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NMSU Hotline — January 13, 2016

U.S. News & World Report names NMSU to 2016 Best Online Programs list

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U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of the Best Online Education Programs offered by U.S. National Universities. For the fourth consecutive year, New Mexico State University has placed in the top 200 of universities, with three NMSU online programs being recognized.

In 2016, NMSU ranks 75th in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs, 166th in Best Online Graduate Education Programs and 183rd in Best Online Bachelor?s Programs.

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Campus Announcements

Campus Health Center to close early Thursday

The Campus Health Center will close at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, for staff training and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15.

For more information call 575-646-1512.

Convocation set for Jan. 19, to include Presidential Medallions

The NMSU community is invited to celebrate the start of the spring 2016 semester at Convocation from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 19, in the Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Refreshments will be served from 8:15-9 a.m. Convocation can also be viewed on the web via a link on NMSU?s homepage.

During the ceremony, outstanding faculty will be recognized through Regents Professorships and the Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence. Community engagement also will be recognized with an additional award.

For the first time, Convocation will include awarding the Presidential Medallion for outstanding service to NMSU. The recipients will be Gerald Burke and Jim Bullock. There?s an opportunity to honor their service to NMSU by giving to either the Gerald M. Burke President?s Associates Endowed Scholarship or the Wanda H. Bullock Nursing Scholarship. To donate, visit www.giving.nmsu.edu.

For questions about Convocation, contact the Provost?s Office at 575-646-2127.

NMSU Career Services to host 11th annual career fair

New Mexico State University?s Career Services invites students to attend its 11th annual Career Connections Fair on Feb. 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the third floor ballrooms of the Corbett Center Student Union.

The event is co-sponsored by Career Services and the College of Engineering. It is free and open to any students and community members interested in job opportunities such as internships, co-ops and professional employment.

?Candidates benefit because they are able to connect with an employer in person and showcase their knowledge, skills and abilities in a way a resume may not always provide,? Career Services associate director Roseanne Bensley said.


NMSU Water Science & Management student admission application deadline is Feb. 15

The Water Science and Management (WSM) Graduate Degree Program at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications for its master of science and doctor of philosophy in WSM until Feb. 15 for the fall 2016 semester. This interdisciplinary graduate degree program provides graduate education for addressing state, national and international water issues and to train the next generation of water professionals needed to meet the challenges of scarce water resources. New Mexico faces serious challenges in water supply, development and quality, management and administration of water resources.

The WSM degree program offers five fields of study sponsored under the Colleges of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, Arts & Sciences and Engineering. NMSU undergraduate seniors who will be graduating in May 2016 or anyone who is interested in Water Science and Management may obtain information and/or apply to the program by visiting http://wsm.research.nmsu.edu, call 575-646-4198 or email Patrick Natoni, student program coordinator at wsm@nmsu.edu. Walk-ins or appointments are welcome. The WSM program is located on 3170 S. Espina St., Stucky Hall Room 111.

Small Business Development Center 'Social Media Marketing Seminar' to be held Feb. 19

Small Business Development Center will host a "Social Media Marketing Seminar" by Eric Spellmann from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19, in the Dona Ana Community College Auditorium. Learn the art of generating quality leads and driving new business through social media from nationally known social media expert, Eric Spellmann.

Learn the "Art of Generating Quality Leads Using Social Media," "Digital Marketing on a Shoestring: Drive New Business Through Display and Social Media," "How to Build a New Online Business in 3 Days or Less" and "How to Promote and Grow Your Business Using 7 Powerful Offline Methods."

Register by Jan. 29 and receive a $5 discount. The cost is $30 for general public or $20 for SBDC clients. Register at www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces or for questions call 575-527-7676. Payment can be made with credit card. Contact Anna Contreras at 575-527-7513 or Maribel Navarette at 575-527-7516.

Join the Masterworks Chorus this semester

The New Mexico State University Choral Department is excited to announce auditions for the Masterworks Chorus for the second semester. The community and student combined chorus meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Music Center Room 103. The choir has an exciting spring planned as they will perform the monumental Requiem by W.A. Mozart at the end of April as a culmination to the semester.

Auditions for the choir will be Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 13-15 and again Tuesday, Jan. 19. Prepare a short song for the audition, otherwise a carol or hymn will be provided. An accompanist also will be provided.

To schedule an audition time, contact John Flanery, director of choral activities, at jflanery@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1306.

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Wrap Any Stone, using only two wires, learn how to wire wrap any odd-shaped, tumbled stone into a beautiful pendant. Your pendant will be completed within the timeframe of the course?and you can wear it home. The class will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 2 or Tuesday, May 3. The cost is $26.

For more information or to sign up email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Email Etiquette, a self-paced online course, is available online only at http://dacc.augusoft.net. The cost is $40. Define the role proper etiquette has in any email message. Learn how to use punctuation and grammar to convey non-verbal meaning in your email messages. Practice organizing an email message and develop skills to write a clear, concise message with all of the components required for an effective email message.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.