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NMSU Hotline — May 21, 2015

KRWG director of broadcasting chosen to serve on national board

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Glen T. Cerny, director of broadcasting for KRWG, has been chosen as secretary of the National Educational Telecommunications Association executive board of directors. NETA, based in Columbia, South Carolina, is a professional association serving public television licenses and educational institutions with educational content, resources, professional development and management support. It functions in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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Campus Announcements

Reducing stormwater pollution at NMSU

New Mexico State University operates a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) that is permitted by the Environmental Protection Agency. The MS4 consists of the streets, drainage ditches and storm drain pipes that convey stormwater runoff through the campus. The permit requires NMSU to implement a program to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff to the maximum extent practicable. As citizens of NMSU, we all play a part in protecting our natural environment?for detailed information, please see http://safety.nmsu.edu/programs/environmental/SWMP-WhyReduceSW-Pollution.pdf

If you see evidence of stormwater pollution, contact the NMSU Storm Water Management Program at 575-646-3327 or online at http://www.nmsu.edu/safety/suggestions.htm

For more information, visit the NMSU Storm Water Management Plan home page at http://safety.nmsu.edu/programs/environmental/SWMP.htm

DACC to hold Architecture Discovery Camp

The Pre-Architecture program at DACC will offer the Architecture Discovery Camp from July 6-17 at the East Mesa Campus. This two-week program is designed for middle and high school students interested in architecture and related fields. Student eligibility includes those having completed sixth grade through recent high school graduates.

Instruction is a joint effort provided by DACC professors, Texas Tech University professors, local architects, and local government and business leaders. Through lectures and hands-on exercises, students will learn about architecture past and present, and gain skills in architectural drawing, computer and manual drafting, model crafting, 3-D modeling, design principles, structural principles, sustainable design and presentation techniques.

Highlights of the program include two field trips. The second week primarily consists of applying their lessons to a design competition involving "Film Studio/Backlot Design," which will culminate with formal presentations, judging and prizes. This year's design theme is "The American Western Front."

Cost of the event is $175 and includes overnight trip costs. Interested parents should register their child soon as this camp fills quickly. Complete program information, parental consent forms and registration link may be found at dacc.nmsu.edu/adc.

To view video of a previous year's camp, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JNJEnRsv88.

For more information, contact the DACC Architecture program at 575-528-7310, 575-527-7747 or luirios@nmsu.edu.

Rumer Willis in film shot in Las Cruces, 'The Odd Way Home'

With the victory in "Dancing with the Stars," Rumer Willis is all over the media and has become a household name. She stunned on the dance floor but she also stuns in the role she played in "The Odd Way Home," a film made by NMSU faculty Rajeev Nirmalakhandan and graduates of NMSU's Creative Media Institute. The film is available on Hulu, iTunes, Amazon and Netflix DVD.

The trailer is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enevh9aF_oM. Huffington Post article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pamela-glasner/rumer-willis-autism-and-t_b_7242596.html

New Mexico Agricultural Leadership program recruiting new group

Over the last 14 years the NM Ag Leadership (NMAL) program has served New Mexico by identifying and providing leadership development opportunities to more than 90 men and women in the food, agriculture and natural resource industries so they could become stronger and more effective in their industries and communities.

Be one of New Mexico?s strongest leaders by joining NMAL.They are presently recruiting participants for the 11th class scheduled to begin in November 2015. Download the application packet at http://aces.nmsu.edu/nmal/application.html and submit it via email or regular mail by Aug. 20.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Manage Work Priorities will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. Gain an overview of the performance outcomes, skills, and knowledge required to manage personal work priorities. Learn how to develop habits and a way of thinking that will maximize output. Discover planning tools, time management, and what makes up a smart goal through real-world situations.

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

NMSU?s Phi Kappa Phi honor society moves to Conroy Honors Center

The New Mexico State University chapter of the scholarly honor society Phi Kappa Phi has a new academic home in the William Conroy Honors College.

Previously overseen by the division of Student Affairs, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes academic excellence across all disciplines and is a natural fit for the Honors College, said Dean Miriam Chaiken.

?We are so pleased to support Phi Kappa Phi, which shares our goals of providing opportunities for excellence for the best and brightest students at NMSU,? Chaiken said. ?We look forward to working with the membership of PKP in the coming years on service projects that will benefit the group, the Honors College and our local community.?


NMSU listed among top animal science graduate programs in U.S.

New Mexico State University?s Department of Animal and Range Sciences? graduate program has been ranked sixth nationally on the Graduate Program?s spring 2015 list for animal science programs.

?Faculty in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences are very pleased that our program has been ranked sixth among all the animal science graduate programs in the United States,? said Dennis Hallford, Regents Professor and interim department head.

Graduate Programs is a website geared to prospective graduate students that includes content such as reviews and rankings that is primarily based on feedback from graduate students.

?Our graduate faculty members are dedicated to providing the best possible training for our students in an environment that encourages excellence in teaching and research as well as cooperation and collegiality. We are proud of our graduate students, and they are integral and indispensable to the success of our departmental mission,? Hallford said.