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NMSU Hotline — August 15, 2016

NMSU faculty members speak at water research conference in Russia


Water availability affects everyone. Whether you?re in New Mexico or Siberia, everyone shares concerns about water resources. And water availability doesn?t just impact humans but aquatic ecosystems as well. Due to their expertise in irrigation water conservation and aquatic organisms, the following New Mexico State University faculty members were invited to speak at a conference in Ulan-Ude, Siberia, Russia:

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Campus Announcements

Enjoy free music and more at the Barnes & Noble Block Party

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces will host its second annual Block Party from 6 to 9 p.m. today. This is a great opportunity for student residents to meet new friends, engage in fun activities and learn more about NMSU Auxiliary Services. The three-hour event will feature free food samples from campus vendors, snacks and refreshments, a photo booth, contests and prize drawings, games, freebies and live music. Select ?going? or ?interested? at https://www.facebook.com/events/1585405325096606/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=ZzU2aGFwOTU0b2FsaWc0ZnB2MzA5b3RxZ2cgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave.. All campus parking is free after 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call 575-646-4431.

NMSU to present Becklin with Presidential Medallion

Karen Becklin, a retired NMSU employee and higher education advocate, will receive New Mexico State University?s Presidential Medallion during the university?s convocation ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. The Presidential Medallion recognizes outstanding service individuals give to the university beyond their time as employees.

?For years now, Karen Becklin has given tremendous support to New Mexico State University,? said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. ?She?s devoted her life?s work to public policy and has also been very generous with her time, contributions and support of our students. While she often shuns the limelight, she richly deserves this recognition.?

Becklin is retired after a career in higher education at both the state and university levels. She holds a doctorate from NMSU and spent 20 years working on college and university policy and funding issues in New Mexico, with positions at the Commission on Higher Education, the Legislative Finance Committee and NMSU. She retired from NMSU in 2001 but currently serves on the university?s Labor Relations Board.


School of Nursing to host White Coat Ceremony Tuesday

NMSU?s School of Nursing will host a White Coat Ceremony at approximately 3:30 p.m., following the School of Nursing Undergraduate Student Assembly, Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Atkinson Recital Hall.

NMSU?s School of Nursing?s White Coat Ceremony was started in fall 2014. The program was designed as a way to welcome new students into the nursing profession and to emphasize the importance of providing professional, compassionate and high-quality nursing care. NMSU is one of 100 schools nationwide, selected by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, to participate in hosting a White Coat Ceremony for incoming nursing students. Since its inception, incoming students have been cloaked with NMSU white lab coats every spring and fall semester.

NMSU Housing & Residential Life welcomes back students with multiple activities

As part of Crimson Kickoff, NMSU Housing & Residential Life has planned multiple activities designed to make your new home as comfortable as possible. There will be many opportunities to meet new friends who share common interests. View the complete Crimson Kickoff calendar at http://crimsonkickoff.nmsu.edu/ to view all of the activities planned by campus departments and organizations and subscribe to the NMSU Housing & Residential Life Facebook events at https://www.facebook.com/NMSUHousing/events to receive updates regarding events catering especially to those students living on campus.

Visit https://housing.nmsu.edu/ or contact housing@nmsu.edu for more information regarding Housing & Residential Life.

Archives and Special Collections department head set to retire

After 17 years at the NMSU Library, Laurence Creider will be retiring. Come say goodbye and best wishes to Larry at a reception in his honor from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, on the fourth floor wing of Branson Library. Creider was the head of the Archives and Special Collections department.

For more information, contact Teddie Moreno at 575-646-7455.

NMSU?s Elena Fernandez wins APEX award, upcoming meeting opens for registration

NMSU public information specialist Elena Fernandez received the APEX 2016 Award of Excellence for her 2016 meeting and event materials for the 2016 Joint Meeting of the Four Corners and Texas Section American Physical Society. Fernandez? work was recognized among 36 others in the Campaigns, Programs & Plans category by APEX, an international competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers, which recognizes outstanding publications in a variety of media. Fernandez is deployed on a special contract from NMSU to the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE).

Registration is now open for the Joint Meeting hosted by New Mexico State University?s Department of Physics on Oct. 21 and 22 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.http://physics.nmsu.edu/4CS-TSAPS-2016/.

NMSU class is seeking to work with people who have a dog or cat with a behavior issue

Do you have a cat or dog with a behavior issue? Let the students in the Fall 2016 Animal Science 311 class (Companion Animal Behavior and Training) help you have a better bond with your four-legged family member. This class is held on the NMSU main campus. Teams of four to five students will be working directly with members of the NMSU community to assist them in modifying an undesirable behavior that their dog or cat displays. Students will be working under the direct supervision of the course instructor Gaylene Fasenko, associate professor in the Department of Animal & Range Sciences.

Anyone who is interested in participating in this class as clients with their animal can get more information on the requirements/commitments to participate by going to the Companion Animal website at http://companionanimals.nmsu.edu or by emailing the course teaching assistant, Claren Wilson, at rcknroll@nmsu.edu.

'Leading the Way' award nominations now being accepted

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. Must be present to win at the Instruction Innovation and Quality Awards Ceremony and Celebration ? do not nominate yourself or anyone else who cannot promise to attend. 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.