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NMSU Hotline — February 5, 2015

Creating cookbooks a fun way to preserve family history

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Everyone has a favorite dish made by a relative, be it a grandmother, great aunt, mother-in-law or even an uncle. It is so easy to wish you had gotten the recipe after the person has passed away, and to wonder why you didn?t get it when they were alive. Cydney Martin, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service home economist in Santa Fe, encourages people to collect those recipes and create a family heirloom cookbook. ?When my Grandma was 92, I realized I needed to save her recipes,? Martin said. ?She made most recipes from memory. I realized our family might lose these recipes.?

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Campus Announcements

Grad student seminar on blue corn traits to be held Friday

A Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar by Amol Nankar, Ph.D. degree candidate, titled "Biochemical and Agronomic Traits of Borderland Blue Corn" will be held from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. This seminar is open to everyone.

For more information, contact lmeyer@ad.nmsu.edu.

NMSU Jazz Ensemble plays Friday with international jazz artist

The New Mexico State University Jazz Ensemble I will be performing with internationally known trumpet jazz player Bobby Shew at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU campus.

The jazz ensemble will play a variety of compositions written by or arranged for Shew. On sale will be the NMSU album ?Home Grown,? which was recorded with Shew by the NMSU Jazz I.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, and are available in the NMSU Music Department main office. For more information, contact Pancho Romero at pancho@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5341.

Vote now to fill vacancies on NMSU Employee Council

The Employee Council is an advisory body to the president for matters affecting NMSU employees and works closely with the university administration to promote and support the mission and vision of NMSU.

Eligible to vote (and to belong to the council) are regular NMSU employees who are not represented by a bargaining unit. Representatives within Doņa Ana County are elected from the following employment groups: faculty, exempt staff, and non-exempt staff. Representatives outside of Doņa Ana County are elected from faculty and staff of the community colleges outside of Doņa Ana County (Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Grants), and from all other NMSU employees outside these four groups (Cooperative Extension, Agricultural Experiment Stations, Albuquerque Center, etc.).

The number of current positions (voting members and alternates) available for 2015-16 include:
? 2 faculty employees within Doņa Ana County
? 2 exempt employees within Doņa Ana County
? 6 non-exempt employees within Doņa Ana County not represented by a bargaining unit; only two eligible persons were nominated
? No faculty or staff employees outside Doņa Ana County (all positions are currently filled)
? 1 Non-branch employee outside of these groups not represented by a bargaining unit

You are eligible to vote for candidates from your respective group only. Note that you can vote up to the number of positions available within your classification group. You will only be able to access the ballot once at https://hrs-apps.nmsu.edu/hrp/faces/ecouncil/vote.xhtml.

Three-year terms of service will begin at this month?s Employee Council meeting. Make your selections now and submit your vote. Voting opened Feb. 2 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Feb. 10.

For more information, visit http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/.

Job search workshop to be held Feb. 11

A job search workshop will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Zuhl Library, Room 123. This workshop will help you identify potential employers, strategize your job search efforts, and prepare your approach through networking, research and the most current ways to use the Internet.

For more information email Career Services at careers@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Women's Club announces monthly book club

The NMSU Women?s Club will host a monthly book club on the second Thursday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble bookstore on campus. The group will meet in the living room area on the second floor. All members of the campus community are welcome to attend.

The first book club meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12.

Every month, there will be a theme. For February, the theme will be romance or love. Bring a favorite book on this theme to share with the group. The book can be fiction or non-fiction.

Feel free to bring your lunch or stop by the Starbucks Café on the first floor and pick up something to eat and drink.

For more information about the book club, contact Susan DeMar, membership chair, at sdemar2@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3509. For more information about the NMSU Women?s Club, visit womensclub.nmsu.edu.

Call for nominations for the Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award

Friends and relatives of the late Ralph B. Crouch, professor of mathematics, head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and associate dean of the Graduate School, have established an endowment providing an annual cash award to honor a current or living former employee of NMSU for outstanding contributions to the life of the university community.

Nominations are solicited for the category of exempt staff. Outstanding contributions of the nominees may include all kinds of activities within the university and may range from one event to a lifetime career.

For details, including the criteria and guidelines for selection of the award and to download the nomination form, visit http://training.nmsu.edu/awards/ralphcrouch.

Deadline to submit nominations is Feb. 15.

For more information, call 575-646-7444.

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. Log in to 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 the 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.

The school psychology program's specialist in education degree is accepting applications

The NMSU school psychology program's specialist in education (ED.S.) degree is accepting applications for admission through Feb. 28 for the 2015-2016 academic year. The school psychology program trains professionals to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally. To train future school psychologists who provide the highest quality educational and mental health services for children and families, the NMSU program has been accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists.

The field of school psychology is one of the specialties with the best job prospects in the nation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 16,400 new school psychologist jobs will be added between 2012 and 2022.

For more information, visit http://cep.education.nmsu.edu/academic-programs/school-psychology-ed-s/admission-requirements/.

College of Education Student Council seeks donations to support Mesa Middle School students

The College of Education Student Council has adopted Mesa Middle School. NMSU College of Education has worked with Mesa Middle School on various initiatives, including Closing the Opportunity Gap Project, Math Snacks and SEMMA.

The school has a wonderful leadership team and teachers who are innovative and implementing new and exciting initiatives with their students. However, there are a high percentage of students who have various needs; including coats, jackets, T-shirts, underwear, socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant, to list a few. They are looking for these items to help meet the needs so that students can focus on learning.

The goal is to support the educational environment at Mesa. All of the items collected will be delivered Feb. 27; however, they will continue collecting items throughout the year. All items can be delivered to O'Donnell Hall, Dean's Office, Room 301, to the attention of Adelina Rodriguez.

For a full list of items needed, email adelrodr@nmsu.edu.

Community Education instructors sought for summer 2015

Do you have a passion for a particular subject, or a hobby you really enjoy? Would you like to share that passion or hobby with others? How about teaching for DACC Community Education in summer 2015?

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

DACC Customized Training class offers introduction to using iPad

"Introduction to Your iPad" will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. The cost is $49. Realize the potential of your new iPad for email, surfing the Web, taking and sending photos, and much more! Learn about apps ? what they are, and what is available ? both free and for sale. Bring your iPad to class and we can experiment together.

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