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2014 Crimson Kick-off! Aggie Welcome & Orientation Schedule of Events

AWO_Poster_2014The beginning of the Fall semester is only a few days away and we are getting ready to kick-off our welcome week events! Check-out the full schedule here!

New Student Registration is Now Open

housing_09_072312New Student Registration (NSR) and Orientation is now open for new incoming students!
New Aggies can sign up to attend an NSR event in April, May, June or July.

Step 1: You will need your NMSU Username and password. If you do not have this, go to my.nmsu.edu and create your student account.

Step 2: Make your NSR Reservation

Step 3: Wait for a confirmation email. This will confirm the date for which you have reserved and the details you need to know about that day. Make sure to provide the correct email when you make your reservation.

New Student Registration programs are available in 2 day and 1 day formats.

For information on Mandatory Orientation, visit awo.nmsu.edu.

Aggie apparel sales

Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & CaféThe Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces will host a number of apparel sales over the coming weeks.

As the NMSU Football team secured a win over the weekend, celebrate with 25% off any clothing item today, Sept. 8, only! Restrictions may apply.

From Tuesday, Sept. 9, through Thursday, Sept. 11, buy one cap, get another of equal or lesser value at 50% off. Offer excludes Under Armour.

On Thursday, Sept. 18, save an additional 50% off Clearance items.

Buy one, get one 50% off men’s & women’s League products Tuesday, Sept. 23 – Thursday, Sept. 25 only.

Pink Week is just around the corner and the new “NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink” shirts are now available. Pick up yours today and help support Cowboys for Cancer Research.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University next door to Panda Express. Hours are 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a .m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. Free parking is available in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns Dec. 1 with an all new show

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: "The Christmas Attic"KLAQ and Stardate Concerts are proud to welcome the return of a holiday tradition when Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) debuts their all new rock opera, “The Christmas Attic,” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. While 1998’s album, “The Christmas Attic” featured one of the band’s most popular songs, “Christmas Canon,” it was the only Christmas Trilogy album never to be performed live; until now. The second half of the show will feature TSO iconic classics and fan favorites, such as ‘Wizards in Winter,’ ‘Requiem’ and ‘Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo 12/24.’” Previous visits by TSO have resulted in sold-out performances, so be sure to get your tickets early when they go on sale Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. Reserved tickets start at just $34 (plus applicable fees) and will be available at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Please call 575-646-1420 for more information or visit panam.nmsu.edu/tso/ for additional details and a video preview of the upcoming concert.

Open Mic Wednesdays

Open MicThe weekly Open Mic nights held at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café will now be held Wednesday nights from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy two hours of live music and poetry or sign up to perform yourself at bncafe@nmsu.edu. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. next to Panda Express. All campus parking is free after 4:30 p.m. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information.

Hispanic Heritage Lunch Sept. 10

Hispanic Heritage MonthEnjoy a Hispanic Heritage Lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Corbett Center Student Union’s Taos Restaurant. Buffet items will include, but are not limited to, a variety of empanadas, green chile stew, arroz con garbonzos, frijoles negros, honey sopapillas, and arroz con leche. Admission is just one Meal Plan swipe or $7.89+tax. Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash are also accepted.

Learn more about the campus Meal Plans

View a list of other upcoming “themed” lunches

Please call 575-646-1749 for more information.

Second chance drawing for Casting Crowns tickets Sept. 10

Casting CrownsCasting Crowns will bring their Christian rock “Thrive Tour” to Las Cruces with special guests Sidewalk Prophets & American Idol’s Mandisa 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18 at NMSU’s Pan American Center. Tickets are $20, $30, $40, and $50 (plus fees) and are available at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online. Groups of 20 or more can take advantage of a special $2 discount per $20 or $30 ticket. Facebook users can “join” the event page for a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets. Plus, if you “invite” your Facebook friends to the event, then they’ll also be automatically registered to win. Since we will award tickets to both the “going” and “invited” groups separately, you can invite your friends without hurting your own chances of winning! Each winner will receive four tickets. See site for official rules.

College Survival: Basic Training for Students

New to the whole college scene? Not so new but unsure what it takes to be a successful student? Come and learn valuable information about transitioning to college life. Become aware and avoid common pitfalls college students face. The workshop will be conducted from 2:30pm-3:30pm on Wednesday, September 3rd, Zuhl Library Conference room (225 second floor). Open to all NMSU Students.

For additional information or to view upcoming Student Success Center workshops contact David Melendez at 575.646.1020 or at himitsu@nmsu.edu or visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu.

Las Cruces Shrine Club Circus returns to Pan Am Sept. 26

Las Cruces Shrine Club Circus performersThe Las Cruces Shrine Club Circus will once again fill NMSU’s Pan American Center with aerialists and circus performers for one night only, Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. From crazy clowns to death-defying feats of balance and agility, you won’t want to miss this perfect family event! Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for children and will be available at the Pan Am Ticket Office one hour before the show. Look for free kids tickets at your area merchants.

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Casting Crowns “Thrive Tour” with guests Mandisa & Sidewalk Prophets

Casting CrownsGrammy and Dove Award-winning Christian rock band, Casting Crowns, will bring their Thrive Tour to the “City of the Crosses” at NMSU’s Pan American Center on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. With multiple #1 hits to their name, concert goers can expect an incredibly uplifting evening of great music and encouraging words to live by.

Joining Casting Crowns will be former American Idol finalist and K-LOVE Female Artist of the Year, Mandisa. Mandisa finished in the Top 10 in season 5 and The Hollywood Reporter ranked her in the Top 5 of Idol finalists with the most Billboard No. 1s.

Also along for the ride will be Sidewalk Prophets. This male quartet has been featured on The Rock & Worship Roadshow tour, has won a Dove Award for Best New Artist, and their album, These Simple Truths, was nominated for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year.

Reserved seats are available for $20, $30, $40, and $50. Groups of 20 or more can take advantage of a special $2 discount per $20 or $30 ticket. Fees may apply. Tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 18, at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or Ticketmaster.com.

The Casting Crowns Thrive Tour with special guests Mandisa & Sidewalk Prophets is presented by the NMSU Office of Special Events and ACTS. Please call 575-646-1420 for more information.

Funds can now be added online to Aggie Cash

Charge up your Aggie ID online!All NMSU Aggie ID cards come with an Aggie Cash account that allows you to pay for food, vending services, laundry machines, and other campus services without having to carry cash. With the new online funding feature, adding funds to your Aggie Cash account is easier than ever. Anyone with an account holder’s last name and Aggie ID number can add funds, allowing Aggie parents or othersthe opportunity to make sure students have the money they need for food. Aggie Cash can be a great gift idea as the funds can also be used at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café and at all NMSU concession stands. For more information regarding Aggie Cash, where it’s accepted, and how to add funds, simply visit idcard.nmsu.edu, call 575-646-4835 or e-mail hsgandcl@nmsu.edu.