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NMSU Hotline — September 13, 2016

NMSU National Parks series? second talk looks at infrastructure

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The 10-year, multi-million-dollar capital campaign to repair the infrastructure of America?s national parks was called Mission 66. Jeff Pappas, New Mexico?s State Historic Preservation Officer, will talk about the results of the single largest investment in U.S. national parks when the ?NMSU Celebrates the National Parks? lecture series continues.

New Mexico State University?s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting classes and public lectures on campus, along with sponsoring a blog series to honor and raise awareness about America?s national parks. The series began Sept. 1 and will continue throughout the fall semester.

Pappas? talk titled ?NPS and the Mission 66 Era? will run from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Gerald Thomas Hall in room 194. Pappas worked for the National Park Service for 20 years before Gov. Susana Martinez appointed him New Mexico?s State Historic Preservation Officer in 2012.

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Healthy Aggie Week continues with Test Yourself Tuesday/GYT

Stop by to get your free STI testing (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV), condoms, ticket entry for the Test Yourself Tuesday Prize, and sexual health education. Testing times are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Campus Health Center and 3 to 7 p.m. at the Fulton Athletic Center. No appointments necessary.

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 Healthy Aggie Week line-up, part of Crimson Kickoff at https://crimsonkickoff.nmsu.edu/.

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

"Listening, Note Taking, and Participation: Classroom Success" workshop will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. today 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.

Please contact the Student Success Center for additional information at 575-646-3136

'Resume AggieMania' to be held this week

"Resume AggieMania" will be held this week. Revise, review or revamp your resume. Career Services staff will be available on different days in different buildings around campus.

10 to 11:30 a.m. today: Engineering Complex III

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday: Business Complex Lobby

10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday: Corbett Student Center first floor

If you are unable to attend this event, you are still able to learn more about this topic or receive assistance with other career planning questions. Call 575-646-1631 to arrange an appointment or complete the Request an Appointment form http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request, which is also located at careerservices.nmsu.edu. Refer to our homepage http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/students and follow on social media.

Sam Steel Cafe to host Waffle Wednesday

Come join Sam Steel Cafe every Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for freshly made-to-order Belgian waffles from the ACES in the Hole Foods students at Gerald Thomas Room 105. At Sam Steel Cafe's Waffle Wednesday, $3 gets you a student-made waffle with your choice of our waffle bar toppings, including Nutella. For more information, email steelcafe@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2230.

Shrimp broil planned Wednesday at Taos Restaurant

Join Taos Restaurant for lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and dive into another one of Chef Mike Guerra's magnificent meals. This week in Taos Restaurant, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the menu will include shrimp, red potatoes and corn, with topping options such as lemons and cocktail sauce with coleslaw, watermelon cucumber salad and Parmesan corn muffins. Admission is one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last.

Don?t have a meal plan? Start saving with a meal plan today by signing up at http://dining.nmsu.edu.

NMSU Library features Domenici exhibit in Branson Library

Coinciding with the 2016 Domenici Public Policy Conference, the New Mexico State University Library will feature a new exhibit of images and documents from U.S. Sen. Pete V. Domenici?s papers, housed in the NMSU Library Archives and Special Collections Department. The 2016 exhibit focuses on Domenici?s work with mental health, his involvement with the USS Albuquerque and images from Domenici on the campaign trail.

The exhibit, located on the second floor of NMSU?s Branson Library, highlights Domenici?s work with mental healthcare reform, an issue he took personal interest in during his 36-year career in Washington. In addition to Domenici?s legislative efforts alongside senators Paul Wellstone and Edward Kennedy, the Domenicis also worked privately to support neurological research and the study of mental and behavioral health. Images and documents related to Domenici?s efforts to improve the study and the treatment of the brain will be on display.

Also displayed will be photographs of Senator and Mrs. Nancy Domenici at the launching and commissioning ceremonies of the USS Albuquerque, and images from Domenici?s activities related to political campaigns from the 1970s until his retirement. The display will be viewable until May of 2017. For more information on the display or the Domenici political papers, please contact NMSU Library Political Papers Archivist Adam Heien, at 575-646-7711 or aheien@nmsu.edu.

Elegant six course dinner with fine wine pairings to be held Saturday

You deserve a break from a busy semester, and what better way than fine dining, wine and the best view in Las Cruces? The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host "Diner de Vin" at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. This elegant dinner will feature six gourmet courses prepared by Sodexo?s internationally trained executive chef, expertly paired with five unique fine wines.

Space is limited, so reserve your table today by calling 575-646-4802. Visit http://bit.ly/2ckUS5f for additional information including a full menu and wine pairings.

Presentation titled 'Detecting HIV-mediated B cell activation' by guest speaker Sept. 20

The Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research will host guest speaker Brandon Gallaher from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 200, followed by student poster presentations. Gallaher is a post-doctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and is visiting NMSU as a Cancer Teaching Fellow funded by the partnership between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and NMSU. His research in Leonidas Stamatatos's lab aims to develop a safe and effective vaccine to combat the spread of HIV.

For more information, contact Michele Shuster at mshuster@nmsu.edu or Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

Marsha Lovett to present at the Teaching Academy

Marsha Lovett is director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation, and teaching professor in the Department of Psychology, both at Carnegie Mellon University. At the Eberly Center, she translates relevant research from learning science to help instructors create meaningful ? and demonstrably effective ? educational experiences.
On Thursday, Sept. 22, Lovett will present two sessions at the Teaching Academy:

How Learning Works: Translating learning research to teaching practice
Sept. 22
8:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000009988 to register for the 8:15 a.m. session.

