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NMSU Hotline — September 10, 2015

NMSU donates funds for Nepalese earthquake relief

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Members of New Mexico State University?s Nepalese Student Association donated $7,500 raised through local fundraising efforts to Sushil Koirala, the Prime Minister of Nepal, last month.

NMSU students Rajan Koirala and Gaurav Thapa visited Nepal to help their families and deliver the money to Sushil Koirala at his residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu. As president and secretary of the association, Sushil Koirala thanked them and all those who donated to the cause.


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Campus Announcements

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. today. 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.

Prepare for Saturday?s 'White Out' game with 25 percent off white T-shirts

Support your NMSU Aggies in their first home football game of the season with 25 percent off white T-shirts at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces. This sale is only available today through Saturday, Sept. 10-12. View a sample of available shirts at http://insider.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/73/2015/09/White-Out-Shirt-2.jpg. Tickets to the game are still available and can be purchased at the Pan American Center Ticket Office, by phone at 575-646-1420, or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98687.

In addition, if you buy one NMSU hat before 6 p.m. today, you can get a second one for 50 percent off.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is open 7:30 a.m.?6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.?5 p.m. Saturday, and noon?4 p.m. Sunday. Free parking is available in designated spaces. Find us at 1400 E. University Ave. next to Panda Express.

For more information call 575-646-4431.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate/Faculty Seminar to be held Friday

The Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate/Faculty Seminar will present Mary O?Connell, Distinguished Achievement professor, Regents professor, Plant and Environmental Sciences and Andres Cibils, professor in Animal and Range Sciences at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 200. The title is Agricultural Research and Practices in Israel.

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

NMSU ROTC to commemorate 9/11

New Mexico State University?s Air Force and Army ROTC invite the community to join them in events honoring the victims of 9/11, beginning with a silent run at 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11. A memorial service and flag ceremony will follow, with NMSU?s Army ROTC firing a cannon to mark the exact times the planes hit.

?As we reflect on the freedoms America provides for us on this Patriot Day, let us remember our friends, brothers, sisters, fellow Americans who died on Sept. 11, 2001,? said Lt. Col. Jeremiah Klomp, NMSU Air Force ROTC commander and professor of aerospace studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. ?With gratitude, we salute those who sacrifice time, talents, families and futures in the fight to maintain and preserve the freedoms we enjoy.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11369/nmsu-rotc-to-commemorate-9-11

Zumba Fest for NMSU DanceSport to be held Saturday

Come on out and join the fun with some of Las Cruces best Zumba and Mixxed Fit instructors and help support the NMSU DanceSport team. Two hours of guaranteed fun, sweat and burn while dancing to your favorite Latin and R&B tunes. Festivities start at 2 p.m. in the Activity Center Room 229. Early bird registration is $10 per person and $15 per person at the door. Register at www.lookwhosdancingnow.com/zumba.

Look Who?s Dancing stars Michele ?Nish? Nishiguchi and Irvin Zavala will be there to host the event along with members of NMSU DanceSport.

Career Expo to be held Sept. 15-16

The 31st annual Career Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16, in the Corbett Center Student Union, third floor ballrooms. More than 100 employers have registered for the first career fair of the academic year. This event provides a great opportunity for students in all majors and classifications to network with national and regional employers in a diverse range of career fields.

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

Register now for the 2015 Domenici Public Policy Conference, Sept. 16 and 17

The 2015 Domenici Public Policy Conference will highlight recent developments in four trending policy areas ? the nation?s aging infrastructure, U.S. energy independence, regional economic development and Middle East policy. The conference will be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave., Sept. 16 and 17.

Experts including former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Deputy Director Dana Christensen and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez are among those scheduled to appear.

The two-day conference costs $50 to attend. The event is free to university students. View the full agenda and register now at www.domenici.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2066 for more information. Registrations are accepted until 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14.

Family Weekend 2015 to be held Sept. 18-20

Family Weekend 2015 is around the corner. Help welcome our families on campus Sept. 18 to 20 as we celebrate our fall semester with our students and families. Check out the website for the 2015 agenda and don?t forget to sign up your family.

