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NMSU Hotline — March 24, 2016

President?s Associates Ball aims to provide more scholarship opportunities at NMSU


Rigo Salazar has his dress shoes and his best suit ready. The New Mexico State University student, a double major in civil engineering and math, is looking forward to a night of dining, entertainment and celebration that will honor the donors whose gifts help NMSU attract and retain some of the state?s most academically talented students.

Salazar is one of 53 students currently attending the university thanks to its most prestigious and competitive award, the President?s Associates Scholarship. NMSU leaders hope to raise an additional $50,000 for the scholarship by reviving a gala fundraising event planned for April 22, the President?s Associates Ball.

The PA Ball is also a chance for Salazar and other scholars to thank some of the people who have contributed to the scholarship, which has supported more than 300 scholars during its 37-year history.

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Campus Announcements

100 West Cafe serves up French cuisine

Join 100 West Cafe today for some delicious French-style cuisine prepared by students.

Enjoy a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu will feature cheddar-leek or tomato-blue cheese soup, or white salad with fennel and orange. The entrées will feature poached chicken with tarragon cream, grilled trout with tomato butter sauce, pork Normande or penne tricolore. Dessert choices are puff pastry feuilletees with fresh berries, chocolate mousse or crème brulee. All lunches are $10, payable by cash, check or credit card, and Visa, MasterCard or Discover cards are accepted.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 138 in $10 increments.

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

Spring Holiday hours announced

With the three-day weekend fast approaching this Friday-Sunday, March 25-27, here are some adjusted NMSU department hours in which you should be aware:

The Corbett Center Student Union USPS Post Office will open 10:55 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., however NMSU Mail Services will be closed.

The Pan American Center Ticket Office will close all three days, March 25-27, but tickets can still be purchased at 800-745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_header_search&q=nmsu. Tickets to the 6 p.m. baseball game on Friday, March 25, and the 11 a.m. game on Saturday, March 26, will be available at the gate.

Corbett Center Student Union will have adjusted hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 25, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.

Please view http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ for the Spring Holiday hours for all campus restaurants, convenience stores and the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces.

Activity Center to close for spring holiday

The Activity Center will be closed March 25-27 for spring holiday. The facility will re-open at 6 a.m. Monday, March 28.

Call for nominations for 'A' Mountain staff award

Is there someone in your office or in another department that represents qualities of integrity, dedication, skill, endurance, resilience, determination and passion in performance of their duties? If so, nominate them for Employee Council?s ?A? Mountain staff award. Nominations are now being accepted for regular NMSU staff employees. Employee Council is looking for nominees who demonstrate the following traits:

? Innovation: Exceptional efforts to improve the university?s effectiveness through enhanced systems or processes.
? Responsiveness: Resourceful, effective behaviors/actions demonstrated in reaction to an unforeseen circumstance or extraordinary situation; timeliness.
? Service: Exceptional efforts to provide superior service to all ?customers.?
? Spirit: Positive outlook; supportive of NMSU?s initiatives and goals.
? Teamwork: Ability to work with others in another department/division toward a shared goal; ability to recognize diverse strengths.
? Above and beyond: Demonstrated service or support that is not normally expected as part of their everyday job responsibilities.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations at http://empcouncil.research.nmsu.edu. Please submit nominations by 5 p.m. March 28. Nominations will be reviewed by Employee Council. This award will be presented at Founders? Day on April 15. Awardee receives a commemorative NMSU plaque.

Employee Council wants to hear from you. Tell us who you think should be the next ?A? Mountain Award Recipient.

Employee Council meetings are open to all on the second Thursday each month; the next meeting will be April 14 at 2:30 p.m. in Milton Hall Room 85. Meetings will also be webcast; links can be found at http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu. Go Aggies!

Faculty Grievance Review Board is holding elections

The Faculty Grievance Review Board is currently holding elections for new committee members. Please visit https://vote.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/vote/vote.pl to review candidates and cast your vote. Voting will be open until 5 p.m. Thursday, March 31.

U.S. Marine Corps Brass Quintet to visit campus on Tuesday

A brass quintet from the United States Marine Corps will be visiting Las Cruces on Tuesday, March 29, performing a series of concerts on the campus of NMSU and at the Good Samaritan Village Auditorium. The first concert begins at noon, with a ?brown bag? concert in the lobby of the Conroy Honors Center. Everyone on campus is invited to bring a lunch and enjoy a selection of jazz and classical music. Detailed information about each event is included below.

12 p.m. ? Brown Bag Concert - NMSU Conroy Honors Center Lobby, 2745 S. Espina St. This concert is free and open to all students, faculty and staff at NMSU, as well as to the general public. Please bring a lunch and enjoy a great afternoon of entertainment. Venue contact Valerie Torres can be contacted at 575-646-2005 or vatorres@nmsu.edu.

