This category will combine all universities that are not in Silver City, i.e. not WNMU, into one category under Non-Local News Releases

When this category is created, we have NMSU and ENMU that send us notices. 

Local school children get a glimpse into the lives of NMSU students

Since the age of 4, Diego Rivero has dreamt of one day attending an Ivy League school and becoming an anesthesiologist.

Diego is now 11 years old, and his dream hasn’t changed, but he eagerly toured New Mexico State University as part of the William Conroy Honors College’s Day as an NMSU Student program, which hosted groups of Sonoma Elementary School and Sierra Middle School students May 3. During the day, students learned more about the astronomy, computer science, physics and communication departments and the Creative Media Institute, and toured a couple of dorm rooms at Garcia Hall.

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ENMU Celebrates Graduating Class of 755

Portales, NM – May 7, 2024 – Eastern New Mexico University welcomes graduates and their families to Greyhound Arena on the Eastern New Mexico University campus on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. to celebrate their academic achievements as part of the one hundred forty-sixth commencement ceremony. Steve Loy, ENMU alumnus and the president of Sportfive Americas, will give the commencement address.

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NMSU agricultural field days kick off at Leyendecker research center May 22

New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Experiment Station is kicking off its annual field day season at the Leyendecker Plant Science Research Center May 22.

Attendees will get a chance to learn more about the center’s research, which includes long-term soil health, guayule crops, chile breeding for mechanization, crop rotation and cover crop for suppressing weeds among chile pepper crops, and agrivoltaics to protect chile crops from curly top.

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NMSU presents ninth annual Public Health Heroes Awards

New Mexico State University’s Department of Public Health Sciences honored three individuals for their work in promoting military health, border health and mental health.

The NMSU Public Health Heroes Awards, now in its ninth year, recognize and celebrate local public health heroes for their ongoing contributions and commitments to public health. Humaira Rahman, assistant professor of public health sciences, led this year’s award ceremony, which coincided with National Public Health Week in early April.

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Critical Approaches to Place focuses student research on community

“What can St. Genevieve teach Las Cruces?” A group of community members posed that question in a zine titled “A New Zine Atlas of Las Cruces.”

New Mexico State University graduate student Esperanza Chairez Uriarte answers that question through a zine she co-created in collaboration with community members over the course of three public workshops.

Born and raised in Las Cruces and pursuing a master’s degree in the department of geography and environmental studies, the place she calls home has become the focus of much of her work.

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KRWG wins New Mexico Press Women awards, advances to national contest

KRWG Public Media, Las Cruces’ public broadcasting for television and radio, earned nearly two dozen awards at the 2024 New Mexico Press Women (NMPW) Conference. KRWG’s eight first-place winners will now compete in the national contest. Awards were given for radio, television, digital and student reporting.

KRWG’s first-place winners Jonny Coker, K.C. Counts, Angelina Malone, Anthony Moreno Noah Raess, Evelyn Sandoval, Christian Valle and Leora Zeitlin will go on to compete nationally. The National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) will announce those winners at their conference in June in St. Louis.

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NMSU art museum MFA Thesis Exhibition features student art, accompanying events

Two New Mexico State University students will exhibit their work at this year’s Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition hosted by NMSU’s Art Museum.

“Making as Knowing · When I was Here, Thinking of There” will run from May 9 to July 20 in Devasthali Hall and features work from MFA candidates Karly Jean Kainz and Blanca Martinez as they explore ideas of home and personal ritual.

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Learn Like a Jedi: NMSU Global Campus features VR courses this Star Wars Day

Inspired by the playful catchphrase, “May the fourth be with you,” New Mexico State University Global Campus invites learners to expand their horizons with its featured virtual reality microlearning courses just in time for Star Wars Day Saturday, May 4.

These courses offer interactive and engaging experiences, guiding participants in mastering the latest VR technologies. 

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