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


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

Mustang Care partners with Silver City Care Center to host Valentine’s day dance


On February 14, the Silver City Care Center hosted a valentine’s day dance for their senior citizens that was made possible by the collaboration with the WNMU Mustang Care Club. Local middle school students also attended the event.   The residents enjoyed the company of the students, fun dances, and snacks. The purpose of the

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 First International Meeting of Universities Held At WNMU

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Silver City NM- Western New Mexico University is gearing up for a big week as 16 universities from various states in Mexico and Costa Rica will be heading to campus to talk about collaborations with the University’s many departments. Specifically these universities are coming together not only to be partners, but to develop a curriculum

Scholar Spotlight: Students Present Research In The Big Easy

ASM Microbe 2017

Most people go to New Orleans for the parties, drinks, and world renowned cuisine. Who would have known that it could have served as the 2017 host city for the American Society for Microbiology conference? Melinda Reissig and Kurtis Born! They had the assistance of Student Research and Professional Development (SRPD) Funds to have an

Local Native Americans Show Support For Standing Rock Protests


Silver City, NM- For those paying attention to current events, something of note are the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. Oil companies have been attempting to build a pipeline that will flow under the Missouri River and into Native lands, violating treaties between our government

Mustangs Cap Season Off With Overtime Thriller


Silver City, N.M. – An overtime dramatic finish was in store last Saturday as the Western New Mexico University football team came up short against West Texas A&M, 37-30, for the final game of the season. Jumping ahead to the fourth quarter with 2:04 remaining, the Mustangs topped off a 19 play, 71-yard drive with

International Collaboration Continues to Thrive


Silver City NM- On the week of September 13 to September 16, a group of professors from the Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua and the Universidad de Ciudad Juarez met at Silver City for two days of considerable importance. These professors are from all walks of higher education including Psychology, Humanities, and Philosophy. The groups were

A Summer in Russia

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Silver City NM- This summer Western New Mexico University’s assistant professor of Political Science went to Russia in order to research company towns after the collapse of the Soviet Union. This visit was a personal trip but it also served a dual purpose. Part of her contract stipulates that Dr. Evans must publish journals and