMSU University Museum’s “Spirit Seeds: Celebrating ...Read more

10-20-2015

Indigenous human rights advocate, acclaimed poet to speak at NMSU

Date: 10/19/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu A poet, a scholar and a citizen of the Lipan Apache Band of Texas, Margo Tamez will explore the social themes of indigenous women and their families of Konitsaaiigokiyaa (Big Water People’s Country) in the Texas-Mexico border region during a talk at New Mexico State University on Thursday, Oct. 22. Indigenous ...Read more

10-19-2015

NMSU honors Interdisciplinary Studies employee with ‘A’ Mountain staff award

Date: 10/16/2015 Writer: Darrell J. Pehr, 575-646-3223, pehr@nmsu.edu Megan Shannon, an administrative assistant in New Mexico State University’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, was recognized by the NMSU Employee Council with the “A” Mountain staff award at the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic Oct. 16. Shannon was presented with a commemorative plaque by NMSU President ...Read more

10-16-2015

2015 ‘Project: Postcard’ exhibit, fundraiser to open at NMSU

Date: 10/15/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu More than 300 pieces of postcard-sized art will line the walls of the New Mexico State University Art Gallery as the Department of Art hosts the 2015 “Project: Postcard” exhibit and fundraiser Oct. 20-29. The 3-D artwork pictured in this photograph, “Untitled,” will be presented to the ticket holder who selects this ...Read more

10-15-2015

NMSU to host talk on mosquito and sand fly research

Date: 10/14/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University Department of Biology will host a talk titled “Dipteran vector biology: mosquitoes and sand flies,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Foster Hall, Room 231. Jiannong Xu, associate professor of biology at NMSU, will present a talk titled “Dipteran vector biology: mosquitoes and sand ...Read more

10-14-2015

NMSU professor wins national award, inspires Hispanic, Native American students in science

Date: 10/13/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University Regents Professor Elba Serrano will be honored this month for “showing unparalleled dedication to excellence in science, mentoring and teaching.” She is among four educators across the country selected to receive the 2015 Distinguished Award from the Society for the Advancement of ...Read more

10-13-2015

NMSU’s Burrell honored for work with Department of Anthropology

Date: 10/09/2015Writer: Darrell J. Pehr, 575-646-3223, pehr@nmsu.edu A key employee in the Department of Anthropology at New Mexico State University may navigate administrative structures one moment, then determine the best place to purchase a propane-powered refrigerator the next, all the while serving as the “glue” that holds the department’s students and faculty together. Barb ...Read more

10-10-2015

Renowned tango trio to perform free concert at NMSU

Date: 10/08/2015Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu For ten years, the Piazzolla da Camera Trio has dedicated itself to the performance of the works of late Argentine modern tango master Astor Piazzolla. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, this ensemble will bring the sounds of the Buenos Aires cityscape to the New Mexico State University Atkinson Recital Hall. The ...Read more

10-08-2015

‘Global Connections’ takes NMSU community to Singapore

Date: 10/08/2015Writer: Ada Ciuca, 575-646-7562, adac@nmsu.edu A taste of durian mooncakes and cultural insights will highlight the evening when a New Mexico State University computer science professor shares his experiences in Singapore during the next installment of the College of Arts and Sciences “Global Connections” series. The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is an integrated resort that ...Read more

10-08-2015

.3 million grant renewed for successful program preparing NMSU students for grad school

Date: 10/07/2015Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu A five-year partnership between New Mexico State University and the University of Colorado Denver will continue preparing undergraduates in the Rocky Mountain and Southwest region for graduate careers in neuroscience research, thanks to a .3 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health. NMSU was ...Read more

10-07-2015

NMSU Army and Air Force ROTC to send off local Honor Flight

Date: 10/01/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu More than 40 World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans from southern New Mexico and El Paso will travel to Washington, D.C., after the New Mexico State University Army and Air Force ROTC ceremoniously sends them off at 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, from the north side of the Pan American Center. “This small service we ...Read more

10-01-2015

White House touts NMSU program as 'Bright Spot in Hispanic Education'

