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NMSU Hotline — April 3, 2017

NMSU graduate students to present sixth-annual ?Three-Minute Thesis? competition

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One thing every graduate student works toward is writing an intriguing and thorough thesis to show that they are absolute experts at a subject. 80,000 words would normally take about nine hours to present, but these New Mexico State University students have three minutes.

The College of Arts and Sciences will present the sixth annual ?Three-Minute Thesis? competition at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Corbett Center Auditorium. The deadline for students to register for the competition is Thursday, April 6.

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Campus Announcements

'Hidden Figures' author to speak at NMSU tonight

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of ?Hidden Figures,? will speak at New Mexico State University at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts Medoff Theatre. Admission is free.

?Hidden Figures? was a No. 1 New York Times? best-seller, and the film adaptation of the book was the No. 1 movie in the United States. 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?s presentation is made possible by Associated Students of NMSU, Department of Computer Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Honors College, Interdisciplinary Studies Department, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the College of Engineering?s Women in STEM.

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

Win a Garth Brooks ticket package! Bidding closes Tuesday

Bidding closes on Tuesday for a floor seat package at the Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood concert this weekend ? plus dinner at Salud! de Mesilla and surprise perks. The President?s Associates Virtual Ball auction is now accepting bids at http://advancing.nmsu.edu/pavirtualball.

Other auction items that are now available for bidding 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 Tuesday, 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 three remaining mini-dinners being hosted around the region in support of the scholarship, and are priced at $125 each or $200 per couple.

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.

KRWG FM spring membership campaign is on now!

KRWG, your public radio station, begins its SPRING MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN today. Tune in to 90.7 FM, listen to your favorite programs and hear your favorite local hosts! While you?re listening, call 888-922-5794 or go online at krwg.org to make a pledge or become a sustaining member. KRWG works because of the investment of listeners who value the service and contribute to it. Your gift today goes to ensure our work for your community continues as we reach throughout 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.

Critical Thinking: Thinking About Thinking workshop to be held Wednesday

Critical Thinking: Thinking About Thinking will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. How skilled are you as a thinker? Why do you think the way you do? Most employers list critical thinking as a desired skill in future employees. Discuss becoming a critical thinker in order to get more from your education.

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.

Senior vice president for administration and finance candidate to interview Wednesday

Andrew J. Burke, the next candidate for the position of senior vice president for administration and finance, is scheduled for a campus interview from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Corbett Center Student Union Senate Chambers, Rooms 302 and 304.

Each candidate's campus visit includes an open forum for faculty, staff, students and community members to listen to a presentation and have an opportunity to ask questions. Information for each candidate, including a resume and a feedback form, is available at https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/.

For more information, please contact Anne M. Comeau-Phillips at 575-646-2431.

Sections of two roads to be closed

A road project will shut down the eastbound lane of Stewart Street today from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Eastbound lane will be barricaded at the Williams intersection with detour signage. The purpose is to relocate the trench box for excavation of adjacent tunnel system.

Locust Street will be blocked off on the south side of the Locust-Stewart Street intersection. The south side of Locust/Stewart Street intersection will be barricaded with detour signage. The purpose is for the excavation of adjacent tunnel system. The start date is 6 a.m. today, and the end date is June 30.

The contractor?s traffic control plan may be viewed at http://facilities.nmsu.edu/road-closures/.

All NMSU system employees can enter to win one of five free pairs of Garth Brooks tickets!

As a way to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication that all NMSU system employees provide, five pairs of tickets will be given away to five lucky employees for the Garth Brooks show at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at the Pan American Center. All NMSU system employees are eligible to enter.

Registration will run until 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. To enter, visit https://advancing.nmsu.edu/alumni/alumni-forms/constituent-contact-information or call 575-646-3616 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Unit leaders are encouraged to print and disseminate copies of this message for those staff members who may not access their email or computers frequently.

NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers will draw the winners? names live on Facebook at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 6. To watch the live drawing, visit https://www.facebook.com/nmsupresident/.

Change in availability of fingerprinting at NMSU Police Department

Effective Monday, April 3, the NMSU Police Department will no longer provide fingerprinting services to the general public. As much as the department would like to continue offering this service, it is not financially feasible.

