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NMSU Hotline — August 23, 2016

NMSU anthropology students excavate pueblo, learn life of ancient New Mexicans


New Mexico State University anthropology students spent the summer getting to know the Mimbres people who died more than a thousand years ago and helping to preserve their history.

Eight NMSU students joined community volunteers for four weeks to explore and excavate areas of the South Diamond Creek Pueblo in the Gila Wilderness.

?This dig gave me a better understanding of the Mimbres people, and what living life during these times was like for these people,? said Candice Disque, an anthropology graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences. ?It provided insight into possible social dynamics on a household level.?

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Campus Announcements

Discover Financial Freedom workshop to be held today

The workshop "Discover Financial Freedom" will be held from 2:35 to 3:35 p.m. today at Domenici Hall Room 005.

Have you ever felt burdened by your finances? Red to Green Money Management is conducting a workshop that will unlock the key components to budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and financial aid, allowing you to gain financial freedom.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green. Also, sign up on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook to receive weekly updates.

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach by contacting Red to Green Money Management 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.

Plant and Environmental Sciences student group hosts plant sale Wednesday

The Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Organization will host its biannual plant sale beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the Gerald Thomas Hall lobby. They will be selling a variety of cole crops, including broccoli, cabbage, bok choi, cauliflower, romanesco, kale, spinach and swiss chard. The price of the plants will be $3 per four-pack. Plant supply is limited, so come early.

For more information, contact Subhankar Mandal at mandals@nmsu.edu.

Environmental Education Center hosts environmental webinar Wednesday

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar screening from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday on "15 Steps to Create Effective Climate Communications."

For most people, climate change is an abstract subject. We hear bits of guidance, such as getting the message and messenger right; but there's more to it than that. Discussed will be a 15-step process that give participants additional guidance toward using this resource in the most practical way possible, including how to 1) shape communications that inspire others and help build support for climate solutions; 2) apply a stepwise process to your communications; and 3) draw upon personal experience to resonate with your audience.

EcoAmerica, the webinar host, is a research-based communications organization that builds public support for climate solutions in America by inspiring and supporting national leaders and agencies to lead by example and engage their stakeholders. For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse concert set for Wednesday

The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the NMSU Music Center's Atkinson Recital Hall. It is a free concert and everyone is welcome.

They are performing at NMSU on their way to the Busan Maru International Music Festival in Busan, South Korea.

Please join us for a virtuosic and entertaining evening of music.

Since 1998, The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse have captivated audiences with their stellar musicianship and comical repartee. They pride themselves in their ability to connect with the audience and break the traditional barrier between the performers and the listeners.

Over the years, the Hornsmen (yes, they are aware there is a lady among them) have performed throughout the U.S. in symphonies, college campuses, horn workshops, churches, arts festivals, public schools, public restrooms, parking lots and highway rest areas. They have been selected as guest artists at several International Horn Symposiums and in March 2015, they made their European debut with residencies at the Chopin Conservatory in Warsaw, Poland, and the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland.

Aside from their numerous awards and honors, the group is best known for their unique live performances. Concerts balance traditional quartet repertoire and music that can only be described as ?theatrical horn stunts.? They also continue to expand the horn quartet literature with newly commissioned works.

The Hornsmen not only entertain, but also educate. Regular tours are not just performances but include masterclasses, individual lessons and side-by-side performing with students. Their ?laid-back? and approachable style allows horn players of all ages and abilities a great opportunity to learn from some of the best in the field.

Red to Green Money Management meet-ups set

Red to Green Money Management meet-ups are set for 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, and Tuesday, Aug. 30, inside Corbett Center Student Union.

Look for the table and pick up 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. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or follow on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

To schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, contact Red to Green Money Management at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

Summer Celebration Buffet on Thursday

The end of summer is nearing. Come celebrate with the Summer Celebration buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature chardonnay garlic chicken breast, slow-cooked pot roast, herbed mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, house salad w/balsamic vinaigrette, fresh rolls with butter and a decadent triple chocolate 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/1138670182859636/ to receive a reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=MGF2bjJmNjloY29xaDZ0c2lzanY4bHZxYmMgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

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

Bicycle Friendly University welcome meeting to be held Thursday

The NMSU community, specifically bicyclists and/or those interested in bicycling at NMSU, are invited to a Bicycle Friendly University welcome meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug 25, at Academic Research Unit C, Room 110, the Environmental Health & Safety training room. The address is 1620 Standley Drive.

