One Size Does Not Fit All
Precious Porras & Cody Charles – University of Kansas
Sizeism is the mistreatment or discrimination against people based on their perceived (or self-perceived) body size of shape. Continue reading
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.
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 plan in place that is posted, along with links to the latest CDC information, at chc.nmsu.edu.
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.
Winners of Aggie Gear (listed below) can pick up your prize in Suite 401 of the Educational Services Building or leave a comment below that includes what you want (as supplies and sizes last) and where we can deliver your prize. Please respond before Thursday, November 13, end of the day!
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The 2013-14 Strategic Planning Update is now available and will be distributed at the SAEM Homecoming Barbecue (Friday, November 7, 11-1, south of the Educational Services Building). In the update, each area of SAEM reports on progress toward goals from earlier strategic plans. Continue reading
To celebrate NMSU’s Homecoming, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management will close out the week with our annual SAEM staff barbecue on Friday, November 7. Rudy’s BBQ will be serving our meal between 11am and 1 pm so that everybody will have a chance to enjoy a meal as well as to ensure that our offices stay open to serve our students. Continue reading
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.
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 Aki and Ricardo Serrano embody these characteristics and proved themselves “TRiO Strong.” Continue reading
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, and J.B. Pruett, Board Member of the Bridge, on October 22 to discuss ways to enhance services to Early College High School students who enroll at NMSU.
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 to learn and have fun. Continue reading
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 DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act). The training was attended by approximately 45 financial aid professionals from across the state.
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.
The Office of Military and Veterans Programs and the College of Engineering were recognized in the October issue of Military Advanced Education. NMSU was one of four schools highlighted in the issue, which highlights the importance of STEM education and potential careers for service members and veterans. The article also discusses the support Military and Veterans Programs offers to veteran and military students pursuing an engineering career. An additional sidebar item written by Ruben Arauz details his personal experience with the NMSU engineering program and the Office of Military and Veterans Programs. Ruben worked for Military and Veterans Programs for five years and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering.
Recently, thirteen new ways for student to become involved with the campus community were chartered at New Mexico State University. Thirteen organizations — each of which provides a unique opportunity for engagement — worked with Morgan Busch, Coordinator for Campus Activities, to earn their charter. These new organizations include Creative Minds (the art club), Music Business Students, National Society of Professional Engineers, and ADJUST: Advocates for Justice. Continue reading
Presented the Fall 2014 Enrollment Update to the Board of Regents on Friday, October 10 at the NMSU Grants Campus. SAEM is addressing drops in enrollment in recent years by ramping up campus visitation programs and more outreach to applicants. Retention is a crucial part of enrollment and is part of everybody’s role at NMSU. Continue reading
Aggie Experience, the largest recruitment event hosted by University Admissions, was held on Saturday, October 4, 2014. About 675 high school seniors and their families experienced a day in the life of an Aggie. Students were encouraged to apply for admission during the program, and by the end of the day, University Admissions received 226 applications for admission. Continue reading
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