Art Student Visited Japan In April, Now Heads To NYC

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Junchen Huang is ending his journey as an undergraduate student at Western New Mexico University. He will be earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree on Friday. Next week he prepares to begin a new academic career at Pratt Institute in New York City. While he plans to study in the most artistic city in

Tony Trujillo To Keynote Commencement Address


Delivering the keynote address at the spring commencement ceremony on Friday will be Tony Trujillo, a lifelong Grant County resident and community leader. Trujillo is the Director of Government Relations for New Mexico Operations at Freeport-McMoRan Inc. He is a graduate of Western New Mexico University earning a degree in business administration in 1975. A

Three Educators To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame


Western New Mexico University will induct three career educators into the School of Education Hall of Fame as part of the 2015 spring commencement ceremony activities. Emily Berry Armstrong is being inducted posthumously. Armstrong was an elementary school teacher for 42 years. She is being recognized for meeting the challenges of serving in a one-room

Nearly 400 Students To Earn Degrees At Spring Commencement


One of Western New Mexico University’s larger graduating classes will be earning diplomas at the spring commencement exercises on Friday, May 15. At least 390 students are scheduled to receive diplomas in the outdoor ceremony, for the first time to be held at Ben Altamirano Field, home of the Mustang football team, due to construction

Four Students To Be Inducted Into Student Hall Of Fame


Four Western New Mexico University students will be inducted into the Student Hall of Fame with a ceremony on Wednesday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m. in the Global Resource Center. Each year WNMU honors exemplary students who excel in several areas including leadership, academic achievement, community involvement and participation in campus life. The 2015 class

Professor To Research Student-Athlete Injuries


Western New Mexico University professor Dr. Miguel Narvaez will be joining a handful of professors in the region this summer to study the effects of injury among collegiate athletes. Dr. Narvaez has been awarded fellowship in the first class of faculty to participate in the BUILDing SCHOLARS summer sabbatical program. He is one of five

Early Childhood Programs Offers Free Pre-K Services


The Early Childhood Program department is offering free pre-k services for the new academic year beginning in August. Children who will turn four prior to August 31, 2015 qualify. The services are for full-time hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Wrap around childcare is available from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Bike Rental Program Expands Outdoor Opportunities


The Outdoor Program at Western New Mexico University has recently initiated a bike rental program, hoping to increase outdoor recreational opportunities for a. WNMU partnered with local bike shop Gila Hike & Bike to purchase 10 Trek 3500 mountain bikes in a variety of sizes. The new equipment is housed at The Outpost, a campus

Natural Sciences Department Hosting Summer Programs


The Natural Sciences Department at Western New Mexico University is looking for applicants to its upcoming summer programs. For the second consecutive year, the department is hosting a MCAT+ Program and a Health Careers Academy. The MCAT+ Program is an intense six-week summer camp held in Harlan Hall. The program is open to junior and

WNMU Partners With CNM For Transfer Program


Central New Mexico has introduced a new online liberal arts degree for students seeking an associate degree and Western New Mexico University has partnered with the community college to accept students that successfully complete the program. The full-time intensive degree program is completely online and can be completed in only 16 months. WNMU will accept