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Raves & Renown
Weisiger wins Hundley Award
The American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, awarded Marsha Weisiger, associate professor of history, the Norris and Carol Hundley Award for her book "Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country." The book also received the Caroline Bancroft Honor Book Award from the Denver Public Library and the Gaspar Perez de Villagra Award from the Historical Society of New Mexico.
Faculty complete ITAL training
Nineteen faculty members have completed more than 60 hours of training through the Institute for Technology Assisted Learning program. ITAL provides NMSU faculty with training and tools needed to integrate distributed learning technologies into traditional and distance education courses.
Congratulations to the following faculty who completed this intense program:
• Rani Alexander, anthropology
• Linda Calk, criminal justice
• Laurie Churchill, English
• Dede Dunlavy, chemistry/biochemistry
• Everette Egginton, language and linguistics
• Gerald Hampton, marketing
• Joan Keeney, women's studies
• Mary Lamonica, journalism
• Deborah LaPorte, English
• Michael LaTorra, English
• Ray Maratea, criminal justice
• Christina Medina, government
• Cindy Murrell, English
• Mihai Niculescu, marketing
• Stephen Pate, physics
• Trinette Radasa, nursing
• June Vermillion, nursing
• Heather Williams, arts and humanities
Lockwood receives Carl Faubion Award
Jenny Lockwood received the 2011 Carl Faubion Outstanding Library Staff Employee of the Year Award.
Lockwood, a Library Specialist II in the Acquisitions Unit, was recognized for her overall contributions to the library, particularly in the area of electronic serials. She provided valuable feedback during the selection of the library's Electronic Resource Management System and worked with the team that launched the system and the federated search product OneSearch. The implementation of the Electronic Resource Management System was highly dependent on work Lockwood had previously completed. Lockwood also was recognized for her ability to recall details from memory and taking the initiative.
The Carl Faubion Award is presented annually to an exempt or non-exempt NMSU Library employee who exemplifies excellence in customer service, exceptional contributions to the library, innovation and creative thinking in problem-solving or contributions which have reduced operating costs or resulted in administrative efficiencies.
Molloy honored with Witness on the Border award
Latin American and Border Studies Librarian Molly Molloy has received the "Witness on the Border" award from El Paso's Annunciation House for her work with the online Frontera List, which reports on the murders in Ciudad Juarez and is often used by the media for facts and contact information.
The award "affirms the work of groups and individuals in our border community who are responding to the signs of the times with integrity, courage and perseverance."