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NMSU Hotline — September 7, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Ashley Jurado, College of Arts and Sciences

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As the event planner for the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences, Ashley Jurado works directly with the dean to plan and promote events for the college. Jurado has worked at NMSU for nearly 7 years, joining the College of Arts and Sciences last fall. The college hosts around 48 events a year, ranging from small meetings for faculty senators, to the premiere ?A Starry Night? event, which raised more than $25,000 this year for the Dean?s Fund for Excellence. ?This job is so much more than event planning,? Jurado said. ?I also work with our wonderful Dean?s Council members for the college, as well as manage the college?s social media pages. I love the diversity in our college and it?s so rewarding to get to work with such a large college.?

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Campus Announcements

BBQ beef ribs, Bodacious Burgers today at Taos Restaurant

Join Taos Restaurant for lunch today and indulge in another one of chef Mike Guerra's magnificent meals. This week in Taos Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the menu will include BBQ beef ribs, pollo asado, charro beans, potato salad, mac and cheese and a full elote bar. Admission is one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last.

Visit Taos Restaurant today from 5 to 7 p.m. for a Bodacious Burgers Swipe plus event. What makes these burgers so bodacious? Blue-ribbon Angus beef stacked with enticing toppers and served with your choice of crispy waffle fries or beer-battered onion rings. Burgers will include bacon BBQ burger, savory trattoria burger, stacked American cheeseburger, crispy onion Angus cheddar burger and a whole quarter pound mac and cheese dog. Admission is one meal plan swipe plus $5 or $13.75 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last.

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

Discover hours, full menus and more for NMSU Sodexo Restaurants with the free Bite app. Search ?Bite by Sodexo? in the App Store or Google Play and enter menu code P2AJ9.

'College Survival: Basic Training for Students' to be held today

"College Survival: Basic Training for Students" will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the Zuhl Library Conference Room (225 second floor).

New to the whole college scene? Not so new, but unsure what it takes to be a successful student? Come and learn valuable information about transitioning to college life. Become aware and avoid common pitfalls college students face.

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Geological Sciences today

A Department of Geological Sciences colloquium by Emily Finzel from the University of Iowa will be held at 4 p.m. today in Gardiner Hall, Room 230. The talk is titled "Long-term forearc basin evolution in response to changing subduction styles in southern Alaska." Coffee and light snacks will be served at 3:45 p.m.

Call 575-646-2708 for more information.

Aggie Cupboard announces fall hours, new volunteer training this week, upcoming events

The Aggie Cupboard will begin fall food distribution hours from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays this week. Bring your NMSU ID to Regents Row Room B114 for a free bag of nonperishable food. This service is available to NMSU and DACC students, staff and faculty.

A mandatory two-hour training for new volunteers will be held at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. Volunteers are needed to sort and prepare food to be distributed, assist with distribution, help organize food drives, and work on outreach projects and special events. To sign up, email your name and contact information to aggiecupboard@nmsu.edu.

The Newman Center will host Lunch Bunch for a Cause to benefit the Aggie Cupboard on Sept. 12 and 26. Enjoy lunch for $2 when you come to 2515 S. Solano Drive between 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Bring a friend.

Student groups: Sign up to compete in the first Aggie Cupboard Challenge. The competition will take place during the PEEK of Las Cruces Street Fair on Thursday, Oct. 6. There will be awards in three categories: People?s choice, Judge?s Pick, and Most Food Items collected by a student group. For more details, go to: http://peekoflc.nmsu.edu/.

Hawaiian buffet offered Thursday

Take a mini-vacation with the Hawaiian Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature kalua pork, shoyu chicken, steamed jasmine rice, macaroni salad, fresh fruit salad, ohana green beans, coconut cream pie and Hawaiian rolls. 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.


September Employee Council Meeting set for Thursday

The Employee Council will hold its regular monthly meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Milton Hall Room 85. All employees are welcome to attend. The meeting is also broadcast live on Adobe Connect. Employees can watch and participate via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employeecouncil2015.

Aggie Spirit Day on Friday at Taos Restaurant

Wear your Aggie gear and get hyped to beat the Lobos during the Aggie Spirit Party in Taos Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. Visit to enjoy fully stocked hot dog and nacho bars at the 360 Grill Station as well as flame-grilled brats and tasty BBQ chicken smokehouse pizza at the Inferno Station. Admission is one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last.

Hungry for more dining options, including Chick-fil-a, Taco Bell and Subway? 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.

Domenici Institute to host forum with Mexico?s Secretary of Agriculture Friday

Josť Eduardo Calzada Rovirosa, a New Mexico State University graduate and minister of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, will visit the NMSU campus Sept. 9.

