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NMSU Hotline — August 16, 2017

Safety Tip: Slow down, look around


This safety message is to remind you to slow down while driving and observe your surroundings as a pedestrian. Caution and attention to safety are absolutely critical with increased congestion and more vehicles, utility carts and pedestrian traffic on campus.

Please review Best Practices for Campus Driving here: http://safety.nmsu.edu/campus-safety/vehicle-and-cart-drivers/vehicles-and-defensive-driving-program/bestpracticecampusdriver/.

- Safely share campus streets
- Eliminate distractions when driving
- Watch for the unexpected
- Pass bicyclists and utility carts with care
- Drive the speed limit
- Avoid congested campus areas

Campus Announcements

Aggie Health and Wellness Center closed today

The Aggie Health and Wellness Center is closed today for annual training and in-service. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 or report to a local emergency room. The center will re-open at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

Bettner joins NMSU as the assistant vice president for Auxiliary Services

Steve Bettner has been selected to serve as New Mexico State University’s assistant vice president for Auxiliary Services, effective Aug. 16.

Auxiliary Services is responsible for managing non-academic operations on campus that include food venues, housing, parking, ID cards, special events, the golf course, the bookstore and Corbett Center Student Union. The goal of these operations is to provide avenues to enhance the quality of life at NMSU and the college experience for students.

Bettner joins NMSU from Seminole, Florida, where he served as the director of Auxiliary and Business Services at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Bettner received his bachelor’s from the University of Tampa and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also served in the Supply Corps of the U.S. Navy, which is responsible for the supply phases of naval logistics.

ICT offers Fall 2017 tidbit

It is the start of another wonderful school year, and we here at ICT want to make your semester chaos-free by sharing all of our pertinent information that will aid you in a successful semester. For a list of Las Cruces campus technology resources and locations to help you with guiding students for the first week of classes, visit https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/tibit-fall-2017/.

For more information contact it-talk@nmsu.edu.

Funding opportunity for biomedical, behavioral, social science researchers

The New Mexico IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NM-INBRE) Program invites applications from researchers working in areas relevant to biomedical, behavioral, social, health, community or population-based sciences to conduct pilot-scale developmental research projects as a pathway to scientific and career development. Projects will be considered for funding in the 2019 competing renewal, sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. A Statement of Interest is due Sept. 15. Requirements, eligible institutions and applicants, application schedule and further details appear in the announcement on the NM-INBRE website at http://www.nminbre.org/files/CAllforRIapp.pdf.

The New Mexico IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Program (http://www.nminbre.org) is supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institutes of Health, Grant #P20GM103451.

School of HRTM offers meals and events throughout semester

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management has planned another exciting semester of meals and events in 100 West Cafe and the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine. Our fabulous three-course, $10 lunches start the week of September 12. There will be four International Dinners featuring five-courses with paired wines for $65 per person, three community beverage presentations, and our TAP happy hours once a month continue to be the best deal in town. Please go to our website at http://aces.nmsu.edu/100west/index.html for more information and to download our brochure with details and reservation information.

Information session on records, retention requirements, procedures set for Aug. 22

The Financial Systems Administration Records Management and Retention office will conduct an information session from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the Corbett Center Student Union Senate Chamber Room 302. Learn about NMSU records, the new retention requirements, and FSA-RMR Procedures. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users who are unable to attend our session at main 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.

Mix Pacific Rim brings local flavor to international cuisine

Locally-owned Mix Pacific Rim is located inside NMSU Frenger Food Court and offers a variety of options for lunch or in between classes. Enjoy a large box of Chinese chicken lo mein for $5.99, beef lo mein for $6.49, beef & broccoli for $6.99, and chicken fried rice for $6.99. For just $3.99, you can get a fresh Vietnamese summer roll with a spicy peanut sauce.

Mix Pacific Rim is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. All Frenger Food Court vendors accept Aggie Cash and Aggie Dining Dollars, as well as regular forms of payment. View the hours for all campus dining locations managed by Auxiliary Services at https://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

The Player’s Grill closed Aug. 25 for special function

The Player’s Grill public restaurant will close on Friday, Aug. 25, for the Cowboys for Cancer Golf Tournament and will reopen on Saturday, Aug. 26. Please refer to https://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/ for alternative campus dining locations or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Engineering professor's photo exhibit to be on display at New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

NMSU civil engineering professor Nirmala Khandan's photos will be featured in the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum arts corridor from Aug. 18 through Dec. 3. The opening reception, which is free to the public and includes refreshments, is from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24. The show features 32 images by the Las Cruces photographer that capture a variety of birds in their natural habitats. Some of the birds are residents of the region and some are migrants. Khandan’s photographs aim to bring awareness of the diversity and beauty of the local avian life, as well as the importance of habitat. The museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road. For more information visit http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/.

Parking lot closed Aug. 18 to Sept. 12

Parking lot #29 will be closed from 6 a.m. Aug. 18 to 5 p.m. Sept. 12. The path from Arrowhead Drive to parking lot #27 near Educational Services Building will be closed. The access to lot #27 will be off University Avenue. There will also be parking for Educational Services Building in parking lot #38 off Stewart Street on the southwest side of the Pan American Center.

The purpose of the closure is to repair cracks, curbs, resurface seal the parking lot, and to repaint parking spaces, ADA parking spaces and ADA paths.

Ticket office parking will be in parking lot #31 on the northeast corner of Pan Am Center.

The contractor’s traffic control plan may be viewed http://facilities.nmsu.edu/road-closures/.

Invitation for public comment

This year, New Mexico State University is seeking to reaffirm our accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission. As part of this process, the public is invited to send comments to our accrediting agency.

Comments can be submitted by mail to the following address:

Third-Party Comment on New Mexico State University
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Or online at https://www.hlcommission.org/HLC-Institutions/third-party-comment.html.

Comments should address substantive matters related to the quality of NMSU or its academic programs. Comments affirming NMSU, as well as those that identify concerns, are welcome. Comments can be sent by letter and signed or can be submitted online and should include the name, address and telephone number of the person providing the comments. Please be aware that comments are not confidential. To ensure consideration, please submit public comment before Oct. 12.

Those with a specific dispute or grievance should request the separate Policy of Complaints document from the HLC. The Higher Learning Commission cannot settle disputes between institutions and individuals.