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NMSU Hotline — January 14, 2016

NMSU Office of Advancement offers training opportunities for fundraising professionals


Fundraising is a key mission for many organizations, from large institutions that serve tens of thousands of people to smaller operations that have significant impact in the lives of just a few. New Mexico State University aims to give fundraising professionals some additional tools to support those impact missions.

NMSU?s Office of University Advancement is partnering with the Association of Fundraising Professionals New Mexico chapter to screen a series of web-based seminars for fundraising and development professionals in southern New Mexico.

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Campus Announcements

Counseling & Student Development Center to be closed Jan. 15

The Counseling & Student Development Center will be closed all day Friday, Jan. 15 for staff development. If you are in crisis or need assistance call the Dean of Students office at 575-646-1722 in Corbett Center Room 207.

For more information contact Karen Schaefer at kschaefe@nmsu.edu or 575 646-2731.

Insurance exchange workshops offered by NMSU?s Dona Ana County Extension Office

This year?s open enrollment period for the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange ends Jan. 31. For help in navigating the ins and outs of the process, New Mexico State University?s Dona Ana County Cooperative Extension Service Office will host three separate workshops this month. The presentations are designed to help people feel more confident when choosing a health insurance plan on the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange.

Attendees can choose between the workshops scheduled for Jan. 15 at 6 p.m., Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. and Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. Each will be held at the Dona Ana County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 530 N. Church Street in Las Cruces.

?As a result of the Affordable Care Act, many people are signing up for health insurance plans, and that process can be confusing and overwhelming,? said Karim Martinez, an Extension home economist at the Dona Ana County Cooperative Extension Service Office. ?This presentation can reduce that stress by offering basic information about what to consider before choosing a plan and where to go for help enrolling.?


Softball Dining at the Diamond to be held Feb. 6

NM State softball's Dining at the Diamond will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Field activities will be held from 5 to 6 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 575-646-3474.

Singers wanted for the NMSU Gospel Choir and the New Desert Harmony Singers

The NMSU Gospel Choir and the New Desert Harmony Singers (NDHS) are recruiting singers of all voice parts (SATB) for 2016. If you are looking for a way to expand your musical horizons and gain performance experience, while having fun and singing great music, one or both of these groups are for you.

The NMSU Gospel Choir sings fun, classical and contemporary gospel songs. The group consists of NMSU students and talented community members. The NMSU Gospel Choir meets on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. in the NMSU Music Building Room 103. If you are a NMSU student and would like to receive credit for this class, you may sign up for the NMSU Gospel Choir under UNIV 361, M01 ? Crn 26984.

NDHS is a community based mixed chorus, made up of friendly singers from all walks of life and musical backgrounds. NDHS performs a wide variety of musical styles (Broadway, Gospel, Country, Rock, Soul, R&B) in four-part harmony (SATB). NDHS partners with other entertainers such as the NMSU contemporary dancers and NMSU Gospel Choir to ensure NDHS performances are unparalleled in the Southwest. NDHS meets on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul?s United Methodist Church.

For further information on the NMSU Gospel Choir contact Bobbie Green at bobbie@nmsu.edu. For further information on the New Desert Harmony Singers contact Lisa Brain at lmbrain@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Spanish for Beginners 1, get the basics of Spanish so you can communicate in everyday situations with a Spanish speaker. Learn how to meet and greet people, ask for directions, handle simple business transactions and order meals. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3-March 9. The cost is $77.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Certificate in Data Analysis is a three-section, one-month course. The cost is $495. It is available separately or as a certificate ? Introduction to Data Analysis, Intermediate Data Analysis and Advanced Data Analysis. Get a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting to see trends and make predictions. Understand the statistics of data groupings and learn to perform inquiries that will be useful to your organization. Develop easily understandable graphs and text to convey the results for data-driven decision-making.

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