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. 

Retired NMSU VP appointed interim chancellor of community colleges

New Mexico State University has named retired Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance Andrew J. Burke interim chancellor of the NMSU system’s community colleges in Doña Ana County, Alamogordo and Grants.

Interim NMSU President Mónica F. Torres made the announcement in a memo to campus on Thursday, May 2. Torres, who previously served as chancellor of community colleges, began her tenure as interim president of the NMSU system on May 1.

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First NMSU art student accepted to prestigious summer residency program

Studio art major Citlali Delgado is the first New Mexico State University student to earn a competitive spot in the Yale Norfolk School of Art’s Summer Residency Program. This summer, she will join 24 upcoming seniors from all over the country in an intensive six-week program. The cost of the program includes housing, meals and studio space as the students participate in the lecture series.

“The Yale Norfolk School of Art’s standing and prestige underscore the significance of Citlali’s accomplishment,” said art professor Craig Cully. “This opportunity, coupled with a substantial scholarship from Yale, is a profound acknowledgment of the hard work, talent and dedication cultivated by our students and faculty at NMSU.”

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NMSU Dance program sees revival, hosts showcase Friday

After a few years of change and uncertainty, New Mexico State University’s Dance program has a new momentum thanks to a new director, and students who are eager to learn and grow their talents.

The community is invited to catch a glimpse of the revived program at Friday’s The Collection Showcase, which will feature the Contemporary Dance and DanceSport ensembles. The showcase will begin at 6 p.m. at Rentfrow Hall on the NMSU Las Cruces campus. General admission is $10.

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Arrowhead Center at NMSU deputy director named among NM’s Women of Influence

Catron oversees multiple programs at Arrowhead Center, spearheads proposal and funding capture efforts and cultivates value-added partnerships across the region. Arrowhead Center is the engine for economic development and technology transfer for NMSU, and fosters economic opportunities through innovation and entrepreneurship.

Catron started her career at Arrowhead Center in 2010 as a graduate assistant. She serves as primary investigator on multiple grants and contracts, and is director of the New Mexico Clean Energy Resilience and Growth Cluster, which is housed at Arrowhead Center.

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NMSU professor's research links monkeys, mosquitoes and natural virus killers

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, questions like “How long after being infected will I be symptomatic?” and “How quickly will I clear the virus?” were important to answer for scientists working round the clock to model the virus and help save lives.

A new journal article by Kathryn Hanley, a New Mexico State University biology professor with more than 20 years’ experience tracking viruses that spillover from animals into human populations, is providing answers to some of these questions regarding dengue and Zika virus.

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NMSU Global Campus to offer Youth on the Move course beginning in August

New Mexico State University Global Campus invites secondary physical education teachers to elevate their teaching methods by enrolling in the Youth on the Move microlearning course.

Scheduled to start Aug. 7, Youth on the Move approaches physical education through innovative, student-centered teaching strategies.

“This course is an opportunity for educators to transform their approach to physical education,” said Kim Oliver, NMSU professor of physical education pedagogy.

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NMSU Golf Course to host free 2024 PGA HOPE program for veterans

Veterans and active-duty military in the Las Cruces and El Paso community have another opportunity to participate in the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program this year at New Mexico State University’s Golf Course.  

The free program introduces the game of golf to veterans in an effort to enhance their mental, physical, and emotional well-being through a developmental six-week curriculum taught by PGA professionals trained in adaptive and military cultural competency.

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NMSU researchers join France, Japan to develop new Jupiter wind map

How fast does the wind blow on Jupiter? 

While east-west winds on Jupiter blow at hundreds of meters per second because of the high-speed rotation of the gas giant planet, the north-south winds creep slowly, at one meter per second, and are difficult to measure. Imagine trying to track the path of a leaf drifting lazily upward inside hurricane-force winds. That is the challenge for astronomers measuring Jupiter’s atmosphere. 

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