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2006 SUMMER PROGRAMS AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

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


RONALD E. MCNAIR SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
May 15-July 7
Twelve NMSU juniors and seniors will conduct research and participate in intensive GRE preparation, graduate school prep workshops and a Preparing to Teach workshop during the summer as part of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. The McNair Program is designed to prepare low-income, first-generation college students and/or students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education to pursue doctoral degrees and eventually become professors.

CONTACT: Nancy Vasquez, (505) 646-7799, nvasque1@nmsu.edu


NEW MEXICO ALLIANCE FOR MINORITY PARTICIPATION
Undergraduate Research Assistantship Symposium
Program: May 26-Aug. 16 Symposium: Aug. 9
This faculty-mentored research program allows students to be directly involved in technical research. Students present their work at a symposium in preparation for presentations at a conference Oct. 6 and at professional conferences in their disciplines.

Summer Community College Opportunity for Research Experience (SCCORE)
July 10-Aug. 16
Students serve as apprentice researchers on a faculty member's research project and participate in a university-level summer program, where they enroll in a one-credit hour special topics course. SCCORE is a program that provides research opportunities, fosters student success and assists minority community college students in the transition to participating New Mexico AMP baccalaureate-granting institutions.

CONTACT: Jeanne Garland (505) 646-5212, garland@nmsu.edu


UPWARD BOUND
Bridge Program
May 29-July 3
Twenty-three recent high school graduates will take seven credit hours of college courses, participate in an internship and learn skills that will help make them successful in college, such as time management and study skills. The program is designed to help new freshmen make the transition or "bridge" from high school to college.

Summer Academic Program
June 4-July 13
Forty-three high school students, from sophomore to senior level, will gain insight into college life during this college simulation experience. Students will take courses in art, computer science, English, foreign languages, math, science and music appreciation while perfecting their study skills and receiving supplemental instruction for the upcoming school year.

CONTACT: Tony Marin, (505) 646-5732, amarin@nmsu.edu


NMSU SPEECH AND HEARING CENTER
Summer I: May 30-July 3
Summer II: July 11-Aug. 14
Speech-language therapy services will be provided for four weeks during each summer session. Therapy appointments will be taken Monday through Thursday. Graduate student clinicians, supervised by licensed and certified speech-language pathologists, will provide therapeutic services to a broad range of clients (young children to adults) who exhibit speech, language and stuttering or voice disorders.

CONTACT: NMSU Speech and Hearing Center, (505) 646- 3906


BORDERLANDS WRITING PROJECT
May 30-June 30
This summer institute seeks to promote exemplary instruction of writing in every classroom in New Mexico's borderlands. The project's mission is to improve the teaching of writing and advance scholarship in schools in the borderlands area.

CONTACT: Kyle Shanton, (505) 646-2332, kshanton@nmsu.edu


NMSU SWIM SCHOOL
Session I: May 30-June 15
Session II: June 19-July 6
Session III: July 10-27
Children from six months to 17 years old can take part in swim classes at the NMSU Natatorium. The NMSU swim school offers morning and afternoon classes.

CONTACT: Danios Montoya, (505) 646-3518, danomont@nmsu.edu


STUDENT WELLNESS CENTER
Aerobics Classes and Personal Trainers
Summer Session I: May 30-July 3
Summer Session II: TBA
Classes provided include yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, step aerobics, body sculpting and cardio-kickboxing. More than 30 classes are offered each week, and classes are offered throughout the day to accommodate various work schedules. Personal training sessions are conducted by certified trainers who have four-year degrees in the fitness field.

Basketball Strength and Conditioning Camp
June 26-July 14
This camp features a variety of strength and conditioning techniques that are geared to improve overall athletic performance including agility drills, speed and sprinting drills, plyometric exercises and strength training. Guest lectures will focus on fitness-related topics. The camp, for students in grades 9-12, will take place at the NMSU Activity Center from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Baseball Strength and Conditioning Camp
July 17-Aug. 4
This camp features a variety of strength and conditioning techniques that are geared to improve overall athletic performance including agility drills, speed and sprinting drills, plyometric exercises and strength training. Guest lectures will focus on fitness-related topics. The camp, for students in grades 9-12, will take place at the NMSU Activity Center from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Shon Meyer, (505) 646-5178, smeyer@nmsu.edu


MINORITY ACCESS TO RESEARCH CAREERS (MARC) PROGRAM
June 1-Aug. 5
Students in the MARC program will participate in research this summer. The nine students in their first year of the program will do laboratory research on the NMSU campus and participate in three teaching components. The 13 students in their second year of the program will participate in summer research internships at various institutions around the country. The program's goal is to prepare undergraduate students for post-graduate advanced studies in biomedical sciences and help them attain Ph.D. degrees.

