2021 WNMU Academic Writing Contest

The 2021 WNMU Academic Writing Contest is open to any Mustang undergraduates right now! Submissions are welcome between 7 and 30 pages in length of thesis-driven research writing that makes a meaningful contribution to academic discourse. This could be a paper written for any university course or a personal research project. Entries must be submitted by April 16 to academicwriting@wnmu.edu.  Prizes will be awarded, and the winner(s) will be recognized at the Academic Symposium and invited to present summary highlights of their...

Silver City Poet Laureate Application Deadline

Silver City’s next poet laureate is yet to be selected. This honorary position is given to a person who has established presence in the poetry world, demonstrated a commitment to poetry, and embraced opportunities to engage in civil discourse. Candidates must be at least 21 years old, self-nominated, and residents of Grant County with community ties. With promoting poetry in the community being the primary duty of the Silver City Poet Laureate, the designee may also be asked to present an original commemorative poem at one or two public events. Application details can be found at swwordfiesta.org. With questions, contact WNMU Assistant Professor of English Composition Heather Frankland at...

WNMU Writers Webinar

Join us this April 16 at 2 p.m. for the Spring 2021 WNMU Writers Webinar! Speakers: Dr. William B. Lane Jr., NCC 2.00 – 2.20 pm Title: Shame in Supervision: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis in Counselor Education Abstract: The supervisory working alliance helps counselors-in-training (CITs) develop into licensed professionals. During supervision, CITs encounter challenges that lead to feelings of shame. This shame left unaddressed can lead to ruptures in the supervisory alliance. The experience of CITs feeling shame in supervision has been given little attention in Counselor Education literature. This phenomenon was explored using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). The following convergent themes were discovered: feeling unheard, belief in wrongdoing, disengagement, feeling scared, valuing validation, and feeling lectured. Dr. William Norris 2.20 – 2.40 pm Title: Fabulous Flora of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Abstract: Bill...

DDAT-Funk, hip hop and jazz live on campus

DDAT will perform live on campus at the Old James Stadium patio. Social distancing procedures will be followed. Masks required. Free refreshments! DDAT has been described using those words by national media for good reason. Blending Def-i's intelligent and poetic words and hip hop style with the hard-driving funk and jazz jams of Delbert Anderson (Trumpet), Nicholas Lucero (Drums) and Mike McCluhan (Bass), DDAT has carved their own path with their desert-forged influences and worldclass musicianship. Named by NPR as one of the top 10 bands in the U.S., DDAT combines hip hop, jazz, funk and soul to their original southwestern feel and genre. Performances by DDAT are known to be full of energy and excitement. Through dancing, improvisation, audience participation, live painting, DDAT creates a unique exciting tie with audiences of all ages who appreciate live performing arts. Learn more here. Watch the DDAT promo...