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NMSU Hotline — August 17, 2016

Safety Tip: Slow Down, Look Around!

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This safety message is to remind you to slow down while driving, and observe your surroundings as a pedestrian. With the increased congestion on campus in vehicles, utility carts and pedestrian traffic, safety and caution are absolutely critical.

Please review Best Practices for Campus Driving at http://safety.nmsu.edu/campus-safety/vehicle-and-cart-drivers/vehicles-and-defensive-driving-program/bestpracticecampusdriver/.
? Safely Share Campus Streets
? Eliminate Distractions When Driving
? Watch for the Unexpected
? Pass Bicyclists and Utility Carts with Care
? Drive the Speed Limit and Avoid Congested Campus Areas

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Campus Announcements

Environmental Education Center hosts webinar Thursday

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, titled ?Our Renewable Future.? The transition to clean energy will not be a simple matter of replacing coal with wind power or oil with solar. It will require us to adapt our energy usage as dramatically as we adapt our energy sources.

Beginning with a comprehensive overview of our current energy system, the panelists will survey issues of energy supply and demand in key sectors of the economy, including electricity generation, transportation, buildings and manufacturing. The panelists examine the most crucial challenges we face and conclude with a discussion of energy and equity and a summary of key lessons and steps forward at the individual, community and national level.

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

AggieVision seeks applicants for all positions

Want to work in TV? Love sports? Consider applying to AggieVision.

AggieVision uses New Mexico State University students in all aspects of every production. Applications are currently being accepted for student crew positions, including camera, audio, graphics, replay and stats operators.

With productions on ESPN3, Fox Sports, Altitude and Comcast New Mexico, this is a great opportunity to get professional broadcasting experience.

If you?d like to learn more, attend an informational meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in Studio B at Milton Hall, Room 106 D.

If you are interested, but can?t attend the meeting, please contact Vinny Conway at vconway@nmsu.edu or Chris Schnur at cschnur@nmsu.edu.

ASTC to screen 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Friday at NMSU

The American Southwest Theatre Company will screen the ?Rocky Horror Picture Show? film at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, located at the corner of University Avenue and Espina Street, on the New Mexico State University campus. Shadow cast, costume contest and prizes!

Tickets are available at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday and are $10 for main floor general admission with prop bag included, or $5 for the balcony. Prop bags are not permitted in the balcony, and homemade prop bags are not permitted in the theater.

The American Southwest Theatre Company is a non-profit organization that benefits the NMSU Theatre Arts students.

For more information, contact Managing Director Wil Kilroy at 575-646-4517 or wkilroy@nmsu.edu.

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 646-3215 for more information and to be admitted into the class. Students cannot register online without first being admitted.

University Research Council seeks presenters for Research and Creative Activities Fair Sept. 30

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, Sept. 30, 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.

NMSU Insider shares Move-In Day photos on Facebook

NMSU Housing & Residential Life would like to thank the many volunteers for their support and assistance during Move-In Day. Your participation paved the way to a successful first-day-on-campus for our students and relieved much of the stress of moving for the parents and families.

More than 100 photos from the event can currently be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/149368998475282/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1066604703418369 and in the ?Fall ?16? album on the NMSU INSIDER free mobile app available on Apple & Android. More photos will be added shortly to these locations.

ICT Student Technology & Planning welcomes Aggies back to NMSU

Information & Communication Technologies Student Technology & Planning offers equipment rentals ? visit https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/techrentals/ for more information.

For computer lab hours and locations, visit https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/labs.

Stop by Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center's second floor for more information, or call 575-646-4857.

Faculty reminded about QuickConnect intervention system

The QuickConnect program is an early warning and intervention system focused on intervention of students exhibiting at-risk behaviors, including poor attendance, chronic tardiness, not turning in assignments, low grades, or rarely being prepared. The goals of QuickConnect are to provide preventative action, initiate support by reaching out, and address current at-risk behaviors. Faculty are currently the front line in identifying at-risk behaviors and initiating a contact by submitting referrals. Find out more at https://quickconnect.nmsu.edu.

All faculty may participate in QuickConnect by referring any student for intervention based upon concerns, both academic and non-academic. The "Faculty Referral Form" may be found on QuickConnect's home page and myNMSU's faculty tab. The form includes a drop-down providing a complete class list allowing faculty to submit the student's name and reasons for referral. After referral, an attempted contact is made by a trained responder whose purpose is to secure resources pertinent to the student's current need. Instructors will be informed of the outcome of the connection.

The program relies solely on faculty and staff volunteers who take the time to contact students and then assist the student in utilizing the multiple resources available to promote their success. It is important for faculty to attempt contacting the student first, as the data has shown that students who were initially contacted by their faculty fared more positively in the class.

For questions, contact Lisa Kirby at lkirby@nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host third annual Rio Chama Equine Expo in Abiquiu

ABIQUIU ? Young and old alike are invited to the third annual Rio Chama Equine Expo, Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Rio Arriba Rural Events Center at 122-A State Road 554 in Abiquiu.

New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service in Rio Arriba County is hosting the free event, which begins at 8:30 a.m.

?This expo is for the entire equine community regardless of age and level of horsemanship,? said Donald Martinez, NMSU Rio Arriba County agricultural agent. ?These regional expos have been a hit with our clientele. We expect horse enthusiasts from as far away as Santa Fe, Taos and Las Cruces to be in attendance.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12071/nmsu-to-host-third-annual-rio-chama-equine-expo-in-abiquiu

NMSU to offer unmanned aircraft systems workshop in September

With the increasing popularity of unmanned aircraft systems or drones, New Mexico State University?s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center will offer a three-day workshop to teach government, civil and business officials about the new technology and regulations.

The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13-15, at the Physical Science Laboratory at Anderson Hall. The cost is $300 per person with a working lunch included. Registration is available online at http://psl.nmsu.edu.

The workshop will focus on helping officials understand the technology, determine the right sensor and UAS for a particular application, prepare for the changes in this fast-moving field, become aware of the administrative and FAA regulations, and learn how to develop a plan and achieve each organization?s goals. NMSU?s UAS experts will guide participants through the requirements process addressing the many nuances to optimize budgets and perform the mission.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12068/nmsu-to-offer-unmanned-aircraft-systems-workshop-in-september

Fall 2016 Community Education Course Catalog now available

Have an interest in learning to spin yarn or calligraphy? How about genealogy, foreign languages or learning about essential oils? The fall 2016 Community Education Course Catalog has many new offerings this semester, which can be viewed at https://dacc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=templates.CustomTemplatePreview&ContentID=116&

For questions or more information, contact Community Education at 575-527-7527 or commed@dacc.nmsu.edu.