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NMSU Hotline — December 22, 2016

NMSU professor finding ways to remove organic pollutants in water


An assistant professor in New Mexico State University?s Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering recently received a $373,000 grant from NASA and a $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for research to remove pollutants from groundwater using local waste materials.

Catherine Brewer?s three-year NASA grant is for research pertaining to the absorption of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) from the water beneath the White Sands Test Facility.

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Campus Announcements

There?s still time to make a year-end gift that benefits Aggie students

With your final gift of 2016, you could help deserving NMSU students start the new semester out strong. Support from our generous donors is important to our students all year, but a gift now brings help at a crucial time. Make your tax-deductible year-end gift to the program or scholarship that means the most to you, and let our students know that you are rooting for them to reach their goal.

The easiest and quickest way to give is via credit card on our secure site, https://giving.nmsu.edu, which allows you to easily choose the designation for your gift. Remember, you can also take the deduction on this year?s taxes ? but you must have your online gift processed by 11:59 p.m. MST on Dec. 31, 2016, or have your check or money order postmarked by Dec. 31 and sent to NMSU Foundation, P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88003-3590.

This holiday season, give Aggie students a gift that has a lasting impact, and know they?ll be thankful all year long.

Updated Winter Break hours for NMSU restaurants

For those remaining on campus during the Winter Break, an updated list of campus restaurant hours is available at https://dining.nmsu.edu/holiday/ and on the new ?Dining? tab on the NMSU INSIDER free mobile app: https://aux.nmsu.edu/app/.

Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Syllabi Resources now available

With the spring 2017 semester just a few weeks away, a new tool is available to faculty for building course syllabi.

The Syllabi Resources page provides required syllabi language and allows faculty to generate syllabi with just a few simple steps. Visit http://provost.nmsu.edu/syllabus-resources/ and select the ?Start my Syllabus? button to access the tool.

The website can be used in three ways:
1. To obtain current information and standard language for required syllabi content about academic misconduct and ADA.
2. To obtain standard language on course-specific content (General Education & Viewing a Wider World).
3. To create a customized syllabus that includes the information above.

The site also includes detailed information about syllabi content, and links to additional syllabi resources.

NMSU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program 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 until 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.

New Housing & Residential Life calendar now posted

View upcoming events hosted by NMSU Housing & Residential Life in the ?Life @ NMSU? tab at https://housing.nmsu.edu/ and on the new ?Calendars? tab on the NMSU INSIDER free mobile app: https://aux.nmsu.edu/app/.

Please contact housing@nmsu.edu for more information.