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NMSU Hotline — December 13, 2016

NMSU highlighted on list of Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics

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According to the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics list in the August 2016 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine, New Mexico State University has been recognized as one of the best institutions for Hispanics in the country.

Using data from the Department of Education (2014), NMSU ranked in the top 30 in both first major bachelor?s degrees granted (26th) and first major master?s degrees granted (21st). NMSU awarded 1,302 bachelor?s degrees (48 percent) to Hispanics, and 305 Hispanic students (38 percent) were awarded master?s degrees.

Additionally, NMSU ranked 32nd in undergraduate enrollment for four-year schools with 7,738 Hispanic students (49 percent).

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Campus Announcements

Chile Pepper Institute hosting holiday sale

The Chile Pepper Institute's holiday sale is an opportunity to purchase holidays gifts for friends and family. We are located in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 265.

All items are on sale:
Polo Shirts
Glass Shot Glasses
Acrylic Shot Glasses
Mouse Pads
Brownie Mix
Sauces 3 for $20 or 25 percent off on individual sauces
Books and Cookbooks: 25 percent off
Frozen Green Chile 20 percent off
Jewelry 20 percent off
Gift baskets available

We accept cash, checks and cards. For questions call 575-646-3028.

Free performance of Veterans Theater's 'Labels & Bullying' to be held Friday

Veterans Theater will host two free showings of its play "Labels & Bullying" at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Alma d'Artes theater, 402 W. Court Ave. We will have three acts, Viva Las Vegas, Spice Head Falls Out and our brand new act, the Label 999. This is followed by round table discussion between audience and actors. Veterans Theater began as a project in management classes at NMSU. Donations are welcome at http://gofundme.com/mol1wc to cover the cost of theater rental and food for our homeless actors.

Employee Council nominations are open

Employee Council is seeking several nominations to fill member and alternate positions for three-year terms beginning February 2017.

The Employee Council is an advisory body to the president for matters affecting NMSU employees and works closely with the university administration to promote and support the mission and vision of NMSU. Members participate in a number of university standing committees focused on the administration of university policies, initiatives and incentives. Serving on the Employee Council is an excellent way to learn more about NMSU and how it operates, and become more involved in initiatives that benefit NMSU employees. The Council is led by a chair and other officers who also serve on university executive-level administrative and policy making councils and boards. To learn more about Employee Council, please visit http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/.

Members, chosen from exempt staff, faculty, and non-exempt staff not represented by a bargaining unit, are nominated and elected by their peers. Membership is distributed to ensure that equitable representation is afforded to faculty and staff at all university units and locations. Members may serve consecutive terms.

Nominations for the Council are open through Dec. 22. Employees may nominate themselves or other employees for the Employee Council. The nomination form can be accessed at https://hrs-apps.nmsu.edu/hrp/faces/nominate.xhtml.

For additional information, please contact Adam Cavotta, NMSU Employee Council chair-elect, at cavotta@nmsu.edu.

AggieFit classes available during winter break

AggieFit fitness classes will continue through Jan. 13. Visit the schedule at http://recsports.nmsu.edu/files/2016/12/Winter_Break_Schedule.pdf.

CEP 499 Feminism & Counseling class available to students

A Feminism and Counseling (CEP 499) elective will be offered next semester and has open spots left for interested students. The course is designed to provide an introductory exploration to the framework, theory and cultural application of feminism in counseling as well as to address women?s issues in the landscape of society. During the course we will discuss the history of feminist movements as well as how feminism came to be practiced in counseling. We will also be engaging in in-class discussions of women?s issues as well as societal ideas about feminism and how they apply to the field of counseling. The hybrid course will meet once a week in person from 4 to 5:15 p.m Wednesdays as well as have an online component that students will complete on their own time.

Course objectives are as follows:
-Students will gain an understanding of feminism and counseling.
-To develop self-evaluation skills in regards to one?s own ideology and beliefs about feminism and women?s issues.
-Students will be able to understand the etiology of feminism and its existence in the field of counseling and research.

If you have any questions relating to the course please feel free to email Rebecca Pruitt at rpruitt@nmsu.edu.

NMSU?s Angela Throneberry to retire; search launched for new senior vice president

Angela Throneberry, New Mexico State University?s senior vice president for administration and finance, has announced her retirement, effective Aug. 1, 2017. Throneberry is an NMSU graduate and has worked for the university for the past 25 years.

?I am extremely grateful for the opportunities afforded to me to work in numerous challenging administrative positions over many years,? Throneberry said. ?I am hopeful I have been a positive contributor to this premier institution for which I hold such great pride. Working with the outstanding and dedicated executive management, staff, faculty and students has been especially rewarding.?

Throneberry began her career with NMSU in 1991 in the Financial Reporting Office. During her time at the university, she has worked as assistant athletics director for business, director of financial operations, director of auxiliary business services, assistant vice president for auxiliary services, and associate vice president for administration and finance. Before joining NMSU, she worked in public accounting as an auditor for both KPMG Peat Marwick and Arthur Andersen. She is a certified public accountant and graduate of the NMSU College of Business, earning her bachelor?s in accounting.