CONTACT: Carol Turner, (505) 646-3476, caturner@nmsu.edu


BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS WATER TECHNICIANS TRAINING PROGRAM
June 4-30
The Department of Civil Engineering at NMSU is hosting a training program for 15 Native Americans selected from across the United States. This program, sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, provides an introduction to the basics of water resources engineering management and community issues. The participants will then return to their tribes to put the information into practical experience.

CONTACT: Julie Moore, (505) 646-3801, julmoore@nmsu.edu


NIKE JUNIOR GOLF CAMP
June 4-9, July 16-21
Players ages 9 to 18 will hone their golf skills. Participants have the option of staying overnight or participating in full or half days. The cost is $375 for half days, $550 for full days and $850 to stay overnight.

CONTACT: Pat Gavin, (505) 646-7686, pgavin@nmsu.edu


PRE-FRESHMAN ENGINEERING PROGRAM (PREP)
June 5-21
The Pre-freshman Engineering Program (PREP) is administered through WERC, a Consortium for Environmental Education and Technology Development, a part of the Institute for Energy and Environment in the NMSU College of Engineering. The program recruits students in grades 6-10 for a seven-week, academically intense summer program with the goal of preparing them for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Courses such as logic, algebraic structures and physics stimulate participants' interest in higher mathematics and science. Through Friday field trips and career awareness seminars, students get to meet and interact with professionals who may act as role models for students pursuing careers in the science field. Although PREP is open to everyone, the program focus is on female and minority populations traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields.

CONTACT: Karen Mikel, (505) 646-2162, kmikel@nmsu.edu


COMPUTER LITERACY CLASS
June 5-30
Students in grades 9-12 will learn what computers are, how they work and computer terminology. They also will develop an understanding of how computers are used in business. Students who attend the entire session will receive one full high school course credit and if they receive a grade of "B" for the session, will be able to waive BCS 110G if they enroll in the NMSU College of Business. The session costs $150 and students can choose to pay an additional $65 for their lunches, or bring them from home. Classes are located in the Business Complex Room 115.

CONTACT: Janice Black, (505) 646-2374, janblack@nmsu.edu


LIONS SURVIVOR CAMP
June 5-9
This annual camp is designed to give children who are deaf or hard of hearing a chance to participate in a developmentally appropriate camp that will help improve their motor skills and recreational enjoyment. The camp is sponsored by the Las Cruces Sunrise Lion's Club. The program consists of activities in the pool, gym and dance areas and at the NMSU Rockwall, a climbing wall. For the first time this year, the camp will provide campers the option of staying overnight.

CONTACT: Scott Pedersen, (505) 646-2071, pedersen@nmsu.edu


MATHEMATICALLY CONNECTED COMMUNITIES (MC2) ACADEMIES
One-Week Mathematics Academies
Las Cruces: June 12-16
Alamogordo: June 12-16
El Rito: June 26-30
Districts and schools are invited to send a team of mathematics teachers to participate in a one-week summer academy designed especially for New Mexico teachers. The academy will focus on the New Mexico Algebra Standards for grades 6-9 and provide standards-based curriculum resources.

Two-Week Algebra Institute
Carlsbad: June 5-16
Las Cruces: June 26-30 and July 10-14
New Mexico teachers who have attended the one-week summer math academy have the option to attend an additional two-week algebra institute that will further develop the ideas from the one-week academy.

CONTACT: Karin Wiburg, (505) 646-1407, kwiburg@nmsu.edu or Doug Kurtz, (505)646-3901, doug@nmsu.edu


NMSU OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMPS
Rock Climbing: Hueco Tanks and the Rough n' Readies
June 5-8
Children in grades 7-12 will be able to participate in the training and experience of rock climbing. The camp will be held Monday through Thursday, with Monday as instruction and Tuesday through Thursday as overnight, hands-on experience. The camp costs $180 and includes meals, equipment, transportation and instruction.

Backpacking: Gila National Forest
June 12-15
Children in grades 7-12 will be able to participate in the training and experience of backpacking through the Gila National Forest. The camp will be held Monday through Thursday, with Monday as instruction and Tuesday through Thursday as overnight, hands-on experience. The camp costs $180 and includes meals, equipment, transportation and instruction.

Mountain Biking: Lincoln National Forest
June 26-29
Children in grades 7-12 will be able to participate in the training and experience of mountain biking. The camp will be held Monday through Thursday, with Monday as instruction and Tuesday through Thursday as overnight, hands-on experience. The camp costs $180 and includes meals, equipment, transportation and instruction.

Canoe, Kayak and Rafting: Rio Grande and Elephant Butte
July 17-20
Children in grades 7-12 will be able to participate in the training and experience of canoeing, kayaking and rafting. The camp will be held Monday through Thursday, with Monday as instruction and Tuesday through Thursday as overnight, hands-on experience. The camp costs $180 and includes meals, equipment, transportation and instruction.

