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NMSU Hotline — August 14, 2014

NMSU?s Hougland brings horticultural knowledge to northern pueblos


Working for New Mexico State University at the Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde is fulfilling two of Tory Hougland?s career desires ? working at the science center and helping people learn about sustainable agriculture. Hougland is the newest member of the Cooperative Extension Service?s Rural Agricultural Improvement and Public Affairs Project staff as its Eight Northern Pueblos agricultural agent.

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Campus Announcements

Counseling Center to be closed Friday

The Counseling Center will be closed for staff development from 8 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. Students needing help can call the CALL at 575-646-2255, or Office of the Dean of Students at 575-646-1722.

Vice President for Business and Finance Andy Burke retiring from DACC

Andy Burke, vice president for business and finance at Doņa Ana Community College, is retiring after 30 years. He has served in various positions at Doņa Ana Community College, including interim CEO from 1997-1999 and again from 2013-2014. He originally started as an accountant at DACC in 1984.

While working at DACC, Burke has served on many NMSU and DACC committees, including those involving strategic planning, facilities planning, and institutional accreditation. At the state level, Andy has served on various task forces, including those addressing the higher education funding formula. His community involvement includes membership on the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance Board, the Bridge of Southern New Mexico Board, and the City of Las Cruces Transit Advisory Board.

The college will hold a retirement reception from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the DACC Student Resources Building Commons Area located on the East Mesa Campus.

For more information, contact Irene Montoya at imontoya@dacc.nmsu.edu or 575-527-7510.

Retirement party for Christina Chavez Kelley to be held Aug. 21

The retirement party for Christina Chavez Kelley will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Danny Villanueva Victory Center on the third floor of the Stan Fulton Center. The campus community is invited.

For more information, call Chicano Programs at 575-646-4206.

Cooperative Extension Service Ride to be held Aug. 23-24

The second annual New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service Ride for the 4-H Clover motorcycle tour will cover more than 600 miles over the two days, Aug. 23 and 24.

A kick-off breakfast where riders will be welcomed and given an overview will be from 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Dona Ana County Extension office in Las Cruces. They?ll roll out of Las Cruces at 8 a.m., headed to Silver City through Hatch via Highway 185 and historic Hillsboro via Highway 152.

Cost is just $75 per person, which includes lunches along the route, dinner in Socorro and prizes. NMSU students can join the ride at a reduced cost of $50. Riders will also receive a pin commemorating this unique ride. Proceeds will benefit Extension 4-H youth programs. Need not drive or own a motorcycle to join.

For more information or to register, visit ridefortheclover.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-3015.

NMSU Swim School offers outreach registration for fall semester

NMSU Swim School is offering outreach registration for the fall semester. Those who qualify will receive waived registration so they can participate in Fall Swim School. Registration for outreach participants and Aggie Fit members begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 25. Registration for non-Aggie Fit members will begin at 6 a.m. Aug. 26. Registrations will be conducted in Room 103 of the Activity Center.

For more information, contact Sasha Garcia at smirnova@nmsu.edu.

Student Employment Fair to be held Aug. 27

NMSU departments that have student employment or work study positions available for the Fall 2014 semester, Career Services invites you to participate in the Student Employment Fair. The Student Employment Fair offers an excellent opportunity for on-campus departments to talk to and recruit our many talented students for part-time positions within their department.

This event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Corbett Center, Second Floor. Departments that are interested in participating in the Student Employment Fair can register at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/student-employment-fair/ or email careers@nmsu.edu before Wednesday, Aug. 20.

For for more information, contact Yvonne Franco at 575-646-1631 or yrel@nmsu.edu.

Fall semester winemaking class to be offered

The Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and the Extension Plant Sciences Departments will offer their beginning winemaking, marketing wine, and economics of boutique wineries? course this fall semester. For those wanting three credit hours need to contact Professor Bill Gorman at wigorman@nmsu.edu or call 575-649-1295 to reserve a spot in the class. The class is listed as AG E 458. You must be at least 21 to take the course.

