Action Learning Presentations

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: Madeline Alfero, Secondary Education – Science Robert Bailey, Secondary Education – Language Arts Ashley Beckle, Elementary Education Martin Begay, Secondary Education – Language Arts Solomon Boyce, Special Education Hampton Burnette, Secondary Education - Mathematics Erma Cabrera, Special Education Arlo Calles, Secondary Education - Tech Sarah Colombo, Secondary Education – Mathematics Winona...

Week of the Young Child

CELEBRATING OUR YOUNGEST LEARNERS WNMU Early Childhood Programs Celebrates National Week of the Young Child™ WNMU Early Childhood Programs asks families, university and community to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child™. As part of the national Week of the Young Child™, the program is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives. April 17-21, 2017 EVENTS and CELEBRATIONS At Child Development Center and Growing Tree Sites Music Monday 4/17 Children will be creating musical instruments and having a dance party at each site. Tacos and More Tuesday 4/18 To show our appreciation to our faculty and staff, families are providing “tacos and more”! Movie Night Tuesday 4/18 Families of the Child Development Center and Growing Tree lab sites are invited to attend movie night at Light Hall. Working Together Wednesday 4/19 To celebrate Friday Funday children are painting a mural. To give...

Charity project to benefit area homeless

WNMU social work student Nadia Justiniano is organizing a project to help homeless people in the area. The main idea is to make a group of volunteers from all around the city, to gather supplies that will help the homeless population. Items such as clothing, blankets, toys, medicine and canned food. Justiniano, a freshman Lady Mustang tennis player from Bolivia, is collecting donated supplies and partnering with the Silver City Gospel Mission to connect with those in need. To send her items, you can contact nadiajustiniano99@hotmail.es or (575) 313 –...

F Week events focus on feminism, female empowerment

The Center for Gender Equity at Western New Mexico University is hosting F Week, a series of events which focus on feminism and empowering women beginning March 6. “These series of events will empower women through transformative programming. The Center’s student coordinators are hopeful that numerous individuals will be in attendance of the events which will occur from March 6 to March 9," Center’s Graduate Assistant Lauren Dazey said. "Through the empowerment of women, we want to aid in achieving equal pay and breaking the ever-present glass ceiling. The Center also wishes to bust the myth about feminism and show that anyone has the potential to be a feminist, regardless of your gender.” March 6 An Introduction to F Week: What Does Feminism Mean to You?, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Student Memorial Center 3rd floor. Bingo!, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Student Memorial Center 2nd floor NewMexicoWomen.org, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Student Memorial Center 2nd...

Education Hall of Fame nominations open

The WNMU School of Education is calling for nominations for its Education Hall of Fame. "For selection to the Education Hall of Fame, the individual must have demonstrated a dominant interest in classroom teaching and devoted the major portion of his/her professional career to classroom teaching at the primary, secondary or higher education level" - Education Hall of Fame Charter 01/20/1987 To nominate a person, please submit the person's name, address and WNMU graduation date(s). Please attach a supporting statement indicating why selection is merited. Those eligible for consideration for selection to the Hall of Fame include bachelor degree graduates and the teaching faculty who are graduates of WNMU or its predecessor institutions. Nominations and supporting documentation must be postmarked by March 12 of the nominating year. The person nominating a candidate must provide adequate documentation and evidence to support the worthiness of the nominee, including information...

MLK Celebration To Feature Free Screening of Selma

Western New Mexico University will hold its annual celebration commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr on Monday, January 16. The event will take place at Light Hall Auditorium beginning at 2:00 p.m. Each year, members of the community are honored for service to others and this year’s award will be given to Gary Stailey and New Mexico State Senator Howie Morales. A longtime advocate for youth, Stailey worked as a juvenile probation officer for 23 years with the sixth judicial district. Stailey is now the program coordinator for the Community Youth Building Program. Each week Stailey organizes youth activities throughout the community and has partnered with organizations such as the Volunteer Center of Grant County and the Silver City Gospel Mission. Representative Morales is a member of the New Mexico Senate having served the 28th District since 2008. A graduate of WNMU, Morales has been a leader in the field of education for decades having been a successful...

Third Chamber Music Series Event Features Acclaimed Pianist

The ongoing President’s Chamber Music Series event continues to bring acclaimed musicians to Light Hall Theater and will feature pianist Awadagin Pratt on Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. on the Western New Mexico University campus. The event is $15 per person and will include a piano quintet playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #4 Op. 58 in G Major and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor Op. 34. The performance will be the inaugural event for the university’s new Steinway Model B piano housed in Light Hall. Pratt has played recitals throughout the country including performances at the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, the White House, and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. His orchestral performances include appearances with the New York Philharmonic and the Minnesota Orchestra. Internationally, Pratt has toured Japan four times and performed in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Israel, Colombia and South Africa. Pratt is currently Professor of Piano and...

The Giving Tree: Giving back to those in need

Holidays can be challenging, particularly for those families with children. The Early Childhood Programs has found a way to help support the families in our program. We call it The Giving Tree and it is now available in the front lobby of the Child Development Center. The Giving Tree is decorated with ornaments detailing their needs. If anyone is interested in participating in our Giving Tree drive this year, please select a tag, purchase and wrap the item, and return the item with your tag to the front office. If you have any questions, please call 538-6344. Please return the items no later than Wednesday, December 7. Monetary gifts will also be accepted. Your participation is appreciated. Merry...

Agreement signed with Universidad La Salle

A signing of academic collaboration took place between Western New Mexico University and the Universidad La Salle, a Mexican university located in Chihuahua. WNMU President Joseph Shepard and the rector of Universidad La Salle, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, were both present at the Chihuahua for the signing. The agreement focuses on academic exchanges. University officials at both institutions were present including La Salle professor Guillermo Garcia who mentioned that an important factor of this partnership is that students will have an option to exchange with a university in the United States near the border, and that half of the WNMU student population is Hispanic, adding value to the learning earning opportunity. La Salle officials stressed that the diversity of cultures provided at the WNMU campus enriches the vision of the students. The agreement is the latest in several newly established collaborations with Latin American partners and the WNMU Division of External...

WNMU Hosting Financial Aid Night at Silver High Oct. 3

Western New Mexico University is hosting a Financial Aid Night on Monday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Silver High School Little Theater. University officials will be discussing important changes to the FAFSA application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year begins October 1 through the FAFSA website, http://fafsa.gov. “There are at least two changes that parents and students should know about for the next school year,” said Lucia Romo, WNMU Director of Financial Aid. “The earlier that students apply, the more likely they are to get their application completed well before the first day of fall classes.” A presentation will be given to attendees on financial aid opportunities including pell grants, work-study, scholarships and loans. “More than 85% of WNMU students receive aid and we want students to know of every financial opportunity available to them,” said Romo. A computer lab will be available for...