NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 6:00 PM: our monthly meeting shifts to the Roundup Lodge in San Lorenzo (Mimbres Valley) for the summer months. Doors open at 6PM for a potluck dinner so bring your own plates, utensils, and a dish for yourself or to share with the group. Brief GCAS business meeting begins at 6:30 PM followed immediately by our evening's Featured Speaker, Preservation Anthropologist Aaron Wright PhD, who will present Indigenous Rock Imagery of the Sonoran Desert. Members and non-members alike are welcome to join us for an evening of good food and an engaging discussion. In order to offer our members a safe and comfortable experience at our in-person meetings the GCAS recommends each attendee take the masking, distancing, and vaccination precautions they feel are appropriate for themselves in group gatherings.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: Sunday, May 5, 2024: we aim for an unnamed Mimbres site on Fort Bayard/USFS land. Meet our trip leader, the GCAS's own Torie Grass, at the Big Tree parking lot (USFS directions are here), about a half hour's drive from Silver City. The group will start from the trailhead at 10AM sharp for a hike of about a mile one-way, north past the USFS Hot Shot buildings. The trail is mostly flat, with an incline up to a ridge at the end to reach the site. Torie advises to bring water and a lunch if desired, and to dress with appropriate pants for walking through some dry, stickery brush. Let's go!

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MAREC Progress Report - Phase VIII

BREAKING: Upcoming Job Opening - Museum Director at WNMU

Dr. Cynthia Bettison has announced her retirement as Director of the Western New Mexico University (WNMU) Museum effective January 1, 2022. During her 30+-year tenure the WNMU Museum, located in WNMU’s historic Fleming Hall, became a major repository of Mimbres Pottery including the Museum’s acquisition of the NAN Ranch collection (the largest and most complete collection of Mimbres materials from a single prehistoric Mimbres site). Dr. Bettison also launched the ongoing renovation of Fleming Hall itself.

Following are the position summary, application link, and contact information Dr. Bettison provided with her announcement. Please do not contact Dr. Bettison regarding this position. All interested candidates should apply via the link provided below, and direct any further inquiries to the WNMU Human Resources office email at [email protected] or call 575-538-6328:

WNMU Museum Director - Summary:

The WNMU Museum Director plans, directs, administers, and manages all activities, functions, and operations of Western New Mexico University’s Museum. The Director provides academic and executive leadership and direction of the WNMU Museum in accordance with WNMU Museum mission statements, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures, recognized museum best practices and standards, and AAM, AAMG, RPA, and SAA Code of Ethics/Ethic Statements.

Salary: $65,000/year

To apply and review the full job description please click here, or copy/paste this link in your browser:

https://wnmu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1849&job=wnmu-museum-director

We of the GCAS wish Dr. Bettison well in her upcoming retirement and hope WNMU's search for her replacement results in a number of highly-qualified and enthusiastic candidates to choose from.

/s/ webmaster

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