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Criminal Justice majors to see heavy online-course load for spring 2020

Criminal Justice majors to see heavy online-course load for spring 2020

Aimee Ryan, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Criminal justice majors at New Mexico State University’s main campus have noticed that their course options will mainly be offered online this upcoming spring 2020 semester.   According to the online registration catalog, 16 out of the 27 undergraduate criminal justice course sections will be offe...

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...

Giving Tuesday at NMSU shows increase in student donors

Giving Tuesday at NMSU shows increase in student donors

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Hosted in the Corbett Center Student Union Aggie Lounge, the New Mexico State University Student Foundation held the fifth annual Giving Tuesday.  Interim Vice President of University Advancement Tina Byford, Ph.D., said this Giving Tuesday she saw the most student donors.   The increased in student participation helped to contribute to the number of ...

NMSU EPWS department to offer new plant health management option

NMSU EPWS department to offer new plant health management option

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

New Mexico State University department of entomology, plant pathology and weed science will be offering a new degree option starting the Fall 2020 semester.  The plant health management option, under the agricultural biology major, will cater to students in...

U.S. Supreme Court to decide on case addressing end of DACA program

U.S. Supreme Court to decide on case addressing end of DACA program

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 12, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments concerning the legality of the procedure followed by the Trump administration in ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Their decision, expected to be released next June, will affect the futures of approximately 700,000 D...

CMI professor presents research on environmental design for Research and Creativity Week

CMI professor presents research on environmental design for Research and Creativity Week

Lauren Roman, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Professor at the Creative Media Institute Derek Chase presented his research on environmental design to students and interdisciplinary attendants for New Mexico State University's Research and Creativity Week last week. Stephen Pate, physics professor and chair of the University Research Council, ...

Grant expands Arrowhead Center’s Studio G to better serve American Indians

Grant expands Arrowhead Center’s Studio G to better serve American Indians

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center recognized Native American Heritage Month by opening the American Indian Business Enterprise Center which was created through a grant from the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency.  The $260,000 grant will expa...

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...

NMSU Foundation nearing completion of $125 million Ignite Aggie Discovery campaign

NMSU Foundation nearing completion of $125 million Ignite Aggie Discovery campaign

Aimee Ryan, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

The New Mexico State University Foundation set the stakes high in 2013 by creating the largest cash-only campaign in university history, aiming to raise $125 million by Dec. 31, 2019 for the NMSU system in a campaign titled Ignite Aggie Discovery. As of Nov. 8 the campaign was 98% complete -- meaning...

NMSU Police Department now in control of parking enforcement

NMSU Police Department now in control of parking enforcement

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

The New Mexico State University Police Department is now in control of parking enforcement for the NMSU Parking Auxiliary Services. Director of Auxiliary Business Support Kim Huddleston said the transition was largely for parking enforcement officer safety. “We have decided to allow the police...

Volunteers restore NMSU student veteran housing

Volunteers restore NMSU student veteran housing

Lauren Roman, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

New Mexico State University hosted the Veteran Housing Project to provide adequate living space for student veterans at the Tom Fort Village Nov. 9, after a parent showed concern in the status of the housing. Evan Conner, president of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University, talked...

NMSU Faculty Senate moves to ‘qualitative’ based student evaluations

NMSU Faculty Senate moves to ‘qualitative’ based student evaluations

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

New Mexico State University Faculty Senate passed legislature to change student evaluations beginning this fall in order to have a more proactive take on student input toward their teachers and classes.   NMSU Faculty Senate Chair Becky Corran, a professor...

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