NMSU Grants is looking to hire four interns to support the Computer Science program and the Information Technology department beginning in October 2014. These internships are supported by Title V Coop grant funding and are restricted to 19 hours per week. Interns must be able to maintain a regular weekly schedule in accordance with the work requirements set by the hiring supervisor. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate above-average proficiencies in digital technologies and software support, including Windows, MS Office, and web applications. Click here to apply.
Vice-president for Academic Affairs Harry Sheski has announced a new NMSU Grants initiative to provide community education classes for non-NMSU students. Beginning Oct 15th, community members will be able to take these three courses:
- Yoga (PE 199) meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:15p to 6:30p.
- Zumba (PE 270) meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Noon to 1:15p.
- Tabata Boot Camp (PE 270) meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from Noon to 1:15p.
NMSU Grants has received notice from U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s office that effective October 1, 2014 we have been awarded a five-year U.S. Department of Education Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions federal grant of $2,618,764 (approximately $520,000/year). These Title V federal grants serve higher education institutions to build our capacity to better serve students ability to successfully complete a college degree. Only higher education institutions with the federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (H.S.I.), defined as campuses serving 25% or more Hispanic student enrollment are eligible to apply for Title V grants. NMSU Grants Hispanic student enrollment averages 33% annually. NMSU Grants will utilize our Title V grant to support student academic success in English and Math developmental and core courses which are considered the ‘gateway’ courses necessary to succeed in completing a college degree. (read more…)
NMSU Grants has been awarded its first ever National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant. Principal Investigator and Engineering Program manager Jonathan Carter Hebert will be working with regional employers to enhance engineering technician and engineering education at NMSU Grants and around the state. This two year project will focus on incorporating real world projects and modern technical workforce experience into the classroom via extensive collaboration with regional employers. Click for grant details on the NSF website.
Did you know that there was a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States that would have changed the country’s name to the “United States of Earth”? Did you know that there was a constitutional amendment proposed that would make drunkenness anywhere in the United States and its territories illegal? How about this … the Ludlow Amendment would have required a national vote to determine if the U.S. should go to war. And anyone who voted “yes” would have had to volunteer!
Join us Wednesday, Sep 17th, in Room 03 at 12:00 noon for refreshments and learn some fun facts about your Constitution.
Dr. David LoConto, Sociology Department Head at NMSU in Las Cruces, will be in Grants on Thursday, September 18th, to talk about Sociology and specifically about the completely online Sociology degree offered by NMSU. He will give a presentation and talk with interested students in Conference Room 03 beginning at 10:00 on the 18th.
JJ’s Snack Shack in the Cyber Cafe is now selling refillable coffee mugs. For just $25, you’ll get the mug and free refills through the Spring 2015 semester. They’re also pleased to announce an upgrade to the coffee selections. Check out their menu below. (read more…)