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NMSU Hotline — January 26, 2018

NMSU electrical engineering professor, Las Cruces native studies acoustics


As an assistant professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Mexico State University, Steven Sandoval is conducting research that could affect acoustics and signal processing.

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Campus Announcements

Employee Council Elections are still open

Take part in Employee Council elections and vote for one of your colleagues/co-workers. The Employee Council is an advisory body to the chancellor for matters affecting NMSU employees and works closely with the university administration to promote and support the mission and vision of NMSU. Members participate in a number of university standing committees focused on the administration of university policies, initiatives and incentives. To learn more about Employee Council, please visit http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/.

Elections will close today. Depending on your position classification you will need to visit the designated link to participate in the elections. Faculty (https://vote.nmsu.edu), exempt staff (https://vote2.nmsu.edu), and non-exempt staff not represented by a bargaining unit (https://vote3.nmsu.edu).

Resume AggieMania at Career Services today

Career Services is hosting Resume AggieMania today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Career Services, located in Garcia Center (formerly Garcia Annex), second floor, Room 224. Steve Torres, Program Manager for Jacobs Technology, will be available to students at Career Services. Bring a copy of your resume to have our staff and employer review it in preparation for the upcoming Career Connections Fair next week. Don't have one? No problem, swing by for free material on how to get started. Call 575-646-1631 to schedule an appointment if you are unable to attend.

Please contact salinasm@nmsu.edu or Career Services at 575-646-1631 for more information.

Thriving in College: Kick Off Your Spring Semester Workshop

The Student Success Center is offering a Thriving in College: Kick Off Your Spring Semester Workshop from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225.

Are you new to the NMSU campus? Or maybe you need a refresher on what it takes to be a successful student. Come participate in this workshop while engaging in meaningful dialogue that will jump start your access to available resources and develop a plan for academic success. Learn about the important deadlines and steps you should be taking during the spring semester.

For more information contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136 or ssc@nmsu.edu.

Retirement for Mack Adams will be held at DACC Wednesday

Mack Adams began his career with DACC Human Resources in July 2003 and moved to NMSU HR in August 2004. In August 2011 he returned to finish out his career back at DACC. Adams has asked that we not do a formal retirement party, but rather ask people to take a few moments and stop by the office to bid him farewell. He is one of those individuals who stands out. He is easy with a smile and words of comfort. He inspires trust and has a way of putting everyone he meets at ease. Mack’s passion for providing training and guidance in all areas of management, employee relations and customer services, etc., meant that he was able to share his knowledge and experience and make us all better employees and supervisors and improve the customer services we provide to our students, coworkers and peers. We would like to solicit a call to action and encourage everyone to pay it forward. Take everything you have learned from Adams and take all of the qualities that we so admire in him and find ways to carry them forward. We can think of no greater way to honor his efforts than to utilize what he has taught us and continue to share and inspire that knowledge and experience with others.

Please stop by the DACC HR office anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, and help us wish him well. The DACC HR office is located at DACC’s East Mesa Campus, Main Building Room 203I. For more information, please contact Rosie Martinez at 575-527-7652.

Cultural Diversity Speaker Series announced at DACC

The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Cultural Diversity Committee of the Faculty Council in collaboration with DACC will sponsor its first Cultural Diversity Speaker Series.

The first event will feature a colloquium of five speakers each giving 15-minute presentations on issues that are affecting education in New Mexico and the surrounding borderlands. There will be a question and answer session with the audience after the presentation.

“This is a timely and important discussion by scholars and activists from academia,” said Debasmita Roychowdhury, a faculty member and one of the lead event coordinators from the Cultural Diversity Committee. “Borderland education and other related issues must be at the forefront of the national debate. We invite students, faculty and the general public to attend this event and engage in this important dialogue happening locally here at DACC.”

The Colloquium will begin at 9 a.m. and run to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the DACC East Mesa Campus Auditorium, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd. There is no charge to attend the event.


'Strategies for Teaching Online' offered in February, March

NMSU OCIP will be offering two sessions of the "Strategies for Teaching Online" course in the spring 2018 semester. "Strategies for Teaching Online" is a two-week, asynchronous course that introduces faculty to best practices in online teaching and learning. This fully-online course explores ways to increase teacher presence and student engagement in the online learning environment. Faculty participants become acquainted with current online teaching strategies as they experience the role of being an online student, including using the discussion boards, submitting assignments and collaborating with their peers.

Registration for the Feb. 1-15 session is available at http://bit.ly/2mgAqrI. Registration for the March 1-15 session is available at http://bit.ly/2ARfv3J.

Both sessions will be supported by Beth Apodaca from NMSU OCIP. Please contact Apodaca with any questions at bapodaca@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1572.

Time to register for NMHEAR 2018

If you haven’t yet registered for NMHEAR 2018, there is still time. The conference will be held Feb. 22-23 at the Hotel Albuquerque.

The conference will be especially useful if you are involved in teaching, assessing and/or administering general education at your institution. Two regular conference sessions focus on GE in New Mexico – both offered by NMSU Provost Dan Howard, who chaired the statewide committee that developed the new statewide general education program (essential learning outcomes and course certification process). A post conference workshop will address assessment of Essential Outcomes.

The conference keynote presenter Natasha Jankowski (https://education.illinois.edu/faculty/njankow2) has her finger on the pulse of assessment at the national level. This video (while not the focus of her presentations at the conference) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sGM24elvhE, demonstrates the quality of the kind of information that Jankowski will share with conference attendees.

For more information contact Susan Wood at sandrusw@nmsu.edu or visit https://nmhear.nmsu.edu.

University Museum to host new photography exhibit

The New Mexico State University Museum will host a new photography exhibit, “Defending Truth and Memory: The Path Towards Justice in Guatemala,” from Feb. 1 through June 30.

The exhibit features 35 photos of the indigenous people of Guatemala.


Screenwriter of series ‘24’ to present workshop, receive award at NMSU film festival

Jack Bauer, the lead character played by Kieffer Sutherland in the groundbreaking series “24,” survived political coups, nuclear and bio-chemical threats, treason, torture, and more. That series started the career of a screenwriter, Anne Cofell Saunders, who has gone on to become a writer/producer and co-executive producer of various series.

Saunders will bring her expertise to share with students as a panelist in the screenwriting workshop for the Las Cruces International Film Festival presented by New Mexico State University, set for March 7-11. She also will receive the Mark Medoff Outstanding Entertainment Writing Award.

It’s the third year of the five-day festival that brings thousands of movie-lovers to Las Cruces to see feature-length, short films, documentaries and student films. Last year, more than 6,000 people attended the event, with about a third coming from outside the immediate area.

For tickets, hotel packages and more information visit www.lciffest.com/ or call (575) 646-6149. Tickets are also available at Visit Las Cruces on the corner of Water Street and Las Cruces Avenue.