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NMSU Hotline — June 23, 2017

NMSU-housed agricultural leadership program begins 15-month training


As Class 11 graduated from the New Mexico Agricultural Leadership program, a new class began the 15-month training recently in Deming.

The NMAL program, housed in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, supports men and women within the sectors of agriculture, food and natural resources in New Mexico in furthering their leadership skills.

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Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop to be held July 21, Aug. 11

The Applying the QM Rubric workshop is Quality Matters' flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review. This workshop is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a certified QM Peer Reviewer.

The workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, or Friday, Aug. 11, in Milton Hall, Room 81.

Miley Grandjean and Sandy Johnson, Instructional Innovation & Quality, will facilitate the July 21 workshop, and Johnson and Kerry Forsythe, Instructional Innovation & Quality, will facilitate the Aug. 11 session. Lunch is being served.

Visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000011325 to register for Friday, July 21.

Visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000011326 to register for Friday, Aug. 11.

Trouble registering, please call the Teaching Academy at 575-646-2204.

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Sanchez Hall renovations include refurbished water lab

Thanks to voters who passed a countywide 2015 GO bond and a state GO bond in 2014, Alex Sanchez Hall is seeing renovations that make the building more functional, efficient and better suited to educate students.

Most of the renovation of the hall, which is the original building at DACC built in 1978, is completed with only the commons area and some hallway areas pending final completion. The total cost for the project, which included extensive remodeling, building stabilization, roof work as well as a new fire alarm system, totaled $4.95 million.

The crown jewel of the construction is a water technology laboratory. The renovated lab includes two water plants, including an Ultra-Pure water purification plant, which was already in place. In the past, the system prepared students to go into the microchip manufacturing industry with companies such as Intel and Motorola. As water becomes scarcer, the cleaning of brackish or highly contaminated water is utilizing this technology.

The second plant is a new $150,000 wastewater treatment plant, which includes a nutrient removal system. Nutrients impact the environment and potentially public health. The plant is designed to remove nitrogen-ammonia and nitrates. The plant is a smaller version of what students will experience on the job upon graduation.

The laboratory will be unveiled in late July with tours for students in the morning and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for local businesses in the afternoon.

For more information contact Terry Mount at 575-527-7584.

NMSU?s Fulton Center 3rd Floor Bistro will adjust hours in July

New Mexico State University?s 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center will adjust its hours of operation starting in July.

The Bistro will now be open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays only and will feature signature buffets on each of those days. The regular menu options will no longer be available. The buffet events will start Thursday, July 6, as the Bistro will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, for the holiday.