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Video from the human-animal interaction

Dr. Chris Blazina – When Man Meets Dog: Attachment, Loss, and the Continued Bond https://youtu.be/qSvgw_qEy2I Dr Gaylene Fasenko – Service Animals & The American With Disabilities Act (ADA) What Mental Health Care Professionals Need to Know – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oVr6wy1FLE

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Coach Wimberly creates scholarship in memory of his wife Carleene

Retired men’s golf coach Herb Wimberly is fulfilling one of his late wife Carleene’s wishes by establishing a scholarship endowment in the College of Education in her memory. The Carleene Wimberly Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a master’s level graduate student in the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department. Carleene Wimberly earned two degrees…
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NMSU helps 1,000 K-12 teachers prepare for upcoming school year

Isabel A. Rodriguez idarling@nmsu.edu Posted:   08/08/2013 08:48:16 PM MDT With New Mexico high school dropouts facing a 13 percent unemployment rate and an average income of $11,426, dropping out of school is no longer an option, according to the New Mexico Public Education Department. That’s part of the reason more than 1,000 southern New Mexico…
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Children with Autism Find Friendship at Summer Camp

Summer camp…that place where kids play outside and enjoy the freedom away from school.
“We went swimming rock climbing horseback riding and archery,” said Hannah. For Hannah, it’s no different…except that she has autism. That’s what brings her to Camp New Amigos, a camp for young people with the disorder held on the campus of New Mexico State University in the summer.
She’s been going the last three years. This year, she met Annie.

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NMSU education professor mingling research interests in Africa this summer

New Mexico State University education professor Prentice Baptiste calls his summer plans, “a serendipitous opportunity to explore the ecology and natural environments of wildlife in the national parks of Kenya as well as examine the culture of the people.” Baptiste leaves for Kenya, Africa, July 6 and will spend most of the month mingling his…
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NMSU promotes STEM-learning through Learning Games Lab ‘think tanks’

Date: 2013-06-25 Writer: Isabel A. Rodriguez, (575) 646-7565, idarling@nmsu.edu Thanks to a summer program at New Mexico State University, local middle and high school students are getting the opportunity to test out iPad apps and video games this summer – all in the name of research. Students act as consultants and test out various NMSU-developed…
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NMSU students, faculty, staff volunteer in local schools for National Day of Service

Students, faculty and staff from the New Mexico State University College of Education and Service Learning for Educational Distinction Program partnered with the Las Cruces Public Schools and the Children’s Reading Foundation of Dona Ana County to read books to children Tuesday at Fairacres Elementary School and Myrna’s Children’s Village as part of the 9/11…
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NMSU Dance Program receives recognition

NMSU Dance Program receives recognition at annual festival New Mexico State University dance students perform “Requiem” during the gala performance of the American College Dance Festival Conference at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. (Photo courtesy of the NMSU dance program) Twenty-five New Mexico State University dance students traveled to the American College Dance…
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Children with autism find ‘New Amigos’ at Camp New Amigos

Children with autism often face challenges when it comes to communication and social skills. At New Mexico State University, Camp New Amigos provides children with autism spectrum disorders a safe, structured environment where their challenges won’t stop them from having summer fun. The camp, which took place this week, is part of the outreach efforts…
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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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