Film Competition Seeks Entries

The Rotary Club of Silver City, NM, in conjunction with Western New Mexico University and Silver Screen Society, have launched a film competition for the documentation of the invasion of Columbus, NM by Pancho Villa. The film documentation will take place during the Centennial in Columbus, NM, March 9-12, 2016. Participants are invited to join WNMU students, faculty and others for the Centennial events in Columbus, NM. The final editing can be finished the following weekend at WNMU (optional). There are three filmmaker entry categories: High School students, University students, and Independents. Prizes of $500 for each category will be awarded. Scholarships at WNMU will also be awarded. Maximum film length 15 minutes. Film submissions will be received until April 15, 2016. For more information please contact Assistant Professor Peter Bill at pbill23@gmail.com or call...

WNMU Partners With Detention Center For Inmate Programs

Western New Mexico University has partnered with the Grant County Detention Center, initiating several programs beginning with a Christmas gift project for the children of those incarcerated. WNMU’s Office of Communications and Mustang Entertainment, a university student programming group, reached out to Mike Carillo, Grant County Detention Center Administrator, to develop programming for students to participate in the community. "There are segments of our community population that often get forgotten, and those include the families of those in jail," said Khari Bailey, WNMU student and chair of Mustang Entertainment. "So we thought a good first step was to bring some cheer to the kids of the incarcerated." WNMU purchased and wrapped over 70 gifts with the help of Carillo who provided a list of children and their ages. "The reaction was overwhelming," said Carillo about the moment he asked the inmates to provide the names of their children. "They didn't believe me at...

Action Learning Presentations Feature Student Teachers

During student teaching, teacher candidates create a teaching event, which is a carefully planned learning segment that is documented via lesson plans, copies of instructional and assessment materials, one or two video clips of the candidate teaching, a summary of whole class learning, and an analysis of student work samples created. During the action learning presentations, the student teachers describe their teaching events and demonstrate how they provided active learning experiences to the students in their assigned classrooms. Student Presenters: Mone’t Borla, Early Childhood Bre Compton-Boyden, Elementary Ed Whitney Daniels, Early Childhood Stephanie Higgins, Elementary Ed Raven Hogan, Elementary Ed Avery Jepson-Browne, Secondary Ed – Social Studies Christina Manley, Elementary Ed Riley Olsen, Elementary Ed Lynda Pearce, Elementary Ed Alyssa Rivera, Early Childhood Jordan Summers, Elementary Ed Please join us as our Fall 2015 teacher...

Glam Week Events To Celebrate And Educate On Gender Issues

A week of campus events aimed to educate the community about gender issues will begin October 16 and run through October 22. Glam Week at Western New Mexico University will feature several events including guest speakers, an art exhibit, a drag show, live music and a stand up comedian. “We are really excited to share with our campus community and larger community these fun and educational events,” said AsiaMarie Garcia, WNMU student and intern for The Center for Gender Equity. “There remain many misconceptions about LGBTQ and transgender people and these events will help bring understanding and awareness.” Most Glam Week events will be free and open to the public. The week’s headline event will be a special stand up comedy performance by Ian Harvie, star of Transparent, an Amazon television program recently nominated for several Emmy awards. Harvie will perform at the Fine Arts Center Theater on Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. Cost to attend is $15 per person....

Fitness Center Opening Delayed To Inspector No Show

Western New Mexico’s new fitness center, including the renovated swimming pool, will not be opening on Monday, September 21 as originally scheduled. The delay is due to an inspection that did not take place on Thursday, September 17. “We had a scheduled visit by the state’s CID inspector on Thursday,” said Stan Pena, Director of Facilities. “No one showed up and we now expect the inspection to happen next week.” The university anticipates that the inspection, facilitated by the Construction Industries Division inspector, will occur no later than Tuesday, September 22 and that the facility will be open to public use following the state inspector’s approval. “From our end, we are ready to open for our students and the community,” said Pena. For more information, call the Campus Rec Office at...

Challenging Child Conference

WNMU's annual Challenging Child Conference will take place Friday, November 13 in the Global Resource Center. Keynote speaker will be Theresa Kestly. Her topic of discussion will be "Connecting with the Child, Understanding the Behavior". The event will include an evening play therapy session. For more information, ChallengingChildConf@wnmu.edu or...

10th Annual Friends of Clay Pottery Sale

Students and faculty of Western New Mexico University’s clay department will hold its 10th Annual Friends of Clay Pottery Sale on Saturday, March 21, from 9am to 3pm, at 614 N. Bullard in downtown Silver City, across from Alotta Gelato. The sale will feature a great selection of pottery and clay art works donated by current and former WNMU clay students, faculty, and professional potters. All proceeds from the sale will be used for the benefit of Western’s clay program. Sponsored by “Friends of Clay,” the annual pottery sales have grown in size each year since 2005, and have been an astounding success. Funds raised by the group are used to enhance and promote ceramics and the WNMU clay program through the offering of lectures, workshops, trips, scholarships, as well as assisting in the purchase of equipment and supplies for the university clay studio. A main attraction of the annual sales has been the wide variety of clay works offered, from beginning-student pots to...

Graduate Assistants Needed

The WNMU Graduate Division is seeking students currently enrolled in a graduate program to work as Graduate Assistants (GA). The GA position pays $8.00 per hour. A GA can work up to 20 hours per week depending on the number of graduate courses for which he/she is enrolled. If you are a graduate student interested in working as a Graduate Assistant, call 575-538-6317 or visit us online: http://wnmu.edu/gradstudies/assistscholar.shtml#assistant   Linda K. Hoy, PhD Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Institutional Liaison to the Higher Learning Commission Associate Professor Western New Mexico...

Board of Regents agenda for 12/12/14

Western New Mexico University Board of Regents Meeting Castorena Building Serna Conference Room Thomas B. McDonald Student Memorial Building Seminar Room 1000 West College Avenue, Silver City, NM December 12, 2014 10:00 am Executive Session – WNMU Castorena Building, Serna Conference Room      i. For the purpose of discussion of limited personnel matters (report on possible personnel actions); legal matters subject to attorney-client privilege concerning threatened or pending litigation (update on collective bargaining negotiations) pursuant to NMSA 1978 Section 10-15-1 (H-2), (H-7) and (H-8). 10:30 am Regular Session – Thomas B. McDonald Student Memorial Building, Seminar Room     i. Pledge of Allegiance REGULAR SESSION I. Approval of Agenda II. Approval of Minutes of      A. October 14, 2014 III. Review of Date for Next Board Meeting: January 29, 2015 in Santa Fe IV. Featured University Component: International Studies Programs V. President of Student...

Community Invited To Free Movie Screenings At Light Hall

Community members are invited to enjoy the newly renovated Light Hall Auditorium beginning Saturday, October 4. Movie screenings are scheduled at no cost to community members on Saturday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m. A newly created website, http://movies.wnmu.edu, is available for moviegoers to see film titles, show times and prices. Beginning Friday, October 10, movie showings will be offered to the community each weekend at a minimal cost. WNMU students will be admitted for free to each showing, community students will be admitted at $1 per showing and adults will be admitted for $2 per showing. Concession sales will be available. "This is an exciting step forward in improving campus life for our students," said Jessica Morales, Director of Student Life. "This new auditorium will not only provide entertainment but also enhanced education opportunities for our students and the community." Renovations to Light Hall include a...