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NMSU Hotline — October 17, 2016

NMSU College of Business students reap benefits of insurance group?s gift


Students in New Mexico State University?s College of Business had an opportunity to travel to the Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico Annual Convention in Albuquerque in September and learn more about the real world of insurance and risk management. It?s one of many hands-on learning and networking opportunities made possible by a gift last fall to the college from the Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico and New Mexico Mutual.

The $50,000 contribution to the Risk Management and Insurance Studies program in the Department of Finance has been used two ways: It established a $25,000 scholarship endowment and also provided operational funding for students in the insurance studies program to do things like travel to conferences and competitions, sit for costly exams and take advantage of other learning opportunities outside the classroom.

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Campus Announcements

Annual online compliance training began Oct. 15

New Mexico State University is committed to providing a safe and fair workplace for its employees. To this end, NMSU seeks to ensure that all employees are aware of their compliance related responsibilities. In order to meet state and federal requirements as well as university policy, all NMSU employees, including student employees, will have 60 days from Oct. 15 to complete the required annual online compliance training. On Oct. 15, a personalized email with the subject line, ?ACTION REQUIRED! Mandatory Compliance Training? was sent, please follow the instructions as outlined in the message. For questions or further assistance, please contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development by email at trainingcentral@nmsu.edu, phone at 575-646-7444, or visit the webpage at https://training.nmsu.edu/annual-compliance-training/.

Corbett Fitness Center and Game Room closed to install acoustic panels

Due to the installation of acoustic panels, the Corbett Center Student Union Fitness Center and Game Room will close from Oct. 17-24. We appreciate your patience as we work to make your future visits more enjoyable. Please contact 575-646-4411 or ccsu@nmsu.edu for more information regarding the closure or visit https://ccsu.nmsu.edu/ for details regarding these and other Corbett Center services.

Tough Enough to Wear Pink luminaria display set for tonight

The annual NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink luminaria remembrance ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. tonight at NMSU's Sisbarro Community Park. Luminarias will be sold at the Pan American Center Ticket Office and Corbett Center. For more information on Tough Enough to Wear Pink events, visit http://www.pinkaggie.com/.

Tough Enough to Wear Pink dinner in Taos Restaurant on Tuesday

Taos Restaurant, NMSU's dining hall in Corbett Center, will host its annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. The menu for this special pink dinner will feature shrimp fajitas with guacamole and fresh pineapple salsa, garlic rosemary roast beef with Dijon shallot demi-glace, baby red peppers with chervil butter and assorted pink desserts. Go to http://bit.ly/2dpKjQK for the full menu. The NMSU Campus Health Center will also be present to provide breast cancer prevention and awareness education. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. This event will be prepared with the supervision of chef Mike Guerra and will replace this week?s Mike?s Magnificent Meals event.

Hungry for more dining options including Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell and Subway? Skip the line and order through your phone with Tapingo, a free app available on the App Store and Google Play. Available now at NMSU Sodexo restaurants.

American Cuisine offered at 100 West Cafe

Join us for a week of American Style food in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 21. These meals are prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature New England clam chowder, iceberg wedge with blue cheese or a mixed green salad with honey mustard vinaigrette. The main entrée choices are beef pot roast, Maryland chicken, herb-crusted pork loin or the marinated and stuffed Portobello mushroom cap. The sides for this week are whipped new potatoes with roasted garlic and green beans. Your dessert choices are apple pie, New York cheesecake or key lime pie. 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.

Red to Green Money Management Workshops to be held this week

Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up! will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, outside Guthrie Hall.

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.

Discover Financial Freedom will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Domenici Hall, Room 005.

Have you ever felt burdened by your finances? Red to Green Money Management is conducting a workshop that will unlock the key components to budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and financial aid, allowing you to gain financial freedom.

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

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.

Thinking about Thinking set for Wednesday

Thinking about Thinking will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Zuhl Library Conference Room (225, second floor).

How skilled are you as a thinker? Why do you think the way you do? Most employers list critical thinking as a desired skill in future employees. Discuss becoming a critical thinker in order to get more from your education.

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.

