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NMSU Hotline — October 9, 2015

$2.3 million grant renewed for successful program preparing NMSU students for grad school


A five-year partnership between New Mexico State University and the University of Colorado Denver will continue preparing undergraduates in the Rocky Mountain and Southwest region for graduate careers in neuroscience research, thanks to a $2.3 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health. NMSU was awarded a $700,000 subcontract to form a consortium with UC Denver.

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NMSU celebrates new covered arena for Therapeutic Riding Program

The New Mexico State University community and the public are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. today for the Therapeutic Riding Program Covered Arena, 750 Stewart St., on the NMSU Las Cruces campus. The therapeutic riding and hippotherapy programs at NMSU help individuals with disabilities meet a variety of therapy, education and recreation goals. This is the first covered area at NMSU for equine activities, which will provide a cool, shady environment for these programs.

For more information, call 575-646-5567 or email presevents@nmsu.edu.

Advancement open house to be held today

The New Mexico State University Advancement team invites the campus community to an open house from 4 to 5 p.m. today in the Dove Hall conference room. Enjoy some popcorn, soda and ice cream, meet new additions to the Advancement team and learn about organizational updates and the resources available to the campus community.

RSVP to Nohemi Perez at nohemip@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1106.

Annual open enrollment for benefits is now available

Open enrollment for medical, dental and vision will be available from Oct. 5 through Oct. 26. Information regarding changes, deadlines and options are available on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/enrollment/open/. Employees who do not wish to make any changes for 2016 do not need to do anything. All changes submitted online will be effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Flexible Spending Account open enrollment for 2016 is also taking place from Oct. 5th through Oct. 26. Enrollment will take place via a paper enrollment form that will be available on the Benefits Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/insurance/fsa/. Enrollment forms not received by the deadline will not be processed.

Questions regarding open enrollment can be sent to benefits@nmsu.edu or you may call Benefit Services at 575-646-8000.

?Global Connections? takes NMSU community to Singapore

A taste of durian mooncakes and cultural insights will highlight the evening when a New Mexico State University computer science professor shares his experiences in Singapore during the next installment of the College of Arts and Sciences ?Global Connections? series.

William Yeoh will present ?Singapore: Perspectives on this Little Red Dot,? from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the College of Health and Social Services Annex Auditorium.


Department of Educational Leadership and Administration now accepting applications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its Educational Leadership Doctoral Program from Oct. 1 until Jan. 15, 2016. The program offers both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The program uses a hybrid distance-education and face-to-face instruction model and focuses on social justice and border education issues.

Anyone interested in obtaining information and/or applying to the program can visit the website http://emd.education.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/ or email Norma Martinez Arrieta, ELA student program coordinator at narrieta@nmsu.edu.

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration is also now accepting applications to its master of arts in Educational Administration program. The degree focuses on community college and university administration. This program offers online course instruction (both asynchronous and synchronous modalities). Application materials must be received by the deadline of Dec. 1.

For more information or to apply visit: http://emd.education.nmsu.edu/index/academics/mainhied/ or email Norma Martinez Arrieta, ELA student program coordinator at narrieta@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education course available

What is genealogy? How do I use the Internet for genealogy? Students will learn how to trace family history in this DACC Community Education course. If you are new to genealogy and/or the internet, the instructor will patiently lead you through the internet one-on-one. Those who prefer a faster pace are able to do so, as this course is self-paced.

Student will learn about charts and forms and how to acquire information from them; popular genealogical sites; surname sites; search engine tips; mailing lists and photographs, organizing your data; and comparing computer software in this online course. The class cost $47 and is Oct. 19 through Nov. 18. To sign up or for more information about this course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

NMSU ranks as one of the 40 best college farms in the country

With nearly 95,000 acres devoted to the study of farming, ranching and forestry, New Mexico State University and the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences have been honored as one of the 40 best college farms in America, according to College Ranker.

College Ranker is an online service based in Columbus, Ohio, geared toward prospective university students that develops rankings of various attributes of universities across the country. The rankings were determined using criteria such as hands-on experiences; student involvement; community outreach programs; workshops, classes and lectures; volunteering opportunities; and degree plan options, which includes agricultural economics and business, agronomy and animal science at NMSU.