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NMSU Hotline — January 8, 2015

NMSU receives Carnegie Foundation?s Community Engagement Classification

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In recognition of its institutional commitment to programs and partnerships with community impact, New Mexico State University has been selected to receive a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

NMSU President Garrey Carruthers said the classification is an important acknowledgement of the tremendous effort put in every day by faculty, staff, students and administrators who work to improve the lives of all New Mexicans and make a difference on a national and global scale, which is a cornerstone of the university?s land-grant mission.

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Back-to-school specials offered at Barnes & Noble at NMSU

Buy all of your textbooks at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces and you?ll be eligible to save $75 on an iMac, $50 on a MacBook Pro, $25 on an iPad Air 2, or $15 on an iPad Mini 3. To obtain the Apple discounts, simply present your textbook receipt(s) along with your class schedule at the Barnes & Noble second floor tech shop today through Feb. 5. Textbook purchases may be made in-store or online at http://bit.ly/1hzqJLY. All required textbooks from your class schedule must be purchased from Barnes & Noble at NMSU in order to qualify for the Apple discount.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. and is open 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The store will remain open until 8 p.m. on Jan. 15, 16 and 20 to23 to help fulfill your back-to-school needs.

For more information, call 575-646-4431.

Men's basketball takes on UMKC this Saturday

The men's basketball team ? three-time defending WAC champions ? opens conference play this Saturday as the Aggies host University of Missouri-Kansas City during the annual Lou Henson Classic. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. Don?t miss the next promotion in the "What Will They Do Next?" campaign.

For tickets, call 575-646-1420, visit Ticketmaster.com or come into the Pan American Center Ticket Office.

Scrabble fundraiser set for Sunday

Literacy Volunteers-Doņa Ana County will host its monthly Scrabble fundraiser at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave in Las Cruces. The cost is $3 to play. Players of all competitive and skill levels are welcome. All proceeds go to LVDAC, part of Dona Ana Community College?s Adult Basic Education program, to buy classroom supplies for their students.

For information, call 575-528-4001 or email mpendleton@las-cruces.org from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 575-635-8711 or mpndltn@gmail.com evenings and weekends.

Records management office hosts info session and PCard training Jan. 20

The NMSU Financial Systems Administration's Records Management and Retention Services office will conduct an information session from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 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 will be offered at the same time. For assistance with the webinar, contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

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

Run with Your Doc to be held Feb. 28 at DACC

A fundraiser for the nonprofit St. Luke?s Health Care Clinic for the homeless, Run with Your Doc 10K, 5K, 1-Mile Run/Walk, will be held Feb. 28, at Dona Ana Community College East Mesa Campus, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd. All proceeds will be used for health care programs for the homeless and indigent.

Enjoy beautiful views of the Organ Mountains as you run or walk the 1-Mile, 5K, or 10K courses with several local doctors, dentists and professors. The 1-Mile will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K and 10K will begin at 8:30 a.m.

For more information, visit www.raceadventuresunlimited.com or contact coultercmike@yahoo.com or 915-274-5222. Like them on Facebook for updates and more information at facebook.com/RunWithYourDoc.

'Introduction to Printmaking' course offered in the spring

"Introduction to Printmaking" is designed for beginning students interested in traditional and contemporary art practices.
Printmaking incorporates aspects of drawing, design, painting and photography, while offering unique image-making possibilities. Students will be introduced to basic printmaking techniques and materials, while gaining a deeper understanding of the history of print media and how images can be made. The class, 30841-ART 280-MO2, 3 credits, will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 15 to May 8, in Dan W. Williams Hall 208.

For more information, contact artdept@nmsu.edu.

DACC Customized Training class offers Spanish conversational skills

"Spanish Conversation Table 1" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 20 to Feb. 17. The cost is $99. Further your conversational skills in Spanish with a focus on real-life topics. Become more confident in your Spanish language skills using the newest teaching techniques and gaining new vocabulary to enable you to create your own dialogue on topics of interest to you. No Spanish knowledge required, and you will be speaking Spanish in just four weeks.

For more information, call 575-527 7776 or email ctp@nmsu.edu.


DACC Community Education offers woodworking course

In the Dona Ana Community College Community Education course "Introduction to Woodworking," learn how to safely and properly use all sorts of woodworking equipment while making different types of joints and finishing techniques. Select from several pre-determined projects and bring the required supplies to the first class meeting so that you can complete your project during the course. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 24 and 31. The cost is $51.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

NMSU takes steps to streamline research processes

Landing a significant grant is challenging enough in a time of shrinking state and federal funds available for even the most important research projects. Even when a researcher at New Mexico State University is able to line up a great idea with a willing funding agency, the challenge may just be starting.

Critical work on a research project is only part of what a scientist must juggle in the process from idea to discovery. Research assistants and students must be hired and equipment must be purchased and, as the project gets underway, travel expenses, supplies, budgets, personnel issues and numerous other considerations must be managed along the way. Getting a million dollars to investigate a critical science topic also means shouldering the responsibility for judiciously, efficiently and appropriately spending a million dollars.

How much of this falls on the shoulders of the scientist and how much is handled by university staff members is an ongoing concern at any university. Also critical is how much the research processes that must be followed are seen as a help or hindrance to the scientist.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10843/nmsu-takes-steps-to-streamline-research-processes

NMSU communication grad students collect 600-plus books for memorial library

Jackson Carl Whelpley never made it to college, but a library in his honor will provide books for homeless children thanks to a group of New Mexico State University students.

The Communication Studies Graduate Student Association in the College of Arts and Sciences organized a book drive that helped collect more than 600 books and magazines for a library at Jardin de los Ninos named in honor of Whelpley, an 18 year-old Onate High School graduate who died after being struck by lightning a day before he was to begin college in Fulton, Missouri.

Jardin de los Ninos, which translates to ?Garden of the Children,? is a southern New Mexico nonprofit organization that provides early childhood education and other services to homeless and near homeless children and their families.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10844/nmsu-communication-grad-students-collect-600-plus-books-for-memorial-library

NMSU pedaling into the New Year toward health, safety

New Mexico State University celebrated its achievement as a ?Bicycle Friendly University? by putting up its first sign on campus in December. The Bicycle Friendly University Taskforce has plans to improve conditions in 2015 for cyclists at NMSU and its surrounding areas.

NMSU earned the bronze level designation from the League of American Bicyclists, which recognizes amenities such as good bike access to public transportation, arterial streets with bike lanes and bicycle skills classes among other things.

?The Bike Friendly University Program with the League of American Bicyclists is fairly new,? said Jean Conway, co-chair of NMSU?s Bicycle Friendly University Taskforce and associate director of The Teaching Academy at NMSU. ?We have become one of the top 100 universities designated as bicyclist friendly although, bicycle events have been going on at NMSU for a long time.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10846/nmsu-pedaling-into-the-new-year-toward-health-safety