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NMSU Hotline — April 16, 2018

NMSU named to top 20 among 2017-2018 Best Online Colleges

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New Mexico State University has been ranked in the top 20 as one of the most affordable online universities according to College Choice. With 50 universities nationwide being recognized, NMSU ranked 19th and is the only university in the Southwest to be recognized in the top 20.

“We’re always excited when the rest of the nation learns about what we know, that NMSU has a great education at an affordable price. That’s one of our key strengths,” said Greg Fant, NMSU’s deputy provost. “It shows that NMSU’s recent efforts collaborating with the NMSU Alamogordo Community College to better align 100 percent 2+2 bachelor’s degrees are paying off.”

College Choice is a national voice on university rankings and resources. They used their own proprietary methodology based on combined stats from reliable national databases with metadata aggregation from a wide array of other university ranking and review sites. College Choice does not accept payment to bump up a university or change a ranking.

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Campus Announcements

Former director of bands, chancellor to be honored during Founders Day Friday

William Clark, former director of bands at NMSU, will be honored as the newest Aggie Legend during Founders Day Friday, April 20. The celebration and picnic lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Traders Plaza.

Clark joined the university in 1985 and served in many roles at the university, including head of the music department, conductor of the Mesilla Valley Concert Band and organizer of the Las Cruces New Horizons band. Clark is credited with doubling the number of music majors to more than 200 during his tenure at NMSU. In addition, Chancellor Garrey Carruthers will be presented with the Strickland Award from NMSU Facilities and Services for what he has done to support Facilities and Services both as dean and chancellor.

This year’s Founders Day will highlight NMSU’s musical traditions, including the PRIDE of New Mexico Marching Band and the Aggie Fight song. We also will have a showcase of band uniforms through the years and announce the spring “A” Mountain Award winner.

Find out more at http://foundersday.nmsu.edu.

Financial Wellness workshop to be offered today

The Student Success Center is offering the Financial Wellness: Evaluating Your Assets and Key Documents to Consider from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 16, at Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225

This workshop will support dialogue around key documents such as a understanding a trust and developing a will, which can help you to better prepare for your future. Additionally, this workshop will focus on understanding the process of home buying. Students will gain insight for choosing insurance plans that are best suited for your personal circumstances. It is never too early to begin this discussion as you prepare for your future.

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

'Calling All Aggies' preparing for fall 2018 calling campaign

As part of the many efforts utilized to enhance student retention, the "Calling All Aggies" calling campaign plays a vital role. Spring 2018 "Calling All Aggies" reached out to more than 1,400 students who were enrolled in fall 2017 but had not enrolled for courses by Jan. 17. This is a huge effort and requires a community wide undertaking to assist all NMSU students in staying the course and completing enrollment for the fall 2018 semester. Emails will be generated by the Student Information Management team and sent to all students eligible to enroll for fall 2018 beginning today. The actual “Calling All Aggies” portion will commence today.

If you are not currently approved to assist in our campaign, please send your Aggie ID to sim@nmsu.edu requesting a link to access "Calling All Aggies." Once you are approved, you are given a PDF information packet to download step-by-step procedures. For those of you already approved, your link to the campaign is at https://enrollmentcampaign.nmsu.edu.

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Training will be provided for those of you wanting to learn about the process or need a refresher at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, and again at 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225. It is only necessary to attend one session.

Calls from the NMSU community to our students make a difference and the "Calling All Aggies" initiative thanks you very much.

For questions, contact Lisa Kirby at 575-646-1342 or lkirby@nmsu.edu.

Registration for Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor courses begins today

NMSU Rec Sports will begin registration for Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor courses today. Courses begin May 14. Information on Community Health & Safety classes can be found at https://recsports.nmsu.edu/aquatics/training/ or by calling 575-646-3518.

Managing stress workshop today

The Student Success Center is offering the Managing Stress: How to Manage Academic Performance workshop from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today in the Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225.

This workshop will focus on understanding stress and how it can impact individuals personally and in the academic setting. You will learn stress management techniques that can enhance your ability to cope with academic stress and develop a plan to combat college stressors.

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

FSA Records Management and Retention information session Wednesday

The FSA Records Management and Retention office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Senate Gallery Room 304 of Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, the new retention requirements, and FSA-RMR Procedures. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at main campus, will be offered at the same time as our live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting, please contact RMR at 575-646-8324. For more information or to register, visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Additive Manufacturing Research Seminar

Dr. Ahmed Arabi Hassen from Oak Ridge National Laboratory will present a seminar entitled “Additive Manufacturing: Current State, Challenges, and Future Opportunities,” from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Hardman and Jacobs Learning Center, Room 225. The seminar is free and open to all.

Additive manufacturing technology, also known as 3-dimensional printing, rapid prototyping, or solid free forms, was developed in the early 1980s. Additive manufacturing technology offers distinct advantages from traditional, subtractive manufacturing techniques. In this seminar, Hassen will explore different types of metal and polymer additive manufacturing technologies, their applications, and different types of defects associated with design and manufacturing. He will also focus on new research opportunities and challenges of additive manufacturing system development, materials innovation, characterization, inspection and evaluation of materials and parts.