CONTACT: Paul LaPorte, (505) 646-4060, plaporte@nmsu.edu


2006 REGGIE THEUS BASKETBALL CAMPS
Individual Instruction Camp
June 5-9
The Individual Instruction Camp will follow the structure of legendary coach Rick Pitino and concentrates on footwork and shooting techniques such as increasing shooting range, arch, follow-through and free throw shooting. The camp costs $185 and is offered to males and females in grades 1-12.

Aggie Day Camp
June 12-16
The Aggie Day Camp focuses on improving the overall skills of each participant, concentrating on the fundamentals of basketball: free throws, jump shots, passing, ball handling, individual/team defense and movement without the ball. The camp costs $185 and is offered to males and females in grades 1-12.

CONTACT: NMSU Athletics Department, (505) 646-1447


CHILDREN"S THEATER WORKSHOP
June 5-23
Elementary and middle school students from second through eighth grade will participate in the performance of "African Tales." Classes will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Hershel Zohn Theatre. The fee for the classes is $150. The final performance of "African Tales" will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

CONTACT: Ruth Cantrell, (505) 646-4517, rucantre@nmsu.edu


VIVA LA DANZA
Modern Dance Workshop
June 5-11
Modern technique, improvisation and Pilates will be taught by guest artist Kay Andersen. The cost is $75 for the weekday classes, $100 for the weekend classes and $150 for both.

Ballroom and Latin Dance Workshop
July 21-23
The rumba, cha-cha, tango and other styles of ballroom and Latin dance will be taught by guest artists and Dancing With The Stars professionals Ana Trebunskaya and Jonathan Roberts. Beginning and advanced classes will be offered.

Classical Spanish and Flamenco
July 24-30
Beginning and intermediate classes on flamenco and classical Spanish dance will be taught by guest artist Pablo Rodarte. The cost is $75 for the weekday classes, $100 for the weekend classes and $150 for both.

CONTACT: Debra Knapp, (505) 646-2070, deknapp@nmsu.edu


SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOPS
Short 'n' Sweet Gentle Path Programs
Four-Week Program for Teens and Adults
June 7-28
Pilates, yoga and "stretch 'n' strength" will be taught by NMSU dance faculty member Kendal Beasley every Wednesday. Fees vary from $24 to $50 depending on registration date and the number of classes taken.

Six-Week Program for Teens and Adults
July 10-Aug. 19
Beginning flamenco, intermediate ballet, Middle Eastern dance, Pilates and more will be taught by members of the NMSU dance faculty. Fees vary from $36 to $96 depending on registration date and the number of classes taken.

The Children's Dance Jubilee
July 10-14
Children ages 5-12 will participate in dance classes taught by NMSU dance majors training to be dance educators and members of the NMSU dance faculty. Dance styles will include creative movement, flamenco, ballet and more. Fees vary from $55 to $85 depending on registration date and the number of classes taken.

CONTACT: Debra Knapp, (505) 646-2070, deknapp@nmsu.edu


SUMMER BAND CAMP
June 18-24
The Department of Music is offering an intensive week of music, study and performance for high school students throughout the southwest. The students will participate in musical activities including concert bands, jazz bands and private lessons. The camp also will include evening entertainment including concerts, cookouts, movies, talent shows and more. The cost varies from $300 to $375 depending on whether the students stay overnight.

CONTACT: Ken Van Winkle, (505) 646-2421, kvanwink@nmsu.edu


RASEM-SQUARED SUMMER SCIENCE INSTITUTE
June 19-23
The RASEM-Squared Summer Science Institute (RASSI 2006: Space Station Inc.) will focus primarily on offering opportunities in science and mathematics education to high school students with disabilities. Thirty-two students have signed up for the program and six area high school teachers are on staff. The students will learn how space stations work and will actually design their own space station. There is no charge and lunch is provided daily.

CONTACT: Richard Turietta, (505) 646-2484, rturiett@nmsu.edu


NMSU SUMMER RECREATION SPORTS CAMP
June 19-28
Children 5-12 years old will learn developmentally appropriate skills in swimming, basketball, track and field, climbing, dance, soccer, disc golf, volleyball, football and tennis. They also will learn critical thinking, decision-making skills and sportsmanship. Overnight camping experiences are available. The camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with pre- and post-camp accommodations.

CONTACT: Paul LaPorte, (505) 646-4060, plaporte@nmsu.edu


AGGIE JUNIOR GOLF CAMP
June 25-30
The 2005 NMSU Aggie Junior Golf Camp is open to boys and girls ages 11-17 who are interested in learning the game of golf and pursuing their game to the next level.

