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NMSU Hotline — December 10, 2015

NMSU social work faculty researching equine-assisted psychotherapy model


ALBUQUERQUE ? Equine-assisted psychotherapy is known to help people address mental and behavioral health issues, but there remains little evidence-based research to prove it.

New Mexico State University School of Social Work Associate Professor Wanda Whittlesey-Jerome is dedicating her academic career to establishing and promoting scientific standards for gathering such information.

?Horses are prey animals, so they are constantly scanning their environments,? Whittlesey-Jerome said. ?When we enter the arena, they sense if we are calm and balanced ? or troubled and on-edge ? and react accordingly."

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Campus Announcements

No Employee Council meeting this month

The Employee Council will not meet in December. The next meeting will be at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 14, in Milton Hall Room 85. Meetings are always open to all employees in person or online via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employeecouncil2015.

Angel tags still available on Social Work's Holiday Angel Tree

The NMSU School of Social Work, Family and Child Welfare Training Project is needing your support. We have 58 angel tags from our annual Holiday Angel tree that still need to be claimed. We are partnering with Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) to make the holidays brighter for local children who receive services from CYFD.

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

For inquiries please contact Gloria Nuņez at 575-646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu.

Suspension of chemical waste pickups for disposal

Due to the holiday break, if possible, Environmental Health & Safety requests that all waste chemicals be called in for pickup by Friday, Dec. 18. Final suspension of chemical pickups for disposal will occur Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 due to our quarterly shipment of hazardous waste. Chemical pickups will resume on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 after the scheduled shipment.

In the interim, please follow the "NMSU Waste Accumulation Point Checklist? procedures. A copy of these procedures can be found at http://safety.nmsu.edu/programs/haz_wst/app_checklist_waste_accum_point.htm.

Please call EH&S at 575-646-3327 to schedule free pickups before or after these dates.

NMSU Alumni Association honors outstanding graduates for fall 2015

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association will honor its fall 2015 Outstanding Graduate Award recipients with a luncheon Friday, Dec. 11, at the Stan Fulton Athletics Center.

The Outstanding Graduate Award is one of the top honors for an NMSU student. Each semester, the Alumni Association honors a graduating student from each academic college, the Office of International and Border Programs and the American Indian Program, as well as a master?s student and a doctoral student from the Graduate School.

All honorees are selected by the deans or leaders of their respective colleges and programs. The award is presented every semester on the Friday before commencement to graduates who have demonstrated a tremendous focus on academics, active participation in activities that embrace their leadership skills and an ability to conceptualize and communicate needed practices for success in their education and personal lives.


The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is reserved this Friday

Due to end-of-the-semester events, The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be closed on Friday, Dec. 11. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is normally open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday through Friday and can be reached at 575-646-4763 with any questions.

NMSU library reminder for faculty, staff and students

A friendly reminder from the NMSU Library: before heading out for winter break, please check the stacks on your desk and return any outstanding books or Interlibrary Loans back to the library. Thank you and see you in the New Year.

Winter Break hours now posted online

For more information on Winter Break hours beginning this Friday and continuing until the beginning of the Spring 2016 semester visit:

Corbett Center Student Union: http://ccsu.nmsu.edu

Campus restaurants, convenience stores and Barnes & Noble at NMSU: http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours

In addition, Papa John?s Pizza will continue to accept Aggie Dining Dollars and will deliver to campus by calling 575-521-3456.

Both of these sites are also accessible on the NMSU INSIDER mobile app available free of charge at http://nmsuinsider.conduitapps.com.

Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Two students nominated for the New Mexico All USA Academic Team

Two NMSU-Dona Ana (DACC) students have been nominated for the New Mexico All USA Academic Team for their outstanding academic accomplishments and community service. Kenneth Agbita and Jarred Pollard were nominated for the honor and if selected will earn scholarships to a four-year institution to pursue baccalaureate degrees. Both candidates plan to enroll at NMSU following the successful completion of associate degrees at the community college.

Agbita will earn an associate of science at DACC and then pursue a baccalaureate in electrical engineering. Pollard is pursuing an associate of science in creative media technology at the community college and plans to earn a bachelor degree in individualized studies at the university.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), an honor society for two-year institutions, sponsors the awards. The Alpha Omega Tau chapter at DACC nominated the students. Robert Doyle, Mary Sletten and Gus Pina are the faculty sponsors of the organization. For more information contact Robert Doyle 575-528-7215.

First spring exhibition at NMSU University Art Gallery scheduled

The NMSU University Art Gallery is excited to announce its first exhibition for the spring 2016 semester. The title of the exhibition is "Water! What is it Good for?" featuring Florida-based artist Bethany Taylor and Texas-based Brenda Perry. In this two-person exhibition, Taylor and Perry will create critical spaces for viewers to engage with multifaceted environmental concerns. Through their art, Taylor and Perry ask viewers to consider meanings and practices of sustainability, water rights, renewable natural resources and environmental consciousness.

From a pool of 50 submissions to the UAG?s open call for proposals, the UAG Exhibition Review Board selected Taylor and Perry, who provided separate applications, to mount this two-person exhibition that grapples with complex environmental issues.

The exhibition will run from Jan. 21 through Feb. 27, 2016. In conjunction with this exhibition, there will be a scholarly panel held in the UAG on Saturday, Jan. 23 with discussions focusing on the topics of water rights, water sustainability, etc.

DACC Community Education course available

Experience for yourself the integration of body, mind and spirit through Tai Chi. A beginning level course, Tai Chi ? Simplified Chinese Yang Style, will allow you to explore this ancient art. A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step ? let this be yours in this popular DACC Community Education course. To sign-up, or for more information, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.