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NMSU Hotline — October 21, 2016

Doctoral student, professor to present at instructional leadership conference

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Ana Lopez, a doctoral student in the Special Education and Communication Disorders department in New Mexico State University?s College of Education, will attend a prestigious leadership conference Oct. 27-28 in San Antonio alongside her mentor, SPED/CD professor Loretta Salas.

The Collaborative Educational Programs for the Americas Consortium is hosting the annual leadership conference with the theme, ?Leadership: Growing the next generation of global partners.? Lopez and Salas were invited to submit a proposal to attend.

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Campus Announcements

Brown bag seminar to be held today

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. today in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 337. For more information call 575-646-3215.

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar to spotlight NMSU faculty today

Kathryn Hanley, professor in the NMSU Department of Biology, will present a talk titled ?Dengue and Zika and Chikungunya, Oh My!? at 3:30 p.m. today in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research that is open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held on Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists, as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu.

Hanley?s lecture will discuss Ecology of Mosquito-Borne Viruses at Home and Abroad. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/BMRS_Hanley_speaker_announcement.pdf.

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.

American cuisine offered at 100 West Café

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 an 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.

Early voting underway for Nov. 8 election

Absentee and early voting is underway for the Nov. 8 election. Among items on the ballot are General Obligation Bond C for higher education and GO Bond B for eligible academic libraries.

GO Bond C will not raise taxes and would provide more than $27 million for the New Mexico State University system. If approved by voters in November, $22.5 million is planned for a new visual arts facility at the Las Cruces campus to replace D.W. Williams Hall, a 78-year-old former gymnasium, which currently houses NMSU?s Department of Art and University Art Gallery. GO Bond C also includes a total of $5 million in infrastructure upgrades, renovations and construction for Dona Ana Community College, NMSU Alamogordo, NMSU Carlsbad and NMSU Grants.

GO Bond B includes $3.25 million for libraries across the state, including the NMSU campus libraries in Las Cruces and each community college. Early voting is open at the Dona Ana County Government Center at 846 N. Motel Blvd. through Nov 5. Alternate early voting locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday starting Saturday, Oct. 22.

For more information, visit: http://gobond.nmsu.edu



Military and Veterans Programs, Student Veteran Organization sponsor donation drive

Military and Veterans Programs, partnered with the NMSU Student Veteran Organization, are collecting donations for Camp Hope. Donations (tents, tools, batteries, nonperishable foods, etc.) will be accepted now until Veterans Day, Nov. 11, as part of our Military and Veteran Appreciation Week. Donation boxes can be found at Military and Veterans Programs located in Corbett Center, Room 244, the Activity Center and the Business College. We appreciate your support. Contact mvp@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4524 for any questions.

NMSU to celebrate late honorary team captain Lori Paulson at Saturday?s game

New Mexico State University football fans will remember the late Aggie fan Lori Paulson with a halftime salute during Saturday?s game against Georgia Southern, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Fans will make the shape of an ?L for Lori? to remember Paulson?s many contributions ? both financial and in moral support ? to NMSU?s football program. Shortly before her passing following a courageous battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer in March 2016, Paulson and her family made a $100,000 gift to establish the Lori Paulson Football Excellence Fund. Contributions to this fund in Lori?s memory will directly support student-athletes. For more information about the fund, contact the NMSU Foundation at 575-646-1613.

Decadent and affordable Sunday brunch

Treat the family to a mouthwatering all-you-care-to-eat Sunday brunch with a multitude of breakfast and lunch options. This Sunday, Taos Restaurant, NMSU's campus dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union, will host the weekly Sunday Brunch with menu items such as prime rib with jus and horseradish sauce, made-to-order omelets, oatmeal and waffle bars, a kids' station and assorted breakfast pastries featuring freshly made doughnuts.

Event information, including the full menu, can be found on the Facebook event page at http://bit.ly/2elgzpy. Admission, including buffet and beverage access, is $9.75 plus tax or one meal plan swipe. Children from ages 3 to 12 pay $8.50, and children under 3 eat for free. As always, Taos Restaurant is open to the public. Full menu available while supplies last. Call 575-646-1749 for more information and copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=MnZudWhiZGRidmVqbXFlZzlxMTFvMGRlOGtfMjAxNjEwMjNUMTYwMDAwWiBpbnNpZGVyLm5tc3VAbQ&ctz=America/Denver.

