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NMSU Hotline — August 31, 2016

Safety Tips: Pokémon Go


The Pokemon Go game has become very popular on university campuses across the country. Whether you play the game yourself or not, it?s important for gamers and non-gamers to be aware of those around you to keep everyone safe.

Here are some important safety tips:
1. Stay alert ? make sure to look around regularly. Cars, buildings, and other stationary objects can hurt if you walk into them.

2. Know where you are ? don?t wander onto private property or restricted areas, and stay away from places you?re unsure of.

3. Don?t play while driving ? while playing Pokémon in the passenger seat is okay; playing while in the driver?s seat is incredibly dangerous. Don?t do it.

4. Be aware of your surroundings ? don?t wear headphones and notice when other people are nearby.

5. Look both ways ? you?d be surprised how many people fail to check for cars before crossing the street chasing a rare Pokémon.

6. If you can, go out with a buddy ? it?s more fun and having an extra set of eyes is safer for everybody.

Campus Announcements

?NMSU Celebrates the National Parks? series begins Sept. 1

New Mexico State University is celebrating the National Park Service centennial with a speaker series called ?NMSU Celebrates the National Parks.? NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting classes, public lectures and a blog series to bring the beauty and wonder of America?s national parks to the NMSU campus and Las Cruces community.

The series begins with a lecture titled ?Cultural Connections from the Wilderness to the Urban Landscape,? by Rodney Sauter from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at O?Donnell Hall in room 111. Sauter supervises the visitor center at the Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso and will conduct a virtual tour of the Chamizal and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.


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 and visit Pete's Computer Clinic for technical support. Student Technology, an investment in your future. For more information visit https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/.

Time Management: Making Minutes Matter will be held Thursday

Time Management: Making Minutes Matter will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Zuhl Library Conference Room (225 second floor).

Meet deadlines, remember important dates, optimize your study time, complete assignments at a comfortable pace and still have time to have fun.

For More information please contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

Help start a new student solidarity economy organization

Are you interested in using economic alternatives to capitalism to address the economic needs of NMSU students? To advance social justice on campus? To advance environmental sustainability on campus? Then come to a meeting and help start a new student organization, ?Students Building a Borderlands Solidarity Economy,? at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the sociology conference room, Science Hall 286. The solidarity economy framework originated in Latin America in the late 1980s and is now recognized worldwide as a viable economic alternative model to capitalism. For more information, visit http://borderlandsolidarityeconomy.org orhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/econalternatives. For questions, contact Julie Steinkopf Rice atja_rice@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3448.

Regional arts preview to be held Thursday

Please join members of the local theater community at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts at 1000 E. University Ave. on Sept. 1 for the first-ever Regional Arts Preview. Food trucks will be in the area beginning at 5 p.m. so you can indulge your culinary pleasures before stepping into the Medoff Theatre at 6 p.m. There, you will enjoy snippets of scenes and songs being performed from upcoming productions and gather information from a variety of arts organizations in the area. Come see your favorite theaters from Las Cruces to El Paso represented, along with visual arts announcements. The presentation will be under an hour, after which you can return to the food trucks for a full dinner or dessert. No reservation is needed, and admission is free.

Jim Shearer and the Second Line Survivors with Mike Sizer at Rio Grande Theatre Friday

On Friday, Sept. 2, extend your visit to the First Friday Art Ramble by staying for an outstanding Dixieland Jazz concert at the Rio Grande Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m. The musicians are talented jazz artists performing under the name The Second Line Survivors: special guest artist Mike Sizer on clarinet, tenor sax and vocals; David Jellema on trumpet; Frank Otero on trombone; Mike Francis on piano; Ricky Malichi on drums; and Jim Shearer (from the NMSU Music Department) on tuba and vocals. Sizer is an internationally renowned Dixieland Jazz musician who performed with the famed Dukes of Dixieland and created much of the soundtrack for the PBS show ?Great Chefs of New Orleans.?

Tickets are $12 for students or members of the Jazz & Blues Society, or $17 general admission, with all fees included. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. The Rio Grande Theatre is located at 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces. More information and tickets are available through the website, www.riograndetheatre.com or by calling 575-523-6403.

KinD Motion Dance Lab offers community dance classes

The NMSU dance program offers community dance classes in creative movement, ballet, flamenco and contemporary styles for dancers age 3 through adults. Fall classes are beginning on Sept. 3. Register now at http://www.nmsukindmotion.com/.

