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NMSU Hotline — April 26, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Karl Rysted, Student Life

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Karl Rysted is the adviser for ASNMSU and the student legal aid attorney for the entire student body. He attends ASNMSU senate and other meetings. Wearing his attorney hat, he provides guidance to students regarding legal issues outside of NMSU. Shortly after his arrival in 2014, he set up the website http://studentlegalaid.nmsu.edu to provide legal information to students 24/7. Rysted earned his bachelor?s degree at Colorado College and law degree at Oklahoma City University.

Campus Announcements

Plant sale by NMSU Floral Team today

The NMSU Floral team is hosting a spring plant sale during its weekly flower sale today in the Gerald Thomas Hall lobby. Hours for the sale will be 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. In addition to the usual selection of cut flowers and arrangements, there will be pots of mixed succulents and houseplants available. For further information contact coach Sabine Green, AIFD, at swhitley@nmsu.edu

Networking Hour: How to Scale Your Business to be held today

Join us to learn about developing a strategy to scale your business today from 2 to 3 p.m. at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr. This presentation is part of Studio G's Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series based on the Disciplined Entrepreneurship book written by Bill Aulet from MIT. Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. Networking Hour is a function of the Studio G Business Accelerator at NMSU. Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

Contact 575-646-1859 or cdunn25@ad.nmsu.edu for more information.

Higher Education Forum to be held today

A Status of Higher Education Forum will be held today at 5:30 p.m. at the Corbett Center Auditorium. Guest speakers will include Bill McCamley and other local legislators. The event is hosted by ASNMSU.

End of the Year BBQ at Taos Restaurant

You?ve almost completed another successful school year, and we?re here to help you celebrate. Visit the End of the Year BBQ at Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The menu will feature barbecue pulled pork, bratwurst, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, ranch style baked beans, jalapeno corn bread, brownies, sundae bar and a s'mores bar. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including special events. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

Environmental Education Center hosts environmental webinar Thursday

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar screening from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, entitled ?Closing the Environmental Literacy Gap.? Experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) will join The Nature Generation, a nonprofit aiming to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, in a comprehensive discussion on our nation's environmental literacy gap. We will explore what the current gap is; why it is relevant to our future including environmental implications as well as security, economic, and social significance; disparities within the gap itself; and effective ways to close it.

Additionally, the webinar will cover a wide range of topics within environmental literacy and education and will be of interest to students and educators, policy makers and public officials, environmental and conservation organizations, and professionals working in the environment or energy sectors. Join us to get answers to these questions and more. For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar Series Friday

Manuel Amieva, associate professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University, will present a talk titled ?How to survive in the harshest environment of the human body- the microscopic biogeography of Helicobacter pylori? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research and are open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held most Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu.

Amieva will discuss how H. pylori's adaptations to survive in specialized microscopic niches in the stomach relate to its ability to cause cancer and other gastric diseases. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/Amieva.pdf.

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.

Sustainability engagement online survey deadline is Friday

The NMSU Office of Sustainability is providing you with an opportunity to provide feedback regarding how the office is doing. The sustainability engagement survey takes just 10 minutes. You may share your thoughts on being a Green Aggie and let us know what we could do differently, better or keep doing successfully.

The survey is live until Friday, April 28. There will be a drawing for gift cards from Barnes & Noble, Natural Grocers and Toucan Market.

The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y8ZSDD3.

Questions, contact joni newcomer, NMSU Environmental Policy and Sustainability Manager, at newcomer@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7563.

Take the NMSU ICT Faculty/Staff survey

NMSU Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) department, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, is seeking your feedback on technologies currently in use by the campus community. This year's survey will include the community college campuses. For those who take this survey, there will be an opportunity to sign-up for a chance to win an NMSU fan T-shirt or portable Bluetooth speakers. The survey will be available until midnight May 31. To take this survey visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NMSUITFacultyStaffSurvey1617.

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

The State of New Mexico Risk Management Division, 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.

Free hearing screenings offered May 3

The Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center and NSSLHA will be offering free hearing screenings in celebration of Better Speech and Hearing Month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in Speech Building, Room 158. There will be free pizza, prizes and a raffle. University students and faculty are invited as well as the general public.

Conference on Leadership Development and Teambuilding set for May 3-4

The top leaders of today?s most successful businesses aren?t natural-born leaders. Instead, they made the journey from team member to leader by making the most of their natural talents and learning the skills they needed to develop the leadership abilities that mattered most. They learned new ways to build high-performing teams, rally them around a shared vision to meet all challenges, and provide stabilizing leadership during tough times. And so can you. This Corporate Strategies conference by Skillpath is full of real-life examples and practical methods that can improve your work as a leader immediately.

The Conference on Leadership Development and Teambuilding, sponsored by the Center for Learning & Professional Development, is being offered on two separate dates. Just select the date that works best for you. Conference dates are Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4. Training will be held at the Teaching Academy, Milton Hall, Room 50 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. There are still a few seats remaining, so act now to ensure your seat. Register at https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestCourseDetailURL?otId=cours000000000006987&callerPage=/learning/offeringTemplateDetails.xml. Follow the link, click on Begin Registration, and select the conference that?s best for you. There is no cost for the training.

Conference workshops
· Address weak links: A team coaching approach
· Trust: Your key to winning hearts and minds
· Master 21st-century communication: The new rules
· Lead - and succeed - through the tough times
· You can?t do it alone: Grow a professional network

For more information or assistance registering, please contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development by phone at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu. If you have difficulty with the registration link, copy and paste the following link into your address bar: https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestCourseDetailURL?otId=cours000000000006987&callerPage=/learning/offeringTemplateDetails.xml.

Aggie Cupboard toiletry drive hosted by Rotaract

The Rotaract Club is holding a toiletry and personal hygiene item drive now through May 5 to benefit the Aggie Cupboard. Please bring donations to any of the collection boxes around campus located in Breland Hall, Corbett Center, Garcia Hall lobby, Dove Hall, Roberts Hall, Foster Hall and KRWG lobby. Any donation is sincerely appreciated. Thank you for supporting our students.

Contact Rotaract President Kim Pestovich at nmsurotaract@gmail.com, kpesto@nmsu.edu, or 505-500-6823 for more information.

Starbucks coffee now available at Zuhl Library

Starbucks coffee and espresso drinks, sandwiches and salads can now be found in the heart of campus. Visit Zuhl Fuel, located on the first floor of Zuhl Library, for a caffeine boost and quick snack. Zuhl Fuel accepts Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash.
Zuhl Fuel is open from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Call 575-646-1749 for more details.

Mother?s Day Brunch at NMSU

Treat someone special to an elegant Mother's Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. Gaze upon the Organ Mountains and Aggie Memorial Stadium as you savor a full fine dining experience. Guests receive full buffet access featuring breakfast and lunch menu items, a made-to-order entrée of your choice, and access to our bloody Mary and mimosa bar for just $29.50 plus tax per person.

By reservation only; call 575-646-4802 to reserve your table today. Go to http://bit.ly/2oFBg1j for additional details, including the full menu.

NMSU?s third annual Founders Day Picnic has theme of chile cultivation, cuisine

New Mexico State University?s third annual Founders Day will be celebrated today featuring a picnic lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Traders Plaza, south of the College of Business.

The event will go back to the roots of the university ? literally ? as the theme of chile cultivation and cuisine will include presentations about New Mexico chile pioneers Fabian Garcia and Roy Nakayama.