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NMSU Hotline — October 10, 2016

NMSU plans sustainability, efficiency with renovations to D.W. Williams Hall

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If New Mexico voters approve General Obligation Bond C for higher education in November, New Mexico State University?s 78-year-old former gymnasium currently used for art students and the University Art Gallery would be transformed into a 21st century visual arts center.

The facility, which was last retrofitted to house the art department and gallery in 1972, is among those on the NMSU campus in most need of renovation.

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Campus Announcements

Memory and Concentration workshop to be held Tuesday

Memory and Concentration will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Zuhl Library Conference Room (225, Second Floor).

How do you rate your memory? Discuss how you can improve your memory while learning techniques that aid information retention.

For more information contact the Student Success Center- Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center ? or call 575-646-3136. Like us on Facebook @NMSU Student Success Center.

Red to Green Money Management workshop to be held Tuesday

Keys to Saving and Investing will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 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.

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.

Second annual Autumn Overture Concert Series features premiere ensembles at NMSU

New Mexico State University?s Music Department will host its second annual Autumn Overture concert series featuring premiere student ensembles the second week of October.

At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will present a colorful and eclectic program titled, ?Picturesque Pastiche.? This will be the first concert with the bands under the direction of interim Director of Bands Ingrid Larragoity-Martin and interim Associate Director of Bands Cheldon Williams.

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, the NMSU Choirs, under the direction of John Flannery, will be featured in a program titled, ?The Travelers Heart.? This program will include the University Singers, Women?s Chorale, Statesmen and Masterworks Chorus.

The final concert of the series will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, and will feature the NMSU Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Pancho Romero. The jazz groups will fill the hall with a swinging program of classic jazz standards and contemporary jazz favorites in a program titled, ?Vintage and Progressive.?

All concerts will be held on the NMSU campus in the Music Center?s Atkinson Recital Hall. This annual series is offered free to the public. Each concert will conclude with a reception. Please mark your calendar to attend one or all of these excellent concerts.

Free clinical breast exams Wednesday

The Campus Health Center will be providing free clinical breast exams for students, faculty and staff from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. Breast health education will be provided and there will be giveaways while supplies last. Don't miss out.

Note: Enter through the east side door at the Campus Health Center on the day of clinical breast exams, follow the pink. For more questions or for more information, contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

NMSU?s ?Global Connections? event shares French history and architecture

From the rocky coast of southern Normandy to Notre-Dame de Chartres, Associate Professor Roger Mellen tells stories of his excursion in his upcoming ?Global Connections? talk presented by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Mellen, who works in the journalism and mass communications department, will present ?Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres: Monuments to Medieval Faith? from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the College of Health and Social Services Annex Auditorium, Room 101A.


'GEOMAGIC' panel set for Thursday

Join us for our "GEOMAGIC" panel, The Role of Multidisciplinary Institutions and Collections in Small Communities, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the NMSU University Art Gallery, 1390 E. University Ave.

The featured panelists are Kim Hanson (Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science), Kelsey McNamara (New Mexico Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum), Sara Woodbury (Roswell Museum & Art Center) and Gregory Mack (NMSU Dept. of Geological Sciences).

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 until 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 contest participation, please contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet Oct. 19

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a regular meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Regents Room in the Educational Services Building on NMSU's Las Cruces campus.

Regents will also meet in executive (closed) session at 1:30 p.m. on the same day in Conference Room 2 in the Educational Services Building to discuss limited matters concerning personnel, pending or threatened litigation, real estate, and water rights as allowed by the Open Meetings Act.


Application period for the 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy extended

We?ve had a great response for the Aggie Leadership Training Academy (ALTA). However, we know that recent events have required many of you to take on extra responsibilities, so we?re extending the application period to make it easier for everyone to apply.

We are now accepting application packets for the 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy through Friday, Oct. 21.

Please submit your application packet either electronically or hard copy. A complete application packet must include the completed and signed application form, resume, two letters of recommendation (one which must be from your immediate supervisor), and a personal statement of no more than two pages indicating why you are applying for this program, what you hope to gain, your leadership background, and your goals related to working with others. Electronic packets must have an email send time of no later than 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. Hard copy packets must be received by the Center for Learning & Professional Development by close of business Oct. 21.

Aggie Leadership Training Academy is a staff leadership certification program for NMSU personnel currently in supervisory and higher level management positions. It?s designed to develop your leadership knowledge, skills and competencies, and prepare you to move into higher level leadership positions at New Mexico State University. Strong leadership is critical during challenging times. Don?t miss out on your opportunity to demonstrate your value, leadership potential, and willingness to push forward when needed most. The 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy begins January 2017 and runs through October 2017. Learn more about the program at http://training.nmsu.edu/alta.

For questions or additional information related to the Aggie Leadership Training Academy please contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

Leadership programming for faculty and academic department heads is offered through the NMSU Teaching Academy. For more information on the Advancing Leaders Program (ALP) and the Department Head Academy, please visit http://teaching.nmsu.edu/ or contact Shawn Werner at 575-646-2583 or swerner@nmsu.edu.

Annual open enrollment for benefits now available

Open enrollment for medical, dental and vision will be available today 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 today 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.

ICT recommends not using Microsoft Edge with Canvas

Internet Explorer has been replaced by Microsoft Edge and is included with Windows 10.

Because of the increased security settings of Edge, it is causing problems when used with Canvas.

We recommend that you do not use Microsoft Edge with Canvas, but instead use the latest version of either Chrome (https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/) or Firefox (https://www.firefox.com).

Stepping away from your desk?

?Windows? + ?L? keys on your keyboard locks the computer. Even if you?ll only be gone for a moment, locking your account can protect you from identity theft and annoying pranks.

Student Technology, an investment in your future. For more information visit https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/.

Lorenzo brings Pastaggio?s Italian cuisine to campus

After a wildly successful soft opening, Pastaggio?s Italian by Lorenzo is ready to open to the masses. Open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Frenger Food Court?s newest restaurant features mouth-watering pizza, pasta, meatballs, salads, bread and more. Fans have been clamoring since they first got to sample Pastaggio?s at the August Block Party at Barnes & Noble at NMSU. Now, it?s time for your taste buds to rejoice.

Frenger Food Court is open to the public just west of Zuhl Library across from Pete V. Domenici Hall and accepts cash, credit, debit, Aggie Cash and Aggie Dining Dollars. A complete list of Frenger dining choices is available at https://dining.nmsu.edu/frenger/ and in the ?Links A-F? section in the NMSU INSIDER mobile app available free of charge for Apple and Android devices. Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.