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Board of Regents meeting agenda August 2014

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Board of Regents Saturday, August 2, 2014 9:00 am Eldorado Hotel Santa Fe, New Mexico   A G E N D A     Proof of Meeting Notic...

Tech Hosts Workshop On Oil Field Earthquakes

SOCORRO, N.M. July 30, 2014 – New Mexico Tech is hosting a workshop that will address the relationship between petroleum drilling and earthquakes, or “induced seismicity.” The event will feature a se...

Former Campus Police Chief Passes Away

MAGDALENA, N.M. July 17, 2014 – Louie Latasa, a Magdalena native who embraced a three-decade career with the New Mexico Tech Campus Police, including eight years as its chief, has died. He was 69. &n...

Entrepreneurship Summer Class A Rousing Success

SOCORRO, N.M.  July 9, 2014 – New Mexico Tech hosted the second annual summer class in commercializing technology, with nine students in five  groups participating. Dr. Raul Deju returned t...

Four Petroleum Students Win Research Awards

SOCORRO, N.M. June 27, 2014 – Three Tech students won awards through the regional Society of Petroleum Engineers student paper contest at the University of Tulsa in April. Another student won an award...

July 4 Extravaganza Returns!

SOCORRO, N.M. June 24, 2014 – Tired of the crowds, the search for parking, high concession prices? Wouldn’t you like to listen and dance to New Mexico’s favorite Hurricanes – for free? Here’s a sizzl...

Two Students Win Space Grant Consortium Awards

Two Students Win Space Grant Consortium Awards

SOCORRO, N.M. June 19, 2014 – Two Tech students have been recognized by NASA and the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium for their research projects and academic excellence. The N.M. Space Grant Consor...

Brower Family Starts Scholarship For Musicians

SOCORRO, N.M. June 12, 2014 – The family of former Tech professor Dr. Kay Brower recently established a music scholarship for Tech students. The Kay and Elise Brower Music Scholarship and will be av...

Tech Team Extracting Power From Dirty Water

Tech Team Extracting Power From Dirty Water

SOCORRO, N.M. June 5, 2014 – New Mexico Tech is hosting a workshop on an emerging alternative energy process that could have great potential for the state, the nation and the world. The event – i...

Pygmies Finish On High Rugby Note

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. May 21, 2014 – New Mexico Tech's men's rugby club won two matches and dropped one in the annual Celtic Sevens tournament on May 17 in Albuquerque. On the hottest day so far in 2014, ...

Dr. Ostergren Named New V.P. Of Academics

Dr. Ostergren Named New V.P. Of Academics

SOCORRO, N.M. May 21, 2014 – New Mexico Tech President Dr. Daniel H. Lopez announced today that Dr. Warren Ostergren has been selected as the new Vice President for Academic Affairs. ...

Two Alumni Receive Achievement Awards

Two Alumni Receive Achievement Awards

SOCORRO, N.M. May 15, 2014 – The New Mexico Tech Alumni Association recognized two graduates for their career achievements at the commencement ceremony Saturday. The 2014 Distinguished Achievement Awa...

Four Tech Scholars Take Commencement Honors

Four Tech Scholars Take Commencement Honors

SOCORRO, N.M. May 15, 2014 – New Mexico Tech presented the Cramer Awards at commencement Saturday, with Veronica Sager and Nickolas Davis taking home the honors. The awards were...

Heagy, Riley Garner Year-End Faculty Honors

Heagy, Riley Garner Year-End Faculty Honors

SOCORRO, N.M. May 15, 2014 -- New Mexico Tech awards two faculty awards each year – the Distinguished Research Award and the Distinguished Teaching Award. This year’s recipients are Dr. Michael H...

Class of 2014 Officially Finished!

Class of 2014 Officially Finished!

SOCORRO, N.M. May 15, 2014 – New Mexico Tech hosted the 2014 Commencement ceremony Saturday under perfect weather, with about 255 graduates participating among the 365 who have earned degrees over t...

Physics Senior Isabel McCoy Is Brown Award Winner

Physics Senior Isabel McCoy Is Brown Award Winner

SOCORRO, N.M. May 13, 2014 – Graduating senior Isabel McCoy was named the winner of the 2014 Brown Award, the top academic award at New Mexico Tech, at commencement on Saturday, May 10. ...

Student Appreciation Award Winners Honored

Student Appreciation Award Winners Honored

SOCORRO, N.M. May 7, 2014 -- New Mexico Tech honored seven students and one organization with the 2014 Student Appreciation Awards. Melissa Begay, Director of Physical Recreation and Student Activi...

Jason Lee Named Rugby Player Of The Year

Jason Lee Named Rugby Player Of The Year

SOCORRO, N.M. May 5, 2014 – Jason Lee has been named the recipient of the Jeremiah Wright Memorial Trophy as New Mexico Tech’s outstanding men’s rugby player for the school year 2013-2014. The junior ...

