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NMSU Hotline — November 30, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Laura Lopez, College of Education

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Laura Lopez is the data records coordinator at the NMSU College of Education Advisement Center. Lopez has one of the most important jobs at the college: she certifies the degrees for all undergraduate students at the College of Education. Lopez has been at NMSU for 10 years, and has worked at the Advisement Center for the past four years. ?I have awesome, friendly coworkers, and I enjoy helping students and serving the NMSU community,? Lopez said.

Campus Announcements

Holiday Southwestern cuisine at Taos Restaurant today

Sodexo chef Mike Guerra is preparing special Southwestern holiday cuisine during this week?s Mike?s Magnificent Meals. Drop by Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to savor the unique regional flavors of freshly cooked menudo, green chile chicken posole, red and green tamales, beans and rice, bolillos and freshly baked biscochos. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1363190593694227/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/render?eid=M29zbmk5OW51ZHV1cWhobG1mdWZrOG4zcHNfMjAxNjExMzBUMTgwMDAwWiBpbnNpZGVyLm5tc3VAbQ&ctz=America/Denver&sf=true&output=xml#eventpage_6.

Discover hours, full menus and more for NMSU Sodexo Restaurants with the free Bite app. Search ?Bite by Sodexo? in the App Store or Google Play and enter menu code P2AJ9.

Hydrogeologist to speak on cross-boundary water issues today

John Hawley will speak on the New Mexico State University campus today to present his paper "Groundwater Resource Development and Sustainability in the Binational Mesilla Basin Region ? A Hydrogeologic Perspective." Hawley?s talk is brought to the university community as a part of the Water Science and Management Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Wednesday Brunch series and will be held in the Corbett Center Senate Gallery from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Brunch will be served, and students, faculty and staff from all departments on campus are invited to attend.

Hawley attended graduate school at the University of Illinois, receiving a Ph.D. in geology in 1962. From 1962 to 1977, he led USDA-SCS Soil-Geomorphology projects in New Mexico and West Texas. He then joined the New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources staff at New Mexico Tech in 1977, where he developed and coordinated Environmental & Engineering Geology programs for the Office of the State Geologist.

On ?retirement? in 1997, Hawley formed HAWLEY GEOMATTERS, which specializes in the environmental and groundwater geology of the New Mexico region, and includes pro bono hydrogeologic investigations for the Indian Health Service and several Pueblo Tribes. He continues to serve NM Tech as an Emeritus Senior Geologist and an Earth Sciences faculty adjunct. He also has adjunct staff appointments at the NM Water Resources Research Institute at NMSU and NM Museum of Natural History & Science.

For more information, see our website at http://wsm.research.nmsu.edu/JohnHawley , or contact WSAM-GSO President Sarah Sayles at slsayles@nmsu.edu or Befekady Habteyes at befekadu@nmsu.edu.

Italian menu in 100 West Café

Join us for our last week of delicious Italian food in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 2. 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 Pasta Fagioli, Zuppa Toscana or an Italian leafy green salad. The main entrée choices are chicken Milano, Tuscan grilled trout, penne a la vodka or penne Puttanesca. The sides for this week are creamy polenta and Italian green beans. Your dessert choices are Italian ricotta cheesecake, mascarpone and peaches, or Italian chocolate 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. We hope to see you in the spring when lunches start up again the week of Feb. 6.

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.

Last Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium for fall 2016 semester to be held today

New Mexico State University's Department of Geological Sciences will host a colloquium featuring Jonathan Knapp from West Virginia University's Department of Geology and Geography. His talk "Red Hot: The Permian- Triassic Boundary on Land in
the Mid(super)continent" will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today at Gardiner Hall, Room 230.

Stress Busters Celebration at Taos Restaurant today

Destress before Finals Week during the Stress Busters Celebration at Taos Restaurant from 5 to 8 p.m. today. NMSU?s dining hall will serve a special menu of students? favorite comfort foods including chicken wings, egg rolls, fried ravioli, as well as burger, hot dog, nacho and ice cream sundae bars. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1217053545008398/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/render?eid=OGdyZW9xaTkxY2NrMzM5ZDRtMDd0ZjZnN2cgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver&sf=true&output=xml#eventpage_6.

Discover hours, full menus and more for NMSU Sodexo Restaurants with the free Bite app. Search ?Bite by Sodexo? in the App Store or Google Play and enter menu code P2AJ9.

Winter hours begin Dec. 1 at NMSU Golf Course Pro Shop

Due to the decrease in daylight hours during the winter months, the NMSU Golf Course Pro Shop will switch to its winter hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Thursday, Dec. 1, with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. each day.

Please call 575-646-3219 or visit www.nmsugolf.com for more information.

Free HIV screening event set for Thursday

Did you know there are more than 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States? Find out your status on World AIDS Day Thursday, Dec. 1. The Campus Health Center and Alianza of New Mexico will be providing free HIV screenings to the NMSU community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Campus Health Center. HIV/AIDS and sexual health information will be provided and free swag will be available while supplies last.

