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NMSU Hotline — December 5, 2017

Alvy Ray Smith, co-founder of Pixar, to speak at NMSU Thursday

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New Mexico State University graduate and honorary doctorate recipient Alvy Ray Smith, who co-founded Pixar and shared two Academy Awards for technical advances in digital media, will speak in the Corbett Center Student Union auditorium at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. His talk is titled, “A Quick Tour of the History of Pixels.” The lecture is free and open to the public. Smith also will spend time with various student groups and provide mentorship opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career in the industry.

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Campus Announcements

Floral artist reception, silent auction today

The students from the beginning floral design class (Hort 240) and the NMSU Floral team will host a floral artist’s reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today in the Skeen Hall rotunda. Design work will be for sale via a silent auction, of which all proceeds go directly back into academic programs in floriculture at NMSU. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, email instructor Sabine Green, AIFD, at swhitley@nmsu.edu.

Save 50 percent on select tickets for Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

In the spirit of the holidays, Barbara “Mother” Hubbard’s ACTS scholarship program has worked out a deal with NMSU Special Events and Mannheim Steamroller to provide a limited number of seats at half price during a Holiday Ticket Rush. This offer is available now through show time, while supplies last, and will be available at the Pan American Center Ticket Office and https://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/. In order to use the deal on Ticketmaster, you will need to select a seat in rows 21-25 of sections 105, 107, 125 and 127 in order for the discount to appear. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. today with a high school choir preshow in the Pan American Center concourse beginning at 6:15 p.m. made up of members from four Las Cruces high schools.

For more information, please call 575-646-1420 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/223511438147106/.

Retirement receptions to be held Thursday for Florentino 'Tino' Rivera, Donna Alden

Florentino “Tino” Rivera started on August 4, 2004, at NMSU Las Cruces campus. He began his career in Facilities and Service Grounds Department and has worked there for 13.5 years. A reception will be held to honor his years of service to NMSU from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Grounds Conference Room. Please stop by and wish him well on his retirement.

Join us in wishing Donna Alden best wishes on her retirement after 25 plus years of dedicated service to Dona Ana Community College and New Mexico State University. A retirement reception will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the commons area of DACC's East Mesa Campus Student Resources Building. For more information contact Michelle Guzman-Armijo at miguzman@nmsu.edu.

Aggies are bowl bound

The NM State football team defeated South Alabama, 22-17, Dec. 2 at Aggie Memorial Stadium to help the Aggies finish 6-6 and become bowl eligible for the first time in 15 seasons. For the first time in 57 years, New Mexico State accepted a bowl invitation and will participate in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, against former WAC foe, Utah State.

Tickets for the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl are on sale now. You can reserve your spot by calling the Pan American Center Ticket Office at 575-646-1420.

eAccounts, credit cards, Aggie Cash, more will be unavailable Dec. 11-12

Due to a Blackboard upgrade, NMSU eAccounts will not be available Dec. 11-12. This upgrade will also prevent the use of Aggie Cash, Aggie Dining Dollars and credit cards on campus during this time. Cash will still be accepted at those locations still operational over Winter Break. We appreciate your patience during this upgrade.

Please contact ID Card Services at 575-646-4835 or idsvs@nmsu.edu for more information.

Employee Council nominations are still open

Employee Council is seeking nominations to fill several member and alternate positions for three-year terms beginning February 2018. The Employee Council is an advisory body to the Chancellor for matters affecting NMSU employees and works closely with the university administration to promote and support the mission and vision of NMSU. Members participate in a number of university standing committees focused on the administration of university policies, initiatives and incentives. To learn more about Employee Council, please visit http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/.

Nominations for the Council are open through Monday, Dec. 18. Exempt staff, faculty and non-exempt staff not represented by a bargaining unit may nominate themselves or other employees for the Employee Council. The nomination form can be accessed at https://vote.nmsu.edu.

GMAT Examination Fee Waiver Code Program

The New Mexico State University Student Success Center and College of Business, in collaboration with the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), are proud to announce the university’s participation in the GMAT Examination Fee Waiver Code Program to assist eligible students and alumni interested in pursuing graduate studies in business. Eligible students and alumni may apply to receive a GMAT Examination Fee Waiver that will be administered through the NMSU Student Success Center. The eligibility criteria and electronic application can be accessed by visiting https://ssc.nmsu.edu/gmat-examination-fee-waiver-code-program/.

For additional information regarding the GMAT Examination Fee Waiver Code Program please contact Michelle Adames at micsaenz@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3136.