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NMSU Hotline — November 4, 2016

NMSU to host Military and Veterans Appreciation Week beginning Nov. 11

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New Mexico State University will host Military and Veterans Appreciation week, Nov. 11-19, to honor NMSU students, faculty and staff members who have served or are serving in the armed forces.

The week is made possible thanks to the combined effort of the Military and Veterans Programs, the Military and Family Communication Team, the Air Force and Army ROTC in the College of Arts and Sciences and the NMSU Student Veterans Organization.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar Series set for today

Michael Teitell, director of Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Basic/Translational Research at UCLA, will present a talk titled ?Mitochondria function and regulation during stem cell differentiation? at 3:30 p.m. today in Domenici Hall, Room 109. 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.

Teitell?s lecture will discuss how his lab is helping to uncover roles for metabolism and TCA cycle metabolites in regulating human pluripotent stem cell self-renewal and differentiation for eventual applications in regenerative medicine. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/BMRS_Teitell_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.

NMSU repeats as PGA Jones Cup champs

New Mexico State University?s PGA Golf Management program won its second consecutive Jones Cup on the Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Nov. 2.

With a two-day total of 594, the Aggies became the first program to win consecutive Jones Cups since Coastal Carolina in 2004 and 2005.

The 36-hole event included each of the 19 universities that sponsor the PGA Golf Management program showcasing the talents of five players in the annual team event. NMSU erased a three-shot deficit after the first day to claim their third Jones Cup in program history. NMSU?s initial victory in the event came in 2006.

To read more on the NMSU victory, visit http://www.pga.com/pga-america/pga-feature/new-mexico-state-repeats-pga-jones-cup-champs.

Aggie Cupboard volunteer training set for tomorrow

The Aggie Cupboard will provide a training from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow for anyone interested in volunteering regularly. Aggie Cupboard is in need of volunteers Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 6 p.m. and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and noon. Other opportunities are available on different days and at various hours for those who are able to help with coordinating food drives and outreach efforts.

To sign up for the training this weekend, please take two minutes to register at http://aggiecupboard.nmsu.edu/volunteer/.

For more information, email aggiecupboard@nmsu.edu.

Counseling Center will be closed part of Monday

The Counseling Center will be closed from 12 to 3:30 p.m. Monday for staff training. Students in crisis may call the Dean of Students office at 575-646-1722, Corbett Center, Room 207.

Can we reinterpret Hueco Tanks treasures? Find out Tuesday

Alex Mares, former manager of the Hueco Tanks Texas State Park, will be giving insight to the work he has been doing over the past several years on a significant cultural area.

His lecture is at noon Tuesday, Nov. 8 in Breland Hall, Room 333. He will discuss the cultural significance of the Hueco Tanks State Park to Native Americans and other cultural groups in the area, while specifically relating historic and current information related to the petroglyphs and pictographs in the park.

As an international activist, he will speak on the need for a paradigm shift on the focus of what Hueco Tanks represents. This will be an intimate interpretation of the rock art and will inform the public of profound possibilities. His lecture will also provide information to the public about his work with legislators and others on insuring the integrity of the Hueco Tanks area.

For more information, contact Don Pepion at dpepion@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management Workshops offered next week

Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up! will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Domenici Hall.

We know Garcia Annex seems so far away, so we?re coming to you. Look for our table and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Student Loans: Ins and Outs is from 2:35 to 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at Domenici Hall, Room 018.

Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. We can help you with your options. Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on the ins and outs of student loans.

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.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Wellness Coach, contact us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

Domenici Student Scholars Forum set for Tuesday

The Domenici Student Scholars Forum is from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the Pete V. Domenici Hall Yates Theater.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a Domenici Institute Forum featuring oral presentations by four students ? the inaugural class of Domenici Student Scholars. Each student has prepared a 10-minute presentation on a contemporary public policy topic. Following each presentation, students will take a few questions from attendees. Listen to their talks and help them improve their project research with your input.

A reception will follow the forum. Please RSVP to di@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2066 with questions.

Health Professions Career Fair to be held Wednesday

The second annual Health Professions Career Fair will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Corbett Center Student Union in the Aggie Lounge on the first floor.

The event is co-sponsored by NMSU Career Services and the College of Health and Social Services. The goal is to provide students, alumni and community members with an opportunity to meet with representatives from hospitals and social service agencies wanting to hire in the nursing or other health-related professions.

