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Top Stories for Friday, July 25th, 2014:



Sitting at his family dining table, eighth- grader Mustafa Muhyi displays his Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) award­winning health app for kids. Muhyi will showcase his app Thursday, July 31, at the Arrowhead Technology Center.

Las Cruces Bulletin photo by Tara Melton


Appurges healthy choices

By Tara MeltonLasCruces Bulletin

Whilemostof Mustafa Muhyi’s peers at Sierra Middle School spent their summer in thepooloratcamp,hetooka trip to Massachusetts Institute of Technology as one of the youngest participants in the school’s App Inventor Summit, winning fi rst place for his mobile application.

His award-winning app is a health app for children with a goal of combating childhood obesityby making it fun for kids to learn about target heart...


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Bulletin Staff Report

At a regular meeting held Wednesday, July 23, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved changes to undergraduate admissions requirementssubject to the approval ofan implementation plan, which will be presented to the board in December.

Th enewrequirementswillgo into eff ect for fall 2016.

Th eapprovedrequirements change the high school GPA needed for automatic admission toNMSU from 2.5 to 2.75. Students who do not have a high school...


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By Brook Stockberger

Las Cruces Bulletin

The Aggies have a lot to prove this season on the gridiron.

New Mexico State University – which starts practice on Friday, Aug. 1 – participated in the Sun Belt Conference football media days Tuesday, July 22, in the Superdome in New Orleans.

NMSU’s fellow Sun Belt programs welcomed the Aggies with outstretched arms, but not a lot of respect. The 2014 Preseason Coaches Poll saw the Aggies voted No. 11 out of 11 schools. In other...


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1,000 entry-level jobs

By Alta LeCompteLas Cruces Bulletin

When 95 percent of the Job to Career Readiness Boot Camp applicants told Rosa De La Torre-Burmeister they were unemployed, she knew she was on the right track.

De La Torre-Burmeister, Doña Ana County Community College (DACC) director of career services, was recruiting prospective entry-level workers to attend a free, full-day jobs boot camp. The purpose was to prepare them to apply for jobs.

The first camp was...


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By Zak HansenLas Cruces Bulletin

Come September, Las Cruces is going to look a lot more like Hollywood, with a slew of stars headed to town to honor one of the Mesilla Valley’s most acclaimed residents during the Mark Medoff: “Far From Finished” Celebrity Fundraiser at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the New Mexico State University Center for the Arts.

With a roster of special celebrity guests, the gala event will honor the acclaimed writer, director and educator and raise funds...


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Community leaders, students and other interested parties gathered for a discussion on the future of energy and the jobs it could bring to the region May 29 at the New Mexico State University Pan American Center.

Hosted by Hispanics In Energy (HIE) and American Association of Blacks in Energy, in collaboration with numerous business, labor, academic and local work force experts, Energize Las Cruces revolved around the energy industry and the renaissance it is currently...


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