Archive for January, 2012

UNM Recruiter Visit on February 7

admin | January 31, 2012

The recruiter from the University of New Mexico (UNM) will be on campus Tuesday, February 7, from 12:00 pm -4:00 pm in the Bistro. Students can obtain information about the degree programs offered, and about transferring to UNM in Albuquerque.

Need to add a class?

admin | January 27, 2012

New classes for the 2nd 8-weeks are being added almost daily. The 2nd 8-week session begins March 13th. If you need to ADD a class or REPLACE one that was canceled, check the class schedule link frequently. There may be an added class that is exactly what you need!

Taking 12 credits now but think you could handle more? Add a 2nd 8-weeks class and you DON’T pay additional tuition! Consult your Academic Advisor.

Student Center gets a Facelift

admin | January 27, 2012

New paint (Go Aggies Crimson), new carpet, new tile, new windows, new tables and chairs and reorganization of space usage – anyone visiting the NMSU-A Student Center building for the first time will not know what was “before.” Those returning will be amazed and pleased with the changes.

The space that was once offices for student organizations has been converted to a student conference room, complete with a large conference table and executive-style chairs. The original student conference room has been remodeled into a veterans lounge. The Office of Veterans Educational Services will relocate to the office space located inside the T.V. room. Charles Turpin, NMSU-A’s Veterans Services Coordinator, will be moving into that office space within a week.

Even the pool tables had a facelift!

The “Bistro” will continue to operate 8:00 am-4:00 pm (closed 2:30-3:00) as the campus oasis for students who want that snack or beverage before or after classes.

To check out the brand new Student Center, please visit the NMSU-A Flickr page.

Bill Lockhart Receives the Roush Excellence in Teaching Award

admin | January 27, 2012

Friday, January 20th, NMSU Alamogordo held its annual “Celebration of the Academy” at the Tays Events Center. This event launches the spring semester and recognizes excellence in faculty and staff.

Mr. Bill Lockhart received The Roush Excellence in Teaching Award at the NMSU Las Cruces Convocation the previous day and was recognized with a special commemorative plaque from his colleagues at NMSU Alamogordo at this Celebration luncheon. Mr. Lockhart has distinguished himself for many years as one of NMSU-A’s faculty and is well-known in the community as a outstanding sociologist, archaeologist, and historian.

The “Celebration of the Academy” luncheon also recognized:

NISOD Excellence Award:

  • Stefanie Ledesma
  • Dr. Karen Reid

Faculty & Staff Longevity Awards:
5 Years

  • Tanya Allred
  • Stefanie Ledesma
  • Erin O’Neill
  • Billy Page
  • Wanda Wakkinen

10 Years

  • Janet Delgado
  • Darlene Duvall
  • Theresa Gonzales
  • Jary Rupe
  • Dr. Debra Teachman

15 Years

  • Joyce Reynolds
  • Bob Schenk

Faculty Promotions:

  • Cathy Aguilar-Morgan – Associate Professor
  • Susan Cook – College Professor
  • Dr. Joyce Hill – Associate Professor
  • Sara Irving – College Professor
  • Jary Rupe – Professor
  • Jennifer Smith – College Assistant Professor


  • Dr. Joyce Hill
  • Kim Lopez-Gallagher

Advanced Degrees:

  • Melissa McIntyre – Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, minor in Management – NMSU
  • Judith Strawderman – Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
  • Charles Turpin – Masters in Criminal Justice – NMSU

To view photos from this event, please vist the NMSU-A Flickr page.

NMSU-A Presents “In Our Own Voices”

admin | January 24, 2012

The outrageous, courageous folks who brought V-Day to Otero County last year will this year present “In Our Own Voices.” Monologues, dance, and music will be the means by which we continue the critical process of raising awareness and shattering silence. These are LOCAL stories of gender issues, difficult decisions, betrayal, bullying, abuse, self-medicating – courage, healing, triumph, and peace.

Some of the finest singers and dancers in the area will be enhancing this performance through their art. This is about US! This is about Otero County.

Performances at the Rohovec Theater, at NMSU-A:

  • Friday, February 10th at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 11th at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, February 12th at 2:00 pm

Tickets are $8.00.
Advance ticket sales at COPE – 909 South Florida and Hot Pink Perspectives – 700 East 1st Street, Suite 707.

Proceeds will benefit…
Peace and Justice of La Luz, Southern New Mexico Wellness Alliance, and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

Opportunity for a Career Track with the USDA Forest Service

admin | January 23, 2012

Attention students interested in Forestry, Wildlife, Range and Environmental Sciences!

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to put students who plan careers in natural resource fields on a Career Track leading to future employment with the USDA Forest Service. Interviews for participating in the program will be scheduled on the NMSU-A campus on Tuesday, January 31 in the Student Services Building, Room 203. Please see attached flyer, Forest Service Flyer for NMSU-A

Call Judy at 575-439-3716 and sign up for an interview. Bring your updated resume and current transcripts to this interview.

Students selected for the program will have the opportunity to receive:

  • Career Mentoring
  • Advising for pursuing a 4-year degree in a natural resource field
  • Paid summer internships
  • Career path with the USDA Forest Service
  • Field courses in the Southwest US and in Belize
  • Semester Exchange Program with the University of Puerto Rico

Spring 2012 Degree Deadline

admin | January 19, 2012

Have you registered for the last course on your degree plan?

If yes, its time to file for your degree application. The deadline is January 26 and the fee is $25. After this date late fees apply. Applications are available through your MyNMSU, Student Records,

If you have any questions, please contact Advising and Career Services at 439-3720.

First PTK Meeting of the Spring Semester

admin | January 19, 2012

The first Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) meeting is coming up soon! This meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, January 25 from 12:15-1:15 pm in the new Student Union Building Conference Room.

We hope to see all PTK members at this meeting!

NMSU Aggie Apparel Sale

admin | January 17, 2012

From Jan. 16 through Feb. 5, stock up with NMSU Aggie gear for the New Year with 25% off all regular-priced Champion-brand products at any of the six campus Barnes & Noble at NMSU bookstore locations across the state.

First ACE Meeting of the Spring Semester

admin | January 17, 2012

The first Advocates for Children and Education (ACE) meeting is scheduled on Sunday, January 29 at 2:00 pm in the Glass House.

We hope to see you there!