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NMSU Hotline — September 27, 2016

NMSU Borderlands Writing Project to show New Mexico teachers? value


New Mexico State University?s Borderlands Writing Project will showcase teachers from the southwest region of New Mexico during the ?Teachers Write? exhibit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 in the Roadrunner Room at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library in Las Cruces.

?Teachers Write? provided professional development during the 2015-2016 school year for teachers interested in sharing and gaining experience in writing and photography while reinforcing their love for teaching.

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Campus Announcements

100 West Cafe to serve Spanish style food this week

Join us for a week of Spanish style lunches in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Sept. 27, through Friday, Sept. 30. 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 gazpacho, Andalusian cucumber & tomato salad or avocado and pineapple salad. The main entrée choices are Castilian fish filets, Andalusian chicken, pescado con fideos (fish w/pasta) or pasta in chorizo and tomato sauce with a vegetarian option of sautéed mushrooms in lieu of chorizo. The dessert choices are Brazo de Gitano, Majorcan almond cake or flan de fresas. 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 Hall 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.

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

Eat for Pete Correction: La Posta de Mesilla will donate 20 percent of proceeds to support student scholarships and the Aggie Cupboard food bank at New Mexico State University on Thursday, Sept. 29, as part of Eat for Pete. (This is not a 20 percent discount on a menu item as originally publicized.) The event continues today at Jason?s Deli and Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Chili?s. Be sure to show the correct flyer for a portion of your bill to be donated to NMSU. To download the Eat for Pete flyers, go to the alumni website at advancing.nmsu.edu/homecoming or contact the alumni office at alumni@nmsu.edu.

Environmental Education Center hosts webinar Wednesday at 1 p.m.

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar screening from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday about the benefits of being a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This webinar will explain how to best take advantage of those benefits. The live presentation will allow for questions and answers from attendees. NMSU is currently doing the STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Reporting System) report and we think you?ll find this an informative webinar as to the importance of this report. You can also learn from the Sustainability Manager how you can volunteer to help on the report.

For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

Online Course Improvement Program to host workshops

Join the Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) in some of their upcoming workshops:

-Coffee & Course Design - Making a Banner in Your Canvas Course, Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. (coffee and light snacks will be served)

-Course Mapping, Thursday, Sept. 29, from 9 to 11 a.m.

-Demystifying Accessible Video, Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 3 p.m.

All of these above workshops are held in Milton Hall Room 81, as well as Course Mapping has a virtual option to attend (and will be recorded). To register, visit https://teaching.nmsu.edu. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Miley Grandjean at mgrandje@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Library To host Banned Books Week events

In recognition of Banned Books Week, the NMSU Library is partnering with Sodexo to bring banned books to Taos Restaurant in Corbett Center. From 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, NMSU Library faculty and staff will be at Taos to celebrate intellectual freedom and raise awareness about censorship. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to ?Aggie Up for Banned Books? and sign up to read passages from banned or challenged books during the event. To sign up in advance, please contact Sarah Allison at sarahall@nmsu.edu.

The NMSU Library will also 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 asked to bring a brown bag lunch and join members of the NMSU Library and community to discuss banned books, censorship and the First Amendment.

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to express one?s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, and it stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. 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 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 Banned Books Week, contact Sarah Allison, NMSU Library Special Collections librarian, at sarahall@nmsu.edu.

Scholarly project final defenses to be held Thursday

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Loretta Garrett will formally present her DNP Final project ?Implementation of an Evidence-Based Algorithm for the Screening of Overt Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy? before a committee comprised of Stephanie Lynch, Leah Albers, Linda Summers and Wanda Eastman at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the CHSS Building, Room 226.

Oscar Villalobos also will formally present his DNP Final project ?Utilization of a Mobile App to Assess Psychiatric Patients with limited English Proficiency? before a committee comprised of Stephanie Lynch, Linda Summers, Conni DeBlieck and Loui Reyes at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the CHSS Building, Room 202 Annex. All are welcome to attend.

