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NMSU Hotline — January 19, 2017

College of Business Regents Professor selected for Chevron Endowed Professorship


New Mexico State University Regents Professor Jim Peach was selected to fill the Chevron Endowed Professorship in the College of Business.

Peach, a professor in the Department of Economics, Applied Statistics and International Business, will serve as the inaugural Chevron Endowed Professor for three years beginning fall 2017, and plans to further his energy research in a way that could have an international impact.

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Campus Announcements

Don't miss today's Bistro Buffet

Treat yourself to a fine-dining lunch experience today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature kielbasa with cabbage, onions and peppers; roasted mushroom chicken; glazed carrots and peas; sweet paprika red potatoes; cucumber salad; and cherry short cake. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free parking is available to restaurant guests in designated spaces of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Scheduled power outage at Activity Center today

There will be a scheduled power outage today from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Activity Center. Areas affected by the power outage are the weight room, indoor track, back gym and offices above the weight room. The rest of the Activity Center will have electricity and will remain open.

On Friday, Jan. 20, the weight room will be closed from 8 to 11 a.m. for a routine fire alarm inspection. It will re-open at 11 a.m.

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry today

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium by Alejandro Bugarin, Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington, will be held at 11:45 a.m. today in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, Room 153. The talk is titled: ?Functional Group Interconversions: Triazenes, Allenols and Allylic Compounds."

Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk. Coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 575-646-2505.

NM State hosts Pack The Pan Am Saturday

The Aggie men's basketball team will look to extend its 15-game winning streak at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, against UMKC in front of a full house as NM State hosts Pack the Pan Am. Fans can purchase tickets for this special event in advance for a special rate. All lower bowl seats are only $10 and all upper bowl tickets are only $5. The Aggies will honor former men?s basketball player Shawn Harrington at halftime. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 575-646-1420 or visit the Pan American Center Ticket Office today. #AggieUp

Funding opportunity for NMSU faculty

Funding for a 2017 RFP on "Research for the Development and Use of Alternative Water Supplies" is available for NMSU faculty. A question and answer session is from 8 to 9 a.m. Jan. 27, at NM WRRI conference room, Stucky Hall. Faculty groups will discuss proposals from 9 to 10 a.m.

NMSU faculty are invited to submit proposals for funding associated with the Cooperative Agreement Project between NMSU and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The RFP has a closing date of Feb. 22. Awards are scheduled to be effective May 1.

NM WRRI plans to fund several projects with awards of up to a maximum of $150,000 for two-year projects. The goal of the Cooperative Agreement is to fund and conduct research to reduce the cost and environmental impact of treating and utilizing brackish, impaired and other waters that are not ready for use. To view the RFP visit https://nmwrri.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/Research/BOR-RFP2017/2017RFP-NMSU-Reclamation.pdf.

STEM Day for Girls to be held Jan. 28

NMSU Computer Science offers an Expanding Your Horizons program via STEM Day for Girls from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28, in Science Hall for $5. The ultimate goal for this conference is to motivate young women to meet 21st century challenges in STEM and to inspire them to be creative and innovative thinkers. STEM Day for Girls, via Expanding Your Horizons, is a conference for girls in grades sixth to eighth. Young women will have a chance to connect with STEM role models and near-peers, and learn more about careers in computing, science, technology, engineering and math. Online registration is open and will be available until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Register soon at http://www.expandingyourhorizons.org/conferences/LasCruces/. Spots are filling up. For direct questions contact Rebecca Galves at rgalves@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1901.

School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management prepares for spring events

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management welcomes everyone back for the new semester. We have another great series of meals and events planned for this semester. Our 100 West Cafe lunches will start the week of Feb. 14. We will have five International Dinners starting with a Brazilian Steakhouse on Feb. 9. Reservations and payment for the dinners must be made through the HRTM office, starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27. We also have five amazing guest beverage speakers as part of our Gerald Thomas Chair Beverage education series.

To find out details of all our meals and events and download our brochures, please go to our website at http://aces.nmsu.edu/100west/index.html or stop by our office in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138, anytime.

Healthy U Challenge returns

The Healthy U Challenge is back. The Healthy U Challenge is a seven-week friendly competition open to NMSU students, staff and faculty. If you are an AggieFit member there is no charge to participate. For non-AggieFit members the cost to participate is $20 and the option to join after will be available for a pro-rated amount until June 30. To register please visit http://recsports.nmsu.edu/aggiefit/ or stop by the Wellness Office Room 101 at the Activity Center. Benefits include weekly weigh-ins, bi-weekly clinics on pertinent fitness topics, health education materials along the way and prizes for first, second and third place.

For more information on the challenge or to become a member, please call 575-646-2907 or email aggiefit@nmsu.edu.

College of Arts and Sciences to host fourth annual fundraiser, A Starry Night

The College of Arts and Sciences will host its annual fundraiser, A Starry Night, Feb. 3. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. This year the college will honor four outstanding community members: Connie Hines, Patrick Lamb, Maryce Jacobs and R. Nick Franklin along with our 26 Department Stars that include alumni, faculty, staff and students.

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.

To reserve your seat at this year?s A Starry Night please contact Ashley at 575-646-5886 or ajurado@nmsu.edu or visit our website for more info at artsci.nmsu.edu/en/starry-night.

QuickConnect program assists students

The QuickConnect program is an early warning and intervention system focused on intervention of students exhibiting at-risk behaviors (attendance, chronic tardiness, not turning in assignments, low grades and/or rarely prepared). The goals of QuickConnect are providing preventative action, initiating support by reaching out and addressing current at-risk behaviors. Faculty are currently the front line in identifying at-risk behaviors and initiating a contact by submitting referrals.

All faculty may participate in QuickConnect by referring any student for intervention based upon concerns, both academic and non-academic. The ?Faculty Referral Form? is found on QuickConnect?s home page at https://quickconnect.nmsu.edu and on myNMSU?s faculty tab.

The program relies solely on faculty and staff volunteers who take the time to contact students and then assist the student in utilizing the multiple resources available to promote their success. The outcomes of these connections are shared as soon as possible with the referring faculty. It is important for faculty to attempt contacting the student first, as the data has shown that students who were initially contacted by their faculty fared more positively in the class.

For questions contact Lisa Kirby at lkirby@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1342.

NMSU Extension, NM Department of Health offer cooking school for adults with diabetes

Adults in New Mexico who have been diagnosed with diabetes can learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals by participating in the Kitchen Creations cooking school, sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health and offered by the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service.

The next Kitchen Creations session will be offered in Las Cruces from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at Mayfield High School. The cooking school is free thanks to funding from the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.