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NMSU Hotline — October 31, 2014

NMSU student in running to join 2014-2015 National FFA Team

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A New Mexican is headed to Louisville, Kentucky, this week to make his bid at leading one of the country?s oldest, biggest, and best-known organizations for developing young leaders, especially in the realm of agriculture. Twenty-year-old Caleb Gustin is among 42 candidates from across the country hoping to take one of just six spots on the 2014-2015 National FFA Officer Team. That team will be charged with inspiring leadership, personal growth, and career success among 610,240 FFA members in 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Campus Announcements

Rodeo events planned this weekend

NMSU Rodeo will host the 2014 ?Wild Ride? at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. Admission is free. See rodeo athletes compete in a different style ? dressed up in Halloween costumes. The activities continue Saturday night with the 2014 Frank DuBois Bronc Riding and Tie-Down Roping. Again, event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. See some of the best bronc riders and tie-down ropers compete against each other in an action-packed, family-friendly event.

For more information, contact Jim Brown at brownji@nmsu.edu.

Last presentation for Cyber Security Awareness Month to be held today

Attend the last presentation from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. today, in Science Hall Room 107 and meet with ICT?s Information Security team and NMSU?s IT Compliance officer to learn about ways to keep your personal data and university data secure. Participants will receive a free 4GB USB Drive.

For more information, contact infosec.nmsu.edu or infosec@nmsu.edu.

NMSU football to play Saturday

The NMSU football team will take on Texas State University at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. NMSU Athletics will host Military Appreciation Day as military vehicles including the Army Adventure Semi take over the tailgate lots. There will be special recognitions and tributes throughout the game. Tickets for all active duty or retired military and their immediate families are only $1. For more information, call the Pan American Center Ticket Office at 575-646-1420 or visit NMStateSports.com.

For more events visit http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10742/new-mexico-state-university-events-nov-1-7.

Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

"New Employee Orientation" will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Corbett Center Student Union - Senate Gallery - Rm 304. If you are interested in signing up for this event, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005517.

"NMSU Student and Faculty Visa Issues" will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Business Complex, Room 102. If you are interested in registering for this session, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006151.

"Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Academic Research Complex, Building B, Rm. 101. Drop by our lab and use our computer and get help from our training specialists. If you are interested in this open lab, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006261.

Throughout the year, the Center for Learning and Professional Development hosts a wide range of courses in administrative systems and processes, employee development, supervisor and leadership development, policies and procedures, and institutional compliance. The schedule for the next 30 days of training is available at http://training.nmsu.edu/CLPD/training-calendar.php.

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

FSA-RMR Office Information Session and PCard Receipt Destruction Training to be held Nov. 4

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, retention requirements, PCard receipt destruction and more. A GoToMeeting webinar for users who are unable to attend the session at main campus will be offered at the same time as the live session. If you need assistance with the GoToMeeting webinar, contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register, visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Athletic reunion events to be held during Homecoming

Several Aggie athletics teams will host reunion events during Homecoming in Las Cruces.

The softball reunion will be held Nov. 6 to 8. Register at www.aggieathleticclub.com/sbreunion by Nov. 5. For more information, email kslinger@nmsu.edu.

The men's basketball reunion will be held Nov. 6 to 8. All men's basketball alumni welcome. To register, visit www.aggieathleticclub.com/mbbreunion by Nov. 5 or call 575-646-5151.

The women's basketball reunion will be held Nov. 7 to 8. Alumni can register at www.aggieathleticclub.com/wbbreunion by Nov. 5. The host hotel is Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. The room block is NM State Women's Basketball Reunion.

The men's tennis reunion and the NM State cheer reunion will be held Homecoming weekend, Nov. 6 to 8. The host hotel is Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. For tennis, the room block is NM State Men's Tennis Reunion. For cheer, the room block is NM State Cheerleading Reunion. Register by Nov. 5.

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.

Strengthening Families Initiative continues Family Wellness Program fall series

NMSU?s Strengthening Families Initiative kicked off the Family Wellness Program fall series throughout Dona Ana County in August. The class series will take place at community settings such as schools, churches and community centers. Join them in creating fun family memories while learning practical skills and strengthening your family. Topics include parents as leaders and models, dealing with change, communication, family dynamics, signs of health and unhealthy relationships, commitment, conflict resolution and much more. All classes are free. A light meal, program materials and children?s program are provided. Classes are available in both English and Spanish.

For more information and to enroll, call Terry Evaro at 575-646-4360.

NMSU graduate student, teacher honored for encouraging critical thinking in classroom

Fourth-grade teacher Marisol Moreno is exploring new concepts in her classroom, including teaching her students to be critical of their society.

?There are a lot of pressures for teachers today, but we really need to rethink education and how we approach our classrooms,? said Moreno, who teaches at Frank Macias Elementary School in Horizon City, just outside of El Paso. ?I think most people would be surprised by how questioning fourth-graders can be of their world.?

Moreno is a New Mexico State University College of Education doctoral student who has been selected to receive the first Exemplary Multicultural Educator Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education at their conference in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 5-9.

NAME is a nonprofit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education. Founded in 1990, there are more than 1,500 members worldwide.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10733/nmsu-graduate-student-teacher-honored-for-encouraging-critical-thinking-in-classroom