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Activity Report, September 20

Office of the Vice President

At the NMSU Community College Roundup in Carlsbad, Dr. Bernadette Montoya held a colloquium about ways NMSU student affairs and enrollment management units are working together across the system. Through audience engagement, Dr. Montoya left with ideas on future efforts.

Michael Jasek and Melody Munson-McGee also presented at the Community College RoundUp on SAEM efforts to establish a culture of assessment. They started a discussion about how to extend their efforts to the community colleges in areas that are aligned through similar purposes.

University Admissions

Students at a Phoenix College Day event sign up to receive more information about NMSU.

Students at a Phoenix College Day event sign up to receive more information about NMSU.

)The impromptu celebration of NMSU’s 125th birthday was coordinated by Anton Magallanez and Valerie Pickett in University Admissions.

The impromptu celebration of NMSU’s 125th birthday was coordinated by Anton Magallanez and Valerie Pickett in University Admissions.

Staff spent two days at the NMSU Alamogordo campus training the new admissions coordinator and staff on admission policies and procedures. This training improves system consistency and efficiency.

Undergraduate recruiters were in northwest New Mexico and Phoenix for College Day programs recruiting the incoming class for next year.

On Tuesday, University Admissions celebrated NMSU’s 125th anniversary of September 17, 1888, when Las Cruces College opened for its first school year. The anniversary inspired many messages on social media, such as: Happy Birthday #nmsu! Proud alum! (Instagram); Happy 125th birthday to @nmsu! #AggieUp!!! (Twitter); and Happy anniversary; still love my first college (Facebook).

Student Engagement

Lisa Kirby presented an overview of QuickConnect Early Alert to 60 faculty and staff at Doña Ana Community College Professional Development Day. QuickConnect Early Alert & Intervention Program contacts students who are struggling during the semester, and DACC campuses are now participating.

Lisa Kirby presented services offered by the Campus Tutoring Service to 8 sections of CEP199 (Academic Excellence class for first-year education majors).
Career Services’ Red to Green Financial Literacy Program was awarded a $10,000.00 grant from Wells Fargo for financial literacy services.

Cooperative Education and Internship Program, in partnership with the University of Nebraska, NMDA, USDA and a consortium of Universities, was recently awarded over $30,000 for internship, cooperative education recruitment, and marketing activities related to the STEC program, which is seeking to understand and control shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) throughout the beef system.

The 29th Annual Career Expo was held on September 17 and 18, drawing 114 employers to campus. Many of the employers conducted on-site interviews on September 19 and 20, and numerous informational sessions were also conducted.

Student Success Center workshop series continued with Making Minutes Matter time management workshop presented on September 16.

Student Life

From the Campus Activities Office, the Union Programing Council (UPC) showed Now You See Me on Wednesday in the CCSU auditorium as part of their movie series, and six student organizations finalized the chartering process.

Campus Activities also hosted the Interfaith Council meeting. Several offices within SAEM were there to discuss the services they provide to students on campus.

Dean of Students held the first Student Life Committee meeting for areas across campus that impact student life. The committee’s focus is to help increase student involvement on campus through programs, services, and student organizations.

Office of Student Diversity and Outreach

Jessica Spohn presented “Why We Need Diversity in the Workplace” to the Rotaract Club, a Rotary-sponsored service club, on September 18, 2013.

The SGDRC Center hosted Safe Zone Trainings for Rosa Maria De La Torre-Burmeister’s UNIV 150 class and for residents of Rhodes Garrett Hamiel on Friday, September 20, 2013.

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