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NMSU Hotline — April 11, 2017

NMSU students commemorate Child Abuse Awareness Month with community projects


When Shylo Carrera-Little decided to major in nursing at New Mexico State University, she was initially hesitant to pursue any specialties that could lead to treating child abuse victims, fearing child abuse cases would be too emotionally taxing to handle.

But after taking a course in Child Advocacy Studies, or CAST, Carrera-Little is now pursing CAST as one of two minors, hoping to one day help and stand up for children who are neglected and abused. The CAST program is offered by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences to students majoring in varying disciplines across campus, including criminal justice, public health and social work.

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Campus Announcements

100 West serves up Creole cuisine

Join us for a week of lunches Tuesday, April 11, to Thursday, April 13, for Creole cuisine where you can enjoy meals prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of Chef John Hartley.

Enjoy three days of al a carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will be your choice of chicken and sausage gumbo, spinach salad with apple vinaigrette and Louisiana sunburst salad. The main entrée choices are apricot and bourbon grilled chicken, oven-fried pecan catfish, Cajun-grilled trout with apple salsa or pasta with sausage and peppers. The sides are cheese grits and sugar snap peas. Your dessert choices are bread pudding with bourbon sauce, bananas foster or strawberries Romanoff. 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.

The HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you.

Gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall, 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.

Get Yourself Tested event today

Get Yourself Tested is a free Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing event open to the NMSU community and will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today 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.

NM State baseball adds midweek matchup with Sul Ross State

NM State baseball has added a midweek matchup with Sul Ross State at 2 p.m. today. The Aggies are off to their best start to conference play in program history with a WAC record of 6-0. The first 200 fans to Presley Askew Field will receive a Chris Butcher Trading Card. General admission tickets for this game are only $5 and kids 12 and under get in free. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Pan American Center Ticket Office at 575-646-1420.

Speed Reading: On your mark, get set, Read! to be held Wednesday

Speed Reading: On your mark, get set, Read! will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Conference Room 220. Read faster and retain information. Examine, learn and discuss information, tools and activities, to help improve vocabulary, reading comprehension and reading rate.

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.

Geological Sciences Colloquium to be held Wednesday

New Mexico State University Department of Geological Sciences will host a colloquium featuring Brandon Schmandt, a University of New Mexico GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lecturer, from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Gardiner Hall, Room 230. His talk is titled "Investigation of Mount St. Helens Earthquakes and Magma Plumbing with Hybrid Natural and Controlled Source Seismic Survey."

Join OCIP for lunch, discussion on cheating and plagiarism in the online classroom

Join Hameed Badawy, Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mike DeMers, geography; Richard Oliver, accounting and information systems; and Betsy Stringam, School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, from 12 to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Milton Hall, Room 50, as they talk about plagiarism and cheating in the online classroom.

It's an informal discussion about how to address plagiarism and cheating online, and things to consider moving forward. Faculty who attend are welcome to bring ideas to share with the group on what has worked or not worked for them in the past. Lunch will be served, so please register soon at https://teaching.nmsu.edu.

For questions or information related to the workshop or other Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) questions, please contact Miley Grandjean at 575-646-5492 or mgrandje@nmsu.edu.

Federal Reserve Bank live webinar to be held Wednesday

Red to Green Financial Wellness will host a Federal Reserve Bank live webinar from 7 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Aggie Lounge.

Visa Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago celebrate their 11-year partnership co-hosting the Financial Literacy Summit. The 2017 program focuses on bridging gaps and overcoming barriers to universal financial education. The Summit will explore global challenges, including the gender gap and harnessing innovation in technology to improve financial education. The event convenes senior international financial education experts from governments, the financial services industry, NGOs, the news media and academia.

View our full roster of influential speakers including educators, journalists, government officials and innovators at https://finlitsummit.org/.

Memorial services for NMSU alumna Natalie C. Green set for Thursday

NMSU alumna Natalie Celeste Green lost her battle to cancer April 7. A life celebration for Green will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the First Baptist Church, 106 Melendres St. Fellowship to follow immediately at the church. Please come and wish our loved one a fond goodbye.

Geneticist will speak about parallels between cancer and injury Thursday

The NMSU RISE-STARTUP Component is hosting Michelle Juarez, an assistant medical professor at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, completing training in both plant and animal developmental genetics. Juarez will present the seminar, ?Parallels among Cancer and Injury: Drosophila as a model for a Transcriptional Response? at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Foster Hall, Room 221.

