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HACU/MSI/Walmart Foundation Student Success Symposium

Monday, December 8, 2014 St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas This program is a grant-funded collaboration of 6 Hispanic-Serving Institutions, 6 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and 6 Tribal Colleges. It is a peer professional to professional mentoring program. 00   

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How Successful People Stay Calm

This time of year can be very stressful in the workplace. As the semester comes to an end, Dr. Dario Silva, Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), offers these tips on how successful people stay calm.  To view the full article, visit Work Place Tips by Dr. Travis Bradberry on the EAP’s website. 10   

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Importance of Updated Student Contact Information

To check end-of-term grades, students now go through a screen that requests that they update their contact information. This screen was tested and implemented by ICT in a project that was supported by a wide range of NMSU offices. 30   

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College Reading and Learning Association

College Reading and Learning Association St. Paul, Minnesota November 5 – 8   Low Literacy Expectations: College Football Student-Athletes’ Perceptions of The Literacy Expectations of Professors and Coaches Pamela Segal, Towson University Pamela Segal presented her doctoral research examining the literacy expectations that college football student-athletes experience, both in reality and perception. 12   

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Activity Report, December 5

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Attended the Ring Ceremony on Wednesday and American Indian Program’s Fall Student Recognition Banquet Thursday, December 4 and the Advancing Leaders Mentors Luncheon on Friday, December 5. Interviewed with KFOX Thursday, which was prompted by the new Stay Safe at NMSU website. 30   

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Stress Buster Days

NMSU Counseling and Student Development sponsored Stress Buster Days this year to help students relax before finals. The Stress Buster Days began Tuesday, December 2 with relaxation stations, massages, yoga demonstrations, and mindfulness exercises outside Garcia Annex. 40   

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Commuter Students 2015: Next & Best Practices

Commuter Students 2015: Next & Best Practices, An Update Webinar October 14, 2015 Barbara Jacoby, Leadership & Community Service Learning, University of MarylandTake-Aways Best Practices were presented with recommendations to improve commuter student experiences. 02   

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Aggie Capstone Graduation Challenge helps students cross the finish line

In spring 2014, New Mexico State University launched a new program to help seniors who left without graduating return to complete their degrees. Aggie Capstone Graduation Challenge, or ACGC, is geared toward students who have completed 94 credit hours or more and haven’t attended classes for at least one semester. 20   

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Activity Report, November 21, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya On Tuesday, November 18, Dr. Montoya participated in the interviews for the candidates for the Athletic Director. The SAEM Executive Team toured Corbett Center this week to view Phase 1 construction. 20   

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Activity Report, November 14, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya The Annual SAEM Homecoming Staff Picnic was held on Friday, November 7. Damon Beasley, Technology Support Technician for SAEM, and Lydia Quintana, Accountant at ASNMSU, received this year’s SAEM Staff Recognition Awards. 23   

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Campus Health Center Conducts Training for Contagious Diseases

The Campus Health Center has been conducting weekly trainings on donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE) in practice for actual use in a communicable illness situation.  The CHC will conduct an emergency drill in late November that will simulate a communicable disease exposure to the health care system. NMSU has a comprehensive disease response […]

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2014 SAEM Staff Picnic Slideshow

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Activity Report, November 7, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Attended the APLU Annual Meeting from November 1–4 in Orlando, Florida and was inaugurated as the Co-Chair for the Council on Student Affairs Executive Committee. Dr. Melissa Exum, Vice Provost for Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, was also inaugurated Co-Chair. 30   

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Trends & Issues in Outdoor Experiential Learning Programs

Association of Experiential Education 7th Annual Trends and Issues in Outdoor Experiential Programs Panel Discussion October 23-26th, 2014 Chattanooga, TN Panelists: Betsy Lindley: Utah Valley University & Tom Holman: Southeast Missouri State University Ben Gabriel, Kenny Coppedge, and Sasha Garcia attended the 7th Annual Trends and Issues in Outdoor Experiential Programs panel to discuss issues currently facing […]

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Activity Report, October 31, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Attended the QuickConnect lunch on Wednesday, October 29 to thank responders for their services. Responders talked about ways to make the system more efficient and how to serve more faculty and students. NMSU has had 319 referrals for Quick Connect so far this semester. 20   

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NMSU TRiO Students win Regional Scholarships

The New Mexico State University TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program congratulates Shaun Aki, Ricardo Serrano, and Jessica Chrisman, recipients of the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP) and StudentAccess scholarship awards. SWASAP financially supports and honors students who embrace post-secondary education and demonstrate leadership potential at school and within their communities. Winners, Shaun […]

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Activity Report, October 24

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Attended the pre-accreditation site visit on Wednesday, October 22 for the new Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. SAEM will have some of the responsibilities for these new students that we do for NMSU students. Met with Stacie Allen, CEO and President of Bridge of Southern New Mexico, […]

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Backpacking 101: Trip to White Mountain Wilderness

Kenny Coppedge and Sasha Garcia, NMSU Outdoor Recreation, traveled to the Three Rivers Area of the White Mountain Wilderness with 14 students in early October for Backpacking 101, a backpacking trip geared towards beginners. Participants included several students from the Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP), the PE 263 Backpacking class, and other students who signed up […]

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NMASFAA Fall Training

Joseph Molina, Financial Aid Advisor, delivered a half-day training session at the New Mexico Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Fall Training in Albuquerque. The three and a half hour training presented several topics, including using the estimated family contribution (EFC) as a customer service tool and the consequences of the Supreme Court’s ruling on […]

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Activity Report, October 17, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Attended the ACES Freshmen Branding Ceremony to celebrate freshman initiation into the College. The event included paint branding, refreshments, and the Aggie Fight Song, which was led by President Carruthers. 55   

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