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NMSU Hotline — September 14, 2015

NMSU joins initiative to retain STEM students through innovative orientation activities

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As this academic year begins, New Mexico State University is among 20 higher education institutions welcoming incoming students in a unique way as part of a national science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiative called #uifresh (University Innovation Freshmen). Through this initiative, participating institutions are exposing incoming freshmen to design thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation in order to attract and retain more students in STEM disciplines.

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Campus Announcements

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.

Red to Green Workshop to be held Sept. 15

Discover Financial Freedom will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Domenici Hall Room 006. Have you ever felt burdened by your finances? Red to Green Money Management is conducting a workshop that will unlock the key components to budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and financial aid, allowing you to gain financial freedom.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631 or you can click on this link to make your own appointment http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request.

For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, sign-up for their social media to receive weekly updates. They are on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

Last opportunity to register for the 2015 Domenici Conference

The 2015 Domenici Public Policy Conference begins this Wednesday at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. The 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.

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 Governor Susana Martinez are among those scheduled to appear.

The conference takes place Sept. 16-17 and 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.

Retirement planning webinar to be offered

?Cash Management? will be presented by Michael Lager, a representative of Valic via Adobe Connect from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. 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 link to the Adobe Connect session will be available at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/voluntary/. A recording of the presentation 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.

Chemistry and Biochemistry colloquium to be held Thursday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry colloquium by Nancy Horton of the University of Arizona will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Chemistry Building, Room 153. The title of the talk is ?Preventing Autoimmunity in Bacteria: Control of Enzyme Activity by Run-on Oligomerization.?

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Arrowhead Intellectual Property Speaker Series to present Protecting Your Mobile App

Mobile applications and software can be protected with Intellectual Property in a variety of ways. Pedro F. Suarez, a partner and patent attorney at Mintz Levin in San Diego, will provide examples of how to best use Intellectual Property to protect your mobile app development from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 17, inside Arrowhead Center at NMSU Genesis Center C, 3655 Research Dr.

For more information visit http://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/event/arrowhead-intellectual-property-speaker-series-protecting-your-mobile-app/.

Salon Discovery to be held Sept. 18

Discover the rich history and continued accomplishments of the Department of Astronomy at Salon Discovery?s fall gala event, ?NMSU Astromony: Clyde Tombaugh and Beyond? at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 18 in Atkinson Recital Hall.

NMSU professors Nancy Chanover and James McAteer pilot your educational and entertaining journey, taking you from the department?s origins under Tombaugh to the fascinating work of today?s faculty. Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to our astronomy experts, enjoy live dance performances by NMSU?s award-winning student dance programs and stargaze at the after-party on the Horseshoe. There will also be light refreshments and spectacular views of space on large screens.

Salon Discovery provides the Las Cruces community with a showcase of the amazing accomplishments and expertise of NMSU faculty, staff and students in areas as diverse as science, music and dance. Tickets are on sale now and will be available at the door. NMSU students can pick up a free ticket at the door with a valid student ID.

For more information, go to http://salondiscovery.nmsu.edu or 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 courses available

The DACC Community Education course, Around the World Wire Earrings is available next week. These playful, around-the-world, dangle earrings are fun and easy to make ? you can wear them home to start your fall fashion season off with a whirl. The class will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. The cost is $15.

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

DACC Customized Training classes offered

It?s All About Prioritizing and Organizing will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23. The cost is $79. Time is money, the saying goes, and lots of it gets lost in disorganization and disruption. Learn how to make the most of your time by getting a grip on your office space, and how to organize your workflow. Learn how to use your planner effectively and the art of delegation.

Excel Enhancer: Charts & Graphs will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 24. The cost is $59. The ability to create charts and graphs in Excel is a visual aid. Charts make it easier to spot trends, highlight important changes and compare individual figures. Using charts in reports and presentations displays numbers in a format that is easy to understand. This specialized class will demonstrate how you create, format and manipulate charts.

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