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NMSU Hotline — October 28, 2014

NMSU accounting student group wins national best practices competition

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New Mexico State University?s accounting student organization recently won first place in a national best practices competition. The Delta Lambda chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary accounting fraternity in NMSU?s College of Business, was awarded first place in the category of Leadership in the prestigious Deloitte Best Practices competition at the fraternity?s annual national meeting in Atlanta.

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Campus Announcements

Risk Management presentation to be held today

Gerrie Santos, VP of Corporate Risk Management for Parsons Corporation, is on the NMSU campus as this year's "Risk Manager in Residence." Santos also has worked in engineering and risk management roles for such organizations as the U.S. Navy, Walt Disney Imagineering, and Universal Studios - Orlando.

The NMSU community is invited to attend her presentation about ethical challenges facing risk managers at 5:30 p.m. today, in Room 103 of the Business Complex.

For more information about the Risk Manager in Residence or the Risk Management and Insurance Studies program at NMSU, contact Tim Query at tquery@nmsu.edu or 646-5253.

Retirement gathering for Leland Kiehne will be held today

After many years of contributions to NMSU and exceptional service, Leland Kiehne will retire Oct. 31. A celebration is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, at the NMSU Golf Course Bar and Patio.

Kiehne has been a part of the NMSU community from student to professional. In 1984, he began his career as an accountant in Accounts Receivable. In 1988, he had a brief absence from NMSU, but returned in 1989 to assume the position of director for University Accounts Receivable. In 2005, he accepted a position as assistant registrar-NMSU, but once again he returned to University Accounts Receivable in 2009 as director. In October 2013, he accepted the position of business services officer.

For more information, contact Anne M. Comeau-Phillips at 575-646-2431.

Second annual Fright Night to be held Wednesday

The New Mexico State University Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science Department will host its second annual Fright Night starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Gerald Thomas Auditorium Room 194. The will be a free double movie feature that includes "Eight Legged Freaks" and "Arachnophobia." Enjoy refreshments and a chance to win door prizes.

For more information, call 575-646-1145.

Halloween flower sales to be held Wednesday and Thursday

NMSU Floral Team will have two flowers sales this week featuring unique designs for Halloween, including pumpkin tree, grevelia, brain fruit and bat carnations. There will be seasonally decorated potted plants as well.

The sales will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Gerald Thomas Hall lobby and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Corbett Center (first floor by the ATMs). Arrangements start at $4 each.

For more information, contact Sabine Green at swhitley@nmsu.edu.

Colloquium set for Thursday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry colloquium Thursday will feature presentations by James W. Herndon, on "Transition Metal Mediated Synthesis of Complex Ring Systems from Simple Precursors," and Gary D. Rayson, on "Spectrochemical Solutions to Problems in Agriculture." The colloquium will be held at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Chemistry Building, Room 153. Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk. Refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Mary Wiggs at mawiggs@nmsu.edu.

Career Services Mix and Mingle to be held Thursday

Career Services will present "Mix and Mingle: The Art of Professional Networking" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Corbett Center's third floor ballrooms. Check-in time is at 5 p.m. The guest speaker will be David Quintana, lead recruiter for Techtronic Industries and an NMSU alumnus. Learn and practice the fine art of professional networking. Appetizers will be provided.

For more information or to RSVP, call 575-646-1631 or email careers@nmsu.edu.

Halloween Howl to be held Friday

The annual Halloween Howl carnival sponsored by Campus Activities and Aggies Activities Council will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, on the south end of the intramural fields. Admission is free, but one canned good per person is requested to help benefit the Aggie Cupboard program.

For more information, contact the Campus Activities office at 575-646-3200.

Rodeo events planned this weekend

NMSU Rodeo will host the 2014 ?Wild Ride? at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Southern NM Fairgrounds. Admission is free. See rodeo athletes compete in a different style ? dressed up in Halloween costumes. The activities continue Saturday night with the 2014 Frank DuBois Bronc Riding and Tie-Down Roping. Again event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. See some of the best bronc riders and tie-down ropers compete against each other in an action-packed, family-friendly event.

For more information, contact Jim Brown at brownji@nmsu.edu.

Are You Brave Enough to 'Stache Up'?

"Aggies Are Brave Enough to 'Stache Up? is a collaboration between Colleges Against Cancer and NMSU Greek Life, involving college students, faculty and staff. Participants commit to embrace their facial hair during the entire month of November in order to promote awareness for men?s health, all while raising funds to support the American Cancer Society.

The Clean Shave will be the kick-off to ?Aggies Are Brave Enough to 'Stache Up? month-long events. The event is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Corbett Center Outdoor Stage. Local barbers will be available to participants for their clean shave, a photo booth for fun pictures, prizes, as well as a DJ and educational resources for men?s health.

For more information, email mshannon@nmsu.edu or visit http://relay.acsevents.org/NMSUStacheUp.

NMSU student and faculty visa issues seminar to be held Nov. 7

The NMSU student and faculty visa issues seminar is a free educational seminar on non-immigrant and immigrant visas that allow individuals to work and study in the United States. This seminar, presented by attorneys from the immigration attorney firm Maney Gordon, will answer a number of questions related to the H-1B Program, and EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 eligibility and filing. The seminar is open to all faculty, foreign students and administrators. Attorneys and associates will be available following the seminar for individual one-on-one consultation.

This special session is only offered twice a year. The next session is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Business Complex, Room 102.

To register for this session, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006151.

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

NMSU FCaMP ButterBraid fundraiser is underway

The NMSU Feral Cat Management Program (FCaMP) has begun its annual ButterBraid fundraiser. FCaMP will receive $5.75 for each braid sold during this fundraiser, which runs through Nov. 7. These braids are delicious and easy to bake. They make wonderful breakfast or dessert treats, and also can be given as gifts.

To order ButterBraids during this fundraiser, visit fcamp.nmsu.edu and click on the link on the main page to download an order form.

For more information about ButterBraids, visit www.butterbraid.com.

New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Conference set for Dec. 17 in Roswell

New Mexico growers will have a chance to learn the latest on topics ranging from soil conservation and alternative crops to the use of unmanned aircraft systems for rangeland monitoring during the annual New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Conference Dec. 17 in Roswell.

?This yearly conference rotates around the state and addresses topics in sustainable agriculture of special interest to local agricultural professionals,? said Stephanie J. Walker, vegetable specialist for New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service. Eight presentations are planned for the daylong event, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to about 4 p.m. at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, 912 N. Main St. Admission to the conference is free.

Connie Maxwell of the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Agricultural Research Service at the Jornada Experimental Range will present a session on using unmanned aircraft systems for rangeland monitoring at 8:45 a.m.


DACC Community Education course has holiday twist

In the DACC Community Education course, "Christmas Tree Wire Pendant," light up your holiday season by trimming this Christmas tree wire pendant with emerald and ruby faceted beads. Use wire on wire techniques for adhering the beads. You can wear your pendant home. The class will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11. The cost is $21.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

"Tough Topics Series #4: Dealing with Personal Issues" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 4. The cost is $79. Learn how to ask a creditor for more time to pay, asking a family member for money, offering financial assistance to a family member, and discussing funeral arrangements with family members. Additional topics include discussing potential relocation with your family, ending a personal relationship, and much more.

For more information, call 575-527-7776 or email ctp@nmsu.edu.