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NMSU Hotline — January 22, 2020

Safety tip: Emergency help

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If you are in an emergency, the following tips can save crucial seconds, which in turn can save lives:

• If you are in danger, get to safety if you can. Try to get away from the danger before trying to call for help.
• Call 911. Don’t look around for blue lights phones, or call a friend or family member for advice. Get help (police, fire or medical) on its way immediately by calling 911 from your cellphone or the nearest landline.
• When the dispatcher answers, say: “This is an emergency, and I am at ______(give your location) ______.” By saying this right away, you get the dispatcher's immediate attention and they know where to send help. Even if your battery dies or the call gets cut off after this, help will be on its way.
• If there is time, provide more information about what is happening. This allows the dispatcher to ensure the right type and number of emergency responders are sent to help. At this stage, however, keep it brief (e.g. “A man on a bicycle was just hit by a car on University Avenue in front of the Pan American Center")
• Stay on the line. The dispatcher will need to take a moment to notify emergency responders, and then will gather additional information from you.

Are you unsure if it is an emergency? If in doubt, call 911. We would rather you use 911 and it turns out it isn’t an immediate safety concern, than have you spend time trying to find a different number while someone is hurt, in danger, or needing other help right away.

Campus Announcements

iClicker workshop set for Friday

Academic Technology will welcome Abby Talbert from iClicker to host a workshop and answer questions on effectively using iClicker and iClicker Cloud from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 24. Talbert will cover topics from basic getting-started tips to more in-depth questions.

NMSU has used iClicker as our primary polling software for years, and it has shown to be a productive classroom learning and assessment tool. It can be used in a variety of ways from effectively taking attendance to collecting opinions and demographics anonymously and conducting convenient in-class quizzes.

iClicker files can be synced with your Canvas course with grades easily transferred to the Canvas Gradebook. iClicker has traditionally employed the use of physical remotes, which are available at the NMSU Bookstore for students to purchase. Students are also able to download the smartphone app called “iClicker Reef" — which is an alternative to the physical remote and has become very popular among students.

If you are curious about how you can use iClickers, or are currently using iClickers and have specific questions, please consider registering to attend this workshop. Spaces are limited. Register at https://learning.nmsu.edu/upcoming-workshops/.

For more information, contact Academic Technology at 575-646-5125 or learning@nmsu.edu.


NMSU passport office to host passport fair

Apply for a passport in time for spring break travel. The NMSU Passport Acceptance Facility is hosting a passport fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in Educational Services, Room 8, 1780 E. University Ave. Passport photos may be taken at the fair. Applicants must provide proof of citizenship and photo identification, along with copies of both items (front and back of photo I.D.). Check or money order payments are the only forms of payment that will be accepted. For more information, email passportoffice@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-4528.


DACC to celebrate Black History Month

The Doña Ana Community College Library will celebrate Black History Month in February with the following events. All events are scheduled to take place at DACC's East Mesa Campus Library, Room 203 F.

• 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 — Film: "Color Adjustment: A History of African American Portrayal on Television"

• 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 5 — Presentation: "Black History in Doña Ana County," by José Aranda, instructional librarian at DACC, with special guest Grover Pettes, president of the Doña Ana County branch of the NAACP, 1960-65

• 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 — Film: "Black Is…Black Ain’t"

• 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 — Film: "Souls of Black Girls: The Image of Women of Color in the Media"

• 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Guest speaker presentation: "A Look at Local Black History and Its Impact on Education for Years to Come," by Henrietta Williams Pichon, Ph.D., interim associate dean for Academic Affairs, College of Education at NMSU

• 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 — Film: "I Am Not Your Negro"

For more information, contact José Aranda at jaranda2@nmsu.edu.

OCIP to present Applying the QM Rubric workshop Feb. 7

The Online Course Improvement Program will present the Applying the QM Rubric workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 7 in Milton Hall, Room 169.

The Applying the QM Rubric workshop is Quality Matter's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review. This workshop is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a certified QM Peer Reviewer.

To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main.


NMSU student/staff volunteers needed for Young Achievers Forum

The Student Success Center needs NMSU students/staff volunteers for the fourth annual Young Achievers Forum Saturday, Feb. 29, at NMSU Las Cruces campus. The mission is to inspire and motivate students to think beyond high school and aspire toward postsecondary education. The Young Achievers Forum is a collaboration between NMSU and CommUNITY en Acción, a local civic organization of leaders dedicated to furthering education in our community.

The Young Achievers Forum is a one-day event that brings approximately 600 sixth-graders to NMSU to receive first-hand exposure to a college campus. Students are inspired to expand their horizons by exploring a future career and gaining an educational perspective via an energetic day of hands-on activities that exposes them to careers in health and fitness, STEM, business/finance, medical and liberal arts/education. Sixth-graders are assigned to teams led by NMSU students who will guide them through their company rotation while receiving the experience of navigating a college campus. Volunteers will impart information to students from Alamogordo Public Schools, Deming Public School District, Gadsden Independent School District, Hatch Valley Public Schools and the Las Cruces Public School District.

Volunteer commitment is from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. To volunteer, sign up at https://ssc.nmsu.edu/young-achievers-forum/ for a one-hour training to acquaint you with your role and event expectations. Trainings will be held in Corbett Center Campus Activities Conference Room 106B. For more information, contact Rosa at 575-646-4255 or rosadela@nmsu.edu.


School of Social Work holiday tree gifts benefited 180 children, youth

The Child Welfare Scholar Program through the School of Social Work would like to extend many heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the NMSU community faculty, staff and students who donated Christmas gifts to children and youth in Children, Youth and Families Department—Protective Services care through the Angel Tree Drive. Through your generous donations, we were able to serve more than 180 children and youth in child welfare services with Christmas gifts in time for the Christmas holiday. The overwhelming response was invaluable and appreciated. Call 575-646-2143 for more information.


Three receive Regent Professorships during NMSU 2020 Spring Convocation

New Mexico State University faculty and staff were welcomed back to campus Tuesday, Jan. 21, during the Spring 2020 Convocation ceremony at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Every fall and spring, convocation is held to honor excellence on campus.

“The start of a new semester is a special time on a university campus,” said Provost Carol Parker. “With all the growth and opportunity that spring offers, it is fitting that we pause to celebrate the best of New Mexico State University.”

Read more at http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/14054/three-receive-regent-professorships-during-nmsu-2020-spring-convocation.

Date set for 2020 Domenici Public Policy Conference at NMSU

The Domenici Public Policy Conference held at New Mexico State University will resume this fall and be held Sept. 16-17 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Ticket sales will begin in early April.

“We are really excited about this upcoming conference,” said NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu. “The focus will be on two topics that are widely discussed across New Mexico and the nation: energy and education. We expect to land a solid lineup of speakers as in previous years.”

Read more at http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/14052/date-set-for-2020-domenici-public-policy-conference-at-nmsu.