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'Shine On' fundraiser puts spotlight on NMSU's College of Arts and Sciences

A unique night of entertainment and commemoration will highlight research and faculty accomplishments when New Mexico State University's College of Arts and Sciences hosts its first spring celebration. The fundraising event "Shine On: Shining Stars of the Past, Present and Future" will feature the talents of all 24 departments of the university's largest college on Friday, April 8 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

Produced by Creative Media Institute's Mark Medoff, A Tony Award-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, this extraordinary fundraising dinner has taken months of preparation, with each department in the college playing a role in the evening's events. Medoff promises plenty of entertainment and surprises throughout the evening.

"This will be a celebration unlike any other that I've seen at the university," Medoff said. "This is a way in which the campus and community can get a sense of the unique and talented people within Arts and Sciences and the cutting-edge work and research they carry out."

The event will recognize the diverse, remarkably talented faculty, staff and students who participate in all aspects of the college. The celebration also provides an opportunity to share with the community the unique role that the college plays in the lives of every student who graduates from NMSU.

The evening will begin with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. During this time guests can browse photo and personal remembrance displays of College of Arts and Sciences faculty who have retired or passed away. A dinner will follow at 7 p.m. with entertainment provided by some of the talents within the faculty of the college, presented in a unique manner.

Tickets to "Shine On" are $40 and will be available through March 25. Dress is semi-formal. For questions or reservations call 575-646-7441.

Proceeds from the event will support the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Fund for Excellence, which will provide grants to students and faculty members.