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NMSU Hotline — March 27, 2020

Watch NMSU leaders address COVID-19 concerns at second town hall


NMSU President John Floros and other members of campus leadership participated in a second virtual town hall March 26 to address questions from the NMSU community regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact to the university system. To watch the entire town hall, visit https://nmsu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=3a314129-ad10-4817-89c4-ab8701770746 or https://nmsu.edu/coronavirus/.

NMSU also has activated an information line at 575-646-7373 for students, faculty, staff and community members seeking details about university operations during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. The line will be active from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Campus Announcements

NMSU System Shout-out: Lori McKee and the Aggie Health & Wellness team

“I just want to give a shout out to Lori McKee and the entire team at Aggie Health and Wellness for the great work that they are performing during this difficult time. Lori and her team have displayed unparalleled leadership in taking proactive steps with respect to COVID-19. Thank you, Lori and Aggie Health and Wellness staff for your outstanding service to the students, staff, and faculty of the NMSU System!” – Anonymous fan

Have you noticed a colleague who has really gone above and beyond to provide professional service and excellence during this challenging time? You can give them a shout-out in Hotline. This is your chance to recognize a New Mexico State University employee from anywhere in the NMSU system for their work to support our mission, our students and each other in a time of crisis.

Please visit https://nmsu.edu/coronavirus/ and click on the link to submit your NMSU System Shout-out, or go directly to the nomination form. For more information, contact NMSU Strategic Engagement Specialist Lauren Goldstein at poet@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Library launches online services webpage

The NMSU Library has launched a webpage featuring a list of available services and resources to assist NMSU community members in their online research and learning endeavors. For more information, or to access the webpage, visit https://liblc.nmsu.edu/nmsu-library-online-services/.

NMSU is conducting a system-wide data inventory survey

This is a very important step towards ensuring proper protection of NMSU's data. We are asking all NMSU department heads, program managers, directors, higher levels, and other faculty and staff who handle sensitive data to complete a survey for your department/section/grant/program especially if your department/section/grant/program handles NMSU sensitive/confidential/critical data. Supervisors, as well as functional and IT staff, may be the best resources to help you thoroughly and accurately complete the survey.

The survey will be open until April 15. To complete the survey, visit https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/data-inventory-survey/ and enter aggies2020 as the password.

If you need additional information, contact Carlos Lobato, NMSU’s chief privacy officer, at 575-646-5902 or email privacy@nmsu.edu.

NMSU STEM Outreach Center provides fun activities for families at home

The STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University is providing families at home during the COVID-19 outbreak with fun resources to keep the STEM learning going.

The center, which is housed inside NMSU’s College of Education, has partnered with Las Cruces Public Schools, Ngage New Mexico, Cruces Creatives and Nature Matters Academy in Albuquerque to provide activities for all families in New Mexico. The activities are available on the STEM Outreach Center website and on flyers that will be distributed weekly with meals provided by LCPS.

“It truly is a community effort to support children and families with meaningful learning experiences during this time,” said Wanda Bulger-Tamez, director of the STEM Outreach Center.

Read more at http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/14151/nmsu-stem-outreach-center-provides-fun-activities-for-families-at-home.

NMSU’s Innoventure program hosting two free Facebook Live events for students, parents

Parents, have a budding entrepreneur at home? Are you looking for activities while your elementary school student is at home? Join New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center with two Facebook Live events hosted by the Innoventure program that will introduce them to the concepts of solving a problem, creating a business and using things around the house to build their first prototype.

The events will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 2. The events will also be available for viewing anytime on the Innoventure Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ArrowheadCenterInnoventure/.

Read more at http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/14149/nmsu-s-innoventure-program-hosting-two-free-facebook-live-events-for-students-parents.