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  1. New Mexico - Wikipedia › wiki › New_mexico

    New Mexico (Spanish: Nuevo México [ˈnweβo ˈmexiko] (); Navajo: Yootó Hahoodzo [joː˩tʰo˥ ha˩hoː˩tso˩]) is a state in the Southwestern United States.It is one of the Mountain States of the southern Rocky Mountains, sharing the Four Corners region of the western U.S. with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona, and bordering Texas to the east and southeast, Oklahoma to the northeast, and the ...

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    The climate for most of the state is generally semi-arid. In the summer it can be very hot in southern New Mexico. The temperature is sometimes over 100 °F (37.8 °C) with lows over 70 °F (21.1 °C). It occasionally snows in the northern part of the state in the winter. It is drier in the southern portion of the state, and it rarely snows. New Mexico is usually affected by the North American monsoonfrom mid June to late September.

    New Mexico is the long-time home of the Pueblo people, a group of Native Americans. The area was named Nuevo México (New Mexico) by the Spanish in the mid-1500s and officially settled in 1598, its capital Santa Fe was selected in 1610. In the late 1600s, the Pueblo people revolted against the Spanish. The Spanish returned twelve years later, and made a better attempt at giving the Pueblos better representation in New Mexico’s society and government. One such Spanish governor of New Mexico, that is most well known for his work with Native Americans, was named Tomás Vélez Cachupín. When Mexicobecame independent in the early 1800s, New Mexico was part of it. Mexico wasn’t successful in representing the New Mexican people, which lead to another revolt called the Chimayo Rebellion. In 1846, the United States and Mexico went to war over a border dispute in Texas (a former state of Mexico that, after being its own country for a time joined the US), and the United States won the war. The pe...

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  3. History of New Mexico - Wikipedia › wiki › History_of_New_Mexico

    History of New Mexico. The history of New Mexico is based on archaeological evidence, attesting to varying cultures of humans occupying the area of New Mexico since approximately 9200 BCE, and written records. The earliest peoples had migrated from northern areas of North America after leaving Siberia via the Bering Land Bridge.

  4. List of states of Mexico - Wikipedia › wiki › List_of_states_of_Mexico

    The states of Mexico are first-level administrative territorial entities of the country of Mexico, which officially is named United Mexican States.There are 32 federal entities in Mexico (31 states and the capital, Mexico City, as a separate entity without being formally a state).

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  6. List of counties in New Mexico - Simple English Wikipedia ... › wiki › List_of_counties_in

    List of counties in New Mexico. There are 33 counties in the U.S. state of New Mexico. First there were nine counties formed in 1852. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code, used by the United States government to uniquely identify states and counties, is provided with each entry. New Mexico's code is 35.

  7. New Mexico State University - Wikipedia › wiki › New_Mexico_State_University
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    Hiram Hadley, an Earlham College-educated teacher from Indiana, started Las Cruces College. This institution, which opened on September 17, 1888, included an elementary school, a university preparatory school, and a business school; Simon F. Kropp wrote in Arizona and the Westthat this institution "was not a college in the contemporary meaning of the word". One decade later, the Territorial Assembly of New Mexico provided for the establishment of an agricultural college and agricultural experiment station with Bill No. 28, the Rodey Act of 1889. It stated: " Said institution is hereby located at or near the town of Las Cruces in the County of Doña Ana, upon a tract of land of not less than one hundred (100) acres, This land could be contiguous to the main Las Cruces irrigating ditch, south of said town." Designated as the land-grant college for New Mexico under the Morrill Act, it was named the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Las Cruces College then merged with...

    Regulated by NM Const. Art XII, Sec. 13; Art. XV, Sec. 1, the NMSU Board of Regents constitutes a corporate body ("Regents of New Mexico State University”) that implements legislation over the control and management of NMSU.The board is made of up 5 persons appointed by the governor of New Mexico with the consent of the senate. Four members are qualified electors of the state of New Mexico and one is a member of the student body. Non-student members serve six years and student members serve two years. The NMSU faculty senate consists of 60 elected faculty, and has legal authority over all academic policies across the NMSU system.

    The main campus of New Mexico State University occupies a core of 900 acres (360 ha) in the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico. It is located adjacent to Interstate 25, surrounded by desert landscape and greenhouses. The main campus is also bordered by Interstate 10, which is the main east-west interstate highway across the southern part of the United States. To the east of Interstate 25, the campus facilities consist of the President's residence, NMSU Golf Course, the "A" Mountain west slope, and the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. South of University Avenue are Pan American Plaza, 48 acres of horse farm, and the Fabian Garcia Science center, which houses the Chile Pepper Institute's research, teaching and demonstration garden, algal biofuels research equipment, grape vineyards and gazebos, and fields and greenhouses for plant research projects. About six miles south of campus, on 203 acres of land, is the Leyendecker Plant Science Research Center. The Las Cruces campus is h...

    It offers a wide variety of programs through the Graduate School and the colleges: Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Extended Learning and Health and Social Services. NMSU offers 28 doctoral programs across multiple disciplines including agriculture, education, engineering, and the sciences. A specialist in education degree is offered in 4 study areas. An education doctorate degree is offered in 3 study areas. There are 58 master's degree programs and 96 baccalaureate degree programs. At its four branch community colleges, Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Doña Ana Community College and Grants, New Mexico State University offers academic, vocational/technical, and continuing education programs. In accord with its land-grant mission, New Mexico State University provides informal, off-campus educational programs through the Cooperative Extension Service. Through a statewide network of 9 research facilities, the Agricultural Exp...

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    New Mexico State University is ranked by the National Science Foundationamong United States colleges and universities with high research and development, and is among the top institutions without a medical school in terms of R&D expenditures. Although early research focused on generating knowledge useful in agriculture and engineering, research soon expanded under land-grant status and space-grant status to all natural sciences and to include all disciplines of the university. The university...

