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NMSU Hotline — July 1, 2015

Beyond the classroom: Internships teach valuable lessons about work, life


In a time when the job market is starting to show gains after the recent recession, more job-seekers in the U.S. are earning college degrees. The percentage of Americans age 25 to 29 who obtained a bachelor?s degree or higher has risen from 23 percent in 1990 to 34 percent in 2013, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Campus Announcements

Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

The Center for Learning & Professional Development would like to remind all NMSU employees, including student employees, of the 2015 Compliance Training Program. This required online training is due by Oct 1. Instructions and FAQ?s are available at http://training.nmsu.edu/2015-compliance-training/. Follow NMSU?s progress towards 100 percent compliance on http://training.nmsu.edu/2015-compliance-training-progress-report/.

In addition, we are hosting the following training opportunities.

WordPress for Administrators will be held July 7. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007392.

Procurement Card Policies and Procedures for Cardholders will be held July 8. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007400

Hiring using the Post Job Completion EPAF will be held July 8. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007470.

Hiring using the Post Job Completion EPAF will be held July 9. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007471.

For other training opportunities and related information, visit http://training.nmsu.edu/.

Employee Council meeting scheduled for July 9

After an early summer hiatus, the Employee Council will resume its regular monthly meetings at 2:30 p.m. July 9, in Milton Hall, Room 85. As always, meetings are open to all employees. If you cannot come to the meeting, consider coming from your desktop via Adobe Connect.

Advancing Leaders Program application deadline is July 15

The Teaching Academy is seeking applications for participation in the 2015-2016 Advancing Leaders Program (ALP) cohort. Tenured faculty from any academic department who are currently in or seeking administrative or faculty leadership positions and wish to widen their networks and hone their leadership skills are encouraged to apply.

ALP participants must commit to the following during the 2015-2016 academic year: a two-day leadership retreat Aug. 14-15 in El Paso, meeting monthly with their mentor, participating in nine monthly workshops and discussion sessions from noon to 4 p.m. on the following Fridays, Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 15, Feb. 5, March 4 and April 1, and attending the ALP Recognition Luncheon Monday, May 2.

If interested, submit the following materials to Shawn Werner, associate director for Leadership and Mentoring, MSC 3TA: one copy of your CV, a letter clearly stating why you want to participate in the Advancing Leaders Program (two-page minimum), a letter from your department head (faculty) or dean (department heads) indicating that you will be permitted the time to participate in this program, and a list of three (colleague and/or supervisor) references with their contact information.

The deadline for applications is July 15. Notification of acceptance will be July 22.

For more information please contact Shawn Werner at 575-646-2583 or swerner@nmsu.edu.

Note: Leadership programming for staff is offered through the NMSU Center for Learning & Professional Development. For more information on the ALTA Program, visit http://training.nmsu.edu/leadership or contact Dave Brockmeyer at 575-646-2170 or dbrockm@nmsu.edu.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Building Relationships for Success in Sales will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 14. The cost is $79. No one questions that making friends is a good thing. Come discover that the business of business is making friends, and the business of all sales professionals is making friends and building relationships. Strategic friendships will make or break any business, no matter how big and no matter what kind of market. Identify strategies for building strategic sales relationships and finding personal fulfillment in the process to enjoy more sales success.

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

New Mexico 4-H members, their dogs learn the skills of working together

Relationships are built on trust and communication ? whether it is between humans or with their four-legged friends.

Youth have an opportunity to develop communication skills with their dogs by participating in a 4-H Dog Project. The National 4-H Dog Project curriculum consists of three levels that take a youth through the steps of selecting a dog, along with the basic skills for teaching a dog obedience and keeping it healthy. The advanced levels teach activities that the youth and their dog may participate in, such as dog show and agility competition.

New Mexico?s 4-H Youth Development, which is endorsed by New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service, is funded and conducted by the volunteer parents and families from Dona Ana, Valencia, Quay and Chaves counties.


NMSU rodeo?s Josh Davison captures All Around honors at national finals

New Mexico State University?s rodeo team competed at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, June 14-20, bringing home many honors.

?With several top 10 finishes at this year?s CNFR, I am very proud of what my team has accomplished,? said Jim Brown, head rodeo coach for NMSU.

Eleven regions compete within the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association for a shot at a CNFR championship title. Overall, the NMSU men?s team placed 29th out of 53 teams, while the women?s team ranked 27th of 35.

Junior Josh Davison placed seventh in the men?s All Around honors.