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NMSU Hotline — May 20, 2015

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Campus Announcements

Family Wellness Program class series

The NMSU?s Strengthening Families Initiative is initiating the Family Wellness Program class series throughout Doņa Ana County. The class series will take place at community settings such as schools, churches and community centers starting in May 2015.

They invite you to create fun family memories while learning practical skills and strengthening your family. Topics range from parents as leaders and models, dealing with change, communication, family dynamics, signs of healthy/unhealthy relationships, commitment, conflict resolution and much more.

All classes are free and are provided with a light meal, a children?s program, and are available in English or Spanish

For more information call 575-646-4360.

The College of Education to honor Dean Michael Morehead

The College of Education will hold a reception in honor of Dean Michael Morehead at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Morehead is set to retire at the end of July 2015 and has served NMSU and the College of Education for 23 years. Follow the link to RSVP to this event or call 575-646-2498 for more information.


Sky Safari to be held Saturday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy and the Southern New Mexico Natural History Foundation will host a Sky Safari from 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the NMSU campus observatory. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Graduate assistants will be available for information on the event. Observe the first quarter moon as well as the planets Jupiter and Saturn. Later in the night we will observe globular clusters M3 and M5.

For more information contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-4438.

Special hours for Memorial Day week and A.C.E. conference

New Mexico State University will host more than 2,500 participants when Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) brings its annual International Student Conference (ISC) to campus May 23-28. To accommodate the significant increase to the campus population during the holiday week, many changes will take place to campus restaurants, convenience stores and the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café.

View the list of changes at http://hr.nmsu.edu/dining/?p=577 and contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

NMSU Golf Course to offer young golfers fun and exciting ways to spend summer

Two annual youth programs offered by the NMSU Golf Course will return this summer, including the Junior Golf Camps and the revamped NMSU Youth Golf Academy PGA Junior League. Information for both is available below.

Summer Junior Golf Camps: http://bit.ly/1JXbBp2

NMSU Youth Golf Academy PGA Junior League: http://bit.ly/1Fxf9R5

Contact Jason White at the NMSU Golf Course at 575-646-4867 or jaw@nmsu.edu for any additional information not included in the links above.

Availability of grant funding from the Cowboys for Cancer Research Fund

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding from the Cowboys for Cancer Research fund. The purpose of this grant program is to encourage development of investigator-initiated and collaborative research projects involving basic, preclinical, clinical and translational cancer research. Applications are due by Aug. 31, and awards will be publicly announced during the 12th annual C4CR Dinner Dance and Silent Auction, which will be held Friday, Oct. 9. The complete announcement is available at the following link: http://research.nmsu.edu/ord/c4c.

For more information contact Mary O'Connell at moconnel@nmsu.edu for scientific/technical queries or contact Sudha Murthy at smurthy@nmsu.edu for administrative/process queries.

GK-12 DISSECT program accepting applications for graduate fellowship

The GK-12 DISSECT Program in the Department of Computer Sciences is accepting applications to fill two Graduate Fellow positions for the 2015-2016 school year. Fellows are paired with local middle and high school science teachers and work to infuse computational thinking and computational methods in traditional STEM classes.

Fellows benefit from the opportunity to expand graduate level research outside of the academic setting, training in teaching methodology and curriculum development, as well as the opportunity to work as part of a team to discover and develop new educational tools and methodologies. Fellows also receive a yearly stipend and assistance with tuition and other educational expenses.

Past Fellows have completed degrees in computer sciences, biology, astronomy, psychology and electrical engineering. Graduate students from any STEM discipline are encouraged to apply.

For more information visit http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/gk-12/.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Instant Guitar for Busy Adults and Teens, learn enough about playing the guitar to provide years of musical enjoyment ? no private lessons necessary. Learn basic chords and favorite songs during the course. The class will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 12. The cost is $33.

In the DACC Community Education course, Fabulous Faux: Classic, Tuscan, Metallics, save thousands, and learn a faster, easier way for beginners to use a patterned basecoat tool to replicate old world, classic, romantic or stone-like looks on your walls. Learn how to make and add the pizazz of metallic glazes, perfect edges, and rescue your wall with a wash or glaze, tricks of the trade, and money-saving tips for mouth-dropping walls or niches. The class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 13. The cost is $33.

In the DACC Community Education course, Fabulous Faux: Suede, Rustic, and Modern, learn how to achieve a soft blend of colors on your walls with a special roller, paint and glaze. You can quickly transform walls into your own personal statement. The class will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The cost is $33. Take both classes in one day and receive a $10 discount.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Employee 101 will be held form 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 2. Learn what it takes to be a good employee. Do you know and understand what accountability is? Do you feel comfortable giving and receiving feedback and delegation? Do you know how to build ownership in your organization? Do you know the proper way to shake hands, wear your name badge and hand out your business card? Learn and practice these skills and more in this fun course.

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