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NMSU Hotline — May 4, 2015

NMSU to hold special doctoral hooding ceremony during spring commencement activities


More than 1,600 students are expected to walk across the stage at the spring 2015 commencement ceremonies at New Mexico State University Saturday, May 9, at the Pan American Center. Activities will begin Friday, May 8, with the first-ever doctoral hooding ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Pan American Center. Sixty-one candidates are expected to participate in the ceremony.

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Campus Announcements

Donate your extra Aggie Dining Dollars to a good cause

Utilize your extra dining dollars to purchase food and beverages that will be donated to El Caldito Soup Kitchen. Sodexo Campus Dining will host a table from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4-7 on the west side of the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union (near the ATMs and post office). Donate dining dollars or other payment in any amount to fill bags with high demand food and beverages for those in need. Check back on Sodexo?s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/NMSUdining, for any updates on these donation efforts.

For more information, contact Sodexo Campus Dining at 575-646-1749.

Cinco de Mayo specials all week at The Player?s Grill

Why celebrate for just one day, when you can enjoy food and drink specials all week? The Player?s Grill will do just that by offering $4 taco plates, $1 bean tostadas, $5 guacamole and chips and numerous drink specials May 4-8 inside the NMSU Golf Course Club House. You don?t need to golf to take part in the week?s festivities. Find them at 3000 Herb Wimberly Drive in Las Cruces and free public parking is available.

For more information call 575-646-2457.

Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

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, we are hosting the following training opportunities.

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.

Fiscal Year End Review Session will be held May 11. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006980.

Check it Out! Perceptions, Rumors and Credibility will be held May 12. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005612.

Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session will be held May 13. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007040.

Banner Finance Procurement will be held May 13 and 14. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005604.

Hiring Student Employees using the EPAF System will be held May 14. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007089.

Navigating PeopleAdmin 7 will be held May 15. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007051.

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

Two reasons to celebrate during finals week

Sodexo Campus Dining will host two events during finals week sure to get your mouth watering and to help take your mind off exams for an hour or so. They are the semi-annual Finals Late Night Breakfast (formerly known as the Finals Pancake Supper) and a ?Seis de Mayo!? bistro buffet.

The Finals Late Night Breakfast has become a staple of finals week offering great food, fun games, lots of prizes and some stress-relieving dancing. Past breakfasts have averaged over 1,000 students in attendance. This semester?s event will be held from 9-11 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 at Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant. Taos will close from 7-9 p.m. that evening for preparation. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $2 with a canned food donation for the Aggie Cupboard. Sponsors include Sodexo, Auxiliary Services, Housing & Campus Life, Wells Fargo and Coca-Cola.

Since Cinco de Mayo is spoken for, Stan Fulton Athletics Center?s 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will serve up a ?Seis de Mayo!? buffet from 11 a.m.?2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6. Enjoy beef empanadas, pork chile verde, flour and corn tortillas, calabacitas (harvest vegetables with Mexican-blend cheese), Spanish rice and pinto beans, chips with red and green salsa, house salad with chipotle ranch dressing, tres leches cake, cinnamon crispas and a non-alcoholic beverage for just $10.99 plus tax.

Cash, credit, debit, Aggie Cash and Aggie Dining Dollars are accepted at both locations. Remember, Aggie Dining Dollars expire May 8 and also can be spent at NMSU?s Blake?s Lotaburger, Subway, College Canteen, Frenger Food Court, Panda Express, The Player?s Grill and Corbett Center Student Union Food Court. The CCSU Food Court also has extended its 10 percent off all purchases over $15 promotion until May 8.

NMSU film students to premiere senior documentary project on campus

New Mexico State University students in the Creative Media Institute are planning a screening to premiere their senior project documentary, ?Halftime Highlights,? at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Health and Social Services Auditorium, Room 101A.

??Halftime Highlights? is a documentary about marching bands in southern New Mexico and El Paso, exploring elements of art versus competition, dedication and hard work,? said Katrina Marquez, film director and CMI student in the College of Arts and Sciences. ?The documentary follows the NMSU Pride of New Mexico Marching Band, as well as high school marching bands in Las Cruces, Deming and El Paso."

The film is directed by Julian Monjaras, CMI major.

?Our goal as filmmakers was to capture the moments and the incredible journey that marching bands have,? he said. ?I personally was part of the Deming High School Marching Band; from there I went to NMSU and marched five years with the Pride of New Mexico Marching Band. I loved the energy of the performance and I grew a family of brothers and sisters in the process. I wanted to make a film that captured those emotions.?


Parking closure update and one postponement

The closure of NMSU Parking Lot 100 near the Satellite Utility Plant has been postponed until Wednesday, May 6.

In addition, Parking Lot 59 (Central Plant) will be closed for a Facilities Services Chiller Rebuilding Project at 5:30 a.m. May 19. This parking lot closure is required to establish a construction staging area during the rebuild.

The following buildings could or will experience a parking impact: ECI, ECII, ECIII, Jett Hall, Central Plant, Thomas and Brown Hall, Goddard Hall, Foster Hall, Walden Hall, Science Hall and ICT. This list may not be totally inclusive of buildings experiencing an impact.

