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NMSU Hotline — January 3, 2018

Staff Spotlight: Bud Jones, Facilities and Services

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Bud Jones has worked at New Mexico State University for almost 30 years. He has served as the ground manager for Facilities and Services since 2008. Currently, Jones oversees a crew of 25 grounds keepers and the Facilities and Services Vehicle Mechanics shop.

“We take care of all the landscapes and irrigation systems throughout our beautiful campus. Most anything that grows we are responsible for its care,” Jones said. “Keeping our students and staff safe is another one of our goals. Removing dangerous trees and their diseased branches helps in keeping us all safe.” He also is responsible for delegating care when concerns with small animals occur. In the summer, the grounds crew keeps the campus manicured, and in the winter the staff works on landscape projects until spring.

“Aside from renovating/improving older landscapes throughout campus, my favorite aspect is getting to know our diverse campus staff.”

Campus Announcements

Ladies Golf Clinics now available

Start your week with the Ladies Golf Clinics, held every Monday at 10 a.m. at the NMSU Golf Course. A new and exciting topic will be covered each week to help you improve on all areas of your game.

The cost is just $10 per clinic (cash only) and is limited to the first 12 ladies who sign up. Reserve your spot now at 575-646-1445 or jlynch1@nmsu.edu.

Share this event with a friend at www.facebook.com/events/401607403630677/.

Joe Gomez retirement reception set for Tuesday

Please join us for a retirement reception for Joe Gomez from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9. Gomez has 34 years of service with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture and has most recently served in the capacity of laboratory division director. The reception will be at NMDA, located at 3190 S. Espina. For more information, please contact Dyanne Pena at 575-646-3008.

FSA-RMR office information session to be held Tuesday

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the Senate Gallery Room 304, in Corbett Center. 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 the Las Cruces 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.

Applying the QM Rubric workshop set for Jan. 12

The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is Quality Matter's (QM) flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, in Milton Hall, Room 81. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review. Sandra Johnson, Quality Matters coordinator, will be the presenter, and lunch will be served. Register at http://bit.ly/2CbrJ8U.

NMSU Manager Certification Program scheduled for 2018: applications now being accepted

The Manager Certification Program (MCP) is a unique opportunity for you to build critical management-level knowledge, skills and competencies required to efficiently and effectively carry out the functions of managing employees and departments in support of the NMSU mission, vision and values. The MCP is a year-long program for NMSU staff currently in a supervisory or higher-level management position or those who are on a career path to move into a supervisory or manager position. Applications for the 2018 program will be accepted through Jan. 14. Learn more about MCP and apply at http://training.nmsu.edu/leadership/mcp.

For questions or additional information related to the Manager Certification Program, please contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

University Art Gallery's first exhibition of 2018 opens Jan. 26

The University Art Gallery is proud to present "Wendy Red Star: The Maniacs (We’re Not The Best, But We’re Better Than The Rest)" as its major exhibition for spring 2018. On view from Jan. 26 through March 16, the site-specific exhibition will visually materialize and mesh memories of the past and present in Red Star’s investigation of her Apsáalooke (Crow) Indian father’s life in rock music, a site of familial importance and popular culture that has informed the artist’s practice and individual and collective identities as an Apsáalooke (Crow)-Irish American woman. Through photography, sound, sculpture, interviews and a visual timeline, Red Star, as artist turned archivist, will create a multisensory, immersive installation for viewers to experience. The opening reception for this exhibition will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26.

Arrowhead Center at NMSU hosts successful Innovation Summit

Small businesses from as far away as Maryland and California gathered at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Dec. 13 to learn about the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs and how their innovations and technologies can be delivered to the Department of Defense.

The DoD Navy SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit brought together 130 individuals seeking to drive innovation through SBIR/STTR programs, and the event was live-streamed to an additional eight satellite locations in Arizona, Hawaii, Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. The event, which was hosted by the New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership program at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, enjoyed participation of more than 300 individuals via the main event or satellites.


NMSU to host winter greens field day at Alcalde Jan. 19

ALCALDE – Passive heating in low-cost high tunnels, also commonly referred to as hoop houses, allows growers to produce winter greens such as spinach, kale and lettuce during the winter months in northern New Mexico.

New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences researchers will update the public on research results at a field day from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde.

The event is free and open to the public, and will include a tour of the hoop houses. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, or directions, contact the Alcalde center at 505-852-4241.