NMSU alumna receives national fellowship for Latino heritage preservation

NMSU alumna receives national fellowship for Latino heritage preservation   Norma Hartell is a graduate of NMSU’s Department of Anthropology, having earned her master’s, and currently works at Las Cruces museums. She previously served as an intern for the Hispanic Access Foundation in 2016, working at Everglades National Park in south Florida archiving ...Read more

12-11-2017

NMSU’s TRIO program mentors students, celebrates outstanding graduate

NMSU’s TRIO program mentors students, celebrates outstanding graduate   When Alma Chavez walks across the stage during the fall commencement ceremony at New Mexico State University Saturday, Dec. 9, it will be a celebration for the Juarez, Mexico, native, who was selected as the outstanding graduate for the College of Arts and ...Read more

12-07-2017

Journalism professor publishes book of photos of Juárez taken over 20+ years

Journalism professor publishes book of photos of Juárez taken over 20+ years An associate professor in New Mexico State University’s Journalism Department recently published a book compiling photographs and stories he’s taken of Juárez and the border over the course of more than 40 years. Before Bruce Berman entered academia, he worked on assignment as a freelance ...Read more

11-29-2017

NMSU's 'Project Postcard' offers miniature artwork to benefit art department

NMSU's 'Project Postcard' offers miniature artwork to benefit art department   Hundreds of pieces of postcard-sized artwork will be showcased at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery from Nov. 27–30 during a fundraiser to support the replacement of D.W. Williams Hall, the new art building which will provide an innovative and new space to support the needs of both the NMSU ...Read more

11-21-2017

NMSU to host community celebration of diversity in computing

NMSU to host community celebration of diversity in computing   The field of computer science is growing so fast it outpaces all other occupations in the U.S. New Mexico State University is helping to broaden the pipeline through programs that engage diverse students coming from public schools to encourage them to get computer science degrees that enable them to compete for these high ...Read more

11-16-2017

Giving Tuesday brings the power of collective giving to the NMSU system

Giving Tuesday brings the power of collective giving to the NMSU system   Generous donors to the New Mexico State University system have given millions over the past two years to empower students and support cutting-edge programs and outstanding teaching and research during Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving powered by social media and ...Read more

11-14-2017

NMSU faculty create institute to study Rio Grande Rift

Many residents of southern New Mexico don't realize that they are living in an active geologic landscape: the Rio Grande rift. Volcanoes, earthquakes, and fossils millions of years old are all part of what researchers at New Mexico State University plan to study with help from the newly established Southern Rift ...Read more

11-07-2017

ROTC commander to give talk about Boy Scout camp in Nepal

ROTC commander to give talk about Boy Scout camp in Nepal   The commander of New Mexico State University’s Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFROTC) will give a talk on leading a Boy Scout troop in Nepal as part of the 2017 “Global Connections series in the College of Arts and Sciences. Klomp’s presentation will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Health and Social Services ...Read more

11-03-2017

Expanded Zuhl Museum at NMSU reopens to public

Expanded Zuhl Museum at NMSU reopens to public   A renovated and expanded Zuhl Museum at New Mexico State University officially reopened to the public on Thursday, Oct. 26. The museum houses the Zuhl collection of more than 1,800 fossils, minerals and petrified ...Read more

11-01-2017

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

  NMSU art students create one-of-a-kind jewelry for sale Jewelry and metalsmithing students in the New Mexico State University Department of Art will host their 35th Annual Jewelry Sale from 7 a.m.–8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30 in the lobby of D. W. Williams Hall, 1390 E. University, next to Barnes and ...Read more

10-25-2017

NMSU Languages Department to hold French film festival

NMSU Languages Department to hold French film festival The Department of Languages and Linguistics at New Mexico State University will hold a French film festival comprised of six films, which will be shown between Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Nov. 7.  The department received a grant from the Tournées French Film Festival, a program of the French-American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation, in ...Read more

10-20-2017

NMSU to host ‘Languages and Cultures Day’

NMSU to host ‘Languages and Cultures Day’   All area middle- and high-school students are invited to attend the fifth-annual “Languages and Cultures Day,” from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 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 19 interactive sessions and ...Read more

10-19-2017

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