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NMSU Hotline — June 2, 2016

NMSU selects Rolando Flores as dean of College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences


Rolando Flores, professor and head of Food Science and Technology and director of the Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been selected as dean of New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

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Campus Announcements

'Cosmos and Apps' event Friday benefits HRTM student clubs

TAP (The Adjustment Project) presents "Cosmos and Apps" from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall. Complimentary appetizers are available with your drink purchase, and drinks are priced from $3 to $5. You must be 21 years old in order to attend. Credit and debit cards are accepted, and the proceeds from this event will benefit student clubs in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.

RISE STARTUP to offer workshop for faculty on the 'R' language

This summer RISE is offering a STARTUP computational skills enhancement workshop activity for faculty. Professor David Daniel in the Department of Economics, Applied Statistics & International Business will offer a three-hour "R" workshop for faculty from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 17. This workshop is an introduction to R, a popular language and environment for data analysis and graphical representation. Learn more about R at https://www.r-project.org/about.html. All instructional materials will be freely available and accessible as part of the workshop. The first 15 faculty respondents to enroll at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RISESTARTUP2016 will be registered for the workshop.

NMSU, Acoma Pueblo to host seventh annual Acoma Agriculture Day

Maintaining livestock health and controlling pests and noxious weeds are ongoing tasks for ranchers.

Solutions to these issues will be discussed at the Acoma Agriculture Day, set for Friday, June 17, at the Acoma Tribal Auditorium on Pinsbaari Drive.

New Mexico State University?s Northern New Mexico Outreach Project and the Pueblo of Acoma are hosting the free event that will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, June 16, prior to the program at the auditorium, Nick Ashcroft, NMSU Extension range management specialist will conduct a range monitoring workshop on the Acoma livestock allotment. The workshop, which is open to the public, will be from 3 to 5 p.m.


Young Women in Computing summer camp still accepting applications

The Department of Computer Science is still accepting applications for the Young Women in Computing summer camp for high school students. The YWiC Camp for New High School participants takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20 to July 1 and is for rising 9th- through 12th-grade young women who have never participated in a YWiC camp or after-school program. Project builds will include LilyPad Arduino, game design, HTML 5, Java, and app development. There is no cost to participate, and camps will include lunch, materials and supplies.

Apply at bit.ly/YWIC2016HS

For more information, contact Daniela Miranda at dmiranda@cs.nmsu.edu, or visit https://ywic.nmsu.edu.

Campus Tutoring Service is here to help

Campus Tutoring in Corbett Center Room 206 is open all summer. No appointment is necessary and services are totally free of charge. For information on courses that are covered, visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu/services/campus-tutoring-service/. If you have questions, call Lisa Kirby at 575-646-1342 or email lkirby@nmsu.edu.

NMSU online programs continue to be recognized for affordability

New Mexico State University was named among the top schools in the country for affordable, high quality online education for 2016.

Affordable Colleges Online has ranked NMSU among the top five in the U.S. in 2016 for its online master?s degree in criminal justice. NMSU tied for fourth place with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

?The online master?s in criminal justice program has high quality faculty who genuinely care about students and make themselves accessible to them,? said Francisco J. Alatorre, assistant professor of criminal justice in the College of Arts and Sciences. ?We serve students interested in advancing their careers and students interested in pursuing doctoral programs. It is rewarding to see outside agencies recognize our efforts, particularly based on alumni feedback.?


DACC Community Education courses available

"Monsters, Creatures, & Creeps!" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, June 20-23. The cost is $109. Creepy and kooky. Eerie and exciting. A fan of creepy, crawly monsters? Working with pastels, learn to draw monsters of all shapes, sizes, and colors and create cartoon characters with humorous expressions and animated poses. Join the fun as you increase your drawing skills. For kids age 5 to 13.

"Powder Puff Mechanic" will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11, or Saturday, June 25. The cost is $19. Review basic maintenance procedures and how to prevent potential problems when driving your vehicle. Change a flat tire, check oil and tire pressure. Gain a better understanding of your car and how to address problems before getting stranded.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

"Business Writing that Works!" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 14. The cost is $139. For those who must write as part of their job, being able to write well is a real career boost. Learn how to capture your thoughts on paper so they are strong and persuasive, but at the same time clear, concise, complete and correct. Concentrate on the nitty-gritty details that writers have to contend with, and get practical advice on making the job less difficult. Discuss your writing problems and share solutions with others.

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