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NMSU Hotline — August 16, 2016

NMSU to host chile field day at Los Lunas agricultural science center on Aug. 30


LOS LUNAS ? Raising New Mexico chile peppers is big business in the southern region of the state. In the middle Rio Grande Valley, it?s a labor of love.

Commercial growers and gardeners alike strive to raise their favorite varieties ? the ones with just the right flavor.

Middle Rio Grande Valley residents have an opportunity to learn more about raising chile during a chile field day, Tuesday, Aug. 30, at New Mexico State University?s Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas, 1036 Miller Street SW, Los Lunas.


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Campus Announcements

Campus Health Center closed today

The Campus Health Center will be closed all day today for staff training.

Southwestern Favorites Buffet offered on Thursday

Whether you have lived here all your life or just moved to the area and want to know what real Southwestern food is all about, mark your calendar this Thursday for the Southwestern Favorites Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature green chile chicken enchiladas, pork carnitas, Spanish rice, pinto beans, house salad w/chipotle ranch, flour tortillas, chips and house-made salsa and tres leches cake. For $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/591427671029253/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=NG1vbjNqcWVzb2I5amc5NXRlMmE4MDRsdHMgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

Don't forget, Bistro Buffets have moved from Wednesdays to Thursdays. 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.

Keith Urban presale tickets available with password

Country superstar Keith Urban will perform live at the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, but a select number of seats will be available for purchase one day earlier with a special venue presale. On Thursday, Aug. 18, input code NMSU at http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/ from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. or say ?NMSU? when asked the code at the Pan Am Center Ticket Office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to access these reserved tickets. Tickets are $35.50, $49.50 & $63.50 plus fees.

Select ?going? or ?interested? at https://www.facebook.com/events/1775470882677687/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=ZmU1c2w3ZHE2dnU1aGlnOW51aGYzYmtiM2Mgbm1zdXBhbmFtQG0&ctz=America/Denver.

For more information, call 575-646-1420.

Memorial services planned at Pan American Center for Officer Jose Chavez

Officer Jose Chavez, the Hatch police officer who died Friday evening after being shot during a traffic stop, was also a New Mexico State University student majoring in criminal justice. Memorial services for Officer Chavez will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at NMSU's Pan American Center. Doors will open to the public at 1 p.m.

The NMSU Police Department has established a drop box for donations and condolence cards for the officer's family in the lobby of the NMSU Police headquarters at 725 College Drive. This is open to the public and NMSU Police will check the box regularly to ensure the family receives the community's expressions of sympathy and support. Those who would like to donate to help the family should make checks payable to the Officer Jose Ismael Chavez Memorial Fund. The box will remain in place through Thursday, Sept. 15.

University Accounts Receivable announces interim bursar appointment

Samantha Lish has been appointed interim bursar for University Accounts Receivable effective today. Friday, Aug. 12, was previous bursar Brian Atwood?s last day with NMSU.

Samantha can be contacted directly by email at slish@nmsu.edu, and by phone at 575-646-6035. General university accounts receivable questions can be directed by email to uar@nmsu.edu and by phone at 575-646-4911.

Learn how to make award-winning wines

The departments of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Cooperative Extension Plant Sciences are offering a semester-long course during the fall semester on beginning winemaking for small commercial wineries and amateur winemakers, marketing wines produced by boutique wineries and the economics of owning and operating small wineries.

The course is AGE 458, and is available to NMSU enrolled students for 3 credit hours, and to faculty, staff and interested people in the community as a Cooperation Extension workshop. The workshop participants do not have to enroll in the university. Space is available for students and a few more workshop participants. Students must be 21 by Sept. 15 to take the course.

If interested, contact William Gorman at wigorman@nmsu.edu or by cell phone at 575-649-1295 or Roseann Colorbio at rocolorb@nmsu.edu, or call 646-3125 for more information and to be admitted into the class. Students cannot register online without first being admitted.

Applications for the Online Course Improvement Program now being accepted

Applications are now being taken for the One-Year-Plus Fellowship. 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 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.

ProctorU webinar training available Aug. 24

Register for "Getting Started with ProctorU for your Exams at NMSU-Las Cruces," which will be held at 9 a.m. Aug 24, at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2286513971311715074

ProctorU is a 24/7 remote proctoring company that uses real people to proctor examinations in real time. Whether your student is at a distance or is unable to visit a testing center for their exams, ProctorU is partnered with more than 800 institutions and has proctored students from all over the world. ProctorU's procedures are FERPA and ADA compliant.

During this webinar, you will learn some background on the company and how to enter exam proctoring information into the system. At the followup, you will receive handouts on pricing, technical requirements and support features so you can share them with your students.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Student Employment Fair to be held Aug. 31

If you have an opening for a work-study or regular student employment position for 2016-2017, consider attending the Student Employment Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 31, on the first floor of Corbett Center. This event has attracted more than 400 students who are interested in learning abou student positions.

To attend this free event, register at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/student-employment-fair/student-employment-registration/.

For more information, call Career Services at 575-646-1631 or email rbensley@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Arrowhead Center, WESST announce first women?s business conference

Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University and WESST, a statewide small business development and training organization, have announced their first WE Mean Business women?s entrepreneurship conference to be held in Las Cruces.

WE (Women Entrepreneurs) Mean Business brings together innovators and change-makers to share personal strategies, stories, and transformational wisdom. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the NMSU Center for the Arts. Tickets are $35.

In May, Arrowhead Center co-sponsored the Las Cruces Women?s Career Success Conference with U.S. Senator Tom Udall. The conference had more than 100 attendees who expressed a desire for continued support and expanded resources for women entrepreneurs in New Mexico. In response, Arrowhead Center and WESST will bring together a powerhouse lineup of experts in workshops and panels that aim to provide insight and experience to early-stage and aspiring women entrepreneurs.


University Research Council seeks presenters for Research and Creative Activities Fair

The University Research Council announces the 16th annual URC Research and Creative Activities Fair, to be held in conjunction with the annual New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation Undergraduate Student Research Conference on Friday, Oct. 7, in the Las Cruces Convention Center.

The fair will include poster sessions or other forms of presentations displaying research and creative activities by NMSU faculty members, professional staff, and select graduate students funded by independent grants or fellowships. A representative will be present at each poster/presentation from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. to answer questions related to their research or creative activity. This will serve as a forum for educating NMSU faculty, staff and students about the different research and creative activities occurring at NMSU, serve as a catalyst for increasing collaborative efforts on campus, and provide a recruitment opportunity for faculty as they interact with students from the New Mexico AMP conference.

Presenters are invited to showcase their work, including new work and posters or presentations that have already been presented at another conference. To participate or to find out more detail about this event, go to http://events.research.nmsu.edu/URCFair. This will take you to the registration form for the 2016 URC Research Fair. Please complete all requested information. Deadline for registration is Sept. 28. There will be monetary prizes for the poster/presentation competition. The judging team will be URC members.

Lastly, the New Mexico AMP Conference needs faculty volunteers in STEM disciplines to be judges for the AMP students? poster presentations. An orientation and meal(s) are included. Contact Gabriela Cisneros at gcisnero@nmsu.edu for more information. The judging takes place during the URC Fair, so if you plan on providing a poster, you would not be able to judge the AMP student presentations.