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NMSU Hotline — July 11, 2016

NMSU offers minor in human-animal interaction

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Dogs may be used to assist law enforcement personnel or diabetic patients, and horses may be used for therapeutic riding programs. But humans are needed to train and work with such animals. Obtaining a career that involves companion animals may have just become more attainable for New Mexico State University students.

Beginning this summer, NMSU undergraduate students have the option of choosing human-animal interaction (HAI) as their minor area of study. The NMSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is offering the minor for the first time.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU Military and Veterans Programs closed for move to new office

NMSU Military and Veterans Programs will be closed today and Tuesday, and reopen on Wednesday, July 13. The office may still be reached at mvp@nmsu.edu or by fax 575-646-1113.

Offices are moving to Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244. Stop by on Wednesday to see the new area while enjoying a free cup of coffee.

Hundreds to gather at NMSU for annual 4-H State Conference

Hundreds of 4-H members will be making their way to New Mexico State University for the 93rd annual 4-H State Conference, July 11-14 at Corbett Center.

?This year?s theme is, ?What imprint will you leave??? Amy Zemler said, 4-H youth activities specialist. She said that it is based on footprints left in sand and relating to imprints left by actions.

The conference will include dances, workshops, competitions, officer elections and more.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11998/hundreds-to-gather-at-nmsu-for-annual-4-h-state-conference

Tobacco Settlement Fund offers funding opportunities

New Mexico State University announces the availability of funds to NMSU faculty and staff through the State of New Mexico Tobacco Settlement Funds for projects in health care or public health or research projects.

Acceptable uses of the public health funds include any health or health care program or service for prevention or treatment of disease or illness; public health programs and needs; and tobacco use cessation and prevention programs, including statewide public information, education and media campaigns. Collaborators proposed should be NMSU faculty or staff.

The funding amount is up to $1 million for one year with the potential for multi-year funding. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, July 15. Submissions should be sent to provost@nmsu.edu, and the contact for administrative or process queries is Melody Munson-McGee at mmunsonm@nmsu.edu. More information is available at http://www.research.nmsu.edu/content/tobacco-settlement-health.

The purpose of the research funding program is to encourage development of investigator-initiated and collaborative research projects involving basic and applied research that addresses the impact of smoking or other behavior on health and disease. The research proposal may include education or public service component.

Tobacco-related illnesses could include cancer, brain and behavioral illnesses, infectious disease and immunity, and diabetes and vascular diseases.

Funding amount for research is $250,000 to $1 million for one year, with potential for multi-year funding The submission deadline is 9 a.m. Monday, July 18. Submissions should be sent to ord@ad.nmsu.edu. For administrative or process queries, contact Sudha Murthy at smurthy@nmsu.edu.

More information is available at http://www.research.nmsu.edu/content/tobacco-settlement-research.

Potential quorum notice for NMSU Board of Regents July 17

Members of New Mexico State University?s Board of Regents, potentially constituting a quorum, will meet during the Regents? Student Success Committee Retreat Reception at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant, 2410 Calle de San Albino, Mesilla, New Mexico.

The retreat?s purpose is to discuss issues relating to student success and higher education reform. No votes or official actions will be taken during the evening reception.

For additional information, please contact NMSU Board of Regents Chief of Staff Janet Green at jgreen@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2227.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12000/potential-quorum-notice-for-nmsu-board-of-regents-july-17

'NEOMAGIC' student exhibition seeks submissions

"NEOMAGIC: 2016 Zuhl Student Exhibition" will be held in conjunction with the the University Art Gallery?s 2016 fall exhibition, "GEOMAGIC: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection." This call is open to all NMSU main campus students. The deadline for submission is 12 a.m. Thursday, July 21. The works for NEOMAGIC will go on display from Sept. 23 through Dec. 7.

All applications will be submitted online through the UAG's Juried Student Show Canvas site. If you need access to the Canvas page, email your first and last name and NMSU email address to artglry@nmsu.edu. The works will be exhibited at the NMSU Zuhl Museum, 775 College Drive, near the northwest campus entrance.

For more information, contact Jasmine Woodul at artglry@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2545.

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.

Small Business Development Center offers small-business workshops

Small Business Development Center will offer several workshops this summer on small-business topics. There is no cost for the workshops, but space is limited, so early registration is recommended. To register, visit www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces or call 575-527-7676.

"Steps to Starting Your Business" is offered three times: from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, or from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. It is also offered in Spanish from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Learn the basic steps necessary to set up a business correctly, such as defining your business, choosing a business name, registering your legal structure, registering with NM Taxation and Revenue, and much more.

"How to Get Your First Five Customers," presented by Steven A. Chavira, takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Getting customers can be easy if you have a plan. This session will take you through the five steps necessary to get customers who will buy from you and recommend you to others. Learn how to identify your target market and the best marketing tactics customers will respond to. Learn where to find the ideal customers and what to do to earn and keep them. The plan for Getting Your First 5 customers will give you a logical framework you can use over and over again to develop a strong, loyal, base of customers that will sustain your business forever.

The Small Business Development Center is located at Dona Ana Community College Workforce Center, 2345 E. Nevada Ave., Suite 101.

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.