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NMSU Hotline — February 3, 2017

NMSU Range Science Professor receives Fulbright award to Australia


Ranchers in the western United States and in Australia face a major challenge: animal welfare on a substantial amount of rangeland.

On vast rangeland, livestock is difficult and expensive to manage. But Derek Bailey, professor in the New Mexico State University Department of Animal and Range Sciences, is working to find ways to help such ranchers better manage their livestock and improve animal welfare.

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Campus Announcements

Plant & Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held today

Mark Engle, supervisory research geologist at the Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia, will present a Plant & Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, ?Water quality impacts and non-impacts associated with the development and extraction of shale gas and tight oil resources? at 3:30 p.m. today in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. For more information about the broadcast link for this seminar, contact Colby Brungard at cbrung@nmsu.edu.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center internship deadline is today

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. 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. Eligible students must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The deadline for all graduate applications is today. 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.

Technology Day table reservation deadline is today

Technology Day is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Corbett Center Aggie Lounge. Any department that would like to reserve a table to share what technology they incorporate into their services can register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TechDayReg2017.

The deadline is today.

For more information visit the Tech Day website at https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/tech-day/ or Student Technology https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/.

Sustainability Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday

The next Sustainability Council meeting will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Milton Hall, Room 85. Sustainability Council meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Anyone may join the council at anytime; no previous knowledge or experience is necessary. Join us as we start off 2017 with a fantastic program ?Designing, Building, and Living in a Green Home.?

The meeting will be available online at https://zoom.us/j/973677801 for those who cannot be there in person, but would like to participate.

If you would like to be added to the Sustainability Council email list, contact sumolina@nmsu.edu.

Showing of award-winning short film 'Yochi' set for Tuesday

Come see "Yochi," a 25-minute, award-winning film written and directed by filmmaker and NMSU Assistant Professor Ilana Lapid. The film is free and open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Rio Grande Theater, 211 N. Downtown Mall. Doors open at 6 p.m. "Yochi" is a U.S.-Belizean co-production made with a crew that includes several students of the Creative Media Institute at NMSU. "Yochi" recently won Best Short at the 2016 Belize International Film Festival.

"Yochi" is the story of a 9-year-old selectively mute Mayan boy who guards a nest of endangered Yellow-Headed Parrots in Belize?s pine savannah. When his beloved older brother, Itza, returns from the city, Yochi learns that he?s in debt and has turned to poaching ? setting the brothers on a collision course. "Yochi" has been receiving international attention as a film that can ?change people?s minds? about poaching and wildlife conservation.

"Yochi" will be submitted to national and international film festivals, and used for education purposes internationally - raising awareness about the illegal wildlife trade. To watch the trailer and learn about the film, check out the film's website at www.yochifilm.com.

AFSCME Union Meeting to be held Thursday

The Local 2393 NMSU chapter of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union will hold its monthly meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the union hall, 138 S. Downtown Mall, Suite D, next to White?s Music Box. Entrance on Water St./parking lot side.

Junta de miembros, 9 de Febrero, 2017 de las 6 p.m. a las 7 p.m. en nuestra oficina del sindicato, 138 S. Downtown Mall habitación D justo enseguida del White?s Music Box, en Las Cruces.

Monthly Local 2393 NMSU AFSCME Union meetings are held every second Thursday of the month.

Register now for the sixth annual Economic Outlook Conference

Top national and state economists will discuss economic forecasts for 2017 during the sixth annual Economic Outlook Conference on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.

New Mexico State University Regents Professor Jim Peach and Senior Economist Eugenio Alemán will look at state and national economic trends and how they play a part in New Mexico?s future.

Peach, a Regents Professor of Economics, Applied Statistics and International Business at NMSU, will focus on the oil and gas industry, employment and the state budget, and like last year?s forecast, there was little improvement in two out of the three areas.

?Oil prices are better and natural gas prices are up, and those are improvements,? Peach said, noting that the forecast on the state budget and employment will not show such an improvement.

Peach has been a member of the faculty since 1980. His research interests include economic policy, energy, economic development, income distribution, demography and the economics of sports. In December 2016, he was selected for the Chevron Endowed Professorship, in part due to his extensive economic research.

Alemán is a director and senior economist at Wells Fargo. With recent administrative changes, Alemán will discuss national, regional and international economic trends in the United States as well as the economies of Texas, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Within that area, his focus will include the economies of border towns that trade with Mexico and the Maquiladora manufacturing sector along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Alemán joined Wells Fargo in his current position in 2005. He has been an adjunct professor of economics at Drexel University in Philadelphia since 1999 and teaches online economics courses for the university. From 1998 until 2005, he worked at Global Insight, one of the leading economic forecasting and consulting firms in the U.S., as managing director for its Latin America Service.

The Economic Outlook Conference began in 2012 to help area residents and business professionals gain a better understanding of the region?s economic climate. The NMSU College of Business hosts the conference in partnership with Wells Fargo Bank.

The free conference kicks off with a reception at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16, followed by the economists? presentations from 10 a.m. to noon, all at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Register by Feb. 10 online at http://business.nmsu.edu/cob-events or by phone at 575-646-5817.

WWE Champion John Cena vs. AJ Styles Feb. 11 at NMSU

John Cena collides with AJ Styles for the WWE Championship 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the NMSU Pan American Center.

Plus, Dean Ambrose battles Baron Corbin for the Intercontinental Championship and 2017?s Royal Rumble winner, Randy Orton, takes on Luke Harper with Special Enforcer Bray Wyatt. Don?t miss these WWE Superstars, along with James Ellsworth, Alexa Bliss, Dolph Ziggler and many more when ?WWE Live: Road to WrestleMania? rolls into Las Cruces.