A sign will be erected at this lot announcing closure and towing of vehicles remaining in the lot, which will continue to take place at and during closure until job completion. Disability parking will be temporarily relocated to Engineering Complex I fronting Stewart Street. ECI will have a total availability of three disability parking spaces for use. It is anticipated this parking lot closure will last a single day. Once closed, please do not park in this lot until all entrance barriers and/or any signage of any type that prohibits parking has been removed.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Jim Carroll at 575-646-3669. A continuously updated list of closures and a map of alternative parking areas is available: http://hr.nmsu.edu/parking/?p=343.

Graduation Hat Day at NMSU Alamogordo

NMSU Alamogordo will be celebrating graduation by holding a Graduation Hat Day Wednesday, May 6. Faculty, staff and students will be encouraged to wear their graduation caps all day. This special day is to show that NMSU-A is very proud of their graduates and that the campus strongly believes in degree attainment.

For more information contact mfechner@nmsu.edu.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be closed May 7-8

Due to major university events, The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be closed Thursday, May 7, and Friday, May 8. The restaurant is normally open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and can be reached at 575-646-4763 with any questions.

NMSU?s 3rd Floor Bistro to offer Mother?s Day brunch buffet

People wishing to treat mothers on Mother?s Day can enjoy a brunch buffet with spectacular views of the Organ Mountains and Aggie Memorial Stadium on May 10.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will offer the special brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 10. The bistro is located inside the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, 1815 Wells St.

Guests will also be treated to a complimentary mimosa and a made-to-order entrée of their choice, such as eggs Benedict and oatmeal-crusted blueberry mascarpone French toast. Mothers will receive a seasonal flower and a voucher for a future lunch at the restaurant.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling Sodexo Campus Dining at 575-646-4801 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $22.50 plus tax per person. A buffet-only children?s option is offered for $10 plus tax. The full menu is available at http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com, or by calling Sodexo Campus Dining.


2015 Summer Programs at New Mexico State University

In addition to the regular summer sessions for New Mexico State University students, many summer programs are offered at NMSU. Summer programs include:


Session I: May 26-June 11
Session II: June 15-July 1
Session III: July 6-22

NMSU will present a swim school open to the public. The program is divided into three sessions held throughout the summer months. All classes meet Monday through Thursday. The class levels are water awareness, stroke development, stroke proficiency and stroke refinement and performance. Water awareness and stroke development sessions are 30 minutes long and cost $85 per session. Stroke proficiency and stroke refinement and performance courses are 45 minutes long and cost $105.

For descriptions of additional summer programs at NMSU visit http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11111/2015-summer-programs-at-new-mexico-state-university.

Basketball summer camp to be held this summer

At Mark Trakh?s Basketball Camp you are not only guaranteed a great experience but they are big believers of teaching youth the skills they need to develop. If your goal is to learn the game, improve your skills or make your school team, then you have chosen the right camp. At the Mark Trakh Basketball Camp, we help each camper reach his or her goals by teaching fundamental skills through drills and fun games. Advance development will participate in competitive drills and have experienced coaching.

The camp is open to girls and boys 5 years old through 12th grade. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22-25 with lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The cost is $100 or $50 half day. The camp will be held in the NM State practice gym.

The camp staff will consist of women's basketball head coach Mark Trakh and his coaching assistants from NMSU. Bring comfortable shoes, athletic clothing and smiles. Bag lunch or $5 a day for provided lunch. This camp is open to all entrants (limited only by number, age and grade level). This camp is not an official function of New Mexico State University.

For more information contact Erica Sanchez at 619-309-9956 or ericas2409@icloud.com or Cece Russell-Nava at 408-658-3393 or rnavacc@gmail.com.

NMSU, DACC professors to teach summer courses at Colombia?s Universidad de La Salle

Five professors from New Mexico State University and Doña Ana Community College have been selected to teach environmental sustainability, product development and mediation skills at Universidad de La Salle in Bogota, Colombia, this summer as part of an ongoing partnership between La Salle and NMSU.

The professors chosen to teach at La Salle are Grushenka Engelbrecht, who will teach mediation skills through the use of short literary works; Luis Rios, who will teach sustainable solutions in architecture and construction in the United States; Gloria Villaverde, who will teach environmental science focusing on the three principles of sustainability; Christopher Erickson, who will teach environmental sustainability and the economy; and Mark Clark, who will teach the actual experience of socially responsible and sustainable new product development and organizational design.

Villaverde and Erickson will visit La Salle June 9-20. Engelbrecht, Rios and Clark will be at La Salle July 21-Aug. 1.


DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education Course, Spanish for Beginners 1, get the basics of Spanish so you can communicate in everyday situations with a Spanish speaker. Learn how to meet and greet people, ask for directions, handle simple business transactions and order meals. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27-June 24. The cost is $63.

In the DACC Community Education Course, Get Ready to Write your First Book, learn techniques for getting in touch with your book idea and getting it out onto the hand-written page or computer screen. The class will be held from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Monday, June 1-July 6. The cost is $69.

In the DACC Community Education Course, LEGO Video Games, combine your two favorite activities: Legos and video games. Create your own Lego universe, characters and adventures in an interactive 2D video game. You will leave with a finished Lego video game that you can share with friends and family through a password protected Black Rocket website. For kids ages 8?14. The class will be held from 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 1-5. The cost is $109.

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