Welcome to New Mexico State University! NMSU Go Teacher Orientation Summer 2013 Congratulations On Getting Here Go Teacher 2! 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 Programs Office 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) Dining 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 * FALL AND SPRING ** SUMMER Sunday 10:00am midnight Sunday CLOSED MondayThursday 7:30am midnight MondayWednesday 7:30am 9:00pm Friday 7:30am 8:00pm ThursdayFriday 7:30am 6:00pm Saturday 9:00am 6:00pm Saturday 10:00am 6:00pm +++ Hours Subject to Change. Please call 646-4749 for questions about the schedule. +++ Emergency Contacts Emergency Contact The Call: Crises Hotline On campus Agora: Crisis Hotline Albuquerque Break Time Student Health Services TB Testing Insurance Forms Questions?