The course is also offered as an Extension Workshop for faculty, staff, students, and people in the community wanting to take the course without receiving NMSU credit (don?t have to be a registered NMSU student) can contact either Bernd Maier at bemaier@nmsu.edu or 575- 642-6533 or Bill Gorman.

The class is taught from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings starting Aug. 26 and on selected Saturday mornings at the Fermentation Lab at the Fabian Garcia Plant Science Farm on University Avenue.

DACC to offer evening areospace technology classes

DACC is offering five evening Aerospace Technology classes for Fall 2014.

AERT 121, Introduction to the Aerospace Workplace, CRN 42604, will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.
AERT 122, Aerospace Safety and Quality, CRN 42605, will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
AERT 211, Electromechanical Devices, CRN 51105, will be held online.
AERT 213, Aerospace Fluid Systems, CRN 42606, will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
AERT 214, Aerospace Systems, CRN 42607, will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

For more information, contact Mark Aldred, maldred@dacc.nmsu.edu.

NMSU?s Domenici Conference announces change to second-day schedule

Organizers of the 2014 Domenici Public Policy Conference, hosted by New Mexico State University and set for Sept. 17 and 18 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, have announced a change to the schedule for one speaker on the conference?s second day.

To accommodate an unexpected scheduling conflict, N.M. Gov. Susana Martinez, who is seeking reelection in November, will now speak at 8:15 a.m., following the day?s opening remarks.

Democratic gubernatorial challenger and N.M. Attorney General Gary King will speak at 12:45 as previously scheduled, and the conference will conclude at 1:30 p.m.

Annual Rivalry Game Football Reunion to be held in September

Aggie Athletic Club will host the Annual Rivalry Game Football Reunion Sept. 18 to 20. All football alumni-athletes are welcome to join for a weekend full of events and activities, including touring the new weight room and stadium, a team dinner, golf and pre-game reception just before the big rivalry game.

For more information or to register, visit www.AggieAthleticClub.com/fbreunion or call 575-646-5151.

A game produced at NMSU has been named 'Best of Show'

A game produced at NMSU has been named ?Best of Show? at the recent International Serious Play Conference: http://www.seriousplayconference.com/awards/. ?Gate? was developed by Media Productions? Learning Games Lab, with partners in the College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences.

As part of the Math Snacks suite of materials, ?Gate? was designed to help students feel more confident in their math learning. The game guides students in lowering intimidation about large numbers and decimals, understanding the meaning of place value and realizing that the same mathematical concepts that apply to the ?easy? integers apply to every order of magnitude.

The game, along with other games, animations, videos and teaching tools, is available in English and Spanish at mathsnacks.org.

The Fall 2014 Customized Training Brochure is now available

The Fall 2014 Customized Training Brochure is now available. Looking to brush up on your business Spanish? Want to learn the basics of computers, MS Excel, Word, or Outlook, or about your iPad? Need help dealing with difficult co-workers or customers or dealing with office issues? These courses and many more are available in fall 2014 through the One Stop Training Shop at DACC Customized Training. All courses can be viewed at http://dacc.nmsu.edu/ctp/. Lots of new offerings this semester.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

Strengthening Families Initiative seeking student employees as children?s program facilitator

NMSU Strengthening Families Initiative is seeking student employees to fill three positions for their children?s program. Students must provide a resume, class schedule and be available to work evenings.

Submit application through the Student Employment Office or for more information, contact Terry Evaro at 575-646-4360.

AggieVision sports broadcasts looking for students

AggieVision uses New Mexico State students in all aspects of every production. Students serve as technical directors, audio operators, camera operators, replay operators, as well as assist with graphics and statistics. Aggievision covers all New Mexico State University sports and broadcasts on a huge market.

They are looking for reliable students who are willing to learn, and can work nights and weekends. They would like to hire students who will be with them for more than a year.

To learn more, attend an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 21, in Studio B of Milton Hall, Room 106 D.

If you are interested, but can?t attend the meeting, contact Vinny Conway or Chris Schnur.