SMU-in-Taos

Environmental Communications in Taos

During J Term 2014 at SMU-in-Taos, students are taking courses including Environmental Communications, Social Problems, Mountain Sports and Computers and Information Technology. Continue reading

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Second thoughts

Just two days after forming my idea for research on TCEDC’s impact in the community, almost everything seems to be in line: TCEDC’s directors have said my research is an important need; Dr. Nibbs, my cultural anthropology professor and mentor … Continue reading

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New direction

In Taos, poverty rates among high school graduates is almost 10 percent above the state average.  For TCEDC, that means that most clients simply cannot afford to pay at cost for the services that TCEDC provides.  As a result, TCEDC … Continue reading

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I have never seen a dead cow before

Kyle is a junior President’s Scholar majoring in biology, individual studies in applied scientific computing and human rights in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Kyle is participating in Engaged Learning and also was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Internship from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. During summer 2013, he interned at two nonprofit organizations: Taos County Economic Development Center, where he examined how economic development corporations can help nonprofits empower communities, and Ke Ola Mamo Native Hawaiian Health Services, where he examined how one local nonprofit is able to work directly with the community. Continue reading

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Sledding in summer: A Taos hiking adventure

Monica is a junior Hunt Leadership Scholar majoring in communications in Meadows School of the Arts and business in Cox School of Business who spent the 2013 May Term in Taos. Continue reading

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Tracking buttercups in Taos

Shannon is a senior majoring in environmental science with an emphasis in biology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. During summer 2013, she is taking a field botany and systematic botany course at SMU-in-Taos. Continue reading

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A Whole New World

Julia is a senior finance major with a specialization in alternative asset management, a concentration in risk management & insurance, and a minor in economics. During summer 2013, she is studying at SMU-in-Taos. Continue reading

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Better than summer camp

Nancy is a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program. During summer 2012, she is participating in a course on New Mexico wildflowers at SMU-in-Taos. Continue reading

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On the Road Again

I look back and there fading in the distance is the SMU-In-Taos campus. I look at the rearview mirror and the campus becomes smaller and smaller until it finally fades in the distance. While I made unforgettable moments in Taos … Continue reading

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Packing

Time has passed by so quickly that I cannot believe I have spent a month in Taos. I have had the most wonderful time in Taos and I am so glad I decided to come and complete my research here. … Continue reading

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