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NMSU Hotline — October 29, 2014

NMSU education distinguished professor to serve as president of NAME

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New Mexico State University College of Education Distinguished Achievement Professor H. Prentice Baptiste has been selected to be the next president of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Baptiste will commit six years to the organization, becoming the president-elect during the organization?s 24th international conference in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 5-9. He will serve as president-elect for two years, as president for two years and as past-president for two years, but this is not a new commitment for Baptiste. He is a founding member of the organization and has been dedicated to the mission of NAME since its inception in 1990.

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Campus Announcements

Red to Green Money Management program to hold workshop today

A workshop, "Don?t Let Your Identity Get Stolen!" will be held from 3.:30 to 4:30 p.m. today, in the Zuhl Conference Room 225. What is the fastest growing crime in America? Identity theft. Join the Red to Green Money Management program to gain the knowledge to plan, prevent, and protect your identity.

To schedule a free appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, contact Red to Green Money Management at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or follow Red to Green Money Management on Instagram,
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'Food for Change' documentary to be shown today

The documentary "Food for Change" focuses on food co-ops as a force for social and economic change in American culture, examining the important historical role played by food co-ops. The documentary will be shown at 6:30 p.m. today in the Health & Social Services Auditorium Room 101. The length of the film is 84 minutes.

The guest speaker will be New Mexico State University Master of Public Health student Dani Lapiano, Mountain View Market General Manager Shahid Mustafa and the OASIS student organization. Free popcorn provided my MVM co-op.

For more information, contact Lapiano at danigirl@nmsu.edu.

'Mindfulness Stress Reduction' workshop to be held Thursday

The workshop "Mindfulness Stress Reduction" will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in O'Donnell Hall Room 252. This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the concept of mindfulness and how it can be used to help overcome the effects of stress. Instructors will introduce and teach members how to cultivate more awareness, increase relaxation, and learn about mindfulness via meditation and breathing in order to better manage stressful times and be more present-focused.

For more information, email kschaefe@ad.nmsu.edu.

New Mexico Programming Group to meet Thursday

At this month's New Mexico Programming Group meetup, NMSU professors Collin R. Payne and Mihai Niculescu will introduce NMSU's Consumer Behavior Lab, describing its purpose, capability and resources. The meetup will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Arrowhead Technology Incubator, 3655 Research Drive, Genesis Center Building C. They will provide examples of how the CBL can help companies engage in marketing research to increase the probability of product/service success.

NMPG meetings are designed to provide information that is of practical benefit to the audience of any level of knowledge, from novice to expert. Each meeting is structured with discussion on technology in the news, a guest speaker, and a technical question and answer session.

There is not a fee to attend, but registration is required.

For more information or to RSVP, email ati@nmsu.edu.

NMSU FCaMP fall yard sale to be held Saturday

The NMSU Feral Cat Management Program's fall yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at 950 Aliyah Road, in the North Valley Drive area. Sale items include a complete bed, a washer, sleeper sofa, two corner desks, various housewares, small appliances/electronics, seasonal items, books and media, and much, much more. No early birds will be allowed on the premises prior to 9 a.m. and the sale will start promptly at that time.

For more information, contact fcamp@nmsu.edu.

100 West Cafe menu is available

The buffet lunch from 5 to 6 p.m. today will be garden salad, sliced tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, baked lasagna with meat sauce, Fettucini alfredo, Italian green beans and tiramisu for dessert. Buffet lunches are $8. The a la carte menu for today and Friday, Oct. 31, lunches is creamy potato chowder, winter white salad, cider-glazed chicken, pasta with pepper and cheese, and your choice of buttermilk pie or Virginia apple pudding. A la carte lunches are $10.

The food lab will not be able to provide to-go lunches any more. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

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

General Obligation Bonds would impact NMSU

Two items on this year?s election ballot have vital impact to New Mexico State University. General Obligation Bond C would provide $25.1 million for NMSU campuses statewide without raising taxes. On the Las Cruces campus, it would provide $19.2 million for renovation of labs, classrooms and other learning spaces in Jett Hall, Jett Annex and Rentfrow Hall.

General Obligation Bond B includes more than $500,000 in funds to support academic libraries in the NMSU system. Both GO Bonds are on the back of the ballot.

For more information, visit http://gobond.nmsu.edu/ or contact the Office of Government Relations at aggie@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Employee Satisfaction Survey is available

The Employee Satisfaction Survey is for all employees across the NMSU System. Take a few minutes today, and provide your opinion on what?s working and what need improving at NMSU ? at your campus and across the system.

