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NMSU Hotline — August 20, 2014

NMSU honors faculty, staff at 2014 fall convocation

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New Mexico State University celebrated faculty and staff at the 2014 fall convocation ceremony Aug. 19 at NMSU?s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Every fall and spring, convocation is held to honor excellence on campus.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU?s new student-run store opens Wednesday in Gerald Thomas Hall

What was once a small gelato operation tucked away on the third floor of New Mexico State University?s Gerald Thomas Hall has grown into a spacious store on the ground floor, stocked with shelves of products made by students on campus.

The store, Crimson Creations by ACES, will mark its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration featuring tasty treats from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. Regular store hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and the shop will offer brownie mixes, blue cornbread mix and other items ? along with ACES in the Hole Foods signature gelato.

ACES in the Hole Foods is a student-run food company at NMSU and a part of the curriculum in the Food Science and Technology major in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, or ACES.

New Mexico Educational Retirement Board computer system will be down Aug. 25-27

The NMERB will be changing their computer system and will shut down all access to the current system for members and employees of the NMERB from Aug. 25 to 27. NMERB staff will not be able to answer specific questions regarding member accounts or information during this time and request that members not call during the dates the system will be down.

The NMERB will resume normal business at 8 a.m. Aug. 28.

For more information, call 575-646-8000.

Lachica-Chavez to interview for university registrar Sept. 5

Cassandra Lachica-Chavez, director of admissions and residency official and interim registrar at University of Texas at El Paso, will interview on campus Friday, Sept. 5, for the position of university registrar.

An open forum is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. in the Educational Services Building, Room 1.

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 studentaffairs.nmsu.edu/registrar-search.

Scholarly Excellence Rallies honor faculty and staff

The Office of the Vice President for Research will host a series of Scholarly Excellence Rallies to inform the university community and stakeholders in New Mexico about the most significant research and creative activities of NMSU?s faculty and staff. These rallies honor faculty and staff for excellence and are designed to elevate awareness about NMSU?s scholarly efforts, their breadth and diversity, and their impact on the New Mexico community and elsewhere. Rally honorees will include researchers and project leaders for bringing significant external funding to the university, as well as faculty and staff for recognized scholarly achievements nominated by peers. Students, faculty, campus leadership, government officials and the media are invited to participate in the Scholarly Excellence Rallies and to learn about the important discovery happening at New Mexico State University.

If you would like to nominate a scholarly achievement to be considered as the subject of a rally, complete the online nomination form at rally.research.nmsu.edu/RallyNomination. Nominations are not necessary for significant funded research efforts.

Tentative dates for fall rallies are at the rally website, rally.research.nmsu.edu, which will be updated as honorees are scheduled for each date.

State risk management offers free clinics

Employees and their covered spouses or domestic partners enrolled in the state medical plans through NMSU will have access to free onsite wellness exams. Information regarding dates of the clinics and the process to schedule an appointment can be found on the Benefit Services website at benefits.nmsu.edu/insurance/medical.

For more information or questions regarding the information, contact Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course "Basic Interior Design," unlock the mysteries of interior design for your home. Learn fundamental principles of room layout, wall and floor materials and finishes, color selection, lighting, window treatments and furniture style. Work on drawing your plan and prepare a budget just like a professional designer. The class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 2 to 30. The cost is $58.

In the DACC Community Education course "Hebrew Reading," learn to read Hebrew, or improve your reading level, using various handouts that will be provided, which include selections from the book of Psalms. The class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 to Oct. 13. The cost is $63.

For more information, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

Follow the Dona Ana Community College Community Education program online on Facebook at facebook.com/CommunityEdDACC?fref=ts, Twitter at twitter.com/DACCCommEd1, Pinterest at pinterest.com/dacccommed, and YouTube at youtube.com/user/nmsudonaana, for news about new courses, discount opportunities and early registration notifications.