NMSU branding

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

News Center

NMSU Hotline — April 13, 2016

NMSU DanceSport Company wins two national championship titles


The New Mexico State University DanceSport Company added to its cache of national honors earlier this month after winning two first-place national championship titles at the 2016 USA Dance National DanceSport Championships.

NMSU?s DanceSport Company is a part of the NMSU Dance Program in the Department of Kinesiology and Dance, which is housed in the College of Education. The national competition took place April 1-3 in Baltimore.

NMSU?s official team of 21 ballroom, Latin and swing partner dancers competed in 22 total events during the three-day competition, the company?s third and final national competition for the 2015-16 academic year. NMSU company members also won two second-place runner-up titles, three third-place awards, and four event finalists.

Read More

Campus Announcements

NMSU Foundation credits community for success of campaign and award

New Mexico State University Foundation's inaugural 2015 Giving Tuesday event was recently celebrated with an award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and organizers of the Giving Tuesday event want to share the accolade with the real winners: NMSU?s community of donors and alumni.

?Giving Tuesday was successful because of our generous donors and the incredible support we received from our campus and Aggie communities,? said Andrea Tawney, vice president of University Advancement. The final total for the one-day campaign held Dec. 1, 2015, was $5.7 million added to scholarship funds across the NMSU system. ?This award is their award. It belongs to every single person who decided to make a difference in the lives of students on Giving Tuesday.?


Campus Health Center to close early today

The Campus Health Center will close at 11:30 a.m. today for staff training and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14. For more information, call 575-646-1512.

Financial Literacy Fair to be held today

The annual Financial Literacy Fair is back. Join Career Services on the first floor of Corbett Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, and gather some great information on smart money management. You will be able to enter a drawing for prizes, talk to local professionals, and sign up for a one-on-one coaching session with one of our peer financial literacy coaches.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or follow on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach by contacting Career Services at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also visit http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request to submit a request online.

Free shredding offered at the Financial Literacy Fair today

American Document Services will provide free document shredding from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today during the Financial Literacy Fair at Corbett Center. The purpose of this free service is to help students, faculty and staff reduce their risk of identity theft. Bring old checkbooks, banking and credit card statements, personal documents to have them shredded on site. The truck shredder can accept paper with staples and paper clips, but not large binder clips or notebooks.

Campus Health Center to host Get Yourself Tested Campaign today

The Campus Health Center and the New Mexico Department of Health will host the fifth annual GYT: Get Yourself Tested Campaign. The event will provide free STD testing from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Campus Health Center. The entrance will be located on the southwest corner of the building. Urine samples will be collected for gonorrhea and chlamydia. No physical exams will be given and testing is confidential.

Some STDs may be asymptomatic (show no symptoms), so it is important to be screened regularly if you are sexually active. GYT encourages testing as an act of pride, not shame, and promotes an open dialogue about STDs by encouraging people to get themselves tested.

For more information please contact agalliva@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4045.

Student Success Navigators positions are available

The Student Success Navigators are seeking graduate students to join our team. We are hiring hard-working campus leaders who are passionate about helping undergraduate students succeed and would like the opportunity to mentor incoming freshman through their sophomore year. This is a wonderful job for those who enjoy working as a team and directly impacting the success of fellow Aggies.

Positions available via Aggie Career Manager:

JOB ID- 49527- Two-Year Graduate Assistantship (For those students who have at least two years of graduate work left) - 11 openings
JOB ID- 49528- One-Year Graduate Assistantship (For those students who have one year of graduate work left) - 3-6 openings

All potential applicants are required to attend a navigator information session from 6 to 7 p.m. today, or Monday, April 18, at Corbett Center Senate Chambers or set up a private information session with a current navigator, which can be set up through Marissa Macias at marimaci@ad.nmsu.edu, as part of the application process. This will allow applicants the opportunity to learn about the program from current navigators.

For questions, contact Marissa Macias, program coordinator, at marimaci@ad.nmsu.edu.

Open house to be held at O'Donnell Hall Thursday

Are you interested in starting a graduate degree while you complete your undergraduate degree? Learn about the 2+2 program between the counseling and community psychology undergraduate degree and education diagnostics master's degree at an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the O'Donnell Hall Atrium. For more information, contact Marlena Moreno at marleymo@nmsu.edu.

'Dealing with Stress: Stress 101' workshop to be held Friday

A workshop, "Dealing with Stress: Stress 101," will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 15, at the Zuhl Library Conference room (225 second floor). Stay at the top of your game and turn in your peak performance. Learn stress management techniques, along with some learning strategies that will help you not just survive, but thrive. Good stress management techniques are a key component to being successful and staying healthy.

For more information, contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar to be held Friday

James Fulton, master's candidate, will present a seminar, "Stip: a physiological disorder of pepper" in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar Series at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. The seminar will be broadcast for off-campus participation. For more information, contact Mary O?Connell at moconnel@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold observatory open house Friday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an observatory open house at the NMSU campus observatory at 9 p.m. Friday, April 15. Astronomy personnel on hand will be Chris Churchill and graduate assistants Jean McKeever, Carlos Vargas and Sten Hasselquist.

We'll be looking at the planet Jupiter, the moon and a variety of deep-sky objects, including beehive cluster, M3 and the galaxy M82. Please contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-4438 with questions. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

100 West Cafe offers American Cuisine this week

Join 100 West Café today through Friday for some delicious American Cuisine prepared by students.

Enjoy a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature New England clam chowder, iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing, or a three-bean salad, beef pot roast, Maryland chicken, herb-crusted pork loin or sautéed mushroom pasta with arugula. Your dessert choices are apple pie, New York cheesecake or key lime pie. All lunches are $10, payable by cash, check or credit card, and Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards are accepted.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138, in $10 increments.

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

NMSU Career Services to host job fair for educators

New Mexico State University Career Services will hold its 42nd annual Educators? Job Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the Corbett Center Student Union on the third floor.

The event will provide graduating education students, experienced professionals and education support staff, such as nurses and social workers, with an opportunity to interview with multiple school districts located throughout the region and the United States.

Elizabeth Ortega, with NMSU Career Services and coordinator of the event, said the job fair has been one of the most effective recruiting forums in the Southwest, and is unique in that it is set up for participants to have structured interviews with prospective school district employers.


NMSU, emergency response agencies to host home preparedness expo April 30

ALBUQUERQUE ? Are you ready to evacuate your home in a moment?s notice during a natural disaster such as fire or flood, or stay at home without electrical power or natural gas for several days? Not many of us are truly prepared for an emergency.

Learn what you need to do to be prepared during the second annual Emergency Home Preparedness Expo 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel, 2910 Yale Blvd.

New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service in Bernalillo County, the Southwest Border Food Protection & Emergency Preparedness Center and local government emergency response agencies have organized the free event.


State Risk Management offers free clinics

Employees and their covered spouses/domestic partners enrolled in the state medical plans through NMSU will have access to free onsite wellness exams. Information regarding dates of the clinics and the process to schedule an appointment can be found on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/insurance/medical. Questions regarding the information can be sent to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Experienced grant writer, novice or thinking about writing a grant ? this course will provide you with a wealth of information. Examine each part of the proposal and determine the components of each part in "Grant Writing ? Intermediate." Discuss the electronic submission and review processes and strategies for when your proposal is and is not funded. This is a hands-on class, so bring your program/project ideas that need funding to class. The course is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, and the cost is $109. For questions or more information, contact Customized Training at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.