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NMSU Hotline — August 21, 2015

New NMSU College of Education associate dean named


Enedina García Vázquez, a professor in the Counseling & Educational Psychology Department of New Mexico State University?s College of Education, has been named the college?s associate dean of academic affairs.

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Campus Announcements

NEWS22 Orientation to be held Aug. 26

Students interested in learning the ins and outs of a real television news operation are invited to the News22 Orientation that will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in Milton Hall 112 (News22 Newsroom). Learn to be a TV reporter, anchor, producer, photographer, editor ... all aspects of television news production for our live award-winning, student produced newscast. No experience necessary. There will be free pizza.

For more information contact Nick Miller at nickmil@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7349/3030.

The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse

The Department of Music will show the free concert The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. There will be a Middle School & High School Masterclass from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Atkinson Recital Hall and a NMSU Masterclass from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Atkinson Recital Hall. Admission is free

Since 1998, The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse have captivated audiences with their stellar musicianship and comical repartee. They pride themselves in their ability to connect with the audience and break the traditional barrier between the performers and the listeners.

Over the years, the Hornsmen (yes, they are aware there is a lady among them) have performed throughout the U.S. in symphonies, college campuses, horn workshops, churches, arts festivals, public schools, public restrooms, parking lots and highway rest areas. They have been selected as guest artists at several International Horn Symposiums and in March of 2015, they will make their European debut with residencies at the Chopin Conservatory in Warsaw, Poland and the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland.

For more information contact njoy@nmsu.edu.

Free Monday Latin Dance and Latin Percussion class

Want to learn to dance salsa or play Latin percussion? Free lessons are being offered every Monday for NMSU students, faculty and staff at the Aggie Lounge at Corbett Center through Dec. 7. Leonard Thurman, who graduated from NMSU last year and was a member of the NMSU DanceSport Company, will offer the ?Groovin Monday Mashup? Latin dance lessons starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by Latin percussion class taught by Michael Trujillo.

The program, which runs through 8:30 p.m. is sponsored by the Office of International and Border Programs welcoming international students, veteran students and other members of the NMSU community who want to learn.

For more information contact Guadalupe Magana gmgana@nmsu.edu or Leonard Thurman at live.move.grove@gmail.com or Mike Trujillo at mtrujillo01@gmail.com.

University Art Gallery at NMSU opens trade-based interactive installation

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery invites the public to trade their art for works crafted by artists from all over the country, as ?Your General Store,? an interactive installation, is unveiled Sept. 3.

Created by artist Jason Middlebrook, the reconditioned shipping container-turned general store will arrive to campus from SITE Santa Fe, where it made its debut earlier this summer. The store is filled with inventory and art by hundreds of artists from across the world who have exchanged their artwork for pieces created specifically for ?Your General Store.?

?The goal of the trade-based installation is to travel around the country, gathering and dispersing handmade objects from person to person,? said Marisa Sage, director of the gallery, which is part of the College of Arts and Sciences.


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.

QuickConnect Early Alert seeking responders

QuickConnect (QC) Early Alert and Intervention is a faculty driven referral system that focuses mostly on new first year students. They are gearing up for an active fall semester and seeking volunteer responders. The program relies solely on faculty and staff volunteers who take the time to contact students and then assist the student in utilizing the multiple resources available to promote their success. NMSU?s retention goal for our new incoming class is 80 percent. QC Early Alert is one of the retention initiatives in place to assist in meeting that goal. All volunteer responders participate in a training focusing on FERPA rights, accessing student resources and utilizing intervention strategies.

If you are interested in being a QuickConnect Responder, contact Lisa Kirby at lkirby@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1342.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Spanish for Business & Government 1 will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 3 to Oct. 8. The cost is $99. Develop your conversational skills in Spanish with a focus on real-life topics. Become more confident while working with Spanish speakers in government and business situations using formal Spanish. Learn vocabulary sentence structure and grammar rules. Create your own dialogue in Spanish pertinent to your organization?s requirements. Learn how to pronounce Spanish words correctly, greet customers, use common phrases, and discuss sizes, colors, and styles.

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

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Wrap Any Stone, using only two wires, learn how to wire wrap any odd-shaped, tumbled stone into a beautiful pendant. Your pendant will be completed within the timeframe of the course?and you can wear it home. The class will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. The cost is $21.

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

Youth learn gardening at NMSU agricultural science center

In five New Mexico counties, public gardens provide communities with teachable moments and public awareness of xeriscaping, water conservation, weed management, soil analysis, pest management, and healthy eating.

Over the summer, the Youth Gardening Experience at New Mexico State University?s Agricultural Science Center at Farmington provided a hands-on horticulture experience for members of San Juan County Girl Scouts Cadet Troop 10408 and Roadrunners 4-H Club.

It?s one of the science center?s outreach programs, which aims to educate the community about plant science and help them develop gardening skills.