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NMSU Hotline — April 24, 2015

NMSU professor among National Directors Fellowship recipients

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New Mexico State University professor Larissa Lury is one of a handful of early-career stage directors selected from 350 applicants nationwide to receive the first-ever National Directors Fellowship this year. Lury, who is a theater arts assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and a director within the department, was nominated for the fellowship by Naomi Iizuka, playwright and Lury?s former professor.

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Campus Announcements

Second annual NMSU Department of Art open house to be held today

The Department of Art at New Mexico State University will host its second annual open house event from 4 to 8 p.m. today in D.W. Williams Hall, the University Art Gallery and Wells Hall. The department will open its doors to everyone from the community and beyond. Visitors will be encouraged to explore the facilities, meet graduate students, view the work that the students have been making, and see some art-making demonstrations.

Exhibitions across the campus will be open during the event, including the MFA and BFA Thesis Exhibitions. Also, the ceramics, jewelry, printmaking and photo students will have work available for sale to support student travel and research.

The open house is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be served.

For more information, contact Motoko Furuhashi at motoko@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1705 or visit http://artdepartment.nmsu.edu/openhouse/.

Final Studio G Networking Hour of the semester is today

"Studio G Networking Hour" will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Studio G, located at 1620 Standley Drive, Academic Research Building A. Studio G Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses.

This week's presentation covers calculating cost of customer acquisition, identifying and testing key assumptions, defining a minimum viable business product, securing your first customers and developing a product plan. Join Studio G for the last Networking Hour for the semester and the finale of the "Disciplined Entrepreneurship" series.

Studio G Networking Hours will start again during the summer semester. Sign up on the mailing list at studiog.nmsu.edu to stay up to date with the upcoming schedule. Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

For information, visit http://studiog.nmsu.edu.

Sky Safari to be held Saturday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy and the Southern New Mexico Natural History Foundation will host a Sky Safari from 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the NMSU campus observatory. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Graduate assistants Ethan Dederick and Xander Thelen will be available for information on the event. On Saturday evening, start by observing the first-quarter moon and Jupiter. Then observe a variety of deep sky objects including M13, Eskimo nebula and nearby galaxy M81.

For more information, contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-4438.

'All That Jazz' concert to be presented Sunday

The NMSU Department of Music Jazz Ensembles will present "All That Jazz" at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in Atkinson Recital Hall at the NMSU Music Building. Admission is free.

For more information, call 575-646-2304.

Associate vice president for enrollment management candidate on campus Wednesday

The open forum for Daryle Hendry, candidate for the position of associate vice president for enrollment management will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 in the Corbett Center Senate Gallery, room 304. All members of the university community are strongly encouraged to attend and provide feedback.

Hendry served as executive director of admissions and registrar at El Paso Community College and holds an M.A. in human relations from the University of Oklahoma.

Information on the candidate and the candidate feedback form can be accessed at http://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/associate-vice-president-for-enrollment-management/finalists/.

Veterans' Theater tickets are now on sale

Tickets are available for the Veterans' Theater performance "Dead While Waiting for My VA Appointment!" from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the ASNMSU Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $6 for students, $12 for adults and $25 for front row.

Order tickets online at CrowdSource Project: GoFundMe.com/mol1wc or call David Boje at 575-936-9578. Or, order tickets by mail: send check to David Boje, 4700 Dunn Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88011. Tickets can be mailed, or you can pick them up at the theater, 1000 E. University Ave. on the NMSU campus.

For more information, visit http://peaceaware.com.

Registration now open for Rootin? Tootin? Rib Cook-off benefiting the NMSU College of ACES

Get your team together and sign up for this year?s Rootin? Tootin? Rib Cook-off. The event will be held Oct. 10 at the Mesilla Valley Maze in Las Cruces and benefits the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Team packets and registration forms are now available for download at www.mesillavalleymaze.com.

Winners receive cash prizes, medals, hats, koozies and of course, bragging rights. Students, get a team together and show up your professors. Professors, show your students how it?s done. Registration is limited to the first 30 teams, so don?t delay. All funds raised go directly to the Rootin? Tootin? Scholarship in support of students in the College of ACES.

For more information, contact Terra Winter at tvwinter@nmsu.edu.

'Re: Visioning the West' summer exhibition opening at University Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery has announced its 2015 summer exhibition, titled "Re: Visioning the West." This group show, curated by Marisa Sage, gallery director, was juried by the UAG Exhibition Review Board from more than 100 international applicants who applied for an open call. The artists featured in this exhibition include Jeffrey DaCosta, Felice House, Dana Younger, Kathleen Scott and Millee Tibbs. All of these artists are, in their own ways, challenging the visitors to view the beloved American West in a new light. The exhibition will run through Aug. 22.

The opening reception for "Re: Visioning the West," which is free and open to the public, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in the NMSU Art Gallery.

A number of lectures and workshops are being offered at the gallery in conjunction with this exhibition. A beginner's guide to painting workshop with Felice House will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23. In "The Near East Family: Ode to the West," David and Tara Gladden will create a site-specific audiovisual performance at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28. A gallery talk with Millee Tibbs will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16. A beginner's guide to stop-motion videos workshop with Kathleen Scott will be held form noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22.

The NMSU Art Gallery is located in D.W. Williams Hall, at the intersection of University Avenue and Solano Drive. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Designated gallery parking is available, and general parking on the NMSU campus is free on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays.

For more information, call 575-646-2545 or email jasminew@nmsu.edu.