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NMSU Hotline — February 17, 2017

NMSU alumna, Gates Foundation officer to visit campus, speak to students, community

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Sue Gerber, an alumna of New Mexico State University working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help eradicate polio to the Middle East and Africa, will visit campus next week and speak to faculty, staff, students and members of the Las Cruces community.

Gerber, the senior program officer for the Gates Foundation?s polio team, will visit NMSU Monday and Tuesday. Gerber graduated from NMSU in 1984 with a bachelor?s degree in community health. Gerber later went on to earn her master?s in public health from Walden University, and will finish her doctorate in public health/epidemiology from Walden this year.

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Campus Announcements

100 West Cafe is back with Italian cuisine

Join us for our first week of lunches for the spring semester Friday, Feb. 17. 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 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.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held today

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. 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.

Second Garth Brooks show added

Due to extraordinary fan demand, Garth Brooks has added an extra Las Cruces concert. The Garth Brooks World Tour with special guest, Trisha Yearwood, will make two stops at the Pan American Center, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, and at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8.

All tickets to both shows are $74.98 each, including fees, and will only be available at www.ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or via Ticketmaster Express at 1-866-448-7849 or 1-800-745-3000 beginning at 10 a.m. today. No sales will be available at the Pan Am Center Ticket Office or any other Ticketmaster outlets today. Tickets are assigned and will be sold as ?Best Available.? There is an eight-ticket limit per transaction.

Aggie Cupboard volunteer training Saturday

The Aggie Cupboard will provide a two-hour training from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, for those who are interested in volunteering regularly. Aggie Cupboard is primarily looking for people who can volunteer for food distribution, between 2:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and between 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Other opportunities are available during different days and hours for those who are able to help with coordinating food drives and outreach events. The training will take place on campus at Regents Row, Room B114.

Interested? Please visit https://aggiecupboard.nmsu.edu/volunteer/ and submit your information on the contact form to reserve your spot. Questions may be sent to aggiecupboard@nmsu.edu.


'IMAGINE' performances to be held this weekend

This weekend the NMSU Traveling Aires Performing Arts Company performs "IMAGINE;" a concert dedicated to world peace. The concert features a variety of dance and vocal performances, with a wide range of music, including classical-crossover, pop and broadway. The performances will be held at the newly remodeled Rentfrow Hall at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up Tuesday

Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Gerald Thomas 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/.


Recorded webinar 'How Can I Make the Activities in My Course More Accessible?' set for Tuesday

A recorded webinar "How Can I Make the Activities in My Course More Accessible?" will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Milton Hall, Room 85. This one-hour recorded webinar will feature Beth Harrison?s practical tips on making your course activities accessible to all students, and give you a space to share your own classroom practices with colleagues. For more details contact Beth Apodaca at OCIP at bapodaca@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4476. Hope to see you there.

Presentation on funding opportunities with National Institute of Food and Agriculture set for Wednesday

Victoria LeBeaux is a national program leader at the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, where she provides leadership for K-20 funding programs supporting research, education and extension in the food, agricultural, natural resource and human sciences. LeBeaux will provide information on current grant programs at NIFA and other federal agencies and answer questions about preparing competitive grant applications. LeBeaux will be on campus on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to give a presentation on funding opportunities with NIFA. Her presentation is open to all who wish to attend. It will be held in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 297 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Honors College workshop on 'How to Apply for a Fulbright Fellowship' set for Thursday

The Honors College invites undergraduates and graduate students for light refreshments and an informal workshop, ?How to Apply for a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship? from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Conroy Honors Center lobby.

Two Fulbright Selection Panelists will be on hand along with a current NMSU student winner with tips on how to submit a competitive proposal.

A Fulbright fellowship provides research, study, and teaching opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 140 countries. Applications are due in October 2017. For more information visit https://honors.nmsu.edu/onsie-1/fulbright-fellowships/.

For questions, please contact Tim Ketelaar at Ketelaar@nmsu.edu or 575-405-3729.

'State of NMSU Sustainability' Survey open through Feb. 24

The Facilities and Services Office of Sustainability is doing a short survey on what you think about our sustainability efforts and what you?d like to see us focus on in the future. We want your opinion on what we could do better or already do well in regard to environmental education, outreach and the 10 sustainability initiatives. This survey is for all NMSU students, faculty and staff and will be open until Feb. 24. It is completely anonymous. Please click the link to take the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y8ZSDD3.

The sustainability manager, joni newcomer, would like to personally thank you for taking time to share your thoughts and ideas so we can work more thoughtfully toward your environmental interests.

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.