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NMSU Hotline — September 23, 2016

Chinese scholar to speak at NMSU


Bill Porter, a scholar and author who has studied China and its poetry and religious texts, is scheduled to give a presentation next week as part of New Mexico State University?s Confucius Institute Speaker Series.

Porter?s presentation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 at the NMSU College of Health and Social Services Auditorium inside the CHSS annex. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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100 West Cafe to serve Caribbean style food today

Join us for a Caribbean style lunch in 100 West Café today. These meals are prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

Enjoy an a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Caribbean potato soup, green salad with pineapple, orange and honey lime dressing or black bean soup. The main entrée choices are grilled jerk chicken, roasted pork with pineapple avocado salsa, Caribbean fish curry or Bajan pie (Caribbean baked pasta and vegetables). The dessert choices are Grenadian spice cake, cornmeal pone or coconut pudding. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. We look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support.

The HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Room 138 in $10 increments.

For more information, please visit our website at http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call our office at 575-646-5995.

Eat for Pete to raise funds for student scholarships and Aggie Cupboard

The Alumni Association has partnered with another local restaurant to host an Eat for Pete fundraising night. On Thursday, Sept. 29, La Posta de Mesilla is offering a 20 percent discount to those who show the flyer, and will donate a portion of the day?s sales to the NMSU Foundation. All funds raised through Eat for Pete will support student scholarships and the Aggie Cupboard. Eat for Pete begins on Monday, Sept. 26, at Buffalo Wild Wings. The event continues on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Jason?s Deli and Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Chili?s. Participants must show the correct flyer for a portion of their bill to be donated to NMSU. To download the Eat for Pete flyers, visit the alumni website at advancing.nmsu.edu/homecoming or contact the alumni office at alumni@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management Workshops to be held next week

Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Engineering Complex.

We know Garcia Annex seems so far away, so we?re coming to you. Look for our table and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Don?t Let Your Identity Get Stolen! will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Domenici Hall, Room 005.

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.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook for weekly updates and financial tips.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Wellness Coach, contact us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

Forensic Interviewer to speak at NMSU

Amy Heil, a New Mexico State University alumna and a forensic interviewer for Phoenix Children?s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, will visit campus next week as part of the homecoming festivities hosted by the NMSU College of Education. As a forensic interviewer, Heil has the difficult job of interviewing children who are victims of or witnesses to a possible crime. The event will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the College of Health and social Services Auditorium.

For more information visit https://education.nmsu.edu/alumni/distinguished-alumni-lis-2/2016-amy-b-heil/.

Aggie Experience-Discovery Fair set for October

Please help welcome potential Aggies to our campus for Aggie Experience by tabling at our Discovery Fair. Come talk to high school students about your office/department/club/organization.
Sign up at http://awo.nmsu.edu/aggie-experience-discovery-fair/ to take part in the Discovery Fair.

The fair will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Oct. 29 and Feb. 20 at the Corbett Center Aggie Lounge.

Contact Jonique Sais at jonique@nmsu.edu for more information on the Aggie Experience or Mariana Ortega at mortega8@nmsu.edu for more information on the Discovery Fair.

Retirement presentation available online

A recording of the Sept. 13 ?Retirement 101? presentation is now available at https://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/process/. Representatives from the New Mexico ERB and NMSU Benefit Services presented information about retirement eligibility, process and timelines to NMSU faculty and staff. NMSU Benefit Services also provided information about NMSU retiree benefits. NMSU employees interested in retirement are encouraged to view this presentation.

Please note: There is a timing delay between the slides and the narrative that will self-correct within three minutes of the start of the presentation. For information about NMSU benefits, please contact NMSU Benefit Services at 575-646-7731 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

CLPD now accepting applications for 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy

Aggie Leadership Training Academy is a staff leadership certification program for NMSU personnel currently in supervisory and higher level management positions. The goal of the program is to build knowledge and skills needed to develop critical leadership competencies required for higher level leadership positions at NMSU. By utilizing a blend of presentations from renowned experts, interaction with university executive leaders and faculty leadership, select reading and reflection, group projects, and interaction with cohort members, the program provides a well-rounded learning and development experience.

