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NMSU Hotline — March 6, 2017

NMSU women?s studies program changes name to gender and sexuality studies


In an effort to reflect national and international trends and the changes within the academic discipline, New Mexico State University?s women?s studies program, part of the department of interdisciplinary studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, is now known as gender and sexuality studies.

Two faculty members in the department - Manal Hamzeh, associate professor, and Laura Anh Williams, assistant professor - initiated the move last spring citing the shifts and developments within the larger field of study.

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Campus Announcements

Clinical Psychopharmacology Training Director Colloquium to be held today

A candidate in the Clinical Psychopharmacology Training Director search, Casey McDougall, will present on campus today. The colloquium will be held in O?Donnell Hall in Room 300 at 1:30 p.m. The colloquium title is "Challenges and Opportunities in Psychopharmacology Training." For more information, contact the College of Education Dean?s office at 575-646-2498.

Computer Science Colloquium slated for today

Dmitry Evtyushkin talks about how isolated execution environments can shield vulnerable portions of code from attack at a Computer Science Colloquium from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in Science Hall, Room 107. For more information, contact the Computer Science office at csoffice@cs.nmsu.edu.

Domenici Institute invites faculty participation in student panelists, scholars programs

The Domenici Institute for Public Policy invites faculty to help create a shared effort designed to inspire a future generation of service-minded policy researchers and leaders. With faculty partners, the Domenici Student Scholars Program will offer students who serve as panelists at the annual Domenici Conference the opportunity to deepen their study of a conference topic as part of a fall semester, three-credit independent study. Each scholar will produce three high-quality core deliverables: a policy white paper proposal, an oral presentation and a policy white paper. The resulting work can serve as the basis of a scholarship, master?s thesis or doctoral dissertation proposal. The course benefits students who need an elective inside or outside their colleges.

Faculty are invited to an information session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in Domenici Hall, Room 132. For more information, go to https://domenici.nmsu.edu/domenici-scholars/. To RSVP or inquire about the programs, contact Sara Patricolo at di@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2066.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop set for Tuesday

A Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop ? Keys to Saving and Investing ? will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at Domenici Hall, Room 005.

What?s the difference between saving and investing? Why should I save? How can I invest? We?ll answer all these questions and more. Learn what you can do now to help your future self by saving and investing wisely.

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.

Emergency Notification Test to be conducted Wednesday

On Wednesday, March 8, NMSU will conduct a test of the university's emergency notification system. This test will go out to all members of the NMSU community including students, faculty and staff. If you have registered to receive emergency notifications, an emergency test message will be sent to you. Depending on which notification method you selected, you will receive an emergency test text message, university email/personal email, and/or cell phone/standard telephone (land line) recorded message. No response to the test message is necessary.

-Registering Your emergency notification information

If you have not already registered to receive emergency notifications, please do so as soon as possible at https://etm.nmsu.edu/users/sign_in. Only your university email address is automatically populated by NMSU central systems, you must enter all other contact information.

-Updating and verifying your emergency notification information

Please take a little time to update and verify your contact information prior to the test at https://etm.nmsu.edu/users/sign_in.

-Things to keep in mind

1) After receiving an emergency test message visit https://www.nmsu.edu/. This is where more information will be provided in the event of an actual emergency and will also be activated for this test.
2) Please do not call 911 for additional information.
3) Do call 911 if you are reporting an emergency not related to the test.
4) Messages are purposefully brief so people can receive them via a single text message.

-Questions or comments

Please feel free to contact Norma Grijalva at norma@nmsu.edu if you have any questions or comments regarding this notice. You may also contact the Emergency Planning Committee with any questions, concerns or suggestions at emergencynotification@nmsu.edu.

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 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.

Applications for funding and startup support program, AgSprint, closes Friday

AgSprint is a five-month startup program personalized for innovation in agriculture. We make time-to-market more efficient by offering dedicated business development, financing, field testing and connections under one roof. Special perks include demonstration and validation partners, investment consideration for the Arrowhead Innovation Fund, ICORPS lineage, cash awards and micro-grants. Entrepreneurs with an idea or an established business are encouraged to apply.

Apply before Friday, March 10, at http://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/agsprint/. Contact Zetdi Sloan at zrunyan@nmsu.edu for more information.

Microbiologist to talk about H. pylori and stomach cancer Friday

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.

Faculty led international program offered in Peru

Earn three credits in less than two weeks in the Tropical Insect Ecology in Peru course, EPWS 451/551. Explore the Amazonian rainforest. Students are introduced to insect-life in the heart of Peru, understanding how important these species are to the ecosystem, including an overview of ongoing entomological research being carried out on site and customized investigations led by Scott Bundy. Students will visit the cloud forest and the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Manu National Park is a UNESCO recognized Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage site where 1,300 species of butterfly, the highest concentration in the world, have been identified. They live alongside 650 species of beetle, 300 species of ant and 136 species of dragonfly.

The course is July 25 to Aug. 5. For more information on the program, please contact Scott Bundy, professor of entomology, at cbundy@nmsu.edu or Angel Palumbo, international education adviser, at Garcia Annex, Room 238, or apalumbo@ad.nmsu.edu.

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.

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.