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Education

  • In Brief - Education - Oct. 5, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Couture to get salary, $454,000
    ALBUQUERQUE — Departing New Mexico State University President Barbara Couture will be paid nearly $454,000 when she leaves her post in January.
    That’s on top of the salary she’ll earn while on paid administrative from now until she officially leaves at the end of the year. At an annual salary of $392,700, she’ll earn about $100,000 for the next three months leave.

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  • Students present cutting-edge design work at symposium

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Media arts students from New Mexico Highlands University presented their cutting-edge electronic design work at the International Symposium on Electronic Art earlier this month in Albuquerque.

    More than 100 artists and 400 presenters from 30 countries participated in the symposium that brings together art, science and technology. The symposium is in its 18th year.

  • In Brief - Education - Sept. 28, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    NMSU president on leave
    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico Board of Regents is declining to say why the president of one of the state’s major universities is on leave.
    A New Mexico State University spokeswoman confirmed to the Las Cruces Sun-News that president Barbara Couture is on leave. But Minerva Baumann did not specify if the leave was paid or unpaid or for administrative, personal or medical reasons.

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  • Dalan Abreu receives Michael Marr scholarship

    Dalan Abreu, a 2012 Las Vegas Robertson High School graduate, has been selected as the recipient of the 31st Annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship. The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson student athlete who excelled academically and participated in the football program.

    An outstanding scholar athlete and a leader on and off the field, Abreu participated in four sports and received many awards, including All- District and All-State honors in football and basketball. He served as football team captain.

  • West High School graduate completes cadet basic training

    Submitted to the Optic

    WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet Corey Archibeque, son of Ben Archibeque and Mary Jo Archibeque, has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

    Archibeque entered West Point on July 2 and has completed six weeks of Cadet Basic Training.

  • In Brief - Education - Sept. 21, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Students protest abortion poster
    ALBUQUERQUE — An anti-abortion poster depicting a fetus in an American Indian headdress has sparked a protest at the University of New Mexico.

  • Highlands receives $300K grant

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University was awarded a $300,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that will fund a new geospatial technology lab for advanced map making.

    Highlands will be the first university in the state to provide this kind of facility for classroom instruction and research.

    Geospatial technology includes a wide variety of mapping applications including 3-D terrain modeling,  geographic information systems, or GIS, and high-precision global positioning.