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NMSU Hotline — July 5, 2016

NMSU Air Force ROTC establishes alumni chapter

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In celebration of Detachment 505?s 70th anniversary and to provide an avenue for graduates to preserve and share their knowledge, New Mexico State University?s Air Force ROTC has established an alumni chapter. ?With decades of alumni, there is someone who has served in every Air Force career field and gained valuable insights learned only through experience,? said Lt. Col. Jeremiah Klomp, NMSU Air Force ROTC commander and professor of aerospace studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. ?We hope to provide a means whereby those with experience can share it with those just starting out on the same path.?

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Campus Announcements

Campus weather warning system to be tested Wednesday

If you hear a siren on the New Mexico State University campus Wednesday at noon, don't be alarmed. The university?s Outdoor Severe Weather Warning Systems are activated for one-minute blasts on the first Wednesday of each month as a test to ensure they are functioning properly. Two pole-mounted sirens, which sound the severe weather warnings, are located on the eastern and western ends of campus. The Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System is part of the university's emergency system and will be used to communicate weather-related emergencies for individuals who are located outside a building.

In a weather-related emergency, the weather warning sirens will be engaged for two minutes or longer and will alert members of the campus and surrounding community to immediately seek shelter and, once they are safe, to check the NMSU Web site or local news for additional information.

Employees registered with the Emergency Notification System may choose to receive emergency information via email, voicemail or text messaging service. Sign up for emergency alerts at: https://myaccount.nmsu.edu/accounts/etm/index.php.

Red to Green Money Management workshop to be held Wednesday

The Red to Green Money Management 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. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach by contacting Career Services at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.

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

Networking session on health disparities and the environment is July 20

The NMSU NIH RISE program invites students, staff and faculty interested in the role of environment in health disparities to attend a networking session from 3 to 5 p.m. July 20 in O?Donnell Hall, Room 111. Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for ongoing projects for a "lightning" five-minute presentation. Registration is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/risehealthdisparitiesenvironment.

For more information, contact RISE at rise@nmsu.edu.

ESL and GED class orientations begin this month

Orientation for fall semester GED and ESL classes begins July 25. The DACC Adult Education division is offering free high school equivalency classes that prepare students for the GED or Hi-SET exams. Classes start Aug. 23. English classes for every level language-learner are offered free of charge starting Aug. 22.

For HSE or ESL class information, call 575-527-7540.

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.

NMSU associate dean retires after 32 years of NMSU service

When Jeff Brown joined New Mexico State University?s history department in 1984, Las Cruces had around 50,000 residents, construction of the Corbett Center auditorium was nearly complete, and NMSU had recently elected its first female student body president.

?NMSU has grown a lot since 1984,? said Brown, who is currently the associate dean for research in the College of Arts and Sciences. ?We have a more diverse faculty and student body now. We have a greater focus on research about this region, and virtually all of our faculty members excel in scholarship and creative activities.?

After more than 30 years of observing the university?s evolution, and serving the college in both faculty and administrative capacities, Brown will retire at the end of June. The college held a reception in his honor on June 10 in the NMSU Stan Fulton Center.


DACC student takes second place at national competition

DACC culinary arts student Lorena Giesbrecht returned from Louisville, Kentucky, with the second-place silver medal in the Restaurant Services category from the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Giesbrecht scored 94 percent of the total possible points on student skills required to run the front of the house in a fine restaurant. Students were judged on their ability to provide the professional experience a patron would expect at a higher-end establishment.

More than 6,000 students participated in 100 different competitions. Three other Doņa Ana Community College students represented New Mexico at nationals. Automotive technology student Jon Millykangas and Victor Velasquez, an electronics technology major, competed in their respective events, and Bianca Lugo served as a voting delegate.

The national event featured programs from career and technical education. Welding, culinary arts, electronics, robotics, medical assisting and public speaking were among the many disciplines.

Giesbrecht is also the newly elected vice president for DACC student government and president of SkillsUSA-DACC.

For more information, contact Saundra Castillo at 575-528-7076.

DACC Community Education courses available

"LEGO YOUniverse" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 25-29. The cost is $109. You are the star in this course! Pick your favorite LEGO genre or create an alternative universe for a digital illustrated story. Fight alongside Batman, be part of a Ninjago clan, hang with Ninja Turtles ? wherever your imagination takes you. All students will have a digital comic book that they are the star in at the end of the course, which can be shared with friends and family on a password-protected website. For kids ages 8 to 11.

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