As part of his visit, Calzada Rovirosa will take questions from NMSU student panelists during a Domenici Institute Forum at 2 p.m. at the KRWG-TV studio in Milton Hall. Calzada Rovirosa will join Edward Avalos, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at the United States Department of Agriculture, and Jeff Witte, New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture, at the Domenici Institute Forum, which is sponsored by First National Rio Grande. NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers will host the event. A reception and question-and-answer session with additional students will follow at Domenici Hall. The public is invited to attend both events. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required. For additional information, contact Sara Patricolo at 575-646-2066 or di@nmsu.edu.

Salon Discovery gala featuring civil engineering, La Catrina Quartet to be held Friday

Learn about the future of civil engineering and enjoy the acclaimed music of La Catrina Quartet at Salon Discovery?s fall gala event, ?NMSU Civil Engineering: En Route to Better Infrastructure? at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, in Atkinson Recital Hall.

Tickets are now available and also can be purchased at the door. Any NMSU student with a valid student ID can pick up a free ticket at the door.

This gala event features dynamic conversations with faculty from NMSU?s Department of Civil Engineering ? Paola Bandini and Phil King ? and musical performances by NMSU?s Latin Grammy Award-winning La Catrina Quartet. An after-party with light refreshments will follow.

Salon Discovery provides the Las Cruces community with a showcase of the amazing accomplishments and expertise of NMSU faculty, staff and students in areas as diverse as science, music and dance. For more information, visit http://salondiscovery.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1420.

Aggie fans invited to tailgate with Chancellor Carruthers

Join NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers, class of 1964, and cheer on the Aggies at the NMSU vs. UNM rivalry football game tailgate from 4 to 6 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 10, near the northeast entrance to Aggie Memorial Stadium. The tailgate area is in the east grassy lot between the football coaches' offices and the locker rooms. Tickets are $10 per person and include food and drinks. RSVP by contacting the Alumni Relations Office at 575-646-3616 or alumni@nmsu.edu.

Retirement presentation offered Sept. 13

?Retirement 101? will be presented by the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board and NMSU Benefit Services from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the DACC East Mesa Auditorium. Representatives from the NM ERB and NMSU Benefit Services will present information about retirement eligibility, process and timelines. NMSU Benefit Services will also provide information about NMSU retiree benefits. NMSU employees interested in retirement, either in the near or distant future, are encouraged to attend.

Parking permits are not required at DACC East Mesa. If you cannot attend in person, a link to the Adobe Connect session will be available shortly before 10 a.m. on Sept. 13 at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/ret101. A recording of the presentation will be posted on the Benefits website following the presentation for those employees not able to attend the live session.

For information about your benefits, contact Benefit Services at benefits@nmsu.edu or 575-646-8000.

FSA-RMR Office information session to be held Sept. 15

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, the new retention requirements and FSA-RMR Procedures, and more. A web-based meeting will be offered at the same time as the live session. For assistance with the online meeting, contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register, visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Six course fine dining with wine pairings

You deserve a break from a busy semester, and what better way than fine dining, wine and the best view in Las Cruces? The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host Diner de Vin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. This elegant dinner will feature six gourmet courses prepared by Sodexo?s internationally trained executive chef, expertly paired with five unique fine wines.

Space is limited so reserve your table today by calling 575-646-4802. Visit http://bit.ly/2ckUS5f for additional information including a full menu and wine pairings.

New eatery hours, build-your-own-burgers and perk rewards now at NMSU

How many times have you ordered a burger ?your way? just to take a bite and realize it has all of the wrong toppings? That?s no longer an issue now that Aggies Grill has officially opened on the first floor of NMSU?s Gerald Thomas Hall. Grab your burger and fries, pay at the counter, then add your own items from the toppings bar.

Don?t like shakes and smoothies that are either too thick to drink through a straw or too thin to even be called a shake? The new F?Real mix machine lets you pick your desired thickness from a large variety of flavors. Just peel off the top, place the entire container in the machine, choose your thickness, and the machine does the rest. Plus, you can earn F?Real perks including free movies, music downloads, ebooks and gift cards. Learn more at http://www.freal.com/.

Aggies Grill is now open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Call 575-646-1316 for more information. View the hours and contact numbers for all campus dining establishments at https://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ and in the ?Links A-F? section of the NMSU INSIDER free mobile app: http://nmsuinsider.mobapp.at.

DACC Customized Training class offered

In "Notary Public," learn the legal duties and what the law allows and requires of a notary. Determine the steps for applying to become a New Mexico Notary Public and information you need to order your notary seal, as well as what to do with records when you are no longer a notary. For new and experienced notaries. Must be a New Mexico resident. Record Book of Notarial Acts included. The course is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, and it costs $99.

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