NMSU branding

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

News Center

NMSU Hotline — March 29, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Amanda Gallivan, Campus Health Center

Gallivan_Amanda copy.jpg

As the assistant director of Health and Wellness, Amanda Gallivan provides oversight and support to the health education endeavors of the Campus Health Center and the fitness/wellness program AggieFit. She joined NMSU in 2009 and now manages students and specialized employees that promote health and fitness to the students, faculty and staff. Often, Gallivan and staff can be found across campus promoting healthy lifestyles, prevention and education on everything from the common cold, to stress reduction, to how to get started in a group fitness class. ?My job is all about helping students, staff and faculty to discover the benefits of a healthy lifestyle,? she said.

Campus Announcements

Win a Garth Brooks ticket package! PA Virtual Ball online auction now open

Bidding is now open for the President?s Associates Virtual Ball, at http://advancing.nmsu.edu/pavirtualball. A highlight of the online auction will be several available floor seat packages at the Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood concerts coming up in April.

Other auction items that will be available for bidding on April 5 include a Dallas Opera and Arts District package and a Denver Broncos game package, among many others.

The auction runs through April 21 ? but those Garth and Trisha tickets are only up for bid until 10 p.m. on April 4, so get your bids in early!

The auction supports the President?s Associates Scholarship, which was established by late NMSU President Emeritus Gerald Thomas in 1978 as the university?s first leadership giving program, and is awarded to select freshmen enrolling from high schools in New Mexico who have demonstrated their academic excellence and community service.

Tickets are still available for the four mini-dinners being hosted around the region in support of the scholarship and are priced at $125 each or $200 per couple.

April 1: Artichoke Café, Albuquerque, hosted by Smoky Torgerson
April 6: True Foods Kitchen, Phoenix, hosted by Joel Granger
April 20: Salud de Mesilla, Las Cruces, hosted by Diana Seward
April 21: St. Clair Winery & Bistro, Las Cruces, hosted by Ammu Devasthali

For more information about mini-dinner tickets, contact Cindy Nicholson at 575-646-4665.

Spanish cuisine offered at 100 West Cafe

Join us for lunch 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 an 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.

Networking Hour: How to Make Money Off Your Product to be held today

Networking Hour: How to Make Money Off Your Product will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr. Join us to learn about designing a revenue model 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.

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar Series set for Friday

Cecilia Moens, Developmental Biologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, will present a talk titled ?Turning heads: the development of cranial motor nerves in the zebrafish? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, 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.

Moens will discuss using the transparent zebrafish model to discover genetic and cellular mechanisms that control motor neuron migration and topographic mapping in the head. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/Moens.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

Plant and Environmental Sciences Ph.D. candidates Abdelraheem Abdelraheem, ?Genome wide association mapping for Verticillium Wilt resistance in the U.S. Upland cotton,? and Marisa Potter, ?Impacts of exogenous applications of plant growth regulators on return bloom and relative expression of flowering genes in pecans,? will present a PES Graduate Seminar at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, 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.

Free spinal screening event April 4

Healing Source Chiropractic is teaming up with the Campus Health Center to provide a free spinal health screening event to the NMSU campus community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 at the Activity Center. The screenings are completed using a state-of-the-art scanning device and only take about one minute to finish. Each participant will receive a personalized computerized diagram of their results. Don?t miss out.

Questions, contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

NMSU Astronomy Department open house set for April 7

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an observatory open house at the NMSU campus observatories located on 3415 Williams Ave. at 9 p.m. Friday, April 7. Astronomy personnel on hand will be James McAteer and graduate assistants Jodi Berdis, Caitlin Doughty and Ethan Dederick.

The theme of this open house is ?Birth, Life and Death of Stars? with telescopes pointed at stars forming in Orion Nebula, middle age stars in M35 and death of a star in the Eskimo Nebula.

Please contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-4438 with questions. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshops to be held April 6, 13

Red to Green Financial Wellness Specialty Workshop Auto Buying 101 will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Domenici Hall, Room 005.

Buying a car can be rough. Do you want more info from an expert? A local dealership general manager will be on campus to provide information on Auto Buying 101. Come check it out.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop Insurance: More Than a Gecko, a Lady, and Some Mayhem will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Domenici Hall, Room 109.

Confused about insurance? Want to learn about the different types? Get your questions answered at this free workshop hosted by Red to Green Financial Wellness.

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.

Suspension of chemical waste pickups for disposal start April 13

Suspension of chemical pickups for disposal will start Thursday, April 13, due to our quarterly shipment of hazardous waste. Chemical pickups will resume on Monday, May 8, after the scheduled shipment.

In the interim, please follow the ?NMSU Waste Accumulation Point Checklist? procedures. A copy of these procedures can be found at http://safety.nmsu.edu/programs/app_checklist_waste_accum_point/.