However, for academic programs that need this type of service for students going into clinical settings, the department may be able to send someone to your location in order to process students in a batch/group. There will be a small fee to cover this service.

If you are interested in on-site services for your students, please contact Commander Jeff Harvey at jharvey@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3311 to discuss options and schedules.

NMSU to host WERC Environmental Design Contest, returns to competition

After a seven-year hiatus, New Mexico State University will have a student team compete in the 27th annual WERC Environmental Design Contest Sunday, April 2, to Wednesday, April 5, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.

NMSU?s Engineering New Mexico Resource Network will host the WERC contest, which gives students the chance to feature their innovative designs to real-world problems. The contest urges students to create technological solutions to environmental challenges, and merges government, private sector and academic interests.

https://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12428/nmsu-to-host-werc-environmental-design-contest-returns-to-competition

?Viva Espaņa? Flamenco and Spanish Dance performance is this weekend

Come enjoy ?Viva Espaņa? at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at the Rio Grande Theater in Downtown Las Cruces.

This will be a passionate evening of eclectic Flamenco and Spanish Dance performed by Sol y Arena, the NMSU Dance Program?s Flamenco and Spanish Dance Ensemble. Proceeds from this event help the student dance organization, Society for Spanish Dance, travel to study in Spain for a month in the summer of 2018. The director of the performance ensemble, Paco Antonio, may be reached at pacton@nmsu.edu.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and may be purchased by calling 575-646-4067 or at the door.

Globalization Award presentation to be held Friday

The Office of International and Border Programs is hosting the award ceremony for NMSU?s 17th annual Globalization Award. The ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Nason House, located at 1070 University Avenue between Espina and Solano Streets. The winner will receive a trophy, as well as a $1,000 international travel credit.

The trophy, the monetary award and the public recognition of international work in front of one?s peers is all designed to highlight the prestige and importance of internationalization efforts as one of the university?s strategic priorities.

Please visit the NMSU Globalization Award webpage at https://ibp.nmsu.edu/nmsu-campus-globalization-awards/ for more information.

The event will include light hors d'oeuvres. The entire community is welcome, but a simple RSVP to Brenda Brown at brendas@nmsu.edu is requested.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up, Workshop to be held Tuesday and Wednesday

Don?t Let Your Identity Get Stolen! This workshop is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in Domenici Hall Room 005.

What is the fastest growing crime in America? Identity theft! Join the Red to Green Money Management program to gain the knowledge to plan, prevent, and protect your identity.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up! This meet-up is from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Engineering Complex III.

We know Garcia Annex seems so far away, so we?re coming to you! Look for our table at the location above and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment!

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.

NMSU Alumni Association seeks nominations for distinguished alums and service award

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association is now seeking nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni awards and the James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service.

The Distinguished Alumni award will be presented to one recipient each from the colleges of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; and Health and Social Services; and one James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service will be given during the 2017 Homecoming celebration.

The Distinguished Alumni awards, established in 1956, recognize living NMSU alumni who have achieved national or international distinction through their accomplishments and leadership. To be considered, nominees must be a graduate of NMSU and available to attend Homecoming events during the fall of 2017. In addition to achieving distinction in their business or professional lives, nominees must have performed specific, meritorious service that reflects the quality and advancement of NMSU.

The James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service, established in 1966, recognizes those who have shown progressive support to NMSU, dedicated involvement with NMSU, impactful civic and humanitarian service at NMSU and within the communities around them, and notable professional service.

Nominations from the past two years will be considered; however, the nominator must resubmit their request through the nomination form, which is available online at advancing.nmsu.edu/alumni-awardsandprograms.

Completed application and supporting documents can be emailed to alumni@nmsu.edu or mailed to NMSU Alumni Association, P.O. Box 3590 Las Cruces, NM 88003, prior to April 7.

For questions, contact Katherine Vandertulip at 575-646-7551 or kwvander@nmsu.edu.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12350/nmsu-alumni-association-seeks-nominations-for-distinguished-alums-and-service-award

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.