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NMSU Hotline — September 21, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Lydia B. Duran, Chancellor?s Office


Lydia B. Duran is an administrative assistant in the NMSU Chancellor?s Office. She?s worked at the university for the past 14 years and is often the first person people speak with before meeting the chancellor. She says she?s had the privilege of working with many good bosses during her time at NMSU and she likes her job because there is never a dull moment. Her favorite part about the university is the people she gets to work with. Before coming to NMSU, she worked for a publishing company, just north of Las Cruces in Hatch.

Campus Announcements

Southwest Delight in Taos Restaurant on Wednesday

As part of Mike's Magnificent Meals series, he'll be cooking up some special items this week. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., today, Taos Restaurant will serve lemon rosemary garlic chicken halves, mashed potatoes and gravy, green chili stuffing, smothered green beans with bacon and onions, as well as dinner rolls. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/170542880017155/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=M29zbmk5OW51ZHV1cWhobG1mdWZrOG4zcHNfMjAxNjA5MjFUMTcwMDAwWiBpbnNpZGVyLm5tc3VAbQ&ctz=America/Denver.

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.

National Backpack Awareness Day is today

Stop by the Campus Health Center?s backpack weigh-in station today to learn about proper backpack-packing and carrying methods and take a load off to see if your backpack is within the recommended healthy-weight standards for your body weight. Free weigh-ins and education will be provided today in Corbett Student Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Giveaways available while supplies last, don?t miss out.

For additional information or questions, contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

100 West Cafe to serve Caribbean style food this week

Join us for a week of Caribbean style lunches in 100 West Café today through Friday, Sept. 23. These meals are prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

Enjoy an a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Caribbean potato soup, green salad with pineapple, orange and honey lime dressing or black bean soup. The main entrée choices are grilled jerk chicken, roasted pork with pineapple avocado salsa, Caribbean fish curry or Bajan pie (Caribbean baked pasta and vegetables). The dessert choices are Grenadian spice cake, cornmeal pone or coconut pudding. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. We look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support.

The HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you.

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

For more information, please visit our website at http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call our office at 575-646-5995.

Sam Steel Cafe offers pie

Come visit us at Sam Steel Cafe to get your slice of apple pie. Come get it while it still last in Gerald Thomas Room 150. For more information contact steelcafe@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2230.

Presentation on NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program to be held today

The Office of Research Integrity, College of Education, College of Engineering, Honors College and Student Services is hosting Jodie Jawor, the NSF Program Director, Behavior Systems Cluster Division of Integrative Organismal Systems/Directorate of Biological Sciences. Jawor will be presenting on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), which can provide excellent funding for students in the STEM fields. The presentation will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Domenici Hall, Room 109.

The GRFP is NSF?s flagship program directly supporting graduate students in STEM fields. The GRFP seeks to broaden participation in STEM of underrepresented groups, and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. Since 1952 NSF has funded more than 50,000 Graduate Research Fellowships. GRFP students may pursue their fellowship at any university of higher education accredited in the U.S. The year of fellowship period includes three years of financial support.

For more information contact Socorro Saenz-Lobato at 575-646-2481 or sosainz@nmsu.edu.

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Geological Sciences

A Department of Geological Sciences colloquium by Jerry Kendal from the University of New Mexico will be held at 4 p.m. today in Gardiner Hall, Room 230. The talk is titled "A petroleum and tectonic comparison of the Sevier, Pyrenees, and Zagros Mountain belts." Coffee and light snacks will be served at 3:45 p.m.

Please call 575-646-2708 for more information.

Stone Steakhouse in Taos Restaurant on Wednesday

We have fired up the grill and it?s prime time to experience the sizzle of your favorite steak. Taos Restaurant will host Stone Steakhouse from 5 to 7 p.m. today and will have all the classic cuts grilled to perfection with scrumptious sides. Featured meals include grilled ribeye, sirloin and flat iron steaks accompanied by Stone Steakhouse signature sides of beer-battered onion rings, baked potato, grilled corn on the cob and garlic bread. Admission is just one meal plan swipe plus $10 (or $18.75 plus tax). Full menu available while supplies last. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/336707896674256/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=MWNqOTYxdmVrczNvYjJ2MWQxaWNsdTVkOHMgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

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

Fish tacos at The Player?s Grill, expanded hours for Mix Pacific Rim

This week?s Taco Thursday will offer more than just 60¢ tacos. Enjoy $1 cod fish tacos for one night only at The Player?s Grill inside the NMSU Golf Course Club House. Both deals are available with the purchase of any beverage from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 22.

