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NMSU Hotline — July 19, 2016

NMSU student advertising club wins district competition


A team of journalism and mass communications students at New Mexico State University under the American Advertising Federation brought home a first place win in the organization?s district competition this spring in Salt Lake City -- a first for the team and for the university. American Advertising Federation is an advertising trade association representing all facets of the advertising and marketing communications industry. NMSU?s chapter with 15 members is one of more than 200 college chapters nationwide.

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NMSU Library hosts New Mexico Foundation for Open Government?s Transparency Summer Camp

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has partnered with the New Mexico Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande Chapter and New Mexico In Depth to host ?Transparency Summer Camp: How to find and use government data online.? They will be hosting their Transparency Camp at the NMSU Library from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 21.

New Mexico In Depth?s premier data journalist Sandra Fish, along with FOG?s executive director Susan Boe will conduct a training seminar about following online government information to track campaign contributions and candidate spending. They will examine how to use web-based databases, like the Sunshine Portal, to find and use public records. They will also discuss recent Inspection of Public Records Act developments and how to fine-tune IPRA requests. More information, and to register for the free seminar, can be found here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecrv0odg6be55592&llr=tvoeipdab.

Student Success Navigators needed for College of ACES

The Student Success Navigator program is looking to hire two graduate assistants that will work with incoming freshmen in the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. They are hiring hardworking campus leaders who are passionate about helping undergraduate students succeed and would like the opportunity to mentor incoming freshmen through their sophomore year. This is a wonderful job for those who enjoy working as a team and directly impacting the success of fellow Aggies.

Duties include coordinating retention activities for first-year students at NMSU including mentoring and study skills development. Provide individual coaching to help foster student success and academic development. Maintain documentation of all student interactions; generating regular performance reports summarizing student progress. Plan and execute intervention strategies for students who receive academic alerts in collaboration with academic units. Assist students with navigating academic and non-academic resources on campus, online and in the community.

Requirements include being accepted into NMSU graduate program and meeting graduate assistant qualifications, as well as an undergraduate degree from NMSU within the College of ACES and ability to commit to at least one year-round GA position.

For more information, contact Marissa Macias, navigator program coordinator, at marimaci@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-3468.

'Dr. Seuss on the Move' performance slated for Aug. 6

The NMSU Dance Program is proud to present "Dr. Seuss on the Move." Please join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled production at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at ASNMSU Center for the Arts. Admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults. For more information please email nmsu_dance@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-4067.

Alcohol permit training offered in August and September

Are you interested in having an event with alcohol, but don?t know what the policies, procedures and steps are that you need to take or who to contact?

Great news: the School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management will begin classroom training sessions about alcohol permits in August. The classroom training will cover the permit guidelines for public and private events, licensed and other event locations, certified servers, rules for minors attending events, and the application process through HRTM.

The dates and times are: Tuesday, Aug. 2, 9 to 10 a.m; Monday, Aug. 22, 2 to 3 p.m. and Friday
Sept. 9, 9 to 10 a.m., held at Gerald Thomas Hall, The Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine, Room 140.

Please see link below to register for a class. You may also call 575-646-5752 if you have any questions.


DACC administrator is New Mexico?s Top Career & Technical Educator

John Walker has been named the Outstanding Career & Technical Educator by the New Mexico Association for Career and Technical Education. Formerly known as vocational education, career & technical education helps students acquire academic, technical and employability skills for in-demand careers.

Walker serves as associate vice president for academic affairs at DACC where he has been employed for the past 32 years. He is the principal investigator for the Carl Perkins grant that provides support for career and technical programs at the community college. The Perkins grant is funded by the federal government and flows to the state. The grant is administered by the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED).

Walker, as the state winner, will apply for the regional award at the Association for Career and Technical Education at the regional conference in 2017. If awarded he would be considered for the National Excellence Awards.

Most recently, Walker conducted a summer institute for high school CTE counselors, and teachers from throughout Dona Ana County as well as state officials from the PED to highlight career and technical programs at DACC. More than 70 attended the workshop held May 25-26.

DACC offers 41 different associate degrees including those in career and technical programs. DACC programs funded by the Carl Perkins grant include 25 different programs.

For more information, contact Saundra Castillo at 575-528-7076.