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Grant creates program to study border from humanities perspective

A two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to The University of Texas at El Paso’s Center for Inter-American and Border Studies

NMSU DanceSport Company advances to nationals

Thirteen members of the New Mexico State University DanceSport Company earned 10 first-place finishes and seven second-place finishes at the USA Dance Southwest Regional Championships in Los Angeles, earlier this month.

NMSU College of Health and Social Services student groups receive grant for ACA education

Three student organizations in the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services received a grant for Affordable Care Act education.

Doña Ana Community College announce President finalists

The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) announced the three finalists for president of the Community College on Monday morning. The finalists include (in alphabetical order):

NMSU to host Don and Sarrah Kidd Literacy Conference

The New Mexico State University College of Education will host the fifth-annual Don and Sarrah Kidd Literacy Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Centennial High School, 1950 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. in Las Cruces.

NMSU professor elected president of national geography education organization

New Mexico State University professor Michael DeMers wants to change the way geography is taught in America. The newly elected president of the National Council for Geographic Education began his one-year term in January.

NMSU College of Engineering celebrates National Engineers Week

The New Mexico State University College of Engineering will celebrate National Engineers Week, February 15-21, with several events.

UTEP to host Lego Championship and robotics scrimmage

For the fourth year in a row, The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Engineering will host the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Championship and the first noncompetitive robotics scrimmage in collaboration with the El Paso STEM Foundation

AP participation doubles in past decade

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has announced the number of Texas graduates taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) exam has more than doubled in the past decade.

NMSU Community invited to an evening discussion on civil rights, activism

The community is invited to a free evening discussion on civil rights and activism that will feature a private screening of "The Last White Knight," by Emmy award-winning film producer and director Paul Saltzman, who also will speak a

YISD to hold community conversation in Ysleta HS area

The Ysleta Independent School District will hold the sixth public meeting in their "Building America's Future: A Community Conversation" series on Tuesday, February 11 from 6:00 -7:00 p.m., at Ysleta High School, located at 8600 A

Cigarroa confirms he'll step down as UT Chancellor


Texas prepaid tuition deadline quickly approaches

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds Texas families to enroll their children in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund. The current enrollment period for the state’s prepaid college tuition program ends Feb. 28.

NMSU VP candidate interview rescheduled, another candidate withdraws

The on-campus interview for Kevin Bean, candidate for New Mexico State University's vice president for university advancement, has been rescheduled for Feb. 11.

Kohl's Cares Scholarship now accepting nominations

Kohl's Department Stores is offering scholarships and prizes this year to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact in their communities.