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NMSU Hotline — April 27, 2015

Herb Torres, Lou and Mary Henson recognized with Aggie Cornerstone Award

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Former New Mexico State University men?s basketball head coach Lou Henson and his wife, Mary Henson, and New Mexico educator Herb Torres were honored earlier this month with the NMSU College of Education?s Aggie Cornerstone Award. The award, which was established in 2012, recognizes excellence in education and individuals who have made a significant impact on New Mexico children and families. The honorees were recognized at a banquet on April 9 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU Library to host Therapaws Group

For those who leave home and miss their pup, especially during the stress of finals, the NMSU Library will be a stop for the local pup brigade of Therapaws as a part of the NMSU Counseling & Student Development?s Stress Buster Days effort.

The cuddly canines will stop in from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, on the 1st floor of Branson Library to give and receive hugs. The dogs and their handlers also will be present at the other Stress Buster Days locations. They will sit and stay on the International Mall near Guthrie Hall Wednesday, April 29. They will then be wagging their tails Thursday, April 30 near Frenger Mall by Zuhl Library. On both of those days they will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, contact NMSU Counseling Center counseling psychologist Carol Fonseca at 575-646-2731 or Library Access Services Department Head Susan Beck at 575-646-5091.

Compliance training reminder and upcoming training opportunities

The Center for Learning & Professional Development would like to remind all NMSU employees of the 2015 Compliance Training Certification. This required online training is due by Oct 1. Instructions and FAQ?s are available at http://training.nmsu.edu/2015-compliance-training/. Follow NMSU?s progress towards 100 percent compliance on http://training.nmsu.edu/2015-compliance-training-progress-report/.

In addition, they are hosting the following training opportunities.

Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session will be held April 28. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007038.

Leave Policies will be held May 1. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006972.

New Employee Orientation will be held May 4. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007022.

Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session will be held May 5. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007039.

Electronic Labor Redistribution will be held May 6. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005598.

Fire Extinguisher Training will be held May 6. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006065.

Fire Extinguisher Training will be held May 6. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006065.

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

Green Building webinar to be held April 28

The new Facilities and Services Environmental Education Center (EEC) is beginning a webinar series over the summer. The first webinar is ?Getting to Know LEED v4.? The Green Building webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 28, at the Environmental Education Center.

Learn what FS is doing to build green buildings on campus using the new U.S. Green Building Councils? ?Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design? version. Buildings are now more like living, breathing organisms. Much like the human body, each building system plays a different role and they all must work together for the whole building to perform. One system cannot operate properly without the other.

The webinar will show us the new version, the concepts that it is based upon, and the tools and resources that support the project team along the way. Get a tour of the new EEC and see our latest green building at the northwest corner of Regents Row A116, courtyard side.

For more information contact joni newcomer at sustain@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7563.

NMSU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert

The New Mexico State University Department of Music presents the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band concert at 7:30 p.m. April 28, in the Music Building Atkinson Recital Hall. The concert is free of charge.

For more information call 575-646-2304.

Jason Aldean expected to once again sell out Pan American Center this September

In 2013, Jason Aldean sold out NMSU?s Pan American Center the first day that tickets were available. Additional tickets were snatched up within minutes of release. The same can be expected Friday, May 1, when tickets for his ?Burn It Down Tour? are made available to the public at 10 a.m.

The three-time ACM ?Male Vocalist of the Year? returns to the Pan Am Center Friday, Sept. 25, along with special guests Cole Swindell (No. 1 ?Chillin? It?), Tyler Farr (No. 2 ?Redneck Crazy?) and Dee Jay Silver.

The confirmed ticket information and seating chart will be posted to http://panam.nmsu.edu/aldean/ once it is officially released. If an advance ticket presale is made available to NMSU, it will be distributed through the Pan American Center e-mail newsletter and the NMSU INSIDER free mobile app. Access both at http://mm.ticketmaster.com/brand/userlogin.aspx?&b=panam&l=17&verified=1.

Additional concert updates will be made available on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/1Fk7Udi.

For more information call 575-646-1420.

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Candidate on campus April 29

The open forum for Daryle Hendry, candidate for the position of Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 in the Corbett Center Senate Gallery, Room 304. All members of the university community are strongly encouraged to attend and provide feedback.

Hendry served as Executive Director of Admissions and Registrar at El Paso Community College and holds a master's degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma.

Information on the candidate and the candidate feedback form can be accessed at http://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/associate-vice-president-for-enrollment-management/finalists/.

Free Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) Program

A free, six-part workshop will begin April 29. The Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) Program is for people with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, cancer, chronic pain, high blood pressure or anxiety. Participants will learn how to manage their chronic illness through self-care and leading a healthy lifestyle. Examples of topics the program will cover are pain management, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, the importance of medications and how to improve communication with doctors, family and friends. Build new relationships and learn new skills to help you live a healthier life. Appropriate for adults with disabilities. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend too.

Class will meet from noon to 2:30 p.m. April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3, at the Southern Area Health Education Center NMSU. Sponsored by New Mexico Department of Health and NMSU Southern Area Health Education Center.