The group is looking for those interested in helping determine campus bicycle facilities and bicycling events and with the 2017 Bicycle Friendly University application. The invitation is open to all NMSU students, employees and campus community. Meeting discussion will cover the BFU progress so far, the campus bicycle facilities, on-going and proposed upgrades, the NMSU bike community Facebook pages and proposed 2016 and 2017 events. Questions should be directed to David Shearer in Environmental, Health & Safety, at 575-646-3327.

Taco Thursdays and closure on Friday at The Player?s Grill

Taco Thursdays are back at The Player?s Grill. Enjoy 60-cent tacos with the purchase of any beverage from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays until November inside the NMSU Golf Course Club House.

Due to the ?NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink? Cowboys for Cancer Research Golf Tournament Fundraiser, The Player?s Grill will be closed this Friday. Please view https://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ for a list of alternative dining options available on campus.

The Player?s Grill is open to the public at 3000 Herb Wimberly Drive in Las Cruces and provides free public parking. Please call 575-646-2457 or visit http://golf.nmsu.edu/grill/ for more information.

NMSU Associate Vice President for Budget and Finance/Controller Anna R. Price announces retirement

Anna R. Price, associate vice president for budget and finance/controller, has formally announced her retirement from NMSU. She will remain in her current position until Dec. 31, and then serve as special assistant to the senior vice president for administration & finance until her retirement on April 30, 2017. We are extremely appreciative of Price's willingness to step into this new role to provide transitional support and assistance with key initiatives. Over her 26-year career with NMSU, she has been instrumental in providing strong fiscal oversight for the university, and she is a highly respected resource within the campus community and at the state level. Please join us in thanking Price for her many contributions to the university.

Creative Media Institute, NMSU Dance Program and the University Singers created 2016-17 NMSU football promo

Creative Media Institute worked with the NMSU Dance Program and the University Singers to create a promotional video for the NMSU football team for its upcoming season. It was a big collaboration between faculty and students with more than 30 students involved in the entire production.

The video can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/177481334.

Contact Ross Marks at rossm@nmsu.edu or Mitch Fowler at jmfowler@nmsu.edu for more information.

Parking Department open until 7 p.m. through Sept. 2

While parking permits are no longer available for purchase at Corbett Center Student Union, the NMSU Parking Department will remain open late for the next two weeks for your convenience. The Parking Department is located in the southwest corner of the Auxiliary Services building between Barnes & Noble and Panda Express at 1400 E. University Ave. Free parking is available in designated spaces while you purchase your permits. Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the office will remain open until 7 p.m. now through Friday, Sept. 2.

Call 575-646-1839 or email parking@nmsu.edu for more information.

Activity Center and Aquatic Center has new hours of operation

The Activity Center and Aquatic Center has new hours of operation.

Activity Center:
Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Aquatic Center:
Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Corbett Center Gym:
Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

For more information, visit http://recsports.nmsu.edu/hours-of-operation.

QuickConnect early alert and intervention program available

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, and/or rarely being prepared). The goals of QuickConnect are providing preventative action, initiating support by reaching out, and addressing current at-risk behaviors. Faculty are currently the front line in identifying at-risk behaviors and initiating a contact by submitting referrals to 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" 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 students 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.

Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business Conference to be held in September

Arrowhead Center and WESST hvae announced the first annual "WE Mean Business" women?s entrepreneurship conference, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept 10, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.

WE (Women Entrepreneurs) Mean Business brings together a powerhouse lineup of women changemakers to share their personal insights and experiential advice, to help you make your business dreams a reality.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite http://bit.ly/2aNea4S.
Promotional code: STUDENT

The conference will feature a variety of dynamic mainstage talks, breakout sessions and a mentorship networking mixer. Every stripe, color, industry and stage of woman-led idea or business is welcome. For more information, visit http://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/we/.

NMSU?s Arrowhead Center, Navajo Tech collaborate to provide entrepreneurial opportunities

Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University and other organizations are collaborating with Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, N.M., to help improve economic conditions across the Navajo Nation by providing technological tools for future generations.

The Navajo Nation is one of the largest American Indian tribes, stretching 27,000 square miles across Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, more than 40 percent of tribal members live below poverty and less than 10 percent possess a college degree.