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NMSU Hotline — July 27, 2016

NMSU College of Engineering departments collaborate on earthquake project


Keeping structures safe during an earthquake is a goal for one New Mexico State University professor who is leading a team from the College of Engineering in developing a new device. The self-centering device is the brainchild of Tathagata Ray, civil engineering assistant professor. With assistance from the Manufacturing Technology & Engineering Center, Ray?s device was completely designed and built at NMSU.

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Campus Announcements

Well-being 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 well-being 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 one 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.

Red to Green Money Management workshop to be held today

The Red to Green Money Management workshop "Keys to Saving and Investing" will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today, July 27, in Garcia Annex, Room 207. What?s the difference between saving and investing? Why should I save? How can I invest? We?ll answer all these questions and more! Learn what you can do now to help your future self by saving and investing wisely. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

Schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach by contacting Career Services at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.

For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green and follow on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

KRWG's 'Red or Green Confidential' to be held Thursday

KRWG?s "Red or Green Confidential" will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28. In New Mexico there is only one vote that matters: Red or green? As in how do you like your chile? The official question of New Mexico, "Red or green?" is the topic on the next "Voice of the Public" this Thursday at 1 p.m. on 90.7 FM and krwg.org. You can call it the "Red or Green Confidential."

Call in to cast your vote, share a recipe, or ask a question. Special guests will include Paul Bosland, director with the New Mexico Chile Pepper Institute at NMSU and Rachel Schneider with Ole Gringo Salsa.

All calls and social media questions during the show will be entered to win a chile prize pack from the New Mexico Chile Pepper Institute and a prize pack from Ole Gringo Salsa and Andele.

Support for the "Red or Green Confidential" is made possible by the Hatch Chile Festival, taking place Sept. 3 and 4.

For more information, visit http://krwg.org.

Release party planned Saturday for eighth Harry Potter book

The public is invited to a four-hour epic event beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30, as the eighth book in the Harry Potter franchise gets its midnight release. Stop by the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces now to preorder your copy of ?Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two: Special Rehearsal Edition Script? and pick it up during the event featuring a reading, lightning bolt tattoos and memorable video clips of the beloved films.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces and provides free public parking in designated spaces. Call 575-646-4431 for more information. Select ?going? or ?interested? at https://www.facebook.com/events/1067881623294903/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=aHFra3FrZzFkdWVtbW03bm5yMWdqN205ajQgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

NMSU ranked as one of America?s Top Colleges in 2016

For the ninth year, Forbes has recognized New Mexico State University as one of America?s Top Colleges.

On the 2016 list, NMSU ranked 419th overall and 91st in the South. Additionally, NMSU ranked 134th in public colleges and 170th in research universities.

Forbes and the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity joined to create a return on investment-focused ranking structure. Forbes and CCAP utilized five weighted categories to calculate the rankings: student satisfaction (25 percent), post-graduate success (32.5 percent), student debt (25 percent), four-year graduation rate (7.5 percent) and academic success (10 percent).


NMSU?s Agricultural Science Center at Clovis to host field day

It?s your chance to meet Rolando Flores, the new dean of New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

And if you?re a grower wanting to learn about the feed-grain market, cover crops, teff grass, Valencia peanuts, weed management, live buffer strips or sugarcane aphids, you won?t want to miss this free event.

The NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Clovis will host its annual field day Aug. 3.

Science center superintendent and weed specialist Abdel Mesbah said the purpose of the field day is to bring farmers, ranchers, extension agents, NMSU researchers, dairy and other industry representatives together to visit and interact with each other. It?s also an opportunity to share ideas and opinions about different cultural practices.