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NMSU Hotline — March 23, 2015

NMSU plans celebration of heritage during Founders Day April 10

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An event this spring will celebrate the heritage of New Mexico State University April 10 with guest lectures, a historic carriage ride across campus, a portrayal of NMSU?s first president, Hiram Hadley, by current President Garrey Carruthers, and a picnic lunch on Traders Plaza for employees, spouses and retirees.

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Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

The Center for Learning and Professional Development will host the following training opportunities.

"Online Evaluation Application for Nonexempt Employees" will be held March 24. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006774.

"Customer Service Starts and Ends with YOU!" will be held March 25. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007001.

"Just-In-Time Performance Evaluation Webinar" will be held March 25. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=virtc000000000001905.

"Maintaining Immigration Status & Planning For The Future" will be held March 27. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006741.

"Search Committee Orientation" will be held March 30. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006985.

"New Employee Orientation" will be held April 6. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007020.

For more training opportunities and related information, visit http://training.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.

First Southern New Mexico STEM Fest to be held April 4

The STEM Outreach Center will host the first Southern New Mexico STEM Fest from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 4 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University and the city of Las Cruces will celebrate the many innovations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with a full day of STEM-based hands-on activities for the whole family. Activities include many fun ways to learn about science, technology, engineering and math.

There will be 30 interactive booths for children and adults. The first 300 families receive a goodie bag filled with STEM activities for the whole family. Booths will be set up with activities that cover STEM including a planetarium, 3-D printing, virtual reality with Oculus Rift, Makey Makey, robotics, reading and literacy, math exploration and fun with science.

For more information, call 575-646-7649.

Registration now open for Aggie Manners business etiquette lunch

The Aggie Manners business etiquette lunch will take place from 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the NMSU Golf Course banquet room. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. Sonia Zubiate, etiquette consultant and coach, will teach participants to manage a four-course meal, including American and Continental utensil use, the fine dining place setting, and how to conduct professional conversation.

All NMSU students are encouraged to attend. NMSU departments, organizations, faculty and staff are invited to sponsor students. Business casual dress is required.

To reserve a seat and register, students must make advance payment by check or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.) The registration deadline is March 31, or once all seats are filled.

Contact Career Services at 575-646-1631 or Garcia Annex Room 224. Tickets are $15 and include a four-course meal and an invaluable professional experience.

ASTC/NMSU closes 2015 season with Shakespeare?s 'Twelfth Night'

The American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University will close its 2015 season with William Shakespeare's ?Twelfth Night,? performed April 17 to May 3 at the Associated Students of NMSU Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10 to $17 and are available at the CFTA box office Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m., through Ticketmaster, or by calling 575-646-4515 or 575-646-1420. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. A reception will follow the opening night performance on April 17, sponsored by NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences.

"Twelfth Night" is directed by NMSU Theatre Arts Assistant Professor Larissa Lury. Settings are by Jim Billings, lights and sound by Matt Reynolds and costumes by Deb Brunson. The cast of NMSU students includes Stephanie Drake, Marianna Gallegos Oliva, Jacob Grant, Cruz Talamontes, Aiden Viscarra, Aaron Hernandez, Nico Holguin, Josh Horton, Cameron Lang, Isaac Lucero, Austin Parrish, Mario Ragazzone, Robert Sciortino, Stephanie Vasquez Fonseca, Kenny Williams, with special music by Joey Rodriguez and Isaac Lucero.

For more information, email bles46@nmsu.edu.

Veterans' Theater preformance set for April 30

The next Veterans' Theater event, "Dead While Waiting for My VA Appointment!" will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 30 at the Associated Students of New Mexico State University Center for the Arts. Tickets are $6 for students, $12 for adults, and $25 for front row. Order tickets online at CrowdSource Project: http://www.gofundme.com/mol1wc or call Professor David M. Boje, of the NMSU College of Business Management Department, at 575-936-9578.

The Veterans? Theater business is putting on plays in university, public school and community theaters to paying customers.

For more information, contact Boje at dboje@nmsu.edu or 575-936-9578.

'Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only' training to be held May 13-15

The Food Technology Program at New Mexico State University will offer the ?Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only? May 13 to 15. This certification course will be presented in Gerald Thomas Hall, room 303. This school satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulations for acidified foods only. This course is intended for managers and supervisors of food processing operations.

It is designed to provide additional information and focus on critical issues that affect acidified foods production. Instructors have vast experience and knowledge of food regulations, processing and safety. They are recognized processing authorities who educate and assist food entrepreneurs and food companies as part of NMSU's land-grant mission.

For more information on cost, agenda and registration, visit the web site at http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/better-process-control-s.html#anchor_13033 or send an email to glorhern@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2198.

Nominations sought 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 non-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 are May 15.

If you have questions, contact Greg Smart at the Center for Learning and Professional Development at 575-646-7444.