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NMSU Hotline — October 19, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Mari Tellez, Chicano Programs

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Mari Tellez is the program coordinator for NMSU?s Chicano Programs. Her main focus is helping students in various capacities, including informal advising, family and resource issues. She also helps student organizations that are part of Chicano Programs. Her goal is to help students ? especially first generation college students ? navigate through the university system, succeed and graduate. Tellez earned a bachelor?s and master?s degree in social work from NMSU and is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership.

Campus Announcements

Thinking about Thinking set for today

Thinking about Thinking will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at Zuhl Library Conference Room (225, second floor).

How skilled are you as a thinker? Why do you think the way you do? Most employers list critical thinking as a desired skill in future employees. Discuss becoming a critical thinker in order to get more from your education.

For more information contact the Student Success Center, Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, or call 575-646-3136. Like us on Facebook @NMSU Student Success Center.

Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series to be held today

Ryan McNamara will speak at the next 2016-17 Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series at 6 p.m. today at College of Health and Social Services Building Room 101. This event is free and open to the NMSU community and the public. It is sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and is paid for by the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund.

McNamara lives and works in Brooklyn. His work has been featured at MoMA PS1, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Guggenheim New York, Kunstmuseum Bonn, The Kitchen, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, White Columns, Museum of Modern Art, Perez Art Museum Miami, ICI London, Watermill Performance Center, The Garage Moscow, The Power Plant Toronto, the 2nd Athens Biennale and The High Line New York. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. For more information visit http://www.ryanmcnamara.com/.

Pitch to Pilot event set for today

The public is invited to attend a Bureau of Reclamation competition called Pitch to Pilot today. 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/.

Taco Thursday will not be held this week

Due to a special event at The Player?s Grill, Taco Thursday will not be held on Oct. 20. Please join us for 60 cent tacos with a beverage purchase every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. resuming on Oct. 27.

The Player?s Grill is open to the public inside the NMSU Golf Course Clubhouse at 3000 Herb Wimberly Drive in Las Cruces. Please visit https://golf.nmsu.edu/grill/ for more information and contacts.

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.

Women?s Aggie apparel sale at Barnes & Noble

Now through Thursday, Oct. 20, buy one women?s apparel item at full price, get a second women?s apparel item of equal or lesser value 50 percent off at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces and online at http://nmsu-lascruces.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=40017&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=59552&topCatId=40000&cm_sp=storelist_womens_bogo_oct18_2016-_-BOGOWomens_FY17-_-CONTENT_SPOT_HOME_ROW_1_CONTENT_A. Exclusions may apply. See store for details.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is open to the public at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information.

Brown bag seminar to be held Friday

Water Science Management Ph.D. candidate Sarah Sayles will conduct a seminar titled ?Water Banking to Sustain Water and Agriculture in the Lower Rio Grande." The seminar will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 337. For more information call 575-646-3215.

Specials available at Sam Steel Cafe

To celebrate fall season, Sam Steel Cafe is offering our brand new seasonal flavors. Come try our caramel apple gelato before it's gone. Our seasonal flavors will be around for a limited time only. Also, mason jars are now available at Sam Steel Cafe. Get your own mason jar for only $10, first coffee free, we will refill it every time you bring it back (you'll get 50 cents off on every refill. Promo applies only on cold brew and French pressed coffee and ends Dec. 9.

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month at Sam Steel Cafe. Get 50 cents off on any pink gelato or sorbet, they will be marked with pink ribbon, only if you are wearing pink, on Fridays for the rest of October.

For more information contact Sam Steel Cafe at samsteelcafe@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2230.

NMSU participates in National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is celebrated every October and was created as a collaborative effort between government, education and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to be more secure online. Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) will be holding information tables for students and training for staff during the month of October. Faculty and staff can register for the trainings using the links below to earn training credit.

Cyber Security Presentation: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Senate Chambers, Corbett Center


Cyber Security Presentation: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 25, in the Senate Chambers (third floor), Corbett Center


Cyber Security Presentation: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 27, in the Senate Chambers (third floor), Corbett Center


Information tables on the International Mall (between Clara Bell Williams and Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center) will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 24.

