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This November, New Mexico voters will have the opportunity to vote on General Obligation (GO) bond proposals. Absentee voting begins October 7th. Early voting begins October 18th. In-person voting will be on Election Day, November 4th. Two bonds directly affect the state’s colleges and universities. Bond B provides for the sale of $10.8M of bonds for state libraries, while Bond C would enable the sale of $139M for the state’s public colleges and universities. These funds would be raised through the sale of bonds and will not result in any tax increases to New Mexico taxpayers.

For NMSU Grants, over $1,300,000 is at stake with Bond C. Slated improvements include over $500,000 of needed building and office renovations and $800,000 of improvements to campus parking, lighting, and grounds. For more information, please visit higheredbondc.com and bondsforlibraries.org. (read more…)

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On October 28th, NMSU Grants will host a workshop for all students eligible to apply for the 2014 Gates Millenium Scholarship. The workshop will be held in the theater from 9:30a to noon and cover the application process, including how to prepare a competitive application. Eligibility requires: 1) 3.3 cumulative GPA; 2) U.S. citizen or permanent resident/foreign national; 3) high school senior or high school/GED graduate who has never enrolled in college; 4) eligible for Pell Grants; and 5) either African American, American Indian-Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American.
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President Felicia Casados

NMSU Grants President Felicia Casados will be the guest speaker for the monthly Grants/Cibola County Chamber of Commerce breakfast, Wednesday, October 15, starting at 8:00a in the newly-renovated Library Classroom. Michael Fields’ Business Club students will be providing breakfast for $5/person as a fundraiser – please RSVP to Chamber if you wish to attend and purchase breakfast @ (505) 287-4802 or email: discover@grants.org.

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Vice-president for Academic Affairs Harry Sheski has announced a new NMSU Grants initiative to provide community education classes for non-NMSU students. Beginning Oct 15th, community members will be able to take these three courses:

  • Yoga (PE 199) meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:15p to 6:30p.
  • Zumba (PE 270) meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Noon to 1:15p.
  • Tabata Boot Camp (PE 270) meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from Noon to 1:15p.

Click here for the details.

Jonathan Hebert

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.