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NMSU Hotline — August 8, 2014

NMSU to host chile field day at Los Lunas agricultural science center


New Mexico State University is home to some of the world?s top experts on growing New Mexico?s famous chile. Commercial producers and home gardeners in the Middle Rio Grande Valley will have an opportunity to learn the latest information on research being done by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences during a chile field day in Los Lunas.

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Campus Announcements

Schedule of interviews for NMSU registrar has changed

The schedule of interviews on campus for the position of New Mexico State University registrar has changed.

Michelle Balon will interview on campus Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Interviews for Roland Rudas and Cassandra Lachica-Chavez, scheduled for Aug. 11 and 12, have been postponed until further notice.

More information on the university registrar search can be found at http://studentaffairs.nmsu.edu/registrar-search/.

Fall 2014 Faculty/Staff Convocation to be held Aug. 19

The Fall 2014 Faculty/Staff Convocation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the Atkinson Music Recital Hall. The Excellence in Academic Advising, University Research Early Career, Research Distinguished Career, Patricia Christmore Faculty Teaching and Westhafer awards will be presented at convocation. There will be refreshments in the lobby of the music recital hall beginning at 8:15 a.m. There will be a link on the NMSU homepage for those who wish to join convocation via webcast.

For more information, contact the provost's office at 575-646-2127.

NM Lottery Scholarship eligibility change begins Fall 2014

Beginning with the Fall 2014 semester, incoming students who meet other eligibility requirements will need to successfully complete 15 credit hours with a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher to earn the NM Lottery Scholarship. To maintain eligibility, students will need to complete 15 graded credit hours each semester and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Students can earn the scholarship for up to seven semesters. See http://fa.nmsu.edu/scholarships/freshmen/legislative-lottery-scholarship-nmrf/ for more information.

Students who have received the scholarship for at least three semesters (including Spring 2014) are considered legacy students and must complete 12 credit hours each semester and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater to continue to be eligible for the NM Lottery Scholarship. Legacy students can hold this scholarship for up to eight semesters.

A significant discount is available to all students who take 15 or more student credit hours per semester. When you take more credits per semester, you save money on your college degree and graduate faster. See
http://hr.nmsu.edu/uar/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2014/04/2014-2015-FAL_TF.pdf.pdf for more information.

Follow DACC Community Education online

Follow the Dona Ana Community College Community Education program online on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CommunityEdDACC?fref=ts, Twitter at https://twitter.com/DACCCommEd1, Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/dacccommed/, and YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/nmsudonaana, for news about new courses, discount opportunities and early registration notifications.

NMSU makes strides as LGBT friendly campus

New Mexico State University has been awarded 4.5 out of 5 stars in its latest ranking for being a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender friendly school by campuspride.org. The university began as a 2.5-star school in 2009.

The Campus Pride Index allows prospective students to compare colleges and universities on LGBT friendliness and policies. It serves as a tool for assisting campuses in ways to improve campus life and shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and safe for LGBT students and their allies. NMSU was the first school in New Mexico to take part in the survey.

?Being on the campus pride index puts NMSU on the map,? said Jessica Spohn, coordinator for the Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center. ?By being on this site, it?s another way to attract students. It proves that NMSU is somewhere that?s friendly, that may be far away from home, but students are able to find a home here, just as I did.?