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NMSU Hotline — August 26, 2016

?NMSU Celebrates the National Parks? series begins Sept. 1

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New Mexico State University is celebrating the National Park Service centennial with a speaker series called ?NMSU Celebrates the National Parks.? NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting classes, public lectures and a blog series to bring the beauty and wonder of America?s national parks to the NMSU campus and Las Cruces community.

The series begins with a lecture titled ?Cultural Connections from the Wilderness to the Urban Landscape,? by Rodney Sauter from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at O?Donnell Hall in room 111. Sauter supervises the visitor center at the Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso and will conduct a virtual tour of the Chamizal and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

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Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar to be held today

Zhihui Zhao, Ph.D., a professor in the Chinese Jujube Research Center at the Agricultural University of Hubei, China, will present a seminar, ?A Brief Introduction of Our Jujube Research" in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar Series at 3:30 p.m. today in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. The seminar will be broadcast for off-campus participation. For more information, contact Omar Holguin at frholgui@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management meet-up, workshop set for Tuesday

A Red to Green Money Management meet-up will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, inside Corbett Center Student Union.

We know Garcia Annex seems so far away, so we?re coming to you. Look for our table and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

The workshop "College is Going to Cost Me How Much?" will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in Domenici Hall, Room 005.

Coming up short to pay for school? Red to Green Money Management will help you learn how to find grants and scholarships through our school and on your own. Still coming up short? Discover when and how to responsibly take out loans.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green, or sign up on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook to receive weekly updates.

To schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, contact us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

Fundraiser to complete film directed in Belize by NMSU Assistant Professor Ilana Lapid

The public is invited to a fundraiser to complete ?Yochi,? a film directed in Belize by NMSU Assistant Professor Ilana Lapid. The fundraiser will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, with a screening of ?Yochi? at the Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle De Guadalupe, followed by a gourmet dinner at the Double Eagle, 2355 Calle De Guadalupe.

?Yochi? is about a 9-year-old selectively mute Mayan boy who guards a nest of endangered yellow-headed parrots in Belize?s pine savannah. When his beloved older brother, Itza, returns from the city, Yochi learns that he?s in debt and has turned to poaching ? setting the brothers on a collision course. The 25-minute narrative film was written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ilana Lapid, executive produced by Craig Holden, associate director at the NMSU Foundation, and produced by Kristi Drexler and Daniel Velazquez. A U.S.-Belizean co-production, the film was made with a crew that included several CMI students. The team is raising $10,000 to pay for post-production expenses, including professional sound design, film score, audio mix and color grading.

Tickets for the dinner and screening are $60. For tickets, call the Double Eagle at 575-523-6700 or purchase tickets online at http://yochifilm.com/screenings--events.

For more about the film, visit www.yochifilm.com.

If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to the film. Any amount is appreciated. Go to http://yochifilm.com/donate. Interested in making a tax-deductible donation? Contact craig.holden@gmail.com. Larger donations will get a thank-you credit in the film. For questions, email ilapid@nmsu.edu.


'Time Management: Making Minutes Matter' workshop to be held Thursday

A workshop, "Time Management: Making Minutes Matter," will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at the Zuhl Library second-floor conference room.

Meet deadlines, remember important dates, optimize your study time, complete assignments at a comfortable pace and still have time to have fun.

For more information, contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.


Help start a new student solidarity economy organization

Are you interested in using economic alternatives to capitalism to address the economic needs of NMSU students? To advance social justice on campus? To advance environmental sustainability on campus? Then come to a meeting and help start a new student organization, ?Students Building a Borderlands Solidarity Economy,? at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the sociology conference room, Science Hall 286. The solidarity economy framework originated in Latin America in the late 1980s and is now recognized worldwide as a viable economic alternative model to capitalism. For more information, visit http://borderlandsolidarityeconomy.org or https://www.facebook.com/groups/econalternatives. For questions, contact Julie Steinkopf Rice at ja_rice@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3448.

