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Regents Extend Shepard's Contract
At a special meeting in Silver City on Thursday, Oct. 12, the Western New Mexico University Board of Regents unanimously voted to approve President Joseph Shepard’s new contract, extending his term of employment through June 30, 2021, while adding performance incentives for five annual objectives.
Get the details here.

Spring 2018 Registration Open

Registration for Western New Mexico University’s Spring 2018 semester opened this week, and many students have already secured their class schedules. The WNMU Admissions Office encourages those who haven’t yet registered to do so soon.

Students should call 575-538-6000 to schedule meetings with Student Service Specialists in the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment. Learn more here.

Jayme Stone Folklife Project

Two-time Juno-winning banjoist Jayme Stone will bring his inspired sounds from around the world to Light Hall Theater on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. Stone combines folk, jazz and chamber music. His latest album, “Jayme Stone’s Folklife Project,” puts an inventive spin on old tunes. Preview the album here, and buy tickets ($15 each) here.

The Mustang football team plays at home this weekend. Their game against Fort Lewis kicks off at noon in Ben Altamirano Field. Cheer them on in person or tune in to the live stream here.

WNMU Volleyball has home games on both Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28. The ladies play Midwestern State and Cameron, respectively.
New Agreements Support Ecotourism Program
In the effort to launch an ecotourism program, WNMU hosted the First International Meeting of Universities, which included 17 institutions from both Mexico and Costa Rica. WNMU signed agreements with four universities and signed letters of intent with 13 other universities. WNMU is making follow-up visits to a number of universities this week and planning test programs in Chihuahua City and Los Mochis. Learn more here.
MEChA Finds New Energy and Members

Movimento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, more commonly known as MEChA, aims to support and advocate for Hispanic students through meetings and advocacy events. The club's membership has doubled this semester, and its members have hosted a DACA rally, a Mexican candy sale, a public forum, and last week's Chicano Street Fest in Old James Stadium. Read a profile of MEChA here.


Applied Tech Scholarship Awards
Six Western New Mexico University students enrolled in applied technology programs received scholarships from the Southwest New Mexico Home Builders Association recently. Shyla McBride, Luke Vega, Wellington Woodward and Wesley Lamb each earned a $250 check, while Charles “Clay” Rice and Gilberto Barrios Jr. each received $500.
Read about their accomplishments here.
Time To Choose Your Academic Path

The School of Education Declare Your Major Night is in the Intramural Gym on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Humanities, Business and Interdisciplinary Studies departments' Fall Carnival Declare Your Major Night is Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the parking lot between Hunter and Bowden halls.

Find more info about each here.

at Light Hall Theater

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

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
October 20-22

Atomic Blonde
October 27-29

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

See trailers and get showtimes here.

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