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Change at PED is good news for students and New Mexico

LAS CRUCES Sun News 02/09/2019 There is new leadership for our state’s classrooms, bringing winds of change that are long overdue.  The new Secretary of the Public Education Department, recently appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, is Karen Trujillo — a New Mexican with over a decade teaching in the classroom and 20 years in teachers’ professional development….
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NMSU Alternative Licensure Program helps develop, foster future educators

LAS CRUCES Sun News 02/12/2019 According to a recently released report by researchers in the College of Education at New Mexico State University, there were 740 teacher vacancies in New Mexico last year, compared to 476 teacher vacancies in 2017. While the NMSU College of Education is working on several initiatives to address teacher vacancies…
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NMSU to create innovative virtual reality lab with gift from Electronic Caregiver

WRITER: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Phillip Post, 575-646-4075, ppost@ad.nmsu.edu CONTACT: Michael Hout, 575-646-2502, mhout@nmsu.edu Two faculty members from New Mexico State University have been awarded $350,000 from Las Cruces-based tech company Electronic Caregiver to create a laboratory for aging and functional lifespan research, along with research of visual search scenarios and motor performance…
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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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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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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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Children, adults invited to learn variety of styles during NMSU dance camp

Date: 06/04/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Children and teens ages 9 to 18 can learn more about hip-hop, jazz, modern, ballet, classical Spanish and salsa dance styles at the New Mexico State University dance program’s summer dance camp. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 23-28, culminating in…
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