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This category will feature news releases from out-of-area government agencies and representatives, as well as events that are not taking place in the four-county area of Grant, Catron, Hidalgo or Luna. For those events please visit Local News Releases.

public health social work program cw rsNew Mexico State University Masters of Social Work student Ashley Bellon, left, listens to Anna Nelson, assistant professor in the School of Social Work, center, and Sue Forster-Cox, professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, explain the public health social work dual master's degree program.
(NMSU Photo by Jane Moorman)
WRITER: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu

New Mexico State University's College of Health and Social Services has established an innovative project focused on the recruitment of students who reflect the cultural/ethnic and geographic diversity of communities across New Mexico and the United States southern border region.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a bipartisan group of 22 senators in passing a resolution unanimously in the Senate recognizing the week of February 11, 2018, as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week.

The resolution recognizes the unique and critically important role these institutions of higher education play in supporting Native students. It commemorates the important work of educators, students, and higher education professionals at Tribal colleges and universities, which operate on more than 75 different campuses throughout Indian Country. Thousands of students enroll each year in the Tribal colleges located in New Mexico: the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, and the Shiprock and Crownpoint campuses of Diné College.

"Tribal colleges and universities are helping thousands of Native students in New Mexico and across the country access a high-quality education that will help them gain the skills they need to succeed after graduation while embracing their Native language and culture," said Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. "These schools provide students with strong opportunities to continue contributing to their Tribal communities. I was proud to sign the resolution designating this week as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week to ensure we recognize the important work that Tribal colleges, universities and teachers do for our Native students."

"Tribal colleges and universities provide Native students in New Mexico the opportunity to thrive in a rigorous academic environment respectful of traditional culture and language," said Heinrich. "These unique institutions are taking an innovative approach to helping students prepare to participate in a global workforce and live up to their full potential. I am proud to sign the resolution designating this week as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week to recognize the vital role these institutions play in our communities."

Joining Udall and Heinrich in recognizing the week of February 11, 2018, as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week are Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Steve Daines (R-Mo.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Amy Klobochar (D-Minn.), Dan Sullivan (R-Ark.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Jon Tester (D-Mt.).

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, led a committee oversight hearing entitled “Making Indian Country Count: Native Americans and the 2020 Census” to discuss the barriers to accurate census counts in Indian Country. 

LAS CRUCES -- Campaign officials for Angel Peña, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in CD 2, took immediate action regarding the Secretary of State’s decision to disqualify his candidacy in a letter dated February 12, 2018. Peña’s team spent the day yesterday reviewing the state’s grounds for disqualification, looking at copies of Nominating Petition forms submitted, and consulting with several attorneys and election law experts.

After careful deliberation, the campaign retained legal counsel, who immediately contacted the Secretary of State’s office and the legal counsel for the state of New Mexico. Unable to negotiate a reversal of the decision, the campaign is prepared to file a formal petition in District Court to help resolve this matter as swiftly as possible.

 WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, led a committee oversight hearing entitled “Making Indian Country Count: Native Americans and the 2020 Census” to discuss the barriers to accurate census counts in Indian Country.

SANTA FE - As the legislative session nears a close, Congressman and Gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce issued the following statement calling on the legislature to provide the Bernalillo District Attorney with increased funding to fight the crime wave plaguing the county:

"I am encouraged that the House and Senate appear to understand the need to significantly increase funding for District Attorney Torrez's office. Now it's time for them to focus and finish the job. It's absolutely essential that our prosecutors have the resources they need to put dangerous criminals off our streets and behind bars where they belong. New Mexican families deserve to know that their security and protection is being taken seriously by their government."

For more information visit www.PearceForNM.com 

Albuquerque, NM – The New Mexico State Police is very sad to announce the passing of K-9 Arras. K-9 Arras passed away yesterday in Albuquerque from complications related to an unexpected medical event. He nobly served the State of New Mexico from April 2012 up until his death. During his service with the Department he was responsible for the seizure of 294 pounds of methamphetamine, 133 pounds of cocaine, eighty-two pounds of heroin and 1,218 pounds of marijuana. He also apprehended fleeing felons on two separate occasions in his career. He is survived by handler and friend Sergeant Ronald S. Wood pictured below.k 9 arras rsSergeant Ronald S. Wood with K-9 Arras

luis alberto urrea rsAuthor Luis Alberto Urrea will be New Mexico State University's spring keynote speaker, giving an address at the ASNMSU Center For the Arts. The talk will be at 7:30 p.m. March 13 and it is open to the public without charge. Following the public lecture, there will be book sales and book signing in the lobby of the Center for the Arts.
(Photo by Nicole Waite Photography)
WRITER: Melissa R. Rutter, 575-646-4211, mrrutter@nmsu.edu

The Big Read Project is launching this month in Las Cruces. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Las Cruces, the Associated Students of New Mexico State University and the NMSU Office of the Provost, The Big Read Project seeks to promote community-wide activities surrounding a chosen book.

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