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NMSU Hotline — June 14, 2016

Las Cruces native elected president of NMSU student government

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Keeping a careful eye on the budget, establishing traditions and bridging the gap between student government and the general student population are three priorities for newly elected Associated Students of New Mexico State University President Matt Bose. A Las Cruces native and Mayfield High School graduate, Bose took office May 16. He is expected to graduate in May 2017 with a bachelor?s degree in government and a minor in business administration.


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Campus Announcements

Parking permits available Aug. 1, payroll deduction available now

Sale of NMSU parking permits for the coming school year will begin for the campus community Aug. 1. However, those faculty and staff members choosing to take advantage of payroll deduction may do so now at http://hr.nmsu.edu/parking/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2016/06/Payroll-Deduction-Renewal-Form-FY16-17.pdf. The form is best viewed with Internet explorer or by selecting ?Open With Different Viewer? at the upper right-hand corner of Firefox. Chrome users may need to log on to chrome://plugins, disable Chrome PDF Viewer, and select ?Always allowed? on Adobe Reader. Once accessed, simply complete the form and follow the instructions at the top. The form must be signed by hand before submission and is not automatically reprocessed from year to year. Permits will be mailed out beginning Aug. 1.

Call the NMSU Parking Department at 575-646-1839 or e-mail parking@nmsu.edu for more information.

It's time to renew parking placards

NMSU departmental business that includes loading and/or unloading, as well as departmental visitors to campus, can request a special placard for $40 that will allow parking in specified areas. Current placards expire Thursday, June 30. Departmental placards do not automatically renew. The request form must be printed and signed by hand in order to be valid. Submission details are provided on the form.

Visit http://park.nmsu.edu/placard for details and to download the request form or contact 575-646-1839 or placard@nmsu.edu for additional information. The PDF request form is best viewed with Internet Explorer or by selecting ?Open With Different Viewer? at the upper right-hand corner of Firefox. Chrome users may need to log on to chrome://plugins, disable Chrome PDF Viewer, and select ?Always allowed? on Adobe Reader.

Free Beats headphones with Mac or iPad Pro purchase

In addition to receiving education pricing, you?ll also receive free Beats wireless headphones when you purchase an eligible Mac or iPad Pro for college from the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces. See store for details. Offer ends Friday, Sept. 9.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. and provides free parking in designated spaces. Call 575-646-4431 for more information.

Get your NMSU license plate and support student scholarships

Show your Aggie pride and help support student success at New Mexico State University with a specialty Alumni Association license plate, available from New Mexico's Motor Vehicle Division. Each plate costs $37 initially and another $37 per renewal ? and each time, $25 of that fee goes to directly to scholarship funds for students at NMSU. Funds from the Alumni Association license plate program were recently used to match scholarship gifts during NMSU?s inaugural GivingTuesday event, which added a total of $5.7 million in new and matching funds to scholarships. To get your NMSU Alumni Association license plate, call 1-888-683-4636 to speak with a customer representative, or visit http://mvd.newmexico.gov/collegiate-plates.aspx ? scroll down and print out form MVD11322 and return to the address indicated.

'Calling All Aggies' initiative continues

NMSU?s "Calling All Aggies" initiative has succeeded in calling more than 1,631 students since May who were enrolled in the spring 2016 semester but have not yet registered for fall 2016. Thank you for all your work, but we are not finished.

We still have work to do to complete the initiative?s task. Student Information Management has provided the electronic tool for all faculty and staff to help with the calling. If you are not already approved to call, request access to the link by sending your Aggie ID to sim@nmsu.edu. Once you are approved, you are given a PDF information packet to download providing step-by-step procedures.

If you are already approved, make efforts to complete contacting our unenrolled students. The calls and emails are making a difference and the "Calling All Aggies" initiative thanks you very much.

For questions, contact Lisa Kirby at 575-646-1342 or lkirby@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education courses available

"Personal Fitness Trainer" class is available. Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune magazine and ABCNews.com states is the fourth-hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34 an hour. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold?s Gyms are just a few of the clubs that seek out graduates. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is taught over a five-week period for better retention and skill competency. The national exam is held on the sixth week.

Students should purchase the book prior to the start of the course: "Fitness Professional?s Handbook ? 6th Edition," by Edward Howley and Dixie Thompson, and start reading immediately. ISBN-13:9781450411172. An eBook format is also available. ISBN-13: 9781450423946. Call 1-888-330-9487 to order.

For more information about this DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527. Registration is easy at http://www.witseducation.com/certifications/ptcert-nmdacc.html.