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NMSU Hotline — July 1, 2016

NMSU new IPM specialist knows importance of landscaping to sustain pollinators

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A vibrant ecosystem of native plants and insects is critical for maintaining a healthy pollinator environment, whether it is in urban or rural landscaping. New Mexico State University?s new urban and small farm integrated pest management specialist, Ashley Bennett, was drawn to study the intersection of native plants, landscaping and insects, while completing her undergraduate degree at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.

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Campus Announcements

SCCORE Symposium to be held today

The New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation (New Mexico AMP) will hold a luncheon and farewell symposium today at NMSU Corbett Center Ballroom for the NMSU 2016 Summer Community College Opportunity for Research Experience (SCCORE) program.

A luncheon will be held for the SCCORE participants and their mentors from 11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m., then the SCCORE students will present research they have conducted with NMSU faculty mentors for the past four weeks in the program. All are welcomed to attend the symposium from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact garland@nmsu.edu.

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.

Red to Green Money Management events planned next week

A Red to Green Money Management meet-up will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 5, outside Gerald Thomas. Look for the table and pick up some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

A workshop, "College is going to Cost Me How Much?" will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, in Garcia Annex Room 207. Coming up short to pay for school? Red to Green Money Management will help you learn how to find grants and scholarships through our school and on your own. Still coming up short? Discover when and how to responsibly take out loans.

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

For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or follow on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

Sick Leave Bank program enrollment now open

Enrollment for the Sick Leave Bank program is now open through July 31. The program is available to regular employees with at least two years of regular service by June 30, 2016, who are enrolled in the long term disability plan and earn sick leave. Eligible employees must submit a completed Sick Leave Bank Enrollment Authorization form to NMSU Benefit Services by 5 p.m. July 31.

For more information, email benefits@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-8000.

Buy a crimson shirt and help support employees in need

Show your Aggie Pride and purchase a crimson shirt to wear on Fridays. Proceeds from the purchases go toward the Perozynski Employee Emergency Fund.

To purchase a shirt (or if you just want to donate) visit https://nmsubookstore.ignitecx.com/showyourpride.

We all know NMSU faculty, staff and friends love the Aggies. We also know that NMSU is a caring community. Now we have an opportunity to combine this love and care with the purchase of a crimson shirt. Order your shirt by Sept. 1 and have it shipped to your home or office.

Over the years, the Perozynski fund has helped 9-month faculty by providing them with financial assistance in times of hardship. Our goal is to get a close as possible to contributing sufficient funds to provide assistance to both faculty and staff through this program.

On behalf of NMSU Employee Council and the NMSU Bookstore we would like to thank you for your continued support of Aggies in need.

Admissions for international undergrads now handled through ISSS office

Just a reminder, all international undergraduate admissions processes have been moved to the International Student and Scholar Services office (ISSS) effective April 1. Direct any international undergraduate student inquiries to ISSS in Garcia Annex, Room 246, or call 575-646-2834.

DACC Community Education courses available

"How to Use the Internet" will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9. The cost is $33. Are you a ?newbie? to the Internet? Want to learn to surf the web or pay bills online? Gain an introduction to cyberspace and learn the vocabulary of the Internet, netiquette, email techniques, search engine reviews and tips on how to surf. Good for senior citizens.

"Code Breakers" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 25 to 29. The cost is $109. Calling all future coders, programmers and designers. Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript and CSS with a series of Web projects and design challenges. Get the essentials you need to begin your coding. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. For ages 12 to 14.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

"CDL Prep" will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The cost is $99. Get hands-on training for the CDL exam pre-trip, including an explanation of the terms, proper evaluation and identification of parts, and criteria for scoring. The six required backing skills will be demonstrated and the scoring criteria discussed. The skills and abilities necessary to pass the road test portion of the exam will be discussed.

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