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NMSU Hotline — June 28, 2016

NMSU leaders hit the phones to boost scholarship funds for students

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Scholarship committees at New Mexico State University will begin meeting in early July to make difficult decisions about how to distribute scholarships to students for the upcoming academic year. There are always more deserving students than available funds, so campus leaders took to the phones last week to help close the gap and support student success.

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Campus Announcements

Independence Day activities planned at Barnes & Noble on Thursday

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces may be closed Monday, July 4, but there?s still a lot of patriotic fun to be had on Thursday, June 30. Bring the kids for a morning full of activities. They?ll make their own Independence Day crafts from 10 to 10:30 a.m. followed by story time and snacks from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Then, everyone?s invited to watch the kids don red, white and blue as they parade around the building at 11 a.m. Select ?going? or ?invited? at https://www.facebook.com/events/1716840691911364/ to receive a reminder.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. and is open to the public. Free parking is available in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information.

DACC Adult Education offers prep classes for high school equivalency exams

The DACC Adult Education division is offering free high school equivalency classes that prepare students for the GED or Hi-SET exams. Passing either exam earns students a New Mexico High School Equivalency Certificate. The certificate is accepted for college admission or any career path that requires a high school diploma. Classes start Aug. 22. Required orientations begin July 25.

English classes for every level language learner are offered free of charge starting Aug. 22 as well. For HSE or ESL class information, call 575-527-7540.

NMSU enters into agreement with Pepsi

NMSU Auxiliary Services is pleased to announce that the university has entered into an agreement with Pepsi as NMSU?s exclusive provider for the sale of beverage products.

Staff is looking forward to the variety in beverage options Pepsi brings to our campuses. As the official water and soft drink of NMSU, familiar products such as Lipton iced tea, Gatorade, Starbucks Frappuccino, Mountain Dew and various other carbonated, health and energy drinks are included as part of this agreement. Auxiliary Services will continually work with Pepsi?s staff to provide NMSU with new and fresh concepts to serve campus communities.

Auxiliary Services appreciates your patience during the next several weeks as we transition to Pepsi equipment and products.

Questions may be addressed to auxservices@nmsu.edu.

Grant funding available from the Cowboys for Cancer Research Fund

New Mexico State University is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding from the Cowboys for Cancer Research Fund. The purpose of this grant program is to encourage development of investigator-initiated and collaborative research projects involving basic, preclinical, clinical and translational cancer research. Applications are due by Aug. 31, and awards will be publicly announced during the C4CR Dinner, Dance, & Silent Auction on Oct. 7. The complete announcement is available online at http://www.research.nmsu.edu/content/cowboys-cancer-research.

For more information, contact Jeff Arterburn at jarterbu@nmsu.edu for scientific or technical queries, or Sudha Murthy at smurthy@nmsu.edu for administrative or process queries.

NMSU Board of Regents approves reduction in employee benefits

During its regular June 27 meeting, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved a number of benefit changes that will impact current and future employees.

?These changes are in response to the university?s budget situation and many of these have been discussed during our town hall meeting and at our open forums earlier this year,? said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. ?Please know that I appreciate the work that everyone does to make this an outstanding university. With your assistance, we will be able to make the changes needed to put the university on a more secure financial footing.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11981/nmsu-board-of-regents-approves-reduction-in-employee-benefits

SBA administrator visits NMSU?s Arrowhead Center

U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Yolanda Garcia Olivarez visited Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University last week to learn about Arrowhead programming and discuss areas for increased collaboration between the SBA and Arrowhead.

As a 2009 appointee of President Barack Obama, Olivarez oversees SBA activity in the South Central Region, which is comprised of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

The visit also included SBA El Paso District Director Phillip Silva, El Paso Deputy District Director Jose Campos, Albuquerque Deputy District Director Kerrie Hurd, and Lead Business Opportunity Specialist Mary Drobot.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11977/sba-administrator-visits-nmsu-s-arrowhead-center

NMSU?s Descubre program to offer discounted tuition to students from Mexico

Students from Mexico can now study at New Mexico State University at a discounted tuition rate thanks to a new program dubbed Descubre, or discover.

The NMSU Board of Regents passed a resolution this spring discounting tuition for students from Mexico. The new tuition rate is about half that paid by out-of-state students. The estimated tuition rate per semester is $4,691 for full-time (15 credits) undergraduate students, and $3,975 for full-time (12 credits) graduate students.

?NMSU has a lot to offer students from Mexico, and we know these students have a lot to offer us in terms of their backgrounds, experiences and diversity,? said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. ?I want to thank our Board of Regents, New Mexico Secretary of Higher Education Barbara Damron and others who supported the launch of this program, which began as a notion during a meeting in Chihuahua organized by the Legislative Finance Committee and State Senator John Arthur Smith.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11978/nmsu-s-descubre-program-to-offer-discounted-tuition-to-students-from-mexico

DACC Community Education courses available

"African Safari" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, July 18 to 21. The cost is $109. Explore the exciting land and animals that inhabit Africa. Draw a variety of animals in various backgrounds using different media. Challenge your artistic abilities as we create two large scenes - one in graphic style filled with a variety of animals and another focusing on the twists and turns of an African snake. For kids age 5 to 13.

"Harry Potter" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday throu Friday, July 18 to 22. The cost is $149. All aboard for lots of hands-on fun as we join the escapades of Harry and his friends. Play quidditch. Make an edible wand. Brew some fantastic potions to drink. Come join Harry, Ron, and Hermoine where the magic of science, art and literature meet. For kids age 6 to 11.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training class offered

"How to Bring Life to Work" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. The cost is $139. Enjoying your work life may be the single most important trait of a highly effective and successful organization. There is a direct link between fun at work and employee creativity, productivity, morale, satisfaction and retention, as well as customer service and many other factors that determine business success. Join us for this informative and idea-filled day to help you deal with crisis, change, and stress on the job.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.