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NMSU Hotline — August 13, 2015

APS Foundation awards $137,000 to NMSU for Farmington STEM programs

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As many as 300 elementary and middle school students in Farmington, N.M., will benefit from extended science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs, thanks to New Mexico State University and a $137,000 grant from the APS Foundation.


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Campus Announcements

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.

Housing & Residential Life informational tabling space available

Tabling Spaces is still available for Move-In Day, Sunday, Aug. 16, for NMSU 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. Sunday, Aug. 16.

Also, still in need of volunteers help students move-in.

For more information contact Jenn Montes at jdmontes@nmsu.edu.

The Campus Health Center to be closed Aug. 17

The Campus Health Center will be closed all day Monday, Aug. 17, for staff training and will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 18.

For more information, call 575-646-1512.

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.

Volunteers needed for 'Ask Me! Where?s My Class?' tables during Aggie Welcome and Orientation Week

As a part of Aggie Welcome and Orientation Week, there will be "Ask Me! Where's My Class?" tables at six different locations across campus from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, and Thursday, Aug. 20 (broken down into one-hour shifts for both days). Volunteers are needed to help guide new Aggies in the right direction. Two individuals per shift are needed to staff the tables. Faculty, staff and student employees are encouraged to volunteer.

Supplies will be provided by the Aggie Welcome and Orientation program.

For more information, contact Angela Bates at aarvizo@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1722.

New Mexico Agricultural Leadership program recruiting new group

Over the last 14 years the NM Ag Leadership (NMAL) program has served New Mexico by identifying and providing leadership development opportunities to more than 90 men and women in the food, agriculture and natural resource industries so they could become stronger and more effective in their industries and communities.

Be one of New Mexico?s strongest leaders by joining NMAL.They are presently recruiting participants for the 11th class scheduled to begin in November 2015. Download the application packet at http://aces.nmsu.edu/nmal/application.html and submit it via email or regular mail by Aug. 20.

Evening of art at Dona Ana Community College

An evening to celebrate art will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in building DAEM at the East Mesa Campus in the mezzanine of the Dona Ana Community College President?s office.

Donations of artworks from the Royce Marin Rein estate will be unveiled and several will be available as part of a silent auction to benefit the DACC Art Collection Endowment. The donation of artwork by the Rein estate by Michael Peacock to the DACC permanent art collection features 67 paintings, drawings, paper-cut collages, mobiles and lithographs that span the breadth of his career.

The DACC permanent art collection has more than 250 original artworks and limited edition prints donated by artists and patrons over the past 10 years. The collection includes representational, abstract and non-objective artworks in various media.

In 2014, an endowment was established within the New Mexico State University Foundation to support the continued acquisition, preparation and conservation of the art. Several suites of works representing the careers of notable artists, John Moffitt, Bill Gambling and Royce Marin Rein are included in the DACC collection.

For more information contact Michael Stewart at 575-527-7582 or Glenn Schwaiger at 575-527-7752.

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.

Student Success Center and TRIO Student Support Services to relocate

The Student Success Center, TRIO Student Support Services and TRIO Upward Bound are relocating to the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 128. The Student Success Center, TRIO Student Support Services and TRIO Upward Bound will resume normal operating hours on Friday, Aug. 14.

The ICT Computer Lab located inside the Student Success Center closed Aug. 7 in preparation of the lab?s relocation to the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 128. The ICT lab will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 18.

For more information, contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

NMSU Advancement donation form links

NMSU Advancement has recently upgraded its web presence to a new server. Check us out at http://support.nmsu.edu.

Does your department want its very own DONATE NOW web page? Are you fundraising for a special project or specific scholarship? Contact Nigel Holman, director annual giving, at nholman@nmsu.edu.

All existing departmental or scholarship "Donate, Donate Now, Give Now, etc..." links your department has requested from University Advancement Services that pre-populate the online giving form with a Fund Name should still function correctly. The existing links on your web pages would have the format http://giving.nmsu.edu/<>.html

Test your links and contact Nancy Clein Tafoya at nancyp@nmsu.edu if you have any issues or questions.

DACC Customized Training class offered

New, Spanish for Banking is an online 16-hour course. The cost is $129. Designed for banking and credit union professionals wanting to better communicate with their Spanish-speaking customers. Topics include common banking job titles, general banking vocabulary, banking verbs, opening an account, cashing a check, depositing a check, withdrawals and transfers, banking problems and more.

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