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NMSU remembers student with Aggie Kindness Day

An Aggie is spirited, proud of New Mexico State University and shows kindness and consideration to others: at least according to Emily Lein, whose death last November inspired Aggie Kindness Day.


Lein was a student and an Aggie "superfan" who showed kindness and enthusiasm to everyone she encountered. NMSU Housing and Residential Life is honoring her spirit by encouraging students, faculty and staff to participate in an act of kindness.

"Emily's death was a reminder to a lot of people that our opportunities to be kind come in many forms," said Michelle Bernstein, assistant director of residential education and assessment. "We wanted to give students the opportunity to spread kindness throughout NMSU and the community."

Aggie Kindness Day will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9. Aggies can sign up at the information table in front of Taos in Corbett Center from Monday, Feb. 6, through the day of the event and receive a button showing their participation.

The acts of kindness can be large or small and impact an individual or a group. Ideas can be found at the information table, but creativity is encouraged.

Participants are requested to submit photos, quotes, and feedback from their Aggie Kindness Day experience on the Housing and Residential Life Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/NMSUHousing.

Bernstein said the stories will be compiled "to see what a difference one initiative can make."