Great Race 2018 – Talent Show


Silver City, NM – The Great Race Celebration continues, and this time rather than focusing on athletic activities, the teams put their focus behind the stage light. Bomb Squad, Party Krashers, C’s Get Degrees and Little Rascals battle against each other by participating in a lip sync/singing battle as well as being able to recreate

Great Race 2018 – Spartan Race


Silver City, NM – Great Race kicks off their third event of the week with the exhilarating Spartan Race, an obstacle course focusing on speed. Hosted by Mustang Entertainment and The Center for Gender Equity, the obstacle race begins with the contestants slipping on women’s high heels and lipstick, before (literally) running errands such as

Construction Crew on Western New Mexico Campus Discovers “Rare” Fossil


Silver City, NM – New Mexico is among one of the greatest sources for fossil finds and WNMU’s campus is proud to accommodate such an important piece of history. Buried underneath the road, a new species of dinosaur has been found in Silver City, New Mexico near one of the construction sites on campus taking

Women of Western: Heather Steinmann

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Silver City, NM- Dr. Heather Steinmann is an Assistant Professor of Writing at Western New Mexico University and her achievements and her involvement with the community make her a celebrated woman of WNMU.  Originally from North Dakota, Dr. Steinmann came to Western in 2015, accepting a job in the Humanities Department and finished writing her dissertation

The Mustang Writers’ Best Holiday Memories


Whether you start singing along, or grimacing at the overplayed sound of Christmas music, the holidays always mean something to everyone. Unlike other celebrations throughout the year, the holidays celebrated near the end are perhaps the loudest, most in-your-face, and dare I say, jolliest times of the year. Being so, we all have heartfelt memories

Mustangs Celebrate Fall Commencement Ceremony


Silver City, NM- On Friday December 8th, the Fine Arts Center Theater hosted 150 graduating Mustangs as well as their respective loving family and friends. Among the crowd of graduates, there were WNMU staff, first to graduate in their families, and many other diverse students crossing the threshold. The ceremony welcomed speaker and inspirational racing

WNMU Lobbys For State Funds


Silver City, NM- On the morning of Tuesday November 28, Light Hall welcomed legislators Howie Morales, Rebecca Dow and Rudy Martinez from Santa Fe to take part in the Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum. Numerous members of the Grant County community met with the legislators in order to present new projects, ideas and issues within the

WNMU Hosts Academic and Research Symposium


Silver City, NM- On Thursday November 30, the J. Cloyd Miller Library was packed with tables, posters, students, and guest speakers who displayed their hard-achieved academic research. The Symposium works as a form of mutual teaching and learning via posters and oral presentations being offered in separate conference rooms. This event usually serves as the

Miller Library Relieves Stress with Bad Art


Silver City, NM- Miller Library continues their Dead Week events with a unique activity full of expression– Art! Students are not however, instead of traditional art lessons given by WNMU Fine Art professors, the medium is being used as a form of stress relief and creativity with no skill required. Acquisition Technician Michelle Reed brought

WNMU Tennis Team Launches Fundraising Bake Sale


Silver City, NM- What a better way to launch a fundraiser than a delicious bake sale; the WNMU tennis team gave their first attempt at a bake sale on Wednesday, November 16. The team managed their decorated booth and sold cheesecake, cookies, brownie cheesecake, and cooked crepes on an electric stove. The team hopes to