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NMSU Hotline — November 2, 2015

NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences names new assistant dean of development and alumni relations


The New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has a new face in Gerald Thomas Hall. Cindy Gwaltney Nicholson has joined the college as assistant dean of development and alumni relations. Nicholson replaces Terra V. Winter, who was recently named associate vice president for development in the Office of University Advancement.

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Campus Announcements

Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held Nov. 3

The Red to Green Money Management Workshop, Discover Financial Freedom, will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Domenici Hall Room 006. Have you ever felt burdened by your finances? Red to Green Money Management is conducting a workshop that will unlock the key components to budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and financial aid, allowing you to gain financial freedom.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1851, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, sign-up for their social media to receive weekly updates. They are on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

NMSU art visiting artist and scholar lecture series to be held Nov. 3

NMSU art visiting artist and scholar lecture series will host Kris Kuksi at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Health and Social Science Auditorium Room 101. This event is free and open to the NMSU community and the public.

Kuksi is an independent artist who lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas. His multimedia work is often called ?fantastic realist? for its dreamlike forms, its mythical subject matter and its use of quotidian material. He uses found objects?like plastic toys?to create massive, disturbing and Baroque visions that are astonishing in terms of both their detail and scale. He claims to have been fascinated by the macabre and grotesque since childhood, and wants his art to explore the ways that these types of images can also be perceived as beautiful. His work has been exhibited in more than 100 museum and gallery exhibitions around the world.

Sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund.

For more information contact 575-646-1705 or visit https://artdepartment.nmsu.edu/category/visiting-artist/.

New Mexico State University Library secures full access to valuable research database

The New Mexico State University Library announces the full subscription access to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Institute of Engineering and Technology Electronic Library (IEEE/IEL) database package. This complete resource will have a positive impact for those across many different disciplines such as electrical and computer engineering, biotechnology, computer science, aerospace engineering, energy technology and transportation.

Two IEEE representatives will be on campus Tuesday, Nov. 3, and Wednesday, Nov. 4, to celebrate this new campus library resource and give hour-long workshops. These events, including the workshops, are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, information from the representatives and an informal question and answer session will be in the Thomas & Brown Hall first floor lobby from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The Wednesday, Nov. 4, meet and greet will be held in first floor atrium of Science Hall, also from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Also on Tuesday and Wednesday, the representatives will be offering workshops on best practices for searching the database titled, ?The IEEE Xplore Digital Library: Insider Tips and What's New." Users will be given tactics for successful searching of the database. Tuesday?s session will be in Thomas & Brown in Room 204 at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday?s session will be in Science Hall Room 107 at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact NMSU Engineering & Mathematical Sciences Librarian Paula Johnson at 575-646-7251 or paulacj@nmsu.edu.

Peer Review Network deadeline to register is Nov. 4

The Peer Review Network is an opportunity for faculty and instructors to reflect on their teaching and engage in meaningful peer review of teaching practices as a means of demonstrating teaching effectiveness. This session of PRN will include submission of documents that consider course alignment. Over the course of a month, participants will review the baccalaureate experience learning objectives and consider how their course aligns with one of the identified learning objectives. This will include how the course in general, or a particular assignment of activity, supports student learning in the identified area. Past participants report spending three to eight hours total, writing a reflective memo about their teaching and reviewing a peer?s memo on the same. Documents generated from participation can be used in Digital Measures and annual P&T Performance Reviews as evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, Nov. 4. Register at http://assessment.nmsu.edu/peer-review-network/.

For more information, contact Tauna Cole-Dorn at taucole@nmsu.edu or Maria Gurrola at gurrola@nmsu.edu, Advocates of Scholarly Teaching committee members.

Dealing with Stress: Stress 101 Workshop to be held Nov. 6

Dealing with Stress: Stress 101 Workshop will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225 second floor. Stay at the top of your game and turn in your peak performance. Learn stress management techniques, along with some learning strategies that will help you not just survive, but thrive. Good stress management techniques are a key component to being successful and staying healthy.

For more information contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

Administration and Finance departmental update

Effective Nov. 2, William (Bill) Harty will serve as the new Director of Procurement Services. Harty is transferring from the Vice President for Research where he was the Director of Administrative System Support. In his new role, Harty will oversee Purchasing, Risk Management, Central Property/Receiving and Accounts Payable/Travel functions. The Materials Warehouse previously reporting under Purchasing moved to Facilities and Services effective Oct. 1.