For more information email at norma@nmsu.edu.

Small business best practices panel session to be held Oct. 27

A Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Best Practices panel session will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Sandia Room at the AFRL PTi Sunport, 2350 Alamo Ave SE, Albuquerque.

Attend this event to hear from individuals who have perfected the art of securing 100's of SBIR and STTR awards. In this free event, you will learn the ins and outs of the SBIR/STTR application process and tips to make your application stand out and get funded.

The SBIR/STTR programs provide qualified small businesses with opportunities to propose innovative projects that meet specific federal needs. These programs offer more than $2 billion annually to support the research and development of technology by small businesses across the nation. Entrepreneurs can receive anywhere from $90,000 to $1 million in capital to determine a technology's feasibility and develop a prototype.

The panel session will be followed by a networking event.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sbirsttr-best-practices-panel-session-tickets-27154007367.

For more information, contact Dana Catron, program coordinator for the NM FAST program, at 505-358-4039 or dderego@ad.nmsu.edu.

34th annual Jewelry sale at NMSU set for Oct. 31

NMSU's 34th annual Jewelry Sale at the Department of Art in D.W.Williams Hall lobby will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Students of the metalsmithing and jewelry students in Department of Art are hosting the jewelry sale. All the jewelry is unique and hand made by our students and alumni. A portion of the proceeds will help support our department and program. Support local art.

Live Your Dream Award application due Nov. 15

Undergraduate female students who are the primary wage earner/source of financial support for their families (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents) are encouraged to apply for the Live Your Dream Award given by Soroptimist International of Las Cruces. Students from the Las Cruces campus as well as branch campuses may apply.

The $1,000 award can be used for tuition, books, transportation, childcare or any other expense associated with attaining an undergraduate degree. The local winner will then be eligible for awards of $5,000 at the district level and $10,000 at the national level.

Applications are available at http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/live-your-dream-awards.html. The application form and two reference forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.

Completed applications can be dropped off at Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 308 on the NMSU Las Cruces campus (not open on weekends) or submitted as an attachment by email to edevall@nmsu.edu. Applications can also be mailed to:

Soroptimist International of Las Cruces
P.O. Box 714
Las Cruces, NM 88004

For more information, please contact Esther Devall at 575-646-1161.

GMAT Examination Fee Waiver Code Program now available

The New Mexico State University Student Success Center and College of Business, in collaboration with the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), are proud to announce the university?s participation in the GMAT Examination Fee Waiver Code Program to assist eligible students and alumni interested in pursuing graduate studies in business. Eligible students and alumni may apply to receive a GMAT Examination Fee Waiver that will be administered through the NMSU Student Success Center. The eligibility criteria and electronic application can be accessed by visiting http://ssc.nmsu.edu/gmat-examination-fee-waiver-code-program/.

For additional information regarding the GMAT Examination Fee Waiver Code Program please contact Michelle Adames at micsaenz@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3136.

NMSU talk to highlight the difference between science and science fiction

Science fiction movies and television shows are often criticized for their scientific inaccuracy and portrayal of scientists. Stephen Cass, a New York-based science and technology journalist who co-authored the book ?Hollyweird Science,? says filmmakers are actually doing a better job of getting it right.

Cass will talk about how the movies can make hot topics in science more accessible to the public for New Mexico State University?s 2016 Gardiner Lecture. Cass will speak after the banquet at the American Physical Society?s Four Corners and Texas Section Joint Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in the Ballroom of the Las Cruces Convention Center.


NMSU?s Llorente-Ontiveros receives ?A? Mountain staff award

When Jeany Llorente-Ontiveros works with students in her job at New Mexico State University, she often is reminded of the reasons she, too, was drawn to the university as an undergraduate.

?It?s very interesting how some things don?t change ? the community, the beautiful campus, their excitement and how they come to really embrace NMSU,? she said.

Llorente-Ontiveros, publications coordinator in NMSU?s University Communications and Marketing Services, was recognized by the NMSU Employee Council with the ?A? Mountain staff award at the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic Oct. 14. Llorente-Ontiveros was presented with a commemorative plaque by NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers and Board of Regents Chair Debra Hicks.