NMSU Round Up

Phame Camarena takes on Honors College as newly appointed dean

Phame Camarena, was  selected mid-July to lead the William Conroy Honors College as the third appointed dean at New Mexico State University. (Courtesy photo)
August 28, 2020

Phame Camarena is the third dean to the William Conroy Honors College at New Mexico State University. Camarena is the successor to former dean Miriam Chaiken, as announced on July 17 by NMSU Provost...

Hundreds gather for NMSU’s first Juneteenth celebration

Hundreds of spectators gathered at NMSU for the first Juneteenth celebration at the university.
June 22, 2020

Underneath the glow of a summer sun, hundreds gathered to celebrate Juneteenth for the first time at the Corbett Center Outdoor Stage Friday evening. The event, hosted by the New Mexico State University...

NMSU Honors College dean retires following accomplished career

Head and shoulders of a woman
New Mexico State University Honors College Dean Miriam Chaiken is retiring this summer as the college’s second dean. (Courtesy photo by Tom Conelly
June 16, 2020

As the second dean of New Mexico’s first Honors College, Miriam Chaiken created an impressive legacy at New Mexico State University. Chaiken will retire this summer with several accomplishments under...

Dr. Jill McDonald: “Disease Detective”

Courtesy Photo: NMSU News Center
May 1, 2020

As the world around seems to come to a standstill and people lose track of time, days blending into one another during self-isolation, there are those such as Jill McDonald, an epidemiologist, who works...

NMSU Theatre Arts Department hosting weekly social media events

NMSU Theatre Arts Department is located in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.
May 1, 2020

The New Mexico State University Theatre Arts Department is hosting weekly online Facebook events amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. NMSU theatre student and the department’s social media marketer, Gus...

ICT department at forefront of NMSU’s transition to online operation

The Information and Communication Technologies department has lead NMSU in the transition to online operation while their staff work from home.
April 29, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to keep all of New Mexico State University working from home, NMSU Information and Communication Technologies has become more central as the department assists the university in digital...

NMSU hosts 90th anniversary of Pluto panel

Courtesy Photo
February 28, 2020

New Mexico State University hosted a panel Wednesday night honoring the 90th anniversary of Pluto’s discovery by Clyde W. Tombaugh. The third floor of Zhul Library was home to a lively audience of enthused...

NMSU student loses scholarship money to ‘poor advice’

The advising center located in Garcia Center.
February 18, 2020

Undergraduate student Sarah Valdivia said poor advice she received last semester from the Advising Center at New Mexico State University cost her about $800 in lost scholarship money.  Valdivia,...

Local ransomware attacks pose questions of NMSU computer security

A ransomware attack hit Las Cruces Public Schools Oct. 29, leading to concerns about security at NMSU.
December 5, 2019

Ransomware attacks have struck public school districts in New Mexico, but are New Mexico State University departments able to prevent or operate against such hack attacks? NMSU Chief Information Security...

NMSU overcomes national average with four Fullbright Scholars 

Four NMSU students were awarded the Fulbright Fellowship Scholarship to conduct research internationally. (Courtesy NMSU Photo)
November 20, 2019

New Mexico State University announced four students received the Fullbright Fellowship Scholarship—a prestigious award that allows students to continue their research in different countries.  Associate...

Remembering a Legacy: A look into the life of Captain Joseph Quesenberry

NMSU remembers former student and football captain, Capt. Joseph Quesenberry who left a legacy while serving in World War I.
November 14, 2019

During New Mexico State University’s Veteran Appreciation Week, the university honors the veterans that served to protect their country. One veteran, Joseph Quesenberry, served as Captain of Company...

NMSU Community Puppy Raisers Club partners with non-profit to train seeing-eye dogs

Scooby, a yellow labrador, is in training to be a guide dog for the blind.
November 7, 2019

Editor's Note: Earlier versions of this story stated that the puppies could "fail formal training." This has since been corrected to say that the guide dog path is not suitable for some dogs. The...

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