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NMSU Hotline — July 23, 2015

NMSU names Steven Stochaj interim dean of the College of Engineering


Steven Stochaj has been selected as interim dean for the New Mexico State University College of Engineering. An electrical engineering distinguished professor, Stochaj will begin his term on Aug. 1. He replaces Ricardo Jacquez, who is retiring this month.

?Dr. Stochaj articulated a positive vision for the college during this time of transition, and he enjoys a broad base of support from college faculty and staff,? said Daniel J. Howard, NMSU executive vice president and provost.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU engineering offers new beginning robotics camp session

Following a sellout robotics camp being held this week, New Mexico State University has added a second session of Beginning Summer Robotics Camp to be held July 28-30. The camp, for children ages 10-17, is provided by the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network, part of the College of Engineering.

The beginning camp provides an introduction to robotics using radio-controlled components and basic programming skills. Participants will utilize the engineering design process as they build a robot with teammates. The robot will be used in a competition at the end of camp. In addition to building a robot for competition, students will work in teams, write an engineering manual, learn basic tool skills and be exposed to a variety of engineering technologies.


Date extended to apply for the Aggie Leadership Training Academy

The application period for the first NMSU Aggie Leadership Training Academy has been extended. Application packets for the Aggie Leadership Training Academy will be accepted through Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Submit your application packet either electronically or hard copy. A complete application packet must include the completed and signed application, resume, two letters of recommendation (one which must be from your immediate supervisor), and a personal statement of no more than two pages indicating why you are applying for this program, what you hope to gain, your leadership background and your goals related to working with others. Electronic packets must have an email send time of no later than 11:59 p.m. Aug. 4. Hard copy packets must be received in the office by close of business Aug. 4.

Aggie Leadership Training Academy is a staff leadership certification program for mid and senior-level management. It?s designed to develop your leadership knowledge, skills and competencies and prepare you to move into higher level leadership positions at New Mexico State University. Don?t miss out on your opportunity to be part of the cohort to pioneer the university?s first staff leadership training program. The 2015 Aggie Leadership Training Academy begins September 2015 and runs through June 2016. Learn more about the program at http://training.nmsu.edu/leadership/alta.

For questions or additional information related to the Aggie Leadership Training Academy please contact the Center for Learning and Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

Leadership programming for faculty and academic department heads is offered through the NMSU Teaching Academy. For more information on the Advancing Leaders Program and the Department Head Academy, please visit http://teaching.nmsu.edu/ or contact Shawn Werner at 575-646-2583 or swerner@nmsu.edu.

Veterans? Theater Group to perform free play

The Veterans? Theater Group will perform a play at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Good Samaritan Auditorium, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. Admission is free and donations are welcome. This is a play with homeless veteran actors and other homeless who are campers at Camp Hope, transitioned to housing in are community.

For more information http://peaceaware.com or dboje@nmsu.edu

Housing and Campus Life Move-In Day volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help with welcoming students to residence halls. They need volunteers to help with move-ins, errands, guide students and families, etc. Three-hour shifts from 6:30 a.m.?5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Faculty, staff and student organizations are encouraged to volunteer.

For more information, contact Jenn Montes at jdmontes@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4466.

DACC community Education course available

Have you ever wanted to look up information on your ancestors? Or find out the ownership history of a certain piece of property in your town? Or maybe you want to know if a potential employee, tenant or companion has a criminal background. In the course, Researching Public Records, you can learn how to utilize free or low-cost websites and gather the information you seek without hiring an expensive (and sometimes unreliable) third-party research firm. The online course costs $198. To sign up, or for more information about this DACC Community Education online course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

New movement class to be offered this fall

In THTR 430: Special Topics: Stage Movement, will be offered for the first time this fall. Participants will learn a movement sequence to improve body alignment, become more grounded, and build kinesthetic awareness. Sections on gesture, creating characters and basic stage combat will be included. Perfect for performers but also open and of benefit to anyone who is interested in physical awareness and presence.