  New Mexico State University's College Migrant Assistance Program was named one of the country's "Bright Spots in Hispanic Education" this week. More than 230 programs and organizations are now listed online in the national catalog that recognizes their commitment to narrowing the Latino achievement gap. "Our students are proving how successful we are by landing jobs in their fields ...Read more

09-25-2015

NMSU researchers design fish ‘backpack’ to advance underwater research

A new underwater stimulation system created by collaborators at New Mexico State University will assist in the study of electrical activity in aquatic vertebrates. This new technology may also help NMSU researchers reveal the connection between electricity and tissue regeneration in certain species of fish. Graciela Unguez, professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, presented ...Read more

09-25-2015

NMSU graduate student wins national poetry award

Date: 09/24/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University student Nicolás Cabrera was awarded first place in the 2015 National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest earlier this month. NMSU graduate student Nicolás Cabrera was awarded first place in the 2015 National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest for his poem, “La ...Read more

09-24-2015

NMSU to seat patrons onstage for theater season opener

Date: 09/22/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu The American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University Theatre Arts will open the 2015-2016 season with a production of “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds,” by Paul Zindel, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. From left: NMSU student actresses Tiffany Tyson, Miranda Kay Elizabeth, ...Read more

09-22-2015

NMSU alumnus, artist to visit Barnes & Noble at NMSU

Date: 09/22/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7953, danab@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University alumnus George Mendoza will visit the Barnes & Noble at NMSU at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, to read and sign copies of “Colors of the Wind: The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza,” a book illustrated by him and based on his experiences. “Colors of the Wind: The ...Read more

09-22-2015

NMSU researchers design fish ‘backpack’ to advance underwater research

Date: 09/21/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu A new underwater stimulation system created by collaborators at New Mexico State University will assist in the study of electrical activity in aquatic vertebrates. This new technology may also help NMSU researchers reveal the connection between electricity and tissue regeneration in certain species of fish. NMSU ...Read more

09-21-2015

White House touts NMSU program as ‘Bright Spot in Hispanic Education’

Date: 09/21/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s College Migrant Assistance Program (CAMP) was named one of the country’s “Bright Spots in Hispanic Education.” More than 230 programs and organizations are now listed online in the national catalog that recognizes their commitment to narrowing the Latino achievement gap. Cynthia ...Read more

09-21-2015

NMSU invites community to become Friends of the University Art Gallery

Date: 09/15/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu The University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University invites its supporters to become Friends of the UAG at a membership party from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the fall exhibitions, “Between Here and There” and “Your General Store,” while enjoying entertainment and ...Read more

09-15-2015

University Museum at NMSU to host free Saturday Family Workshops

Date: 09/14/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu The University Museum at New Mexico State University will commence the fall 2015 Saturday Family Workshops with a beaded bag decorating class from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. “The workshops provide families with a free weekend activity that is educational and also very fun,” said Erica Davis, public programs ...Read more

09-14-2015

Creativity Fun Fair to take place at NMSU

Date: 09/14/2015 Writer: Ada Ciuca, 575-646-7562, adac@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Honors College, will host a series of creativity workshops from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, on the lawn east of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University Center for the Arts of NMSU’s Las Cruces ...Read more

09-14-2015

NMSU University Art Gallery exhibitions encourage the trading of art and ideas

Date: 09/14/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu Through its new fall exhibitions, the New Mexico State University Art Gallery has become a beacon of borderland discussion and a quirky locale for the exchange of art. Visitors to the University Art Gallery at NMSU view “Estamos Buscando A,” an installation by featured artist Paul Turounet. The UAG will host the ...Read more

09-14-2015

New book celebrates the NMSU Aggies’ golden season

Date: 09/11/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu While New Mexico State University alumni have always been proud of their alma mater, a new book, “Magic in the Desert,” may make them stand up and cheer once again. The recently published book “Magic in the Desert,” by NMSU alumnus Dan Perry, celebrates the history of NMSU football. (Courtesy photo) Published this ...Read more

09-11-2015

NMSU physics department granted 5,000 for nuclear, particle physics research

Date: 09/10/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu A project within the New Mexico State University Department of Physics has been awarded 5,000, bringing its total funding to more than ,000,000 and allowing the department to remain at the forefront of experimental nuclear and particle physics. From left, NMSU physics professors Vassili Papavassiliou, Stephen ...Read more

