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NMSU Hotline — June 30, 2016

NMSU to host onion field day July 6


New Mexico State University will host an Onion Field Day Wednesday, July 6, at the Leyendecker Plant Science Research Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Presentations and walking tours will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

NMSU Extension Vegetable Specialist Stephanie Walker said the goal of the field day is to educate the public and increase awareness about the importance of onions, especially in Southern New Mexico.

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Campus Announcements

Gourmet Italian cuisine available at Taos Restaurant today

Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union, is offering another premium lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The lunch will feature pepperoni and creamy spinach artichoke calzones, spicy Italian sausage penne in a vodka cream sauce, whole wheat spaghetti with house-made pesto, spicy parmesan mushrooms and zucchini, Caprese house salad and freshly baked bread sticks. Admission is one Meal Plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax. Full menu is available while supplies last. Select ?going? or ?interested? at https://www.facebook.com/events/1610721899240003/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the event to your Google-enabled calendar at https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=MWM0ZWVvb3EybWxxaDljOGNiM2MwZnFlZWcgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

Campus life may have slowed down, but restaurants at NMSU still offer plenty of variety over the summer. Find full hours for all NMSU dining establishments at http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours or on the ?Links A-F? tab on the NMSU INSIDER free mobile app: http://nmsuinsider.mobapp.at.

Computer labs have special holiday hours

Needing access to a computer station or printer? Computer stations located on the first floor of Corbett Center will be accessible over the weekend Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4, and Zuhl Library will be open on Saturday, July 2. NMSU Information & Communication Technologies Computer Lab locations will be closed for the Independence Day Holiday from Saturday through Monday. All labs will resume regular summer hours on Tuesday, July 5. For more information on specific ICT computer lab and general use station hours, visit http://studenttech.nmsu.edu or contact ICT at it-talk@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4857.

Campus services have updated Independence Day hours

Please note that both NMSU Mail Services and the Corbett Center Student Union Post Office will close July 4 for Independence Day, along with the Pan American Center Ticket Office. However, the Corbett Center Student Union building will remain open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Frenger Food Court?s TCBY Treats/Coffee Haus will close June 30 to July 4. All other campus restaurants and convenience stores will close on July 4 only, excluding those noted below.

Panda Express will open 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 4. The NMSU Golf Course Player?s Grill will open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 4 with appetizers and beverages available until the golf course closes. Corbett Center?s Taos Restaurant will open 7 to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. July 4.

Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet July 13

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, in the Domenici Hall Yates Auditorium on NMSU?s Las Cruces campus.

Copies of the agenda for this meeting will be available at NMSU?s Zuhl Library not less than 72 hours prior to the meeting and will also be posted on the university website at http://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda.

This meeting of the Board of Regents will be available through webcast.


Retirement reception for Rebecca Jaquess to be held July 13

Auxiliary Administration will hold a retirement reception for Rebecca Jaquess, an event planner at Conference Services, from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in the Otero Room at Corbett Center Student Union. Refreshments will be served to celebrate Rebecca?s 24 years of service to New Mexico State University.

For more information, call 646-4805. RSVP to conference@nmsu.edu.

Student Success Navigators office to move next week

The Student Success Navigators will move to their new location in Milton Hall, Room 14, on July 5. The Navigator office will be closed July 5 and 6. Any inquiries may be sent to Marissa Macias at marimaci@ad.nmsu.edu.

Registration still open for Camp Innoventure in Albuquerque and Alamogordo

Spots are still open for Camp Innoventure in Albuquerque and Alamogordo. Camp Innoventure is an exciting weeklong half-day summer camp for middle school students to learn business basics, while gaining hands on real life experience creating a product and bringing it to market. Students brainstorm ideas, create a mission statement, and draft a business plan, all while simultaneously developing a product. The weeklong camp ends with students participating in the local Farmers? Market where they sell their product. Camp Innoventure is part of Arrowhead Center youth entrepreneurship programs.
Camp will be held from July 11 to 16 at both locations. The cost of camp is $40, and scholarships are available.

For information, contact Lydia at 575-646-5230 or lh@ad.nmsu.edu or online at https://abq-camp-innoventure.eventbrite.com for the Albuquerque camp or https://campinnoventurealamo2016.eventbrite.com for the Alamogordo camp.

NMSU associate vice president for university communications and marketing services to retire

Maureen Howard, New Mexico State University?s associate vice president for university communications and marketing services, will retire Aug. 1. She has led NMSU?s communications office for the past 13 years.

?Maureen?s accomplishments include launching an integrated brand platform and unifying our efforts to build a strong identity for the university,? NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers said. ?I want to credit her particularly in helping develop the message that NMSU is a caring community transforming lives through discovery and carrying that message across all of our materials.?

Carruthers said he appreciated Howard?s work on the President?s Communication Council, which allows representatives from across the NMSU campus to meet and discuss ways to improve communications.


Engineering transfer students invited to end-of-summer program

Transfer students who plan to major in engineering can earn $500 by attending a unique end-of-summer program that will introduce them to a method of discovery and exploration that is behind many of today?s successful technology businesses. During the five-day workshop, students will use the engineering design process to design a product or app. Students will define a problem based on real-world needs, design and prototype a solution, and test it with customers. This problem-solving approach will equip students with transferable skills that can be applied in their studies as a new transfer students and in the future as innovators and engineering professionals. The workshop will begin on Monday, Aug. 8, and go through Friday, Aug. 12. Students living in the dorms will be allowed to move in early.

For more information, contact Luke@nmsu.edu and to apply, visit https://engr.nmsu.edu/broadening-participation.

DACC Community Education course covers making a video game

In "Make Your First Video Game," learn the keys to design your first 2D platformer video game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics, sounds and simple coding are just some of the concepts covered in this course for ages 12 to 14. Classes meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 18 to 22 and cost is $109. Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. No prior experience necessary. Games are only compatible on PC computers. Mac versions can be created after the course for a $15 conversion fee.

Customized training offers course on Excel

Become more efficient at Excel with the Customized Training course "Excel Enhancer: Macros." A macro is a program you can create to perform frequently used functions automatically. It contains all the commands, mouse movements and user actions necessary to complete a task. Learn how to create, define, and record macros using visual basic editor in this course from 9 am. to noon on July 19. Cost is $79. Save yourself time by learning to use macros.

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

Share your summer on Instagram and win a Barnes & Noble gift card

You can share your summer photos on Instagram and enter to win a Barnes & Noble gift card.

To be eligible:
? Go to http://bit.ly/NMSU-SummerDiscovery and follow @nmsu_allaboutdiscovery
? Post a selfie with #nmsusummerdiscovery
? Must be NMSU student, staff or faculty, and image privacy must be set to "public"

The selfie with most ?Likes? wins. Contest runs June 21 through Aug. 19. An #NMSUSummerDiscovery T-shirt will be given away daily. T-shirts can be picked up at the University Communications front desk. Winner will be announced on Instagram Monday, Aug. 22.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/NMSU_SummerDiscovery or contact Frank Torres at 575-646-1175.