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NMSU Hotline — January 26, 2016

NMSU?s American Southwest Theatre Company celebrates 30 years with public gala

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It was a September evening in 1984. Local patrons filed into New Mexico State University?s old Hershel Zohn Theatre in anticipation of the season opener ? ?Crimes of the Heart,? a tragicomedy by Beth Henley. As the lights dimmed and the audience settled, the curtains opened on a new chapter for NMSU theatre arts.

This play served as the inaugural production for the American Southwest Theatre Company, which has now operated for more than 30 years as the resident company within NMSU?s theatre arts department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

In celebration of this lasting and thriving partnership, the organization will host ?ASTC Anniversary Gala and Theatricals,? at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.




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Campus Announcements

Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held Jan. 27

Red to Green Money Management?s workshop ?College is Going to Cost Me How Much?? will be held from 2:30?3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in Domenici Hall Room 005. Are you or someone you know coming up short to pay for school? Red to Green Money Management will help you learn how to find grants and scholarships through our school and on your own. Still coming up short? Discover when and how to responsibly take out loans.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach by contacting them at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.

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

Road closure scheduled for Frenger Mall

Only half of the pedestrian way will be closed on the Frenger Mall from 8 a.m. Feb. 15 to 5 p.m. March 11. The old concrete is being changed out with traffic rated pavers. The area will be fenced off and marked with caution tape.

For more information visit http://facilities.nmsu.edu/road-closures/.

Retirement celebration to be held Jan. 27

A retirement celebration for Yolanda Chacon-Valle, who will retire after 17 years of dedicated service, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Branson Library Staff Lounge.

For more information, contact Mary Covarrubias-Chavarria at 575-646-1860.

Small Business Development Center to host social media marketing seminar

Social Media Marketing Seminar with Eric Spellman, hosted by the Small Business Development Center DACC, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19, at DACC East Mesa Auditorium. The cost $30 for general public, $20 for SBDC clients. Register by Jan. 29 and receive a $5 discount. Note discount if payment is received before Jan. 29.

Topics include:
? The Art of Generating Quality Leads Using Social Media
? Digital Marketing on a Shoestring: Drive New Business Through Display and Social Media
? How to Build a New Online Business in 3 Days or Less
? How to Promote and Grow Your Business Using 7 Powerful Offline Methods

To register visit www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces.

For more information call SBDC at 575-527-7676. For credit card payments, contact DACC Cashier?s Office: 575-527-7513 or 575-527-7516.

Volunteer opportunity for free literacy tutor training set for Feb. 13

Literacy volunteers of Doņa Ana County is looking for volunteers to assist adults to read and write, learn basic math or English as a second language on a one-to-one basis. They are on the DACC campus. This free workshop includes an introduction to their program and hands-on practice and knowledge about helping adults become literate and empowered to pursue their education and interests. Your commitment afterwards is to tutor one adult twice per week, at a time and place convenient to both of you.

For more information or to register call 575-527-7641 or 575-496-0207.

Family Resource Center offers therapeutic services

The Family Resource Center at NMSU provides free therapeutic services to Las Cruces campus students and their families. Whether you are struggling in your relationships, coping with a loss, or are just feeling overwhelmed, anxious or down, the student therapists at the FRC can help. Sessions are conducted with individuals, couples or families. Contact them today to set up an appointment.

Student therapists are supervised by licensed faculty members from the FCS Marriage and Family Therapy Program.

For more information contact 575-646-2065 or frc@nmsu.edu.

Relaxation Room is now open

The Relaxation Room in Branson Library Room 127 is now open. Brought to all NMSU students, faculty and staff by the Counseling & Student Development department and Branson Library for free. Hours are Sunday: 4 to 8 p.m., Monday: 5:15 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday: 6 to 8 pm., Wednesday: 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday: 4 to 8 p.m. Enjoy two massage chairs, relaxing music and sounds, biofeedback and a calm space to de-stress.

For more information, contact Counseling & Student Development at 575-646-2731.

Campus Tutoring Service is here to help

NMSU?s Campus Tutoring Service is opening for business Monday, Feb. 1. The overarching hours are found on their website at http://ssc.nmsu.edu/services/campus-tutoring-service/.

They are located in Corbett Center Room 206. Tutors' schedules will be viewable and will continue to be updated as the week goes on. Refer students to our website to determine specific tutor hours of availability. Tutoring is offered to all NMSU students free of charge and no appointment is necessary. Tutors are also available to visit your classroom to introduce themselves and their services.

Contact Lisa Kirby at lkirby@nmsu.edu if you would like someone to visit your classroom.