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NMSU Hotline — October 11, 2016

NMSU Carlsbad receives $4 million Title III STEM Grant


CARLSBAD ? New Mexico State University Carlsbad will receive more than $4 million in federal money to fund science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs that cater to Hispanic and low-income students. The grant aims to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students who attain a degree in those areas.

The college plans to use the grant money to hire student success coaches in developmental areas to help them get ready for college level courses. The college also plans to implement math and science tutoring for students.

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Campus Announcements

America Saves week starts today

Please join Red to Green Money Management these upcoming dates for the second annual America Saves project. America Saves is a campaign that encourages to save money, reduce debt and save for the future. Come by our table to get more information and take the pledge to start saving money.

If you have any questions please contact us at either 575-646-1631 or at finlit@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management America Saves Week

Location: Corbett Student Center 1st floor

Pay Off Debt ? Oct. 11, 12:30 ? 2 p.m.

Save Automatically ? Oct. 12, 1:30 ? 3 p.m.

Save for Retirement ? Oct. 13, 1:30 ? 3 p.m.

Save at Tax Time ? Oct. 14, 12:30 ? 2 p.m.

Save for Emergencies ? Oct. 19, 12:30 ? 2 p.m.

Save for Your Own Goals! ? Oct. 26, 1:30 ? 3 p.m.

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 Staff Employee Appreciation Picnic to be held Friday

The Employee Council will host a special picnic just for NMSU staff from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, on the NMSU Horseshoe. We know that you've been working hard so come and enjoy lunch on us. Come relax over lunch with your friends or make some new ones.

Facilities & Services is pleased to provide the open air trolley to shuttle employees to/from the Employee Appreciation Picnic on Oct. 14. The trolley will begin picking up employees from the fire department and Facilities & Services at the corner of Wells and Research at 10:45 a.m. and will make continual stops at Academic Research Building C/Environmental Health and Safety/Facilities and Services/Computer Center on Standley, Activities Center/Corbett Center Student Union/Breland Hall on Stewart, PSL/Anderson Hall on Stewart, and NMDA/DACC at Espina and Gregg before making its last trip from north Horseshoe at 1 p.m.

View trolley route map at http://bit.ly/1C1B2An.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Question about the Employee Picnic should be directed to empcouncil@nmsu.edu.

2016 NMSU annual Laboratory Safety Refresher

Environmental Health & Safety is inviting all full and part-time employees (faculty, researchers, lab staff, RAs, GAs, etc.) from all departments with laboratories to the annual Laboratory Safety Refresher class. We are providing four presentations this fall starting this Friday, Oct. 14.

More details, schedule and registration information on the safety refreshers are provided at http://safety.nmsu.edu/2016/10/fall-2016-lab-refresher-safety-class/.

The class is the OSHA-required annual refresher for the lab safety training and will serve as a safety seminar for others that have not completed the initial lab requirements. Advanced registration is requested.

If you have questions on this or concerns on Environmental, Health or Safety, email or call
David L. Shearer at the EH&S office at 575-646-3327 or dshearer@nmsu.edu.

Feed Las Cruces Food Drive

The main objective of the Feed Las Cruces Food Drive is to provide canned and dry goods to Casa de Peregrinos for local distribution to those in need. Student organizations from New Mexico State University, including service and social fraternities and sororities will be going door-to-door asking for donations from households.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Donations can be made from your home or can be dropped off on the north side parking lot of the Pan Am Center at NMSU. Trophy Country has generously donated plaques for awards for most items collected and most items per person. Pepsi Bottling Company has generously donated refreshments for participants. The success of the food drive depends on participation from student organizations, so please contact William Gould with information about your organization and an estimate of how many individuals will participate. This year?s goal is to collect over 3,000 canned and dry goods.

For more information contact William Gould, Bank of America professor, College of Business, at 575-646-3986 or wgould@nmsu.edu.

Join the President's walk Oct. 19

Get ready from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, President Garrey Carruthers will lead the President's walk. We will walk from Hadley Hall to Corbett Center. Help us celebrate the first annual Exercise is Medicine on Campus campaign. NMSU is being recognized this year with nearly 100 universities and colleges across the nation. The undergraduate student-led NMSU campaign promotes heath and wellness through physical activity - walking counts. Stop at Corbett Center to find other activities and information. Check out the flyers on campus. Students, faculty and staff, let's all walk together. For more information, contact Cindy Kratzke at ckratzke@nmsu.edu.

FLSA open forum recording available

An online recording of the FLSA Open Forum that took place Oct. 10, in the Corbett Center Auditorium is now available at the following address.


FLSA is a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay eligibility, recordkeeping and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state and local governments. In May, the federal government made rule changes that involve which employees can be exempted from overtime regulations. This affects workers across the country, including more than 800 here at NMSU.

Please contact empcouncil@nmsu.edu if you have questions or feedback about this event.

Conference poster development materials available online

Conference posters continue to be one of the most popular methods of sharing information about research and programs with colleagues in a variety of disciplines. Consequently, designing an attractive, well-organized and informative conference poster is a necessary skill in the academic and professional worlds. The video archive of this conference poster development workshop along with a PDF of the presentation and a PowerPoint poster template will give you technical, design and content tips to help you develop effective, high-quality posters and enhance your next poster presentation. If you have additional questions after reviewing these resources, feel free to contact Ana Henke at ahenke@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1174. Conference poster development resources are online at https://brand.nmsu.edu/print-guidelines/conference-poster-development/.

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.

NMSU chemical engineering student receives National Institutes of Health grant

A graduate student in New Mexico State University?s Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering recently received a prestigious research grant from the National Institutes of Health, which only three other NMSU students have received since 1996.

Jesse Sambrano is a Ph.D. candidate researching flow cytometry.