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NMSU Hotline — July 22, 2015

Former NMSU students find help from Aggie Capstone Graduation Challenge

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After a decade removed from the classroom, Harry Day is returning to New Mexico State University to finish a degree he started in 1999. And the Aggie Capstone Graduation Challenge has helped him resume his studies.

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Campus Announcements

?Studio G Networking Hour: The Founder?s Dilemmas? 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 presentation is about Founder?s Dilemmas and will discuss many of the challenges faced when starting and running a business. Join to learn about how to decide when to start a business, with whom, and how these decisions can impact your chances for success.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

For more information visit studiog.nmsu.edu.

Rebel against lunch conformity during today's Breakfast for Lunch buffet

Break lunch social norms during the Breakfast for Lunch buffet, available for $10.99 plus tax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature cinnamon roll French toast, pork sausage, scrambled eggs with fresh salsa 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.

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

Bookstore hiring students and celebrating 'Star Wars' with young fans

Students needing extra cash as the new school year begins can apply at www.bncollegejobs.com for ?Back to School? positions at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces.

The Force awakens at 11 a.m. Friday, July 24, as younglings are invited to a special ?Star Wars? story-time complete with trivia and free posters of ?William Shakespeare?s The Clone Army Attacketh,? while supplies last. Supplies are limited, so arrive early. Costumes are encouraged.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. and provides free public parking in designated spaces.

Final temporary parking lot closure of the summer

Parking Lot 72 (PSL) will close Monday, July 27, and is expected to reopen Tuesday, Aug. 18, weather permitting.
The following buildings could or will experience a parking impact: PSL, NMDA, Stucky Hall, DACC. This list may not be totally inclusive of buildings experiencing an impact.

Signs will be erected at this lot announcing repairs and warning of towing which will continue to take place at and during closure until job completion. The anticipated reopening shown above is provided only as an approximation to users of this parking lot. Once closed, please do not park or drive in these lots until all barriers, both physical and/or written, have been removed.

The Parking Department understands the parking needs of all concerned and we will do all we can to re-open lots as soon as possible. If you have any concerns or questions, contact us at 575-646-1839 or parking@nmsu.edu. A map of alternative parking locations is available at http://hr.nmsu.edu/parking/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2015/04/Map2015.pdf.

Housing & Campus Life Move-In Day volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help with welcoming students to residence halls. They need volunteers to help with move-ins, errands, guide students and families, etc. Three hour shifts from 6:30 a.m.?5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Faculty, staff and student organizations are encouraged to volunteer.

For more information, contact Jenn Montes at jdmontes@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4466.

One-Year-Plus Fellowship applications now available

Applications are now being taken for the One-Year-Plus Fellowship (1Yr +). This is a 16-month fellowship that assists faculty in improving the quality of their online course(s) following Quality Matters best practices and by participating in self-selected professional development. Accepted faculty members are notified in late August and the program starts in early September.

For full information and access to the application, visit the Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) website at ocip.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact Sandy Johnson at srjohnso@nmsu.edu or Susie Bussmann at suceppbi@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-4476.

NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnership call for proposals

Funds are available for three levels of collaborative research: pre-pilot, pilot and full projects. The goal of the NMSU/FHCRC partnership is to continue to build upon increasing cancer research capacity at NMSU and to increase knowledge and attention to cancer-related health disparities at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Letter of Intent is due Dec. 1. Proposals are due Jan. 25 and the start date is Sept. 2016

Download RFA and proposal application forms at: http://cancer.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

DACC community Education course available

in the DACC Community Education online course, Hummingbirds, learn about the life of hummingbirds and how nature has adapted to make these creatures unique little flying machines. Explore information about types of hummingbirds and their habitats.

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

NMSU Regents approve changing required credits for bachelor?s degrees from 128 to 120

During their regular meeting Tuesday, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved changing the number of credits required for a bachelor?s degree from the university from 128 to 120. The move better aligns NMSU with other universities across the country.

According to NMSU Executive Vice President and Provost Dan Howard, the vast majority of universities across the country now require just 120 credits for a bachelor?s degree. NMSU students will still need to take between 38 and 45 general education courses as part of their degree. The reduced requirements will mostly impact general elective courses for students.

Individual NMSU departments will still have the freedom to keep 128-credit requirements for bachelor?s degrees if they are required for accreditation purposes or if faculty members believe it is needed. The NMSU Faculty Senate approved the changes earlier this year and will continue to review course requirements for degrees offered at the university.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11275/nmsu-regents-approve-changing-required-credits-for-bachelor-s-degrees-from-128-to-120