NMSU Grants has received notice from U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s office that effective October 1, 2014 we have been awarded a five-year U.S. Department of Education Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions federal grant of $2,618,764 (approximately $520,000/year). These Title V federal grants serve higher education institutions to build our capacity to better serve students ability to successfully complete a college degree. Only higher education institutions with the federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (H.S.I.), defined as campuses serving 25% or more Hispanic student enrollment are eligible to apply for Title V grants. NMSU Grants Hispanic student enrollment averages 33% annually. NMSU Grants will utilize our Title V grant to support student academic success in English and Math developmental and core courses which are considered the ‘gateway’ courses necessary to succeed in completing a college degree. (read more…)
NMSU Grants has been awarded its first ever National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant. Principal Investigator and Engineering Program manager Jonathan Carter Hebert will be working with regional employers to enhance engineering technician and engineering education at NMSU Grants and around the state. This two year project will focus on incorporating real world projects and modern technical workforce experience into the classroom via extensive collaboration with regional employers. Click for grant details on the NSF website.
Did you know that there was a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States that would have changed the country’s name to the “United States of Earth”? Did you know that there was a constitutional amendment proposed that would make drunkenness anywhere in the United States and its territories illegal? How about this … the Ludlow Amendment would have required a national vote to determine if the U.S. should go to war. And anyone who voted “yes” would have had to volunteer!
Join us Wednesday, Sep 17th, in Room 03 at 12:00 noon for refreshments and learn some fun facts about your Constitution.
Dr. David LoConto, Sociology Department Head at NMSU in Las Cruces, will be in Grants on Thursday, September 18th, to talk about Sociology and specifically about the completely online Sociology degree offered by NMSU. He will give a presentation and talk with interested students in Conference Room 03 beginning at 10:00 on the 18th.
JJ’s Snack Shack in the Cyber Cafe is now selling refillable coffee mugs. For just $25, you’ll get the mug and free refills through the Spring 2015 semester. They’re also pleased to announce an upgrade to the coffee selections. Check out their menu below. (read more…)
A few important reminders to new and returning students (as well as faculty and staff):
- There is a new password for the NMSU-Grants WiFi network; ask a staff member or look at the new digital signs.
- If your NMSU account password has expired, you can change it yourself by answering the challenge questions you set up. If you have problems, come to Room 122 and we can reset the password if required.
- We have a “virtual” bookstore online – order your textbooks online here.
- Don’t forget all students can download a FREE copy of the full Microsoft Office 2013 software – here’s how.
- Get in the habit of regularly checking 3 things: your NMSU email, this website, and the new digital signs.
- 6) Have a great semester!