Stephen W. and Robert E. Robert?s Memorial Staff Award reception to be held Wednesday

The Employee Council would like to announce that Susan DeMar, administrative assistant for New Mexico State University?s Geography Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, is the 2016 recipient of the Stephen W. and Robert E. Robert?s Memorial Staff Award in recognition of dedicated, outstanding service to the university. The award is presented annually to a staff member who has made a positive, contribution to NMSU and the community. A reception for DeMar will be held on the third floor of Corbett Center, Dona Ana Room 312 from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. Family, friends and colleagues are welcome to attend to honor DeMar and her exceptional service to our campus and local community.

Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series to be held Wednesday

Ryan McNamara will speak at the next 2016-17 Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at College of Health and Social Services Building Room 101. This event is free and open to the NMSU community and the public. It is sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and is paid for by the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund.

McNamara also will give a workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Department of Art (D.W. Williams Hall, Room 212). Participants will need to bring either a piece of your art work or an image of the work. It should be finished recently along with three objects, which can be anything - newspaper, rope, silverware, whatever.

McNamara lives and works in Brooklyn. His work has been featured at MoMA PS1, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Guggenheim New York, Kunstmuseum Bonn, The Kitchen, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, White Columns, Museum of Modern Art, Perez Art Museum Miami, ICI London, Watermill Performance Center, The Garage Moscow, The Power Plant Toronto, the 2nd Athens Biennale and The High Line New York. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. For more information visit http://www.ryanmcnamara.com/.

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.

NMSU to present 'Harvest: An Evening of Song, Dance, and Ceremony' Oct. 23

The Departments of Communication Studies, Music and Interdisciplinary Studies, along with the Provost's Office, NMSU Ameican Indian Program and Military and Veterans Programs are happy to bring Robert Mirabal to campus at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Center for Arts. Mirabal is a two-Grammy award singing American Indian musician and singer. Students can purchase tickets for $5 at Pan Am and others can buy tickets there or via TicketMaster. This is a wonderful celebration of culture that it titled "Harvest: An Evening of Song, Dance, and Ceremony."

NM FAST free SBIR panel session set for Oct. 27

The NM FAST ( Federal And State Technology) program at NMSU's Arrowhead Center will be hosting a free Small Business Innovation Research panel session from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27, at the AFRL PTi Sunport in Albuquerque. It will also be streamed live via webinar for those not in the Albuquerque area. Register for the in-person event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sbirsttr-best-practices-panel-session-tickets-27154007367 or for the webinar at bit.ly/2dYPfxq.

For more information, contact Dana Catron, NM FAST program coordinator, at 505-358-4039 or dderego@ad.nmsu.edu.

Annual open enrollment for benefits now available

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

NMSU Library partners with ASNMSU Library Student Advocacy & Advisory Committee to offer video streaming service

The New Mexico State University Library is now providing access to thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and feature films. The library is pleased to partner with the ASNMSU Library Student Advocacy & Advisory Committee (LSAAC) to pilot a streaming video program through Kanopy, an online video streaming service.

Kanopy is a solution to providing educational institutions with online access to more than 26,000 films from many of the leading producers, including the Criterion Collection, PBS, Kino Lorber, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel and hundreds more. Kanopy?s streaming interface makes it easy to watch, share, discuss and engage with films across campus. It is easy for both faculty and students to embed Kanopy in their coursework through Canvas. With Kanopy, you can share films, create clips or teaching playlists.

Alisa Gonzalez, Education and Social Sciences librarian, said that ?Using documentaries and films in online classes has been problematic in the past. Kanopy bridges the gap between publisher, instructor and student.?

Susan Beck, department head of Access Services states "Kanopy is a wonderful, much-needed video streaming service. The entire NMSU community will benefit from its rich offerings.?

Kanopy can be accessed through the database page of the NMSU Library?s website at lib.nmsu.edu. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact NMSU Library Collections Coordinator, Mariaelena de la Rosa, at mdlr@nmsu.edu.

Karen Kopera-Frye named associate dean of NMSU College of Health and Social Services

Karen Kopera-Frye has joined the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services as associate dean, Dean Donna Wagner announced. She will focus on academic issues such as recruitment, retention, assessment plans, course scheduling, enrollment strategic planning and mentoring in research.

?It is wonderful to have Dr. Frye on board. She brings some great skills and experience to the College of Health and Social Services, and I know she will be a great addition to our team,? Wagner said.