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NMSU Hotline — September 5, 2014

NMSU Media Productions team receives accolades at two national conferences


The New Mexico State University Media Productions team, responsible for projects with more than 40 universities, agencies and nonprofit groups nationwide, has recently received multiple awards for interactive media programs. Producing revolutionary media over various platforms for campus-wide, statewide and nationwide platforms, the Media Productions team was awarded with six Gold awards and two Professional Skill awards at the Association for Communication Excellence Conference earlier this summer in Portland, Oregon. They received the Best in Show award from the Serious Play Conference in Los Angeles for their work on Gate, a Web-based game.

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Campus Announcements

Presentation to be held today

The Southwest and Border Cultures Institute and La Sociedad para las Artes will present former faculty member, award winning author and Las Cruces resident Antonya Nelson at 7:30 p.m. today, in the Health and Social Services auditorium. Copies of her recent books will be for sale at the event, including her most recent, "Funny Once." There will be a reception following, with directions provided in the event program.

"Funny Once" is her 11th book of fiction. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's and The Best American Short Stories. She divides her time among Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. MFA student fiction writer Barry Pearce will be opening.

For more information contact cvoisine@nmsu.edu.

Lachica-Chavez to interview for university registrar today

Cassandra Lachica-Chavez, director of admissions and residency official and interim registrar at University of Texas at El Paso, will interview on campus today 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.

Annual NMSU-UTEP rivalry blood drive to begin Sept. 8

New Mexico State University?s annual I-10 College Coalition Blood Drive, in partnership with University of Texas-El Paso will accept donations from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Sept. 12.

The organizers will announce the amount of blood gathered between the two schools during halftime at the Sept. 13 NMSU/UTEP game in El Paso.

?Blood donation is an important part of our health care system,? said Lori McKee, NMSU?s executive director of health and wellness. ?Each day, countless lives are saved because people give of themselves through blood donation.?

One unit of blood is estimated to save around three lives and NMSU is one of the largest blood donors in the area. Over the last six years, this blood drive has raised 3,478 units of blood on the NMSU campus, saving about 10,434 lives. Currently, the regional blood supply is severely low.

CLPD classes offered

Banner 8 Student System will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 9. Learn how to use Banner Student System to lookup 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.

To register for this session, click https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005526.

Preventing Harassment in the Academic and Workplace Setting will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9. This interactive course, 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. To register for this session, click https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005770

These are just a few of our upcoming training offerings for faculty and staff. Throughout the year, The Center for Learning and Professional Development hosts a wide range of courses in business systems, employee development, leadership development, and communication. The schedule for the next 30 days of training is available at http://training.nmsu.edu/CLPD/training-calendar.php.

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

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FSA-RMR Office Information Session and PCard Receipt Destruction Training to be held Sept. 11

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, retention requirements, PCard receipt destruction and more. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at Main campus, will be offered at the same time as our live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting please contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

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

NMSU to hold grand opening for the Pete V. Domenici Archives

New Mexico State University will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, to celebrate the opening of the Pete V. Domenici Archives as part of the Political Papers Archive at the University Library. The newly renovated space houses his collection, which spans 3,000-linear feet.

The ceremony will take place in the first floor lobby of Branson Library and will feature remarks from dean of the library, Elizabeth Titus, department head of archives and special collections, Larry Creider, NMSU President Garrey Carruthers and former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici.

The library staff will host tours of the archives following the ceremony. The collection includes unique artifacts and memorabilia from Sen. Domenici?s extensive career in New Mexico. A photo exhibit will also highlight the senator?s work in Washington, D.C.

?West Highland Way? to be preformed Sept. 26 through Oct. 12

American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University Theatre Arts will present a new play from the NMSU High Desert Playwriting Program, ?West Highland Way? by Meridith Friedman.

?West Highland Way? is directed by Larissa Lury, with scenic and lighting design by Jim Billings, costume design by Deb Brunson, sound design by Matt Reynolds. Dave Hereford is technical director and props designer. The production will include guest actor Dean Robinson and student actors Veronica Bissell and Ron Drynan.

?West Highland Way? will run Sept. 26 ? Oct. 12. Tickets are $10-$17 and are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office Monday through Friday between the hours of noon to 4p.m. or by calling 646-4515 or 646-1420. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Following the opening night performance Sept. 26 will be a reception sponsored by NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information call 575-646-5301.

NMSU, Food Technology Program offer courses in October

NMSU Extension food technology will offer two courses in Spanish for food processors that intend to sell commercial food products.

Better Process Control School -- Acidified Foods only to present in Spanish in Las Cruces Oct. 27-28, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 330. This school satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulations for acidified foods only. This course is intended for managers and supervisors of food processing operations. It is designed to provide additional information and focus on critical issues that affect acidified foods production. The cost is $575. Fee includes textbook, instruction and testing. Lodging, meals and travel are not included. Online registration will be available soon.

Weblink for BPCS Course offered in Spanish at http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/documents/bpcs-span-oct-2014.pdf.

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) for New Mexico Food Processors will be presented in Spanish Oct. 29-30, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 330. Materials will be provided. Limited seating available. Food processors including restaurant operators, dairy, juice and any suppliers, regulators wishing to understand the HACCP system in food processing facilities should attend. The workshop is hands-on training to implement a HACCP program in food processing facilities. The cost is $100 per person.Online registration will be available soon.

HACCP Course offered in Spanish at http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/documents/haccp-span-brochure-oct-2014.pdf.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, 3D Graphics for Everyone, learn the basics of 3D graphics. SketchUp is a free 3D design software that is used by architects, set designers, engineers and builders. It is powerful enough to be used in the creation of sets for Avatar and other movies, but easy enough to use at home. The class will be held from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18-Nov. 6. The cost is $51.

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