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NMSU Hotline — February 28, 2017

Leaders in cancer research to speak at NMSU in March


A not-so-average stomach bug and transparent fish embryo?

It?s your chance to learn more about a stomach cancer-causing bacterium and about how transparent zebrafish embryos are used to study human brain pathways with potential for cancer cells.

New Mexico State University is hosting two speakers who are leaders in cancer research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Nina Salama, a microbiologist who leads a research team studying the stomach cancer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori, will speak at 6 p.m. Friday, March 10. Cecilia Moens, a developmental biologist working to uncover the genes and proteins that shape the brain, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30.

The talks are free and open to the public. Both will be held in the Gerald Thomas Hall Auditorium, Room 194.

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Campus Announcements

Southwestern/Mexican cuisine at 100 West Cafe

Join us for our a full week of lunches today through Friday, March 3, for Southwestern/Mexican 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 be your choice of Caldo Tlalpeño, southwest salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette or marinated jicama salad. The main entrée choices are red chile rubbed chicken, tequila braised Mexican pork ribs, tilapia Veracruz or green chile asadero enchiladas. The sides for this week are black beans and rice. Your dessert choices are mocha mousse, arroz con leche or pastel tres leches. 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.

Mardi Gras at Taos Restaurant today

Celebrate Mardi Gras with authentic New Orleans cuisine during the Mardi Gras Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. The menu will feature Cajun pecan chicken breast, fried catfish, popcorn shrimp and bacon grits, breaded okra, pot likker greens, chicken gumbo, vegetarian jambalaya rice bowls and beignets with bourbon sauce. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. To accommodate this special menu, Taco Tuesday will only be served for lunch today. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1246034655514988/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=dTd0b2RobmI5anQ4aXU4ZnBvOWw3NTNoNWMgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including special holiday meals. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

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

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.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop to be held Wednesday

Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Gerald Thomas Hall front lobby.

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/.

Taste of the Sea Wednesday

Savor fine seafood and sumptuous sides during this week?s Mike?s Magnificent Meals at Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. This special lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, with a full menu featuring cod en papillote, mussels in a white wine sauce with linguine, fingerling potatoes, hush puppies, Asian coleslaw and green chile lentil soup. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. To accommodate high demand and to minimize lines, Mike?s Magnificent Meals will be served at both the 360 Grill and New Mexico Fresh Stations. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/373908912994371/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=MWM3Yjhla2ExazE1MGdqanFsM2kxbzFzbmsgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Mike?s Magnificent Meals. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

Environmental Education Center hosts environmental webinar on bee habitat on campuses Wednesday

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, titled "Using a Design Competition to Expand Bee Habitat On and Off Campus." Bee/House/Lab was an international design competition at the University of Manitoba that resulted in innovative bee houses built and installed around campus and used for research. The reasons for the competition were to help bees in a time of rapid decline due to habitat loss and severe weather brought on by climate change. Partnerships were what made this project a success. In this webinar, you will learn more about the process of this project and see the winning designs.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to participate in a short interactive design activity. Check out the details of the competition at http://www.umanitoba.ca/sustainability/BeeHouseLab.html. For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

This Thursday's Bistro Buffet: Asian Cuisine

Take a mid-week break during the Asian Cuisine Bistro Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature sweet and sour pork, grilled teriyaki chicken, crispy chow mein noodle salad with citrus soy ginger dressing, vegetable lo-mein, steamed jasmine rice and almond cookies. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/270905096679072/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=cGFhdTBscjUyMmFmMzZocGttNGZxdjhrdGcgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free parking is available to restaurant guests in designated spaces of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

The Campus Health Center would like to help further spread the news about a special health topic. Sunday, Feb. 26, through Saturday, March 4, is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Anyone can suffer from an eating disorder and body dissatisfaction, as there is no gender, age or race bias; 30 million people in the U.S. alone will experience a clinically significant eating disorder in their lifetime. However, the earlier treatment is sought out, the better. Treatment is effective and recovery is possible. If you think you or someone you care about is suffering from an eating disorder, take a free, fast and anonymous screening at https://wellness.nmsu.edu/mental-health-screening/ or reach out to a mental health professional for help.

Questions, contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

Take the Master Plan Survey

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.

NMSU Library 2017 Sunshine Week Event set for March 9

The NMSU Library will host a panel discussion, ?The Presidency and the Press: Will Free Speech Survive?? at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9. The program will honor Sunshine Week, an annual event that focuses on open government and access to public information.

Participating panelists will discuss the modern media environment, the propagation of "fake news," and legal threats faced by journalists, among other topics. Please join us as our panelists discuss the dangers posed to free speech.

The program, in its fifth year, is presented by the NMSU Library, NMSU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and NMSU alumnus Tim Parker. It will be held on the third floor of Zuhl Library on NMSU?s campus.

For more information please contact Erica Aguirre-Bautista at 575-646-1508 or aerica@nmsu.edu.

Let's Talk Online Teaching Plagiarism Panel slated for April 13

Join Hameed Badawy, Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mike DeMers, geography; and Betsy Stringam, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, from 12 to 1 p.m. April 13 as they talk about plagiarism in the online classroom. It's an informal discussion about how to address plagiarism and cheating online, and things to consider moving forward. Faculty who attend are welcome to bring ideas to share with the group on what has worked (or not worked) for them in the past. Lunch will be served, so please register.

For questions or information related to the workshop or other Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) questions, please contact Miley Grandjean at 575-646-5492 or mgrandje@nmsu.edu.

Register now for the Dr. Andrew Wall Scholarship Golf Tournament

The NMSU Dr. Andrew Wall Endowed Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament will be held at the NMSU Golf Course at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 29. Full details and registration available at https://hr.nmsu.edu/golf/wp-content/uploads/sites/81/2017/02/NMSU_GolfTournament-1.pdf. Please call Marilyn Pettes Hill at 505-463-5063 for more information.

NMSU celebrates Latino Week in March

Tantalize your taste buds, get lost in a maze, enjoy the deep sound of the guitarrón and witness the Matachines dancers? colorful costumes at New Mexico State University. You may experience all of these things as part of Latino Week on campus in March.

Following is list of Latino Week events:

Thursday, March 2 (4 to 9 p.m.)
Salsa Tasting Festival
Corbett Center Student Union Outdoor Stage
Hosted by MAES, Latinos in Science and Engineering

Tuesday, March 7 (5 p.m.)
La Academia Dolores Huerta Ballet Folklorico and Mariachi
Corbett Center Outdoor Stage
Hosted by CAMP, College Assistance Migrant Program

Tuesday, March 7 (6 p.m.)
Movie Night: Guillermo del Toro?s ?Pan?s Labyrinth?
Corbett Center Auditorium
Hosted by SHPE, Society of Professional Engineers

Thursday, March 9 (7 p.m.)
Keynote Speaker Marisel Herrera
Corbett Center Auditorium
Hosted by CAMP

Friday, March 10 (12 p.m.)
Matachines Dancers
Corbett Center Outdoor Stage
Hosted by CAMP

All events are free. For more information, please call Chicano Programs at 575-646-4206.


NMSU College of Business tax experts warn of potential fraudulent schemes

Now that tax season is upon us, people must be especially diligent to protect themselves against the influx of IRS-type scams.

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has issued a Scam Alert recently about a scam phone call threatening an IRS criminal lawsuit.

New Mexico State University College of Business tax expert Roy Clemons wants taxpayers to be aware of the top five schemes that occur during filing season.