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NMSU Hotline — November 2, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Margo Trevino-Torres, College of Education

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Margo Trevino-Torres oversees the NMSU College of Education Advisement Center and has been at NMSU since November 1990. She assists with advising, retention and recruitment as needed and campus visits, and serves on various campus committees. She appreciates the work her staff does in advising undergraduate students at the college and answering questions from faculty and other staff members. ?I appreciate the fact that we?re a Hispanic-serving institution and that we have many programs to assist Hispanic students,? Trevino-Torres said.

Campus Announcements

Motivation and Goal Setting: Achieving Success set for today

Motivation and Goal Setting: Achieving Success will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today, at the Zuhl Library Conference Room (225, Second Floor).

If you don?t plan where you are going, you?ll probably end up somewhere else. Feeling troubled, lost and confused about college life? Come learn about short- and long-term goal planning and how to gather the motivation to stay engaged in your classes.

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

Southwest/Mexican food offered at 100 West Café

Join us for a week of Southwest/Mexican food in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Friday, Nov. 4. 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 Caldo Tlalpeño, southwest salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette or marinated jicama salad. The main entrée choices are red chile rubbed chicken, tequila braised Mexican pork ribs, tilapia Veracruz or green chile asadero enchiladas. The sides for this week are black beans and rice. Your dessert choices are mocha mousse, arroz con leche or pastel tres leches. 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.

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.

Physical Science Laboratory Blood Drive to be held Thursday

PSL Anderson Hall will host a United Blood Services blood drive from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Lot 60, parking lot located east of PSL. The blood drive is open to the public. If you are already a United Blood Services donor, you can register online for this drive.

For more information contact Eric Telles at 575-646-9415 or etelles@psl.nmsu.edu.

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Colloquium set for Thursday

The New Mexico State University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry will feature Ryan Altman, from the University of Kansas. His talk ?Decarboxylative Fluoroalkylation and Strategies for Modulating Properties of Neurotherapeutics? will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Chemistry Building, Room 153.

Contact 575-646-5877 for further information.

Nov. 3 Domenici Institute Forum to focus on mental health initiatives

For too long, jails have served as treatment facilities for people suffering from mental health conditions. It?s a local and national reality. In fact, at any given time, more than 40 percent of the jail population in the Doña Ana County Detention Center is being treated for mental illness in a system designed to incarcerate, not to deliver health care.

Reform is underway in Doña Ana County with the help of a collaborative of judicial, medical, law enforcement and other community stakeholders who comprise the Doña Ana Wellness Institute and the Stepping Up Partnership. On Thursday, these stakeholders will provide an update about their work and define specific policy and system priorities during a Domenici Institute Forum in the Yates Theater of Pete V. Domenici Hall. The forum begins at 4:45 p.m. and will conclude at 6:15 p.m., with a reception to follow. Attendees are asked to RSVP to di@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2066. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

Astronomy observatory open house to be held Friday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an observatory open house at the NMSU campus observatory at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Astronomy personnel on hand will be Anatoly Klypin and graduate assistants Laura Mayorga, Jeremy Emmett and Sean Sellers.

Objects we will look at may include the moon, Mars, double star cluster Albereo, M57 planetary nebula, H and K open clusters in Perseus and many more celestial objects.

Please contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-4438 with questions. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Runway for Change Fashion Show to be held Saturday

Do you love fashion and want to support the Las Cruces community? Please join us in celebrating local artists, businesses and NMSU students at our Runway for Change fashion show from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Las Cruces Plaza Downtown.

It will feature original clothing and accessories designs by online boutique NoRu, Adaline Avery, TINGTING Designs, The Barricade Culture Shop, Logan Howard, and much more. They will be auctioning off their pieces and donating a portion of the proceeds to their chosen charities including La Casa, Jardin de los Ninos and International Justice Mission. Invite family and friends for a fun day out. We hope to see you all there.

Check out our Facebook page for more info at Facebook.com/RunwayforChange.

Purchase tickets online or at the door for $7. Seating is first come, first served. Advance tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/runwayforchange.

NMSU's Philharmonic Orchestra fall concert under the direction of Maestro Simón Gollo set for Nov. 9

New Mexico State University?s Philharmonic Orchestra, an all-student ensemble, will present its first concert of the fall semester under the direction of its new conductor, Simón Gollo. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky?s Serenade for Strings, Boccherini?s Cello Concerto No. 6, featuring guest artist and faculty member Jorge Espinoza, and Beethoven?s Egmont Overture. The concert will also feature the Double Bass Quartet from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley as special guest artists.

Award-winning Swiss-Venezuelan violinist Simón Gollo has a recognized career as a chamber musician and as a soloist in prestigious scenarios such as the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, 92Y- Kaufmann Concert Hall, Chamber Music Society of Detroit, National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Bolivar Hall (London), Teatro Teresa Carreño (Caracas, Venezuela), Auditorio Blas Galindo, (Mexico City) and Teatro Mayor, (Bogota, Colombia). He has appeared as a soloist in Switzerland, the U.S., Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela collaborating with many prominent international conductors.

