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NMSU Hotline — July 29, 2016

Outreach agricultural specialist brings industrial farm experience to small farm projects


When you meet Del Jimenez, you might find there is more to him than meets the eye.

The New Mexico State University agricultural specialist appears to be just one of the farmers he is working with during a hands-on workshop. However, it?s soon clear he is a wealth of information and will give you a straight answer when asked for his opinion.

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Campus Announcements

Cerny named interim associate vice president for university communications and marketing services

Glen Cerny has been named as NMSU?s interim associate vice president for university communications and marketing services. The appointment begins Aug. 1 and is expected to last three months, or until the position is filled.

Cerny is NMSU?s executive director of university broadcasting where he oversees KRWG-TV and KRWG-FM, the university?s public television and radio stations. Maureen Howard, who has led NMSU?s communications office for the past 13 years, retires at the end of this month.

Cerny came to NMSU in 2006, having previously worked at broadcast stations in Missouri, Ohio and Massachusetts. He has a master?s degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a bachelor?s from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up to be held Aug. 2

Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up to be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Corbett Center First Floor. They know Garcia Annex seems so far away, so they are coming to you. Look for their table and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, contact us 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/. Also, sign-up for their social media to receive weekly updates. They are on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

Suicide prevention training on campus Aug. 4-5

There will be a two-day suicide prevention training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5, on campus. Attendance on both days is mandatory. It is free to all NMSU students, faculty and staff. If interested, register at http://wave.nmsu.edu/suicide-prevention/.

For more information call 575-646-5673.

Workforce open house includes tiny house

The Dona Ana Community College Workforce Center will host an open house featuring activities and displays for students, potential students and business professionals on Friday, Aug. 5.

?We invite everyone to come see what?s new at Workforce,? said Dean of Advanced Technology Saundra Castillo. ?For those looking for a new exciting career, come learn about degree programs including aerospace, manufacturing, building construction and more.?

The event features the first tiny house constructed in Las Cruces by building construction students and faculty, the new ceramics laboratory for students interested in pottery making, a flight simulator used by the aerospace program, 3-D printers used by the manufacturing technology program, take a big-rig selfie in a truck used in the Commercial Driving License program, see a video on ?success in the new economy? by the Center for Career and Student Success, displays by the kids college, learning in retirement, customized training and more. Spaceport America will also have a display at the event.

Giveaways will include art and products from building construction, a steel art sculpture made by the welding program and art by the manufacturing program.

The event takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at the Workforce Center 2345 East Nevada.

The tiny house is 240 square feet. It includes a living room, kitchen, loft bedroom, bathroom with a shower, composting toilet, air conditioner, heater, appliances, spray foam insulation, snap lock flooring and metal roof.

For more information contact Saundra Castillo at 575-528-7076.

Roberts Memorial Staff Award nominations are being accepted

Nominations are currently being sought for the Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award. This year the award will be presented to a Non-Exempt Employee who meets the criteria listed below.

Eligibility Criteria: 1) Nominees may not be faculty members, nor can they be a member of either the Administrative Council or the Academic Dean?s Council. 2) Nominees must have five (5) or more consecutive years of service with the university. Depending on the award cycle, the selection criteria alternates between non-exempt staff or exempt staff. For 2016, the Roberts Award will honor a non-exempt employee.

In addition to the requirements above, employees can be nominated based on the following traits:

A highly motivated person who is a self-starter.
A person who exhibits dedication to the university.
A person who will remain at the university after receiving the award and serve to influence others through behavior that exemplifies sincerity, motivation and dedication.
A person who not only performs a specific job, but who also serves the university and community as a responsible citizen.
2016 Guidelines: The Nomination form, with no more than five (5) pages of supporting information, should be received by the Center for Learning & Professional Development by email (gsmart@nmsu.edu) or at mail code MSC 3TD no later than Aug. 12, 2016.

Download the nomination form at http://training.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2016/07/Nomination-form-rev-062513.pdf