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NMSU Hotline — April 25, 2016

NMSU Pass-in-Review to feature flyovers, helicopter display


New Mexico State University Air Force and Army ROTC will hold the 114th annual Pass-in-Review ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Pride Field on the NMSU Horseshoe.

Two flyovers of vintage World War II aircraft will take place at 4:10 p.m. by War Eagles Air Museum pilots Floyd Draper and Dan Taylor. The event will also feature a static display of an HH-60 Pave Hawk special operations helicopter from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in front of Hadley Hall.

The original purpose of Pass-in-Review was to parade the forces before the commanding general to indicate a troop?s readiness to go into battle. Now, the tradition is a formal military ceremony that displays the strength and unity of a detachment, while also promoting teamwork and pride within an organization.


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International Mall sidewalk areas to be closed for concrete improvement

Portions of the International Mall sidewalk between Milton Hall and Business College will be closed today through June 17 to allow contractors to replace and pour concrete. East and west International Mall pedestrian traffic detours will alternate in two phases; pedestrians will be rerouted into Phase I as a first part of the project while Phase II is done.

Pedestrian control measures are in place with signage for the duration of the phases.

The contractor?s Traffic Control Plan may be viewed at http://facilities.nmsu.edu/road-closures.

Career Services plans event this week

A Red to Green Money Management meet-up will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today outside Corbett Center. 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.

Career Services will also host a Hawaiian Luau from 2 to 4 p.m. today on the International Mall. Stop by Career Services table for information on cooperative education, internships, part-time, full-time employment, job search, resume, cover letter writing, interviewing tips, and much more! Free goodies!

A workshop from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Domenici Hall, Room 125, covers "Gaining Real World Value with a Cooperative Education or Internship Position."

The opportunity to gain real world work experience, and build your professional network provides an advantage to all job seekers. Learn how to be registered in the NMSU Cooperative Education and Internship Program, and work with the staff on strategies to identify work assignments with industry and government in your respective areas of study.

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

To schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, contact Career Services at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or visit http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request.

Lane closures planned Tuesday on Stewart Street

A portion of Stewart Street between Locust Street and Breland Drive will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to allow LC Structural to park a concrete truck and concrete pump for tunnel repairs along Stewart Street. East- and westbound traffic will be rerouted per traffic control plan, which may be viewed at http://facilities.nmsu.edu/road-closures. Traffic will be rerouted into center turning lane, with westbound lane closed during the duration.

State Risk Management offers free clinics

Employees and their covered spouses or domestic partners enrolled in the state medical plans through NMSU will have access to free onsite wellness exams. Information regarding dates of the clinics and the process to schedule an appointment can be found on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/insurance/medical. Questions regarding the information can be sent to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Get your NMSU license plate and support student scholarships

Show your Aggie pride and help support student success at New Mexico State University with a specialty Alumni Association license plate, available from New Mexico's Motor Vehicle Division. Each plate costs $37 initially and another $37 per renewal ? and each time, $25 of that fee goes to directly to scholarship funds for students at NMSU. Funds from the Alumni Association license plate program were recently used to match scholarship gifts during NMSU?s inaugural GivingTuesday event, which added a total of $5.7 million in new and matching funds to scholarships. To get your NMSU Alumni Association license plate, call 1-888-683-4636 to speak with a customer representative, or visit http://mvd.newmexico.gov/collegiate-plates.aspx ? scroll down and print out form MVD11322 and return to the address indicated.

Office of Research Development offers workshop on CAREER proposals

The Office of Research Development will offer the workshop ?Developing Competitive NSF CAREER Proposals.? This three-hour workshop is meant for faculty planning to propose to the NSF CAREER opportunity due in July and will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Anderson Hall. CAREER is a foundation-wide opportunity and includes directorates for biological sciences, computer and information science and engineering, education and human resources, engineering, geosciences, mathematical and physical sciences, and social, behavioral and economic sciences

The workshop will address CAREER review process and criteria, 2016 changes to the grant proposal guide, CAREER proposal sections, resources, and pointers from NMSU CAREER awardees.

Please register for the workshop (even if you had previously indicated your interest in attending) in GRID at http://grid.research.nmsu.edu/workshops_list.php.

Retirement party to celebrate marketing professor's 39 years at NMSU

A retirement party April 29 will celebrate the 39-year NMSU career of Robin Peterson, professor of marketing in the College of Business. The celebration will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the 3rd Floor Bistro at the Stan Fulton Athletics Center at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

For more information, contact Lucy Soliz at lsoliz66@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3341.

Borderlands Solidarity Economy group to meet May 2

Interested in economic alternatives to capitalism? Join the Borderlands Solidarity Economy group at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Branigan Library, in the second-floor Roadrunner Room. The group will discuss various alternative economic activities that may benefit NMSU, Las Cruces, and other communities in the area. The group will then plan how to move forward on implementing these ideas. For more information, contact Julie Steinkopf Rice at ja_rice@nmsu.edu or at 575-646-3448. For more information, visit http://borderlandsolidarityeconomy.org or https://www.facebook.com/groups/econalternatives.

