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NMSU Hotline — September 9, 2015

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Campus Announcements

NMSU Library offering tours

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 Wendy Simpson at 575-646-4129, the Information Desk at 575-646-5792 or visit http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/tours.shtml.

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.

Employee Council meeting announcement

The next meeting of the NMSU Employee Council will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in Milton Hall Room 85. In addition to reports from representatives on university committees, the agenda includes continuing work on plans for the upcoming Employee and Family Tailgate at the Duck Pond, several university community open forums over the academic year and the October Employee Picnic.

Meetings are always open to all employees in person or online via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employeecouncil2014. A list of the council membership can be found at http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/index/membership/.

They?re almost gone, but Employee Council has a few tickets to Saturday?s football game available to regular NMSU employees. While they last, you can request up to four at http://empcouncil.research.nmsu.edu/tickets and pick them up at Saturday?s tailgate.

The Campus Health Center to be closed Sept. 10

The Campus Health Center will close at 11:30 Thursday, Sept. 10, for staff training and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11.

For more information call 575-646-1512.

NMSU Borderlands Writing Project to offer writing workshops for teachers

The New Mexico State University Borderlands Writing Project will host the first of five Teachers Write workshops Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla Street.

Teachers Write is a series of free writing workshops for K-12 and college-level educators who want to write, see themselves as writers, or would like to discuss strategies for teaching writing.

?We are confident this will benefit teachers and the students who they teach,? said Patti Wojahn, interim department head for Interdisciplinary Studies at NMSU and director of the Borderlands Writing Project.


The Shrine Circus returns to Las Cruces

From funny clowns to death-defying acts, producer Jody Jordan and the Las Cruces Shrine Club have once again put together an evening of unequalled spectacle, wonder and amazement. Everything you remember as a kid is back for a whole new generation.

The Las Cruces Shrine Circus will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at the NMSU Pan American Center. Tickets are just $14 for children and $18 for adults (fees may apply) and are available now at the Pan Am Ticket Office. Special discounts are available online only at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/las-cruces-shrine-circus-2015-las-cruces-nm-tickets-17813504672.

The Pan Am Ticket Office is now open from 8 a.m.?6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.?2 p.m. Saturday for your convenience.

For more information call 575-646-1420.

Become a friend of the University Art Gallery

Friends of the University Art Gallery are having a membership party from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the University Art Gallery at 1390 E. University. See the two fall exhibits, enjoy entertainment, refreshments and art. RSVP to artglry@nmsu.edu by Friday, Sept. 18.

For more information about memberships, call 575-646-2545.

DACC Community Education course available

In the class, Learning to Draw with Young Rembrandts, capture all the colors and more in our fabulous drawings. Their rainbow giraffe seemingly captures the entire spectrum of colors in a very stylized drawing. A fun drawing of cartoon worms and apples will teach our students how to properly color with colored pencils. Take an imaginary journey to Paris as you draw the Eiffel Tower. Create a creepy drawing of a haunted house that captures the fun spirit of the season. For kids ages 5?13. The class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19-Oct. 10. The cost is $49.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Employee 101 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 22. The cost is $79. Learn what it takes to be a good employee. Do you know and understand what accountability is? Do you feel comfortable giving and receiving feedback and delegation? Do you know how to build ownership in your organization? Do you know the proper way to shake hands, wear your name badge and hand out your business card? Learn and practice these skills and more.

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