09-10-2015

University art facilities renovation gaining momentum, first phase of design near completion

Date: 09/10/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and their community partners recently celebrated the first phase of planning and design for D.W. Williams Hall, home of the NMSU art department and University Art Gallery. A faculty committee met to plan the new D.W. Williams Hall every week for six weeks ...Read more

09-10-2015

NMSU Borderlands Writing Project to offer writing workshops for teachers

Date: 09/08/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University Borderlands Writing Project will host the first of five Teachers Write workshops Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla Street. Teachers Write is a series of free writing workshops for K-12 and college-level educators who want to write, ...Read more

09-08-2015

NMSU Borderlands Writing Project to offer writing workshops for teachers

Date: 09/08/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University Borderlands Writing Project will host the first of five Teachers Write workshops Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla Street. Teachers Write is a series of free writing workshops for K-12 and college-level educators who want to write, ...Read more

09-08-2015

NMSU’s Salon Discovery: Experience astronomy and learn legacy of Pluto discoverer

Date: 09/04/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Heavenly bodies on the big screen, live dancing and special flavors of gelato are in store for participants at New Mexico State University’s next Salon Discovery event. The show titled “NMSU Astronomy: Clyde Tombaugh and Beyond” will share insights from NMSU astronomers about the science and mystery of planets and ...Read more

09-04-2015

New department heads assume leadership roles in NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences

Date: 09/01/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu As New Mexico State University rings in the new academic year, the College of Arts and Sciences welcomes five fresh faces as department heads. These academics will spearhead departmental initiatives from a variety of disciplines: theatre arts, history, creative media, criminal justice and interdisciplinary studies. “I ...Read more

09-01-2015

New department heads assume leadership roles in NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences

Date: 09/01/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu As New Mexico State University rings in the new academic year, the College of Arts and Sciences welcomes five fresh faces as department heads. These academics will spearhead departmental initiatives from a variety of disciplines: theatre arts, history, creative media, criminal justice and interdisciplinary studies. “I ...Read more

09-01-2015

NMSU professor explores Alaska in ‘Global Connections’ talk

Date: 08/31/2015 Writer: Ada Ciuca, 575-646-7562, adac@nmsu.edu As the original mastermind behind the “Global Connections” talks hosted by NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences, Jon Hunner, an NMSU history professor and historian, is kicking off this year’s events with a discussion of Alaska. A snapshot of Alaska which will open Professor Hunner's "Global Connections" presentation. ...Read more

08-31-2015

NMSU program manager and alumna named among New Mexico Women of STEM

Date: 08/21/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Rebecca Galves and Patty Lopez are among 17 women across the state honored this month for their contributions in motivating young women to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. New Mexico Women of STEM pictured left to right: Diana E. Northup, Cristina Montoya, ...Read more

08-21-2015

University Art Gallery at NMSU opens trade-based interactive installation

Date: 08/20/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University Art Gallery invites the public to trade their art for works crafted by artists from all over the country, as “Your General Store,” an interactive installation, is unveiled Sept. 3. The University Art Gallery at NMSU invites the public to trade their art for works crafted by artists ...Read more

08-20-2015

NMSU program has undergraduate research down to a science

Date: 08/18/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Ralph Preszler, 575-646-7366, rpreszle@nmsu.edu The room whirred with energy and excitement for discovery as 16 New Mexico State University undergraduates eagerly gathered in O’Donnell Hall to present their summer research in a public poster session earlier this month. Sixteen NMSU undergraduates gathered ...Read more

08-18-2015

NMSU graduate student receives NASA fellowship to study space weather prediction

Date: 08/11/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu Weather doesn’t end when you leave Earth. With NASA’s help, researchers at New Mexico State University are studying the sun in hopes of forecasting space weather as accurately as your local weatherman. NMSU astronomy graduate student Gordon MacDonald, recipient of the prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science ...Read more

08-11-2015

Students in NMSU’s Game Development Club play hard but work harder

Date: 08/03/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu Though many students have tried their hand at playing some sort of video game, it is unlikely that many could tell you the first thing about creating one — even if you offered them a cheat code. New Mexico State University’s Game Development Club teaches students the practices behind video game creation and enlists ...Read more

