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NMSU Hotline — April 5, 2017

Safety Tip: What's your water level?

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The New Mexico State University Fire Department would like to remind you, with temperatures beginning to climb, it's extremely important to stay hydrated. You should drink at least eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day.

Remember, 75 percent of the body?s weight is water. We lose water in many ways during the day such as when we breathe, as humidified air leaves the body, or sweat to the cool the body. In a normal day, we have to drink a significant amount of water to replace this routine loss.

For those of us who work outside, in different temperatures or in a job that causes us to sweat a lot, it is particularly important to stay hydrated.

Be on the lookout for symptoms of dehydration: thirst, dry mouth, dark urine, muscle cramps, heart palpitations and feeling light-headed, which can lead to vomiting and diarrhea. If you are feeling any of those symptoms, please notify your supervisor or someone close to you and call 911.

Tips to consider when walking around campus:

- Carry a water bottle with you in your backpack, you can refill it in almost any of the facilities on campus.
- If you are sweating a lot, drink more water than you usually do to help replenish your body.
- If you don't have a bottle handy, there are several vending machines on campus with bottled water.

One of the initiatives of NMSU's Office of Sustainability is food and health. To promote staying healthy and hydrated and take advantage of NMSU?s 50 hydration stations around campus, the sustainability manager would like to offer a free ToGo bottle to anyone who stops by the Environmental Education Center at Regents Row, Room A116 (northwest wing, courtyard side).

Stay hydrated and be safe!

Campus Announcements

Sleep awareness event is today

Want more A?s? Get more Zzz?s! The Campus Health Center is hosting a free interactive tabling event featuring educational information on healthy sleep habits from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union near the main entrance on the west side. Participants may enter into a drawing to win a prize, and giveaways will be available while supplies last! Questions? Email kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu for more information.

Senior vice president for administration and finance candidate to interview today

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. today 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.

NMSU professors stand with students with ?teach-in? today

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 next event, titled ?Is Everything Fake News? The Internet, Critical Thinking and Staying Informed,? will be from 12-1:30 p.m. today in NMSU?s Hardman Jacobs Hall, Room 125. Former Las Cruces Sun-News columnist and longtime journalist Damien Willis will join Orzoff and associate professor of psychology Mark Walker to discuss how to bring critical thought to bear on today?s media and the Internet.


Networking Hour: Pricing Strategies presentation is today

Studio G is hosting the Networking Hour: Pricing Strategies presentation from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr.

The presentation will include strategies for pricing your business?s products and services. Join us to learn about pricing principles, best practices and industry examples. 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.

For more information, call 575-646-1859 or email cdunn25@ad.nmsu.edu

Geological Sciences Colloquium to be held today

The NMSU Department of Geological Sciences will hold a colloquium from 4 to 5 p.m. today in Gardiner Hall Room 230. Tom Giordano, Geological Sciences Emeritus Faculty, will present "A History of the Geological Sciences Program at New Mexico State University: 1890 to 2015."

For more information, contact Lee Hubbard in Geological Sciences at 575-646-2708 or lhubbard@nmsu.edu.

Greek cuisine offered at 100 West Café

Enjoy three more days of a Greek Cuisine a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. at 100 West Café in Gerald Thomas Hall through Friday.

The delicious Greek cuisine will be prepared by the HRTM 363 students under the direction of Chef John Hartley. The menu will include your choice of Fassolatha Soup, Greek salad or watermelon salad with feta. The main entrée choices are broiled Greek fish fillets, Greek isle chicken, sautéed broccoli with orzo or spanakopita. The sides are Greek rice and asparagus. Your dessert choices are honey and pine nut tart, revani cake or baklava. The HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you.

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. Gift cards are available for sale in GT 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.

Barbecue bistro buffet at The Third Floor Bistro tomorrow

Celebrate the warmer weather with savory barbecue favorites during the barbecue bistro buffet tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Third Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature spicy buffalo barbecue chicken, Texas-style beef brisket, roasted red potatoes, steamed broccoli, fresh garden salad, freshly baked rolls with butter and coconut cream pie. For just $11.99 plus tax, you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Invite your friends to join you at https://www.facebook.com/events/292728474495641/.

The Third Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free parking is available to restaurant guests in select spaces of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop 'Auto Buying 101' held tomorrow

The Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop "Auto Buying 101" is from 5 to 6 p.m. tomorrow in Domenici Hall, Room 006.

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!

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 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.

Presentation by writer, photographer Joseph Sorrentino tomorrow

Joseph Sorrentino is a writer and photographer who has been documenting the lives of agricultural workers on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border for over 12 years. Don?t miss the opportunity to meet him and see his presentation "Aquí y Allá Agricultural Workers and Asylum-Seekers on Both Sides of the US/Mexico Border" from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Nason House, located at 1070 University Ave. between Espina and Solano streets. The event is sponsored by The Center for Latin American and Border Studies. Questions? Call 575-646-6418.

?Viva España? Flamenco and Spanish Dance performance this weekend

Come enjoy ?Viva España? 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.

Deadline for NMSU Alumni Association nominations for distinguished alums and service award this week

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.


Biomedical research seminar to spotlight NMSU faculty Friday

Ryan Ashley, associate professor in the NMSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences, will present a talk titled ?Placentas and Tumors: The similarities and disparities? at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Room 109 of Domenici Hall. 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.

Ashley will discuss numerous physiological parallels that exist between placental and tumor formation, allowing us to investigate mechanisms controlling not only pregnancy establishment, but also tumor biology. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/Ashley.pdf.

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.

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.

DACC's 'The Artful Earth' opens Friday

Student artists will present their work at the DACC student art exhibit from April 7 to April 28. ?The Artful Earth? features students' creative images from all art disciplines at the community college.

The exhibit is hosted by the Cottonwood Gallery located inside the Southwest Environmental Center, on the downtown mall at 275 N. Main St. As part of the Downtown Arts Ramble, an opening reception will be held in honor of the artists at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 7.

Student artists are part of the Art, Creative Media Technology and Digital Graphics Technology (CMT/DGT) programs at DACC. The art program supports students who have a broad interest in the arts, offering students a multicultural examination of the principles and philosophies of art. The art program supports students seeking introductory skills in a range of studio classes including ceramics, printmaking, drawing and painting.

The CMT/DGT program trains specialists to design printed materials and web sites, produce videos and films and participate in game design. Two options for students in this major include a two-year associate of science and a certificate program. The program brings together technologies, including print media, web design, multimedia, digital photography, animation and digital film.

Regular hours for the Cottonwood Gallery are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Abby Osborne at 575-527-7588.

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.