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NMSU Hotline — September 26, 2016

NMSU assistant professor explores the history of hops and beer


From the first beer brewers in Mesopotamia to the craft beer revolution, a New Mexico State University history professor?s new book pulls together the science and history of beer?s most celebrated ingredient ? hops.

?The contents of your pint glass has a much richer history than might be imagined,? says Peter Kopp, assistant professor of history in NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences.

After nine years of research, Kopp recently published his book ?Hoptopia: A world of agriculture and beer in Oregon?s Willamette Valley.? Kopp will have a book signing at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU bookstore on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.

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Campus Announcements

'Test Anxiety: Above all, do NOT panic!' to be held Thursday

"Test Anxiety: Above all, do NOT panic!" will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Zuhl Library Conference Room (225, second floor).

Even when students are well prepared, at least 25 percent experience anxiety when taking tests. Students report forgetfulness, panic, fear of failure and more at the thought of the test. This workshop will help you learn to prepare for tests effectively and to combat test anxiety.

Contact Information the Student Success Center in Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center at 575-646-3136. Like us on Facebook @ NMSU Student Success Center.

Scholarship fundraiser for Maya youth Sept. 29

From 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, Weaving for Justice, The Maya Educational Foundation and the NMSU University Museum are joining forces to raise funds for Maya children and youth in Guatemala, Belize and Chiapas, Mexico. The exhibit/sale will be held at the University Museum at Kent Hall and will include more than 300 donated textiles and other items made by Maya artisans and artisans from other indigenous groups in Central and South America. The event will also include three showings of "A Maya Celebration," a short film by Janet Darrow. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Contact Christine Eber at ceber@nmsu.edu or 575-621-5999 for more information.

Biology seminar to be held Thursday

There will be a seminar hosted by the Biology Department this week at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Foster Hall Room 231. It will be delivered by Edward L. Braun, professor of biology, University of Florida, Gainesville. The title of his presentation is "Facing up to differences among data types in phylogenomics."

Braun has published on the genomes of algae, angiosperms, yeast, fungi, turtles, crocodiles and birds. He is a prolific author and an influential figure in the fields of phylogenetic theory, comparative genomics and molecular evolution, and patterns of gene duplication and loss, although he has a particular passion for the natural history of pheasants, quail and allies (Galliformes).

Forensic interviewer to speak at NMSU

Amy Heil, a New Mexico State University alumna and a forensic interviewer for Phoenix Children?s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, will visit campus this week as part of the homecoming festivities hosted by the NMSU College of Education. As a forensic interviewer, Heil has the difficult job of interviewing children who are victims of or witnesses to a possible crime. The event will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the College of Health and social Services Auditorium.

For more information visit https://education.nmsu.edu/alumni/distinguished-alumni-lis-2/2016-amy-b-heil/.

'GEOMAGIC' lecture to feature Andrew Yang and Brian Hampton Thursday

Join us for our second "GEOMAGIC" lecture of the season, ?Time, Sediment, and Collective Transformation,? featuring artist Andrew Yang (via Skype) and geologist Brian Hampton at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. This program is free and open to the public.

For more information about upcoming events, please visit our website, https://uag.nmsu.edu/upcoming/. The NMSU University Art Gallery is located in D.W. Williams Hall, at the intersection of University and Solano Ave.

NMSU College of Business to honor scholars, alumni during Homecoming week

The New Mexico State University College of Business will host events this week to celebrate its many scholarship recipients and alumni of distinction. It?s part of a series of events during the 2016 Homecoming celebration, taking place Sept. 26 to Oct. 1.

The college will recognize 164 students who?ve received scholarships this academic year during its annual scholarship luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road.

Students in the college have been awarded a total of 104 scholarships totaling $222,205 for the 2016-17 academic year.


NMSU College of Business to unveil Carruthers? dean portrait at luncheon

The New Mexico State University College of Business will unveil a specially commissioned portrait of former Dean Garrey Carruthers ? now the NMSU system?s chancellor ? during its annual scholarship luncheon. The luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, and will recognize the 164 students in the College of Business who?ve received scholarships during this academic year.

