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NMSU Hotline — July 17, 2015

NMSU students participate in Archaeological Field School

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Students from New Mexico State University?s Department of Anthropology recently completed a six-week Archaeological Field School at Twin Pine Village in the Gila National Forest, N.M.

?Archaeological Field School is an important rite of passage and a key professional qualification for all aspiring archaeologists,? said Rani Alexander, department head for NMSU?s Department of Anthropology.

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Campus Announcements

List of summer parking lot closures updated

Please view http://park.nmsu.edu/closure/ for an updated list of summer parking lot closures as new information was released on July 16. Contact 575-646-1839 or parking@nmsu.edu for more information.

Crimson Kickoff will begin Aug. 16

Crimson Kickoff will span just four weeks this year. It will start Aug. 16 and run until the first home football game on Sept. 12. The purpose for this lineup of programs is to help our new students transition to NMSU. That is 28 days of programming.

If you, or your office, is planning an event that is open to all students and would like it to be on the Crimson Kickoff schedule, please send the name of the event, date of the event, time of the event and location to Michael Jasek at mjasek@nmsu.edu. Events sent by July 22 may be included in promotional materials for Crimson Kickoff. The Crimson Kickoff Committee will be happy to include it on the website for Crimson Kickoff.

For more information on Crimson Kickoff, you can contact Michael Jasek at mjasek@nmus.edu or call 575-646-1722.

Nomination for Roberts Memorial Staff Award

Nominations are currently being sought for the Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award. Established in 1983, an annual cash award is provided from the Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Endowment fund in recognition of staff providing dedicated, outstanding service to the university. The NMSU Employee Council has the final responsibility for the selection of the recipient for this award. This year, the award will be presented to a non-exempt employee. Nominations are being accepted until Aug. 25 and must be received no later than 5 p.m. Please refer to the website for eligibility criteria and the nomination forms http://training.nmsu.edu/awards/roberts-memorial-staff-award/.

Any questions regarding the award or the nomination process can be directed to Greg Smart at gsmart@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7013.

Nominations sought for NMSU honorary degrees

Selection of honorary doctoral degree recipients rests with the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University. The responsibility for seeking qualified candidates rests with University Advancement; therefore we are inviting nominations of individuals to be considered for conferral of the honorary doctorate for graduation in the fall of 2015.

Nominations are being sought from the campus community, alumni and volunteers associated with the university. No current faculty member, administrator of the university or any currently serving elected official should receive an honorary degree. However, with a majority vote of the Board of Regents, these prohibitions can be overruled.

Please submit your nomination by filling in the web form found at: http://fndforms.nmsu.edu/honorarydegreenominationform.php. The deadline for fall 2015 submissions is Aug. 25. Questions may be directed to Jolie Tixier at 575-646-5567.

NMSU Distinguished Alumni, service award recipients to be honored at Homecoming

Through a rigorous nomination and selection process, the New Mexico State University Alumni Association has selected its 2015 Distinguished Alumni and James F. Cole Award for Service recipients.

For the past 57 years, the NMSU Alumni Association has presented accomplished alumni with the Distinguished Alumni award. The award carries on the tradition of excellence NMSU has upheld throughout the years, and each Distinguished Alumnus is selected based on personal accomplishment, professional achievement or charitable service.