Archive for October, 2012
NMSU-A was established in 1958 with an initial enrollment of 278 students. Classes were held at night at the old Alamogordo High School campus. The objective of this post-secondary educational venture was to serve the military and civilian personnel from HAFB, as well as students from the local non-military population.
Since its beginnings, NMSU-A has grown into a dynamic and thriving part of the southern New Mexico area. The photo was taken at the groundbreaking ceremony for the current campus on North Scenic around 1967 or 68. In the center is Mr. Marvin Rohovec, then Director of “Alamogordo Community College,” who led the campus through the process of growth and building a permanent home for the college.
NMSU Alamogordo moves forward with New Mexico’s Centennial celebrations the week of Nov. 5….
- Nov. 5-9: NMSU-A campus tours. Call 439-3737.
- Nov. 7 at 1:00 pm in NMSU-A’s Townsend Library-Book signing with Pete Eidenbach – An Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps 1550-1941 – a definitive guide to New Mexico’s cartographic history.
- Nov. 9: NMSU-A Art Gallery showing at 4 pm at the ProTech Gallery featuring “New Deal” art exhibit.
- Nov. 9: No-host “Dinner with the Presidents” at Peppers Grill-6:30 pm. RSVP to 439-3626 NLT Nov. 3.
- Nov. 10 at 10 am: Veterans/Centennial parade-10th Street.
- Nov. 10 at 6:30 pm at Tays Special Events Center-New Trial of AB Fall.
Everyone is invited to the Townsend Library at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, when Pete Eidenbach will have a book signing to present his new text, Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps. It is a beautiful, color, oversized coffee table book with historic maps that go back 400 years in New Mexico history.
Crimson Days! Look for specials at Pizza Patio. Free popcorn tomorrow, Oct 23 on the CB Patio from 11:30 am-1:00 pm; and Free hotdogs and sodas on Wednesday, October 24 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm on CB Patio. On Wednesday, also join us at 12:30 on the CB Patio to toast to an Aggie victory over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs!
Since 2005 New Mexico State University at Alamogordo has celebrated “Crimson Day” preceding NMSU’s Homecoming football game. This year Crimson “Day” has become Crimson “Days” with three days of celebration. The festivities will start on Monday, October 22, and culminate with a final “blow out” on Wednesday, October 24, on the patio with free food, beverages, and activities for our students, faculty and staff. Each day the NMSU-Alamogordo campus will show its spirit and pride by wearing crimson and/or Aggie gear.
The highlight of the Wednesday blast will be the traditional “toast to the Aggies” as we wish our team the best for their gridiron match that Saturday against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Remember, even though we are in Alamogordo, we are Aggies, and we’ll be cheering our team on to victory over those Bulldogs!
Three NMSU-A students were awarded scholarships by the Alliance for Minority Participation to attend the 2012 Student Research Conference in Las Cruces from October 4 – 6. Some of the speakers highlighted were Dr. Van D. Romero, Vice President for Research and Economic Development at New Mexico Tech who spoke about his work with the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and Aaron Garcia, CEO of SiliconMesa Corporation who shared his successes in entrepreneurship and their connections to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). In addition to the speakers, students attended various workshops, met with undergraduate and graduate students presenting their research, and began networking on their own potential research projects and career opportunities. NMSU-A students ended their experience by placing First in their workshop presentation.
Pictured with NMSU Acting President Dr. Wendy K. Wilkins and NMSU Dean of Engineering Dr. Ricardo B. Jacquez, are NMSU-A STEM Coordinator Christina Stroud and scholarship winners: Michael Finley, Rylee Agulto, and Alicia Rios.
All Faculty, Staff and students are cordially invited to attend the New Mexico State University at Alamogordo’s Alpha Nu Beta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Honors Seminar Series. The first presentation is being held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 2 p.m. at TE-128. Examining the Honor’s topic of The Democratization of Information: Power, Peril, and Promise, a video seminar featuring Mike Dover, co-author of Wikkibrands: Reinventing your Business in a Customer-Driven Marketplace, will discuss “Branding and the Customer-Controlled Market.” After viewing the video PTK member moderators and the audience will discuss the implications of the presentation for our college and community.
Monday, October 15th through Thursday, October 18th is “Pink Week.” During “Pink Week” we celebrate those who have survived breast cancer, support those who are currently fighting the disease, and remember those who have lost the battle. NMSU-A joins the “Pink Week” campaign because we believe that education is imperative for prevention and early diagnosis of breast cancer. Early diagnosis can mean the difference between surviving and becoming a statistic.
During “Pink Week” all NMSU-A students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to wear pink every day to show their support. To highlight the week, NMSU-A will have “Pink on the Patio” Thursday, October 18th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. There will be an informational area with free literature about prevention and detection of breast cancer. There will also be medical staff present and live coverage by KUPR Radio Station. Alamogordolive.net will join us, also. There will be giveaways for those who are “Pink Proud” and tough enough to wear pink! (This means you guys, too! Breast cancer shows no gender preference!)
We at NMSU-A invite you to support this important cause with us and recognize those who have been touched with this disease. The goal is to eradicate this cancer; we can start with education.
“Lids for Life Challenge” is a challenge extended to ALL campus departments and student organizations. Our goal is to collect as many “clean” Yoplait yogurt PINK lids to donate them to Alamogordo Home Care & Hospice. The challenge is a contest to see who can raise the most lids and have the best decorated box for the lid collection. Winners of the Best Box and Most Lids will be recognized during “Pink on the Patio” (18th) and awarded a special prize.
We hope that you participate during the week by showing your passion for pink and wear pink pride and participate in Pink on the Patio.
Event is coordinated by Hope Patterson and Brenda Purvis with help from SMS Club.