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Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • The Mustangs are on a roll this weekend! Both men's and women's basketball won today, as did Mustang tennis.

    #PurplePride #MustangMagic #WNMU

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • WNMU grounds worker and student Melissa Jaure was named the New Mexico Adult Education Association Outstanding Student of the Year and honored at the roundhouse today. One of the eight who received a New Mexico Adult Education Association award, Melissa was selected from a pool of 14,000 students!

    #WNMU #AdultEducation #StarStudent #CrushingIt

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • For gifts for far-away family or nearby friends, check out The Pink Store North, which sells artisan goods from Mexico and Guatemala. “Most come from the south of Mexico,” manager Graciela Calderon says.

    From beaded jewelry and traditional textiles to pressed tin mirror frames and colorful kitchenware, The Pink Store North carries so much. The handmade but affordable ceramic pieces from Guerrero may be of most interest to students on the hunt for pretty but functional decorations, Graciela says. “The artisans work so hard.”

    The Pink Store North offers WNMU students, staff and faculty 10 percent off purchases when they ask.

    #StudentsInSilver #DowntownCrawl #FriYAY

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • The WNMU Lady Mustangs defeated the MSU Mustangs this evening, so glance up to the purple-glowing bell tower and celebrate their win!

    #PurplePride #MustangMagic #WNMU

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • Water aerobics classes are starting up again at WNMU next week. Rosa Paez will teach 50-minute classes four times a week: Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.

    Water aerobics costs $35 per 10 classes, and attendees need to have a Mustang Card. With questions, call 575-538-6736.

    #LoveYourself #WNMU #WaterAerobics #SilverCityNM

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • Alex Hemmer of Glenwood has been homeschooled since fourth grade, but now she travels to Silver City for classes at WNMU twice a week. “It’s nice to get out of the house. Glenwood is pretty isolated, so this way, I get to interact with people my age,” the eleventh grader says.

    As a dual enrolled student, she’s able to explore a variety of subjects while earning a little college credit. “Learning is always good,” she says.

    When she graduates high school, Alex wants to attend school in a bigger city. “I’ve looked at U of A, but I think it’d be nice to go really far away. I thought it might be cool to go to New York.”

    Alex is active in 4-H, especially enjoying archery. “I shoot a traditional bow,” she says. “You have to pull back and release while looking through your sights. You have to be very, very focused for just a couple of seconds.”

    #MustangStories #StudentsInSilver #CrushingIt #WNMU

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • Now you see it, now you don't.

    Eckles Hall is vanishing before our eyes. Check out this drone footage of the demolition.

    #WNMU #SilverCityNM #FormerResidenceHall

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • Casey Frentzen is assessing the success of the WNMU Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences core curriculum. She’s earning her master’s in secondary education while working alongside the Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences chair people to measure how WNMU is achieving the program’s goals.

    Casey has worked with support from the WNMU Student Research and Professional Development fund, and this month, she’s attending the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference with aid from that reserve. “I’m going to present the conclusions I’ve been able to draw from this data,” she says.

    At the conference, Casey is also hoping glean tips from the experts in determining whether programs meet objectives. “Student engagement — one of our big goals — is hard to assess in any quantitative measure. I will talk to other attendees and see if I can get ideas for different ways of gathering data or wording questions,” she says.

    Casey says her involvement in assessing the Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum at WNMU has given her extraordinary perspective. “I don’t think many people in my position get to do things like this.”

    #MondayMotivation #StarStudent #MustangStories

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • The bell tower glows purple tonight in honor of the Mustang softball team’s victory over MSU Billings this morning.

    #WNMU #MustangMagic #PurplePride

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • Venturing outdoors for new experiences is made a lot more affordable thanks to the ability to rent gear from The Outpost at WNMU. Renting from The Outpost means you can try your hand at kayaking, pedal mountain trails or camp in a top-of-the-line tent without investing your life savings. Explore the possibilities!

    outdoor.wnmu.edu/gear-rental

    #WNMU #Adventure #SilverCityNM #exploreNM

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • WNMU celebrates its 126th birthday next week!

