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NMSU Hotline — March 1, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Lucille Casas, College of Arts and Sciences

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Lucille Casas is an accountant for the New Mexico State University College of Arts and Sciences, where she has served students and faculty for the past eight years. Casas began her career at the university as a student employee in 1995, and later earned her Bachelor of Accountancy from NMSU in 2012. Casas has also worked at the University Museum, University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, the Office of Grants and Contracts and the Department of Biology.

Campus Announcements

Southwestern/Mexican cuisine at 100 West Cafe

Join us for 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 an 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.

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

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. today 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.

Networking Hour: Funding Opportunities today

Join us to learn about opportunities and strategies to fund your startup from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr. Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. Networking Hour is a function of the Studio G Business Accelerator at NMSU. Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

Contact 575-646-1859 or cdunn25@ad.nmsu.edu for more information.

Computer Science Colloquium to be held today

Yang Zhou talks about challenges and solutions for collecting and understanding big graph data at a Computer Science Colloquium from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in Science Hall, Room 107. Please contact the Computer Science Office at csoffice@cs.nmsu.edu for more information.

$10 personal golf instruction sessions

The NMSU Golf Course begins weekly $10 Happy Hour sessions providing personal instruction from their professional staff from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays. This is a fun and interactive way to polish the skills needed to have a more enjoyable experience on the course. Practice your putting today at the putting green in front of the clubhouse. On March 8, expand your chipping and pitching abilities at ?Aggie Land.? Return to ?Aggie Land? on March 15 for iron play. Drivers will be the focus of the March 22 session at the Driving Range. Complete the month on March 29 with a skill challenge. Select going or interested on the Happy Hours that you are interested in at https://www.facebook.com/pg/NMSUi/events/ to receive a Facebook reminder once the events draw closer or add your preferred events to your Google-enabled calendar at golfnmsu@gmail.com&ctz=America/Denver&mode=AGENDA' target='_blank' >https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=golfnmsu@gmail.com&ctz=America/Denver&mode=AGENDA.

Please contact 575-646-3219 for more information.

PSL blood drive slated for Thursday

PSL Anderson Hall is hosting a United Blood Services blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Lot 60, the parking lot located east of PSL. The blood drive is open to the public. If you are already a United Blood Services Donor, you can register online for this drive.

Dress in Blue Day set for Friday

Join us from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 3, for Dress in Blue Day to celebrate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month at Ben Archer Health Center, 1998 Motel Blvd., Las Cruces. There will be free glucose and blood pressure testing and health information, including tours of the giant inflatable colon. This health fair is free and open to the public. For more information contact Karoline Sondgeroth at 575-646-5065.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Mark Walker, associate professor and the Richard L. Hedden Endowed Chair in the Department of Philosophy at New Mexico State University, will present a Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, ?Occam?s Razor and Skepticism: Why Most Scientific Theories are Probably False,? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, 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.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop set for Friday

A Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop ? Don?t Let Your Identity Get Stolen ? will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Domenici Hall, Room 005.

What is the fastest growing crime in America? Identity theft. Join the Red to Green Money Management program to gain the knowledge to plan, prevent and protect your identity.

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 Wellness 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.

STEM Day for fifth-graders to be held Saturday

NMSU Computer Science offers an Expanding Your Horizons program via STEM Day for fifth grade girls from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in Science Hall for $5. The ultimate goal for this conference is to motivate young women to meet 21st century challenges in STEM and to inspire them to be creative and innovative thinkers. Young women will have a chance to connect with STEM role models and near-peers, and learn more about careers in computing, science, technology, engineering and math. Online registration is open and will be available until midnight.

Register at http://www.expandingyourhorizons.org/conferences/LasCruces/. Direct questions to Rebecca Galves at rgalves@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1901.

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.

FSA-RMR Office Information Session to be held March 16

The FSA Records Management and Retention office will conduct an information session from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, the new retention requirements and FSA-RMR Procedures. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at the Las Cruces campus, will be offered at the same time as our live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting please contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

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.