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NMSU Hotline — September 17, 2015

NMSU dance department shows students how to move to learn

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When Debra Knapp, director of dance at New Mexico State University?s College of Education, walks into Fairacres Elementary School, students there treat her like a rock star.

They run up to her to give her hugs and high-fives. Some of them hold up their fists with their pinkies, index fingers and thumbs raised, the American sign language sign for ?I love you,? as she walks by them in the hallways.

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Campus Announcements

Barnes & Noble at NMSU adds more events to an already busy September

In addition to the previously announced sales and specials, the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces has announced three more items of interest this month.

Save an additional 25 percent on clearance items today.

This Saturday is a ?Crimson Out? at the NMSU vs. UTEP football game at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Get new crimson-colored gear at the bookstore, including this all-new Battle of I-10 T-shirt: https://www.facebook.com/NMSUi/photos/pb.135822796485412.-2207520000.1442355255./935500643184286/?type=3&theater.

Then at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, meet artist George Mendoza. Mendoza is the subject of a picture book biography titled, ?Colors of the Wind: The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza.? Learn more about his incredible life at https://www.facebook.com/events/1652635734952402/.

View more of the bookstore?s September activities at https://www.facebook.com/NMSUi/events. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. and provides free parking in designated spaces.

For more information call 575-646-4431.

100 West Café to begin serving lunch this week

100 West Café is open for service starting today and welcomes you to our student-run lunches. Join them for four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday throughout the semester. The menu for the first week will be your choice of either Zuppa Toscana or Italian leafy green salad, and either chicken Milano or Tuscan grilled trout served with sides of creamy polenta and Broccolini, or penne a la vodka and lastly with your choice of zabaglione or mascarpone with peaches for dessert. All lunches are $10.

The food lab is unable to provide to-go lunches. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. They look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support towards our program.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Campus Tutoring Open House to be held Sept. 23

The Campus Tutoring Service will host an Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23. They are permanently located now in Corbett Center, second floor, Room 206. They want to show off their new location and answer any questions you may have regarding their service. They will have brain teasers and challenges for all who wish to participate.

Encourage your students to stop by and become familiar with our center. Looking forward to seeing faculty, staff and students alike.

For more information contact contact lkirby@nmsu.edu.

International Dinners will be held this semester

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism HRTM 413 students invite you to experience an evening of fine dining and a chance for them to showcase their learning experience by purchasing tickets for their delicious five-course dinners accompanied by wine. All dinners begin at 6:30 p.m. in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall with wine tasting at 6 p.m. in the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine, Room 140 at Gerald Thomas Hall. Dinners are $62.50 per person and the following are the dates of the dinners, all on Thursday evenings:

Mediterranean: Sept. 24
Asian: Oct. 8
Arctic Circle: Oct. 29
Southern and Creole: Nov. 12

If you have any questions or would like a copy of the menus, email Stella Lucero at stcordov@nmsu.edu or you may call her at 575-646-7324. They gladly accept cash, check or credit card for payment with the exception of American Express.

Become a friend of the University Art Gallery

Friends of the University Art Gallery are having a membership party from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the University Art Gallery at 1390 E. University. See the two fall exhibits, enjoy entertainment, refreshments and art. RSVP to artglry@nmsu.edu by Friday, Sept. 18.

For more information about memberships, call 575-646-2545.

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 at http://ocip.nmsu.edu/leading-the-way/. Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 4.

NMSU's University Art Gallery is preparing for their 2015 Project: Postcard

The University Art Gallery at NMSU is gearing up for their 2015 Project: Postcard and they are excited to share this news with you. As you may remember from previous years, the UAG typically hosts this event every year as a fundraiser, and this year the proceeds will benefit the renovation of D.W. Williams Hall, home of the NMSU Department of Art. Postcard-sized art work created and donated by alumni, faculty and students, as well as regional, national and international artists will be exhibited and offered for sale.

The exhibit will run from Oct. 20 through Oct. 29, in the University Art Gallery, culminating with the postcard art sale and silent auction from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Event tickets are $40 per person and entitle the ticket holder to one postcard for each ticket purchased. Tickets can be purchased at the Department of Art, Room 100A in D. W. Williams Hall on the NMSU campus and The Cutter Gallery located on the corner of University and El Paseo Roads.

For more information contact the Gallery Administrator, Jasmine Woodul, at 575-646-2545.

Initiative helps DACC retain STEM students

A new $225,000 grant will keep students in school and graduating on time at DACC. The initiative focuses on students enrolled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs at the community college.

The grant allows DACC to purchase an integrated planning and advising system for student success (iPASS). Faculty and staff will advise, counsel, track progress and provide academic early alerts to coordinate services for students. Over the course of the three-year project, DACC will reach a 10 percent increase in year-to-year student retention.

iPASS provides a campus-wide paradigm shift in philosophy, technology and practice to integrate currently unconnected services to increase student success. The iPASS initiative sponsored by EDUCAUSE was created with funding from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

For more information contact Mary Beth Worley at 575-527-7773.

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Hebrew Reading, learn the Hebrew alphabet and simple words and sentences. Handouts will include the Ten Commandments from Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5, as well as the ?Holiness Code? from Leviticus 19. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29-Nov. 3. The cost is $63.

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

DACC Customized Training classes offered

Critical Elements of Customer Service 1 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 29. The cost is $79. Have you ever encountered an unpleasant customer and not know what to do? Do you worry that you?re not assertive enough with demanding people? Do you know who your customers are or have individual and organizational goals to strive for? Discover that service delivery is an individual response value and understand how your own behavior can impact the behavior of others.

Critical Elements of Customer Service 2 will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. The cost is $79. PREREQUISITE: Critical Elements of Customer Service 1. Develop your confidence and skill as a problem-solver. Learn telephone techniques, communication skills, how to service pride and more. Don?t miss out on this hands-on, interactive course.

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

NMSU celebrates National Hispanic-Serving Institution Week

New Mexico State University joins the nation in celebrating National Hispanic-Serving Institution Week Sept. 14-18.

In order to hold Hispanic-Serving Institution status, universities must serve 25 percent or more Hispanic student enrollment.

?The HSI status indicates the university sits amidst communities with high percentages of Mexican-American students, and these comprise a major part of our service mandate,? Dulcinea Lara, associate professor in the criminal justice department at NMSU, said. ?While I am eager to serve all students, I appreciate that our HSI status is part of repairing a centuries-old system of inequality that marginalizes racialized populations, namely Hispanics.?


NMSU marks opening of state-of-the-art learning center for undergrads

Aggie alums Kent and Maryce Jacobs were on hand for the 1962 dedication of New Mexico State University?s Jacobs Hall ? named for their father, Carl F. Jacobs, who started the NMSU music department in 1932 ? and they were back on campus last week to celebrate the transformation of that structure and its neighbor, Hardman Hall, into a new state-of-the art center for undergraduate students.

In place of the two buildings in the center of NMSU?s Las Cruces campus stands the newly renovated Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, which houses classrooms outfitted with the latest learning technologies and high-speed Wi-Fi, and comfortable areas where students can wait for classes, study or work on projects.