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NMSU Hotline — October 13, 2014

NMSU helps NASA?s Scientific Balloon Program achieve rare feat


For the first time in the 27-year launch history in Fort Sumner, N.M., New Mexico State University?s Physical Science Laboratory?s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility team launched three balloon experiments on three consecutive days for NASA?s Scientific Balloon Program. The launches took flight Sept. 24-26. The team from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility traveled to Fort Sumner and started conducting launches in mid-August, and one launch per week is typical at that site. Fort Sumner is desired this time of year because of the change in seasons. During the late summer and early fall period, winds change directions. ?During the transitioning, the winds get very light and that?s when our scientists want to fly because they go up and get very light winds and can stay in range of our telemetry system for 24 hours or so,? said Danny Ball, site manager for the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility.

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Campus Announcements

Visiting Artist Lecture Series to be held today

The New Mexico State University Department of Art's Visiting Artist Lecture Series continues with a talk by Carlos Estrada-Vega at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 13, in Room 101 of the Health and Social Services building. Estrada-Vega's paintings consist of tiny square pegs of wood, usually no larger than one inch in size. Estrada-Vega explains that "although finished and hung individually, each painting is part of a larger composition, much larger than the piece itself."

Estrada-Vega is represented by Margaret Thatcher Projects in New York and various other galleries in Los Angeles, Chicago, Cologne, Germany, and Sydney, Australia. His paintings can be found in many private collections in the United States, Europe and Australia. Estrada-Vega presents his work as part of the Fall 2014 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art, the University Gallery and the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Funds. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit artdepartment.nmsu.edu.

Counseling and Student Development Office presents relationship workshop Tuesday

A free relationship workshop presented by the NMSU Counseling and Student Development Office will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Domenici Hall Room 006, lower level. The "Developing Healthy Relationships" workshop will help to strengthen your familial, collegial, romantic, social and working relationships. During the workshop, learn the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Additionally, discuss communication patterns and how to use effective communication skills in relationships.

This workshop is open to all NMSU and DACC students, faculty and staff.

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

NMSU to host event for former students interested in completing degree

New Mexico State University?s Cross Campus Advising office will host a ?Come Back and Complete? information session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Corbett Center Colfax Room 210.

The event will help former students learn how many credits they need to complete their bachelor?s degree, what they need to do to re-enroll at NMSU and options for possible financial assistance.

Marissa Macias, cross-campus adviser, is leading a team that will help participants determine the number of courses they have completed and provide information on NMSU programs. As a two-time Aggie graduate, Macias said she enjoys helping students return to NMSU and leave with a diploma.


Share viewpoints about the right to free expression Oct. 15

Members appointed to the NMSU Free Speech Task Force invite students, faculty, staff, and others to come by Room 7 A-B, Educational Services Building between 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, to share viewpoints about the right to free expression in the university environment. No formal presentation is planned. The goal is to receive ideas and feedback from the university community which will assist the task force as it works on proposed revisions to Policies 3.63 (Freedom of Expression) and 3.86 (Political Activity).

For more information or anyone with questions or suggestions for revision may also submit them directly to freespeech@nmsu.edu.

Instructional Innovation and Quality offers courses, webinars in October

OCIP Event: Hybrid Workshop Learning Objectives will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. To register for the hybrid online version, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=virtc000000000001585. To register for the face-to-face version, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005657.

Let?s Talk Online Teaching ? Quality Matters at NMSU will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006105.

App Up for Faculty! will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. To register for this event, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005577.

Using Adobe Connect in Canvas will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17. To register for this event, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005370.

OCIP: Recorded Webinar: How can I make the activities in my course more inclusive? will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17. To register for this event, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005690

Communications in Canvas will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. To register for this event, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005395.

Audio and Video in Canvas will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. To register for this event, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005399.

For more information or assistance in registering for any of these workshops, contact Terri McEntire at the Teaching Academy at 575-646-2204.

Retirement gathering for Bill Lindemann will be Wednesday

A retirement reception will be held for Plant and Environmental Sciences Professor Bill Lindemann from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the NMSU Golf Course. There will be hors d?oeuvres and cash bar.

For more information, call 575-646-3405.

NMSU to host Peek of Las Cruces Street Fair Thursday

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at New Mexico State University is hosting the first-ever Peek of Las Cruces Street Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, on Locust Street, east of NMSU?s Intramural Field.

