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NMSU Hotline — September 15, 2015

Student panelists prepare for important role at Domenici Public Policy Conference


They?ve been working together all summer, conducting research and formulating thoughtful questions, and now a panel of students from across New Mexico is making their final preparations for their role in the 2015 Domenici Public Policy Conference, hosted by New Mexico State University on Sept. 16 and 17 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

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Campus Announcements

Employee Council sponsors open forum on Deloitte study Tuesday, Sept. 22

The Employee Council invites all staff and faculty to participate in an open forum to be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Corbett Center Auditorium. The purpose of the forum is to review the findings and recommendations from the Deloitte report, which was commissioned to analyze staffing levels and to provide recommendations for aligning resources with the university?s core mission and strategic plan, Vision 2020. Chancellor Garrey Carruthers will present the results of the study, and review the next steps for the university.

Employees who cannot attend in person are invited to join a webcast of the forum and will have the same opportunities to ask questions. A direct link to the forum webcast will be provided as soon as it's available.

100 West Café to begin serving lunch this week

100 West Café is open for service starting today and welcomes you to our student-run lunches. Join them for four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday throughout the semester. The menu for the 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.

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.

Let's Talk Online Teaching to be held Thursday

Join the Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) and Henrietta Pichon, Ph.D., from the Educational Leadership and Administration department, for their second Let?s Talk Online Teaching of the semester that will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in Milton Hall Room 50. Pichon and one of her students will be talking about the design of her Quality Matters certified online course. As always, lunch is provided. It?s going to be extra delicious this time.

To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007728

For more information contact Miley Grandjean at mgrandje@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5492.

Creativity Fun Fair to take place at NMSU

New Mexico State University?s College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Honors College, will host a series of creativity workshops from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, on the lawn east of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University Center for the Arts on NMSU?s Las Cruces campus.

The event aims to generate and harness creativity among the NMSU community with the help of workshops put on by faculty and students from the departments of art, dance, English and theater.

?We want to highlight the importance of creative thinking in all of life?s pursuits, academic or otherwise,? workshop organizer Stephanie Taylor said. ?It?s a really unique and open minded event.?

The workshops will approach different sides of creativity, with booths set up for storytelling experiments, creation of still life art, elements of Flamenco and Spanish dances and creativity banners, among other fun activities.


University Museum at NMSU to host free Saturday Family Workshops

The University Museum at New Mexico State University will commence the fall 2015 Saturday Family Workshops with a beaded bag decorating class from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.

?The workshops provide families with a free weekend activity that is educational and also very fun,? said Erica Davis, public programs coordinator for the University Museum. ?The activities we do help people, especially kids, connect with the museum?s exhibits in a more hands-on way.?

Several upcoming workshops will reflect the new exhibit on Native American beadwork, while other activities will relate to ongoing exhibits. There will also be a sugar skull decorating class in celebration of Dia de los Muertos on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Ten workshops are scheduled this semester, all of which are free and open to the public. Supplies are limited and workshops are on a first come, first served basis. Prior registration is only required for groups of 8 or more people.


International Dinners will be held this semester

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism HRTM 413 students invites you to experience an evening of fine dining and a chance for them to showcase their learning experience by purchasing tickets for their delicious five-course dinners accompanied by wine. All dinners begin at 6:30 p.m. in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall with wine tasting at 6 p.m. in the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine, Room 140 at Gerald Thomas Hall. Dinners are $62.50 per person and the following are the dates of the dinners, all on Thursday evenings:

Mediterranean: Sept. 24
Asian: Oct. 8
Arctic Circle: Oct. 29
Southern and Creole: Nov. 12

If you have any questions or would like a copy of the menus, email Stella Lucero at stcordov@nmsu.edu or you may call her at 575-646-7324. They gladly accept cash, check or credit card for payment with the exception of American Express.

Chile Pepper Institute has frozen green chile for sale

The Chile Pepper Institute has Frozen Green NuMex Sandia Select Chile available for sale. The chile has been roasted, peeled, packaged and frozen for $10. The roasted and peeled green chile comes from a unique line of Chile Pepper Institute Cultivars. The NuMex Sandia Select is a new and improved variety of NuMex Sandia with thicker walls, high heat, more flavor and perfect for chiles rellenos.

For more information call the Chile Pepper Institute at 575-646-3028.

