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NMSU Hotline — October 19, 2015

NMSU?s Physical Science Laboratory Flight Test Center provides testing for state, nation


Established in 2007, the New Mexico State University Physical Science Laboratory?s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center is the first of its kind. In the last eight years, NMSU?s UAS FTC has become the most accomplished and most experienced Federal Aviation Administration-approved UAS test facility in the country.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU kicks off Homecoming with ?Discover the Cure? theme

New Mexico State University will celebrate the theme of ?Discover the Cure? during Homecoming this week with events that honor longstanding traditions while partnering with the NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign.

To kick off the festivities today, students can participate in activities to win a Homecoming T-shirt at tables located outside Corbett Student Center Union, Guthrie Hall and Zuhl Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held Oct. 20

Red to Green Money Management Workshop, Don?t Let Your Identity Get Stolen!, will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Domenici Hall 006. What is the fastest growing crime in America? Identity Theft. Join the Red to Green Money Management program to gain the knowledge to plan, prevent and protect your identity.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1851, or go to 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.

'TAKE A BREAK!' to be held Oct. 21

All NMSU employees are invited to the Hardman and Jacobs east patio for kettle corn and drinks from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. The event is hosted by University Advancement in support of the 2015-16 Crimson Colleagues Faculty and Staff Campaign.

When faculty and staff donate to NMSU, they are a Crimson Colleague. Crimson Colleagues are investing in students through scholarships and other programs such as the Aggie Cupboard, the Pioneer Book Scholarship, Myrna?s Children?s Village and the Teaching Academy.

The generosity of NMSU?s faculty and staff resulted in more than 800 donors and $365,000 in support to programs you love during the 2014-15 Faculty and Staff Campaign. Employees have demonstrated that we are a caring community that is transforming lives, providing much-needed support for scholarships, student services, projects and a host of other areas that need additional resources. To learn more about the Crimson Colleagues visit http://advancing.nmsu.edu/facultystaff-main.

Western fiction writer lecture and tour to be held this week

NMSU Alamogordo will present a lecture on Eugene Manlove Rhodes, a western fiction writer from our region at the turn of the 20th century, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, on the Alamogordo campus. The cost is $15. To register call 575-439-3842.

Take advantage of a once a year opportunity to visit where Eugene Manlove Rhodes lived and his gravesite. Rhodes was a prolific western fiction writer at the turn of the 20th century. He wrote numerous books centered on life in New Mexico in the late 1890s. NMSU Alamogordo is sponsoring the tour, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, and it is free. Because the gravesite is within the White Sands Missile Range, the tour will depart from Tularosa High School and caravan into the range. To register, call 575-439-3842.

Aggie Shark Tank to be held Oct. 23

Aggie Shark Tank will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. The event is free. Watch NMSU student and alumni entrepreneurs pitch to local sharks for investment and prizes with $3,500 in cash prizes for participants including $1,000 crowd favorite prize selected by the audience. Get your free tickets today at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/aggie-shark-tank-tickets-18405104162 and help pick the winner.

Featured Sharks include Lou Sisbarro, Sisbarro Dealerships; Royal Jones, Mesilla Valley Transportation; Dino Cervantes, Cervantes Enterprises; and Mickey Clute, Real Estate Developer.

For more information contact cdunn25@nmsu.edu.

LOVE & Relationships! to be held Friday

LOVE & Relationships! will be held from 12:30 to 1:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in O?Donnell Hall Room 104. Mamiko Odegard is known as the love, relationship and high performance expert, and she has more than 30 years of experience as a professional life and business coach and psychologist. As an alum of the College of Education, she will share her career experiences with the NMSU community during Homecoming week. Light lunch is provided.

RSVP to Adelina Rodriguez at adelrodr@ad.nmsu.edu or for more information visit http://college.education.nmsu.edu/events/visit-with-alumnae-mamiko-odegard-ph-d-life-and-business-coach/.

NMSU College of Business celebrates scholarship recipients, distinguished alum

New Mexico State University?s College of Business will host events Oct. 23 to celebrate scholarship recipients and alumni during Homecoming week on campus.

The college will recognize 140 students who?ve received scholarships this academic year during its annual scholarship luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road.

Students in the college have been awarded a total of 75 scholarships totaling $170,795 for the 2015-16 academic year.


Annual open enrollment for benefits is now available

Open enrollment for medical, dental and vision will be available from Oct. 5 through Oct. 26. Information regarding changes, deadlines and options are available on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/enrollment/open/. Employees who do not wish to make any changes for 2016 do not need to do anything. All changes submitted online will be effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Flexible Spending Account open enrollment for 2016 is also taking place from Oct. 5th through Oct. 26. Enrollment will take place via a paper enrollment form that will be available on the Benefits Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/insurance/fsa/. Enrollment forms not received by the deadline will not be processed.

Questions regarding open enrollment can be sent to benefits@nmsu.edu or you may call Benefit Services at 575-646-8000.

'A Wrinkle In Time' to be held Oct. 30-31

The American Southwest Theatre Company presents the beloved children?s story ?A Wrinkle In Time? live onstage. The story of two children who must rescue their scientist father by Madeleine L?Engle is adapted for the stage by John Glore. It will play seven times for local school children and will have only two public performances at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 31, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.

