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NMSU Hotline — October 26, 2016

Safety Tip: Halloween


The New Mexico State University Fire Department has some safety tips to help make Oct. 31 a spook-tacular evening.

? When driving on residential streets, motorists should be cautious and look out for pedestrians, especially small children.

? Make yourself visible. Carry a flashlight, glow stick or wear something reflective and always look both ways before crossing the road.

? Take care with candles and other decorations with open flames so that your costumes or decorations do not catch fire.

? Come up with a safe place to meet in case you and your group get separated from each other.

? Parents should talk with children about who they should talk to if they get lost (ex: police officers or another parent with children).

? Parents should examine children?s candy before they eat any of it to make sure it hasn?t been tampered with.
With these tips in mind, we hope you have a safe Halloween night.

Campus Announcements

Open enrollment presentation recordings now available

Recordings of the Open Enrollment informational meetings held on Oct. 5-6 are now available to view at https://benefits.nmsu.edu/enrollment/open/. Representatives from the medical/prescription, dental, and vision carriers presented information on their respective plans for the 2017 plan year. Employees wishing to make changes to their benefits through Open Enrollment are encouraged to view the presentations. For information about NMSU benefits, please contact NMSU Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Haunted house tour to be held today

A haunted house tour, C.W. Funeral Home, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Dean of Students office, Corbett Center Student Union, Room 207. Admission is free, people are just dying to get in. At the end of the haunted house tour, there will be popcorn and candy for the survivors.

Pacific Rim food offered at 100 West Café

Join us for a week of Pacific Rim food in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Oct. 25, through Friday, Oct. 28. 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 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature spicy beef and snow pea soup, cucumber salad with Daikon, onion and tomato, Thai vegetable salad with edamame, kale and cashews. The main entrée choices are sesame ginger chicken, grilled teriyaki salmon, vegetable egg rolls, or Char Siu (Chinese barbecue pork). The sides for this week are rice and steamed vegetables. Your dessert choices are mango pudding, green tea ice cream or steamed Thai pumpkin cake. 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.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium set for Thursday

Regents Professor Lawrence Que Jr., from the University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry and Center for Metals in Biocatalysis, will present a talk titled ?The Amazing High-valent Iron-OXO Landscape? at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Chemistry Building, Room 153

Please call 575-646-5877 for more information.

NMSU participates in National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is celebrated every October and was created as a collaborative effort between government, education and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to be more secure online. Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) will be holding information tables for students and training for staff during the month of October. Faculty and staff can register for the trainings using the links below to earn training credit.

Cyber Security Presentation: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 27, in the Senate Chambers (third floor), Corbett Center


For more information email norma@nmsu.edu.

Faculty gather to craft institutional recommendations to improve student writing

Join your colleagues to strategize about how NMSU can best support improved student writing. Recommendations coming out of this working session will be put forward as a proposed action plan for improving student writing. In the session we will review institutional data collected over the last three years, discuss implications of the data and formulate strategic recommendations for institutional priority action items.

Session is from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Milton Hall, Room 50. Coffee, juice and light breakfast will be served.

To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000010133.

For more information, contact Shelly Stovall, executive director of Accreditation, at sstovall@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5095.

Technologists/small businesses can learn about securing $300,000 for technical assistance with national labs

Learn how you can partner with the national labs and receive up to $300,000 in technical assistance. Attend an Arrowhead Center-hosted workshop from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, for an overview of Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program. Launched by the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the SBV Pilot will match selected small businesses with experts from the national labs ? and give them business vouchers valued from $50,000 to $300,000 that they can exchange for national lab technical assistance. Applications for this assistance close Nov. 10. Learn more about SBV at https://www.sbv.org. To register for the workshop, visit http://bit.ly/SmallBusinessVouchersPilot.

Semi-annual NMSU FCaMP yardsale Saturday

The semi-annual NMSU Feral Cat Management Program (FCaMP) yardsale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at 950 Aliyah Road. (in the North Valley). As always, we have a wonderful assortment of really nice items including various small electronics, housewares, linens, seasonal items, furniture, books and videos and everything in between. We will not begin selling until 9 a.m. sharp, and folks are not allowed on the premises until then, so no need to arrive earlier than that.

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, Nov. 1, at Gerald Thomas 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.

Red to Green Money Management Workshop Keys to Saving and Investing will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 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.

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/.

DACC Small Business Development Center workshop set for Nov. 15

The Small Business Development Center upcoming free workshop, Steps to Starting Your Business, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. Space is limited, please register now, online at www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces/ or by phone at 575-527-7676.

Learn the basic steps necessary to set up a business correctly such as defining your business, choosing a business name, registering your legal structure, registering with New Mexico Taxation and Revenue and much more.

The workshop will be held at the Small Business Development Center, DACC Workforce Center, 2345 East Nevada Ave., Room 101E.

Chel-Marie Barela receives the Administration and Finance EXCITE award

On Oct. 17, Phillip Robles and Olga Holguin, co-chairs for AF Voice, presented Chel-Marie Barela with the EXCITE award. The award is made possible by the generous contributions of past and present Administration and Finance employees. It is given to an employee within the division for going above and beyond and demonstrating exceptional performance. Barela?s work is broad and supports many NMSU areas including faculty/staff, dining services, housing, student government and summer conference guests. She was recognized for going the extra mile in serving NMSU Las Cruces and Dona Ana campuses. She worked diligently to implement the online photo submission process for student ID cards resulting in 70 percent of new students' ID cards created online and reducing wait times during Aggie Welcome and Orientations.

Doņa Ana Wellness Institute to report on mental health initiatives at Domenici Institute Forum

For too long, jails have served as treatment facilities for people suffering from mental health conditions. It?s a local and national reality. In fact, at any given time, more than 40 percent of the jail population in the Doņa Ana County Detention Center is being treated for mental illness in a system designed to incarcerate, not to deliver health care.

Reform is underway in Doņa Ana County with the help of a collaborative of judicial, medical, law enforcement and other community stakeholders who comprise the Doņa Ana Wellness Institute and the Stepping Up Partnership. On Nov. 3, these stakeholders will provide an update about their work and define specific policy and system priorities during a Domenici Institute Forum on the New Mexico State University campus in Las Cruces. Students and members of the public are encouraged to attend.