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NMSU’s Indian Resources Development receives grant to enhance Dream Keepers summer camp Students painting fabric

The Indian Resources Development, a program housed in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, connects Indigenous students in the state of New Mexico with opportunities for internships, on-the-job experiences and education. The program has received a Think Indian Community Awareness Grant from the American Indian College Fund. The grant was used during the Dream Keepers summer camp that ran from June 16-28.

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NMSU researcher, collaborators work to create best tools to help restore landscapes with native seeds Field

New Mexico State University Assistant Professor of Rangeland Restoration Ecology Akasha Faist and her collaborators have begun a new research project in the Chihuahuan desert to test novel restoration techniques, such as creative seed mixes using native seeds, to identify ways to overcome barriers to ecological restoration success.

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NMSU receives national geomatics, surveying education grand prize Man standing in front of equipment.

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying recently awarded the New Mexico State University Geomatics/Surveying Engineering program the grand prize for the 2019 NCEES Surveying Education Award. This annual award recognizes surveying programs that best reflect the organization’s mission to advance licensure for surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the public.

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Hear cattle, strip-tillage, forage updates at NMSU’s Tucumcari Field Day Aug. 8 Group listening to agricultural presentation

Northeast New Mexico is an agricultural engine for the state, with annual farm commodity sales surpassing $1 billion in recent years. The region leads the state in livestock production, generating more than $971 million in 2016.

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Two NMSU STEM Outreach Center staff members selected to attend leadership institute Head and shoulders of a woman

Sara Morales, assistant director of the STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University, and center program specialist Kelsey Moore have been selected to attend the first New Mexico Out-of-School Time Leadership Institute.

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Jim Chavez to lead NMSU’s Physical Science Laboratory A photo of Jim Chavez.

Jim Chavez, a former vice president at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named director of New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory. He begins this week.

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NMSU hires state manager for Master Gardeners program Man in garden

New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has hired a state manager for the Master Gardeners program. Eduardo Servin will be charged with overseeing Cooperative Extension Service specialists and growing the Master Gardener program across all 33 counties in New Mexico.

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NMSU Math Snacks program films teacher training video with help of students Photo of students seated at computers

Sixteen students from 11 elementary schools played video games on the New Mexico State University campus this past weekend in hopes of helping teachers worldwide.

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NMSU’s first Osteopathic Medicine Pathway Program graduate set to attend Burrell College in fall Man poses for outdoor portrait

New Mexico State University has several educational outreach programs dedicated to serving students pursuing degrees in health sciences. Three years ago, the university introduced the Osteopathic Medicine Pathway Program.

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Potential quorum notice for Marriott Grand Opening July 18

A potential quorum of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents may occur as regents may attend the Grand Opening of the Courtyard by Marriott at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 456 E. University Ave., Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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NMSU to develop Center of Excellence on Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems A group of people stand for a picture.

Treating inflammation in livestock by supplementing their diet with capsaicin-rich chile peppers. Using industrial hemp to suppress the growth of weeds and soil-borne pathogens. These are potential examples of value-added agriculture that may become a reality as the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University works to develop a Center of Excellence on Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems at NMSU.

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NMSU, regional agroforestry enthusiasts form Southwest Agroforestry Action Network Group of people

Because of the devastation of the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, the agricultural industry has been aware of the impact of over-farming, over-grazing livestock and poor farming practices during drought conditions.

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Campers introduced to the business side of ranching at New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp Group around banner

CIMARRON - The New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp was an eye-opening experience for the 29 youth attending the 2019 camp.

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NMSU to host free fruit tree grafting workshop at Alcalde July 31 A bunch of fruit

ALCALDE – New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service fruit specialist Shengrui Yao will host a fruit tree grafting workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at NMSU’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde.

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NMSU large animal rescue demonstration planned for Acoma Ag Day Horse mannequin being hoisted

ACOMA – Rescuing large animals from a steep arroyo or overturned stock trailer can mean life or death to the animal, and either saving or losing revenue for the owner.

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NMSU nutrition educator uses sign language while teaching ICAN program Woman in maroon shirt

ALBUQUERQUE – Helping people learn to practice better health behaviors is the goal of nutrition educators.

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NMSU’s Arrowhead Center celebrates New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program Group photo

Southern New Mexico economic driver Arrowhead Center was on hand to celebrate the past year’s success for the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program in Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 25. Arrowhead Center, the entrepreneur incubator at New Mexico State University, is a location that NMSBA uses to facilitate special expertise for businesses in New Mexico.

