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NMSU Hotline — August 29, 2016

NMSU alumna recognized with first Family and Consumer Sciences teacher award

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When Cheryl Hinrichs was in the eighth grade, she took a home economics class, which is now known as family and consumer sciences. The class teaches students basic life lessons such as cooking, nutrition, personal finance and consumer economics. She immediately thought she found her calling.

Recently, Hinrichs was recognized as the 2016 Outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, an award presented by New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Hinrichs, a librarian and culinary arts and family and consumer sciences teacher at Melrose High School in Melrose, N.M., has also received a number of national accolades that have proven her love of teaching and mentoring.

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Campus Announcements

Pete's Computer Clinic is available this week

Need assistance with your operating system, software installations, hard drives and memory cards installations, virus and malware removal or advice on system restores and file backups? Stop by Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center in the Wireless Lounge on the second floor from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Wednesday and visit Pete's Computer Clinic for technical support.

Meet your executive chef today

Did you know that every student with a meal plan has an executive chef? Meet your executive chef from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. You?ll be able to ask Chef Aida Samaniego culinary questions, learn more about the expertise that goes into each meal and try food from her culinary journey. The menu will feature sumac chicken and rice, vegetable Ethiopian watt, challah, borekas de espinaka, brisket, beef cholent and tezpishti walnut cake. Admission is one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. For full menu details and to receive an event reminder, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/309828516035319/.

Don?t have a meal plan? Start saving with a meal plan today by signing up at http://dining.nmsu.edu.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Organization plants for sale at reduced price

The Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Organization still has some plants left for sale. They include broccoli, cabbage, pak choi (a few), cauliflower, kale and swiss chard. The price is now $1.50 per four-pack. All plants must go, as they grow very quickly and are ready to be transplanted. The plants will only be available on Monday and Tuesday. Proceeds from this sale help fund conferences and other endeavors for PES/EPPWS graduate students.

To purchase plants, contact Subhankar Mandal at mandals@nmsu.edu or Kimberly Rodriguez at kyknrod@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management meet-ups set for Tuesday

A Red to Green Money Management meet-up will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, inside Corbett Center Student Union. Garcia Annex seems so far away, so they?re coming to you. Look for the 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.

"College is Going to Cost Me How Much?" workshop will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Domenici Hall Room 005.

Coming up short to pay for school? Red to Green Money Management will help you learn how to find grants and scholarships through our school and on your own! Still coming up short? Discover when and how to responsibly take out loans.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or 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.


Gourmet chicken sandwiches available at Taos Restaurant on Wednesday

Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center, is offering another premium lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. This Wednesday?s lunch will feature grilled chicken breast sandwiches in a savory marinade or BBQ sauce with assorted buns and a full topping bar, including local Hatch green chile, avocado, bacon, ghost pepper cheese, chipotle cheddar cheese and Swiss cheese. Complete your sandwich with fries and onion rings. Admission is one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last.

Don?t have a meal plan? Start saving with a meal plan today by signing up at http://dining.nmsu.edu.

All-American Buffet offered on Thursday

Take a break from your busy schedule and swing into the All-American Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature spicy buffalo barbecue chicken, Texas-style brisket, macaroni and cheese, steamed green beans, fresh garden salad, fresh rolls with butter and praline brownies. For $11.99 plus tax, you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet.

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.

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.

New hours of operation for Campus Health Center

The NMSU Campus Health Center has new operating hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Late Night Dining at the Corbett Center Food Court

Have you ever been on campus late and feel your stomach rumbling? Don?t forget the Corbett Center Food Court has late night hours Monday to Thursday. In addition to normal hours on Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chick-fil-a, Taco Bell, Gila Grill, AFC Sushi and Simply to Go are all open from 6 p.m. to midnight. Discover all campus dining hours at https://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/.

Skip the line and order through your phone with Tapingo, a free app available on the App Store and Google Play. Available now at NMSU Sodexo restaurants.

Zuhl Library opening Patent & Trademark Resource Center in September

The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office is opening a new Patent and Trademark Resource Center at the New Mexico State University Library. Join us on Sept. 21 in Milton Hall, Room 85, for a day-long training seminar led by experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.

Participants will get an overview of the resources available for innovators and entrepreneurs, and training in how to conduct powerful patent and trademark searches using USPTO Databases.

End the day in Zuhl for the PTRC grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception.

Registration for the training is required, as seating is limited, visit https://bit.ly/2bPjcyJ.

CLPD now accepting applications for 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy

Aggie Leadership Training Academy is a staff leadership certification program for NMSU personnel currently in supervisory and higher level management positions. The goal of the program is to build knowledge and skills needed to develop critical leadership competencies required for higher level leadership positions at NMSU. By utilizing a blend of presentations from renowned experts, interaction with university executive leaders and faculty leadership, select reading and reflection, group projects, and interaction with cohort members, the program provides a well-rounded learning and development experience.

The 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy begins January 2017 with monthly sessions through October 2017. Staff interested in being considered for the Aggie Leadership Training Academy must complete and submit an application packet. Application packets for the 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy will be accepted beginning today and ending Sunday, Oct. 9. For more information and to apply, visit http://training.nmsu.edu/alta/.

For questions or additional information related to the Aggie Leadership Training Academy, contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu.


NMHEAR 2017 call for proposals is now open

As you plan out your conference attendance for the coming academic year, consider including NMHEAR 2017. Keynote and guest presenter will be Terrell Stayhorn, a ?professor, researcher and provocateur,? according to TEDXColumbus. His pre-conference workshop and keynote address will be about engaging and retaining at-risk students and promises to be thought-provoking.

The theme of NMHEAR 2017 is ?Cultivating Academic Engagement, Persistence and Success.? If you are interested in presenting, the Call for Proposals is now available at https://nmhear.nmsu.edu/call-for-proposals-form/.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.

For more information, contact Susan Wood, NMHEAR conference director, at sandrusw@nmsu.edu.

Save the date for the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic

Save the date for the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic that will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Horseshoe. It is a staggered lunch period to enjoy a picnic lunch and honor NMSU employees for their service to NMSU.

For more information, contact empcouncil@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education courses available

If you can talk, you can draw. "Drawing Like a Master" shows you how to construct a drawing and see like a master. Learn to create complex objects from simple shapes to allow you to draw anything you can see or can imagine. It?s easier than you think. The course is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 8 to Nov. 10, and it costs $185.

What is an email? What does WWW mean? What is a web address? What is Microsoft Office? What is a Windows Player? Computer use made easy here. Learn how to use your computer, including the components of your computer and how to operate them and the answers to the questions above in "Computer Use." Computers can be lots of fun. The class is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, and it costs $33.

Learn how to greet people and introduce yourself, converse on the telephone with merchants and hotel staff, and order food in "Spanish for Beginners I." Discover how to ask and understand directions. Learn the days of the week, months of the year, counting to 1,000, how to change money into the local currency, and much more. The course is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 11, and it costs $77.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527. Online registration is easy at http://dacc.augusoft.net.