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NMSU Hotline — May 10, 2016

NMSU students receive Cheryl L. Wase archaeology scholarships to fund tuition, field courses

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The Society for American Archaeology has awarded three undergraduates in New Mexico State University?s College of Arts and Sciences with competitive scholarships.

Kayla Brown, Keighley Hastings and Kailey Martinez each received the Cheryl L. Wase Memorial Scholarship for the Study of Archaeology last month in acknowledgement of their exceptional promise for academic and professional development in archaeology, explained Rani Alexander, head of NMSU?s Department of Anthropology. The scholarships will cover the cost of tuition and fees, as well as books for classroom and field-based courses.

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Campus Announcements

'Life After College Reality Fair' hosted by Career Services today

"Life After College Reality Fair," presented by Career Services, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Barnes and Noble Bookstore. The reality fair concept is a unique opportunity for students to experience some of the financial challenges they will face when they start life after college. Do you make a car payment or buy an Xbox? Lunch out or brown bag? How to make a deposit, pay bills, manage credit and save for a rainy day may be the most valuable lessons you'll ever learn and will help you for the rest of your life. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

If you are unable to attend this event, you are still able to learn more about this topic or receive assistance with other career planning questions. Call 575-646-1631 to arrange an appointment or complete the Request an Appointment form http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request, which is also located at careerservices.nmsu.edu. Refer to the homepage at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/students and follow on social media.

Screening of 'Graffiti Bridge' to be held Thursday

A screening of "Graffiti Bridge," the 1990 cult classic starring Prince, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, followed by a post-screening dance party. The Fallen Stars Movie Series at the NMSU University Art Gallery, located at D.W. Williams Hall, 1390 E. University Ave., is free, with free popcorn.

Presented by the NMSU University Art Gallery, the NMSU Creative Media Institute and Allen Theatres, this film screening and post-screening dance party are in honor of the great artist, Prince. Limited seating; bring a comfy chair or blanket.

For updates and more information, visit https://uag.nmsu.edu/fallen-stars-movie-series.

Free coffee and hot chocolate available all week at Hardman and Jacobs

Free coffee and hot chocolate are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. now until Friday, May 13, in Hardman-Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center on the first floor by the computer lab.

For more information, call 575-646-3838 or email annettea@ad.nmsu.edu.

NMSU Gospel Choir in concert May 15

The NMSU Gospel Choir will be in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 Missouri Ave., at the corner of Locust and Missouri. The concert will feature NMSU student soloists and powerful, contemporary gospel music. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

For more information, contact Bobbie Green at 575-635-7538 or bobbie@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Foundation president chosen as ?40 Under Forty? honoree

New Mexico State University Foundation President and Vice President for Advancement Andrea Tawney has been named a 2016 ?40 Under Forty? honoree by Albuquerque Business First.

According to Albuquerque Business First Assistant Managing Editor Christopher Ortiz, the 40 Under Forty awards honor the state?s top young professionals each year.

?Albuquerque Business First takes nominations from the public for 40 Under Forty, and we received more than 350 this year,? Ortiz stated in an announcement recently on the Albuquerque Business First website.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11905/nmsu-foundation-president-chosen-as-40-under-forty-honoree

RISE STARTUP to host free STEM research skills summer workshops

Now in its third summer, RISE STARTUP will host several free workshops by NMSU faculty and staff in May, June and July. Visit rise.nmsu.edu/rise-events for details and updates. To register for events, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RISESTARTUP2016.

Topics covered include One Stop R; Cell Culture Techniques; The Impact of Race-Related Stress on Biobehavioral Conditions; Statistics for Rigor and Reproducibility; Health, Disparities, and the Environment; Introduction to R: 2-week Immersion Workshop; Introduction to Rheology; Protein Purification Workshop; Rheology Lab; Fluorescence Microscopy Refresher; and Introduction to JMP Genomics.

NMSU RISE has provided biomedical research training for NMSU students since 2000. The RISE STARTUP activity seeks to provide graduate students with the tools to increase their skills in quantitative and qualitative scientific research methods, alternate career paths, and global science. To date, STARTUP workshops have been attended by over 250 participants, more than half of whom are graduate students.

DACC Respiratory Therapy Program earns national award

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care has notified Doņa Ana Community College? Respiratory Care Program that they will receive the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success Award.
In selecting programs for this award, the commission board recognizes the RRT credential as a measure of professional achievement. Additionally, the credential is a measure of a program?s success in inspiring its graduates to achieve their highest educational and professional aspirations.

Objective criteria were used to select programs for recognition, including having three or more years of outcome data, holding accreditation without a progress report, documenting RRT credentialing success of 90 percent or above, and meeting or exceeding established thresholds for credentialing success, attrition and positive job placement. This award is not an endorsement or recommendation, but rather is based on the program?s compliance with established accreditation standards.

The award will be presented at the American Association of Respiratory Therapy summer forum on June 26 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

The Respiratory Therapy program at DACC leads to an associate of applied science degree. Through classroom instruction and laboratory practice, students develop the knowledge needed to care for patients. They acquire additional hands-on experience in the clinical setting at surrounding hospitals.

The curriculum and clinical content is based on the National Standard Curriculum from the American Association of Respiratory Therapy and the national accrediting body. For more information, contact Douglas Scribner at 575-527-7639.