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NMSU Albuquerque Center offers open house Jan. 29

New Mexico State University will showcase its new uptown Albuquerque center with an open house for the general public from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29.

"It's an opportunity for people in Albuquerque and other northern New Mexico communities to see our new multipurpose, distance education center and learn about the programs and services that will be housed there," said NMSU Provost William Flores. "There's been a lot of interest in the new center, so we're inviting the general public to join us in celebrating its inauguration."

Visitors can tour the new offices and classroom space; browse displays that highlight the courses, programs and services available at the center; and meet with NMSU faculty, staff and administrators. President Michael Martin will head a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m., followed by refreshments.

The 10,000-square-foot center, located in the Compass Bank Building at 2444 Louisiana NE, across from the Coronado Mall, will house high-tech distance education classrooms and a computer lab for students in the greater metropolitan area.

The College of Health and Social Sciences already began teaching it master of social work program at the center on Jan. 22, with about 70 students currently enrolled. The uptown offices will also serve as a multipurpose center where NMSU personnel from around the state can convene. It will include permanent offices for admissions, the NMSU foundation and alumni organization, and the College of Engineering's WERC: a Consortium for Environmental Education and Technology Development.

The event is free. For more information, or if you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate, call Brenda Schroeder at (505) 646-1638.