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NMSU Hotline — July 13, 2015

Los Alamos National Laboratory selects NMSU physics professor for award

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New Mexico State University Assistant Professor Edwin Fohtung was named the 2015 Rosen Scholar, a high-profile fellowship, which comes with $150,000 in funding.

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Campus Announcements

Sick Leave Bank program enrollment now open

Enrollment for the Sick Leave Bank program is now open through July 31. The program is available to regular employees with at least two years of regular service by June 30, 2015, who are enrolled in the long term disability plan and earn sick leave. Eligible employees must submit a completed Sick Leave Bank Enrollment Authorization form to NMSU Benefit Services by 5 p.m. July 31.

For more information, email benefits@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-8000.

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.

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.

Hiring using the Post Job Completion EPAF will be held July 20. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007474.

Hiring Student Employees using the EPAF System will be held July 21. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007554.

FSA-RMR Information Session will be held July 21. To register visit Instructor Led: https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007431 or Virtual https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=virtc000000000001927.

FSA-RMR Procurement Card Receipt Destruction Supplement will be held July 21. To register visit Instructor Led: https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007432 or Virtual: https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=virtc000000000001928.

Creating Electronic Journal Vouchers will be held July 22. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007490.

Provost's Supervisor and Department Head Training will be held July 23. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007361.

Hiring using the Post Job Completion EPAF will be held July 24. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007475.

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

Parking lot closures near Greek Complex to begin Wednesday

Parking Lots 82 and 85 (Greek Complex) will close to rebuild Parking Lot 82 at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15. The following facilities could or will experience a parking impact: Greek Complex and Presley Askew Field. This list may not be totally inclusive of buildings experiencing an impact.

Signs will be erected at these lots announcing closure and towing of vehicles remaining in the lot. Towing will continue to take place at and during closure until job completion. Parking for disabled persons is provided in accompanying Lots 83, 84 and 89. Once closed, please do not park in these lots until all entrance barriers and/or any signage of any type that prohibits parking has been removed by the Parking Department.

Visit http://park.nmsu.edu/closure/ for a complete list.

Retirement reception set for July 16

NMSU Accounts Payable Manager Yolie Work will retire Aug. 1. Administration and Finance will hold a retirement reception from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 16, in the Hadley Hall lobby. Light refreshments will be served.

In May of 1987, Work began her career as a Cashier in the Associate Controllers office. Since then, she has held seven positions including an Accounting Tech II, an Accounts Payable Supervisor, a Financial Operations Specialist, an Accounts Payable Manager, an Accountant III and a Buyer II. In August 2007, she returned to Accounts Payable where she currently serves as the Accounts Payable Manager.

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

Lamaze Childbirth Preparation Classes

Free Lamaze Classes are taught by nursing faculty certified as Lamaze childbirth educators. Classes are conducted by the School of Nursing with the support of the nursing students. Women interested in Lamaze classes can register by calling the number or emailing the address provided. Expectant women must be 7 to 8 months pregnant or 24 weeks to 32 weeks pregnant by the first class in the series.

The next weekly English series begins Aug. 19 through Sept. 23. A Spanish series begins Oct. 7 through Nov. 18. Call anytime between 4 and 6 months pregnant as the classes are filled early. A Labor Support Person is welcome.

For more information or to register call 575?646-8089 or email moralest@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Library begins digitization of Pluto discoverer?s collection

The NMSU Library started the digitization of the Clyde W. Tombaugh Collection. Tombaugh, best known for his discovery of Pluto, spent the majority of his career in New Mexico and helped establish the astronomy program at NMSU. The digitization project, supported by a generous NMSU Library donor, will be done in three phases ? personal and professional papers, oversize materials (including maps and charts) and photographs. This summer NMSU Library?s Ingrid Schneider, meta data librarian, and Nathan Brown, digital projects librarian, will tackle the personal and professional papers which will highlight Tombaugh?s observation notes, writings and global correspondence.

?As with any digitization project, this opens up a whole other world of options for researchers,? said Brown. ?Now anyone will be able to access selected portions of this collection from a computer anywhere in the world, whereas before researchers had to come here to use it.? The digitation project happily coincidences with the NASA flyby of Pluto on July 14, which has shown a worldwide rekindling of interest in what Tombaugh formerly dubbed as ?Planet X.? Brown continued, ?Not only do the papers offer a glimpse into his life, but also into his astronomical work as a whole, and shows that there?s much more to Tombaugh than Pluto.?

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

Two workshops will examine livestock nutrition at NMSU?s Corona Research Center

Production of cattle, sheep and goats makes up a significant portion of New Mexico?s agricultural industry. Ensuring these ruminant animals receive the proper nutrition they need is a goal of ranchers and the focus of an upcoming two-part series.

Ruminant nutrition will be the topic of a Beyond the Roundtable seminar July 22 at New Mexico State University?s Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability in Corona.

?This is Nutrition I and will deal with the basic nutritional function of the rumen, rumen bacteria and what is known today about the rumen requirements,? said Shad Cox, superintendent of NMSU?s Corona Range and Livestock Research Center. ?Nutrition II will be a month later in August and will build on this knowledge and is geared to the actual nutrients such as protein, energy, minerals, etc. and the complexity of balancing the diet for range ruminants.?


NMSU Board of Regents to meet July 19-21

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents will meet for a strategic planning work session from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 and again from 8:30 to noon July 21 at the NMSU President?s Residence, 4501 Geothermal Dr., on the Las Cruces campus. No university policies will be formulated and no official votes or actions will be taken at that time.

The Board of Regents will have breakfast with the Dona Ana Community College Board of Advisors from 7-8:15 a.m. July 21 at the same location. No university policies will be formulated and no official votes or actions will be taken at that time.

A potential quorum of NMSU Regents will have dinner the evening of July 19 at 3418 Vista Primera. No university policies will be formulated and no official votes or actions will be taken at that time.