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NMSU Hotline — December 14, 2015

NMSU faculty, staff honored for work in developing top online courses

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New Mexico State University faculty and staff were recognized at the Instructional Innovation and Quality awards celebration Nov. 12 for their achievements during 2015 in professional development for online courses and improvements in online course design.

The IIQ unit (http://instruction.nmsu.edu/) supports all facets of distance education and includes Academic Technology, Distance Education, Instructional Media Services and the Online Course Improvement Program. The unit is supported in part by the Student Technology Advisory Committee and the Course Delivery Fee.

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Campus Announcements

Search committee for NMSU College of ACES dean announced

New Mexico State University has established a search committee for the next dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Selected to lead the search was Christa Slaton, dean of NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences.

Search committee members from the college include:

Chadelle Robinson, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business
Carlos Rosencrans, Agricultural and Extension Education
Shanna Ivey, Animal and Range Sciences
Scott Bundy, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science
Stuart Munson-McGee, Family and Consumer Sciences
Martha Desmond, Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology
Mary O?Connell, Plant and Environmental Science
Keith Mandabach, School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
Leonard Lauriault, Agricultural Experiment Station
Karim Martinez, Cooperative Extension Service

Search committee members from outside the college include:

Timothy Wright, College of Arts and Sciences
Robert Steiner, College of Business
Srikanta Mishra, College of Education
Befekadu ?HoJo? Habteyes, graduate student
Jason French, Extension Plant Science
Sonja Serna, Extension computer support
Roseanne Norris, Extension Animal Resources
Terra Winter, University Advancement
Chad Smith, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau
Caren Cowan, New Mexico Cattle Growers
Dino Cervantes, Cervantes Enterprises
Darryl Multine, Navajo Agricultural Products Industry
Dean Horton, Las Uvas Dairy

A website will be established to provide information on the search and will be available soon at http://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/.

Search committee for NMSU College of Engineering dean announced

The search committee for the next dean of the New Mexico State University College of Engineering has been selected. James Hoffman, dean of the College of Business, will chair the search committee.

Search committee members from the College of Engineering include:

Jessica Houston, Chemical and Material Engineering
Phillip King, Civil Engineering
Paul Furth, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stephen Pate, Engineering Physics
Anthony Hyde, Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering
Delia Valles-Rosales, Industrial Engineering
Igor Sevostianov, Mechanical and Aerospace engineering

Search committee members from additional university colleges and departments along with community members include:

Stuart Munson-McGee, Family and Consumer Sciences
Michele Nishiguchi, Biology
Robert Wood, Kinesiology and Dance
Jacob Ceniceros, graduate student
Cathy Ortega Klett, Water Resources and Research Institute
Margaret Vasquez, Mechanical Engineering
Tina Byford, University Advancement
Clay Doyle, El Paso Electric
Del Arculeta, Molzen-Corbin
Randolph Rothschild, Raytheon
Lisa Webster, EEA Consulting Engineers
Jack Davis, Arizona Public Service Foundation

A website will be created to provide information on the search and candidates and will be available soon at http://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/.

Waddell & Reed financial adviser on campus today

A financial adviser from Waddell & Reed will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, in Corbett Center?s Rio Grande Room (228) to provide information to NMSU employees on tax-sheltered annuities for retirement. No appointment is necessary.

For more information contact Mark Cobb at 575-680-2551.

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.

Gifts need to be turned in by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. All gifts should be delivered to the Health and Social Services building suite 210.

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

Retirement reception for Kim Eiland to be held Dec. 17

The University Registrar?s Office will hold a reception honoring Kim Eiland?s 10 years of dedicated service and retirement from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, in the Educational Service Building Lobby.

Eiland has worked in higher education for more than 30 years. She began her career in 1985 as a technical writer at the Public Information Office, New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico. In 1988 she was promoted to director. Then in 1999 she was promoted to assistant registrar. In 2005, she relocated to New Mexico State University as assistant registrar and banner support.

She received two degrees from New Mexico Tech, a Bachelor of Science in technical communication with highest honors in 1985 and Bachelor of Science of chemistry with highest honors in 1977.

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

NMSU Regents approve a resolution regarding freshmen students living on campus

During their meeting Friday, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved a resolution for the university to develop a plan to possibly require freshmen to live on campus. Certain exclusions will be developed for students to opt-out of the requirement, including provisions for students who already live near campus and U.S. service members, among other groups. The target date for implementation is the fall 2017 semester.

According to NMSU President Garrey Carruthers, students who live on campus tend to be more academically successful, more engaged in the campus community and more likely to graduate. Living on campus also places students closer to support services and typically leads to increased retention rates.

?There will be exceptions to the rule; not all freshmen would be required to live on campus,? Carruthers said. ?Going forward, we will develop a plan to outline the criteria surrounding this policy. We will look at what other universities are doing in this area.?


NMSU program helps leaders refine their leadership skills

As Class 10 of the New Mexico Agricultural Leadership program graduates, another group of participants are ready to begin their 18-month learning journey through the program.

The New Mexico Agricultural Leadership program was established in 2001 with the goals of identifying and supporting effective leadership among the food, agriculture and natural resource areas.

NMAL is a program put on through the Agriculture and Extension Education department of the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

?Speaking with previous participants of the program, I learned that the most valuable experiences they had were being exposed to topics and practices with which they were not familiar, and meeting new people with diverse backgrounds,? said Claudia Trueblood, NMAL program coordinator. ?These experiences helped them broaden their perspectives and become more effective leaders in their industries and communities.?


NMSU, NMHA hosts annual Southwest Hay and Forage Conference in Ruidoso Jan. 13-15

Issues relating to crop production are never-ending. What is the newest insect pest? What?s next in weed resistance? When is the best time to plant?

These issues and many more will be topics at the 2016 Southwest Hay and Forage Conference Jan. 13 to 15 at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive in Ruidoso.

New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Hay Association sponsor the annual event to provide opportunities for researchers and experts in a wide variety of topics to share the latest information with forage growers.

?The hay conference is a great opportunity for forage producers to come together and learn about the most up-to-date research advances and new products in the industry, as well as network with one another and share experiences,? said Mark Marsalis, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service forage specialist.