Gamma Iota Sigma to host talk Thursday

You are invited to join Gamma Iota Sigma, NMSU?s insurance, risk management, and actuarial sciences fraternity, from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday in Domenici Hall 223 as we host Chris Behymer, director of business development from Markel. Behymer will be talking about the prestigious NAPSLO Internship Opportunity in addition to the excess and surplus lines segment of the insurance industry, which is known for insuring wacky, unusual and unique risks like athletes, movie productions, bars, amusement parks and nightclubs. Markel Corporation is involved in insurance, reinsurance and investment operations around the world. Markel is known as an innovator within the insurance industry that provides top-tier products and services. The company has provided many students with high paying and emotionally rewarding careers and looks to continue that in the future.

The meeting is open to all that are interested. We hope that you will join us for this fun filled and educational event. You can contact Gamma Iota Sigma adviser, Mike McGonigle, via email at mikemc@nmsu.edu or via phone at 575-646-4091.

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/.

NMSU?s National Parks talk explores El Camino Real and Santa Fe Trail

For nearly 300 years, the 1,600-mile road between Mexico City and Santa Fe was a vital link between the Spanish colonial empire and its far-flung province of New Mexico. The Santa Fe Trail was a critical trade route east to Independence, Mo. Efforts to map and photograph both are the subject of the next talk of New Mexico State University?s series celebrating the National Park Service centennial.

Steven Moffson, the State and National Register Coordinator for the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, will give a talk titled ?Retracing the Pathways of Colonialization and Trade along El Camino Real and the Santa Fe Trail? from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at O?Donnell Hall, Room 111.


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.

NMSU Water Science & Management graduate program now accepting admission applications

The Water Science and Management (WSM) Graduate Degree Program at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications for its Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in WSM until Oct. 1 for the spring 2017 semester. This interdisciplinary graduate degree program provides graduate education for addressing state, national and international water issues and to train the next generation of water professionals needed to meet the challenges of scarce water resources. New Mexico faces serious challenges in water supply, development and quality, management and administration of water resources.

The WSM degree program offers five fields of study sponsored under the Colleges of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, Arts & Sciences and Engineering. NMSU undergraduate seniors and all NMSU alumni or anyone who is interested in Water Science and Management may apply to the program by visiting http://wsm.research.nmsu.edu. For information call 575-646-4198 or email Patrick Natoni, student program coordinator, at wsm@nmsu.edu. Walk-ins or appointments are welcome between 8 a.m and 12 p.m. The WSM program is located on 3170 S. Espina St., Stucky Hall, Room 111.

NMSU Women?s Club announces open enrollment Oct. 1

The NMSU Women?s Club is open to all women associated with New Mexico State University (faculty/staff; spouse of faculty/staff; parent of current or former students). The purpose of the club is to welcome newcomers to New Mexico State University, promote educational and social activities, and pursue special service projects that enrich the university community.

The NMSU Women?s Club is committed to raising monies and identifying returning female undergraduate students who merit scholarship support to assist them in attaining their educational goals.

To learn more about The NMSU Women?s Club, please visit our website at https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/.

You can also contact Susan DeMar, president, at sdemar@nmsu.edu.

The membership form can be found on our website link at https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/membership/.

NMSU Employee Council to host open forum on FLSA

All NMSU employees are invited to attend an open forum on changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 10 in the Corbett Center Auditorium.

FLSA is a federal law which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay eligibility, recordkeeping and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state and local governments. In May, the federal government made rule changes that involve which employees can be exempted from overtime regulations. This affects workers across the country, including more than 800 here at NMSU.

Come to the open forum to learn more about these changes and ask questions.

If you can?t attend on campus, a live broadcast will be available at the following address:

Online participants can submit their questions during the forum to empcouncil@nmsu.edu. The forum will also be recorded and a recording link will be available on the Employee Council website at the conclusion of the forum. Please contact empcouncil@nmsu.edu if you have questions about this event.

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 ever. 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 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 Community Education course available

Want to be a movie extra? Have you ever thought about being in a movie? Then this is the course for you. Get an introduction to becoming a movie extra. Explore the pay, hours, how to advance and preparation of head shots and profiles. There are many opportunities in the local area. The course is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, to Oct. 24 and it costs $40.

To sign up, or for more information about this informative DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527. Online registration is easy at http://dacc.augusoft.net.