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NMSU Hotline — August 17, 2015

NMSU Innovation Fellow participates in White House Demo Day

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The wide-ranging talents of innovators from across the country were showcased earlier this week at the first-ever White House Demo Day. Innovators from around the country joined President Barak Obama to demo their individual success stories and show why every American should have the opportunity to pursue bold, game-changing ideas. Among those invited to participate in the event was New Mexico State University electrical engineering Ph.D. candidate Shanta Thoutam, also a University Innovation Fellow.

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Campus Announcements

Campus Health Center to be closed today

The Campus Health Center will be closed all day today for staff training and will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 18. All student Insurance processes will be available Tuesday, Aug. 18 in the lobby.

For more information call 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 Award 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 webcast 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.

Singers wanted for The NMSU Masterworks Chorus

The NMSU Masterworks Chorus begins another year of great music making. If you love to sing, haven't sung in a while, or are just looking for a great opportunity, come and audition for this choir. The auditions will held from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, and again from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, in the NMSU Music Building Room 103 (choir room). Prepare two minutes to sing or else a carol or familiar hymn tune will be provided for you.

The choir is made up of both community members and students. You won't regret getting involved in a choir as the benefits to your health are immeasurable.

For more information or to schedule a time, contact John Flanery at jflanery@nmsu.eduor or 601-434-1977.

Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

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% compliance on http://training.nmsu.edu/2015-compliance-training-progress-report/.

CLPD is hosting the following training opportunities.

Procurement Card Policies and Procedures for Cardholders will be held Aug. 18. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007401

NMSU WordPress Template 2.0 ? Open Lab will be held Aug. 20, 21, 25 and 26. Visit the website to select the date and time of your choice: http://training.nmsu.edu/CLPD/training-calendar.php

New Employee Orientation: Welcome to NMSU will be held Aug. 24. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007066

WordPress for Administrators will be held Aug. 25. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007394

WEAVE Online Assessment System will be held Aug. 26. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007648

Understanding Student Data Reports ? II (Cognos) will be held Aug. 27. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007124

WordPress: Using GravityForms will be held Aug. 27. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007397

For additional information, visit http://training.nmsu.edu/.

'Rocky Horror Picture Show' movie screening to be held Aug. 28

The American Southwest Theatre Company presents the ?Rocky Horror Picture Show? (the movie) beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at the new ASNMSU Center for the Arts, located at the corner of University Avenue and Espina Street, on the New Mexico State University campus.

Tickets are $10 general admission including a prop bag, or $5 for the balcony. Prop bags are not permitted in the balcony.
The American Southwest Theatre Company is a nonprofit organization that benefits the NMSU Theatre Arts Department.

For more information call 575-646-4515 or 646-4517.

How Rude! Workplace incivility is contagious

Rudeness in the workplace isn?t just unpleasant, it?s also contagious. Encountering rude behavior at work makes people more likely to perceive rudeness in later interactions, a University of Florida study shows. That perception makes them more likely to be impolite in return, spreading rudeness like a virus. To read more, go to http://chc.nmsu.edu/eap/wpt/.

New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame adds eight to its honorees

Eight 4-H leaders and supporters were inducted into the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame in July at New Mexico State University. The induction ceremony, which was held during the 4-H State Conference, included individual recognition for the inductees and a breakfast.
The hall of fame, established in 2002, honors 4-H members, volunteer leaders, fair superintendents, advisory board members, 4-H Foundation trustees and former faculty with NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service, which administers 4-H statewide.

?This is the highest honor we have to offer people who have provided support and service to 4-H members in New Mexico,? said Rick Richardson, interim department head of the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service?s 4-H Youth Development Program. ?Including this group, we have inducted 211 individuals and couples into the hall of fame.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11317/new-mexico-4-h-hall-of-fame-adds-eight-to-its-honorees

2015 NMSU Community College Round Up Oct. 2-3 at NMSU Grants

Submit a proposal and register now. Join colleagues in sharing your ?Best Practices? at the 2015 NMSU Community College Round Up Oct. 2-3, at NMSU Grants. The two days will be filled with presentations and break-out sessions, with time to enjoy fall colors, great food, and local entertainment. Registration is $80 and includes a Friday evening dining experience at the Acoma Sky City Hotel and Conference Center.

For more information contact Harry Sheski at 505-287-6641 or hsheski@nmsu.edu. Details can be found at the following link: http://grants.nmsu.edu/?s=Round+Up.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Individual Defensive Instincts, learn how to enhance your instincts as a first line of defense and the practice of easy retainable techniques. A self-defense training to program developed for women of all ages and abilities. No previous experience required to join this important.

The class will be held several times this semester. The classes are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, Saturday, Sept. 19, Saturday, Oct. 3, Saturday, Oct. 17 or Saturday, Oct. 31. The cost is $49.

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