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NMSU Hotline — September 30, 2016

Youth learn where their food comes from during NMSU Food Camp for Kids


LOS LUNAS ? Three out of four consumers know nothing or very little about farming and ranching, according to a survey by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. That percentage is even higher for youth.

Two New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service county agents decided to help youth learn about the agricultural industry in their county by hosting two Food Camp for Kids one-week programs.

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Campus Announcements

100 West Cafe to serve Spanish style food today

Join us for a Spanish style lunch in 100 West Café today. 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 gazpacho, Andalusian cucumber & tomato salad or avocado and pineapple salad. The main entrée choices are Castilian fish filets, Andalusian chicken, pescado con fideos (fish w/pasta) or pasta in chorizo and tomato sauce with a vegetarian option of sautéed mushrooms in lieu of chorizo. The dessert choices are Brazo de Gitano, Majorcan almond cake or flan de fresas. 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 Hall 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.

NMSU Theatre Arts alumni weekend performances set

During alumni weekend, the American Southwest Theatre Company of NMSU Theatre Arts presents the fast-paced comedy "The Servant of Two Masters," at 7:30 p.m. today, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The audience is invited to join in on a post-show discussion after the 2 p.m. Oct. 2 show. Discount pricing for NMSU faculty, staff and students with ID. Tickets are available for pick-up at the PanAm Center, at 575-646-4515 or one hour before showtime at the Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave. at Espina.

NMSU Music Department presents faculty chamber concert

Faculty members of the NMSU Music Department will present a diverse program of chamber works at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 in the Atkinson Recital Hall on the campus of New Mexico State University. The program will include works by Ginastera, Ewazen, Gillis, Voigt, Weatherly, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Koshinski and Tyson. Listeners will be treated to works performed by the La Catrina String Quartet, the NMSU Faculty Brass Trio, and vocal, woodwind and percussion faculty. This is the first of four concerts in the Music Department?s second annual Autumn Overture concert series. Subsequent concerts will feature the NMSU Bands on Tuesday, Oct. 11, the NMSU Choirs on Thursday, Oct. 13 and the NMSU Jazz Ensembles on Saturday, Oct. 15. Each of these concerts will start at 7:30 p.m. All concerts are free and open to the public. Join us for this bountiful harvest of music in this exciting Autumn Overture concert series at NMSU.

The College of Arts and Sciences is kissing away cancer

Can kisses help cure cancer? New Mexico State University?s College of Arts and Sciences, the NMSU Health Center, and the Tough Enough To Wear Pink NMSU Committee is letting the campus community?s lips speak for them as part of the university?s ninth annual NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign.

The health center, college, and TETWP committee are kicking off the first ?Kiss Away Cancer? poster contest on Oct. 3, asking students, faculty and staff members from across the campus to draw lips, write the names of loved ones or attach paper lips or pictures of lips to a large white sheet of butcher paper. These ?kisses? may also include a statement about what breast cancer prevention means to them.


Join the Pink Panther campaign

Pinky the Pink Panther is on a mission to take away the mystery of breast cancer. Be on the lookout for Pinky as he prowls around campus from Oct. 1 through Oct. 14 for your chance to win tickets to see Keith Urban at the Pan American Center on Tuesday, Oct. 18. When you find Pinky, pledge to the ta-ta?s and snap a picture for your Facebook or Instagram page. Tag the Campus Health Center @NMSU.HC or #NMSUHC and share with your friends. The photo with the most ?likes? by Oct. 14 wins.

Tickets provided as a courtesy donation of the Pan American Center?s Office of Special Events. For more information or questions on how your department can enter the contest, please contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

Annual open enrollment for benefits available in October

Open enrollment for medical, dental and vision will be available from Oct. 3 through Oct. 27 via the open enrollment website. Employees who do not wish to make any changes for 2017 do not need to do anything. All changes submitted will be effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Flexible Spending Account and Aflac Critical Illness open enrollment for 2017 is also taking place from Oct. 3 through Oct. 27. Enrollment will take place via a paper enrollment form that will be available on the Benefits Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/enrollment/open/. Enrollment forms not received by the deadline will not be processed. Critical Illness forms received after the deadline will be subject to late enrollment restrictions.

Information regarding changes, deadlines and options are available on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/enrollment/open/.

Questions regarding open enrollment can be sent to benefits@nmsu.edu or you may call Benefit Services at 575-646-8000.

Red to Green Money Management Workshops to be held next week

Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up! will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Corbett Center First Floor.

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.

Important Documents to Protect Your Assets will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Domenici Hall, Room 102.

What is a will? What does a power of attorney do? What is a prenuptial agreement? We will answer 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.

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.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Wellness Coach, contact us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

NMSU Dance Program 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 (ends Oct. 6) 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 (price for children 12 and under will remain $5).

Communication studies talk to be held Oct. 12

New Mexico State University assistant professor of communication studies Danielle Halliwell will give a talk ?Snapchat, FaceTime, and Blogs, Oh My! Communicating and Coping in Online Contexts" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the College of Health and Social Services, Room 101. Halliwell will discuss how people in relationships communicate about and cope with difficult experiences, particularly during times of transition. Emphasis will be placed on the role technology plays in maintaining interpersonal relationships, as well as the ways individuals communicate on online forums to make sense of challenging relational events. The general public is welcome.

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.

NMSU Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration is now accepting applications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its Master of Arts in Educational Administration program. The degree focuses on community college and university administration. This program offers online course instruction (both asynchronous and synchronous modalities). Application materials must be received by the deadline of Nov. 15.

Anyone interested in obtaining information and/or applying to the program can visit the webpage for the Community College and University Administration at https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/mainhied/ and/or email Denise Rodriguez-Strawn, ELA programs coordinator, at harley@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program is now accepting applications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its Educational Leadership Doctoral Program from Oct. 1 to Jan. 17, 2017. The program offers both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The program uses a hybrid delivery method, combining face-to-face and distance education instruction to each admitted cohort. Social justice and border education issues are the program?s focus.

Anyone interested in obtaining information and/or applying to the ELDP program can visit the webpage for the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/ and https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/eldp-application-portfolio-submission-instructions/ for submission instructions and/or email Denise Rodriguez-Strawn, ELA programs coordinator, at harley@nmsu.edu.

Rankings site lists NMSU among top online Educational Leadership doctoral programs

The Educational Leadership doctoral program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University?s College of Education has been ranked as one of the top in the country by Educational Leadership Degree Programs, a national rankings website.

?We are honored to receive this distinction. The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration has an exceptionally dedicated, student-centered faculty and bright, rising leaders for students,? said Azadeh Osanloo, interim academic department head of Educational Leadership and Administration. ?This recognition is a testament to the hard work of the staff and faculty of the department and our students, who are willing to be transformed into social justice scholars and practitioners.?


NM FAST program at NMSU Arrowhead Center hosts SBIR panel session

The New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, housed at New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center, will host a Small Business Innovation Research Best Practices Panel session in Albuquerque.

The panel will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27, at the Air Force Research Laboratory PTi Sunport. This event is free, and tickets are available at https://panel2016.eventbrite.com. Refreshments will be provided.


DACC Community Education course available

Genealogy Course 1: What is Genealogy? How do I use the internet for genealogy? Learn how to trace your family history. If you are new to genealogy and/or the internet, the instructor will patiently lead you through the internet one-on-one. Those who prefer a faster pace are able to do so, as this course is self-paced. The online course is Oct. 13 to Nov. 12 and it costs $49.

To sign up, or for more information about this popular DACC Community Education online course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527. Online registration is easy at dacc.augusoft.net.