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Virtual forums set for NMSU Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity finalists Aerial photo of the NMSU campus.

New Mexico State University has named four finalists for a new vice president position to lead initiatives in equity, diversity and inclusion. Online public forums with each candidate will begin Monday, Feb. 15.

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NMSU passport office reopens, expands hours Building profile photo

The Passport Acceptance Facility at New Mexico State University has reopened to the public with expanded hours.

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NMSU’s Cooperative Extension Service to host virtual fruit grower workshop March 11-12 Tree branch of jujube fruit

The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host its annual fruit grower workshop virtually from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 11-12. The workshop, which will be presented on Zoom, is free but pre-registration is required.

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NMSU Cooperative Extension Service faculty to present COVID-19 stress webinar Pistol Pete statue wearing an NMSU face mask

A team of specialists and agents with the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service will present a seven-week webinar series, “Coping with COVID Burnout,” offering strategies for managing chronic stress related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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NMSU receives NASA Early Stage Innovations grant Man sitting at a desk in front of a laptop.

New Mexico State University was selected to receive a NASA Early Stage Innovations grant to conduct game-changing space technology research. NMSU’s proposal was one of 14 university-led research proposals chosen to receive up to $650,000 from NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants program for up to three years.

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NMSU Chile Pepper Institute to host plant sale Friday Chile plants

The New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute will host a special plant sale in celebration of Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Fabian Garcia Science Center, 113 W. University Ave.

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NMSU Art Museum hosts free virtual retablo workshop in conjunction with new exhibit Graphic

The New Mexico State University Art Museum will host its first Spring 2021 virtual program in connection with their newest exhibition, “Saint Joseph & The Laborers.” The exhibit, curated by NMSU graduate student Courtney Uldrich, delves into the role of the laborer through the lens of Mexican retablo imagery. The exhibition will be on display in the Margie and Bobby Rankin Retablo Gallery by appointment from Feb. 20 through Nov. 6.

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NMSU Labor Management Relations Board to meet March 11

The New Mexico State University Labor Management Relations Board will gather for a meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 11. Due to public health emergency mandates issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the meeting will be available via webcast. In compliance with the Open Meetings Act, copies of the agenda will be made available at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and accessible on the public university website at https://hr.nmsu.edu/labor/.

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NMSU’s new financial literacy platform offers resources to money questions Laptop computer with a financial literacy website on the screen.

What’s the best way to pay for college and how to split expenses when living with a roommate are two financial questions many college students face. New Mexico State University launched a new platform during the spring 2021 semester to help them make informed decisions.

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NMSU researcher links pandemic to skyrocketing depression, anxiety rates Man sitting on bench.

A new study by a New Mexico State University researcher found that depression and anxiety rates in the United States have more than doubled among adults amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Film festival’s virtual transition expands film offerings, community partnerships Graphic image of 2021 LCIFF

The virtual nature of this year’s Las Cruces International Film Festival is broadening the film experience, not only by increasing the number of films and access to movie-goers around the world, but also by adding partnerships with local businesses.

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‘Reimagining Borders’ 48-Hour Film Challenge part of Las Cruces film fest Logo for Las Cruces International Film Festival

Among many events planned in conjunction with the 2021 Las Cruces International Film Festival is an opportunity for anyone to make a movie in 48 hours between Feb. 26 and 28, then have it screened during the festival.

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NMSU custodial worker retires after eventful 45-year career Man wearing safety goggles standing outside

As a custodial worker at New Mexico State University, Alfredo Cadena has met university presidents, athletes, accomplished faculty and a U.S. president. But looking back on his 45-year career at NMSU, Cadena said his favorite aspect of his job was getting to know the campus buildings and leaving them as spotless as possible.

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Arrowhead Center at NMSU receives award in Lab to Market Competition Building profile photo

Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University has been awarded $25,000 in the Lab-to-Market Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize Competition, an award granted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Science and Technology Council.

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NMSU Health Sciences Seminar Series kicks off Feb. 24 Portrait photo of Marian Neuhouser.

New Mexico State University’s College of Health and Social Services is launching its new Health Sciences Seminar Series this month, bringing leading experts in the field to share innovative research and emerging information with the campus and community.