Graduation Ceremony Set For May 10

SOCORRO, N.M. May 1, 2014 – More than 350 students are eligible to walk in commencement exercises Saturday, May 10, on campus in Socorro. Ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. in between Brown Hall ...

Four Stand-Outs Named 2014-15 Macey Scholars

SOCORRO, N.M. April 24, 2014 – New Mexico Tech has announced the four winners of the Macey Scholars Program awards for the 2014-2015 school year. The program is Tech’s most prestigious academic schola...

Student Clubs Assemble Packages For Homeless

Student Clubs Assemble Packages For Homeless

SOCORRO, N.M. April 23, 2014 – The New Mexico Tech chapter of Engineers Without Border organized a massive fundraising campaign that culminated in almost 100 people gathering to assemble 500 “NovoPa...

'Night At The Opera' Features Concert, Elegant Dinner

'Night At The Opera' Features Concert, Elegant Dinner

SOCORRO, N.M. April 23, 2014 – Celebrate May Day with a “Night at the Opera” with the Santa Fe Opera Apprentices at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center – and travel the extr...

Miners Will ‘Beware The Coyote’ At Safety Conference

Miners Will ‘Beware The Coyote’ At Safety Conference

SOCORRO, N.M. April 22, 2014 – Macey Center will once again host the annual New Mexico Mine Health and Safety Conference from May 5 to 7. The 2014 theme is “Beware The Coyote.” State Mine Inspector...

Engineering Departments Set Design Presentations

SOCORRO, N.M. April 22 – The engineering departments have scheduled the year-end design presentations, featuring the research projects done by seniors. Each presentation is open to the public and all...

Tech Names Four Finalists for Academic V.P.

SOCORRO, N.M. April 21, 2014 – New Mexico Tech has narrowed the search to four finalists for the vacant Vice President of Academic Affairs position. The candidates will be interviewed on the follow...

Tech Hosts Workshop On Induced Earthquakes

This event has been postponed a date to-be-determined in August.   SOCORRO, NM. April 17, 2014 – New Mexico Tech is hosting a first-of-its-kind workshop that will address the relationship bet...

Regents: Tuition Increasing 5 Percent; Wages by 3 Percent

SOCORRO, N.M. April 17, 2014 – The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents heard about fundraising efforts, a tuition increase, new funding opportunities for the Magdalena Ridge Observatory and approved the ...

Tech Pygmies Fall in Championship Rugby Match

Tech Pygmies Fall in Championship Rugby Match

SOCORRO, N.M. April 8, 2014 – The University of New Mexico captured the Rio Grande Rugby Football Union 2013-2014 collegiate championship on a blustery Saturday with a 19-5 victory over New Mexico Tec...

Global Village Day, International Potluck

SOCORRO, N.M. April 8, 2014 – The annual Global Village Day will feature international students, fine dining and dance and music performances on Thursday, April 10. The day’s events start with displa...

Three Engineering Students Win Technical Writing Contest

Three Engineering Students Win Technical Writing Contest

SOCORRO, N.M. April 7, 2014 – Three Mechanical Engineering students – Corey Smith, Kevin Hill, and Colton Fascitelli – were selected as winners in an international contest called The Briefing Tech Wri...

New Exoplanet Instrument Achieves First Light!

New Exoplanet Instrument Achieves First Light!

SOCORRO, N.M., April 7, 2014 – Four and half years since its initial conception, the New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument, or NESSI, achieved first light using the Magdalena Ridge Obse...

Japanese Drummers Thunder Into Socorro

Japanese Drummers Thunder Into Socorro

SOCORRO, N.M. April 7, 2014 – Prepare to be amazed by the powerful mystic sounds and rhythms of ancient Japan when Taikoza takes to the stage at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center in a Performing Arts Ser...

Research Symposium Features 58 Projects

SOCORRO, N.M. April 4, 2014 – The third annual Student Research Symposium at New Mexico Tech features a wide range of innovative projects, including 32 posters, 13 oral presentations and 13 three-minu...

Stage Show Combines Music, Science and Technology

Stage Show Combines Music, Science and Technology

SOCORRO, N.M. April 1, 2014 – New Mexico Tech is offering up a fantastic show designed to appeal to all ages, when comedian and juggler Mark Nizer takes to the Macey Center Stage on Friday, April 4, t...

Tech Hosts State Collegiate Rugby Championships

  SOCORRO, N.M. March 31, 2014 – The New Mexico Tech Rugby Club will cap its 40-year anniversary by hosting the Rio Grande Rugby Football Union Collegiate Championship April 5. Concluding two se...

