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NMSU Hotline — September 2, 2014

NMSU?s new Pete V. Domenici Hall sets grand opening on Sept. 17

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Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on New Mexico State University?s newest building, Pete V. Domenici Hall, and a grand opening reception is slated for next month.

The reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the building, which is located at 3014 McFie Circle, in the center of campus. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 5:15 p.m. The grand opening festivities are part of the 2014 Domenici Public Policy Conference, set for Sept. 17 and 18 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.

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Campus Announcements

Campus Tutoring Service now open for students

NMSU?s Campus Tutoring Service is open for business beginning today. Information on hours and requirements can be found at ssc.nmsu.edu/campus-tutoring-service.

The tutoring service is located in Corbett Center, Room 126 (directly across from Einstein Bros.). Visit the website to determine specific tutor hours of availability. Tutor schedules are viewable and will continue to be updated as the week goes on.

Tutoring is offered to all NMSU students free of charge and no appointment is necessary.

Tutors are also available to visit classrooms to introduce themselves and their services. Instructors can contact Lisa Kirby at lkirby@nmsu.edu for more information on classroom visits.

Free bus service available between NMSU and Anthony

The South Central Regional Transit District has started a new bus route connecting New Mexico State University and Anthony, N.M. The ride is free of charge.

The red line route runs between the Dona Ana County Complex in Anthony and Gerald Thomas Hall. The north route to Las Cruces begins at 8:30 a.m. and the south route to Anthony begins at 7 a.m. Residents in Sunland Park and Chaparral also can travel to the NMSU campus by transferring buses in Anthony.

Additionally, SCRTD, in conjunction with Z-Trans, has a bus service available from Alamogordo. The cost is $3 to/from Alamogordo. This same bus stops in several locations in the East Mesa area of Las Cruces. Those who want to ride from the East Mesa to the one of the three University Avenue stops can do so for $1.

In operation since June, SCRTD connects southern New Mexico with routes to Sunland Park, Chaparral, Anthony, Las Cruces, Elephant Butte, Truth of Consequences, Hatch and Alamogordo and operates Monday through Friday.

For more information and a full schedule, visit www.scrtd.org or call 1-855-783-2877.

Campus weather warning system to be tested Wednesday

If you hear a siren on the New Mexico State University campus Wednesday at noon, don't be alarmed. The university?s Outdoor Severe Weather Warning Systems are activated for one-minute blasts on the first Wednesday of each month as a test to ensure they are functioning properly. Two pole-mounted sirens, which sound the severe weather warnings, are located on the eastern and western ends of campus. The Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System is part of the university's emergency system and will be used to communicate weather-related emergencies for individuals who are located outside a building.

In a weather-related emergency, the weather warning sirens will be engaged for two minutes or longer and will alert members of the campus and surrounding community to immediately seek shelter and once they are safe to check the NMSU website or local news for additional information.

Employees registered with the Emergency Notification System may choose to receive emergency information via email, voicemail or text messaging service. Sign up for emergency alerts at: https://myaccount.nmsu.edu/accounts/etm/index.php.

Center for Learning and Professional Development classes offered

The instructor-led course "Student Data Reporting in Cognos" covers an introduction to Cognos Connection, Cognos functionality, report management and management of professional reports. Attendees will participate in hands-on demos and workshops that illustrate key concepts while learning how to use each product. Prerequisites include access to Cognos Student Data, knowledge of your business requirements, experience using the Windows operating system and experience using a Web browser.

This free training is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Academic Research Complex, Building B, Room 106 F.

In "Banner 8 Student System," learn how to use Banner to look up and update student data. This course will familiarize participants with student forms that can be used to view course information on admissions and process information such as student registration, as well as identify common NMSU policies and procedures when working with student data. Recommended for staff and faculty who access student information.

This free training is from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Academic Research Complex, Building B, Room 106 F.