Welcome Home, Aggies! Street Festival set for Sept. 6

Welcome Home, Aggies! Street Festival is from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6 on College Drive between of Gerald Thomas Hall and Skeen Hall

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) is hosting a street festival with live music from the Chris Baker Band, food trucks, relay games and student clubs/organizations to welcome all students home to Aggieland. Admission to the event is one can of food or $1 to be donated to the Roadrunner Food Bank and Casa De Peregrinos. All students are invited to attend; come join us for good food, good music and a good time.

Call the ACES Academic Programs office at 575-646-1807 for more information.

Red to Green Money Management meet-ups set for next week

Red to Green Money Management Workshop Important Documents to Protect Your Assets will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Domenici Hall, Room 102.

What is a will? What does a Power of Attorney do? What is a prenuptial agreement? What are my options for life insurance? We will answer all of these questions and more. You will learn on how to protect your assets and avoiding minimum stress for your loved ones with managing them.

Red to Green Money Management Workshop Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents! will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Domenici Hall, Room 005.

Do you like the idea of budgeting, but just can?t seem to stick to one? Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on how to create, maintain and succeed at your budgeting endeavors.

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

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach by contacting us 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.

HRTM announces first Gerald Thomas Chair Community presentation event

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management is proud to announce its first Gerald Thomas Chair Community presentation event to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine, Gerald Thomas Hall.

Rum, mescal, tequila, and bourbon are the original distilled spirits of the Americas. Learn their importance throughout history to the modern day cocktail culture. Discover how to taste their distinctive differences in New World Spirits.

Presented by Sir Adam Carmer, Ed.D. Carmer is an adjunct professor of beverages, cost control and leadership at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is owner of the Whisky Attic, with a collection of more than 1,800 bottles and developer of Freakin? Lightning Spirit Whisky, and CSTEM, the Carmer Spirits Tasting Enhancement Method. He was knighted by the members of the Grand Council as a Knight of La Chevalerie du Fourquet des Brasseurs (the Knighthood of the Brewers? Mash Staff) in 2014.

The cost is $15 per person and includes tastes of six spirits and light appetizers. Please contact Stella Lucero at stcordov@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7324 to make your reservations. We gladly accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards for all presentations. However, we cannot take credit card numbers over the phone or by email.

Canvas notice: Do not use with Microsoft Edge

Internet Explorer has been replaced by Microsoft Edge and is included with Windows 10.

Because of the increased security settings of Edge, it is causing problems when used with Canvas.

We recommend that you do not use Microsoft Edge with Canvas, but instead use the latest version of either Chrome (https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/) or Firefox (https://www.firefox.com).

You could open for Keith Urban

NMSU Special Events and ACTS is sponsoring a contest open to country music performers in southern New Mexico and northwest Texas. The winner will open for Keith Urban Oct. 18 at NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces.
Entrants, which can be solo acts, duos, trios, bands or groups, are invited to submit live performance videos that will be seen and heard by the panel of judges. Semifinalists will play before a live audience and the judges at Whiskey Dick?s in Las Cruces on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The grand prize winner will be selected and notified soon after the semifinal event takes place.

Full details visit https://panam.nmsu.edu/openforurban/.

NMSU to host livestock water symposium in Albuquerque

If you want to learn about issues related to stock water, you won?t want to miss this event.

The New Mexico State University Range Improvement Task Force is hosting a livestock water symposium Sept. 10 in Albuquerque. The symposium is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 2020 Menaul Blvd.

RITF is holding the event in response to concerns about drought and limited understanding related to livestock water rights and water policy.


DACC Community Education course available

Working with Adobe isn?t as hard as you would think. Just knowing the basics can keep the beginner on track. Complete a small project while discussing footing designs, block laying techniques and finishes to complete the job in Building with Earth Blocks. Learn the basic tools needed to work with earth. The last class will focus on working with earth and laying Adobes in a simple wall project. The course is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and 14 and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17 or 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 5 and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and it costs $77.

Don?t miss this fun course. For more information or to sign up for this DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527. Online registration is easy at http://dacc.augusoft.net.

DACC Customized Training classes offered

Get your computing skills up to speed. In Get to Know Your Computer, learn to navigate and manage files/folders. Create word processing documents and drawings. Customize your computer setting, browse the internet and much more in this fun, hands-on workshop. Offered at the Hatch Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 and it costs $139.

Get a framework for having those difficult, yet challenging conversations with co-workers, supervisors, employees, friends, neighbors and family in Tough Topics. Topics include constructive feedback, suggesting better hygiene, dealing with angry customers, apologizing to a superior, discussing funeral arrangements with family members, situations with neighbors and more. The course is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 and it costs $139.

For questions or more information, contact us at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.