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NMSU Hotline — August 11, 2014

NMSU hosts Aggie Welcome and Orientation Week


With the start of fall classes less than two weeks away, New Mexico State University will host a variety of events during Aggie Welcome and Orientation week to introduce students to campus life. The week begins with housing move-in at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, and the Aggie Barbecue follows at 4 p.m. when NMSU welcomes all students and their families at the Corbett Center outdoor stage.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU/DACC parking lot closure update

The closure of NMSU Parking Lot #59 east of the Central Plant has been delayed until winter. The following lots are either currently closed or are expected to close this week: Lot 105 south of Engineering Complex 1, Lot 69 northwest of DACC, Lot 79E southwest of the Research/Standley intersection, and Cole Village Lots H11, H12, H13 and H17. All closed lots are expected to reopen before the start of school Thursday, Aug. 21. All other Lots are open.

For alternative parking view the Campus Parking Map PDF at www.nmsuparking.com or contact 575-646-1839 orparking@nmsu.edu for more information.

Center for Learning and Professional Development classes offered

"Progressive Discipline Process" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Corbett Center Colfax Room 210. This interactive two-hour course, facilitated by Employee Labor Relations Services, looks at the university's progressive disciplinary process and the supervisor's related responsibilities. To sign up, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005731.

"Customer Service Starts and Ends with YOU!" is a free workshop that will be held form 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, in O?Donnell Hall Room 104. This informational and interactive workshop explores the fundamentals of communication and what it means to be a Customer Service Ambassador, the basics of customer service. To sign up, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005659

"WordPress for Administrators" is a four-hour interaction session that will be held Thursday, Aug. 14, in the Academic Research Complex Building B Room 106 F. With NMSU Enterprise WordPress you can create and manage your department Website using a powerful set of tools designed to enhance the user experience for both site editors and site visitors. To sign up, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005584.

"Navigating PeopleAdmin 7" training will cover navigation, position management for staff positions, job posting of staff positions, applicant screening and hiring. To sign up visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005578.

For more information or for assistance in registering for any of these courses, contact the the Center for Learning and Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education to host free webinar

DACC Community Education will host a free webinar on ?Parenting Gifted Children? with Stephen J. Schroeder-David at noon Aug. 12. In this webinar, you will receive key points about raising gifted children in an educational climate where the focus is on mass proficiency and ?grade level outcomes? make it difficult to challenge students who are academically advanced. You will learn how to accommodate your children?s academic and social-emotional needs both at home and school, while staying sane in the process.

For more information or to register, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/610529200.

NMSU School of Nursing to host White Coat Ceremony

The New Mexico State University School of Nursing is one of only 100 schools to be selected to host a White Coat Ceremony. The event for new students entering the nursing program will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Atkinson Music Recital Hall.

The School of Nursing, which is in the College of Health and Social Services, is receiving funding for the pilot program from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

?We, as the School of Nursing, are very pleased and proud to be part of the initial 100 nursing schools implementing the White Coat Ceremony,? said Anita Reinhardt, associate director for undergraduate programs and associate professor. ?As Aggie nurses, we are all on the move to discovery.?

Graduate/Faculty seminar to be held Aug. 22

The Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate/Faculty Seminar by William Lindemann, professor, titled ?Change at NMSU? will be held from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. The seminar is open to everyone.

For more information, contact lmeyer@ad.nmsu.edu.

Next programming group meeting is held Aug. 28

This month's New Mexico Programming Group meeting will host Taylor Burgett, who will discuss his success with the monetization of applications his company ByteWare has created. Some of these include NoThrow to report illegal dumping, and Smart Refractometer which is used for brix measurements in wine.

"App Monetization Strategies: Failure and revenue-generating success" will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, a the Arrowhead Technology Incubator 3655 Research Road, Genesis Center Building C. There is not a fee to attend, but registration is required.

NMPG meetings are designed to provide information that is of practical benefit to the audience of any level of knowledge, from novice to expert. Each meeting is structured with discussion on technology in the news, a guest speaker and a technical question and answer session.

For more information or to RSVP, contact ATI@NMSU.EDU.

Teaching Academy announces 2013-2014 Advancing Leaders cohort

The NMSU Teaching Academy?s ADVANCE Program has announced the 2014-2015 cohort of its Advancing Leaders Program: Michaela Buenemann (Arts and Sciences), Rebecca Palacios (Health and Social Services), Manoj Shukla (ACES), Michèle Shuster (Arts and Sciences), Kathy Stoner (ACES), Kourtney Vaillancourt (ACES), Delia Julieta Valles-Rosales (Engineering), Jason Turner (ACES), and Mingjun Wei (Engineering).

The Advancing Leaders Program is year-long program for emerging faculty leaders which was established in 2004 and has served more than 150 faculty to date. The program provides a two-day retreat and monthly workshops to develop leadership and managerial skills. Participants build ongoing networking opportunities, connect with a mentor from upper administration, and demonstrate an understanding about the core values and best practices at NMSU. Several participants have gone on to senior leadership positions at the university.

For more information, contact Shawn Werner at 646-2583.

Hawks nesting on NMSU campus pose no threat

A family of Swainson?s hawks have taken a liking to New Mexico State University, nesting near Rentfrow Gymnasium and stirring up concern as a potential threat to the campus.

?They?ll go through their nesting cycle and then they?ll move on,? said Martha Desmond, professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology, confirming the hawks pose no threat to the campus community.

?Their young are fully grown and ready to fly on their own. Once they?re capable of extended flight, the adults aren?t going to be as aggressive,? Desmond said.