Archive for November, 2013

Biannual Celebrating Scholarship Event

NMSU-A Web Developer | November 25, 2013

The second biannual Celebrating Scholarship, a campus wide poster symposium, will be held Thursday, December 5th in the Glasshouse and the Science Center Atrium of the Alamogordo campus. Posters will be in place the afternoon of December 4th through the morning of December 6th. Students will be present for questions and answers on December 5th from 12:15 to 1pm. Projects from math, philosophy, English, biology, environmental science, geology, health, and nursing will be presented. Come celebrate and encourage campus academics! Light snacks will be provided by the Teaching and Learning Committee. Please contact Sarah Cerra ( for additional information.

December Campus Events Calendar

NMSU-A Web Developer | November 25, 2013

Rube What?!

NMSU-A Web Developer | November 21, 2013
Rube What?

NMSU-A’s Engineering Instructor, Sarah Williamson’s Engineering 100 students will be building Rube Goldberg machines for their final exam project. You may be asking “What’s a Rube Goldberg machine?” Well, we’ve all seen them – those complicated machines that make the simplest task seem like rocket science. They’re named after Reuben Garrett Lucius “Rube” Goldberg, an engineer known more for his political satire cartoons. Goldberg showed us that industry and corporations can’t replace common sense.

Volunteers from Holloman Air Force Base will be judging the competition on:

    December 13
    5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Tays Center

Come out and support our NMSU-A future engineers:  engineers with common sense.

NMSU-A celebrates Veterans Day

NMSU-A Web Developer | November 20, 2013

Monday, November 11th, NMSU Alamogordo celebrated Veterans Day by recognizing NMSU-A faculty and staff who served in the United States Armed Forces.    Master of Ceremonies was Mr. Paul “Chez” Sanchez, Senior Ride Captain of the Southeast New Mexico Patriot Guard Riders and retired MSgt. of the United States Air Force. The Holloman AFB Steel Talons Honor Guard presented the colors to open the ceremony.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Sanchez stressed the value and skills veterans bring to the workplace and that NMSU-A was fortunate to have its veteran employees.  He also pointed out the differences between the holidays that honor veterans and that November 11th honors veterans still living.

Twenty-six NMSU-A employees self-identified as having served in one of the military branches and were recognized with Certificates of Appreciation from NMSU-A.  Photos of those veterans attending can be viewed on NMSU-A’s Flickr at the bottom left of this page.  Those present to receive their certificate were:  Mike Padilla, Ron Frankinburger, Albert Borunda, Carlos Sanchez, Robert Androeli, Denise King, Jary Rupe, Chris Sisneros, Dr, Juan García, Rosa Rico-Fernandez, Dr. Karen Reid, Greg Hillis, David Sheehan, and accepting for Gary Bond was his wife Colleen, who is also a veteran.


Campus Holiday Hours

NMSU-A Web Developer | November 20, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

We Hope You, Your Family and Friends Have a Safe and Happy


The Student Services Building will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday (11/25) through Wednesday (11/27). All services will be available during this time period. The following will be the hours of operation for our building:

Monday, November 25: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 26: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 27: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED

Library Holiday Hours Are:


The ASC building will be OPEN from 9:00-5:00, Monday (11/25) through Wednesday (11/27). NO tutors will be present during this break. We will only be open to administer exams in the Testing Center. The breakdown of hours is as follows:

Monday: 9-5
Tuesday: 9-5
Wednesday: 9-5
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Please keep in mind that the final time for admission to testing will be 4:00 on these days. This will allow students an hour for examination prior to the building closing. Thus, students should plan accordingly to make sure they give themselves enough time to complete their various exams. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with comments, questions, or concerns.

Come Join the Education Express!!

NMSU-A Web Developer | November 19, 2013

NMSU-A will be sponsoring field trips to NMSU Las Cruces for campus and Transfer Center tours. Students who are planning to transfer soon and/or who are wanting to familiarize themselves with the Las Cruces campus are encouraged to participate. The first trip is scheduled for Friday, December 6, 2013. Students interested in traveling to Las Cruces are required to make reservations with Transfer Coordinator, Rose Peña, at 575-439-3725. Departure time will be at 9:00 a.m. from Student Services and will return by 4:00 p.m. Transportation will be provided.

Annual Fall Student Art Show at NMSU-A

NMSU-A Web Developer | November 19, 2013

On Thursday, December 5th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, NMSU-A will host its Annual Fall Student Art Show, featuring student work from ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, digital graphics, and animation. A formal presentation of student artwork will be shown in the Art Exhibition Lab located in the Pro Tech building next to the main lobby where the reception will be held. For more information, contact either John Adams at 439-3675 or Theresa Chavez at 439-3670.

Hope to see you there!

Follow-Up and Job Success Workshop

NMSU-A Web Developer | November 14, 2013

Promotion Flyer-Keeping the Job


NMSU-A Web Developer | November 11, 2013

On Friday, November 22nd, from 6:30—9:00 p.m. in TE 128 in the Technical Education Building, Take Back the Night Alamogordo is hosting a viewing of the film Sleeping with the Enemy starring Julia Roberts. This event will be held in support of COPE.

For admission, people can donate at least one of the following high need items: used cell phone, AAA batteries, new underwear, bras, big bottles of shampoo or conditioner, socks for women, deodorant, hairbrush, comb, hairdryer, alarm clock, kids’ pajamas, socks, school clothes, coats, back pack, loose leaf paper, pens, pencils, notebook, ruler, or erasers.

After the movie, Perry Lawson, Community Education and Outreach Director at COPE, will give a brief talk and answer questions about domestic violence in our community.

If you are going out of town Friday or don’t have an interest in seeing the movie, please consider money or donating an item. COPE would be most appreciative! You can leave donations with Erin O. Armendarez in the LTC.

UNM Recruiter at NMSU-A Alamogordo

NMSU-A Web Developer | November 7, 2013

UNM Recruiter will be on the NMSU-A campus, in the Student Union Lobby, Thursday, November 14th from 10:30-2 p.m. to visit with students who might be interested in transferring to UNM.