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NMSU Hotline — December 4, 2015

1,000 graduates expected at NMSU fall commencement


About 1,000 students are projected to participate in the fall 2015 commencement ceremony at New Mexico State University, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Pan American Center. Commencement activities will begin Friday, Dec. 11, with a doctoral hooding ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Pan American Center. NMSU will recognize Dan E. Arvizu, recently retired director of the U.S. Department of Energy?s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, with an honorary degree during the ceremony. He will speak to the doctoral degree candidates following his hooding.

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Campus Announcements

Yvonne P. Flores retirement reception to be held today

With 32 years of dedicated service to NMSU, Yvonne P. Flores will be retiring from the Honors College Crimson Scholar Program. A retirement reception in her honor will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today, in the William Conroy Honors Center Commons Area (first floor lobby).

For more information, contact 575-646-2005 or vatorres@nmsu.edu.

Studio G Networking Hour to meet today

Networking Hour, brought to you by Studio G Business Accelerator, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today, in Studio G, located in Academic Research Building A. Networking Hour is a great chance to learn about how to start your own business. Join them to learn about starting up and improving your business. Don't forget to check out their Facebook page where you can stay up to date with all of their events.

For more information contact http://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu.

Ph.D. final oral dissertation defense to be held today

The School of Nursing will hold a Ph.D. final oral dissertation defense by Karen Hand who will formally defend her dissertation titled ?Applying Generational Theory and Nurse Retention? from 10 a.m. to noon today, in CHHS Room 318. All are welcome to attend.

For more information contact kpech@ad.nmsu.edu.

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

The NMSU Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) Program in School Psychology is currently accepting applications for Summer/Fall 2016 admission. Full-time and part-time program sequence is available. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15. The program is the only one of its kind in the state of New Mexico and meets the standards of the National Association of School Psychologists and the licensure criteria for the State of New Mexico.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are also eligible for National Certification as a School Psychologist (NCSP). Unique to this program is the opportunity to obtain a master?s degree in educational diagnostics upon completion of specified credit hours/content within the Ed.S. Program.

Information about the application process, program requirements and other specific program information can be found at http://cep.education.nmsu.edu/school-psychology/

For questions about the program, contact Elsa Arroyos, program director, via email at earroyos@nmsu.edu. For questions about applying to the program contact Heejung Chun, admissions coordinator, via email at chun@nmsu.edu.

Social Work will host annual Holiday Angel Tree

The NMSU School of Social Work, Family and Child Welfare Training Project will host their annual Holiday Angel Tree. They are partnering with Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) to make the holidays brighter for local children who receive services from CYFD.

Visit https://socialwork.nmsu.edu/fcwtp/holiday-angel-tree/ to find out additional information on how you can request an angel tag online.

For more information contact Gloria Nuńez at 575-646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu.

100 West Café to serve comfort food this week

100 West Café will serve comfort food Dec. 1?4. Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature chicken noodle soup or old fashioned sweet and sour coleslaw, and your choice of garlic-roasted chicken or spicy honey-mustard glazed pork ribs or cheese ravioli with tomato basil cream. Dessert choices are chocolate brownies with ice cream or strawberry rhubarb puff pastry. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

This is the last week of lunches for the semester. The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management would like to thank you for your continued support. Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 119 in $10 increments. They are unable to provide to-go lunches and apologize for the inconvenience.

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

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has internships for undergraduates and graduates

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, in collaboration with NMSU, will sponsor cancer research summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students. The paid nine-week programs will be Monday, June 13, through Friday, Aug. 12. Students must be able to commit to this entire period in order to participate.

For the undergraduate internship program, eligible students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled in a U.S. university or college, entering the summer before the final year (or semester or quarter) of undergraduate studies, and must have a strong background in the sciences or related areas of interest. The deadline for all undergraduate applications is Jan. 15. To apply, submit an application at http://www.fredhutch.org/en/education-training/undergraduate-students.html

For more information, visit http://www.fredhutch.org/en/labs/science-projects/pacr/interships-training/undergraduate.html or contact Michele Shuster at mshuster@nmsu.edu or Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

For the graduate internship program, students interested in diverse aspects of cancer research in human populations and are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at NMSU are encouraged to apply. Accepted students are required to participate in a one-week Data Analysis Workshop to be held at NMSU from May 31-June 3. Eligible students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The deadline for all graduate applications is Friday, Feb 6. To apply, submit an application at: http://www.fredhutch.org/en/labs/science-projects/pacr/interships-training/graduate-students.html
For more information contact Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host state sustainable agriculture conference in Valencia County

?Feed Our Crops to Feed Ourselves? is the theme of the 12th annual New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Conference being held Wednesday, Dec. 16, in Valencia County.

New Mexico State University will host the free conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UNM-Valencia Campus Student and Community Center, 280 La Entrada Road in the Tome area.

The conference will provide practical information for everyone from large-scale producers to home gardeners.

?The event will feature information on building and understanding soil fertility in desert soils, basics of fertilizing through hydropic systems, and innovative uses and considerations for aquaponics in New Mexico,? said Stephanie Walker, NMSU Extension vegetable specialist and co-coordinator of U.S. Department of Agriculture Western Sustainable Agriculture Research Education programs in the state.


NMSU DanceSport Company brings home more championships

The New Mexico State University DanceSport Company has once again struck gold at the national level.

The company brought home a slew of awards from this year?s USA Dance National Collegiate DanceSport Championships in Columbus, Ohio, last week, including 12 new championship titles, 11 runners up awards and a second place finish in the team match.

?We could not be happier. All of our students danced brilliantly and challenged themselves in all ways,? said Hannah Cole, director of NMSU DanceSport and an associate professor in the Kinesiology and Dance Department in the College of Education. ?We were the ultimate team. We supported each other throughout and in the end have grown so much.?

NMSU DanceSport won second place in the American Style Team Match and Ballroom Formation divisions, and third place in Latin Formation.