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NMSU Hotline — October 18, 2016

NMSU professor?s animated film explains meanings behind the hijab


A New Mexico State University professor aims to change the conversation surrounding the experiences of Arab Muslim women living in America with an animated film titled ?The Four Hijabs.?

Manal Hamzeh, associate professor of interdisciplinary studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, co-wrote the script for the film with Jamil Khoury of Silk Road Rising, a Chicago-based theater and film company that focuses on storytelling through an Asian-American and Middle Eastern-American lens. The film, inspired by Hamzeh?s book, ?Pedagogies and Deveiling: Muslim Girls and the Hijab Discourse,? follows the journey of three friends who explore the different meanings of the hijab.

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Campus Announcements

Select Keith Urban tickets now available for just $15

NMSU Special Events & ACTS are pleased to announce that select tickets for tonight's Keith Urban & Border Avenue concert are now available for just $15 plus fees (a $25.50 value). Select the ?Upper Sections Discount? at http://www.ticketmaster.com/keith-urban-ripcord-world-tour-las-cruces-new-mexico-10-18-2016/event/0C00510AA6EB26E2?artistid=821096&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=2&tm_link=venue_msg-1_0C00510AA6EB26E2&ab=reloaded or stop by the Pan American Center Ticket Office between 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

The NMSU Pan American Center is located at 1810 E. University Ave. All campus parking is free to the public after 4:30 p.m. Please call 575-646-1420 for more information. See which of your Facebook friends will also be going to the show at https://www.facebook.com/events/1775470882677687/. Share your photos online with hashtag #KeithUrbanNMSU.

American cuisine offered at 100 West Cafe

Join us for a week of American Style food in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 21. 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 noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature New England clam chowder, iceberg wedge with blue cheese or a mixed green salad with honey mustard vinaigrette. The main entrée choices are beef pot roast, Maryland chicken, herb-crusted pork loin or the marinated and stuffed Portobello mushroom cap. The sides for this week are whipped new potatoes with roasted garlic and green beans. Your dessert choices are apple pie, New York cheesecake or key lime pie. 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.

Student loans and scholarships workshops held in October

Find out how student loans work, the workshop covers borrowing to repayment. Scholarships can help fund your education costs find out about internal and external scholarship opportunities.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. DACC East Mesa DASR 232
Thursday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. DACC Gadsden Center Rm128
Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. DACC Sunland Park Rm 120
Thursday, Oct. 27, at 12:30 p.m. DACC Central Campus ARC Lab

For questions contact Outreach Advisor Melanie Tellez at melaniet@nmsu.edu or 575-528-7296.

Aggie Shark Tank set for Wednesday

Arrowhead Center will host Aggie Shark Tank Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Aggie Shark Tank provides an opportunity for NMSU student entrepreneurs to pitch their business idea to local sharks. Participants will have five minutes to present their idea, followed by 15 minutes of a question and answer session from the sharks, with the chance to gain investment or other types of assistance from the local sharks to help the student?s business grow.

The main event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. and is followed by a reception. Register to receive your free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aggie-shark-tank-fall-2016-tickets-27395588944?aff=ehomecard.

Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium set for Wednesday

A New Mexico State University Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Gardiner Hall, Room 230. Ryan Creitz, a graduate student in NMSU's Department of Geological Sciences, will present the talk "Sedimentology, stratigraphy and geochronology from early?middle Eocene rocks of the Palm Park Formation in south-central New Mexico."

Pitch to Pilot event set for Wednesday

The public is invited to attend a Bureau of Reclamation competition called Pitch to Pilot Wednesday, Oct. 19. Six finalists will pitch innovative pilot-scale water treatment technologies and processes for inland desalination for $100,000 in grant funding. The public event will include tours of the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo beginning at 4 p.m. and the pitches at 6:30 p.m.

If you are interested in attending the public event, tickets are free and available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitch-to-pilot-bridging-reclamations-clean-water-technologies-for-today-and-tomorrow-tickets-27498212895?aff=es2.

For More Information about BGNDRF visit http://www.usbr.gov/research/bgndrf/.

Small Business Vouchers info session to be held Thursday

NMSU's Arrowhead Center will be hosting an info session on the application process for the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) program. The Small Business Vouchers Pilot will match small businesses with experts from the national labs, and give the businesses vouchers valued from $50,000 to $300,000 for national lab technical assistance. SBV applications close Nov. 10. This informational session will take place from noon to 1 p.m Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Arrowhead Technology Incubator, located at 3655 Research Dr.

To learn more and register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-vouchers-info-session-tickets-28613922011.

For more information, contact Zetdi Sloan at zrunyan@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-6120.

AXA Equitable Financial Advisor on campus this week

A financial advisor from AXA Equitable will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday, Oct. 21, to provide information to NMSU employees on tax-sheltered annuities for retirement. An appointment is necessary. To schedule an appointment, please contact Micah Handell at 505-920-7086 or by email at Micah.Handell@axa-advisors.com.

Entomology, Plant Pathology & Weed Science Fright Night to be held Friday

Entomology, Plant Pathology & Weed Science will host its fourth annual Fright Night with a double movie feature of "Mimic" and "The Body Snatchers" Friday, Oct. 21. Doors open at 6 p.m, and the first movie starts at 6:30 p.m. at Gerald Thomas Auditorium, Room 194. Admission is free to the movies along with free popcorn, candy, sodas, water, prizes and more. For more information call 575-646-3225.

Emma Jean Cervantes 5k/10k Run and Walk set for Saturday as part of TETWP

The Emma Jean Cervantes 5k/10k Run and Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, as part of NMSU's Tough Enough to Wear Pink festivities. Registration is available online at www.pinkaggie.com or www.active.com. Race fees are $10 per person and $5 per NMSU student. Reporting time is at 7 a.m. outside of Hadley Hall and the event will begin at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Joseph Rath at rath@nmsu.edu.

FSA-RMR Office Information Session set for Oct. 25

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, the new retention requirements and FSA-RMR Procedures. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at the Las Cruces campus, will be offered at the same time as our live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting please contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

iPad Symposium Apps for Champs in Nursing to be held Oct. 27

An iPad Symposium Apps for Champs in Nursing will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the College of Health and Social Services Room 218 and 226. Lunch will be provided.

This event is only open to NMSU nursing students, faculty and staff and is being sponsored by Barnes & Noble Aggie Tech Corner. Pre-register on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ipad-symposium-tickets-27628209719.

Business Services to welcome new Bursar

Business Services would like to welcome Nancy Ritter as the new Bursar for the University Accounts Receivable Department. Her new position is effective Nov. 16.