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NMSU Hotline — August 4, 2016

NMSU students excavate ancient New Mexico pueblo

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While most college students start their summer trying to catch up on lost sleep from the tiring semester, one group of New Mexico State University students set their alarms even earlier than normal.

Every summer, NMSU anthropology students have an opportunity to participate in field school, where they can get hands-on archaeological experience. Students spent six weeks this summer excavating and mapping the Cottonwood Springs Pueblo, one of the largest 14th century Jornada Mogollon villages in southwest New Mexico.

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Campus Announcements

Wine Slushies and Patchwork Happy Hour

TAP (The Adjustment Project) presents Wine Slushies and music by Patchwork from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall (Corner of Knox and College). They will offer complimentary appetizers with your drink purchase. Drinks are priced from $3 to $5.

They look forward to having you join them for fun, music, food and good times here at Gerald Thomas Hall. You must be 21 years old in order to attend. They gladly accept credit/debit cards (Sorry no AMEX). The proceeds from this event will benefit HRTM student clubs.

'The Greatest Hits' to be held Aug. 13

NMSU Contemporary Dancers along with New Desert Harmony Singers will present "The Greatest Hits!" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall. All seats are general admission.

For tickets you may contact Lisa Brain at 575-652-1388.

Help us welcome our new and returning Aggies

Move-In Day is just over a week away and NMSU Housing & Residential Life will welcome our new and returning Aggies in style, but we need your help. Consider volunteering for a three-hour block of time Sunday, Aug. 14. We will need additional hands to help move items from cars to rooms, assist with check-in, distribute water and engage in several other activities.

Move-In Day can be a stressful experience on students and families. With your help, however, students can begin their college career on the right foot and families will witness firsthand what Aggie Pride is all about.

Sign up for your preferred time slot at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaba92aa2fb6-housing and we?ll see you Sunday, Aug. 14.

Applications for the Online Course Improvement Program are now being accepted

Applications are now being taken for the One-Year-Plus Fellowship (1Yr +). This is a 16-month fellowship that assists faculty in improving the quality of their online course(s) following Quality Matters best practices and by participating in self-selected professional development. Accepted faculty members are notified in late August and the program starts in early September.

Applications are also being taken for the New2Online Program. This is a 10-month program that assists faculty who want to move their current face-to-face course to a blended or online format. The New2Online cohort of participants will learn how to use Canvas as their learning management system, design a blended or online course following Quality Matters best practices, establish content on Canvas, and participate in self-selected professional development. Accepted faculty members are notified in late August and the program starts in early September.

For more information and access to the applications for either program, visit the Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) website at https://ocip.nmsu.edu. The application deadline is Aug. 23.

For more information contact Miley Grandjean at mgrandje@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5492.

Digital audio production classes available at DACC

Dona Ana Community College is offering classes in digital audio production.

CMT 236 Digital Audio Fundamentals: Learn advanced digital audio post production and recording techniques using current entertainment industry-standard software and hardware.

CMT 247 Production Audio: Essential tools and techniques in: field and studio recording and mixing, environmental assessment, film set protocol, various microphones, audio documentation, wildlines, ambient audio. Prerequisite(s): CMT 190 and CMT 236. Restricted to community colleges only.

CMT 248 Music Production and Mastering: Introduction to fundamental tools and techniques in music production and mastering. Including: microphones and microphone techniques, live and studio recording, editing, mixing, and introduction to mastering digital audio. Prerequisite(s): CMT 206 and CMT 236. Restricted to community colleges only.

For more information contact 575-527-7573.