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NMSU Hotline — September 28, 2015

The deadline for compliance training is this week

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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.


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Campus Announcements

Statistics seminar series to be held Sept. 29 and 30

The NMSU Student Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Department of Economics, Applied Statistics and International Business will host a seminar series featuring Ron Wasserstein, the executive director of the ASA.

Recently, a journal edited by faculty at New Mexico State University banned the use of p-values in articles in the journal. During the first seminar that will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 29, in Domenici Hall Room 106, Wasserstein will share his insights regarding the ?p-value debate.? A social will follow.

Wasserstein will present on ?What probability and Forrest Gump teach us about the New Mexico lottery? at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30, in in Guthrie Hall Room 101. During this seminar, Wasserstein will give attendees the opportunity to participate in a simulated lottery and will answer ?What are your chances of winning the big jackpot??

For more information, contact Charlotte Gard at cgard@nmsu.edu.

Athletics Department Open Forum sponsored by Employee Council is Wednesday

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.

100 West Café to serve Northeast American cuisine this week

Join 100 West Café for Northeast American cuisine from Sept. 29-Oct. 2 for some delicious food prepared by their students. Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Manhattan clam chowder or mixed greens with mustard vinaigrette, herbed pork loin, grilled lemon-rosemary chicken served with sides of new potatoes with butter and parsley and green beans, or restaurant style mac and cheese. For dessert you have a choice of delicious apple pie or blueberry-peach cobbler.

All lunches are $10. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. They look forward to having you for lunch and as always, we appreciate your support. Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 119 in $10 increments and they make great incentive gifts. They are unable to provide to-go lunches and apologize for the inconvenience.

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

Caver Quest Simulation will be held Sept. 30

The Caver Quest Simulation from the Fort Stanton Cave Study Project, presented by Steve Peerman, FSCSP director, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the NMSU Outdoor Center. This event is free. Join them for a presentation about the ground breaking 3-D simulation of the Fort Stanton Cave from life-long caver and cave scientist, Steve Peerman. He will highlight recent discoveries made in the Fort Stanton Cave, the second longest cave in New Mexico, and review the exciting new way to explore caves without the claustrophobia. He will also be prepared to answer questions about recreational caving opportunities in New Mexico.

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

'Taste of Italy' is this week?s Bistro Buffet

Enjoy favorite Italian dishes with the Taste of Italy Buffet available for $11.99 plus tax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature sausage lasagna, chicken alfredo, lemon caper asparagus, Italian wedding cookies and cream cheese brownies. Buffet price includes access to this all-you-care-to-eat buffet and a non-alcoholic beverage.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Changes to New Mexico Administrative Codes (NMAC) have been approved

The State of New Mexico Commission of Public Records has approved a change to all records retention schedules. Several New Mexico Administrative Codes (NMAC) have been condensed in to one Functional Records Retention and Disposition Schedules NMAC. Due to this change, effective Sept. 30, the FSA-RMR Office will be suspending accepting Requests for Dispositions and requests for records retention research until further notice. This is to give the FSA-RMR Office time to implement the new records retention schedules into policies, procedures and training. They apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but they are optimistic that the new retention schedules will be beneficial to NMSU.

For more information call 575-646-8324.

Real Food, Real People to be held Oct. 1

Every week, Sodexo hosts a Real Food, Real People lunch to recognize the hard work and unique contributions of its valued employees. This week, Sodexo will feature the food of Susan Steinhaus, one of the rockstar cashiers at the Corbett Center Student Union Food Court. Some of Susan's favorite recipes, California cheese steak sandwich, fruit salad, homemade vanilla ice cream and brownies, will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Taos Restaurant.

The event cost is one meal plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax.

For more information follow them on Facebook or Twitter @NMSUdining or call 575-646-1749.

NMSU Women's Club luncheon to be held Oct. 3

The NMSU Women's Club will hold its annual Fall Luncheon and Business Meeting from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the theme for the meeting is ?Give Cancer the Boot!? The speaker will be Yoli Diaz from CARE (Cancer Aid Resource and Education, Inc.) Las Cruces. CARE provides financial assistance, education and services to help cancer patients and their families in Dona Ana County. The cost for the luncheon is $25.

The NMSU Women?s Club is open to all individuals associated with New Mexico State University (faculty/staff; spouse of faculty/staff; parent of current or former student). The organization offers opportunities for members to socialize, welcome new members of the university community and award scholarships for returning female students. The club offers a variety of interest groups such as bridge, movies and plays, antiquing, hiking and gourmet dinners.

For more information about this event, contact club president Esther Devall at edevall@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1161 or visit the website at http://womensclub.nmsu.edu.

PEEK of Las Cruces Street Fair to be held Oct. 8

Come discover what Las Cruces is all about as NMSU hosts the second PEEK of Las Cruces event from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, on Locust Street, between Stewart Street and Wells Avenue (east of the Intramural Field). It will be a family-friendly event and will feature local food vendors and live music from Las Cruces' own DAMN Union and Overcome of Las Cruces.

They will turn Locust Street on the New Mexico State University campus into an enormous street fair where students and the local community can come together to sample local food, experience local music and visit with arts and craft vendors. Non-profit programs will distribute information on services and volunteer opportunities. There will also be various children?s activities.

There will be a food drive to benefit the campus food pantry, the Aggie Cupboard. Attendees who bring a boxed or canned food item (nonperishable) will be entered into a prize drawing.

The event is hosted by the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at NMSU.

For more information, check out the Peek of Las Cruces website at http://peekoflc.nmsu.edu/.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore is now accepting spring 2016 textbook requests

Your Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore is now prepared to receive spring 2016 textbook request submitted through FacultyEnlight. Submitting book orders now will help the bookstore provide the best service for our students and assist NMSU to remain HEOA compliant. Make every effort to provide this information as soon as possible. The deadline for spring book submissions is Oct. 27.

The bookstore also needs to be aware of any no text required courses. You can inform the bookstore of such classes via FacultyEnlight, http://www.facultyenlight.com/ or by emailing tm688@bncollege.com, bookstore@nmsu.edu or marpaz@nmsu.edu.

Free dance lessons with NMSU DanceSport

Learn to dance the best ballroom, Latin, swing and nightclub dances every Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m. at Arrowhead Park Early College High School. This week level one cha-cha lesson with Brandon Romero will be held at 7 p.m. This event is free. Level two fox trot lesson with William Bohaty will be held at 8:15 p.m. This lesson is $5. No partner or dance experience necessary. All levels and ages are welcome. Bring friends and/or family to share the experience.

Lessons are taught by NMSU DanceSport Company members and act as a practicum for professional development. These classes help to further their mission to foster a thriving regional dance community while offering partner dance as a healthy lifestyle alternative.

For more information contact dancesport@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5704 and like them on Facebook at NMSU DanceSport.

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course: Three Beaded & Friendship Wire Rings, understated elegance is the basis for both of these rings. Learn the basics of making a ring using a ring mandrel. Use sterling silver wire and semi-precious beads for the three beaded ring. The friendship ring is a mixture of sterling silver and 14K gold filled wire. The class will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. The cost is $21.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Certificate in Customer Research is two, one-month courses. It is available separately or as a certificate. The cost is $395. Learn how to use low- and no-cost methods of customer research to discover new techniques for collecting information that will improve your organization?s products or services, promotion and marketing and even bottom-line finances.

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