Specialty Cookies at the Breast Cancer Awareness Bake Sale

Visitors to the third floor of the Student Memorial Building this afternoon (Thursday, Oct. 12) will come across a sweet fundraiser. The Breast Cancer Awareness bake sale organized by WNMU’s Student Social Work Association boasts a table full of brownies, cupcakes, rice crispy treats, nachos and cookies baked with extra love. “I watched the baker sift ingredients into this cookie dough,” said Amaris Fay, the MSW student who serves as the Vice President of WNMU’s Student Social Work Association. Fay’s friend Myrna Collins owns an Arizona bakery and donated six dozen of her handmade cookies to the Breast Cancer Awareness bake sale. Whether oatmeal raisin or chocolate chip cookie, they sell for $0.50 each or three for $1. Half of the proceeds from the Breast Cancer Awareness bake sale go to support those with breast cancer, and half go to support the Student Social Work Association. Amaris said everyone should stop by and indulge in a decadent treat or at...

Dinner and a Movie event to feature award-winning director

When was the last time, or first time for that matter, you had dinner and a movie with the filmmakers? Uncle Bill’s home movies don’t count. Award-winning screenwriter Mark Medoff is coming to Silver City to screen his new film The Heart Outright on Sunday, August 6. The film's director Ross Marks will also be present. An Italian-themed dinner will be served on the patio next to Light Hall on WNMU’s Silver City campus. Diners will have an opportunity to meet the filmmakers. They will also introduce their production in historic Light Hall Theater. Mark Medoff is a playwright, screenwriter, film and theater director, actor and professor. His play “Children of a Lesser God” received both a Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play. He wrote the screenplay for the major motion picture starring William Hurt and Marlee Matlin, and was nominated for an Academy Award. Ross Marks, director and professor, organizes the Las Cruces International Film Festival, which...

Employers invited to register for Spring Career Fair

Western New Mexico University will be hosting its annual Spring Career Fair on Tuesday, May 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Memorial Center 3rd floor. The event is open to non-profits, small businesses, and civic organizations that are looking to hire full-time or part-time employees. More than 20 businesses have already registered to participate. “More than 200 students will be graduating in May and we would like to have them stay in our community, hired by our area businesses, so that they can remain in New Mexico and make a difference,” said Vanessa Stroman, WNMU Career Services Coordinator. WNMU’s Office of Career Services offers year-round job placement services for students including resume building and mock interviews. Employers are welcome to have a...

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...

Students form search and rescue club

Mustang Search and Rescue, a student club formed in Fall 2016, was certified as an official resource by New Mexico State Police Search and Rescue on January 13, 2017. With this recognition, Mustang Search and Rescue team members became eligible to participate in search and rescue (SAR) missions run under the jurisdiction of New Mexico State Police. To prepare for SAR mission assignments, several Mustang SAR members obtained their NM SAR Field Certification on Saturday, February 4. Other team members will also be obtaining Field Certification in the near future. Under the SAR Act of 1978, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is responsible for SAR activities in the State of New Mexico.  The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) division of DPS is tasked with the management and administration of SAR operations. When a mission occurs, a NMSP SAR Incident Commander is responsible for managing the incident, within the guidelines of the Incident Command System, and maintaining the...

Gila River Valley farm named Star Client of the Year

Small Business Development Report:  Each year one small business is selected by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Western New Mexico University as the Center’s Star Client. The Star Client is selected from the hundreds of clients served at the center and is recognized for their entrepreneurial spirit and contribution to the local economy.   The SBDC at Western New Mexico University has a long history of assisting small business owners in many aspects of business ownership including start-ups, expansions and even exit plans. The Small Business Development Center at Western New Mexico University is proud to announce EZ Does It Farm as the recipient of 2016 ‘Star Client’ award. Center Director, Jane Janson, said, “This year’s choice represents the energy of our young people carrying on a tradition that has been vital to our Southwest New Mexico Community.” EZ Does It Farm is located in the heart of the Gila River Valley, 30 miles northwest of Silver...

Outdoor Gear Available For Rent At The Outpost

The Outdoor Program offers adventures in the Gila Wilderness and beyond to students and community groups. Affordable outdoor gear such as tents, bikes, backpacks and other items are available for rental by anyone. The items are housed in The Outpost at the main campus, next to the Student Memorial Center in Barnard Hall. For more information, visit the Outpost website here or call...

Writing Center available to students

Have a writing assignment? Don’t know where to start? Need help with citations? Need help with grammar? We know that writing doesn’t come easy for many people. We can help you with all stages of the writing process from brainstorming to final editing and everything in between. Bring your assignment sheet with you, any ideas or drafts you may have, and stop on by. Our tutors will be happy to help. At the WRITING CENTER, we are much more than a proofreading service (though we can help you learn to proofread, too). Our primary goal is to help you become a more confident and skillful with words and ideas. We will help you identify your difficulties and give you some concrete tools you can use to sharpen your writing. You can expect helpful and friendly tutors who will involve you and your ideas in your tutoring session. We are open Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm and Friday 10am-2pm. We are located on the first floor of Miller Library. Walk-in, or make an...