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NMSU Hotline — September 3, 2015

NMSU begins participation in SARA to help students with interstate distance education

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This summer, New Mexico State University was approved to participate as an institution of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) after the state of New Mexico joined the initiative in May. Vermont and Wyoming also joined 20 other states as members of SARA.

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Campus Announcements

Welcome home Aggies event to be held today

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. today, 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 575-646-6308 or Shannon Norris at 575-646-5852.

Graduate/faculty seminar to be held Friday

The Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate/Faculty Seminar by Paul Calvert, professor, Chemical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, titled 3D Printing of Cells in Gels will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 200. Everyone is welcome.

For more information call 575-646-3405.

FSA-RMR office information session and PCard receipt destruction training to be held Sept. 10

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Senate Chamber Room 302 in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, retention requirements, PCard receipt destruction and more. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at the Las Cruces campus, will be offered at the same time as our live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting, contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

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

Faculty and staff are invited to the Instructional Innovation and Quality (IIQ, http://instruction.nmsu.edu) Open House from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 10, in Milton Hall Rooms 81, 85 and 185. Stop by and find out who we are and what we do (instruction.nmsu.edu). Enjoy refreshments and fun.

For more information contact Susie Bussmann at sucepppib@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1650.

New Mexico AMP Conference to be held Oct. 2

The New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation (New Mexico AMP) will hold its annual Student Research Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for promising undergraduate researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors to present their research in poster format and to provide a networking opportunity for community college and university students and for students in the New Mexico MESA program.

For further information and to register for the conference, visit http://www.nmsu.edu/~nmamp/conference. Poster presenters must submit an abstract of their presentations online at the conference site by Sept. 11.

For more information call the New Mexico AMP Administration Office at 575-646-1847.

Annual water conference to be held in Taos on Oct. 7-8

Registration is open for the 60th annual New Mexico Water Conference hosted by the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute. This year?s conference, Coloring Outside the Lines: Can Science Help Us Be Creative and Innovative in Managing Our Water? promises to be a catalyst that encourages dialogue about the relationship between New Mexico?s water supply challenges and the state?s management opportunities and constraints. The day-and-a-half conference features state and regional water experts and will likely draw more than 200 participants. The conference includes a poster session and optional tours the day before the conference begins.

Early registration, prior to Sept. 15, 2015 is $75 and includes two lunches. Student registration is $50. To learn more about the conference and to register, visit the NM WRRI?s conference website at http://2015.wrri.nmsu.edu/.

Save the date for the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic

Save the date for the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic that will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at the Horseshoe. It is a staggered lunch period to enjoy a picnic lunch and honor NMSU employees for their service to NMSU.

For more information contact rbensley@ad.nmsu.edu.

Fall 2015 safety training announcement

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) has provided the 2015 Fall Safety Training Schedule via the monthly calendars at http://safety.nmsu.edu/training/calendar/ehs_cal_go.htm. During the fall semester, EH&S expects to provide more than 120 safety-related classes and instruction to some 1,800 NMSU individuals in effort to help prevent injury, provide risk management, and comply with OSHA & EPA requirements.

For those unfamiliar with the campus, their site includes Google satellite images and street maps of NMSU with detailed directions (map) to the safety training facility in the Academic Research C building.

Classes include safety training requirements, evening and special classes, maintenance safety blitz, lab safety refreshers, pedestrian, bicyclists and campus drivers, and safety initiatives and emergency preparedness.

In addition, defensive driving and campus driving refresher classes are provided monthly by EH&S instructors. A summary of best practices for campus driving is also provided at http://safety.nmsu.edu/news/updates/bestpracticecampusdriver.html

For more information visit http://safety.nmsu.edu.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Forklift Certification will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, Monday, Oct, 19, Wednesday, Nov. 18 and Friday, Dec. 11. The cost for each class is $129. Occupational Safety and Health Administration training in powered industrial truck operation will be provided (no experience required). The course includes classroom lecture, instructor demonstrations, hands-on performance evaluation, written examination, permit card and certificate of completion for those who successfully pass the course.

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