Archive for April, 2013
Miguel L. Viscarra is a graduate of NMSU Alamogordo and NMSU Las Cruces and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sociology at New Mexico State University. Miguel is employed here as the Coordinator of Tutoring at NMSU-A’s Academic Support Center and assists students in reading, writing, sociology, and women’s studies. His passions include art, music, and literature.
Not your typical fan of horror, his recent ventures into the horror genre and academia have prompted him to study classic horror theories of Julia Kristeva, Barbara Creed, Linda Williams, and others. He is currently reviewing many pieces of horror literature for a website dedicated to the genre. Inspired by his open mindedness for the supernatural, Miguel, a New Mexico native, has sought out, visited, and ventured into some of the state’s most haunted attractions.
His short story, “The Cleansing,” has been published recently in a wonderful new anthology of 16 tales of ghosts and the paranormal called Southern Haunts: The Spirits That Walk Among Us. Miguel’s short story is the only one in this anthology that is set in New Mexico, but all of the stories arise from actual ghostly events, myths, and legends from the southern tier of states that produce this titillating collection. If you like a good ghost story (and who doesn’t), the anthology can be purchased online on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites.
The “Town Hall Chat” was re-scheduled to Thursday, April 11 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm on the Patio.
The Student Veterans of America-Alamogordo (SVAA) are sponsoring a barbeque, and will be grilling hotdogs on the Patio. There will be free hot dogs, chips and more!
The Journalism Club will hold a book sale as a fundraiser to benefit the Adult Basic Education program.
A booth will also be set up to take donations that will support a program for Wounded Warriors, men and women of the armed forces who have been injured in conflicts around the world. Please show your support for our veterans.
On March 28, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Club students from the New Mexico State University Alamogordo branch campus were granted access to classified sections of Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB) to meet with various engineers and technicians working at the Base. Students were granted access to an F-22 Raptor and interview professionals working to maintain and pilot the aircraft. Students were also able to meet with professionals working with MQ-1/MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA’s), formerly referred to as drones, as they explored the aircrafts and observed RPA live video feeds. STEM Club Members also learned about the 846th Test Squadron, which houses the longest sled track in the world. Here, engineers explained how the track is used to test potential commercial space transportation technologies using realistic flight velocities. Personnel at the 846th not only have the capability to design and engineer their creations, but also fabricate, test and analyze new technologies. Overall, students were excited about the fascinating career opportunities available for engineers right here in New Mexico.