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NMSU Hotline — August 31, 2015

Investment company selects Arrowhead-supported business for competitive program

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A company developed with support from New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center technology incubator has been selected for an entrepreneurship program with an elite investment company focused on addressing water and energy problems.

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Campus Announcements

Red to Green Money Management Financial Literacy Program workshops to be held

The Financial Literacy workshops to be held for the month of September are:

Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents: Sept. 2: 3 to 4 p.m. in Science Hall Room 117 and Sept. 29: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Domenici Hall Room 006
Ins and Outs of Student Loans: Sept. 8: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Domenici Hall Room 006
Discover Financial Freedom: Sept. 15: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Domenici Hall Room 006
Don?t Let Your Identity Get Stolen!: Sept. 21: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Science Hall Room 117

If you are unable to attend a workshop you are still able to learn more about these topics or receive assistance with other financial literacy questions. Call 575-646-1631 to arrange an appointment or complete the Request and Appointment form http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

Refer to their homepage http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/financial-resources/ and join their social media.

NMSU Library offering tours

Do you know where to go for help with a research paper? Or how to get books from libraries all over the world? Or where to browse DVDs, CDs and current magazines?

All members of the campus community are invited to join the Library staff for a 40-minute tour of both NMSU Library buildings. It is not necessary to sign up in advance. In addition to seeing highlights of services and collections, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. They are once again offering one tour in Spanish.

Tours will begin at the Information Desk at Zuhl Library. For dates and times visit http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/tours.shtml.

Individual tours can also be arranged. Students can get a certificate of attendance that instructors may count toward extra credit.

For more information contact 575-646-4129, or the Information Desk at 575-646-5792.

Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research 2015 Conference to be held Sept. 11

Register now for the Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research (SWIHDR) 2015 Conference: Academic-Community Partnerships to Address Health Disparities in the Border Region. Find the registration link, the most current conference agenda, and the breakout session details at their website http://health.nmsu.edu/swihdr/2015-swihdr-conference/.

This conference will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in the Pete V. Domenici Hall, Yates Theater. This conference is free and open to the public and the entire NMSU community. They look forward to seeing you there.

For more information email Anna Martin at aemartin@nmsu.edu.

Register now for the 2015 Domenici Public Policy Conference, Sept. 16 and 17

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

Experts including former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Deputy Director Dana Christensen and New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez are among those scheduled to appear.

The two-day conference costs $50 to attend. The event is free to university students. View the full agenda and register now at www.domenici.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2066 for more information.

Salon Discovery to be held Sept. 18

Discover the rich history and continued accomplishments of the Department of Astronomy at Salon Discovery?s fall gala event, ?NMSU Astromony: Clyde Tombaugh and Beyond? at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 18 in Atkinson Recital Hall.

NMSU professors Nancy Chanover and James McAteer pilot your educational and entertaining journey, taking you from the department?s origins under Tombaugh to the fascinating work of today?s faculty. Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to our astronomy experts, enjoy live dance performances by NMSU?s award-winning student dance programs and stargaze at the after-party on the Horseshoe. There will also be light refreshments and spectacular views of space on large screens.

Salon Discovery provides the Las Cruces community with a showcase of the amazing accomplishments and expertise of NMSU faculty, staff and students in areas as diverse as science, music and dance. Tickets are on sale now and will be available at the door. NMSU students can pick up a free ticket at the door with a valid student ID.

For more information, go to SalonDiscovery.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1420.

NMSU Carlsbad?s nursing class pass program

One hundred percent of NMSU Carlsbad?s nursing class passed the end of program (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt. This is a record few institutions achieve. The students were able to achieve this despite a toughening of standards by the agency. Students attributed their success to the dedication of the nursing faculty and staff. The exam tests the knowledge skills and abilities of the candidates before they are eligible to enter the field of nursing.

For more information call 575-234-9414.

Campus Tutoring Service is here to help

Campus Tutoring has moved to a new location and is open for business. Free tutoring is provided for all NMSU students with no appointment necessary. They cover all courses except for writing (contact the Writing Center) and math (contact the Math Success Center). They are located in Corbett Center Room 206.

Check the tutor schedule at http://ssc.nmsu.edu/campus-tutoring-service/ or call 575-646-6050.

NMSU Library to continue to offer late night hours and group study rooms

The NMSU Library is pleased to announce the continuation of the late night hours for the Zuhl Library for fall 2015. From Monday to Thursday, and on Sundays, Zuhl Library will be open until 2 a.m. Also in Zuhl Library, group study rooms will also be available for reservation on the second floor. These rooms have technology for students to plug in their laptops to share screens, along with white boards and a podium for practicing speeches. Laptop connectors to the screens, along with white board markers, can be checked out at the front desk.

For more information or to make a reservation, go to http://nmsu.libcal.com/rooms.php?i=10122 or contact Zuhl Circulation at 575-646-6910.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Healthy Cooking for Kids, kids will learn to prepare dishes from different parts of the world in a healthy way. Discover nutritious ingredients and fun ways to cook that will remain with them for their whole life. For kids ages 8?12. The class will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12-Oct. 17. The cost is $63.

Dementia for Family Care Givers is designed for family caregivers dealing with Alzheimer?s disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy-Body Dementia or other conditions which cause significant memory problems. Learn basic information about dementia and cover essential elements to address throughout the illness, common health complications, and tips from professional care providers who deliver person-centered care. Use of materials and internet will facilitate learning and maximize competence in care-giving beyond the end of the course. Your instructor is an authority on dementia. This online class will be held from Sept. 8-Oct. 2. The cost is $152.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

In the Entrepreneurship Certificate course, boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks. Learn how to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage and market your new business. The three one-month courses cost $498 and are available separately or as a certificate.

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

NMSU?s Information and Communication Technology program offers online degree

Technology is consistently changing. To keep up with the demands of the evolving technology, students can learn about useful tools needed in the field through New Mexico State University?s bachelor?s degree in information and communication technology.

The program is offered through NMSU?s College of Engineering. ICT is a distance education program and two plus two program, which is intended as two years of instruction for students who have an associate degree or two year?s of credits in computer and other technology-related programs. The ICT program was launched in 2006 and is a great opportunity for people considering a career change according to ICT Coordinator Jeff Beasley.