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NMSU Hotline — October 5, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Deborah Gouldsmith, College of Education

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Deborah Gouldsmith is an academic adviser at the NMSU College of Education Advisement Center. Gouldsmith has been at NMSU for 17 years and is one of three academic advisers for undergraduate students in the College of Education. She advises students one on one, leads group advising sessions for freshmen and is also the study abroad adviser for the college. Gouldsmith said she loves working at NMSU because ?it feels like I?m working with family. I love our students."

Campus Announcements

Get a check-up from the neck up today at the Campus Health Center?s Depression Screening event

Come check out this interactive event to obtain educational materials on depression. Students, staff and faculty will also be provided with an opportunity to take a free and anonymous online mental health screening on-site at the table and/or will be provided the link to complete at another time. We will be at Corbett Center Student Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and hope to see you there.

Schedule got you swamped or can?t stop by today? No problem. Follow this link to take your free and anonymous mental health screening right now at http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/choices.

For more information or questions on today?s event, please contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Geological Sciences

A Department of Geological Sciences colloquium by Paul Matheny (formerly of Questar Energy) will be held at 4:45 p.m. today in Gardiner Hall, Room 230. The talk is titled "Pinedale Field: Using a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Develop a Giant Tight Sandstone Gas Reservoir." Coffee and light snacks will be served at 4:30 p.m.

Please call 575-646-2708 for more information.

Greek cuisine served in 100 West Cafe this week

Join us for a week of Greek cuisine in 100 West Café today through Friday, Oct. 7. These meals are prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

Enjoy an a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Fassolatha (white bean soup), Greek salad, or watermelon salad with feta. The main entrée choices are Greek isle chicken, broiled Greek fish filets, sautéed broccoli with orzo or spanakopita (spinach and cheese baked in filo). You dessert choices are baklava, honey and pine nut tart or revani (Greek semolina cake with orange syrup). 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.

Peek of Las Cruces Street Fair set for Thursday

The third annual Peek of Las Cruces will be a vibrant pedestrian street fair on the NMSU campus, highlighting artists, entertainers, food vendors, jewelry, snacks and sweets unique to Southern New Mexico from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, on the NMSU campus along Locust Street between Stewart Street and Wells Avenue (east of the intramural fields). Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Naray and The Chris Baker Band.

Peek of Las Cruces will also be the site of the Aggie Cupboard Challenge, a food drive competition for student groups to see who can collect the most nonperishable food items and construct the best food work-of-art. Food collected will benefit NMSU?s Aggie Cupboard food pantry.

Admission to Peek of Las Cruces is free and open to the entire NMSU community.

For more information, visit http://peekoflc.nmsu.edu, on Facebook at http://nmsu.life/peekoflc, or call 575-646-3200.

Red to Green Money Management Workshops to be held Thursday, Tuesday

Important Documents to Protect Your Assets will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Domenici Hall, Room 102.

What is a will? What does a power of attorney do? What is a prenuptial agreement? We will answer all of these questions and more! You will learn on how to protect your assets and avoiding minimum stress for your loved ones with managing them.

Keys to Saving and Investing will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 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 these events, 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.

Funding for innovation and discovery in agriculture and food available

The High Desert Discovery District (HD3) invites all New Mexico innovators and entrepreneurs to apply to present agriculture and food innovations for investment at Discovery Day?. Applications to participate close Friday, Oct. 7.

The Las Cruces Discovery Day pitch event takes place Nov. 9-10, and will focus on agriculture, ag-related innovation, food, value-added food products and all innovation that touch these industries (i.e. water, energy, bio-security, etc.). Visit http://bit.ly/HD3day to apply and learn more.

The Adjustment Project hosts happy hour Friday

TAP (The Adjustment Project) presents Russian Pecan Pie and music by The Two of Us from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall (corner of Knox and College). We will offer complimentary appetizers with your drink purchase. Drinks are priced from $3 to $5. We look forward to having you join us for fun, music, food and good times here at Gerald Thomas Hall. You must be 21 years old in order to attend. We gladly accept credit/debit cards (Sorry no AMEX). The proceeds from this event will benefit HRTM student clubs. We look forward to seeing you there.

Retention webinar to be held Oct. 11

The Academic Advising Council will host a webinar on effective student retention initiatives and student persistence. Please join us for Retention: Assessing Why Students Stay & Why They Leave Tuesday, Oct. 11. Webinar starts at 1 p.m. in the Business Complex, Room 134.

