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NMSU Hotline — August 14, 2019

Safety tip: Driving in hot weather


Driving in summer heat can take a toll on your car, but there are steps you can take to keep your vehicle out of trouble. Tips for driving in hot weather include:

• Never leave kids or animals in a car. When it's hot outside, even on a mild day (70 degrees or so), the temperature inside a car can reach up to 120 degrees in no time at all - even with windows cracked.
• Regular vehicle maintenance that includes checking the critical fluids such as coolant, motor oil, and fluids for transmission, brakes, power-steering and windshield wipers.
• Have your vehicle’s belts and hoses inspected.
• Have your vehicle’s battery tested, or even replaced.
• Monitor your tire pressure.
• Be prepared for a breakdown. Keep an emergency kit in your car. Suggested items include water, nonperishable food items, a first aid kit, jumper cables, flashlight and road flares.
• Keep your car’s interior cool. Check if the vehicle has a cabin air filter and have it inspected and replaced as needed.

NMSU vehicle insurance coverage documentation available now

The new Evidence of Coverage for fiscal year 2020 is now available on Environmental Health Safety and Risk Management webpage under insurance documents. https://safety.nmsu.edu/risk-management/faqs-resources/. As a reminder, please replace the Evidence of Coverage in each of your departmental vehicles as your proof of insurance. If an incident should occur, notify the local police department and your supervisor. You will want to get a police report and include it when you complete the notice of claim: NMSU Automobile loss form, regardless of the severity of damage, which includes parking lot damage.

Campus Announcements

NASA Technology Infusion Road Tour being held today at NMSU

New Mexico Space Grant Consortium, based at NMSU, and the NASA Office of Small Business Programs are hosting the NASA Technology Infusion Road Tour today in the Corbett Center Student Union ballrooms, third floor. Registration is free. Meals provided. Come register in person.

The NASA Technology Infusion Road Tour is an opportunity for the agency, its federal agency partners and contractors to inform the HBCU/MSI community of current and future research and contracting opportunities and meet and greet with university/college researchers and sponsored program staffs.

For more information, visit http://nmspacegrant.com.

NM State Football Fan Fest scheduled for Aug. 23

Get ready for an exciting night of fun and football. The 2019 Fan Fest is set for 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The event, which is free and open to the public, will offer a variety of activities, including poster giveaways, autograph signings, opportunities to meet your favorite Aggie football players and more. Season ticket holders will also have the chance to pick up their ticket package. The Aggies open the 2019 season at Aggie Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Season tickets for the N.M. State football home slate can be purchased at the Pan American Center or by calling 833-AGGIEUP.

Visit https://nmstatesports.com/schedule.aspx?path=football for more information.

ICT to host Canvas workshop Aug. 26

Stop by Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Computer Lab 206, to learn how to navigate through Canvas from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26. Open to all NMSU and DACC Students. For more information, call TRIO SSS at 575-646-1336.

NMSU to offer fall 2019 winemaking course

The Department of Agriculture Economics and Agricultural Business and the Plant Science Cooperative Extension Department will offer a semester-long course on beginning wine making for small commercial wineries and amateur wine makers, marketing wines produced by boutique wineries and economics of owning and operating small wineries this fall semester.

The course is AGE 458. It is available to NMSU-enrolled students for three credit hours, as well as faculty, staff and community members as a Cooperation Extension Service workshop. The workshop participants do not have to enroll in the university. There is space available for more students and a few more workshop participants. Students must be 21 years old by Sept. 15, 2019, to take the course.

If interested, contact instructor Dale Ellis at dellis57@nmsu.edu or by cellphone at 575-644-7008; or contact Roseann Colorbio, department administrative assistant, at rocolorb@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2829; or visit Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 387. Students cannot register online without first being admitted.

NMSU Foundation partners with Bosque Brewing Company for suicide awareness programs

The New Mexico State University Foundation has partnered with Bosque Brewing Company and the Spacelion for Life Fund to continue to bring suicide awareness programs to the Las Cruces community.

The Spacelion for Life Fund was established in celebration of the life of James “Spacelion” Nevarez, a Bosque employee who died in February 2018.

Bosque and Spacelion for Life presented checks to the NMSU Foundation for $5,300 July 20. The funds will be used to support suicide prevention and outreach programs provided by the NMSU Health and Wellness.

To read more, visit http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/13799/nmsu-foundation-partners-with-bosque-brewing-company-for-suicide-awareness-programs.