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NMSU Hotline — July 8, 2015

New leadership to take helm at NMSU?s Physical Science Lab


Steve Hottman retired on July 1 as director of the Physical Science Laboratory at New Mexico State University. He had led the lab since 2012 and served as deputy director from 2006-2012.

?As a result of the leadership Steve provided, PSL is strategically positioned to take advantage of opportunities with the Department of Defense, Intelligence community and industries. Steve has successfully made PSL more viable for partnerships,? said NMSU Vice President for Research Vimal Chaitanya.

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Campus Announcements

Counseling Center closure today

The Counseling Center will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. today for staff development. Anyone in crisis may contact the CALL at 575-646-2255 (1-866-314-6841).

For more information contact Karen Schaefer at kschaefe@nmsu.edu.

Italian Summer Buffet today

You deserve a European vacation this summer, so we?re proud to offer the Italian Summer Buffet, available for $10.99 plus tax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature wine-braised short ribs, lemon-herbed chicken, farfalle pasta with pistachio pesto, chocolate mint gelato and more. Buffet price includes access to this all-you-care-to-eat buffet and a non-alcoholic beverage.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Mix Pacific Rim closed today

Frenger Food Court?s Mix Pacific Rim restaurant will be closed today, due to a staffing issue. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ for alternate campus dining options or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

RISE STARTUP symposia set for July 8 and 9

Six experts from around the nation will visit NMSU this month to discuss their research in vaccines and microscopy and imaging at this summer?s RISE STARTUP symposia.

"Challenges in the Development and Delivery of Vaccines" will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, in O?Donnell Hall Room 111. "Advances in Analytical Real-Time Microscopy and Imaging" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, at the same location.

The speakers on Wednesday will be Susan Lederer, of the University of Wisconsin Medical School; Shannan Rossi, of the University of Texas Medical Branch; and Saad Omer, of Emory?s Rollins School of Public Health and the Center for AIDS Research. Thursday will be Jeffrey Price, of the Scintillon Institute and Vala Sciences; Emily Gibson, of the University of Colorado Denver; and Kevin Eliceiri, of the Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation at the University of Wisconsin.

There will be multiple coffee breaks throughout each symposium where guests can meet the speakers. For more information and to register, visit http://rise.nmsu.edu/rise-events/.

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.

Procurement Card Policies and Procedures for Cardholders will be held July 8. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007400.

Hiring using the Post Job Completion EPAF will be held July 9. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007471.

Hiring Non Regular Faculty and Graduate Assistants using the EPAF System will be held July 13. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007553.

WEAVE Online Assessment System will be held July 13. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007616.

New Employee Orientation: Welcome to NMSU will be held July 13. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007060.

Hiring using the Post Job Completion EPAF will be held July 14. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007472.

Hiring using the Post Job Completion EPAF will be held July 15. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007473.

WordPress: Using GravityForms will be held July 16. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007396.

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

Performance to be held in July

Starlight Children's Theatre Co. of Las Cruces will perform Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe at 7 p.m. July 10, 11, 17 and 18, at the NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall. A children's matinee will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 17. This is a delightful musical comedy about fairies and the men in British Parliament with whom they fall in love but not without the fairies creating a bit of mischief first.

Tickets are $7 at the door, Spirit Winds or Holdmyticket.com (plus a service fee).

For more information contact Denise Welsh-Pirtle at 575-642-2980.

DNP scholarly project defense to be held July 13

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Claudia Cruz and Valentina Isaac will defend their scholarly projects.

Claudia Cruz will formally defend her scholarly project titled ?Integrative Review and Development of Algorithm for Treatment of Insomnia in the Geriatric Population? before a committee comprised of Kristynia Robinson (chair), Shelly Noe, Anne Ortiz and Donna Wagner at 10:10 a.m. July 13, in CHSS Room 202-A (Annex). All are welcome to attend.

Valentina Isaac will formally defend her scholarly project titled ?Implementing And Evaluating The Antipsychotic SBAR Technique In Long-Term Care: A Practice Change Project ? before a committee comprised of Kristynia Robinson (chair), Shelly Noe, Stephanie Lynch and Denise Esquibel at 1 p.m. July 13, in CHSS Room 226. All are welcome to attend.

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

FSA-RMR office information session and PCard receipt destruction training to be held July 21

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 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 our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at main campus, will be offered at the same time as our 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.

NM EDGE graduates 13th class during county association?s summer conference

A graduating class of 37 public servants received certification in their fields recently through an education program administered by New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service.

The nationally accredited New Mexico Certified Public Manager program administered by NM EDGE, which stands for Education Designed to Generate Excellence in the public sector, graduated its 13th class of public servants at a recent ceremony during the Legislative Conference of the New Mexico Association of Counties held in Albuquerque. Since 2008, the program has certified 268 public officials with one or more designations.

Two of the graduates were the first to earn the New Mexico Certified Extension Professional designation. Brittany Grube is the urban 4-H agent with NMSU?s Bernalillo County Extension and Cydney Martin is a home economist with NMSU?s Santa Fe County Extension. This is the first such designation in the nation.