Aggie Kindness Day

Here’s a way to warm up the February cold: start planning now for Aggie Kindness Day, on Thursday, February 9.

You can act as a group, a whole office, or alone, in a little way or a big way. Julie Weber, Director of Housing and Residential Life, had suggestions: an office can take up a collection and buy coffee for the first 25 students at Einstein’s. They can show up at Taos and clear tables for diners. The ideas are endless: collect canned goods for a food bank. Buy a lottery ticket for a stranger. Start a scholarship collection. Pick up trash around campus.

Housing and Residential Life started Aggie Kindness to honor Emily Lein, an NMSU student who died in November. Lein was an Aggie “superfan” who showed kindness and enthusiasm to everyone she encountered.

“Emily’s death was a reminder to a lot of people that our opportunities to be kind come in many forms,” said Michelle Bernstein, Assistant Director of Residential Education and Assessment. “We wanted to give students the opportunity to spread kindness throughout NMSU and the community.”

Participants are requested to submit photos, quotes, and feedback from their Aggie Kindness Day experience on the Housing and Residential Life Facebook Page at

Contact Michelle Bernstein (6-5590 or for more information, including how to get Aggie Kindness Day buttons.

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