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NMSU Hotline — January 7, 2015

NMSU?s NM EDGE program prepares newly elected county officials

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Most people who run for public office say they do so with the intention of serving their communities ? but new officials don?t always immediately understand the intricacies of governance. They need a way to get up to speed before being sworn into office, become better-educated on various aspects of their new roles.

New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service has partnered with New Mexico Association of Counties to help bridge that gap by providing a nationally accredited certified public official program through NM EDGE, which stands for Education Designed to Generate Excellence in the public sector.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU?s newly redesigned homepage will go live this week

NMSU?s newly redesigned homepage, at www.nmsu.edu, will go live this week, complete with mobile-friendly features showcasing NMSU to potential students. A new internal homepage will be located at www.nmsu.edu/inside and will give current faculty, staff and students fast and easy access to the most frequently used links. Watch for the new homepage and give us feedback using the ?website feedback" link on the new homepage.

Counseling Center closed Thursday, part of Friday, for staff development

The Counseling Center will be closed all day for staff development Thursday, Jan. 8. The center will close from 1 to 3:30 p.m. for staff development Friday, Jan. 9. Students may call the center at 575-646-2255 or the dean of students at 575-646-1722 should they need assistance during those times.

Spring 2015 Convocation to be held Jan. 13

The Spring 2015 Convocation is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 13 in the NMSU Music Center's Atkinson Recital Hall. There will be refreshments in the lobby from 8:15 to 9 a.m. The Donald C. Roush and the Regents Professorships will be presented at the convocation, which will be webcast for those at off-campus sites and community colleges.

For more information, call Kim Altamirano at 575-646-2127 or Carmen Kottong at 575-646-7942.

Management Ph.D. program accepting applications for Fall 2015

The management concentration of the Ph.D. program in business administration, offered in the NMSU College of Business, is accepting applications for its fall 2015 cohort. The application deadline is Feb. 13. The management doctoral program offers study in four areas of specialization: operations management, strategy and policy (including entrepreneurship), organizational behavior, and human resource management. Interested individuals can visit the program website for more information, and instructions on how to apply: http://business.nmsu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/mgt-phd/. The downloadable ?MGT PhD Recruitment Info? document contains full details.

The NMSU management Ph.D. program is a full-time (only) program, and typically takes four or more years to complete. Admitted students are eligible to apply for assistantship funding. Successful applicants to the program typically have an MBA or related master?s degree, competitive GMAT or GRE scores, and other personal and professional background experiences that indicate a strong preparation and motivation for graduate study in management. A clear match between applicant research interests and the work currently being conducted by management faculty members is also key in program admissions.

For more information, contact the management Ph.D. director, Sean Rogers, at rogerss@nmsu.edu.

Special Topics class covers humans' relationship with our 'stuff'

Honors 421 M04, Special Topics: Understanding Material Culture, will be held from 10:20 to 11:35 Tuesdays and Thursdays. From design and understanding how people use things, to consumption and communication, humans have a rather unique relationship with our "stuff," one that is vastly different than any other species. And yet, do we really understand this relationship? In this course look at the "things" of our everyday lives, and ask the questions: Why do I have this? What does it mean to me? Would I have to change the way I live if I didn't have it? How does this thing change the way I interact with others?

For more information, contact goehring@nmsu.edu.