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NMSU kinesiology student wins Miss New Mexico 2019 pageant Woman wearing a crown standing

Misa Tran, the recently crowned Miss New Mexico 2019, is an undergraduate athletic training major at New Mexico State University’s Department of Kinesiology and Dance, with plans to use her platform as a way to help veterans and first responders and the Children’s Miracle Network.

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NMSU to offer two new degrees in high-demand computer science fields Man with students looking at computer screens

New Mexico State University is working to satisfy the regional and the national demand for data scientists and cyber security experts through two new degrees: a professional master’s degree in computational data analytics beginning in fall 2019 and a bachelor’s degree in cyber security beginning in 2020.

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Solar Power Systems for Homeowners Workshop set for July 27 at NMSU

A solar power system can be a reliable electricity source for your home. If you are a homeowner who needs a starting point or more information, the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University is offering a Solar Power Systems for Homeowners Workshop, July 27, as part of its engineering extension and outreach services, in partnership with the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce and the American Solar Energy Society.

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Historic newspapers on display in Milton Hall Newspaper headline under glass frame

Carol Meyers remembers her mom as a history buff and news junkie. She read the newspaper every day with her morning coffee and was known to friends and family as a lifelong student of history, geography and current events. “She just knew everything,” Meyers said.

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Four Corners agricultural producers share concerns with New Mexico agriculture leaders Two men and a woman

FARMINGTON – Revitalizing and sustaining agriculture in the Four Corners region was the underlying concern for people attending the listening session hosted by New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service June 17 at San Juan County’s McGee Park.

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NMSU’s FIDO LAB offers hands-on approach in dog behavior and training Woman sits near dog.

Follow the paw prints inside the Tejada Building at New Mexico State University, and you’ll find an open-concept classroom that houses the FIDO LAB, the hub for the companion-animal program in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, where students engage in hands-on learning with man’s best friend.

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NMSU engineering professor awarded grant to develop new membrane technologies for advanced water treatment Man, standing in a lab, holds a Petri dish.

With limited water resources posing a challenge for citizens around the globe, Reza Foudazi, a chemical and materials engineering assistant professor at New Mexico State University, is working on a project involving new methods for advanced water treatment. He has received a three-year, nearly $315,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his project, “Stimuli-responsive membranes from mesophase templating.”

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NMSU’s Otero County Extension office adds new 4-H agent Portrait of a woman

Heidi Crnkovic has joined the Otero County Cooperative Extension Service office as its new 4-H agent. As an Extension 4-H agent, Crnkovic will work with youth, parents and volunteer leaders and will work to build the confidence and skills of the local youth that will carry them into future careers and leadership opportunities. She will also be given the opportunity to utilize science-based curriculums and programs to provide hands-on learning opportunities for youth in her community.

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NMSU College of Education receives generous support from Aprendamos Group of people with oversized check

The Aprendamos Intervention Team and Direct Therapies Center presented a $15,000 check June 26 to two departments in the College of Education at New Mexico State University.

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Collins selected as NMSU’s new general counsel, chief legal affairs officer A photo of Roy Collins

Roy Collins III has been selected as New Mexico State University’s new general counsel and chief legal affairs officer. In the position, Collins will serve as NMSU’s primary attorney, providing legal guidance and services. He was previously associate general counsel and interim general counsel at the University of Hartford. Collins will begin his new role at NMSU on July 29.

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NM businesses invited to apply for $2,000, four-week program with NMSU’s Arrowhead Center

Business startups located in New Mexico with plans to sell outside the state are invited to join BizSprint, a program to accelerate success with $2,000 and resources from New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center.

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Fierce, passionate NMSU English professor lit fire in student writers Head and shoulders of a man

Lee K. Abbott’s impact on students was indelible. After a lifetime writing award-winning short stories and teaching creative writing at universities across the country, Abbott returned to Las Cruces, where he grew up. His life ended in Columbus, Ohio where he was undergoing medical treatment. Abbott lost his battle with leukemia on April 29. He was 71.

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NMSU assistant professor receives college funding to study speech of autistic children, teens Woman standing next to sign

An assistant professor at New Mexico State University has received funding to begin research on characteristics of speech patterns in children and teens diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, a neurodevelopment disorder that is estimated to affect one in 40 children in the U.S.

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