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NMSU Hotline — October 26, 2015

NMSU College of Education awards record number of scholarships

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The New Mexico State University College of Education recently hosted two scholarship programs awarding $245,000 in scholarships to students pursuing degrees in education, communication disorders, kinesiology and dance.

On Sept. 10, more than 100 students and 150 donors, faculty and staff attended the college?s 2015 Scholarship Reception at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Kelley Coffeen, the College of Education?s assistant dean for advancement, said more scholarships were awarded this year to traditional and non-traditional students than ever before.

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Campus Announcements

Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held today

The Red to Green Money Management Workshop, Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today, in Science Hall Room 117. Do you like the idea of budgeting, but just can?t seem to stick to one? Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on how to create, maintain and succeed at your budgeting endeavors.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1851, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, sign-up for their social media to receive weekly updates. They are on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

DNP scholarly project defense to be held Oct. 27

The School of Nursing will host Amy Weiss as she formally defends her scholarly project titled "A Quality Improvement Project for Implementing Primary Prevention Strategies for Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence: Assessing Readiness in a Primary Care Clinic" before a committee comprised of Kristynia Robinson (chair), Pamela Schultz, Shelly Noe and Sue Foster-Cox from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27, in CHHS Annex 202. All are welcome

For more information contact kpech@ad.nmsu.edu.

'TAKE A BREAK!' to be held Oct. 28

The NMSU Employees "Take a Break!" event at Hardman and Jacobs will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. The event is hosted by University Advancement in support of the 2015-16 Crimson Colleagues Faculty and Staff Campaign.

One great reason to come to this event is to learn more about Giving Tuesday and the match challenges issued by Chancellor Garrey Carruthers and other leaders on campus. Learn more at https://advancing.nmsu.edu/givingtuesday.

When faculty and staff donate to NMSU, they are a Crimson Colleague. Crimson Colleagues are investing in students through scholarships and other programs such as the Aggie Cupboard, the Pioneer Book Scholarship, Myrna?s Children?s Village and the Teaching Academy.

To learn more about the Crimson Colleagues visit http://advancing.nmsu.edu/facultystaff-main.

EPPWS free movie night to be held Oct. 29

The Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science?s third annual Fright Night featuring Jumanji will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Gerald Thomas Auditorium Room 194. Free movie admission, free popcorn, candy, sodas/water and a chance to win prizes.

For more information call 575-646-3225.

Halloween opera double bill to be held Oct. 30-31

"The Cask of Amontillado" by Daniel Pinkham and "The Verloren Opera: A Tale of Lost Love" by Lon W. Chaffin will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 and at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Rio Grande Theater.

"The Verloren Opera: A Tale of Lost Love" will receive its world premiere in Las Cruces, and will kick off a program of new opera development for the Dona Ana Lyric Opera. The plot of this one?act chamber opera, composed by NMSU Music Department Head Lon W. Chaffin focuses on an opera company that has fallen on hard times. It is rumored that the opera house may be haunted, and this fact has driven the customers away. Through twists and turns, the protagonists learn that the fabric of time and space is more fragile than they thought.

John Carlo Pierce will direct both operas and appear as Fortunato. As Montresor, NMSU graduate student Ejerson Balabas will join him. NMSU students Cory Gasparich and Danielle Turner will head the cast of "The Verloren Opera." Ingrid Larragoity-Martin, NMSU associate director of instrumental studies, will conduct the student ensemble.

For more information contact sdueno@nmsu.edu.

33rd annual jewelry sale to be held Nov. 9

The NMSU Department of Art?s Jewelry and Metalsmithing students will host their jewelry sale from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in the lobby of the D.W. Williams Hall, 1390 E. University next to Barnes & Noble. Parking on campus will be free after 4:30 p.m.

All the pieces are unique, one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry created in our Metalsmithing and Jewelry studio. They invite you to support the NMSU Jewelry and Metalsmithing program and find amazing jewelry for friends, family and yourself. The profits from this sale will be used to support the activities of the students in the jewelry and metalsmithing area.

For more information, contact Motoko Furuhashi at motoko@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1238 or go to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NMSUjewelrysale.

Free dance lessons with NMSU DanceSport

Learn to dance the best ballroom, Latin, swing and nightclub dances every Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m. at Arrowhead Park Early College High School.

This week, level one east coast swing lesson with George Torres will be held at 7 p.m. This class is free. Level two waltz lesson with Jade Augustain will be held at 8:15 p.m. This class is only $5. No partner or dance experience is necessary. All levels and ages welcome. Bring friends and/or family to share the experience.

Lessons are taught by NMSU DanceSport Company members and act as a practicum for professional development. These classes help to further our mission to foster a thriving regional dance community while offering partner dance as a healthy lifestyle alternative.

For more information contact dancesport@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5704.

Department of Curriculum and Instruction now accepting applications

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to the face-to-face and online cohort doctoral programs from Oct. 1 until Dec. 15. The program offers both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The online cohort program uses a distance-education and face-to-face instruction model (two weeks in June for three summers). The major focus of the entire doctoral program centers on issues of social justice, multicultural settings and schooling in a diverse society. For more details about the doctoral programs it is suggested to review the doctoral handbook for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (http://ci.education.nmsu.edu/candi-handbooks/).

Anyone interested in obtaining information and/or applying to the program can visit the website http://ci.education.nmsu.edu/programs/graduate-programs/phd/ or contact David Rutledge at 575-646-5411 or rutledge@nmsu.edu.

DACC honors distinguished alumni

NMSU-Dona Ana Community College honored accomplished alumni at a luncheon on the East Mesa Campus during Homecoming Festivities Saturday, Oct. 24.

Honorees include:
Diana M. Nevarez: 2006 graduate in computer information technology currently working with a contractor for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.
Jonathon J. Butler: 2015 graduate in criminal justice serves with the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau Impact Team.
Patrick H. Chavez: 1990 graduate in HVAC currently serves as the director of the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing at NMSU.
The Salazar Family: 2011 graduates in adult basic education. The family attained their General Equivalency Diploma when Lizet Salazar, the matriarch, studied for her degree in 2009. Inspired, her son, her husband and her nephew all studied and earned the General Equivalency Diploma and went through graduation together in 2011. The nephew is now a student at NMSU.

For more information contact Kristi Martin 575-528-7059.