Students in the following programs are encouraged to attend: Human Nutrition & Dietetic Science, Family and Consumer Science (College of ACES); Counseling and Ed Psy, Kinesiology, Special Ed and Communication Disorders (College of Education); and Nursing, Public Health Sciences and Social Work (College of Health and Social Services).

The following agencies will be in attendance: Ambercare, CCA, Concilio CDS Inc, EBS Healthcare, Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, La Clinica De Familia, MECA Therapies, Memorial Medical Center, Mesilla Valley Hospital, Mountain Shadows Home Care, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Sierra Health Care, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Peace Corps.

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

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.

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.

Applications now open for faculty and staff Community Engagement Awards

NMSU faculty and staff are encouraged to apply for the annual Community Engagement Awards, which were established to recognize individuals and groups at NMSU who have rendered exceptional engagement to the broader local, regional, state, national or global community.

During a recent self-study for NMSU?s Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application, many stories of the exceptional work faculty and staff conduct in our community came to light. To recognize this work, the NMSU Foundation, in collaboration with NMSU?s Community Engagement Council, has established individual awards recognizing the work of faculty and staff throughout the NMSU system.

The Community Engagement Awards are conferred annually at Spring Convocation, with a prize of $500 to the winning staff application and $500 to the winning faculty application.

Applications are being accepted now through Wednesday, Nov. 23, and more details about the criteria can be found at https://engagement.nmsu.edu/faculty-and-staff-community-engagement-award/.

The 2016 Community Engagement Faculty Award went to Lois Stanford, an associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the 2016 Community Engagement Staff Award was awarded to Denise Rodriguez-Strawn, director of Service Learning for Educational Distinction, or SLED, in the College of Education.

The winner of the faculty Distinguished Community Engagement Award will be considered to represent NMSU for the C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award, a national award presented by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

NMSU is one of 361 colleges and universities nationwide -- and the only one in New Mexico -- to carry the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, and one of 47 public institutions receiving it for the first time in 2015.

College of Arts and Sciences now accepting 'A Starry Night' nominations

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for the ?A Starry Night? fundraiser on Feb. 3, 2017. The Stars of Arts and Sciences recognizes living individuals who have achieved state, national or international distinction by their accomplishments and leadership, all while supporting their community and the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for four awards (referred to as the Stars of Arts and Sciences): the Town and Gown award, the Star of the Arts award, the Star of the Sciences award and the Star of the College of Arts and Sciences award.

Nomination forms must be submitted to the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences Dean?s Office prior to Nov. 30. Nomination forms must be complete and thorough. This information will be used as the basis for the evaluation and selection of the Starry Night Committee.

You can either print the nomination form or submit the form online through the website at http://artsci.nmsu.edu/en/starry-night.

Please contact Ashley Jurado if you have any questions at ajurado@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5886.

Neural Signal Processing EE447/597 offered in spring 2017

A course on neuroscience and electroencephalography (EEG) brain research and data analysis that Charles Creusere in electrical engineering and Jim Kroger, psychology, will team-teach will be offered in the spring. It is called Neural Signal Processing, EE 447 (undergrad) and EE 597 (grad). It may also be cross-listed in psychology. It will be taught at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, in Thomas and Brown Hall, Room 304. This text will be used https://www.amazon.com/Analyzing-Neural-Time-Data-Neuropsychology/dp/0262019876.

This is an excellent book on EEG analysis starting at the beginning. EEG brainwave data is, after all, a signal just like radar, radio waves, and so on; and signal processing types of analysis are generally used for EEG research.

The last time the course was taught, it attracted a mix of grad and undergrad students from engineering, psychology and other disciplines.

As you can see from the text, it assumes no level of mathematical sophistication, and though Creusere may introduce some signal processing formalisms, you should not fear a heavy math course.

Besides serving as the most-employed tool in brain research, EEG has played a major diagnostic and treatment role in clinical psychology and neurology for decades, and expertise in EEG is beneficial to those considering such a career direction. We have very active state-of-the-art EEG laboratories here at NMSU with cross-campus collaboration on various aspects of brain function, and are always seeking interesting collaborations.

For more information contact Jim Kroger at 449-5569.

NMSU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program 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.