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NMSU Hotline — April 12, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Amy Zemler, Cooperative Extension Service

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Amy Zemler is the 4-H youth activities specialist. The 4-H youth development program is part of NMSU?s Cooperative Extension Service, and the state 4-H office is on the NMSU campus. She?s been with NMSU for 15 years and primarily assists the State 4-H Leadership Team with its planning of the Senior Leadership Retreat and the Youth Get-Away. Zemler received both her bachelor?s and master?s degrees in agricultural and extension education from NMSU.

Campus Announcements

Speed Reading: On your mark, get set, Read! to be held today

Speed Reading: On your mark, get set, Read! will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Conference Room 220. Read faster and retain information. Examine, learn and discuss information, tools and activities, to help improve vocabulary, reading comprehension and reading rate.

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.

Employee Council Open Forum set for Thursday

Employee Council will be hosting an Open Forum on ?Vision 2020 and the Budget? from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13. Immediately following the forum, Employee Council will hold its monthly meeting where employees can ask questions about the forum topics to NMSU administrators.

Both the Open Forum and Employee Council meeting will be held in the Football Hall of Legends, which is located adjacent to the northwest entrance to Aggie Memorial Stadium. For a map of the location, please visit https://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/hall-of-legends-location/.

The Open Forum will also be broadcast live and recorded via Panopto. To participate in the live session, please visit http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/vision2020-forum. Employees who choose to participate online may send their questions to president@nmsu.edu.

If you have any questions about this Open Forum, please email empcouncil@nmsu.edu.

AFSCME Union Meeting to be held Thursday

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees? Local 2393 NMSU will hold its monthly members meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13. The meeting will be the union's hall, located at 138 S. Downtown Mall, Suite D, next to White's Music Box. The entrance is on the Water Street side.

Junta de miembros, 13 de Abril de las 6:00 p.m. a las 7:00 p.m. en nuestra oficina del sindicato, 138 S. Downtown Mall habitación D, justo enseguida del White?s Music Box, en Las Cruces. Entrada en el lado de la calle del Agua.

2017 Juried Student Show slated for April 28

The NMSU Art Gallery presents the 2017 Juried Student Show, featuring a wide range of artworks by undergraduate and graduate students from New Mexico State University. The exhibition will be on view from April 28 through May 13, and this year?s juror is Steven Randall, the 2016-17 Border Art Residency participant. The Juried Student Show opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 28, with the awards ceremony at 6 p.m. The ?Almost Famous? student art sale will also take place during the reception.

For more information, contact the University Art Gallery at artglry@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2545.

On campus biometric screenings for employees, spouses, domestic partners offered in May

The State of New Mexico (SONM) Risk Management Division (RMD), the plan administrators for the state medical plan that NMSU employees participate in, is introducing a new Stay Well Wellness Program for 2017. The program offers online tools, as well as health coaches and opportunities to improve your health.

The Stay Well program will be offering employees and their spouses/domestic partners who have medical coverage (Presbyterian or BCBS) with the State?s Group Benefits Plan free biometric screenings on the NMSU campus May 2-4. Other locations around the state are also available.

Please visit the Benefits Website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/insurance/medical/ for details.

NMSU Community College Roundup dates have been set

The 2017 NMSU Community College Roundup is Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30, at New Mexico State University?s Carlsbad Campus.

The conference is an interdisciplinary forum for exchange of knowledge on the latest techniques and advances in education within the NMSU System. The 2017 theme is ?Down to Earth: Adapting to New Challenges.?

The conference is seeking speakers with diverse expertise to stimulate discussions and promote collaboration between the four community colleges at Carlsbad, Alamogordo, Grants and Dona Ana.

Deadline for call for proposals is June 1. For more information, please contact Teri Dodson at 575-234-9256 or visit http://roundup2017.nmsu.edu.

NMSU PreK program enrolling students for 2017-18 school year

The New Mexico State University Roadrunner PreK program is accepting enrollment for the 2017-18 school year.

The program is open to children who turn 4 years old by Sept. 1 and will attend a qualifying school for kindergarten. Qualifying schools include Alameda, Booker T. Washington, Central, César Chavez, Columbia, Conlee, Doña Ana, East Picacho, Hermosa Heights, Loma Heights, MacArthur, Mesilla Park, Monte Vista, Sunrise, Tombaugh, University Hills and Valley View elementary schools in the Las Cruces Public Schools system. Attendance at other schools may qualify, but need prior approval. Classes will be provided in the morning and afternoon.

For more information please contact Christina Ruybal at 575-646-7183, cruybal@nmsu.edu.


NMSU Cooperative Extension Service assists with pecan weevil identification, education

The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service is working with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture to identify pecan weevil ? and pecan weevil damaged nuts ? and to educate the public in eastern New Mexico, where the pest has affected some pecan trees in residential areas and commercial orchards.

NMSU Extension Plant Sciences Entomologists Jane Pierce and Carol Sutherland, along with NMSU county Extension agents, have been very involved in identification of pecan weevils and weevil larvae damage to nuts. NMSU Extension specialists and staff have also developed and disseminated educational material and have assisted with on-site visits.

A fact sheet titled ?Pecan Weevil: Wanted DEAD, Not Alive? is available on the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences website at http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/CR683.pdf. The fact sheet describes pecan weevil, its life cycle and the many problems it creates for New Mexico pecan producers, from backyard to large-scale commercial growers.


NMSU Arrowhead Center now accepting registrations for Camp Innoventure

Registration is now open for Camp Innoventure, a unique day camp run by New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center, which offers a weeklong experience in innovative thinking and entrepreneurial development for middle school students.

Now in its seventh year, the camp offers students a chance to learn creative-critical thinking skills that are applicable inside and outside of the classroom. Students are encouraged in areas of creative problem solving and collective brainstorming. In addition, students gain practice asking questions and learning the basic tenets of entrepreneurism. Camp leaders include local educators, entrepreneurs and businesspeople.

This summer, there are three Las Cruces camps that run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The camps will be offered from June 5-10, July 17-22 (co-hosted by the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce) and July 31-August 5. The cost is $40 per participant, and includes materials for students? projects and a curriculum workbook. There are a limited number of need-based scholarships available. Registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-innoventure-2017-las-cruces-tickets-33084791502?aff=es2. Camps are limited to 12 students each, so early registration is encouraged.