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NMSU Hotline — November 7, 2014

NMSU DanceSport to host ?Look Who?s Dancing? fundraiser


New Mexico State University?s DanceSport team, a competitive ballroom, Latin and swing dance company, will host its seventh ?Look Who?s Dancing? fundraising competition at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Pan American Center.

The event pairs together local celebrities with NMSU DanceSport student team members to compete for the first place Mirror Ball Trophy.

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Campus Announcements

College of Business celebrates scholarship recipients, distinguished alum

New Mexico State University?s College of Business will host events today to celebrate scholarship recipients and alumni, as Homecoming Week continues on campus.

The college will recognize 153 students who?ve received scholarships this academic year during its annual scholarship luncheon at 11:30 a.m. today, Nov. 7, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.

The College of Business will honor its 2014 Distinguished Alumnus, Bobby Lutz, with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Traders Plaza on the south side of the Business Complex on campus. The public is welcome at the 3 p.m. Distinguished Alumni recognition ceremony. For more information about the ceremony or the scholarship luncheon, contact Anthony Casaus, 575-646-5817 or acasaus@nmsu.edu.


?Studio G Networking Hour: Customer Acquisition Strategies' to be held today

Studio G Networking Hour will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today, Nov. 7, at Studio G, located at 1620 Standley Drive, Academic Research Building A. Studio G Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. This week's presentation discusses lessons from the new book ?Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers.? The motto ?traction trumps everything? is great for startups ? if you can get users, customers and activity, you demonstrate the value of your enterprise. Join the discussion to learn about the 19 channels for getting customers discussed in ?Traction.?

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses. For information, visit studiog.nmsu.edu or contact Kramer Winingham at jkramer@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7151.

Scrabble for Literacy to be held Sunday

Literacy Volunteers of Doņa Ana County ? part of DACC Adult Basic Education ? will host its monthly Scrabble fundraiser at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in the Roadrunner Room of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. There is a $3 donation, which goes to LVDAC to buy classroom supplies for their students. The fee gets you at least one game, but if play is fast, more than that. Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome.

For more information, contact Mark Pendleton at mpendleton@las-cruces.org or 575-528-4001 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday or mpndltn@gmail.com or 575-635-8711 on evenings and weekends.

Colloquium explores behavioral flexibility in songbirds

The Arts and Sciences Colloquium Series will host a seminar by University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill biology professor Keith Sockman from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in the Elbert Walker and Carol Walker Room, Science Hall 107.

In a seminar titled ?Behavioral Flexibility During Social Transitions: A Lesson From Songbirds,? Sockman will discuss his work investigating how animals use flexible behavior to cope with unpredictable physical, ecological and social environments. This work is aimed at understanding fundamental properties of animal ecology, behavior and neurobiology. It has broad implications for many organisms, including humans.

For more information, contact Heather Throop at 575-646-5970 or throop@nmsu.edu.

New employee onboarding program begins Tuesday

Onboarding is more than just new employee orientation; it is a process that goes beyond orientation and benefits paperwork to engage an employee over several days, weeks and sometimes months. Successful onboarding can be obtained in part by arranging tasks and activities to acclimate new and internal hires into their position and/or with NMSU.

Effective Nov. 11, HR Services will begin using an onboarding process customized for NMSU regular hires (faculty and staff) through the applicant tracking and position management system, PeopleAdmin.

The process has been designed to assist departments with preparing for a new employee so he or she feels welcome and comfortable. It is also designed to guide the new employee through paperwork that must be completed, policy and compliance issues, training courses that may be required, and many other activities that introduce the employee to the department and the overall NMSU culture.

For more information about the NMSU Onboarding program, please visit the onboarding initiative page at http://hr.nmsu.edu/onboarding-guide/.