CONTACT: Scott Lieberwirth, (505) 646-4131, nmsuaggiegolf@hotmail.com


DARIN SPENCE GIRLS' BASKETBALL CAMP
"Camp Out" Position Camp
June 25-26
This camp is aimed at girls going into grades 8-12. At the end of the day, participants will "camp out" with the women assistants on staff. Locker rooms will be provided for showers and personal time. The cost of $75 covers instruction, secondary insurance, a T-shirt and an Aggie basketball.

CONTACT: Lisa Brown, (505) 646-1570, lisab@nmsu.edu


LAS CRUCES MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND CAMP
June 26-30
More than 350 middle school band students will meet on the NMSU campus to get acquainted with the band and band instruments. This camp is open to students who have never played an instrument before and to experienced students who would like to continue exploring their instrument or receive instructions on a second instrument. The cost is $35.

CONTACT: Robin Vaughn, (505) 640-6491, robin_v@comcast.net


MATRIX
July 10-14
MATRIX (Middle School Mathematics Achievement Through Technology Rich Interventions) will provide an institute in which teachers and students will gather to research the success of using Emerging Mobile Technologies (EMTs) in the middle school mathematics classroom. This institute will allow teachers to work alongside students in a research and development model that will help ensure the success of the MATRIX project nationally.

CONTACT: Rocio Benedicto, (505) 646-8298, rojustus@nmsu.edu


STATE 4-H CONFERENCE
July 10-14
More than 400 students from New Mexico will meet on the NMSU campus to compete in a variety of contests ranging from livestock judging and archery to marksmanship and consumer products ratings. The festivities will include a dance.

CONTACT: Amy Zemler, (505) 646-5204, azemler@nmsu.edu


SIXTEENTH ANNUAL JORNADA SYMPOSIUM
July 13
The Jornada Symposium will present 15 invited talks on various research projects in the Chihuahuan Desert region from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jornada Experimental Range Building (Wooton Hall), 2995 Knox St. The program can be viewed at http://www.usda-ars.nmsu.edu. A social and barbecue dinner will be held at the Jornada Experimental Range, about 30 miles northeast of Las Cruces. The Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research project at NMSU deals with the dynamics of the desert in which we live.

CONTACT: Kris Havstad, (505) 646-4842, khavstad@nmsu.edu


UCA CHEERLEADING CAMP
July 17-20
This camp is sponsored by the Universal Cheerleaders Association and held on the NMSU campus.

CONTACT: Jamie Graham, (806) 352-4999


AGGIE VOLLEYBALL CAMPS
Setter Camp
July 22-23
Each session begins with group demonstration and instruction by NMSU Volleyball Coach Michael Jordan. The Single-Item-Focus style of teaching allows participants to master the art of setting one step at a time. NMSU assistant coaches and current Aggie players will instruct in small groups of no more than 10 campers to one coach.

Team Camp
July 28-30
This camp will focus on developing serving, passing, setting, attacking and defense and transition skills in a team environment. Sessions will include advanced offensive and defensive systems with information and team concepts offered by the NMSU coaching staff for each individual team. Great tournament experience is also provided for high school teams looking to compete prior to their season. Each team will be provided with a camp coach and will have the opportunity to work directly with NMSU Volleyball Coach Michael Jordan.

All Skills Camp
July 24-27
Campers will be grouped by level of athleticism, experience and age into elite, intermediate or beginner levels. The camp focuses on developing all volleyball skills in a fun and energetic environment. Campers also will be grouped for competitive games within their skill level.

CONTACT: Ashley Hardee, (505) 646-2368, wbranch@nmsu.edu


NCA CHEERLEADING CAMP
July 23-26
This camp is sponsored by the National Cheerleaders Association held on the NMSU campus.

CONTACT: Valerie McCown, 1-800-527-4422, Ext. 1294, vmccown@nationalspirt.com


UDA DANCE CAMP
July 27-30
This camp is sponsored by the Universal Dancers Association and held on the NMSU campus.

CONTACT: Jamie Graham, (806) 352-4999


AGGIE PRIDE BAND CAMP
Aug. 15-23
Members of the "Worlds Most Dangerous Marching Band" will learn music and marching style in preparation for the upcoming football season. The camp will culminate with the band's annual Concert on the Green at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at NMSU's Corbett Center outdoor stage. Dinner will be served at the concert by the NMSU Union Program Council. Members of the campus and community are encouraged to attend.

CONTACT: Fran Kemp, (505) 646-2304, fkemp@nmsu.edu


AGGIE WELCOME WEEK
Aug. 19-22
This new student orientation will give incoming freshmen the opportunity to meet faculty and staff before classes begin, listen to national speakers address a variety of issues, such as how to make smart choices about alcohol and other relevant information. Students will participate in team-building exercises, discussions about the variety of programs offered, campus tours and special events.

CONTACT: Aggie Welcome Week Office, (505) 646-1055

Austin Craig
Lacey Daniell
June 2, 2006