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NMSU Hotline — August 3, 2015

Smith selected as NMSU director of assessment

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After an internal search, longtime faculty member David Smith has been named director of the Office of Assessment at New Mexico State University.

As director of assessment, Smith will provide assessment resources, support and feedback for faculty and staff throughout the NMSU system as they strive to improve the learning and overall experience of students.

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Campus Announcements

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.

Last chance to apply for the Aggie Leadership Training Academy

The application period for the first NMSU Aggie Leadership Training Academy is coming to a close. We are accepting application packets for the Aggie Leadership Training Academy through Tuesday, Aug. 4.

There?s still time to submit your application packet either electronically or hard copy. A complete application packet must include the completed and signed application, resume, two (2) letters of recommendation (one which must be from your immediate supervisor), and a personal statement of no more than two pages indicating why you are applying for this program, what you hope to gain, your leadership background, and your goals related to working with others. Electronic packets must have an email send time of no later than 11:59 pm Aug. 4. Hard copy packets must be received in the office by close of business Aug. 4.

Aggie Leadership Training Academy (ALTA) is a staff leadership certification program for mid and senior-level management. It?s designed to develop your leadership knowledge, skills and competencies, and prepare you to move into higher level leadership positions at New Mexico State University. Don?t miss out on your opportunity to be part of the cohort to pioneer the university?s first staff leadership training program. The 2015 Aggie Leadership Training Academy begins September 2015 and runs through June 2016. Learn more about the program at http://training.nmsu.edu/leadership/alta.

For questions or additional information related to the Aggie Leadership Training Academy please contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

Leadership programming for faculty and academic department heads is offered through the NMSU Teaching Academy. For more information on the Advancing Leaders Program (ALP) and the Department Head Academy, please visit http://teaching.nmsu.edu/ or contact Shawn Werner at 575-646-2583 or swerner@nmsu.edu.

Veterans? Theater Group to perform free play

The Veterans? Theater Group will perform a play at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Good Samaritan Auditorium, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. Admission is free and donations are welcome. This is a play with homeless veteran actors and other homeless who are campers at Camp Hope, transitioned to housing in our community.

For more information http://peaceaware.com or dboje@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.

Move-In Day info tables available for departments and organizations

If you are interested in having an informational table on Move-In Day, Sunday, Aug. 16, please email Jenn Montes at jdmontes@nmsu.edu with your department or organizational name. Since space is limited, priority is given to departments and organizations whose services have a direct impact on incoming housing students. Housing and Campus Life will provide one table, two chairs and a tent (if needed) for each unit. You must be able to commit to being present from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 16.

Temporary parking lot closure at Satellite Utility Plant begins Aug. 13

Parking Lot 100 (Satellite Utility Plant) will have its north and east side closed to parking at 10 a.m. Aug. 13, for a Facilities Services & Office of Sustainability Phase II Solar Panel Installation Project. Please note disability parking spaces will be temporarily closed in this parking lot. Nearby disability parking is provided in Lots 48 (Rentfrow Gymn), 47 (Health Center) and 43 (Breland Hall). The partial parking lot closure is identified in an image available at http://park.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2015/07/Construction-Fence-Layout_Rev1.png. Initially, the entire lot will be closed until the contractor finishes erecting fencing around the construction area.

In addition to the Satellite Utility Plant, the following buildings could or will experience a parking impact: Regents Row, Rentfrow Gym, Breland Hall, Aquatic Center, James B. Delamater Activity Center, Campus Health Center and the Biology Annex. This list may not be totally inclusive of buildings experiencing an impact.

Signs will soon be erected at Lot 100 announcing this closure and warning of towing which will continue to take place at and during closure until construction is complete. Once closed, please do not park in the fenced construction zone or block its entrance until all construction fencing and any signage of any type regarding this project have been removed. Please contact 575-646-1839 or parking@nmsu.edu for additional information.

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.

Center for Learning & Professional Development offers training courses

Do you have employees who report directly to you?
Did you know that you can access their training records in Training Central?
There is a way to monitor staff progress, including options like viewing team registrations, monitoring completed courses, and managing your team certifications such as Compliance 2015 that is due Oct. 1, 2015. All you need to do is click on the link below to begin.

*Please note that Temporary Faculty, Graduate/Teaching Assistants and Temporary Exempt Staff will not display as direct reports. If you would like to add a direct report that is not currently in your list, please contact trainingcentral@nmsu.edu to make arrangements.

The Center for Learning & Professional Development would like to remind all student employees, faculty and staff of the 2015 Compliance Training Program. This required online training is due by Oct 1, 2015. 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/.

For upcoming training opportunities, please visit our training calendar at http://training.nmsu.edu/CLPD/training-calendar.php.