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NMSU Hotline — August 26, 2015

NMSU convocation includes unveiling of historical sign honoring social justice advocate


New Mexico State University honored its faculty at the 2015 fall convocation ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. Every fall and spring, convocation is held to honor excellence on campus.

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Campus Announcements

Hawaiian Luau buffet today

Back by popular demand, treat yourself to a Hawaiian Luau buffet, available for $10.99 plus tax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature shoyu chicken, kalua pork, sweet macaroni salad, banana cream pie, coconut haupia 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, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium.

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

Financial literacy workshops to be held

The Financial Literacy Workshop, College is Going to Cost Me How Much?, will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. today in Science Hall Room 117. Coming up short on how to pay for school? Red to Green Money Management will help you learn how to find grants and scholarships through our school and on your own. Still coming up short? Discover when and how to responsibly take out loans. Faculty, staff and students are welcome.

The Financial Literacy Workshop, Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents!, will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, in Science Hall Room 117. Do you like the idea of budgeting, but just can?t seem to stick to one? Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on how to create, maintain and succeed at your budgeting endeavors.

To schedule a free appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, sign-up for our social media to receive weekly updates. We?re on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

Meet and greet with executive chef

Discuss culinary arts, cooking techniques, campus dining and even the Freshmen 15 with Sodexo Executive Chef, Aida Samaniego, an El Paso native with degrees from Cornell University and NMSU. Taos Restaurant will feature our Meet Your Executive Chef event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, where guests will be able to dialogue with Chef Aida and dine on some of her favorite dishes, including paleo lasagna, chicken chipotle sandwiches, roasted tilapia with caramelized ginger sauce, vanilla cream profiteroles and more.

Discover the full menu and other dining events on Facebook and Twitter @NMSUdining. Admission to this event is one meal plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax. Don?t have a meal plan? Sign up now and start saving money at http://dining.nmsu.edu.

Swim School registration still open

Swim School registration is still open. They have limited room so hurry into the Wellness Office in the Activity Center to sign up. If you have any questions contact Katie Hack at kthack@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3347.

Instructional Innovation and Quality open house to be held Sept. 10

Faculty and staff are invited to the Instructional Innovation and Quality (IIQ) Open House from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in Milton Hall Rooms 59, 81 and 185. Stop by and find out who they are and what they do. Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact instruction.nmsu.edu.

Limited seating for The 3rd Floor Bistro at The Danny Villanueva Victory Club Friday, Sept. 18

Due to a special event, The 3rd Floor Bistro at The Danny Villanueva Victory Club will have very limited seating Friday, Sept. 18. They apologize for any inconvenience. The restaurant is normally open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving fine cuisine at very reasonable prices and with the best view in Las Cruces. Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash are accepted.

Sodexo Campus Dining at New Mexico State University can be reached at 575-646-4801, online at http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.net or follow us on Facebook & Twitter @NMSUdining.

Campus Tutoring Service has moved

The Campus Tutoring Service has a new look and a new location. They are located in Corbett Center on the second floor Room 206. The opening date for tutoring is at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. Tutors are undergraduate students who have successfully completed their courses here at NMSU. Students do not need an appointment and it is absolutely free.

For more information visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu/campus-tutoring-service/ or call 575-646-6050.

NMSU Theatre Arts receives national recognition for innovation

NMSU Theatre Arts was one of five college programs noted in Playbill, the premiere online resource for theatre, for its innovative productions. The article highlighted NMSU Theatre Arts? co-production with Scaffolding Theatre Company of this summer?s ?Chicago? that was set in a women?s prison. The other four schools in the article include Stanford, Harvard, Pace University and Yale.

The full article can be viewed at http://playbill.com/news/article/innovative-college-productions-that-thought-outside-the-theatrical-box-358616.

NMSU Theatre Arts/American Southwest Theatre Company list serve available

Faculty and staff wishing to join the NMSU Theatre Arts/American Southwest Theatre Company list serve to receive notifications of upcoming events and productions should submit their email address at http://eepurl.com/bw50nn. As a reminder, faculty and staff receive reduced ticket pricing for both single tickets and season tickets.

For more information, call 575-646-4515.

NMSU sees big savings so far thanks to energy performance contract

Just 10 months into an energy performance contract between New Mexico State University and energy services company Ameresco, the university has seen big savings so far in its utility bills.

NMSU Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing director Patrick Chavez said so far, the campus has seen about 17 percent in savings in the campus? electrical use, and about 25 percent in heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Contract work is still being conducted, but Chavez said he expects that the university?s project savings will meet or exceed the contract?s guaranteed 17 percent savings.

Chavez said that through June, the university has seen about $1.32 million in savings thanks to the contract.


NMSU program manager and alumna named among New Mexico Women of STEM

Rebecca Galves and Patty Lopez are among 17 women across the state honored this month for their contributions in motivating young women to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

The group received awards at the Aug. 1 event in Albuquerque, which included a photo shoot.

The women will be featured in a 16-month calendar distributed to public schools around the state. The calendar will feature the biography of each woman?s accomplishments to encourage young women to make STEM choices for their own careers.

Galves, manager of NMSU?s Young Women in Computing program over the last five years, and Lopez, a senior platform applications engineer with Intel who earned her bachelor?s, master?s and doctorate from NMSU, were selected along with women from a variety organizations including universities and colleges across the state as well as Albuquerque Public Schools and Los Alamos and Sandia National Labs.


DACC Customized Training classes offered

Social Media for Business will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. The cost is $69. Do you know the top seven social media sites for business? Do you know the difference between Pinterest and Instagram? Are you interested in promoting your business on social media but don?t know how to get started? Come to this informative workshop and learn how to actively promote your business in these areas. Learn what the difference is between Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.

Spanish for Dentists and Dental Hygienists is an online, 16-hour course. The cost is $129. This is an occupational Spanish conversation course that seeks to bridge the communication gap between English-speaking dental professionals and Spanish-speaking patients. Topics include medical history, initial contact and questions, dental cleaning, dental X-rays, pain, dental assessment, procedures and treatment and patient education.

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