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NMSU Hotline — August 20, 2015

NMSU graduate student receives NASA fellowship to study space weather prediction

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Weather doesn?t end when you leave Earth. With NASA?s help, researchers at New Mexico State University are studying the sun in hopes of forecasting space weather as accurately as your local weatherman. Gordon MacDonald, a graduate student in the astronomy department in NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences, is working to better understand space weather prediction with the help of a three-year NASA Earth and Space Science fellowship that provides $30,000 per year for MacDonald?s doctoral research.

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DanceSport Company to hold workshops Aug. 29

DanceSport Company will present three spectacular workshops by Marcus Johnson Saturday, Aug. 29, in the NMSU Activity Center, Room 229. No partner is necessary. Take your dancing from good to great. The workshops are open to all levels and all styles.

FUNdamentals will be held at 10 a.m. At the most basic level of dancing, we require two elements - a body to move and music that inspires. How we use that body and the music is the question. Explore great dance posture and find power, strength and expression through a newfound sense of timing and musicality.

Get Movin' will be held at 11 a.m. Get to know the mechanics of how your body works. Find fluidity and superb coordination in each action. Connect your legs and feet to this movement and feel your dancing soar.

It Takes Three! will be held at noon. It is all about connection. And it feels great.

The cost is $20 adult/$15 SS&L for one class; $30 adult/$20 SS&L for two classes; $35 adult/$25 SS&L for three classes. Each workshop consists of 45 minutes of instruction and 15 minutes of practice. SS&L means Students, Seniors and Look Who's Dancing Celebrities Seasons 1-8. Space is limited.

For more information or to RSVP email dancesport@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5704.



AggieVision has student job opportunities

AggieVision uses New Mexico State students in all aspects of every production. They are currently accepting applications for their student crew positions, including: camera, audio, graphics, replay and stats operators. With productions on ESPN3, Fox Sports, Altitude, and Comcast New Mexico this is a great opportunity to get professional broadcasting experience.

If you?d like to learn more, attend an informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. today, in Studio B of Milton Hall, Room 106 D.

If you are interested, but can?t attend the meeting, contact Vinny Conway or Chris Schnur at vconway@nmsu.edu or cschnur@nmsu.edu.

Principal Investigator (PI) Training to be held Sept. 10

The Office of Grants & Contracts (OGC) and Sponsored Projects Accounting will provide Principal Investigator Training from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Large Conference Room at Anderson Hall. The training is intended to provide assistance to all NMSU researchers and/or other personnel involved with support efforts for proposal preparation, processing, submission and administration of externally-sponsored Grants and Contracts. The training is offered only twice per year, and is strongly encouraged for all prospective and current Principal Investigators that have yet to attend.

Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 5.94.40, of the NMSU Policy Manual, the principal investigator is the individual responsible for the intellectual direction of a research project and the training of graduate students. This responsibility includes the conduct of the project, fiscal and administrative accountability, and adherence to the requirements of all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and agreements. If a project has multiple investigators (lead principal investigator and co-principal investigators), they shall share the responsibility and accountability for leading and directing the project, both intellectually and logistically.

Register here: https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007880.

For more information call Vicki Morgan, OGC Administrative Assistant, at 575-646-1590.

Call for Proposals for NMHEAR 2016

The 22nd annual NMHEAR Conference, scheduled for Feb. 25 and 26, in Albuquerque, will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff and administrators to share ideas about assessment and retention initiatives that promote student success. The theme for this conference is ?Using Assessment Outcomes to Inform Campus Decisions.? Mark Milliron will be our guest speaker/presenter.

The mission of the NMHEAR Conference is to provide a forum for a wide variety of innovative assessment and retention presentations. Most importantly, they are interested in having you share what you have done and how it has worked. In addition to classroom and program assessment and retention, they encourage presentations about:

· Assessment and/or retention in K-16 partnerships
· Title III and Title V projects that have improved student retention and success
· Assessment projects that examine minority and at-risk students
· Assessment projects of student services
· Assessment of Distance Education
· Retention of Native American and Hispanic students
· Accountability and Quality

If you would like to present at the 22nd New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference (NMHEAR), submit a proposal by Friday, Nov. 20. Here is the link to the online form: http://nmhear.nmsu.edu/call-for-proposals/

For more information, contact Susan Wood at sandrusw@nmsu.edu.

Saucedo elected chair of international board

Doņa Ana Community College Professor Andy Saucedo is the new chairman of the board of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for 2015-2016. He has taught business and marketing at DACC for the past 22 years.

The ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence by accrediting business education programs internationally. The Council is the only association accrediting business, accounting, and business-related programs at all degree levels including, associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate. ACBSP currently has more than 1,297 member campuses with 221 located outside the United States.

Saucedo is credited for helping the business program at DACC improve and excel in educating students. He has designed courses, and serves as the business faculty advisor. Saucedo started several student organizations at DACC to help business majors including Enactus and Kappa Beta Delta.

For more information contact Kim Siefert at 575-527-7518.

New course offering to assist salespeople

Dona Ana Community College Customized Training is offering courses that will lead to a certificate in customer service for the sales industry.

The customized course is comprised of 12 three-hour courses for the price of $299. The next class starts Sept. 22 and concludes Oct. 27. Class is held each Tuesday for three hours, with two courses ? one in the morning and one in the afternoon. At the conclusion of the courses a certificate will be awarded.

Classes are led by a certified senior professional in human resources who has been teaching for more than 20 years, including eight years with customized training.

For more information, call Vickie Galindo at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Certificate in Data Analysis, 3 One Month Courses, will be held for $498. Available separately or as a certificate. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. You will have the information you need to make data-driven decisions. Three college credits are available upon completion of this certificate.

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

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Spanish for Beginners, get the basics of Spanish so you can communicate in everyday situations with a Spanish speaker. Learn how to meet and greet people, ask for directions, handle simple business transactions, and order meals.

For more information email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.