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NMSU Hotline — September 22, 2014

NMSU?s Eve Adams selected as an APA Fellow

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The Society of Counseling Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association, has selected Eve Adams, an associate professor and director of training for the counseling psychology doctoral program in the New Mexico State University College of Education, as a fellow.

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Campus Announcements

Westhafer Award for Excellence in Research presentation ceremony to be held today

The campus community is invited to the Westhafer Award for Excellence in Research presentation ceremony that will be held at 4:30 p.m. today, at the NMSU Art Gallery. A reception will follow immediately after the program.

Mary O?Connell is this year?s recipient. O?Connell joined the NMSU faculty in 1985. She is a Regents Professor and distinguished achievement professor in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. For more than 29 years, she has created research programs on plant secondary products including extraction and analysis for drug discovery along with gene expression and regulation of complex pathways of plant metabolites with an emphasis on chile.

Recipients of the Westhafer Award are determined annually by a faculty committee of seven who receive nominations from faulty, administrators and students. The award is given either for excellence in teaching or excellence in research and creative activity.

For more information, call 575-646-2128.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series to be held today

Visiting Artist Lecture Series with Christine Nguyen will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today, in HSS 101 College of Health and Social Services Auditorium.

Nguyen is an artist residing in Long Beach, California. She is a collector of shells, minerals, crystals, rocks and seaweed. She is a lover of plants, animals, nature, the cosmos and the mysterious unknown. She received her B.F.A from California State University, Long Beach and M.F.A from University of California, Irvine. Solo exhibitions of her work have been featured at the Hammer Museum (Project), Michael Kohn Gallery, Andrewshire Gallery in Los Angeles, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine, Florida, and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany; Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach; San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Sprueth Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany; Dancing Elephants Project, Bogota, Columbia and Churner and Churner, New York.

Christine Nguyen presents her work as part of the Fall 2014 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art, the University Gallery and the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Funds. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit artdepartment.nmsu.edu.

Finance workshops to be held this week

"College is Going to Cost Me How Much?" will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 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.

"Discover Financial Freedom" will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Zuhl Conference Room 225. Have you ever felt burdened by your finances? Red to Green Money Management is conducting a workshop that will unlock the key components to budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and financial aid, allowing you to gain financial freedom!

To schedule a free appointment with one of their peer financial literacy coaches, contact them at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. Brought to you by Career Services.

For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also find weekly updates on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

Retirement planning webinar to be offered

A Valic financial advisor will present a webinar, ?Retirement Income Strategies,? from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, via Adobe Connect. The webinar will provide information to help you make informed choices about protecting your retirement income so you can live your retirement on your own terms.

A link to the Adobe Connect session will be available the day of the webinar at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retirement/for-employees/retire-plans/. A workbook for use during the webinar is currently available on that site. A recording of the presentation will be posted on that site following the presentation for those employees not able to join the live webinar.

For more information about your benefits, contact Benefit Services at benefits@nmsu.edu or 575-646-8000.

Counseling & Student Development Center to be closed all day Sept. 25

The Counseling & Student Development Center will be closed all day Thursday, Sept. 25, for staff training. If you are in crisis you may use The CALL, 575-646-2255 (1-866-314-6841).

For more information, contact Karen Schaefer at kschaefe@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2731.

Luminaria bags available for purchase through Housing and Campus Life

Remember or recognize a loved one who has faced breast cancer by purchasing a luminaria bag for display during the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Week Luminaria Ceremony that will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Barnes & Nobles. You may decorate and purchase bags at any of the Tough Enough to Wear Pink events, 10a.m. to 2p.m. in Corbett the week of Sept. 22 to 26, from the Housing and Campus Life office located in Corbett Center Student Union, Suite 230, or from Barnes & Noble.

Each bag is available for a donation of $1 and all proceeds will go to Cowboys for Cancer Research.

For more information, contact Dakota McKee at dsmckee@nmsu.edu. Cash or checks are accepted, and checks can be made out to ?Cowboys for Cancer Research.?

Whether you purchase a bag or not, you may submit names of loved ones affected by breast cancer to be read aloud and recognized during the ceremony. Submit names and pronunciations to dsmckee@nmsu.edu by 5p.m. Sept. 27 for inclusion in the ceremony.

Las Cruces Shrine Club Circus performs at Pan Am Sept. 26

The Las Cruces Shrine Club Circus will return to NMSU?s Pan American Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. Tickets will be available at the Pan Am Ticket Office one hour before the show. Adult tickets cost $18 and children are $14. Free children?s tickets are available at area merchants. For more information, call 575-646-1420 or visit http://www.thejordanworldcircus.com/acts.php to view scheduled acts.

For more events, visit http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10630/new-mexico-state-university-events-sept-20-26.

Online tuition waiver submission information is available

The online tuition waiver submission process for Fall 2014 is currently available through Nov. 1.

Haven?t submitted your form but need to? Follow these instructions:
1. Log in into MyNMSU at my.nmsu.edu
2. Select the Employee tab from the menu.
3. In the Banner Self Services window in the center of the page, click the Employee hyperlink.
4. On the Employee page, click they hyperlink for the waiver you would like to submit.
a. Select Tuition Waiver ? Employee/Spouse to submit a waiver for yourself or your spouse/domestic partner?s classes; or
b. Select Tuition Waiver ? Dependents to submit a waiver for your child.

For FAQs and additional information regarding tuition waivers, visit benefits.nmsu.edu/educational/empl-and-spouse. Find student tuition and fee rates at uar.nmsu.edu/tuition-rates. Waivers for non-resident employees/dependents are available at benefits.nmsu.edu/educational/empl-and-spouse.

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

NMSU and UNM Board of Regents discuss higher education in NM

The New Mexico State University and University of New Mexico Boards of Regents held a special joint meeting Sept. 20 to discuss current issues in higher education in New Mexico.

Dave Lepre, executive director of the Council of University Presidents, gave an overview of the council?s efforts regarding the higher education funding formula. The formula has been moving from expenditure-based to performance-based, but has had some growing pains, Lepre said.

Lepre has worked for several years statewide on task forces and committees to see if there is something that can be done to make the formula more sustainable. A recommendation for a formula for fiscal year 2016 has been put forward and is being vetted across the institutions at this time. The formula includes distribution based on student-credit hours, STEM and at-risk degrees and mission-specific measures.

Lepre said the Council of University Presidents will meet Oct. 22 to finalize the list of priorities for the council.