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NMSU Hotline — April 18, 2017

NMSU engineering programs, lab benefit from Western Refining gift


Students in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University will soon have the opportunity to work in an upgraded laboratory, study during a tutoring lesson and travel to national conferences, thanks to a gift from Western Refining.

In February, Western Refining gave the College of Engineering $50,000 to support a variety of programs this year. The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering received $20,000 to upgrade equipment in the Western Refining Laboratory in Jett Hall. For the past 15 years, Western Refining has supported the university with gifts totaling nearly $684,000, with the College of Engineering receiving $493,000 in that time.

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Campus Announcements

Life after NMSU: Surviving Your First Year on the Tenure Track presentation today

The presentation "Life after NMSU: Surviving Your First Year on the Tenure Track" is from 4 to 5 p.m. today in Garcia Annex, Room 207.

Presenters will share their insights and their experience working toward a tenured position. Learn how to get out of the mindset as a graduate student and think like a faculty member. Presenters include Anne Hubbell, NMSU Communication Studies Professor, and Rolston St. Hilaire, NMSU Plant and Environmental Sciences Academic Department Head.

For more information, visit Career Services at careerservices.nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshops are today, tomorrow

The Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop "First Time Home Buyers" is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at Domenici Hall, Room 005.

Home buying is a big step. Come find out what you'll need to know as you prepare to make the jump, and hear what local industry professionals have to say about it.

The Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop "Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents" is from 4 to 5 p.m. tomorrow in Domenici Hall, Room 018.

Do you like the idea of budgeting, but just can?t seem to stick to one? Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on how to create, maintain and succeed at your budgeting endeavors.

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 these events, 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.

Department of Art visiting Artist Series to be held tomorrow

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. tomorrow, 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.

Spring menu is offered at 100 West Café this week

This week 100 West Café will offer a spring menu. Enjoy four days of ala carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m.

Join us for a delicious spring menu prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of Chef John Hartley. The menu for the week will be your choice Vichyssoise, almond mandarin salad or spring salad with peppers, mushrooms and raspberry vinaigrette. The main entrée choices are lemon-roasted game hens, orange and honey glazed ribs, baked rockfish or pasta primavera. The sides are boiled new potatoes and broccoli. Your dessert choices are strawberry shortcake, lemon cake or mixed fruit cobbler. 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 in $10 increments in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138. 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 646-5995.

ARCA Space will display its new single-stage rocket Wednesday at Arrowhead Center

ARCA Space will display its new single-stage rocket at Arrowhead Center on the NMSU Las Cruces campus from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 19.

Dumitru Popescu, president of ARCA, said the new rocket is unique in that the single-stage design and advanced composite material construction, along with an engine that is about 30 percent more fuel efficient than current rocket engines, will lower the cost of putting a payload into low-Earth orbit to roughly $1 million per flight.

The new rocket, which will be built entirely in Las Cruces, is currently undergoing the FAA licensing process. Developers are collaborating with NASA?s Kennedy, Ames, Wallops, Marshall, Stennis and Johnson Space Centers as part of the Cooperative Opportunity Program, aiming to increase the flight readiness of the vehicle. The first flight is scheduled to launch from Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia?s eastern shore in 2018.

Popescu is also beginning discussions with Spaceport America regarding the possibility of launching the Haas 2CA from New Mexico, an arrangement that Popescu and Spaceport America officials say would bring the state's aerospace industry full-circle with concept, design, production, testing and launch all taking place in southern New Mexico.

Arrowhead Center, NMSU?s technology commercialization and economic development engine, is located at 3655 Research Road on the NMSU campus.

Sustainability engagement survey is available online until April 28

The NMSU Office of Sustainability is providing you with an opportunity to provide feedback regarding how the office is doing. The sustainability engagement survey just takes 10 minutes. You may share your thoughts on being a Green Aggie and let us know what we could do differently or better.

Earth Day is next Saturday, so it?s a good time to take the survey while you?re being thankful for the celebration of Mother Earth. The survey is live from now until Friday, April 28. There will
be a drawing for gift cards from Barnes & Noble, Natural Grocers and Toucan Market.

The survey is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y8ZSDD3.

Questions? Contact joni newcomer, NMSU Environmental Policy and Sustainability Manager, at newcomer@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7563.

Italian bistro buffet available Thursday

Take time to enjoy classic Italian cuisine during the Italian bistro buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature Alfredo chicken, spaghetti and meatballs in marinara sauce, roasted red potatoes, grilled asparagus with lemon, Caesar salad, garlic bread and chocolate cake.

