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NMSU Hotline — March 31, 2015

?Shear the Beard? fundraiser to benefit NMSU?s Aggie Cupboard


New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers is willing to pay money to get rid of his newly grown beard ? it is just up to the community to determine exactly how much shaving the beard is going to cost. It?s all part of a fundraising event now underway to benefit Aggie Cupboard, a food pantry for students, staff and faculty in need of assistance.

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Campus weather warning system to be tested Wednesday

If you hear a siren on the New Mexico State University campus Wednesday at noon, don't be alarmed. The university?s Outdoor Severe Weather Warning Systems are activated for one-minute blasts on the first Wednesday of each month as a test to ensure they are functioning properly. Two pole-mounted sirens, which sound the severe weather warnings, are located on the eastern and western ends of campus. The Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System is part of the university's emergency system and will be used to communicate weather-related emergencies for individuals who are located outside a building.

In a weather-related emergency, the weather warning sirens will be engaged for two minutes or longer and will alert members of the campus and surrounding community to immediately seek shelter and once they are safe to check the NMSU website or local news for additional information.

Employees registered with the Emergency Notification System may choose to receive emergency information via email, voicemail or text messaging service. Sign up for emergency alerts at: https://myaccount.nmsu.edu/accounts/etm/index.php.

100 West Cafe featuring American-style cuisine this week

100 West Cafe will feature a variety of American-style cuisine this week. The buffet lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The menu for Thursday will be tossed salad, meatloaf with tomato gravy, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans, and for dessert, apple pie. All lunches are $10 and patrons will be allowed one return trip through the line.

A la carte lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The menu for April 1 and 3 will be creamy potato chowder, white salad with apple, cider-glazed chicken, herbed pork loin, pasta with pepper and cheese, and wild rice and broccoli as your sides, along with your choice of buttermilk pie or Virginia apple pudding for dessert. A la carte lunches are $10.

The food lab is unable to provide to-go lunches. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Public comment period ends today on post office closure

Members of the public may submit comment to the U.S. Postal Service regarding the possible closure of the Las Cruces University Park Post Office, located in Corbett Center Student Union on the NMSU campus. The public comment period before the initial decision on this project ends today.

If implemented, the proposed relocation project would consist of transitioning the retail postal functions to the post office at 1206 E. Idaho Ave. in Las Cruces.

Comments may be submitted in writing to:

U.S. Postal Service
Implementation Team A
C/O Bobbi Hergenreter
7500 E. 53rd Place, Room 1108
Denver, CO 80266-9918

During the 30 days after the initial decision by the Postal Service, anyone can appeal the decision. Appeals require no particular format, but should be in writing and should identify the post office or location affected, the decision objected to, and the reasons for the objection.

Appeals must be sent to:

U.S. Postal Service
Vice President, Facilities
C/O Implementation Team A
7500 E. 53rd Place, Room 1108
Denver, CO 80266-9918

Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

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

"Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session" will be held April 1. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007032.

"Student Data Reporting in Cognos" will be held April 1. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005550.

"Annual Space Survey Training" will be held April 1. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006963.

"Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session" will be held April 2. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007032.

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

"Just-In-Time Performance Evaluation Webinar" will be held April 7. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=virtc000000000001906.

"Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session" will be held April 9. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007034.

"Maintaining Immigration Status & Planning For The Future" will be held April 10. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007050.

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

Sunshine Week event planned Thursday at Zuhl Library

The NMSU Library, NMSU Department of Journalism & Mass Communications, and NMSU alumnus Tim Parker will present "Police, Public and Press: Shining Light on Officer Shootings." The event will be held at 5 p.m. held Thursday, April 2, on the third floor of Zuhl Library and will commemorate Sunshine Week, which celebrates the public's access to information, open records and open government.

The panel discussion will examine how open records laws have been affected with recent officer-involved shooting occurrences in our region. Panelists for the program are:

* New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) Executive Director Susan Boe
* Las Cruces Sun-News Opinion Page Editor Walter Rubel
* Dona Ana County District Attorney Mark D'Antonio
* Constitutional law expert and trial attorney Michael Stout
* Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office Capt. Michael Kinney
* NMSU Police Chief Stephen Lopez

The panel will be moderated by writer, photographer and lawyer Peter Goodman. With representation from open government advocates, the press, law enforcement and the legal system, the panel will offer a lively yet balanced and constructive discussion of perspectives. The audience is welcome to participate with questions and a reception with refreshments will follow the event.

Free parking will be available on the NMSU campus after 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Reference and Research Services Librarian and Sunshine Week Program Chair Paula Johnson at paulacj@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7251.

