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NMSU Hotline — July 12, 2016

NMSU?s NM EDGE breaks 350 mark with June graduates

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Since 2008, NM EDGE has graduated 350 public servants in a variety of certifications to enhance their ability to better serve their constituents. The 14th group of 58 graduates received their certifications during the New Mexico Association of Counties? annual conference in Hobbs June 23.

NM EDGE, which stands for Education Designed to Generate Excellence in the public sector, is a nationally accredited program administered by New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service.

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Campus Announcements

Campus community invited to hear update on the budget reduction process

New Mexico State University leaders will share details of the budget reduction plan for the current fiscal year with the NMSU Board of Regents on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Yates Theatre inside Domenici Hall. The campus community is invited to attend the meeting or follow it online via links at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor/.

"The past few months have presented serious financial challenges for our great university,? NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers said. "With your collaboration we are confronting the short-term challenge through a budget reduction plan to manage our operations for the coming fiscal year.?

Carruthers said the university is planning for the long-term fiscal health of the campus through a variety of initiatives including the "Transforming NMSU into a 21st Century University" process, which is led by five teams that are examining and modifying our administrative structures and processes.

"As we have worked to make the cuts needed for our budget situation, we have had to consider the elimination of specific jobs,? Carruthers said. "We have made a concerted effort to maintain as many positions as possible while meeting our budget targets. The majority (89) of the positions being eliminated are open positions; however, there are 37 filled positions that will be eliminated."

NMSU?s Human Resources team is making every effort to place employees who will be impacted by a position elimination into another job. There are specific processes that must be followed when a filled position is eliminated. These processes are outlined in Article 24 of the AFSCME Union Contract and Administrative Rule 8.45.

As Human Resources goes through the process to identify potential placement options, the recruitment process for certain open positions may be suspended pending the placement process. Departments impacted by this suspension will be notified by Human Resources.

"As the spring semester came to a close, I was told by a member of the campus community that we will sail this ship together through the stormy seas,? Carruthers said. "The waters of higher education continue to be turbulent, but I am confident that by working together we will find calmer waters and NMSU will emerge stronger and better prepared than ever to serve the people of New Mexico."

NMSU Military and Veterans Programs closed for move to new office

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

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

Environmental Education Center hosts webinar Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar screening from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday about the "The Dynamics of Climate Change ? from the Political to the Personal.? How can we respond to climate change? Can we build an economy powered by clean, renewable energy in time? Does the agreement forged at the recent Paris climate conference deliver us from catastrophe, or is it another diplomatic disappointment?

This online event, hosted by MIT Sloan Professor John Sterman, will explore the dynamics of the climate interactively and suggest what we can do both professionally and personally to build a safer, sustainable world. For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

New Orleans Buffet offered on Wednesday

Take a trip to the Crescent City for the New Orleans Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature shrimp jambalaya, beef kabobs, creole green beans, gazpacho salad, tri-colored pasta salad, steamed white rice and praline brownies. For $11.99 plus tax, you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/131078660656952/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=dTlvMzdzNXNoY2k3cmh0aWlwMmRpNm9lOGMgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Rebecca Jaquess retirement reception set for Wednesday

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 575-646-4805. RSVP to conference@nmsu.edu. Copy this event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=ZGVocXQwdnVmaGY1c3Awcm9qM2RxdDYwZzQgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver

Calling All Aggies to contact new students

NMSU?s ?Calling All Aggies? initiative is continuing to move toward completion of contacting all NMSU students who have yet to register for the fall 2016 semester. Total calls and/or emails made as of July 8 are 2,765. Thank you so much for your efforts.

Calling All Aggies campaign is pushing out a third email on Wednesday, July 13, to all students not yet contacted and enrolled that provides contact and resource information. This equates to 886 students remaining to be contacted.

All efforts to contact these students are absolutely needed and appreciated. If you and your department haven?t jumped on board yet, doing so is simple. Student Information Management has provided the electronic tool for all faculty and staff to help with the calling. If you are not already approved to call, please request access to the link by sending your Aggie ID to sim@nmsu.edu. Once you are approved, you are given a PDF information packet to download providing step-by-step procedures.

If you are already approved, please take the time to contact some students and offer up some assistance. Calling All Aggies platform link is below:

We can all be part of making a difference for our students. CAA thanks you for your efforts and thanks you in advance for participating. For questions, contact Lisa Kirby at 575-646-1342 or lkirby@nmsu.edu.

New Mexico Tobacco Settlement Fund opportunity for health care/public health

New Mexico State University announces the availability of funds to NMSU faculty and staff through the State of New Mexico Tobacco Settlement funds. Acceptable uses of the 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.

Funding amount is up to $1,000,000 for one year and there is potential for multi-year funding. The submission deadline is at 5 p.m. Friday, July 15. Email submissions to provost@nmsu.edu and contact Melody Munson-McGee at mmunsonm@nmsu.edu for administrative or process queries.

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

New Mexico Tobacco Settlement Fund opportunity for research

New Mexico State University announces the availability of funds to NMSU faculty and staff through the State of New Mexico Tobacco Settlement funds. The purpose of this 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. Collaborators proposed should be NMSU faculty or staff.

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

The funding amount is $250,000 to 1,000,000 for one year, and there is potential for multi-year funding. The submission deadline is 9 a.m. Monday, July 18. Email submissions to ord@ad.nmsu.edu and contact Sudha Murthy at smurthy@nmsu.edu for administrative or process queries.

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

NMSU-HHMI poster session to be held Aug. 5

Eleven NMSU-HHMI Research Scholars from the departments of biology, biochemistry, and plant and environmental sciences will present their research conducted over the summer in a poster session from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in the O?Donnell Hall atrium. Their research included DNA bar coding on chile plants; research on potential regulators of spindle orientation during cell division and early sea urchin embryo development; and irradiation hormesis in Drosophila melanogaster, among others.

Come by and see what they have accomplished over the summer.

NMSU hosts grafting workshop in Alcalde

New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service fruit specialist Shengrui Yao will host a fruit tree grafting and budding workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at NMSU?s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde.

Grafting is very useful in fruit tree production for both commercial growers and home gardeners. There are many reasons to graft.

?Commercial growers can use grafting to propagate their own trees? unique cultivars,? Yao said. ?Top-grafting can be used to switch cultivars to make the orchard more profitable.?

Home gardeners can graft multiple cultivars in the same tree to keep heirloom cultivars alive, or to introduce pollinizer varieties to a solitary tree.


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.