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NMSU Hotline — September 18, 2014

NMSU announces tailgating procedures for Aggie-Lobo football game

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The fight for in-state bragging rights will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Aggie Memorial Stadium when New Mexico State University hosts the University of New Mexico in the annual football game. NMSU has announced modified tailgating procedures for fans attending the game. For the UNM game only, fans will be allowed to park RVs in lot 30 (east Pan American Center parking lot) starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. All vehicles, including RVs, must be parked within parking stalls as marked.

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Flash Sale expands

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Cafe in Las Cruces will now offer more than just an additional 50 percent off of clearance items from 7:30 a.m. ? 7 p.m. today. You?ll now also find a number of games, gifts, and bargain books marked 75 percent off or for just $1+tax. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. and provides free parking in designated spaces.

For more information call 575-646-4431.

Large Dining Party at The 3rd Floor Bistro at The Danny Villanueva Victory Club Friday

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host a large dining party Friday, Sept. 19. Be aware they will have limited space during this time period. They apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at The Danny Villanueva Victory Club is normally open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, serving fine cuisine at very reasonable prices, with the best view in Las Cruces. Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash are accepted. It is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center on the corner of Wells St. and Arrowhead Dr.

Sodexo Campus Dining at New Mexico State University can be reached at 575-646-4801, online at http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.net or follow them on Facebook & Twitter /NMSUDining.

100 West Cafe to serve lunch starting Sept. 23

100 West Cafe will serve lunches starting Tuesday, Sept. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday lunch will be served. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday evenings.

Buffet menu for Tuesday at lunch and Wednesday evening is a green salad, watermelon salad, roasted leg of lamb with demi-glace, roasted red potatoes and green beans and cherry cobbler for dessert. Buffet lunches are $8.

The a la carte menu for Wednesday and Friday lunches is Creole crab and corn chowder, mixed salad with honey mustard vinaigrette, oven-fried pecan catfish, creole pasta with sausage and peppers and your choice of bread pudding or sweet potato pie. A la carte lunches are $10.

The food lab will not be able to provide to-go lunches any more. They will accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. They look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support towards their program.

For more information, visit our website at http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Retirement presentation to be held at NMSU by NMERB and NMSU Benefit Services

Representatives from the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board and NMSU Benefit Services will present information on the NMERB defined benefit retirement plan and the NMSU retiree benefits Sept. 23. Information regarding the location and time of the presentations is located on the Benefit Services website, at benefits.nmsu.edu/retirement/preparing/. Employees not able to attend the presentations will be able to view a recorded version of the presentation on the same website above approximately one week after the presentation.

Vendors from ING, VALIC, Horace Mann, TIAA CREF and Waddell and Reed will be available from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. to answer questions regarding the voluntary retirement plans (403(b) and 457(b)) outside the Corbett Center Auditorium. Voluntary retirement plan information is available on the Benefit Services website at benefits.nmsu.edu/retirement/for-employees/retire-plans/.

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

Manager?s Roundtable: Managing Your Success to be held Sept. 24

Manager?s Roundtable is where managers of all levels can come together to explore various management and leadership topics, and walk away with tools to improve their performance and success. The workshop will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 24, at Milton Hall Room 50.

During this roundtable, examine manager competencies that when realized, can lead to professional success. Discuss succession planning and how the new policy affects you; explore development planning and create a simple development plan to help you achieve your career goals. If you?re a senior or mid-level manager, supervisor, or on a manager track, join them at their newest free manager workshop; Manager?s Roundtable: Managing Your Success.

For more information contact Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-2170 or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

Annual ?Pink Week? events kick off Sept. 28

The annual ?NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink? campaign returns Sunday, Sept. 28, with a week?s worth of events. Join them on the Rhodes-Garrett-Hamiel lawn across from the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Cafe at 6 p.m. for the Luminaria Remembrance Ceremony & Kick-Off featuring more than 3,000 luminarias. The following night, Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant will host the Student Dinner & Auction from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29.

Find unique items at as you ?Shop for the Cure? from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Pan American Center east concourse. There is no charge for shopping, but a ticket is required for the luncheon portion that will begin seating at 11 a.m. The cost is $45 per person non-reserved or $500 for a reserved table. Contact Elaine.Rosas-luna@LPNT.net for tickets.

Friday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Barnes & Noble at NMSU will host a "Fight Light an Aggie" Relay. For details visit http://aux.nmsu.edu/fight-like-an-aggie-relay/.

Two big events round out the final day Saturday, Oct. 4. First, sign up for the 8 a.m. Cervantes Family 5K/10K Fun Run & Walk at http://bit.ly/1m0NGO7 which will be held at the north entrance of Aggie Memorial Stadium. Then at 6 p.m., flood Aggie Memorial Stadium with pink as the NM State Football team takes on Georgia Southern, complete with the Prices Creameries Halftime Check Presentation.