Professor Larissa Lowery directs the show, with an all student cast. Student designers are Dena Hurab, set, Megan Thompson, costumes, and Drew Kelley, lights. Tickets are $5 for everyone. The show is ideally suited for 4th?6th graders.

For more information contact 575-646-4515 or http://www.nmsutheatre.com.

Sheski named interim president at NMSU Grants

Harry Sheski, the vice president for academic affairs at New Mexico State University Grants, has been named interim president of the campus, effective Nov. 1. Felicia Casados, who had served as president of NMSU Grants since 2005, will retire at the end of October.

?Harry Sheski will be an outstanding leader for NMSU Grants,? said Garrey Carruthers, who serves as chancellor of the NMSU system. ?Having worked at the college for a number of years, he understands the challenges faced by NMSU Grants as well as the opportunities the college has going forward.?

Sheski has been the vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer at NMSU Grants since 2006. In those roles, he oversaw faculty, programs and curriculum at the college.


Fall Tuition Waiver deadline is Nov. 1

The online Tuition Waiver submission process for fall 2015 is currently available through Nov. 1.

Haven?t submitted your form but need to? Follow these instructions:
1. Login into MyNMSU at https://my.nmsu.edu/
2. Select the Employee tab from the menu.
3. In the Banner Self Services window in the center of the page, click the Employee hyperlink.
4. On the Employee page click the hyperlink for the waiver you would like to submit.
a. Select Tuition Waiver ? Employee/Spouse to submit a waiver for yourself or your spouse/domestic partner?s classes; or
b. Select Tuition Waiver ? Dependents to submit a waiver for your child.
5. Whenever a change is made to the student schedule, the tuition waiver must be re-submitted online to re-calculate taxability. The previous credit will be removed from the student account and re-applied when the waiver is re-submitted, and approved (if applicable), by the deadline.

Tuition Taxability:
Visit our taxability website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/other/tuition-tax/ to determine if your enrollment situation is taxable. All taxes will be assessed on the employee?s paycheck that is issued on Nov. 30. You will need to plan ahead to ensure to budget accordingly.

If you need further assistance with this process, contact Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Library 2016 Calendar is available

The New Mexico State University Library announces the release of its 2016 calendar, ?Chiles: Red or Green?? With fall in the Mesilla Valley bringing the aroma of roasting chiles, bring home some local flavor to your yearly calendar collection with the new 2016 chile-infused NMSU Library calendar.

The vivid photos have a variety of sources: from the NMSU Library?s own Dave DeWitt Collection, shot by our own NMSU Librarian Cindy Watkins, and supplied from the NMSU University Archives photo collection. Each month will also feature a highlighted recipe from the Dave DeWitt Cookbook Collection housed in the NMSU Library?s Archives and Special Collections Department. For example, June?s recipe ?Tomatillo-chicken enchiladas with two kinds of green chile? was reprinted from DeWitt?s book "The Southwest Table." To read this recipe and others like it, you can purchase a calendar for only $10 each. Proceeds support the NMSU Library.

The calendars are available at the NMSU Library?s Administration Office, Room 224, Zuhl Library and at the Archives and Special Collections Department, Branson Library, fourth floor. Supplies are limited. Metered parking can be found near Zuhl Library when turning onto Jordan Road from University Avenue. Parking on campus is free after 4:30 p.m. For more questions about the calendar or ordering, please contact NMSU Library Administration at 575-646-1508.

Student leadership opportunity is available

Campus Activities is searching for the Director of Aggie Camp. The camp is for first-year students to discover what it means to be a true Aggie. They are looking for a current Aggie who has the passion for NMSU and wants to instill the traditions and ideals into our incoming students.

Application are available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NUyHMC7edaZSHtyVg-E5HYnv4iRaPYef3yjKMHW7DUk/viewform.

Mexican students complete innovative internship program at NMSU?s Arrowhead Center

Twenty-two students from Mexico have completed an innovative internship program allowing them to hone their business skills while completing coursework that will prepare them to continue their studies at New Mexico State University.

The students participated in the Running Lean internship program at NMSU?s Arrowhead Center. The program introduced students to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and technology commercialization during an eight-week interactive curriculum. The students also participated in English and GRE test preparation courses.

Each student recently earned an undergraduate degree in engineering from Instituto Tecnológico Nacional de México, which has campuses in a number of cities throughout Mexico. The students have all applied for admission into masters programs at NMSU.


NMSU-based shrimp company to earn national exposure during Fish 2.0 competition

Tracey Carrillo, assistant director of New Mexico State University campus farm operations and co-owner of the New Mexico Shrimp Co., is hoping a prestigious investment competition will help make fresh, locally raised seafood readily available in areas miles away from the ocean.

Carrillo will pitch the company?s business model at the final event of Fish 2.0, a competition that aims at creating investments for sustainable seafood businesses, Nov. 10-11 at the Sustainable Seafood Innovation Forum at Stanford University. Carrillo and his competitors will have just 90 seconds to pitch to a panel of investors for a chance to win a $5,000 prize.