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NMSU Hotline — April 20, 2017

NMSU professor awarded NEH grant to explore how Europeans thought America was Asia


In elementary school most of us learned that Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue to discover America in 1492. A New Mexico State University history professor says there is evidence that Europeans didn?t believe Columbus discovered a New World until more than 100 years later.

Elizabeth Horodowich, professor of history in NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences, and Alexander Nagel, professor of fine arts at New York University, were awarded a $290,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to research the various ways that Europeans depicted America as Asia.

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Campus Announcements

Spring menu in 100 West Cafe

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 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.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshops set for today

The Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop "Basic Financial Wellness" will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Domenici Hall, Room 018.

Have you ever felt burdened by your finances? Red to Green Money Management is conducting a workshop that will unlock the key components to budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and financial aid, allowing you to gain financial freedom.

The Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop "Secrets to Winning Scholarships" will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 today at Domenici Hall, Room 005.

School is expensive. But did you know, you can get free money for college ? scholarships, scholarships, scholarships. Learn the Secrets to Winning Scholarships and break free from debt, and financial burdens that college has to offer.

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, no need to worry. 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.

Tomorrow is last day to bid during the PA Virtual Ball auction to support scholarships

The President?s Associates Virtual Ball auction closes this Friday. Bid on dozens of items at http://advancing.nmsu.edu/pavirtualball. Auction items that are available for bidding include spa getaways, vintage jewelry and pro sports ticket packages, among many others.

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.

Super Smash Brothers 4 Tournament plus LAN party slated for Friday

The Creative Media Club at DACC in cooperation with the Debug Club challenge you to show us your moves at a Super Smash Brothers 4 Tournament on Friday, April 21, in the Student Resources commons area at East Mesa Campus. Check-in is at 3 p.m., and game time is at 4 p.m. Casual play will also be offered, as well as a LAN party. Dion's pizza will be served late afternoon at no charge, compliments of Student Services. Everyone is invited to come and play. For more information contact Corvus Lloyd at corvus@nmsu.edu.

NM Celebration of Women in Computing conference held this weekend

NMSU is honored to be selected as host for the Association for Computing Machinery - NM Celebration of Women in Computing (ACM NMCWiC) conference being held this weekend, April 21-22. This event is free and open to the public, however sessions that include meals require an RSVP.

This celebration supports NMSU's commitment to enhancing the ability of all educators to engage underrepresented groups in programming that will encourage young people in New Mexico to pursue careers in computing, science, technology, engineering and math (C-STEM). We invite university faculty, administrators and teachers, C-STEM program managers, guidance counselors, business partners, technical professionals, defense contractor reps, members of professional organizations and higher education administrators to join us.

For more information, visit https://wic.nmsu.edu/, or contact Rebecca Galves at rgalves@cs.nmsu.edu or 575-646-1901.

March For Science, Las Cruces to be held Saturday

March for Science, Las Cruces is organizing the ?March For Science? in support of science, research and science education, to be held in Las Cruces from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22. March For Science is being sponsored by faculty and students from New Mexico State University and Dona Ana Community College and community volunteers in support of science, research and science education.

The march will begin with a rally in the Downtown Plaza at the Pavilion Main Stage, then proceed around the central downtown area, returning to the main stage. The public is then invited to participate in assorted fun and informative activities and listen to various guest speakers at the March for Science tent. The purpose of this event is to inform and gather community support for the sciences in our schools, in our community and in the world. Its primary mission is to raise awareness of the importance of the sciences and scientific inquiry in our schools and our society and set the stage for some serious dialog in this country regarding the search for reason, truth, inquiry and the scientific method.

Additional information can be found at https://www.marchforscience.com/.

For further information contact Hiranya Roychowdhury at 575-642-2921 and visit https://www.facebook.com/MarchforScienceLC/ and @ScienceMarchLC on Twitter.

Feminist Border Arts Film Festival to be held Monday

Gender & Sexuality Studies at NMSU in collaboration with the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Creative Media Institute will host the Feminist Border Arts Film Festival at 6 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the CMI Digital Theater Milton Hall, Room 171. This is free and open to the public.

The Feminist Border Arts Film Festival celebrates the power of cinema as a creative platform for filmmakers and viewers to confront urgent social issues. It emphasizes artistic vision in telling stories in short film under 15 minutes, including live-action narrative, documentary and animation. Films selected for the 2017 festival highlight new voices speaking about global crises like the international migrant and refugee emergencies, Black diasporic and African American experiences, the representation of same-sex desire, transgender experiences and legal rights, the impact of environmental degradation and more.

