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NMSU Hotline — March 2, 2017

NMSU?s 'Global Connections' series explores French cuisine and culture


While most people think of the the Eiffel tower and the Louvre when it comes to France, a New Mexico State University professor is bringing a taste of the French countryside and culture to Las Cruces in the next ?Global Connections? talk.

Glenn Fetzer, department head of languages and linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, will present ?France: Focus on Provence? from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at the College of Health and Social Services Annex Auditorium, Room 101A. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Campus Announcements

PSL blood drive slated for today

PSL Anderson Hall is hosting a United Blood Services blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today 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.

Campus Health Center closed this afternoon

The Campus Health Center will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for staff training and meetings. The CHC will re-open for regular hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Medical emergencies should call 911 or report immediately to a local emergency room.

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.

Computer Science Colloquium to be held Friday

Marie Vasek talks about the detrimental effects of cybercrime and what can be done to control it in a Computer Science Colloquium from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Science Hall, Room 107. For more information, contact the Computer Science office at csoffice@cs.nmsu.edu.

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.

Last four performances for 'TRUTH DARE?' set for this weekend

"TRUTH DARE . . ." by Tori Keenan-Zelt opened last weekend to rave reviews by students and faculty alike. ?Four teenagers live in a world of secrets, first loves and backyard ghosts ? until a traumatic accident forever changes things.? Directed by Theatre Arts faculty member Larissa Lury, the play stars NMSU students Daniela Castorena, Torrie Hughes, Melis White and Violet Griffin. The play contains adult language and content. This week's performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday March 3, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5. For ticket information call 575-646-1420. Tickets are at the ASTCNMSU Box Office one hour before the show.

Photo Narratives Workshop with Wes Kline to be held Saturday

Join Wes Kline, NMSU Department of Art assistant professor of photography, to learn more about making your own photo narrative artworks from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the NMSU Art Gallery. Just bring yourself and a camera or cell phone with a camera a few minutes before start time. The workshop will begin in the gallery and move to the photo lab in Williams Hall. No other supplies beyond an imaging device are necessary. Free admission. Visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1385072134889428/.

Contact the University Art Gallery at artglry@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2545 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.

Website available for information regarding immigration executive orders

New Mexico State University values and respects diversity. The university is also committed to creating a nurturing and caring community at each of our NMSU campuses around the state. In an effort to help students, employees and community members navigate information surrounding the recent executive orders regarding immigration from U.S. President Donald Trump, NMSU?s Office of International and Border Programs has established a frequently updated webpage to disseminate information to the community at https://isss.nmsu.edu/presidentialeo/.

Register for the Peer Review Network

It's that time of year again, when the Advocates for Scholarly Teaching sponsors the Peer Review Network Workshop. This is a valuable opportunity to share your scholarly teaching experience with your peers in and across the disciplines. At the core of this workshop each participant is charged with a writing a reflective memo assessing how an assignment contributes to the student's baccalaureate experience. At the completion of this workshop, you will have final documents to upload into Digital Measures for "Evidence of Scholarly Teaching." The deadline to register is Wednesday, March 8.

If you have questions about the process, they can be directed to the administrator for the PRN Workshop, Paula Groves at pgroves@nmsu.edu, or with the AST Committee Chairman, Tauna Cole-Dorn at taucole@nmsu.edu.

The PRN Workshop schedule and registration can be found at https://assessment.nmsu.edu/peer-review-network/#PRN.

Brendan Fraser to give talk at NMSU March 9

Actor Brendan Fraser will give a talk about his acting career at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Corbett Center Auditorium. The event is free and open to all NMSU students, faculty and staff.

Fraser, who is best known for his roles in blockbuster movies like ?The Mummy,? and critically acclaimed films such as ?Gods and Monsters,? is in Las Cruces for the Las Cruces International Film Festival. Fraser was selected to receive this year?s ?Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment? award, which will be presented at a private reception on March 9.

For more information contact Ross Marks at rossm@nmsu.edu.

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.

NMSU Cancer Outreach Program to host free community health fair

The Cancer Outreach Program at New Mexico State University?s Department of Public Health Sciences will host a health fair this week to raise awareness of colorectal cancer.

The event, which commemorates Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the Ben Archer Health Center, 1998 Motel Blvd. in Las Cruces. The health fair is free and open to the public. The Department of Public Health Sciences is housed in the College of Health and Social Services.

For more information about the health fair, please contact Karoline Sondgeroth at 575-646-5065.