All-new pink t-shirts are available at Barnes & Noble at NMSU (photo: http://bit.ly/1pXPYZn) for just $12 with eight of those dollars benefitting Cowboys for Cancer Research. Tickets to the game are available at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at http://bit.ly/1qOEixu.

View the complete schedule and a list of contacts for each individual event at http://bit.ly/1oDnMeT.

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 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. 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.

NMSU senior university training specialist to receive memorial award

Dave Brockmeyer, senior university training specialist at New Mexico State University?s Center for Learning and Professional Development, has been selected to receive the 2014 Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award.

There will be an award ceremony in Brockmeyer?s honor from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16, in the Corbett Center Dona Ana Room.

?I was very flattered and speechless for a moment when it was announced,? said Brockmeyer. ?I am absolutely honored to know that my efforts are making a positive difference.?

The award is presented annually to an NMSU employee who demonstrates commitment and service, functioning as a positive citizen within the community. Brockmeyer, a member of the NMSU community for the past eight years, has left an impression on his colleagues through his selfless human resources work.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10625/nmsu-senior-university-training-specialist-to-receive-memorial-award

NMSU Grants to recieve federal grant

NMSU Grants has received notice from U.S. Senator Tom Udall?s office that effective Oct. 1, it has been awarded a five-year U.S. Department of Education Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions federal grant of $2,618,764 (approximately $520,000/year). These Title V federal grants serve higher education institutions to build capacity to better serve students ability to successfully complete a college degree.

Only higher education institutions with the federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (H.S.I.), defined as campuses serving 25 percent or more Hispanic student enrollment are eligible to apply for Title V grants. NMSU Grants Hispanic student enrollment averages 33 percent annually. NMSU Grants will utilize its Title V grant to support student academic success in English and math developmental and core courses, which are considered the ?gateway? courses necessary to succeed in completing a college degree.

A math lab/support center will be initiated in Year 1-5 and in Years 3-5 an English lab/support center will follow; assisting math and English faculty to provide added instructional support to all students. Additionally, the grant will also upgrade the college?s welding and auto mechanics lab equipment as well as overall campus technology upgrades. A total of 200 Title V grant applications are known to have been received by the U.S. Department of Education with only 17 grants awarded nationally, thus they are very competitive grants to obtain.

For more information contact 505-287-6624 or fcasados@nmsu.edu.

Strengthening Families Initiative kicks off Family Wellness Program fall series

NMSU?s Strengthening Families Initiative kicked off the Family Wellness Program fall series throughout Dona 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.

Educational Retirement Board member handbook updated

The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has updated the NMERB member handbook. Participants can print a copy from the NMERB website at nmerb.org/handbook.html. Questions regarding the handbook can be directed to ERB-memberhelp@state.nm.us.

Beta Alpha Psi Students Win National Title

The Delta Lambda Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary accounting fraternity, was awarded first place in the prestigious Deloitte Best Practices competition in the category of Leadership at the BAP Annual Meeting held Aug. 7-9 in Atlanta. Winners from all eight of the regional meeting competitions vied for this coveted title. Those presenting were undergraduate and graduate accounting students Darren Vander Dussen, Milo Lish, Kristen Romney, Alexis Carson, Roger Lilly and Preston Mitchell. In addition to a first place trophy, the chapter received a check for $1,500 from Deloitte LLP.

For more information visit https://www.bap.org/2014-annual-meeting or contact cseipel@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Library receives funding for Agricultural Publication Digitization Project

The New Mexico State University Library was awarded a $5,000 grant by the U.S. Agricultural Information Network Preservation (USAIN) and Digital Library Committee to digitize the Agricultural Extension Service?s special reports, extension leaflets and selected serials.

Funding was made available through a collaboration between USAIN, the National Agricultural Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC) and the Center for Research Libraries. Project Ceres aims to support projects that further the national effort to preserve historical agricultural information.

Researchers and the general public may access the full text and images of more than 3,200 of NMSU?s Cooperative Extension Service publications and Agricultural Experiment state publications for free through the library?s website, http://lib.nmsu.edu/CES_AESPubs, and through AgNIC.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10626/nmsu-library-receives-funding-for-agricultural-publication-digitization-project

NMSU fall 2014 enrollment down, incoming student enrollment stable

The systemwide enrollment for fall 2014 at New Mexico State University is 26,694 as of Sept. 5, the university?s census date. The numbers are down 5.5 percent from 2013. At the Las Cruces campus enrollment was 15,829, a decrease of 5.6 percent.

?We had several large incoming classes early in the economic downturn, and those students are now leaving NMSU with degrees. We had our largest incoming freshman class in 2009. Since then, the number of New Mexico high school graduates has declined and we have had smaller incoming classes,? said Bernadette Montoya, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management.

The incoming class of freshmen and transfer students is about the same as last year, at just under 2,600 students. The incoming class of graduate students has increased 7 percent.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10622/nmsu-fall-2014-enrollment-down-incoming-student-enrollment-stable