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NMSU Hotline — February 15, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Marissa Fowler, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management


Marissa Fowler wears many hats at NMSU. She is the cross campus adviser, Aggie Capstone Graduation Challenge coordinator and Student Success Navigator program coordinator and has been on staff for six years. On a daily basis, she interacts with students at each level of their educational journey and helps students solve problems and get the most out of being an Aggie. ?We have an incredible student body at NMSU, and I learn from them every visit. I enjoy watching my returning students tackle their education with a renewed passion and am rewarded by watching them walk across the stage,? Fowler said.

Campus Announcements

Environmental Education Center hosts sustainability webinar today

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. today, titled "Developing Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Strategies Through Student Research." Student groups at the University of Houston and University of Michigan have developed strategies for energy efficiency and water conservation on campus through research. At the University of Michigan, a team of six graduate students worked closely with Johnson Controls, Inc. and campus stakeholders to establish a baseline for energy consumption at the university, and to identify key areas for improvement. At the University of Houston, a student group made it their mission to investigate areas of high on-campus water consumption, discover practical conservation methods and map out implementation strategies.

Speakers are Brittany Szczepanik, University of Michigan, and Joanne Ma and Itay Porat, University of Houston (winners of 2016 Campus Sustainability Research Award). Join us to see what students at other institutions are doing and their award-winning presentations. For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

Motivation and Goal Setting: Achieving Success to be held today

Motivation and Goal Setting: Achieving Success will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today at Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. If you don?t plan where you are going, you?ll probably end up somewhere else. Feeling troubled, lost and confused about college life? Come learn about short- and long-term goal planning and how to gather the motivation to stay engaged in your classes.

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

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.

Red to Green Money Management events held this week

Red to Green Financial Wellness "Confessions of a Shopaholic" will be held today at 7 p.m. at the Corbett auditorium. Do you know how to manage your credit cards? Do you know what APR is? 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 how credit cards work and how to be responsible with one.

Student Loans: Ins and Outs will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Domenici Hall, Room 005. Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. We can help you with your options. Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on the ins and outs of student loans.

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 these events, 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.

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

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 today 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 8.
Exclusive access to the Brendan Fraser awards reception March 9.
Exclusive access to the filmmakers reception March 10.
Exclusive access to the awards reception with Johnny Galecki on March 11.

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 more than 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 575-646-4857.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Nicholas Webb, assistant professor and physical scientist with the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences and Jornada Experimental Range at New Mexico State University, will present a Plant & Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, ?The National Wind Erosion Research Network: Building a standardized long-term data resource to support wind erosion monitoring, assessment and management,? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 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.

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-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 dancers, singers, and musicians 'Imagine' world peace with performance

Current events are weighing heavily on most people, including graduate dance students who belong to the Traveling Airs performance company at New Mexico State University.

The students are taking those weighty topics and creating art in the form of their production ?Imagine.? Performances of ?Imagine? will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 at the newly renovated Rentfrow Hall, located on the southeast corner of Stewart and Williams streets on the NMSU campus. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $5 for children under 12 years old. At the door, tickets will be $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $5 for children under 12.

To buy tickets for ?Imagine,? contact the kinesiology department at 575-646-4067.