Maestro Gollo is in his first season of conducting the NMSU Philharmonic orchestra and also serves on the string faculty at NMSU. He is a member of the Latin Grammy Award winning La Catrina String Quartet. In addition he serves as the guest concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, and performs with the Las Cruces Symphony and the El Paso Symphony. Gollo is the founder and Artistic Director of the Nuevo Mundo Festival and Academy and the Aruba Symphony Festival. He is a faculty member at the Summit Music Festival in New York and is frequently invited to teach at the pre-college department of the Juilliard School of Music.

No need to wait for Black Friday with the Apple/Champion flash sale

For one day only, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, all Apple products will be on sale up to $130 off the already low education pricing at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces. Plus, receive an additional 10 percent on any trade-in products toward the purchase of a new Apple product. You can even reserve the product of your choice at https://goo.gl/forms/Sh8EccVgkKnNTYqF3 to make sure that it?s here when you arrive. The first 50 customers who purchase an Apple product on sale receive an AggieTech travel mug. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1110023059045403/ to receive a Facebook reminder or copy the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/render?eid=cjR0dm80M2E5bjYybW9uaWplcGgzazhybW8gaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver&sf=true&output=xml#eventpage_6.

Apple tech won?t be the only deal that day. Get geared up for the cold winter months with 25 percent off all Champion gear.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is open to the public at 1400 E. University Ave. and provides free public parking in designated space. Please call 575-646-1791 for more information.

Post Graduate Immigration Options & Election Ramifications workshop set for Nov. 11

NMSU invites you to attend the Post Graduate Immigration Options & Election Ramifications Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Business Complex, Room 102 and 103.

To register for this workshop visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000009723.

For more information contact Greg Smart at 575-646-7013 or gsmart@nmsu.edu.

Military and Veterans Appreciation Week begins Nov. 11

This year kicks off NMSU?s second annual tradition, Military and Veterans Appreciation Week, which focuses on enhancing and supporting NMSU?s military and veteran friendly community. Students, faculty and staff who have served, past and present, are extremely valuable to us and we thank them deeply for their sacrifice and service.

Join us in celebrating and recognizing this unique and important population:
Nov. 11 - Military & Veterans Week Kickoff, Veterans Day Parade and Paws & Stripes
Nov. 13 - Armed Forces 5K Run
Nov. 14 - Military & Family Panel Discussions, Remarks by Secretary BG (Ret) Jack R. Fox
Nov. 15 - SVO & MVP Awareness Day
Nov. 16 - Annual Veterans Day Picnic and Local Recruiters Day
Nov. 18 - NMSU Faculty & Staff Military Veteran Banquet
Nov. 19 - Military Appreciation Football Game

For more information on the week?s events or if you would like to become a sponsor visit http://mvp.nmsu.edu/military-and-veterans-appreciation-week.

FSA-RMR office information session to be held Nov. 15

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 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.

Aggies Winning Choices to host guest speaker Nov. 16

Aggies Winning Choices proudly invites you to join us and listen to nationally recognized speaker and author, Sarah Hepola, as she chronicles her own life experience with alcohol and achieving sobriety. Sarah Hepola is a contributor to the New York Times, Elle, Salon, The Guardian, among others and author of the novel, "Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget." Hepola's experience promises to shed light on the complexity and challenges of alcohol in our society and provide direction on what can be done to improve life for all those effected.

The event will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, and registration opens at 4 p.m. at the Yates Theater, Domenici Hall, Room 109. RSVP to dpell@nmsu.edu by Nov. 14. Two students will win a Kindle Fire tablet computer just for attending.

NMSU Library announces exhibit highlighting National Park Service in Southern New Mexico

The New Mexico State University Library is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service in Southern New Mexico. The exhibit, titled ?New Mexico?s Natural Treasures: Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service,? contains material from the Archives and Special Collections Department that highlights the three National Park Service-operated sites in southern New Mexico: White Sands National Monument, Gila Cliff Dwellings and Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

?We chose to focus heavily on visual material for this display in order to demonstrate the beauty and history of these sites,? explained exhibit curator Caitlin Wells, Rio Grande Historical Collections Archivist. ?We found a great variety of material to show how the sites have been depicted over the past hundred years, including maps, brochures, photographs, and even a children?s activity book.?

While some of the material dates from the 1920s and 1930s, there is also a newer element. ?We?ve got a picture from the opening of White Sands National Monument in 1934, but right down the wall is a guide to Carlsbad Caverns from the early 2000s. We wanted to get a good mix of old and new, to show people that we try to document the full range of New Mexico history,? said Wells.

The exhibit is currently on display and will run until mid-March 2017 in Milton Gallery on the fourth floor of Branson Library. For more information, contact Caitlin Wells, NMSU Library Rio Grande Historical Collections Archivist, at cwells@nmsu.edu or 575-646-6323.

NMSU to launch search for new vice president for research

After 10 years of dedicated service as vice president for research at New Mexico State University, Vimal Chaitanya has decided to step down and return to his professor position in the College of Engineering.

?We appreciate Dr. Chaitanya?s guidance and leadership of the research enterprise at NMSU over the past decade,? said NMSU Executive Vice President and Provost Dan Howard. ?We are pleased that he will add his considerable expertise, particularly in the field of materials science and engineering, to the College of Engineering faculty.?

The change will be effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Howard said the search for a new vice president of research will begin immediately.