Welcome to New Mexico State University! NMSU Go Teacher Orientation Summer 2013
Welcome/ Bienvenidos! • Dr. Cornell Menking, Associate Provost, International and Border Programs • Ashley Ryan, Ph.D. College of Education/CELP Liaison
CELP Introduction • Alice Poole, Director • Colin Large, Assistant Director • Sara McCormick, Program Coordinator (‘Mom’) • Logistics (housing, dining, transportation) • Check-Ins (questions & concerns) • Excursions (Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Albuquerque) Center for English Language ProgramsOffice 236, Speech Building New Mexico State University 575-646-5856 or 575-202-6956
Getting to know your fellow Go Teachers • Please take the next 15 minutes to get to know your colleagues!
Use the following questions as conversation starters: • What level/grade do you teach? • Where are you from in Ecuador? • What would you like to see during your stay in the USA? • What are some of your hobbies? • Where have you travelled? • What is your favorite word in English?
ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) • The ICT Help Desk in room 141 of the Computer Center (across from O’Donnell Hall) • (575) 646-1840 • Summer Hours: • 8am-5pm Monday through Friday (not open Saturday or Sunday)
Housing • Cole Village
Mail • Large packages requiring a shipping agent such as DHL or Fed Ex should be sent to: Go Teacher(Your Name) C/O New Mexico State University Office of International & Border Programs 3024 Andrew Wall Place Garcia Annex, Rm. # 246 Las Cruces, New Mexico USA 88001 • Regular mail can be sent to: Office of International and Border Programs P.O. BOX 30001‐MSC 3567 Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003‐8001 • A message will be sent to you when your package arrives and you can claim it in the IBP office located upstairs in Garcia Annex.
Getting Around Town • Taxis (575) 541-1111 • Shuttle service from/to El Paso International Airport (575) 525- 1784 • Roadrunner Transit (M-Sat.50 cents) • Crimson Cab (575)-524-8294
On-Campus Transport • Pete’s Pickup (575) 646-1111 • Aggie Transit (starts on Wednesday May 22nd )
Banks • Wells Fargo (Friday, May 24, 3:00 pm Garcia Annex, Senate Chambers) Bring: • Passport • NMSU ID Card • Mailing addresses for Cole Village • ATM’s around town and on campus
Las Cruces & NMSU Campus • Las Cruces • Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) • 97,000 approx. Population • 2nd largest city in NM • NMSU Campus • 18,000 students at main campus • Students from all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide • 33,000 students total including branch campuses • Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Grants, & Doña Ana
Experiencing the Campus • 270 Clubs & Organizations: cultural, religious, social, departmental, and sports clubs. • Activity Center, 18 holes of golf, 2 swimming pools, women only hours in the inner swimming pool. • Free admission to all sporting events with student I.D.
Health & Wellness • Campus Health Center • Campus Counseling Center • Activity Center • Intramural Sports • Recreational Sports
Things to Do in Las Cruces • Hiking • Concerts • Restaurants • Museums • Sun Lanes Bowling Alley • Travel
Shopping in Las Cruces • Super Centers • K-Mart • Wal-Mart (Blue line #50 Bus) • Sam’s Club • Mesilla Valley Mall • Historic Old Mesilla Plaza • Farmers and Crafts Market
Discount Program • Discounts are offered with you student I.D. • Metropolitan Deli • Tucan Market • McDonald’s • McAlister’s Deli • Jack in the Box • Charlotte Russe • Toucan Market • Quiznos • NMSU Golf Course • Corner Deli • Chilito’s Restaurant • Always ask if there is Student’s discount
Library • Checking out books • Printing • Making Copies
Emergency Contact • The Call: Crises Hotline On campus • Agora: Crisis Hotline Albuquerque
Student Health Services • TB Testing • Insurance Forms