Archive for September, 2012
The NMSU-Alamogordo Student Government Executive Board was elected on Wednesday, September 26, 2012
President: Hannah McCurdy
Vice President: Matthew Harris
Recording Secretary: Mike Malay
Treasurer: Dee Proctor
Public Relations: Hidaly Calleros
Welcome also to Jary Rupe, a new Student Government Advisor.
We wish the new administration well, and the NMSU-A Student Government a great year.
Dr. Juan B. Garcia, Vice President for Student Success
Constitution Day at NMSU-A will be observed on Thursday, September 27, 2012.
Kim Lopez-Gallagher’s History 202G class will present a re-enactment of oral arguments made before Supreme Court in Brown vs. Board of Education.
This presentation, “Brown vs. Board of Education and the 14th Amendment” is scheduled from 12:15 – 12:45 pm in the Patio. Please join us to celebrate this landmark decision!
Complimentary pocket U.S. Constitutions provided by the Office of Student Success to be given to students while supplies last!
The Student Veterans of America-Alamogordo (SVAA), an NMSU-A student organization, is sponsoring a “POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony” on Thursday September 20, 2012 from 12:15-1:00 pm on the Patio.
In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September to honor those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. This day was established by an Act of Congress with the passage of Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act. Everyone is invited to this solemn ceremony.
Sunday, September 16
The “Celebration and Education” event takes place 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Tays Center. September 16 is Independence Day for Mexico. This event combines historical, cultural and entertainment components educating our community about the significance of this period in history. Dr. Victor Sáenz will do a presentation on “The State of Hispanic Students in Higher Education.” Professor Jose Gonzalez-Gonzalez will give a brief history on “Mexican Independence Day.” The Ballet Folklorico Del La Tierra Del Encanto will perform various dances from the different regions of Mexico: Veracruz, Zacatecas, and Jalisco. The event is free of charge.
Monday, September 17
For those of you unable to attend the Sunday evening event, you are cordially invited to attend the Dr. Sáenz’ presentation from 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm on the Patio: “The State of Hispanic Students in Higher Education.”
Dr. Victor B. Sáenz, Ph.D is an assistant professor in the Higher Education Administration program within the Department of Educational Administration (EDA) and a faculty associate with the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas Austin. Dr. Sáenz has conducted research on Border Higher Education Issues; diversity & desegregation; college access and college readiness for Latino, first-generation and low-income college students; policy issues in higher education; and assessment issues in higher education.
Good day everyone,
Banned Books Week is observed this year from September 30th through October 6th!
Townsend Library is again sponsoring a campus “Read-Out” to highlight the insidious scourge (too much?) of banned and challenged books. We invite you to sign up to read from one of these tomes during our Read-Out event. We have it scheduled from 12:15 pm to 1:00pm on October 4th on the patio (or inside, beside Pizza Patio if the weather won’t cooperate). We can supply you with a list of titles from which to choose your excerpt. (see the attachment)
You may sign up for 5 minute time slots by emailing me or stopping by the library and signing up in person. Pick your book and your slot – oil up your voice and have at it!!
We will accommodate as many of you as we can. I have attached a formal announcement with more information about banned and challenged books. It includes the top ten most challenged books for 2010 and 2011. (here’s an oldie, but still a goodie, idea that is – give your students an extra point or two for participating?!?)
Our event is scheduled to complement the activities being held at the Alamogordo Public Library during that week.
The Alamogordo Friends of the Library will be putting on two events for Banned Books Week:
* banned book discussion of Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”, Monday, October 1, 6-7:30 PM
* banned book costume gala – dress as a character or concept from your favorite banned book, Wednesday, October 3, 6-8 PM.
Want a few titles to get you thinking? OK, here are #s 16 through 30 of the top 100 banned books for the decade 2000-2009. I’ve also attached the complete list.
- 16. Forever, by Judy Blume
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
20. King and King, by Linda de Haan
21. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
22. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar
23. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
24. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
25. Killing Mr. Griffen, by Lois Duncan
26. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
27. My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier
28. Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
29. The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney
30. We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier
** See the attached documents below **
If you were not able to attend the Sunday event for Celebration and Education, there will be a presentation on Monday in the patio area.
Please join us for a gathering of history, culture, and education;
an informative celebration of a day of liberation!
Monday – September 17, 2012 – Patio Area – 12:15 to 1:00
Dr. Victor Saenz, University of Texas-Austin will speak on
“The State of Hispanic Students in Higher Education.”
Advocates for Children and Education (ACE) meeting this Friday, September 7 at 5:30 pm in the Glass House.