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NMSU Hotline — March 8, 2017

Safety Tip: Spring forward and check your batteries

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Daylight saving time will begin at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 12. Daylight saving time is a great reminder to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

New Mexico State University Fire Department wants to remind you that it is important to check your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors every month to ensure they are in proper working condition. However, if you do not have smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors in your home off campus, we strongly advise you to invest in these items. They are available at your local home improvement store.

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are installed in all facilities on campus including family housing. They are simple detectors that are composed of two main parts (sensor/audible alarm), which allow the detector to notify the occupant that there is a hazardous smoke- or carbon monoxide-filled atmosphere. The sensor picks up tiny smoke particles in the air, which then triggers the audible alarm that consists of loud beeping noises. These alarms normally operate off 9 volt or AA batteries that are easily installed into the back of the alarm. Alarms normally come with instructions on the back of the detector, which tell you how it operates and what the different audible alarms mean. There is also a test button on the alarm, which can tell you whether the detector is functioning properly.

Always notify the fire department in case of emergency and when your smoke detector is activated.

Campus Announcements

100 West Cafe serving Caribbean cuisine

Join us for a full week of lunches Tuesday, March 7, through Friday, March 10, for Caribbean-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 Caribbean potato soup, green salad with pineapple, orange and honey lime dressing or Caribbean slaw. The main entrée choices are grilled jerk chicken, roasted pork with pineapple avocado salsa, Caribbean fish curry or Bajan pie. The sides for this week are Jamaican rice and peas. Your dessert choices are Grenadian spice cake, coconut pudding or cornmeal pone. 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.

Networking Hour: How to Acquire Customers set for today

Networking Hour: How to Acquire Customers will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr.

Join us to learn about getting customers for your business. This presentation is part of Studio G's Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series based on the Disciplined Entrepreneurship book written by Bill Aulet from MIT. 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 set for today

Roopa Vishwanathan talks about attribute-based signatures and hardware token assisted cryptographic protocol design 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.

Standing with Our Students to host a Teach-In Thursday

Standing with Our Students will host a Teach-In: Your Rights and Resources at NMSU from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Corbett Center Senate Gallery. Information about resources and rights students have on the NMSU campus including immigration status, nationality, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and religion will be discussed. Presenters include Stephen Lopez, NMSU chief of police, Lauri Millot, director of Institutional Equity, Michael Jasek, dean of students, Michael Schmelzle, director of international student and scholar services, and Laura Gutierrez-Spencer, director of Chicano programs. For more information visit the Standing with Our Students Facebook page.

Employee Council to hold monthly meeting Thursday

The Employee Council will hold its regular monthly meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March. 9, at Milton Hall, Room 85. All employees are welcome to attend. The meeting is also broadcast live on Adobe Connect. Employees can watch and participate via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employee-council/.


Crops and health featured in biology seminar Thursday

This week's biology seminar will feature Ivette Guzman, assistant professor of Plant and Environmental Sciences. Her presentation, ?Better Crop Quality for Better Health,? will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in Foster Hall, Room 231. Guzman will provide an overview of her previous and current research examining genetically variant horticultural crops with high nutritional and medicinal values. She also will discuss research funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at developing novel methods of creating functional foods from directly harvested fruits. Ultimately, crops rich in beneficial bioactive compounds are key to combating nutritional deficiencies in local and global communities.

For more information, contact Elba Serrano at serrano@nmsu.edu.


NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar Series to be held Friday

Nina Salama, the Dr. Penny E. Petersen Memorial Chair of the Human Biology Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, will present a talk titled ?Putting the Helico in Helicobacter pylori: peptidoglycan, cell shape and virulence of the ulcer bug? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research and are open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held most Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu.

Salama will discuss the mechanisms and consequences of H. pylori infection of the stomach. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/Salama_Mar10.2017.pdf.

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.


Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Jim Kubicki, professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso, will present a Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, ?Molecular Modeling in Environmental Chemistry,? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, 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.


