NMSU branding

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

News Center

NMSU Hotline — September 8, 2015

NMSU?s Salon Discovery: Experience astronomy and learn legacy of Pluto discoverer

Clyde Tombaugh.jpg

Heavenly bodies on the big screen, live dancing and special flavors of gelato are in store for participants at New Mexico State University?s next Salon Discovery event. The show titled ?NMSU Astronomy: Clyde Tombaugh and Beyond? will share insights from NMSU astronomers about the science and mystery of planets and stars along with some history about the man who discovered Pluto.

Read More

Campus Announcements

Healthy Aggie Week is Sept. 8-11

Come to Corbett Center Aggie Lounge from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today for free health screenings including blood pressure, eye exams, body composition, BMI and skin cancer exams.

Learn about stress management, sleep health and time management from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Wellness Garden located at the Campus Health Center. At noon there will be a Qigong meditation demonstration. In the evening, come and relax at 7 p.m. in the Student Tailgate Lot with Sunset Yoga and enjoy some yogurt afterwards.

Come to the AC from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 and participate in Where?s the FUN?! Participants will learn more about RecSports, Intramurals, Aquatic Center, Outdoor Leadership Program, bike shop, rentals and other services. The first 100 people will receive a #WTF (Where?s the Fun) T-shirt.

Come to Corbett Center Aggie Lounge for our ?Frisky Friday? event Friday, Sept. 11. Ride the mechanical bull and have fun hitting a piñata. Learn about healthy sexuality and discuss contraceptive methods with a women?s health nurse.

For more information contact agalliva@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4045.

Student Success Center workshop to be held today

Time Management: Making Minutes Matter will be held at 10 a.m. today, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225, second floor. Meet deadlines, remember important dates, optimize your study time, complete assignments at a comfortable pace and still have time to have fun.

For more information contact David Melendez at himitsu@nmsu.edu, 575-646-1020 or visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu.

Aggie Cupboard to resume distribution hours this week

The Aggie Cupboard will resume regular distribution hours this week, starting today and Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Bring your NMSU ID to Garcia Annex Room 132 during those hours to receive a bag of free non-perishable food. The Aggie Cupboard is available to NMSU students, faculty and staff.

For more information email Lori Martinez at mlori@nmsu.edu.

'Cityscapes: Memphis' to be held today

Cue your appetite for the best of Memphis. Taos Restaurant, NMSU's dining hall, will host "Cityscapes: Memphis" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, with a menu featuring BBQ turkey meatloaf, peanut butter Elvis melts, dirty mashed potatoes, loaded baked potato soup and maple bacon cupcakes. The event cost is one meal swipe or $7.89 plus tax.

For more information follow them on Facebook or Twitter @NMSUdining or call 575-646-1749.

'End of the Summer Picnic' Buffet to be held Wednesday

Give a final delicious farewell to summer during ?End of the Summer Picnic? Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This buffet will feature brats with house-made sauerkraut, chicken strips, roasted red and green peppers and strawberry shortcake Buffet price of $11.99 plus tax 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 Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium.

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

Sustainability Council meeting to be held Wednesday

A Sustainability Council meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Milton Hall Room 85. The topic is the drought in New Mexico. The presentation will provide an overview of some of the exciting potable water projects underway around the state undertaken by state agencies. It will initiate a rousing discussion on water and drought. The speaker is Joe C. Savage from the Environment Department.

If you can?t attend you can watch on Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/sustainabilitycouncil2015/.

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.

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 Circle on 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.

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.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU launches a trio of MacBook promotions

NMSU students who attend the first four Aggie Football games Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 will automatically be registered to win a new MacBook from Barnes & Noble at NMSU. Registration will happen automatically once you swipe your Aggie ID at the admission gate. The winner will be drawn during the Oct. 31 game from all eligible students who have not previously requested ID confidentiality. For additional rules, call 575-646-1791.

Can?t wait until Oct. 31 to get your hands on a MacBook? Simply buy all of your textbooks at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces and you can save $50 on a MacBook, $75 on an iMac or $25 on an iPad Air. Plus, if you buy a Mac with your academic discount, you can either receive a pair of Beats Solo On-Ear Headphones for free or upgrade to wireless headphones for $100. Both of these promotions are for a limited time.

See store for details and restrictions. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave., provides free parking in designated spaces, and is open 7:30 a.m.?6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.?5 p.m. Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

NMSU Domenici Conference announces change to speaker lineup

Organizers of the 2015 Domenici Public Policy Conference, hosted by New Mexico State University and set for Sept. 16 and 17 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, have announced a change to speaker lineup on the conference?s second day.

Francisco J. Monaldi will speak about energy in the Americas at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Monaldi, a leading scholar on the politics and economics of the oil industry and oil wealth management in Latin America and developing countries, will replace Amy Myers Jaffe, who will be unable to attend as scheduled.

Thursday?s agenda also includes remarks from New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, economic development expert Angelos Angelou, Dana Christensen of the National Renewable Energy Lab, former U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford, and the conference?s namesake, retired U.S. Sen. Pete V. Domenici.


Rich Redmond 'CRASH Course for Success' event to be held Sept. 25

Renowned Nashville drummer Rich Redmond is taking a break from touring the nation to present one of his high-energy ?CRASH Course for Success? clinics at New Mexico State University?s Atkinson Recital Hall from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. This unique, one-of-a-kind event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Hubbard?s Music and the NMSU Music Business program.

With more than 18 years of stage and studio experience, Rich Redmond has become one of the most respected and in-demand drummers in the music industry today. He has performed around the world with such superstar acts as Jason Aldean, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Bob Seger, Joe Perry, Jewel, Alabama and many more. Rich has played on 20 No. 1 hits, sold more than 20 million downloads, recorded multiple platinum records, and performed live for more than 2,000,000 people each year. More recently his signature drumming can be witnessed in sold-out stadium shows with Jason Aldean and heard on a string of hits for artists like Thompson Square. He is a highly sought after motivational speaker and educator with a master?s degree in music education.

For more on Rich Redmond and his ?CRASH Course for Success? visit www.richredmond.com.

DACC Customized Training class offered

CPR with Heartsaver First Aid will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept 18 or Oct. 23 or Nov. 13. Each class is $50. Learn when CPR is needed, how to give CPR to an adult, child and infant, and how to use an AED. CPR consists of pushing on the chest (compressions) and giving breaths. First Aid is the immediate care that you give someone with an illness or injury before someone with more advanced training arrives and takes over. A two-year certification from the American Heart Association will be awarded for the course.

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

NMSU Board of Regents to hold special meeting Sept. 9 in Albuquerque

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a special meeting at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building Ballroom on the main campus of UNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The purpose of the special meeting is approval of upgrades to the NMSU baseball field. If needed, copies of the agenda for this special meeting will be available at NMSU?s Zuhl Library, Las Cruces, not less than 72 hours prior to the meeting and will also be posted on the NMSU website at http://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda.

The Board of Regents special meeting will not be available through webcast.