From the Desk of the President
What a wonderful time graduation is! Our proud students, their supportive family and friends and our dedicated faculty, all enjoying their accomplishments!
I wish to thank all who contributed to our students' success and to the wonderful ceremonies last Saturday.
A special thanks to our doctoral recipients, John Papen and Herb and Joan Zuhl. Their support of NMSU has been outstanding!
When you receive this message, I will be in China where I am traveling this month to meet with key leaders and colleagues in higher education to build and strengthen our university partnerships. read more...
The seniors have matriculated, the underclassmen have for the most part emptied the dormitories, and the unofficial start of summer is less than three weeks away. Don't expect New Mexico State University's Las Cruces campus to be quiet and easily accessible over the next three months, however.
With the bulk of the campus population away until mid- to late-August, NMSU's Office of Facilities and Services will begin - or continue - a series of ambitious projects that will result in many campus detours, as well as road and parking lot closures.read more...
Around the State
The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium's next space mission is a go for May 20. The SL5 rocket will take 27 student experiments and other cargo to space, 72 miles above Spaceport America.
Fate played an April Fool's joke on some aspiring rocketeers last month, but hopefully they'll get the last laugh.
The NMSGC had planned its third annual rocket launch April 1 at Spaceport America. The rocket designer created a new parachute system for the rocket, and it tested successfully March 28, but flight hardware was damaged after the test. The rocket now is ready to go. read more...
The Native American Business Student Association (NABSA) of New Mexico State University has achieved success at the 17th Annual American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL) National Conference held March 30-April 3 in Phoenix. The national conference featured networking sessions, the Xtreme Entrepreneurship Tour, business forums, educational and motivational speakers and competitions between participating AIBL chapters from across the country. Among the participating colleges and universities were Arizona State University, Dine College, Fort Lewis College, Salish-Kootenai Community College and the University of New Mexico. read more...
From hiring to scheduling classes to advising students, Christine Quay, the Department of Communication Studies' only secretary, handles just about every administrative duty for the department - all while attending the university as a part-time graduate student.
"I take care of whatever needs to be done," Quay said. "I dabble in just about everything."
Employed nearly seven years with the department, Quay assists both students and faculty, coordinates special events within the department and mentors and supervises four student workers. Outside of work, she is an NMSU student seeking her master's in criminal justice. read more...
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