SWASFAA Conference

Southwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Conference November 4-7, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana Attendees: Josh Taylor and Travis Juszkiewicz   Verification Seminar by DoED Trainer, Kevin Campbell As a processor, the most helpful presentation was the Verification Seminar. Mr. Campbell noted that although the selection of verified students is random, the selection process is…
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Hobsons University Conference

Hobsons University Conference July 21 -24 2014 Attendees: Anton Magallanez, Norma Palomino and Felipe Parra. Norma and Felipe presented on NMSU’s successful implementation of Hobsons Apply Yourself and how University Admissions consolidated the institution’s application with all the graduate program applications. Many institutions use Apply Yourself for one College or department and we are a…
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Activity Report, January 9, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya On Thursday, January 8, met with the Academic Advising Council. Members of the Council made solid recommendations on tools they would like to have to help support retention of our students.

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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Over 900 students attended the successful Fall 2014 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 13. The Pan American Center was at capacity with family and friends celebrating the achievements of our students.

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FAFSA Articles for Students

The Department of Education has written timely advice for students regarding the FAFSA. The articles below are great resources to send to students who need to fill out the FAFSA for the upcoming academic year.

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Check out the Storify post about Fall 2014 Commencement!

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Activity Report, December 12, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya SAEM Events Staff brought together over 100 members of the NMSU community who signed up to work at the Fall 2014 Commencement. Friday’s Pre-Commencement meeting allowed staff to review important procedures such as how to get over 1,000 students into the Pan Am in a timely manner….
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Aggie Tree for 4-H

This year, Cibola County 4-H will have an Aggie Tree in their Holiday Auction, scheduled for early December. Carla Villareal and Rikki Marrujo decorated the small tree with an Aggie theme, using materials donated from staff in the Vice President’s Office. The tree features cowbells and mustaches along with glitter-covered letters spelling Aggies and crimson…
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NASPA Regional Conference

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.

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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.

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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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