Regents Report: Tuition and Enrollment Increasing

SOCORRO, N.M. March 24, 2014 – The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents heard about another enrollment increase, a proposed tuition increase, pay raises and construction updates at the regular monthly mee...

Award-Winning Singer Graces Macey Center Stage

Award-Winning Singer Graces Macey Center Stage

SOCORRO, N.M. March 19, 2014 – Guy Forsyth, an Austin Music Awards Male Vocalist of the Year winner scheduled to perform in concert here, shares a link to New Mexico Tech through his record producer. ...

Queens Ruggers in Las Cruces Draw

LAS CRUCES, N.M. March 19, 2014 – The Queens Rugby Club of New Mexico Tech matched points with their loyal opposition the New Mexico State University Lady Chiles Saturday in Las Cruces. In a well-play...

Pygmies Trounce Downstate Rivals 45-7

LAS CRUCES, N.M. March 19, 2014 – New Mexico Tech's men's rugby club took over second place in the Rio Grande Rugby Union collegiate championship race Saturday with a 45-7 win over New Mexico State Un...

Tech Hosts Public Forum On N.M. Energy Policy

SOCORRO, N.M. March 19, 2014 – The New Mexico State Department of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources has set a listening session in Socorro to solicit technical and science-based input on con...

Etiquette Dinner Offers Professional Advice

SOCORRO, N.M. March 12, 2014 – Which spoon to use? What is appropriate attire? What’s the appropriate manner to eat pasta? The Career Services Office will answer all those questions and many more at ...

Golden Key International Honor Society Inducts New Members

Golden Key International Honor Society Inducts New Members

SOCORRO, N.M. March 11, 2014 – The Golden Key International Honor Society held its semi-annual new member induction ceremony at New Mexico Tech on Sunday, March 9. The club focuses on embodying three ...

TAP! Extravaganza Hits Macey Stage On Friday

TAP! Extravaganza Hits Macey Stage On Friday

SOCORRO, N.M. March 5, 2014 – Following on the heels of popular, Celtic-styled performances over the years comes “TAP – The Show,” an extravaganza that combines energetic and powerful footwork with ho...

Young Rugby Queens Buoyant in Loss

Young Rugby Queens Buoyant in Loss

SOCORRO, N.M. March 4, 2014 – Members of New Mexico Tech’s Queens Rugby Club were justifiably proud of their performance at home on Saturday, despite being outscored 22-12 by New Mexico State Univer...

Pygmies Fall to UNM at Home

Pygmies Fall to UNM at Home

SOCORRO, N.M. March 4, 2014 – While not thrilled with their 22-10 loss to the University of New Mexico on Saturday, Tech’s rugby men could take a measure of pride in their gritty performance against...

Strategic Planning Committee Sets Campus Meetings

SOCORRO, N.M. March 3, 2014 – The Strategic Planning Committee is hosting several town hall meetings to solicit opinions from students, employees and community members about the future direction of Ne...

Robby Cook Remembered As Exceptional Student

Robby Cook Remembered As Exceptional Student

SOCORRO, N.M. March 3, 2014 – Friends and faculty of Robby Cook remember him as an accomplished and inspirational student and colleague. Mr. Cook , 21, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014. (A forma...

Regents Report: Enrollment Rising, Budget Falling

SOCORRO, N.M. February 25, 2014– The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents heard about enrollment increases, legislative updates, the discontinuation of the Alternative Licensure Program due to funding con...

Grammy Winner Brings Celtic Sounds To Socorro

Grammy Winner Brings Celtic Sounds To Socorro

SOCORRO, N.M. February 19, 2014 – Hailed as the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia, Celtic multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez will grace the Macey Center stage in a New M...

New Mexico Tech Beats UTEP on the Road

New Mexico Tech Beats UTEP on the Road

EL PASO, Texas, February 17, 2014 – New Mexico Tech evened their record in the Rio Grande Rugby Union’s collegiate standings to two wins versus two losses Saturday with a 48-12 victory over the Univer...

Macey Scholarship Application 2014

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Tech Now Accepting Macey Scholar Applications

SOCORRO, N.M. February 17, 2014 – New Mexico Tech is now accepting applications for the William B. and Jean M. Macey Scholars Program for the 2014-2015 school year. The Macey Scholarship is amon...

Dr. Kay Brower, Renaissance Man, 1928-2014

Dr. Kay Brower, Renaissance Man, 1928-2014

SOCORRO, N.M. February 13, 2014 -- Longtime New Mexico Tech Professor of Chemistry Dr. Kay Robert Brower is remembered as a gifted scientist, a dedicated teacher, and a man who influenced his family’s...