For more information or to sign up, call 575-646-3061 or email algross@nmsu.edu. Space is limited.

NMSU?s annual Lavender Graduation honors students

New Mexico State University?s Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center will host the 10th biannual Lavender Graduation at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the NMSU Golf Course Club House.

?It is important to recognize our graduates because they have worked so hard to obtain their degrees while being in the GLBTQ and Ally community,? center coordinator Sengdhuan Defibaugh-Chavez said. ?They have excelled academically and have displayed exemplary leadership qualities on campus or in the community and their hard work should be recognized.?

The Lavender Graduation consists of a four-course meal, keynote speaker, presentation of the stoles, Christina Chavez Kelly Excellence Service Award and a performance by the Singing Out Las Cruces Community Choir.

This year?s speaker is NMSU Provost Dan Howard.


Free sample of gelato with purchase of cup of coffee

Crimson Creations will hand out free large samples of gelato and sorbet (chocolate hazelnut or blackberry sorbet) with the purchase of a cup of coffee ($2.50) or a 12 oz. bag of coffee ($12.50) while supplies last.

Don't forget their coffee is french pressed by the hands of their very own College of ACES students. It's said to be the best cup of coffee in town. They open at 11 a.m.

For more information or if you would like to be added to our mailing list contact crimsoncreations@nmsu.edu.

Upturn performance and workshop to be held May 3

NMSU Dance alumni and seniors will present Upturn: a collection of contemporary dances at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3. Emerging artists from the NMSU dance program will premier several new contemporary dance works in an informal concert. The performance will be held at NMSU Rentfrow Gym and is open to the public, with tickets available for $8 for students and $10 for adults.

In addition to the concert, a repertory workshop for young dancers is being offered. Dancers 10 and up are invited to learn excerpts from each choreographers work, and perform what they learn in the show. The workshop will be held from 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, prior to the show. Cost for the workshop is $20 and includes the student performer's admission to the rest of the show. Tickets for friends and family of performers must be purchased separately.

For more information, contact Colette Kerwick at 505-920-4104.

NMSU to host hoop house maintenance, vegetable workshop in Abiquiu

So you built a hoop house on your small-acreage farm. Now what do you do with it?

Since 2001, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service agricultural agents have helped small-scale farmers extend their growing season by building hoop houses on their property. Many have been built in northern New Mexico, including Rio Arriba County.

?Our county has the most small-scale farmers in New Mexico, who are raising a very diverse range of crops,? said Donald Martinez, NMSU?s Extension agricultural agent in Rio Arriba County. ?We have a lot of hoop houses in our county.

?These farmers have discovered there is always some kind of issue once the hoop house is built,? he continued. ?We thought it would be good to provide these farmers with information regarding pest control and maintenance.?

Rio Arriba County Extension office will host a workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, to teach the farmers how to manage their hoop houses.


Parking lot reopens, one lot closes

NMSU parking Lot 59 near the Central Utility Plant has reopened ahead of schedule.

Parking Lot 64 will close for rebuilding at 5:30 p.m. May 9. The following buildings will experience a parking impact: Wooton Hall, Knox Hall and Gerald Thomas Hall. This list may not be totally inclusive.

A sign will be erected at this lot announcing its repair and warning of towing which will continue to take place at and during closure until job completion. Once closed, do not park in this lot until Parking Department staff has removed all closure signs.

Eight temporary disability parking spots along with an appropriate number of access aisles will be relocated to parking Lot 103, west of Lot 64.

The Parking Department understands the parking needs of all concerned and we will do all we can to reopen lots as soon as possible. If you have any concerns or questions, call Jim Carroll at 575-646-3669. View a complete list of upcoming and current closures at http://park.nmsu.edu/closure/.

NMSU to host gluten-free cooking, baking workshop in Albuquerque

As more and more people realize they have gluten intolerance, they are looking for ways to prepare foods that are gluten-free.

New Mexico State University?s Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service is offering two workshops during the ?Gluten-Free in the Kitchen? series. The workshops will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 14 at the Bernalillo County Extension office, 1510 Menaul NW, in Albuquerque.

The workshop will be hands-on learning on how to cook and bake gluten-free foods.

?We receive calls asking about recipes for gluten-free baking and cooking,? said Corina Chavez, NMSU Extension home economist for Bernalillo County. ?We will discuss products that are available for cooking and baking and we will prepare several recipes each day so the participants may taste-test the recipes and products.?


Register for Fall Aggie Leadership Retreat

Registrations are now being accepted for the Fall 2015 Aggie Leadership Retreat. The Aggie Leadership Retreat is a fall tradition at NMSU that brings together student leaders from across campus. The retreat is facilitated by faculty, staff and students who challenge Aggie leaders to go outside of their comfort zone.

Participants who attend the 2015 Retreat Aug. 12 ? 14 in Cloudcroft, New Mexico should expect to:
Learn about their own personal values, preferences and strengths as leaders
Learn more about becoming a better leader and member within a group
Learn how to set goals and put them into action

Spaces are limited. Register online as soon as possible http://leadership.nmsu.edu/aggie-leadership-retreat/.

For more information contact 575-646-1722.