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Education

  • Wagon Mound Schools receives award

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Wagon Mound Public Schools custodians and Superintendent Albert Martinez were recently recognized at the Public Schools Finance Authority and CES Facility Managers Workshop in Albuquerque during the Ben Lujan Achievement Award Luncheon.  

    The Public School Facilities Authority conducted an intense Facility Maintenance Assessment of the Districts buildings and grounds and maintenance program.   

  • LCC’s Ridgeway shines at conference

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Rachel Ridgeway is already making a name for herself in the field of science. One day, Ridgeway may become a household name.

    Ridgeway, a 2011 Robertson High graduate, is a physical science major at Luna Community College. Recently, Ridgeway won third place for her poster presentation, entitled “Surfactant Free Emulsion” at the 2012 Annual New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation Research Conference at New Mexico State University.

  • New CSU chief requests pay cut

    From The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — The California State University board of trustees on Wednesday approved a $380,000 salary for the system’s incoming chancellor that included a 10 percent pay cut at his request.

    The board had been set to approve the administration’s recommended salary of $421,500 for Timothy P. White, the current president of Cal State-Riverside who is slated to replace retiring Chancellor Charles Reed on Dec. 31. The amount was the same that Reed currently earns.

  • Students of the Month
  • 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.