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NMSU Hotline — April 6, 2017

NMSU professor emerita and co-authors launch space preservation book


New Mexico State University anthropology professor emerita Beth O?Leary will join co-authors Lisa Westwood and Milford Wayne Donaldson for a panel discussion and a book signing for ?The Final Mission: Preserving NASA?s Apollo Sites? from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Kent Hall Museum on the NMSU campus. NMSU History Professor Jon Hunner will be the moderator. Barnes & Noble will have books available. The event is free and open to the public.

?There is over 190 metric tons of cultural material on the moon ? not just a few random artifacts and golf balls,? O?Leary said. ?The landing of Apollo 11 at Tranquility Base was a pivotal event not just in U.S. history, but also in the history of space exploration. The lunar landing sites and key sites here on Earth linked to the Apollo program should be protected.?

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Donate today to KRWG FM Spring Membership Campaign

As KRWG wraps up its Spring Membership Campaign, we?re encouraging you to step up to the plate. Please donate today so this vital service that provides relevant news, a forum for open discussion and a celebration of the arts continues for tomorrow. Your local public radio station?s strength is in its members and their support of our mission. KRWG needs you now! Go online at krwg.org or call 888-922-5794 to make a pledge or become a sustaining member. Help us to continue to reach throughout Southern New Mexico and Far West Texas!

Writer, photographer Joseph Sorrentino presents today

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. today 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.

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

The Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop "Auto Buying 101" is from 5 to 6 p.m. today 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.

Call for Nominations for 'A' Mountain Staff Award

Is there someone in your office or in another department who represents qualities of diversity and inclusion, accountability, excellence, discovery, resilience and engagement? If so, nominate them for Employee Council?s ?A? Mountain staff award. Nominations are now being accepted for regular NMSU staff employees. Employee Council is looking for nominees who demonstrate the following traits:

Diversity and Inclusion ? Demonstrate the ability to respect different points of view and treat others equitably.

Accountability ? Demonstrates honesty and integrity; welcomes transparency, and acts ethically.

Excellence ? Values achievement, and work is characterized as high quality.

Discovery ? Demonstrates curiosity and innovation, and fosters learning at every opportunity.

Engagement ? Involves others, communicates effectively, and promotes an ethic of service.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations through http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/amountain. Please submit nominations by 11:45 p.m. April 19. Nominations will be reviewed by Employee Council. The A Mountain Award will be presented at the Founders Day celebration on April 26. Awardee receives a commemorative NMSU plaque.

For questions, please contact empcouncil@nmsu.edu.

Important information for fans attending this weekend?s Garth Brooks concerts

NMSU Special Events and ACTS would like to thank the more than 60,000 fans turning out this weekend for the five Garth Brooks concerts at the NMSU Pan American Center. In an effort to ease traffic and parking congestion and to answer any questions you may have regarding the credit card entry (paperless) and mobile ticketing systems, detailed instructions and information have been provided for each of the five shows at www.PanAmCenter.com. Please select the day and time that you will be attending to access the information specific to that particular show. Traffic and parking maps have also been supplied to help you navigate your way into the surrounding parking areas, especially for the back-to-back shows on Saturday and Sunday.

For last-minute buyers, a limited number of seats are still available for all five shows at the Pan Am Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks. The 3 p.m. Sunday show currently has the best available seats.

Please call 575-646-1420 or panam@nmsu.edu for more information.

Plant and Environmental Science graduate seminar is Friday

Plant and Environmental Sciences master?s candidate, Shanta Padhi, ?The key enzyme in sucrose synthesis - Sucrose Phosphate Synthase: Its role in nodule function and plant performance in alfalfa? and Water Resources Research Institute Ph.D. candidate, Yining Bai, ?Dynamic modeling application in agricultural community (El Rito) of Northern New Mexico? will present a PES Graduate Seminar at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, 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.

Hunt Institute leader to speak on development strategies in the Paso del Norte region Tuesday

Patrick C. Schaefer, executive director of the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness, will give a talk on assets that the Borderplex can leverage regarding trade, energy, and infrastructure from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the Genesis Center Building C lobby at Arrowhead Center, 3655 Research Road on the New Mexico State University campus.

Registration for the talk is free but required, as a light lunch will be served during the talk. Register at http://bit.ly/2nVc9Ig .

The Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness is an economic development think-tank located at the University of Texas at El Paso that focuses on the transboundary Paso del Norte region. The Institute?s central activities concern data acquisition, economic sector mapping, and quantitative and qualitative analysis across several key areas: natural resources, energy, commerce, education, urban planning and infrastructure, and public health. These data, maps and analyses are then disseminated to local, regional and international stakeholders to foster the economic and social development of both the Paso del Norte and U.S.-Mexico relationship.