A diverse group of processes promote the coordinated repair of damaged tissue. Moreover, localization of the response only to the damaged tissue allows the body to focus wound healing mechanisms to efficiently regain balance between inflammation and repair. Juarez will explain how she uses Drosophila as an experimental system to test the evolutionarily conserved mechanisms regulating complex processes such as injury and repair within the context of a well-established timeline for developmental aging. For more information, please contact Graciela Unguez at gunguez@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7963.

NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnership call for proposals

Funds are available for two levels of collaborative research: pilot and full projects. The goal of the NMSU/Fred Hutch U54 PACR partnership is to continue to build upon increasing cancer research capacity at NMSU and to increase knowledge and attention to cancer-related health disparities at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The Letter of Intent is due at 6 p.m. MT, Friday, April 14. Proposals are due at 6 p.m. MT Monday, July 31, and the start date is September 2018.

Download the RFA and proposal application forms at http://cancer.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact Graciela Unguez at gunguez@nmsu.edu or Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

Yolanda Cooper?s MFA Thesis Exhibition: 'Life As It Is' opens April 28

The University Art Gallery at NMSU presents Yolanda Cooper?s MFA Thesis Exhibition, titled ?Life As It Is.? The show runs from April 28 through May 13. Cooper?s solo exhibition is comprised of a complex series of deeply personal portraits of the artist. These scintillating painting-drawing hybrids are visual materializations and embodiments of the artist?s fight for her place in the present moment. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 28.

For more information contact the University Art Gallery at artglry@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2545.

Student scholarship awarded to NMSU College of Education mural competition winner

The College of Education invites submissions by individual NMSU students or teams of NMSU students returning in the fall 2017 semester for the first mural-sized painting for permanent installation in O?Donnell Hall, Room 301. Students are encouraged to visit the site prior to submitting their work. The student(s) who submit the successful design will receive a total of a $1,000 scholarship in the fall 2017 semester. Teams of students will split the $1,000 scholarship.

The final mural-sized painting should visually express one or all of the College of Education?s values ? excellence, transparency, integrity, leadership, diversity and innovation. The College of Education will provide a $500 materials budget for the creation of the final work of art measuring 6.5? tall x 10? wide, to be completed as a painting on stretched canvas. Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing Craig Cully will assist with the fabrication of the stretcher bars and preparation of the canvas as well as oversee the progress of the work of art. The final work of art will be due by August 1.

Email submissions to Craig Cully at cullyc@nmsu.edu by Friday, April 28, with the subject line College of Ed Mural Submission. Files must be 72dpi jpg, RGB at 6.5? tall x 10? wide. The submissions will be juried by a panel of faculty and staff from the Department of Art and College of Education.

NMSU School for Young Children to host fourth annual summer camp

NMSU School for Young Children will be hosting its fourth annual summer camp. Camp will be held in two sessions. Session I will be from May 31-June 30 and Session II will be from July 5-Aug. 2. Registration for each child is $50, full-time care per session is $550 and part-time care is $360. Children ages 2 and up welcome. For more information please contact Christina Ruybal at 575-312-2581 or tinaruybal@gmail.com or Debbie Parks at 915-526-2420 or dparks@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Roadrunner pre-K now enrolling students

NMSU School for Young Children Roadrunner pre-K is beginning enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year. Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2017. Priority is given to children who will be attending Title one schools for their kindergarten year and who have never been in a school setting before. For more information please contact Christina Ruybal at 575-646-7183 or cruybal@nmsu.edu.

Register now: New Mexico Youth Ranch Camp headed back to CS Ranch in June

CIMARRON ? Cimarron is known for the Philmont Scout Ranch where Boy Scouts from across the nation come each summer for an experience of a lifetime camping in the Northern New Mexico wilderness.

This year a different group of youth will be heading to Cimarron for an experience of a lifetime that could help them make career decisions.

New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will hold its annual New Mexico Youth Ranch Camp at the CS Cattle Company?s 130,000-acre ranch at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range near Cimarron.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 camp, which will be held June 11 to 16. Deadline to apply is May 5. Cost for the camp is $300. For more information, or to apply, visit http://nmyrm.nmsu.edu.