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NMSU Hotline — August 7, 2014

Celebrity gala to honor Mark Medoff, raise funds for NMSU lecture series


Mark Medoff believes among the most satisfying results of his long, prosperous career are the many friendships he has nurtured along the way. Some of his celebrity friends will be in Las Cruces in September to honor the Tony award-winning playwright and to fund an endowment in his name at New Mexico State University.

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Campus Announcements

Employee Council meeting to be held today

The next Employee Council meeting will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today, in Milton Hall Room 85. If you are unable to attend in person, visit the webcast at https://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/_a769301336/employeecouncil2014.

The Employee Council is an advisory body to the president for all matters affecting NMSU employees and works closely with the university administration to promote and support the mission and vision of NMSU.

For more information visit http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/.

Road closure notification update

Arrowhead Drive north and southbound traffic between Stewart Street and Wells Street will be interrupted from 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, through 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. The purpose of this closure is to allow Lynco Electric to cut out a section of the roadway to allow trenching and the installation of electrical conduit.

North and southbound traffic on Arrowhead will be detoured at the intersections of Wells Street and Arrowhead Drive, and Stewart Street and Arrowhead Drive. Traffic control is scheduled prior to start of classes to minimize on the impact of increased student traffic. The early college high school has been made aware of the closure and notification will be sent out to staff, students and parents.

For more information visit http://facilities.nmsu.edu/outage-notifications/.

Workshop to be held Aug. 18

Applying scientific, evidence-based approaches in our classrooms can help our students be more engaged and learn more deeply. In the workshop, "Scientific teaching: The Active Learning Principle," presented by Robin Wright, University of Minnesota, explore the key principles of scientific teaching, including backward design, assessment, inclusion and active learning. You will examine how active learning strategies are a direct application of how people learn. You will analyze some examples of classroom activities that apply the principles of scientific teaching. Then you?ll have a chance to build an activity for your own course, share your ideas with colleagues and get some feedback.

Come prepared with one lecture that you want to ?activate.? Instructors will help you convert your existing lecture content into an active learning experience for your students.

To register for the morning event from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in the Teaching Academy, Room 50 Milton Hall, click

To register for the afternoon event from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in the Teaching Academy, Room 50 Milton Hall, click

For more information, contact Tara Gray, Teaching Academy director at tgray@nmsu.edu.

Volunteers needed for table during Aggie Welcome and Orientation Week

As a part of Aggie Welcome and Orientation Week, there will be "Ask Me! Where's My Class?" tables at six different locations across campus from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22 (broken down into one-hour shifts). Volunteers are needed to help guide new Aggies in the right direction. Two people per shift are needed to staff the tables. Faculty, staff and student employees are encouraged to volunteer.

Supplies will be provided by the Aggie Welcome and Orientation program. Volunteer Here!

For more information, contact Clarissa Maldonado at cmaldo02@nmsu.edu or 575-646-8038.

Community Education Course Catalog is now available

The fall 2014 Community Education Course Catalog is here. Classes include making pottery or wire angel earrings, social media, 3D graphics, genealogy, meditation, bird watching and faux painting. These courses and many more are available in the fall 2014 DACC Community Education course catalog which can be viewed at http://dacc.nmsu.edu/comed/.

For questions or more information, contact us at 575-527-7527 or commed@dacc.nmsu.edu.