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NMSU Hotline — September 13, 2017

Safety Tip: 2017 Fall Safety Training


The Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) training schedule is available via the safety training calendar at https://safety.nmsu.edu/training/safety-training-calendar/. The safety training facility is in Academic Research C.

Safety Training Requirements - Most training requirements are determined based on work activities. Guidelines for workers are provided by work categories: non-laboratory, lab and research and trades. Please review your training requirements at https://safety.nmsu.edu/training/safety-training-requirements/.

In addition, many departmental work areas require additional refresher training on an annual or periodic basis as well as documents, e.g. Prior Approval, SOP, etc., to operate safely and in compliance. To understand the refresher requirements, please review the requirements listed in the description of each EH&S class at http://safety.nmsu.edu/training/ehs-class-descriptions/.

Employee Safety/Loss Prevention & Control Online - This class is mandatory for all employees to take. Should an employee want additional information in a face-to-face class format, an Instructor Led – Employee Safety class is also available (please see EHS training calendar).

Additional information on the following is provided on the Safety website at https://safety.nmsu.edu/2017/09/fall-2017-safety-training/.

1. Lab Researchers Classes
2. Pedestrians & Bicyclists
3. Campus Drivers
4. Occupational safety requirements
5. Safety Initiatives & Emergency Preparedness

Campus safety questions should be addressed to NMSU Environmental Health & Safety.

Campus Announcements

NMSU achieves national top tier university ranking

New Mexico State University has been recognized as a top tier university for the fifth time in the last six years according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2018 National Universities rankings.

“NMSU has been known as a top tier university for several years now,” said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. “We are very proud of that status and find it to be one of our primary attractions for our new and transfer students. Being top tier is the highest vote of confidence a university can get for its students, faculty and staff.”


100 West Café offers Italian menu this week

Join us for our first week of lunches for the fall semester. Our theme for this week is Italian where you can enjoy meals prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley. We are located on the first floor, west end of Gerald Thomas Hall, 100 West Café, every week, Tuesday through Friday.

Enjoy a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for this first week will feature cream of red bell pepper soup, salad Caprese and Italian green salad. The main entrée choices are semolina fried cod with lemon and parsley, Roman chicken sautee, eggplant parmesan and fusilli arrabiata. The sides for this week are roasted new potatoes and broccolini and your choice of water or tea. Your dessert choices are limoncello zabaglione, cannoli and mascarpone and peaches.

All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. We look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support and the HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you.

Gift cards for these lunches are also available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138 in $10 increments. They are a great idea for any occasion and do not expire until 2020.

Environmental Education Center hosts environmental webinar today

The Environmental Education Center will host a webinar screening from 1 to 2 p.m. today titled “Generating and Maintaining Hope and Agency through Sustainability Education.” Indigenous educator Gregory Cajete, University of New Mexico director of Native American Studies, articulates the motivations and questions that drive the presenter's research. For Cajete, effective education entails "finding heart," an active process within and beyond the person evident in ethically and spiritually grounded work and being that embodies meaningful connection to and care for others and nature. Finding heart is also foundational to sustainability practice and leadership on and beyond the campus. This research entailed a grounded-theory-based study of aspects of sustainability education that motivate or detract from activating hope and agency among undergraduate students.

Additionally, the presenter will share specific aspects of conceptual and social engagement, as well as how generating hope and agency among students is a vitally important outcome for sustainability education. Cajete suggests relevant curriculum designs for doing so. The webinar will be in the NMSU fire station training room on the north side of the building by the flag pole. For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Thursday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium by Amanda Barry of Los Alamos National Lab will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Chemistry Building, Room 153.

The talk is titled “Boosting Algae Biomass: Examining Plant Substrate Degradation and Utilization by Algae.”

For more information call 575-646-2505.

Employee Council to hold monthly meeting Thursday

The Employee Council will hold its regular monthly meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Milton Hall, Room 85. All employees are welcome to attend. The meeting is also broadcast live on Adobe Connect. Employees can watch and participate via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employee-council/.

Funding opportunity for biomedical, behavioral, social science researchers due Friday

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

Broadcasters Club meeting set for Monday

First meeting of the semester for the Broadcasters Club will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept 18, in Milton Hall, Room 112 (News22 newsroom). For students interested in a broadcasting career in the fields of television, radio, online, both in front of the camera/microphone and on the technical/production side.

Contact Nick Miller at 575-646-7349/3030 or nickmil@nmsu.edu for more information.

Career Expo 2017 to be held Sept. 19-20

The 33rd annual Career Expo 2017 at NMSU will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 at the Corbett Center Student Union, third floor ballrooms. The Career Expo is a two-day career fair coordinated by Career Services and co-sponsored with the College of Engineering on Sept. 20.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, is targeted for students majoring in business, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences, liberal arts, and health and social services. Wednesday, Sept. 20, is targeted for students majoring in engineering, science and technology and other STEM fields.

The Career Expo is open to interested students at all NMSU campuses, community members and guests. Students are encouraged to attend both days. Professional/business attire and resumes are highly recommended.

Learn about current employment opportunities including: full-time employment, Cooperative Education, internship and summer employment positions for May-August, 2018. Discuss career plans and discover skills required from academics and other experiences that will enhance your selection for future opportunities. All students are encouraged to cultivate professional relationships now for future success.

I-Corps info session for $50,000 grants to be held Sept. 20

New Mexico State University has the honor of being a National Science Foundation I-Corps Site and is eager to work with you to bring your idea or technology to market. Join us to learn how you can receive a $50,000 grant to translate inventions, technology and academic research into marketable products at an information session from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the College of Health and Social Services, Room 202.

All NMSU faculty, staff, students or other interested parties who have an innovative technology, research or invention with the potential to become a scalable product or business are encouraged to participate. Let us know you will be there by visiting this link at https://goo.gl/forms/AgFnSVrfKrW6jQSp1.

Aggie Experience Discovery Fair to be held Sept. 30

Please help welcome potential Aggies to our campus for Aggie Experience by tabling at our Discovery Fair. Come talk to high school students about your office/department/club/organization. The event will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and Feb. 19 at the Corbett Center Student Union.

Visit https://aggie-experience.nmsu.edu/discovery-fair-sign/ to take part in the Discovery Fair. Thank you for all you do for the NMSU community!

Contact Mariana Ortega at 575-646-8038 for more information.

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.