NMSU-A News

Quality Online Instruction!

NMSU-A Web Developer | April 7, 2014

Quality MattersTM is a nationally known and respected program that is directly based on best practices and focuses on course design. As part of this national initiative, online courses are going through a rigorous peer review based on QM Standards. NMSU-A is working diligently to become an institution known for quality online instruction.

The following NMSU-A courses have gone through both the internal and external review process, have met the QM Standards, and are official QM Recognized Courses:

  • ASTR 105G – Rob Klinger
  • BUSA 111 – Sherrell Wheeler
  • ECON 251G – Carrie Baldwin
  • ENG 111G – Kathy Roark-Diehl
  • HLS 150G/NURS 150G – Christine Trapp
  • Courses having completed the internal review process and met QM Standards will soon go through external review to become QM Recognized. These NMSU-A courses are:

    • ART 101G – John Adams
    • BA 104/BMGT 110 – Susan Cook
    • BIOL 101G – Jennifer Smith
    • CMT 115 – Sara Irving
    • ECED 115 – Hayley Lehoski
    • LING 200G – Julia Jorgenson

    We applaud all of you! This milestone represents significant effort and professional commitment.

    For a full list of QM Recognized courses go to the QM Recognized Courses Page.

Sharlene Reed and Sandy Barnes are Gold and Silver Scholars.

NMSU-A Web Developer | April 7, 2014

As part of the All-USA Community College Academic Team, Sharlene and Sandy were placed in competition to be named to the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team. This program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. From over 1,700 applications this year, Sharlene and Sandy were selected based on their scores earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team.

Of the 50 Gold Scholars selected, Sharlene was awarded the GOLD SCHOLAR and presented with a gold medallion and a check for $1,500. Of the 50 Silver Scholars selected, Sandy was awarded the SILVER SCHOLAR and presented with a silver medallion and a check for $1,250.

We congratulate you both for your outstanding academic achievement and leadership accomplishments which have earned you this recognition.

Shatter the Silence. Stop the Violence.

NMSU-A Web Developer | April 7, 2014

The Take Back the Night Alamogordo annual march and rally, co-sponsored by SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners), SART (Sexual Assault Response Team), SNMWA (Southern New Mexico Wellness Alliance), and NMSU Alamogordo, will be held on April 11th, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm at the NMSUA Tays Center, which is located on the corner of Scenic Drive and Indian Wells.

Everyone is invited to come out in support of the community, take a stand against sexual assault and domestic violence, and share in an evening of education and entertainment. The first 300 participants will receive free T- shirts. In addition, there will be the chance to win terrific door prizes and to watch Zumba and Tai Kwando demonstrations. Community agencies will be displaying information on the services they provide to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence, to be sure that perpetrators of these crimes are prosecuted, and to support victims in the healing process.

Together, we can foster awareness of the needless suffering caused by domestic violence and sexual abuse in our community. For more information, call event co-chair Fran Johnston at 575-434-3519 or email her at sovoice@nmsu.edu.

Special Treat During National Library Week.


As a unique commemoration of National Library Week (April 13-19), students from NMSU-A’s communications classes (led by professors Wakkinen and Gallagher) have recorded readings from Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” and Saki’s “Open Window”. The student readings will be broadcast as a serialized radio drama on KALH 95.1 FM in Tularosa. Station owner and manager, Ken Bass, is excited about these presentations and will interview our Library Director, Sharon Jenkins, about the project and other upcoming library events.

NMSU-A Improving Network Infrastructure

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 26, 2014

This year the data closet for our network access has been relocated to the newly constructed room in our Business Office. In order that this upgrade meet codes, all new wiring is taking place in the Community Education Office, Business Office, and all of the Administration Offices.

Hats off to Rusty Jaskolowski, David Sanders, and Chris Sisneros from NMSU-A’s Computer Support Services for taking on this necessary project!

Resource Day at NMSU-A!

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 26, 2014

Have you Registered for Fall Semester?

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 21, 2014

Visit with your advisor soon (by appointment or walk-in) and determine your best options. Below is the registration schedule:

Open registration for fall semester begins August 7th.

Please Note: Two weeks before classes begin each term, students can register for any course on any campus provided space is available and course prerequisites have been met. This registration will begin August 7th since fall classes begin August 21st.

Also: Mandatory Orientation for first-time degree-seeking students begins for Summer 2014 registration.

New Mexico SUN Online Course Enrollment Opportunity Begins Summer 2014.

Students if there is a class you really need to take that is not offered in the NMSU system, there may be another opportunity for you to enroll. SUN Online is an online course sharing system with colleges all across New Mexico. You actually register for the course through NMSU-A, your grade will come through the NMSU-A system, and your transcript will show you took the course from NMSU-A, but you will actually be in an online class at another college in New Mexico. This is a great opportunity for you to have access to courses that might not be available when you need them. For more information on available courses, see your advisor. More detail about SUN Online can be found at http://skillupnetwork.org/students.

Important Links:
http://nmsua.edu/registration/

ASC/Testing Center Spring Break Hours

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 17, 2014

The hours of operation for the Academic Support Center and Testing Center during the week of Spring Break (3/24 – 3/28).

ASC/Testing Center:
Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

There will be no tutors on campus during Spring Break. The ASC/Testing Center will be open for internal and external test administration only. 4:00PM will be the final time that a student will be seated for their exams.

4th Annual Developmental Discussion Day.

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 14, 2014

The purpose of this FREE event is to provide opportunities for discussion, information, and interaction concerning the future of Developmental Education in post-secondary education. Of particular interest will be the future of courses, curricula, or programs in developmental English, reading, and math. Join us and listen, share, and learn.

D-Day is April 4th from 11:00 am – 3:30 pm and the registration deadline is April 1st (no foolin’). Lunch will be provided, so please register by this date so the committee will know how many lunches they will need. (You can also register prior to the event between 10:30 and 11:00 am.)

D-Day general and breakout sessions will be held in MESH classrooms (Science Center). You can access forms for the event by clicking on the links:

Take Back the Night T-Shirt Contest Winner

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 12, 2014

Please help the Take Back the Night Alamogordo Executive Board thank all the students who submitted unique and wonderful designs to our T-Shirt contest this year. We wish we could use them all, but the board could only select one for the shirt.

Here are the winners:

1st Prize: Connie Aragon
2nd Prize: Delia Lopez-Holloway
3rd Prize: Rachel Lee

Other creative designs were submitted by the following students:

  • Randall Karlsteen
  • Sarah Fox
  • Tori Vega
  • Tatyana Scott
  • Mariah Garlitos
  • Sean Lofland
  • Joshua Cope
  • Joshua Yeager
  • Jacqueline Jarzab

Awards will be given to winners this year at the Take Back the Night Alamogordo Rally and March— specific information on the event, to be held at the Tays on Friday, April 11th, is on the attached flyer. Come out, get a free T-shirt with the winning design, and see the display of all the designs submitted for the contest. Visit our Facebook page soon to see the second and third prize designs.

A special thanks to John Adams for assisting in digitally formatting the winning design for printing on T-shirts.

To all the students who sent designs, we can’t thank you enough for taking your time to support Take Back the Night—Alamogordo: Shatter the silence. Stop the violence. You have done your part in raising awareness against sexual assault and domestic violence in our community.