For just $11.99 plus tax, you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Share this event with your friends at https://www.facebook.com/events/1494241937275279/.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free parking is available to restaurant guests in select spaces of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Two days remaining to nominate an employee for the '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 that person 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. Wednesday, April 19. Nominations will be reviewed by Employee Council. The "A" Mountain Award will be presented at the Founders Day celebration on Wednesday, April 26. Awardee receives a commemorative NMSU plaque.

For questions, please contact empcouncil@nmsu.edu.

The presentation "Manage Your Manager: How to Survive and Thrive at Your New Career" is Thursday

The presentation "Manage Your Manager: How to Survive and Thrive at Your New Career" is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Health and Social Services, Room 320.

The key to success in organizations is learning how to communicate effectively with managers or leaders. In this workshop, you will gain tips for working with difficult people and managing your current and future managers. The presenters will provide tips on how to be successful even with the most challenging of managers. Presenters include Anne Hubbell, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Communication Studies, and Audrey Hartley, Jardin De Los Ninos Executive Director.

For more information, contact 575-646-1631 or rbensley@nmsu.edu or visit careerservices.nmsu.edu.

Post graduate immigration options and 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.

Fall 2017 'Calling All Aggies' campaign training is next week

As part of the many efforts utilized to enhance student retention, the "Calling All Aggies" calling campaign plays a vital role. Spring 2017 "Calling All Aggies" reached out to more than 2,600 students who were enrolled in fall 2016 but had not enrolled for courses by January 13. This is a huge effort and requires a community wide undertaking to assist all NMSU students in staying the course and completing enrollment for the fall 2017 semester. Emails will be generated by the Student Information Management team and sent to all students eligible to enroll for fall 2017. The actual ?Calling All Aggies? portion will commence on Monday, April 24.

If you are not currently approved to assist in our campaign, please send your Aggie ID to sim@nmsu.edu requesting a link to access "Calling All Aggies." Once you are approved, you are given a PDF information packet to download step-by-step procedures. For those of you already approved, your link to the campaign is at https://enrollmentcampaign.nmsu.edu. Fall 2017 has not yet been uploaded.

Training will be provided for those of you wanting to learn about the process or need a refresher at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, and at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225. It is only necessary to attend one session.

Calls from the NMSU community to our students make a difference and the "Calling All Aggies" initiative thanks you very much.

For questions, contact Lisa Kirby at 575-646-1342 or lkirby@nmsu.edu.

'Almost Famous' student art sale set for April 28

?We are almost famous; buy our art while you still can!?

The Friends of the University Art Gallery are proud to present the first ever ?Almost Famous? student art sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the NMSU Art Gallery, located at 1390 E. University Ave.

All mediums will be represented, including jewelry, prints, photography, drawings and sculpture. Proceeds from the sale will support the NMSU Department of Art?s student and alumni artists, student clubs and D.W. Williams Hall Renovation Project. Funds supporting Williams Hall will be matched by a pledge put forward by Ammu and Rama Devasthali. Join us at the ?Almost Famous? student art sale, and support student artists and the future generations of art students at NMSU. A selection of surprise artworks by locally and nationally known artists will also be for sale.

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

NMSU floral team aims to compete nationally

The New Mexico State University floral team hopes to bring home a national championship trophy next summer.

In order to compete, the team must first attend a mandatory meeting at the American Institute of Floral Designers National Symposium in Seattle this summer to establish eligibility for a charter.

?Our program is designed to give students an ownership mindset, and those students have raised $10,000 in the last year to travel to this important event,? said Sabine Green, NMSU Floriculture Program Coordinator. ?However, we still need to raise $4,000 to register by May 1.?


The 2016-17 NMSU Quick Facts booklets are now available

The 2016-17 NMSU Quick Facts booklets are now available. Please contact the Office of Institutional Analysis at 575-646-1720 or ccoffelt@nmsu.edu for the 2016-2017 Quick Facts Booklet. Quantities are available to departments upon request while supplies last.

Aggie Cupboard volunteer training is May 5

The next Aggie Cupboard volunteer training is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 5, in Regents Row, Room B114.

The Aggie Cupboard will provide training for those who are interested in volunteering regularly. We are primarily looking for people who can give hours during the summer from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and during office hours. There are other opportunities available during different days and hours for those who are able to help with coordinating food drives and outreach efforts.

Register at http://aggiecupboard.nmsu.edu/volunteer/ if you are interested in being trained as a volunteer. Questions? E-mail aggiecupboard@nmsu.edu.