08-03-2015

Stellar discovery: NMSU researchers co-author study revealing stars in galaxy have moved

Date: 07/30/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University researchers are part of a team of scientists with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) who created a new map of the Milky Way that shows nearly a third of the stars have dramatically changed their obits. A single frame from an animation shows how stellar orbits in the Milky Way can ...Read more

07-30-2015

NMSU acting residency fuels intensive coaching for students, faculty

Date: 07/29/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu It was a week of exhilaration for theatre arts faculty and students from New Mexico State University as the National Michael Chekhov Association took center stage at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts July 6-12. Participants with the National Michael Chekhov Association residency at NMSU concluded their week of acting ...Read more

07-29-2015

NMSU researchers propose concept to study Europa’s atmosphere

Date: 07/29/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu What would it be like to study the atmosphere of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa? A group of professors and students from New Mexico State University presented findings following a 9-month concept study focused on measuring properties of Europa’s atmosphere at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory this summer. Model drawing ...Read more

07-29-2015

NMSU professors, graduate explore tiny, complex brain of Old World monkey

Date: 07/13/2015 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu The brain hidden inside the oldest known Old World monkey skull has been visualized for the first time with the help of two professors and a graduate from New Mexico State University. Lauren Gonzales, an NMSU graduate studying for her doctorate in evolutionary anthropology at Duke University, coauthored a ...Read more

07-13-2015

NMSU students participate in Archaeological Field School

Date: 07/08/2015 Writer: Dana Beasley, 575-646-7565, danab@nmsu.edu Students from New Mexico State University’s Department of Anthropology recently completed a six-week Archaeological Field School at Twin Pine Village in the Gila National Forest, N.M. The 2015 NMSU Archaeological Field School took place at Twin Pine Village in the Gila National Forest. For six weeks, 16 ...Read more

07-08-2015

NMSU alum part of National Commission on Hunger fact-finding tour

Date: 06/23/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu The National Commission on Hunger is listening to people in southern New Mexico and West Texas this week. A New Mexico State University alumnus is part of the group, which will hold a public hearing Friday, June. 26. Daniel Valverde, who graduated from NMSU with a master’s degree in food studies and ...Read more

06-23-2015

NMSU’s ‘SkitoSnack’ project wins Gates Foundation grant

Date: 06/17/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu A New Mexico State University biology professor is among 52 researchers in 19 countries to receive a share of .2 million in Grand Challenges Exploration grants funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. From left: Postdoctoral researcher Anthony Clemmons, biology Ph.D. student Kristina Gonzales and ...Read more

06-17-2015

Using bioinformatics to untangle second-most widespread parasitic disease

Date: 06/08/2015 Writer: Jocelyn N. Apodaca, 575-646-7562, jocelyn_@nmsu.edu Sitting humbly in his silence, gathering dozens of pages of data, New Mexico State University student Cesar Montelongo is tucked away in a biology lab eager to make his mark on society. Montelongo is a biology master’s graduate with a unique past, inspiring story and bright future. Cesar Montelongo, ...Read more

06-08-2015

Shared Service Center to help NMSU researchers streamline grant processes

Date: 06/02/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University researchers brought in more than 5 million in grants and contracts last year alone. These funds not only provide a robust research environment for the university but also support jobs in the community. NMSU College of Arts and Sciences associate dean Jeffrey Brown, second from ...Read more

06-02-2015

NMSU College of Arts and Sciences names interim associate dean

  Date: 05/29/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Anne Hubbell, a communication studies professor, has been named interim associate dean in New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Hubbell was selected by Arts and Sciences Dean Christa Slaton to serve the college in place of Ken Van Winkle, who was recently named interim president at ...Read more

05-29-2015

Susan DeMar to receive NMSU’s Ralph B. Crouch Award

  Date: 05/27/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Susan DeMar, administrative assistant at New Mexico State University, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award. DeMar will be honored for her contributions to NMSU at a ceremony from 3-5 p.m. June 10 in Corbett Center in the East and West Ballrooms. Susan DeMar, ...Read more

