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NMSU Hotline — September 11, 2019

Staff Spotlight: Penny Jimerson, College of Health and Social Services


Penny Jimerson is the coordinator for the Nursing Skills and Simulation Center in the College of Health and Social Services’ School of Nursing.

Students use the center to learn physical assessment and hands-on skills. The center – which is equipped with functioning hospital beds, stretchers, suction capability, simulated oxygen and other equipment that students will see in a hospital setting – enhances curriculum by integrating the nursing process with simulated patient-care scenarios.

“I am responsible for maintaining the day-to-day lab operations and simulation experiences. I work with the School of Nursing administrators, staff and faculty to implement an evidence-based skills and simulation program that supports clinical decision-making and skill development,” Jimerson said.

“I love being able to operate a safe place for students to practice their nursing skills and clinical decision-making prior to going to the hospital and working with patients,” she added.

Jimerson started working for NMSU June 17. This is her first position at the university. Previously, she worked as a registered nurse at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe. She also retired from the New Mexico Department of Health and the Human Services after 25 years of service and worked for Deloitte Consulting as a training manager for five years.

For more information about the Nursing Skills and Simulation Center, visit https://schoolofnursing.nmsu.edu/nursing-skills-lab/.

Campus Announcements

Employee Council meeting set for Thursday

The Employee Council will hold its regular monthly meeting 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Milton Hall, Room 85. All employees are welcome to attend. The meeting is also broadcast live on Adobe Connect. Employees can watch and participate via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employee-council/.

Workshop: Cultivating student accountability and buy-in for your course

During this workshop, we will consider ways to tackle issues with student engagement by promoting student buy-in, holding students accountable, and providing students with the skills necessary to succeed. Facilitated by Dr. Chris Burns from California Health Sciences University, who is a leader in developing new medical schools and innovative education programs emphasizing collaborative and life-long learning skills to prepare students for enduring professional careers. For questions contact, teaching@nmsu.edu.

Monday, Sept. 16, 8:30-11:30 a.m.: https://bit.ly/2zgAizh
or Monday Sept 16, 1:30-4:30 p.m.: https://bit.ly/2TXkDyi

NMSU Career Services to host 35th annual Career Expo

With more than 140 employers registered, New Mexico State University students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are encouraged to can attend the 35th annual Career Expo Fair Sept. 17-18. NMSU Career Services will host the two-day event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Corbett Center Student Union, third floor. The detailed list employers is available at https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/9830/employers_list. Students can review the list via their AggieCAREER Manager account (powered by Handshake).

“Attendance at career fairs are excellent venues to meet employers face-to-face to discuss employment and career goals,” said Roseanne Bensley, NMSU Career Services associate director. “Students would benefit by researching the employers’ websites in advance of the fair and customizing their resumes to meet the employer’s goals. The career fair should be treated like any interview, which means it is important to dress appropriately."

Career Expo will focus on majors in the colleges of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education (non-teaching) and Health and Social Services Sept. 17. The College of Engineering is co-sponsoring the event Sept. 18, which will highlight majors in computer science, engineering, life/physical sciences, mathematics and technology.

For detailed information about the employers, visit https://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/career-expo/.

Career Expo has become a long-standing tradition as the largest career fair of the academic year, and provides students the chance to meet and connect with potential employers to discover career information or seek employment for co-ops/internships or permanent full-time positions along with planning for 2020 summer jobs.

For more information, visit https://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/career-expo/, call 575-646-1631 or email hireNMSU@nmsu.edu.

OCIP to present faculty development mini-workshop Sept. 18

The Online Course Improvement Program will present the mini-workshop "Why Should I Migrate from Traditional Resources to Online Educational Resources (OER’s) in My Courses?" from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Milton Hall, Room 85.

While there are potential barriers and challenges to implementing OER in the classroom, the benefits far outweigh the pitfalls. Not only do OER contribute to significant cost savings for students, they also bring real value to both faculty and institutions.

