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NMSU Hotline — September 25, 2015

White House touts NMSU program as ?Bright Spot in Hispanic Education?

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New Mexico State University?s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) was named one of the country?s ?Bright Spots in Hispanic Education.? More than 230 programs and organizations are now listed online in the national catalog that recognizes their commitment to narrowing the Latino achievement gap.

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Campus Announcements

Deadline next week for compliance training

Next Thursday, Oct. 1 is the deadline for mandatory compliance training.

This year?s mandated training covers aspects of your rights and responsibilities as an employee, including what constitutes a conflict of interest, your right to a drug-free workplace, preventing discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), improving data security and more. All faculty and staff (student employees, too) must complete all of the seven training modules (including FMLA).

You can access your training or check if your training is complete at https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu. If you work on this training from outside the NMSU network, you may need to access the site through a VPN connection. To download the VPN client visit, http://vpn.nmsu.edu.

For additional assistance, contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development, trainingcentral@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7444.

Athletics Department Open Forum sponsored by Employee Council

Join your colleagues to listen, learn and become better informed concerning the Athletics department at New Mexico State University. Join Mario Moccia, Athletic Director, for a presentation on the recent accomplishments of Athletics, the upcoming plans for the new academic year and his vision for the future.

Moccia will present on a variety of issues as well as lead a discussion at the end of his presentation. This event will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Domenici Hall Auditorium.

This open forum is the second forum being sponsored by the NMSU Employee Council for the 2015-2016 academic year. The event will also be offered online for those who are unable to attend in person at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=482bcb06-3f29-41a1-95d6-65008dde9e71.

Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar to be held Friday

A Plant and Environmental Sciences seminar by Jeff Herrick with the USDA ARS?Jornada Research Unit titled ?The Global Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS): an opportunity for College-wide collaboration through the development of mobile apps and cloud-computing,? will take place from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. This seminar is open to everyone.

For more information, contact esramire@nmsu.edu or Jeff Herrick at jherrick@nmsu.edu.

'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 what you can do for your customer and identifying more customers to reach with your offerings.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

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

Semi-annual NMSU FCaMP yardsale to be held Saturday

The semi-annual NMSU Feral Cat Management Program (FCaMP) yardsale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Aliyah Road (in the North Valley). As always, they have a wonderful assortment of really nice items including various small electronics, housewares, linens, seasonal items, furniture, books and videos, and everything in between. They will not begin selling until 9 a.m. sharp, and folks are not allowed on the premises until then, so no need to arrive earlier than that.

For more information contact http://fcamp.nmsu.edu.

Volleyball and soccer teams start conference play this weekend at home

The Aggie volleyball team will take on the University of Texas ? Rio Grande Valley at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Pan American Center. Tickets are $5 and kids 12 and under are free. Coach Mike Jordan and the volleyball staff will host the first of four Aggie Spikers Clinics starting at 11 a.m. in the Pan Am Practice Gym Saturday. Registration for the single clinic is $15 but you can save $10 and preregister for the entire series of clinics for $50. The price includes a free T-shirt, free game admittance and a free concession item. For more information contact Tricia Wright at 575-639-0995.

The soccer team will also take on the University of Texas ? Rio Grande Valley at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the NM State Soccer Complex. Tickets are only $5 and kids 12 and under get in free. Come watch the Aggies as they open conference play against the Vaqueros.

For tickets, call the Pan American Center Box Office at 575-646-1420.

NMSU Fire Department to host fire safety event

Two men who survived a devastating fire at Seton Hall University in 2000 are scheduled to make their first trip to New Mexico State University to speak at the ?After The Fire? safety event Monday.

The event, which will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, is free and open to the public. It will be in the grassy area between Chamisa Village buildings A and H near Corbett Center.

Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons will speak at the event at 7 p.m., and host a screening of the documentary, ?After The Fire: A True Story of Heroes & Cowards.? In January 2000, the two men were roommates in Seton Hall?s freshmen residence hall when a fire broke out as they slept. They were awakened by fire alarms but thought it was another false alarm, since there were more than 30 false fire alarms the previous semester.


Casting call set for Monday

A casting call to work with the Veterans? Theater who will present "Early Christmas" will be held at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Reader's Theater. They are auditioning actors, set construction people, ushers, videographers, backers and so on. They also need help with marketing to fill the wonderful 422 theater seats at the Rio Grande Theater for the 7 p.m. Dec. 27 performance. Actors should be on set by 6:30 p.m. and ushers start at 6:15 p.m.

