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NMSU Hotline — January 31, 2017

Engineering Technology course blends creative, technical skills at NMSU


In a manufacturing laboratory in Engineering Complex I at New Mexico State University, 13 undergraduate College of Engineering students spent the fall semester preparing for the manufacturing workforce through a newly revamped course.

The class, Engineering Technology 482, helped students gain more design and hands-on manufacturing experience using computerized equipment through computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. The Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center laboratory received equipment upgrades prior to this course through an engineering fee.

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Campus Announcements

Retirement reception for Jack Provencio today

After 27 years of service to NMSU, Procurement Services Assistant Director Jack Provencio will retire today. His NMSU career began in the operations and logistics area at PSL. He later worked in the bookstore warehouse, before beginning 22 years in purchasing as a buyer, senior buyer, assistant director and interim director. Please join the Procurement Services office in thanking Provencio for his dedicated service and wishing him well in retirement at a reception in the lobby of Hadley Hall from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today.

College Survival: Basic Training for Students to be held today

College Survival: Basic Training for Students will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. New to the whole college scene? Not so new but unsure what it takes to be a successful student? Come and learn valuable information about transitioning to college life. Become aware and avoid common pitfalls college students face.

For more information contact the Student Success Center in Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center or call 575-646-3136. Like us on Facebook @NMSU Student Success Center.

Pecan weevil affects residential pecan trees

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture recognizes that a small number of residential pecan trees are being affected by pecan weevil in four eastern New Mexico cities. Pecan weevil is a significant insect pest of pecan and is not recognized as being established in New Mexico commercial orchards.

New Mexico Department of Agriculture and New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service recognize the economic importance of the pecan industry to the region and the negative impact that pecan weevil will have on the industry. Over the past 10 years, both organizations have cooperated on annual surveys and outreach programs as part of an early detection and eradication approach to prevent pecan weevil establishment in the western region.

Recently, pecan weevil has been identified in one residential tree in Clovis and one residential tree in Roswell. Additional pecan trees were identified with pecan weevil in Artesia and Hobbs.

As a result of the recent pecan weevil findings, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture has implemented a 60-day quarantine effective Jan. 27. To limit the spread of pecan weevil from infested residential trees to commercial orchards, movement of pecans produced within the city limits of Clovis, Roswell, Hobbs and Artesia are restricted. This restriction requires a certificate from the New Mexico Department of Agriculture stating specific pecans meet one or more of the following requirements:

· Pecans that are sold, traded or gifted in a manner that meet the phytosanitary requirements of the receiving location and are transported in a department approved manner;
· Pecans treated at 0 degrees for 168 continuous hours, or other department approved treatment methods;
· The inspection of a pecan sample in which no pecans exhibit signs of the pecan weevil or exhibit the presence of the weevil; and/or,
· Pecans originating in the quarantined area but believed by the department not to have the presence of the pecan weevil.

Specifics regarding the certification of pecan nuts can be found within the quarantine rule at http://nmdaportal.nmsu.edu/nmda/laws-regulations/. Information is also available at the affected area?s County Cooperative Extension Offices. Residential and commercial pecan tree owners should be on the lookout for pecans with round, BB-sized holes in the shells, or legless, white grubs inside the pecan nut. If you suspect you have pecan weevil in your residential pecan trees, contact your local County Cooperative Extension Service Office. Chaves County residents may contact Sandra Barraza at 575-622-3210. Lea County residents should contact Wayne Cox at 575-396-2819. Residents in Eddy County should contact Woods Houghton at 575-887-6595. Curry County residents should contact the Curry County Cooperative Extension Office at 575-763-6505.

New Mexico Department of Agriculture and New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service will continue to work with city elected officials and residents of affected areas on education and eradication efforts.

Weekly flower sales start Wednesday

The NMSU Floral team will start its weekly flower sales on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the lobby of Gerald Thomas Hall. Sales will take place each week on Wednesday mornings between 9 and 11:30 a.m. Students will have pre-made arrangements, or you can bring your own vase to be filled with fresh flowers. Additionally, the NMSU Floral team is also offering the ?semester of flowers? in which you receive a bouquet weekly, delivered to your office. For more information, email coach Sabine Green, AIFD, at swhitley@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up Wednesday

A Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at O?Donnell 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.

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/.

Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium to be held Wednesday

New Mexico State University Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium will feature Vanessa Swenton, NMSU geological sciences graduate student, from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Gardiner Hall, Room 230. Her talk is titled "Using Geochronology and Field relationships to Evaluate the Lifecycle of the Schoolhouse Mountain Caldera, Mogollon-Datil Volcanic Field, New Mexico."

Free blood pressure screenings start Thursday

The Campus Health Center will be hosting a mobile blood pressure clinic at varying times and locations across campus throughout the entire month of February in recognition of American Heart Month. Free blood pressure screenings will be provided for all interested students, faculty and staff. The first day of screenings will take place from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. at Aggie Lounge and from 12 to 1 p.m. at Breland Hall Thursday, Feb. 2. Don?t miss out on a chance to know your numbers.

