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The NMHC Speaker's Bureau Reopens (Nov. 1)

After an eighteen month hiatus due to the ongoing Covid-19 health situation, the popular Speakers Bureau program officially reopened October 1st.
The Speakers Bureau is an easy way to bring humanities programs to your community. Historical characters, scholars of New Mexican folklore, culture, history, and practitioners of visual, literary and musical arts are available to come to you. View the catalog of speakers available to come to your city.
NMHC is no longer asking schools and non-profit organizations for a booking fee. Just fill out an application and apply for a grant to cover expenses.
NMHC has simplified the booking process, eliminated the up-front booking fee, and is eager to work with your organization to provide these thought-provoking and popular programs. Some new faces on our Speakers Bureau roster include: Steve Morgan, Gabriela Moreno, Nicolasa Chávez and Darryl Lorenzo Wellington.

Aldo Leopold’s Journey, by Steve Morgan
Steve Morgan is a landscape architect who teaches design courses at Yavapai Community College in Arizona and has worked extensively in urban design planning in Arizona and New Mexico. In Aldo Leopold’s Journey, Morgan brings the words and wisdom of Aldo Leopold to life through a performance of the famed naturalist. Why is Aldo Leopold important to our current world? He is thought to be the father of wildlife ecology and our national wilderness system. He was a forester, conservationist, philosopher, educator and writer. His book, The Sand County Almanac, one of the most widely read on conservation, has been translated into 15 languages.

I Live in a Mean Green State, by Gabriela Moreno
Gabriela Moreno is an Associate Professor of Spanish. As a scholar, her expertise is in the area of pedagogy and methodology for heritage language speakers, which includes language socialization, languages in contact and acquisition of Spanish in the US. Her research interests extend to the areas of Border Studies and Chicano/Mexican Studies and Literature. In I Live in a Mean Green State, Moreno presents a talk that captures the essence of life on the border. She steps back in time to reminisce about the moments in history that shaped her Chicana/Fronteriza identity. Using disciplines like visual and cultural studies, she provides an opportunity to experience and understand people and life along the border through her analysis of representations in the region.

Felices Fiestas: Holiday Traditions of New Mexico, by Nicolasa Chávez
Nicolasa Chávez, a fourteenth generation New Mexican, is a historian, curator and performance artist, whose work concentrates on the rich multicultural heritage of New Mexico and the connection between New Mexico and the Spanish speaking world. She performs and conducts lecture/demonstrations on the history of Flamenco, Spanish Dance, and Argentine Tango and currently serves as the Deputy State Historian for our great state of New Mexico. Her holiday-themed presentation is called Felices Fiestas: Holiday Traditions of New Mexico. What do Medieval Moriscas dances in Spain have in common with the Matachines dances performed by Pueblo and Hispano cultures during the holiday season? How did the tradition of Los Comanches develop into three separate traditions celebrated from Christmas Eve to the New Year and how is Los Comanches related to old European Mummers' plays? Learn this and more as we celebrate our local New Mexican holiday traditions.

If you are a speaker or presenter interested in proposing a new program for the Speakers Bureau, we would like to hear from you! Please review the guidelines on the website and get in touch for more information and an application. Applications will be received on a rolling basis and will be added to the roster as they are developed and approved.
Please direct questions or inquiries to Kenn Watt at development@nmhumanities.org or by calling (505) 377-2597.

NMSU Faculty Member Receives QM Certification Mark (Nov 1)

Kate Bove (Languages and Linguistics) earned the Quality Matters Certification Mark following a rigorous review process of her course, SPAN 492/592: Advanced Structures in Spanish. The QM Certification Mark is the internationally recognized symbol of online and blended course design quality and represents Bove’s ongoing commitment to creating learning environments that provide learners with a clear pathway to success.The certification is the result of Bove’s dedication to continuous improvement, including the innovative work of NMSU's Office of Digital Learning instructional design team. The course is now listed on the QM directory of certified courses. The QM Official Review provided independent validation of the quality, learner-focused course design found in SPAN 492/592. Reviews are conducted by QM-Certified reviewers and use the Quality Matters Rubric and associated standards, which are based on research and best practices.For more information, contact Beth Apodaca at 719-588-1414 or bapodaca@nmsu.edu.
Dr. Albrecht Classen
Held: February 17, 2020 at NMSU

Dr. Albrecht Classen: The Amazon Rainforest of Literature: The Capillary Action from Our Past to Our Future

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LLL Symposium: Held September 18, 2019

This symposium is held annually by the department to encourage sharing current research of faculty and students in the department. Due to the length of some of the presentations, the YouTube videos were broken into segments. Please view all parts to capture the entire message of each presentation. 

Kate Bove: Communicating Conjecture: A Case of Language Contact

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Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza: Text Complexity and Latino Learners: Analyzing the  Appropriateness of Standardized Tests

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Rodrigo Figueroa: Estética de la discapacidad en la obra de Guadalupe Nettel

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Spencer Herrera: The Mexican Flyboy and the Most Beautiful Word in the World

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Glenn Fetzer: Engagement, Revolution, and Verbal Aspect in the Poetic Voice of Tounès Thabet

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Mark Waltermire: Phonological Variation as a Vehicle for Identity Construction along the Uruguayan-Brazilian Border

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Sam JohnsonThe Sociolinguistics of New Mexican Spanish

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Elizabeth Zavalda: New Mexico Border Spanish Project

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Hernán Meléndez: Informe de gobierno

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