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NMSU Hotline — September 2, 2016

NMSU Arrowhead Center partnerships with Mexico create opportunities for students


Two talented New Mexico State University graduate students, Carlos Murguia and Victor Cruz, have made Arrowhead Center their nexus for productivity and success. The two students, both from Mexico, first came to NMSU in summer 2015 for a two-month combined program that included English as a second language, GRE training and an entrepreneurship and technology commercialization internship with Arrowhead Center. This initial opportunity for Murguia, Cruz and other students who participated in the program emerged as a result of Arrowhead?s Activando Emprendedores bilingual entrepreneurship training program, which includes partnerships with several universities throughout Mexico.

Arrowhead Center is a pipeline. Students, faculty, alumni and businesses may enter through any point of contact and then be directed to various programs, networks, mentors and business assistance that will be a fit and of value to the participant. Murguia and Cruz are recipients of full scholarships from the National Council of Science and Technology, or CONACYT, which is the Mexican equivalent of the National Science Foundation. The students will work with NMSU researchers on sustainability projects.

Griselda Martinez, director of AE and New Mexico Small Business Assistance at Arrowhead, has worked closely with both Murguia and Cruz. She cites them as a shining example of what is possible.


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Campus Announcements

Cashier hours at University Accounts Receivable have changed

Effective Sept. 1, the cashier?s office within University Accounts Receivable will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. University Accounts Receivable will remain open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please direct any questions or concerns by email to uar@nmsu.edu or by phone to 575-646-3927.

New 2016-2017 faculty/staff/retiree/affiliate meal plans available

Save money over the next 12 months when you buy your Taos Restaurant meals in bulk. New meal plans are available for NMSU faculty, staff, retirees and affiliates. Meals can be purchased in blocks of 10, 25 and 50 with increased savings for the more meals you buy. The popular Pistol 400 plan is also still available, but with a new twist. For $400, you get 400 Aggie Dining Dollars to use in most restaurants across campus, plus you?ll also receive five free meals in Taos Restaurant. All meal plans will be valid until Aug. 31, 2017. The sooner you buy your plan, the longer you have to enjoy your meals. Application forms are available at the ID Card Services Office on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union or online at http://idcard.nmsu.edu/facultystaff-meal-plans. Call 575-646-4835 or email idsvs@nmsu.edu for more information.

Four NMSU eateries to remain open over Labor Day weekend

While most of the university will close this Friday through Monday in observance of the holiday weekend, four campus eateries will remain open for your convenience. The Barnes & Noble Café at NMSU will open its regular hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Panda Express will open its regular hours of 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday. The Player?s Grill will continue to open its kitchen until 5 p.m. each day with snacks and drinks available until around sunset. Taos Restaurant will open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday. You can always view all regular and holiday dining hours at https://dining.nmsu.edu/hours and on the ?Links A-F? tab on the NMSU INSIDER free mobile app available on Apple and Android devices.

In addition, Papa John?s Pizza will continue to accept Aggie Dining Dollars throughout the holiday and delivers to campus at 575-521-3456.

Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Red to Green Money management hosts workshops next week

The Red to Green Money Management workshop "Important Documents to Protect Your Assets" will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in 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? Learn answers to 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.

"Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents!" will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in 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 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.

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."

Presenter Sir Adam Carmer, Ed.D., 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. Contact Stella Lucero at stcordov@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7324 to make your reservations. Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards are accepted for all presentations; however, the office cannot accept credit card numbers over the phone or by email.

NMSU and UNM Boards of Regents to hold joint meeting

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Regents Room in the Educational Services Building on NMSU?s Las Cruces. This will be a joint meeting with the University of New Mexico Board of Regents to discuss current issues in higher education in New Mexico.

Copies of the agenda for this special meeting will be available at NMSU?s Zuhl Library not less than 72 hours prior to the meeting and will also be posted on the university website at http://regents.nmsu.edu/agnda.

This special meeting of the Board of Regents will be available through webcast at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor/.


School of HRTM hosts first International Dinner of the semester

The first HRTM 413 International Dinner will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, and tickets are still available. It will feature German cuisine and wines. The evening starts at 6 p.m. with a wine tasting and hors d?oeuvre reception in the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine at Gerald Thomas Hall. Dinner starts in 100 West Café at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $62.50 per person.

The menu includes green Spargelsuppe (asparagus soup), warm Kartoffelsalat mit Speck (potato salad with ham), cherry and currant sorbet, Sauerbraten (marinated beef) with Spätzle and wilted chard and kale, and desert of pecan Kuchen.

Visit Gerald Thomas Hall, room 138 to purchase your ticket(s). Payment must be made the day dinner tickets are purchased ? there are no refunds. For more information about reservations, call the department office at 575-646-5995.

For information about all of HRTM meals and events, visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/100west/index.html.

NMSU Aquatic Center offers CPR/AED/First Aid class

The NMSU Aquatic Center will offer two CPR/AED/First Aid courses during the fall semester at the Natatorium on campus. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 and Nov. 12.

The full course is $79, and re-certification is $25. The required CPR manual may be purchased for $15 and CPR mask may be purchased for $10.

Sign up is available at the Natatorium. For more information, contact Katie Gillis at 575-646-3347 or ktgillis@nmsu.edu.

KRWG director selected as treasurer for national organization

Glen T. Cerny, director of broadcasting for KRWG at New Mexico State University, has been chosen as treasurer of the National Educational Telecommunications Association executive board of directors.

NETA, based in Columbia, South Carolina, is a professional association serving public television licenses and educational institutions with educational content, resources, professional development and management support. It functions in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

NETA is one of the leading services in coordinating educational public television. ?To be recognized by your peers for such a position, I take as a high honor,? Cerny said.

Customized Training offers course on using Facebook

In the Customized Training Program course "Facebook in a Box," learn to build and maintain a Facebook page, including the ins and outs of using Facebook to promote the product or service of your organization. Discover how to
set up events, market promotions, protect your site and much more! The course meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 and costs $79.

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

DACC Community Education course offers self-defense skills for women

"Self-Defense for Women" is a girl?s and women?s self-defense program for ages 15 and up designed to teach easy and practical techniques. Learn additional skills that include awareness of your surroundings, area, drawing attention, etc. The objectives are to enhance one?s instincts as a first line of defense and the practice of easy and retainable techniques.

The one-day, 7-hour course meets from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 or Dec. 10. at the DACC Workforce Center, and costs $54.

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

DACC Community Education course offers local info for newcomers

"Las Cruces Newcomers 101" is a humorous, interesting and useful awareness course about the sports, art, theatre, parks and recreation, dining and music in Las Cruces. Whether you are a newcomer or settled in, gain insight into the history of the area. Learn about the makeup and inner workings of city government, streets, services, local issues, and upcoming city projects. The course meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 21 and 28, at the DACC Workforce Center, and costs $33, plus a $5 fee payable to the instructor at the first class meeting.

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.

Fall 4-H newsletter now available online

The October ? November - December 2016 issue of the New Mexico 4-H Leaderline newsletter is now online. To read the new issue of Leaderline, go to http://aces.nmsu.edu/4h/documents/october-november-december-2016-leaderline_online_copy.pdf.

To read past issues, go to: http://aces.nmsu.edu/4h/newsletters.html and select a newsletter.

For more information about the New Mexico 4-H Youth Development Program, including how to join, call the County Extension Office near you at http://aces.nmsu.edu/county/.