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NMSU Hotline — June 20, 2016

Providing shelter: EMI Technologies helps protect the equipment that protects lives

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Growing up on a farm in La Union, N.M., Joe Alvarez dreamed of earning a degree in physics from New Mexico State University to become an astronomer and escape all the dirty jobs he had to do. Little did he know that 20 years later, the multi-million-dollar company he and his wife built from humble beginnings would provide first-class mobile missile tracking and missile support equipment to protect the lives of troops in the field during both Gulf Wars.


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Campus Announcements

Environmental Education Center hosts webinar Tuesday

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar screening from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday about the "Circular Economy."

The circular economy is more than minimizing waste generation. It is a "cradle to rarely reaching the grave" approach to the economy and human activity. Circular economy concepts rest on comprehensive approaches to closing loops, thus transforming our linear extract-make-use-dispose economy and reducing human-kind?s use of Earth?s assets as well as minimizing natural and social system impacts.

Earth's resources are large but finite, and human population is growing, so something has to give to converge on an acceptable quality of life for living on the planet. For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

Medicinal plants presentations to be held Friday

Six students from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) who participated in the "Medicinal Plants Workshop" this summer will hold poster presentations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 24, in the Skeen Hall rotunda. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Laura Rodríguez at laurodri@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5169.

Red to Green Money Management events planned next week

A Red to Green Money Management meet-up is planned from 10 to noon June 28 on the first floor of Corbett Center. Look for the table and pick up some resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

The Red to Green Money Management workshop "Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents!" takes place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 29 in Garcia Annex, Room 207

All students, faculty and staff are welcome at both events. For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or follow on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

To schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, contact Career Services at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or visit http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request.

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 email parking@nmsu.edu for more information.


Save the date: First Year Walk welcomes new Aggies on Aug. 16

NMSU?s First Year Walk will take place again this fall at 3 p.m. on Aug. 16. First Year Walk is for all new Aggies to take part in, including traditional and non-traditional freshman and our transfer students new to NMSU.

The walk starts at the top of the International Mall where it meets the Pan Am Center. First year students will walk through campus lead by the dean of students, the Pride Band drum line and Pistol Pete. The students will then pass through the Miller Gates, signifying their official status as Aggies. They end their walk on the Horseshoe near the cornerstone where campus leaders will address the incoming class. Meet the Pride Band, cheerleaders, Pistol Pete and the whole Aggie Family to give our new Aggies a proper welcome.

Mark the First Year Walk on your calendars and encourage your students, faculty, and staff to participate in this exciting day!

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.