The Campus Health Center hosted a surveyor from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) on November 16-17. The CHC has been accredited with the national healthcare organization since 1996 and has participated in voluntary accreditations since 1988. The CHC had a positive review with emphasis being placed on the physical facility, quality improvement, peer review, and risk management processes. The final report should be back in 6-8 weeks with maximum accreditation being 3 years. NMSU is the only accredited college health center in the State of New Mexico.
The interviews for University Registrar concluded this week, with four candidates being considered. Attendance at the various sessions is appreciated and feedback from the campus community will carry heavy weight in the hiring decision. We hope to make an offer and announce the new Registrar before 2015 ends.
On Saturday, November 14, Chicano Programs was part of the “Super Hero Parent Conference,” a bilingual conference at the Las Cruces Convention Center offered to parents in our local area. The conference was sponsored by NGAGE, a local non-profit. Laura Gutierrez Spencer, Director of Chicano Programs, and Lucía Carmona, Community Engagement Coordinator for NGAGE, presented a workshop entitled “Preparing for College Since Elementary School and Navigating the School System.”
Outdoor Recreation took students to Ft. Bayard for a day of mountain biking. Led by Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP) facilitators, students were able to explore the Ft. Bayard trails, the historic town, and visit the second largest juniper tree in the nation! The OLP is in its second year of developing student leaders to plan, implement and lead outdoor recreation activities for the NMSU program. The OLP equips its students with practical leadership experiences to complement their academic degrees and give them the edge in the job market after graduation.
NMSU took two intramural teams to the Regional Flag Football Tournament hosted this past weekend at UCLA. The Co-Ed team, Iron Outlaws, placed 2nd overall, while the men’s team, #Verified, placed in the top 4. Collegiate intramural sports tournaments are held regionally and nationally allowing students from all parts of the country to support their colleges and universities while promoting recreational competition and sportsmanship.