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Education

  • NMSU veep to step down

    The Associated Press
    LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State University executive vice president and provost Wendy Wilkins is stepping down.
    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that NMSU interim President Manuel Pacheco announced Tuesday that Wilkins will be replaced by Jay Jordan, a former NMSU administrator.
    Officials say Wilkins, who started at the university in July 2010, will remain on annual leave at NMSU until Jan. 1, when she’ll retire.

  • Helping Out - Students help build hogan

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A group of New Mexico Highlands university students spent their midterm break in Fort Defiance, Ariz., working alongside Navajo Nation members to help cut and haul wood to build a  hogan.

    The students, most of them international students, are members of the university’s LIFT Club, an inclusive interfaith group that includes Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims, among others. Carol Litherland is the faculty adviser.

  • In Brief - Education - Nov. 2, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Alabama leader to leave job
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.  — The president of the University of Alabama said Wednesday he was quitting after less than two months in office because of his wife’s health.
    A statement released by the university quoted Guy Bailey as saying he made the decision to step down after “much discussion” with wife Jan Tillery-Bailey, but it didn’t disclose what sort of health issues she may be experiencing.

  • Students of the month
  • Students present tech project

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts students presented a tech showcase in late September featuring the cutting-edge multimedia technology projects they created for museums and cultural institutions across New Mexico.

    The students are participating in the university’s one-of-a kind AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Program, or ACT, now in its third year. ACT is part of an ongoing partnership between the Highlands University Media Arts Department and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

  • In Brief - Education - Oct. 26, 2012

    From AP and Staff Reports

    Montoya earns certification

    Luna Community College Building Technologies Instructor Joseph Montoya recently received an international certification as a master trainer in accordance with the National Center or Construction Education and Research and is now authorized to train and certify instructors.

  • Sapello resident, mother of four, receives scholarship

    By Billie Blair
    LANL Foundation

    Sheila Montoya of Sapello juggles a family including her husband and four children, classes at Luna Community College and clinicals in Las Vegas and Santa Fe to pursue her dream of becoming a registered nurse.

    Her life is “crazy,” she says, but “good crazy.” During a weekend of planning for her daughter and son’s birthday party, homework from Luna and readying for Sunday Mass at Immaculate Conception Parish, she took time to reflect on the path she has chosen to achieve a lifelong dream.

  • 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.

  • Green and Gold Pride
  • 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.