Monthly Archives: February 2012

FNS: Violence batters former Mexican showcase

Frontera NorteSur

A retired Mexican general took charge of security this week in the troubled Mexican
border state of Nuevo Leon, even as violent incidents continued to bloody the landscape.

Voter IDs: The ‘Hanging Chads’ of 2012

(Photo courtesy New America Media)

Khalil Abdullah

New America Media

WASHINGTON – A gathering of activists, journalists and voting rights advocates met recently to discuss the growing number of states that have adopted what many see as discriminatory voter registration laws. Such policies, they argue, do more to limit rather than expand democracy, threatening to disenfranchise millions in the lead up to the November elections.

FNS: Immigrant workers score wins

Frontera NorteSur

Despite an adverse economic and political landscape, immigrant and low-income workers celebrated victories this past week.

Cowgirl Sass & Savvy: It starts with the green hands

Julie Carter is a New Mexico writer and author whose column appears weekly on Rio Grande Digital.

Julie Carter

National FFA Week is celebrated every year in the month of February, bringing out the pride of blue and gold all across this country.

In 1928 a group of farmers founded FFA with a mission to prepare generations ahead for the challenges of feeding a growing population. In doing that, they taught the youth of each generation that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting, but is a science, a business and an art.

FFA – The letters stand for Future Farmers of America; however, in 1988 the official name of the organization was changed from Future Farmers of America to The National FFA Organization to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture. It was not just about farming.

UTEP Nursing team marches into future

University of Texas at El Paso

From left, Elias Provencio-Vasquez, Ph.D.; Kristynia M. Robinson, Ph.D.; Yvonne M. Acosta, J.D.; Myrna Anchondo, Laura Aguirre, Pedro J. Ramón-Hernández

The UTEP School of Nursing is well on its way to becoming one of the top 25 nursing schools in the U.S., under the direction of the school’s new leadership team.

School of Nursing Dean Elias Provencio-Vasquez, Ph.D., has assembled a dynamic group of senior administrators that includes Yvonne Acosta, executive nursing officer; Laura Aguirre, college administrative officer; and assistant deans Pedro J. Ramón-Hernández, Kristynia M. Robinson and Myrna Anchondo, who will lead the school’s efforts to become a top provider of nursing education, practice and research in the country.  

Gerald Thomas Chair promotes global opportunities, international seminar series

Melisa P. Danho

New Mexico State University

A visiting professor from Belize recently arrived at New Mexico State University and will head the Gerald Thomas Chair in the college of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The chair rotates between different departments and this year’s chair is in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology.

NMSU prof ventures to Eastern Europe for filmmaking

Dulcinea Lara, an assistant professor in the criminal justice department, gazes at a bust of Lenin on a recent trip to post-Communist Eastern Europe. (Courtesy photo)

Tonya Suther

New Mexico State University

Navigating three different languages, new political systems, plus eight college students and an English-only guide, a criminal justice professor at New Mexico State University recently ventured to post-Communist Eastern Europe on her first study abroad trip. There, she taught documentary filmmaking and visual culture.

FNS: Guadalajara, Guadalajara

Kent Paterson

Frontera NorteSur

In Guadalajara, two men recently played deejay in front of city hall. Strategically positioned across from the entrance to the old building, they directed a barrage of  recordings at the staid government offices. 

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