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NMSU Hotline — November 10, 2016

Beck joins NMSU as State 4-H Department leader

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The new New Mexico State University 4-H Department Head started his new job in mid September, and hopes to continue to build on the success of the program.

Originally from Oklahoma, Stephen Beck has been involved in the 4-H program for 20 years as a parent, 4-H agent, 4-H specialist and now department head. Beck said his role will largely be assisting county agents in order to help support their county programs. This will help ensure that New Mexico 4-H continues to be one of the most successful youth development programs in the nation.

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Campus Announcements

Diabetes Day Screening Event will be held today

In observance of National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Campus Health Center and the Southern New Mexico Diabetes Outreach program will be hosting a Diabetes Day tabling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Corbett Center. We will be offering free blood glucose screenings, blood pressure screenings and diabetes education to all interested students, staff and faculty. Don't miss out; stop by at your convenience.

For more information, contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or at 575-646-5239.

100 West Café serves French food

Join us for a week of French food in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Nov. 8, through Friday, Nov. 11. 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 cheddar-leek soup, tomato-blue-cheese soup or white salad with fennel and orange. The main entrée choices are poached chicken with tarragon cream, grilled trout with tomato butter sauce, pork Normande (seared pork loin with apples) or quiche Florentine. The sides for this week are rice pilaf and haricourt vert. Your dessert choices are puff pastry feuilletees with fresh berries, chocolate mousse or crème brulee. 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.

November Employee Council meeting to be held today

The Employee Council will hold its regular monthly meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today at Milton Hall Room 85. All employees are welcome to attend. The meeting is also broadcast live on Adobe Connect. Employees can watch and participate via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employeecouncil2015/.

NMSU Military and Veterans Appreciation week begins tomorrow

The week begins Friday, Nov. 11, in honor of all the men and women who served and continue to serve this great country, Happy Veterans Day. There will be an opening ceremony and dedication at Aggie Memorial Tower at 9 a.m. with NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers as the featured speaker. At 11 a.m. the Las Cruces Veterans Day Parade will be held in downtown Las Cruces. Military and Veterans Programs and the Student Veterans? Organization of NMSU will participate in the parade with a combined float.

The NMSU basketball doubleheader will be Military Appreciation night. The women?s team will play San Jose State at 5:30 p.m. and the men?s team will face Arizona Christian at 7:30 p.m. at the Pan American Center. From 7 to 8 p.m., Paws and Stripes, a nonprofit organization providing service dogs for wounded military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury through integrating service dog training and education with mental health, will have a lecture from Stephanie Barger at the Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets are $3 and sales are donated to the organization. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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.

Post Graduate Immigration Options & Election Ramifications workshop set for Friday

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.

Service dogs for Veterans Organization 'PAWS and Stripes' to give presentation Friday

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at NMSU is sponsoring a presentation from the Albuquerque non-profit organization ?PAWS and Stripes.? You may remember this organization from the A&E television show ?Dogs of War.? PAWS and Stripes helps to provide service dogs to wounded Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Fittingly, the presentation is from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Veteran?s Day, at the Atkinson Recital Hall on the Las Cruces campus at NMSU.

Tickets are $3 and will only be sold at the door. All of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to PAWS and Stripes. Everyone is welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

NMSU to host ?Languages and Cultures Day?

Interested in learning about languages and cultures from around the world? All area middle and high school students are invited to attend New Mexico State University?s fourth annual ?Languages and Cultures Day,? from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, on the first floor of Breland Hall at New Mexico State University.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Languages and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, and features 16 interactive sessions and presentations relating to a variety of languages and cultures including Japanese, Chinese, French, Portuguese, German and Spanish.


Scholarship Navigation Drop-in Workshop set for Nov. 15-16

Private scholarships are available from many sources and we will show you how to apply for several that will help you pay for college at the Scholarship Navigation Drop-in Workshop held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, or 12:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Career Services in Garcia Annex, Room 224.

One-on-one coaching will be available with Peer Financial Wellness Coaches from the Red to Green Financial Wellness Program to help you navigate scholarships sites they recommend such as Zinch, FastWeb, The College Board and Unigo. The peer coaches have tested these sites and will help you with creating your profile so you too will have access to many scholarships that match your background and skills. No appointments are required.

Steve Leask celebration of life to be held Nov. 15

Steven T. Leask, manager of Academic Technology, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Nov. 1. He was a down-to-earth person with a great sense of humor who took his commitment to the use of technology in education very seriously. He was highly respected on campus for his support of faculty and advocating for the use of technology as a way to expand access to all students.

