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NMSU Hotline — September 11, 2015

NMSU plans for fun, excitement as it stuffs the stadium for game day Saturday


Making plans to attend New Mexico State University?s first home football home game this weekend? So are a lot of other people. The Aggies take on Georgia State at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Aggie Memorial Stadium and tickets are limited.

?I think there?s a real possibility we are going to be able to put the ?sold out? sign on the ticket office,? said Mario Moccia, NMSU?s director of athletics. ?Most of all, we want to make sure everyone who comes out to the game has a great time.?

When it comes to tailgating, the university encourages fans to show up early and enjoy the afternoon with friends, family and fellow tailgaters. Because of road construction, fans are encouraged to allot extra time for travel and enter from the west side of campus. A full list of tailgate rules and parking lot designations can be found at http://nmstatesports.com/sports/2015/9/8/FB_0908150219.aspx.

NMSU will also conduct bag searches for people entering the stadium, as increased security has become the standard for stadiums across the country. More information on stadium security can be found at http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11353/.

Events for students include a DJ booth set up in the student section and the Aggie Ramble where freshmen will be introduced and allowed onto the field ahead of kickoff. ASNMSU is also planning a ?Beach Bash? leading up to the game and the university has set up a student express lane to allow students quick entry into the stadium.

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Campus Announcements

'Studio G Networking Hour' continues Disciplined Entrepreneurship Speaker Series today

"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 continues the Disciplined Entrepreneurship Speaker Series and will cover how to calculate the potential of your business and determine who will use your product or service.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

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

Student Success Center to hold workshop Sept. 14

Listening, Note Taking, and Participation: Classroom Success will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225, second floor. Taking good notes can be the key to effective studying and ultimately to college success. Learn how to find the main point, how to listen, read the signs instructors send and organize your notes.

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

100 West Café will begin lunch service next week

100 West Café will begin lunch service Tuesday, Sept. 15 and welcomes you to their student-run lunches. Join them for four days of ala carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday throughout the semester.

The menu for their first week will be your choice of either Zuppa Toscana or Italian leafy green salad, and either chicken Milano or Tuscan grilled trout served with sides of creamy polenta and Broccolini, or penne a la vodka and lastly with your choice of zabaglione or mascarpone with peaches for dessert. All lunches are $10.

The food lab is unable to provide to-go lunches. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. They look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support towards our program.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

NMSU Kinesiology and Dance presents Dance Factory

The NMSU Department of Kinesiology and Dance presents NMSU Contemporary Dance Theatre and community dance groups from Las Cruces, El Paso and Alamogordo in Dance Factory Thursday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Sept 25. Performances will be at The Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. both evenings.

Tickets are $10 adults, $8 students/seniors and $5 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased from Contemporary dance theatre performers, by going to AC 204 (the KinD office) or by calling 575-646-4067.

NMSU Library project funded for El Diario de Juárez microfilming

The New Mexico State University Library has received notification of a project award in the amount of $20,255 from the Center for Research Libraries-Latin American Materials Project (LAMP) for microfilming of El Diario de Juárez newspaper issues from 2011 to 2013. The project funding was announced at the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials at Princeton University at the annual meeting of LAMP in June. The project funding was announced by Molly Molloy, Border & Latin American Studies Librarian, who co-leads the project and represented the Library at the annual meeting of LAMP in June at Princeton University.

El Diario de Juárez is the major daily newspaper tracking news for the border city of Ciudad Juárez, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, which lies directly on the border with El Paso, Texas. The newspaper chronicles the daily life in the bi-national metroplex of the two cities and includes content of social, cultural and historical significance. The newspaper is not archived in any library or database within the United States. The total page count from the daily and Sunday editions from 2011 to 2013 is more than 88,000.

In 2008 at the onset of extraordinary violence relating to drug-trafficking, the NMSU Library began collecting the newspapers in an effort to preserve and provide access. The first phase of this project ? papers dating from 2008 to 2010 ? was funded by LAMP in 2014 for $18,140 and is currently in progress, with access to the microfilms tentatively to be available at the end of 2015.

Fall Tuition Waiver deadline

The online Tuition Waiver submission process for fall 2015 is currently available through Nov. 1.

Haven?t submitted your form but need to? Follow these instructions:
1. Login into MyNMSU at https://my.nmsu.edu/
2. Select the Employee tab from the menu.
3. In the Banner Self Services window in the center of the page, click the Employee hyperlink.
4. On the Employee page click the hyperlink for the waiver you would like to submit.
a. Select Tuition Waiver ? Employee/Spouse to submit a waiver for yourself or your spouse/domestic partner?s classes; or
b. Select Tuition Waiver ? Dependents to submit a waiver for your child.
5. Whenever a change is made to the student schedule, the tuition waiver must be re-submitted online to re-calculate taxability. The previous credit will be removed from the student account and re-applied when the waiver is re-submitted, and approved (if applicable), by the deadline.

Tuition Taxability:
Visit our taxability website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/other/tuition-tax/ to determine if your enrollment situation is taxable. All taxes will be assessed on the employee?s paycheck that is issued on Nov. 30. You will need to plan ahead to ensure to budget accordingly.

If you need further assistance with this process, contact Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

University art facilities renovation gaining momentum, first phase of design near completion

New Mexico State University?s College of Arts and Sciences and their community partners recently celebrated the first phase of planning and design for D.W. Williams Hall, home of the NMSU art department and University Art Gallery.

At an event at the University Art Gallery on Aug. 18, renderings of the proposed D.W. Williams Hall design were on display as well as photos and sketches of the process in which faculty worked together on design considerations.

?Great collaborations lead to great accomplishments, and I?ve never experienced greater collaborations since I?ve been at New Mexico State University than where we are right now on this project,? said Christa Slaton, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.