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NMSU Hotline — January 16, 2015

NMSU equine professor prepares students to be future leaders

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Her first horse was a mean, little pony her parents bought her even though she was a little too young to ride, but Laura White learned not to give in and to pursue her passion for horses. ?My parents thought it was just a phase, but I?ve always loved horses. They are truly magnificent beasts,? said White, New Mexico State University assistant professor of equine science.

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Campus Announcements

Campus invited to ribbon cutting for NMSU's Spiritual Center

The New Mexico State University campus community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the university?s new Spiritual Center. The event will take place a 1:30 p.m. today at the Spiritual Center, just west of the Educational Services Building.

A short program will precede the ribbon cutting. Refreshments and tours will be available.

For more information, contact Jolie Tixier at jolie@nmsu.edu.

?Studio G Networking Hour' resumes Friday workshops

"Studio G Networking Hour" will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today 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 kicks off the "Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series," covering how to determine your company?s target market, first niche and your ideal customer. Disciplined Entrepreneurship is MIT?s 24-step curriculum for starting a business. Join us for the first networking hour of the semester and the start of the Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series.

For information, visit studiog.nmsu.edu.

Retirement reception for Yolanda Baca to be held today

Yolanda Baca, from the Executive Vice President and Provost Office, will retire effective Feb. 1, after 30 years of service at NMSU. Join us in wishing her well at a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the Stan Fulton Center.

For more information, contact Kim Altamirano at 575-646-2127 or Carmen Kottong at 575-646-7942.

Some campus restaurants and stores open for MLK Day

While most of NMSU will close Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the NMSU Golf Course & Player?s Grill, the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café, the Corbett Corner and Aggie Express convenience stores, Corbett Center Student Union and Panda Express at NMSU will remain open regular hours. Corbett Center?s Taos Restaurant will open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Pan American Center Ticket Office will close, but ticket purchases for Aggie Athletics, WWE Live: Road to WrestleMania, 2Cellos, Brad Paisley, Other Desert Cities, and La Finta Semplice Concert will be available online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_header_search&q=nmsu.

For more information, visit http://aux.nmsu.edu/ or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu.

FSA-RMR Office Information Session and PCard Receipt Destruction Training to be held Jan. 20

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, retention requirements, PCard receipt destruction and more. A GoToMeeting webinar will be offered at the same time for those who cannot attend in person. If you need assistance for the webinar, contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register, visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

"Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session" will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, and Thursday, Jan. 22, at Academic Research Complex, Building B, Rm. 101. To register for Jan. 20, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006419. To register for Jan. 22, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006420.

"Creating Electronic Journal Vouchers" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 21, at Academic Research Complex, Building B, Rm. 106F. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005575.

"Managing Your Performance Evaluation" will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in Milton Hall, Room 50. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006642.

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.

Sodexo Campus Dining to host two themed buffets on Jan. 21

Warm up with ?Winter Comforts? from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Stan Fulton Athletics Center?s 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. Chicken and dumplings, beef tenderloin en croûte, butternut squash leek soup, potato dauphinoise, roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon, and bread pudding with apricot whiskey sauce will be served. Enjoy all of this and a non-alcoholic beverage for $10.95 plus tax. Join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/292651980937316 to be notified of more upcoming bistro buffets this semester.

Then, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. that same evening, ring in 2015 once again with a spectacular New Year?s party at Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant featuring a student DJ, decorations, Cuban-style roast suckling pig, Hopping John soup, sausage and lentils with fennel, brown-butter creamed winter greens, New Year?s orange and brandy cake, and pecan shortbread cookies. Admission is one meal plan swipe or $8.09 plus tax.

Both venues accept Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash.

For more information, call 575-646-4801.

Coaches Luncheon at the 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club to be held Jan. 22

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host the NMSU Coaches Luncheon Thursday, Jan. 22. Space is limited at this event.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving fine cuisine at reasonable prices with the best view in Las Cruces. Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash are accepted. The restaurant is open to the public and is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center on the corner of Wells Street and Arrowhead Drive.

Sodexo Campus Dining at New Mexico State University can be reached at 575-646-4801, online at http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.net or follow them on Facebook and Twitter at NMSUDining.

Registration open for Peer Review Network information session

The NMSU Office of Assessment and Advocates for Scholarly Teaching invite all faculty and graduate students to participate in the Spring 2015 Peer Review Network. The PRN provides faculty and graduate students an opportunity to engage in scholarly reflection and meaningful peer review of teaching practices as a means of demonstrating teaching effectiveness. Participants can be expected to contribute approximately 10 hours to the PRN over the course of one month.

An information session for the PRN will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23, in Milton Hall Room 50. This information session will provide an introduction to the PRN and demonstrate how participation in the Network can be used to update participants? Digital Measures portfolios in regards to ?Evaluation of Teaching.? Attendance at this information session is not required for participation in the network. However, interested faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend.

To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/mou59by.

For more information, contact Samantha Rich at snrich@nmsu.edu, Tauna Cole-Dorn at taucole@nmsu.edu, or Maria Gurrola at gurrola@nmsu.edu.

Faculty Senate election to close Jan. 23

The NMSU Faculty Senate is conducting the yearly election for Faculty Senate Chair. The two selected nominees for chair are Gary D. Rayson and Stuart Munson-McGee.

You may vote by logging in at https://vote.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/vote/vote.pl

The election will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23. This election is open to all NMSU faculty. ?Faculty? is defined as any individual who is tenured or holds a tenure-track or regular non-tenure-track position and is not retired.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU to host multiple book-themed events

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces will host three separate book-related events over the next few weeks, beginning with JR Conway?s presentation of his title, ?Greyhound Therapy? at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. A signing will follow.

Cassandra Munoz will present her book ?The Zan of Zatheran? at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. She will sign copies for fans following the presentation. Then at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, bring the kids for a special Story Time with costumed character Biscuit the Dog.

To receive Facebook reminders for each of these events, join the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/397640843746370/.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave., next to Panda Express. All campus parking is free on the weekend.

For more information, call 575-646-4431.

News22 orientation to be held Jan. 26

News22 orientation will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in Milton Hall Room 112, News22 newsroom. Free pizza will be available. Learn to be a TV reporter, anchor, producer, photographer, editor, all aspects of television newscast production for their award-winning, student-produced newscast.

News22 is an effective training ground for broadcast journalists. News22 alums are working in places such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Portland, San Antonio, Albuquerque and many in El Paso.

For more information, contact at nickmil@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7349.

NMSU Career Services to host 10th annual career fair

New Mexico State University?s Career Services invites students to attend its 10th annual Career Connections on Feb. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first floor of the Corbett Center Student Union.

The event is co-sponsored by Career Services and the College of Engineering. It is open to anyone interested in finding job opportunities such as internships, co-ops and professional employment. Community members are welcome to attend.

?Candidates benefit because they are able to connect with an employer in person and showcase their knowledge, skills and abilities in a way a resume may not always provide,? Career Services associate director Roseanne Bensley said.


Spring Tuition Waiver deadline is April 1

The online Tuition Waiver submission process for Spring 2015 is currently available through April 1.

Haven?t submitted your form but need to? Follow these instructions:
1. Login into MyNMSU at https://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.

Find student tuition and fee rates at http://uar.nmsu.edu/tuition-rates. Employees/Dependents are at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/educational/empl-and-spouse.

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