Be part of the gift giving and receiving happening to support our veterans and families, and the Veterans Theater ongoing work with the homeless of New Mexico.

For more information contact http://veteranstheater.com or email veteranstheater@gmail.com.

2015 Graduate and Professional School Fair and Workshop Series set for next week

The 17th annual Graduate & Professional School Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Corbett Center Student Union, third floor ballrooms. It?s never too early to consider graduate school. More than 65 graduate and professional school programs will be visiting NMSU during the 17th annual Graduate & Professional School Fair. Meet and greet with recruiters from across the country and learn about their admissions requirements, programs and research opportunities.

In addition to the fair, a series of workshops will be offered to assist with all aspects of preparing for graduate or professional school: the application process, personal statements, CVs and much more. Join us to explore your options after your NMSU graduation. The Graduate & Professional School Workshop Series will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Corbett Center Student Union, Senate Chambers.

Preparing for Graduate School, Freshmen and Beyond presented by April Huddleston, recruitment specialist, Emporia State University Graduate School, will be held from 8 to 9 a.m.

Writing a Personal Statement presented by Karen Popp, graduate school student services coordinator, Portland State University, Office of Graduate Studies, will be held from 9 to 10 a.m.

Crafting a Graduate School Application presented Caiden Marcus, admissions counselor, National College of Natural Medicine, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m.

Creating a Curriculum Vitae presented by Christina Abreo, assistant director of graduate recruitment and diversity programs, University of Arkansas, Graduate School will be held from 1 to 2 p.m.

Choosing a Graduate School presented by Emmanuel Watkins, graduate recruiter II, University of Texas at San Antonio, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m.

Understanding the Application Process presented by Samuel Wheeler, university representative, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, will be held from 3 to 4 p.m.

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

Test anxiety workshop to be held Oct. 2

Test Anxiety: Above all, do not panic by Liliana Salazar will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225, second floor. Even when students are well prepared, at least 25 percent experience anxiety when taking tests. Students report forgetfulness, panic, fear of failure and more at the thought of a test. This workshop will help you learn to prepare for tests effectively and to combat test anxiety.

For more information contact 575-646-3136.

Dream Share Project to visit NMSU

The Dream Share Project is an inspirational documentary film that follows Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin, two recent college graduates, on a road trip across America, as they explore how successful people have chased their dreams. The Dream Share Project is a film that encourages people to live up to their fullest potential and reject societal pressure to play it safe. Each film showing is followed by an interactive workshop. Dream Share will be here Oct. 5. There are two showings but space is limited so sign-up today.

For more information visit http://aggieactivities.nmsu.edu/dream-share-project/.

NMSU professor to develop innovative mathematics curriculum

As part of a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, seven university math faculty will be writing curricular materials based on primary historical sources. The idea is to recover the original motivation for studying mathematics, often lost in modern textbooks. See http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/09/09/researchers-test-out-primary-sources-for-math.html?cmp=soc-edit-tw-lib for further details.

For more information contact Jerry Lodder at 575-646-2835.

DACC Community Education course available

In today?s world, making a good impression is important. In the hustle and bustle of a busy daily life we sometimes forget to focus on etiquette. Come learn must-do manners for situations from the classroom to the dining table in the DACC Community Education course: Etiquette for Tweens. For kids ages 11?15. The class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. The cost is $40.

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

DACC Customized Training classes offered

Marketing and Sales will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6. The cost is $79. A small marketing budget doesn?t mean you can?t meet your goals and business objectives ? you just have to be more creative in your marketing tactics. This workshop will show you how to get maximum exposure at minimum cost. Develop effective, low-cost and non-cost strategies to improve sales, develop your company?s image and build your bottom line.

Spanish for Housekeeping Workers is an 16-hour online course. The cost is $129. This is an occupational Spanish conversation course that seeks to bridge the communication gap between English and Spanish-speaking supervisors, co-workers and guests. Topics include housekeeping terms, cleaning supplies, types of rooms, lodging vocabulary, action verbs, maintenance terms and more.

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

NMSU offers free food safety workshops for gardens and small farms

Recent headlines about deadly salmonella contamination in cucumbers highlight the growing national concern about food safety, and organic producers are among those who will be affected by new legislation aimed at making our food supply safer.

A pair of free workshops at New Mexico State University next week will explore food safety issues and procedures from the farm to the table as part of NMSU?s Organic Transition Project.

Mark Uchanski, an associate professor of horticulture and vegetable physiology in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, said the workshops will help food producers get familiar with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act, which will soon be implemented.