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NMSU Hotline — May 10, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Daniela Miranda-Tellez, College of Health and Social Services

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Daniela Miranda-Tellez is an accountant associate in the College of Health and Social Services. She?s worked at New Mexico State University since 2013 following her graduation from NMSU, and is proud to be a member of a caring community. Her different roles include program management and accounting. "I'm pleased to work in such a wonderful Hispanic-serving institution where I can share my background and ideas to make an impact in the community," she said.


Campus Announcements

Finalists interviews for NMSU College of Arts and Sciences Dean continue today

The three finalists for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will be on campus for interviews this week. You are invited to attend an open forum and presentation with each candidate. Nancy McMillan will present from 9 to 10:30 a.m. today at CCSU: Dona Ana, Room 312.

Finalists' resumes and interview schedules are posted online at https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/finalists-8/. For more information, please email leslies@nmsu.edu or call our office at 575-646-2498.


Environmental Education Center hosts environmental webinar Thursday

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar screening from 11 to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, titled ?Restoring the Carbon Balance.? Paul Hawken, a scientist, author and activist about climate action, talks about re-carbonization rather than only de-carbonization and that 2 degrees Celsius is a number and not a goal. The real goal is "drawdown" of ambient CO2, which is also the point of our three-part webinar series, "Restoring the Carbon Balance."

For each solution, the authors describe its history, the carbon impact it provides, the relative cost and savings, the path to adoption, and how it works. Hawken has written seven books including four national bestsellers "The Next Economy," "Growing a Business," "The Ecology of Commerce" and "Blessed Unrest." On April 18, the new book, "Drawdown," edited by Hawken, was released (joni will have a copy of the book to show on Thursday). The book is the result of a several year effort which maps, measures, models and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. Join us to get answers to these questions and more. For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.


Win a Barnes & Noble Gift Card Saturday

Discover NMSU Zuhl Museum?s vast collection of petrified wood, fossils, rocks and minerals on Saturday, May 13. While you?re there you could win a Barnes & Noble gift card in the Zuhl scavenger hunt. Doors open at noon and close at 5 p.m.

It is free, open to the public and located inside the NMSU Alumni Visitor?s Center, 775 College Dr.

Go to http://bit.ly/NMSUZuhlMuseum for more information.

Chile Pepper Institute Sale happening now

Looking for a gift for a graduate? Stop by the Chile Pepper Institute and find a gift for your graduate. All of our hot sauces are now $6. We have an assortment of items that will make great graduation gifts. We also have frozen green chile, $6 per bag or 2 for $10. We are located in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 265. If you have any questions call 575-646-3028 or email cpi@nmsu.edu.

Summer sessions in the Learning Games Lab accepting applications

Youth can apply to be Learning Games Lab Consultants during our one-week Think Tank sessions. This summer, we are hosting two types of sessions ? one for kids entering third and fourth grades and the other for those entering sixth through eighth grades in the 2017?18 school year. Selected consultants will play games, participate in design activities and learn possible career paths in the industry. All sessions last from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sessions topics are
Third and fourth grades session topic: Digital tools for documenting your life
Sixth through eighth grades session topic: Multimedia and math

Forms should be turned in by Friday, May 19. Selected consultants will be notified by Friday, May 26. To apply, or for further information visit http://bit.ly/2pwxOcT.

Contact: Amanda at aarmstr0@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1076

Kathy Agnew named Director of Procurement Services

Please join Administration and Finance in welcoming Kathy Agnew as the new Director of Procurement Services. In this role, she will serve as New Mexico State University?s Chief Procurement Officer. Agnew has been with NMSU since 2006 and has demonstrated the skills needed to successfully lead the university?s procurement transformation. In line with Transforming NMSU into the 21st Century, her first charge will be the implementation of an eProcurement system. Agnew will join our team on May 22.


NMSU Information Technologies faculty, staff survey available until May 30

The NMSU Information Technologies Faculty/Staff Survey 2016/2017 will be available until midnight May 30. You can access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NMSUITFacultyStaffSurvey1617. ICT department is collaborating with Department of Sociology to carry out this year's survey. For those who take the survey, there will be an opportunity to sign-up for a chance to win a NMSU fan T-shirt or a portable Bluetooth speaker.