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NMSU Hotline — September 19, 2016

NMSU researchers uncover the stories behind Stahmann Farms communities


Behind the lush pecan groves along Highway 28 near San Miguel, N.M., are stories most people don?t know.

They?re the stories of the workers of Stahmann Farms and the communities hidden behind the iconic pecan trees on Highway 28. Those communities existed from the 1950s until 1990, and once boasted their own clinic, gas station, company store, hen house and airstrip, which was mainly used by the farms? owners.

For years, the workers? stories went untold, until two professors from New Mexico State University?s College of Education based their research project on documenting those stories so that one day, they?re taught in classrooms throughout the area.

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Campus Announcements

Red to Green Money Management Workshops to be held this week

"Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents!" will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. today at Domenici Hall, Room 006.

Do you like the idea of budgeting, but just can?t seem to stick to one? Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on how to create, maintain and succeed at your budgeting endeavors.

"Keys to Saving and Investing" will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Domenici Hall, Room 005.

What?s the difference between saving and investing? Why should I save? How can I invest? We?ll answer all these questions and more. Learn what you can do now to help your future self by saving and investing wisely.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, follow us 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 Literacy Coach by contacting us 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.

Career Services to host Career Expo Tuesday and Wednesday

The 32nd annual Career Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, and Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Corbett Center first floor.

The 32nd annual Career Expo is a two-day career fair coordinated by Career Services and co-sponsored with the College of Engineering on Sept. 21.

Tuesday, Sept. 20 is targeted for students majoring in business, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences, liberal arts and health and social services.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 is targeted for students majoring in engineering, science and technology.

The Career Expo is open to interested students at all NMSU campuses, community members and guests. Students are encouraged to attend both days.

All students should wear professional/business attire and resumes are highly recommended.

Learn about current employment opportunities including full-time employment, cooperative education, internship and summer employment positions for May-August 2017. Discuss career plans and discover skills required from academics and other experiences which will enhance your selection for future opportunities. All students are encouraged to cultivate professional relationships now for future success.

For more information please contact Roseanne Bensley at rbensley@nmsu.edu.

Presentation titled 'Detecting HIV-mediated B cell activation' by guest speaker set for 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.

National Backpack Awareness Day is Wednesday

In recognition of National School Backpack Awareness Day, the Campus Health Center is hosting a free backpack weigh-in station to provide education on proper backpack-packing and carrying methods. Stop by the event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 in Corbett Center Student Union to take a load off and see if your backpack is within the recommended healthy-weight standards for your body weight. Giveaways available while supplies last, don?t miss out.

For additional information or questions, contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

Presentation on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program set for Wednesday

The Office of Research Integrity, College of Education, College of Engineering, Honors College and Student Services is hosting Jodie Jawor, the NSF Program Director, Behavior Systems Cluster Division of Integrative Organismal Systems/Directorate of Biological Sciences. Jawor will be presenting on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), which can provide excellent funding for students in the STEM fields. The presentation will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Domenici Hall, Room 109.

The GRFP is NSF?s flagship program directly supporting graduate students in STEM fields. The GRFP seeks to broaden participation in STEM of underrepresented groups, and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. Since 1952 NSF has funded more than 50,000 Graduate Research Fellowships. GRFP students may pursue their fellowship at any university of higher education accredited in the U.S. The year of fellowship period includes three years of financial support.

For more information contact Socorro Saenz-Lobato at 575-646-2481 or sosainz@nmsu.edu.

Author details the life of a local actress

Radio, stage, TV and the silver screen, Mesilla Park?s Abby Lewis conquered them all. With decades of credits to her name, including appearances in high profile soap operas, learn about her incredible journey when author Paula Moore reads excerpts from her book, ?Matinee and Evening: The Story of Abby Lewis and John Seymour? at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces. Copies of her book will be available for purchase, which Moore will gladly sign. Please select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1257862284253348/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=cnBoNGpsNjdwYmI4czl0bDNpbWZkazVvNzQgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is open to the public at 1400 E. University Ave. with free public parking in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information.

Discount tickets available for NMSU community

NMSU Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company present the zany comedy, "The Servant of Two Masters," from Sept. 22 to Oct. 2.

On Thursday Sept. 22, there will be a special 5:30 p.m. preview showing so that NMSU community members can attend right after work. Tickets for anyone with an NMSU ID will be at a 2 for 1 special, only $10 for two tickets. Tickets are available via the PanAm box office by calling 575-646-4515, or by simply arriving at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University, for the show, with tickets on sale beginning an hour prior to showtime. There will be snacks available at the concessions stand.

'Textbook Reading: Strategies for Success' to be held Friday

"Textbook Reading: Strategies for Success" will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Zuhl Library Conference Room (225, second floor).

What you remember is far more important than what you read. Assigned reading can be intimidating and hard to get through. In this workshop, you?ll learn strategies for recalling what you read and finding important ideas in your textbooks.

For more information contact the Student Success Center in Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center or 575-646-3136. Like us on Facebook at NMSU Student Success Center.

CLPD now accepting applications for 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy

Aggie Leadership Training Academy is a staff leadership certification program for NMSU personnel currently in supervisory and higher level management positions. The goal of the program is to build knowledge and skills needed to develop critical leadership competencies required for higher level leadership positions at NMSU. By utilizing a blend of presentations from renowned experts, interaction with university executive leaders and faculty leadership, select reading and reflection, group projects, and interaction with cohort members, the program provides a well-rounded learning and development experience.

The 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy begins January 2017 with monthly sessions through October 2017. Staff interested in being considered for the Aggie Leadership Training Academy must complete and submit an application packet. Application packets for the 2017 Aggie Leadership Training Academy will be accepted until Sunday, Oct. 9. For more information and to apply, visit http://training.nmsu.edu/alta/.

For questions or additional information related to the Aggie Leadership Training Academy, contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu.