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NMSU Hotline — July 26, 2016

Police relations, mental health care among 2016 Domenici Conference topics


Some of the nation?s most talked-about headlines will fuel the discussion at the 2016 Domenici Public Policy Conference, including police-community relations and the public trust; the state of mental health care and the criminal justice system; national security; and the coming presidential election.

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Campus Announcements

Wellbeing group sessions to be offered

The Solutions Group, the Employee Assistance Program vendor for the State of New Mexico Risk Management Division, will be on campus July 27 and July 28 to provide one-hour group sessions on various work and wellbeing topics. The EAP services are free to all NMSU employees, including temporary and student employees.

NMSU employees are invited to attend the session of their choice. If attending during working hours, the employee must get approval from his/her supervisor to attend. Employees should be limited to attending 1 session per day. Attending more than one session per day would result in the employee having to use sick leave or annual leave during working hours.

The group sessions will be held in Domenici Hall Room 102. Space is limited and plan to arrive a few minutes early to each session to secure a seat.

Visit the website for the session schedule and topics at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/other/eap/. Questions regarding this event should be directed to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Savory Italian cuisine on Wednesday

Satiate your hunger for classic Italian cuisine during the Italian Buffet from 11 .m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature chicken Parmesan, spinach lasagna, Italian roasted veggies, penne pasta, garlic bread, house salad and cannoli. For just $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/782288418579866/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar:

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

Spectacular burrito bar at Taos Restaurant on Thursday

Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union, is offering another premium lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28. This Thursday?s lunch will feature a fully decked out burrito bar including red chile pork, chicken fajitas, green chile chicharron, chile rellenos, refried beans, guacamole and more. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last.

This meal is part of the Mike?s Magnificent Meals summer event series held Thursdays for lunch. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/304140919930573/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=cXAwMWFtYzBpM2N1ZGIyZTBkMml0MzEwNGMgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver

Campus life may have slowed down, but restaurants at NMSU still offer plenty of variety over the summer. Find full hours for all NMSU dining establishments at http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours or on the ?Links A-F? tab on the NMSU INSIDER free mobile app: http://nmsuinsider.mobapp.at.

Fall 2016 Faculty/Staff Convocation to be held Aug. 16

The Fall 2016 Faculty/Staff Convocation will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Atkinson Recital Hall. There will be coffee and refreshments beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the Atkinson Recital Hall lobby. The awards that will be given at convocation are the Patricia Christmore Faculty Teaching Award, Dr. Robert L. Westhafer Award in Excellence in Research, University Research Council Award for Creative Scholarly Activity and Presidential Medallion.

For more information contact the Executive Vice President and Provost Office at 575-646-2127.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet in closed executive session Aug. 3

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold an executive session (closed meeting) at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Room 252 in Domenici Hall on NMSU?s Las Cruces campus.

The closed meeting will be held to discuss the following matters:

1. Update on real estate sales and leases through Aggie Development Inc., Scott Eschenbrenner, President
2. Update on current, pending or threatened litigation, Liz Ellis, NMSU General Counsel
3. Annual performance appraisal of the NMSU chancellor and president of NMSU
4. Annual performance appraisal of the chief of staff, Office of the NMSU Board of Regents


NMSU Games Lab?s latest app strikes gold

New Mexico State University?s Learning Games Lab worked with University of Idaho Extension to produce an app that has garnered high praise and an award.

?Night of the Living Debt,? a game used for teaching high school students the basics of credit score, has been awarded gold in the 2016 Serious Awards Competition.

?The Serious Games field has matured now, and all of the games on that list are incredible games,? said Barbara Chamberlin, NMSU Extension Games and Learning specialist. ?A rising tide raises all boats,? said Chamberlin regarding the stiff competition from this year?s new games.


National traveling exhibit ?Cranbook Ceramics +/- 25 Years? at University Art Gallery

The title may sound like a new kind of health drink, but ?Cranbrook Ceramics +/- 25 Years? is a nationally recognized traveling art exhibit featuring ceramics designed to quench the soul.

The show, which made its debut at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in March, is making its second appearance from Thursday, July 28, through Thursday, Aug. 25, at the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University, with a public closing reception and a welcome back mixer on Thursday, Aug. 25.

The exhibit showcases the work of 24 students who graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art and studied under artists Tony Hepburn and Anders Ruhwald. Each is recognized for making significant contributions to the field of art, ceramics and education.