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NMSU Hotline — February 12, 2015

NMSU launches Veterans on Campus training program for faculty and staff

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As New Mexico State University continues to see an increase in enrollment for student veterans, university officials are aware of the unique characteristics they bring to classrooms across campus. To help educate the NMSU faculty and staff about the diverse situations student veterans and active military members may face, NMSU?s Military and Veterans Programs launched an online training program called Veterans on Campus in late January.

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Plant & Environmental Sciences graduate seminar to be held Friday

A Plant & Environmental Sciences graduate seminar by Alison Flores, master?s degree candidate, titled "Saline RO Wastewater Effects Halophyte Species," will be held from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, in Gerald Thomas Hall, room 200. This seminar is open to everyone.

For more information, call 575-646-3405.

Housing & Campus Life is searching for Community Assistants

Housing & Campus Life is starting its search for Community Assistants (CAs) for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. They are looking for students who want to build community, empower others, demonstrate leadership on campus, achieve goals and teach peers. They know there are individuals in the NMSU community who can step into this role, and make a meaningful impact on their peers. If this is you, they encourage you to submit an application.

To apply, you must attend one of the following information sessions, and submit an application through AggieCAREER Manager. The position will post Feb. 27 and will close at 5 p.m. March 13. If you cannot attend any of these sessions, you should contact Justin Leibowitz at jleibow@nmsu.edu to share your extenuating circumstances.

Sessions will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 19 and 24 and March 3 and 17 in La Vista/Garcia Hall 235B. Sessions also will be held March 4 and 11, in La Vista/Garcia Hall 241B.

Any questions about the application or selection process can be sent to Justin Leibowitz at jleibow@nmsu.edu.

Records management information session and PCard receipt destruction training offered Feb. 19

The FSA Records Management and Retention office will conduct an information session from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, retention requirements, PCard receipt destruction and more. For those who cannot attend, a GoToMeeting webinar will be offered at the same time as the live session. 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.

Pruning workshop set for Feb. 21 at NMSU?s Fabian Garcia Science Center

New Mexico State University?s viticulturist, Bernd Maier, will present ?A How-To on Pruning Grapes? workshop Feb. 21 starting at 9 a.m. at the Fabian Garcia Science Center.

Maier, specialist in the Department of Extension Plant Sciences, has more than 25 years of experience in the viticulture industry, and will share his experience and tips for pruning grapes in this free workshop.

?The workshop will include a walking tour of the vineyard, where we will be discussing pruning, tool selection, trellis systems, transplanting and vine propagation,? said Daniel Goodrich, Extension Plant Sciences. ?This is open to the general public, so anyone with an interest in grapevine maintenance and growing grapes is welcome.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10916/pruning-workshop-set-for-feb-21-at-nmsu-s-fabian-garcia-science-center

Judges and volunteers needed for Southwest NM Regional Science and Engineering Fair

The College of Engineering is seeking judges and volunteers for the 2015 Southwest New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

The fair is affiliated with the Intel State and International Science and Engineering Fairs. Eligible students will advance to the state and international fairs and compete against more than 1,000 International Fair contestants. They are seeking judges in all categories and levels for Saturday, March 7, and volunteers to help with setup, registration, judging and the awards ceremony Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7.

For more information and forms, visit http://scifair.nmsu.edu/.

Applications due May 8 for graduate minor in alcohol and other drug counseling

Graduate students in counseling and educational psychology, marriage and family therapy, nursing and social work are encouraged to apply for the interdisciplinary minor in alcohol and other drug counseling. The deadline for applications is May 8.

The AOD counseling minor helps students develop the knowledge and skills to work with substance-affected individuals, families and groups. Students learn to design plans for organizational and community interventions. The minor consists of 15 credits, and prepares students to become a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor.

For more information, visit http://socialwork.nmsu.edu/generalist/grad-minors/ or contact Timothy Barnett-Queen at 575-646-8053 or trbqueen@nmsu.edu.

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.

DACC Customized Training class covers business etiquette

Dona Ana Community College Customized Training Program will offer business etiquette training from 8:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. The cost is $139. In today?s world, business demands more than keeping your nose to the grindstone and your ear to the ground. You need business savvy and the ability to establish yourself in a credible manner. A faux pas at the wrong time can damage your career. If you are newly appointed to a management position, or if you interact with people you don?t know on a regular basis, this workshop can help you take a quantum leap forward in skill, sophistication and confidence.

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