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NMSU Hotline — January 12, 2015

NMSU sees high student satisfaction in NSSE survey

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New Mexico State University students pointed to good experiences in areas such as learning with their peers and the academic challenges they were offered while attending NMSU, according to a national study. ?It is important for us to learn as much as we can about the student experience here at NMSU,? said Executive Vice President and Provost Dan Howard. ?The more we learn, the better we are able to emphasize the areas in which we have seen good success, and to improve the areas that need attention.?

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Campus Announcements

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

The finalists for associate provost for accreditation, assessment and planning will be on campus for interviews today 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 today 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 today

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. today, 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.

Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

"Hiring Temporary Exempt and Temporary Non-exempt Employees Using EPAF will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 15, at Academic Research Complex, Building B, Rm. 106F. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005536.

"Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today and Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Academic Research Complex, Building B, Rm. 101. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006417 and to register for Wednesday's training click https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006418.

"Smart Catalog System" will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Academic Research Complex, Building B, Rm. 106F. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006570.

"Title IX and Campus SaVE Act on Campus" will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Corbett Center Student Union Senate Chambers, Rm 302. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006496.

"WEAVE Online Assessment System" will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Academic Research Complex, Building B, Rm. 101. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006411.

For more information or for assistance in registering for any of these courses, contact the CLPD at 575-646-7444, or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

Sustainability Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday

The next Sustainability Council meeting will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Milton Hall Room 85. Sustainability Council meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Anyone may join the council at any time; no previous knowledge or experience is necessary.

The meeting will be available online at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/sustainabilitycouncil2014/ for those who cannot be there in person, but would like to participate.

If you would like to be added to the Sustainability Council email list, contact sumolina@nmsu.edu.

Campus invited to ribbon cutting for NMSU's Spiritual Center

The New Mexico State University campus community is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony for the university?s new Spiritual Center. The event will take place a 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at the Spiritual Center, just west of the Educational Services Building. A short program will precede the ribbon cutting. Refreshments and tours will be available.

For more information, contact Jolie Tixier at jolie@nmsu.edu.

Retirement reception to be held Jan. 16

Yolanda Baca, from the Executive Vice President and Provost Office, will retire effective Feb. 1, after 30 years of service at NMSU. Join us in wishing her well at a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Stan Fulton Center.

For more information feel free to contact Kim Altamirano at 575-646-2127 or Carmen Kottong at 575-646-7942.

NMSU College of Education to highlight distance-delivery graduate programs in El Paso

New Mexico State University?s College of Education will host a Discovery Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the El Paso Community College Administrative Services Building, 9050 Viscount Blvd. The event will highlight graduate programs that use a distance-delivery model.

?This is a chance to share opportunities with employees at El Paso Community College, alumni in the area and anyone who might be interested in pursing a graduate degree,? said Adelina Rodriguez, a student program coordinator for the college. ?We will particularly focus on distance-delivery models to earn a master?s or doctoral degree for those who want to advance their education, but cannot leave their positions to pursue a more traditionally delivered graduate program.?

The event, which is open to the public, will include presentations from the college?s departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership.


One more chance to win four tickets to WWE Live

Join the WWE Live: Road to WrestleMania Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/12jAB9A so that your own Facebook account identifies you as ?going,? and you?ll automatically be registered to win a family four-pack of tickets to see John Cena, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Daniel Bryan, Luke Harper, Goldust, Stardust, and many more of your favorite WWE Superstars & Divas at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces.

Plus, when they draw the random winner Jan. 16, they also will draw a separate random winner of four tickets from all of those Facebook accounts identified as ?invited.? Therefore, by inviting your Facebook Friends, you give them each a chance to win from the ?invite? pool without hurting your own chances of winning from the ?going? pool! If you already ?joined? or were ?invited? from last month?s WWE contest, you are still eligible for this contest, as well.

See site for official rules and contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information. Card is subject to change.

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 course covers food choices for health

In the DACC Community Education course "Animal or Plant Based? Choosing Your Healthiest Diet," cut through the confusion by examining key scientific research and clinical evidence that can guide you to better food choices and strategies for optimizing safety, weight loss and health benefits. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26. The cost is $15.

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

DACC Customized Training class covers basics of email

"Email 101 ? Learn the Basics of Emailing" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 22. The cost is $79. Are you new to the world of email? Walk through the beginning steps of email so that you can become a proficient user. Learn to set up your email account and practice sending and receiving emails. Practice editing emails, including attachments, and much more in this hands-on course with lots of instructor assistance.

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

2015 NMSU Library Calendar is now available

The official 2015 NMSU Library Calendar ?A National Treasure: The Many Faces of the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks? is available for a limited time. Each month features a majestic and historic scene of the Organ Mountains, a Las Cruces landmark.

You can stop by the Administrative Suite on the second floor of Zuhl Library on the NMSU campus and pick up your calendar for $8. You can also call the library at 575-646-1508 to order your copy.

NMSU?s Dona Ana County Cooperative Extension Service Office to present Affordable Care Act info

This year?s open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act ends soon. For help in navigating the ins and outs, New Mexico State University?s Dona Ana County Cooperative Extension Service Office will host a presentation on the Affordable Care Act from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Dona Ana Cooperative Extension Service Office, 530 N. Church St. in Las Cruces.

?As a result of the Affordable Care Act, many people are signing up for health insurance plans, and that process can be confusing and overwhelming,? said Karim Martinez, an Extension home economist at the Dona Ana County Cooperative Extension Service Office. ?This presentation can reduce that stress by offering basic information on how to enroll in a plan and where to go for help enrolling.?