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NMSU Hotline — September 1, 2015

NMSU professor explores Alaska in ?Global Connections? talk

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As the original mastermind behind the ?Global Connections? talks hosted by NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences, Jon Hunner, an NMSU history professor and historian, is kicking off this year?s events with a discussion of Alaska.

Hunner?s talk, titled ?Alaska from Kenai to Denali,? will highlight his experiences while visiting the 49th state last July. The event will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Gerald Thomas Hall Auditorium.

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Campus Announcements

Taos Restaurant to host 'Cityscapes: Austin' event today

Savor the food of Austin, Texas, without leaving Las Cruces. Taos Restaurant, NMSU's dining hall, will host ?Cityscapes: Austin? from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, with a menu featuring spinach and jack cheese enchiladas, wasabi pork tacos, chipotle patty melts and vanilla caramel flan.

The event cost is one meal plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax. For more information, follow NMSU Dining on Facebook or Twitter @NMSUdining or call 575-646-1749.

Career Services presents 'Resume Fundamentals 1.0' workshop today

Are you looking for a part-time job or position on campus? Was the last time you worked on your resume in high school? Do you need a refresher course so you can start your resume with a clean slate? Stop by the "Resume Fundamentals 1.0" workshop to learn about the basic types of resumes, how to best market yourself for each position, and how to format each section of a resume. The workshop is from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today in the Zuhl Conference Room 225.

Contact careers@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631 with any questions.

Emergency notification system test to be conducted Wednesday

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, NMSU will conduct a test of the university's emergency notification system.

If you have registered to receive emergency notifications, an emergency test message will be sent to you. Depending on which notification method you selected, you will receive an emergency test text message, university email/personal email, and/or cell phone/standard telephone (land line) recorded message. No response to the test message is necessary. Simultaneously, NMSU will also be conducting a test of the Las Cruces Campus Outdoor Weather Warning Siren system, which is used in case of a severe weather emergency like a tornado or dangerous hail storm. In addition, several of the digital signs are now integrated with Emergency Notification System and will also be activated for this test.

Registering Your Emergency Notification Information

If you have not already registered to receive emergency notifications, please do so as soon as possible at http://emergency.nmsu.edu. With the exception of your university email address, which is automatically populated by NMSU central systems, you must enter all other contact information. Please do not list the same number in multiple fields, doing so can result in multiple notifications. Please select the campus or campuses for which you wish to receive notifications.

Updating and Verifying Your Emergency Notification Information

Please take a little time to update and verify your contact information prior to the test at http://emergency.nmsu.edu. Please do not list the same number in multiple fields, doing so can result in multiple notifications. Please select the campus or campuses for which you wish to receive notifications.

Things to keep in mind

1) After receiving an emergency test message, visit www.nmsu.edu. This is where more information will be provided in the event of an actual emergency and will also be activated for this test.

2) Please do not call 911 for additional information.

3) Do call 911 if you are reporting an emergency not related to the test.

4) Messages are purposefully brief so people can receive them via text message.

Questions or Comments

Contact Norma Grijalva at norma@nmsu.edu, if you have any questions or comments regarding this notice. You may also contact the Emergency Planning Committee with any questions, concerns or suggestions at emergencynotification@nmsu.edu.

Back by popular demand: All-American buffet on Wednesday

Due to overwhelmingly positive guest feedback, the 3rd Floor Bistro will bring back the all-American buffet, available for $10.99 plus tax, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature spicy buffalo BBQ chicken, Texas-style brisket, herbed mashed potatoes, grilled corn on the cob and, of course, apple pie with vanilla ice cream. 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.

Career Services presents Resume AggieMania

Revise, review and revamp: bring your resume or bring your questions. Career Services staff will be able to assist you with basic resume reviews and tips to prepare for the upcoming Career Expo. Find us in a different building each day.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 2
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Science Hall Lobby

Date: Thursday, Sept. 3
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Gerald Thomas Lobby

Date: Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Engineering Complex III Lobby

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Business Complex Lobby

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: O'Donnell Hall Atrium

Contact careers@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631 with any questions.

Welcome home Aggies event to be held Thursday

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management invite all Aggies to join them in welcoming all students to the fall 2015 semester for some fun, food, live entertainment and raffles from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, on the lawn at Gerald Thomas Hall. All participants are asked to bring a canned food item to support the Roadrunner Food Bank and receive your free ticket for the raffles taking place throughout the event. Food trucks will be offering a special $5 meal deal for this event. Student organizations will also host game booths. The live music begins at 6 p.m., with remarks by NMSU President Garrey Carruthers and other dignitaries taking place beforehand.

If you have any questions regarding this event, you may contact Daniel Smead at 575-646-3308 or Shannon Norris at 575-646-5852.

Southern NM Valley Fever and Norovirus Conference to be held Sept. 12

The Southern NM Valley Fever & Norovirus Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at NMSU's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Gerald Thomas Hall Auditorium. Registration is $5. Pay online or at the door. There will be a continental breakfast. Students are welcome.

Speakers include Paul Dulin (retired), director of the Office of Border Health, NM Department of Health, on Valley Fever and Julianna Ferreira, RN, MSN, MPH, NM Department of Health, on Norovirus. The event is hosted by the NM Environmental Health Association and NM Cooperative Extension.

Register at http://www.nmeha.org/event-1949810.

DACC Community Education offers Fluid Movement Tai Chi course

A Fluid Movement Tai Chi course pairs dynamic stretching techniques that align the total body, with this short, four-minute Tai Chi form that's easy to learn and therefore an excellent form for the beginner. Balanced with deep, rhythmic breathing, you will experience an increase in energy, focused mindfulness, and a calmness of spirit. Why not give yourself the gift of health and well-being for a lifetime in this popular DACC Community Education course? The class is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 to Nov. 30 and cost is $93. To sign up, or for more information, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training offers course for meeting minute-takers

No matter who you are or what you do, whether at work or in the community, you are involved in meetings. To ensure meetings are productive and worth the expense involved, three ingredients are necessary ? find out what those ingredients are at this interactive Minute-Takers Workshop. If people can?t remember or agree on what actually occurred at a meeting, how can the group effectively accomplish its objectives? After this one-day workshop you will understand your role as a minute-taker and the best techniques for producing minutes that include all the essential information needed. The course is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 and cost is $139. For questions or more information, contact us at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

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

Join colleagues in sharing your ?Best Practices? at the 2015 NMSU Community College Round Up Oct. 2-3 at NMSU Grants. Submit a proposal and register now. The two days will be filled with presentations and breakout 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 http://grants.nmsu.edu/?s=Round+Up.

Serving alcohol on campus approval forms available online

Please be advised that serving alcohol on campus requires approval from the Alcohol Review Committee. The form(s) needed may be accessed through the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management website at http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/shrtm/index.html.

Please direct any questions to Irene Fierro at irfierro@nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research conference Sept. 11

The New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services will host the Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research 2015 Conference: Academic-Community Partnerships to Address Health Disparities in the Border Region from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Pete V. Domenici Hall Yates Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

?Last year?s conference focused on bringing together NMSU faculty interested in working across disciplines on research related to health disparities in the border region. As a result, interdisciplinary teams targeting adolescent and child health, aging, obesity and trauma or violence issues formed and have been working together throughout the year,? said Jill McDonald, director of the Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research at NMSU.