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NMSU professor researches development of student affairs professionals turned faculty

Rene Guillaume, a former student affairs professional turned faculty member at New Mexico State University, is using his experience in student services to base research on how other former student affairs professionals carry out their new roles as faculty in an environment where scholarship is a priority. Guillaume earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and…
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NMSU Professor Karen Trujillo Named NM Secretary Of Education

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An expert in professional development for teachers from Las Cruces has been named as New Mexico’s secretary of public education as the state grapples with a court order to increase school resources for struggling children from minority and low-income families. The appointment of New Mexico State University associate dean for…
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NMSU College of Education selects new Stan Fulton Chair, J. Paul Taylor Endowed Professor

Two associate professors with New Mexico State University’s College of Education have each been selected to positions that will help serve the educational needs of the region. Blanca Araujo, director of the Office for Teacher Candidate Preparation, has been named the Stan Fulton Chair in Education for the Improvement of Border and Rural Schools, and…
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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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NMSU College of Education professor to retire after 25 years

Date: 06/04/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Karin Wiburg, a New Mexico State University distinguished professor in the College of Education and math education pioneer, will retire this summer after 25 years at the university. During her time at NMSU, Wiburg wrote and received more than $25 million in grants related to research and…
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NMSU postdoctoral researcher selected to attend prestigious STEM education meeting

NMSU News Date: 03/28/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Valeria Aguirre Holguín, a postdoctoral researcher at New Mexico State University’s College of Education and program manager for the Math Snacks project, is one of 10 postdoctoral researchers in the nation selected to attend the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education, or CADRE, 2018…
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NMSU STEM Outreach Center makes positive economic impact on Doña Ana County

Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu The STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University has had an overall economic output of $15 million since 2009, generating more than 200 jobs and contributing positively to Doña Ana County, according to a recent in-depth research analysis study conducted by Leo Delgado, a doctoral candidate from NMSU’s…
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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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