Students learn to be savvy media consumers

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Thomas Garcia Students at Tucumcari Middle School were taught how to distinguish between news and a sales pitch. The presentation about media literacy was made by Denis Doyon of the New Mexico Media Literacy Project on Thursday. “Media literacy is the ability to critically consume and create media,” said Doyon, NMLP’s director of media productions. […]

Volunteers revamp library

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The proverbial librarian who hushes the masses may have pulled her hair out at all the noise Saturday in the library at the Pioneer Senior Center. But the noise wasn’t a bunch of kids wreaking havoc or belittling Shakespeare, it came from the Altrusa club and area volunteers who were revamping […]

Teachers start program

Holli Cantrell and Andrea Hodge, Masters of Education students at Eastern New Mexico State University, implemented a literacy project at Tucumcari Elementary during March and April in coordination with the College of Education at ENMU. “Our ‘Family Bag It’ project, labeled F.B.I., included literacy theme bags, that the children got to take home and read […]

Students gain literacy, GED at Mesalands

Joyce Ransom, a Literacy student at Mesalands Community College is finding out that it is never too late to get more education. Last August Ransom decided it was time to take the advice she had been given to improve her reading and writing skills. At 62 and with a third-grade education, she enrolled in the […]

Local woman receives certificate

Linda Coffin of Tucumcari has received the first Institute for Computer Literacy Certificate awarded by Mesalands Community College to a student. According to representatives of MCC, the Institute for Computer Literacy is designed for individuals who are seeking an introductory working knowledge of basic computer functions at the college. Certificates are given to those individuals […]

Computer literacy at Mesalands

QCS Reports QCS Reports For anyone who is overwhelmed at the thought of computer programs, Mesalands Community College is offering courses to help ease the learning process. Mesalands will be offering two – one credit courses beginning Nov. 6 for students interested in learning how to use the Quicken program and another course in graphics […]