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NMSU Hotline — September 19, 2018

Staff spotlight: Patricia Vargas, College of Arts and Sciences

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Patricia Vargas is an administrative assistant in the Department of Government in the College of Arts and Sciences. She has taken on additional duties and met each new challenge the department has faced. She has served students and faculty at NMSU for more than 20 years and is known for her warm, kind and welcoming demeanor. Vargas and her family are long-time Mesilla Valley natives and maintain cultural traditions such as the annual Virgen de Guadalupe pilgrimage, making tortillas and boscochitos and performing in a family musical group.

Campus Announcements

Career Services offering free headshots during Career Expo

Career Services will be offering all students, faculty and staff free professional headshot photos, suitable for their LinkedIn profile, during the Career Expo today in the Corbett Center Ballroom (third floor) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t just dress to impress at your interview; look the part in your LinkedIn profile too. If you have a less than perfect head shot, stop by the LinkedIn Photo Booth.

For more information please contact Marci Salinas-Milam at salinasm@nmsu.edu or Career Services at 575-646-1631.

Applying the QM Rubric workshop will be held Friday

Online Course Improvement Program: Applying the QM Rubric workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in Milton Hall, Room 169. Presenters will be Sandy Johnson and Beth Apodaca, IIQ.

The Applying the QM Rubric workshop is Quality Matter's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. 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. This workshop is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a certified QM Peer Reviewer. Lunch will be served. Register at the OCIP Events Page at https://ocip.nmsu.edu/events/.

Contact OCIP at ocip@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5492 for more information or visit the website at https://ocip.nmsu.edu or Twitter at @nmsuocip.

Effective Communication: Connecting with Faculty and Peers workshop to be held Thursday

Effective Communication: Connecting with Faculty and Peers workshop will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225.

Enhance collaborative learning and communication within the academic environment. Learn and discuss strategies and techniques to help you communicate effectively. This workshop will support students in developing strategies for improving their Emotional Intelligence in order to better communicate in various academic settings with peers, advisers, staff and faculty.

For more information contact yrel@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3136.

Get four WWE tickets for the price of three for a limited time

Now through 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, select WWE Live tickets are available at special “Me+3” pricing. Buy four tickets for the price of three online only at https://www1.ticketmaster.com/wwe/event/0C0054F41A9A6F4D. This offer is not available at the NMSU Pan American Center Ticket Office and no password is necessary.

The Pan American Center has already sold more tickets for this Sunday’s 7 p.m. show than they sold in total for last year’s WWE event. Buy now to secure the seats you want before they’re gone. Please call 575-646-1420 for more information.

First-ever 'The Roadshow Christmas Tour' coming to Pan American Center this December

From the creators of The Rock & Worship Roadshow comes the all-new holiday-themed musical extravaganza, “The Roadshow Christmas Tour.” Featuring Matthew West, Matt Maher, Building 429, Plumb, Josh Wilson and Leanna Crawford, “The Roadshow Christmas Tour” is sure to get you into the holiday spirit when it arrives at the Pan American Center at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

Unlike previous Roadshows where tickets were only available at the door, “The Roadshow Christmas Tour” will have reserved seating and tickets will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Pan American Center Ticket Office, 575-646-1420, toll free 800-745-3000 and online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0C00552FB456534D. For a limited time, tickets will be available online only at a special discounted rate. Save $10 with code DISCOUNT, while supplies last. This offer is not valid at the Ticket Office.

The official seating price chart will be posted to https://www.facebook.com/events/2201368686814272/ as soon as it becomes available. Please contact 575-646-1420 for more information.

Pistol Pete’s Academic Success Fair set for Sept. 26

Pistol Pete’s Academic Success Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Corbett Center (first floor). This fair will provide first-year students with the opportunity to learn how to access six-week grades while offering returning students an opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the academic and non-curricular support services that are available to NMSU students. Come by Pistol Pete’s Academic Success Fair so we can support you on your path to academic success.

For additional information, please contact Diana O’Brien at 575-646-3136 or dobrien@nmsu.edu.

All students, faculty, staff invited to ICT’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month presentations

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is commemorating its 15th year as an annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security. NCSAM is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that everyone has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Each year, NMSU participates in the effort to ensure the NMSU community is aware of cyber security threats and takes measures to mitigate those threats.

The schedule for ICT’s NCSAM presentations is below:

· Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Hardman Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 225
· Friday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 194
· Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall, Room 111
· Friday, Oct. 12, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Hardman Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 230
This presentation will be webcast via https://nmsu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=a2b12e3d-d4cf-4933-b1a3-a95a01142ae4
· Thursday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Thomas and Brown Hall, Room 104
· Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Hardman Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 225

For more information visit http://infosec.nmsu.edu/.

Primo Discovery Library Search System: a hands-on workshop set for Oct. 16

Learn tips to optimize your use of the library system for research and instruction. The Primo Discovery library system puts tens of millions of records at your fingertips.

Strategies for citation management, using filters, history tracking, course reserves, journal acquisition and more will be discussed.

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Milton Hall, Room 50. Learn more and register at https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000013461.

For questions, contact Sandy Katayanagi at 575-646-2204 or teaching@nmsu.edu.

Honors organization needs a faculty adviser

Sigma Alpha Lambda is in need of a new adviser at New Mexico State University. SAL is a national leadership and honors organization for students with a B average or better. The NMSU campus chapter participates in service projects throughout the academic year, including Food Fight Against Hunger (a canned food drive) in the fall and Relay for Life (sponsored by the American Cancer Society) in the spring. Members develop leadership skills by becoming officers in the organization, and working together to meet the chapter’s service goals.

The chapter adviser has two main responsibilities. First, meet with the chapter president at least once each semester to offer support and guidance. Second, often an on-campus employee is needed to request data from the registrar’s office at the end of each semester so that they can invite new students to join the organization based on their GPA. Anything else an adviser is able to do to help the chapter members, such as attending meetings, participating in service projects, or helping with fundraising, is up to the adviser. For more information or to express an interest, please contact Denise Feikema at Sigma Alpha Lambda at dfeikema@sigmaalphalambda.org or 941-866-5614, extension 102.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to interact with student leaders at NMSU.

GO Bond D on November ballot to build, renovate NMSU facilities

More than $31 million in capital outlay projects will be on the ballot for the New Mexico State University system as part of over $128 million in proposed general obligation bonds for aging buildings at universities and colleges across the state. The funding is part of the General Obligation Bond D for higher education projects.

There is no tax increase associated with these bonds.

The GO Bond for libraries, which includes more than $12 million for eligible academic libraries, is also on the ballot. The NMSU Library and all NMSU community college libraries benefit from these funds.

For more information on the GO Bond, visit http://gobond.nmsu.edu.