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NMSU Hotline — January 15, 2016

NMSU Chemical, Materials Engineering Department Head earns Fellow recognition

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David A. Rockstraw, New Mexico State University?s Chemical and Materials Engineering Department Head, was selected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, which is the organization?s highest level of membership.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU Library Archivist at 'Sharing and Preserving Your Family History' program

The Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site will host New Mexico State University Library archivist Caitlin Wells as a part of their ?Sharing and Preserving Your Family History? program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Mesilla.

Wells, archivist for the Rio Grande Historical Collections, will be speaking at 11:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. about what the NMSU Library Archives and Special Collections Department does and has in its collections. She will address general questions about preserving different materials and taking questions from the audience, or in one-on-one chats before or after her presentation.

Beth Morgan of Full Circle Heritage Services will be speaking at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Lisa M. Pugh at the Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site at 575-649-9088.

Convocation set for Jan. 19, to include Presidential Medallions

The NMSU community is invited to celebrate the start of the spring 2016 semester at Convocation from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 19, in the Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Refreshments will be served from 8:15-9 a.m. Convocation also can be viewed on the web via a link on NMSU?s homepage.

During the ceremony, outstanding faculty will be recognized through Regents Professorships and the Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence. Community engagement also will be recognized with an additional award.

For the first time, Convocation will include awarding the Presidential Medallion for outstanding service to NMSU. The recipients will be Gerald Burke and Jim Bullock. There?s an opportunity to honor their service to NMSU by giving to either the Gerald M. Burke President?s Associates Endowed Scholarship or the Wanda H. Bullock Nursing Scholarship. To donate, visit www.giving.nmsu.edu.

For questions about Convocation, contact the Provost?s Office at 575-646-2127.

University Art Gallery at NMSU to host environmentally focused show, discussion panel

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will host the opening reception for ?Water! What is it good for?? from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. This exhibition will allow viewers to engage with multifaceted and complex environmental concerns.

As an associated program, the gallery will present ?Relational Sustainability,? an interdisciplinary panel discussion focused on environmental issues, beginning at noon Saturday, Jan. 23, at the UAG. Both events are free and open to the public.

?Water! What is it good for?? will feature artists Bethany Taylor and Brenda Perry, whose work asks visitors to consider meanings and practices of sustainability, water rights, renewable natural resources and environmental consciousness.

For this exhibition, Taylor, an interdisciplinary artist and assistant professor of drawing at the University of Florida, will use string to ?draw? figurative artworks for installation on the UAG?s walls. Some of Taylor?s compositions will incorporate the negative space on the walls, while others will use opaque tapestries.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11637/university-art-gallery-at-nmsu-to-host-environmentally-focused-show-discussion-panel

Join the Masterworks Chorus this semester

The New Mexico State University Choral Department is excited to announce auditions for the Masterworks Chorus for the second semester. The community and student combined chorus meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Music Center Room 103. The choir has an exciting spring planned as they will perform the monumental Requiem by W.A. Mozart at the end of April as a culmination to the semester.

Auditions for the choir will be Friday, Jan. 15 and again Tuesday, Jan. 19. Prepare a short song for the audition, otherwise a carol or hymn will be provided. An accompanist also will be provided.

To schedule an audition time, contact John Flanery, director of choral activities, at jflanery@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1306.

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Calligraphy I ? Foundational, explore the ancient art of beautiful writing. Learn to write with a broad-edged pen and create attractive cards, envelopes and quotes. Study the shapes and stroke sequences of the Foundational alphabet, and train your eye and hand to work together to create beautiful letters and flourishes. The class will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4-25. The cost is $61.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certification Prep will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3-May 11. The cost is $960. Are you ready for the new SHRM HR certification exams? If not, join this 12-week certification preparation course for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP examinations featuring the number one tool necessary to master the bodies of knowledge. The tool includes the SHRM Learning System, access to the Online Resource Center, more than 1,500 practice questions, electronic flashcards and two post-tests. Can?t make it to class? Join other professionals in this interactive and dynamic in-person classroom environment or via a synchronous online environment. Simulations, quizzes and more as you prepare to sit for the exam. Free orientation on Feb. 3. Call for details. Discounts available for National SHRM members.

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