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NMSU Hotline — December 18, 2014

NMSU government student selected among MSNBC?s Women in Politics

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New Mexico State University student Rylee Stenberg has been named one of MSNBC?s 2014 Women in Politics (College Edition). A government major in NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences, Stenberg is involved in numerous campus organizations. She served as president of NMSU?s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and as a senator of the Associated Students of NMSU. She?s also a member of NMSU?s Model United Nations team. ?If you can find what you?re passionate about and pursue that to the fullest, that?s the most rewarding experience you can have in college,? she said.

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Campus Announcements

Men's basketball to host I-25 rival UNM Saturday

The Aggies will take on the Lobos in the Battle of I-25 at 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Don?t miss the next promotion in the "What Will They Do Next?" campaign. Tickets for the men's basketball game start as low as $5 and can be purchased by calling the Pan American Center Ticket Office at 575-646-1420 or by visiting Ticketmaster.com.

New Desert Harmony Singers to feature NMSU Gospel Choir

The New Desert Harmony Singers will perform at 3 p.m. Dec. 21 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. The NDHS will feature NMSU Gospel Choir during the performance.

Admission is free, but they are asking for nonperishable canned food items or cash or check donations as part of their Casa de Peregrinos Food Bank community service.

For more information, contact lmbrain@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1705.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Introduction to Line Dance, learn to line dance step-by-step. This popular dance form focuses on easy and fun dance moves in an informal setting. No previous dance experience is required. It?s a great way to exercise and the music is motivating too. The class will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 - March 3. The cost is $51.

For more information or to register email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

NMSU College of Education changes department name to Kinesiology & Dance

The Human Performance, Recreation and Dance Department in New Mexico State University?s College of Education will now be known as the Kinesiology & Dance Department, following Board of Regents? approval to change the name at the board?s Dec. 12 meeting.

Department Head Bob Wood said kinesiology is a much more accurate name for describing the degree programs offered by the department.

Kinesiology is an academic discipline that involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society and quality of life.


NMSU DanceSport Company places fourth at national event

The New Mexico State University DanceSport Company placed fourth overall at the National Collegiate DanceSport Championships held on Nov. 21 and 22 in Columbus, Ohio. Team members competed against 46 universities and surpassed last year?s appearance, where they received fifth place overall.

?I am always very proud of my team,? DanceSport coach and dance assistant professor Hannah Cole said. ?I am proud of their wins, but mostly, I am proud of the way that they treat each other and the way they represent NMSU. They are positive, supportive, encouraging and pour their heart out as they dance.?

In addition to the overall win, the DanceSport team received first runner-up for its team ballroom formation performance and third place overall for the American style team match. Individual pairs also received top honors throughout the championship.