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A series of invited authors, film makers, and other expressive artists who lecture on their art and the experiences creating their art.

Donna J. Snyder, Poet
Wednesday, March 18 - 6:30
Miller Library
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Jeff Bingaman
Meeting the World's Energy and Climate Challenges

Friday, April 24 - 5:30pm
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WILL, the Mimbres Region Arts Council and the WNMU Expressive Arts Department continue with their successful Artist Lecture Series.

Get to know some of America's finest artists - learn about an artist's motivations, techniques and history while being genuinely entertained. The series offers a range of accomplished individuals. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: WNMU Parotti Hall
FREE and Open to the Public [ Get a printable map PDF ]
( Upcoming Events to be Announced )

Donna J. Snyder, Poet
Wednesday, March 18, 6:30
WNMU Miller Library - Free and Open to the Public
Donna received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in December 1981 from the University of Texas and served as Assistant District Attorney for El Paso County for a number of years. She left that position but continued to be an activist lawyer and cultural organizer for which she received numerous recognitions. She also decided to pursue writing poetry more extensively and became a featured reader at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, the Taos Poetry Circus, the MuseoLiterati series at the El Paso Art Museum, the Out on a Limb series at the Santa Fe Actors Theater.

In 1995 she founded the Tumblewords Project which features writings from various authors in the Southwest. She publishes her works often in VEXT Magazine and Red Fez and is a contributing poetry editor for Return to Mago journal. A number of her works have been published in numerous journals.

Her book of poetry, I am South, was published by Virgogray Press in 2010 and reissued in November 2014. I am South was described by Bill Shute, publisher, Kendra Steiner Editions as . . . "raw, earthy, witty, heartfelt, kaleidoscopic collection from one of the great ladies of Texas poetry."

Her latest collection is Poemas ante el Catafalco:Grief and Renewal released by Chimbarazu Press in September 2014 and soon to be published in 2015 is a collection entitled Three Sides of the Same Moon. Donna is currently busy at finishing yet another collection of poetry for Slough Press.

Jeff Bingaman
Meeting the World's Energy and Climate Challenges

Friday, April 24 - 5:30pm
WNMU Global Resource Center at 12th and Kentucky, GRC Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public
The Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL) is very pleased to announce that Senator (retired) Jeff Bingaman will be presenting a lecture entitled "Meeting the World's Energy and Climate Challenges" at the Western New Mexico University (WNMU) Global Resource Center Auditorium located at 12th and Kentucky on Friday April 24th 2015 at 5:30 PM. Refreshments will be served at 5:00 PM in the lobby area. Please join us for a most welcomed return of a native son to our community.
Due to limited seating, Free Tickets are required and available at:
Bayard Public Library, Silver City Public Library, Silver City Visitor's Center, Alotta Gelato, the WILL Office, and the WNMU One Day University event.
Senator Bingaman was born in El Paso, Texas and attended public schools in Silver City, New Mexico. He graduated from Harvard University in 1965 and then from Stanford Law School in 1968. In that year he was admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico.

Bingaman became an Assistant New Mexico Attorney General in 1969 and Counsel to the State Constitutional Convention in 1969. He entered private law practice in 1970. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1968-1974. Senator Bingaman was elected Attorney General of New Mexico and served in that capacity from 1979-1982. During 1982, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and was reelected to the Senate by the people of New Mexico for thirty years. While in the Senate, Senator Bingaman was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. He also sat as a member of the Armed Services Committee, the Finance Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. In December 2008, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from New Mexico State University and from the University of New Mexico.

In February 2011, he announced that he would not seek reelection for a sixth term in 2012. On his retirement, Senator Bingaman's tenure was the second longest in the United States Senate for New Mexico.

Senator Bingaman is married to the former Anne Kovacovich. They have one son, John Bingaman. Both of Senator Bingaman's parents were graduates of WNMU. His mother, Beth Bingaman, had a long and successful career teaching in the public schools. His father, Jess Bingaman, was a faculty member at WNMU for forty-five years and head of the Science Department.


One Day University [ Flyer PDF ]
One Day University is a free program open to the community held annually in the Global Resource Center on the WNMU campus.Seating is limited. To register please email:, or call 575.538.6320.

Allison Evans, Ph.D.

Protest in the Provinces: Contentious Politics in Russian Company Towns

Kate Oubre, Ph.D.,
Michaelann Nelson, Ph.D.

Protest on Paper: Southwestern Writers' View on Art and Political Activism

Steve Chavez, DED

Pain at the Pump: How Market Structures May Affect Local Gas Prices

8:00am - Check In, GRC Lobby
9:10am - Welcome, President Joseph Shepard
9:30am - COURSE 101: Allison Evans
10:30am - Break
11:00am - COURSE 102: Kate Oubre & Michaelann Nelson
12:00pm - Lunch (name tag required)
1:00pm - COURSE 103: Steve Chavez
2:15pm - Optional Campus Tour

One Day University [ Flyer PDF ]