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NMSU Hotline — November 3, 2014

NMSU College of Engineering associate dean selected for student outreach award


Patricia A. Sullivan, associate dean for outreach and public service in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University received the Outstanding MAEStro Bravo Award in San Diego, California. MAES is the foremost Latino organization for the development of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) leaders in the academic, executive and technical communities.

The Outstanding MAEStro Award recognizes individuals who work to increase the number of Latino students who successfully graduate high school and pursue degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level.

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Campus Announcements

NM Press Association Foundation grant expands NMSU journalism project

Blending high tech and old school, New Mexico State University?s journalism department and the more than a century old New Mexico Press Association are partnering to help students and working professionals expand their skills.

Kokopelli, which means ?storyteller,? is a multimedia online publication started earlier this year where students can publish their video, audio, photos and words. This month, NMSU?s journalism department in the College of Arts and Sciences received a $7,500 grant from the New Mexico Press Association Foundation to fund the Kokopelli project.

?We anticipate this being a mutually beneficial agreement,? said Richard Coltharp, immediate past president of NMPA and publisher of the Las Cruces Bulletin. ?Also, we?re hoping we can have a training session of regional journalists come to campus to learn from the department. A lot of what they?re doing here is something that existing journalism graduates never had the opportunity to go through. So why not have the people who are on the cutting edge teach the old dogs new tricks, so to speak.?


Menu for 100 West Cafe features comfort food and Southwestern themes

The buffet at 100 West Cafe, offered at lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, and dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday will be marinated cucumbers, cole slaw, liver and onions, shepherd?s pie, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered corn with jalapeņos and cherry cobbler for dessert. Buffet lunches are $8.

The a la carte lunch menu for noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday is caldo tlalpeņo, Southwestern salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette, chile-rubbed chicken, green chile alfredo, and your choice of mocha mousse or arroz con leche. A la carte lunches are $10.

The food lab can no longer provide to-go lunches, but does accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

For more information, visit hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Crimson Creations hosts final Farmers Market of semester Wednesday

Crimson Creations by ACES, a student-run store located in the Gerald Thomas Hall lobby on the NMSU campus, will host its final Farmers Market of the semester from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Tables will be set up with fresh organic produce from the student research garden.

For more information, contact Crimson Creations at crimsoncreations@nmsu.edu. Get updates on the store on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CrimsonCreationsNMSU, or Instagram at instagram.com/crimsoncreations.

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 Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, Nov. 5. The host hotel is Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. The room block is NM State Women's Basketball Reunion.

Natural Resources Career Development offers career, internship workshops

Learn about the many career opportunities available with Natural Resources Conservation Service and how to apply for student internship positions through USAJOBS. through workshops on Monday, Nov. 10, in Senate Gallery Room 304 in the Corbett Center Student Union.

From 10:30 to 11 a.m. and again from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Nov. 10, learn about NRCS career fields and the Pathways Internship Program.

From 11 a.m. to noon and again from 2 to 3 p.m. learn about resume building and how to apply through USAJOBS.

These hands-on workshops will help students learn the process of applying for federal employment and discover the required coursework to be eligible for the programs.

The Natural Resources Career Development Program will provide students with guidance on goal setting, career planning, and building self-confidence with learning about the careers available with USDA?s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

For more information, contact NMSU Career Services at careerservices.nmsu.edu.

Join the discussion on using rubrics to asses student writing

Discuss strategies and approaches for using rubrics to assess student writing at an event from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in the NMSU Teaching Academy, Milton Hall Room 50. Bring your own brown bag lunch ? drinks and snacks are provided.

Using rubrics is an increasingly popular strategy to evaluate and assess student learning. Proponents argue that rubrics clarify expectations for students and can be used to create faculty consensus about collective and specific expectations for students in their discipline. As New Mexico State University launches its initiative to improve student writing, there is increased faculty interest in developing and using rubrics to assess student writing.

To register, visit http://teaching.nmsu.edu/events. For more information, contact Shelly Stovall at sstovall@nmsu.edu.

Veterans Day Picnic open to all veteran students, faculty, staff

Military and Veterans Programs at New Mexico State University will host a Veterans Day Picnic from 11 .m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Garcia Annex courtyard. The event is open to all veteran students, faculty and staff. Andele?s Restaurant will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, with additional side dishes.

For more information, contact MVP at mvp@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-4524.

Workshop offers help on managing chronic disease

A free six-part workshop on managing chronic disease will meet from 5:30 to 8 pm Wednesdays, Nov. 12 through Dec. 17, in O'Donnell Hall on the New Mexico State University campus.

The Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) Program is for people with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, cancer, chronic pain, high blood pressure or anxiety. Participants will learn how to manage their chronic illness through self-care and leading a healthy life-style. Examples of topics the program will cover are pain management, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, the importance of medications and how to improve communication with doctors, family and friends. Build new relationships and learn new skills to help you live a healthier life! Appropriate for adults with disabilities. Family members and caregivers are also welcome to attend.

The workshop is sponsored by New Mexico Department of Health and NMSU Southern Area Health Education Center.

Space is limited. To sign up, contact Alma Gross at 575-646-2121 or algross@nmsu.edu.