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NMSU Hotline — March 14, 2017

13th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium to explore mental health issues


The 13th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium at New Mexico State University will bring to light a topic often hidden in the Las Cruces community.

"Voices of the Invisible Majority: Social Justice and Mental Health" will begin today with a reception and awards presentation and will continue with a day of discussions, films and events on Wednesday, March 15 at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University.

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Campus Announcements

Red to Green Financial Wellness Scholarship Navigation today

Red to Green Financial Wellness Scholarship Navigation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in Garcia Annex, Room 224.

Did you know there are hundreds and thousands of private scholarships giving away millions of dollars to students just like you? Drop by anytime during our scheduled event, no appointment required. One-on-one coaching will be available with Peer Financial Wellness Coaches from the Red to Green Financial Wellness Program to help you navigate scholarships sites they recommend such as Zinch, FastWeb, The College Board and Unigo.

The peer coaches have tested these sites and will help you with creating your profile so you too will have access to many scholarships that match your background and skills. You can pay off student debt, and pay for school with these private scholarships just waiting to be claimed.

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.

Counseling and Educational Psychology to host Multicultural Symposium today

The Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology in the College of Education will be hosting a Multicultural Research Symposium today. Doctoral student research presentations will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by the keynote presentation at 5:30 p.m. titled, ?School Counseling & Closing the Achievement Gap? given by Hardin L.K. Coleman, Ph.D.

Coleman is a professor and dean in the School of Education at Boston University. His expertise is in minority student achievement, culturally relevant interventions and the assessment of multiculturalism in counseling. The symposium will be held on the first floor of O?Donnell Hall in Room 111. A reception with hors d'oeuvres will immediately follow the keynote address at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy live music with Tom Foster Morris this Taco Tuesday

The public is invited to enjoy live music from Tom Foster Morris from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at The Player?s Grill. Check out his music at https://www.facebook.com/TomFosterMorris/app/204974879526524/.

Tacos will be just 60 each with the purchase of a beverage.

The Player?s Grill is located inside the NMSU Golf Course Clubhouse at 3000 Herb Wimberly Dr. in Las Cruces and provides free public parking. Please call 575-646-2457 or visit https://golf.nmsu.edu/grill/ for more information.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Michele Abeles slated for today, Wednesday

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. today 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.

Graduate School Preparation workshop to be held Wednesday

Graduate School Preparation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. Students who are preparing for the Graduate School Application process will be exposed to exercises and examples that will assist them in researching graduate programs, applying to graduate programs and understanding the components of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

Contact the Student Success Center in Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center or call 575-646-3136 for more information. Like us on Facebook @NMSU Student Success Center.

Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium to be held Wednesday

New Mexico State University Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium will feature Jessica Thompson Jobe from the University of Texas at El Paso. Her talk "Untangling Active Continental Collision: Insights from the Pamir-Tian Shan Collision Zone, NW China" will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday March 15 in Gardiner Hall, Room 230.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop set for Wednesday

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop Basic Financial Wellness Workshop will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 in Domenici Hall, Room 018.

Have you ever felt burdened by your finances? Red to Green Money Management is conducting a workshop that will unlock the key components to budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and financial aid, allowing you to gain financial freedom.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/.

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.

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/.

Gage Gavin Memorial Endowment Golf Tournament to be held March 26

The NMSU PGA Golf Management Program is hosting the Gage Gavin Memorial Endowment Golf Tournament. The event is a four-person scramble on Sunday, March 26 at the Sonoma Ranch Golf Club. Price is $100 per player includes green fee, cart fee, lunch and prizes, and tee sponsorships are also available. Please contact Pat Gavin for more information or to register a team or to make a donation to the auction. All items are much appreciated for the auction. All profits will go directly to the Gage Gavin Endowed Scholarship. Contact Pat Gavin at pgavin@nmsu.edu or 575-649-8993 for more information.