Indigenous Healing and Botanical Medicine Conference and Workshop is May 5-8

The fourth annual IWOK: Indigenous Healing and Botanical Medicine Conference and Workshop, ?7th Generation: Decolonizing Our Lives,? will be hosted by the Department of Counseling & Education Psychology and College of Education May 5-8. This annual event promotes indigenous healing and showcases ways to maintain optimal well-being through connection with nature, medicinal plans and healing arts. This conference is a worthwhile experience for those students who are in the helping profession and would like to learn more about indigenous ways of healing.

The conference includes the following events:
Thursday, May 5: Panel discussion on healing and being well
Friday, May 6: Desert herb walk in Dripping Springs
Saturday, May 7: Herb walk and camp in Kingston; Workshops for making medicine and ceremonial uses of plants
Sunday May 8: "Honoring Mother" ceremony and closing

Registration is required. For more information, visit www.iwokresearch.com or contact Sibella Salazar at sibella7@nmsu.edu or Lisa Grayshield at llgray@nmsu.edu.

Corbett Center & CCSU Food Court open extended hours for finals week

Students looking for a comfortable place to study, or faculty looking for a relaxing location to grade papers, can do so until 2 a.m. May 5 to 12 at Corbett Center Student Union. The CCSU Food Court restaurants, AFC Sushi, Gila Gril, Chick-fil-A and Taco Bell, will remain open one hour later (1 a.m.) on May 5 and 9 through 12, while Einstein Bros Bagels will open 7 p.m. to midnight May 6 to 8. These hours are also available for viewing at http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours, on the NMSU INSIDER mobile app, and on the Bite app by Sodexo (use menu code: P2AJ9).

Remember, Aggie Dining Dollars expire at close of business on Friday, May 13, and may be used toward your $2 admission with a canned food donation for the Finals Late Night Breakfast from 9 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at Taos Restaurant. Details available at https://www.facebook.com/events/212298232480844/. You may also use one Meal Plan swipe to gain admission to the Finals Late Night Breakfast. In addition, the CCSU Food Court will offer bulk packages of your favorite snacks and beverages from April 25 to May 13, so drop by to use your remaining Aggie Dining Dollars.

Contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Community Education course explores emotional and spiritual health

"Salt of the Earth" is an intimate and experiential workshop from the feminine ground of being to create sustainable and integrated transformation that can be applied at the office, in parenting and with oneself. Learn skills to strengthen your emotional and spiritual health, and unite mind, body, and spirit to live more powerfully in your life, and build supportive and authentic relationships with others.

The course meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, May 31 to July 19 at the DACC Workforce Center, Room 121. Cost is $101.

Instructor Carli Romero graduated from NMSU with a BA in political science and economics and founded Shakti Rising New Mexico. Carli is currently training in SENSUS, a somatic balancing and integration method of bodywork, and has spoken at several conferences.

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

Customized training offers course for human resources professionals

The updated "SHRM Essentials of HR Management" course will address the complex, vital, real-world, practical and legal issues the human resources managers face daily. Developed by leading HR experts and legal counsel, the content of SHRM Essentials covers a wide range of introductory HR topics in a condensed, straightforward format. Cover the six bodies of knowledge necessary to master HR concepts and apply them to everyday situations and issues. On the third day, an exam will be administered to test knowledge and gain a certificate.
Ideal for those who are just starting out in the human resources profession, or those who are looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills.

The course takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 5 to 19 and cost is $495, with discounts available for National SHRM members.

For questions or more information, contact the Customized Training Program at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

Win two tickets to Jeff Dunham and two more for a friend

Select ?Going? at https://www.facebook.com/events/1019176821488727, and you?ll automatically be registered to win two tickets to see Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced at 7 p.m. May 2 at NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces, featuring Walter, Achmed, Peanut, Little Jeff and Bubba J. You may need to double click ?Interested? in order to select ?Going? as an option. Plus, if you ?invite? your Facebook friends, each of them will have a chance to win their own pair of tickets. Since the invitee winners will be chosen from a different pool of entries, you won?t hurt your own chances of winning. In fact, your chances of going for free will actually increase if your friend is nice enough to give you one of their winning tickets. So, the more friends you invite, the better your chances of seeing this great show on the house. Please note that the winner from the ?invited? group will not necessarily have been invited by the winner of the ?going? group. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can sign up free of charge at www.facebook.com. See site for official rules and contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Community Education course covers etiquette for kids

In today?s world, making a good impression is important. In the hustle and bustle of a busy daily life we sometimes forget to focus on etiquette. In the Community Education course "Etiquette for Kinds," reinforce must-do manners for situations from the classroom to the dining table.

The course is for kids age 5 to 11 and lunch will be provided to practice dining etiquette.prove their work and professional skills. It takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at DACC Workforce Center, Room 123, and cost is $36.

To sign up for more information about this popular DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

NMSU Tucumcari Bull Performance Test enhances study with new feeder technology

Efficient use of resources is the key to a successful business. The same is true in agriculture, especially in raising livestock.

The value of cattle and calves in New Mexico amounted to $1.09 billion in 2014, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

With the impact of drought on the semi-arid rangeland, New Mexico cattle breeders realize the importance of improving their herd?s genetic trait of efficient conversion of forage and feed nutrients.