In addition, Frenger Food Court?s Mix Pacific Rim will now open one-half hour earlier to cater to class schedules. The new hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Dining hours for all eateries managed by Auxiliary Services are available at https://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ and on the Links A-F tab on the NMSU INSIDER mobile app, which can be downloaded free of charge: http://nmsuinsider.mobapp.at.

Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Red to Green Money Management Workshops offered across campus

Keys to Saving and Investing will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Domenici Hall, Room 005.

What?s the difference between saving and investing? Why should I save? How can I invest? We?ll answer all these questions and more. Learn what you can do now to help your future self by saving and investing wisely.

College is going to Cost Me How Much? will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at Domenici Hall, Room 006.

Coming up short to pay for school? Red to Green Money Management will help you learn how to find grants and scholarships through our school and on your own. Still coming up short? Discover when and how to responsibly take out loans.

Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Engineering Complex.

We know Garcia Annex seems so far away, so we?re coming to you. Look for our table and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

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 these events, 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.

Funding for innovations in food and agriculture information session to be held Sept. 29

Are you raising capital or plan to raise capital for an agriculture or food-related innovation? High Desert Discovery District (HD3), New Mexico Department of Agriculture and Arrowhead Center will host an information session for prospective Las Cruces Discovery Day applicants/presenters from 12 to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Arrowhead Center. Come understand what HD3 looks for in presenters and marketable/investable ideas. Register at http://bit.ly/HD3infosession.

Las Cruces Discovery Day will focus on statewide innovation and commercialization opportunities within or that impact the agriculture, value-added food products and food industries. The application deadline to participate in Discovery Day is Friday, Oct. 7. Application details are at www.hddd.org.

Contact Zetdi Sloan at zrunyan@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7833 for more information.

NMSU Board of Regents to hold a special meeting Sept. 29

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Regents Room in the Educational Services Building on NMSU?s Las Cruces campus.

Copies of the agenda for this 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/agenda.


NMSU alumna, forensic interviewer to speak at NMSU

Amy Heil, a New Mexico State University alumna and a forensic interviewer for Phoenix Children?s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, will visit campus next week as part of the homecoming festivities hosted by the NMSU College of Education.

Heil is the recipient of the 2016 NMSU Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Education. She is scheduled to give a talk from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the NMSU College of Health and Social Services auditorium, inside the CHSS Annex. The talk is free and open to the public.


NMSU Dance presents 'Harvest of Dance'

The NMSU Dance program, under the direction of Ann Gavit, will be opening the fall performance season with their annual ?Harvest of Dance.? This diverse program features performances by all three undergraduate dance companies; Contemporary Dance Theater, DanceSport and Sol y Arena, and the newly formed graduate company, Traveling Airs.

?Harvest of Dance? will be presented at the ASNMSU Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

Advanced tickets can be purchased for $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased from any dance program student or from the KindD office, Room 204 in the NMSU Activity Center (575-646-4067) or by email nmsu_dance@nmsu.edu. Tickets will be available at the door for an additional $5.

Retirement presentation available online

A recording of the Sept. 13 ?Retirement 101? presentation is now available at https://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/process/. Representatives from the New Mexico ERB and NMSU Benefit Services presented information about retirement eligibility, process and timelines to NMSU faculty and staff. NMSU Benefit Services also provided information about NMSU retiree benefits. NMSU employees interested in retirement are encouraged to view this presentation.

Please note: There is a timing delay between the slides and the narrative that will self-correct within three minutes of the start of the presentation. For information about NMSU benefits, please contact NMSU Benefit Services at 575-646-7731 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

DACC Customized Training class offered

People can face almost any problem except the problem of people. You can work long hours, face declining business, even the loss of a job, but it is challenging to deal with the difficult people in your life. Identify some of the ways you may be contributing to these problems and gain strategies you can adopt at work and in your personal life in Dealing with Difficult People. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 and it costs $139.

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