NMSU Round Up

Hundreds gather for NMSU’s first Juneteenth celebration

Hundreds of spectators gathered at NMSU for the first Juneteenth celebration at the university.

Alanna Herrera, Editor-in-Chief

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 Black Student Association with the Associated Students of NMSU, served to commemorate June 19,...

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

NMSU News Center

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 her belt. The number of students opting to enroll in honors classes, pursue an Honors Certificate...

Dr. Jill McDonald: “Disease Detective”

Courtesy Photo: NMSU News Center

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

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 to ensure a safe return to normalcy once doors are open.   Originally from New York City...

NMSU Theatre Arts Department hosting weekly social media events

NMSU Theatre Arts Department is located in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.

Jensen Stell, Staff Writer

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 Sanchez, explained the different events that the public is welcome to participate in or interact with...

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.

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

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 literacy and cyber security. NMSU ICT Chief Information Officer Norma Grijalva said in an...

NMSU hosts 90th anniversary of Pluto panel

Courtesy Photo

Ashleigh Black, Staff Writer

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 astronomers and historians. Host and moderator, Monika Glowacka-Musial pulled together many ...

NMSU student loses scholarship money to ‘poor advice’

The advising center located in Garcia Center.

Lauren Roman, Staff Writer

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, a senior studying counseling and community psychology with a minor in psychology and child advocacy studies...

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.

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

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 Officer and Information Technology Enterprise Director John Roberts, explained how a ransomware...

NMSU overcomes national average with four Fullbright Scholars 

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

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

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 Dean of the Honors College and Director of the Office of National S...

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.

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

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 K, 18th Infantry of the First Infantry Division and was the first Aggie to die in World War I. Writ...

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.

Jensen Stell, Staff Writer

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 Community Puppy Raisers club does not consider any of the puppies to be failures because they will c...

Former NMSU journalism department head inducted into NMPA hall of fame

J. Sean McCleneghan was inducted into the NMPA hall of fame Oct. 26. He is the first college educator to be inducted.

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

A New Mexico State University former journalism department head and distinguished achievement emeritus professor is the first college educator inductee in the New Mexico Press Association Hall of Fame.  J. Sean McCleneghan earned the NMPA’s highest honor on Oct. 26, during the 1...

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