Shooting Club Hosts Statewide Meeting

SOCORRO, N.M. February 13, 2014 – The New Mexico Tech Shooting Sports Club, along with the Socorro Gun Club, is hosting the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association 2014 annual meeting in Socorro this w...

Student Research Symposium Adds Motto, New Event

SOCORRO, N.M. February 6, 2014 – The Student Research Symposium team is adding a new event and adopting a motto for the 2014 Student Research Symposium, which will be April 9. Team chair Dr. Mary D...

Pygmies Open Rugby Season In Scrimmage With Brujos

Pygmies Open Rugby Season In Scrimmage With Brujos

SOCORRO, N.M. February 5, 2014 – The New Mexico Tech Pygmy Rugby Club kicked off the spring 2014 season at home Saturday with a scrimmage against men’s club side New Mexico Brujos. Isaa...

Love Story Musical for Valentine’s Season

Love Story Musical for Valentine’s Season

SOCORRO, N.M. February 5, 2014 – Make plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a fantastic way, with a gourmet dinner and a steampunk version of the longest-running musical in history, when New Mexico ...

New Tech Mission, Vision Statements In The Works

SOCORRO, N.M. January 31, 2014– The newly formed Strategic Planning Committee is taking initial steps toward developing a new three- to five-year plan for New Mexico Tech. The 27-member committee i...

Mechanical Engineering Student Wins Space Grant Funding

Mechanical Engineering Student Wins Space Grant Funding

SOCORRO, N.M. January 31, 2014 – New Mexico Tech student Shelby Fellows recently learned that she will receive a $5,000 scholarship from the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium, a NASA-funded entity. ...

Tech Experts To Talk At Counter-Terrorism Conference

Tech Experts To Talk At Counter-Terrorism Conference

SOCORRO, N.M. January 30, 2014 – New Mexico Tech will have two featured speakers at an international conference about counter-terrorism in India in early February. Vice President of Research Dr. Va...

Tech Lands Grant To Assist Women Transfers

SOCORRO, N.M. January 27, 2014– The American Association of University Women announced last week that 11 campus projects at schools including New Mexico Tech, will received a total of $45,000 in gra...

Spring Career Fair Boasts New Recruiters

Spring Career Fair Boasts New Recruiters

SOCORRO, N.M. January 27, 2014 – The Spring 2014 Career Fair is shaping up to be another excellent opportunity for Tech students to explore jobs, graduate schools and internship options. Nicole Gay...

Mineral Engineer Wins National Scholarships

Mineral Engineer Wins National Scholarships

SOCORRO, N.M. January 27, 2014 – New Mexico Tech senior Ashleigh Mitchell earned a competitive national scholarship from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration this year. “I’m incredi...

Cirque Montage Brings Colorful Show to Macey

Cirque Montage Brings Colorful Show to Macey

SOCORRO, N.M. January 24, 2014 – Cirque Montage, billed as “a whimsical world of animated characters that defy the perception of what is possible,” will bring its collage of traditional cutting-edge c...

Registration Open For Student Research Symposium

SOCORRO, N.M. January 23, 2014 – The registration deadline is approaching for the Student Research Symposium at New Mexico Tech. All Tech students– graduates and undergraduates – are invited to parti...

Policies Offered for Review by Campus Community

SOCORRO, N.M. January 22, 2014 – The review by constituents of proposed policies or amendments to existing policies is an essential part of the policy-making process at New Mexico Tech; thus, Campus C...

Willy & Friends Perform String Quartets

Willy & Friends Perform String Quartets

SOCORRO, N.M. January 20, 2014 – Willy & Friends will perform string quartets by Felix Mendelssohn and Antonín Leopold Dvořák in the third of four concerts in the 2013-2014 Presidential Chamber Mu...

Explosive Artist Opens Exhibit of Detonography

Explosive Artist Opens Exhibit of Detonography

SOCORRO, N.M. January 20, 2014 – Evelyn Rosenberg has a special – and explosive – connection to New Mexico Tech since the 1980s. The Albuquerque-based artist specialized in print-making and paper-cas...

Dr. Kay Brower, 1928 - 2014

SOCORRO, N.M. January 8, 2014 – Kay Robert Brower, 85, a longtime resident of Socorro, died on Saturday, January 4, 2014, after battling COPD for many years. Dr. Brower served as a chemistry professo...

Regents Discuss Potential Lottery Fund Shortfall

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. January 8, 2014 – The Board of Regents discussed the state’s expected shortfall in the Legislative Lottery Scholarship Fund at its December meeting in Albuquerque. University Presid...

Burglars Target Dorm Rooms Over Holiday Break

SOCORRO, N.M. January 7, 2014 – New Mexico Tech staff members discovered that more than two dozen residence hall rooms were burglarized over the past weekend. One apartment in Altamirano Hall and 28 ...