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NMSU Hotline — December 12, 2016

NMSU doctoral student receives NCAA research grant

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Jessica Jackson, a doctoral student in New Mexico State University?s College of Education, has received a research grant from the NCAA Research Committee to study experiences of racism and responses to race-related events.

Jackson?s research proposal was one of seven selected by the NCAA to receive funding during the 2016 cycle of the NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program. The program is aimed at stimulating research on college sports by providing financial support to graduate students in social and behavioral science fields.

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Campus Announcements

Discolored water notification issued for Dec. 12 to 16

NMSU Facilities and Services Project Development and Engineering will create brown water surrounding the Monagle Hall area starting at 8 a.m. Dec. 12 and ending at 5 p.m. Dec. 16. The goal is to provide safe and reliable water service to campus.

Water discoloration is typically caused by dissolved, naturally occurring minerals in source water. Brown or black discoloration is caused by manganese and iron. Their presence can affect the aesthetic quality of the water by altering the color and taste slightly, but this does not pose a health threat. The minerals tend to adhere to the sides of the water mains and break loose during surging caused by high demand or water breaks. When the problem occurs, users are asked to flush their taps for a few minutes.

'Calling All Aggies' enrollment campaign training set for tomorrow

The ?Calling All Aggies? enrollment campaign 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 are being sent to all students eligible to enroll for spring 2017. The ?Calling All Aggies? platform provides contact information for all students eligible to enroll. All departments and academic colleges are encouraged to begin calling students. A script and instructions are provided in the campaign link below. Training is encouraged so the message to students is consistent. A third training is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225.

Those interested in assisting with the campaign should email their Aggie ID to sim@nmsu.edu to request a link to access ?Calling All Aggies.? Once approved, an information packet will be available. For those already approved, the link to the campaign is https://enrollmentcampaign.nmsu.edu.

Some NMSU Auxiliary Services to have special winter break hours

The following NMSU Auxiliary Services will have special hours for winter break:

The NMSU Golf Course will close on Christmas Day only.

The Pan American Center Ticket Office will close Dec. 23 to 26, Dec. 28 to 29 and Jan. 1 to 2. The Ticket Office will open at 3 p.m. Dec. 27 and at noon Dec. 30-31 to accommodate basketball games those days.

Corbett Center Student Union hours may be found at: https://ccsu.nmsu.edu/.

Hours for all auxiliary-run restaurants, convenience stores and the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces may be found at: https://dining.nmsu.edu/holiday/.

NMSU Mail Services and the Corbett Center Student Union USPS Post Office will close Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Mail services will open from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 27 to 30. Departments may pick up mail from 10 to 11 a.m., but there will be no deliveries.

Please email auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

The Chile Pepper Institute offers holiday sale

The following items are on sale at New Mexico State University?s Chile Pepper Institute:
- T-shirts
- Tumblers
- Polo shirts
- Hats
- Mugs
- Acrylic shot glasses
- Glass shot glasses
- Mouse pads
- Brownie mix
- Sauces (three for $20 or 25 percent off individual sauces)
- Books and cookbooks (25 percent off original price)
- Frozen green chile (20 percent off original price)
- Jewelry (20 percent off original price)
- Gift baskets

The Chile Pepper Institute is located in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 265 and accepts cash, checks and cards. For questions, please call 575-646-3028.


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/.

NMSU, NM Hay Association to host annual Southwest Hay & Forage Conference in Ruidoso Jan. 11-13

RUIDOSO ? Hay operation resilience and flexibility during tough economic times will highlight the 2017 Southwest Hay & Forage Conference Jan. 11-13 at the Ruidoso Convention Center in Ruidoso.

?Low hay prices and high input costs have caused producers to question traditional practices and consider how they can do things differently in order to increase their profit margins,? said Mark Marsalis, New Mexico State University Extension forage specialist. ?This conference will address concerns of financial uncertainty and how to use new technology and alternative crops to improve crop and economic diversity.?

https://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12276/nmsu-nm-hay-association-to-host-annual-southwest-hay-forage-conference-in-ruidoso-jan-11-13

Military and Veterans Programs Honors Faculty and Staff

NMSU Military and Veterans Programs recently hosted its second annual faculty and staff banquet to honor all the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. During the banquet in November, two outstanding individuals were honored for making major contributions to the lives of military and veteran students at NMSU.

Kenneth Hacker was honored for his research relating to the military family and veterans. Hacker is a Distinguished Achievement Professor and department head of the College of Arts and Sciences Communication Studies Department.

Patti Alarcon was honored for her contributions in supporting both the ROTC Cadre and cadets for both the Air Force and Army. Alarcon is an administrative assistant and coordinates many of the special activities of both units. She also provides support by helping to shape the future U.S. Military Officers.

For more information about the Military and Veterans Programs, call 575-646-4524, email mvp@nmsu.edu or visit mvp.nmsu.edu.

Retirement reception for Dennis Padilla and David Silva to be held Friday

The NMSU Facilities and Services Grounds Landscaping Department will host a reception in honor of Dennis Padilla?s retirement after 21 years and David Silva?s retirement after 32 years of dedicated service. The reception is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Facilities and Services Grounds conference room. For questions, please contact Bud Jones at 575-646-6040 or Esther Amezquita at 575-646-5957.