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NMSU Hotline — October 27, 2015

NMSU officially opens Club 27, new skybox at Aggie Memorial Stadium

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Amid cheers, applause and a newly cut ribbon, New Mexico State University celebrated the official opening of Club 27, the university?s new skybox at Aggie Memorial Stadium during a ceremony on Oct. 24. The event coincided with the NMSU Homecoming football game.

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NMSU leaders pledge matching dollars for employees on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a university-wide initiative focused on philanthropy that has an impact on the lives of students at New Mexico State University. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

To get NMSU faculty and staff in the spirit of Giving Tuesday, many campus leaders have pledged to match the contributions made by their employees. NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers will match $5 for every new payroll deduction gift made to any fund set up on Giving Tuesday! Many other leaders, including NMSU Carlsbad President John Gratton, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Bernadette Montoya and College of Engineering Interim Dean Steve Stochaj are on board with matching pledges. Is your boss one of them? Visit http://advancing.nmsu.edu/giving-tuesday-challenges to find out.

Are you a campus leader who wants to challenge your staff to get involved? Contact Andrea Tawney for more information at 575-646-1613 or atawney@nmsu.edu.

One day can make a difference. Learn more about #GivingTuesday at http://advancing.nmsu.edu/givingtuesday.

Expert to speak at NMSU on Mexican human rights crisis

The co-founder of the International Tribunal of Conscience, which last month issued an initial verdict regarding the human rights crisis in Mexico, will speak at New Mexico State University along with NMSU visiting professor Camilo Pérez-Bustillo.

Julio Moreira of the Federal University of Latin American Integration, or UNILA, in Brazil, will talk about the verdict at 3 p.m. today at Nason House, 1070 University Ave., the home of NMSU?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies.

Last month, the tribunal, which is made up of an international, interdisciplinary jury of scholars and human rights experts, issued an initial verdict regarding alleged crimes against humanity committed by the Mexican government and its allies in the U.S. and elsewhere. The crimes were the focus of hearings in New York City on Sept. 26. The hearings were dedicated in commemoration of the first anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico.


100 West Café to serve New Orleans style cuisine this week

100 West Café will serve New Orleans style cuisine Oct. 27?30. Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Louisiana Sunburst salad, corn chowder your choice of Creole pork loin, Poulet Arcadianne served with dirty rice and okra with tomatoes as your sides, or creamy pasta with sausage and peppers. For dessert you have a choice of Bananas Foster or Strawberries Romanoff. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 119 in $10 increments. They are unable to provide to-go lunches and apologize for the inconvenience.

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

Greg Armfield talk to be held Wednesday

Greg Armfield, associate professor of Communication Studies at NMSU, will speak about his research concerning sports communication at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the College of Health and Social Services auditorium. Learn more about how he and others have studied what they call "The ESPN Effect." Armfield is a co-editor of a book with this term as the title.

For more information contact Ken Hacker, department head, Communication Studies, at khacker@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up to be held Oct. 28

The Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, outside Corbett Center. They know Garcia Annex seems so far away, so they are coming to you. Look for our table and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

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, go to 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.

Addressing Bullying in School to be held Oct. 28

October is National Bullying Prevention month. Join Azadeh Osanloo and Christa Boske who will present to students, teachers and leaders on Addressing Bullying in Schools at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at NMSU Barnes & Noble. RSVP to chadrhyn@nmsu.edu.

For more information call 575-646-2130.

Lerdo exchange enters 33rd year

As part of a cultural exchange with Dona Ana Community College, 18 students and six faculty from Centro de Bachillerato Technológico Industrial y de Servicios Número 4 (CBTis 4) of Ciudad Lerdo, Durango, Mexico will arrive in Las Cruces Wednesday, Oct. 28. On Thursday evening, Oct. 29, welcoming ceremonies will be held on the plaza adjacent to the Dona Ana Student Resources Building on the East Mesa Campus. Welcoming remarks will be given by Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima and DACC President Renay Scott.