05-27-2015

Van Winkle named interim president at NMSU Alamogordo

Date: 05/27/2015 Writer: Justin Bannister, 575-646-5981, jbannist@nmsu.edu Ken Van Winkle, associate dean of New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been named interim president at NMSU Alamogordo, effective June 1. Garrey Carruthers, who serves as chancellor of the NMSU system, announced the appointment Wednesday morning. Ken Van Winkle, associate dean of ...Read more

05-27-2015

NMSU offers young writers camp for middle, high school students

Date: 05/22/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University is hosting a summer camp titled “Ink Spilling and Pixel Piling: An adventure for young writers.” The weeklong day camp runs from June 22-26. Workshops will include creative dramatics, poetry, creative nonfiction and short story writing. NMSU doctoral student Michael Alarid is shown ...Read more

05-22-2015

NMSU offers young writers camp for middle, high school students

Date: 05/22/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University is hosting a summer camp titled “Ink Spilling and Pixel Piling: An adventure for young writers.” The weeklong day camp runs from June 22-26. Workshops will include creative dramatics, poetry, creative nonfiction and short story writing. NMSU doctoral student Michael Alarid is shown ...Read more

05-22-2015

Late NMSU history professor honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Date: 05/12/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Lauded as a respected historian, a preservation advocate and a much-loved teacher, Clarence Fielder, the New Mexico State University history professor emeritus who passed away in April, earned one more honor on Friday, May 8. From Left: Clarence Fielder’s sister Gertrude Boyer, her daughter Marcia, Jeff ...Read more

05-12-2015

Late NMSU history professor honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Date: 05/12/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Lauded as a respected historian, a preservation advocate and a much-loved teacher, Clarence Fielder, the New Mexico State University history professor emeritus who passed away in April, earned one more honor on Friday, May 8. From Left: Clarence Fielder’s sister Gertrude Boyer, her daughter Marcia, Jeff ...Read more

05-12-2015

Retiring NMSU Astronomy professor wins prestigious science writing award

Date: 05/11/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu On the cusp of his retirement, Bernie McNamara, astronomy professor at New Mexico State University for 40 years, has won the top prize in this year’s Joan and Arnold Seidel Griffith Observer Science Writing Contest. It is the oldest and most prestigious writing contest in astronomy. Retiring NMSU astronomy ...Read more

05-11-2015

NMSU student turns memories of great aunt into award-winning poetry

Date: 05/08/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University student Nicolás Cabrera won first and third place in the 2015 New Mexico Press Women Communications Contest this spring. Nicolás Cabrera sits with his great aunt Maria Montiel de Trujillo, showing the poem he wrote about her on his tablet. The poem won first place in the 2015 New ...Read more

05-08-2015

NMSU journalism students gain real world experience at Noticias22

Date: 05/07/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu Like most college students, New Mexico State University senior and El Paso native Marserenith Gonzalez has fond memories of watching cartoons such as Clifford and Arthur on PBS. When the kiddy shows ended, Gonzalez and her parents would continue to tune in for News22 – providing the inspiration for her career ...Read more

05-07-2015

NMSU summer computer camps filling up for students, space open for teachers

Date: 05/07/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s summer computer camps are high demand. June programs offered for middle and high school girls already have waiting lists but July programs still have slots open for all high school students from grades 9-12 as well as a professional development workshop for teachers. Middle school ...Read more

05-07-2015

NMSU film students to premiere senior documentary project on campus

Date: 05/01/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University students in the Creative Media Institute are planning a screening to premiere their senior project documentary, “Halftime Highlights,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Health and Social Services Auditorium, Room 101A. “Halftime Highlights” poster “‘Halftime Highlights’ is a ...Read more

05-01-2015

NMSU junior biology student awarded competitive Goldwater Scholarship

Date: 04/30/2015 Writer: Amanda Bradford, 575-646-1996, ambradfo@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University junior Chiann-Ling Cindy Yeh of Las Cruces has been awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, a highly competitive award that supports outstanding students in the fields of math, science or engineering. New Mexico State University junior Chiann-Ling Cindy Yeh has been awarded the ...Read more

