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NMSU Hotline — March 28, 2017

NMSU Arrowhead Center expands international collaboration with Mexico City


An international partnership between Mexico City and New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center continues to expand and provide new opportunities for cross-border collaboration and job creation.

Griselda Martinez, director of Arrowhead Center?s Activando Emprendedores, or ?Activating Entrepreneurs? program, has been instrumental in developing an ongoing partnership with the government of Mexico City through Atrévete a Emprender, or ?Dare to Be an Entrepreneur?? which utilizes the Spanish-language curriculum of Activando Emprendedores.

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Campus Announcements

Spanish cuisine offered at 100 West Cafe

Join us for lunches Tuesday, March 28, Wednesday, March 29, and Friday, March 31, for Spanish cuisine where you can enjoy meals prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

Enjoy three days of a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will be your choice of gazpacho, Andalusian cucumber and tomato salad or avocado and pineapple salad. The main entrée choices are Catalan beef stew, Andalusian chicken, Castillian fish filets or pasta in chorizo and tomato sauce or omit the chorizo for a vegetarian choice. The sides are saffron rice and sautéed spinach with garlic. Your dessert choices are gypsy?s arm (rolled sponge cake), Majorcan almond cake or strawberry flan. 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.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshops set for today, Wednesday

A Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop ? Student Loans: Ins and Outs ? will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today in Domenici Hall, Room 005.

Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. We can help you with your options. Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on the ins and outs of student loans.

A Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop ? Secrets to Winning Scholarships ? will be held from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Domenici Hall, Room 018.

School is expensive. But did you know, you can get free money for college ? scholarships, scholarships, scholarships. Learn the Secrets to Winning Scholarships and break free from debt, and financial burdens that college has to offer.

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 these events, 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.

Sociology Colloquium to be held Wednesday

The Sociology Department at NMSU is proud to announce Stephanie M. Arnett will give a talk titled "How can policy reduce educational inequality? A cross-national examination." The colloquium is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Science Hall, Room 286A.

Geological Sciences Colloquium to be held Wednesday

New Mexico State University Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium will feature Lauren Waszek from NMSU's Department of Physics. Her talk "Seismic Discontinuities in the Mid-Mantle: Evidence for a Megametre Transition Zone Linked to Deflection of Flow" will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Gardiner Hall, Room 230.

NMSU Safety Committee Meeting set for Thursday

A University Safety Committee meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Room 110 (Safety Training Facility), Academic Research Unit C, 1620 Standley Dr.

Proposed Agenda:
1. New Online Lab Safety Training Modules
2. New Chemical Hygiene Plan for NMSU
3. Online Chemical Inventory System ? EHSA improvements
4. Respirator Safety Program ? medical evaluation fees
5. OSHA 300 Log & First Quarter Injury review
6. 2017 Lab Safety Inspections
7. Bicycle Safety program: bicycling events on Facebook
8. Safety concerns & issues

We are asking for lab users, researchers and community members to email any safety-related issues to EHS@nmsu.edu for discussion at the meeting.

The University Safety Committee meeting is open to NMSU community, researchers and guests. We request that Safety & Chemical Hygiene Officers attend and members of the Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Community are invited for their input.

If there are additions or questions on this meeting or on safety concerns, please call NMSU EH&S at 575-646-3327.

Developmental biologist to talk about issues from artificial embryos to Zika Thursday

The NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research (PACR) program is hosting Cecilia Moens, a developmental biologist from the Basic Science Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. Moens will present the seminar ?Developmental Biology Literacy: Understanding the Issues From Artificial Embryos to Zika" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 194 (auditorium) on the NMSU campus.

The popular media is full of confusing, intriguing and often alarming news about discoveries and diseases that have the potential to impact human embryo development, but which we are poorly equipped to understand. In this lecture Moens will demystify some of these current issues from the perspective of a developmental biologist. This presentation is free and open to the public. Moens will be available for questions after the seminar. For more information, contact Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

Memory and Concentration workshop set for Friday

Memory and Concentration will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 31, at the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. How do you rate your memory? Discuss how you can improve your memory while learning techniques that aid information retention.

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.

KRWG FM spring membership campaign needs volunteers

KRWG is reaching out to the NMSU/DACC community for volunteers to help with the FM Spring Membership Drive, April 3-7. As a volunteer you may answer phones taking pledges, make thank you calls to donors or help with other needs. We would love to have groups of two or three volunteers during the following shifts: 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. Individual shifts are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Dianne at dlfrank@nmsu.edu for information and available times. Come and support KRWG FM and the important service they provide to Southern New Mexico and far West Texas.

