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NMSU Hotline — November 22, 2017

Safety tip: Holiday Security


As we approach the Thanksgiving break, please keep in mind that we are all responsible for the safety and security of one another. This is particularly true of our caring NMSU community. Over the past several long holidays, NMSU restrooms have been vandalized, equipment stolen and graffiti has been painted in public places. During another break, there was a suspicious fire that caused over a million dollars’ worth of damage.

-Please make sure that your building is secure as you leave for the break, and this includes turning off or unplugging any equipment or appliance that is not being used. Please check with your IT staff about your computer, but in most cases the monitor may be turned off although they will probably want the computer left on to receive updates.

-If you are on campus over the Thanksgiving break, please keep your eyes open for suspicious behavior and people who do not appear to belong. The police would rather investigate before an incident occurs as opposed to doing so afterward. The NMSU Police non-emergency number is 575-646-3311, and, as always, call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency on campus. Our firefighters, police and plant operators are here every day of the year, and we appreciate their service.

-Should you simply tire of turkey or the in-laws and come to work to “catch up,” please check to make sure that doors close behind you. Pay attention to your surroundings; if you see water running down the street or if a door will not secure, please call the Facilities and Service work order desk at 575-646-7114 or the Central Plant at 575-646-2529 (the work order number transfers automatically to the 24x7 Central Plant). It is not a bother, as Facilities and Services has staff on call during the holiday break. Be aware that we will limit heating during the holidays to conserve precious utility dollars. Wear a sweater.

-If in doubt about whether or not someone has official business on campus, please do not approach or challenge them, just report it to the police non-emergency number above.

Campus Announcements

Have you selected the NMSU program you want to support on Giving Tuesday?

The New Mexico State University system’s third-annual #GivingTuesday event is just a week away, with a goal to raise funds for scholarships and programs across the entire NMSU system. Last year's Giving Tuesday event, part of the national day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, added $2 million to scholarship funds and programs at all NMSU campuses around the state.

Join the NMSU community on Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at #GivingTuesday headquarters in Corbett Center Student Union’s Aggie Lounge or visit https://support.nmsu.edu to make a gift on Nov. 28. A special kickoff celebration is planned at 9 a.m. with NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers and other guests, and closing celebration will start at 5 p.m. Free parking will be available in designated areas between Corbett Center and Milton Hall.

This year's event features select fund-matching opportunities, given by donors to boost some of the scholarships and causes they care about. For example, any contribution on #GivingTuesday online or in person at our on-campus headquarters in the Corbett Center Aggie Lounge will be matched up to $7,500 by Wells Fargo.

Additionally, if you start a new monthly recurring gift by Dec. 31, you’ll receive a matching contribution all year long. Make your rePete contribution at https://advancing.nmsu.edu/givenow.

For more information on additional matching gift opportunities for your #GivingTuesday contribution, visit https://advancing.nmsu.edu/givingtuesday.

ICT Help Desk Thanksgiving hours

The ICT Help Desk located at Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 105, will have abbreviated hours during Thanksgiving week. The hours are as follows beginning today:

Monday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Regular semester hours will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27. The phone number for the Help Desk is 575-646-1840 or you may email help@nmsu.edu.

Holiday hours for NMSU Mail Services and Corbett Center’s USPS Post Office

Both NMSU Mail Services and Corbett Center Student Union’s USPS Post Office will close Nov. 23, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, and Jan. 15 for national holidays. NMSU Mail Services will also close Nov. 24 for the campus holiday, while the USPS Post Office will open from 10:55 a.m. – 12:55 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

During Winter Break, NMSU Mail Services will open 9:30 a.m. – noon Dec. 26-29 with departmental mail pickups available from 11:30 a.m. – noon all four days.

These hours can also be found at https://mailservices.nmsu.edu/ and on the “Links G-Z” tab on the NMSU INSIDER mobile app available free of charge at https://aux.nmsu.edu/app/. Please contact 575-646-7333 or mailservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Pan American Center Ticket Office Thanksgiving hours

The Pan American Center Ticket Office will remain open until approximately 9 p.m. today, Nov. 22, for the NMSU Men’s Basketball game versus Colorado State, which begins at 7 p.m. Once closed, the Ticket Office will not reopen until noon on Friday, Nov. 24. Happy Thanksgiving!

For more information, please contact 575-646-1420 or visit https://panam.nmsu.edu/tickets/ to purchase tickets 24/7/365.

New 2017-18 Quick Facts now available

The new 2017-18 Quick Facts are available and ready for distribution to departments and individuals.
Please call the Office of Institutional Analysis at 575-646-1720 or email ccoffelt@nmsu.edu to get your Quick Facts.

NMSU's 'Project Postcard' offers miniature artwork to benefit art department

Hundreds of pieces of postcard-sized artwork will be showcased at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery from Nov. 27–30 during a fundraiser to support the replacement of D.W. Williams Hall, the new art building which will provide an innovative and new space to support the needs of both the NMSU Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences and the University Art Gallery.

Voters approved General Obligation Bond C for $22.5 million for renovation and construction of D.W. Williams Hall. However, an additional $1 million is needed to purchase furnishings and equipment to complete this state-of-the-art facility.

“Project: Postcard 2017” is sponsored by the Devasthali Family Foundation Fund, a fund in the Community Foundation of Southern, New Mexico. For more information about “Project: Postcard,” please visit: http://artdepartment.nmsu.edu or Facebook: Project Postcard New Mexico State University.