Leask was an avid golfer and after long work days he spent his time sitting on the patio at home with his loving wife, Elizabeth ?Libby? Leask, enjoying the sun with a cold beverage in hand.

In the spirit of his personality, we will be having an informal drop-in celebration of his life at the NMSU Golf Course restaurant from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. If you would like to share a memory or say a few words honoring Leask at the celebration of life, there will be a chance to do that.

Academic Technology is also setting up the Steve Leask Memorial Technology Fund that will help provide needed technology resources to Native American and/or military veteran students at NMSU. Gifts in memory of Steven T. Leask can be made payable to the ?NMSU Foundation Inc.? Please indicate on the check memo or correspondence that contributions should benefit the Steve Leask Memorial Technology Fund. Checks will be accepted at the celebration of life or can be mailed to the NMSU Foundation, P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88003. Contributions can also be made online at http://support.nmsu.edu by clicking the Give Now link and selecting ?Other? from the menu.

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. on 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.

Ninth annual CAMP Poster Expo to be held Nov. 16

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) will be presenting the ninth annual Poster Expo. We will highlight CAMP student experiences in research, study abroad and internships. Posters will be on display and students will illustrate their posters individually or as a group. This event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Corbett Center Aggie Lounge.

For more information contact Sarah Gallegos at 575-646-5079 or sarahgal@nmsu.edu.

Thanksgiving week hours for select NMSU departments and vendors

The Pan American Center Ticket Office will close on Thursday, Nov. 24, for Thanksgiving, but will reopen at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, for the 5 p.m. NMSU women?s basketball game. The Ticket Office will also close on Saturday, Nov. 26, but all Aggie Memorial Stadium ticket booths will open at 11 a.m. for the 2 p.m. NMSU football game.

The NMSU Golf Course will close on Thanksgiving Day only.

Both NMSU Mail Services and the USPS Post Office in Corbett Center Student Union will close on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25.

Corbett Center Student Union hours available online at https://ccsu.nmsu.edu/.

Visit https://dining.nmsu.edu/holiday/ to view special holiday hours for all campus restaurants, convenience stores and Barnes & Noble.

NMSU launches crowdfunding platform

There?s a new way to support philanthropy projects on campus: Make a STATEment. Similar to crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe and Kickstarter, Make a STATEment allows the community to come together to support a specific cause.

The Make a STATEment program is available for free to student organizations, departments, scholarship programs and academic programs, to help generate philanthropic support.

Call 575-646-2552 or visit https://makeastatement.nmsu.edu for more information on how your NMSU organization can use this new fundraising tool.

NMSU study on cancer education for Hispanic mothers needs participants

NMSU is collaborating with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, to conduct a study in the border counties of Doña Ana, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. The purpose of the study is to assess the role of Hispanic culture on the effects of cancer in Hispanic families. Through a focus group study, we will ask mothers about the techniques they used to cope with cancer, their support systems, parental approaches with young children on the topic of the cancer diagnosis and other family dynamics. The ultimate goal of this study is to develop cancer education programs for underserved populations (e.g., Hispanics diagnosed with cancer) in the border region.

For this study, we need to recruit 20 Hispanic mothers who have been diagnosed with cancer in the past two years and have at least one child who was between the ages of 5-12 years old during the time of the cancer diagnosis. Participants can live anywhere in the border region of Doña Ana County, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. The focus groups will be conducted in the participants? preferred language (English or Spanish) and will last about 1.5 hours. The focus group location will be determined by the location of residence for individuals who sign up for the study. Each participant will receive a free lunch the day of the focus group and a $25 gift card for their time. We can also schedule individual interviews for qualifying women who are not able to make it to the scheduled focus groups.

If readers do not qualify, but know someone who does, please share this information with them.

Your participation is very important to us, and we need your help in recruiting underserved women who have suffered the effects of cancer from within our Hispanic community. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this study, please contact Karoline Sondgeroth, health education specialist, by phone at 575-646-5065 or by email at ksondg@nmsu.edu or Rebecca Palacios at 575-646-4309 or by email at rpalacio@nmsu.edu.

New photos and features from NMSU Auxiliary Services and NMSU INSIDER

NMSU Auxiliary Services has posted more than 1,000 photos from the current semester at https://www.facebook.com/135822796485412/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1126836990717316.

In addition, the NMSU Golf Course has launched a new YouTube channel, which will feature golf tips, tutorials and more at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc3GAcm3mFCybab9v7g9aQQ and can also be accessed from www.nmsugolf.com and on the YouTube tab on the NMSU INSIDER free mobile app. The app now features additional links to campus resources and social network feeds to help you find what you are looking for faster. Look for a new update coming soon to the App Store and Google Play. Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.