The interactive course "Preventing Harassment in the Academic and Workplace Setting," facilitated by the Office of Institutional Equity, is designed to provide students, staff and faculty with the necessary information to promote and maintain a harassment-free academic and/or work environment. The course will discuss NMSU policies and procedures along with federal and state laws relating to discriminatory practices and harassment

This free training is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Academic Research Complex, Building C, Room 110.

To register for any of these trainings, visit trainingcentral.nmsu.edu. For more information or assistance in registering, contact the CLPD at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

The schedule for the next 30 days of training is available at training.nmsu.edu/CLPD/training-calendar.php.

Chemistry colloquium explores metalloprotein biochemstry

The NMSU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host a colloquium, "Metalloprotein Biochemistry and Crystallography," featuring Assistant Professor Erik T. Yukl, at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Chemistry Building, Room 153.

Yukl's research covers metalloproteins and their role in virulence and survival of pathogenic bacteria within the human host. The long-term goal of these studies is to further the development of improved antibiotics against resistant bacteria, which target these metal import and sensory functions.

Bring your lunch to this informative colloquium. Refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m.

University Safety Committee seeks bicycle safety input at Thursday meeting

A University Safety Committee meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Safety Training Facility in Academic Research Center Unit C, 1620 Standley Drive.

The agenda includes progress updates on loss control, injuries, training, inspections, emergency preparations, traffic safety and other items.

Members of the Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Committee, BFU task force and general bicycle community are invited to give their input during a session on the Bicycle Safety Program.

The University Safety Committee meeting is open to the NMSU community and guests. For more information, visit safety.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-3327.

Red to Green Money Management workshop to be held Thursday

The workshop "College is Going to Cost Me How Much?" will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in Zuhl Classroom 123. Red to Green Money Management will help you learn how to find grants and scholarships through our school and on your own. Still coming up short? Discover when and how to responsibly take out loans. Faculty, staff and students are welcome.

Red to Green Money Management is here to help students, faculty and staff become more financially literate. They offer free one-on-one coaching with budgeting, credit cards, student loans and identity theft.

To schedule an appointment, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green. Also sign up for their social media on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to receive weekly updates.

Strengthening Families Initiative kicks off Family Wellness Program fall series

NMSU?s Strengthening Families Initiative kicked off the Family Wellness Program fall series throughout Doņa Ana County in August. The class series will take place at community settings such as schools, churches and community centers. Join them in creating fun family memories while learning practical skills and strengthening your family. Topics include parents as leaders and models, dealing with change, communication, family dynamics, signs of health and unhealthy relationships, commitment, conflict resolution and much more. All classes are free. A light meal, program materials and children?s program are provided. Classes are available in both English and Spanish.

For more information and to enroll, call Terry Evaro at 575-646-4360.

'Walk for Wellness' course designed to build stamina and cardiovascular health

The DACC Community Education course "Walk for Wellness" is designed to help build stamina and cardiovascular health at any age in just 10 weeks. Day one begins with a presentation to get prepared for the weekly walks on the Triviz Walking Path, beginning at Kohl?s department store. Learn how to walk for wellness and keep track of your distance to monitor improvement as you work toward your wellness goals.

Students should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. Instructor Renee Short is a Certified Personal Trainer and CPR certified. The course takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 13 to Nov. 15. Cost is $103.

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

Annual Rivalry Game Football Reunion to be held Sept. 18-20

Aggie Athletic Club will host the annual Rivalry Game Football Reunion Sept. 18 to 20. All football alumni-athletes are welcome to join for a weekend full of events and activities, including touring the new weight room and stadium, a team dinner, golf and pre-game reception just before the big rivalry game.

For more information or to register, visit www.AggieAthleticClub.com/fbreunion or call 575-646-5151.


Community Education courses explore social media marketing techniques

Thinking about integrating social media into your organization or using mobile marketing techniques? How about online advertising or video marketing? These are just a few of the courses that are now available online through DACC Community Education.

Discover how to manage your media marketing campaign. Come get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Discover how to make mobile marketing work for you.

Many more courses are available, and can be viewed at dacc.nmsu.edu/comed. To sign up, or more information, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.