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A Fence for Four-Legged Friends

Local citizens recognized a need and raised money for a barrier separating little dogs from large breeds at Cornali Field. Now one-third of the dog park is designated for small pups. On Nov. 9 at 11 a.m., WNMU and the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new fenced area. Silver City resident Julie Cason, who regularly visits Cornali Field and spearheaded the fundraising effort, said, "Everybody’s just thrilled about the new fence." Life is not so ruff.

Mâte y Más for Argentinian Students

For the next few weeks, WNMU is host to eight students from the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE) in Corrientes, Argentina. Hosted by various academic departments and living in Mustang Village, the students will be at WNMU through Nov. 17, 2017. From an aspiring botanist to a kinesiology major, the students have varied interests and academic focuses. They do have one tradition in common: drinking yerba mâte. Hear from them and their professors, who say the Argentinians' presence adds to class dynamics.

Cultural Affairs Lecture Results
in Million Bones Project's Move Here

As a result of the Edwina & Charles Milner Women in the Arts lecture given by One Million Bones founder Naomi Natale and project manager Susan McAllister at Western New Mexico University in late September, the One Million Bones project found a permanent home in Silver City. The art installation will be moved to Bear Mountain Lodge in the coming weeks. You can get involved.

"Damnificados" Wins Again

“Damnificados” by WNMU Writer-in-Residence J.J. Amaworo Wilson won the 2017 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction last month. “The Hurston/Wright is particularly special to me because it’s an international award for the Black diaspora. The organization promotes both literature and social justice—two elements close to my heart,” Wilson said. Find out why the judges chose “Damnificados.”

#MustangUp
For Senior Weekend, the WNMU Volleyball team plays here at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, while the Mustang Football team battles Texas A&M - Kingsville at noon Saturday. More about Senior Weekend.
New Partnerships With Mexican Universities 

WNMU recently signed an agreement outlining protocols between WNMU and Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas and signed a memorandum of understanding with Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas. “These kinds of agreements break down walls between countries,” President Shepard said. Here are the details of each.

The Art of Resistance

Student Grecia Rivas’ political artwork will be soon featured in an exhibit called The Art of the Resistance at the Mimbres Region Arts Council gallery. Her show will open with a reception on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and will hang through Thursday, Dec. 14. Any sales will benefit Rivas' scholarship for DACA and undocumented students.
Learn more about Grecia's uplifting posters.

Where Did All the Dual Enrolled Students Go? 

A "perfect storm" brought WNMU's dual enrollment numbers down this semester, according to Program Manager Brandi Jaure. The Higher Learning Commission’s new accreditation requirements were one factor in this decrease, which accounts for nearly eighty percent of the overall drop in enrollment. Learn why and how WNMU is working to bring those students back here.

WEEKEND MOVIES
at Light Hall Theater

$2 for adults, $1 for children,
free for WNMU students

Amityville: The Awakening
November 3-5
 
Leap!
November 10-12

It (2017)
November 17-19

The LEGO Ninjago Movie
November 24-26

See trailers and get showtimes here.
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