Category Archives: COVID-19

Classes after Thanksgiving Break

DATE:               September 30, 2020 TO:                   NMSU-Las Cruces campus students and employees FROM:              John Floros, President SUBJECT:        Classes after Thanksgiving Break Beginning Nov. 30, following the Thanksgiving holiday, and running through the duration of the fall 2020 semester, all courses at NMSU’s main campus, including those which had previously been delivered face-to-face or through a hybrid…
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Caring for each other and nurturing our democracy

Caring for each other: Our skies have been hazy for a while now, a constant reminder of the intense challenges so many of our fellow Americans are facing. As I follow the news, I hear of fires in the West, hurricanes in the Southeast, floods in the Midwest, and COVID-19, unemployment and social unrest throughout…
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Putting it all together

It is early August, and our return to campus is coming together in a way that was not imaginable at the end of last semester. After a full summer of planning and implementation, we are rolling toward a broader return to campus. It is exciting, as the beginning of every academic year always is. But…
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Learning, adapting and shaping our future

It has been four months since we extended our spring break by a week, transitioned to online teaching and moved our staff off campus. The roller coaster has not stopped since then. Pandemics, by their nature, bring fear to our lives and uncertainty about our future, they necessitate fast decision-making and we see rapid changes…
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Why are we coming back? To Shape the Future

As educators, we play a central role as subject matter experts who develop curricula and create academic programs. However, more important is the role we play in shaping the learning environment of our institutions. This environment is a product of our attitude and is a powerful influence on our students’ successes. That learning environment is…
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