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NMSU Hotline — September 4, 2015

NMSU and Howard University team up to broaden participation in engineering

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Nearly 60 students transferring into the engineering programs at New Mexico State University and Howard University this fall semester received an extra boost to help them with the transition and become successful engineering students. They were participants in a National Science Foundation-funded Breaking New Ground program led by engineering faculty at the respective universities.

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Campus Announcements

'Studio G Networking Hour' today covers idea generation

"Studio G Networking Hour" will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today, at Studio G, located at 1620 Standley Dr., Academic Research Building A. Studio G Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. This week's talk will cover idea generation, evaluating business ideas and building a team to start a business. Find out how to generate business ideas, determine if the idea is worth pursuing and how to put together a team for your venture.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

For information, contact Kramer Winingham at studiog@nmsu.edu or visit arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/studiog/.

Watch the Aggies play the Gators Saturday at Corbett Center

NMSU?s Corbett Center Student Union will show the Saturday football game between the Aggies and Florida Gators at 5:30 p.m. on the large quad-screen inside the first floor Aggie Lounge.

Contact CCSU?s new program specialist Kassie Ckodre at kherna17@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2582 for more information.

Changes in operating hours

The Pan American Center Ticket Office will open an additional two hours each day beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8. The new hours will be 8 a.m.?6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.?2 p.m. Saturday. The Pan Am Ticket Office is an official Ticketmaster outlet providing sales to NMSU ticketed events and Ticketmaster ticketed events nationwide. Those interested in purchasing tickets for the Sept. 25 Jason Aldean concert should be aware that less than 400 seats remain and is expected to sell out before the show date. Get your tickets now before they?re gone.

While most of the University will close Monday, Sept. 7, for Labor Day, Panda Express, The Player?s Grill, Corbett Corner, Aggie Express and the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces will open regular hours for your convenience. Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant will open 10 a.m.?7 p.m. that Monday as well. All other campus eateries will close for the holiday.

Corbett Center Student Union will open 9 a.m.?10 p.m. on Labor Day, while both the USPS Post Office and NMSU Mail Services will close.

For more information visit http://aux.nmsu.edu or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu.

Guest Artists to preform Sept. 8

Richard Schwartz, saxophone, and Philip Schuessler, piano, will preform selections from Embers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Atkinson Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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

Ribbon-cutting set for Sept. 10 for newly renovated undergraduate learning center

New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers invites the campus and the community to celebrate the opening of Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, at 2902 McFie Circleon NMSU?s main campus, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Work on the building continues, but the first classes in the center's state-of-the-art classrooms began this fall.

For more information, contact Nohemi Perez at nohemip@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1106.

Retirement planning webinars to be offered

?Tax Advantaged Strategies? will be presented by Micah Handell, a representative of AXA Advisors via Adobe Connect from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. This webinar provides tax-saving strategies through investing for retirement as well as the opportunity to ask questions online during the live presentation.

From 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, ?Cash Management? will be presented by Michael Lager, a representative of Valic via Adobe Connect. This webinar will demonstrate how to effectively manage your money to save for retirement and will give participants the opportunity to ask questions online during the live presentation.

The links for each Adobe Connect session will be available at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/voluntary/. A recording of both presentations will be posted on that site following the presentation for those employees not able to join the live webinar.

For questions about your benefits, contact Benefit Services at benefits@nmsu.edu or 575-646-8000. If you experience problems or need assistance attending a live broadcast, contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-5462 or training@nmsu.edu.

First NMSU Employee and Family tailgate to be held Sept. 12

All NMSU employees (from all campuses) and their families are invited to attend the tailgate from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, on the south side of the Educational Services Center (near the Duck Pond) for the football game with Georgia State. Employee Council and their sponsors have made game tickets available to those employees who do not currently have season tickets and wish to attend this game. Employees can secure up to four tickets by visiting the Employee Council website listed below and complete the request.


The tickets are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. These tickets when requested through the website prior to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 will be distributed at the tailgate in a will call format with staff ID or driver?s license needed to pick up the tickets.

There will be activities for the kids, giveaways, music, light food, drinks and most importantly good times and conversations with fellow employees and their families at this family-centered event. Come join us, support your Aggies, and get your family out to the game. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs or pop up canopies, but we will have some seating and tables as well.

This event is sponsored by Employee Council, the President?s Office, University Advancement, Athletics, Provost?s Office, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, College of Education, College of Business, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering and the Honors College.

NMSU?s Clayton Livestock Research Center to host field day

Information from four years of feedlot studies conducted at the New Mexico State University?s Clayton Livestock Research Center will be presented during a field day at the facility, Monday, Sept. 28, beginning at 9 a.m.

?We have a full day of presentations that will address a variety of issues associated with raising healthy cattle, from how to handle rangeland during and after the drought and wildlife interaction with cattle to cow-calf production and nutrition and improving cattle productivity,? said Mike Hubbert, NMSU professor and superintendent of the research facility that is located six miles east of Clayton on Hwy. 64.