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NMSU Hotline — January 26, 2017

NMSU student selected for Google internship

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Have you ever ?Googled? something? Chances are, you have.

Elena Davidson, New Mexico State University honors student, will be doing more than Googling something this summer. Not only will she know Google as a search engine, she will get to know the company from the inside as an engineering practicum intern.

She was accepted into the 12-week developmental program from May to August. The engineering practicum program is open to first- and second-year undergraduate students interested in the technology field.

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Campus Announcements

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium by Liviu M. Mirica, professor of chemistry at Washington University, will be held at 11:45 a.m. today in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, Room 153. The talk is titled ?The Organometallic Reactivity of High-Valent Pd and Ni Complexes.? For more information, call 575-646-2505.

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. Friday, Jan. 27, at the 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.

NMSU Employee Council voting open through the end of January

NMSU Employee Council seeks your assistance in the annual election to fill vacant positions on the council.

The Employee Council is an advisory body to the Chancellor for matters affecting NMSU employees and works closely with the university administration to promote and support the mission and vision of NMSU. Members participate in a number of university standing committees focused on the administration of university policies, initiatives and incentives. Serving on the Employee Council is an excellent way to learn more about NMSU and how it operates, and become more involved in initiatives that benefit NMSU employees. The Council is heavily involved in events to inform employees about university operations, and in events honoring NMSU employees. The Council is led by a chair and other officers who also serve on university executive-level administrative and policy making councils and boards. To learn more about Employee Council, please visit http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/.

Eligible to vote (and to belong to the council) are regular NMSU employees who are not represented by a bargaining unit. Representatives within Doņa Ana County are elected from the following employment groups: faculty, exempt staff and non-exempt staff. Representatives outside of Doņa Ana County are elected from faculty and staff of the community colleges outside of Doņa Ana County (Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Grants), and from all other NMSU employees outside these four groups (Cooperative Extension, Agricultural Experiment Stations, Albuquerque Center, etc.).

The number of current positions available for 2017-18 include:
Three Faculty Employee
Six Exempt Employees
Four Non-Exempt Employees
Three Community College Employees Not in Las Cruces

You are eligible to vote for candidates from your respective group only. Please note that you can vote up to the number of positions available within your classification group. For example, if you are a faculty member you can make three selections from the list; if you are an exempt employee you can make six selections from the list, etc. You will only be able to access the ballot once at https://hrs-apps.nmsu.edu/hrp/faces/ecouncil/vote.xhtml.

Three-year terms of service will begin at the February Employee Council meeting. Please make your selections now and submit your vote. Voting begins today and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Jan. 31.

For additional information, please contact empcouncil@nmsu.edu.

Place your order now for chocolate-covered strawberries

The National Society for Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) is having a chocolate-covered strawberry fundraiser. Orders are being taken at this time for strawberries that will be hand-dipped by students in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.

They?re available in dark chocolate, white chocolate or mixed, and they?re sold by a half dozen for $10 or a full dozen for $20. To order, call 575-646-5995 or email jzumwalt@nmsu.edu. Orders will be available for pick-up from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in Gerald Thomas Hall, 100 West Cafe. We gladly accept cash, checks payable to NSMH or credit card payment with Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Seeking judges, volunteers for the Southwest NM Regional Science and Engineering Fair

The College of Engineering is seeking judges and volunteers for the 2017 Southwest New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4. The Southwest NM Regional Science and Engineering Fair is affiliated with the Intel State and International Science and Engineering Fairs. Eligible students will advance to the state and international fairs and compete against more than 1,000 international fair contestants. We are seeking judges in all categories and levels for Saturday, March 4, and volunteers to help with set-up, registration, judging and the awards ceremony on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4.

For more information and judge/volunteer forms, go to http://scifair.nmsu.edu/.

NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnership call for proposals

Funds are available for two levels of collaborative research: pilot and full projects. The goal of the NMSU/Fred Hutch U54 PACR partnership is to continue to build upon increasing cancer research capacity at NMSU and to increase knowledge and attention to cancer-related health disparities at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The Letter of Intent is due Friday, April 14, at 6 p.m. MT. Proposals are due Monday, July 31, at 6 p.m. MT and the start date is September 2018.

Download the RFA and proposal application forms at http://cancer.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact Graciela Unguez at gunguez@nmsu.edu or Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.


NMSU Museum exhibit reveals Native American artists? reflections in photography, video

Ninety-five works by eight contemporary Native American photographers and filmmakers will be on display starting this week at the New Mexico State University Museum.

The museum will host an opening reception for the exhibition ?As We See It - Contemporary Native American Photographers,? from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the museum at 1280 E. University Ave. The show will run through the end of April.

The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12318/nmsu-museum-exhibit-reveals-native-american-artists-reflections-in-photography-and-video

Military Times recognizes NMSU for military, veteran efforts

For the first time, New Mexico State University has been ranked on the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 list.

?We?re honored to be recognized as a top university for our efforts in creating a supportive and inclusive environment for our military-affiliated students. These rankings help convey NMSU?s demonstrated commitment to our student-military-veterans, spouses and dependents,? said Erika Zaragoza, military programs coordinator with NMSU?s Military and Veterans Programs.

Of the 175 institutions listed, NMSU ranked 107th in its debut. In addition to institutions completing a 150-question survey, rankings were based on university culture; academic outcomes and quality; student support; academic policies; and cost and financial aid. For the complete Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 list visit http://www.militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2017.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12319/military-times-recognizes-nmsu-for-military-veteran-efforts