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NMSU Hotline — July 13, 2016

NMSU Giving Tuesday fundraising event recognized with international award


New Mexico State University?s inaugural Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign has received international recognition from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education for its success in creating opportunities for students. The one-day giving campaign held on Dec. 1, 2015, which added a total of $5.7 million to scholarship funds across the NMSU system, received a silver Circle of Excellence award from the international CASE organization in the category of ?Fundraising Programs: Challenge Grant & Matching Gift Programs.?

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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 today 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."

Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held July 13

The workshop "Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents!" will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today, in Garcia Annex, Room 207. Do you like the idea of budgeting, but just can?t seem to stick to one? Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on how to create, maintain and succeed at your budgeting endeavors. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

To schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, contact Career Services at 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.

Road closure notification

The pedestrian walkway on the west side of Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center will be interrupted from 7 a.m. today to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. The purpose of this closure is to take out the tunnel/patio cap and replace with a new one. The work will not affect the roads or walkways. Caution tape will surround the immediate area.

For more information visit http://facilities.nmsu.edu/road-closures/.

July Employee Council meeting to be held Thursday

The Employee Council will hold its regular monthly meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Milton Hall Room 85. All employees are welcome to attend. The meeting is also broadcasted live on Adobe Connect. Employees can watch and participate via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employeecouncil2015/.

Registration still open for New Mexico College Reading & Learning Association state conference July 22

The NMSU Office of Student Engagement will host the New Mexico Chapter of the College Reading & Learning Association state conference, ?Pathways to Student Success,? Friday, July 22. The conference site will be the Dona Ana Community College Central Campus, 3400 S. Espina St.

Bernadette Montoya, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at NMSU, will provide the luncheon keynote address. Conference strands include academic support; college readiness programs; developmental education; first year experience; and teaching and learning assessment. Conference registration is $60 for faculty/staff and $15 for students.

For information on conference registration email Terry Cook at tcook@nmsu.edu.

Applications for Online Course Improvement Programs are available

Applications are now being taken for the One-Year-Plus Fellowship (1Yr +). This is a 16-month fellowship that assists faculty in improving the quality of their online course(s) following Quality Matters best practices and by participating in self-selected professional development. Accepted faculty members are notified in late August and the program starts in early September.

Applications are also being taken for the New2Online Program. This is a 10-month program that assists faculty who want to move their current face-to-face course to a blended or online format. The New2Online cohort of participants will learn how to use Canvas as their learning management system, design a blended or online course following Quality Matters best practices, establish content on Canvas, and participate in self-selected professional development. Accepted faculty members are notified in late August and the program starts in early September.

For more information and access to the applications for either program, visit the Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) website at https://ocip.nmsu.edu. The application deadline is Aug. 23.

For more information contact Miley Grandjean at mgrandje@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5492.

3rd annual NMSU Grape Day to be held Aug. 13

The third annual Grape Day at NMSU Fabian Garcia Science Center will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Aug. 13, in Classroom/Building #158 (building as you pull into parking lot). This year?s speakers include Gordon Steele, vineyard and winery owner/operator; Cary Hamilton from NMSU Extension Plant Sciences: IR-4 Program; Dale Ellis New Mexico Vine & Wine Society, Southern Rio Grande chapter president and amateur wine maker; along with Daniel Goodrich, Project Coordinator for the Viticulture program at NMSU. Topics to be covered are grape maturity versus grape ripeness, pest management tools, the home vineyard and plant selection, as well as small farm/garden safety.

For more information call 505-929-3942.

Film crew training class offered at DACC

Get your foot in the door with this exciting class at DACC that give you your basic IATSE 480 Union certifications, exposure to multiple below-the-line craft areas, and 15 union recognized days towards the required 30 to make you eligible for the overflow list. The class, CMT 126, FILM CREW TRAINING I - CRN #54021, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, contact Mbyrnes@dacc.nmsu.edu.

NMSU Homecoming event honors distinguished alums who make a difference

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association has selected its 2016 Distinguished Alumni and James F. Cole Award for Service recipients, who will be honored at a special dinner during Homecoming 2016 festivities this fall.

The Distinguished Alumni awards, established in 1956, recognize living NMSU alumni who have achieved national or international distinction through their accomplishments, leadership and meritorious service that reflects the quality and advancement of NMSU.

The James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service, established in 1966, recognizes those who have shown progressive support, dedicated involvement, and impactful civic and humanitarian service at NMSU and within the communities around them, and notable professional service.