Archive for October, 2013
November 5 - Day of the Dead Event:
The League of United Latin American Citizens Young Adults (LULAC-YA) will have an exhibit set up for the “Dia de Los Muertos” or Day of the Dead on the Patio. This is a tradition in Mexico and world-wide. Professor Jose González-González will do a presentation on the Mexican tradition at 3:00 pm and the altar exhibits will be lighted at 7:30 pm in the evening.
November 7 - Native American Heritage Month Event:
There will be a Native American Heritage Month Event. The day begins at 10:00 am with museum exhibits in the Townsend Library, a Native American Story Teller and Native American Flute Player from Ruidoso. This will be followed by dance exhibits on the Patio at 12:00 noon by students from Mescalero, Tularosa and Ruidoso schools. “Royalty” from these schools, both young braves and princesses will be attending, along with Joseph Foy, the young actor who played “Little Tonto” in the Lone Ranger movie. Also, arts and crafts, and much more.
Until November 8… CCF Food Drive for “Back Pack” Items So Children Need Not Go Hungry Over the Weekend:
Campus Christian Fellowship has been doing a collection for Love, Inc. for foods such as small cereals, fruit cups, ravioli, soup, etc. to place in back packs for children to take home over the weekend. The collection boxes are located in the Library and the Student Services Building. The drive ends on Friday, November 8. The generosity of NMSU-A students and staff has been greatly appreciated.
On Thursday, November 7, NMSU-A will hold a celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The festivities begin in the Townsend Library at 10:00 a.m. with a museum display, followed at 11:00 a.m. with Ms. Virginia Benally of the Mescalero Tribe providing a storytelling session complete with artifacts like cradle boards, baskets, etc. whose significance will be explained during the storytelling. Also performing will be a young flautist.
The campus patio will be the central staging area at noon. Patio festivities open with the singing of the National Anthem in Navajo. Members of tribal “royalty” will be introduced along with Joseph Foy, the actor who played the young Tonto in the most recent Lone Ranger movie. (Sorry, ladies. Johnny Depp will not be here with Joseph Foy.)
Beginning at 12:15, we will be honored by a series of performances, including drum performance, fancy dancers, jingle dancers, chicken dancers, and Apache war dance.
During the entire time under the canopy and in the Glass House, Native American crafts (woodwork, beadwork, bracelets, feather artwork, etc.) will be for sale. Fry bread will also be available.
- 10:00 am Mescalero Museum Exhibits
- 11:00 am Native American Story Teller
- 11:30 am Native American Flute Player
- 12:00 pm Welcome and Introductions
- 2:15 pm The National Anthem in Navajo
- 12:20 pm Native American Dancers and Drum Group
- And more… Joseph Foy, “Little Tonto” from the “Lone Ranger” movie, Royalty, both braves and princesses from Mescalero, Ruidoso and Tularosa.
- 9:00 am to 3:00 pm vendors selling arts, crafts, and fry bread!
Faculty members please provide this information to the students in your classes.
The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend!
On Tuesday, November 5, the League of United Latin American Citizens Young Adults (LULAC-YA) will have an exhibit set up for the “Dia de Los Muertos” or Day of the Dead. This is a tradition in Mexico and in different forms world-wide.
Professor Jose González-González will do a presentation on the Mexican tradition at 3:00 pm and the altar exhibits will be lighted at 7:30 pm in the evening.
New Mexico State University Alamogordo celebrated its 8th annual “Crimson Day” Thursday, October 24, on the campus front lawn with free food, beverages, music, games, and prize drawings every 10 minutes for students, faculty, and staff (over 30 prizes were won!). The campus turned crimson and black all week as people wore Aggie gear and colors every day, but particularly that Thursday!
Special guests, Pistol Pete and several NMSU cheerleaders, stayed busy posing for photos with just about everyone! Campus student organizations provided a variety of games and activities, including hair painting, bowling, football toss, and limbo, while 94KYEE provided music for all to enjoy. One of the big attractions was free pizza for everyone that was provided by the NMSU-A Student Government.
The highlight of the Aggie spirit ‘blow out’ was the traditional “toast to the Aggies” to wish NMSU the best for their Homecoming gridiron match against the Abilene Christian Wildcats. The Aggies won 34 to 29.
A special thanks to President Jimeno for your gracious welcome (you look great with your hair sprayed red!), Dr. Hill for leading the “toast” again this year (you always know the right words!), the Crimson Day task force, student organizations and their advisors, Facilities personnel, and all who pulled together to make this celebration a success. (The weather was perfect, too!)
Message: Beginning with the Spring semester, January 2, 2014, there
will be a five dollar ($5.00) charge per semester for the use of
library services for all our community patrons.
We feel that assessing this fee is a more equitable arrangement for
all users of Townsend Library Services and we hope that you will
continue to support us with your patronage, just as we will continue
to be available to serve your information needs. We have posted a set
of answers to your anticipated questions (A.T.A.Q) on the library
website under “Community Patron Fee A.T.A.Q.”
Please view the full announcement and the A.T.A.Q by navigating to
this site: http://nmsua.edu/library/patron-fees/
Scholar Dollar$ is now open!
Are you interested in receiving scholarships from NMSU?
You can submit one application and apply for all NMSU scholarships. Using your MyNMSU login complete your application at http://scholarships.nmsu.edu/.
The deadline is March 1, 2014.
Contact Financial Aid at 575.439.3710 for more information or with questions
If you attended Spring 2013, Summer 2013, or Fall 2013 semesters, you are eligible to register.*
All others, apply for admission or readmission here
- Early Registration: November 7, 2013 – January 16, 2014
- Late Registration: January 17, 2014 – January 28, 2014 ($25 late registration fee applies per campus)
- For late registration, students must obtain academic advising and reserve classes at your dean’s office/advising center or via the web.
- For more information on when to register see the following link: http://registration.nmsu.edu/spring/registration-schedule-by-classification-spring/
Make sure to talk to an advisor - before registering for courses!
On Wednesday, October 30, Dr. Cheri Jimeno, NMSU-A President, will be using the “Glass House” for Dr. Debra Teachman’s farewell. Dr. Teachman is currently the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Please note that the furniture at this location may be moved or removed for this event. The “Glass House” will be available again that afternoon by 4:30 pm.
Since 2005 New Mexico State University at Alamogordo has celebrated “Crimson Day” preceding NMSU’s Homecoming football game. This year Crimson “Day” will be on Thursday, October 24, on the campus front lawn with free food, beverages, music, games, and prize drawings every 10 minutes for our students, faculty and staff. Let’s make the whole week “Crimson” by wearing Aggie gear and colors every day, but particularly that Thursday! A special prize will go to the person with the most original/creative “Aggie Spirit” appearance!
One of the highlights of our Aggie spirit ‘blow out’ will be the traditional “toast to the Aggies” as we wish our team the best for their gridiron match that Saturday against the Abilene Christian Wildcats. Remember, even though we are in Alamogordo, we are Aggies, and we’ll be cheering our team on to victory to “Skin the Wildcats!”