    #WNMU #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #126YearsYoung

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • Sophomore Elizabeth Guevara is studying early childhood education for personal reasons. “Where I’m from, education is really difficult. Our district doesn’t have the money to provide even paper,” she says.

    From Douglas, Arizona, Elizabeth says. “I live Agua Prieta, a border town. My dad can’t cross.”

    So Elizabeth thinks that when she becomes a teacher, she’d consider working in the community she hails from. “There isn’t enough staff there, and teachers don’t often stay there,” she says.

    She has stayed, though, for two years as a student worker at the Wnmu Early Childhood Programs' Child Development Center. “I love my job,” Elizabeth says. “I’ve worked with infants all the way to pre-K. I like seeing them grow up.”

    #WednesdayWisdom #MustangStories #CrushingIt

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • For the first time ever, this Alpinia zerumbat — more commonly known as Shell Flower — is blooming in the WNMU greenhouse. Stop by sometime and check it out.

    #ExoticPlants #WNMUgreenhouse #SilverCityNM

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • From studying the moons of Pluto to measuring velocity at the local shooting range, WNMU math and computer science students apply mathematics in every imaginable way, work with data collected from the local environment, and get support to produce original research. In computer science classes, WNMU students develop Android apps.

    WNMU’s math and computer sciences department makes use of technology in a way no other New Mexican institution does. Rather than watching a professor scribble formulas on the board, students can discover solutions themselves using the department computers equipped with software that real world workplaces employ. At WNMU, math and computer science students also practice interpersonal skills necessary for post-grad employment. Remedial and graduate-level courses alike have a required presentation or communication component.

    WNMU’s math and computer science department will host the Mathematical Association of America's Southwestern Section Conference this April.

    #WNMU #Math #ComputerScience #MAA

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • “Bikes are a person’s first true form of freedom. As you grow, that feeling is still there,” says A.J. Tow, who took over 20-year-old Twin Sisters Cycling and Fitness this past November.

    For that reason, he sells mainly mountain bikes and cross-over steeds — along with sunglasses, helmets and nutrition supplements — from the shop at 303 N. Bullard St.. The shop is also expanding into apparel and casual wear like the locally designed New Mexico-themed Tshirts in stock now.

    Twin Sisters gives WNMU students a 10 percent discount.

    #StudentsInSilver #DowntownCrawl #FriYAY

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • Throwback to 1982 when students caught up with one another in the parking lot between classes.

    #WNMU #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #NameThatAlum

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • Today was Grant County Day at the New Mexico Legislature. Here are a few of the needs WNMU expressed to our state’s lawmakers.

    mailchi.mp/wnmu/1893-gobondd-3266253

    #WNMU #NMlegislature #GrantCountyDay

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • When senior Liam Fraboulet first came to campus from France, he had more trouble with the language than he expected. "In France, my English was good for school. When I came here, I was like, ‘I don’t understand anything. I can’t even say anything,’” he says.

    But his time in class at WNMU, on the court as the Mustang tennis team’s number one men’s player, and as President of WNMU Delta Mu Delta has taught him not only the nuances of English but also the quirks of the American culture. “There’s a winning mentality here. You want to do everything better, go higher. We don’t really have that mindset in France,” Liam says.

    For that reason, returning to France immediately after graduation is not in Liam’s plans. The business management and marketing student just applied to North Texas University in Dallas, where he hopes to earn a Master of Business Administration. “I want to stay live in a bigger city,” he says. “Then, I want to travel, live in different countries."

    His hometown in northwest France — “right next to Normandy” — is actually smaller than Silver City, however it’s near more metropolitan areas. “I live like two minutes away from the ocean. Here, we’re in the mountains, so it’s opposite completely,” he says.