Call for Nominations for 'A' Mountain Staff Award

Is there someone in your office or in another department that represents qualities of integrity, dedication, skill, endurance, resilience, determination and passion in performance of their duties? If so, nominate them for Employee Council?s ?A? Mountain staff award. Nominations are now being accepted for regular NMSU staff employees. Employee Council is looking for nominees who demonstrate the following traits:

? Innovation: Exceptional efforts to improve the University?s effectiveness through enhanced systems or processes.
? Responsiveness: Resourceful, effective behaviors/actions demonstrated in reaction to an unforeseen circumstance or extraordinary situation; timeliness.
? Service: Exceptional efforts to provide superior service to all ?customers.?
? Spirit: Positive outlook; supportive of NMSU?s initiatives and goals.
? Teamwork: Ability to work with others in another department/division toward a shared goal; ability to recognize diverse strengths.
? Above and beyond: Demonstrated service or support that is not normally expected as part of their everyday job responsibilities.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations at empcouncil@research.nmsu.edu/AMountain. Please submit nominations by 5 p.m. Sept. 29. Nominations will be reviewed by Employee Council. This award will be presented at the NMSU Employee Picnic Oct. 16. Awardee receives a commemorative NMSU plaque.

Tell them who you think should be the next ?A? Mountain Award Recipient.

Employee Council meetings are open to all on the second Thursday each month; the next meeting will be at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8, in Milton Hall Room 85. The Council is also sponsoring two upcoming Employee Open Forums: on the staffing study at 10 a.m. Sept. 22, in the Corbett Center Auditorium and on athletics at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30, in the Domenici Hall Yates Auditorium. Meetings and forums will also be webcast; links will be found at http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu.

NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnership call for proposals

Funds are available for three levels of collaborative research: pre-pilot, pilot and full projects. The goal of the NMSU/FHCRC partnership is to continue to build upon increasing cancer research capacity at NMSU and to increase knowledge and attention to cancer-related health disparities at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Letter of Intent is due Dec. 1. Proposals are due Jan. 25 and the start date is Sept. 2016

Download RFA and proposal application forms at: http://cancer.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Develop Your Sensitivity to Aura Bodies, join the fun in this playful, hands-on course to learn how to see and sense each other?s auras or emanations surrounding our body. Through experimentation on yourself and each other, discover what you need to do to perceive auras. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. The cost is $57.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Effective Time Management will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 or Saturday, Oct. 3. The cost is $79 each. Review how to start and establish a presence with innovative methods of online marketing. Examine and compare different methods and tends in today?s business environment. Research current environments to learn various ideas on increasing sales, revenue and profits. Review different methods of projecting your product.

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

New book celebrates the NMSU Aggies? golden season

While New Mexico State University alumni have always been proud of their alma mater, a new book, ?Magic in the Desert,? may make them stand up and cheer once again.

Published last week, ?Magic in the Desert,? by alumnus Dan Perry, celebrates the history of NMSU through the lens of its football team. Marching through Aggie history as early as 1894, the book reminds Aggies, past and present, of the pride and the passion that has made alumni so loyal to their crimson roots.

The book follows Perry?s college roommates and colleagues at The Round Up student newspaper, Frank Thayer and Mike Waldner, as well as his lifelong close friend Charlie Rogers. Before he died in 2013, Perry secured the commitment of these three to see the book through to completion. The release of ?Magic in the Desert? is the fulfillment of their promise to him.


NMSU University Art Gallery exhibitions encourage the trading of art and ideas

Through its new fall exhibitions, the New Mexico State University Art Gallery has become a beacon of borderland discussion and a quirky locale for the exchange of art.

Poised to communicate provocative geopolitics alongside playful ingenuity, the presentations include ?Between Here and There,? a two-person exhibition exploring the effects of borders on society, and ?Your General Store,? an interactive trade-based installation where the public is invited to trade their art for works crafted by artists from all over the country.

For ?Between Here and There,? nationally renowned artists Paul Turounet and Terri Warpinski confront the complexities of borders on communities, as well as their roles as junctions that represent the present and future for many migrants in transition.


Over 100 youth participate in New Mexico State 4-H Rodeo Finals

Youth from across the state were in Albuquerque Sept. 4 and 5 for the New Mexico State 4-H Rodeo Finals at Tingley Coliseum.

Events included breakaway roping, barrel race, flag race, ribbon roping, step-down roping, tie-down roping, pole bending, goat tying, steer wrestling, steer stopping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, steer riding and bull riding.

Numerous Dona Ana County 4-H members were top finishers at the event.

The following Dona Ana County 4-H members placed in the novice category: Avery Ledesma, novice finals all-around champion, first place in goats, second place in flags and third place in poles; Weslynn Reno, reserve novice all-around, first place in breakaway, second place in goats and fourth place in barrels; Trista Martinez, first place in barrels and third place in flags; Alexis Massey, first place in flags and second place in barrels; Peyton Stone, first place in poles, third place in barrels and fourth place in flags; Cade Martinez, first place in steer stopping; Peysen Taylor, second place in steer riding; Bailey Massey, third place in goats; Kylee Jo Sanchez, fifth place in poles and sixth place in barrels; and Jordyn Wamel, sixth place in flags.