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NMSU Hotline — July 15, 2015

NMSU?s recent addition of solar panels cut costs, energy usage


New Mexico State University has partnered with Ameresco Inc. on a solar panel project, saving the university energy, money and lowering its carbon footprint. The solar panel canopy, located in Parking Lot 100 on Stewart Street, will produce 108 kilowatts of power at full capacity. The carport also will provide shade for 46 cars at no extra charge and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Campus Announcements

?Studio G Networking Hour: Funding Opportunities for Startups? to be held today

"Studio G Networking Hour" will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today, at Studio G, located at 1620 Standley Dr., Academic Research Building A. Studio G Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. This week?s topic is ?Funding Opportunities for Startups.? Attend this event to learn about funding opportunities and resources available to startup businesses, such as federal funding (SBIRs and I-Corps), private investment, microfinancing and crowdfunding.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

For more information visit studiog.nmsu.edu.

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.

Events at the NMSU Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery will welcome Millee Tibbs, one of the featured artists in the UAG's summer exhibition, "Re: Visioning the West." She will be at the UAG from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16. Tibbs will discuss how the western landscape has been presented throughout history in order to support the major ideas behind Manifest Destiny in 19th Century expansionism. This event is free and open to the public.

Another featured artist in their current exhibition, Kathleen Scott, will be here from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 to lead a beginner's guide to stop-motion videos workshop. This event is also free and open to the public.

For more information contact Gallery Administrator, Jasmine Woodul, at 575-646-2545 or email artglry@nmsu.edu.

Methods in Learning Kinesthetically workshop for educators

Methods in Learning Kinesthetically (MILK) Workshop for Teachers will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 20-23, in the Activity Center Room 228. The cost is $50. Elementary educators and pre-service teachers are invited to take part in this four morning workshop to learn how to incorporate movement into their daily curriculum. Research has shown that adding movement to elementary lessons helps with engagement and retention of information. Teachers will be introduced to and given opportunities to practice ways to make kinesthetic instruction come alive in the classroom.

Both workshops help fund the MILK project in LCPS.

For more information contact Kristie Garcia at 575-646-4067 or kmgarcia@nmsu.edu.

FSA-RMR office information session and PCard receipt destruction Training 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 the Las Cruces 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.

Share your departmental or organizational resources with our incoming students

Each year the Residential Life staff welcomes the incoming freshman students with a draw-string bag (compliments of Barnes & Noble Bookstore) that is full of campus and community resources. You can market your department or organization by providing 1,800 small promotional materials, tri-fold brochures or fliers smaller than 8 ˝ by 11 inches before the Aug. 12 deadline.

If you are interested in utilizing this mechanism to welcome our students and introduce your resources, contact Amy Baccei at abaccei@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4257.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) to be held Aug. 10-11

The Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education (WAVE) program invites any interested community members to the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

ASIST is considered a gatekeeper training designed to better prepare the gatekeeper to identify signs and symptoms of suicide and intervene in a manner that makes it most likely that the person at risk for suicide will agree to professional help. Gatekeepers are teachers, peers, mentors, leaders, administrators, etc. who have primary contact with those at risk for suicide.

The two-day training (15 hours) will be held Monday, Aug. 10 through Tuesday, Aug. 11. This training is ideal for both professionals and non-professionals. This training is now offered to anyone in the community for no cost. Each participant will receive a certificate awarding 15 hours. Most professional licensing boards will accept these hours as CEU?s and many student groups on campus will accept these hours as service learning hours. ASIST training, materials and lunch will be provided for those who register at no cost.

To register, visit http://wave.nmsu.edu/suicide-prevention/.

For more information on the ASIST workshop or Living Works visit https://www.livingworks.net/programs/asist/.

Roadrunner Pre-K Program is accepting applications for fall 2015

The Roadrunner Pre-K Program at NMSU Myrna?s Children?s Village still has openings for the free half-day program, starting in the fall 2015 semester. If you are interested and your child will be four years of age by Sept. 1, and will be attending kindergarten at either Alameda, Booker T. Washington, Central, Cesar Chavez, Columbia, Conlee, Dona Ana, East Picacho, Hermosa Heights, Loma Heights, McArthur, Mesilla Park, Monte Vista, Sunrise, Tombaugh, University Hills or Valley View, contact Renate Boné at 575-646-1651 or rebone@nmsu.edu for an application.

NMSU hosted announcement of UAS manufacturer, ARCA, relocation to Las Cruces

On July 13 at the New Mexico State University Physical Science Laboratory hangar at the Las Cruces International Airport, the ARCA Space Corporation announced it is relocating its North American headquarters to Las Cruces.

ARCA is a Romanian-based aerospace research and development company, which will produce its AirStrato unmanned aerial vehicle in Las Cruces.

Dennis Zaklan, deputy director of the NMSU UAS Flight Test Center, said ARCA and NMSU partnering is significant for the next chapter of UAS. ARCA has the first medium-altitude long-endurance UAS and with an ultimate goal of developing a high-altitude UAS.


New loan repayment program can help NMSU College of Health and Social Services grads

Student loans can be daunting for graduates in every field, but loan repayment programs can help ease the burden for health professionals.

The newly created New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Worker Loan Repayment Program can assist graduates from New Mexico State University?s School of Social Work in the College of Health and Social Services.

The goal of the program is to increase the number of professionals employed with the state?s Children, Youth and Families Department who work in the protective services division or juvenile justice division of the agency. The program can award up to $25,000 in student loan forgiveness to professionals who are employees of CYFD.