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NMSU Hotline — March 3, 2017

NMSU engineering professor receives $500,000 NSF CAREER award


An assistant professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Mexico State University, Wei Tang has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award, which is a five-year, $500,000 grant.

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Campus Announcements

Southwestern/Mexican cuisine at 100 West Cafe

Join us for lunch today 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.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held today

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. 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.

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.

Finalist for NMSU Grants campus president to visit

The first of three finalists for president of the New Mexico State University Grants campus will visit the campus on Monday, March 6.

Cathie Cline, associate vice president for general studies at East Arkansas Community College, will participate in 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 held on the NMSU Grants campus in Martinez Hall, Room 007. Each candidate will make some opening remarks, then you will have the opportunity to ask questions. The community is invited to meet each candidate at a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Small Commission Room at 515 W. High Street.

A complete schedule for Cline?s visit as well as her vita are available on the search website at https://grants.nmsu.edu/about/campus-president-hiring-process/. After each interview, comments may be posted to the same website. Comments will be compiled by the search committee chair and reviewed by NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers.

Microbiologist to talk about H. pylori and stomach cancer on March 10

The NMSU-Fred Hutch Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research is hosting Nina Salama, a microbiologist from the Human Biology Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington. Salama will present the seminar "Helicobacter pylori and stomach cancer: How does a bacteria cause cancer?" at 6 p.m. Friday, March 10, in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 194 (Auditorium) on the NMSU campus.

Helicobacter pylori infection is the major risk factor for stomach cancer, the third leading cancer killer worldwide. They study how this bacterium diversifies its genome and maintains helical cell shape, two adaptations that allow colonization in the unusual environment of the human stomach. They also explore the molecular cross talk between host and bacterium during chronic infection that drives disease. This presentation is open to the public and the NMSU community. Salama will be available for questions after the seminar. For more information, contact Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

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.

Elegant Spanish wine dinner March 11

Treat yourself to elegant Spanish dining, fine wine pairings and the best view in Las Cruces during Diner de Vin on Saturday, March 11, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. Gaze upon the Organ Mountains and Aggie Memorial Stadium as you dine on a six-course dinner from an expertly crafted menu of Spanish cuisine. Every wine pairing has been specially selected to complement the dinner courses.

Reservations required in advance. Call 575-646-4802 today to reserve your table. For a full menu and additional details visit http://bit.ly/2magY1t.

Faculty-led international program offered in Thailand

This program is designed to immerse participants in Thai culture and the issues faced by Thai citizens and minority groups. Working in a rural community it will provide participants with the opportunity to experience the operational activities and structure of effective development projects in a range of fields, including English teaching and reforestation, and enable individuals to contribute actively to real initiatives making a real difference.

The cost is $2,906, which includes in-country airport transfer, 16 nights accommodation in guesthouse facilities with three meals per day, project donations and all activities as per itinerary. It does not include airfare or spending money. A $500 non-refundable deposit will be billed to your spring student account, with the rest billed to your fall student account.

The program is July 24 through Aug. 9. The application deadline is March 15. For more information on the program, please contact Brenda Seevers at bseevers@ad.nmsu.edu or Angel Palumbo, international education adviser, in the Garcia Annex, Room 238, or apalumbo@ad.nmsu.edu.

Zuhl Fuel coming soon

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to name the new café in Zuhl Library. Congratulations to Jane Kim who won the contest with her entry of "Zuhl Fuel." Stay tuned for updates about the upcoming opening of Zuhl Fuel.

Do you take credit cards at NMSU?

Do you take credit cards at NMSU? If so, and you haven?t been in contact with ICT or NMSU?s Controller?s office, please email the NMSU Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliance Steering Committee at pci-team@nmsu.edu. The committee is working to ensure that all entities (merchants, student organizations, etc.) at NMSU are PCI DSS compliant, which is a requirement for taking credit cards at NMSU. See Rule 2.36, Payment Card Industry Data Security, in the NMSU Policy Manual for more information.

NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnership call for proposals

Funds are available for two levels of collaborative research: pilot and full projects. The goal of the NMSU/Fred Hutch U54 PACR partnership is to continue to build upon increasing cancer research capacity at NMSU and to increase knowledge and attention to cancer-related health disparities at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The Letter of Intent is due at 6 p.m. MT Friday, April 14. Proposals are due at 6 p.m. MT Monday, July 31, and the start date is September 2018.

Download the RFA and proposal application forms at http://cancer.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact Graciela Unguez at gunguez@nmsu.edu or Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.