04-30-2015

NMSU Model U.N. team wins top award at national conference ninth year in a row

Date: 04/29/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu Going into the annual Model United National Conference, the students representing New Mexico State University had a simple strategy: remain a team of placated dolphins among aggressive sharks. The plan seemed to work as the team took home the Distinguished Delegation award at the Model United Nations ...Read more

04-29-2015

NMSU biology professor’s projects examine regulation, mechanics of cell division

Date: 04/27/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University Associate Professor Brad Shuster is the recipient of two prestigious grants totaling more than length="400".2 million. NMSU biology professor Brad Shuster speaks during a Scholarly Excellence Rally Friday, April 24, 2015. (NMSU Photo) His accomplishments were recognized by the ...Read more

04-27-2015

NMSU faculty recital to be held at Atkinson Recital Hall

Date: 04/27/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University will present a violin and piano recital featuring faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Atkinson Recital Hall. Laura Spitzer, music associate professor (Courtesy photo) Daniel Vega-Albela, music assistant professor ...Read more

04-27-2015

NMSU Women Studies alumna works to promote equality within New Mexico

Date: 04/20/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu A passion for social justice issues inspired Myra Llerenas to enroll in the Women Studies Program at New Mexico State University. Now, the College of Arts and Sciences alumna has a promising career at Equality New Mexico, a statewide nonprofit organization that works on behalf of the LGBTQ community toward a ...Read more

04-20-2015

NMSU professor among National Directors Fellowship recipients

Date: 04/20/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University Professor Larissa Lury is one of a handful of early-career stage directors selected from 350 applicants nationwide to receive the first-ever National Directors Fellowship this year. Larissa Lury, NMSU theater arts assistant professor (Courtesy photo) Lury, who is a theater arts ...Read more

04-20-2015

Student art show ‘In Between,’ opens at NMSU gallery

Date: 04/13/2015 Writer: Marisa Sage, 575-646-6110, misage@nmsu.edu The University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University is hosting its annual exhibition, “In Between,” which features the semester’s graduating students from the Master of Fine Arts program in the Department of Art. The opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the gallery. The MFA degree is a ...Read more

04-14-2015

Pass-in-Review, NMSU annual ROTC ceremony, to be held April 16

Date: 04/14/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu This year’s New Mexico State University Air Force and Army ROTC Pass-in-Review will include a flyby from a vintage World War II aircraft, at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Hadley Field on the NMSU Horseshoe. The purpose of the annual Pass-in-Review was to parade the forces before the commander general to ...Read more

04-14-2015

Salon Discovery will highlight NMSU experts on Ebola, Oppenheimer and art

Date: 04/08/2015 Writer: Darrell J. Pehr, 575-646-3223, pehr@nmsu.edu A historian, a biologist and an art gallery director at New Mexico State University will share their perspectives on topics ranging from art to Ebola to J. Robert Oppenheimer during the second Salon Discovery. Kathryn Hanley, associate professor of biology, will speak on “Beyond Ebola: What Lurks in the Shadow of ...Read more

04-08-2015

NMSU professor to share travel adventures while studying parrots

Date: 04/07/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu For more than 25 years, New Mexico State University professor Timothy F. Wright has been traveling to the tropics to observe parrots in their natural environment. His work has taken him to Belize, Australia, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Costa Rica. Wright, a biology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, ...Read more

04-07-2015

NMSU criminal justice honor society earns multiple awards at national conference

Date: 04/02/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu The bathtub in the hotel room was filled with water. Wine glasses were strewn across the room. A note scribbled in Portuguese sat on the table. Two “dead” bodies were also discovered inside the room. Alpha Chi Alpha at the Alpha Phi Sigma National Conference. From left to right: Kris Richey, Sam Lauer, Kat ...Read more

04-02-2015

NMSU student’s short film sweeps festival awards

Date: 03/23/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu A short film made by New Mexico State University’s Creative Media Institute, which qualified for the Academy Awards last month, swept top honors at the recent Southern Arizona Independent Film Festival. A scene from the film “Princess,” written by an NMSU student and produced by NMSU’s Creative Media ...Read more

