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NMSU Hotline — October 7, 2015

NMSU College of Education professor, former engineering dean recognized as local American Graduate Champions

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New Mexico State University College of Education Associate Professor Azadeh Osanloo, the Stan Fulton Chair for the Improvement of Border and Rural Schools, and former College of Engineering Dean Ricardo Jacquez were recognized recently for their contributions to education and improving the lives of children.

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Campus Announcements

Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System on NMSU campus to be tested today

If you hear a siren on the New Mexico State University campus today at noon, don't be alarmed. The university?s Outdoor Severe Weather Warning Systems are activated for one-minute blasts on the first Wednesday of each month as a test to ensure they are functioning properly. Two pole-mounted sirens, which sound the severe weather warnings, are located on the eastern and western ends of campus. The Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System is part of the university's emergency system and will be used to communicate weather-related emergencies for individuals who are located outside a building.

In a weather-related emergency, the weather warning sirens will be engaged for two minutes or longer and will alert members of the campus and surrounding community to immediately seek shelter and once they are safe to check the NMSU website or local news for additional information.

Employees registered with the Emergency Notification System may choose to receive emergency information via email, voicemail or text messaging service. Sign up for emergency alerts at: https://myaccount.nmsu.edu/accounts/etm/index.php.

Health Professions Fair to be held today

Health Professions Fair will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. today, at Aggie Lounge, first floor Corbett Center. Eighteen agencies will be attending including Amber Care, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Centro San Vicente, Corizon Health, El Paso VA Health Care System, Healthcare Services Group Inc., Home Instead Senior Care, LLC, Memorial Medical Center, Molina Healthcare, Mountain View Regional Medical Center, New Mexico State Veterans? Home, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico, St. Luke?s Health Care Clinic, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, United Health Care, UNM Hospitals and The Village at Northrise.

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

Oktoberfest is this week?s Bistro Buffet

Celebrate the festivities during the Oktoberfest Buffet, available for $11.99 plus tax from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature sauerbraten (German pot roast), savory stewed brats in sauerkraut, German green beans, potato galettes, apple strudel and black forest chocolate cake. 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.

PEEK of Las Cruces to be held Oct. 8

NMSU will host 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.

Peek of Las Cruces is an opportunity for NMSU students and the local community to learn more about the businesses, places and activities in Las Cruces and southern New Mexico where they can enjoy their free time.

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. They look forward to a fun and festive celebration and invite you to explore what Las Cruces has to offer.

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

Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium to be held Thursday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium by Victor Davidson, from the University of Central Florida, will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building Room 153. The talk is titled "Remote Enzyme Catalysis: Coupling Long Range Electron Transfer to Radical-mediated Chemistry." Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk, coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Career Services' Red to Green Money Management workshop to be held Thursday

Discover Financial Freedom will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in Domenici Hall Room 006. Have you ever felt burdened by your finances? Red to Green Money Management will conduct 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 575-646-1891 or visit 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.

Small Business Development Center free workshop to be held Oct. 8

The Small Business Development Center at the DACC Workforce Center will offer the following free workshop. Advanced Marketing/Sales Survival- Six Keys to Success! will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Business survival today requires advanced skills development; the playing field has leveled, the competition is fiercer than ever, and the speed of the game has increased substantially.

In order to compete we must embrace a flatter world of cultural diversity, collaboration, communication and continuously reposition our offerings in front of increasingly fleeting targets. How we do that requires creativity, relationship building, advanced consultative abilities and the effective use of technology. This workshop is about skills development on multiple dimensions and is designed to provide a working model to not just survive, but to thrive.

For more information or to register, visit http://dabcc-www.nmsu.edu/sbdc/ or http://www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces/ or call 575-527-7676.

Cyber Security Month presentation to be held Oct. 8

In observance of October?s National Cyber Security Month, NMSU will hold presentations and distribute information about keeping your data secure and practicing safe computing. The first presentation will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in Corbett Center Student Union, Senate Chambers (second floor).

For more information, visit: http://infosec.nmsu.edu.

Studio G Startup Hour to be held Friday

Startup Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. Startup Hour will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Studio G, located at 1620 Standley Dr., Academic Research Building A. This week they will discuss how to define your business?s core, your competitive positioning and your path to reaching customers. Join them for cookies, coffee and a great discussion on entrepreneurship with your peers.

Startup Hour is a function of the Studio G Business Accelerator at NMSU. Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

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

Equivalency exam offered

A high school equivalency examination provides a pathway to higher education and a career that is challenging and rewarding for students who didn?t graduate from high school. The equivalency examination is an assessment of skills and knowledge that compares to a high school graduate. The exam is an alternative for those who did not complete their studies.

Training for the examination is being offered at the DACC Quintana Learning Center on the first floor of the library building at the Central Campus (adjacent to NMSU) 3400 South Espina. All training for the equivalency exam is free of charge at DACC.

Previously the General Equivalency Diploma (GED ) was the only option. Recently the HiSet exam was endorsed which some students have found to be a better option. Both are computer-based exams and through classes at the community college students are prepared to take either test.

The six-week class for this semester begins Oct. 12. Students are required to attend an orientation before registering for this class and are assessed at several academic levels. They are provided an account in the learning software program. The orientation fully prepares students to succeed in classes.

A 12-week semester of study is also conducted with the coursework for the spring semester beginning Feb. 1. If you know someone who might benefit from this program call 575-527-7540 for information about orientation dates and times.

For more information contact Don Dutton at 575-527-7672.

FSA-RMR office information session and PCard receipt destruction training to be held Oct. 14

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, retention requirements, PCard receipt destruction and more. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at the Las Cruces campus, will be offered at the same time as our live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting, please contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Maintaining Immigration Status to be held Nov. 6

Maintaining Immigration Status and Planning For The Future: Visas, Green Cards and More will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Business Complex Room 102 and 103. The presentation is presented by NMSU's Immigration Counsel and Maney and Gordon, P.A.

NMSU's foreign national staff, faculty, students, family members and those who work with our international community are invited to attend an invaluable informative presentation surveying visa options, permanent residence and maintaining one's immigration status. Complimentary private consultations will be offered with attorneys immediately after the presentation.

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

#DiscoverNMSUEducation: NMSU College of Education launches social media contest

New Mexico State University College of Education students are invited to share their best photos of campus life and become eligible to win bookstore gift cards.

This week, the College of Education is launching its #DiscoverNMSUEducation Instagram campaign. To participate, students must tag their best campus life photos on Instagram #DiscoverNMSUEducation, #NMSU and @nmsu_education. In addition, they must follow the @nmsu_education Instagram account.

?We are very excited to engage our students in the College of Education with this great media campaign,? said Enedina Vazquez, professor and associate dean in the College of Education. ?Although we may not be fully adept with new media technology, we are excited to meet students in their virtual environments. Our goal is to meet our students? needs in every way we can.?