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NMSU Hotline — November 15, 2016

NMSU seeks nominees for faculty and staff Community Engagement Awards

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New Mexico State University will present its second-annual Faculty and Staff Community Engagement Awards in January, and nominations are currently being accepted for the honor. The award is open to NMSU?s community college campuses throughout the state, as well as the Las Cruces campus.

The Community Engagement Awards 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.

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Campus Announcements

Great American Smokeout event to be held today

Be a quitter for the day. Join the Campus Health Center in recognizing the annual Great American Smokeout event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Corbett Center Student Union. Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to participate in an activity to win a prize and will be provided free goodies as supplies last as well as information on smoking products and tobacco and information on how to quit. Don?t miss out, come see what it?s all about.

For more information about this event, please contact health education specialist Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.


Student Veterans? Organization Awareness Day is today

Today, the Student Veterans? Organization of NMSU and the Military and Veterans Programs will collect donations for Mesilla Valley Community of Hope in support of homeless veterans. The Student Veterans? Organization of NMSU will have a donation table outside of Corbett Center and International Mall East Side from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations will still be accepted at Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244, the Activity Center and the Business College.

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.

Fall menu in 100 West Café

Join us for a week of delicious fall-style food in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 18. 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 creamy potato soup, mixed greens with pears, candied pecans and maple-balsamic dressing or sprout and carrot slaw with apple, raisins and sunflower seeds. The main entrée choices are northwest roasted halibut with mixed berry coulis, country braised chicken, grilled mixed vegetables with maple dressing or creamy pulled pork pasta with caramelized onions, mushrooms and arugula. The sides for this week are au gratin potatoes and glazed carrots. Your dessert choices are praline pumpkin custard pie, apple crisp a la mode or old fashioned gingerbread cake with almond cream. 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.

Dealing With Stress: Stress 101 to be held today

Dealing With Stress: Stress 101 will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the Zuhl Library Conference Room (225 second floor).

Stay at the top of your game and turn in your peak performance. Learn stress management techniques, along with some learning strategies that will help you not just survive, but thrive. Good stress management techniques are a key component to being successful and staying healthy.

Contact the Student Success Center in Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center or call 575-646-3136 for more information. Like us on Facebook @NMSU Student Success Center.

Legislative updates open forum to be held today

NMSU Employee Council will be hosting an open forum today concerning legislative updates. Ricardo Rel from government relations will be presenting the latest news from Santa Fe regarding the status of NMSU?s legislative priorities from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Health and Social Services annex.

The presentation will be broadcast live and recorded. You can view the presentation at http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/legislative-updates.

Sociology colloquium series continues Wednesday

The Sociology Department at NMSU is proud to announce the third talk of its 2016-2017 colloquium series. The third colloquium is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Sociology Department's Seminar Room, Science Hall Room 286A. Julie Steinkopf Rice will be giving a talk entitled "Advancing Alternatives to Capitalism Through Theoretically Informed Practice."

For those working to advance alternatives to capitalism there are numerous models and practices. These range from the critical orientation of the solidarity economy model, which centers on the values of social justice, environmental sustainability, cooperation and solidarity, to activities which support these values yet are practiced in a way that lack this overt critical orientation.

Steinkopf Rice will provide insights into some of these issues by presenting several components of her ongoing research into economic alternatives. She will discuss her current theoretical work which examines the processes involved in creating a liberatory praxis that supports a solidarity economy. This will also include a brief discussion of the challenges she is confronting in her public sociology work to advance a solidarity economy here in the borderlands. She will also discuss her latest empirical project which is in collaboration with the local nonprofit, Doña Ana Communities United. This project will examine how time-banking, an alternative currency, can be used to enhance the foster care system in Doña Ana County and which potentially has nationwide ramifications.


Red to Green Money Management Workshops offered Wednesday

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 this event, 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.


Arrowhead Center to co-host first NMBio southern division meeting Wednesday

Arrowhead Center, in conjunction with the New Mexico Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (NMBio), will co-host the first meeting of NMBio?s southern division from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the 3rd Floor Bistro at New Mexico State University?s Fulton Center. The meeting is free to attend and open to the public.

The theme for the event is collaborative research opportunities between New Mexico health focused institutions, with a focus on our research anchors of New Mexico State University and the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as our startup community and other health-tech cluster members. Presentations will be made by Dr. Joseph Benoit, director of research at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine; Dr. Steve Young, director of research and clinical trials at TriCore Reference Laboratories; and Rick Van Ness, a director within TriCore?s product development team.

In addition, Estela Hernandez, an Enterprise Adviser at the Arrowhead Center and fund manager of the Arrowhead Innovation Fund, will provide a brief overview of the fund as a potential source of early stage seed/gap funding for commercializing new technologies. Greg Byrnes, executive director of NMBio, will provide an overview of the association?s plans for 2017 as well as provide details on the association?s cost savings programs with FedEx, VWR, Office Depot, Nikon Instruments and many others.

Networking and a cocktail reception will immediately follow the presentations. For more information, contact Wayne Savage at waynes@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2596.

Health Insurance Workshop set for Wednesday

Social Work Services will sponsor a Health Insurance Workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. The workshop will be located in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 225.