03-23-2015

NMSU graduate, Ph.D. students to compete in ‘Three-Minute Thesis’ presentations

Date: 03/12/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu Graduate students pour hours of energy, dedication and research into preparing their theses. As a result, a typical 80,000-word thesis would likely take nine hours to present. New Mexico State University students will have three minutes. For the fourth year, the College of Arts and Sciences will present the ...Read more

03-12-2015

NMSU alumna to give talk on conditions of farmworkers

Date: 03/10/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu The average farm worker in New Mexico earns approximately ,000 a year for a family of four. Of the 3 million farmworkers nationwide, 23 percent are living below the poverty level (,850 annually for a family of four). These facts are just a couple of the staggering statistics New Mexico State University ...Read more

03-10-2015

NMSU professor to provide different perspective on Russia invasion of Ukraine

Date: 03/10/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu In the summer of 2013 New Mexico State University Regents Professor John “Jack” Wright and his family ventured to Ukraine to learn more about his wife’s ancestry. At the time, the country was in political and social turmoil – on the brink of being invaded by Russia. Ukrainians hold signs protesting ...Read more

03-10-2015

NMSU history professor to share experience at NM History Museum with students

Date: 03/09/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Longtime New Mexico historian and expert on the Atomic West Jon Hunner is a modern-day time traveler, sharing the past to help college students build their futures. For the better part of the past year he took on another duty in service to the state, as interim director of the New Mexico History Museum and Palace ...Read more

03-09-2015

NMSU’s Borderlands Writing Project hosts talk on test-based evaluation issues

Date: 03/06/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Nationally renowned education scholar Audrey Amrein-Beardsley will give a talk at New Mexico State University titled “Critical Perspectives on Assessment-Based Accountability” from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 13 in the Health and Social Services Auditorium on campus. “We are fortunate to be hearing from someone who ...Read more

03-06-2015

J. Paul Taylor Symposium celebrates 11th year at NMSU with films, guest speakers

Date: 03/05/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu Justice for Migrant Children and Youth is the focus of the 11th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium beginning Saturday, March 14, followed by events on March 17-18. The three-day symposium, hosted by New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, will include films, poets, panel ...Read more

03-05-2015

NMSU history professor receives NEH fellowship

Date: 03/03/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu A New Mexico State University professor has received a prestigious grant to spend her sabbatical completing her manuscript “Armchair Travelers and the Venetian Discovery of the New World.” NMSU history professor Elizabeth Horodowich will travel to Venice this summer to complete her book. (Photo by Darren ...Read more

03-03-2015

New instrumentation will have multidisciplinary benefits at NMSU

Date: 02/23/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu Associate Professor Shelley Lusetti has led the efforts toward acquiring powerful instrumentation that will support the research of faculty across colleges at New Mexico State University. Biochemistry professor Shelley Lusetti, right, works with student Inoka Menikpurage in her laboratory. (Photo by Darren ...Read more

02-23-2015

NMSU student receives top award at New Horizons Symphony competition

Date: 02/23/2015 Writer: Ada Ciuca, 575-646-7562, adac@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University’s Joseph Seth Zamora received first place at the New Horizons Young Artist Competition, securing the chance to perform as a soloist during the Atkinson Recital Hall symphony performance taking place on March 15 at 3 p.m. NMSU freshman Joseph Seth Zamora received first place at the New Horizons ...Read more

02-23-2015

NMSU student’s short film qualifies for Academy Award through festival selection

Date: 02/20/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu A short film made by New Mexico State University’s Creative Media Institute will be shown at a prestigious international film festival next month, qualifying it for an Academy Award. A scene from the film “Princess,” written by an NMSU student and produced by NMSU’s Creative Media Institute, will be screened ...Read more

02-20-2015

NMSU exhibit ‘Las Cruces Creates’ reveals finished artwork, reflects community

Date: 02/18/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu It started last semester with an idea to make the Las Cruces community a part of the university. The University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University invited more than 20 local artists to show their work and invited community members to join together, weaving piles of donated clothing into a work of art. ...Read more

02-18-2015

NMSU hosts viewing party for TEDxMahattan Food Talk

  Date: 02/18/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Why does organic food cost more? How can we change the food system? What will it take to end hunger in the United States? TEDxManhattan 2015 brings together the food experts and innovators for a one-day event in New York City to raise public awareness about the critical issues facing the food system while ...Read more

