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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:29 pm 
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An historic photo of Western New Mexico University’s Light Hall.

Western New Mexico University will commemorate its 125th anniversary with a Founder’s Day celebration on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, hosting the public for tours, birthday cake and history presentations on campus.

Founder’s Day will kick off at 11 a.m. in Light Hall Theater. Silver City mayor Ken Ladner and other WNMU dignitaries will speak at the opening ceremonies, which will also include a reading of Western New Mexico University’s Founder’s Day proclamation and an historic video presentation.

Local musicians will give a live performance during the cutting of the cake on Light Hall Patio at noon, and Western New Mexico University’s Mariachi Plata will play in Old James Stadium, while the university photographer gets an aerial group photo at 1 p.m. Members of the public are invited to be in the photo, forming the numbers 125 with their bodies for the camera.

During the campus tour, which starts at 2 p.m., the public can wander campus and learn some of the stories behind historic campus buildings, such as Light Hall, Bowden Hall, Hunter Hall, Ritch Hall, Graham Gym, the MEChA Building and Fleming Hall, which turns 101 years old this year. The tour ends at Miller Library, where vintage clothing, posters, documents and photos will be exhibited.

Western New Mexico University was founded on February 11, 1893, as a state normal school for the training of teachers in the state’s southwestern mining region. Today, it is recognized as a dynamic institution, contributing to New Mexico’s cultural, intellectual, social and educational growth while honoring its community roots.

The New Mexico House of Representatives proclaimed February 11 Western New Mexico University Founder’s Day, the date when the university remembers its contributions as a comprehensive regional, rural, public coeducational university that caters to a student body diverse in age, culture, language and ethnic background. In 2018, Founder’s Day will be celebrated the Friday before the actual anniversary.

Western New Mexico University has been continuously accredited since 1942. It has provided teacher training and administrative training to thousands who now staff New Mexico’s public education system. For the next 125 years, Western New Mexico University aims to continue attaining educational excellence through academic publications, symposia, cross-cultural experiences and scholarly pursuits.

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Jennifer Olson
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:56 pm 
I remember the 100th Anniversary when I taught Developmental Writing at WNMU in 1993. That year, I got to know local residents by establishing the WNMU Beautification Committee. Through it, WNMU clubs purchased and planted fruit trees behind Centennial Hall. NRCS provided soil advisors and a grant for new shrubs. Flower beds on College were planted as a Pathways Project under John Snedecker's supervision, and Maintenance terraced the stone steps behind Light Hall with many contributions from the Town and Country Garden Club and local gardeners. Thank you, Librado Maldonaldo, for donating some of your Maximillian Daisies to the garden. I will always think of you, whenever I see them growing anywhere!

WNMU's Campus has grown much more beautiful over the past 25 years. Alumni Park, with its stone benches and metal archway, is a peaceful place of repose. Hopefully, under the firm hands and guidance of Prof. Metcalf, WNMU may yet get some sandstone sculptures of ancient petroglyphs. Certainly, there are many in the Gila that need replication before they succumb to the ravages of man and nature. GO MUSTANGS!! For the next 100 years~ Dr. Eiline Kingsley


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Count Birds For Science This Weekend
Town Council Candidate ~ Eiline Kingsley "Meet-And-Greet"
Celebrate Silver City's Territorial Charter Day
Grant County Democratic Party Pre-Primary Convention
Permaculture Silver City - Monthly Meeting
STRONG by Zumba - HIIT Training
Community Drumming Circle Lotus Center 4:30pm
Folk Singer Slaid Cleaves in Silver City
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Count Birds For Science This Weekend
Town Council Candidate ~ Eiline Kingsley "Meet-and-Greet"
Ecstatic Dance
Agape Meal and Art Project
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Count Birds For Science This Weekend
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
Laughter Yoga at 1 p.m. at the Lotus Center
Silver Chorale rehearsals
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
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Hapkido Class
Zumba!!
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
21
Hapkido Class
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Tai Chi Chuan
Insight Buddhist Meditation
WILL Lunch & Learn
Gin Rummy
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
22
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Zumba!!
Blooming Lotus Meditation
STRONG by Zumba - HIIT Training
Pet Central Thrift Store
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Qi Gung for Health and Longevity
Zumba!!
GCCCA Concert: The Quebe Sisters
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
STRONG by Zumba - HIIT Training
GCCCA Concert - The Quebe Sisters
Hapkido Class
Pet Central Thrift Store
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
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