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NMSU Hotline — December 16, 2014

NMSU?s Center for the Arts to become the ASNMSU Center for the Arts


The New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved a name change for the university?s Center for the Arts during its regular meeting Friday morning. The building will now be known as the Associated Students of NMSU Center for the Arts. The change is in recognition for ASNMSU?s substantial support in constructing the building. ?This is a great legacy for past, present and future students,? NMSU President Garrey Carruthers said. ?It reflects their willingness to invest in the beauty and functionality of campus. It is also very appropriate for this recognition to be placed at a prominent intersection that connects the university to the Las Cruces community.?

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Campus Announcements

Training course Wednesday covers what you should know about ADA

In the interactive course "The Americans with Disabilities Act (What You Should Know)," facilitated by the Office of Institutional Equity, supervisory personnel will receive general and supervisor-specific information to promote and maintain a department or environment that eliminates discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The course will discuss NMSU policies and procedures along with federal and state laws relating to discriminatory practices and equal employment opportunities.
To sign up for this free two-hour session from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the Domenici Hall, Room 121, visit

For more information or for assistance in registering, contact the Center for Learning and Professional Development at 575-646-7444, or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

Campus Health Center will be closed Thursday

The Campus Health Center will be closed Thursday , Dec. 18, for staff training and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19.

For more information, call 575-646-1512.

Winter hours for select NMSU departments and vendors

While most of campus will close Dec. 24 to Jan. 4 for the holiday, NMSU Mail Services will open for your convenience from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 26, 29 and 30 to allow departments to pick up any necessary mail. In addition, Corbett Center Student Union?s USPS Post Office will only close Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Corbett Center Student Union will open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 to 19 and 22, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 23. CCSU will close completely Dec. 24 to Jan. 4.

The NMSU Golf Course will close Dec. 25 only.

View http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ for the winter hours for all campus restaurants, convenience stores, and the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café.

These hours are posted to the best of our knowledge and are subject to change. For more information regarding any of these Auxiliary Services, refer to http://aux.nmsu.edu/ or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu.

Congressional internship applications are being accepted

The offices of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce are accepting applications for interns to work in their offices next semester. If students are interested and would like information, email aggie@nmsu.edu at the NMSU Office of Government Relations.

NMSU to host conference to promote STEM careers for girls

New Mexico State University is the first of several locations throughout the state to host an ?Expanding Your Horizons? conference for girls in grades 5-10 next year. The event will provide hands-on training in science and computing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, in Science Hall on the Las Cruces campus.

The Network for Women in Science & Engineering is helping to sponsor the conferences across New Mexico.

NMSU?s Young Women in Computing program in the College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the Las Cruces conference, which will offer opportunities for young women in middle and high school to explore hands-on projects to expose them to careers in engineering, computing, medicine and other science, technology and math professions.

?We accept any young woman from anywhere in the state who is in 5th to 10th grade and would like to participate in the conference in Las Cruces,? said Rebecca Galves, YWiC program coordinator who is also organizing the local conference. ?In previous years, we have had young women come from Alamogordo, Deming, Mescalero Apache middle and high schools, Anthony, Gadsden, Santa Teresa, Truth or Consequences and more. We?ve even had girls from El Paso come up here to participate.?


BCOM receives pre-accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation

The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, also known as COCA, has awarded pre-accreditation to the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University. COCA voted in favor of BCOM?s application and awarded pre-accreditation status during a Dec. 6 meeting in Chicago.

During the meeting, a delegation from BCOM and NMSU, along with community members, health care leaders and elected officials from New Mexico, El Paso and Chihuahua, Mexico, presented their case as to why BCOM should be awarded pre-accreditation status.

?Receiving pre-accreditation is a highly significant milestone for BCOM as it validates the past two years of our work,? BCOM President Dan Burrell said. ?I give enormous credit to the team members and partners who have collaborated to get this project to a point of feasibility. I am excited about the next phase of BCOM?s development and look forward to a groundbreaking event early next year.?


NMSU anthropology student earns state recognition for Hurd family property

Tucked away in a quiet corner of San Patricio in the mountains near Ruidoso, the 40-acre Hurd family home and studios might not be a destination everyone would immediately recognize. But thanks to a New Mexico State University student receiving her master?s degree in December, the property of artists Peter Hurd and his wife Henriette Wyeth-Hurd is now listed on New Mexico?s State Register of Cultural Properties and has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

?There were only five other artists? homes on the register in New Mexico and all these were in northern New Mexico,? said Brittany Porter, an anthropology graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences, who spent he last two years working on the nomination, which was approved in October.

Peter Hurd is well known for painting the official White House portrait of President Lyndon Johnson as well as the landscape and people of the southwest. Henriette Wyeth-Hurd, daughter of famed illustrator and artist N.C. Wyeth, painted portraits of women such as Pat Nixon and actress Helen Hayes. Beyond their high profile portraits, both artists? work reflected their connection with the southwest.