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NMSU Hotline — September 20, 2016

NMSU alum and spouse support arts, community in words and deeds

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Rama and Ammu Devasthali have spent nearly three decades devoted to the cause of arts in southern New Mexico. Later this month, their dedication will be honored with an award from New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.

?Rama and I truly believe that art is essential to the well-being of society as a whole ? all forms of art,? Ammu Devasthali said. ?If we can contribute in any small way to help the arts thrive in our part of the state, then it is our duty and responsibility to do so.?

The Devasthalis, credited with raising millions of dollars to support the arts in New Mexico through their leadership and advocacy, are among eight artists and major contributors who will receive the 2016 annual Governor?s Awards for Excellence in the Arts on Friday, Sept. 23, at a ceremony at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.

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Campus Announcements

Career Services to host Career Expo today and Wednesday

The 32nd annual Career Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, 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.

Today 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.


100 West Cafe to serve Caribbean style food this week

Join us for a week of Caribbean style lunches in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 23. These meals are prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Caribbean potato soup, green salad with pineapple, orange and honey lime dressing or black bean soup. The main entrée choices are grilled jerk chicken, roasted pork with pineapple avocado salsa, Caribbean fish curry or Bajan pie (Caribbean baked pasta and vegetables). The dessert choices are Grenadian spice cake, cornmeal pone or coconut pudding. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. We look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support.

The HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you.

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

For more information, please visit our website at http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call our office at 575-646-5995.

Rio Grande presentation to be held today

You are invited to an information session with Rio Grande, a Berkshire Hathaway Company?s (https://www.riogrande.com) marketing director, creative director and content manager to share with you information about their company and skill sets they look for when hiring. The event will be held today from 3 to 4:30 p.m. (sodas and cookies will be provided) in Domenici Hall 106.

Located in Albuquerque, Rio Grande has many hiring needs beyond artists and jewelers, and has been voted the best place to work in New Mexico for many years. Come see what it?s all about.

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.

Book-signing set for Thursday at Barnes and Noble

Author Paula Moore will make a brief presentation and sign her book "Matinee and Evening," a double biography of actors Abby Lewis (born and raised in Mesilla Park) and John Seymour from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 22, at NMSU?s Barnes and Noble bookstore. Their intimate lives, off stage and on, as actors/models in New York City from the 1930s to the 1980s were drawn from their diaries, letters and photographs.

Red to Green Money Management Workshops to be held Thursday

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 Wellness 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.

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 Pan Am 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.

Eat for Pete to raise funds for student scholarships and Aggie Cupboard

The Alumni Association has partnered with three Las Cruces restaurants to host Eat for Pete fundraising nights during Homecoming 2016 to support student scholarships and the Aggie Cupboard. Eat for Pete will kick off on Monday, Sept. 26, at Buffalo Wild Wings. Present the flyer to your server anytime from open to close and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 percent of your bill back to NMSU. Eat for Pete continues on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Jason?s Deli. Drop your receipt in the donation box and 15 percent of your meal will be given back. The final restaurant fundraising night is on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Chili?s from 11 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. Present the flyer to your server and Chili?s will donate 20 percent of your bill. For more information email alumni@nmsu.edu.

Volunteers needed for Peek of Las Cruces

The third annual Peek of Las Cruces is coming up and we are searching for volunteers to help us make this Peek of LC even better than previous years. We have many volunteer spots open which are first-come first-serve. As a volunteer you can expect to help with the event for a two-hour minimum and receive a free volunteer T-shirt.

Please sign up here at http://peekoflc.nmsu.edu on the bottom of the website.

If you have questions please email Amanda Gallivan at agalliva@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-4045.

DACC instructors appointed to curriculum panel for cyber security

DACC instructors Robert Doyle and Gustavo Piña have been appointed as members of the National CyberWatch Center's Curriculum Standards Panel.

The Center is creating national standards for teaching cyber security at community colleges and universities through a grant of the National Science Foundation. CyberWatch Center is a consortium of universities, colleges, businesses and government agencies working together to advance information security education & research and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.

?Our highly qualified instructors are an integral part of our student?s success,? said Saundra Castillo, dean of Advanced Technologies at DACC. ?These appointments highlight the accomplished nature of our faculty and the role they will play in helping the nation create more qualified cybersecurity professionals.?

Doyle has been an instructor in Computer and Information Technology at DACC since 2003. Last year Doyle was also selected for the 2015 Cisco Certified Network Associate Instructor Curriculum Specialist Award for the United States and Canada. Piña has been teaching at the community college since 2011. He has several professional certifications and was awarded as a DACC Rising Star. He also serves on the advisory board of the national cybersecurity student association.

The panel is the first of several planned initiatives from the center to produce credentialing solutions to increase the number of capable cybersecurity professionals. Contact Jon Juarez at 575-527-7665 for more information.


DACC Customized Training classes offered

A macro is a program you can create to perform frequently used functions automatically. It contains all the commands, mouse movements, and user actions necessary to complete a task. In Excel Enhancer: Macros, learn how to create, define and record macros using visual basic editor. Save yourself time by learning to use macros. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, and it costs $79.

In Advanced MS Word 2013, build on the skills and concepts taught in Word 2013. Perform mail merges, create and use forms, and master documents that include a table of contents, a table of figures, footnotes, endnotes, index, bookmarks, cross-references and Web frames. They will also create macros, customize the ribbon and Quick Access toolbar and work with XML documents. The course will be from 8:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, and it costs $139.

Learn about the differences between Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram in Marketing with Social Media 1. Knowing and understanding the different uses of each of these social media will help you make informed and knowledgeable decisions regarding the online marketing of your business. Topics include how to install the different social media and how to use them. The course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, and it costs $79.

For questions or more information, contact us at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu. edu.