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NMSU Hotline — September 14, 2016

Safety Tip: Bicycle Safety

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NMSU is a Bicycle Friendly campus. Bicycles are a fun way to travel around the city and campus, but the New Mexico State University Police, Fire Department and Environmental Health and Safety want to remind you of some tips to keep in mind the next time you ride.

-Always inspect your bike to make sure that it is safe to ride before you go out.
-Obey all signs and traffic laws.
-Wear a helmet when you ride, because it can really make a difference if you ever get into an accident.
-If you ride at night use the proper lighting on your bike so you can see and be seen.
-When riding in congested areas use appropriate signals to indicate to others what you are doing.
-Ride your bike like you would drive a car on a road. Ride with the flow of traffic and stay in your lane.
-Be very attentive of your surroundings. Just because you see a driver that does not mean that the driver sees you.

Stay safe and enjoy your rides.
Visit http://bikes.nmsu.edu for more about the Essential Elements of a Bicycle Friendly America.

Campus Announcements

NMSU receives national top tier ranking for 2017

For the fourth time in the last five years, New Mexico State University has been recognized as a top tier university. NMSU was listed on the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2017 National Universities rankings.

?We?re delighted that NMSU remains a top tier university,? said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. ?We also recognize that there are opportunities for us to improve with this ranking. We plan to review this year?s numbers to help us identify our strengths and our areas for improvement.?


Work It Out Wednesday is today

Stop by the Work It Out Wednesday event at Corbett Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn some interesting fitness facts and to find out where the campus workout facilities and services are located. Free body composition readings will be offered during the event so be sure to stop by to discover your stats. Come check it out to enter for your chance to win the Work It Out Wednesday prize.

For additional information or questions, visit https://www.facebook.com/nmsu.hc/ or contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

Check out the full Crimson Kickoff and Healthy Aggie Week line-ups at https://crimsonkickoff.nmsu.edu/.

Weekly flower sales resume this week

The Horticulture 240 students along with the NMSU Floral team will start selling fresh flower arrangements each Wednesday morning during the regular semester, between 9 and 11:30 a.m. Sales will be in the lobby area of Gerald Thomas Hall, next to and inside the Sam Steele Cafe.

If you can't make the flower sales, NMSU Floral is now proud to offer a "semester of flowers" in which arrangements are delivered to your office each week. Flower arrangements are also available daily in the Sam Steel Cafe on the first floor of Gerald Thomas Hall, adjacent to the lobby.

For further information email instructor Sabine Green, AIFD, at swhitley@nmsu.edu.

100 West Cafe begins lunch service

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

Enjoy 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 Fusille 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.

Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held today

Red to Green Money Management Workshop Student Loans: Ins and Outs will be held today from 5 to 6 p.m. in Domenici Hall, Room 005.

Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. We can help you with your options. Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on the ins and outs of student loans.

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

Chemistry & Biochemistry Colloquium to be held Thursday

New Mexico State University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry will host a colloquium featuring Chris Stead from New Mexico Highlands University. His talk ?Lipid profiling of Coxiella burnetii: a highly resistant pathogenic bacterium,? will present data from his post-doctoral research at Rocky Mountain Laboratories on Coxiella burnetii lipids. Coxiella produces an unusual lipid profile that is modified as it progresses through its developmental cycle and these changes appear to be important for ex vivo growth. The colloquium will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Chemistry Building, Room 153.

Gamma Iota Sigma meeting to be held Thursday

Gamma Iota Sigma, NMSU?s Insurance, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science Professional Fraternity, will be holding a meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in Domenici Hall, Room 223. Anyone interested in the Insurance and Risk Management Industry is welcome to attend. Please email adviser Mike McGonigle at mikemc@nmsu.edu for more information.

'GEOMAGIC: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection' to be held Thursday

Join us for the first GEOMAGIC collaborative lecture of the season, ?Color, Geology, Chemistry, and Relationships Between Humans and the Natural World,? featuring artist Ryan Thompson and geologist Nancy J. McMillan at 6 p.m. Thursday, at the NMSU University Art Gallery 1390 E. University Ave. This program is free and open to the public.

For more information about upcoming events, please visit our website, https://uag.nmsu.edu/upcoming/. The NMSU University Art Gallery is located in D.W. Williams Hall, at the intersection of University and Solano Avenue.

NMSU to host Career Expo Sept. 20-21

New Mexico State University?s Career Services will host the 32nd annual Career Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21 in the Corbett Center Student Union third floor ballrooms.

While both days are open to students in all majors, Sept. 21 will focus on computer science, engineering, life/physical science, mathematics and technology. Additionally, the College of Engineering is co-sponsoring the Career Expo Social from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Klipsch Museum in the Foreman Engineering Complex.

In addition to NMSU students, the Career Expo is open to the public and students from other institutions in the region.


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.

NMSU?s College of Health and Social Services announces leadership changes

New Mexico State University?s College of Health and Social Services announces leadership changes effective for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Dean Donna Wagner has appointed Anup Amatya as the new department chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. Kathleen Huttlinger will serve as the interim director of the School of Nursing until a national search for a permanent director is concluded. The current Director of the School of Social Work, Tina Hancock, has announced her retirement effective at the end of the fall semester. No interim has yet been named.


Drafting and design recertified nationally

Architecture and Construction Technologies Department Chair Chipper Moore received notice the curriculum of DACC Drafting & Design Technologies (D&DT) program has been recertified nationally. The American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) awarded the certification through Aug. 31, 2017.

The ADDA certification letter highlights the importance of considering the needs of both industry and students. ?It is programs such as yours that assure competent design and drafting professionals for the future? the commitment to excellence it represents provide a quality assurance program that benefits both education and industry.?

The D&DT program is highly technical and prepares students with skills in computer-aided drafting and modeling as well as the theory and concepts to become successful in various drafting-related fields. Architectural technology, civil/survey technology, mechanical drafting/solid modeling, and geographical information systems options lead to degrees and certificates for graduates.

These courses provide a pathway into professional careers, such as engineering and architecture. Excellent job and salary opportunities are available nationwide for drafters/CAD specialists and technicians. Transition pathways to four-year institutions include those leading into engineering, architecture, and information and communication technology at schools such as New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico and Texas Tech.

D&DT technician Noe Rodriguez and Advanced Technologies Administrative Assistant Marisela Hernandez were instrumental in the successful effort of submitting the recertification application and documentation. Contact Chipper Moore at 575-527-7259 for more information.

DACC hosts the Community College Round Up

Dona Ana Community College will host the Community College Round Up on Sept. 23 and 24. Registration is still open and can be found at http://dacc.nmsu.edu/publications/roundup/.

Contact Corey Purcell at 575-528-7014 or cpurcell@dacc.nmsu.edu for more information.

Alcohol Permit Training Classes now available online

Planning an event with alcohol on campus? The Alcohol Permit Training Classes are now located 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. Our website also offers the University Alcohol Permit Request Guidelines and the application form for your upcoming events on campus. Please go to the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management website to get connected.

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 until 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.