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NMSU Hotline — July 7, 2015

Dacia Sedillo named NMSU?s Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management


Dacia Sedillo has been named associate vice president for enrollment management at New Mexico State University. NMSU?s university admissions, university financial aid and scholarship services and university registrar?s offices will report to Sedillo.

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Campus Announcements

Chemistry and Biochemistry thesis defense to be held Wednesday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Master of Science defense by Melody Handali will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, in the Chemistry Building, Room 201. The title of the thesis is, ?Characterization of AztC and AztD: Components of an Unusual Metal Import System."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Student Life Offices closures

Dean of Students/Student Judicial Services/Greek Affairs; ASNMSU; Campus Activities; Counseling Center; and Student Accessibility Services will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, to attend the annual Student Life Retreat. Staff will return to their offices for the afternoon.

If you need immediate assistance, contact Vice President Bernadette Montoya at 575-646-5089.

Audio-visual training offered Wednesday for Domenici Hall auditoriums

Faculty and staff interested in learning about the capabilities and operation of the audio-visual technology in the S.P. and Estelle Yates Theater (Room 109) and the Rebecca and Bobby Lutz Lecture Hall (Room 106) of Domenici Hall are invited to attend a training session Wednesday, July 8. Beginning at 10 a.m., the contractors responsible for the installation of the equipment will provide a basic system overview and quick reference guide. The training is expected to last just over an hour. The contractors will take questions.

The Yates Theater is a large auditorium that seats about 240 people. The Lutz Lecture Hall seats about 80 and is connected to the Yates Theater, allowing it to serve as overflow seating for that auditorium. Both spaces can be reserved through Academic Scheduling at acasched@nmsu.edu.

Those attending the training should assemble in Domenici Hall Room 109. For questions about this training session, call 575-646-2066.

Counseling & Student Development Center to be closed July 8

Counseling & Student Development Center will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, for staff development. If you are in crisis you may use The CALL, 575-646-2255 (1-866-314-6841).

For more information contact Karen Schaefer at kschaefe@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2731.

Sustainability Council meeting to be held July 8

Sustainability is the "cool" thing to do on campus this summer. Come join the fun to make environmental awareness on campus an even bigger part of who we are as NMSU Green Aggies. The Sustainability Council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, in Milton Hall Room 85. The speaker is Marianne McLaughlin, the nutritionist at Natural Grocers. The title of her talk is ?How Your Body Really Works ? Why to Eat This? ? sharing what good nutrition really is. They will also give updates on greening campus ? new solar, DACC Architecture Discovery Camp, nine-feet tall sunflowers and much more.

If you can?t attend you can watch on Adobe Connect: http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/sustainabilitycouncil2015/.

Retirement reception to be held July 10

Join us in wishing Lydia Quintana best wishes on her retirement after 35 years of hard work, dedication and service to New Mexico State University. The retirement reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the NMSU Golf Course.

For more information contact Lorraine at rain07@nmsu.edu.

Payroll deduction available now for 2015-2016 NMSU parking permits

NMSU Parking Permits for the 2015-2016 academic year will be available for purchase beginning Aug. 1. However, faculty and staff can sign up now for payroll deduction at http://bit.ly/1CWl1Nf. The PDF is best viewed with Internet Explorer or by selecting ?Open With Different Viewer? at the upper right-hand corner of Firefox. Chrome users may need to log on to chrome://plugins, disable Chrome PDF Viewer, and select ?Always allowed? on Adobe Reader. Parking permits will be mailed on Aug. 1. Payroll deduction for parking permits does not automatically renew annually.

Visit http://park.nmsu.edu/permits/ for more information or contact the Parking Department at 575-646-1839 or parking@nmsu.edu.

Young riders saddle up for the Dona Ana County 4-H rodeo

The Dona Ana County 4-H Rodeo, held July 11-12 at the Southern NM State Fairgrounds, draws in youth from throughout the state for their shot at a first place prize. The rodeo is open to 4-H members and is free for spectators.

?Sanctioned 4-H rodeos provide a venue for exhibiting the skills 4-Hers learn throughout the year,? said Teresa Dean, agricultural livestock and 4-H agent for New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service office in Dona Ana County. ?Local businesses provide sponsorships and community members are invited to attend the event for an introduction to rodeo and the 4-H Youth Development Program.?


DACC Community Education courses are available

In the DACC Community Education course, Horses, Horses and More Horses, use different media to create colorful compositions to strengthen coloring skills. Four fun-filled days to explore the wonderful world of horses. Horses are not only graceful and majestic animals, they are also excellent subjects to draw and color. Learn to draw horses of all shapes, sizes and styles. On the final day, create a large drawing with pastels. For kids ages 6?12. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday, July 20-23. The cost is $107.

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

NMSU engineering participates in collaborative renewable energy research

Four professors from New Mexico State University are researching different approaches to sustainable energy, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s BGreen, or the Building a Regional Energy and Educational Network, consortium.

The BGreen consortium includes the University of Texas at El Paso, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Texas State University-San Marcos and New Mexico State University. The main goal of the consortium is to increase the number of Hispanic students in renewable energy careers and studies. UTEP is the lead investigator of the BGreen consortium. NMSU was invited to join the consortium and BGReen by UTEP due to previous collaborations with NMSU and NMSU?s existing research in sustainable energy. Each university within BGreen has different objectives based on the interests of the professors participating.


Four NMSU engineering students to attend summer energy school in Azerbaijan

Four New Mexico State University students majoring in chemical and materials engineering will travel to Azerbaijan July 4 and spend two weeks studying energy and environmental issues, among other topics.

The students, Joshua Alcala, Mansour Saberi, Anna Malakian and Swagotom Sarker, were accepted to the Baku Summer Energy School at ADA University in Azerbaijan, near the Caspian Sea. The program will focus on the Caspian Basin, including regional pipeline network development, geopolitics of the Caspian area and its legal status and the strategic outlook of SOCAR, or the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic.