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NMSU Hotline — December 21, 2015

NMSU employees forgo gift exchanges in favor of support for food pantry

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A food pantry that benefits students, staff and faculty at New Mexico State University and Dona Ana Community College got an extra boost of holiday cheer this season after a give-it-forward idea from the president?s office inspired many faculty and staff members on campus to skip presents for colleagues in favor of a gift to Aggie Cupboard. In a November email to NMSU faculty and staff, NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers suggested that giving to Aggie Cupboard was a perfect way to show that NMSU is a caring community.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU Library announces opening of health subseries of Sen. Pete V. Domenici Papers

The New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Department announces that its Political Papers Unit has completed processing the health subseries of the Sen. Pete V. Domenici Papers. The 13 boxes of documents and materials are now open to use by researchers. The subseries focuses on legislation, reports and policies related to health care both in New Mexico and the United States.

Researchers will find the materials related to mental health policy in the country, one of the key passions during Domenici?s tenure, of particular interest. ?One of the most important pieces would be sections that show Domenici?s work on mental health parity for insurance purposes,? said Adam Heien, political papers archivist. ?Domenici?s made major contributions for mental health care in this country.?

A guide for the Sen. Pete V. Domenici Papers can be found at http://lib.nmsu.edu/domenici/DomeniciFindingAid.pdf. Researchers can access the papers by visiting the Caroline E. Stras Research Room on the fourth floor of Branson Library or by contacting the department at archives@lib.nmsu.edu and by phone at 575-646-3839.

Panel discussion to be held Jan. 23

A panel, "Relational Sustainability ? Explorations into Water Preservation, Conservation, and Water Remediation Ideas" will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 23, at the University Art Gallery. The free, community-wide event, focuses on water issues and environmental consciousness. The panel will feature artists Brenda Perry and Bethany Taylor.

Brenda Perry, an El Paso native, works across media and focuses on the Rio Grande as the central theme of her work. Born in Ciudad Juárez, she sees the Rio Grande as a threshold between communities that needs to be reconsidered from combined social and environmental perspectives. In her interactive works that will be on display, Perry bridges the logic between contemporary virtual and physical landscapes.

Bethany Taylor, an interdisciplinary artist from Gainesville, Florida, and assistant professor of drawing at the University of Florida, is using the medium of string to draw figurative artworks that will be installed on the UAG?s walls. These woven stories combine cross-cultural mythology and symbols with modern-day imagery and concerns for the longevity of our environment.

This program is associated with the exhibition, "Water! What is it Good for?" showing at the University Art Gallery from Jan. 21 through Feb. 27.

For more information, visit https://uag.nmsu.edu/water-what-is-it-good-for, or contact Jasmine Woodul, University Art Gallery at artglry@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2545.

Tawney promoted, will serve as NMSU?s VP for university advancement

Andrea Tawney has been promoted to the role of vice president for university advancement at New Mexico State University, effective Jan. 1. NMSU President Garrey Carruthers announced his decision to campus earlier today. Tawney has served as the interim vice president of university advancement since August.

?After speaking with NMSU Foundation board members, deans and other university leaders and staff members at the Office of University Advancement, I have found tremendous support for Andrea?s promotion,? Carruthers said. ?She?s demonstrated a professional, high-energy approach to fundraising activities.?

Carruthers originally hired Tawney in 2011 as the assistant dean for development in NMSU?s College of Business. In 2013, she became NMSU?s director of presidential donor relations and development. Last year, she was named associate vice president for university advancement in charge of principal gifts and regional programs.


Spring 2016 Customized Training Brochure is here

Looking to brush up on your social media skills? Want to learn the basics of computers, MS Excel, Word, Access, Project or Outlook? Need help dealing with difficult co-workers, customers or office issues? These courses and many more are available this spring 2016 through the One-Stop Training Shop at DACC Customized Training. All courses can be viewed at http://dacc.nmsu.edu/ctp/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/2015/11/Customized-Training-Spring-2016-Catalog.pdf. Many new courses will be offered this semester.

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

DACC Community Education courses available

The DACC Community Education course "Fluid Movement Tai Chi," an excellent form for the beginner, is complemented with dynamic stretching techniques that align the total body. Balanced with deep, rhythmic breathing, you will experience an increase in energy, focused mindfulness and a calmness of spirit. The class will be held from from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 to April 11. No class March 14. The cost is $107.

In the DACC Community Education course "Dementia Care," gain essential knowledge and understanding about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory, and practical application of effective skills for supporting persons with dementia. Valuable for those in the workforce or caring for a family member with dementia. The online class will be held from Feb. 1 through March 25 or from April 6 to May 29. The cost is $495.

In the DACC Community Education course "Pearl Knotting," enjoy learning the history, value and types of pearls while creating an heirloom-quality, knotted pearl necklace using a simple method. Leave this DACC Community Education course with your own set of pearls. The class will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26. The cost is $26.

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