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NMSU professor to study mental health of Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico

Date: 02/06/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico, becoming one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit the U.S territory. Not only did it destroy homes and infrastructure, it killed off most of the island’s agricultural industry and worsened its debt crisis….
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NMSU to host panel on trends, needs at Hispanic-serving institutions

Date: 01/19/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Six prominent advocates for the increase of Chicanas/Latinas and indigenous women in higher education will visit New Mexico State University Feb. 2 for a panel on the trends and needs at Hispanic-serving institutions. “Educational TransFormations at HSIs: Voces y Testimonios from the MALCS Leadership,” will be from…
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NMSU dance students to showcase talents in ‘Thresholds,’ host high school students

DATE: 01/11/2018 WRITER: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Ann Gavit, 575-646-2070, agavit@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University Department of Kinesiology and Dance will host two events this month that will showcase the talents of its dance students and provide information about the dance program. NMSU dance seniors will host their culminating choreographic event “Thresholds”…
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NMSU Kinesiology research tracks physical activity across the lifespan

Eryn Murphy arrived at New Mexico State University as an undergraduate student on a swim scholarship. She initially majored in nutrition with a minor in exercise science, but eventually realized she was more interested in exercise science and switched majors. She quickly fell in love with NMSU’s Department of Kinesiology and Dance. She received her…
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NMSU STEM Outreach Center receives additional funding from APS Foundation for programs in Farmington, N.M.

DATE: 07/25/2017 WRITER: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Susan Brown, 575-646-1397, susanbro@ad.nmsu.edu For the second time in two years, the Arizona Public Service Foundation has awarded New Mexico State University’s STEM Outreach Center a generous grant that will provide hundreds of students in Farmington, New Mexico, with after-school extended science, technology, engineering and mathematics…
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NMSU professor researching stroke treatment

LAS CRUCES – One of the most frustrating effects of a stroke is the inability to use, produce and comprehend language, also known as aphasia. Many aphasia sufferers become anxious and frustrated with not being able to communicate and understand others like they did before their stroke. Bijoyaa Mohapatra, an assistant professor in communication disorders…
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Science of dance focus of summer institute at NMSU

Novice and experienced dancers, along with some of the world’s leading dance scientists and educators, will converge at New Mexico State University next month. NMSU’s Department of Kinesiology and Dance, which is based in the College of Education, will host the 41st annual Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance from July 20-26. This institute will…
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NMSU dance studio named after wife of former NMSU dean

Adriana M. Chávez, For the Sun-News 3:43 p.m. MT May 12, 2017 LAS CRUCES – Since the age of 5, Jan Morehead has had a deep love for dance, especially ballet and ballroom dance. That love has developed into a strong support of dance programs, especially the program at New Mexico State University. To recognize…
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College of Education recognizes Emerging Scholars in research

Adriana M. Chávez, For the Sun-News 2:56 p.m. MT April 15, 2017 LAS CRUCES — Five faculty members at New Mexico State University’s College of Education have been named Emerging Scholars for their innovative research efforts. The college’s Emerging Scholars Initiative, which was started last year by Dean Don Pope-Davis, aims to support and promote…
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Noted education, social justice expert to visit NMSU

Kevin K. Kumashiro, former dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco and a leading expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, educational equity and social justice, will visit New Mexico State University April 17 to discuss social justice education. The public is invited to attend a presentation and Q&A…
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