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NMSU Hotline — February 24, 2017

NMSU, UNM introduce public health to maternal and child health care practitioners


ALBUQUERQUE ? As a medically underserved, rural and impoverished state, New Mexico has many health care issues. One area is public health issues associated with mother and child health care.

The public health programs at New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico are working together to increase the capacity of mother and child health professionals to directly address the public health issues in the communities where they live, which is essential to improving outcomes for New Mexico families and children.

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Campus Announcements

Americana cuisine at 100 West Cafe

Join 100 West Cafe for lunch today for Americana-themed cuisine 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 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.

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.

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.

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar Series today

Susan Lovett, professor of biology at Brandeis University, will present a talk titled ?Molecular Mechanism of a Mutational Hotspot? at 3:30 p.m. today 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 approaches 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 Seminar to be held today

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. 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.

Third annual Run With Your Doc slated for Feb. 25

Put on your running or walking shoes and join the fun Saturday, Feb. 25, at Dona Ana Community College East Mesa Campus for the third annual Run With Your Doc. This 1 mile, 5k and 10k run/walk is a fundraiser for St. Luke?s Health Care Clinic, a health center specializing in services for people who are homeless and/or low income. You can pre-register online at www.raceadventuresunlimited.com or pick up a registration form at St. Luke?s Clinic at 999 W. Amador Ave. Same day registration is $5 more. Early packet pickup is today at DACC?East Mesa Campus. For more information email pangell@slhcc.info or call Mike Coulter at 915-274-5222. Also check out Run With Your Doc on Facebook.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop set for Monday

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop "Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents" will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Domenici Hall, Room 005.

Do you like the idea of budgeting, but just can?t seem to stick to one? Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on how to create, maintain and succeed at your budgeting endeavors.

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 Literacy 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.

NMSU Choral concert to be held Feb. 28

NMSU Choral Activities kicks off the spring with a choral concert featuring NMSU university choirs and conductor Christa Fredrickson at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Atkinson Recital Hall. The concert includes music from the Middle Ages to the modern era with composers such as Hildegard von Bingen, Josquin, Vivaldi, Mozart, Bruckner, Bernstein and Whiteacre. Guest artist and NMSU alumna Emma Rosenthal will be featured as the soprano soloist. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For ticket information call 575-646-1306. For more information visit http://music.nmsu.edu or email jflanery@nmsu.edu.

Three candidates for Grants Community College President to visit campus

The NMSU-Grants Community College Presidential Search Committee has invited three candidates for campus interviews.

The candidates and dates of interviews are as follows:
March 6 (Monday) ? Cathie Cline ? Associate Vice President for General Studies, East Arkansas Community College
March 14 (Tuesday) ? Mickey Best ? Vice President for Learning, South Arkansas Community College
March 16 (Thursday) ? Karla Volpi ? Vice President, Administrative Services and Finance, Tohono O?odham Community College in Arizona

During each campus interview there will be open forums for faculty, staff and students according to the following schedule:

9:45 a.m. ? Staff Open Forum
2 p.m. ? Student Open Forum
3:15 p.m. ? Faculty Open Forum

All open forums will be in Martinez Hall, Room 007. Each candidate will make some opening remarks, then you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Complete schedules and vitas are available on the search website at https://grants.nmsu.edu/about/campus-president-hiring-process/. The community is invited to meet each candidate at a reception at 5:30 p.m. on each of the interview dates in the Small Commission Room at 515 W. High Street.

After each interview, you will have the opportunity to post comments on the same website at https://grants.nmsu.edu/about/campus-president-hiring-process/. Comments will be compiled by the search committee chair and reviewed by NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers.

Retirement reception for John Walker to be held March 6

After 33 years of dedicated service to Doña Ana Community College and NMSU, John Walker, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, will retire on Feb. 28. A celebration honoring Walker and his accomplishments will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the commons area of the Student Resources building on the East Mesa campus at DACC. Please join us. All are welcome to attend.

Ladies golf clinics begin in March

Every Monday at 10 a.m. beginning March 6, lady golfers will learn a new and exciting topic to improve on all areas of the game. The cost is $10 per clinic (cash or check). Space is limited to the first 12 ladies who sign up at jlynch1@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1445. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/237268460067799/ to receive a Facebook reminder.

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.

Take the Master Plan Survey

Facilities and Services has just released the NMSU Master Plan Survey as part of its data gathering efforts for the 2017-2027 Master Plan. The survey, which is four questions in length, is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members at http://masterplan.nmsu.edu/. Please join the conversation about your future campus.