The free event will allow NMSU students, faculty and staff the opportunity to discover the many different aspects the Las Cruces community has to offer. The family-friendly affair will feature local food vendors and live local music from Bourbon Legend, Sean Lucy and DAMN Union.

?Such events as Peek of Las Cruces are successful in several cities,? said Michael Jasek, dean of students. ?We figure it could be successful for the NMSU community. This also will help our new students to settle into Las Cruces and make it home by knowing what restaurants and activities are within the area. We hope our students discover some of their favorite places to go through this event.?


CLABS talk, 'Latina/os and World War II,' to be held Thursday

The NMSU Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a talk at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Nason House. University of Texas at San Antonio Honors College Assistant Director for National Scholarships and Fellowships Ben Olguin will hold a presentation titled ?Latina/os and World War II.? The talk is co-sponsored by Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. The event will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

For more events, visit http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10682/new-mexico-state-university-events-oct-11-17.

Free open air trolley available for Friday's Employee Appreciation Picnic

NMSU Transportation and Parking Services and Facilities and Services will provide the Open Air Trolley to shuttle employees to and from the Employee Appreciation Picnic on Friday, Oct. 17. The trolley will begin picking up employees from the Fire Department and Facilities and Services at the corner of Wells and Research at 10:45 a.m. and will make continual stops at ARC/EH&S/FSA/CPO on Standley, AC/CCSU/Breland Hall on Stewart, PSL/Anderson Hall on Stewart, and NMDA/DACC at Espina and Gregg before making its last trip from North Horseshoe at 1 p.m.

View the map at http://bit.ly/1C1B2An, or call 575-646-7111 or email transport@nmsu.edu for more information.

Startup Weekend Las Cruces early bird registration closing soon

Startup Weekend Las Cruces discounted fee for early-bird registration will be available for just a few more days. Registration before Thursday, Oct. 16, will cost $75 and goes up to $99 after that date. Ticket includes access to all sessions, presentations, meetings, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner for all three days. Demo Day is also available for $25, which grants you access to the final presentations at 4 p.m. Oct. 26. Students receive discount by using NMSU Student code. Startup Weekend Las Cruces invites you to take advantage of the discount while the early-bird period continues.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 24, at the Arrowhead Research Park, 4605 Research Park Circle.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.up.co/communities/usa/las-cruces/startup-weekend/4145.

Teaching Academy workshops to be held in October

The New Mexico State University Teaching Academy will host the following workshops in October:

"Pull, Don?t Push Assessment Responsive Teaching" will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. To register for this event, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005805.

"ADVANCE Fall Promotion and Tenure Workshop: Promotion to Associate Professor" will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. To register for this event, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005851.

NMSU educational leadership doctoral, master's programs now accepting applications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its educational leadership doctoral program until Jan. 15. The program offers both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The program uses a hybrid distance-education and face-to-face instruction model and focuses on social justice and border education issues.

Anyone interested in obtaining information and/or applying to the program can visit http://emd.education.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/

Applications are also being accepted for the Master of Arts program in educational administration. The degree focuses on community college and university administration. This program offers online course instruction (both asynchronous and synchronous modalities). Application materials must be received by the deadline of Dec. 1.

To apply for the master's program, visit http://emd.education.nmsu.edu/index/academics/mainhied/

For more information on either program, e-mail Norma Martinez Arrieta, ELA Student Program Coordinator, at narrieta@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management presentations are available

The Red to Green Money Management Financial Literacy Program is here to help. They offer free classroom presentations on topics such as budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and paying for college.

For more information, submit an outreach request at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

NMSU Regents approve development corporation bylaws, hear update on Grants campus

In a regular meeting Oct. 10, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved bylaws for the Aggie Development Corp., the newly formed corporation that will allow NMSU to better manage and develop its land, property and water assets.

Aggie Development Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization created under the University Research Park and Economic Development Act. Ben Woods, NMSU special adviser to the NMSU president and president of Aggie Development Corp., is leading the effort to establish the corporation.

NMSU Grants President Felicia Casados discussed how important the campus is in educating the people who choose to stay in rural communities. She discussed the need for a Child Development Education Center on campus to support childcare and educational opportunities for students. The proposed 20,000-square-foot building would include a childcare facility as well as an academic wing for the education department and clinical site for nursing students.