2019 1-8 money

Common Myths about College Value

Last Saturday I attended a breakfast organized by the Yes We Must in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Council of Independent Colleges annual meeting. Yes We Must is a small coalition of university presidents committed to providing first generation and economically disadvantaged students access to affordable college educations and I serve on its Board of Directors as the newest member. (more…)

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2018 12-19 basketball

USW to Host UNM at Tasker Arena

Guest blog by Timm Dixon, USW Men’s Head Basketball Coach

For the sixth time during the 2018-19 season, the USW men’s basketball team will be taking on a NCAA opponent when it faces one of the state’s flagship programs, University of New Mexico Lobos, on Sunday Dec 30th (2:00pm MT) at Hobbs High School Tasker Arena in Hobbs New Mexico. General admission tickets will sell for $10 and lower bowl seats are priced at $20. Tickets can be purchased at Hobbs High School Athletics Office or online through UNMtickets.com. (more…)

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2018 11-13 harlee and jakeline III

In Their Own Words: Harlee Garner and Jakeline Blea

Guest blog by Harlee Garner and Jakeline Blea, USW student-athletes

Yesterday USW’s Women’s Red River Conference Championship Cross-Country Team coached by RRAC XC Coach of the Year Jessica Becker loaded up and left campus by charter bus for the long drive to the NAIA National Meet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Two of my favorite student-athletes, Harlee Garner and Jaki Blea, are part of that team and they have an unusual story to tell about how they ended up as college roommates and best friends. As our thoughts and prayers are with them and their teammates this week, I thought I also would feature them in this week’s blog. So in their own words, here is their story about how two girls who didn’t care for one another at all in grade school ended up as young women who became best friends in college. (more…)

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A Flashlight at the End of the Tunnel

As Halloween brings October to an end, Thanksgiving cannot be far behind. And scarier than Halloween itself, Christmas will be here soon after that. If you are like me, none of us has yet given any thought to shopping for gifts for the special people in our lives. And the Hi-Tech flashlights that I got practically everyone in the family last year was my last best idea for something I thought everyone in my family needed. (more…)

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2018 10-16 why education

Why Education?

Later this week I will have the opportunity to deliver a 20 minute “talk” to a couple of dozen men who have signed up to attend a 4-day Christian retreat. My topic seems fitting for me as a former college professor since it is about growth through study and what I will be suggesting to those in attendance is that one way we learn about things about which we are curious or uninformed is by deliberatively pursuing knowledge. (more…)

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