Principal Investigator Training, Office of Grants & Contracts Staff Meet-and-Greet set for April 6

The Office of Grants & Contracts (OGC) will be providing Principal Investigator Training from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Large Conference Room at Anderson Hall. The training is intended to provide an overview to NMSU researchers and staff involved with proposal preparation and submission, as well as award negotiation/acceptance of externally-sponsored grants and contracts. The training is typically offered twice each year and is strongly encouraged for all prospective and current principal investigators that have yet to attend. Once the training presentations by OGC, Research IT Support and Accounting & Finance have concluded, you are invited to meet members of the OGC research administration team. Contract administrators and support staff will be available for a brief meet-and-greet and refreshments will be provided. Please join us.

The training will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes early for check-in. Register online through the Center for Learning & Professional Development via Training Central at https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000010884. For questions, please call Vicki Morgan, OGC administrative assistant, at 575-646-1590.

Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 5.94.40, of the Administrative Rules and Procedures of NMSU, the principal investigator is the individual responsible for the intellectual direction of a research project and the training of graduate students. This responsibility includes the conduct of the project, fiscal and administrative accountability, and adherence to the requirements of all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and agreements. If a project has multiple investigators (lead principal investigator and co-principal investigators), they shall share the responsibility and accountability for leading and directing the project, both intellectually and logistically.

Conference on leadership development and team building to be held in May

The top leaders of today?s most successful business aren?t natural-born leaders. Instead, they made the journey from team member to leader by making the most of their natural talents and learning the skills they needed to develop the leadership abilities that mattered most. They learned new ways to build high-performing teams, rally them around a shared vision to meet all challenges, and provide stabilizing leadership during tough times. And so can you. This Corporate Strategies conference by Skillpath is full of real-life examples and practical methods that can improve your work as a leader immediately.

The Conference on Leadership Development and Team building, sponsored by the Center for Learning & Professional Development, is a day full of exciting, interactive courses that will build your leadership knowledge and skills. Training will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. There is no cost for the training. Seating is limited, so register early.

Conference workshops:
Address weak links: A team coaching approach
Trust: Your key to winning hearts and minds
Master 21st-century communication: The new rules
Lead-and succeed-through the tough times
You can?t do it alone: Grow a professional network

Conference dates are Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestCourseDetailURL?otId=cours000000000006987&callerPage=/learning/offeringTemplateDetails.xml, click on begin registration, and select the class that?s best for you. For more information or assistance registering, please contact the Center for Learning & Professional by phone at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu. If you have difficulty with the registration link, copy and paste the following link into your address bar https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestCourseDetailURL?otId=cours000000000006987&callerPage=/learning/offeringTemplateDetails.xml.

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 or older) and potentially influence the support services offered to all students. You may win one of four gift certificates ($30) to Amazon.com. Complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SURVEYCP17.

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

Asian American students needed for dissertation study

Students who identify as Asian American (mixed-race included) are needed for a study on experiences while attending NMSU. Please contact Chadrhyn Pedraza or click on the information link below. This takes you to the information page, the consent form and a brief demographic form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiHkzwWzLg6AyTO0ad8BnZF3kOBAzD1uHPa45QPfxLY53RFg/viewform?usp=sf_link.

Contact Pedraza at chadrhyn@nmsu.edu or 360-561-4842.

NMSU hosts VEX Robotics state competition, eight teams advance to Worlds

Of the 45 teams and more than 400 students that competed in the fourth annual New Mexico VEX Robotics State Championship, March 4, eight teams qualified for the national competition, VEX Worlds 2017 to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, April 19-22.

The Engineering New Mexico Resource Network in New Mexico State University?s College of Engineering hosted the event for elementary through high school teams from across New Mexico.


NMSU PREP Academy accepting applications

The New Mexico State University Engineering New Mexico Resource Network is accepting applications for the 2017 PREP Middle and High School Academies. PREP is a summer residential camp that provides diverse, high-achieving middle and high school students the chance to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.

PREP Middle School Academy will be held June 4-15 and is open to grades sixth through eighth. PREP High School Academy will be held June 18-30 and is open to students in grades ninth through 12th.

For more information, contact Program Manager Tracey O?Neil at 575-646-7852 or email engr-nm@nmsu.edu.