For more information, contact Kristin Morehead at kmorehea@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5575.

Greek cuisine offered at 100 West Café

Enjoy two 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.

GYT (Get Yourself Tested) Event is April 11

GYT (Get Yourself Tested) is a free sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing event open to the NMSU community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Aggie Underground at Corbett Center Student Union. This event is brought to you by the Campus Health Center and the Department of Health. Information is kept strictly confidential and no appointment is required. There are no full exams, as the tests are completed using urine samples and/or finger pricks depending on the type. Don?t miss out on this chance to know your status for free! Questions? Email kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

Employee Council Open Forum set for April 13

Employee Council will be hosting an Open Forum on ?Vision 2020 and the Budget? from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13. Immediately following the forum, Employee Council will hold its monthly meeting where employees can ask questions about the forum topics to NMSU administrators.

Both the Open Forum and Employee Council meeting will be held in the Football Hall of Legends, which is located adjacent to the northwest entrance to Aggie Memorial Stadium. For a map of the location, please visit https://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/hall-of-legends-location/.

The Open Forum will also be broadcast live and recorded via Panopto. To participate in the live session, please visit http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/vision2020-forum. Employees who choose to participate online may send their questions to president@nmsu.edu.

If you have any questions about this Open Forum, please email empcouncil@nmsu.edu.

Mushroom cooking demonstration set for April 13

A mushroom cooking demonstration by Chef John Hartley in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management will be held from 10:20 to 11:35 a.m. Thursday, April 13, in the rotunda of Skeen Hall.

The demonstration is being hosted in conjunction with instructor Soum Sanogo?s fungal biology class in the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science.

Learn and taste as Hartley demonstrates how to cook mushrooms, while students in the fungal biology class present information about the nutritional and medicinal benefits of mushrooms. The NMSU community and the public are welcome to attend the free demonstration.

The event is part of the discovery and experiential learning module on ?Fungi: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.? For additional information, please contact EPPWS instructor Soum Sanogo at ssanogo@nmsu.edu.

NMSU College of Education faculty member receives community award

Denise Rodriguez-Strawn, a faculty member in the NMSU College of Education, was recently recognized with the Oscar for Champions in the College Faculty category from Jardin de los Niños, an early childhood educational program in Las Cruces.

Rodriguez-Strawn is in the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration and leads the Service Learning for Educational Distinction (SLED) Program, where many students become involved in community outreach.

"We have many responsibilities as faculty members, however one of our most important roles, in alignment with our land-grant mission, is to serve the children and families of Las Cruces. Denise does that with poise, intellect, honor, and kindness," said Azadeh Osanloo, interim Educational Leadership and Administration department head.

NMSU Red to Green Financial Wellness Program educates students on financial wellness

With April recognized as Financial Literacy Month, New Mexico State University Red to Green Financial Wellness Program and Career Services are participating in a national initiative to increase personal finance knowledge and raise awareness about the importance of that topic.

This issue is especially important for students taking out loans or those accumulating credit card debts, as they are often not properly educated on the consequences and fiscal responsibility that go along with managing their finances.

In order to educate students about the significance of being financially literate, NMSU?s Red to Green Financial Wellness Program will host its Annual Financial Wellness Fair, sponsored in part by Wells Fargo. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union.


NMSU?s Immigration Counsel to provide visa workshop

NMSU?s Immigration Counsel, Maney|Gordon|Zeller P.A., invites you to attend the Post Graduate Immigration Options & Election Ramifications Workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Business Complex, Room 102 and 103.

Please use this direct link to register: https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000010965

For more information, call 575-646-7013 or email gsmart@nmsu.edu.

The Frazier Shows Carnival returns to NMSU's Pan Am Center

The Frazier Shows Carnival returns to the NMSU Pan American Center Parking Lot April 13-16 and April 20-23. Admission to the carnival itself is free. Rides, games and food require either cash or tickets.

Ticket and wristband details will be posted to https://www.facebook.com/events/1073947812710364/ as soon as information becomes available. Multiple rides for both adults and children will be available, as well as numerous skill challenge games.

The following operating hours are subject to weather conditions including rain, wind and extreme heat:

Thursdays, April 13 and 20: 6 to 9 p.m.
Fridays, April 14 and 21: 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturdays, April 15 and 22: 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Sundays, April 16 and 23: 3 to 10 p.m.