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NMSU Arrowhead Center, STTE Foundation announce 100 Day Challenge for middle, high school students Image of 100 Day Challenge competition logo

Middle and high school teachers and students in the Borderplex region: do you have a business idea that solves a problem? New Mexico State University’s Hunt Center for Entrepreneurship at Arrowhead Center and El Paso’s STTE Foundation want to hear those ideas and find the best.

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NMSU Center of Excellence, Tri-State, EPRI bring container farm to Grants campus A container farm

New Mexico State University is partnering with Tri-State Generation and Transmission to join the Electric Power Research Institute’s National Demonstration and Monitoring of Indoor Food Production Facilities research project to explore indoor agriculture concepts.

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New solar-still technologies hold promise for increased efficiency, lower cost Woman sitting at a desk

A team of engineering researchers at New Mexico State University are making headway toward developing technologies that will make the production of freshwater more efficient and cost effective through the use of solar stills. Their work could provide a viable solution for the world’s water-stressed regions.

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NMSU to celebrate Black History Month with virtual events A flyer graphic.

Starting this week, New Mexico State University will commemorate Black History Month with a series of free virtual events sponsored by the NMSU Black Student Association, NMSU Black Programs and the NMSU Library.

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NMSU’s Arrowhead Center, Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine partner for new Studio G site Logo graphic

New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center has joined with Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine to establish a new Studio G location. A virtual ribbon cutting will take place at 2 p.m. Feb. 20.

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NMSU’s Cooperative Extension Service to host hemp production workshops Hemp plants

Following the United States Department of Agriculture’s approval of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s state hemp production regulatory plan in October 2020, New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension Service has created a series of workshops to help stakeholders learn more about the emerging crop for agriculture producers in the state.

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NMSU School of Nursing seeks to develop nurse anesthesiology program A building on the NMSU campus

The New Mexico State University School of Nursing is exploring the feasibility of developing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree concentration in nurse anesthesiology that would focus on rural health and health disparities. It would be the first program of its kind in New Mexico.

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NMSU, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, The Bridge of Southern New Mexico to offer virtual HSF College 101 Students walking on campus.

New Mexico State University’s Student Success Center and Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation along with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and The Bridge of Southern New Mexico will host a virtual HSF College 101 workshop from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24. The free, bilingual, three-hour workshop college will be held on Zoom to help middle and high school students and their families learn more about how to prepare for college.

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NMSU, local entrepreneur collaborate on Pistol Pete’s ‘Smell of Victory’ signature candle Two candles with a NM State cap

What is the smell of victory? According to one Las Cruces entrepreneur, when the Aggies win, it definitely smells sweet.

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NMSU regents to hold special meeting Feb. 2

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. Due to the public health emergency issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the meeting will take place online via Zoom at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor/.

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Multiple NMSU programs recognized on 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online rankings

Several New Mexico State University programs have been ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Education Programs list offered by U.S. National Universities.

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NMSU’s Physical Science Lab joins SelectUSA UAS Virtual Inbound Investment Mission

New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory and a team of New Mexico leaders in unmanned aircraft systems and economic development will participation in SelectUSA’s UAS Virtual Inbound Investment Mission, Jan. 25-28. Selected participants in this event include 122 international delegates, representing 70 companies from 19 countries.

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NMSU Arrowhead Center’s American Indian Business Enterprise to offer business courses A woman and a man seated at a table holding new laptops

Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University’s American Indian Business Enterprise is partnering with New Mexico Community Capital to host Financial Basic Business courses. The first course with eight AIBE-established clients will start Wednesday, Jan. 27. However, a call for applications for more courses will be coming later in the spring.

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NMSU Cooperative Extension Service to offer online diabetes cooking classes

New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service will present a series of online cooking classes designed to teach adults with diabetes how to cook healthy meals.

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NMSU’s first female Ph.D. was in mathematics, research spanned decades Woman seated holding award

Carol Walker’s father may not have dreamed what the future had in store for her, but when little Carol was in elementary school, her dad introduced her to mathematics.

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