Ride Right Ride Bright Project to be held Saturday

The Bike Friendly University Taskforce is looking for volunteers and support for the Ride Right Ride Bright project for Saturday, March 11. The project is sponsored by the Velo Cruces Bike Club, the Optimist Club of Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico Bicyclist Educators working together with the Community of Hope.

They are raising money for bike lights and helmets and are recruiting volunteers to install lights or to perform minor bicycle repairs at the Community of Hope from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The project will also distribute reflective vests and reflective slap bands provided by the New Mexico Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Initiative at the University of New Mexico.

More details are posted in the recent news posts at http://bikes.nmsu.edu, on the Cycling Community Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NMSU-Bicycling-608399355942458/ and on the NMSU Campus Activity Calendar at http://calendar.nmsu.edu/events.php?d=11&i=1.

For more information contact David Shearer, Environmental Health & Safety, at 575-646-3327.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Michele Abeles slated for March 14-15

Michele Abeles received an MFA in photography from Yale University. Her work will be on view at the 12th Biennale de Lyon and the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel and has been featured in exhibitions including Sculpture Center; White Columns; and MoMA PS1, in New York.

The lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the College of Health and Social Services auditorium, Room 101.

For more information on Abeles visit http://47canal.us/main.php?1=ma&2=pics.

A workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in Room 118 of the Department of Art (D.W. Williams Hall Annex). Abele's workshop will address image improvisation and collage in relation to contemporary art practice. Participants should bring a camera or imaging device, as well as found images for use in the workshop. Additionally, participants should watch Ranier Maria Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant in preparation for the workshop. Video can be seen at http://libezp.nmsu.edu:7397/video/bitter-tears-petra-von-kant.

This event is free and open to the NMSU community and the public. It is sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and is paid for by the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund.


FSA-RMR Office Information Session to be held March 16

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 9:30 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.


Poolside Buti Yoga With Ceara Caisido March 17

Come join us for a live poolside Buti Yoga class led by instructor Ceara Caisido from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saint Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17. Wear your yoga clothes or a swimsuit to kick start that tan line and be ready to sweat, shake and stomp with intention. This event is free for AggieFit members or $10 for non-AggieFit members. For more information contact the AggieFit office at 575-646-2907 or aggiefit@nmsu.edu.

Undergraduate students needed for study on Asian American experiences in Hispanic-serving institutions

Chadrhyn Pedraza, a doctoral student in the College of Education's Educational Leadership and Administration Department, is conducting a study and needs participants to explore the experiences of Asian American students at NMSU. She is interested in learning how the experiences may or may not have impacted racial identity. Participants will be interviewed for approximately 45-60 minutes either in person, over the phone or through Skype. There is also the possibility that she may contact participants with follow-up questions either through a second interview or via email. The total time involved would be approximately 1-2 hours, which includes the possibility of a follow-up. Participation is completely voluntary and you may withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. If interested, please contact Pedraza at chadrhyn@nmsu.edu or follow the link to complete the informed consent and demographic information at https://goo.gl/forms/s1LhOMtO5bTB2jaG2.


Survey participants needed, chance to win Amazon gift card

This is an opportunity to share your insight and experience as a student (if you are 18 and older) and potentially influence the support services offered to all students. You may win one of four gift certificates ($30) to Amazon.com.

Visit the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SURVEYCP17.

For questions, please contact Annette Tardif at atardif@nmsu.edu.

High school students advance to nationals after placing in competitions at NMSU

More than 40 high school students from across New Mexico have qualified to participate in a national competition after placing first during the Educators Rising New Mexico state conference this week at New Mexico State University. Educators Rising is an organization that encourages high school students to consider careers in education

About 150 students and educators participated in the second state conference hosted by NMSU and the College of Education since the formation of Educators Rising New Mexico in 2015. The national conference will take place June 23-26 in Phoenix. Educators Rising New Mexico will pay the registration fee for 13 students who received first-place medals.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12385/high-school-students-advance-to-nationals-after-placing-in-competitions-at-nmsu