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NMSU Hotline — December 9, 2016

Pat and Lou Sisbarro to receive honorary degree at NMSU?s fall commencement

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For 35 years, Pat and Lou Sisbarro have called Las Cruces home. The couple raised three children, built a successful company and became active in the community since moving from Michigan in 1981.

For their commitment and service to New Mexico State University, the Sisbarros will be recognized as the honorary degree recipients at NMSU?s fall commencement Dec. 10.

?Pat and Lou Sisbarro are two of NMSU?s greatest champions. For years, they have devoted their time and support to causes that benefit this great university, to the benefit of our students and the greater Las Cruces community,? said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers.

From humble beginnings in New Jersey, the couple feels they are living the American dream.

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Campus Announcements

Donate today to Aggie Cupboard

This is the time of year when giving is on everyone?s mind, as well as receiving. We have a need and an opportunity to help that need, right here on our NMSU campus. It?s called the Aggie Cupboard.

If you?ve not heard of the Aggie Cupboard and want to know more, please visit this link and click on the ?About? tab: https://aggiecupboard.nmsu.edu/

In the meantime, please consider making a non-perishable food donation to help fill the pantry. The food drive officially ends today, Dec. 9. Drop boxes are located at International & Border Programs office in Garcia Annex, Room 246, and the Black Programs office in Garcia Annex, Room 135. The Honors College will also be accepting food donations in their office.

Questions? Please contact Rose Vidal at rvidal@nmsu.edu.

Play SCRABBLE! Promote Literacy! Sunday

Literacy Volunteers of Doña Ana County (LVDAC) announces that its monthly Play SCRABBLE®! Promote Literacy! will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 East Picacho Ave. in Las Cruces. The $3 donation to play gets you at least one, but probably more games of SCRABBLE and it all goes to LVDAC to buy supplies for their students. Players of all skill and competitive levels are welcome. For more info please contact Mark at mpendleton@las-cruces.org, 575-528-4001, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or mpndltn@gmail.com, 575-635-8711 on evenings and weekends.

Apply for the OAC-CAO Excellence in Assessment Award by Dec. 20

All Las Cruces campus operations, co-curricular and administrative units are invited to apply for the OAC-CAO Excellence in Assessment Award by Dec. 20. The award will be presented at the 2017 Spring Convocation.

Units that participated in any quality improvement activities throughout 2015-2016 can submit information related to their efforts at https://assessment.nmsu.edu/weave/. For assistance with the award application or submission contact David Smith at 646-7621 or davsmith@ad.nmsu.edu.

The annual award is sponsored by the Outcomes Assessment Committee for Co-Curricular Administration and Operations and recognizes the vital role operations, co-curricular and administrative units play.

More information on the OAC-CAO Excellence in Assessment Award including previous recipients can be found at https://assessment.nmsu.edu/oac-cao-excellence-in-assessment-award/.

School of Social Work to host Holiday Angel Tree

NMSU School of Social Work, Family and Child Welfare Training Project is needing your support. There are 23 angel tags remaining from the annual Holiday Angel tree that still need to be claimed. The project is partnering with Children, Youth, and Families Department to make the holidays brighter for local children who receive services from CYFD.

Please visit https://socialwork.nmsu.edu/fcwtp/holiday-angel-tree/ to find out additional information on how you can request an angel tag online.

For inquiries, please contact Gloria Nuñez at 646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu

Winter break electrical outage cancelled

The partial campus electrical outage scheduled from 6 a.m. to noon Dec. 29 is cancelled. The parts to repair the breaker in time for the shutdown on the 29th have not been received.

The Electric Shop will be testing other equipment at Tortugas Substation but it will not affect campus building functions.

Post NMSU photos to Instagram

New Mexico State University, with its beautiful campus and fun activities, is among the top five most Instagrammed places in New Mexico, according to USA Today.

In hopes of making NMSU the top Instagrammed place in the state, NMSU Insider is challenging Aggies to post their favorite NMSU photos and/or share their photos.

To follow NMSU Insider, visit @nmsuinsider on Instagram. To view the complete list, visit http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/tech/2016/12/01/whats-most-instagrammed-place-every-state/94701900/

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/.