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Expansion Underway at
Western New Mexico University


Construction on a $1.2 million addition to Western New Mexico University’s Harlan Hall, natural science building, is underway. The expansion project has been awarded to Tatsch Construction, Inc. of Silver City. The architect for the project is Jim Redford of Redford Associates.

The project includes the addition of two laboratories, one classroom and more offices. Air conditioning is also planned throughout the building. The estimated cost of the project is $1.2 million.

Funding for the construction project, which should be completed by September of 2006, was made possible through the passage of the 2004 General Obligation Bond approved by voters across the state.

More about WNMU:

As large universities get larger and more expensive, it's refreshing to know that small universities such as Western New Mexico University still exist. Nestled among the foothills and the entrance to the Gila national Forest lies the historic town of Silver City, home of Western New Mexico University. Silver City and WNMU are blessed with the beauty of their natural surroundings.

Western's small size in one of its greatest assets. The student to instructor ration is just 17 to 1. Students have the opportunity to get to know their instructors, usually on a first name basis. Faculty at Western are more accessible than those at large institutions. Instructors will know when a student is having difficulties, and early intervention programs are in place to promote student success.

Students at Western have a wonderful opportunity to build friendships that will last a lifetime. The smaller, more intimate classes, study groups and clubs promote discussion among students. Student activities such as hiking, dances and movies provide diversions outside of the classroom.

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Silver City, NM 88061
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