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NMSU Hotline — April 8, 2015

NMSU College of Business to honor 2015 Hall of Fame inductee


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.

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Campus Announcements

Campus history tours, presentations offered leading up to Founders Day

In recognition of New Mexico State University?s Founders Day, April 10, the university will offer campus history tours and campus history presentations at noon today and Thursday, beginning at Hadley Hall. NMSU Police Chief Stephen Lopez will lead the historic walking tour of campus. Ben Woods, NMSU?s special assistant to the president, will offer a presentation on NMSU?s history at the same time.

For more information, call 575-646-2356.

Seventh annual CAMP poster expo to be held today

The College Assistance Migrant Program will present its seventh annual poster expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in Milton Hall, room 16. The event will highlight CAMP student experiences in research, study abroad and internships. Posters will be on display and students will illustrate their posters individually or as a group.

For more information, contact Sarah Gallegos at 575-646-5079 or sarahgal@nmsu.edu.

College of Education Community Clinics ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held today

Staff, faculty and students are invited to the opening of the new College of Education Community Clinics. The ceremony will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the Early College High School, 3600 Arrowhead Drive, Building 08.
This is a partnership between the College of Education and Las Cruces Public Schools, in collaboration with the College of ACES and ReSound Hearing Corporation to offer audiology and hearing aid services, aural rehabilitation services, counseling services and marriage and family therapy. The clinics will be an opportunity to provide exposure to these allied health fields for high school students at the Arrowhead Medical Academy.

For more information, call 575-674-0593 or visit http://spedcd.education.nmsu.edu/files/2015/04/Ribbon-Cutting-Invitation4.8.15.jpg.

Red to Green Money Management workshop and Financial Literacy Fair to be held today

Red to Green Money Management Meetup will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. today at the Business Complex. Look for the table and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

The Red to Green Money Management Finical Literacy Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Corbett Center's first floor. Gather some great information on smart money management. You will be able to enter a drawing for prizes, talk to local professionals, and sign up for a one-on-one coaching session with a peer financial literacy coach.

For more information about either event, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green. Sign up on social media to receive updates, and email finlit@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1631 for an appointment.

Employee Council meeting to be held Thursday

The next regular meeting of the Employee Council will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Milton Hall, room 85. Final preparations will be completed for Founders Day on April 10, and for the open forum on the legislative process and the budget on April 15. As always, council meetings are open to anyone; if you cannot attend in person, meetings are streamed via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employeecouncil2014.

All employees are invited to the Employee Council-sponsored Founders Day lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April10, in the Traders Plaza between the Business Complex, the Health and Social Services building, Dove and Guthrie halls). Hiram Hadley will speak (in the person of President Garrey Carruthers), Philip J. Leyendecker will be honored as an Aggie Legend, Founders Awards will be presented to faculty from each college, and the "A" Mountain award for spring 2015 will be presented to an outstanding NMSU employee.

Senior Vice President Angela Throneberry will be joined by Government Affairs staff to report on the recently concluded legislative session and its effects on the NMSU budget for 2015-16 at the council-sponsored open forum at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Domenici Hall, room 109.

Faculty invited to general education scoring session Friday

All faculty are invited to participate in the ?General Education Program ? Level Assessment Scoring Session, Spring 2015" from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 10 in Milton Hall, room 50. As part of NMSU?s assessment of general education, faculty attending this session will evaluate student responses to writing-related GE state Common Core objectives tested in this year's instrument.

The session will begin with an overview of the assessment instrument, followed by a norming session. Scoring will then be completed by paired readers. At the end of the session, raw results will be posted and participants can reflect on student work. All faculty are welcome and encouraged to participate, particularly those who are involved with GE instruction. Breakfast will be available for all participants.

To register visit http://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006789.

For more information, contact Shelly Stovall at sstovall@nmsu.edu.

Horse Carnival Fundraiser set for Saturday

The Horse Carnival Fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Equine Educational Center, 750 Stewart St. The NMSU Therapeutic Riding Program will offer pony rides for children 2 years and older, as well as horse demonstrations, painting horses, horse treat buffet, pictures, crafts and more.

College students that would like to volunteer for the event can attend a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Equine Educational Center.

For more information, email sveeder@ad.nmsu.edu.

Film and discussion to be held April 13

"It Was Rape," a film by Jennifer Baumgardner, will be screened from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, at Milton Hall, Room CMI Digital Media Theater. No registration is required, but seating is limited. The facilitators are Karen Schaefer and Debra Darmata of Counseling and Student Development.

Rape is wrong, illegal, reprehensible and common. In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood. Gripping and emotional, this film is an opportunity to empathize with people ? not just absorb faceless statistics ? and to puncture the silence and denial that allow sexual assault to thrive.

