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NMSU Hotline — August 18, 2015

NMSU dean designs roadmap for graduate school

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Whether it is locating a gene that contributes to curing a disease or finding new methods to teach children how to read, New Mexico State University Graduate School Dean Loui Reyes wants students to imagine the freedom to discover.

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Campus Announcements

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.

Special Southwestern Buffet to be held Wednesday

As their way of saying ?Welcome Back,? The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host a special Southwestern Buffet for $10.99 plus tax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. This buffet will feature both red and green chile cheese enchiladas, pork carnita tacos, traditional calabacitas, chips and homemade salsa, caramel macchiato gelato and more. Buffet price includes access to this all-you-care-to-eat buffet and a non-alcoholic beverage.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center adjacent to the south end of Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Student employment fair to be held Aug. 26

NMSU Career Services Student Employment Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26, on the first floor of Corbett Center in the Aggie Lounge. Currently eighteen programs are scheduled to be at the fair to meet students who are seeking a part-time student job. There is still time to register to attend the fair if you have regular student employment and/or work-study positions available for the fall semester.

If you are interested in participating in the student employment fair, register by clicking on the following linkhttp://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/student-employment-fair/student-employment-registration/. Deadline is Friday, Aug. 21.

For more information, call Career Services at 575-646-1631 or email rbensley@nmsu.edu.

Expanded campus hours and parking permit contest

As another school year begins Wednesday, Aug. 19, all NMSU campus vendors will be returning to their regular hours for fall and spring. View a complete list of hours for all campus restaurants, convenience stores, and the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café at http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ which now includes an all new interactive map. Note that while some vendors have already returned to fall hours, not all are required to do so until Wednesday. This information can also be accessed on the NMSU INSIDER free mobile app available at http://nmsuinsider.conduitapps.com.

In addition, the NMSU Parking Dept. will expand its hours until 6 p.m. this week only for those wishing to purchase parking permits. Parking regulations will go into effect for the new year on Sept. 1. The Parking Office is located at 1400 E. University Ave. next to Barnes & Noble at NMSU. Learn more about NMSU parking permits at http://park.nmsu.edu/permits/.

Aging infrastructure, energy independence among topics at 2015 Domenici Conference

Speakers at the 2015 Domenici Public Policy Conference will discuss recent developments in four trending policy areas ? the nation?s aging infrastructure, U.S. energy independence, regional economic development and Middle East policy. The event is set for Sept. 16 and 17 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.

Experts including former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, former U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford and global energy authority Amy Myers Jaffe are among those scheduled to appear.

The Domenici Institute, now in its eighth year as host of the conference, is named after New Mexico?s longest-serving U.S. senator, Pete V. Domenici. The institute was established at New Mexico State University with the goal of continuing Domenici?s legacy of service to the state of New Mexico and the nation by providing unique learning and policy research opportunities.


NMSU moves Ag Days Degree program to Clovis

New Mexico State University?s annual Ag Days Degree program will be held in Clovis this year on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 3 and 4, at the Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd.

?Because of requests from our constituent, we will be moving the Ag Days Degree program to different locations throughout the state,? said Marcy Ward, NMSU Extension livestock specialist. ?Clovis will our first off-campus event.?

Ag Days Degree is a classroom-setting program that allows producers, students and anyone else who is interested to learn fundamental concepts of agricultural industries. Attendees can take courses in animal science, natural resources and agronomy.


NMSU to host chile field day in Las Cruces in September

Chile roasting season is here, and if you?ve ever wanted to learn more about the pepper, the 2015 Chile Field Day is the perfect opportunity. This year, New Mexico State University?s Leyendecker Plant Science Research Center will host the field day from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Sept. 9, and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Leyendecker is located eight miles southeast of Las Cruces on Highway 28. The event is free and open to the public.

?Most New Mexicans love to eat chile; we hope to showcase some of the research projects that support production of the crop,? said Stephanie Walker, NMSU extension plant sciences assistant professor. ?Research projects, including pest and disease management, breeding and mechanization, that are being conducted at NMSU that contribute to the productivity of the state?s chile fields, will be presented.

?There?s also much more to choosing chile varieties than hot versus mild. Attendees will learn about different chile varieties, so that they can better decide on their favorites,? she said.


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.

NMSU to teach Lamaze classes in English, Spanish this fall

For the first time this fall, the New Mexico State University School of Nursing will offer Lamaze childbirth preparation classes in both English and Spanish for free to pregnant women in their seventh to ninth month of pregnancy.

NMSU nursing faculty and students are teaching the educational classes to women. The first Spanish six-week course will start Oct. 7 in the School of Nursing of the College of Health and Social Services building. The course is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday night from Oct. 7 to Nov. 18.

The English course will be offered on two Saturdays in November. The concentrated pair of classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 and Nov. 14. To register, call college assistant professor Martha Morales at 575-646-8089 or email at moralest@nmsu.edu.


Lincoln County resident inducted into New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame

Lincoln County resident Kristin Sultemeier was inducted into the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame at New Mexico State University during the 4-H State Conference.

?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.?

Sultemeier has been a volunteer 4-H leader in Lincoln County for 25 years, beginning while raising her three children in the 4-H program. She has been a 4-H Organizational Leader for 20 of those years.