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NMSU Hotline — June 1, 2015

Late NMSU history professor honored with Lifetime Achievement Award


Lauded as a respected historian, a preservation advocate and a much-loved teacher, Clarence Fielder, the New Mexico State University history professor emeritus who passed away in April, earned one more honor on Friday, May 8. Fielder was awarded a posthumous Lifetime Achievement award from the Historic Preservation Division in the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs at the organization?s 43rd Annual Preservation Awards.

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Campus Announcements

Campus Tutoring Service offers free summer tutoring

The Campus Tutoring Service will offer free campus-wide tutoring for both summer sessions. The tutors expect you to be prepared and have attended class prior to visiting the center. They will not help you with any type of exam or quiz, but will guide you to maximize your learning to succeed.

The hours are 4-8 p.m. Sunday, and 2-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Campus Tutoring Service is located in Corbett Center, Room 124, which is across from Einstein Bagels.

You may access specific tutors and their available times on their web calendar located at http://ssc.nmsu.edu/campus-tutoring-service/.

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 FAQs 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 June 2. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007043.

Fire Extinguisher Training will be held June 3. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006070.

Preventing Harassment in the Academic and Workplace Setting will be held June 4. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006971.

WordPress for Administrators will be held June 5. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007398.

FSA-RMR Information Session will be held June 9. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007429.

Procurement Card Policies and Procedures will be held June 9. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005569.

Student Data Reporting in Cognos will be held June 11. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005551.

Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session will be held June 11. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007044.

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

NMSU Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics meeting and workshops to be held June 10-12

The Bailey Lab is pleased to launch registration for the 2015 NMSU Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics Meeting and Workshops, being held on the NMSU main campus June 10-12. Registration is free and attendees are welcome from all levels faculty, postdocs, grads, undergrads and the public.

The first day will include a series of lectures from leading researchers using genomic and transcriptomic approaches to address a variety of pressing biological questions (see below).

The following two days will focus on workshops designed to introduce those with a budding interest in these areas of research to a suite of relevant open source bioinformatic tools. This will include free server access that can be applied to your own research through NSF?s iplant program .

For additional general information and registration information visit ttp://biology-web.nmsu.edu/~bailey/Genomics_Meeting/LeuConfMain_Template.html. Registrants will receive additional information regarding necessary software installations via e-mail.

Recital by Berta Guindin to be held June 18

Center for Latin American and Border Studies will hold a Recital By Berta Guindin will be held at 4 p.m. June 18 at Nason House.

Guindin was born in Buenos Aires. She started her musical and singing education with Helga Epstein, and studied piano with Susana Agrest. She graduated as a Music Teacher at Collegium Musicum in Buenos Aires. She studied ear-training with Violeta Gainza. She took part of the Collegium Musicum Youth Chamber Music Group as a flutist and singer. She studied Sephardic music repertoire, chamber music and vocal training with Eleonora Noga Alberti. She took a training course on voice technique with Dina Rot. She studies Choral Conducting at IUNA (National University of Fine Arts). She is a member of IUNA Chamber Choir which has just been created. Berta Guindin has performed in many institutions as a lyrical singer, including the Argentinean Embassy in the Dominican Republic and Carnegie Hall.

For more information contact igarciab@nmsu.edu, 575-646-6817 or visit http://clabs.nmsu.edu.

NMSU Library Awarded $15,000 McKee Foundation Grant

Recognizing that scholarly literature is a necessary and valuable research tool, the Robert E. and Evelyn McKee Foundation has awarded the New Mexico State University Library the 2015 McKee Foundation grant of $15,000. The award allows the NMSU Library to purchase the entire contents of ENGnetBASE, which consists of over 3,000 e-book titles covering civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical and mining engineering subject areas.

This digital library is readable over any device including mobile phones, through its app, allowing our students to access these resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Not only will users be able to access the 3,000+ e-book titles, but at the end of one year, the titles that received the most use will be permanent additions to the NMSU Library collections.

The Robert E. and Evelyn McKee Foundation has generously supported the Library since 1995. Robert E. McKee is remembered as the ?master builder? whose company, McKee General Contractors, constructed seven buildings on the NMSU campus.

For more information, contact Project Director Paula Johnson at paulacj@lib.nmsu.edu or 575-646-7251.

NMSU Librarian Details the Importance of Digital Archiving

If the estimated 90 percent of all new information is born digital, and everyday new digital materials are created, what can libraries do to help users manage their personal digital materials? New Mexico State University Library?s Digital Projects Librarian Nathan Brown?s article in D-Lib Magazine explores resources and methods which could be used in the development of a personal digital archiving workshop and how to best tailor it to a library audience.

?I've been interested in personal digital archiving and personal digital collections for several years now,? said Brown. ?I think it is a very important topic that gets overlooked, because many of us simply don't think about it - but the danger of losing valuable digital materials is very real and something to which we should pay more attention.?

Brown advocates for libraries to develop personal digital archiving workshops which teaches patrons to identify their digital material, determine what can be kept and what can be let go, creating a file naming system, how to back up their files in different locations for preservation purposes, and to examine the files again to make sure the material is still available to be read on current devices, and when to upgrade the files to newer technology.

D-Lib Magazine is an electronic publication with a focus on digital library research and development, including new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues.

For those interested in reading Brown?s complete article, go to the D-Lib Magazine online: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may15/brown/05brown.html.

NMSU College of ACES group strives to help families locally, nationally

Members of the Association of Family and Consumer Sciences at New Mexico State University recently donated about 50 dolls that will be used by children preparing to undergo surgery.

Association members, which consist of about 20 students in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences? Family and Consumer Sciences Department, also donated much-needed items and money to the La Casa shelter, including 60 pairs of socks and 128 pairs of underwear.

The dolls were made as part of Project Sunshine?s ?Surgi Dolls? program, which provides the materials to make the dolls. The dolls are then sent back to Project Sunshine, a national organization, for distribution. Medical staff at participating hospitals use the dolls to help explain the surgery the child will undergo. The child is allowed to keep the doll and decorate it as they wish.