Italian cuisine in Taos Restaurant on Wednesday

As part of Mike's Magnificent Meals series, he'll be cooking up some special items next week. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, Taos Restaurant will serve cheese ravioli with sausage and spicy marinara, fried calamari, alfredo stuffed pasta shells, sautéed zucchini with mushrooms and fresh garlic bread. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1106194966168527/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=M29zbmk5OW51ZHV1cWhobG1mdWZrOG4zcHNfMjAxNjEwMjZUMTcwMDAwWiBpbnNpZGVyLm5tc3VAbQ&ctz=America/Denver.

Discover hours, full menus and more for NMSU Sodexo Restaurants with the free Bite app. Search ?Bite by Sodexo? in the App Store or Google Play and enter menu code P2AJ9.

Annual open enrollment for benefits now available

Open enrollment for medical, dental and vision will be available 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 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.

Student success presentation by Tim Renick to be held Oct. 28

On Friday, Oct. 28, Tim Renick, vice provost and vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Success at Georgia State University and renowned expert in student retention and closing the achievement gap, will speak at New Mexico State University on the role of faculty and staff in student engagement and retention. Renick led Georgia State University?s retention efforts, which have increased graduation rates dramatically for all students and have closed the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students. After Renick?s talk, there will be an opportunity for feedback and discussion about what this work means for NMSU.

This presentation will be in the Yates Theatre in Domenici Hall. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation starts at noon. Because seating is limited, please reserve your spot by Tuesday, Oct. 25. For more information, please contact Natalie Kellner at 575-646-5997 or nkellner@nmsu.edu.

Faculty gather to craft institutional recommendations to improve student writing

Join your colleagues to strategize about how NMSU can best support improved student writing. Recommendations coming out of this working session will be put forward as a proposed action plan for improving student writing. In the session we will review institutional data collected over the last three years, discuss implications of the data and formulate strategic recommendations for institutional priority action items.

Session is from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Milton Hall, Room 50. Coffee, juice and light breakfast will be served.

To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000010133.

For more information, contact Shelly Stovall, executive director of Accreditation, at sstovall@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5095.

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.

NMSU Master of Arts in higher education administration now accepting applications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its Master of Arts in Educational Administration program. The degree focuses on community college and university administration. This program offers online course instruction (both asynchronous and synchronous modalities). Application materials must be received by the deadline of Nov. 15.

Anyone interested in obtaining information and/or applying to the program can visit the webpage for the Community College and University Administration at https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/mainhied/ and/or email Denise Rodriguez-Strawn, ELA programs coordinator, at harley@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program is now accepting applications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its Educational Leadership Doctoral Program until Jan. 17, 2017. The program offers both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The program uses a hybrid delivery method, combining face-to-face and distance education instruction to each admitted cohort. Social justice and border education issues are the program?s focus.

Anyone interested in obtaining information and/or applying to the ELDP program can visit the webpage for the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/ and https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/eldp-application-portfolio-submission-instructions/ for submission instructions and/or email Denise Rodriguez-Strawn, ELA programs coordinator, at harley@nmsu.edu.

NMSU reintegrates marketing, communications operations with University Advancement

New Mexico State University Chancellor Garrey Carruthers announced Wednesday that NMSU would return its marketing and communications functions to the office of University Advancement, where they had previously been assigned. As part of the move, Justin Bannister, NMSU?s assistant director for news, was named interim associate vice president for marketing and communications.

?What we?re doing is moving our marketing and communications operations back to where they were originally, about a decade ago, with University Advancement,? Carruthers said. ?This arrangement is common for many universities and will help to streamline and integrate our communication efforts.?

NMSU?s University Communications office will now be called Marketing and Communications. The unit leads important marketing and advertising efforts for NMSU as well as public and media relations, web communications and university broadcasting, which includes KRWG-TV and FM.