Many employees are concerned about the length of the survey. Answer those questions that relate to you at NMSU, whether it is directly related to your job or affects you in any way. You do not have to answer every question. Also, once you start the survey, you can close it (don?t submit it) and then it will re-open at that same page so you can continue. Don?t let the length scare you away.

Will the results of this survey be taken seriously? Yes. President Carruthers wants to improve the NMSU working environment. He needs your opinions to know where to begin.

To get to the survey, select one of the following links:

For the English version, visit http://new.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_beaGFWWnhxjwLjv
For the Spanish version, visit http://new.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKCO8dSPlWEsgkd

For more information, visit http://oia.nmsu.edu/ess or call the Office of Institutional Analysis at 575-646-1720.

'Leave No Trace' trainer certification to be held Nov. 8-9

NMSU Outdoor Recreation will hold a "Leave No Trace" trainer certification course Nov. 8-9. This two day course assists participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low-impact skills. The Leave No Trace trainer course is 16 hours of class and fieldwork.

Participants that complete this course will receive a LNT trainer certification. The cost is $36. Sign-ups are going on now at the NMSU Outdoor Center.

For more information, email outdoor@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-4252

Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED class to be held Nov. 15

The NMSU Aquatic Center will host a First Aid/CPR/AED class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. Sign-ups are going on now at the Aquatic Center. The cost is $75 plus tax (not including manual).

For more information, call 575-646-3815 or contact Sasha Garcia at smirnova@nmsu.edu.

'The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the Musical' to be performed Nov. 21 to Dec. 7

New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company will present the whodunit musical comedy ?The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the Musical" Nov. 21 through Dec. 7. Based on Charles Dickens? last unfinished novel, it keeps everyone guessing, even the actors, until the end, when the audience decides ?whodunit.?

Tickets are $11 to $18 and are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office Monday through Friday between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. or by calling 575-646-4515 or 575-646-1420. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. The production contains some content that may not be suitable for children.

Following the opening night performance Nov. 21 will be a reception sponsored by NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, call 575-646-5301.

Study wildlife medicine and conservation in Belize during spring break

Study wildlife medicine and conservation in Belize during spring break. The program is open to students, alumni, faculty and community members. Earn three credits in Belize, Central America, this spring break for ANSC 448/550: Wildlife Medicine and Conservation in the Tropics.

NMSU?s Companion Animal Professor Gaylene Fasenko in the Animal Science Department is offering this faculty-led course March 20-27. This course is open to students and non-students. Only 15 spaces are available and expect to fill quickly. The deadline is Dec. 5.

Program cost is $2,086 for students including all lodging, meals, tours, guides, transportation and health insurance. Not included is the international airfare, NMSU tuition, passport and personal expenses. Scholarships of $200 to $400 are available for the first 10 students to sign up. Community members will pay a slightly higher rate and fund NMSU student scholarships on this program.

The class will meet once per week during the spring semester and then spend 8 days in Belize over spring break. You'll get hands-on clinical and field experience working alongside wildlife veterinarians at the Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic. Some of the sites that will be visited include a black howler sanctuary, bird rescue center, the Belize Zoo, and iguana conservation project. This is your opportunity to get close-up, behind-the-scenes wildlife medicine experience.

For more information and to sign up, contact Celia Salinas at celiasal@nmsu.edu.

Study food history and culture abroad in Florence

Sign up for HRTM 450, "History of Food," and HRTM 492, "Food, Culture, and Society in Italy." Earn six credits during three weeks in Florence, Italy. NMSU?s Greg Blanch in the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Department is offering this faculty-led course starting in Florence May 17-June 6. This course is open to students and non-students. Only 10 spaces are available and expect to fill quickly. The deadline to register is Dec. 5.

Program cost is $3,250 including all lodging, some meals, tours, guides, transportation, health insurance. Not included is the international airfare, NMSU tuition, passport and personal expenses. Scholarships of $200 are available for the first 10 NMSU students to sign up. Community members are also welcome to register.

For more information and to sign up, contact Stella Lucero at stcordov@nmsu.edu.

DACC Customized Training class covers HR management

"SHRM Essentials of HR Management" will be held from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 6 and 13 for $449. The course offers a comprehensive overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. Learn critical knowledge to help reduce potentially costly lawsuits and improve your ability to handle challenging HR issues. Ideal for those who are just starting out in the human resources profession, or those who are looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills.

Discounts available for SHRM members.

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