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NMSU Hotline — February 22, 2017

Safety Tips: Bicycle Safety

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Why does the NMSU Fire Department have bicycles?

The bicycles allow our Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to reach congested pedestrian areas quickly. This is especially important when NMSU has outdoor events. As the temperature starts to rise, more people start outdoor activities. While bicycles are a fun way to travel around the city and campus, it is important to ride safely. The New Mexico State University Fire Department wants to remind you of a few safety tips to keep in mind.

· It is always a great idea to wear a helmet when you ride. A helmet can really make a difference if you ever get into an accident.
· Always inspect your bike to make sure that it is safe to ride before you go out.
· If you ride at night use the proper lighting on your bike so you can see and be seen.
· When riding in congested areas use appropriate signals to indicate to others what you are doing.
· Obey all signs and traffic laws.
· Ride your bike like you would drive a car on a road. Ride with the flow of traffic and stay in your lane.
· Be very attentive of your surroundings. Just because you see a driver does not mean that they see you.

Campus Announcements

Hodges, Fowler to lead new Center for Academic Advising and Student Support

Dr. Jennifer Hodges, Director of Academic Advising for the College of Arts and Sciences, has agreed to serve as the Interim Director of the new Center for Academic Advising and Student Support. Assisting her in this effort will be Ms. Marissa Fowler, cross-campus advisor in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, who will serve as Interim Associate Director.

The new Center will bring together academic advisors from across campus and the student success navigators to provide a one-stop shop where students can find guidance in navigating the NMSU campus and succeeding in and out of the classroom. Hodges and Fowler will work closely with the Advising Task Force, which began meeting in December.

For more information, email provost@nmsu.edu or call the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost at 575-646-2127.

Americana cuisine at 100 West Cafe

Join 100 West Cafe for lunch today 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 a la 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 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.

Physics colloquium 'Recent Advances in the Physics of Baseball' to be held Thursday

The Department of Physics presents a colloquium by Alan M. Nathan, professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Illinois, about "Recent Advances in the Physics of Baseball" from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23, in Gardiner Hall, Room 230.

Nathan will describe some superb new tools that allow detailed studies that were not available to Bob Adair at the time he wrote his classic book The Physics of Baseball more than 20 years ago. The advances have come in two broad areas: The aerodynamics of a baseball in flight and the physics of the ball-bat collision. Not only have these advances furthered our understanding of the physics, but they have also had a practical application to the game itself. Several examples are the relevance of the batter's grip; optimizing the batter's swing; the Denver effect; the effect of spin on the flight of a baseball; and batting and thinking.

The talk will be sprinkled with amusing high-speed videos and anecdotes about our national pastime. So, the talk should have something for everybody, whether your interest is primarily physics, baseball or the intersection between them. For more information contact burkardt@nmsu.edu.

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, in 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/.

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

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

David Benson, director of the Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, will present a Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, ?Eliminating the 'Scale Effect' from Reactive Transport Simulations: A Purely Lagrangian Particle Tracking and Reaction Method Applied across Core- to Field-Scales at the Schoolcraft (MI) Aquifer Bioremediation Experiment,? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 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.

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar Series Friday

Susan Lovett, professor of biology at Brandeis University, will present a talk titled ?Molecular Mechanism of a Mutational Hotspot? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research and are open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held most Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu.

Lovett will discuss genetic and biochemical approach to the study of DNA replication fork repair, using the E. coli system. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/Lovett.pdf.

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Organization spring plant sale to be held March 1

The Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Organization will be selling a variety of cool season transplants from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, inside the Gerald Thomas Hall lobby.

The crops for sale are broccoli, cauliflower, romanesco, cabbage, spinach, kale, pak choi and lettuce, as well as nasturtium (an edible flower). The price is $3 per four pack. Availability will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Kimberly Rodriguez at kyknrod@nmsu.edu.

March 1 is deadline for two NMSU Women?s Club Scholarships

The NMSU Women?s Club Scholarship application is due March 1. The NMSU Women?s Club is committed to supporting returning female undergraduate students in attaining their educational goals. The Club?s Scholarship Committee annually recommends one or two candidates for the NMSU Women?s Club scholarship. Each candidate is awarded a $500 scholarship and invited to attend the club?s spring luncheon.

