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NMSU Hotline — September 12, 2016

NMSU observes National Hispanic-Serving Institution Week, Elba Serrano to speak

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New Mexico State University joins the nation in celebrating National Hispanic-Serving Institution Week Sept. 12-18.

NMSU Regents Professor Elba Serrano is the keynote speaker Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. at Domenici Hall in the Yates Theater. Serrano will talk about the importance of NMSU?s HSI designation and how it positively impacts research funding. The event is open to the public.

Serrano, a biology professor, received the 2015 Distinguished Award from the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science. She?s one of the principal investigators for the federally funded Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement program at NMSU. The long-term goal of RISE is to increase the number of underrepresented students who achieve a doctoral degree in a biomedical or biobehavioral discipline.

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Campus Announcements

Healthy Aggie Week starts with Melanoma Monday

Come check out the kick-off event for Healthy Aggie Week. The Campus Health Center is offering free skin cancer screenings today at the Campus Health Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by for your free screening, skin cancer information and enter for a chance to win the Melanoma Monday prize.

For additional information or questions, visit https://www.facebook.com/nmsu.hc/ or contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239. Check out the full Crimson Kickoff and Healthy Aggie Week lineups at https://crimsonkickoff.nmsu.edu/.


Watch the NFL at Corbett Center Student Union

NMSU?s Corbett Center Student Union will air ESPN Monday Night Football and NFL Network?s Thursday Night Football on the giant quad-screen in the Aggie Lounge all season long.

This Monday, Sept. 12, watch Steelers vs. Redskins at 5:10 p.m. followed by Rams and 49ers at 8:20 p.m. The following week, the Eagles take on the Bears at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 19. Then, it?s Falcons and Saints at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 26.

Upcoming Thursday night games include Jets vs. Bills on Sept. 15, Texans vs Patriots on Sept. 22 and Dolphins and Bengals on Sept. 29.

Please contact Kassie Ckodre at 575-646-2582 or kherna17@nmsu.edu for more information.

'Listening, Note Taking, and Participation: Classroom Success' to be held Tuesday

"Listening, Note Taking, and Participation: Classroom Success" workshop will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sept. 13 in Zuhl Library Conference Room 225 on the second floor.

Taking good notes can be the key to effective studying and ultimately to college success. Learn how to find the main point, how to listen, read the signs instructors send and organize your notes.

Red to Green Money Management meet-ups set

Red to Green Money Management meet-up will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at O?Donnell Hall.

Look for the table and pick up resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

"Student Loans: Ins and Outs" will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Domenici Hall Room 005.

Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. Red to Green Money Management's workshop can help you with your options.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green, and follow on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook for weekly updates and financial tips.

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a peer financial wellness coach by contacting Red to Green Money Management at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.


100 West Cafe begins lunch service

Join 100 West Cafe for the semester's first week of lunches Tuesday, Sept. 13, through Friday, Sept. 16, featuring a delicious Italian meal prepared by NMSU HRTM 363 students.

Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature cream of red bell pepper soup, salad caprese or Italian green salad. The main entrée choices are sea bass pomodoro, Roman chicken sauté, eggplant parmesan or Fusille Arrabiata. The dessert choices are limoncello zabaglione, cannoli or mascarpone and peaches. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card ? Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138, in $10 increments.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Lecture on the evolution of law enforcement to be held Tuesday

NMSU alum Thomas Elfmont, a 1968 graduate, is the founder and CEO of Thomas Dale and Associates, a global investigative and security firm. He previously worked for the Los Angeles Police Department from 1973 to 1998. He will give a lecture hosted by the Department of Criminal Justice, titled "My Perspective on the Evolution of American Law Enforcement: 1970 to the Present," from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Domenici Hall Room 109.

The lecture is open to the public, and students are particularly encouraged to attend.

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, including homelessness and food insecurity? 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 5:15 pm. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Bosque Brewery on University Avenue. 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.

Dan Flores, author of 'Coyote America,' to speak in Las Cruces

The Southwest Environmental Center will host author and environmental historian Dan Flores for a talk titled "Coyote: Biography of an American Original" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Rio Grande Theater in downtown Las Cruces.