For more information feel free to call the Aggie Family Outreach Office at 575-646-1747.

NMSU awarded NMAEE Energy Project of the Year for performance contract

New Mexico State University is set to receive the 2015 New Mexico Association of Energy Engineer?s Energy Project of the Year award during the association?s annual awards banquet Sept. 22 in Albuquerque.

Last year, NMSU entered into an energy performance contract with Ameresco, an energy services company. As of this summer, the university has seen about 17 percent in savings in the campus? electrical use, and about 25 percent in heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Contract work is still being conducted, but NMSU Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing director Patrick Chavez has said he expects that the university?s project savings will meet or exceed the contract?s guaranteed 17 percent savings. He has also said that through June, the university has seen about $1.32 million in savings thanks to the contract.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11367/nmsu-awarded-nmaee-energy-project-of-the-year-for-performance-contract

'The Stories Cookbooks Tell' to be held Sept. 24

The New Mexico State University Library will host an event called ?The Stories Cookbooks Tell? Thursday, Sept. 24. The panel discussion will dive into an exploration of the stories that cookbooks tell, beyond the tastes they bring to the table. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of Zuhl Library on the NMSU campus.

The panel discussion will cover the changing nature of cookbooks, the research needed for culinary writing and the unique cookbook collection housed at the NMSU Library. The event will also mark the unveiling of the brand-new 2016 NMSU Library calendar ?Chiles: Red or Green??

Free parking will be available on the NMSU campus after 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact April Anaya at 575-646-1508.

New Mexico 4-H Leaderline newsletter is now online

The October?November-December 2015 issue of the New Mexico 4-H Leaderline newsletter is now online. To read the new issue of Leaderline, visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/4h/documents/leaderline_october-november-december-2015_online_copy.pdf.

To read past issues, visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/4h/newsletters.html and select a newsletter.

For more information about the New Mexico 4-H Youth Development Program, including how to join, call the County Extension Office in your area, contact information is available at http://aces.nmsu.edu/county/.

New center to help DACC students graduate

A new center will help DACC students stay in school and graduate by connecting them to needed community services.
Supported by a $99,350 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the ?Center for Career and Student Success? addresses barriers that keep community college students from graduating. The program began this fall. Services are provided at the East Mesa and Central campuses and on a reduced schedule at satellite learning centers.

Community agencies will provide high and low touch interventions to full-time and part-time students to address needs for housing, financial products and social support. A social worker helps students connect with community services. Community partners help students find housing, food, medical and other needed services. A ?Community Inn? program allows community organizations to spend time on campus informing students of their services.

The center also assists students in finding a career. Students will work with job counselors to investigate career options and develop an educational plan to help them achieve their goals. Job trainings and career fairs will introduce students to prospective employers in the region with the tools they need to succeed.

Rosa De La Torre Burmeister, DACC career development director, will oversee the newly organized center which will also act as a resource to inform students on how to access existing services at the community college. This effort is aligned with the donor?s National Network for Working Families.

For more information contact Rosa De La-Torre Burmeister at 575-528-7009 or Kristi Martin at 575-528-7059.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Individual Defensive Instincts, learn how to enhance your instincts as a first line of defense and the practice of easy retainable techniques. This is a self-defense training program developed for women of all ages and abilities. No previous experience required. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, Saturday, Oct. 3, Saturday, Oct. 17, Saturday, Oct. 31, Saturday, Nov. 7, Saturday, Nov. 14 or Saturday, Dec. 5. The cost is $49 for each class.

Continue to Write Your First Book: Adding More Elements to Your Story is a DACC Community Education course. You have written before. You may have a book waiting for publication. Yet, you get stuck sometimes, wondering, "What am I going to write today?" That white page can still intimidate, can't it? How about using writing prompts? This is an easy way of "warming your brain up" before you begin writing. Learn this skill and much more. The class will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19-Oct. 24. The cost is $39.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Manage Work Priorities will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. The cost is $79. Gain an overview of the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage personal work priorities. Learn how to develop habits and a way of thinking that will maximize output. Discover planning tools, time management and what makes up a smart goal through real-world situations.

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