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Faculty member helps children understand their emotions

People often think of grade school as the place for learning reading, writing and arithmetic, but is there room to teach children social skills and how to deal with their emotions? Ivelisse Torres-Fernandez, assistant professor of counseling and educational psychology, says yes. Torres came to New Mexico State University in 2008 and along with teaching…
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NMSU Professor Working to Combat Bullying

Assistant Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Ivelisse Torres Fernandez is working hard to decrease bullying among schoolchildren and to create better school environments through the Strong Kids program. The program, developed by Torres Fernandez’s mentor at the University of Oregon, Ken Merrell, teaches students, preschool through grade 12, how to identify and express their…
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Professors Evaluate Influences on Student Success

Working with four area middle schools, two faculty members in the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department, Ginger Dickson and Heejung Chun, have been exploring what environment factors at home and in school contribute to the academic success of Hispanic students. They have focused specifically on culturally responsive teaching practices, parental involvement, students’ sense of belonging…
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Research to Prevent Falls

Research May Help Prevent Falls among Elderly Engineering professor Ou Ma, left, and human performance, dance and recreation department head Robert Wood use reflective markers and other imaging equipment to record and analyze the movements of a test subject walking on a treadmill. (Darren Phillips/NMSU) Many years before he arrived at NMSU as department head…
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Cleft Palate Clinic

The Communication Disorders Clinic was a hive of activity March 3, 2011, during the semi-annual Cleft Palate Clinic. The hallways were filled with parents and their children taking advantage of the free clinic to meet with physicians and other professionals who donate their time and expertise to assist families coping with the health and learning…
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NMSU One of 10 Universities Selected for APLU Minority Male STEM Study

Having created a strong record of achievement in developing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs that focus on recruitment of Hispanic students and enhancement of their academic success, NMSU was recently selected as one of 10 institutions to participate in a study of minority males in STEM fields. The study is funded by the…
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Karin Wiburg Leads College in Mathematics and Technology Education

  When Dr. Karin Wiburg first came to the College of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction Department in 1993 to integrate technology into teacher education, she found one Apple computer and an old IBM lab with no hard drives. By 1999, Wiburg had helped to develop two large computer labs, new multimedia equipment, and an active…
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NMSU Speech and Hearing Center celebrates 50 years of service to community

By Gabriella D. Ferrari In 1962, New Mexico State University professor Edgar R. Garrett opened a speech and hearing center and the communication disorders undergraduate and graduate academic program. This year, the facility celebrates its 50th anniversary of serving the community. In those 50 years, there have been scientific breakthroughs and the technology has changed….
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College of Education Hosts Literacy Kick-Off

The O’Donnell Hall Atrium served as the site for the May 13th Children’s Reading Foundation Kick-Off for Dona Ana County. Those collaborating to make the event possible included the NMSU College of Education’s Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, the Children’s Reading Foundation of Dona Ana County, the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce,…
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NMSU faculty member saddles up with rodeo team research

Date: 2011-03-25 Writer: Kristina Medley A New Mexico State University professor and athletic training program director is working to help prevent common head injuries for NMSU rodeo athletes, especially those involved in rodeo events where the competitors can be thrown from animals. Mikaela Boham, NMSU Athletic Training Education Program director and professor for the Department…
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