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NMSU Hotline — June 15, 2015

Arrowhead-supported animation business chosen for statewide ?Success Story? award


A program offered through Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University has helped an artist turn an antique, soon-to-be scrapped piece of animation equipment into an upgraded tool that?s driving the growth of her studio, Fundamentalist Flowerchild Productions ? which was selected as a 2014 New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program Success Story. Kate Brown, who spent 40 years as a successful potter before turning her attention and talents to animation, found a hulking Oxberry Master Series Animation Stand available for the taking on an online site and, unwilling to see the 2,000-pound iron beast taken for scrap, she retrieved it from its home in Rhode Island, bringing it back to her studio in San Lorenzo, New Mexico.

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Campus Announcements

Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

The Center for Learning & Professional Development would like to remind all NMSU employees, including student employees, of the 2015 Compliance Training Program. 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.

Customer Service Starts and Ends with YOU will be held June 16. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007308.

Introduction to Business Reporting Using IBM Cognos will be held June 16. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005559.

Provost's Supervisor and Department Head Training will be held June 17. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007360.

Preventing Harassment in the Academic and Workplace Setting - Supervisor Focus will be held June 17. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006973.

Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session will be held June 18. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007045.

Banner 8 Student System will be held June 18. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005531.

WordPress: Using GravityForms will be held June 24. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007395.

Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session will be held June 24. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007046.

Understanding Student Data Reports - II (Cognos) will be held June 24. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005545.

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

Medicinal plants presentations to be held Thursday

Nine students from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) who participated in the "Medicinal Plants Workshop" this summer will hold poster presentations from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 18, at the Skeen Hall Rotunda. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Laura Rodríguez at laurodri@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5169.

Recital by Berta Guindin to be held June 18

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Latin American and Border Studies will hold a recital by Berta Guindin, Los Kantes del Gran Sefarad, at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Nason House. The recital is free and open to the public. The Nason House is located at 1070 University Ave., across from FedEx Kinko?s.

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 in 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. 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 lydtorre@ad.nmsu.edu.

Limited Opportunity to Apply for NM-INBRE Project Funding

The New Mexico IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NM-INBRE) Program has announced the 2015 limited funding competition to support biomedical, behavioral or community-based participatory research projects conducted by NMSU investigators. Eligibility to submit a proposal/application is contingent upon submitting a statement of interest by June 22.

NM-INBRE champions biomedical and community-based research excellence in the state of New Mexico through the development of innovative, supportive and sustainable research environments for faculty and students, community engaging health initiatives, while building a network of lead scientists and educators at the state, regional and national level.
The full announcement and additional required information is available at: http://www.nminbre.org or by request at nminbre@nmsu.edu.

For more information, send questions to nminbre@nmsu.edu.

Aggie Office Supply fiscal year order deadline is June 24

NMSU departments that need to order office supplies and want to be billed before the end of the current fiscal year must do so by Wednesday, June 24, at http://aggieofficesupplies.com/.

If you haven?t previously ordered from Aggie Office Supplies, contact Margaret Sanchez at aggiesupply@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4709 to create your account.

NMSU to host beekeeping workshop in Abiquiu

Bees are an agriculture producer?s friends. They are key to the pollination of many plants, especially fruit trees.

Establishing a hive on a farm is one way a grower can ensure that their crop will be pollinated.

To help producers in Rio Arriba County learn about bees and the fundamentals of beekeeping, New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service office in Abiquiu will host a workshop from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Rio Arriba County Rural Event Center in Abiquiu, located on State Highway 554.

Melanie Margarita Kirby, co-owner of Zia Queenbee Co., will speak on the fundamentals of beekeeping.

?Melanie first started beekeeping while in South Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer,? said Donald Martinez, NMSU agricultural agent for Rio Arriba County. ?She has been a professional beekeeper for 19 years.?


Retirement reception for Carmen Kottong to be held July 1

Carmen Kottong, from the Executive Vice President and Provost Office, will retire effective July 1, after 25 years of service at NMSU. A reception will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Stan Fulton Center.

For more information contact Kim Altamirano at 575-646-2127.

NMSU to co-host Acoma Agriculture Resource Day in July

Learn ways to make farming and ranching sustainable and enjoy the flavors of a chile cook-off at the sixth annual Acoma Agricultural Resource Day on July 24.

Beef Quality Assurance training will be offered on Thursday, July 23, in conjunction with the ag day. Both events will be presented by New Mexico State University at the Acoma Pueblo Auditorium on Pinsbaari Drive in Skyline-Ganipa.

The events are part of NMSU?s Southern Pueblo Beginning Farmer Rancher program, conducted by Cooperative Extension Service agents with the Rural Agricultural Improvement and Public Affairs Project.

?The sixth annual Acoma Agriculture Resource Day will have an array of workshops to help farmers and ranchers to be sustainable in their operations,? said Joseph Garcia, Extension pueblo agriculture agent with RAIPAP.


DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Spanish for Beginners II, continue developing your skills in the Spanish language. Learn how to speak Spanish on the telephone, converse with customers or clients, travel in Spanish speaking countries, order Mexican food or handle an emergency in Spanish is needed. Conjugate in past and future tenses. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1-July 29. The cost is $53.

In the DACC Community Education course, App Adventures, continue your quest to make the next viral app. Move past basic techniques and choose from a selection of different mobile app types to explore more in depth programming concepts. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. For kids ages 8-14. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, July 6-10. The cost is $109.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Introduction to Your iPad will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 25. The cost is $49. Realize the potential of your new iPad for email, surfing the Web, taking and sending photos and much more. Learn about apps, what they are and what is available?both free and for sale. Bring your iPad to class and we can experiment together.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

NMSU, UNM teaming to educate New Mexicans on health issues

Only 12 percent of adults in the United States tested in the National Assessment of Adult Literacy are fully health literate; the majority is at or below basic levels of functioning.

Nine out of 10 adults have difficulty using everyday health information presented by health care facilities, retail outlets, media, local communities and other sources, according to the assessment, which was sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics in 2003, and assessed the English literacy among American adults age 16 and older, including their skills in understanding health-related materials and forms.

Because of these statistics, New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico are working together to educate New Mexicans about general health topics.

?Evidence-based interventions, deployed in ways that are respectful of community, individual and family norms, beliefs and current practice, have been shown to keep people healthy and delay or prevent the need for medical care,? said Sonja Koukel, NMSU Extension health specialist and member of the Cooperative Extension?s National Framework for Health and Wellness committee.


NMSU Extension agents teach social behaviors in Valencia County schools

It takes a village to raise a child, especially when helping youth learn socially acceptable behaviors.

New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service faculty in Valencia County is contributing to that effort by teaching a variety of personal behavior programs in the Los Lunas, Peralta and Belen schools.

This spring, the programs helped remind Dennis Chavez Elementary School kindergarteners and Valencia Elementary School third-grade students to practice good manners and explained to third- through eighth-grade students at St. Mary?s Catholic School in Belen what bullying means. Third-graders at Peralta Elementary School learned how to apply ?Cowboy Ethics? in their lives.

?All of these programs deal with how the children behave at school and at home,? said Laura Bittner, Valencia County Extension county director. ?When they constantly hear reminders and corrections from their parent and teachers, they may or may not listen. But when another adult confirms what they have heard before, the child may be more inclined to take it seriously.?