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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 1:34pm

The School Yard

NMSU High Desert High School Festival starting Oct. 23

A festival in High Desert High school will bring hundreds of high schoolers to Las Cruces.

Forbes ranks NMSU as one of America’s Top Colleges

Forbes has recognized New Mexico State University as one of America’s Top Colleges in 2014.

NMSU professor awarded grant to study diabetes and hypertension in Hispanic men

New Mexico State University School of Nursing Assistant Professor John Scarbrough is the lead investigator on a Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN) project to study diabetes and hypertension in Hispanic

Advanced Sky Warn class offered at Dona Ana County Extension office

When severe weather occurs having qualified weather spotters to identify and report the conditions to the NOAA’s National Weather Service is critical.

NMSU Air Force, Army ROTC to commemorate 9/11

New Mexico State University’s Air Force and Army ROTC units are inviting the NMSU and Las Cruces community to join them in events honoring the victims of 9/11.

Rice University stays in Top 20 in U.S. News rankings

Despite falling a spot in this year’s U.S. News & World Report college rankings, Rice University remained the only Texas university to crack the top 20.

Texas Tuition Promise Fund open for enrollment of college tuition

Open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1, and runs through Feb. 28, 2015.

SISD's million-dollar campus camera system ready to roll

A major El Paso school district is getting a major security upgrade. The Socorro Independent School District unveiled its newly expanded network of campus cameras on Monday.

After school programs start Sept. 8th

El Paso kids are now able to stay after school participating in activities. The El Paso Parks and Recreation Department starts their 2014-2015 After School Program on Monday, September 8th.

New Mexico State University Events

BARNES AND NOBLE OPEN MIC NIGHTS Barnes & Noble at NMSU will continue the popular Open Mic performances from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

NMSU researchers address regional air quality issues

Over the last four years, researchers at New Mexico State University have been involved in a bi-national study focused on pinpointing dust sources and evaluating the health effects of windstorms in the border region.

NMSU offers free Tuesday night dance classes

New Mexico State University’s College of Education DanceSport Company offers free dance lessons every Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. Classes are held at Rentfrow Gymnasium.

Miners celebrate Centennial year with 'Party of the Century'

The University of Texas at El Paso welcomes back all Miners and UTEP fans alike for the dawn of a new semester and the start of football season.

Wallace Hall case will come before Grand Jury

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

NASA ESPCoR to fund planetary seismology research at NMSU

New Mexico NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) has awarded a grant of $749,893 to New Mexico State University astronomers for research to be conducted over the next three years.