For questions regarding this event, please contact Health Education Specialist Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

Special Note: the event entrance will be on the south side (campus health center parking lot) of the health center, not through the front lobby.

Fourth annual Companion Animal Behavior and Training Poster Symposium

Once again, students in ANSC 311 (Companion Animal Behavior and Training) have worked all semester long with clients to help them modify their dog?s or cat?s unwanted behavior. The students will be presenting their results at the fourth annual Companion Animal Behavior and Training Poster Symposium. Local companion animal organizations will also be there this year to showcase the great work they do in our community.

The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Tejada Building, NMSU Las Cruces campus (southeast corner of Frenger and Knox Streets).

The event is free and everyone is welcome including the public, NMSU students, staff and faculty, family and friends.
Organizers are working to offer a few door prizes this year.

Corbett Center Student Union hours for finals week and winter break

Due to increased demand for study space during Finals Week, Corbett Center Student Union will remain open until 2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, through Thursday, Dec. 8. The building will then begin reduced hours for winter break on Friday, Dec. 9. View the entire hours schedule for the five weeks of break at https://ccsu.nmsu.edu/.

Please contact 575-646-4411 or ccsu@nmsu.edu for more information.

'Transforming NMSU into a 21st Century University' forum to be held Dec. 5

NMSU Employee Council is sponsoring an open forum about the ?Transforming NMSU into a 21st Century University? project. NMSU administration will provide an update regarding the activities of the project teams and take questions from NMSU Employees.

The open forum will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Corbett Center Auditorium.

The event will also be broadcast live and recorded. Visit http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/transforming-forum to view the live broadcast.

Employees who choose to participate online may ask questions by sending an email to empcouncil@nmsu.edu.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at empcouncil@nmsu.edu.

Retirement Reception for Sharon Suhr to be held Dec. 7

Financial Systems Administration will host a reception in honor of Sharon Suhr?s retirement after 27½ years of dedicated service. Please join us for refreshments and a send-off of good wishes from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Academic Research Complex - Bldg. A, FSA Conference Room 101D.

If you have any questions, please contact Gerald Etcitty at 575-646-6727 or Ada Uribe at 575-646-4389.

Graduates encouraged to complete the First Destination Survey

The Career Services and Institutional Analysis offices want to congratulate you on obtaining your degree. As part of NMSU?s accountability to students, parents and families, and other stakeholders, it is important for NMSU to determine and to report the number of graduates who are successful in gaining employment, the type of employment, etc. Even if you have not yet found employment, or you are not looking for employment, it is important that you complete this survey. The information you provide is critical to a variety of NMSU offices as they assess their programs for improving student success. If you completed and submitted an Application for Degree (diploma), a link to the First Destination Survey has been sent to your NMSU email account. As a thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to complete this survey, you may submit your name and email address at the end of the survey for a drawing to win one of four iPad Mini 2s.

The deadline to complete the First Destination Survey is Jan. 31. A random drawing will be conducted on Feb. 1 and the four winners will be notified by email.

For questions regarding the survey, please contact the Career Services Office at 575-646-1631.

Volunteers sought to honor Ann Palormo?s memory at El Caldito

In honor of Ann Palormo, a longtime NMSU employee who passed away last month, volunteers are sought to work a shift at El Caldito soup kitchen, a cause that was dear to her heart.

Volunteer times to honor Palormo are available between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 4 and Dec. 11. Anyone interested should contact Elaine Stachera Simon at 575-646-4664 or elainek@nmsu.edu no later than noon on Dec. 1 to volunteer on Dec. 4 or by noon on Dec. 6 to volunteer on Dec. 11.

El Caldito is located at 999 W. Amador Ave. in Las Cruces and operates from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 365 days a year.

NMSU?s second GivingTuesday brings in $2M for programs across state

Gifts were still rolling in all evening, but with hours left to go in its one-day GivingTuesday campaign Nov. 29, New Mexico State University had already brought in nearly $2 million in new gifts to support students and programs at NMSU campuses across the state ? including two major gifts that got the day off to a running start.

At the 9 a.m. kickoff celebration for NMSU?s second system-wide GivingTuesday event, part of a global day of giving the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, leadership announced a $250,000 matching gift pledged by generous NMSU donors Ammu and Rama Devasthali. The dollar-for-dollar matching gift will be used to encourage additional contributions to the building fund to replace D.W. Williams Hall. The building, a 78-year-old former gymnasium, currently houses NMSU?s Department of Art and University Art Gallery. New Mexico voters recently passed General Obligation Bond C for higher education projects, which included $22.5 million for the Williams Hall project, but more funding is needed to ensure the building is fully furnished and filled with state-of-the art equipment.


NMSU Board of Regents to meet Dec. 9

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the Regents Room in the Educational Services Building on NMSU?s Las Cruces campus. The Board of Regents will recess to attend a graduation event and reconvene in the same location at 1:30 p.m. This meeting will be available through webcast at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor/.

The Board of Regents will meet in closed, executive session at 7 a.m. the same day in Conference Room 2 in the Educational Services Building to discuss limited matters concerning personnel, pending or threatened litigation, real estate and water rights, as allowed by the Open Meetings Act.