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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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High school students advance to nationals after placing in competitions at NMSU

More than 40 high school students from across New Mexico have qualified to participate in a national competition after placing first during the Educators Rising New Mexico state conference this week at New Mexico State University. Educators Rising is an organization that encourages high school students to consider careers in education About 150 students and…
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NMSU hosts second Educators Rising state conference

About 140 students and teachers from high schools across the state are expected to attend the second annual Educators Rising New Mexico conference Sunday through Tuesday on the New Mexico State University campus. The conference will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday with registration, followed by competitions and breakout sessions. It will end Tuesday afternoon following…
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NMSU dancers, singers, and musicians “Imagine” world peace with performance

Current events are weighing heavily on most people, including graduate dance students who belong to the Traveling Airs performance company at New Mexico State University. The students are taking those weighty topics and creating art in the form of their production “Imagine.” Performances of “Imagine” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and at…
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NMSU Aggie Play program studies, promotes physical activity for girls

While most children in the U.S. between the ages of 6 and 15 don’t meet the physical activity guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, girls are at particular risk. Two researchers at New Mexico State University, however, are trying to change that with their study involving elementary school girls and…
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NMSU Kinesiology and Dance department recognized for 17th straight year

DATE: 11/23/2016 WRITER: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Joseph Berning, 575-646-3660, jberning@ad.nmsu.edu The Department of Kinesiology and Dance at New Mexico State University recently received a three-year recognition from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, marking the 17th consecutive year the department has received the recognition. This month, NSCA officials determined the undergraduate Strength…
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NMSU doctoral student receives NCAA research grant

DATE: 11/22/2016 WRITER: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Jessica Jackson, jacksj@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Chris Radford, 317-917-6172, cradford@ncaa.org Jessica Jackson, a doctoral student in New Mexico State University’s College of Education, has received a research grant from the NCAA Research Committee to study experiences of racism and responses to race-related events. Jackson’s research proposal was one…
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NMSU receives W.K. Kellogg Foundation support to improve New Mexico’s education

DATE: 11/16/2016 WRITER: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Don Pope-Davis, 575-646-5858, dpd@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University has received two grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that will help improve educational outcomes for children in New Mexico. NMSU’s College of Education will receive a $252,000 planning grant to begin the process of transforming the college….
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