To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000014921.

For more information, contact Christina Schaub at cschaub@nmsu.edu.

For a full list of events in this series, visit https://ocip.nmsu.edu/events/ and type “OCIP: Mini-Workshop” in the Events search bar.

Unable to attend this event? The DVD’s shown in this series are on reserve at Zuhl Library. Just ask at for the title at the front desk.

Business professor attends Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association Conference

NMSU College of Business professor and Mountain States Insurance Group Endowed Chair Tim Query attended the 23rd annual Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association Conference in Seoul, South Korea. More than 20 different countries were represented at this year's conference. Query served as president of APRIA for 2018-2019, and was also the moderator for a plenary session on "Disaster Risk and Risk Governance."

APRIA invites participation from academics, executives, researchers and government leaders willing to share ideas and to engage in collaborative research for the ultimate benefit of the insurance industry. The association provides a forum where individuals from diverse cultural, political and economic backgrounds share their ideas, as well as market developments, openly and in a spirit of helpfulness. For more information, email tquery@nmsu.edu.

Applications now available for NMSU-HHMI 2020 Research Scholars Program

The application period for the three-semester NMSU-HHMI Undergraduate Research Scholars program is now open. The program is designed to help NMSU’s undergraduates become proficient researchers and competitive applicants to top graduate schools. Please see https://hhmi.nmsu.edu/scholars/ for more details about the program.

• We are looking for junior science majors with a genuine interest in research.
• Research scholars are matched with a faculty mentor, who assists them in developing a research project.
• In the spring, scholars will work with their mentor 10 hours per week, attend research seminars and program-sponsored events.
• In the summer, scholars participate in an intensive, full-time summer research experience to collect data for their thesis.
• In the fall, scholars will continue working in their mentor’s lab and take a thesis writing course and write their thesis.

Application deadline is Nov. 1 to the NMSU-HHMI Programs, Department of Biology, Foster Hall, Room 203. For questions contact, program coordinator Anja Hansen at anjah@nmsu.edu.

NMSU professor inducted into ASHS’s 2019 class of fellows

Rolston St. Hilaire, head of the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Interim Head of Extension and Plant Sciences and a professor within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, has been inducted into the American Society for Horticulture Science’s 2019 class of Fellows.

The ASHS was established in 1903 and is recognized around the world as one of the most respected and influential professional societies for horticultural scientists. To be considered for a nomination, nominees must be active with at least 10 years of membership. The number of living and active fellows cannot exceed 10 percent of the eligible membership.

To read more, visit http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/13837/nmsu-professor-inducted-into-ashs-s-2019-class-of-fellows.

NMSU to host Rio Grande Heritage Festival at Los Lunas science center

LOS LUNAS – Agriculture has been the backbone of the Middle Rio Grande Valley for as long as humans have lived in the area. Cultural traditions are centered around the raising and use of the harvested crop.

The Rio Grande Heritage Festival will celebrate many of these traditions for people to experience the history of farming in the valley.

New Mexico State University’s Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas are hosting the free event from 9 a.m. –1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the agricultural science center, 1036 Miller Road, Los Lunas.

To read more, visit http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/13842/nmsu-to-host-rio-grande-heritage-festival-at-los-lunas-science-center.

NMSU stabilizes enrollment, posts increase in system headcount

The New Mexico State University system has posted an increase in overall student enrollment numbers – the first such increase since 2010. The NMSU system includes its campuses in Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Grants and around Dońa Ana County.

“We are very pleased with these topline results, and it clearly shows NMSU has stabilized enrollment and is poised for sustained growth,” said NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu. “It’s exciting to see so many students and their parents responding to NMSU’s strong appeal. In conversations with new students we consistently hear that they come here because they want a top-tier education with a highly diverse student body at one of the lowest costs in the nation. It’s a great time to be an NMSU Aggie.”

To read more, visit http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/13844/nmsu-stabilizes-enrollment-posts-increase-in-system-headcount.