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NMSU Hotline — November 9, 2016

Safety Tip: Space Heaters


Space heaters pose serious fire and electrical hazards, and are not efficient from an energy use standpoint; therefore, the use of space heaters at NMSU is strongly regulated. NMSU has adopted through its performance contract temperature set-points and does not allow space heaters in offices, common areas, computer labs, personal work areas and conference rooms unless authorized and approved by the Facilities and Services Executive Director of Operations.

If the temperature in a space is outside NMSU?s set-point range, a work order should be created to FS by placing an AiM Work Order to obtain services at https://fms-prod.nmsu.edu/fmax/login.

Portable space heaters are also discouraged in Student Housing, Sororities/Fraternities and Dorms. Tenants shall notify NMSU Housing to submit an AiM Work Order to correct the temperature in the area.

If NMSU cannot keep an area within the adopted temperature set point range a space heater may be approved temporarily. Safety guidelines will be furnished upon space heater approval.

For more fire prevention tips go to http://fire.nmsu.edu/fire-prevention-guidelines/.

Stay warm and safe this winter season.

Campus Announcements

100 West Café serves French food

Join us for a week of French food in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Nov. 8, through Friday, Nov. 11. 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 cheddar-leek soup, tomato-blue-cheese soup or white salad with fennel and orange. The main entrée choices are poached chicken with tarragon cream, grilled trout with tomato butter sauce, pork Normande (seared pork loin with apples) or quiche Florentine. The sides for this week are rice pilaf and haricourt vert. Your dessert choices are puff pastry feuilletees with fresh berries, chocolate mousse or crème brulee. 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.

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.

Mathematical Sciences Colloquium to be held Thursday

The Department of Mathematical Sciences will host Peter Casazza of the University of Missouri Thursday, Nov. 10. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in Science Hall 234, with his talk, Phase Retrieval, following at 4 p.m. in Science Hall, Room 107.

Over the 100-year history of phase retrieval, it has had broad application to x-ray crystallography, electron microscopy, diffractive imaging, DNA, x-ray tomography and much more. Phase retrieval will even be needed to align the mirrors of the new James Webb Space Telescope scheduled for launch in 2018. We will start with the history fundamentals of phase retrieval and its applications, which have garnered a dozen Nobel Prizes over the years. Only recently have mathematicians entered this area to give a solid mathematical foundation to phase retrieval. In the second half of this talk we will look at recent advances in the mathematics of phase retrieval.

For more information contact the Math Department at 575-646-3901.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium set for Thursday

The New Mexico State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will feature Hayley Brown, from the Dow Chemical Company, Freeport, Texas. Her talk ?Novel Polymer Topologies: Synthesis and Applications? will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Chemistry Building, Room 153.

Brown is an Aggie Alumni, from Las Cruces. She received her undergraduate degree from NMSU and her Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Contact 575-646-5877 for further information.

Diabetes Day screening event will be held Thursday

In observance of National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Campus Health Center and the Southern New Mexico Diabetes Outreach program will be hosting a Diabetes Day tabling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Corbett Center. We will be offering free blood glucose screenings, blood pressure screenings and diabetes education to all interested students, staff and faculty. Don't miss out; stop by at your convenience.

For more information, contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or at 575-646-5239.

Red to Green Money Management Workshops offered

Student Loans: Ins and Outs will be held from 2:35 to 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Domenici Hall, Room 018.

Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. We can help you with your options. Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on the ins and outs of student loans.

Important Documents to Protect Your Assets will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in Domenici Hall, Room 006.

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 how to protect your assets and avoid stress for your loved ones by managing them.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up! will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Domenici 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.

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 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.

Post Graduate Immigration Options & Election Ramifications workshop set for Nov. 11

NMSU invites you to attend the Post Graduate Immigration Options & Election Ramifications Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Business Complex, Room 102 and 103.

To register for this workshop visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000009723.

For more information contact Greg Smart at 575-646-7013 or gsmart@nmsu.edu.

Military and Veteran's Programs and Student Veteran Organization sponsor donation drive

Military and Veterans Programs, partnered with the NMSU Student Veteran Organization, are collecting donations for Camp Hope. Donations (tents, tools, batteries, nonperishable foods, etc.) will be accepted now until Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, as part of our Military and Veteran Appreciation Week. Donation boxes can be found at Military and Veterans Programs located in Corbett Center, Room 244, the Activity Center and the Business College. We appreciate your support. Contact mvp@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4524 for any questions.

Service dogs for Veterans Organization 'PAWS and Stripes' to give presentation Friday

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at NMSU is sponsoring a presentation from the Albuquerque non-profit organization ?PAWS and Stripes.? You may remember this organization from the A&E television show ?Dogs of War.? PAWS and Stripes helps to provide service dogs to wounded Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Fittingly, the presentation is from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Veteran?s Day, at the Atkinson Recital Hall on the Las Cruces campus at NMSU.

Tickets are $3 and will only be sold at the door. All of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to PAWS and Stripes. Everyone is welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

College of Arts and Sciences now accepting 'A Starry Night' nominations

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for the ?A Starry Night? fundraiser on Feb. 3, 2017. The Stars of Arts and Sciences recognizes living individuals who have achieved state, national or international distinction by their accomplishments and leadership, all while supporting their community and the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for four awards (referred to as the Stars of Arts and Sciences): the Town and Gown award, the Star of the Arts award, the Star of the Sciences award and the Star of the College of Arts and Sciences award.

Nomination forms must be submitted to the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences Dean?s Office prior to Nov. 30. Nomination forms must be complete and thorough. This information will be used as the basis for the evaluation and selection of the Starry Night Committee.

You can either print the nomination form or submit the form online through the website at http://artsci.nmsu.edu/en/starry-night.

Please contact Ashley Jurado if you have any questions at ajurado@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5886.

Syllabi Resources now available

With just over a month left in the fall semester and preparations beginning for the spring 2017 semester, a new tool is available to faculty for building course syllabi.

The Syllabi Resources page provides required syllabi language and allows faculty to generate syllabi with just a few simple steps. Visit http://provost.nmsu.edu/syllabus-resources/ and select the ?Start my Syllabus? button to access the tool.

The website can be used in three ways:
1. To obtain current information and standard language for required syllabi content about academic misconduct and ADA.
2. To obtain standard language on course-specific content (General Education & Viewing a Wider World).
3. To create a customized syllabus that includes the information above.

The site also includes detailed information about syllabi content, and links to additional syllabi resources.

NMSU will host the Novembrew beer and wine festival Nov. 12

New Mexico State University?s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management will host the Novembrew beer and wine festival at Aggie Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 12.

The event will be the only in the area that showcases National Distributing craft beers and wines from California, Washington, South America and Italy.

The event was created by National Distributing in an effort to endow its scholarship and is planned and executed by the students of the School of HRTM. The event started in 2010 and took a brief hiatus but is back with multiple samplings, food booths, live music, live DJs, activities and souvenir glasses for the first 600 guests.


NMSU to host seventh annual forage growers workshop in Los Lunas Nov. 29

LOS LUNAS ? With a $3.16 billion beef and dairy industry and an equine population exceeding 50,000, raising quality forage is an important part of New Mexico?s agricultural industry.

To help forage producers not only produce the best quality product, but to do so in a way that generates the maximum income possible from their land, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service will present its seventh annual Forage Growers Workshop.

The workshop will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Valencia County at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Road. Registration fee is $20, which includes lunch.