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NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences announces spring 2014 Graduate Travel Awards

New Mexico State University?s College of Arts and Sciences awarded spring 2014 travel grants to 10 deserving graduate students in order to ease the financial burden of conference costs.


The recipients, chosen by the college?s Graduate Affairs Committee, are as follows:

Iliana Villegas, anthropology student, received a $500 award. She will attend the Mesoamerican Studies Conference in Guatemala City, where she will give an oral presentation titled ?Human Rights and Trafficking in Guatemala.?

Will Ross and Katy Stuckel, art students, each received $500. Ross and Stuckel attended the Print, Printed, Printing III Printmaking Conference at New Mexico Highlands University. Ross presented his exhibit, ?The Tame and the Wild & With the Stroke of a Pen.? Stuckel presented a poster exhibit of untitled prints.

Mylan Panteah, biology student, received $196. Panteah attended the Seventh Annual Pathways into Health Conference in Albuquerque and presented a poster called ?Confirming Rap1 Interactions in Drosiphila Eye Development.?

Emily Katseanes and Kelly Medina-Lopez, English students, each received $500. Katseanes will attend Rhetoric Society of America Conference in San Antonio and deliver an oral presentation titled ?Ambiguity in Sin City.? Medina-Lopez attended NACCS, Fragmented Landscapes in Chicano Studies Conference in Salt Lake City. She gave an oral presentation on ?Michael Glawogger?s ?Whore?s Glory.??

Lekha Adhikari received a $500 award. He attended the American Physical Society Conference in Savannah and gave an oral presentation named ?Quark Angular Momentum in Transverse Plane.?

Christine Dobisch and Deann Williams, sociology students, attended the Pacific Sociological Association Conference in Portland. Both gave oral presentations, Dobisch?s called ?Analysis of U.S. Media Coverage of U.N.? and Williams? ?Rivalry between student athlete identities.?

The awards are funded by Christa Slaton, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and are awarded on a competitive basis. They usually range from $500 to $1,000 and are designated to help defray travel, hotel and per diem costs in order to increase opportunities for students to attend programs that will further their career development.

In addition to these awards, students are encouraged to apply for additional support from the Graduate Student Council, the Graduate School, ASNMSU, their departments and any outside sources they can find.