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NMSU Hotline — June 4, 2015

Susan DeMar to receive NMSU?s Ralph B. Crouch Award


Susan DeMar, administrative assistant at New Mexico State University, has been selected as this year?s recipient of the Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award. DeMar will be honored for her contributions to NMSU at a ceremony from 3-5 p.m. June 10 in Corbett Center in the East and West Ballrooms.

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Ian Leslie, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department head, to retire

After more than 30 years of service to New Mexico State University, Ian Leslie, department head of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will retire on July 1. A celebration honoring Leslie and his contributions to NMSU will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, in the Paul W. Klipsch Museum in the Foreman Engineering Complex. All are welcome to attend.

Leslie was hired as an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in 1984. In 2011, he was appointed as the interim head of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, a position which he would later occupy permanently. At NMSU, he also was awarded the Robert G. Myers Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering. His research has aided development in modeling prescribed wildfires.

Leslie has a bachelor?s degree from the University of California, a master?s degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate from Stanford University, all in mechanical engineering.

For more information contact lfresque@ad.nmsu.edu.

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.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop begins June 8

Faculty who are interested in learning more about how they can use a nationally known rubric called Quality Matters can take the online Applying the QM Rubric workshop that begins June 8. This 20-hour workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses.

Register at https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=virtc000000000001945.

For more information contact Sharon Lalla at slalla@nmsu.edu.

Reader's Theater Camp 2015 set for June 15-25

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 a 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/child or $75/two children.

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

Webinar to be held June 16

The "Energy Savings for Non-Techies: Identifying and Understanding Opportunities to Reduce Costs for IT" webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. June 16 at the NMSU Environmental Education Center, Regents Row A116.

It's relatively easy to save up to $200 in energy costs for every computer in your organization, and that's just one of many opportunities. This webinar will provide you with the information and resources you need to drive computer and office equipment energy savings in your own organization, even if you don't work in IT.

They will review the biggest energy savings opportunities, explain them in layman's terms, and provide practical tips for getting IT managers and other key decision makers on board. In addition to providing you with concrete next steps, they'll tell you how to tap into free software and technical support from EPA's Energy StarŪ program.

Bring a brown bag lunch if you desire.

For more information contact newcomer@nmsu.edu.

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.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Cartooning Under the Sea will give your fish characters expressions and will place them in fun, action scenes. What a great opportunity to draw original Young Rembrandts fish characters. The fish characters will consist of sharks, jelly fish, octopus and others. On the final day, draw a large scene of the coral reef environment, inviting a great opportunity to use a variety of colors and textures. Pencils, markers and sharpies will be used. For kids ages 5?12. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday, June 22-25. The cost is $97.

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