The NMSU Women?s Club Scholarships are open to any female NMSU undergraduate student at the Las Cruces campus or branch campuses who is returning to school after a break in her education (either after high school or after starting college). These scholarships have been set up specifically for returning students because students immediately out of high school have other opportunities, such as the lottery scholarship, available to them. Candidates must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

The Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship application is also due March 1. The NMSU Women?s Club is committed to supporting single mothers with dependent children in attaining their educational goals. This scholarship is sponsored by Susan DeMar in honor of her late mother. The Club?s Scholarship Committee will recommend one candidate for the Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship. The winner is awarded $250 and invited to attend the club?s spring luncheon.

The Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship is open to female NMSU undergraduate students at the Las Cruces campus only. Each candidate must be a single or widowed mother with dependent children who reside with her and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Below are links to the respective scholarship applications. Instructions for completion and where to submit are included in the application at https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/files/2013/11/2016-17-WC-Scholarship-Application.pdf and https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/files/2013/11/2016-17-Ruth-Mary-Webber-Scholarship-Application.pdf.

For more information, contact the NMSU Women?s Club President, Susan DeMar, at sdemar@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3509. For more information, visit https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/scholarships/

Mendoza show opens at DACC

The DACC Art Committee is holding a reception featuring local artist George Mendoza whose work ?Colors of the Wind? is displayed in building DAEM outside the DACC President?s office. Also displayed is art from students in Professor Abby Osborne?s Digital Graphics Technology class. The Artist Reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 3.

DACC Instructor Ouida Touchon will demonstrate tools and techniques students use in her classes. There will also be tours of the art collection at East Mesa Campus.

In conjunction with the event, the DACC Art Committee is raffling an original Royce Rein 22? x 30? matted and framed watercolor. Several artworks will be sold by silent auction at the event: a watercolor landscape and a gouache portrait by Royce Rein, an original print by Ouida Touchon, two autographed books by Mendoza and a hand-crafted silver bracelet by Bobbie Hutson. All proceeds benefit the DACC Permanent Art Collection Endowment.

The Endowment helps provide accessible art to the entire DACC community. The first $500 donated will be matched by two patrons for a total of $1,000 to the endowment.

Music will be provided by a quartet from J. Paul Taylor Academy with director Ray Arreola. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served by DACC culinary arts students. Raffle tickets for the Rein watercolor can be purchased at the event or from art committee members before the event. The raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For information contact Glenn Schwaiger at 575-527-7752 or gschwaiger@dacc.nmsu.edu.

Sunshine Week 2017 Program March 9

Please mark your calendars to join us at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, on the third floor of Zuhl Library for the 2017 Sunshine Week program, ?The Presidency and the Press: Will Free Speech Survive?? This will be the fifth anniversary of the Sunshine Week program, presented by the NMSU Library, NMSU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and NMSU Alumnus/donor Tim Parker. The panelists for this year?s event are:

Walter Rubel, opinion page editor at Las Cruces Sun-News
Nelson Goodin, Dona Ana County Attorney
Frank Thayer, Emeritus Professor, Journalism and Mass Communications, NMSU
David Irvin, Business Librarian, NMSU

Peter Goodman, a local writer, photographer and lawyer, will once again be joining us to moderate the program and will be giving us a historical review of how U.S. Presidents have related to the press.There will be a question and answer session for audience members and refreshments will also be served.

Please feel free to contact April Anaya at 575-646-4033 or aanaya@nmsu.edu if you have any questions.

J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium to be held March 14-15

The 13th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium "Voices of the Invisible Majority: Social Justice and Mental Health" will be held March 14-15 at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. At 4:30 p.m. March 14 the opening reception will feature keynote speaker Tommy Thompson. The symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 15. The event is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and admission is free. Visit http://artsci.nmsu.edu/en/j-paul-taylor-symposium for schedule information.

'Mosque Alert' and 'The Four Hijabs' event set for April 5-6

The Department of Theatre Arts is a co-sponsor for our hosts, the department of Interdisciplinary Studies/Gender & Sexuality Studies, for "Mosque Alert" and "The Four Hijabs." The events are also co-sponsored by the International and Border Programs, Honors College and Creative Media Institute. This will be of special interest at this time of intensified discrimination against Muslims inside the U.S. and banning of people from Muslim-majority countries entry to the U.S.