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty will be presenting, and will cover topics such as:

· Can I get free or low-cost insurance?
· How do I enroll for Medicaid or the Health Insurance ?Marketplace??
· Who is required to get health insurance- and what kind of penalty is there for staying uninsured?

Questions, contact Lori Martinez at mlori@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2731.


'A Christmas Carol' preview set for Thursday

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, Scrooge will enter the door of the ASNMSU Center For The Arts for a preview performance of "A Christmas Carol." If like Scrooge you like to save money, get the special 2-for-1 preview price for faculty and students. Reserve early by showing your ID at the Pan Am Ticket Office for this special rate or the Center for the Arts box office in the lobby will open an hour before showtime. Tickets to previews are free for high school students and $10 general admission for others.

Stay after the preview for a casual chat with the cast and creative team.

'GEOMAGIC: An Evening of Performance' to be held Thursday

Join us for an evening of three performances by Megan Harrison/Jimmy James Canales, Larissa Lury/Isaac Lucero, and the NMSU Collaborative Theatre-Making students at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the NMSU Art Gallery in D.W. Williams Hall. There will also be a meet and greet intermission sponsored by the Friends of the University Art Gallery at 7 p.m. For more information about upcoming events, please visit our website at https://uag.nmsu.edu/upcoming/ or contact 575-646-2545 or artglry@nmsu.edu.

'Calling All Aggies' preparing for spring 2017 calling campaign

As part of the many efforts utilized to enhance student retention, the "Calling All Aggies" calling campaign plays a vital role. Fall 2016 "Calling All Aggies" reached out to more than 2,600 students who were enrolled in spring 2016 but had not enrolled for courses by Aug. 6. This is a huge effort and requires a community wide undertaking to assist all NMSU students in staying the course and completing enrollment for the spring 2017 semester. Emails are currently being generated by the Student Information Management (SIM) team and being sent to all students eligible to enroll for spring 2017. The actual ?Calling All Aggies? portion will commence on Monday, Nov. 28.

If you are not currently approved to assist in our campaign, please send your Aggie ID to sim@nmsu.edu requesting a link to access "Calling All Aggies." Once you are approved, you are given a PDF information packet to download step-by-step procedures. For those of you already approved, your link to the campaign is at https://enrollmentcampaign.nmsu.edu. Spring 2017 has not yet been uploaded.

Training will be provided for those of you wanting to learn about the process or need a refresher at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225

Calls from the NMSU community to our students make a difference and the "Calling All Aggies" initiative thanks you very much.

For questions, contact Lisa Kirby at 575-646-1342 or lkirby@nmsu.edu.

Giving Tuesday returns Nov. 29 with more gift-matching opportunities

New Mexico State University will hold its second-annual #Giving Tuesday event on Nov. 29 to raise funds for scholarships and programs across the entire NMSU system. Last year's one-day Giving Tuesday event, part of the national giving event on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, added millions of dollars to scholarship funds at all NMSU campuses around the state.

Join the NMSU community on Nov. 29 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at #GivingTuesday headquarters in Corbett Center Student Union's Aggie Lounge or visit advancing.nmsu.edu/givingtuesday to make a gift on Nov. 29.

This year's event features select fund-matching opportunities, chosen by donors to boost some of the scholarships and causes they support. For example, to encourage faculty and staff to contribute to a cause they care about, Chancellor Garrey Carruthers and his wife, Kathy, have pledged up to $1,000 to match any outright #GivingTuesday gift or Nov. 30 payroll deduction gift from a faculty or staff member throughout the NMSU system. Be sure to sign up for payroll deduction by Nov. 20 to make a Nov. 30 payroll gift.

Additionally, alumni who make their first contribution during #GivingTuesday 2016 will be matched by a generous Aggie donor, up to $250 per household.

For more information on additional matching gift opportunities for your #GivingTuesday contribution, including other faculty, staff and student matching pledges, visit advancing.nmsu.edu/givingtuesday.

NMSU Women?s Club annual holiday reception to be held Dec. 2

The NMSU Women?s Club will hold its annual holiday reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Social Living Center in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 330.

Guest speaker will be Audrey Hartley, director of Jardin de los Ninos, a program for homeless children and their families. Members are asked to bring an unwrapped gift such as children?s books, baby wipes, lotion, shampoo, wash, all sizes of disposable diapers, pull-ups for boys and girls, baby bottles, wash cloths, and art supplies such as water colors, paint brushes, and glue sticks. We will also offer a money tree for cash donations.

RSVP to club president Susan DeMar at sdemar@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3509 by Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The NMSU Women?s Club is open to all individuals associated with New Mexico State University (faculty/staff; spouse of faculty/staff; parent of current or former student).

The purpose of the NMSU Women's Club is to welcome newcomers to New Mexico State University, promote educational and social activities, and pursue special service projects that enrich the university community. The NMSU Women?s Club is committed to identifying returning female undergraduate students who merit scholarship support to assist them in attaining their educational goals.

To learn more about the NMSU Women?s club and the scholarships offered, please visit https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/. You can also contact Susan DeMar, president, at sdemar@nmsu.edu.


The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be closed Dec. 9

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will close on Friday, Dec. 9, due to graduation events. The restaurant will reopen on Monday, Dec. 12.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. The restaurant is normally open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.