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NMSU Hotline — August 12, 2014

NMSU to offer classes at Fort Bliss this fall


Beginning in fall 2014, New Mexico State University will offer two courses at Fort Bliss. Both classes are in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and are eight-week mini-semesters. The courses will run consecutively with the first mini-semester, Aug. 21 to Oct. 14, and the second mini-semester, Oct. 15 to Dec. 12.

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Campus Announcements

Activity Center maintenance

The Activity Center will have no hot water, nor heat, until further notice. Facilities and Services is working to repair the malfunctioning equipment as quickly as possible.

For more information contact sigreen@ad.nmsu.edu.

Road closure notice

Knox Street between College Drive and University Avenue will be interrupted from today until 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17. The purpose of closure is for the replacement of the 8-inch diameter sanitary sewer line for Skeen Hall, which will required a connection to the man hole on the west side of Knox Street.

The road will be closed to through traffic on Knox Street between College Drive and University Avenue. Access to facilities and parking lots will be maintained. Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted as needed. This work is being scheduled to be completed prior to the start of the fall semester.

For more information, see the contractor?s traffic control plan at http://facilities.nmsu.edu/outage-notifications/.

Balon to interview for University Registrar Aug. 13

Michelle Balon, former Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs at Lake-Sumter State College, will interview on campus Wednesday, Aug. 13, for the position of University Registrar. An open forum is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. in the Educational Services Building, Room 7.

Faculty, staff, students, and other members of the University community are encouraged to attend and provide feedback.

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

Sustainability Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday

The next Sustainability Council meeting will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Milton Hall Room 85. Sustainability Council meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Anyone may join the council at any time; no previous knowledge or experience is necessary.

The meeting will be available online at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/sustainabilitycouncil2014/ for those who cannot be there in person, but would like to participate.

For more information or if you would like to be added to the Sustainability Council email list, contact sumolina@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education to host webinar

DACC Community Education will host a free webinar on "Instagram for Business" with Nicole Siscaretti, at 2 p.m. Aug. 13. In this webinar, you will receive key points about Instagram. Discover ways to have your audience generate excellent content for you. Build your community while doing it. Learn how to make hashtags work for you, how to make and keep your followers happy and how a small input can cause exponential growth. We'll also explore "Dos and Don'ts" of Instagram to get you on the fast track to success. Make the most of Instagram and lead your business to unending exposure.

An android or iOS device is needed to take full advantage of the exercises in this class.

To register, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/412050217.

The NMSU Masterworks Chorus

The NMSU Masterworks Chorus and University Singers is seeking talented student and community vocalists for its 2014-2015 performance season. Both ensembles will hold auditions next week. Exciting spring plans include a performance of Faure?s ?Requiem.? This ethereal work for large chorus and orchestra is considered one of the loveliest settings of its text in all of classical music.

Auditions for Masterworks will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 and Tuesday, Aug. 19 and for University Singers Aug. 21. To schedule an audition appointment, sign up at www.signupgenius.com or contact Suzanne Dueno at sdueno@nmsu.edu. This on-line sign-up list may be found at www.signupgenius.com by clicking the button "Find a Sign Up" and entering the email address "dklement@nmsu.edu" into the search line.

For more information regarding the NMSU Masterworks Chorus or University Singers, or for assistance in scheduling an audition, email sdueno@nmsu.edu or call the NMSU Music Office at 646-2067.

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.

The Fit Families program recruiting families

The Fit Families program is now recruiting families for their upcoming class that will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, inside of Gerald Thomas Hall.

Fit Families is a 12-week program that meets once a week in the evenings to address childhood obesity. The program is taught by fun and friendly staff that includes a registered dietitian, licensed social worker and a physical activity professional. Each session includes a nutritious family-style cooking lesson, nutrition information and healthy eating tips, physical activity, goal setting activities, and the ability to interact with others. Participating families must have at least one qualifying child between the ages of 5-12.

For more information or to register contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon at 575-646-2034 or email lubanega@nmsu.edu.

DACC to offer 'Introduction to Manufacturing' class

DACC will offer an ?Introduction to Manufacturing? class, MAT 265, D01, CRN 48566. This class introduces the students to computer aided design using Autodesk Inventor as well as 3D printing using Makerbot 2 and Dimension 3D printers. Students will be able to design and manufacture parts using an 80 Watt CO2 laser cutter and HAAS CNC milling machines. No previous skills are required. This class meets Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m.

For more information contact tbriggs@dacc.nmsu.edu.

Community Education Course is now available

In the DACC Community Education course, World Beat Rhythms, learn and practice drumming and percussion through a blend of African, Latin and Caribbean rhythms and songs. The class will be held from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22-Sept. 26. The cost is $51.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

NMSU offers Ag Day Degree in conjunction with Agriculture Day activities

New Mexico State University offers a chance to learn about wildlife, animal breeding and other related topics through various courses hosted by its Department of Extension Animal Sciences & Natural Resources during the second annual AG Days Degree Program at the Las Cruces campus Thursday, Aug. 28, and Friday, Aug. 29.

?The program is an intensive learning opportunity for anyone interested in updating or expanding their knowledge in animal agriculture and resource management through a progressive series of courses related to animal science, natural resources and ag economics,? said Marcy Ward, Extension livestock specialist and program coordinator.

The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, with registration prior to boarding vans for tours of NMSU Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center and the Santa Teresa Border Crossing.

NMSU turn to cattle producers to help support judging teams

New Mexico State University?s Animal and Range Sciences Department is turning to cattle producers to help support the judging teams with a four-legged donation.

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has created the Steer-A-Year program to provide livestock for animal science course work, and funds to support the judging team program.

?We are asking cattle producers throughout the state to donate a steer calf each fall to our program,? said Tim Ross, retired animal and range sciences department head. ?We will raise it, use it in many of our classes, including our judging teams training, and when it reaches slaughter weight, we will sell it. The proceeds will go toward supporting the judging teams.?