The 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy begins January 2017 with monthly sessions through October 2017. Staff interested in being considered for the Aggie Leadership Training Academy must complete and submit an application packet. Application packets for the 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy will be accepted until Sunday, Oct. 9. For more information and to apply, visit http://training.nmsu.edu/alta/.

For questions or additional information related to the Aggie Leadership Training Academy, contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration is now accepting applications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its Master of Arts in Educational Administration program. The degree focuses on community college and university administration. This program offers online course instruction (both asynchronous and synchronous modalities). Application materials must be received by the deadline of Nov. 15.

Anyone interested in obtaining information and/or applying to the program can visit the webpage for the Community College and University Administration at https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/mainhied/ and/or email Denise Rodriguez-Strawn, ELA programs coordinator, at harley@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program is now accepting applications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its Educational Leadership Doctoral Program from Oct. 1 to Jan. 17, 2017. The program offers both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The program uses a hybrid delivery method, combining face-to-face and distance education instruction to each admitted cohort. Social justice and border education issues are the program?s focus.

Anyone interested in obtaining information and/or applying to the ELDP program can visit the webpage for the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/ and https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/eldp-application-portfolio-submission-instructions/ for submission instructions and/or email Denise Rodriguez-Strawn, ELA programs coordinator, at harley@nmsu.edu.

NMSU counseling program receives $1.2 million grant for scholarships

The Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology in the New Mexico State University College of Education recently received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to provide scholarships to doctoral students of color and disadvantaged doctoral students.

The scholarships will be given to qualifying students over the next four years, said Eve Adams, professor and director of training for the counseling psychology doctoral program. Adams and Tracie Hitter, an assistant professor in the Counseling and Educational Psychology department, are the co-principal investigators for the grant.


CMT program partners with international virtual reality initiative

VR First, an International Virtual Reality (VR) Initiative, has announced plans to collaborate with 12 more academic institutions around the world including the Creative Media Technology program at DACC.

?This is great news for our students and our college,? said Matt Byrnes, director of CMT. ?We will now have the newest equipment for our students to work on using top of the line products such as CRYENGINE and state of the art VR hardware.?

VR First has formed partnerships with 26 colleges and universities since launching at the start of this year. Every VR First partner institution will initiate a VR First Lab, giving students access to the latest VR development tools and guidance from a network of business and technology leaders.

Ian Snyder, DACC lead game design faculty member, has already begun the incorporation of 3-D VR technology into modeling and animation, game tools and techniques and critical game studies class.

The 12 new colleges and universities joining forces with VR First include:
· Dania Academy of Higher Education (Denmark)
· Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
· Doña Ana Community College (USA)
· Hamburg University (Germany)
· Heidelberg University (Germany)
· HTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
· International School Of Design ? Rubika (France)
· Middle East Technical University (Turkey)
· NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
· Sogang University (South Korea)
· State University of New York at Oswego (USA)
· VIGAMUS Academy (Italy)

For a complete list of academic partners for VR First visit the website at https://www.cryengine.com/vrfirst. For more information contact Matt Byrnes at 575-527-7573.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Work with advanced formulas, as well as lookup functions such as VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX in Advanced MS Excel 2013. Learn about data validation and database functions such as DSUM. Practice importing and exporting data, and running a query for external databases. Then explore the analytical features of Excel with Goal Seek and Solver, running and recording macros, SmartArt graphics and conditional formatting with graphics. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, and it costs $139.

For questions or more information, contact us at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education course available

Are you a newbie to the Internet? Want to learn to surf the web or pay bills online? In How to Use the Internet, gain an introduction to cyberspace and learn the vocabulary of the Internet, netiquette, email techniques, search engine reviews and tips on how to surf. Good for senior citizens. The course will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and it costs $33.

To sign up, or for more information about this informative DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527. Online registration is easy at http://dacc.augusoft.net.