NMSU Round Up

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...

NMSU provost speaks on her non-traditional journey to academia

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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

A memorial for the August 3 El Paso Shooting.  (Photo: Mark Ralston, AFP/Getty Images)

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

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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

The Devasthali name will remain on the new art building for many years to come, in recognition of  the patrons who helped make the vision a reality.

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

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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

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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

The students of NMSU ROTC stood alongside the NMSU Patriot Day to remember 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...

NMSU Bands Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary

NMSU's Pride Marching Band is one of the bands celebrating 100 years.

Lauren Roman, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

The New Mexico State University bands are celebrating their 100th year on campus. The music department is preparing future activities that will honor the anniversary, while taking time to remember the legacy of past students and faculty. The bands celebrating the anniversary are Pride, Southwest ...

D.W. Williams Hall to be demolished within the coming months

Students object to plans for demolition of D.W. Williams Hall.

Jensen Stell, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

The previous site of the New Mexico State University art department, D. W. Williams Hall, is due for demolition at the end of this year.  Demolition of the hall and it’s attached annex, will begin anytime between November 2019 and January 2020 said NMSU’...

NMSU College of Education receives $700,000 for scholarships for future teachers

NMSU College of Education receives $700,000 to aid students on their path to gaining their degree.

Victoria Del Toro and Leah Romero

September 9, 2019

The New Mexico Legislature granted the New Mexico State University College of Education $700,000, creating two new scholarships to support aspiring teachers in the state. Two bills proposed during the 2019 legislative session introduced the scholarships and established the funds to sustain them. Ho...

NMSU chief of police says majority of students not prepared for emergency situations

Over the course of a year, only 21 percent of students attend active shooter training.

Leah Romero, News Editor

September 4, 2019

The New Mexico State University Police Department offers optional emergency training for students, faculty and staff, yet the chief of police agrees a majority of students would not be prepared to handle a real situation. Chief of Police Stephen Lopez said faculty and staff are not required to take...

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