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NMSU Hotline — April 17, 2017

Retired NMSU adjunct professor to reveal history, mysteries of the Maya calendar Thursday

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By 1,800 years ago, speakers of proto-Ch?olan, the ancestor of three present-day Maya languages, developed a calendar of 18 20-day months and a set of five days to make a year. One former New Mexico State University adjunct professor has spent years studying the ?firsts? and the ?whys? of it.

Weldon Lamb, retired adjunct professor for the Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be presenting his work and answering questions at his lecture and book signing from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at NMSU?s University Museum.

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Campus Announcements

Campus Health Center closed until 1 p.m. today

The Campus Health Center will be closed today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to an unexpected water leak and flooding. The CHC will re-open at 1 p.m. with the entrance to the facility at the back of the building facing Stewart Street.

Faculty, staff golf league registration deadline is today

Those participating in Tuesday?s 5:30 p.m. NMSU Faculty/Staff Golf League at the NMSU Golf Course must RSVP to chami@nmsu.edu by 2 p.m. today.


Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop is today

The Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop "Important Documents to Protect Your Assets" is from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today in Domenici Hall, Room 005.

What is a will? What does a Power of Attorney do? What is a Prenuptial Agreement? We will answer all of these questions and more! You will learn how to protect your assets and minimum stress for your loved ones by managing them.

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, you may 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.

It?s not really Tuesday without a taco

You can?t properly enjoy Tuesday without celebrating Taco Tuesday. To help you celebrate, Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center, will serve 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.

Eat for Pete at Dublin?s on Tuesday to raise money for Aggie Cupboard

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association is again teaming up with 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 Dublin?s Street Pub and Grill, 1745 E. University Ave., from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and mention Eat for Pete or Aggie Cupboard to donate 15 percent of the price of your meal to the food pantry.

Other participating partners are 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.

Corbett Center chile roasting, Mike's Magnificent Meals offered Wednesday

Sodexo is celebrating Earth Day by offering New Mexico cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. Chef Mike Guerra will be roasting green chile on the morning of Wednesday, April 19, at the Corbett Center Outdoor Stage to prepare for Mike?s Magnificent Meals at Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union.

Lunch will then be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a full menu featuring tampiquena (steak with roasted green chile and local, farm fresh sauteed onions), red chile enchiladas, Mexican squash with white corn, refried beans and a full salsa bar including guacamole chips. 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/617395798464456/.

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.


Geological Sciences Colloquium to be held Wednesday

The NMSU Department of Geological Sciences will hold a colloquium from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in Gardiner Hall Room 230. Magdalena Sandoval Donahue of the University of New Mexico will present "Constructing a Geoscience Narrative."

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

Department of Art Visiting Artist Series to be held Wednesday

The Department of Art is hosting the final visiting artist for the year. Shanti Grumbine is a Brooklyn-based visual artist. Most recently she has been using The New York Times newspaper and its blue delivery wrapping as a vehicle for examining the media?s global influence and how it shapes and maintains our collective and individual belief systems. She has been an artist in residence at the Millay Colony, Ucross, Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, Saltonstall Foundation, Wave Hill Winter Workspace Residency, Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, Artist in the Marketplace (AIM), Women?s Studio Workshop and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Fellowships and grants include the Santo Foundation, A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship, the LABA Fellowship at the 14th Street Y and the RAIR Fellowship, Roswell, New Mexico. Select exhibition venues include The Bronx Museum, CCA Sante Fe, A.I.R. Gallery, Magnan-Metz Gallery, Planthouse Gallery and IPCNY. She received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The lecture will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the HSS Auditorium, Room 101. This event is free and open to the NMSU community and the public. It is sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and is paid for by the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund.

Effective presentations and public speaking workshop to be held Thursday

Make your class presentations stand out from the crowd. Become aware if the ?Do?s and Don?ts? of presentations and public speaking. Learn and discuss strategies and techniques to help you control anxiety and to become a better public speaker.

The Effective Presentations & Public Speaking Workshop is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room, Room 225.

For more information, call the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136 or visit the center in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 128. Like us on Facebook @NMSU Student Success Center.


Post graduate immigration options, election ramifications workshop set for Friday

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 the direct link below to register at https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000010965.

Founders Day, Faculty and Staff Campaign Launch is April 26

New Mexico State University?s third annual Founders Day will be celebrated Wednesday, April 26, featuring a picnic lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Traders Plaza, south of the College of Business. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

Founders Day is a time to commemorate the founding of our institution and celebrate the things that make NMSU unique, like chile! Join us in exploring the rich culinary and agricultural tradition of New Mexico chile. The day?s festivities also include the launch of the faculty and staff initiative of NMSU?s Comprehensive Campaign ? a system-wide effort to raise money and pledges to support students, faculty and staff excellence.

Lunch will be provided by Employee Council. The celebration is a collaboration between Employee Council and University Advancement.

Find out more at http://foundersday.nmsu.edu.

Summer youth sports camp registration begins today

Registration for the NMSU Rec-Sports Summer Youth Sports Camp begins today in Room 101 of the Activity Center. The camp includes activities such as swimming and indoor rock wall climbing and provides a sports development experience for boys and girls ages 5-14. Participants will develop a wide variety of fundamental physical activity skills so they can enjoy a healthy lifestyle and a lifetime of physical fitness.

The camp begins June 19 and consists of seven one-week sessions through Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with early drop off and late pick up options available. Lunch at Taos Restaurant is included in the cost of registration. For more information visit https://recsports.nmsu.edu/sportscamp-2/ or call Lindsey Englehart at 575-646-4059.

Renowned choral composer coming to NMSU for residency April 23 to 30

James Mulholland, one of the most published, performed and commissioned choral composers/arrangers of his generation, will spend a week in residency at New Mexico State University from April 23 to 30.

The week of rehearsals and workshops will culminate in two major performances with the NMSU Choirs and full orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased from the NMSU Choral Activities office or by calling 575-646-1306.


Yolanda Cooper?s MFA thesis exhibition to be displayed at University Art Gallery starting 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.

DACC professor earns international honors

Sarah Balizan, DACC science assistant professor, has been selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) for the class of 2017. She is the first New Mexico educator to be selected in the history of the program. She joins an exclusive hand-picked community of education innovators. She is one of only 820 educators in the Americas who have been selected since 1994.

Balizan has worked at DACC for seven years as an instructor in human anatomy and physiology, cellular and organismal biology and medical terminology. A graduate of the biology department at NMSU, she earned her bachelor of science degree in 2007 and attained her master of science degree in 2009.

She has earned numerous awards including Apple Teacher Program Certification, Alliance for Minority Participation undergraduate research assistantship, and is a sustaining member of the NMSU Teaching Academy.

?This technology has transformed my classroom and labs by putting capability and information in students? hands,? Balizan said. ?By using touch screens and apps, they are learning more and are more engaged in their education. I was incredibly honored and surprised with the award.?

For the past year, Balizan and other DACC educators have been working with Apple to explore using new technology in the classroom. XCITE, the iPad initiative at DACC, is scheduled to begin in the fall 2017 semester with 28 instructors using Apple products to enhance learning, creativity and student engagement. Balizan?s application video can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/lwtqk78.

For more information contact Balizan 575-527-7717.