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Activity Report, September 13

Office of the Vice President

The SAEM Advisory Team at work drafting mission and vision statements.

The SAEM Advisory Team at work drafting mission and vision statements.

On Wednesday, the Advisory Team drafted a mission and vision statement for SAEM that will now go to all staff for feedback. The final statements will be completed by early November.

The SAEM Professional Development Committee held their first event, a one-hour presentation by Del Suggs on how to avoid burnout and manage your time. Highlights of his talk are at http://studentaffairs.nmsu.edu/2013/09/20248/.

Enrollment was in the news this week: Dr. Montoya was interviewed for a print story by the Sun News and had another interview featured on Santa Fe’s public radio station, KSFR at http://bit.ly/18XhnnH (minutes 18 through 26).

University Admissions

Recruiters attended college fairs for prospective freshmen in Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.  Transfer recruiters visited with students at El Paso Community College, Clovis Community College, and Eastern New Mexico University.

Student Engagement

Dr. Montoya and NMSU’s 12 current Gates Millennium Scholars.

Dr. Montoya and NMSU’s 12 current Gates Millennium Scholars.

With Justin McHorse of the American Indian Program, Dr. Cook co-hosted NMSU Gates Millennium Scholars Reception. The reception was also attended by the Gates Campus Engagement Leader for the Southwest Region, Mary Hubbell-Ansera. Dr. Cecilia Hernandez from Curriculum & Instruction and Gates Scholar Alumni was the guest speaker.

Student Life

Del Suggs (standing), presented the workshops Leading Well, Officer Training, and The Power of Interpersonal Skills to student leaders.

Del Suggs (standing), presented the workshops Leading Well, Officer Training, and The Power of Interpersonal Skills to student leaders.

Fall 2013 Sorority Recruitment.

Fall 2013 Sorority Recruitment.

Union Programming Council hosted Del Suggs, who presented workshops to about a dozen student leaders. UPC also hosted Nathan Fox Tuesday at S-n-F Music/Variety Night at Crossroads in CCSU to over 60 students. These events are part of a larger strategy to engage students in campus life.

Greek Affairs and Panhellenic Council hosted Sorority Recruitment September 6–9. Over 100 students bid to one of the six Panhellenic sororities on campus.

United Blood Services Battle of I-10 had two locations for donations for the traditional NMSU vs UTEP rivalry. The Battle kicked off with an event Monday outside CCSU.

Student Judicial Services’ Angela Bates presented the Student Code of Conduct to the CAMP section of University 150 as part of the office’s outreach.

Office of Student Diversity and Outreach

State Representative Sandra Jeff (center)  toured the American Indian Student Center with Justin McHorse (left)  and Michael Ray (right) of the American Indian Program. Justin and Michael also met with State Representative Roger Madalena.

State Representative Sandra Jeff (center) toured the American Indian Student Center with Justin McHorse (left) and Michael Ray (right) of the American Indian Program. Justin and Michael also met with State Representative Roger Madalena.

Nineteen teachers from Gadsden, Las Cruces, Deming and Cobre School districts attended NM MESA training at NMSU.

Nineteen teachers from Gadsden, Las Cruces, Deming and Cobre School districts attended NM MESA training at NMSU.

Black Programs and Chicano Programs hosted Welcome Back events. More than 12 NMSU offices participated in the Chicano Programs event, which was held on the International Mall.

Michael Ray recently represented NMSU and American Indian Program at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute’s Fall Orientation Fair & Expo. He encouraged SIPI students to pursue further degrees at NMSU.

The Office of Student Diversity and its reporting areas hosted Student Leadership Training on September 5 for 45 students. Speakers included ASNMSU President David Maestas plus other ASNMSU and NMSU staff.

NM MESA held its first Professional Development Conference for the year on September 10 on campus.

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