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NMSU Hotline — November 11, 2016

NMSU student engineering organization helping to build homes for homeless veterans


A student organization at New Mexico State University is currently involved in helping a nonprofit real-estate developer construct a sustainable housing community for homeless veterans in Alamogordo.

The students and faculty advisers in Aggies Without Limits, formerly Engineering Without Boundaries, spent their summer helping the nonprofit Fox Hole Homes build the prototype the rest of the community will be modeled after.

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Campus Announcements

Military and Veterans 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, today, 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.

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.

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

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. today, Veterans 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.

Armed Forces 5K Run is Sunday

On Sunday, Nov. 13, the NMSU Air Force and Army ROTC will host the Armed Forces 5K Run at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race that includes an obstacle course to follow at 8 a.m. The fee is $25. Online registration is available at https://shopcart.nmsu.edu/shop/milvet.

For more information on the week?s events or if you would like to become a sponsor visit http://mvp.nmsu.edu/military-and-veterans-appreciation-week.

Military and Family Panel Discussions are Monday

On Monday, Nov. 14, Military and Family Panel Discussions will be held at the Health and Social Services auditorium with New Mexico Department of Veterans? Services Secretary Jack R. Fox giving opening remarks at 9 a.m. Panel discussions include the New Mexico Vets Services panel from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., the Women in the Military panel from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. and the Military Family Communication from 12 to 1 p.m.

For more information on the week?s events or if you would like to become a sponsor visit http://mvp.nmsu.edu/military-and-veterans-appreciation-week.

Red to Green Money Management Workshops offered

Important Documents to Protect Your Assets will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at 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 minimize 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.

College is Going to Cost Me How Much? will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Domenici Hall, Room 006.

Coming up short to pay for school? Red to Green Money Management will help you learn how to find grants and scholarships through our school and on your own. Still coming up short? Discover when and how to responsibly take out loans.

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.

FSA-RMR office information session will be held Nov. 15

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, the new retention requirements and FSA-RMR Procedures. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at the Las Cruces campus, will be offered at the same time as our live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting please contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Aggie Cupboard Thanksgiving themed foods next week, closed week of Thanksgiving

The Aggie Cupboard will have Thanksgiving themed foods to distribute next week on Nov. 16 and 17. We are open from 3 to 6 p.m. in Regents Row, Room B114. NMSU and DACC students and staff, bring your current NMSU ID to get a free bag of nonperishable food.

The Aggie Cupboard will be closed during the Fall Break, Nov. 21 to 25, and will re-open the week after. If you need food during that time, please email aggiecupboard@nmsu.edu. Please note the university will be completely closed on Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Applications now open for faculty and staff Community Engagement Awards

Faculty and staff at all New Mexico State University campuses throughout the state are encouraged to apply for the annual Community Engagement Awards, which were established to recognize individuals and groups across the NMSU system who have rendered exceptional engagement to the broader local, regional, state, national or global community.

During a recent self-study for NMSU?s Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application, many stories of the exceptional work faculty and staff conduct in our community came to light. To recognize this work, the NMSU Foundation, in collaboration with NMSU?s Community Engagement Council, has established individual awards recognizing the work of faculty and staff throughout the NMSU system.

The Community Engagement Awards are conferred annually at Spring Convocation, with a prize of $500 to the winning staff application and $500 to the winning faculty application, funded by the NMSU Foundation.

Applications are being accepted now through Wednesday, Nov. 23, and more details about the criteria can be found at https://engagement.nmsu.edu/faculty-and-staff-community-engagement-award/.

The 2016 Community Engagement Faculty Award went to Lois Stanford, an associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the 2016 Community Engagement Staff Award was awarded to Denise Rodriguez-Strawn, director of Service Learning for Educational Distinction, or SLED, in the College of Education.

The winner of the faculty Distinguished Community Engagement Award will be considered to represent NMSU for the C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award, a national award presented by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

NMSU is one of 361 colleges and universities nationwide ? and the only one in New Mexico ? to carry the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, and one of 47 public institutions receiving it for the first time in 2015.

NMSU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program 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 until 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 to host variety of events during International Education Week

New Mexico State University?s Office of International and Border Programs is celebrating International Education Week next week with several events that explore the benefits of a global experience.

International Education Week was created as part of a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. According to the Bureau of Educational Affairs, the week aims to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.


Passport Acceptance Facility at NMSU open to campus, public

New Mexico State University?s Office of International and Border Programs has a Passport Acceptance Facility on campus to serve the university community and the general public. The facility is located in Room 233A of the Garcia Annex building, located next to Breland Hall. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The facility at NMSU is a one-stop shop for those applying for passports. Customers will be able to have their passport and visa photos taken on site, and can also get information on the types of passports available.

For more information about the Passport Acceptance Facility at NMSU, please call 575-646-4528 or visit https://ibp.nmsu.edu/nmsu-passport/.