For the full mobile blood pressure clinic schedule, visit the Campus Health Center?s Facebook page @nmsu.hc. For additional questions, please contact Health Education Specialist Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center internship deadline is Friday

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, in collaboration with NMSU, will sponsor cancer research summer internships for graduate students.

The paid nine-week programs will be Monday, June 12, through Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Students must be able to commit to this entire period in order to participate.

Students interested in diverse aspects of cancer research in human populations and are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at NMSU are encouraged to apply to the graduate internship program. Accepted students are required to participate in a one-week Data Analysis Workshop to be held at NMSU the last week of May 2017. Eligible students must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The deadline for all graduate applications is Friday, Feb. 3. To apply, submit an application at: http://www.fredhutch.org/en/labs/science-projects/pacr/interships-training/graduate-students.html. For more information please contact Lene Loest at hloest@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, Friday, 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.

School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management offers alcohol training classes

Planning an event with alcohol on campus this year? We have scheduled a training class for you to attend from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 140. If you cannot attend this class, the Alcohol Training Class is also available online through Central Training. All registration is done through Central Training at https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000010659.

You can also go to the HRTM website link at http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/shrtm/index.html, Alcohol Forms which takes you to the Alcohol Training Class information to register for a web-based training class. Our website also offers the University Alcohol Permit Request Guidelines and the application form for your upcoming events on campus. Please go to the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management website to get connected. If you need more information please contact Irene at 575-646-5752 or irfierro@nmsu.edu.

Department of Government graduate programs offers information session Feb. 9

Interested in government and politics? Learn how to apply to our graduate programs in the Department of Government at NMSU from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Breland Hall, Room 179.

The Department of Government offers a master's degree in government and a nationally-accredited master's in public administration (MPA). Each program is designed to provide a broad foundation in political science and public administration, while encouraging students to pursue areas of particular interest.

Whether you are looking for a degree to enhance your professional career or the opportunity to carry out in-depth research on national or international political issues, the Department of Government will help you achieve your goals. Information on the application process and graduate assistantships will be provided.

The deadline for graduate assistantship applications for fall 2017 semester is Monday, April 3. Only applicants who have already been accepted to either the MA or MPA programs are eligible to be considered for a graduate assistantship.

For more information about how to apply to the MA or MPA, see https://deptofgov.nmsu.edu/academic-programs/ma/ and https://deptofgov.nmsu.edu/academic-programs/mpa/.

For more information, contact Neil Harvey, department head, at 575-646-3220 or nharvey@nmsu.edu.

NMSU University Art Gallery Valentine's Masquerade party set for Feb. 9

Enjoy a night of revelry while supporting the arts at the second annual Valentine?s Party?Masquerade, sponsored by the Friends of the University Art Gallery, from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9, at the NMSU Art Gallery.

Send your RSVP and any questions to artglry@nmsu.edu by Feb. 6. The evening will include original art giveaways, with a special one at 7:30 p.m, and Masquerade music for the dance floor by DJ Manny Macias. The event also will have Hors d'oeuvres, a chocolate fountain, mask-making station and contest, and a Masquerade-themed selfie photo station. The suggested donation is a Friend of the UAG Membership for $25 per year. All NMSU students are given complimentary Friends of the UAG memberships.

For more information contact the University Art Gallery at 575-646-2545.

NMSU Water Science & Management Graduate Program now accepting admission applications

The Water Science and Management (WSM) Graduate Degree Program at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications for its Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in WSM until Feb. 15, for the fall 2017 semester. This interdisciplinary graduate degree program provides graduate education for addressing state, national and international water issues and to train the next generation of water professionals needed to meet the challenges of scarce water resources. New Mexico faces serious challenges in water supply, development and quality, management and administration of water resources.

The WSM degree program offers five fields of study sponsored under the Colleges of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, Arts & Sciences and Engineering. NMSU undergraduate seniors and all NMSU alumni or anyone who is interested in Water Science and Management may apply to the program by visiting http://wsm.research.nmsu.edu. For information call 575-646-4198 or email Patrick Natoni, student program coordinator, at wsm@nmsu.edu. Walk-ins or appointments are welcome between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The WSM program is located on 3170 S. Espina St., Stucky Hall, Room 111.

DACC Workforce Center hosts Toastmaster Club meetings each Tuesday

The Gene's Gesters Toastmaster Club meets at the Doņa Ana Community College Workforce Center from 7 to 8 a.m. every Tuesday. The center is located at 2345 Nevada Ave.

The meetings are open to all faculty, staff and students interested in improving their professional presentations, public speaking and leadership skills.

For more information, contact clobato@nmsu.edu, or visit the Toastmasters International website at http://www.toastmasters.org/.

NMSU Board of Regents to hold work session Feb. 6

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a work session meeting at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the University Center and President?s Residence, 4501 Geothermal Drive, in Las Cruces.

This work session will be conducted to discuss internal operations and budget issues within the Board of Regents Office. No votes will be taken and no final decisions will be made. In compliance with the Open Meetings Act copies of the agenda will be made available at NMSU?s Zuhl Library on the Las Cruces campus at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and accessible on the university website at https://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda/.