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NMSU Hotline — March 15, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Linda Fresques, College of Engineering

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In her nearly two decades of NMSU service, Linda Fresques, a program manager in the College of Engineering, has worked in many different roles. Her current position includes program management and coordination of all operational and administrative matters in the College of Engineering and serving as a liaison and key point of contact to provide constituent services to both internal and external audiences. ?Although I don?t have any formal role with students, I truly enjoy all of my interactions with them ? they make me happy. I also feel blessed to be in the College of Engineering where people are doing so many interesting and amazing things. I could never get bored here,? she said.


Campus Announcements

Kick Butts Day today

Kick Butts day is today. Join the Campus Health Center?s Health Education team outside of Zuhl Library (north side) today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to pledge to be tobacco- and smoke-free and to learn about resources available for you, or a loved one, to help with quitting for good. Free swag will be available while supplies last, don?t miss out.

For questions about this event, contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

French Cuisine in 100 West Cafe

Join us for a week of lunches today through Friday, March 17, for French-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 cheddar-leek soup, tomato-blue cheese soup or white salad with fennel and orange. The main entrée choices are poached chicken with tarragon cream, grilled trout with tomato butter sauce, leek and gruyere tart and quiche Florentine. The sides for this week are potatoes au gratin and haricot vert. Your dessert choices are puff pastry feuilletees with fresh berries, chocolate mousse or crème brulee. 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: Traction to be held today

Networking Hour: Traction will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr. Join us to learn about the 19 strategies for getting customers presented in the book Traction (http://tractionbook.com). 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 slated for today

Haibin Zhang talks about designing efficient distributed systems in untrusted cloud environments that achieve important security goals at a Computer Science Colloquium from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in Science Hall, Room 107. For more information, please contact the Computer Science office at csoffice@cs.nmsu.edu.


Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop to be held Thursday

A Basic Financial Wellness Workshop will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in Domenici Hall, Room 106, as part of the Red to Green Financial Wellness program.

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.

Finalist for NMSU Grants campus president to visit

The last of three finalists for president of the New Mexico State University Grants campus will visit the campus on Thursday, March 16.

Karla Volpi, administrative services and finance vice president of Tohono O?odham Community College in Arizona, 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 Volpi?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.

Retirement reception for Jessie Vargas to be held Friday

What happens after 29-plus years of dedicated service working at the Facilities and Services Mechanical Shop? You retire. Join us at Jesus (Jessie) Vargas? retirement reception from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the Mechanical Shop (Quonset Hut on the corner of Wells and Locust). In honor of Vargas, the Mechanical Shop will be hosting the celebration. If you have any questions, please contact Fernando Ortega at 575-646-4604.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Mary Ann Lila, of the Plants for Human Health Institute at North Carolina State University, will present a Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, ?If Food Is Our Medicine, Then Why Aren?t We Healthy?? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, 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.

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 who 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.




Documentary course in Sri Lanka this summer

Seeking students who would be interested in filming documentaries in the exotic island of Sri Lanka. Students will be working with students from the Creative Media Institute. It will be an enriching and adventurous experience. No prior filmmaking skills necessary. Applicants will do a short interview for selection into the class. The trip will take place this June for 18 days and then a documentary class in the fall to finish the films for a public screening. Email rajeev@nmsu.edu if you are interested.


KRWG-TV program featured nationally on PBS NewsHour

KRWG-TV reporter and producer Simon Thompson is originally from Australia. With his own international background, he has taken a particular interest in immigration issues in the United States, and now that interest has led to a report by Thompson with a nationwide audience.

His TV segment, ?This New Mexico school welcomes families who live across the border,? aired nationally on PBS NewsHour Feb. 28. The story is about children from Palomas, Mexico, who commute to Deming, New Mexico, to attend public school.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12395/krwg-tv-program-featured-nationally-on-pbs-newshour