His latest book, "Coyote America," has been widely praised as both an environmental and a deep natural history of a true American original, the coyote. It traces the five-million-year-long biological story of an animal that has become the ?wolf? in our backyards, as well as its cultural evolution from a preeminent spot in Native American religions to the hapless foil of the Road Runner. A deeply American tale, the story of the coyote in the American West and beyond is a sort of Manifest Destiny in reverse, with a pioneering hero whose career holds up an uncanny mirror to the successes and failures of American expansionism.

Co-sponsors of his Las Cruces talk reflect the broad appeal of Flores? scholarship to diverse audiences. They include Foundation for Las Cruces Museums; Dona Ana Arts Council; Rio Grande Theater; Southern New Mexico Group of the Sierra Club; New Mexico Wilderness Alliance; NMSU Department of Biology; NMSU Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology; NMSU Public History Program; Jornada Veterinary Clinic; El Paso Zoo Conservation Fund; and Hotel Encanto.

Flores? talk is free and open to the public. He will be available to sign copies of his books immediately after the talk.
The Rio Grande Theater is located at 211 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. For more information, call 575-522-5552 or email Kallie@wildmesquite.org.

'Pie of the Week' offered Wednesday

Stop by Same Steel Cafe in room 105 of Gerald Thomas Hall on Wednesday to purchase a slice of the "Pie of the Week," freshly made cherry pie, for $3.50 a slice until it's all gone. For more information, email steelcafe@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2230.


Finalists announced in Pan American Center?s 'Open for Keith Urban' contest

Keith Urban?s ?ripCORD World Tour 2016? concert, scheduled for Oct. 18 at NMSU?s Pan American Center, will feature something markedly different than any other show on Urban?s current tour: a local opening act.

ACTS (American Collegiate Talent Showcase), in conjunction with NMSU Special Events, is hosting a contest open to country music performers in southern New Mexico and northwest Texas. The winner, determined by a panel of judges associated with the Las Cruces concert, will play a 20-minute set prior to Urban?s performance at the Pan American Center.

More than 20 local acts submitted videos by the deadline for the preliminary round of judging. Of those, four have been selected to perform live in a final judging round to be held this Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Whiskey Dick?s in Las Cruces. The four 20-minute performances will begin at 9 p.m. The four finalists are (in alphabetical order): Vince Alten, Chris Baker, Daisy Blue and Border Avenue. The grand prize winner will be selected and notified approximately one week after the live event at Whiskey Dick?s.

Fans are invited to cheer on their favorite performers Wednesday at Whiskey Dick?s. There is no cover charge, but you must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

NMSU Library to host 'Mystery Date with a Banned Book Event' in celebration of Banned Books Week

In recognition of Banned Books Week, the NMSU Library will host a brown bag ?Mystery Date with a Banned Book Lunch? event on Friday, Sept. 30. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Zuhl Library, Room 225. In preparation for the event, NMSU Library faculty and staff selected books from the library?s collection that have been banned or challenged over the years. Participants are encouraged to visit Branson or Zuhl Library circulation desks through Sept. 26 and based on clues, check out their ?Mystery Date? book to read while supplies last. On Sept. 30, participants can bring their book, a brown bag lunch and join members of the NMSU Library and community to discuss their Mystery Date book, intellectual freedom, censorship and the First Amendment.

Since 1982, Banned Books Week has been a celebration of intellectual freedom and a campaign to raise awareness about censorship. Books that have banned include the Harry Potter Series, by J.K. Rowling, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain, "The Catcher in the Rye," by J.D. Salinger, "Bless me, Ultima," by Rudolfo Anaya and "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," by Sherman Alexie. Banned Books Week 2016 will be celebrated Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 and is an annual national event sponsored by the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Association of American Publishers, and the National Association of College Stores, and it is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It celebrates the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment, highlighting the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to censorship.

For more information on the NMSU Library ?Mystery Date with a Banned Book Event,? contact Sarah Allison at sarahall@nmsu.edu.