A special performance by Grammy-award winning La Catrina Quartet will also be featured. The quartet will be joined by two NMSU students Ceara Caisido, violoncello, and Andrea Gonzalez, violoncello. The group will perform works by Ponce, Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

On Friday, the Lerdo contingent will attend a football game at the Field of Dreams in Las Cruces. During the remaining visit the guests will attend classes, tour local destinations, and travel to Phoenix to tour attractions including the Arizona Cardinals football stadium.

This exchange has developed over the past 33 years and was an initiative of Patricio Quintana, the second President of DACC.

For more information contact Tim Chappel at 575-527-7726.

Win free NMSU football tickets

Join NMSU INSIDER?s NMSU Football Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1615703652029073/ for a chance to win two free tickets to this Saturday?s Halloween Trick-or-Treat game against Idaho at 6 p.m. at Aggie Memorial Stadium. One winner will be randomly drawn from all Facebook accounts marked as going Thursday, Oct. 29. The winner will be notified via Facebook on the day of the drawing and will need to claim their prize at the NMSU Auxiliary Administration Office between 8 a.m.?5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. The tickets are in section FF, row 27, seats 17 and 18, which are in the front row of that particular section.

See site for official rules or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate/faculty seminar to be held Oct. 30

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate/Faculty Seminar by Abishek Xavier, Ph.D. candidate, titled ?Yield and physiological response of different peanut genotypes under water-limited conditions? will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 200. Everyone is welcome.

For more information call 575-646-3405.

3rd annual Ag Day street fair brings free farm fun to Aggie football on Halloween

It?s the family-friendly Halloween event to beat all others in Las Cruces: on Oct. 31, you?ll find trick-or-treating, games and prizes, farm animals, and local food all in one at a free event.

The 3rd annual Agriculture Day street fair happens on the campus of New Mexico State University on Halloween from 2 to 6 p.m. before the NMSU Aggies play a home game against the Idaho Vandals. In the parking lot between Aggie Memorial Stadium and the Pan American Center, you?ll find dozens of groups representing most every facet of New Mexico?s diverse agricultural community.

?The purpose of Ag Day is to invite people to learn about New Mexico agriculture through food and fun activities,? New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte said. ?This is so much more than a Halloween event ? we?ll have something for everyone.?


DNP scholarly project to be held Nov. 5

The School is Nursing will present the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project of Amy Lopez titled "Assessment of Type 2 Diabetes Treatment and Management at a Local County Detention Center" at 8 a.m. Nov. 5, in CHSS Room Annex 202, second floor.

For more information contact 575-646-7770.

FSA-RMR office information session and PCard receipt destruction training to be held Nov. 5

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 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.

State 4-H officers hit the ground running after being elected at conference held at NMSU

After being elected as 2015-2016 state 4-H officers in the summer, the high school students from across New Mexico did not waste any time. From volunteering at the New Mexico State Fair to planning various events, the seven-member team has had very little down time.

The new officers are Britt Dixon of Chaves County, president; Abby Spindle of Santa Fe County, vice president; Clay Bob Stearns of Lincoln County, secretary; Sean Owensby of Union County, treasurer; Kaly Cone of Roosevelt County, reporter; Joshua Knight of Bernalillo County, parliamentarian; and Katelin Spradley of San Juan County, song and recreation leader.

Dixon, who held the office of treasurer last year, has also served in various other 4-H capacities, including president of both the Chaves County 4-H Council and Berrendo 4-H Club. He exhibits market lambs and goats on the county and national levels.


DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course Positive Parenting, parents, teachers and others that work with children will learn to use positive discipline to encourage self-respect, self-discipline, cooperation, good behavior and problem-solving skills in children. Topics include how to create natural and logical consequences, how to effectively encourage children, and the four mistaken goals of behavior. The online class cost is $249.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

Notary Public will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The cost is $99. Learn the legal duties and what the law allows and requires of a Notary. Determine the steps for applying to become a New Mexico Notary Public and information you need to order your notary seal, as well as what to do with records when you are no longer a Notary. For new and experienced Notaries. Must be a New Mexico citizen. Record Book of Notarial Acts included.

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