NMSU Round Up

COVID-19 Update: Face masks to be enforced, Dona Ana cases near 1,000

Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) image.

Alanna Herrera, Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2020

Here are the most important things to know today about COVID-19 according to the New Mexico Department of Health, the office of Michelle Lujan Grisham and Las Cruces officials. Around the State Positive cases around the state have risen to 12,276. Total tests administered in New Mexico have reac...

Six student-athletes, staff member test positive for COVID-19

Cedric Wilcots celebrates a sack against Liberty.

Alanna Herrera, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2020

New Mexico State University released a statement this morning announcing the temporary suspension of activities at the Coca-Cola Weight Training Center after six student-athletes and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.  According to the press release, the university is working on identifying...

NMSU Provost names interim Chicano Programs director

New Mexico State University Provost Carol Parker has appointed Associate Professor Judith Flores Carmona as interim director of Chicano Programs effective July 1. (Courtesy photo)

Adriana M. Chavez, NMSU News Center

June 25, 2020

New Mexico State University Provost Carol Parker has appointed Associate Professor Judith Flores Carmona as interim director of Chicano Programs effective July 1. Flores Carmona started her tenure-track position in 2012 in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, with...

NMSU, Electronic Caregiver launch project to evaluate COVID-19 monitoring system

A woman holding equipment speaks to another woman
Jennifer Ross, left, of Electronic Caregiver, explains the equipment that Carol MacDonald, right, a nurse supervisor at the Aggie Health and Wellness Center at New Mexico State University, will use to participate in a project to evaluate an automated telehealth system that monitors COVID-19 symptoms. (NMSU photo by Josh Bachman)

Carlos Andres Lopez, NMSU News Center

June 23, 2020

A team of public health researchers at New Mexico State University launched a demonstration project this summer in partnership with the Las Cruces-based Electronic Caregiver to evaluate the feasibility of an automated telehealth system that monitors COVID-19 symptoms. Researchers from the NMSU College...

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 to host virtual forum on racial violence and social justice June 22

NMSU School of Social Work, courtesy photo

Carlos Andres Lopez, 575-646-1955, [email protected] NMSU News Center

June 22, 2020

The School of Social Work in the College of Health and Social Services at New Mexico State University is inviting members of the NMSU community and general public to join in on a virtual conversation Monday, June 22, about racial violence and social justice. The forum will feature a panel of speakers...

NMSU’s return to campus plan and what students need to know

New Mexico State University system leaders this week released a comprehensive plan for the university’s return to campus operations for the fall 2020 semester. Prepared by the university’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Team and titled “NMSU Ready,” the document outlines the steps the university will take to ensure a welcoming and functional campus environment when classes begin on Aug. 19. (Photo for NMSU by Derek Flodmand)

Alanna Herrera, Editor-in-Chief

June 18, 2020

New Mexico State University unveiled a detailed return-to-campus plan Wednesday for the fall semester. The plan, prepared by NMSU’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Team, is deemed as a “living document,” meaning it could be subject to changes as per the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Black Student Association plans Juneteenth celebration for Friday

NMSU Black Student Association to host Junteenth this Friday at 7 p.m.

Alanna Herrera, Editor-in-Chief

June 17, 2020

NMSU Black Student Association and Associated Students of NMSU will host the university’s first Juneteenth celebration this Friday at 7 p.m. on the Corbett Center Outdoor Stage. Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the US on June 19, 1865 — two and a half years after President Abraham...

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...

NMSU reopening plans yet to be finalized

NMSU plans to welcome students come the fall semester, but specifics have yet to be finalized.

Alanna Herrera, Editor-in-Chief

June 15, 2020

As positive COVID-19 cases continue to grow around the state, New Mexico State University is preparing to reopen come fall, though plan specifics have yet to be defined. On June 5, the university launched an online guide entitled “NMSU Ready,” with information available to students regarding plans...

NMSU Black Programs to host candlelight vigil

NMSU Black Programs will be hosting a candle light vigil in downtown Las Cruces on June 11, 2020.

Alanna Herrera, Editor-in-Chief

June 11, 2020

NMSU Black programs will be hosting a candlelight vigil June 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the downtown Las Cruces Plaza. The event will serve to honor those who have lost their lives at the hands of police brutality as well as stand against racism and social injustice. Christopher Brooks, president...

I Can’t Breathe

Digital Art created by Lauren Roman

Lauren Roman, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

I can’t breathe, The solemn cry of that terrible sting, That hopeless plea that prevails earth’s light, And sends its people into darkness, black as night. The inhalation of the people’s breaths, That say one is better than all the rest. Somehow they believe color makes crime...

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