Jennifer Olson uses writing talents to share WNMU stories and news

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As March comes to a close, people around the country celebrated female leaders during Women’s History Month. The Mustang conducted several interviews with female students,staff, and faculty members to learn about their contributions to campus. Many students recognize Jennifer Olson by name, as they receive important emails about university deadlines and announcements, but not many

STEM student Elizabeth Sorells shares her prediction on health crisis

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With the COVID-19 pandemic currently affecting WNMU and its community, The Mustang Staff reached out to members of the Mustang family to understand their thoughts on the current situation of the world. Elizabeth Sorells is a Silver City native who is double majoring in Mathematics and Forest Wildlife, currently a junior, Sorells is a math

International student living through COVID-19 away from home

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With the COVID-19 pandemic currently affecting WNMU and its community, the Mustang Staff reached out to members of the Mustang family to understand their thoughts on the current situation of the world. Elizabeth Mireles is an international student studying Chemistry. A senior from Guanajuato, Mexico. Mireles’ program is only one semester of study at WNMU.

“Women in History Need to Be Honored and Celebrated,” expressed by Elaine Howard, Early Childhood Programs Lab Site Administrator

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Elaine Howard has been living in Silver City for 20 years. Her family located here after her husband retired from the military. Howard became a teacher at the Child Development Center of Western New Mexico University 13 years ago. She went from being a teacher to a teacher supervisor at the Growing Tree facility. Howard

Assistant Dean of Student Life, Jessica Morales on Women’s Desire for Equity and Respect

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Jessica Morales is currently the Assistant Dean of Student Life. Morales started working at WNMU in 2003. About five years ago, Morales moved into the Student Life Department, which was an initiative brought forward by Dr. Isaac Brundage that didn’t previously exist on the WNMU campus. The Student Life Department is in charge of organizing

Azul Barrientos keeps Frida Kahlo’s legacy alive

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On March 5th, artist Azul Barrientos performed a show in Light Hall Theater. Barrientos brought Frida Kahlo’s story back to life in a creative way that was easily enjoyed by the audience. Kahlo lived through many hardships in her lifetime, and she was never given any recognition while she was alive for her work as

Student Athlete, Justyce Millan, on Rising Women

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Justyce Millan is a double major in psychology and sociology. She started attending WNMU in 2016 and will be graduating in May. Millan played for the WNMU Softball Team for three years, was the President for the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and is

WNMU Nursing Professor writes The Tortilla Star, hosts a book signing

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On February 18, nursing professor Abbey Carpenter had one of her first book signings on campus at the On February 18, nursing professor Abbey Carpenter had one of her first book signings on campus at the Miller Library. The Tortilla Star is a contemporary fiction book that tells the story of an English teacher that

Professor Roberta Brown on celebrating National Grammar Day

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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

Agape Foh-Amoaning shares her insights on Black History Month

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Agape Foh-Amoaning is an international student from Zambia which is in South Central Africa.  Foh-Amoaning is majoring in nursing and hopes to become a Nurse Practitioner. She has been attending WNMU for a year now. Foh-Amoaning participates in the Mustangs Care Club and Arts Club. She has a work-study position in the Facilities Department.  The