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NMSU Hotline — August 5, 2014

NMSU developing food supplement to improve cattle digestive system


During drought, having cattle that can tolerate poor nutritional forage is the difference between a cow and calf operation going under, or staying in business. Pregnant cows have a harder time during drought because they are eating for two. If they are not able to consume and digest the required nutrients during pregnancy, calf development can be negatively influenced, which in turn has an impact on the dollars in the cattle producer?s bank account.

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Campus Announcements

Interviews for university registrar begin Aug. 5

Denise Esquibel, assistant registrar at New Mexico State University, will interview today for the position of university registrar. An open forum is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. in the Educational Services Building, Regents Room.

Roland Rudas, former quality assurance consultant at National University College online and former university registrar and senior director of academic support for Colorado Technical University, will interview on campus Monday, Aug. 11. An open forum is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. in the Educational Services Building, Room 7.

Cassandra Lachica-Chavez, director of admissions and residency official and interim registrar at University of Texas at El Paso, will interview on campus Tuesday, Aug. 12. An open forum is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. in the Educational Services Building, Room 7.

Michelle Balon, former assistant vice president of student affairs at Lake-Sumter State College, will interview on campus Wednesday, Aug. 13. An open forum is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. in the Educational Services Building, Room 7.

Mark Heidrich, assistant vice president of academic administration at St. Mary?s College of Maryland, will interview on campus Monday, Aug. 18. An open forum is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. in the Educational Services Building, Room 7.

Faculty, staff, students and other members of the university community are encouraged to attend and provide feedback.

More information on the university registrar search can be found at http://studentaffairs.nmsu.edu/registrar-search/.

NM Lottery Scholarship eligibility change begins Fall 2014

Beginning with the Fall 2014 semester, incoming students who meet other eligibility requirements will need to successfully complete 15 credit hours with a GPA of 2.5 or higher to earn the NM Lottery Scholarship. To maintain eligibility, students will need to complete 15 graded credit hours each semester and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Students can earn the scholarship for up to seven semesters. See http://fa.nmsu.edu/scholarships/freshmen/legislative-lottery-scholarship-nmrf/ for more information.

Students who have received the scholarship for at least three semesters (including Spring 2014) are considered legacy students and must complete 12 credit hours each semester and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater to continue to be eligible for the NM Lottery Scholarship. Legacy students can hold this scholarship for up to eight semesters.

A significant discount is available to all students who take 15 or more student credit hours per semester. When you take more credits per semester, you save money on your college degree and graduate faster. See
http://hr.nmsu.edu/uar/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2014/04/2014-2015-FAL_TF.pdf.pdf for more information.

NMSU Parking Office closed, online system down today

The NMSU Parking Office will be closed and the online system will be down today, for the final stage of the software update. Parking regulations will still be enforced. Regular business hours will resume at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. In addition, view the newly updated list of parking lot closures at http://bit.ly/1nUGLAa.

For more information, contact parking@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1839.

FSA-RMR Office Information Session and PCard Receipt Destruction Training to be held Aug. 7

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, retention requirements, PCard receipt destruction and more. A GoToMeeting session for out-of-town users who are unable to attend our session at the Las Cruces campus will be offered at the same time as the live session. If you need assistance with the GoToMeeting session, contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register, visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

'Appalachian Spring' and 'Carnival of Animals' to be held Aug. 9 and 10

Pan American Dance Institute, in association with Las Cruces Symphony Chamber Orchestra and NMSU dance, present "Appalachian Spring" and "Carnival of Animals" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the NMSU Center for the Arts.

The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for students and $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Dance Program office, located at Rentfrow Gym, 3165 Williams Ave., or the Las Cruces Symphony office, located on the second floor of the Music Center at 1075 N. Horseshoe.

For more information, call 575-646-2070 or email agavit@nmsu.edu.

Help artist install her work at the University Art Gallery

Christie Blizard, an artist from San Antonio, Texas, will be in Las Cruces Aug. 11 to 14 to install one of her glow tape pieces in the New Mexico State University Art Gallery. Blizard's tape paintings are all about collaboration and she hopes to work together with NMSU students, local artists and local high school students to make a room-sized drawing with tape. Blizard has created pieces and rooms all around the country with the help of students and local artists. Her tape-based installations combine her influences of videogame design and traditional textile design.

You can come in shifts, come for an hour, or come for the full day. All are welcome. Installation shifts are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m. The dates are Aug. 11, 12, 13 and 14.

For more information, contact avalerie@nmsu.edu or visit http://www.christieblizard.com.

NMSU to host four ?Bug Nights? at Los Lunas science center

Have you been wondering about that strange looking bug in your garden? Find out what it is, whether it?s a friend or foe, and how to control it if necessary during the ?Bug Nights? walking tours at New Mexico State University?s Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas, 1036 Miller Road.

Tess Grasswitz, NMSU?s urban/small farm integrated pest management specialist, and Newt McCarty, Valencia County Extension agricultural agent, will host four Bug Nights on Thursdays, Aug. 14, Aug. 28, Sept. 11 and Sept. 25. The free classes will start at 6 p.m. and conclude at approximately 7:30 p.m.

NMSU to host ranchers? roundtable Aug. 20 in Corona

New Mexico State University?s Corona Range and Livestock Research Center is continuing its popular Ranchers? Roundtable series with a group discussion on livestock nutrition and planning on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

The free event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability. Lunch will be served. For directions to the center and more information on the seminar, visit http://corona.nmsu.edu/.

Student Employment Fair to be held Aug. 27

NMSU Career Services has scheduled a Student Employment Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Corbett Center, Second Floor. This fair is designed for new and current NMSU students who are seeking an on-campus, part-time student employment position.

If you have student employment or work study positions available for the Fall 2014 semester, Career Services invites you to participate in this event. The Student Employment Fair offers an excellent opportunity for on-campus departments to talk to and recruit our many talented students for part-time positions within their department.

Departments that are interested in participating in this event can register at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/student-employment-fair/ or email careers@nmsu.edu before Wednesday, Aug. 20.

For more information contact Yvonne Franco at 575-646-1631 or yrel@nmsu.edu.

NMSU QuickConnect intervention program helps students in need

With the start of the fall semester around the corner, New Mexico State University understands the transition to university life can be an overwhelming experience for some students.

Since 2006, NMSU?s QuickConnect Early Alert and Intervention Program has served as an early warning and intervention system.

The QuickConnect program was created to provide one-to-one intervention to connect students with resources pertinent to their individual needs. All instructors can utilize QuickConnect. Instructors refer students for intervention based on concerns, inside and outside of the classroom.

Event to promote awareness for the blind to be held Oct. 15

DACC's Student Accessibility and Resource Center will host a free event to promote awareness for the blind. The event is sponsored by Blinded Veterans Association Rio Grande Regional Group on the 50th Anniversary of the National White Cane Safety Day. The purpose of the event is to provide resources and information regarding vision loss. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at DACC East Mesa Campus, 2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.

There will be many activities for DACC students and the general public such as a Veterans Mobile Center exhibition, meeting companion dogs, blindfolded golf, blindfolded walk, goal ball, experience dining in the dark, multiple health screening booths and many other free activities for all ages. American Sign Language interpreting will be available on-site.

For more information, call 575-323-4611 or visit www.facebook.com/white.cane.event.