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NMSU Hotline — April 10, 2017

NMSU?s ?Global Connections? to highlight experiential learning in Costa Rica

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After 10 trips to Costa Rica, a New Mexico State University professor is sharing insights about how best to learn Spanish in the next ?Global Connections? lecture.

Jeffrey Longwell, college professor of languages and linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, will present ?Costa Rica: Experiential Learning in Spanish? from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the College of Health and Social Services Annex Auditorium, Room 101A.

Longwell will share what he and his students learned during NMSU?s Faculty-Led International Program (FLiP) trips.

All ?Global Connections? events are free and open to the public.



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Eat for Pete at Chick-fil-A on Tuesday to raise money for Aggie Cupboard

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association is again teaming up with four Las Cruces restaurants to raise money for the Aggie Cupboard food pantry, which provides needed support to students and employees at NMSU and Dona Ana Community College.

On Tuesday, eat at Chick-fil-A restaurant, 1105 E. University Ave., from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and mention Eat for Pete or Aggie Cupboard to donate 20 percent of the price of your meal to the food pantry.

Other participating partners are Dublin?s Street Pub and Grill on April 18, Lorenzo?s Italian Restaurant on April 25, and El Sombrero Patio Café on May 2.

During Homecoming 2016, the inaugural Eat for Pete campaign raised $2,200 for Aggie Cupboard. For more information, visit http://aggiecupboard.nmsu.edu. Join the Alumni Association in helping make sure no Aggie goes hungry.


Get Yourself Tested event Tuesday

GYT (Get Yourself Tested) is a free Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing event open to the NMSU community and will be taking place 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Aggie Underground at Corbett Student Center. This event is brought to you by the Campus Health Center and the Department of Health. Information is kept strictly confidential, no appointment is required, and 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.

Taco Tuesday at Taos Restaurant

Tuesdays mean Taco Tuesday at Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center, with made-to-order tacos and taco salads, including a full toppings bar, on Tuesdays for lunch and dinner. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Dinner is served from 5 to 8 p.m. and costs one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Taco Tuesdays. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.


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

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.

Final Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance Interview set for 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.

Bid on Broncos tickets, travel packages and more to support scholarships

The President?s Associates Virtual Ball auction is still accepting bids at http://advancing.nmsu.edu/pavirtualball. Auction items that are available for bidding include a Dallas Opera and Arts District package and a Denver Broncos game package, among many others. New items are being 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, 1800 Avenida de Mesilla, hosted by Brett and Diana Seward
April 21: St. Clair Winery & Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla, hosted by Rama and Ammu Devasthali

For more information about mini-dinner tickets, contact Cindy Nicholson at 575-646-4665 or visit https://advancing.nmsu.edu/pa-mini-dinners.


Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up, Wellness Fair this week

A Red to Green Financial Wellness Meet-Up will be held 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 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.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. Join us on the first floor of Corbett Center, and gather some great information on smart money management. You will be able to enter a drawing for an iPad, talk to local professionals, and sign up for a one-on-one coaching session with one of our peer Financial Wellness Coaches.

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/.


Cornish game hen during Mike's Magnificent Meals at Taos Restaurant Wednesday

Treat yourself to fine dining on campus during this week?s Mike?s Magnificent Meals at Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. This special lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, with a full menu featuring lemon pepper Cornish game hen, truffle Parmesan garlic potatoes, fresh stuffing with jalapenos and corn and steamed green beans with carrots. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. To accommodate high demand and to minimize lines, Mike?s Magnificent Meals will be served at both the 360 Grill and New Mexico Fresh Stations. Invite your friends to join you at https://www.facebook.com/events/1354587914604006/.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Mike?s Magnificent Meals. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.


Still time to RSVP for the Día de Descubre Discovery Fair April 17

On behalf of International and Border Programs and International Student and Scholar Services, please help us welcome potential Aggies from across Mexico to our campus for Día de Descubre by tabling at the event?s Discovery Fair.

You will have the opportunity to showcase your office/department/club/organization and also talk to potential Aggies and their family members. Please RSVP to Kristian Chervenock at ktcherve@nmsu.edu to take part in the Discovery Fair. The event is set for 3 to 4 p.m. April 17 in the Corbett Center Aggie Lounge.

If you need more information regarding NMSU?s Descubre Program, visit https://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11978/nmsu-s-descubre-program-to-offer-discounted-tuition-to-students-from-mexico or http://descubre.nmsu.edu/.
For more information about Día de Descubre, visit https://diadescubre.nmsu.edu/ or contact Jorge Ramos at jaramos3@nmsu.edu or Michael Schmelzle at mschmelz@nmsu.edu.


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 PREP Academy accepting applications for program mentors

The New Mexico PREP Academy is now accepting applications for day and night mentors for the 2017 summer program.

This year, the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network is hosting two residential summer programs - PREP Middle School Academy (6th-8th grade) on June 4-15 and PREP High School Academy (9th-11th grade) on June 18-30. Students participating in the camps will live in the NMSU dorms, attend classes, and participate in activities designed to introduce and excite them about STEM, specifically engineering. Each day, the students will explore a different engineering discipline through a hands-on activity and learn the math and science behind the engineering.

The purpose of these summer programs is to spark an interest in engineering while giving students the tools to succeed academically. Individuals interested in applying to be either a day or night mentor would be responsible for representing NMSU and the College of Engineering in a positive way as we work to inspire another generation of NMSU Aggies.

Applicants must be a current NMSU student having completed at least on year of college. All majors are welcome to apply. Apply online at Aggie Career Manager Job ID 53484 for the day mentor position or Job ID 53486 for the night mentor position.

For more information, contact Program Manager Tracey O?Neil at 575-646-7852 or email at engr-nm@nmsu.edu.

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. today 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.

O?Leary has become a nationally recognized expert in the emerging field of space heritage and archaeology as the founder of the New Mexico Space Grant Lunar Legacy Project. Westwood is director of cultural resources at ECORP Consulting, Inc. and a professional archaeologist and Donaldson is chairman of the national Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

https://newscenter.nmsu.edu/articles/view/12431/nmsu-professor-emerita-and-co-authors-launch-space-preservation-book

Flyovers, awards highlight NMSU ROTC?s 115th annual Pass-In-Review

New Mexico State University Air Force and Army ROTC will hold the 115th annual Pass-in-Review ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Aggie Pride Field on the NMSU Horseshoe.

The annual Pass-In-Review is presented by the Air Force and Army ROTC programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is a formal military ceremony that displays the strength and unity of a detachment as well as promoting teamwork and pride within an organization.

With weather permitting, flyovers of two vintage World War II aircraft will take place at 4:10 p.m. by War Eagles Air Museum pilots Floyd Draper and Dan Taylor. The Consolidated Vultee BT-13 B was the basic trainer flown by most American pilots in World War II while the North American T-6 Texan (also known as the AT-6F) was used as a trainer for pilots from World War II through the Vietnam War.

Ceremonies are free and open to the public. Visitor parking passes are available from the NMSU parking website
at http://auxadminforms.nmsu.edu/ParkingForms/ePermit.aspx.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12435/flyovers-awards-highlight-nmsu-rotc-s-115th-annual-pass-in-review