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SUMMER PROGRAMS AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

EDITORS, PHOTOGRAPHERS: Looking for feature stories and photos? Summer programs at New Mexico State University offer good possibilities. Following are some of the activities taking place on the main campus this summer in addition to the regular summer sessions for New Mexico State students. If you are interested in any of these, you can call the contact person directly or call University Communications at (505) 646-3221 for assistance.


E. McNAIR SUMMER PROGRAM
May 14-July 6
Thirteen New Mexico State juniors and seniors conduct research during the summer as part of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, designed to increase the number of graduate degrees granted to first-generation students under-represented in higher education. McNair Scholars work closely with faculty mentors.
CONTACT: Sue Brown, (505) 646-3137

UPWARD BOUND BRIDGE PROGRAM
May 20-June 28
This federally funded program will prepare and assist 13 high school students who will be the first in their family to attend college.
CONTACT: Laura Nystul, (505) 646-5732

NATIVE AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES TECHNICIAN TRAINING
June 3-29
Sixteen Native Americans nominated by tribal councils from reservations nationwide will convene at New Mexico State to learn water resource management. After workshop certification, they are guaranteed jobs on their reservations for one year. Seven federal agencies are participating, as well as the Elephant Butte Irrigation District.
CONTACT: Phil King, (505) 646-5377

UPWARD BOUND SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
June 3-July13
Upward Bound is a federally funded college prep program that will provide academic assistance and support to 28 promising high school students who plan to become first-generation college students. There will also be 27 students leaving the state for math and science programs.
CONTACT: Laura Nystul, (505) 646-5732

ALLIED HEALTH CAREERS OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
June 3-July 16
High school students improve their academic skills while learning about careers in health fields.
CONTACT: Edward Rodriguez, (505) 527-7677

LAS CRUCES PRE-FRESHMAN ENGINEERING PROGRAM
June 4-July 25
130 middle and high school students participate in a range of programs designed to introduce them to science, mathematics and engineering concepts.
CONTACT: Alyne Fulte, (505) 646-5067

TENNIS CAMP
June 4-8, Session I
June 11-15, Session II
June 18-22, Session III
June 25-29, Session IV
July 9-13, Session V
July 16-20, Session VI
July 23-27, Session VII
July 30-Aug. 3, Session VIII
Week-long sessions for ages 4 to 6, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. daily; ages 6 to 9, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the university tennis courts.
CONTACT: New Mexico State Tennis, (505) 646-1942

NIKE JUNIOR GOLF CAMP
June 17-22
Players ages 12 to 18 hone their golf skills.
CONTACT: Pat Gavin, (505) 646-7686

FUTURE AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARS
June 17-21
Ten Native American high school students participate in an orientation to campus life and the college experience at New Mexico State. The program encourages America Indian youth to pursue a college education.
CONTACT: Charles Tafoya, (505) 646-7175

LITTLE AGGIE CAMP
June 18-22
Children ages 5 to 9 learn basketball fundamentals at the Activity Center.
CONTACT: New Mexico State Athletics Department, (505) 646-7630

UNIVERSITY SWIM SCHOOL
June 18-29, Session I
July 2-13, Session II
July 16-27, Session III
July 30-Aug. 10, Session IV
All ages, from infants and toddlers to adults, can take part in classes that meet Mondays through Fridays. Beginning swimming, diving and deep water aerobics are offered.
CONTACT: Carolyn Mayberry, (505) 646-2215

SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS CONFERENCE
June 22-24
Speakers will address unique social and linguistic characteristics of native Spanish speakers. Educators will discuss ways to improve Spanish instruction for native speakers.
CONTACT: Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza, (505) 646-1430

BORDER ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
June 28-29
Industry experts in the fields of environmental and occupational health will address problems unique to the United States-Mexico border area.
CONTACT: Yvonne Tellez, (505) 646-2810

NATIVE AMERICAN COMPUTER SCIENCE CAMP
June 30-July 21
Twenty Native American high school students will participate in workshops, classes, field trips and hands-on projects demonstrating the potentials of computer science and higher education.
CONTACT: Alicia Morales, (505) 646-3356

NEW MEXICO STATE SUMMER SPORTS CAMP
July 2-20, Session I
July 23-Aug. 8, Session II
Children 5 to 12 years old can participate in either or both of the three-week sessions. They learn developmentally appropriate skills as they swim and play softball, volleyball, badminton, football, basketball, floor hockey, ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse and cooperative games. This year the program is affiliated with the U.S. Tennis Association in offering a tennis 1-2-3 program.
CONTACT: David Wittenburg, (505) 646-2215, or Susan Hart, 646-4068

STATE 4-H CONFERENCE
July 9-13
More than 600 students from New Mexico's 33 counties will compete in a variety of contests ranging from livestock judging and archery to marksmanship and consumer-products rating.
CONTACT: Danette McGuire, (505) 646-5204

LAS CRUCES MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND CAMP
July 9-13
More than 200 Las Cruces middle school students will converge on the New Mexico State campus to become acquainted with band and band instruments. Students who have never played before will receive help in choosing the correct instrument and experienced students can receive instructions on a second instrument. A recital will be held on the final day.
CONTACT: Fran Kemp, (505) 646-2304

MATHSTAR SUMMER INSTITUTE
July 9-13
A summer institute for middle school mathematics teachers will be offered by the New Mexico State College of Education. Teachers will experience the use of technology including graphing calculators to support mathematics learning.
CONTACT: Karin Wiburg, 646-2390

CHILDREN'S THEATER WORKSHOP
July 16-27
Area third and ninth grade students will learn Tom Smith's play, "Marguerita's Secret Diary." They will perform the play at 6 p.m. July 27 in the Hershel Zohn Theater.
CONTACT: Ruth Cantrell, (505) 646-4517

AGGIE PRIDE BAND CAMP
Aug. 6-21
Members of "The World's Most Dangerous Marching Band" prepare for the upcoming football season. Percussion begins on the 6th, full band begins on the 13th.
CONTACT: Fran Kemp, (505) 646-2304