    But in his free time, he enjoys exploring on hikes and visiting downtown Silver City. “I’ve tried most of the places to eat. It was hard for me at first — spicy — but now I love green chile.”


    #WednesdayWisdom #MustangStories #CrushingIt

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • WNMU Social Work Assistant Professor Jeanine Jones is one of Social Work Today magazine's 10 Dedicated and Deserving Social Workers. In her eighth year teaching at WNMU, she was selected from a national slate of nominees for her service.

    ow.ly/FMlB30npFuB

    #WNMU #SocialWork #BestProfessors

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • When she moved to Silver City, WNMU senior Raven Jackson was awed by the “super high” curbs lining Bullard Street and the amount of water flowing downtown during storms. “It got me thinking about the urban storm water runoff and how that might affect the soil and water quality,” she said.

    She studied an area between the university and downtown, spending the last year doing field work to get a handle on the area’s drainage pattern. In samples collected during summer monsoons, Raven looked for copper, lead and zinc. “Things like lead paint and brake fluid can add heavy metals to the water, and they get deposited into the soil.”

    Raven guessed that the levels of contaminants in the soil would be most concentrated in the Big Ditch but learned the most concentrated area isn’t downstream. “We’re working on figuring out why that is,” she says.

    Raven’s research is possible through WNMU’s Student Research and Professional Development funds and support from New Mexico Alliance For Minority Participation.

    #MondayMotivation #CrushingIt #StarStudent

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • WNMU art alumna Sherry Goff presents her work in WNMU Francis McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art during homecoming in 1985. Who remembers McCray back then?

    #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #ArtStudent #Gallery

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • WNMU art major and math minor Maurice Camacho merges both his passions in his sculptures. “I like to use geometric forms in my pieces,” he says.

    Maurice experiments with wood, found objects, cast bronze, and steel. “Whatever I can get my hands on, I’ll play around with,” he says.

    A few of Maurice’s pieces were accepted into WNMU’s juried student show last spring. “I won first place in sculpture with a four-foot icosahedron [a shape with 20 sides] made of cast bronze, steel and cable. I also won best in show for a cast-bronze self-portrait,” he says.

    Maurice is also a whiz with 3D printers so makes parts to fix equipment in the studio. For the Mathematical Association of America's Southwestern Section Conference hosted by WNMU this April, Maurice designed posters and will display one of his sculptures.

    After earning his bachelor’s, the Lordsburg native is considering returning to WNMU to take graduate classes. “We’ll see how that works out. Hopefully I can just keep creating art,” he says.

    #WednesdayWisdom #MustangStories #CrushingIt

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • Since most wilderness first aid course in New Mexico are offered north of I-40, WNMU is making a point of offering wilderness medicine classes here in Silver City. The next one is coming up in early February, and there are still open slots.

    outdoor.wnmu.edu/wilderness-first-aid-wfa

    #WildernessFirstAid #LikeToHike #WNMU

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • What's everyone doing with their day off?

    #WNMU #GoOutside #Adventure

Western New Mexico University
Western New Mexico University
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  • Tom and Omar Perez are the two friendly faces behind the family operation known as The Silver Clipper Barbershop at 417 Bullard St. “It’s the original man cave,” Omar says. “We serve families with things besides just a haircut. People come in and just talk.”

    While cutting hair is of course their passion, they mostly enjoy meeting people and catching up with their regular clients. “We hear about their experiences and discuss questions about life,” Omar says. “We give advice and talk nonsense.”

    Some of their regulars include a host of WNMU students. Many of the football and basketball team members visit The Silver Clipper when they’re in need of barber services, and the entire golf team often visits, too. “We have fun with the foreign guys,” Omar says, mimicking an accent.

    While Tom and Omar usually stick to more traditional haircuts, employee Leroy Black offers new style cuts and designs.

    #StudentsInSilver #DowntownCrawl #FriYAY

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