NMSU Round Up

Virtual campus tours now availabe for incoming students

Virtual campus tours now availabe for incoming students

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

New Mexico State University has taken the step to offer virtual tours to prospective students as of March 19 as a way to adhere to the guidelines provided by federal and state agencies given in the times of COVID-19. Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation Seth Miner explained how the...

Resources available for students in need of computer and internet access

Resources available for students in need of computer and internet access

Jensen Stell, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

With the switch to online classes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Mexico State University is offering different discount internet options to students who don’t have regular access to internet or computers at home. On the NMSU Technology Resources for Students website, there is a section...

Concern surfaces for NMSU livestock amid COVID-19 restrictions

Concern surfaces for NMSU livestock amid COVID-19 restrictions

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

As New Mexico State University moves all classes to an online platform, worries regarding continued care of the on-campus farm animals have surfaced.   NMSU farm hand and student Levi Beckham explained the concerns he and the others had as the first restrictions were set in place in response to COV...

NMSU’s spring 2020 commencement to be held virtually

NMSU’s spring 2020 commencement to be held virtually

Ch'ree Essary, Managing Editor

March 31, 2020

The commencement of 1,981 students set to graduate this spring will be held virtually according to New Mexico State University administration during a virtual townhall Thursday, March 26. Commencement will be held virtually as an act of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An in-person commencement...

New Mexico college students adapt to campus housing changes

New Mexico college students adapt to campus housing changes

Leah Romero, News Editor

March 30, 2020

Within about a week New Mexico State University students went from walking down the I-Mall and grabbing a cup of coffee to self-quarantining and social isolating because of COVID-19. Similar situations have befallen most New Mexicans who are suddenly found working and finishing school from home. As...

Center for English Language Programs to close at end of semester

Center for English Language Programs to close at end of semester

Lauren Roman, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

The English Language program will be leaving New Mexico State University alongside the Confucius Institute by the end of the semester.   Jan Snyder, the interim director for the English Language Program (CELP) discussed the reason behind the program shutting down.  “Unfortunately, our progr...

NMSU leaders address COVID-19 questions during virtual townhall Wednesday

NMSU leaders address COVID-19 questions during virtual townhall Wednesday

Aimee Ryan, Political Writer

March 19, 2020

New Mexico State University has undergone drastic changes within the past week, as many other universities and institutions have, to adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic reaching the U.S. To provide further clarification as to what the NMSU community should expect throughout the remainder of the semes...

Hands-on courses to change teaching methods in order to switch to online structure

Hands-on courses to change teaching methods in order to switch to online structure

Lauren Roman, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Due to concern over the recently announced pandemic of the novel coronavirus, New Mexico State University Provost Post Carol Parker announced the decision to move NMSU courses online after the two-week spring break. However, classes with a hands-on learning environment may find the transition diffic...

NMSU to move to online classes after two-week spring break

NMSU to move to online classes after two-week spring break

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

New Mexico State University will move to a more focused online format on March 30 as a means to continue schoolwork through the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. In an email sent out March 16 by NMSU Provost Carol Parker, after spring break “faculty will move face-to-face classes to an online format...

ASNMSU presidential election campaigns set to begin March 30

ASNMSU presidential election campaigns set to begin March 30

Aimee Ryan, Political Writer

March 16, 2020

The season for student government elections has officially begun this semester at New Mexico State University, as packets for the ASNMSU Spring 2020 Elections were released March 2.  Available positions include fifteen senate seats, vice president and president of ASNMSU and are elected to a one year term.  As for availa...

Bataan Memorial Death March cancelled

Bataan Memorial Death March cancelled

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

The Bataan Memorial Death March has been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus threat. The New Mexico State University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps are in the process of creating a local run in Las Cruces to honor the veterans. The Bataan March is annually held at White Sands Missile...

BREAKING: Chancellor Arvizu announces two-week spring break

BREAKING: Chancellor Arvizu announces two-week spring break

Alanna Herrera, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

New Mexico State University announced an extended Spring Break beginning Monday March 16.   "New Mexico State University is implementing a system-wide, two-week spring break for students, beginning Monday, March 16. While coursework will not be held during these two weeks, it’s important...

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