You may have seen a flyer around campus for the Teaching Academy's movie and discussion event "It Was Rape." The flyer erroneously advertised the event on two dates. The event will only at the time and date listed above.

For more information, call 575-646-1788.

SBDC @ DACC Small Business Workshops to be held

SBDC @ DACC Small Business Workshops will hold several upcoming workshops.

"Steps to Starting Your Business" will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, and again on May 14 or June 18. Learn the steps to set up a business correctly.

"Marketing Strategies" will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Learn different marketing strategies that can help stretch the advertising budget.

"Social Media Do?s and Don?ts" will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 21. Learn about helpful tips and how to avoid common faux pas.

"Understanding Financial Records" will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Learn the difference between income and cash flow statements as well as what a lender looks for in a loan package

SBDC provides quality assistance, education and resources to potential and existing small businesses to strengthen the economy of New Mexico

For more information or to register, visit www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces or www.dacc.nmsu.edu/sbdc.

NMSU DanceSport presents 'Rhythm Nights: Monomyth'

Each spring, the NMSU DanceSport Company produces its own show, "Rhythm Nights," an ensemble performance production featuring choreography by both faculty and students. This year, the NMSU DanceSport Company explores Joseph Campbell's "The Hero's Journey." Each piece is inspired by literature and will take you on an epic adventure through ballroom, Latin and swing dance.

"Rhythm Nights" will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19, in Rentfrow Gymnasium. General admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Table seating is $12 in advance or $15 at the door, $72 six-person preferred table. Kids 12 and under are $5, April 19, general admission. To reserve your space with pre-sale tickets, call 575-646-4067 or talk to any DanceSport company member.

Proceeds from this show benefit the NMSU DanceSport program and company. Funds are used to take students to competition, produce shows and provide scholarships. If you would like to help even more by making an additional tax-deductible donation, please email hcole@nmsu.edu.

Office of Research Development announces workshop on NSF CAREER proposals

The NMSU Office of Research Development will offer the workshop ?Developing Competitive NSF CAREER Proposals.? This 2.5-hour workshop is meant for faculty planning to propose to the NSF CAREER opportunity due in July. This workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, April 17. The workshop will address "What is CAREER? CAREER Review Process and Criteria," "CAREER Proposal Sections," "CAREER Resources" and "Pointers from NMSU CAREER Awardees."

For more information and to register to attend, visit http://grid.research.nmsu.edu/workshops_list.php.

NMSU Student Leadership Awards applications are now being accepted

The Student Leadership Program is now accepting applications for the NMSU Student Leadership Awards. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate student organizations as well as individual student leaders for a variety of award categories based on leadership and service to the NMSU campus community.

Applications are due April 19. For a full listing of the awards as well as online applications, visit http://leadership.nmsu.edu/nmsu-leadership-awards/.

For more information, contact Mark Baccei at 575-646-1722 or mbaccei@nmsu.edu.

Visit the Relaxation Room at Branson Library

The Relaxation Room is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. It is located in Branson Library, room 127.

The Relaxation Room offers a range of free services, including biofeedback and massage equipment, to help you practice relaxation and stress reduction. The equipment uses feedback from your body to help you learn to control certain body responses, such as heart rate and muscle tension, and can help you respond to stressful situations more calmly.

For more information, contact NMSU?s Counseling Center in Garcia Annex, room 100, or at 575-646-2731.

Faculty and staff giving campaign is underway

Fabian Garcia devoted five decades of his life to NMSU and its students. He should be remembered for establishing one of NMSU?s first scholarships and his estate gift that helped build Garcia Hall ? now Garcia Annex. He even provided rooms on his own farm to house poor NMSU students.

Today, as part of the 2015 Faculty/Staff Campaign, we can continue his legacy of generosity by contributing to scholarships or the programs we love. Payroll deduction makes this easy ? simply fill out the payroll deduction form available at http://af.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2014/01/ASO-Gift-Payroll-Deduction-Authorization.pdf.

In the spirit of Fabian Garcia?s dedication to excellence in education for all, you may want to consider a gift to the Teaching Academy through payroll deduction.

For more information, call Darlene Nelson at 575-646-2002.

NMSU Regents approve tuition increases for 2015-16

During its regular meeting Monday, April 6, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents voted 4-1 to approve a 2.4 percent blended increase in tuition and fees for the 2015-16 academic year.

As part of the approval, the Regents asked the university to work over the next 12 months to create a proposal for a four-year guaranteed tuition rate program, review whether student employees can be utilized to cover certain duties assigned to positions considered for possible elimination and move the university?s benchmarking to four-year graduation standards, instead of six-year standards.

The approved tuition increase is well within NMSU?s agreement with the Associated Students of New Mexico State University, which limits tuition and fee increases to 6 percent or less per year from 2015-2019. The increase translates to an additional $72 per semester for an in-state undergraduate student carrying 12 credit hours.