    Academic Centers and Research Institutes

    1. Agricultural Experiment Station– conducts basic and applied research supporting agriculture, natural resources management, environmental quality, and improved quality of life. 2. Arrowhead Center – provides business assistance, technology incubation, intellectual property commercialization, economic policy analysis to local businesses as well as students, staff and faculty at the university. 3. Institute for Energy and Environment (IEE) – a multidisciplinary, energy sector and water resour...

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    NMSU student organizations include a Greek system and several religious organizations. The Associated Students of New Mexico State University is the student government, and is considered a departmental organization.

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    Fraternities and sororitiesat New Mexico State University include: 1. Golden Key International Honour Society 2. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars 3. Sigma Alpha PiThe National Society of Leadership and Success 4. Gamma Beta Phi 5. Phi Sigma Pi


    Founded in 1907, The Round Upis the oldest student-run news publication at New Mexico State University. In fall of 2017, the Round Up cut back its printing frequency and now provides current online news coverage as well as special print editions. KRWG-TV is a full service television station in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and is operated and owned by New Mexico State University. It is a member station of PBS(Public Broadcasting Service). Puerto del Sol is a literary magazine run by graduate studen...


    The nickname was derived from its roots and beginnings as an agricultural school and the state's only designated land-grant university.

    Victory Bell

    In the 1940s, the Victory Bell, a gift of the Class of 1939, was housed in an open-sided structure on the Horseshoe and rung to announce Aggie victories. In 1972, the bell was rededicated as the NMSU Engineer's Bell and mounted on a platform near Goddard Hall. On game days, various school organizations took turns in toting the ringing bell around Las Cruces before kick-off. The Bell was then taken to Aggie Memorial Stadium where it rang after Aggie touchdowns. More recently, the bell has been...

    "A" Tradition

    In 1920, students of then New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts scouted for an appropriate place to display their school letter. Tortugas Mountain, located three miles (5 km) east of campus, seemed a natural spot. Brave males gathered enough stones to form a big "A" easily visible from campus and the surrounding area. On the following day, April 1, students trudged up the mountain side with their five-gallon cans of whitewash and splashed it on the stones, turning them into a gl...

    NMSU's teams are called the Aggies, a nickname derived from the university's agricultural beginnings. New Mexico State is a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), except in football where NMSU competes as an independent. The Western Athletic Conference was the fifth conference NMSU has been affiliated with in its football history. New Mexico State spent the past six seasons as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. Before that, NMSU was a member of the Big West Conference (called the Pacific Coast Athletic Association until 1988), Sun Belt Conference, Missouri Valley Conference and the Border Conference.Another athletic program at New Mexico State was the women's Equestrian Team. The Equestrian Team was first established in 2004. The Equestrian team was cut following the 2016-2017 season due to budget cuts.


    There are approximately 120,000 living NMSU alumni. The NMSU Alumni Association is one of the university's oldest organizations, dating from May 24, 1898. Notable alumnae include Jerome Shaw, EVP/COO of Volt Information Sciences, Inc; Christine Aguilera, President of SkyMall; and Jorge Gardea-Torresdey, a nanoparticle researcher and professor at the University of Texas at El Paso; and Kathy Lueders is the first woman to head NASA's human spaceflight program as the Associate Administrator of t...


    Notable faculty include Paul Bosland, an internationally recognized authority on chile who leads the university's chile breeding research program and directs the Chile Pepper Institute at NMSU, Clyde Tombaugh, an astronomer best known for his discovery of Pluto; Mark Medoff, playwright, screenwriter, director and actor, who wrote the Tony award winning Children of a Lesser God. Antonya Nelson, named by The New Yorker as one of the 20 best young fiction writers in America, who has published th...


    1. Kropp, Simon F. (Spring 1967). "Hiram Hadley and the Founding of New Mexico State University". Arizona and the West. Southwest Center, University of Arizona. 9 (1): 21–40. JSTOR 40167379.

    • 24,041 (total headcount) 14,296 (Las Cruces campus)
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  8. Jul 07, 2021 · State to issue $45.25 million for benefits through Sept. 30 SANTA FE – New Mexico families will receive more than $45 million in additional food benefits – enough to feed almost 244,000 vulnerable children – following federal approval of the state’s amended Pandemic...

  9. Santa Fe, New Mexico - Wikipedia › wiki › Santa_Fe,_New_Mexico

    It is the fourth-largest city in New Mexico with a population of 84,683 in 2019, the county seat of Santa Fe County, and its metropolitan area is part of the larger Albuquerque –Santa Fe– Las Vegas combined statistical area, with a population of 1,178,664 in 2018.

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  10. List of governors of New Mexico - Simple English Wikipedia ... › wiki › List_of_governors_of

    Secretary of the New Mexico State Tax Commission (1925) James Murray, Sr. 1939-1941: 15 Ceferino Quintana 1941-1943: 13 John J. Dempsey June 22, 1879 – March 11, 1958 (aged 78) January 1, 1943 – January 1, 1947 1462 days Democratic: 16: U.S. Representative for New Mexico's At-large (1935-1941) James B. Jones 17: 14 Thomas J. Mabry

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    Michelle Lujan Grisham ( 1959-10-24) ...
    January 1, 2019 – Incumbent
    903 days
    Susana Martinez ( 1959-07-14) July 14, ...
    January 1, 2011 – January 1, 2019
    2923 days
    Bill Richardson ( 1947-11-15) November ...
    January 1, 2003 – January 1, 2011
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    Gary Johnson ( 1953-01-01) January 1, ...
    January 1, 1995 – January 1, 2003
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