A plate fit for adventure

Earlier this year, voters selected a revised Western New Mexico University collegiate license plate design. Winning by a landslide was The Overlander, a theme fit for journeys on high-mountain roads and trips off the beaten path. It’s available through the MVD right...

Fall Reopening Plan

As the start of a new academic year approaches, we face collective challenges in unprecedented times, but as always, the Western New Mexico University mission of providing meaningful education, training and lifelong learning experiences remain as true today as it did more than a century ago. In all likelihood, we are many months away from developing a vaccine for COVID-19. This is not unusual given the complexities of developing vaccines for viruses and adequately testing them. I share this with you because our way of providing education has been severely disrupted by the pandemic before us and arguably will be so for the fall semester and...

Spring 2019 Academic Symposium Highlights: Research & Reporting

  Student: Aundrea Romero Major: Environmental Sustainability & Biological Science Year: First year @ WNMU, third year in college   For this year’s student academic symposium, environmental sustainability and biological science major Aundrea Romero decided to run an analysis of the saltcedar plant population and growth within the Grand Canyon and how this invasive species has impacted native fauna and flora. “Hikers and other tourists that visit the Grand Canyon have been unknowingly spreading this intrusive plant throughout the Grand Canyon by stepping on the plant and spreading its buds down the Colorado River or further into the park,” she said. Introduced into North America from Germany in the early 19th century, the saltcedar was brought to the U.S. for ornamental home adornment and quickly began to spread throughout intermountain regions of the U.S., including areas of Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. In presenting her research...