Please call Environmental Health & Safety at 575-646-3327 to schedule free pickups before or after these dates.

FSA-RMR Office Information Session to be held April 18

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 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.

NMSU professors stand with students with series of ?teach-ins?

A group of New Mexico State University professors is hosting a series of ?teach-ins? to help educate the campus and larger Las Cruces community about topics related to current events. The teach-ins combine a faculty roundtable discussion in a classroom atmosphere with both discussion and questions from the audience.

?We?re trying to support and inform NMSU students and the community in this rapidly shifting political climate,? said Andrea Orzoff, associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences. ?The teach-ins are one way we as faculty can do that.?

The first ?teach-in? will focus on ?Immigration: History, Policy, Practice? and is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30 in NMSU?s Hardman Jacobs Hall, Room 210. NMSU history professor Jamie Bronstein, assistant professor of government Sabine Hirschauer and associate professor of languages and linguistics Spencer Herrera will join Vicki Gaubeca, director of the New Mexico chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, to discuss different aspects of immigration history and policy as well as how recent changes have affected the border region and its residents.


KRWG-TV to launch multiplatform PBS children?s services

KRWG-TV will launch new, free localized 24/7 children?s services on Saturday, April 1. The free services include a new TV channel and live stream on digital platforms.

The effort is KRWG?s latest initiative to support early learning in the community. KRWG will broadcast PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day on broadcast channel 22.3 and offer a live stream in the television section at www.krwg.org, making it easy for children to watch their favorite series during primetime and other after-school hours when viewing among families is high.

Comcast also carries 22.3 on channel 396 in Las Cruces and channel 400 in Silver City. Spectrum Cable offers the 22.3 signal on channel 1272 in El Paso.


American Indian Week at NMSU begins April 3

From dance to film, and from art to tacos, American Indian Week at New Mexico State University offers a variety of unique events.

This year?s American Indian Week offers something to celebrate for six consecutive days:

Monday, April 3
- Opening Ceremony (10 to 11 a.m.)
Corbett Center Student Union Outdoor Stage
- Miss Native American NMSU Meet and Greet Reception (5 to 7 p.m.)
Corbett Center Senate Chambers (third floor)

Tuesday, April 4
- Modern Native American Panel Discussion (3 to 5 p.m.)
Corbett Center Auditorium (second floor)
- Movie Night: ?Turquoise Rose? (6 to 8:30 p.m.)
This movie is about a young Navajo girl from Arizona who must choose between Europe and her ailing grandmother.
Corbett Center Senate Chambers

Wednesday, April 5
- Indian Taco Demonstration (10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
American Indian Student Center Courtyard
- Cibeque Apache Crown Dancers (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Corbett Center Outdoor Stage

Thursday, April 6
Miss Native American NMSU Pageant (5 to 9 p.m.)
Corbett Center Auditorium

Friday, April 7
- Arts and Crafts Fair (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Corbett Center First Floor
- Story Tellers Concert in conjunction with Indigenous Ways of Knowing Conference (6 to 11 p.m.)
Featuring Def-I, Benzo, Ehren Natay, Walatowa Massive and DJ Roman
Corbett Center Outdoor Stage

Saturday, April 8
- Arts and Crafts Fair (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Outside Kent Hall University Museum
- Indian Taco Sale (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Outside Kent Hall University Museum
- Jemez Dance Group (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Outside Kent Hall University Museum
For more information, call 575-646-4207 or email amerind@nmsu.edu.


'Java What?' student art exhibition opens at NMSU with art, music, poetry

Love is brewing at New Mexico State University?s upcoming student art exhibition. ?Java What?? will open with a public reception at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 in the lobby of the NMSU Music Center at 1075 Horseshoe on the NMSU campus. The reception will have free coffee and treats in the Music Center lobby-turned-café, followed by musical performances and live poetry beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Atkinson Recital Hall.

The ?Java What?? exhibition is the visual arts component of ?Java Love,? a pop-up event presented collaboratively by the departments of music, English and art in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Unity, diversity theme of this year?s Las Cruces International Festival

Gaurav Panwar, a computer science graduate student at New Mexico State University and native of India, hasn?t had many experiences in the U.S. so far, but compares Las Cruces to a ?community? rather than a typical city or town.

?Everyone is warm and cordial to each other,? Panwar said. ?It is also a sanctuary city, which speaks volumes about the nature of its inhabitants.?

For the past three years, Panwar has been celebrating his native culture and the cultures of other countries at the Las Cruces International Festival. This year, Panwar said, it?s more important than ever to celebrate Las Cruces? diversity.

This year?s Las Cruces International Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 at Pioneer Women?s Park, 500 W. Las Cruces Ave. The festival is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the International Student and Scholar Services office at 575-646-2017, or visit https://ibp.nmsu.edu/las-cruces-international-festival-2017/.