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NMSU Hotline — April 7, 2017

Noted education, social justice expert to visit NMSU


Kevin K. Kumashiro, former dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco and a leading expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, educational equity and social justice, will visit New Mexico State University April 17 to discuss social justice education.

The public is invited to attend a presentation and Q&A session from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. April 17 in Room 111 of O?Donnell Hall. Kumashiro will discuss ?Advancing social justice education in the era of Trump/DeVos: Current trends at the federal level and what this means for educators.? A reception will follow.

>From 5:30 to 7 p.m., Kumashiro will present ?Re-framing Academia: A Conversation with Kevin Kumashiro.? The session will also take place in Room 111 of O?Donnell Hall. Both presentations are free.

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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.

?Viva España? Flamenco, Spanish Dance performance this weekend

Come enjoy ?Viva España? at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday 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.

Take Back the Night Alamogordo is tomorrow

The 11th annual Take Back the Night Alamogordo March and Rally will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow 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.

Bataan ceremony in Las Cruces Sunday includes NMSU Army ROTC Bataan Battalion

On Sunday, April 9, descendants and friends of the ex-POWs of Bataan and Corregidor, area military personnel, and the community of Las Cruces will conduct a ceremony in honor of the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Bataan during World War II. It is the first time the ceremony, which is the same one conducted every year on April 9 on the state capitol grounds in Santa Fe by the New Mexico National guard, will be performed in Las Cruces. It will begin at 4 p.m. at Las Cruces Veterans Memorial Park at 1151 North Roadrunner Parkway.

In addition to descendants of Bataan veterans, the New Mexico National Guard, VFW Post 3242, and the U.S. Marine Corps League will take part in the ceremony. Cadets from New Mexico State University?s Army ROTC Bataan Battalion will take part in the ceremony, including Cadet Conner McGuire who will serve as master of ceremonies.

Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. and current N.M. Secretary of Veterans Services Jack R. Fox will serve as guest speaker.

The event will memorialize the 1,800 members of the New Mexico 200th Coast Artillery, a National Guard regiment that was surrendered in the Philippines along with 70,000 other American and Filipino troops on April 9, 1942.

About half of these New Mexicans would not survive the three years as prisoners of war.

Faculty/Staff Golf League registration deadline is Monday

For NMSU faculty and staff interested in participating in Tuesday?s 5:30 p.m. golf league, please contact Cary Hamilton at chami@ad.nmsu.edu by 2 p.m. Monday, April 10. Cost is $18.50 per player. More info is available at https://calendar.google.com/calendar/render?eid=YXM2Z21ncWZlOWU1MnA3NWJscGEyYnJhbThfMjAxNzA0MTFUMjMzMDAwWiBnb2xmbm1zdUBt&ctz=America/Denver&sf=true&output=xml#eventpage_6.

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.

Senior vice president for administration and finance interview Tuesday

Matthew D. Altier, the final 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. Tuesday, April 11, 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.

AFSCME Local 2392 NMSU will hold meeting April 13

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees? Local 2393 NMSU will hold its monthly Members Meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13. The meeting will be the union's hall, located at 138 S. Downtown Mall, Suite D, next to White's Music Box. The entrance is on the Water Street side.

Junta de miembros, 13 de Abril de las 6:00 p.m. a las 7:00 p.m. en nuestra oficina del sindicato, 138 S. Downtown Mall habitación D, justo enseguida del White?s Music Box, en Las Cruces. Entrada en el lado de la calle del Agua.

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.

Adobe Lightroom three-day workshop at DACC begins April 18

An Adobe Lightroom three-day workshop will be held at the Dona Ana Community College East Mesa Campus at the Digital Media Building, Room 101 the following days:

Tuesday, April 18 (6 to 9 p.m.)
Thursday, April 20 (6 to 9 p.m.)
Saturday, April 22 (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Students will thoroughly examine all aspects of the powerful and affordable digital photography program. The intricacies of digital asset management, image enhancement, and available publishing methods will be addressed. Students will become familiar with the organizational system, including creating catalogues, importing, viewing and rating photographs, as well as using collection and grouping tools.

The workshop will emphasize precise control of exposure and color through various global and local enhancements, and it will compare methods for retouching and spotting. Students will learn how to make and utilize custom presets, and they will gain a complete understanding of strategies for image-enhancement in Lightroom, as well as what editing needs are best served in Photoshop.

