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NMSU Hotline — June 16, 2016

NMSU?s College of Engineering sees big jump in summer enrollment


With final summer enrollment numbers now tallied at New Mexico State University, student counts are showing an unexpected jump in the College of Engineering thanks to an innovative approach by both the central administration and the college. The change ? a 57-percent increase in student credit hours this summer compared to summer 2015 ? can be attributed to a new process and funding plan developed by the NMSU provost?s office and a creative approach by the college.

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Campus Announcements

Save on golf gifts for Dad

Father?s Day is Sunday, June 19, and the NMSU Golf Course is making shopping easy. Save 20 percent on all regular-priced golf bags and shoes. Not sure what he needs? Buy a $100 gift certificate and get a free $25 e-range key. Buy a $150 gift certificate and receive a free round of golf with cart. Get two free rounds of golf with cart when you purchase a $200 gift certificate. Stop by the Pro Shop at 3000 Herb Wimberly Drive in Las Cruces and get Dad what he really wants.

For more information, call 575-646-3219.

Parking permits available Aug. 1, payroll deduction available now

Sale of NMSU parking permits for the coming school year will begin for the campus community Aug. 1. However, those faculty and staff members choosing to take advantage of payroll deduction may do so now at http://hr.nmsu.edu/parking/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2016/06/Payroll-Deduction-Renewal-Form-FY16-17.pdf. The form is best viewed with Internet explorer or by selecting ?Open With Different Viewer? at the upper right-hand corner of Firefox. Chrome users may need to log on to chrome://plugins, disable Chrome PDF Viewer, and select ?Always allowed? on Adobe Reader. Once accessed, simply complete the form and follow the instructions at the top. The form must be signed by hand before submission and is not automatically reprocessed from year to year. Permits will be mailed out beginning Aug. 1.

Call the NMSU Parking Department at 575-646-1839 or e-mail parking@nmsu.edu for more information.

Participants needed for a hearing study

New Mexico State University?s Special Education and Communication Disorders Department is now offering an interesting hearing research opportunity for children 5 to 12 years old with normal hearing. Come to take part in a study that seeks to advance the understanding of how the ear and hearing system work. You will receive a free hearing test and you will be compensated with a $30 gift cards for completing the study.

If you wish to know more or to schedule an appointment, email efichera@nmsu.edu or call at 575-646-1865.

Nominations sought for 'Leading the Way' award

The "Leading the Way" award recognizes an NMSU Las Cruces campus faculty member, staff or administrator who "walks the talk" in terms of blended and online instruction by being an advocate and change agent in both word and action. The award winner will also be asked to serve on the Online Course Improvement Program Board for two years and to chair the award committee for one year.

Anyone is welcome to nominate themselves or another who meets these criteria. To read the full description and to nominate yourself or another person for this award, complete the nomination form, http://ocip.nmsu.edu/leading-the-way. Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 16.

The award winner will be recognized at 4 p.m. Oct. 20, during the annual IIQ Awards Ceremony and Celebration being held at The Player?s Grill, New Mexico State Golf Course. Must be present to win. Do not nominate yourself or anyone else who cannot promise to attend.

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.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet June 27

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents will hold a regular meeting at noon on Monday, June 27, in Hadley Hall, Conference Room 130, at the university?s Las Cruces campus.

A closed executive session will be held at 8 a.m. the same day in Domenici Hall Room 251 to discuss personnel, real estate, water rights and threatened or pending litigation matters in accordance with sections 10-15-1 H (2), (7), and (8) of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

Copies of the agenda for this meeting will be available at NMSU?s Zuhl Library not less than 72 hours prior to the meeting and will also be posted on the university website at http://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda.


DACC Community Education courses available

"Transcendental/Metaphysical Q & A with the Lightbody Tailor" will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, or Saturday, July 19. The cost is $19. Many are searching for answers to what they consider too peculiar for normal discussion. The subjects covered in this Q&A session can be extremely profound and thought-provoking. Come for support, guidance and laughter as we all move into the higher realms of consciousness. Subjects may range from dreams and astral travel to viewing auras and receiving divine guidance.

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