The Purchasing and Payroll Office are in the process of exchanging office locations. Purchasing will move to Hadley Hall, Suite 100 and the Payroll office will move to Academic Research Center, Suite 100. For payroll issues, continue to utilize the Human Resources Service Center located in Hadley Hall Room 17, email hrhelp@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-8000. Purchasing related questions can continue to be emailed to purchasing@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2916. The moves are scheduled to be in place by Nov. 2.

For more information contact Anne Comeau-Phillips at 575-646-2431.

NMSU to host talk on post-deployment family reintegration

For military service members, a safe return home may not always signal the end of physical and emotional stress. In fact, transitioning back to pre-deployment life may pose a set of unanticipated challenges for many military families.

To address these stressors associated with deployment and family reintegration, Jeanne Flora, associate professor of communication studies in New Mexico State University?s College of Arts and Sciences, will present a public talk titled ?Post-Deployment Family Reintegration: Military Family Communication Challenges and Strengths,? at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the College of Health and Social Services auditorium.

This interactive discussion is part of NMSU?s first-ever Military and Veterans Appreciation Week, happening Nov. 7-13. The talk will address avenues to support military families facing challenges with reintegration, while also inviting audience members to offer suggestions.


Live Your Dream Award application due Nov. 13

Undergraduate female students who are the primary wage earner/source of financial support for their families (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents) are encouraged to apply for the Live Your Dream Award given by Soroptimist International of Las Cruces. Students from the Las Cruces campus as well as branch campuses may apply.

The $1,000 award can be used for tuition, books, transportation, childcare or any other expense associated with attaining an undergraduate degree. The local winner will then be eligible for awards of $5,000 at the district level and $10,000 at the national level.

Applications are available at http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/live-your-dream-awards.html. The application form and two reference forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 13.

Completed applications can be dropped off at Gerald Thomas Hall Room 308 on the NMSU Las Cruces campus (not open on weekends) or submitted as an attachment by email to edevall@nmsu.edu.

Applications can also be mailed to:
Soroptimist International of Las Cruces
P.O. Box 714
Las Cruces, NM 88004

For more information, contact Esther Devall at 575-646-1161.

P.E.O. Scholarship application due Dec. 15

New Mexico women who are full-time juniors or seniors at any accredited four-year college or university are encouraged to apply for two merit-based scholarships given by the New Mexico State Chapter of P.E.O. The deadline for the Jean Boswell Foundation Scholarship of $2,500 is Dec. 15. The deadline for the New Mexico State P.E.O. Scholarship of $2,500 is Feb. 15.

To apply, visit http://www.nmpeo.org/nmpeo and click on projects and then state. Application packets include official transcripts, two letters of recommendation from faculty members, resume and statement of purpose.

For more information, contact Linda Ott at gene.ott@att.net or 575-525-8469.

The School Psychology, Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) Program accepting applications

The School Psychology, Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) Program at New Mexico State University is currently accepting applications from now until Jan. 15 to be considered for the class of 2019. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) accredits the program, and is the only one of its kind in the state of New Mexico. All graduates meet the standards of NASP and the school psychology licensure criteria for the state of New Mexico. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible for licensure in the state as well as National Certification (NCSP) as a School Psychologist.

The terminal degree, Specialist in Education (Ed.S.), provides advanced training beyond the master's degree, but not as advanced as the doctorate (78 credit hours). Unique to this program is the opportunity to obtain a master?s degree in Educational Diagnostics upon completion of specified 30 credit hours/content within the Ed.S. Program. Also unique is that the program espouses a multicultural training philosophy that is evident in the cultural and linguistic diversity of its students, faculty and staff within the Counseling & Educational Psychology (CEP) Department

For more information about the School Psychology (Ed.S.) Program at New Mexico State University, please review the specialist in education handbook: http://cep.education.nmsu.edu/files/2015/04/SPStudentHandbook15-16final.pdf

For those interested in applying to the program, contact either Elsa Arroyos, program director, via email at elsaaj@nmsu.edu or Heejung Chun via email at chun@nmsu.edu.

NMSU?s online sociology program ranked among top 10 nationwide

New Mexico State University?s distance education bachelor?s degree in sociology was ranked 10th in the nation for 2015-16 by TheBestSchools.org, an independent organization that focuses its ranking system on quality of programs, types of courses provided and faculty strength as well as school awards, rankings and reputation.

?I am pleased to see our sociology program recognized for its efforts in online education,? said Christa Slaton, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. ?The option to enroll in a quality online degree program allows students who have jobs and family demands the flexibility to pursue their educational goals.?

NMSU was listed on among the top 10 on TheBestSchools.org?s top 25 list for online sociology undergraduate programs behind schools such as Arizona State University, University of Colorado Denver and Oregon State University.