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NMSU Hotline — December 6, 2016

NMSU filmmakers create documentary series humanizing mental illness


An eight-part documentary series called ?Labeled? is the brainchild of three New Mexico State University Creative Media Institute professors, who hope to sell the series to major television networks and take the documentaries into Las Cruces schools to help the public gain a better understanding of mental illness.

Ross Marks, Mitch Fowler and Sherwin Lau, CMI assistant professors in the College of Arts and Sciences, researched the series for the last few years, conducting dozens of interviews with people in Las Cruces living with mental illness as well as the professionals who work with them.

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Campus Announcements

Retirement Reception for Sharon Suhr to be held Wednesday

Financial Systems Administration will host a reception in honor of Sharon Suhr?s retirement after 27½ years of dedicated service. Please join us for refreshments and a send-off of good wishes from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Academic Research Complex - Bldg. A, FSA Conference Room 101D.

If you have any questions, please contact Gerald Etcitty at 575-646-6727 or Ada Uribe at 575-646-4389.

El Paso Brass holiday celebration concert Thursday

Enjoy an evening of holiday favorites and seasonal delights at the KRWG benefit concert featuring the El Paso Brass at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

?The concert will feature a number of holiday favorites spanning a wide range of music history from the early baroque to contemporary compositions, jazz and other special arrangements,? said Jim Shearer, tuba player with the El Paso Brass and distinguished professor at NMSU. ?New works for this year?s annual holiday tradition include a selection of rarely heard Christmas carols from England, and new jazz and Latin holiday arrangements by Austin, Texas, composer and arranger Gary Slechta.?

Tickets may be purchased online at http://riograndetheatre.com; the Rio Grande Theatre box office in downtown Las Cruces; the KRWG offices in Milton Hall on the NMSU campus by calling 575-646-2222; and the Cutter Gallery, on the corner of University and El Paseo. Adult tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, while tickets for students/children 6-18 are $7.50 in advance and $10 at the door, under 6 are free.

In addition to Shearer, members of the El Paso Brass are: Sam Trimble, founder of the group, professor of trumpet and director of jazz ensembles at UTEP, and principal trumpet of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Capshaw, trumpet player, music store owner and 30-year veteran of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra; Richard Lambrecht, principal horn in the El Paso Symphony for 40 seasons; and Frank Otero, a music educator for more than 20 years.

KRWG-FM Las Cruces and KRXG-FM Silver City are non-commercial public radio stations licensed to New Mexico State University as a community service to southern New Mexico and the El Paso area of west Texas, with translators in Alamogordo at 89.5 FM, Deming at 93.5 FM, Lordsburg at 91.9 FM, and Truth or Consequences at 91.9 FM.

School of Social Work to host Holiday Angel Tree

NMSU's School of Social Work, Family and Child Welfare Training Project is hosting our annual Holiday Angel Tree. We are partnering with Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) to make the holidays brighter for local children who receive services from CYFD.

We are looking for Angels to donate gifts to children, ages 0-18.

Individuals interested in purchasing a gift for a child or adolescent can choose an angel tag from the angel tree or request a tag online at https://socialwork.nmsu.edu/fcwtp/holiday-angel-tree/.

The Holiday Angel Tree is located in the Health and Social Services building, Suite 210. Gifts should be returned ? with the angel tag attached to an age-appropriate unwrapped gift bag ? to HSS Suite 210 by Dec. 12. Gifts will be distributed to the children the week before Christmas.

For inquiries, please contact Gloria Nuñez at 575-646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu.

?Transforming NMSU into a 21st Century University? open forum recording available

A recording of the "Transforming NMSU into a 21st Century University" Open Forum that was held yesterday is now available to view at the following address http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/transforming-forum.

For additional information about the "Transforming NMSU into a 21st Century University" initiative, please visit http://transforming.nmsu.edu.

Administration and Finance names Michael Hoskins Associate Controller

It is our pleasure to announce that Michael Hoskins has agreed to serve as the Associate Controller for NMSU, effective Jan. 1. As Associate Controller, Hoskins will oversee the Accounting and Finance department, which includes Accounting and Financial Reporting, Cost Accounting and Reporting, Treasury Services and Financial Information Processing.

Hoskins graduated with a bachelor?s degree and a master?s degree in accounting from Illinois State University. He is a licensed CPA and holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation. Before joining NMSU as the Assistant Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting in 2014, Hoskins was an Audit Manager at the Big 4 accounting firm KPMG. During his career he has previously held positions at other CPA firms and private companies where he worked in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and tax preparation.

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Hoskins into his new role.

NMSU?s 53rd Quality Concrete School set for January

New Mexico State University?s Engineering New Mexico Resource Network will start off the New Year with its 53rd annual Samuel P. Maggard Quality Concrete School that includes workshops and lectures covering various concrete-related topics. The Quality Concrete School will be held Jan. 13-14 for professional engineers and others involved in the construction industry to provide information on the latest technologies used in concrete applications. The course will be held on the NMSU main campus in Las Cruces. For more information or to register, visit https://2017nmsuqualityconcrete.eventbrite.com.