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NMSU Hotline — September 18, 2015

NMSU public health graduate student is striving to keep children safe

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Parents of children struggle with the challenges of child safety seats. Whether it?s newborns in an infant carrier or small children in booster seats, installing and maintaining the correct type of seat can be difficult. According to Safer New Mexico Now, an estimated three out of every four child safety seats are used incorrectly.

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Campus Announcements

Employee Council Forum set for Sept. 22 to cover Deloitte study

All employees at NMSU?s Las Cruces campus are invited to an Employee Council Forum at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Corbett Center Auditorium.

The forum will review the findings and recommendations of the recent 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. During the forum, NMSU President Garrey Carruthers will present the results of the study, and review the next steps for the university.

Because the Corbett Center Auditorium has a capacity of 280, and leaders are unsure how many people to expect, an online registration form has been created at https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000008129.

Employees who cannot attend in person are invited to join a webcast of the forum at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=57db72d5-dd99-4289-90ea-61f8f0a1cced. Webcast viewers will have the same opportunities to ask questions.

POW/MIA vigil to be held today

A prisoners of war or missing in action vigil honoring those Airmen, Soldiers, Seamen and Marines who have not yet returned home due to POW or MIA status will be held at 8 p.m. today on Hadley Field. Luminaries will be lit around the field. It is a somber event to remember the sacrifices that active duty, reserve and guardsmen make every day. In addition, it allows for a greater appreciation for our student-cadets who are actively enrolled in Army and Air Force ROTC and what they will be willing to give one day.

For more information contact eving88@nmsu.edu, wyatt44@nmsu.edu or Gabriella Reinhardt at grreinha@nmsu.edu.

'Studio G Networking Hour' discusses market research this Friday

"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 topic is "Market Research: Tips and strategies for quantifying and validating a market.? Attend this event to learn how to gather market research to launch your own business.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

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

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.


100 West Café to begin serving lunch this week

100 West Café is open for service 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.

University Safety Committee meeting to be held Sept. 24

There will be a University Safety Committee meeting 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in Academic Research Center Unit C, Room 110, Safety Training Facility. The University Safety Committee meeting is open to the NMSU community and guests. Members of the Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Committee, BFU task force and bicycle community are invited for their input.

For more information on this meeting or on safety concerns, call NMSU EH&S at 575-646-3327.

Pulitzer Prize winning play to open ASTC/NMSU Deptartment of Theatre Arts season

"The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds" by Paul Zindel will open the 2015-2016 season of plays at the Center for The Arts on the NMSU Campus. ?Gamma Rays? won the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Critics Circle Award in 1971. An all-student cast will bring this compassionate look at a troubled family to life. Two teenagers struggle to bloom under the thumb of a single mother, bitter at the betrayal of her husband.

Dates for "The Effect on Gamma Ray on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds" are Sept. 24 through Oct. 11. The preview night performance on Sept. 24 is free to high school students and there will be an informal discussion with the cast and crew. Tickets are $10-17 and are available at the Center for the Arts Box office Monday through Friday between the hours of noon to 4 p.m. or by calling 575-646-4515 or 575-646-1420. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Following the opening night performance Sept. 25, there will be a reception sponsored by NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences Dean Crista Slaton. Following the Sunday, Oct. 4 performance there will be a panel discussion of the themes in the play with the experts in domestic abuse, science and the director.

For more information call 575-646-5301.

Workshop to be held Nov. 13-14

The Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods certification course will be held at NMSU Nov. 13-14. This two-day certification course will be presented in English at Gerald Thomas Hall. This school is intended to certify managers and supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid or acidified canned foods. This school also satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulation for Acidified Foods Only. It is designed to provide additional information and focus on critical issues that affect acidified foods production.

To register on-line and for more information contact 575-646-2198 or visit web site: http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/better-process-control-s.html.

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Calligraphy I ? Italic, explore the ancient art of beautiful writing. Learn how to write with a broad-edged pen and create attractive cards, envelopes and quotes. Study the shapes and stroke sequences of the Italic alphabet, and train your eye and hand to work together to create beautiful letters and flourishes. The class will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1-22. The cost is $51.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Introduction to MS Excel 2010 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30. The cost is $139. Do you work with numbers or data? Even ?non-techie? beginners will find it easy to learn Excel in this fun, step-by-step course. Learn the basic functions and features including an introduction to terminology, components and the help system. Practice entering data and navigating in the spreadsheets while manipulating data using formulas.

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