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2008-09-03 03:00:20

By O'Byrne, Kim Dormody, Tom If agricultural education is going to achieve 10,000 quality secondary programs by the year 2015, it will need to recruit and develop many new teachers. These teachers will replace those who will leave the profession and staff the estimated 4,000 new positions that will be added by the 10x15 initiative. Currently, the profession is experiencing a shortage in new agricultural education teachers. To end the shortage and achieve the increase in teachers stimulated...

2008-08-06 12:00:48

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Aug. 6--LAS CRUCES -- On the cusp of the new school year, there was much discussion Tuesday at the first regular school board meeting about two new policies affecting grade-point averages and attendance. Starting this year, freshmen and sophomores who take approved college-level courses will earn weighted credit; juniors and seniors may petition for the same. Weighted grade points earned are added directly to the cumulative GPA -- each AP...

2008-07-26 15:00:34

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 26--To view a copy the contract that expired June 30, click here. LAS CRUCES -- Secretaries, custodians, painters, welders and the rest of the approximately 550 members of New Mexico State University's hourly employees union have reached a tentative agreement with the institution's bargaining team -- but there's room for improvement in the relationship between the two entities, some say. The American Federation of State, County and...

2008-07-25 15:00:54

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 25--LAS CRUCES -- Secretaries, custodians, painters, welders and the rest of the approximately 550 members of New Mexico State University's hourly employees union have reached a tentative agreement with the institution's bargaining team -- but there's room for improvement in the relationship between the two entities, some say. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2393 wants a pay increase approved by the...

2008-07-20 21:00:23

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 20--LAS CRUCES -- Back to school already? In July? Is this some sort of cruel trick? Not to 10-year-olds Anaylssa and Arianna Martinez. Not only are the twins eager to start fifth grade at Booker T. Washington Elementary School, they're planning on starting a letter-writing campaign for a year-round middle school, said their mom and the school's PTO Treasurer Maria Martinez. After getting out of school June 6, about 825 students at...

2008-07-12 03:00:21

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 12--To read the latest news release from the Food and Drug Administration on the salmonella outbreak, click here. LAS CRUCES -- James Ditmore has no regrets about the jalapeno pizza he enjoyed Wednesday night. "People should eat green chiles and jalapenos every day. They're healthy for you and full of vitamin C," said Ditmore, a Las Cruces marketing specialist with the Department of Agriculture. That's despite an updated federal...

2008-07-07 03:00:10

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 7--LAS CRUCES -- Geologist Pam Jansma starts Aug. 1 as dean of New Mexico State University's College of Arts and Sciences, heading up a rambling college that houses astronomy, journalism, music, theater, English, physics, military science, psychology, history, philosophy, criminal justice, molecular biology and women's studies -- among other subjects. She says, understandably, she won't be teaching "right away." Jansma, 49, leaves a...

2008-07-06 18:00:08

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 6--LAS CRUCES -- Geologist Pam Jansma starts Aug. 1 as dean of New Mexico State University's College of Arts and Sciences, heading up a rambling college that houses astronomy, journalism, music, theater, English, physics, military science, psychology, history, philosophy, criminal justice, molecular biology and women's studies -- among other subjects. She says, understandably, she won't be teaching "right away." Jansma, 49, leaves a...

2008-06-26 03:02:30

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jun. 26--LAS CRUCES -- Former dean Virginia Higbie has been chosen as interim dean of New Mexico State University's embattled College of Health and Social Services, starting Tuesday. Mary Simmons, the college's former associate dean, may also be coming out of retirement to re-take that position in the interim. In recent months, the college has been divided. Two minority professors were dismissed and claimed racial and sexual discrimination....

2007-06-03 12:00:24

SALLY THOMSON POJOAQUE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL Thomson graduated at the top of Pojoaque's 139-member senior class, its largest ever. Thomson still can't believe high school is over. "It hasn't really sunk in at all yet," Thomson says. Thomson devoted much of this school year to working on Pojoaque's student yearbook as one of three senior editors on the yearbook staff. She also took advanced-placement courses in English IV and Calculus. She left Wednesday for a two-week trip to Italy and...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.