Celebrating Mustangs on National Student-Athlete Day


National Student-Athlete Day (NSAD) is celebrated annually on April 6.. This day provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of student-athletes. Many student-athletes take on roles as leaders in their community and serve as role models for other students. The day is dedicated to encouraging families, schools, and communities to support their student-athletes in

Professor Roberta Brown on celebrating National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day

March 4 is National Grammar Day in the United States. According to Nationtoday.com, National Grammar day was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough, the founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar. The day’s motto is, “It’s not only a date, but it’s also an imperative: March forth on March fourth to speak

Students share love every day of the year here at WNMU

Valentines Day

With February arriving 2020, everyone is getting ready for Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is an annual celebration to recognize love, friendship, and appreciation toward loved ones. It is celebrated every 14th of February; however, we can share the love all year long. The Mustang Newspaper Staff asked students and staff one question, “How could we

WNMU students make chocolate for annual Fantasia fundraiser

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On Saturday, February 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., The Mimbres Region Arts Council hosted their annual Chocolate Fantasia in downtown Silver City. Stores throughout the historic Mainstreet partnered with community chocolatiers to create 400 chocolates for over 20 sites. Tickets sold at $25, and participants were able to try up to 20 different

Black History Art Contest open for student contributions


The Department of Student Life is hosting an art contest to celebrate Black History Month. Any student can participate in this event. Students must submit their art submissions by February 13. The exhibit will open on February 14 in Miller Library. Contest submissions can include photography, fine art, digital art, and creative writing. Winners will

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS): Student Leaders at WNMU

Induction Ceremony

The National Society of Leadership and Success is a program for members to build their leadership skills through participation on campus or online. The university selects students for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. According to the NSLS website, “NSLS is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. Candidacy is a nationally recognized

WNMU Cheer connects with community, brings school spirit

Photo Credit: Jay Hemphill

WNMU Cheer is an independent, nonprofit organization. Sarita Reyes is head coach and Victoria Arganda is the assistant coach. The team consists of eight girls including captain Alycia Jacquez. The WNMU Cheer coaches are trying to pursue funding through the university which will help them to provide all team members uniforms and a proper opportunity

WNMU Mailroom welcomed the Child Development Center to have “Letters to Santa”

Letters to Santa

On Tuesday, December 10, the WNMU Mailroom and the Child Development Center (CDC) hosted their first “Letters to Santa” event. The mailroom allowed the CDC children, staff, and families to come in and mail their letters to the North Pole. The mailroom staff stamped their letters and the children inserted them into the mailbox directly to

Zachary Tecca: A teaching scientist

Zach Tecca

Zachary Tecca, a Lordsburg, New Mexico resident, will be graduating on December 13 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Botany and Zoology degree. Tecca started in college pursuing a degree in Theater. During his high school years, Tecca would participate in the State Theater Competition in Farmington, New Mexico. Tecca dropped theater after working for