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NMSU Hotline — May 5, 2015

Royal Jones? success, community support honored with NMSU honorary degree


Las Cruces entrepreneur, philanthropist and mentor Royal Jones is being honored by New Mexico State University, receiving an honorary doctorate degree during the 2015 spring commencement on May 9. Jones has built a corporation on the foundation of hard work, commitment to his word and treating others as he would like to be treated.

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Dean candidates for the College of Health and Social Services visit campus

Three finalists for dean of the College of Health and Social Services have been selected to visit the New Mexico State University campus. Each finalist will interact with faculty, staff and students and share their visions and interests in the position.

Vimala Pillari, dean of the Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University, visits May 4-5.

Donna L. Wagner, interim dean of the College of Health and Social Services at NMSU, will visit May 8 and 11.

Evaon C. Wong-Kim, chair and professor of the Department of Social Work at California State University, East Bay, will visit May 6-7.

For a complete listing of the candidates schedules and their resumes visit http://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/finalists-5/.

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. It will be open Monday, May 4 through Wednesday, May 6. An interdepartmental mailer incorrectly stated that the restaurant will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. That is not the case.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 enjoy a ?Seis de Mayo!? buffet complete with 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 crisps and a non-alcoholic beverage for just $10.99 plus tax.

The restaurant is normally open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m Monday through Friday and can be reached at 575-646-4763 with any questions.

Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System on NMSU campus to be tested first Wednesday of the month

If you hear a siren on the New Mexico State University campus at noon Wednesday, 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.

De-Stress Fest with freebies and more May 7

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café will hold a De-Stress Fest from 11 a.m.?4 p.m. Thursday, May 7 at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. In addition to freebies, giveaways, raffles and video games, customers also will save 50 percent on clearance items. Free public parking is available in designated spaces.

For more information call 575-646-4431 or ?join? the Facebook event page at http://on.fb.me/1dIpAEP for updates and reminders.

Retirement reception for Robert Segreto to be held May 8

Facilities and Services will hold a retirement reception for Robert Segreto, assistant project manager, from 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 8 in the Facilities and Services Larger Conference Room.

For more information contact melifern@ad.nmsu.edu.

Retirement reception for Bernie McNamara to be held Monday

The Department of Astronomy will host a reception in honor of the retirement of Bernie McNamara, a Regents and Distinguished Achievement Professor of Astronomy, at 4 p.m. Monday, May 11 at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club in the Stan Fulton Center. McNamara will retire at the end of the semester and has served NMSU and the Department of Astronomy for 40 years.

For more information call 575-646-4438.

Retirement reception planned for Ben Woods

NMSU President Garrey Carruthers cordially invites you to a retirement reception for Special Advisor to the President Ben Woods in honor of his 25 years of service to New Mexico State University.

The reception will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12 at the Fulton Athletics Center, 3rd Floor Villanueva Victory Club. Attire is business casual.

RSVP by May 7 by calling 575-646-5085 or emailing presevents@nmsu.edu.

FSA-RMR office information session and PCard receipt destruction training to be held May 19

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 in the Senate Chamber Room 302 in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, retention requirements, PCard receipt destruction and more. A Go-To Meeting for out-of-town users, who are unable to attend the session at main campus, will be offered at the same time as the live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting, contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Computer Science Summer Programs at New Mexico State University

The Department of Computer Science will host summer programs geared towards middle and high school students and teachers. The Young Women in Computing (YWiC) program will host four weeks of computer science camps for middle and high school young women. The GK12 DISSECT program will host a two-week computational thinking camp, in partnership with the Center for Smart Grid Technology. All three programs also will host professional development sessions for GK12 faculty and computer science faculty in area high schools. The professional development opportunities also will be open to middle and high school teachers who are interested in learning more about or becoming computer science teachers in K-12 education.

The Young Women in Computing (YWiC) day camps will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday on the New Mexico State University campus. Snacks, lunch and beverages will be served throughout the day. YWiC camp curriculum is designed to expose all participating young women to different programs in order to help broaden computing exposure, increase confidence in approaching computing ideas and even build on computational thinking skills.

The more you learn, the more you will discover, leading directly to your ability to learn any software package out there.

For more information, visit www.cs.nmsu.edu/ywic.

YWiC Middle School Summer Camps for Girls: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday
Session I: June 1-5: SNAP! Programming, Computational Textiles & CS Principles
Session 2: June 8-12: Lego NXT Mindstorm Robotics, HTML & CS Principles

YWiC High School Summer Camp for Young Women: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday
June 15-26: LilyPad Arduino, Lego NXT Mindstorm Robotics, AppInventor, HTML & Javascript

CS Adventures, for high school students (both young women and men): 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday
July 6-15: Smart Grid Technology, Arduino Board Design, Boebots, AppInventor

Professional development for K-12 computer science teachers

June session: 2-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 8-12 or June 15-19: The focus of the workshop will be two-fold: 1) Establish a learning foundation for further JAVA programming and development; and 2) Review the new AP CS Principles course, set to launch in Fall 2016.

July 2-Aug. 6 session: NMSU Summer Session II: CS 187, Java Programming. This online course will be open to anyone interested in learning the Java programming language. It will be held during the second five-week session for NMSU Summer School, July 2-Aug. 6. Tuition will be paid for up to eight K-12 faculty members who submit applications for scholarships through a competitive process.

NMSU-Grants outstanding graduates

New Mexico State University-Grants would like to congratulate the winners of the Outstanding Graduate award, Richard Garcia and Alisha Broten.

Garcia will graduate with a degree in welding and electronics. He has a GPA of 3.75 and is a Crimson Scholar, a member of the Skills USA team and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. After he graduates he would like to start his own welding business.

Broten will graduate with a degree in education. She is a Crimson Scholar and a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor society. She has a GPA of 3.78. After graduation she will begin her studies for a bachelor's degree in education at New Mexico State University.

For more information contact Larrabee@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.