Business problem solving workshop uses financial modeling

In the workshop "Solving Business Problems and Making Better Decisions Using Financial Modeling," learn why it is important to build a financial model, and what it can do for you in your business. The workshop is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Arrowhead Technology Incubator at 3655 Research Drive, Genesis Center Building C. Guest speaker Edward Murphy will help you communicate your ideas in an accurate, easy-to-use format.

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. RSVP to ATI@nmsu.edu.

Workshop offers help on managing chronic disease

A free six-part workshop on managing chronic disease will meet from 5:30 to 8 pm Wednesdays, Nov. 12 through Dec. 17, in O'Donnell Hall on the New Mexico State University campus.

The Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) Program is for people with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, cancer, chronic pain, high blood pressure or anxiety. Participants will learn how to manage their chronic illness through self-care and leading a healthy lifestyle. Examples of topics the program will cover are pain management, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, the importance of medications and how to improve communication with doctors, family and friends. Build new relationships and learn new skills to help you live a healthier life! Appropriate for adults with disabilities. Family members and caregivers are also welcome to attend.

The workshop is sponsored by New Mexico Department of Health and NMSU Southern Area Health Education Center.

Space is limited. To sign up, contact Alma Gross at 575-646-2121 or algross@nmsu.edu.

Taos Restaurant hosts themed meals for Nov. 12 and 13

Corbett Center Student Union's Taos Restaurant is bringing back two popular promotions from the past. First, enhance your evening meal from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, with the Stone Steakhouse Swipe+ event. Your meal plan swipe or dinner admission fee of $8.09 plus tax will get you all of the usual Taos Restaurant buffet items to which you are accustomed. However, for an extra $10 plus tax, you'll get to add a beef tenderloin, ribeye, porterhouse, or sirloin steak (grilled to perfection) along with the scrumptious sides not available from the buffet. Both Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash can be used for all Swipe+ events. View more upcoming Swipe+ events at http://on.fb.me/1sgZkSq and check your account balance at http://bit.ly/1x8FQEM.

Taos Restaurant will then host a Native American Heritage Lunch from 11 a.m. ti 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, complete with relaxing music, themed decorations, and a buffet menu consisting of Three Sisters Soup, roasted turkey, succotash, fry bread, and pork, corn and green chile stew. Admission is one meal plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax. Call 575-646-4801 for more information and view more upcoming cultural and holiday lunches at http://on.fb.me/Wgb51P.

Roundtable discussion on politics in Mexico to be held Nov. 13

"!Que Vivan Los Estudiantes!: A Roundtable Discussion of the Current Political Crisis in Mexico" will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Nason House. The discussion will include NMSU students and faculty Alan Dicker (Student Association of Latin American Studies), Iņigo García-Bryce (History Department), Neil Harvey (Government Department), Camilo Perez-Bustillos (Criminal Justice) and Molly Molloy (Library).

?In late 2014 Mexico, there is one word that captures the socio-political reality: Ayotzinapa. From border to border and from coast to coast, the crisis triggered by the September 26-27 police killings and forced disappearances of students and civilians in the state of Guerrero only deepens, with unpredictable consequences for the 2015 Congressional elections, the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto and Mexican polity as a whole.? ? Kent Paterson, Frontera Norte Sur

For more information, call 575-646-6814.

First Aid/CPR/AED class offered 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 up at the Aquatic Center. Cost is $75 plus tax, and does not include manual.

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

Stuffed Coca-Cola polar bears free with purchase while supplies last

Top off that holiday stocking with an adorable 4-inch Coca-Cola polar bear! NMSU's Corbett Center Student Union Food Court is giving them away while supplies last with the purchase of a Simply To Go Turkey & Stuffing Wrap combo that includes Sun Chips and a bottled Coke brand beverage. Additional bears can be purchased for $9.99 plus tax. Simply To Go items are available anytime the CCSU Food Court is open (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, and 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday). Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash can be used for this promotion. Call 575-646-4801 for more information or visit http://bit.ly/1qpEH5Z for additional CCSU Food Court options.