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Sol y Arena to perform at the inauguration of Chancellor Dan Arvizu and President John Floros

The NMSU Dance Programs Spanish dance ensemble Sol y Arena will perform at 3 p.m. today for the inauguration of Chancellor Dan Arvizu and President John Floros in Corbett Center Student Union ballroom. For more information about Sol y Arena, contact Paco Antonio at 575-646-4038 or visit https://kind.nmsu.edu/dance-main/dance-companies-clubs/sya/

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NMSU Kinesiology research tracks physical activity across the lifespan

This article originally appeared in Panorama Vol. 70 Eryn Murphy arrived at New Mexico State University as an undergraduate student on a swim scholarship and quickly fell in love with NMSU’s Department of Kinesiology and Dance. She received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from NMSU in 2013, received her master’s degree in exercise science from…
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Children, adults invited to learn variety of styles during NMSU dance camp

Date: 06/04/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Children and teens ages 9 to 18 can learn more about hip-hop, jazz, modern, ballet, classical Spanish and salsa dance styles at the New Mexico State University dance program’s summer dance camp. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 23-28, culminating in…
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Diverse dance styles to be featured during ‘Rhythm Nights’ at NMSU

Date: 04/13/2018 Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu Two successful New Mexico State University dance companies will showcase their talented students during the “Rhythm Nights” dance concert April 20-21. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Rentfrow Hall, 3161 Williams Avenue on the…
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NMSU dance students to showcase talents in ‘Thresholds,’ host high school students

DATE: 01/11/2018 WRITER: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Ann Gavit, 575-646-2070, agavit@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University Department of Kinesiology and Dance will host two events this month that will showcase the talents of its dance students and provide information about the dance program. NMSU dance seniors will host their culminating choreographic event “Thresholds”…
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Science of dance focus of summer institute at NMSU

Novice and experienced dancers, along with some of the world’s leading dance scientists and educators, will converge at New Mexico State University next month. NMSU’s Department of Kinesiology and Dance, which is based in the College of Education, will host the 41st annual Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance from July 20-26. This institute will…
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NMSU dance department shows students how to move to learn

Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu They run up to her to give her hugs and high-fives. Some of them hold up their fists with their pinkies, index fingers and thumbs raised, the American sign language sign for “I love you,” as she walks by them in the hallways. If Knapp is in the building,…
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NMSU kinesiology student, Amanda Concha, wins Student Diversity Award!

Writer: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu A 22-year-old kinesiology student in New Mexico State University’s College of Education has been named a recipient of the ASB Diversity Travel Award, which will allow her to present a research paper comparing the muscles used in two different styles of baseball pitching at a conference in Ohio. Amanda…
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Fairacres Elementary incorporates MILK program to engage students

This article appeared on the front page of Las Cruces Sun-News Wednesday, August 12, 2015. The College of Education’s Dance program’s collaboration with Fairacres Elementary. Fairacres Elementary School students, including Kayleigh Armijo, 8, Ella Castillo, 8, and Isaiah Talamantes in the foreground — recite a poem with their classmates using the Methods in Learning Kinesthetically,…
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Kinesiology student recognized by White Sands Missile Range

Colonel Brian Michaelson, Garrison Commander of the White Sands Missile Range (R) is presenting Kinesiology intern Arielle Johnson with a Certificate of Appreciation for her commitment and contributions to the employee wellness program at White Sands Missile Range (WISMR). Kinesiology students spend their last semester interning in a variety of clinical and wellness settings. Many…
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Soaring success of NMSU DanceSport programs continues

In 2012, something extraordinary happened at New Mexico State University in the College of Education. A tenure-track faculty position was created to lead a degree-granting ballroom dance program. I traded my 20-year professional dance career in the private sector for a shot at creating one of only three such academic programs in the United States,…
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NMSU kinesiology student wins diversity award, will travel to biomechanics conference

A 22-year-old kinesiology student in New Mexico State University’s College of Education has been named a recipient of the ASB Diversity Travel Award, which will allow her to present a research paper comparing the muscles used in two different styles of baseball pitching at a conference in Ohio. Amanda Concha, a junior at NMSU, will…
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NMSU DanceSport Team Competes in Nation’s Premier Amateur Ballroom Dance Competition

LAS CRUCES, NM – The New Mexico State University (NMSU) DanceSport Company started off 2015 with a bang at the country’s largest all amateur dance competition, the prestigious Manhattan Amateur Classic (MAC), held January 16-18 in Secaucus, NJ. NMSU’s official team of 17 ballroom, Latin and swing partner dancers performed extremely well, earning five 1st…
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NMSU Human Performance, Dance and Recreation department has international reach

By Bob Wood, Ph.D. Guest columnist for the Sun News Our once tiny department of Human Performance, Dance, and Recreation in New Mexico State University’s College of Education is not so little anymore. With more than 500 majors in fields such as kinesiology, physical education, dance and athletic training, our department is quickly gaining a…
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