2:35 p.m. ? Concert and masterclass/talk - NMSU Music Center Choir Room 103, 1075 N. Horseshoe. This event will be geared toward music majors, but is open to the entire NMSU community and the general public. Contact Jim Shearer at 575-646-2601 or jshearer@nmsu.edu for more information.

6:30 pm ? Evening Concert ? Good Samaritan Village Auditorium, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. This event is free and open to the public. Contact Patrick McKinley at 575-556-2183 or pmckinle@good-sam.com or more information.

'Speed Reading: On your mark, get set, READ!' slated for Monday

"Speed Reading: On your mark, get set, READ!" will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 28, at Zuhl Library Conference room (225 second floor). Read faster and retain information. Examine, learn and discuss information, tools, and activities to help improve vocabulary, reading comprehension and reading rate.

For more information, contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

Red to Green Money Management Workshops set for next week

Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Frenger Mall. Look for the 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.

The Red to Green Money Management Workshop "Student Loans: Ins and Outs" will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at Domenici Hall Room 106. Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. This workshop can help you with your options.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or follow NMSU Red to Green Money Management Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach by contacting us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.

NMSU to hold Summer Swim School

Interested in swim lessons for your children? NMSU Swim School Registration begins March 28 for AggieFit members and March 29 for non-AggieFit members. Children will learn and refine swimming skills in classes that best fit their needs and ability levels.

There will be three different summer sessions:

Session I: May 31-June 16 (No class May 30)
Session II: June 20-July 7 (No class July 4)
Session III: July 11-July 27 (No class July 28)

There are four levels offer in the Swim School program:

Level 1: Water Awareness
Level 2: Stroke Development
Level 3: Stroke Proficiency
Level 4: Stroke Refinement & Performance

Levels 1 and 2: $90
Levels 3 and 4: $110

For class times, visit http://recsports.nmsu.edu/aquatics/swim-instruction/.

Enrollments will be conducted in the Activity Center Room 103.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Gillis at ktgillis@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2907.

ICT announces Canvas 'Clutter' notice

Check for missing email notifications in your myNMSU email "Clutter" folder. ?Clutter? folder in your email moves low priority messages out of your inbox so you can easily see important messages. Canvas notifications are one example of messages that may be moved to the ?Clutter? folder. Visit https://learning.nmsu.edu to learn about how to clean "clutter" emails or check for missing Canvas notifications in your myNMSU email ?Clutter? folder.

For instructions on finding your email messages, visit the Student Canvas FAQ page at https://learning.nmsu.edu/canvas-faq-for-students.

Starting a solidarity economy talk to be held April 4

Economic alternatives to capitalism are a valuable way to improve the well-being of individuals, communities and society by addressing economic challenges, building community, respecting other cultures and their lifeways and supporting environmental sustainability. If you are interested in learning more about economic alternatives to capitalism, and are interested in advancing these efforts by starting a Borderlands solidarity economy, join Julie Steinkopf Rice at 3 p.m. April 4 in Science Hall 286A, the Sociology Department?s conference room.The group can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/econalternatives. You can also contact Rice at ja_rice@nmsu.edu or at 575-646-3448. Steinkopf Rice takes a radical, decolonial anti-capitalist approach to economic alternatives. Her research has appeared in a variety of academic journals, including critical sociology, sustainable development and new political economy.

Technology day set for April 5

NMSU students, faculty and staff can seek out all the technology resources offered throughout campus at Corbett Center Student Union's Aggie Lounge from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5. Participants will be eligible to win a variety of prizes, and drawings will be held hourly starting at 10 a.m. The last drawing will be a grand prize drawing held at 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Annette at annettea@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3838.

Theatre Arts survey participants needed

The NMSU Department of Theatre Arts is updating its show calendar. The department would appreciate you taking this very short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5RKNRG in order to help them best serve the community.

AJ Lehrman joins Pentatonix and Us The Duo May 5 at NMSU Pan American Center

NMSU Special Events is pleased to announce that AJ Lehrman (?Shut Up and Dance? video: https://youtu.be/ev1ANaN-8OE) has joined the Pentatonix World Tour 2016 concert coming to the NMSU Pan American Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. Details are available at http://panam.nmsu.edu/pentatonix/.

Concert presenters ASNMSU, NMSU Special Events and ACTS have teamed up to provide a special discount for NMSU students. Show your Aggie ID at the Pan Am Ticket Office and receive $15 off the price of your ticket. Approximately 400 tickets remain at this discounted price and there is a two-ticket limit per Aggie ID.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Designed to help you overcome many of the supervisory problems you will encounter in your first few weeks as a boss, whether you are a team leader, project manager or unit coordinator. Gain confidence in dealing with a variety of issues. Topics include clarifying roles and responsibilities, developing your skills in listening and communication, resolving conflict, giving feedback, and more in ABC?s of Supervision. The course is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 and the cost is $139.

For questions or more information, call 575-527-7776 or email ctp@nmsu.edu.