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Help Shape WNMU's Strategic Plan

You are invited to help shape Western New Mexico University’s 2018-2021 strategic plan. Please share input about the university’s mission, vision and goals by completing a survey about the university’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats online by Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Take the survey here.

Let Us Commence

About 300 Mustangs will walk across the Fine Arts Center Theatre stage and receive their diplomas at the fall commencement convocation on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at 2 p.m. They will hear from Indy racing legend Bobby Unser and ASWNMU President Tim Stillman.
Find out how to stream the ceremony live.

Mimbres Dimples, Slipslop and Clapboard
An archaeologist from the University of Colorado will present about Mimbres pottery manufacturing at WNMU’s Light Hall Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. Presenter Dr. Stephen H. Lekson thinks the evidence may link Mimbres with Hohokam and even Chaco. To learn more about this free lecture sponsored by the WNMU Museum, click here.
“We would see a one-third decrease in mass shootings if the media adopted a Don’t Name Them, Don’t Show Them policy.”​

WNMU psychology professor Dr. Jennifer Johnston is frequently called on to speak about the probable connection between mass shootings and the media coverage around them. She uses her platform to encourage more responsible media practices. Discover more about the Don't Name Them campaign here.

The Mustang basketball season is off to a slammin’ start! Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have home games this week. Find the full Mustang athletics schedule at
A Warm Start to the Holidays
for 20 Local Families

Twenty Grant County families enjoyed bountiful Thanksgiving dinners thanks to the WNMU Student Nurses Association, which assembled baskets of seasonal food and distributed turkey vouchers to residents in need. With the help of small businesses in the community, the Student Nurses Association was able to reach its goal of providing nearly $900 worth of assistance. Get the feel-good details here.
WNMU Hears About Emerging Technologies and Creative Commerce
Mustang student newspaper writer Katia Ibarra reported on the first Emerging Technologies and Creative Commerce lecture, which Creative Startups co-founder Dr. Alice Loy gave on campus in mid-November. Read Katia's coverage.

Art by 165 Students

Students from all the Western New Mexico University Expressive Arts studio classes will show their semester’s work in the Chino building on the evening of Nov. 30. This all-inclusive show is up for only a few hours and features art of all media, including clay, sculpture, weaving, drawing, painting, printmaking and photography.
Learn which pieces are the most eagerly anticipated here.

Weekend Movies at Light Hall
$2 for adults, $1 for children,
free for WNMU students

American Made 
Dec. 1-3

My Little Pony: The Movie 
Dec. 8-10

The Lion King 
Dec. 15-17

The Nightmare Before Christmas 
Dec. 22-24

See trailers and get showtimes.

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