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NMSU Math Snacks program uses video games to teach algebra

Adriana M. Chavez, For the Sun-News Published 12:08 p.m. MT Dec. 8, 2018 LAS CRUCES – Researchers at New Mexico State University are looking at how fourth- and fifth-grade students can better understand early algebra concepts after using educational video games developed by the Math Snacks research team at NMSU. In turn, research findings will…
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Academic Excellence Awards & Doctoral Recognition Ceremony

The NMSU College of Education hosted its Academic Excellence Awards & Doctoral Recognition Ceremony Friday afternoon in Rentfrow Hall. Undergraduate and graduate students in the college were recognized during the ceremony, including Garrett Bush, who will be graduating with honors Saturday and receiving a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology; and Hailey Hightower, the college’s Outstanding Senior…
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The LANL Foundation an the Thornburg Foundation host series

The LANL Foundation, in conjunction with the Thornburg Foundation are hosting a distinguished speaker series on education. On Thursday, November 15th, Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, renown researcher and author on education,  spoke about education systems from around the world that work. Dr. Karen Trujillo, Interim Dean of Research in the College of Education, provided a picture…
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Scholarship will help students in Communication Disorders

Las Cruces family establishes endowed scholarship on anniversary of car crash Angela Kocherga, Albuquerque Journal Published 11:21 a.m. MT Nov. 27, 2018 This week’s #GivingTuesday falls on the exact date eight years ago when a car crash left Matt Olson with a traumatic brain injury and changed his family’s lives forever. But inspired by the…
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STEM Outreach Center at NMSU receives funding to continue STEM programs

Date: 11/15/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu The STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University has received $224,000 to expand STEM programs for K-8th grade students in Hatch, Gadsden and Las Cruces schools. The STEM Outreach Center, housed in the NMSU College of Education, recently received a $176,000 grant from the New Mexico…
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Sol y Arena to perform at the inauguration of Chancellor Dan Arvizu and President John Floros

The NMSU Dance Programs Spanish dance ensemble Sol y Arena will perform at 3 p.m. today for the inauguration of Chancellor Dan Arvizu and President John Floros in Corbett Center Student Union ballroom. For more information about Sol y Arena, contact Paco Antonio at 575-646-4038 or visit https://kind.nmsu.edu/dance-main/dance-companies-clubs/sya/

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NMSU education administration master’s program ranked among the best in the U.S.

Date: 11/01/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu The master’s program in Education Administration has been named one of the top online master’s programs by OnlineMasters.com, an online rankings website that researches graduate programs in the U.S. The website also ranked the Education Administration program, offered by the NMSU College of Education’s School of Teacher…
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National Audiology Awareness Month Activities

Last week, NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu participated in a free hearing test offered by the NMSU College of Education Department of Communication Disorders and the National Speech Language Hearing Association – NMSU Chapter to promote National Audiology Awareness Month. The department offered free hearing screenings to the community at the Edgar R. Garrett Speech and…
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NMSU Education major teaching in Spain after being given Fulbright fellowship

New Mexico State University education major Sara Bonk is currently in the middle of her J. William Fulbright grant in Spain. One of two NMSU finalists, Bonk was ultimately granted the award with the help of the NMSU Honors College. Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the…
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NMSU Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration now accepting applications

The Educational Leadership and Administration Program at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its Master of Arts in Educational Administration program. The degree focuses on community college and university administration. This program offers online course instruction (both asynchronous and synchronous modalities). Application materials must be received by Nov. 30, 2018. Anyone one…
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