Small Business Development Center offers Introduction to Government Contract Accounting

The Small Business Development Center at DACC will host an Introduction to Government Contract Accounting workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Topics include overview of the federal marketplace and procurement process, establishing a government compliant
accounting system, unallowable costs and surviving government audits. The workshop is presented by Moss Adams, LLP.

Register at www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces or for questions about registration and payment please call 575-527-7676. The fee is $20 and for payment with credit card please contact DACC Cashier's Office: Anna at 575-527-7513 or Maribel at 575-527-7516. Checks will be accepted at the Small Business Development Center, 2345 East Nevada Avenue, Ste 101, Las Cruces.

The Small Business Development Center is located at the DACC Workforce Center, 2345 East Nevada Avenue, Room 101E.

Archaeologist to give talk at NMSU about Manhattan Project National Historical Park

The Manhattan Project conjures the pictures of nuclear bombs, mushroom clouds and the end of World War II. Now it is the focus of one of the nation?s newest national parks.

Los Alamos is one of three locations where work was completed on the nation?s first nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project. Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Hanford, Washington are also part of that national park, which was created last November when the U.S. Departments of Interior and Energy signed an agreement.

Ellen McGehee, archaeologist and historian at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will be at New Mexico State University to explore what it took to put it all together in her talk ?A New Park for the New Century: The Making of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park? from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at O?Donnell Hall, Room 111 on the NMSU campus.


Tables available for NMSU at Las Cruces night market

Would you like to be a part of The NMSU at the Market Event? If you have never been to a Las Cruces night market it is a different feel and clientele than the Saturday and Wednesday morning markets. There are more families and food trucks and a great thing to do after work.

The Farmers Market invited campus students groups, organizations and departments to participate in the Oct. 26 night market to promote our wonderful efforts at NMSU. There is no cost to participate. This will be a great opportunity to interact with the community as well as for kids. This is the last night market of the year and will have a Halloween flavor. Costumes are suggested (family friendly) as well as safe trick or treating. Additional ideas would be to include some games or something interactive that can still be educational. The space will be 10? x 10? area and you can bring a canopy if you want. If you use a canopy it needs to be weighted down in case of wind. Since we are invited as a non-profit we can?t sell anything. The night market runs from 6 to 9 p.m. downtown. Set up begins 5 p.m. Contact Elizabeth Smith for more information at kitkatz@nmsu.edu. It?s not too late to get involved. Please contact Smith by Friday, Oct. 7.

For more information on the market visit https://www.facebook.com/LasCrucesMarket/.

Victims of Seton Hall University fire bring their inspirational story of survival to NMSU

Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons narrowly escaped an arson fire in their Seton Hall University residence hall. While Simons sustained burns to 16 percent of his body, Llanos had it even worse at 56 percent. Three fellow classmates perished that night, while another 56 students and firefighters were injured; all the result of a drunken prank.

While their story is inspirational, Llanos and Simons also have some important tips to share that may have prevented many of their injuries.

NMSU Housing & Residential Life, Greek Life and the NMSU Fire Department invite students, faculty and staff in welcoming Llanos and Simons to campus to share their incredible story. The documentary, ?After the Fire: A True Story of Heroes & Cowards,? which depicts the tragic events of that day, will also be screened free of charge.

Don?t miss this opportunity to take part in what New York Times calls ?a powerful exploration into truth & humanity? at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Corbett Center Student Union third floor ballrooms. Campus residents are encouraged to attend. Visit www.alvaroandshawn.com for more information. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1143344479064032/ to receive a Facebook reminder and add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=dW5oZ2JycTFtMTgxaWwwbHN0ajRnOGNuaWcgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

Runway for Change Fashion Show to be held Nov. 5

From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 local artists, businesses and NMSU students will be hosting a fashion show, Runway for Change Fashion Show, featuring their original clothing and accessories designs at the Las Cruces Plaza Downtown. These include online boutique NoRu, Adaline Avery, TINGTING Designs, The Barricade Culture Shop, Dayne and much more. They will be auctioning off their pieces and donating a portion of their profits to their chosen charities including La Casa, Jardin de los Ninos, International Justice Mission and more. Invite family and friends to support your local artists and help the community. We hope to see you fashionistas there. Tickets purchased for $10 online guarantee seating, and tickets available at the door are $12.

Advanced Tickets available at Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/runway-for-change-tickets-27854473480.