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NMSU Hotline — May 27, 2015

Former homeless veteran earns two NMSU degrees, pays it forward


Living 2,000 miles from home after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Robin Rollins didn?t have anywhere to go. The Army and Navy veteran was homeless and spending nights living in her car and then a local shelter in El Paso. Looking for a connection to her Pennsylvania home, Rollins found that feeling on a campus visit to New Mexico State University. She began her studies at NMSU in 2004 and earned two degrees ? a bachelor?s in family and consumer science in 2006 and master?s in social work in 2008.

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Campus Announcements

Registration open for Rootin? Tootin? Rib Cook-off benefiting the NMSU College of ACES

Get your team together and sign up for this year?s Rootin? Tootin? Rib Cook-off. The event will be held Oct. 10, at the Mesilla Valley Maze in Las Cruces and benefits the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

Team packets and registration forms are now available for download at www.mesillavalleymaze.com.

Save money while dining on campus with new summer options

Students enrolled in at least one summer class at either NMSU or DACC, or students living in campus housing during the summer months, can sign up for one of the three available Summer Dining Options running May 27?Aug. 7. Options include 40-, 95- and 150-meal packages at Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant.

Visit http://hr.nmsu.edu/idsvs/?p=342 for details, pricing and registration or contact 575-646-4835 for more information.

Ninth annual Lujan Dinner to be held June 6

The ninth annual Lujan Dinner will be held June 6 in Albuquerque. Hosted by Larry and Arlene Lujan, this dinner is going on its ninth year and has been integral in raising funds and awareness for New Mexico State student-athletes.

Tickets include dinner, drinks (including their famous margarita bar), dessert bar, entertainment, live and silent auction.

Meet coaches and athletes from all of the sports and hear from special guest speakers, President Garrey Carruthers and Director of Athletics Mario Moccia.

Buy tickets at www.aggieathleticclub.com/lujan or call 575-646-5151.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training to be held June 13-14

The Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education (WAVE) program invites any interested community members to the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

ASIST is considered a gatekeeper training designed to better prepare the gatekeeper to identify signs and symptoms of suicide and intervene in a manner that makes it most likely that the person at risk for suicide will agree to professional help. Gatekeepers are teachers, peers, mentors, leaders, administrators, etc. who have primary contact with those at risk for suicide.

The two-day training (15 hours) will be held Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14. This training is ideal for both professionals and non-professionals. This training is now offered to anyone in the community for no cost. Each participant will receive a certificate awarding 15 hours. Most professional licensing boards will accept these hours as CEU?s and many student groups on campus will accept these hours as service learning hours. ASIST training, materials and lunch will be provided for those who register at no cost.

To register, visit http://wave.nmsu.edu/suicide-prevention/.

For more information on the ASIST workshop or Living Works visit https://www.livingworks.net/programs/asist/.

2015 Summer Programs at New Mexico State University

NMSU Edgar R. Garrett Speech & Hearing Center will hold several summer camps this summer.

Reader?s Theater Camp will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 15-25. Readers' Theater camp engages children in theater crafts, theater games, acting and oral reading activities. On the final day of the camp they will present readers' theater performance for family and friends. This camp is offered to children with disabilities and typically developing children ages 7-12. Camp price is $100 for a child or $75 for two children.

CAMP TALK-A-LOT will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, July 8-10. Camp Talk-A-Lot is designed for children with cleft lip and palate. Children engage in articulation, oral reading and acting activities. On the final day of camp, they will present a short performance for family and friends. Camp Talk-A-Lot is a great opportunity to interact with other children with cleft lip and palate and to work on speech in a fun, hands-on environment. Fun Family night will take place on July 9. The application fee is $25.

CAMP PALS, Partnered with Hearts for Autism, will be held 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 13-16. During Camp P.A.L.S., gamers (campers) will be provided exposure to activities geared towards promoting social skills in a structured environment. To insure their success, certain supports have been imbedded into the camp. The concept of the visual schedule is presented through gaming cards and the token economy system is represented by our point system, to mention a few. A new social skill will be introduced daily. In addition, gamers will have an ?Action Time? hosted by LCPS Adapted P.E. program, where they have further opportunities to practice the new skill introduced. As a component of camp, we are incorporating a brief parent support session at the beginning of camp each afternoon from 12:30-1 p.m. Applications available and the application fee is $25, refundable if not enrolled in camp.

For more information and to sign up, contact Ashley Maki at 575-646-3906 or shcenter@nmsu.edu.

Traffic congestion near Pan Am June 26-28 and July 3-5

Due to a large private conference scheduled at NMSU?s Pan American Center June 26-28 and July 3-5, traffic and parking near the building may become congested. Those driving or parking in the area may experience delays.

Contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Family Wellness Program class series

The NMSU?s Strengthening Families Initiative is initiating the Family Wellness Program class series throughout Dona 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.

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, 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.

Printing Services on campus to transition this summer

This summer, New Mexico State University is shifting all printing and copying services to local vendors. These contracted vendors have been working with NMSU for nearly a decade and will continue to provide quality service and products. Departments can start contacting these vendors directly. Information about contracted vendors is posted on the NMSU?s Purchasing webpage (http://purchasing.nmsu.edu/pricing_agreements).

During this transition, NMSU?s Print Shop will be accepting orders until June 1, 2015 and then will close June 30, 2015. This is due to decreasing demand for printed materials and a growing use of digital communications. If you would like job files from previous orders or assistance with ordering directly from vendors, NMSU?s Marketing Services staff is available to assist you.

For more information, call 575-646-7557 or email mktgserv@nmsu.edu.