The Making of Mosque Alert: select scenes from "Mosque Alert" and discussion with playwright Jamil Khoury and producer Malik Gillani will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. "Mosque Alert" explores resistance to the building of mosques in communities across the U.S. with a specific focus on three families, two Muslim and one Christian, living in Naperville, Illinois. The project invites audiences to engage challenging questions and unaddressed anxieties around Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism. Playwright Jamil Khoury and producer Malik Gillani introduce their latest work, Mosque Alert, and share video clips of select scenes from the groundbreaking new play and the first-of-its-kind civic engagement process that they created online.

"The Four Hijabs:" an animated short film and panel discussion will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Digital Media Theater, Milton Hall. This is a special screening of "The Four Hijabs," an entertaining and highly accessible animated short film that explores the multiple meanings of four hijabs mentioned in 16 Qur?anic verses through Arab-Muslim feminist lenses:
? The visual hijab (the modest dress of both Muslim men and women)
? The spatial hijab (the separator between private and public spaces)
? The ethical hijab (ethical values/practices required of all Muslims)
? The spiritual hijab (the barrier that inhibits deep spiritual growth and new knowledge)
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion, featuring co-authors Manal Hamzeh and Jamil Khoury.

"The Four Hijbas" is directed by Liz Wuerffel, animated by Anna Hayden-Roy and produced by Silk Road Rising, Chicago.

Trujillo selected for the Angelina G. Sanchez Study Abroad Scholarship

Engaging Latino Communities for Education (ENLACE) at DACC awarded NMSU student Ignacio Trujillo, participant of the ENLACE program, the Angelina G. Sanchez scholarship to study abroad. Trujillo has been an ENLACE participant since 2014 and is studying Portuguese in Olinda, Brazil, this spring.

The scholarship is named for Angelina G. Sanchez who was a wonderful mother and community activist who passed on to her children a love for life, learning and to never stop fighting injustice.

At age 5 Sanchez crossed the border into the U.S., with her family. She was an excellent student, a voracious reader and lover of learning. She became a life-long activist for the rights of Mexican American workers and their families. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the International Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers of America, Local 890 in Grant County. This union and their struggles were featured in the movie, Salt of the Earth, which is the only U.S. produced film to be black-listed. However, the Library of Congress has declared this movie one of 100 movies to be preserved for posterity for its importance to this country.
Sanchez loved to travel and knew how important learning about, understanding and accepting people of different cultures led to the formation of a well-rounded person. The Angelina G. Sanchez scholarship honors her achievements and work and inspires Latino students to be involved in social justice by getting an education and a semester of study abroad.

For information contact Federico Marquez at 575-528-7397.

Traveling photo exhibit reveals people?s stories, from Irish teens to Pennsylvania coalminers

A former New Mexico State University professor with photos in collections at the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum will have an exhibition at the University Art Gallery. ?In Good Time: Photographs by Doug DuBois? will run from Feb. 23 through April 15, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 24.

DuBois spent eight years at NMSU as an associate professor of art in the College of Arts and Sciences from 1989-1997. He currently teaches in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, and often does tours for his shows around the country. In addition to his photography in collections at prestigious museums, DuBois has also created photographs for magazines including the New York Times magazine, Time, Details and GQ.


Workshop on wells and water management offered at NMSU

The Engineering New Mexico Resource Network at New Mexico State University and the Civil Engineering Department will present a workshop on Wells, Pumps, Etc., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11.

The conference presents state-of-the-art techniques in design, maintenance and the operation of wells and pumps as well as ways to help improve water management during the ongoing drought in southern New Mexico. The seminar is for farmers, water managers, and people who are involved in developing and operating water systems.

The seminar will be led by Civil Engineering Professor Zohrab Samani and offers six professional development credit hours for professional engineers. It will be held on the NMSU campus in Hernandez Hall, Room 103. The cost is $100; $30 for students. For more information, contact Samani at zsamani@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2904. To register, visit http://2017wellspumpsetc.eventbrite.com.