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NMSU Hotline — June 13, 2018

Safety tip: personal safety and theft prevention while traveling


Personal Safety:

-Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings.

-Be alert of suspicious activity.

-“If you see something, say something” – for more information go to https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something.

-Know about safety issues where you are going, including the expected weather. If you are going to another country, check the U.S. State Department website for any travel warnings or advisories at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html.

Theft Prevention:

-Be alert for signs of car thieves and their watchful eye. Are they watching you?

-Park in the lighted areas and lock the doors.

-Keep your laptop, tablet and smartphone in your possession at all times. Do not leave in vehicle. Set phones, electronic devices and USBs with password or lock code to protect your personal information. For more on cybersecurity, visit http://infosec.nmsu.edu.

-Insurance Coverage for stolen NMSU property items: NMSU deductible is $2,500. If computer value is less than $2,500, the responsibility of replacement will be on the department.

Additional information on NMSU risk management may be found at https://safety.nmsu.edu/risk-management/.

Campus Announcements

Environmental Education Center hosts brown bag lunch webinar today, webinar Thursday

The Environmental Education Center will host a brown bag lunch webinar at 11:15 a.m. today. Arizona State University's School of Sustainability, with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and the University of the District of Columbia's College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, is hosting a new five-webinar series: "Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Leadership Series."

This is the third webinar in the new series and focuses on climate justice. The costs of taking climate action and the benefits of resilience-building must be equitably shared. We can use climate action to minimize harm, maximize options and build power for oppressed and underrepresented people and communities. In this webinar, we hear from champions of climate justice who are ensuring that adaptation action creates adaptation equity.

This session will be moderated by Elizabeth Graffy, professor of Practice at Arizona State University's Center for Science, Policy & Outcomes and a senior sustainability scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

The EEC is in Guthrie Hall, Room 109H - enter the west building under the breezeway. Brown bag lunch if you desire.

Join the Office of Sustainability and Facilities and Services for a webinar titled “Using Waste Audits to Improve Recycling and Recovery Programs” at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14. To expand waste reduction programs, you have to understand what is being discarded in the waste stream. Waste audits are an important tool for schools to prioritize their recycling, reuse and prevention efforts.

Presenters from UC-Davis will share an in-depth case study about how they organize audits of different campus waste streams and how they're using the results to strategically move the school closer to its zero waste goals.

We'll also hear from Busch Systems, presenting the Resource Center, a free-to-use collection analytics software and roadmap to recycling success. Use the Resource Center to perform daily audits of your recycling and waste program to determine problematic areas and implement effective reduction and minimization strategies.

This webinar will be at the Environmental Education Center, Room 109H Guthrie Hall.

For more information contact joni newcomer at newcomer@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7563.

Entrepreneur Encounters with Janean Mann set for Monday

Arrowhead Center will host an Entrepreneur Encounters event with Janean Mann from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Bank of the West, 201 N. Church St., first floor reception/meeting room.

Entrepreneur Encounters is a speaker series featuring local entrepreneurs. We invite the community to hear entrepreneurs share the story of their business journey, and lessons learned along the way. This session, we are lucky to have Mann speak about her experiences in entrepreneurship.

Mann spent her entire professional life creating. Learning from a variety of careers, including photographer, graphic designer, prep chef, and self-taught front-end web developer in cultural capitals like Austin, Marfa, Portland and New York City, she adventurously navigated her own path. Prior to founding Junes, a functional elegant bag and fashion activism company in 2014, she worked as a tech lead in a digital agency in midtown Manhattan in New York City. She has worked with influencer brands on projects such as Nintendo, Konami, Virgin and Go Army. Her style and aesthetic influences have transformed over the years and come from her love of still life art, minimalism, film photography and her love of desert plants. Proud to have grown up in the binational culture of the border in El Paso, Texas, and neighboring Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, she is excited to have her new company based in the area. Mann holds a degree in environmental design from Texas A&M and is currently based in El Paso.

Through this free event we hope to make connections between businesses, community members and NMSU’s Arrowhead Center to help grow entrepreneurship in our community and support the success of our local businesses.

Please register for this event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entrepreneur-encounters-with-janean-mann-of-junes-tickets-46385430070.

Cowboys for Cancer Research check presentation to be held Tuesday

The Cowboys for Cancer Research will present a check to the NMSU Foundation at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Dove Hall, east entrance. Refreshments will be served. Please join us as we celebrate and honor our community partners who provide critical funds for cancer research at NMSU.

ICT security advisory

Home routers are at risk. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about malicious software, known as malware, which targets home-network routers and puts information that flows through them at risk.

The most important thing for you to do is to turn your router off and then back on. Doing so disrupts certain parts of the malware and makes it non-operational.

For additional measures, go to http://infosec.nmsu.edu.

NMSU-based NM FAST program to host workshop for Navajo startups

The Navajo Nation is ripe for innovation. They have been entrepreneurs for hundreds of years, creating and selling handmade products and art that are renowned worldwide. While known for their art, there is untapped potential in the innovative technology space by Navajo-led startups. More business development and growth assistance by these startups will be a critical component in creating economic growth for the region.

Organizations such as the Navajo Tech Innovation Center, or NTIC, in Church Rock, N.M., are committed to supporting Navajo-led start-up ventures and entrepreneurs. NTIC provides space, expertise and assistance to the community, and is a satellite location for Studio G, Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University’s student business accelerator program. NTIC also facilitates workshops that educate the community on topics like funding opportunities and support programs.

On June 20, NTIC will host a Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer workshop in conjunction with the New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership program at Arrowhead Center to give attendees an overview of the SBIR/STTR programs, information on how those programs grow small businesses, and some critical information to consider when creating a proposal package.

To register for the free workshop, please visit https://bit.ly/2H1ecnk. For more information, contact Dana Catron, program manager for the NM FAST program, at 505-358-4039 or dderego@ad.nmsu.edu. NM FAST is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.