02-18-2015

American Southwest Theatre Company at NMSU Presents ‘Other Desert Cities’

Date: 02/17/2015 Writer: Claudia Billings, clabilli@nmsu.edu The 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist drama “Other Desert Cities” will come to the Medoff Theatre in the Center for The Arts on the New Mexico State University campus in February. This explosive, finely tuned family drama is directed by Josh Chenard, set and lighting by Jim Billings and costumes by Megan Thompson. Cast members include ...Read more

02-17-2015

NMSU honors biology professor’s mosquito research at Scholarly Excellence Rally

Date: 02/09/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University Associate Professor Jiannong Xu has received a length="400".2 million SCORE grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health, to study “Bacterial Colonization and Immunogenicity in Mosquito Gut Ecosystem.” NMSU biology ...Read more

02-09-2015

NMSU professor to share experiences about U.S.-Cuba relations

  Date: 02/05/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University Assistant Professor Alison Newby was in living in Cuba when President Obama ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations and opening an embassy in Havana, thawing a nearly half-century chill between the two countries. NMSU Assistant Professor Alison Newby and her ...Read more

02-05-2015

NMSU astronomers contribute to massive star database, APO impacts regional economy

  Date: 02/02/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu Scientists in January announced a final data release for the third phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey that includes information to allow researchers to construct a three-dimensional chemical map of the Milky Way galaxy. While this concludes a chapter in the survey, another one began last summer. A ...Read more

02-02-2015

NMSU researchers use crowdfunding for Mexican wolf tracking experiments

Date: 02/02/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu Researchers at New Mexico State University are seeking donations to fund a project that could help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimate the population of Mexican wolves in the country in a way that is faster, cheaper and more accurate than the current method of tracking. Eric Burnham, senior ...Read more

02-02-2015

NMSU students collect 600-plus books for homeless children

Date: 12/23/2014 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu Jackson Carl Whelpley never made it to college, but a library in his honor will provide books for homeless children thanks to a group of New Mexico State University students. Students from the Communication Studies Graduate Student Association held a book drive to collection donations for Jardin de los ...Read more

01-16-2015

Library of Congress historian to give talk on Mexican general Santa Anna’s leg

Date: 01/16/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu You’ve probably heard of General Antonio López de Santa Anna as a Mexican politician and military strongman who won the Battle of the Alamo, but the adventures of his artificial leg may not be as well-known. Barbara Tennebaum, a specialist in Mexican culture from the Library of Congress will tell “The True ...Read more

01-16-2015

NMSU seeks funding for art building renovations

  Date: 01/16/2015 Writer: Charlotte Tallman, 575-646-5572, tallman@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University is requesting length="400".5 million in planning and design funds for the renovation of D.W. Williams Hall, in preparation for the general obligation bond in 2016. Currently, private contributions and pledges for the renovation total 1,568. The renovation of D.W. Williams Hall will have ...Read more

01-16-2015

NMSU ‘A Starry Night’ event honors community leaders, faculty

Date: 01/16/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.e It’s an evening of music, great food, and awards in February. No, it’s not the Academy Awards, although there might be some local celebrities and a few viral selfies. Ammu Devasthali, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, Heather Pollard and Pat Sisbarro were honored at the 2014 College of Arts and Sciences ...Read more

01-16-2015

NMSU professor, student among scientists worldwide mapping mosquito DNA

Date: 01/12/2015 Writer: Minerva Baumann, 575-646-7566, mbauma46@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University professor Immo Hansen and graduate student David Price are among 120 scientists from around the world who co-authored a paper about mosquito DNA that may help solve the mystery of why only some mosquito species evolved to transmit deadly diseases like malaria to humans. NMSU biology ...Read more

01-12-2015

Former advertising manager makes events shine at NMSU College of Arts & Sciences

  Date: 01/12/2015 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, 575-646-7066, idarling@nmsu.edu There’s no such thing as a typical day for Shari Harris. When she’s not busy organizing events for the College of Arts and Sciences, she is crafting Facebook posts or hard at work putting together pamphlets to promote the college’s 24 departments. Shari Harris shows off the pamphlets and ...Read more

01-12-2015