NMSU Water Science & Management graduate program now accepting admission applications

The Water Science and Management graduate degree program at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications for its Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in WSM until Oct. 1 for the spring 2017 semester. This interdisciplinary graduate degree program provides graduate education for addressing state, national and international water issues and to train the next generation of water professionals needed to meet the challenges of scarce water resources. New Mexico faces serious challenges in water supply, development and quality, management and administration of water resources.

The WSM degree program offers five fields of study sponsored under the Colleges of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, Arts & Sciences and Engineering. NMSU undergraduate seniors and all NMSU alumni or anyone who is interested in Water Science and Management may apply to the program by visiting http://wsm.research.nmsu.edu. For information, call 575-646-4198 or email Patrick Natoni, student program coordinator at wsm@nmsu.edu. Walk-ins or appointments are welcome between 8 a.m and noon. The WSM program is located on 3170 S. Espina St., Stucky Hall, Room 111.


NMSU Canvas courses to undergo Basic Online Course Check

To ensure that courses are true distance education courses, NMSU will check course sections that are designated as online (M70?M79).

Courses that meet the following criteria will be exempt from review:
Courses that have been certified as passing in a Quality Matters review within the past five years.
Courses taught by an instructor who has successfully completed the Online Course Improvement Program.

The initial course review of 2016 fall online courses will take place during the week of Sept. 5 to 9. A follow-up review will be conducted during the week of Sept. 26 to 30.

For more information regarding the Basic Online Course Check and to review the Basic Online Course Checklist, please visit https://learning.nmsu.edu/basic-online-course-check/.


University Art Gallery NEA award exhibit to blend art, science

Natural science and contemporary art will ignite the imagination when the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University presents ?GEOMAGIC: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection? from Thursday, Sept. 8, through Wednesday, Dec. 21. The gallery will host an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8.

NMSU received a $15,000 Art Works award from the National Endowment for the Arts for the interdisciplinary exhibition. The University Art Gallery in the College of Arts and Sciences was selected from among more than 1,700 applicants to receive funding as part of an $82 million grant from the NEA to fund local artist projects and partnerships nationwide.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12083/university-art-gallery-nea-award-exhibit-to-blend-art-science

Fall 2016 Customized Training brochure is now available

Looking to brush up on your social media skills? Want to learn the Basics of Computers, 2013 MS Excel, Word, Access, Project, or Outlook? Need help dealing with difficult co-workers, customer, or office issues? These courses and many more are available this fall 2016 through the One Stop Training Shop at DACC Customized Training. All courses can be viewed at https://dacc.augusoft.net/Customers/DACC/files/CTP%20%20Fall%202016%20%20for%20Printer.swf. Lots of new offerings are available this semester. For questions or more information, contact us at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education courses available

In "Natural Portraits in Oil," learn how to measure the face and head and draw in oil paint. Mix precise color to achieve a likeness for any face you wish to paint. Using photos of your loved ones, learn the methods used by the masters to create a treasured painting for your family. The course is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 7 to Nov. 9 and it costs $185.

Pastels have been used to create works of art through the centuries. In "Vibrant Pastel Painting," create vibrant, colorful pastels to create any subject imaginable. The immediacy of pastels is unsurpassed. No mixing of paints or solvents. Create exciting landscapes and still lifes in this class, working from set-ups and photos. The course is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 6 to Nov. 8, and it costs $185.

In "Make Your Own Yarn," learn to spin yarn for knitting and weaving. Finish a small project of your choice using wool that will be available and a spindle you can take home. A fun class to gain a hobby to use for making gifts or the latest in knitwear. The course is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 6 to Sept. 15, and it costs $77.

Learn basic Russian vocabulary and grammar in this fun and interactive course. In "Basic Russian," practice pronunciation and simple conversations. Explore situational dialogue and receive suggestions for individual study between sessions. Explore Russian history and culture along the way. The course is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Sept. 6 to Sept. 29, and it costs $139.

For more information or to sign up for these DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527. Online registration is easy at http://dacc.augusoft.net.