Metacognition: Helping our students become self-directed learners
Sept. 22
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000009989 to register for the 11 a.m. session.

DACC hosts the Community College Round Up

Dona Ana Community College will host the Community College Round Up on Sept. 23 and 24. Registration is still open and can be found at http://dacc.nmsu.edu/publications/roundup/.

Contact Corey Purcell at 575-528-7014 or cpurcell@dacc.nmsu.edu for more information.

Online Quality Matters Applying the QM Rubric workshop offered

The Online Course Improvement Program would like to invite you to attend the Quality Matters Applying the QM Rubric workshop. This workshop is sponsored by OCIP and will be held online from Sept. 26 to Oct. 7. Seating is limited to 20 participants.

This course is flexible and online using the learning management system Moodle provided by Quality Matters. There is, however, a one-hour synchronous event either over the web or in the classroom which is scheduled from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the first day, Sept. 26, and does have an end date of Oct. 7.

In this workshop you will learn the following:

- Identify critical elements of QM quality assurance for course design
- Apply the fifth edition of the QM rubric
- Write helpful recommendations about course strengths and improvements which will prove useful in P&T activities

If you take this workshop, you will be halfway toward becoming a QM Certified Peer Reviewer. To become a QM Certified Peer Reviewer, two courses are required: Applying the QM Rubric and the Peer Reviewer workshop. Once you successfully complete the APPQMR workshop, you can contact Sandra Johnson at srjohnso@nmsu.edu to request tuition to take the certified Peer Reviewer workshop provided by Quality Matters. OCIP will pay your tuition.

Register for the Applying the QM Rubric workshop at https://teaching.nmsu.edu, click on "Events," and find Sept. 26 APPQMR Workshop. Should you have any questions, please contact Sandra Johnson at srjohnso@nmsu.edu.

Call for nominations for 'A' Mountain Staff Award

Is there someone in your office or in another department that represents qualities of integrity, dedication, skill, endurance, resilience, determination and passion in performance of their duties? If so, nominate them for Employee Council?s ?A? Mountain staff award. Nominations are now being accepted for regular NMSU staff employees. Employee Council is looking for nominees who demonstrate the following traits:

? Innovation: Exceptional efforts to improve the university?s effectiveness through enhanced systems or processes.
? Responsiveness: Resourceful, effective behaviors/actions demonstrated in reaction to an unforeseen circumstance or extraordinary situation; timeliness.
? Service: Exceptional efforts to provide superior service to all ?customers.?
? Spirit: Positive outlook; supportive of NMSU?s initiatives and goals.
? Teamwork: Ability to work with others in another department/division toward a shared goal; ability to recognize diverse strengths.
? Above and beyond: Demonstrated service or support that is not normally expected as part of their everyday job responsibilities.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations through http://empcouncil.research.nmsu.edu/. Please submit nominations by 5 p.m. Sept. 30. Nominations will be reviewed by Employee Council. This award will be presented at the NMSU Employee Picnic Oct. 14. Awardee receives a commemorative NMSU plaque.

For questions, please contact empcouncil@nmsu.edu.

NMSU biomedical research seminar series kicks off Friday

New Mexico State University is continuing its biomedical research seminar series with five new talks during the fall semester beginning at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in Pete V. Domenici Hall, Room 109.

NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Provost began the series last spring to bring attention to types of research in the biomedical field at the university. NMSU brings in more than $10 million a year in National Institutes of Health funding.

?In an attempt to better serve the cross-campus, multi-discipline, biomedical research community, NMSU is hosting this seminar series focused broadly on biomedical research, which features speakers of national renown and also provides an opportunity to our own faculty to present their research,? said Shelley Lusetti, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at NMSU.


NMSU conducts unmanned aircraft system flight at rivalry football game

The Sept. 10 New Mexico State University Aggie victory over the University New Mexico had significance to history in several ways. Not only it is the first time in four years that the Aggies? beat the Lobos on the football filed, but more significant was that NMSU used new technology, an unmanned aircraft system to record video of the pre-game and kick-off.

NMSU?s Physical Science Laboratory performed the historic feat using a Federal Aviation Administration waiver under the FAA?s new Small UAS Rule, Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Because these flights were deemed commercial with the PSL providing UAS service to NMSU?s AggieVison and KRWG-TV, a waiver was submitted and approved by the FAA for this sporting event. The FAA UAS Integration Office and the Flight Standards Office worked closely with NMSU, as this was one of the first approvals for a ?FAR Part 107 waiver? for a FAA designated UAS Test Site and university.


NMSU recognized as a top 50 Military Friendly university

G.I. Jobs magazine has named New Mexico State University as a top 50 Military Friendly school in degree programs within areas of telecommunications and security/corrections. According to G.I. Jobs, Military Friendly schools represent the top tier of institutions that provide the best educational opportunities for military service members and their dependents. NMSU has been designated a Military Friendly school since 2010.

?Being a Military Friendly institution is important because it represents a commitment to offering our student veterans and their dependents the best possible supporting services in pursuit of their educational goals,? said Hector Sanchez, Military and Veterans Programs director. ?It is a testament to our faculty and staff for making NMSU a Military Friendly institution.?