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NMSU Hotline — February 13, 2017

Discounted VIP film festival tickets available for NMSU Feb. 15-18

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The Las Cruces International Film Festival presented by NMSU is coming March 8-12. VIP ticket pricing of $100 is being offered to NMSU staff, faculty and students from Wednesday, Feb. 15 through Saturday, Feb. 18. That?s $50 off the regular ticket price of $150. For this limited time, buy two VIP tickets and receive a signed 2017 limited edition poster and film festival t-shirt!

This year?s festival will include appearances by actor Johnny Galecki and writer and producer Don Foster of the ?Big Bang Theory.? Other celebrities at the festival include John Heder, actor in ?Napoleon Dynamite? and ?Blades of Glory? and Rizwan Manji, actor in ?Outsourced? and ?Wolf of Wall Street.?

Tickets may be purchased online at www.LCIFFEST.com/tickets using code NMSU at checkout for discount or in person at the CMI Box Office in Milton Hall. For questions, please call 575-646-6149 or visit http://www.lciffest.com for CMI Box Office hours.

VIP Pass ? All Films All Events - $100
INCLUDES access to all Film screenings, Celebrity screening, and workshops.
EXCLUSIVE access to Opening Night Reception with Jon Heder on March 8th.
EXCLUSIVE access to the Brendan Fraser Awards Reception March 9th.
EXCLUSIVE access to the Filmmakers Reception March 10th.
EXCLUSIVE access to the Awards Reception with Johnny Galecki on March 11.

Campus Announcements

Entrepreneur Encounters set for today

Entrepreneur Encounters, sponsored by Seidel Technologies, will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the Aggie Lounge in the Corbett Center Student Union. Hear from some amazing student entrepreneurs, how they got started, lessons they learned and what the future holds.

The guest panel includes James Owen, Serial Entrepreneur/Super Trikes, Lucero Rubio, NoRu, Mariel Vargas, Timer Glove, and Alex Gorsuch, FieldMMAK. We will have pizza for the hungry.

For more information visit arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/events.

Red to Green Money Management Workshops offered today and Wednesday

College is going to Cost Me How Much? will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today at Domenici Hall, Room 005.

Coming up short to pay for school? Red to Green Money Management will help you learn how to find grants and scholarships through our school and on your own. Still coming up short? Discover when and how to responsibly take out loans.

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

Do you know how to manage your credit cards? Do you know what is APR? 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. 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.

100 West Cafe is back with Italian cuisine

Join us for our first week of lunches for the spring semester Feb. 14, 15, and 17. We are sorry for any inconvenience but we will not be open for lunch on Thursday, Feb. 16, so our students may attend the Career Fair at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Our theme for this week is Italian where you can enjoy meals prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

Enjoy three days of a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Pasta Fagioli, Zuppa Toscana or an Italian leafy green salad. The main entrée choices are chicken Milano, Tuscan grilled trout, spinach lasagna or pasta with pepper and Romano. The sides for this week are creamy polenta and Italian green beans. Your dessert choices are Italian ricotta cheesecake, mascarpone and peaches or Italian flourless chocolate cake. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. We look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support.

The HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you. We hope to see you for our first week of lunches.

Gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138 in $10 increments. They are a great idea for any occasion and do not expire until 2020.

For more information, please visit our website at http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call our office at 575-646-5995.

National Condom Day event held tomorrow

The Campus Health Center, WAVE and the Department of Health will be hosting a free interactive health event at Corbett Center in recognition of National Sexual Week and National Condom Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Sexual health educational information and activities will be available and free condoms will be provided to promote sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention.

Questions? Contact Health Education Specialist Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

Tech Day to be held Thursday

Technology Day, which is sponsored by ICT?s Student Technology group, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 in the Corbett Center Aggie Lounge. The event will feature over 20 tables that showcase various departments and the technology and innovational services they use or provide at NMSU. The event is open to all students, faculty and staff. The NMSU Basketball team will be on hand to help promote the event and challenge their student peers to technology related games.

For more information contract ICT Student Technology and Planning at 646-4857.

Nominations, applications accepted for the Social Justice award

The Social Justice Award is intended to recognize and honor a member of the student body, staff or faculty at New Mexico State University who has volunteered to help create a more just society. Forms of social justice activism might include efforts to eliminate disparities in economic conditions, to facilitate political involvement, to work against inequality and prejudice, to promote peace and non-violence, or in some other fashion strive to make the community a better place for all. Previous recipients have engaged in such activities as community organizing, the advancement of tolerance, and the protection of free speech. Regardless of the contribution made, it must reflect a commitment of time, passion and energy beyond one?s employment or general activities as a student, staff or faculty member of NMSU.

Applicants or nominators must describe in no more than one typed page how they or the person being nominated has impacted the local community through the promotion of social justice. The letter must describe, with concrete examples, the work done and how it has contributed to fostering a more just place to live. Letters of application and nomination are to be submitted to the Social Justice Award Committee, Department of Government, Breland Hall, Room 337, by no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Letters may be sent through campus mail, MSC 3BN, but must be received by the deadline. The person submitting the letter should provide appropriate contact information, including a current phone number. In addition, a copy of a resume or CV should be submitted if the person applying or being nominated is a member of the faculty or staff. Applications and nominations may also be sent by email to Neil Harvey at nharvey@nmsu.edu.

Applications and nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee composed mostly of individuals outside the Department of Government. The recipient will receive an award of $300, subject to university policies and procedures. As a condition of being selected, the recipient must attend the award ceremony, to be held at the inauguration of the J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium at the NMSU-Las Cruces campus at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, and will help in the promotion of the Social Justice Award in the future. For more information about the Social Justice Award, contact Neil Harvey at 575-646-4935.

NMSU Extension agents receive state?s new food safety certification training

The clock is ticking and time is running out for people who prepare food for the public to receive the newly required food safety certification.

The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board approved new food regulations in December 2015 that were effective March 1, 2016. A one-year exemption that was placed on the requirement for the food safety certification will sunset on March 1.

The regulation requires two levels of food safety training for people working in the food industry ? food protection manager certification and food handler certification cards for all employees. This certification is required prior to a food establishment receiving its food permit from the New Mexico Environment Department.


NMSU installs weather station at East Picacho Elementary

The New Mexico Climate Center and NMSU Plant and Environmental Sciences faculty and staff installed a weather station on the roof of East Picacho Elementary in January.

Earlier this month, state climatologist Dave DuBois, Vineyard Weather Program Coordinator Elizabeth Smith, NMSU Programmer and Environmental Field Technician Stanley Engle and Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate student Zahra Ghodsizadeh talked weather and climate with the third-graders.

Watch the video at https://youtu.be/fUa5rfHmgfs.

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 6 p.m. Mountain Time Friday, April 14. Proposals are due 6 p.m. Mountain Time Monday, July 31. 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.