Tickets are still available at the Pan Am Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000 and http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/. Card is subject to change.

Please select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/218654978587381/ to receive Facebook notifications the moment that new information is released from WWE. At just $15 plus fees, WWE is the best value in entertainment. Please call 575-646-1420 or visit www.PanAmCenter.com for more information.

Red to Green Financial Wellness: Confessions of a Shopaholic Feb. 15

Red to Green Money Management Confessions of a Shopaholic will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Corbett auditorium.

Do you know how to manage your credit cards? Did you know that credit cards have one of the highest interest rates out there? If you answered no to any of these questions you should come to the ?Confessions of a Shopaholic? movie night with Aggie Activity Council. We?re making this as fun as possible for you and want to help you gain a better understanding of your credit cards. It could be helpful to watch the movie and watch someone who also understands the thrill of swiping a credit card to get ?free? stuff. We?ll be handing out information, and your Red to Green Financial Wellness Coaches will be there as well to answer any of your questions, or if you like you could sign up for a one-on-one appointment after the movie. Don?t be scared, it?s good to learn on how credit cards work and how to be responsible with one.

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.

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Wellness Coach by contacting us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.

Campus tutoring available

The Campus Tutoring Service, second floor of Corbett Center, Room 206, is open and assisting students. We are looking forward to seeing many more. Please encourage your students to utilize our services. We are a non-appointment based, free service providing peer tutoring for a variety of courses. Students seeking assistance in math and writing need to resource the Math Success Center and Writing Center specifically. Please see our schedule for courses, tutors and times of availability at http://campustutoring.nmsu.edu.

The Campus Tutoring Service is certified by the National Center for Reading and Learning Association. This means that the tutors participate in ongoing training in the tutor process, professional ethics, communication and leadership skills. The tutors are open to corresponding with the faculty of courses they tutor in an effort to provide the best assistance to students. Feel free to be in touch. All tutors are outstanding undergraduate NMSU students and have taken the courses here at NMSU that they tutor. Our mission is to assist in the students? learning. We do not just ?give answers.?

For questions, comments and/or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Campus Tutoring at 575-646-6050 or campustutors@nmsu.edu or Lisa Kirby at 575-646-1342 or lkirby@nmsu.edu.

Aggie Cupboard open 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays during spring semester

NMSU and DACC students, staff and faculty, in addition to Burrell College students, are welcome to use the Aggie Cupboard. Bring your NMSU or Burrell College ID to Regents Row, Room B114 for a free bag of nonperishable food. For questions email aggiecupboard@nmsu.edu.

We had an outstanding fall semester, and want to thank the NMSU community for their continuous generosity and support of our students and employees and their educational endeavors. Our first Aggie Cupboard newsletter will be coming out soon with more details. Keep up with us on Facebook AggieCupboard @ NMSU.

Coming soon to the NMSU Golf Course

Whether you want to learn the ropes, brush up on your skills or simply enjoy a nice, peaceful round of golf, there?s something new for everyone in the weeks ahead at the NMSU Golf Course.

First, drive around in comfort without the fear of distracting other golfers in our new quiet golf cars available later this month. View a sneak peek video at https://golf.nmsu.edu/.

Get the edge on your competition by learning the world?s No. 1 green reading method used by the World?s No. 1, Lydia Ko, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Justin Rose. Register now for the two-hour AimPoint Express Clinic at https://golf.nmsu.edu/aimpoint/.

Parents of young golfers will want to register their kids ages 5-14 for the eight-week Spring Junior League Program beginning Sunday, March 5. Details are available at https://golf.nmsu.edu/junior/.

Please contact 575-646-1445 or jlynch1@nmsu.edu for more information.

Call for nominations for the Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award

Friends and relatives of the late Ralph B. Crouch, professor of Mathematics, head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and associate dean of the Graduate School, have established an endowment providing an annual cash award to honor a current or living former employee of NMSU for outstanding contributions to the life of the university community.

Nominations are solicited for the categories of faculty, non-exempt and exempt staff. Outstanding contributions of the nominees may include all kinds of activities within the university and may range from one event to a lifetime career.

For details, including the criteria and guidelines for selection of the award and to download the nomination form, please visit http://training.nmsu.edu/ralphbcrouch.html.

Deadline to submit nominations is March 10.

If you have any questions please contact Greg Smart at the Center for Learning and Professional Development at gsmart@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7444.

NMSU?s College of ACES alums to gather in Santa Fe Feb. 7

Alumni in New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences are invited to the first Sam Steel Society social of the year following the conclusion of Ag Fest in Santa Fe on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The event is the first of several the Sam Steel Society Council will be organizing statewide throughout the year to bring Sam Steel Society members together for networking and fellowship. All graduates of ACES are invited to the event, dubbed ?Aggie After Fest,? which will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa. Admission is free and a cash bar will be available. The event is open to all ACES alumni and guests and Ag Fest vendors.


Young Achievers Forum introduces sixth-graders, families to NMSU

New Mexico State University will host the first New Mexico Young Achievers Forum Feb. 11 at Corbett Center Student Union. Community en Accion, AT&T and Bravo Dealerships of Las Cruces and El Paso are partners in this event committed to introducing sixth-grade students and their parents from across southern New Mexico to NMSU and a variety of career opportunities.

About 500 attendees are expected at the free event, which will be from 7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers will give opening remarks at the Corbett Center ballrooms. Presentations from local career professionals will follow at locations across the NMSU campus, and Gov. Susana Martinez is the scheduled keynote speaker.