Hassen is a staff scientist at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in material science and engineering with emphasis on advanced polymers and composites manufacturing and characterization. His current focus is on the development of new composite material for large-scale additive manufacturing extrusion deposition processes.

NMSU alumna to discuss rural healthcare with faculty, students

A New Mexico State University alumna who founded Positive Outcomes Inc. will visit the NMSU campus Thursday, April 19, to speak to students and faculty interested in rural healthcare.

Tara Jaramillo will visit with students and faculty during a meet-and-greet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Speech Building Conference Room 243. A grab-and-go lunch will be provided.

Jaramillo started Positive Outcomes in 1999 and has provided ancillary therapy to Socorro Consolidated Schools in Socorro, New Mexico, for 20 years. Positive Outcomes specializes in a holistic approach to education and therapeutic interventions for people in New Mexico with varying needs and rural health care, including physical, occupational and speech therapies; early childhood development screening; early childhood education; social work; public health; educational psychology; counseling; and adult education.

For more information, contact Denise Tafoya at 575-646-5572 or datafoya@nmsu.edu, or Robert Peterson at 575-646-4358 or peterson@nmsu.edu.

College of Education STEM Tech Lab Name Unveiling Saturday

The name unveiling for the MaryLou and Jack Davis STEM Tech Lab and gift announcement will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, in O’Donnell Hall, Room 143. Light lunch will be provided to guests. Please join us as we celebrate and honor the donors whose private investments transform and enhance our teaching facilities.

DACC architecture students offer 'Architecture Film Night' and fundraiser Saturday

As part of this year's "Architecture Film Series" and fundraising efforts, the American Institute of Architecture Students of DACC will be showing "Citizen Architect" at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the historic Fountain Theatre in Mesilla. Tickets are on sale in advance and on the day of the event. Purchase of admission ticket automatically enters buyer in door prize drawings, and the student organization will also be having a 50/50 raffle during the event. Costs are $3 for students, $5 for members of the local AIA (American Institute of Architects) and $7 for the general public.

This one-hour documentary is how the late architect and MacArthur Genius Samuel Mockbee started the "Rural Studio" in 1993, a design/build education program, in which students create striking architecture for impoverished communities in rural Alabama.

This event will not only serve to raise funds for this year's AIAS events, including attendance to workshops and conferences, but will help bring together the architectural community and the general public for a fun event.

To purchase tickets in advance, contact Luis Rios, professor and adviser, at luirios@nmsu.edu or 575-527-7747. Students will be glad to deliver tickets.

Apply for computer programming summer camps for girls

The Computer Science Department and Young Women in Computing are hosting four summer camps for girls and young women in June and July.

The High School New camp is for rising 9th-12th graders who have little to no experience with programming. It will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. June 4-8 and June 11-15.

The High School Alumni camp is for rising 10th-12th graders who have experience with at least a few programming languages and platforms. This camp will be held for three weeks, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 4-8, June 11-15, and June 18-22. Participants can attend one, two or three of those weeks.

The Middle School New camp is for rising 6th–8th graders who have no experience with programming. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 pm. July 9-13 and July 16-20.

The Middle School Alumni camp is for rising 6th-8th graders who have some experience programming. It will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. July 9-13 and July 16-20.

For more information, contact Clara Graham at 575-646-4451 or visit https://ywic.nmsu.edu/.

NMSU’s Studio G helps launch homegrown businesses through community colleges

Entrepreneurial community college students and alumni across the New Mexico State University system are making their mark on their communities with support from Studio G, the student business accelerator at NMSU’s Arrowhead Center.

Thanks to a three-year Regional Innovation Strategies i6 Challenge grant Arrowhead received in 2016 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration in the Department of Commerce, the university’s entrepreneurship and innovation hub was able to expand its reach with a program called Next Generation Entrepreneurship, launching Studio G at each of NMSU’s two-year campuses, including Dona Ana Community College, NMSU-Alamogordo, NMSU-Carlsbad and NMSU-Grants.

Since that time, students at these campuses have brought more than 90 new business ventures at different stages to Studio G for support. These Next Gen Studio G sites have also created student contests with cash prizes for the best business idea pitches and hosted free half-day business accelerators open to members of the community.


Domenici Student Scholars Research Papers collection established in NMSU Library

A new program at New Mexico State University allows university students from across the region an opportunity to have their research papers housed in the NMSU library. The newly established Domenici Student Scholars Research Papers collection will preserve public policy student research papers in the NMSU Library Archives and Special Collections in Branson Library.

NMSU Chancellor and Director of the Pete V. Domenici Institute Garrey Carruthers and NMSU Library Dean Elizabeth Titus created a pathway for the refereed publications, which is open to students in the Domenici Student Scholars program.

“A long-term goal for the Domenici Institute was to reach beyond the conference,” Carruthers said. “We finally struck upon an idea that the path the students began as panelists in the spring and worked on throughout summer didn’t have to end in mid-September. They could continue as a scholar throughout fall.”