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NMSU Hotline — September 9, 2016

NMSU program offers new ideas, best management practices for farmers, ranchers

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To help operate their farms and ranches profitably, agricultural producers need to know the best practices and the latest ideas from experts. New Mexico State University?s AG Days Degree Program brings the best and most current thinking to the producers.

Set for Sept. 15 and 16 in Chama, New Mexico, the next AG Days Degree Program will provide an intensive learning opportunity on topics ranging from stocker cattle management to selection of the best varieties of fruit trees for a high altitude orchard.

?These short courses are intended to educate and provide producers with new ideas to help you grow your business through best management practices,? said Marcy Ward, NMSU Extension Livestock Specialist.

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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.


'Pops Under the Stars' to be held today

The Las Cruces Symphony Association presents "Pops Under the Stars - Outdoor Concert" at 7:30 p.m. today at Picacho Brewing Co. at The Grapevine Plaza, 3900 W Picacho Ave. The concert will feature the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, NMSU Concert Choir and Diane Penning, guest soloist. There will be food, beer and wine with a fireworks spectacular show. Patriotic music, including a salute to our veterans, popular Broadway tunes and a grand finale of Tchaikovsky?s ?1812 Overture? will be highlighted.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. General admission is $15. For tickets or more information, call 575-646-3709.

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.

NMSU Alamogordo to host events during National Hispanic-Serving Institution Week

NMSU Alamogordo is observing National Hispanic-Serving Institution Week by hosting an event to inform students about both national and international internship opportunities. The internship session is from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Administration Building, Room CB 201.

The session will include video conferencing with people from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, which provides internship opportunities in Washington, D.C., with federal agencies. Information about STEM internships will also be provided.

For more information, call Juan Garcia, NMSU Alamogordo director of External Affairs and Development, at 575-439-3626.

'Play SCRABBLE! Promote Literacy!' this Sunday

Literacy Volunteers of Dona Ana County announces that its monthly "Play SCRABBLE! Promote Literacy!" will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. in Las Cruces. The $3 donation to play gets you at least one, but probably more games of SCRABBLE and all goes to LVDAC to buy supplies for their students. Players of all skill and competitive levels are welcome. For more info, contact Mark at mpendleton@las-cruces.org or 575-528-4001 weekdays or mpndltn@gmail.com or 575-635-8711 evenings and weekends.

NMSU Library hosts tours

Do you know where to go for help with a research paper? Or how to get books from libraries all over the world? Or where to browse DVDs, CDs and current magazines?

According to NMSU Library Reference Assistant Wendy Simpson, the NMSU Library is a complex place, and many people do not know about the many useful resources that are available.

All members of the campus community are invited to join the library staff for a 40-minute tour of both NMSU Library buildings. It is not necessary to sign up in advance. In addition to seeing highlights of services and collections, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Tours will begin at the Information Desk at Zuhl Library on the following dates and times:
Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 to 12:10 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 1:40 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 3:40 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16, from 1:30 to 2:10 p.m.

Individual tours can also be arranged. Students can get a certificate of attendance that instructors may count toward extra credit.

For more information, contact Simpson at 575-646-4129, the Information Desk at 575-646-5792 or visit http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/tours.shtml.

Healthy Aggie Week is Sept. 12-16

Come check out the Campus Health Center?s Healthy Aggie Week events for your free health screenings. Enter for a chance to win a prize every day.

Melanoma Monday: Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Campus Health Center ? free skin cancer screenings, no appointment necessary.

Test Yourself Tuesday/GYT: Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Campus Health Center and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fulton Athletic Center. Free STI testing (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV), condoms and sexual health education will be provided.

Work It Out Wednesday: Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Corbett Student Center ? free BMI screenings and fitness information.

Thirsty Thursday: Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Corbett Student Center ? free online alcohol screenings and obstacle course.

For additional information or questions, visit https://www.facebook.com/nmsu.hc/ or contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

Check out the full Crimson Kickoff line-up at https://crimsonkickoff.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.

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

Red to Green Money Management meet-up will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at O?Donnell Hall.

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.

"Student Loans: Ins and Outs" will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Domenici Hall Room 005.

Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. Red to Green Money Management's workshop can help you with your options.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green, and follow on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook for weekly updates and financial tips.

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a peer financial wellness 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.


100 West Cafe begins lunch service

Join 100 West Cafe for the semester's first week of lunches Tuesday, Sept. 13, through Friday, Sept. 16, featuring a delicious Italian meal prepared by NMSU HRTM 363 students.

Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature cream of red bell pepper soup, salad caprese or Italian green salad. The main entrée choices are sea bass pomodoro, Roman chicken sauté, eggplant parmesan or fusilli arrabiata. The dessert choices are limoncello zabaglione, cannoli or mascarpone and peaches. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card ? Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138, in $10 increments.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Alcohol Permit Training Classes now available online

Planning an event with alcohol on campus? Alcohol permit training classes are now available online through Training Central. You can now go to the HRTM website link, Alcohol Forms which takes you to the Alcohol Training Class information to register for a web-based training class. The website also offers the university alcohol permit request guidelines and the application form for your upcoming events on campus.

New ID card reader allows access to NMSU Spiritual Center

Looking for a quiet place to reflect or meditate away from the sounds of a busy campus? Faculty, staff and students can now access the NMSU Spiritual Center at any time of the day using their NMSU identification card.

A card reader was recently installed at the center, located on the International Mall west of the Educational Services Building and the Pan American Center, near the university?s duck pond. The center is a non-denominational facility that can host services for campus and student groups as well as ceremonial and celebratory events for the campus and the community. For more information on renting the space, contact Conference Services at 575-646-4805 or conference@nmsu.edu.

Construction of the Spiritual Center was made possible by a generous gift from donors Jim Wetherbe and his wife, Brynn.

Four civil engineering students receive $30,000 in federal fellowships

Four graduate students in New Mexico State University?s Civil Engineering Department recently were awarded sizable fellowships through the U.S. Department of Transportation?s Federal Highway Administration.

Mark Manning received $10,000, Jose Pasillas Rodriguez and Daniel Diaz each received $7,500, and Abram Lane received $5,000 through the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12109/four-civil-engineering-students-receive-30-000-in-federal-fellowships

DACC Customized Training class offered

Discover and explore the different methods and techniques for the 12 Facebook advertising platforms available. Learn which methods are best for your organization, pay-per-click advertising, making goals and creatives for ads, and how to target and analyze your ads in "Facebook Advertising." Uncover all of this and much more. The course is from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, and it costs $79.

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

DACC Community Education course available

In "Cartoons with Young Rembrandts," learn the essential skills to illustrate exciting cartoon imagery that is filled with dynamic characters and expressive personalities. ?Fall? topsy-turvy for cartoon lessons. Eating broccoli may not sound appetizing to some, but it?ll make for a fun and storied drawing with a variety of tools and colors. The never ending rivalry rages on as the cats and dogs go at it again in the month of September. The course is from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 24 to Oct. 15, and it costs $59.

You won?t want to miss out on the fun in this new 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.