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NMSU Hotline — January 13, 2015

Former advertising manager makes events shine at NMSU College of Arts & Sciences


There?s no such thing as a typical day for Shari Harris. When she?s not busy organizing events for the College of Arts and Sciences, she is crafting Facebook posts or hard at work putting together pamphlets to promote the college?s 24 departments.

?It?s a very diverse position,? she said when asked what attracted her to the job. ?It?s never the same thing, day in and day out. There?s always something new and exciting to do.?

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Campus Announcements

Finalist for associate provost position on campus Jan. 14

Luis G. Pedraja, a finalist for associate provost for accreditation, assessment and planning will be on campus for an interview Wednesday, Jan. 14. Pedraja is currently provost and vice president for academic affairs at Antioch University Los Angeles.

Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to attend an open forum with the candidate from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Health and Social Services Auditorium Room 101A.

The deadline for the candidate feedback form and comments for the associate provost position is Tuesday, Jan. 20.

For curriculum vitae and itineraries, visit webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/associate-provost-search/finalists-4/.

First finalist for dean of graduate school on campus Jan. 15-16

The first of the finalists for dean of the graduate school at New Mexico State University, Yueh-Ting Lee, currently a tenured full professor of psychology at the University of Toledo, Ohio, will be on campus Jan. 15 and 16. An open forum is scheduled from 4:15 ? 5:15 p.m. Jan. 15 in Domenici Hall Room 102, where the candidate will present his vision for graduate education.

The open forums are open to all faculty, students, staff and community members. After each presentation there will be time for questions, this will be followed by a reception for the candidate. The search committee encourages everyone to attend.

For more information, contact leslies@ad.nmsu.edu.

Retirement reception for Yolanda Baca to be held Jan. 16

Yolanda Baca, from the Executive Vice President and Provost Office, will retire effective Feb. 1, after 30 years of service at NMSU. Join us in wishing her well at a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Stan Fulton Center.

For more information, contact Kim Altamirano at 575-646-2127 or Carmen Kottong at 575-646-7942.

Global musical phenomenon comes to Las Cruces

A video for Michael Jackson?s ?Smooth Criminal? video went viral with more than 20 million YouTube views, but it wasn?t the King of Pop performing the song. Two musicians have taken the world by storm with cover versions of AC/DC, Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Iron Maiden, Avicii and more.

2Cellos, an unlikely duo that has sold out venues worldwide, is making a rare appearance for one-night only at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Pan American Center.

Tickets are $25.50 and $35.50 plus fees, and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Pan Am Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/.

Readers of this notice will have the opportunity to take part in a special 12-hour presale from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, with password CELLOS. This offer is valid at the Pan Am Ticket Office and http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/ only. Visit http://panam.nmsu.edu/2cellos/ for more information and to view a selection of their videos and join the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/759184260833530/ for updates. Additional ticketing information is available at 575-646-1420.

2Cellos is brought to you by the NMSU Office of Special Events and ASNMSU.

Retirement reception for Denise Welsh to be held Jan. 20

Denise Welsh, director of Instructional Media Services (formerly Media Technology), will retire after 30 years of service at NMSU. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Milton Hall Room 50, Teaching Academy.

For more information, contact Michelle Lebsock at 575-646-7436 or David Chavez at 575-646-3700.

ASTC Fashion Show to be held Jan. 31

Take a walk through the 1960s in costume and music at the American Southwest Theatre Company fashion show fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, featuring a musical performance directed by theater faculty member Megan McQueen. Come as you are or in your favorite '60s costume.

Get tickets at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts box office from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are $15.

For more information, visit www.nmsutheatre.com.

DACC Community Education course explores heathy eating

In the DACC Community Education course "Eat More Veggies! Live Well," learn about the superstars of the veggie world, along with steps for transitioning to a healthier 70 to 90 percent plant-based diet. Health professionals and nutritional scientists recommend diets low in animal-based foods for protection against chronic degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis and diabetes. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23. The cost is $15.

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

DACC Customized Training class explores leadership

"Being a 21st Century Leader" will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and 20. The cost is $199. This three-session course is for new and experienced managers and emerging leaders who want to expand their leadership acumen. During the sessions participants will learn leadership fundamentals and how they apply to them, leading others effectively, the principles of "being" a leader, and how to integrate them into personal and professional environments.

For more information, call 575-527-7776 or email ctp@nmsu.edu.

NMSU looks back on 2014 as year of discovery, transformation

For New Mexico State University, it has been a year of milestones: a time for celebrations and anniversaries, renovations and grand openings, a time to say goodbye to old friends and welcome new ones.

?It has certainly been an exciting and transformational year,? NMSU President Garrey Carruthers said. ?We have some new and talented people at a few of our senior leadership positions. And the face of our university continues to change with new construction, high-profile renovations and other important projects.?

While NMSU celebrated Carruthers? one-year anniversary as its 27th president, in 2014 the university also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Cooperative Extension Service.