Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Weekly Report
March 6, 2016
- Chicano Programs/Latino Week: This week the students of Hispanic Council and Chicano Programs finished a two-week schedule of events sharing aspects of Hispanic culture with the campus community. Last week, Latino Week, featured a Speaker, Dancer, and competitive Poetry Slam about diversity. This week, featured a Mariachi performance on the International Mall. Chancellor Carruthers, Provost Howard, Graduate Dean Reyes attended as well as many students, faculty and staff. The Mariachi performance provided a refreshing break for many during this last week before spring break. The final event was held on Thursday with a showing of the movie Sicario starring Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin. Latino Week was sponsored by ASNMSU.
University President, Garrey Carruthers and Provost, Daniel Howard talking to Antonio Hernandez, the President of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).
- Financial Aid: University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services packaged tentative federal aid awards for 1,686 newly admitted NMSU students. Potential students will receive a packet in the mail, in the next week, welcoming them to NMSU and informing them about the value of an NMSU education, the aid they qualify for, and next steps to complete their enrollment for Fall 2016. Aid packaging will continue to occur weekly, as new students are admitted. All continuing students will receive their aid packages after their Spring semester grades are processed in mid-May.
- Career Services: Career Services hosted thirty employers who participated in Employment Extravaganza on March 9, 2016. This career fair focuses on employment in New Mexico and the region. Students were invited to distribute their resumes and learn about career opportunities for current and future positions.
A listing of employers who participated in this year’s events can be viewed at this link: http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/employment-extravaganza/employment-extravaganza-current-participants/
NMSU students met with over 30 employers at the Employment Extravaganza, held in Corbett Center.
- American Indian Program Outreach: The American Indian Program visited with many Tribal Higher Education offices, Tribal and Community Colleges and High Schools as a part of its Community Outreach and Relationship initiative through March 8th -15th . Michael Ray visited with prospective students and parents at the Pueblo of Isleta Educational Complex and at Laguna- Acoma High School. He will also be visiting tribal higher education offices at the Pueblo of Laguna, Pueblo of Santo Domingo, Pueblo of Zuni, and the Pueblo of Acoma to get a better sense of how NMSU can continue building our relationship with the tribal communities’ educational needs. In an effort to establish a strong relationship to NMSU, Michael will also be meeting with potential transfer students at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic institute (SIPI), Central New Mexico (CNM) Community College, NMSU-Grants, and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Region 3 Conference at the Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, NM.
- Aggie Activity Council: Aggies Activities Council collaborated with Corbett Center to host a Throwback Thursday Dance Party on March 3rd. It was a huge hit with the students and we saw over 120 students dance the night away in the Aggie Underground. Student danced to 90’s music, attended the Photo Booth, won some lava lamps, and enjoyed snacks while watching 90’s cartoons. Aggies Activities Council is currently searching for members and would love to help other students get involved on campus. https://www.facebook.com/AggiesActivityCouncil/