Students will spend time with various methods for publishing and sharing images, covering the optimal workflows for books, slideshows, web and print output. Regardless of your level of familiarity with Lightroom, this course will help to improve your image-editing efficiency and streamline your creative workflow.

Workshop registration information is CMT 276-Lightroom-CRN# 35033, and the instructor is Bree Lamb. For more information, contact ARTS Department Chair Matt Byrnes at 575-527-7573 or Mbyrnes@dacc.nmsu.edu.

Missed your chance for Garth tickets? More seats up for PA scholarship online auction

If you missed your opportunity to bid on tickets to one of this weekend?s Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood concerts, the NMSU Foundation has your last-minute chance. The President?s Associates Virtual Ball auction has added several additional ticket packages for the concerts, including a family four-pack of tickets, at http://advancing.nmsu.edu/pavirtualball.

Additional auction items that are available for bidding include a Dallas Opera and Arts District package and a Denver Broncos game package, and new items are added throughout the auction, so check back frequently to see what has appeared. The auction continues through April 21.

The PA Virtual Ball 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 two remaining mini-dinners being hosted here in Las Cruces in support of the scholarship, and are priced at $125 each or $200 per couple.

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.

Health communication class is hosting a diaper and wipe drive for Jardin de los Niños

NMSU Health Communication students in Dr. Anne Hubbell?s class (COMM 480) have teamed up with Jardin de los Niños to provide this nonprofit organization with a year?s worth of diapers and wipes. Jardin de los Niños is a five-star early childhood education program that serves the homeless and nearly homeless community in Las Cruces. We are looking for diapers, wipes and/or monetary donations.

If you are interested, please call 575-522-2111 to donate using a credit card. Diaper and wipe donations can be left in the NMSU Communication Department office (SPEECH 302), or feel free to email nmsuhealthcomm@gmail.com for more information. The last day to donate is April 22.

DACC students win gold, silver and bronze at SkillsUSA state championships

Dona Ana Community College students competed against hundreds of students from other state community colleges, each other and the clock in various contests demonstrating proficiency in their major fields of study. Sixteen students competed. The SkillsUSA state championships were held in Albuquerque last week.

Bringing home gold medals were: Alejandro Angel, automotive technology in job skill demonstration; Michael Zischkau, computer technology in computer maintenance; Noemi Rosales, computer technology in internetworking; Doug Bourdon, electronics technology in electronics technology; Arturo Lara, construction technology in plumbing; Fidel Garcia, computer technology in computer programing; and Arrowhead Early College High School student Aaron Rios in high school computer programming. The seven gold medalists qualified to compete at the national competition in June where more than 6,000 students are expected to compete.

Second place silver medals were awarded to Nancy Villalobos, building construction in customer service; Michael Zischkau, computer technology in extemporaneous speaking; and Ramon Ramirez, computer technology in computer maintenance. Bronze winners included Gabriel Loera III, construction technology in plumbing and prepared speech; Doug Bourdon, electronics technology in job interview; Frank Bonnevie, electronics technology in electronics; and Jon Wayne Krein in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration competition.

Other DACC participants included Claudia Aguero, Jeremy Laycock, Joni Lujan, and Jordan Martinez. Team coaches included DACC instructors Kevin Gall, Edward Lopez, Wade Matthews, Gustavo Pina, John Carter, Tim Chappell, James Lamoureux and Marco Garay.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving students enrolled in career and technical education training programs in high schools and colleges.

NMSU?s Discovery Scholars Program gives students paid research experience

Angelique Amado is a junior at New Mexico State University majoring in chemistry. Thanks to a program that pays undergraduate students to conduct research, she can spend time in the lab without worrying about working off campus to help with school expenses.

?It?s very hard to balance a job on top of research and activities and academics,? said Amado, ?So having the ability to merge a job and research is awesome because it helps build skills you?ll need in the future while being able to support yourself financially.?

The Discovery Scholars Program in the College of Arts and Sciences has provided paid research opportunities for 25 undergraduate students since it began two years ago.


Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up Tuesday

Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up is from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 11 in the Domenici Hall Lobby.

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.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Wellness Coach, contact us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.