NMSU music, art, creative writing students present 'Java Love'

NMSU music, art and creative writing students present ?Java Love,? an interdisciplinary evening of art, poetry, song and opera at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Atkinson Recital Hall. Featured is "Grant & Grace," an opera in one act by Music Department Head Lon W. Chaffin. The performance will place the opera in the context of a coffee house ?open-mic? night of poetry and song, performed by vocal and creative writing students, that will both introduce and lead into the opera, about a young man (the barista) attempting to write a love poem. The show is directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice Ron Gillis and Sarah Daughtrey and assisted by Lily Hoang, director of the Creative Writing Program. Prior to the performance, the evening will begin with a ?coffee house? for audience members (free coffee and treats) with a display of student artwork (coordinated by Michelle Lanteri, interim NMSU Art Gallery Director) in the lobby outside Atkinson Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://music.nmsu.edu/index.php/en/calendar/199/nmsu-opera-workshop.

Department of Government spring 2017 colloquium series begins April 4

New Mexico State University College of Arts & Sciences's Department of Government will host a Spring 2017 Colloquium Series "Democracy in Question?" from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays in Breland Hall, Room 179.

Please note this updated list of future presentations:
April 4: Christa Slaton (professor, Department of Government, NMSU) and Greg Butler (professor, Department of Government, NMSU) - "Democracy in America: Myths, Realities and Possibilities"

April 11: Ambassador Vasil Sikharulidze (Georgia) (Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington Univeristy) ? "Modern Times, Old Transatlantic Statecraft Quests: Security, Democracy and Economic Development"

April 18: Nancy Baker (professor Emerita, Department of Government, NMSU) - "Checks Unbalanced: Law, Power and the Trump Presidency"

May 2: Neal Rosendorf (associate professor, Department of Government, NMSU) and Yosef Lapid (professor Emeritus, Department of Government, NMSU) - "Rethinking Global Politics and U.S. Foreign Relations"

Contact Patricia Vargas, Department of Government, at pvargas@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4936 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 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.

Take Back the Night Alamogordo to be held April 8

The 11th annual Take Back the Night Alamogordo March and Rally will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the NMSU-A Tays Center, 2400 N. Scenic Dr. in Alamogordo. The event is free, open to the public and is family friendly. There will be keynote speakers, door prizes and the first 200 people will get a free T-shirt.

The Take Back the Night Alamogordo committee works very hard to educate and raise awareness with the hope that we can one day put an end to domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. This event is one way to provide information about resources that are available nearby for victims and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Email tbtnalamogordo@gmail.com for more information.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Fair slated for April 12

Financial Wellness Fair is coming April 12. Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity for free financial education.

American Document Services will offer free shredding from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Corbett Center Student Union West side parking lot. For more information visit https://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/financial-literacy-fair/ or call 575-646-1631. Sponsored by Career Services and Red to Green Financial Wellness Program.

?Hidden Figures? author to speak at NMSU

Her book was a No. 1 New York Times? best-seller. The film adaptation of her book was the No. 1 movie in the United States. Margot Lee Shetterly, author of ?Hidden Figures,? will speak at New Mexico State University at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 3.

In ?Hidden Figures,? Shetterly tells the story of female African-American mathematicians who played a vital role in NASA?s success as the United States Space Program took shape during a time of segregation.

Part of the University Speakers Series, Shetterly will provide a keynote speech in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts Medoff Theatre. Admission is free.

For more information, call the Honors College at 575-646-2005 or visit honors.nmsu.edu/honors-events/speakers-series.


Films reflecting Muslims in American culture to be shown at NMSU

In a world growing smaller through technology, but farther apart in terms of social and political polarization, a New Mexico State University professor and a theatre and video production company are bringing two films to Las Cruces to open dialogues with the community and encourage understanding of Muslims in American culture.

Two videos, ?Meet Mosque Alert? and "The Imam and the Homosexual," which provide early glimpses into the development of playwright Jamil Khoury's full-length stage play, "Mosque Alert," will be shown from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The animation short ?The Four Hijabs? will be shown from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Digital Media Theatre in Milton Hall at NMSU.