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NMSU Hotline — August 27, 2015

NMSU program has undergraduate research down to a science

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The room whirred with energy and excitement for discovery as 16 New Mexico State University undergraduates eagerly gathered in O?Donnell Hall to present their summer research in a public poster session earlier this month.

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Campus Announcements

'TAKE A BREAK!' to be held today

All NMSU employees are invited to the International Mall at Guthrie for ice cream and a cold drink from 3-4 p.m. on today. The event is hosted by University Advancement in support of the 2015-16 Crimson Colleagues Faculty and Staff Campaign.

When faculty and staff donate to NMSU, they are a Crimson Colleague. Crimson Colleagues are investing in students through scholarships and other programs such as the Aggie Cupboard, the Pioneer Book Scholarship, Myrna?s Children?s Village and the Teaching Academy.

The generosity of NMSU?s faculty and staff resulted in more than 800 donors and $352,000 in support to programs you love during the 2014-15 Faculty and Staff Campaign. Employees have demonstrated that we are a caring community that is transforming lives, providing much-needed support for scholarships, student services, projects and a host of other areas that need additional resources. Click http://advancing.nmsu.edu/facultystaff-main to learn more about the Crimson Colleagues.

For more information contact darlenen@nmsu.edu.

Chemical engineer Catherine Brewer to talk about algal products

Science Cafe at the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science will be held at 5:30 p.m. today. Hear about "Algae's Product Portfolio: Not Just Oils for Biofuels." The many different chemical products and services that different algae can provide will be discussed by Catherine "Catie" Brewer, NMSU Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering. Come learn about the many varieties of algae that can be grown in New Mexico and about the conditions that can be used to make them produce certain products.

Sigma Xi's Science Cafe is presented free by the Scientific Research Society, in cooperation with the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science. Students and all those seeking greater knowledge of current science are encouraged to attend.

For further information, call 575-522-3120.

GMAT Examination Fee Waiver Code Program

The New Mexico State University Student Success Center and College of Business, in collaboration with the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), are proud to announce the University?s participation in the GMAT Examination Fee Waiver Code Program to assist eligible students and alumni interested in pursuing graduate studies in business. Eligible students and alumni may apply to receive a GMAT Examination Fee Waiver that will be administered through the NMSU Student Success Center. The eligibility criteria and electronic application can be accessed by visiting http://ssc.nmsu.edu/gmat-examination-fee-waiver-code-program/.

For additional information regarding the GMAT Examination Fee Waiver Code Program please contact the NMSU Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

For more information contact David Melendez at himitsu@nmsu.edu, 575-646-1020 or visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu.

Instructional Innovation and Quality open house to be held Sept. 10

Faculty and staff are invited to the Instructional Innovation and Quality (IIQ) Open House from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in Milton Hall Rooms 59, 81 and 185. Stop by and find out who they are and what they do. Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact instruction.nmsu.edu.

Free Monday Latin dance and Latin percussion classes

Want to learn to dance salsa or play Latin percussion? Free lessons are being offered every Monday for NMSU students, faculty and staff through Dec. 7. The classes will be held at the Aggie Lounge in Corbett Center for the next two Mondays and begin Sept. 14 in the Aggie Underground next to Taos.

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 a 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 at gmgana@nmsu.edu or Leonard Thurman at live.move.grove@gmail.com or Mike Trujillo at mtrujillo01@gmail.com.

Aggies Activities Council leadership position is available

Aggies Activities Council is searching for a student leader to fill the position of vice chairperson on the council?s executive board. The full description, timeline and application is available on their website at http://aggieactivities.nmsu.edu/available-positions/.

For more information contact Morgan Busch 575-646-3200 or mlbusch@nmsu.edu.

Have you heard of proxy access?

NMSU students may provide proxy access to parents/guardians/spouses/friends as desired by going online at myNMSU using the proxy access tab. Students can itemize the areas to which their proxies may have access; for example, students may wish their proxy to be able to view the tuition bill, financial aid requirements, academic grades or schedule. By setting up proxy access, the student permits their proxy to view such information online, as well as their proxy to have discussions about such information with University staff members.

To learn more go to http://uar.nmsu.edu/proxy-access-2/

For more information call University Accounts Receivable at 575-646-4911.

Leading the Way nominations are available

The Leading the Way award recognizes an NMSU Las Cruces campus faculty, staff or administrator who ?walks the talk? in terms blended and online instruction. Someone who is an advocate and change agent in both action and word for distance education is eligible for this recognition.

To read the full description and to nominate another person or yourself for this award, complete the nomination form found at http://ocip.nmsu.edu/leading-the-way/. Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 4.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Cartooning with Young Rembrandts, students will create skillfully drawn cartoon illustrations. Our wind expressions lesson will blow them away as they learn how to draw expressive faces. Learn how to transform ordinary inanimate objects into fully realized characters as they convert school supplies and lunch items into relatable personalities. We will also capture the spirit of the season as they imagine themselves going apple picking. Get ready to have fun and become an awesome artist today. For kids ages 5?13. The class will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12-Oct. 3. The cost is $49.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Get to Know Your Computer will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. The cost is $139. Get your computing skills up to speed. Learn to navigate and manage files/folders. Create word processing documents and drawings. Customize your computer settings, browse the internet and navigate the Windows environment to best meet your needs. This foundational building-block course will help you become better organized and proficient in all aspects of today?s high-tech world.

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