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. 

ENMU and Local Music Venues Announce a Weekend of Live Music

Portales, NM – April 22, 2024 – In conjunction with several local music venues, Eastern New Mexico University proudly announces a weekend of live music in and around Portales, New Mexico, April 24-27. 

“ENMU continues its efforts to be a good community partner and do our part to bring great music and entertainment to our community,” said James Johnston, ENMU President. “I hope to see you out and about to enjoy the live music.”

On Wednesday, April 24, Uncle Mike's will feature the band One Side Surrender and local musician Brannon Oliver. This night will feature a food drive where patrons can bring their canned goods and non-perishable items to donate to the community. 

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ENMU University Presents the K Through ENMU Art Show

Portales, NM – April 19, 2024- Eastern New Mexico University proudly presents the K through ENMU Juried Art Exhibition through April 27, 2024, at the ENMU Runnels Gallery at the Golden Student Success Center. 

“We are delighted to have received so many great entries this year and even more excited to share our selections with the community,” says Bryan Hahn, University Curator, and Gallery Manager. “There is such creativity happening with school-aged artists. It’s fascinating to see which modes of expression they choose to bring their creative visions to life.”

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Eastern New Mexico University Welcomes Alumnus

Eastern New Mexico University Welcomes Alumnus and President of Sportfive Americas Steve Loy as a Guest Speaker for the Spring 2024 Commencement

Portales, NM – April 19, 2024- Eastern New Mexico University announced today that the guest speaker for the spring 2024 commencement will be Steve Loy, the president of Sportfive Americas and a 1973 alumnus of Eastern New Mexico University.

“We are honored to have Mr. Loy return home to ENMU as the commencement speaker for our 146th ceremony,” said James Johnston, ENMU Chancellor. “Mr. Loy’s personal story and his tremendous professional success are a true inspiration to the Eastern family. I certainly appreciate his willingness to share his experiences with the May 2024 graduating class.”

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NMSU ROTC hosts 122nd Presidential Pass-in-Review

WHAT: 122nd Presidential Pass in Review and awards and scholarship ceremony

WHO: NMSU Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC

WHEN: 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25WHERE: Hadley Pride Field on the Horseshoe 

VISUALS: Helicopter flyover and cadets in uniform for Pass-in-Review at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Hadley Pride Field; scholarship and award ceremony for ROTC students at 2:30 p.m. at Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center room 125

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NMSU student-run coffee shop reboots with sweet collaboration

On a Wednesday morning in March, students in the culinary arts program at Doña Ana Community College mixed, scooped and baked dozens of cookies, muffins and whoopie pies in a kitchen laboratory on DACC’s East Mesa campus.

By that afternoon, the cooled and packaged baked goods were en route to New Mexico State University’s Las Cruces campus. Their destination? The Sam Steel Café in the heart of Gerald Thomas Hall – home of NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

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NMSU geography alumna manages New York City parks

From a young age, Terese Flores dreamed of moving to New York City. Raised in Silver City and Las Cruces, she hoped her dream would one day become a reality. Twenty years after graduating from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in geography, she is now the Regional Park Manager for Manhattan in the New York City Parks Department.

Since starting her position, she has helped the city battle a pandemic, started an agency initiative for women in her field called Women in Leadership and has mentored many young interns in the world of Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software.

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ENMU Announces Digitization of Silverpack Yearbooks

Portales, NM – April 16, 2024 – Eastern New Mexico University announced today that the Golden Library Archives has digitized the collection of all ENMU Silverpacks, the University yearbooks, dating from 1935-2008.

“I am beyond excited to see this project come to fruition,” said Regina Bouley-Sweeten, Archives and Special Collections Librarian. “So many people will use this collection, from alumni and their families to local community members to researchers and more. I especially want to thank the ENMU Foundation for funding the digitization of the yearbooks.”

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NMSU receives 5-year NIH grant to train undergraduate researchers

A $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund training for undergraduate researchers at New Mexico State University over the next five years. The award, under the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences, will support NMSU’s Undergraduate Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (U-RISE) Program.

The program promotes broad participation in the biomedical research workforce by strengthening research training environments and expanding the pool of well-trained students who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs such as Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.

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