NMSU Round Up

Local ransomware attacks pose questions of NMSU computer security

Local ransomware attacks pose questions of NMSU computer security

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 

NMSU overcomes national average with four Fullbright Scholars 

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

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

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

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

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

Former NMSU journalism department head inducted into NMPA hall of fame

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...

NMSU provost speaks on her non-traditional journey to academia

NMSU provost speaks on her non-traditional journey to academia

Aimee Ryan, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

First generation collegiate graduate Carol Parker began her work as the provost and vice president of academic affairs of New Mexico State University in July of this year. The journey that led her to become an Aggie started with life on a small dairy farm in Michigan, to graduating from law school, entering...

For Her Brother: An NMSU student’s resilience after the El Paso Shooting

For Her Brother: An NMSU student’s resilience after the El Paso Shooting

Ariana Parra, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

On August 3, Las Cruces’s neighboring city, El Paso, Texas faced one of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The shooting occurred at a Walmart supercenter near the Cielo Vista Mall, which left 22 killed and 24 injured. Joanna Rodriguez, a sophomore majoring in psychology at New Mexico State...

Visiting artist lectures at NMSU before opening of inaugural gallery

Visiting artist lectures at NMSU before opening of inaugural gallery

Jensen Stell, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Internationally renowned artist Patty Chang hosted an artist lecture at New Mexico State University on Sept. 26 as a precursor to the University Art Museum’s inaugural exhibit "Labor: Motherhood and Art." Chang’s focus is in several realms of art, including performance and video art, photography,...

Patrons of the NMSU arts: A look into Devasthali Hall’s namesake

Patrons of the NMSU arts: A look into Devasthali Hall’s namesake

Jensen Stell, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

 “I’ve lived in this community for 32, 33 years now, so it’s my home. So what better way to leave your impact on this community than being involved at the University?” Ammu Devasthali, New Mexico State University regent and namesake of the new art building said. Growing up in India where...

Dean of Students seeks to empower greater campus involvement

Dean of Students seeks to empower greater campus involvement

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Filtering through grand windows, sunlight glided through Ann Goodman’s office, touching down on Aggie flags and illuminating diplomas mounted on the wall for all to see. Two of these diplomas, the new Dean of Students proudly said, came from New Mexico State University.   July 15, Goodm...

NMSU graduate’s film-series wins award at local film festival

NMSU graduate’s film-series wins award at local film festival

Jensen Stell, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

At the second annual Borderscene Film Festival in Las Cruces, New Mexico State University graduate and Professor Julian Alexander’s TV series Bad JuJu won Best Borderplex Film. Entering its first season, Bad JuJu is about a young rapper named Junior. He and his best friend Tommy became viral sens...

NMSU remembers 9/11

NMSU remembers 9/11

Alanna Herrera, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2019

246. 2600. 125. 345. 60. These are the numbers of lives lost before 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001.  246 people on four cross-country flights, 2600 professionals beginning their work day at the World Trade Center, 125 employees in the western wing of the Pentagon, 345 firefighters and 60 law enfor...

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