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NMSU Hotline — July 14, 2016

NMSU to celebrate 50th anniversary of its Agricultural Science Center at Farmington


For 50 years New Mexico State University has served the Four Corners Region?s agricultural research needs at its Agricultural Science Center at Farmington. The science center will host a field day, Friday, July 29, to celebrate its partnerships that have transformed communities through discovery. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a field tour at 10 a.m. and barbecue lunch at noon.

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Campus Announcements

July Employee Council meeting to be held today

The Employee Council will hold its regular monthly meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today, 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/.

'The Climate of the Southeast U.S.: Geographic Patterns and Trends in Extreme Weather Events' webinar to be held today

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar from 11 a.m. to noon today about ?The Climate of the Southeast U.S.? Chip Konrad will introduce the climate of the Southeast, emphasizing how it varies across the region and how it compares with the rest of the country. He will discuss the different types of extreme weather events that impact the region, including hurricanes, floods, heat waves, droughts and tornadoes. Specifically, he will reveal trends in the frequency and occurrence of these extremes over the last century. He will conclude with a short discussion of how the frequencies of these extremes may change over the next century.

For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

FSA-RMR office information session to be held July 21

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, the new retention requirements and FSA-RMR Procedures, and more. A Go-To Meeting for out-of-town users, who are unable to attend the session at the Las Cruces campus, will be offered at the same time as the live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting please contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Hard Road concert to benefit KRWG

New Mexico's traditional music powerhouse The Hard Road Trio has put together another spectacular summer show to benefit KRWG. The KRWG benefit concert will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Rio Grande Theatre.

Tickets are available at the KRWG offices (Room 121 in Milton Hall on the NMSU campus), by calling 575-646-2222, at Cutter Gallery at the corner of University and El Paseo, from trio members and at the Rio Grande Theatre website http://www.riograndetheatre.com/.

Adult tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, 12 and under are $7.50 in advance or $10 at the door. Hard Road CDs will be for sale at intermission.

The Hard Road Trio features lifelong musicians Steve Smith (vocals, mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar), Chris Sanders (vocals and guitar) and Anne Luna (vocals and bass). The evening?s special guests are Tim May, Nashville guitarist extraordinaire, Bill Evans, San Francisco bay area banjo player featured on ?The Best of the Banjo? on Prairie Home Companion, and Hard Road alumnus Nate Lee, in-demand Nashville session fiddler. Dazzling picking is guaranteed. And with a collection of players like this, you can expect a spectacular Hard Road Big Band jam.

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 the 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.

NMSU outlines budget plan, $12.1 million in cuts

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents heard plans from the university?s administration to cut $12.1 million from the budget for the 2017 fiscal year. The cuts were made after careful consideration following recent cuts to the university?s budget due to declining state funding and declining enrollment.

The cuts include:
? Eliminating 89 vacant positions (27 faculty and 62 staff) as well as 37 filled positions (3 faculty and 34 staff). NMSU?s Human Resource Services team is making every effort to place employees who will be affected by a position elimination into another job.
? Eliminating the on-campus Employee Health Center, effective Aug. 1. The university will continue to operate the Student Health Center. Discussions are underway with a third-party to provide employee services at a nearby clinic. Employment opportunities with the new provider have been offered to affected employees. It is also possible that services for employees may be returned in the future through the third-party provider.
? Discontinuing sponsorship of the equestrian team, effective with the 2016-2017 season. Importantly, the athletics department will fully honor the scholarships of its current equestrian student-athletes for the remainder of their eligibility.
? Beginning the process to eliminate the Engineering Surveying Program. This will be presented at Faculty Senate later this fall.
? Moving NMSU?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies to International and Border Programs, which has a different funding source.