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NMSU Hotline — August 11, 2015

Students in NMSU?s Game Development Club play hard but work harder


Though many students have tried their hand at playing some sort of video game, it is unlikely that many could tell you the first thing about creating one ? even if you offered them a cheat code.

For those interested in learning the practices behind video game creation ? everything from crafting story concepts to coding ? New Mexico State University?s Game Development Club (GDC) in the College of Arts and Sciences has proved a valuable tool for numerous students from a variety of backgrounds.

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Campus Announcements

Employee Council meeting will be held Aug. 13

The next meeting of the NMSU Employee Council is set for 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, in Milton Hall Room 85. In addition to reports from representatives on university committees, the agenda includes Darlene Nelson discussing the efforts of the University Advancement office and consideration of Council bylaw revisions.

Meetings are always open to all employees in person or online via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employeecouncil2015.

Tickets available for 'An Encore of Great American Music' concert

The New Desert Harmony Singers presents "An Encore of Great American Music" along with the NMSU Contemporary Dance Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Atkinson Recital Hall. Come to this exciting event that will include songs from Broadway and other famous songs. Tickets are $10 and also will be available the night of the concert.

For ticket information you may contact Lisa at 575-646-1705 or 575-652-1388.

NMSU community invited to fall convocation

The NMSU community is invited to celebrate the start of the fall 2015 semester at convocation from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 18, in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. At convocation, they will recognize outstanding faculty through the Westhafer Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Patricia Christmore for junior tenure-track faculty members for excellence in teaching. Faculty and staff advisers also will be recognized with the Excellence in Academic Advising Award.

Refreshments will be served from 8:15 until 9 a.m. in the lobby of the Center. Convocation will be webcasted for those individuals that are located at the off-campus sites and the community colleges.

For more information contact the Provost?s Office at 575-646-2127.

First Year Walk to be held Aug. 18

Current students, staff and faculty members will line the International Mall and give our new Aggies a proper welcome into the Aggie Family at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. New students will learn of new and old traditions and meet Pistol Pete and the NMSU Pride Band. The incoming students will also hear from President Garrey Carruthers, Dean of Students Michael Jasek and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Bernadette Montoya.

For more information contact 575-646-3200.

NMSU hosts second annual Rio Chama Equine Expo on Aug. 29

All things horse will be the order of the day at the second annual Rio Chama Equine Expo, Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Rio Arriba Rural Events Center in Abiquiu.

New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service in Rio Arriba County is hosting the day?s event, which begins at 9 a.m.

?The expo is a great way for people to network and learn better horsemanship skills,? said Donald Martinez, NMSU Rio Arriba County agricultural agent. ?Last year we had 50 people participate; this year we are expecting it to double. There?s not a whole lot of these expos around anymore, so a lot of people who board horses in Santa Fe and Taos are coming to join us.?


Principal Investigator (PI) Training to be held Sept. 10

The Office of Grants & Contracts (OGC) and Sponsored Projects Accounting will provide Principal Investigator Training from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Large Conference Room at Anderson Hall. The training is intended to provide assistance to all NMSU researchers and/or other personnel involved with support efforts for proposal preparation, processing, submission and administration of externally-sponsored Grants and Contracts. The training is offered only twice per year, and is strongly encouraged for all prospective and current Principal Investigators that have yet to attend.

Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 5.94.40, of the NMSU Policy Manual, the principal investigator is the individual responsible for the intellectual direction of a research project and the training of graduate students. This responsibility includes the conduct of the project, fiscal and administrative accountability, and adherence to the requirements of all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and agreements. If a project has multiple investigators (lead principal investigator and co-principal investigators), they shall share the responsibility and accountability for leading and directing the project, both intellectually and logistically.

Register here: https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007880.

For more information call Vicki Morgan, OGC Administrative Assistant, at 575-646-1590.

Learn how to make award-winning wines

The Department of Agriculture Economics and the Horticulture Cooperative Plant Science Cooperative Extension Department offer a course on beginning wine making for small commercial wineries and amateur wine makers, marketing wines produced by boutique wineries and economics of owning and operating small wineries this fall semester. The course is AGE 458. We have space available for about four or five more students. Students must be 21 by Sept. 15 to take the course.

If interested, contact William Gorman at wigorman@nmsu.edu or by cell phone at 575-649-1295 or Roseann Colorbio at rocolorb@nmsu.edu or call 646-1044 to be admitted into the class.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Spanish for Food Service Workers is an online 16-hour course. The cost is $129. Designed for restaurant managers, wait staff, cooks and anyone working with Spanish-speaking employees and co-workers. Topics include menu, beverages and condiments, fruits and vegetables, meat and seafood, china and flatware, cleaning supplies, room set up, accidents and emergencies, hiring and training, and more.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.