New CHSS interim dean at NMSU hopes to move college forward

After a nearly 25-year career in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University, having served as a faculty member, department head and associate dean, Sonya Cooper stepped into a new role in January, taking the helm of the College of Health and Social Services.
Cooper has been named interim dean of CHSS, an appointment that became effective Jan. 7. Cooper will lead the college as the university searches for a permanent dean to succeed Donna Wagner, who retired in December.

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In Memoriam: Richard “Gilbert” Gil

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NMSU sets date for Homecoming 2019

New Mexico State University invites alumni and friends to join Homecoming 2019 celebrations Oct. 3-5, 2019, in Las Cruces.
Starting early that week, the NMSU Alumni Association will host various events and gatherings, ending with the Homecoming football game Saturday, Oct. 5, against the Liberty University Flames.

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Second-annual Innovation Summit hosted by NMSU’s Arrowhead Center a success

Last month, small businesses from across the nation met at the Albuquerque Convention Center to learn how their innovative ideas could be funded through federal opportunities.

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NMSU’s Aggie Innovation Space benefits students, community

Since its official opening in 2014, New Mexico State University’s Aggie Innovation Space has been an avenue for students to not only have access to state-of-the-art resources but also to cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship. Aggie Innovation Space, which is housed in the College of Engineering but open to all majors and the community, provides access to experienced mentors, new technologies, design software and tools.

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NMSU chemical and materials engineering takes course outside of the classroom

Chemical engineering classes offered by the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University are no longer limited to the seats in a classroom. David Rockstraw, department head and Robert Davis Distinguished Professor for the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, has brought the classroom to the student. 

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NMSU honors one department, 14 faculty at 2019 Spring Convocation

New Mexico State University faculty and staff were welcomed back to campus Tuesday, Jan. 15, during the spring 2019 convocation ceremony at NMSU’s Atkins Recital Hall. Every fall and spring, convocation is held to honor excellence on campus.

Fourteen faculty and one department were honored during the ceremony.

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NMSU programs earn U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Online rankings

In its annual listing, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Best Online Education Programs offered by U.S. National Universities. Three of NMSU’s online graduate programs have improved their standings. 

In 2019, NMSU ranks tied for 49th in criminal justice online graduate programs, tied for 113th in nursing online graduate programs and tied for 143rd in master’s in business administration online graduate programs. NMSU’s online graduate programs in engineering also were recognized and listed in the 72nd to 94th range. 

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Spring 2019 White Paper Solicitation

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In Memoriam: James William Womack

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