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NMSU Hotline — January 9, 2018

Scholarship program supported by family’s love of their daughter gives hope to students


New Mexico State University alumna Elizabeth Ayres Pollard had a passion for theatre arts and heart full of compassion for students facing challenges.

“She was a rescuer and she liked to help people,” said her father Warren Pollard. “I can’t remember how many kids she took into her house at times when she was in Birmingham. Some would stay for months, students having family or other problems.”

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Campus Announcements

Spring 2018 move-in information for new campus residents

New NMSU students who will be moving into the residence halls and apartments for the spring 2018 semester can find details on what they’ll need to access their new home at https://housing.nmsu.edu/spring/.

Residents who received prior approval for early arrival will find a separate set of instructions at https://housing.nmsu.edu/early/. Only students who have made this request in advance are considered.

Questions, please feel free to contact us at housing@nmsu.edu.

Join OCIP for the first 'Let's Talk Online Teaching' of the year

Come meet the Instructional Innovation and Quality (IIQ) team from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 24 in Milton Hall, Room 50 as they host a panel for "All things NMSU Distance Education." Take the opportunity to ask any question you have related to NMSU Distance Education, online course design, teaching and learning in the online environment, Quality Matters, instructional media, Canvas, etc. Lunch will be served.

For more information, call Miley Grandjean at 575-646-5492. To register, visit ocip.nmsu.edu/events.

NMSU Passport Fair set for Feb. 3

Need a passport? Need photos for a passport application, visa application or OPT? Then you are seriously in luck. International & Border Programs here at NMSU has a Passport Acceptance Office located in Breland Hall, Room 152. Whether you need a passport, or just need photos we can take care of that for you. Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and is available to anyone who needs this service whether part of the NMSU community or the community at large and surrounding areas.

Can’t make it during the week? Then you’ll want to come to our Saturday, Feb. 3, Passport Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Breland Hall, Room 152 to service your passport and passport/visa photo needs. We encourage you to take advantage of this special Saturday NMSU Passport Fair Feb. 3, if you are unable to visit us during the work week. Please visit https://ibp.nmsu.edu/nmsu-passport/ for information regarding what you will need to bring with you.

AimPoint golf clinic will have you playing like the pros

The world’s former No. 1 golfer, Lydia Ko, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Justin Rose, have the AimPoint green-reading method to thank for much of their success. Learn how to apply it to your own golf game during a special two-hour clinic to be held at the NMSU Golf Course Practice Putting Green at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Just bring a putter and three balls and our PGA Head Professional will do the rest.

The cost is $75 per person and is limited to just 12 people. Contact John Lynch at 575-646-1445 or jlynch1@nmsu.edu to reserve your spot today. Share with a friend at www.facebook.com/events/1984724948410159/.

Quick Facts are available

The 2017-18 Quick Facts are available for distribution to departments and individuals. Please email Cheri Coffelt at the Office of Institutional Analysis, ccoffelt@nmsu.edu, to get your Quick Facts today.

NMSU Extension program encourages Navajo families to raise backyard gardens

GALLUP – When driving north from Gallup on U.S. 491 to Shiprock, passing through the barren, arid terrain, it is hard to imagine fields of corn, squash and beans, and fruit trees thriving in this corridor of northwestern New Mexico and the Navajo Nation’s eastern region.

For decades, Native Americans living in this area grew the traditional Three Sisters – corn, squash and beans.

As the climate has changed in recent years, and access to water has decreased, many families have ceased to raise gardens. Health issues, such as obesity and diabetes, have increased as the access to fresh fruit and vegetables has decreased in the Navajo Nation.

New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is working with community leaders and families in the small rural communities along the corridor to bring back the tradition of family gardens.