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NMSU Hotline — December 13, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Rosa De La Torre-Burmeister, Upward Bound

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Rosa De La Torre-Burmeister arrived at New Mexico State University as a student in 1983 and she has been an employee for more than 18 years. She is the director of NMSU TRIO Upward Bound Program, which is a year-round college preparatory program serving 90 high school students from the Gadsden Independent School District and Las Cruces Public Schools from low-income families and/or first-generation college students.

“Our mission is to assist students from the GISD and LCPS to successfully complete their secondary and post-secondary education. Thus, throughout the year I have the pleasure of guiding/mentoring high school students, working with their high school support system, engaging parents, involving NMSU faculty/staff, and working with a great group of professionals at the Student Success Center that is led by an astute individual, Dr. Tony Marin.”

Campus Announcements

Farewell to Megan Shannon after 13 years of service to NMSU

Please join us from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, to wish Megan Shannon a happy farewell. She is leaving NMSU after 13 years. Shannon started at NMSU in September 2004. During her time here, she served at the Center for Latin American and Border Studies, Parking department, Housing and Residential Life, College of Arts and Sciences and now Facilities and Services. We will be serving cake and coffee in the Facilities and Services large conference room.

KRWG set to broadcast second annual Tamale Confidential

KRWG Public Media marks the holiday season with a live broadcast of the second annual Tamale Confidential during Voice of the Public on 90.7 FM and http://krwg.org at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. This hour-long celebration of the New Mexico tradition of holiday tamale-making will help listeners learn the history of tamales and how to prepare them.

“We’ll discuss the art of making tamales, something I learned from my mom, and the many ways to enjoy them this holiday season,” said Edmundo Resendez, host of KRWG’s Tamale Confidential. “From pairing them with drinks, to enjoying them with delicious sides like fresh salsas and chile con queso. The idea is for our audience to be educated on a rich tradition and to pass along the custom to a new generation.”

Resendez will be joined by Juan Morales, president of the Santa Fe Grill, who is a tamale expert and aficionado. Morales will share his grandmother’s recipe and will offer tips for making great tamales.

“My grandmother would gather our large family right before Christmas for a traditional ‘tamalada’, and I always made sure to be involved with the making of tamales,” said Morales. “While the boys went outside to play, I stayed inside with the women learning their traditions, which I have passed along to my kids.”

“Last year’s show was focused on making tamales with traditional meats and green chile," said Resendez. “But, because we received a lot of questions regarding the making of sweet and vegetarian tamales, we will be sharing new recipes with the audience.”

The show will be live-streamed on KRWG's Facebook page, allowing people to view the tamale experts making the tamales. Everyone who calls into the show or submits a question via social media will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card courtesy of Lowe’s Pay and Save and Fiesta Foods and two $25 gift cards from the Santa Fe Grill, where tamales are available for purchase at their various locations (inside of Pic Quik).

In 2016, the New Mexico Broadcasters Association awarded KRWG’s Tamale Confidential with an Excellence in Broadcasting Award. KRWG-TV will also be airing a special program about making tamales during Fronteras – A Changing America at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, repeating at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, and at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17.

Calling All Aggies enrollment campaign for spring 2018 is underway

The Calling All Aggies campaign is a concerted effort by the university community to reach out to all eligible students who have yet to register for the spring 2018 semester. We make phone calls and send emails offering assistance and support in getting registered. This is a huge effort and the campaign needs your help. Currently NMSU has 2,064 undergraduate students who attended this fall who have not yet registered for the spring.

Student Information Management (SIM) has provided a medium with which to access the student’s banner information and record all attempts to reach the student. All you have to do is make a phone call and/or send an automated email. You do have to be approved by SIM first, so simply send your Aggie ID to sim@nmsu.edu requesting a link to access “Calling All Aggies.” You will be notified when you are approved and be given a PDF information packet to download step-by-step procedures. The current link to the campaign is at https://enrollmentcampaign.nmsu.edu.

Calling All Aggies is asking for each department to contribute some time assisting their students. Participation at any level is greatly appreciated. The more people invested in our student’s success, the less we all have to do. If you need questions or would like to have a group participate in a brief training, do not hesitate to contact Lisa Kirby at lkirby@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1342.

NMSU to offer free Lamaze classes this spring

Expectant mothers looking for the extra confidence and support they need to prepare for childbirth can take advantage of free Lamaze classes offered by the School of Nursing at New Mexico State University’s College of Health and Social Services.

Classes will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Two sessions of classes will be offered on Monday nights. The first session begins Jan. 29 and runs until March 5. The second series is March 12 through April 30.

Pregnant women can register for the classes anytime between 16 weeks and 24 weeks, and must be 24 to 32 weeks pregnant by the first class in the series. A labor support person is welcome to accompany pregnant women to the classes, which will be offered at the college, located at 1334 International Mall. Free parking is available off Jordan Street.

To register for the classes, call 575-646-8089 or email moralest@nmsu.edu.