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NMSU Hotline — January 24, 2018

Safety tip: Be a cautious driver

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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 at 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

Resume AggieMania at Business Complex today

Career Services is hosting Resume AggieMania today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Business Complex Lobby. Bring a copy of your resume to have our staff review it in preparation for the upcoming Career Connections Fair. Don't have one? No problem, swing by for free material on how to get started. We will be on campus all week servicing students. Call 575-646-1631 to schedule an appointment if you are unable to attend.

Please contact salinasm@nmsu.edu or Career Services at 575-646-1631 for more information.

Country cooking during Mike's Magnificent Meals

Take a special midweek break during this week’s Mike’s Magnificent Meals at Taos Restaurant, NMSU’s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. This special lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today with a full menu featuring grilled pork chops, ham stuffing, Yukon gold mashed potatoes with onion gravy, sautéed mushrooms and spinach, and freshly baked dinner rolls. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. To accommodate high demand and to minimize lines, Mike’s Magnificent Meals will be served at both the 360 Grill and New Mexico Fresh Stations. Share with a friend at https://www.facebook.com/events/392905114479584/.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Mike’s Magnificent Meals. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up.

Taste of Asia in Taos Restaurant

Treat yourself to a mini-vacation during Taste of Asia at Taos Restaurant, NMSU’s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. This special lunch will focus on Japanese cuisine and will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, with a menu featuring ramen-style chicken, marinated tofu, ramen noodles, udon noodles, miso soup and jiggly fluffy Japanese cheesecake. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Share with a friend at https://www.facebook.com/events/168304860455691/.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including our weekly "Taste of" Thursday lunches. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up.

Next NMSU vice president for research candidate open forum set for Thursday

Ajay Mahajan, a finalist for the vice president for research position at New Mexico State University, will give a presentation open to the public from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Corbett Center Senate Gallery.

He has been a professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering at the University of Akron since 2009. He served as associate vice president for innovation (a vice provost position) from 2014-2015 and special assistant to the president for innovation from 2013-2014. Mahajan was associate dean for research in the College of Engineering from 2009-2015.

He has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Tulane University.

For more information, please see NMSU’s administrative search website at https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/.

Special TGIF Dinner in Taos Restaurant

Start your weekend off right during this week’s TGIF Dinner. This special dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, with a menu featuring orange chicken, beef and broccoli stir fry, seitan and broccoli stir fry, sesame ginger green beans, egg rolls, vegetable fried rice and a full ice cream sundae bar. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Share with a friend at https://www.facebook.com/events/1953938711525132/.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including our weekly TGIF Dinners. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up.

NMSU Music Department presents The Clarion Duo Sunday

Lisa Van Winkle, assistant professor of flute, and Esequiel Meza, pianist, will present a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, in the Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU campus titled "Fantasies, Legends and Rituals." The Clarion Duo was established in 2011 and specializes in works that are of equal demand for both performers. This primarily romantic program will include Carl Reinecke's masterpiece, The "Undine" Sonata, a programmatic work that is based upon the German legend of Undine, two transcriptions of songs from Mahler's famous Kindertotenleider and Das Lied von der Erde, Gaubert's Fantaisie, and a newly published work, Rituals, by Slovenian composer, Blaz Pucihar. Admission in free and open to the public. For information or questions please call 575-646-2523.

News22 orientation will be held Tuesday

Learn to be a TV reporter, anchor, producer, photographer, editor, all aspects of television newscast production for our award-winning, student-produced newscast at the News22 orientation at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Milton Hall, Room 112, News22 newsroom. You need not be a journalism major. Pizza will be served.

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

Marriage and Family Therapy Program accepting applications

NMSU’s Marriage and Family Therapy program is an intensive program that prepares graduate students to become eligible for mental health licensure. Students are trained in systems theories across the lifespan, receiving close supervision and mentorship from one of the faculty members, and graduate ready to take the national licensure exam and begin work as a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Applications are due Feb. 1. For more information, please see http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/FCS/mft/index.html or email the program director Kourtney Vaillancourt at kvaillan@nmsu.edu.

Preventive Controls for Human Food workshop to be held Feb. 7-9

Preventive Controls for Human Food Full Course for Preventive Controls Qualified Individual will be held Feb. 7 to 9 at DACC, 2345 E. Nevada Ave. Online registration is available at http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/fspca-preventive-control.html.

Out-of-state registration fee is $500 and in-state residents are $200. The cost includes break refreshments, lunch, manual with materials and AFDO certificate. Lodging, airfare and travel costs are not included. Space is limited, register early. FSPCA, FDA, IIT, IFSH Registered Instructors: Mauricio Castelo and Nancy Flores. For more information email naflores@nmsu.edu.

This training program was developed by the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) for the food and beverage industry which handle and produce food that must comply with FDA FSMA requirements for training. This course for Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) meets the FDA FSMA training requirement and will receive a certificate issued by AFDO.

For more information on rules visit Compliance Date Extensions and Clarifications for FSMA Final Rules at https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm517545.htm.

FSA-RMR office information session to be held Feb. 14

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 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.

Gourmet Valentine’s Dinner with breathtaking view

Pamper someone special with a fine dining experience and the best view in Las Cruces during the Valentine’s Dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club, located in NMSU’s Stan Fulton Athletics Center. Exclusive Valentine's Day packages are available featuring exquisite cuisine, fine wine and gourmet chocolates.
Dinner is by reservation only, so reserve your table today by calling Sodexo Campus Dining at 575-646-4802. For the full menu and details, visit our Facebook event page at https://goo.gl/LjnKrt.

NMSU Career Services to host 13th annual Career Connections

With 88 employers registered, New Mexico State University students and alumni along with community members can attend the 13th annual Career Connections Fair Jan. 30-31. NMSU Career Services hosts the two-day event that will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Corbett Center Student Union third floor ballrooms.

For more information visit https://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/career-connections/, call 575-646-1631 or email rbensley@nmsu.edu.


NMSU rodeo team prepares for 2018 season

Last Tuesday afternoon at New Mexico State University, a goat tying athlete practiced in the cold 40-degree weather, horses were exercised with steam roaring from their noses and athletes began pulling their trailers in after the break. 2018 has begun and the college rodeo season is about to heat up for a competitive year.

The athletes had a prosperous fall season and some great highlights. NMSU’s men’s team sits in second place overall and the women’s team is third in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Grand Canyon Region. Thirteen NMSU competitors currently qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo in June. A few contestants won the all-around champion title during the fall rodeos and athletes ran competitive times and held some high scores during the previous season.