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New Mexico State University sets events, theme for Homecoming 2018 A logo of the state with “A Moment in Time” on it.

New Mexico State University will host thousands of students, alumni and friends for its “A Moment in Time” Homecoming week Oct. 4-6, 2018, in Las Cruces.

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NMSU helps inmates grow skills at Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility Man holds a yellow squash in a garden.

Carleous McDaniel shifted the overflowing foliage on top of a raised garden bed made of refabricated wood pallets to get a better a look at the patch of melons growing underneath. He lowered his head slightly, inspected a fading green tendril on a miniature yellow watermelon about the size of a coconut, and instantly knew the fruit wasn’t ready to be picked.

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Planned engineering center at NMSU to focus on advanced manufacturing Man, left, and woman, right, look at a prototype in front of a monitor.

Students in the New Mexico State University College of Engineering have access to three distinct spaces that enable creative problem solving. The college is now planning to integrate them, increasing their capabilities and better serving the student population and the community.

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Melendrez appointed as NMSU’s new faculty athletics representative to the NCAA Man smiles while sitting at desk.

Kevin Melendrez, associate professor and department head for New Mexico State University’s Accounting and Information Systems Department in the College of Business, has been named as the university’s faculty athletics representative to the NCAA.

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NMSU to host lawn irrigation audit workshop in Albuquerque Aug. 27 Four people kneeling on a lawn

ALBUQUERQUE – Outdoor irrigation accounts for a large portion of residential potable water use during the summer but irrigation is necessary in order to keep grass and landscape plants alive and green over the summer.

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Tawney steps down as Vice President for University Advancement, Byford named

Andrea Tawney resigned from New Mexico State University, effective today, and informed NMSU that she has accepted a position with Texas Tech University Health Science Center at El Paso. Tawney had served as NMSU’s Vice President for University Advancement and President of the NMSU Foundation since 2016. She had worked at NMSU since 2011.

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New grant supports NMSU health literacy program for low-income families People standing with big check

The New Mexico State University Foundation, on behalf of the College of Health and Human Services, recently received a $20,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico to support health literacy education for low-income ethnic populations in Otero and Sierra counties in southern New Mexico.

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Seven NMSU faculty and staff honored during fall convocation Group of people holding plaques

New Mexico State University honored its faculty and staff at the 2018 fall convocation ceremony Aug. 14 at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Every fall and spring, convocation is held to celebrate the start of a new semester.

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Project in Colombia aimed at combating war on drugs through education, NMSU volunteers share experience Four men smiling at camera

New Mexico State University sent 10 volunteers to Colombia from January through June 2018. They went with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Farmer-to-Farmer program through the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

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NMSU GALS program empowered teenage girls through backpacking trip Group of women outside

Girls from eighth through 12th grade spent five days backpacking through the Gila National Forest with four New Mexico State University graduate students in June through the Girls on Outdoor Adventure for Leadership and Science program. The GALS program started in 2017 at Duke University, and this was NMSU’s first year hosting it. The program was directed by Wiebke Boeing, aquatic ecology professor at NMSU’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

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NMSU students to host food, beverage events this fall Students prepare a meal in a kitchen.

For a chance to sip on Harry Potter-themed drinks, or learn about the many varieties of rosé wine, or dine on gourmet five-course meals with international flair, look no further than New Mexico State University this fall.

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Arrowhead Center leverages Hunt gift to build Borderplex entrepreneurship ecosystem

In just its second year of operation, the Hunt Center for Entrepreneurship, housed at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, has made significant strides in strengthening the region’s entrepreneurial pipeline by focusing on the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs, developing exciting new technologies, and forging partnerships that benefit the Borderland.

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NMSU’s brewery engineering program creates new concoctions Man pours a beer into a glass.

The recipe may only call for four ingredients, but brewing beer is a science, and the brewery engineering program at New Mexico State University offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in the growing industry.

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NMSU researchers find new information on Kentucky Bluegrass Grass

New Mexico State University Regent’s Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist Bernd Leinauer and Research Assistant Professor Matteo Serena are finding a previous notion that Kentucky Bluegrass is a poor choice for droughty climates to be misleading if not incorrect. They are looking to change the public’s perception on which turfgrasses can survive the best in the drought conditions we find in our region.

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14th ISPCS to focus on ‘next level’ of commercial space travel Woman speaks to crowd from podium.

After years of advancements, the commercial spaceflight industry is approaching a “tipping point.” This fall, leaders and experts in the commercial space industry will gather in Las Cruces for the 14th annual International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight to discuss the progress in space travel technologies, investments and policies.

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Master Gardeners to hold state-wide conference in Albuquerque Aug. 31-Sept. 2 People in a garden

ALBUQUERQUE – While the gardening season will be coming to an end the last of August, gardeners will be looking to the future and what they might do next year.

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Potential quorum notice for fall 2018 convocation ceremony

A potential quorum of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents may occur as remarks by Regent Jerean Hutchinson are planned and other regents may attend the New Mexico State University fall convocation ceremony at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Atkinson Recital Hall Music Building, Las Cruces Campus, 1075 N. Horseshoe St. No votes or other official actions will be taken by the NMSU Board of Regents.

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NMSU to host chile pepper field day at Los Lunas agricultural science center Aug. 24 People standing around a machine

LOS LUNAS – Fall is right around the corner. Soon the sweet smell of New Mexicans’ favorite vegetable roasting will be in the air.

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NMSU Rio Arriba County Extension to host fifth annual Rio Chama Equine Expo Man looking at a horse

ABIQUIU – Everything equine is the theme for the fifth annual Rio Chama Equine Expo. There will be a wide selection of fun and educational activities for all ages.

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Brown named interim dean of NMSU College of Education Head and shoulders of a woman

Susan Brown, research professor and director of the STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University, has been named interim dean of the NMSU College of Education, NMSU President John Floros announced Tuesday.

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