During the luncheon, the college will unveil the painting, created by Las Cruces artist and educator Shelley Black and framed by Ron Saltzman of Frame & Art Center, which will join a gallery of portraits spanning the 50-year history of the College of Business. Carruthers said the portrait marks an important time in his career.


NMSU Theatre Arts show continues

The American Southwest Theatre Company of NMSU Theatre Arts presents the fast-paced comedy "The Servant of Two Masters," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The audience is invited to join in on a post-show discussion after the 2 p.m. Oct. 2 show. Discount pricing is available for NMSU faculty, staff and students with ID. Tickets are available for pick-up at the Pan Am Center, at 575-646-4515, or one hour before showtime at the Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Avenue at Espina.

Annual open enrollment for benefits available in October

Open enrollment for medical, dental and vision will be available from Oct. 3 through Oct. 27 via the open enrollment website. Employees who do not wish to make any changes for 2017 do not need to do anything. All changes submitted will be effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Flexible Spending Account and Aflac Critical Illness open enrollment for 2017 is also taking place from Oct. 3 through Oct. 27. Enrollment will take place via a paper enrollment form that will be available on the Benefits Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/enrollment/open/. Enrollment forms not received by the deadline will not be processed. Critical Illness forms received after the deadline will be subject to late enrollment restrictions.

Information regarding changes, deadlines and options are available on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/enrollment/open/.

Questions regarding open enrollment can be sent to benefits@nmsu.edu or you may call Benefit Services at 575-646-8000.

'GEOMAGIC' panel discussion set for Oct. 13

Join us for the "GEOMAGIC" panel, ?The Role of Multidisciplinary Institutions and Collections in Small Communities? at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the NMSU University Art Gallery. This discussion will be moderated by Michelle Lanteri and feature Kim Hanson, Kelsey McNamara, Sara Woodbury, Gregory Mack and Jennifer Robles. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about upcoming events please visit our website at https://uag.nmsu.edu/.

The University Art Gallery is located in D.W. Williams Hall, at the intersection of University and Solano Aves.

'NEOMAGIC: 2016 Zuhl Student Exhibition' runs through Dec. 7

"NEOMAGIC" is a juried exhibition, running now through Dec. 7, featuring geological-inspired artworks by undergraduate and graduate students from the NMSU Las Cruces campus. The Zuhl Museum is located inside the Alumni and Visitors Center and the address is 775 College Drive.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 to 5 p.m., and the second Saturday of each month, from 12 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit zuhlmuseum.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-3616.

'GEOMAGIC: Art, Science & the Zuhl Collection' runs until Dec. 21

The "GEOMAGIC" exhibition will run now through Dec. 21. "GEOMAGIC" pairs works from the Zuhl collection, a Wunderkammer-like collection of more than 1,800 specimens of petrified wood,fossils and minerals on the campus of New Mexico State University, with contemporary artists, who within their practice, utilize various mediums that resemble, echo, and mimic the geological to explore our ever-evolving scientific and technological landscape.

For information about upcoming events, please visit our website, https://uag.nmsu.edu/upcoming/ or call 575-646-2545. The NMSU University Art Gallery is located in D.W. Williams Hall, at the intersection of University and Solano Ave. The address is
1390 E. University Ave.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Explore the basic functions and features of Outlook 2013. Learn to read and send email messages using several methods, manage email messages and attachments, configure message options and use basic search functions in Introduction to MS Outlook 2013. Practice managing contacts and contact groups, working with tasks, creating appointments and sending and responding to meeting requests. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 and it costs $139.

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

DACC Community Education course available

Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine and ABC NEWS.com states as the fourth hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34 an hour. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold?s Gyms are just a few of the clubs that seek out our graduates. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course, Personal Fitness Trainer, is taught over a five-week period for better retention and skill competency. The National Exam is held on the sixth week. The class is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 to Nov. 12 and it costs $649.

For more information about this DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527. Registration is easy at http://www.witseducation.com/certifications/ptcert-nmdacc.html

Free orientation to learn more. Meet one of our veteran teachers online to get a clear picture of what to expect in the course and what great rewards await you after completion of this certification. Ask questions and participate in a live chat with an instructor. This online meeting is a great way to enjoy the fact finding mission while enjoying the comfort of your home at 2 p.m. Oct. 5, at http://tinyurl.com/fitnessorientation105.