NMSU and Las Cruces Public Schools team up to provide more clinical services

New Mexico State University is taking the wraps off a new project that will benefit the community and students.

On Wednesday, April 8, NMSU will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new College of Education Community Clinics. The ceremony will take place at the Arrowhead Medical Park Academy, located at 3600 Arrowhead Drive, Building 08, on the NMSU campus. The event starts at 4 p.m.

The College of Education Community Clinics will be housed at the Arrowhead Park Early College High School and is part of the Medical Academy. It will include a satellite office of the College of Education?s Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center, as well as the NMSU Community Mental Health and Wellness Clinic, a joint project of the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and the College of Education. The main clinic for the Speech and Hearing Center will remain in the Speech Building on the NMSU campus.


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, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. The registration deadline is March 31, or once all seats are filled.

Contact Career Services by calling 575-646-1631 or visiting Garcia Annex, room 224. Tickets are $15 and include a four-course meal and an invaluable professional experience.

College of Business to host 2015 Hall of Fame banquet April 10

Don Beasley, founder of Las Cruces accounting firm Beasley, Mitchell & Co. and a 1972 graduate of New Mexico State University, will be inducted this month into the NMSU College of Business Hall of Fame. In addition, the college will present the Traders Award to beloved emeritus faculty member Jim W. Nordkye and corporate supporter Citizens Bank of Las Cruces.

The induction ceremony and banquet takes place at 6 p.m. Friday, April 10 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. Established in 1997 by the College of Business, the Hall of Fame honors outstanding business college alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers.

Tickets are $100 and table sponsorships are $1,000. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Steven Romero at 575-646-7035 or stever@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Spiritual Center available to the campus

The NMSU Spiritual Center is open to the campus community for events and meetings. The center offers a private venue for students and departments in the heart of the campus.

Student groups can use the facility for $100 for two hours and university departments for $200 for two hours. There is no charge to use the Spiritual Center for campus religious services. Campus organizations can schedule up to 30 days in advance for regularly occurring meetings or services.

When events are not scheduled, the center is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. as an accessible space for faculty, staff and students to use for reflection.

The center also is available for private use by students, faculty and staff as well as the general public. Individuals interested in scheduling weddings and other special events can book the center up to a year in advance.

To schedule an event at the Spiritual Center, contact Conference Services at 575-646-4805 or fill out a Request for Use Form at http://conference.nmsu.edu/facility-request-form/.

More information about the Spiritual Center is available at http://conference.nmsu.edu.

Chile Pepper Institute spring plant sale to be held April 14-17

The Chile Pepper Institute will have its annual spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, to Friday, April 17, at the Fabian Garcia Horticulture Science Center, located at 118 W. University Ave. A large selection of chile pepper, tomato, eggplant and herb plants will be available for $4 per plant. All proceeds go toward funding the institute?s student employees and NMSU?s Chile Pepper Breeding Endowed Chair.

For more information, call 575-646-3028 or e-mail hotchile@nmsu.edu.

Dance lessons offered Tuesdays with NMSU DanceSport

Learn to dance the best ballroom, Latin, swing and nightclub dances every Tuesday night in Rentfrow Gymnasium, southeast corner of Stewart and Williams streets. A free level-one rumba lesson will be offered at 7 p.m. A level-one Argentine tango lesson for $5 will be held at 8:15 p.m. No partner is necessary and all levels are welcome.

Lessons are taught by NMSU DanceSport Company members and act as a practicum for professional development. These classes help to further their mission to foster a thriving regional dance community while offering partner dance as a healthy lifestyle alternative.

For more information, contact dancesport@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5704.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course "Drawing with Young Rembrandts," our favorite movie snacks will be featured in a still life drawing, and if your student loves nature and insects, he or she will love our stylized bee graphic. Learning to draw a face in profile will be challenging but exciting. Students will also explore the Far East as they draw the Great Wall of China. The class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, April 11 to May 2. The cost is $49.

For more information or to sign up, contact commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

NMSU to host jujube tree pruning, grafting workshop in Alcalde

Fruit growers in an area where the last hard freeze of the season may be May 15, such as northern New Mexico, need to diversify their orchard to prevent total crop loss. One species of fruit a New Mexico State University researcher is suggesting is the jujube, or Chinese date, which blooms later in the season.

Shengrui Yao, NMSU Extension fruit specialist and researcher, will hold a free workshop from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at NMSU?s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde, to discuss the growing habits of jujube trees, followed by a short grafting presentation and hands-on session. The program will also include a jujube tree-pruning demonstration in the orchard.

The jujube growing habits and pruning session are for growers who have jujube trees or have an interest in growing them.