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NMSU Hotline — November 26, 2014

NMSU to host banquet for first class of leadership institute

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New Mexico State University will host a banquet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, to celebrate the accomplishments of the inaugural class of the NMSU New Mexico Leadership Institute. ?The leadership skills the students have gained as scholarship recipients has really prepared them to not only succeed during their undergraduate years, but to thrive while on campus. Their understanding of who they are as individuals, how to work with and through others, and the important role they play in the development of our state is unparalleled,? said Rene Guillaume, a college assistant professor in the College of Education who leads the program at NMSU.

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Campus Announcements

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.

Poinsettia sale to be held Dec. 3

The Horticulture 488 (Greenhouse Management) students and the NMSU floral team will sell poinsettias which have been grown by the Horticulture 488 class as a lab project since August. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Gerald Thomas Hall lobby, and run to approximately 1:30 p.m., depending on how long the supplies last. Come early for best selection. Plants are available in red color and pot sizes include 4-inch for $5 and 6-inch for $8, 8-inch for $12, and large hanging baskets for $25. Funds generated from this sale will be used for future horticulture teaching projects.

For more information, contact Sabine Green at swhitley@nmsu.edu.

Spring 2015 Calling Campaign volunteers needed

Faculty and staff who wish to assist as volunteer callers for the Spring 2015 Calling Campaign can receive more information by sending an email to Gena Bermudez at genaberm@nmsu.edu or by sending an email to sim@nmsu.edu.

Volunteers contact students who have not yet enrolled to offer assistance and referral information.

Cancer Research Center has internships for undergraduates and graduates

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, in collaboration with NMSU, will sponsor cancer research summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students.

The paid nine-week programs will be Monday, June 15, through Friday, Aug. 14. Students must be able to commit to this entire period in order to participate.

For the undergraduate internship program, eligible students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled in a U.S. university or college, entering the summer before the final year (or semester or quarter) of undergraduate studies, and must have a strong background in the sciences or related areas of interest.

The deadline for all undergraduate applications is Jan. 16. To apply, submit an application athttp://www.fhcrc.org/en/education-training/undergraduate-students.html.

For more information, visit http://www.fhcrc.org/en/labs/science-projects/pacr/interships-training/undergraduate.html or contact Michele Shuster at mshuster@nmsu.edu, or Lene Loest athloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

For the graduate internship program, students interested in diverse aspects of cancer research in human populations and are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at NMSU are encouraged to apply. Accepted students are required to participate in a one-week Data Analysis Workshop to be held at NMSU from May 26-29. Eligible students must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The deadline for all graduate applications is Friday, Feb 6. To apply, submit an application at: http://www.fhcrc.org/mph.

For more information visit the website http://www.fhcrc.org/mph or contact Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu.

Shopping season should be merrier this year for retailers, says NMSU researcher

Retailers could be jingling all the way to the bank this holiday season thanks in part to improved employment numbers and lower gas prices, according to a New Mexico State University researcher.

?I expect a solid holiday sales season this year,? said Bruce Huhmann, an associate professor of marketing in NMSU?s College of Business.

Huhmann?s forecast this year for New Mexico is a 2.7 percent increase over 2013 holiday sales. Nationally, he predicts a 3.9 percent increase for fourth-quarter retail sales, following increases of 3.5 percent in 2013, 3 percent in 2012 and 4 percent in 2011.

Since 2005, Black Friday has been the biggest shopping day of the year. During the long weekend after Thanksgiving Day, retailers typically ring up 9 to 10 percent of annual retail sales Huhmann said.