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NMSU Hotline — June 10, 2016

Teachers learn from students during NMSU MathLab summer program


Elementary, middle and high school students in 17 classrooms across New Mexico, including New Mexico State University, are helping their teachers improve their teaching skills by participating in the NMSU Mathematically Connected Communities, or MC2, MathLab this week.

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Red to Green Money Management events planned next week

A Red to Green Money Management meet-up will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 14, outside O?Donnell Hall. Look for the table and pick up some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

The Red to Green Money Management workshop "Don?t Let Your Identity Get Stolen" will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in Garcia Annex, Room 207. What is the fastest growing crime in America? Identity theft. Join the Red to Green Money Management program to gain the knowledge to plan, prevent, and protect your identity.

To schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, email finlit@nmsu.edu, call 575-646-1631, or visit http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

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New Mexico chapter College Reading & Learning Association state conference to be held July 22

The NMSU Office of Student Engagement will host the New Mexico Chapter of the College Reading & Learning Association state conference, ?Pathways to Student Success,? on Friday, July 22. The conference site will be the Doņa Ana Community College Central Campus, 3400 S. Espina St. Bernadette Montoya, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at NMSU, will provide the luncheon keynote address.

Faculty and staff are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation related to one of the following strands:
1. Academic support, including advising, tutoring, mentoring/coaching, social services, supplemental instruction, testing
2. College readiness partnership programs: secondary to postsecondary; early college; college and career readiness, including workforce training; adult basic education; technical/vocational literacy, ESL/ESOL
3. Developmental education: math, emporium, related fields
4. Developmental education: reading, writing, integrated reading/writing, hybrid, online
5. First year experience: college success
6. Teaching and learning assessment, including learning strategies, critical thinking, study skills, student learning outcomes

The deadline to submit a proposal is June 17.

For conference registration and proposal submission forms, email Terry Cook at tcook@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-3136.

Remembering C. Quentin Ford, former NMSU engineering dean, professor

C. Quentin Ford, former interim dean of the College of Engineering from 1980 to 1981, died April 30 at the age of 92. His memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage, Museum 4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces.

Ford came to New Mexico State University in 1946 to obtain his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He had previously received a bachelor?s degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., in 1944.

He served in the U.S. Navy before coming to NMSU, and after graduating he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1950 and then Michigan State University in 1959 where he received master?s and doctoral degrees respectively. He served on the faculties at both institutions.


Game design classes offered at DACC

Sign up for classes taught by Ian Andreas Snyder, a game developer with more than 12 years of industry experience. Whether you want to learn game design, programming or 3D art, there?s a class for you.

"Evolution of Electronic Games" will be held from noon to 1:40 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays (CRN #41723, CMT 151). In this core game development class, you will be introduced to the game industry from an inside perspective, as well as covering the foundation of the history of games. By the end of the class, you will have a good idea of careers in the game industry and where you fit in.

"Modeling and Animation" will be held form noon to 1:40 p.m. Thursdays (CRN #41726, CMT 160 D02). Learn the basics of 3D modeling and animation in this introductory course.

"Critical Game Studies" will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays (CRN #41747, CMT 200). Learn to think like a game designer. Create non-digital games to explore game mechanics, balance and more. After learning the basics, the second half of the semester will introduce you to prototyping games in Unity 3D.

"3D Sculpting" will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays (CRN #51549, CMT 229). Get introduced to the same tools that are used to create your favorite characters from games and films. Using Zbrush, you will be able to create digital sculpts with virtual clay.

"3D Special Effects" will be held from 2 to 3:40 p.m. Thursdays (CRN #53040, CMT 260). In this advanced course, you will create amazing digital effects that can be used in real-time applications like virtual reality and games. Fire, smoke, water and more will be covered.

DACC Community Education courses available

"Pirate Workshop" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Thursday, June 27 to 30. The cost is $109. Explore the world of pirates with new drawing adventures. Pirates, treasure maps, sunken treasures, parrots, a grand pirate ship, and more to draw using cartoon and realistic drawing techniques. Complete several drawings each day using the unique Young Rembrandts drawing method. For kids age 5 to 13.

For more information or to sing up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training class offered

"Crucial Conversations" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. The cost is $139. Get a framework for having those difficult-yet-crucial conversations with co-workers, supervisors, employees, friends, neighbors and family. Topics include offering constructive feedback, tactfully suggesting better hygiene, dealing with an angry customer, apologizing to a superior, discussing funeral arrangements with family members, situations with neighbors, and more.

For more information, call 575-527-7776 or email ctp@nmsu.edu.