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NMSU Hotline — July 31, 2015

NMSU motorcycle tour in northern New Mexico offers chance to learn about 4-H

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The rugged landscape of northern New Mexico will provide a dramatic backdrop for riders in the third annual Ride for the 4-H Clover motorcycle tour Aug. 28-30. Along with the chance to ride among towering peaks and across the famous Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, the tour will include stops at New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station locations to build awareness for NMSU extension and outreach activities.

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Kid's Football Clinic and Aggie Fan Fest to be held Saturday

The NM State Athletic Department will host the inaugural Fan Fest, including a football kid?s clinic, on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Aggie Memorial Stadium. The event is free to the public.

The day will begin with a free Kid?s Clinic hosted by the NM State football coaching staff. The clinic is open to children ages 5-12 years old. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. and the clinic will be from 9-10:30 a.m. To register for the clinic, visit http://www.nmstatesports.com/quest/Questionaire.dbml?SPSID=9966&SPID=602&&QID=318921&DB_OEM_ID=1900.

The Fan Fest will begin at 11 a.m. and will include a Kid?s Zone with inflatable slides and a bounce house, free carnival games and an open concession stand. Fans will also be able to have their picture taken with any of with the seven WAC Championship Trophies, the Commissioner?s Cup and an inflatable helmet.

There will be free NM State football posters and select players will be available during the event to sign autographs. Additionally, the athletic department will be providing tours of NM State football facilities, and fans will also be allowed to play on the field at Aggie Memorial. Fans interested in season tickets will also have the opportunity to try out different seats in the stadium and visit with ticketing personnel.

For more information, visit NMStateSports.com or contact the athletics marketing department by calling 575-646-5348.

NMSU to undergo credit card security compliance review

In order to ensure that NMSU is in compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) requirements, NMSU?s PCI-DSS compliance team, which is comprised of staff from NMSU?s Controller?s office, Treasury department and ICT, has contracted with a banking industry-approved Qualified Security Assessor to review NMSU?s PCI-DSS compliance efforts during the week of Aug. 3 to 7.

The assessor will review NMSU?s processes, procedures, policies, training practices, as well as the various physical and logical (computing systems and network) safeguards that are currently in place at the university. Once the review has taken place, the assessor will recommend improvements that will help NMSU reach full compliance with PCI-DSS, which is required in order for NMSU to take credit card payments.

For more information, contact Carlos Lobato, NMSU IT Compliance Officer, at clobato@ad.nmsu.edu.

NMSU-HHMI poster session to be held Aug. 6

Sixteen NMSU-HHMI Research and Summer Research Scholars will present their research conducted over the summer in a poster session Aug. 6. Scholars were working in various labs in the Department of Biology, Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences and the Department of Animal and Range Sciences. The poster session will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in O?Donnell Hall, atrium. Stop by and see what they have accomplished.

For more information contact anjah@nmsu.edu.

Housing and 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.

National Diabetes Prevention Program looking for participants

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is now recruiting participants for their upcoming classes in the Vado/Mesquite area. NDPP is a lifestyle change program developed by the CDC to help individuals with prediabetes.

The program is facilitated by a registered dietitian and trained lifestyle coach who offers topics based on better nutrition, an increase in physical activity and an overall approach to leading a healthy lifestyle. Each class runs for 16 weeks and meets once a week for one hour, follow up sessions are provided. Potential participants must meet the program guidelines for being diagnosed as pre-diabetic. Classes are free.

This is a partnership between the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service and Molina Healthcare.

For more information or to register contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon at 575-646-2034 or email lubanega@ad.nmsu.edu.