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NMSU Hotline — January 9, 2015

NMSU faculty recognized for online teaching

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Faculty and staff at New Mexico State University were honored Dec. 4 for improving the quality of their online courses during the Instructional Innovation and Quality recognition and awards celebration. Instructional Innovation and Quality supports the Online Course Improvement Program, a professional development program for NMSU faculty focusing on improving the quality of online teaching and learning.

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Campus Announcements

Finalists for associate provost position on campus Jan. 12 and 14

The finalists for associate provost for accreditation, assessment and planning will be on campus for interviews Monday, Jan. 12, and Wednesday, Jan. 14. Gera C. Burton, who is currently director of assessment, institutional research and quality improvement at University of Missouri, will be on campus Monday and Luis G. Pedraja, who is currently provost and vice president for academic affairs at Antioch University Los Angeles, will visit on Wednesday. Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to attend open forums with each candidate from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Corbett Center Senate Chambers.

For curriculum vitae and itineraries, visit webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/associate-provost-search/finalists-4/.

Research colloquium to be held Jan. 12

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Colloquium by toxicology faculty position candidate Samuel Caito III, of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, in the Chemistry Building, room 153. The title of the lecture is "Using Caenorhabditis elegans to explore novel pathways involved in methylmercury?s effects on cellular energetics, epigenetics and neurodegeneration."

For more information, call 575-646-2506.

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. Refreshments will be available 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.

Graduate school dean candidate interviews set

The finalists for dean of the graduate school have been identified and their visits scheduled. Candidate materials are posted on the NMSU Administrative Searches at http://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/grad/finalists-4/.

The finalists and their interview dates are:
Yueh-Ting Lee, Jan. 15-16
Craig Ogilvie, Jan. 22-23
Clifford Fedler, Jan. 26-27
Loui Reyes, Feb. 16-17
Jamboor Vishwanatha, Feb. 18-19

Candidates will present their vision for graduate education. The open forums are open to all faculty, students, staff and community members. After each presentation, there will be time for questions. This will be followed by a reception for each candidate.

Open forum presentations will be from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on each of the following days:

Yueh Ting Lee: Jan. 15, in Domenici Hall Room 102
Craid Ogilvie: Jan. 22, in Domenici Hall Room 102
Clifford Fedler: Jan. 26, in O?Donnell Hall Room 111
Loui Reyes: Feb. 16, in O?Donnell Hall Room 111
Jamboor Vishwanatha: Feb. 18, in O?Donnell Hall Room 111

For more information, call 575-646-5858.

Student employment fair to be held Jan. 21

NMSU Career Services has scheduled a student employment fair for the upcoming spring semester. This fair is designed for new and returning NMSU students who are seeking a part-time student job on campus. The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 21, on the first floor of Corbett Center.

Career Services would like to invite campus departments to participate in this event if they have student employment and/or work-study positions available for the spring semester. The student employment fair offers an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the variety of student and work-study jobs available on NMSU's campus.

If you are interested in participating in the student employment fair, register by visiting http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/student-employment-fair/student-employment-registration/.

For more information, call Career Services at 575-646-1631 or email careers@nmsu.edu.

Aggie softball to host event Jan. 31

Celebrate the beginning of the softball season and 40 years of Aggie softball from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the New Mexico State Softball Complex off Stewart Street. Get to know the 2015 Aggie Softball Team, test your softball skills during their fan experience, participate in their silent auction, and enjoy some hors d?oeuvres

The cost is $25 per person or $500 per table, seats six and includes outfield sign for the 2015 NM State Softball season. To sign up and pay for the event, visit www.aggieathleticclub.com/diningdiamond.

For more information, contact Kate Singler Malveaux at 575-646-3474.

DACC Community Education offers wine appreciation course

In the Dona Ana Community College Community Education course "Wine Appreciation," get an introduction to the history, production, varietal types and characteristics of various wines and their country of origin. Students must be 21 or older, since wine will be tasted at each session. The class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 26 to March 2. The cost is $63.

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

Customized Training offers course on basics of supervision

The Dona Ana Community College Customized Training workshop "ABCs of Supervision" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21. The cost is $139. This workshop is designed to help you overcome many of the supervisory problems you will encounter in your first few weeks as a boss, whether you are a team leader, a project manager or a unit coordinator. Dealing with the many problems a new supervisor encounters isn?t easy, but it doesn?t have to lead to discouragement.

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

NMSU purchasing director to lead state association

Rennette Apodaca, New Mexico State University?s director of purchasing, risk management and materials management, will become president of the New Mexico Public Procurement Association this month.

NMPPA, a chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, has served purchasing officers, agents, buyers, managers and others associated with public procurement throughout New Mexico since 1996. The association encourages the training and certification of members through professional development opportunities designed to guard the public trust and respond to the challenges of public procurement.

?I am looking forward to providing opportunities for the NMPPA members to obtain advanced professional training that gives them knowledge and skills to take back to their public entities,? said Apodaca, who has been a member of the association for about 10 years.


NMSU seeking alternative methods to produce healthy feedlot cattle

Northeast New Mexico and the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle, known as ?cattle feeding country,? is the largest cattle-feeding region in America. The facilities annually market more than six million fed cattle ? 28 percent of the nation?s feed-cattle production, according to the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

This region is also home to one of the nation?s premier cattle research facilities ? New Mexico State University?s Clayton Livestock Research Center.

?The objective of the research station is not to test commercial products, but to facilitate beef cattle production research,? said Michael Hubbert, NMSU professor and superintendent of the facility. ?We try to meet the objectives of the state?s cattle growers.?


NMSU named to U.S. News & World Report list for 2015 Best Online Programs

For the third consecutive year, New Mexico State University has been ranked as one of the Best Online Education Programs according to U.S. News & World Report.

NMSU is 65th in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs, 157th in Best Online Graduate Education Programs and 161st in Best Online Bachelor?s Programs.

In the fall, NMSU was honored as a top university for awarding degrees to Hispanic students for the fifth consecutive year. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education publishes annual rankings of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor?s and graduate degrees issued to minority students, and NMSU moved into the top 10 in bachelor?s degrees awarded in education to Hispanics, ranking seventh.


NMSU assists with health impact assessment program in the U.S.-Mexico border region

New Mexico State University has partnered with the University of Texas at El Paso and other community organizations to conduct a health impact assessment program in the United States-Mexico border region. The two-year project was developed to foster capacity in the area to conduct health impact assessments and to encourage their use as a way to evaluate the possible health effects of proposed infrastructure improvements or policy changes.

UTEP?s Center for Environmental Resources Management is leading the project and working in conjunction with not only NMSU?s College of Health and Social Services but also the Border Environment Cooperation Commission, Pan American Health Organization, South Central Regional Transportation District of New Mexico and city of Presidio, Texas. UTEP created the project after it received a $250,000 grant from the Health Impact Program, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.