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NMSU Hotline — February 20, 2017

NMSU floral students design their way into the future


You never know when you?re going to need a centerpiece, houseplant, succulent or specialty floral arrangement. When you do, you may not need to look any further than the New Mexico State University Floriculture Program.

Students in the floriculture program and on the intercollegiate floral team are constantly working on floral projects as part of their learning process and to enhance their creativity. The students prepare projects for competitions, events, silent auctions and weekly sales.

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Campus Announcements

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

Sue Gerber, an alumna of New Mexico State University working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help eradicate polio in the Middle East and Africa, will visit campus this 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 today and tomorrow. 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.


Computer science colloquium held today

A computer science colloquium will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in Science Hall, Room 107. Computer science faculty candidate Shobeir Fakhraei will discuss how to accurately model the interrelated structure of real-world data. For more information, contact the NMSU Computer Science office at csoffice@cs.nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up tomorrow

Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. tomorrow 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 tomorrow

A recorded webinar "How Can I Make the Activities in My Course More Accessible?" will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow, 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.

Environmental Education Center hosts sustainability webinar tomorrow

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. tomorrow, titled "Exploring the State of Sustainability in Higher Education 2016".

This webinar will explore the latest sustainability trends in higher education facilities. The recently released ?State of Sustainability? report by Sightlines takes a comprehensive, "cradle-to-grave" look at environmental impact across each stage of the building life-cycle: construction, operations, capital reinvestment, and end-of-life.

Based on the report findings, this webinar will highlight sustainability "wins" in higher education and address opportunities for improvement. Join us to learn more about where colleges and universities stand in our efforts to take care of the environment. For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

Curriculum Vitae vs. Resume ? What?s the Difference? Workshop tomorrow

Depending on the job or industry, a job seeker will need to prepare the curriculum vitae (CV) instead of a resume and vice-versa. From 4 to 5 p.m. tomorrow, you may attend the workshop, Curriculum Vitae vs. Resume ? What?s the Difference? The workshop will be held in Garcia Annex, Room 207.

This workshop will provide guidelines for content for both a resume and a CV, and how to distinguish what is important in order to design the best document for the appropriate audience.

For more information, call NMSU Career Services at 575-646-1631.

Globalization Award for International Engagement Call for Nominations

The Office of International and Border Programs is soliciting nominations for NMSU?s 17th Annual Globalization Award. An award ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Nason House, located at 1070 University Avenue between Espina and Solano streets. Both faculty and staff are eligible to be nominated. The winner will receive a trophy, as well as a $1,000 international travel credit.

The trophy, the monetary award and the public recognition of international work in front of one?s peers is all designed to highlight the prestige and importance of internationalization efforts as one of the university?s strategic priorities.

Please visit the NMSU Globalization Award webpage at https://ibp.nmsu.edu/nmsu-campus-globalization-awards/ for complete nomination instructions. Nominations are due Wednesday, March 22, by close of business.

The event will include light hors d'oeuvres. The entire community is welcome, but a simple RSVP to Brenda Brown at brendas@nmsu.edu is requested.

Garth Brooks concert dates added

The Garth Brooks World Tour with special guest, Trisha Yearwood, will make five stops at the Pan American Center.

In under 40 minutes, Garth Brooks had broken his Las Cruces ticket sales record. His previous record was set May 30 to 31, 1996, at the Pan American Center with 24,459 tickets sold. By 10:40 a.m. Friday morning, he had sold over 39,000 tickets for Pan American Center and have continued to sell all weekend.

The concerts will be:
Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, at 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 9, at 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 9, at 7 p.m.

There is an eight-ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can now be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks, Pan Am Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, 1-800-745-3000 or 1-866-448-7849.

Department of Geological Sciences to hold colloquium Wednesday

The NMSU Department of Geological Sciences will hold a colloquium from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Gardiner Hall, Room 230. William Hammond from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology University is the EarthScope Distinguished Speaker. His presentation is titled, "GPS Imaging of Earth?s Vertical Motion: From Sierra Nevada to North America." For more information contact 575-646-2708 or lhubbard@nmsu.edu.

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.

In Good Time: Photographs by Doug DuBois display starts Thursday

The University Art Gallery at NMSU's exhibition, In Good Time: Photographs by Doug DuBois, will be on display Thursday, Feb. 23, to Saturday, April 15. Curated by Cory Jacobs, this traveling exhibition is presented by the Aperture Foundation and the Hermès Foundation.

DuBois will be in Las Cruces Thursday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb. 24. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. We invite you to reach out with any questions or to schedule an interview. He is a former faculty member of the NMSU Department of Art and currently teaches at Syracuse University.

For more information, call 575-646.2545 or email MLanteri@nmsu.edu.

'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.

Americana Cuisine at 100 West Cafe

Join 100 West Cafe for lunch Tuesday, Feb. 21, through Friday, Feb. 24, for Americana-themed cuisine where you can enjoy meals prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of Chef John Hartley.

Enjoy four days of ala carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature New England clam chowder, iceberg wedge with blue cheese or pasta salad. The main entrée choices are beef pot roast, Maryland chicken, herb-crusted pork loin or creamy pulled pork pasta with caramelized onions. For our vegetarians, we will omit the pulled pork for the pasta entrée. The sides for this week are oven fries and green beans. Your dessert choices are apple pie, New York cheesecake or key lime pie. 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 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 646-5995.