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NMSU Hotline — January 23, 2017

NMSU College of Engineering students design, build wheelchair device for dog


During the fall semester, three College of Engineering students working as on-campus co-ops at New Mexico State University designed and built a wheelchair device to assist a dog who had his right hind leg amputated due to cancer this past spring. Through the Aggie Innovation Space, Aggie Innovators Natalia Perez, Abdiel Jimenez and Arturo Dominguez designed and created a customized device for the almost 17-year-old Kita and his owner Michelle Lebsock.

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Campus Announcements

Resume assistance available today, Tuesday

Revise, review or revamp your resume. Career Services staff will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Corbett Center first floor.

Get ready to attend Career Connections on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. We have 70 employers for you to meet. For more information visit https://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/career-connections/.

If you are unable to attend this event you are still able to learn more about this topic or receive assistance with other career planning questions. Call 575-646-1631 to arrange an appointment or complete the Request an Appointment form at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/, which is also located at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu. Refer to our homepage at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/students/ and join our social media.

It?s not really Tuesday without a taco

You can?t properly enjoy Tuesday without celebrating Taco Tuesday. To help you celebrate, Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center, will serve made-to-order tacos and taco salads, including a full toppings bar, on Tuesdays for lunch. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Taco Tuesdays. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

Criminal Justice Colloquium to be held Tuesday

Please join us for a Department of Criminal Justice Colloquium. Third Judicial District Court Judge Marci Beyer will present a talk titled ?The Crisis in the New Mexico Justice System? from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 24, in Domenici Hall, Room 109.

For more information contact Jeff Amato at 575-646-1632.

Authentic Mexican cuisine during Mike?s Magnificent Meals Wednesday

Mike?s Magnificent Meals is serving up authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine at Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. The full menu will feature caldo de res (Mexican beef soup), albondigas (spiced meatballs) with a full toppings bar, warm tortillas, crispy tostada strips and Spanish rice. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Mike?s Magnificent Meals. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

The role of faculty in student success presentation set for Wednesday

The Office of the Provost is hosting a presentation by Nina Lyon-Bennett, of the Education Advisory Board, on Defining the Role of Faculty in Student Success, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Yates Auditorium, Domenici Hall. Lyon-Bennett will discuss how to remove curricular barriers to completion, redesign academic policies, support evolving advising models, enhance the learning experience, flag signs of student risk and mentor rising-risk student groups. Refreshments will be served at 3.

Lyon-Bennett was a faculty member at Clark Atlanta University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for nearly 25 years. She joined the Education Advisory Board in November and now researches and delivers relevant and thought-provoking seminars on issues relating to best practices in higher education.

For more information, please call 575-646-2127.

Culinary celebration of the New Year Wednesday

Celebrate 2017 with traditional New Year?s cuisine from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall. The full menu will feature honey balsamic pork chops, butternut squash with spinach and pomegranate, pot likker collard greens, savory black-eyed peas, grape salad, assorted freshly baked donuts and vasilopita (Greek orange New Year?s cake). Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including special holiday meals. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

Faculty Grievance Review Board election voting ends Friday

Voting for the NMSU Faculty Grievance Review Board is now open. The Grievance Review Board assists faculty members with the resolution of grievable matters through informal mediation or formal hearing. Visit https://vote.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/vote/vote.pl to review nominees. Voting will remain open until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.

University Budget Committee election voting concludes Friday

Voting for the University Budget Committee is now open. Voting is open to all tenure and non-tenure track faculty on the main and branch campuses. Voting will remain open until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. Visit http://vote2.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/vote2/vote.pl to review the nominees.

STEM Day for Girls to be held Saturday

NMSU Computer Science offers an Expanding Your Horizons program via STEM Day for Girls from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Space harmonic performance by Wes Kline set for Feb. 8

Join Wes Kline, ?Impermanent Topography? exhibiting artist and NMSU Department of Art faculty member, for this intermedia performance that corresponds to his and Erika Lynne Hanson?s site-specific installation on display, ?Varied Choreographies (desert, dialogue, debris).? The event will be held from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the NMSU Art Gallery. This is a free event. For more information call 575-646-2545.

Susan DeMar Receives NMSU 2017 Community Engagement Staff Award

Congratulations to Susan DeMar, administrative assistant in the College of Arts & Sciences Department of Geography, for being this year?s winner of the NMSU 2017 Community Engagement Staff Award. DeMar's contributions to advancing exceptional engagement to the broader NMSU community exemplify the very essence of this award.

DeMar was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, and moved to Las Cruces 12 years ago. She has a degree from Syracuse University and is the first female in her family to earn a college degree. Understanding the difficulties many women go through to stay in school, she joined the NMSU Women?s Club where she is now the president. The NMSU Women?s Club is committed to identifying returning female undergraduate students who merit scholarship support to assist them in attaining their educational goals. DeMar became the president of the NMSU Women?s Club and added a new scholarship to the list; a scholarship in honor of her own mother who recently passed away. The scholarship is called the Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship. This scholarship is sponsored by DeMar in honor of her late mother, Ruth Mary Webber, who believed in the ability of her children and grandchildren to be their best. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be a single or widowed mother with dependent children who reside with her.

DeMar also serves on the board of directors for the American Association of University Women organization as the NMSU liaison. Last December, DeMar made the longtime branch goal of starting a student affiliate organization at New Mexico State University a reality and hosted its first kick-off meeting. AAUW offers programs that reach thousands of college women each year to build their skills and confidence as the next generation of leaders.

'A Starry Night' fundraiser to honor community leaders

New Mexico State University?s College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate ?A Starry Night, the Stars of Arts and Sciences? fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 3, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts at 1000 University Ave.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Dean?s Fund for Excellence, which supports students with special projects, awards, research and teaching.

The event is hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean?s Council and will celebrate four people who have helped to promote the university: Maryce Jacobs, Connie Hines, R. Nick Franklin and Patrick Lamb.