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NMSU Hotline — December 4, 2014

NMSU honors researchers who generate funding of $500,000 or more

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New Mexico State University recognized university faculty members and staff Nov. 20 who were responsible for attracting $500,000 or more in external funding during the past fiscal year, 2014. ?These outstanding staff and faculty researchers are leaders in the university?s efforts to bring in vital funding for critical research and development projects,? said Vice President for Research Vimal Chaitanya. ?I appreciate their excellent work and am pleased that we are able to recognize their efforts.?

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Campus Announcements

NMSU Library announces end of the semester hours

Due to the upcoming holidays and breaks, the New Mexico State University Library has adjusted hours for its Zuhl and Branson locations.

The following is an updated library hours schedule for the remainder of the month:

- Monday, Dec. 1, through Thursday, Dec. 11: regular hours
- Friday, Dec. 12: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14: closed
- Monday, Dec. 15, through Friday, Dec. 19: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 20, and Sunday, Dec. 21: closed
- Monday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 23: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 4: closed


NMSU?s biannual Lavender Graduation celebrates 10th ceremony

New Mexico State University's Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center will host the 10th biannual Lavender Graduation from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 6, in the NMSU Golf Course.

?In the past, we have given out the Christina Chavez Kelley Award for Excellence in Service to graduating students, faculty, staff and community members. To accurately reflect the true meaning of this award, it will only be given to faculty, staff and community members (including alumni) beginning with this ceremony,? center coordinator Jessica Spohn said.

The center now has an award for the Outstanding Graduating Student, who will receive a different stole, and have their name added to the plaque that hangs in the SGDRC office. Recipients are chosen from the graduates based on nomination submissions, academic performance, leadership, and advocacy for the GLBTQ+ community. The Outstanding Graduating Students and the CCK Award recipients will be announced during the ceremony.


Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

Title IX and Campus SaVE Act on Campus will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium. New Mexico State University is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination and harassment. Upon completion of this course, you are taking an important step toward understanding your rights and responsibilities as an NMSU employee. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006300.

Preventing Harassment in the Academic and Workplace Setting will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Domenici Hall, Room 121. This interactive course, facilitated by the Office of Institutional Equity, is designed to provide students, staff, and faculty with the necessary information to promote and maintain a harassment-free academic and/or work environment. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006195.

Throughout the year, the Center for Learning and Professional Development hosts a wide range of courses in administrative systems and processes, employee development, supervisor and leadership development, policies and procedures, and institutional compliance. The schedule for the next 30 days of training is available at http://training.nmsu.edu/CLPD/training-calendar.php.

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

NMSU hosting pesticide application workshop Dec. 19

New Mexico State University?s Luna County Cooperative Extension Services will host a pesticide application workshop Dec. 19 in Deming, N.M.

The workshop will be held at La Fonda Restaurant in Deming beginning at 8 a.m. with a private pesticide applicators test 3 p.m. for an additional $15. The manual for this private test is available at the NMDA?s website.

Deadline to register for the workshop is Dec. 17.

The workshop will feature experts from NMSU and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, covering topic about disease management, identifying invasive weeds, control techniques and applying pesticides.


Seminar StoryTelling and Consulting course to be offered next semester

Spring 2015, MGT 685 Seminar StoryTelling and Consulting, will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays in BC Room 247. This course is open to all Ph.D. students and any masters student, by permission of instructor.

Students from education, English, sociology, anthropology, education, communication studies and rhetoric are welcome. This class is about storytelling research as well as about how to use it in organizational change and development work.

For more information, contact David Boje at dboje@nmsu.edu.

NMSU?s first conference on assessment to be held in March

The first NMSU Conference on Assessment, "Putting the Pieces Together: Student Writing & the Baccalaureate Experience," will be held Friday, March 13. This one-day event will feature guest plenary speakers, breakout sessions, and a student tract. Session topics will include NMSU?s Quality Initiative, Expert Insider Prose: Developing Students? Disciplinary Expertise in Writing, WEAVE assessment software training, and talks about the variety of assessment efforts across our campus.

A call for proposals for posters will be coming soon. Faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Shelly Stovall at 575-646-7621.

New Mexico State and Oklahoma State reach agreement on NMSU?s use of the Classic Aggie

New Mexico State University and Oklahoma State University today announced they have signed a licensing agreement allowing NMSU to continue using the Classic Aggie image on a limited number of materials.

?We appreciate our friends at Oklahoma State University and their willingness in helping to resolve this dispute,? said NMSU President Garrey Carruthers. ?The Classic Aggie is a piece of NMSU nostalgia and this agreement allows us to continue using our Classic Aggie on items that might be appealing to our alumni and the NMSU community.?

?OSU is pleased to have this matter resolved,? said Oklahoma State President Burns Hargis. ?We appreciate working with President Carruthers and his team to reach an agreement that protects OSU?s long-held interest in its trademarks, while allowing New Mexico State fans to continue to enjoy their school?s Classic Aggie.?