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NMSU Hotline — July 12, 2018

DreamKeepers week introduces Native American youth to NMSU


Agriculture is a part of your life if you eat, wear natural fiber clothes and care about the environment.

These are the points the dean of New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences told a group of Native American high school students during DreamKeepers week.

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Campus Announcements

TAP Happy Hour set for Friday

Join your friends on Friday, July 13, for “Patriotic Party” TAP happy hour at 100 West Café, Gerald Thomas Hall from 5 to 7 p.m.. Happy hour features a cash bar of specialty cocktails, beers, wines and non-alcoholic beverages at modest prices with complimentary appetizers. All proceeds will benefit student clubs, activities and travel. Parking across the street from Gerald Thomas is free after 4:30 p.m.

'Incredible Specimens+' on display Saturday

Join us from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Zuhl Museum, located at 775 College Dr.

Fossil fish, quartz crystals, trilobites, ammonites, rhodochrosite, malachite, dinosaur bones and other beautiful invertebrate specimens will be on display.

Be dazzled by our newly arrived Alaskan wooly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) fossil skeleton. And be sure to check out the “Kids Corner” excavation pit, brimming with kinetic sand fun.

Contact Tiffany Santos at 575-646-4714 or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1597815550328866/ for more information.

2018 Physics Summer Camp to be held next week

NMSU’s 2018 Summer Camp will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 20, and will be open to 20 students. This is a free camp and lunch will be provided. Ages and grade levels are accepted from 13 to 17 and ninth to 12th, respectively. Students will explore various physics topics and sciences, including mechanics, electricity and magnetism, light and chemistry. Exploration of these topics will include demonstrations of the principles involved as well as explanations on why and how these principles work the way they do. This program introduces students to what is involved in the physics and engineering physics programs at NMSU – a great thing to experience for any student interested in the sciences. To apply go to https://sps.nmsu.edu/2018-physics-summer-camp/.

OCIP: Strategies for Teaching Online new session starts Monday, space still available

Strategies for Teaching Online will introduce you to best practices in online teaching and learning. You will explore ways to increase teacher presence and student engagement. Your participation in this training will not only orient you to online teaching, but it will also simulate the student experience where you will participate as the online student in the online course. You will have the opportunity to use the discussion board, submit assignments and collaborate with your peers.

Visit the Online Course Improvement Program webpage for more information on how to register, or use this link at https://bit.ly/2GuTZEG.

This session is supported by Nancy Chartschlaa and Christina Schaub from OCIP. Please contact Chartschlaa with any questions at 575-646-4317.