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NMSU Hotline — June 22, 2015

NMSU Hall of Fame football player, Univision co-founder leaves legacy of giving

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Danny Villanueva, a former Aggie football star, former NFL football player and Spanish-language television pioneer, leaves behind a lifetime of success, a loving family and a legacy of giving that has benefited New Mexico State University in many ways. His support for various university programs over decades included several million dollars.

Villanueva passed away after suffering a stroke last week. He was 77.

?Danny Villanueva was an outstanding Aggie, a great football player and a generous philanthropist," said NMSU President Garrey Carruthers. ?He came from a small town in New Mexico and rose to become a very successful entrepreneur in both television and real estate. We are sad to hear of his passing, yet very proud of all his accomplishments. Our hearts go out to his family.?

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Campus Announcements

Upcoming events at Barnes & Noble at NMSU

It may be summer, but a lot is going on at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces.

Monday-Thursday, June 22-25, the Aggie Tech Shop on the 2nd floor will offer a five percent discount to NMSU departments & colleges.

Wednesday, June 24, is the deadline to order your Aggie Office Supplies from http://aggieofficesupplies.com/ in order to be billed within this fiscal year.

The $50 off MacBook sale continues until Saturday, June 27, on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Before the store closes July 3-5 for the holiday, celebrate Independence Day two days early with a special children?s Story Time at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 2. Please note that this time has changed from the previously announced 1 p.m. start time. Activities will include a reading, crafts, snacks, a parade around the building and games.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. and provides free public parking in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information.

Campus Tutoring Service has moved

Campus Tutoring Service is now located on the second floor of Corbett Center Room 206. Campus Tutoring Service is providing limited tutoring both summer session I and II. Please check the schedule at www.nmsu.edu/tutoring for specifics. For more information, call 575-646-6050 or 575-646-1342.

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. Join us in wishing her well at a reception from 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 1 at the Stan Fulton Center. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kim Altamirano at 575-646-2127.

The Center for Learning & Professional Development offers training courses

The Center for Learning & Professional Development would like to remind all student employees, faculty and staff of the 2015 Compliance Training Program. This required online training is due by Oct 1, 2015. 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. For other training opportunities and related information, please visit our website at http://training.nmsu.edu/.

June 24, 2015 - Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session: Do you need help completing the online Compliance Training or other online training? Do you need access to a computer? Drop by our lab and use our computer and get help from our training specialists.
Register: https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007046

June 24, 2015 - Understanding Student Data Reports - II (Cognos): Understanding Student Data Reports - II (Cognos) is a second level training to focus on what data is used and how to interpret the data. Participants will learn how to navigate Cognos connection; gain an understanding of the data in reports; determine when to run a report; the importance of prompts; using the Student Report Inventory, glossary, and abbreviations; and running, exporting and scheduling reports.
Register: https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005545

June 29, 2015 - New Employee Orientation: Welcome to NMSU. Your first few days at work are always apprehensive and confusing. Come to New Employee Orientation and get started on the right foot. Learn about NMSU, our community, procedures, policies and benefits. Following a morning informational session, employees and their spouses or domestic partners will have an opportunity to attend an afternoon Benefits Workshop to learn more about NMSU Benefits and get assistance with completing benefits paperwork from a Benefits staff member. You are encouraged to bring all documentation needed for enrollment purposes, including supporting documents for eligible dependents.
Register: https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007026

June 30, 2015 - Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session: Do you need help completing the online Compliance Training or other online training? Do you need access to a computer? Drop by our lab and use our computer and get help from our training specialists.
Register: https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007047

July 1, 2015 - Fire Extinguisher Training: Students will learn how to classify a fire and select the appropriate fire extinguisher. Students will learn proper use of a portable fire extinguisher using P.A.S.S. technique. Students will become familiar with how and when to access the 9-1-1 system, and give appropriate information to the dispatcher. Students will be given the opportunity to get hands on experience with a Class A fire extinguisher on a small pit fire.
Register: https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006071

Hard Road Trio Rolling Revue KRWG benefit concert to be held July 18

New Mexico's traditional music powerhouse The Hard Road Trio has put together a special show?The Hard Road Rolling Revue. The revue will include several bands, featuring members of the trio and visiting former band members and musical friends from the East Coast. The KRWG benefit concert will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 North Main St. Tickets are available at the KRWG offices (Milton Hall Room 121 on the NMSU campus), by calling 575-646-2222, at Cutter Gallery at the corner of University Avenue and El Paseo Road and from members of the group (adult: $15 in advance, $20 at the door; 12 and under: $7:50 in advance; $10 at the door).

The concert will benefit KRWG 90.7 FM, the public radio service of NMSU serving southern New Mexico and far west Texas. KRWG can be heard in Alamogordo at 89.5 FM, Deming at 93.5 FM, Silver City at KRXG 91.2 and in Lordsburg and Truth or Consequences at 91.9 FM.

DACC Community Education course available

In today?s world, making a good impression is important. In the hustle and bustle of a busy daily life we sometimes forget to focus on etiquette. The Etiquette for Kids workshop will reinforce must-do manners for situations from the classroom to the dining table. For kids ages 8?14. The course is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 8 and cost $35. Don?t miss the fun in this popular DACC Community Education course. To sign up, or for more information about this course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training class offered

In this hands-on workshop, Introduction to MS Word 2010, learn how to add, move through and edit text. Practice working on two or more documents simultaneously and how to change the size, appearance and margins. Learn to use spell checker, saving, retrieving and printing your documents. This is just the start. You will learn much more with the step-by-step lessons and hands-on activities so that you can use Word confidently, at home or on the job. The course is 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23 and cost $139. For questions or more information, contact us at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Library awarded $3,000 for agricultural digitization

The New Mexico State University Library has been awarded a $3,322 grant from the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) Digital Libraries & Preservation Committee, as a part of Project Ceres. The NMSU Library?s project title is, ?Selected Poultry, Fruits and Vegetables, Cotton, and Livestock Serial Publications of the NMSU Agricultural Extension Service and the Agricultural Experiment Station.? This is the third award in three years that the NMSU Library has received from USAIN, in collaboration with Agriculture Network Information Collaborative and the Center of Research Libraries.

The purpose of Project Ceres is to support small projects that preserve print materials essential to the study of history and economics in agriculture and to make those materials accessible electronically through digitization. This funding will support continued digitization of NMSU?s vast collection of Cooperative Extension Service Publications (CES) and Agricultural Experiment Station Publications (AES) at the NMSU Library.

This electronic collection is the most complete holding of New Mexico?s Agricultural Extension Service and Experiment Station Publications featuring more than 100 years of New Mexico?s agricultural research and history which is freely and fully accessible at http://lib.nmsu.edu/CES_AESPubs. For more information on the award or NMSU Extension and Experiment Station Publications digital project, please contact Cassie McClure at 575-646-7492 or cmcclure@nmsu.edu.