New Mexico Press Women invites students to apply for three higher education scholarships offered this year, open to students regardless of gender. Main criteria for the awards are career potential, although scholastic standing is a consideration. The deadline is Friday, March 6.


Wednesday 11, 20115 KRWG News 22 students prepare for their second broadcast of the year. Nick Miller, News 22 Director says, “It was alright.” It’s always rough at first, vets are rusty and it’s hard to get the new students to get used to the job.” None the less the team gets the job done providing the community with news they can count on.

Journalism 412 Documentary Photography students get ready to embark on the Small Villages of New Mexico project. Four to five small villages in southern New Mexico will be documented. The instructor, Bruce Berman, along with his class will produce a document at the end of the semester that is going to be part of the Rio Grand History Collection, and The NMSU Library Special Collection. “Students learn documentary practice in the spirit of the Farming Security Administration documentary of the 1930’s ”  says instructor Bruce Berman. Photos and stories will be posted as they unfold. If you have information or ideas concerning the project contact professor Berman at brucini@nmsu.edu.

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J. Sean McCleneghan, 72, Ph.D., New Mexico State University Distinguished Achievement Professor and a 32-year veteran in the Department of Journalism & Mass Communications, announced his retirement effective July 1.

“I will miss the ‘rush’ of lecturing to my classes and grading the writing quality of our hard-working students,” he said.

Following a NMSU national search in 1982, McCleneghan was named the head of NMSU’s Department of Journalism & Mass Communications and, The Center for Broadcasting. He served 12 years in that leadership role from 1982-94. Before joining NMSU, he was head of the Texas Woman’s University Department of Journalism & Broadcasting from 1979-82.

McCleneghan also held teaching and administrative posts from 1971-79 at the University of North Texas, the University of Georgia, The University of Texas at Austin, and Texas State University.

McCleneghan earned eight teaching awards in a 43-year higher education career including two NMSU Donald C. Roush Teaching Excellence Awards. In 2009, he was the first NMSU professor to earn the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. In 2004, the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (FOG) honored him with its William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award.

The Southwest Education Council for Journalism & Mass Communications presented McCleneghan the “Pioneer Award” at its 2002 Silver Anniversary Conference for his contributions in research, teaching and service. From 1973-2013, he presented more than 100 academic conference papers and published more than 80 refereed journal articles about the media.

“Dr. Mac” was profiled in the 2013 edition of Aggie Panorama, the NMSU Alumni Magazine, where he discussed the concept of “competition” inside his classroom environment. He earned his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin (1979), the first master’s degree awarded in journalism from the University of North Texas (1971), and B.A. degree from Fresno State (1964).

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