Many of these films make their New Mexico, Southwestern and U.S. debuts while others are official selections at major film festivals like Sundance and Outfest. The festival received more than 3,000 submissions from more than 50 countries for the 2017 event, making the Feminist Border Arts Films Festival the only venue globally to watch this program of innovative films by professional and emerging filmmakers. For more information please visit http://genders.nmsu.edu.

Las Cruces Transnational Solidarity Day set for May 4

Las Cruces Transnational Solidarity Day will be held Thursday, May 4, at the Hardman-Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 225.

A reception and poster board session will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Poster session by students from Gender and Sexuality Studies? ?Women Crossing Borders? and ?Women and Human Rights.? A film screening of "The Deportation of Innocence" directed by Francisco Alarcon will be shown from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a panel Discussion from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Gender and Sexuality Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies and Mujeres y Hombres Activ@s Revolucionari@s (MHAR). For more information, please contact Diana Lopez at diana357@nmsu.edu or Stephanie Caballero at scaballe@nmsu.edu.

New HIPPA rule established at NMSU

NMSU adopted a new rule 15.50 for HIPAA Compliance on April 11, 2017, which can be found on the NMSU policies and procedures manual. The new Rule designates the IT Compliance Officer as NMSU?s HIPAA Privacy Officer and the Chief Information Security Officer as the HIPAA Security Officer. Both officers will be working on establishing a HIPAA compliance program for the whole NMSU system and will be working with a Steering Committee with representatives from the Campus Health Center, Human Resources, Legal, Audit and Research. The IT Compliance Officer will be working on identifying the various NMSU locations where health information is handled and performing an initial privacy and security risk assessment as well as creating a HIPAA website. If you are handling, suspect or are unsure if your department is handling ?health information? please do not hesitate to let us know. For more information you can contact the IT Compliance Officer at 575-646-5902 or send an email to hipaa@nmsu.edu.

ICT Student Technology and Planning encourages don't need it, delete it

NMSU ICT Student Technology and Planning urges the NMSU community to clean their devices regularly and remove unnecessary data to prevent hackers from stealing information when it is no longer needed. For more information visit http://infosec.nmsu.edu.

Celebrate Mother Earth at the Community Earth Day Fair

Every year on April 22, the whole world celebrates Earth Day. Started as a day to show support for environmental protection efforts, Earth Day is celebrated in 192 countries. New Mexico State university?s Office of Sustainability and Organization of Aggie Students Inspiring Sustainability, in conjunction with the City of Las Cruces, continues to put on their Earth Day fair.

This year?s Earth Day fair will take place on Saturday, April 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Plaza de Las Cruces. The event is a celebration of eco-arts, green businesses, and environmental education and will feature live music and dance, presentations and discussion groups led by local scientists and environmentalists, kids? activities and vendor booths. It is free to the public.

For those looking to take part in the Earth Day fair as volunteers, opportunities can be found at https://sustainability.nmsu.edu/volunteeropportunities/.

A full schedule of events and presentations can be found at http://www.las-cruces.org/en/departments/public-information-office/news-releases/2017/april/earth-day-fair-2017.

Vendor, educator and sponsorship registration can be found at https://oasisnmsu.org/earth-day/.


?Managing Risk and Thinking Ahead? drought workshop set for April 26 in Clovis

If you?re a farmer, dairy owner or rancher in Eastern New Mexico or West Texas, you may want to attend the ?Managing Risk and Thinking Ahead? workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Clovis, New Mexico. The workshop is at the Curry County Events Center Indoor Pavilion, located on the Curry County Fairgrounds at 900 E. Brady Ave.

Experts from the New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will speak at the workshop. State climatologist Dave DuBois, assistant professor in the NMSU Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, will speak about recent weather events and impacts. From the NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Clovis, agronomist Rajan Ghimire, agricultural research scientist Sultan Begna and superintendent and weed specialist Abdel Mesbah will discuss alternative cropping and crop management with limited water.

Registration is free. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. To register, go to http://swclimatehub.info. For more information contact Caiti Steele at 575-646-4144 or caiti@nmsu.edu.


NMSU system launches its most ambitious campaign ever, aiming to raise $125 million

The New Mexico State University system has embarked on a $125 million comprehensive campaign, and will kick off the public phase of its largest-ever fundraising effort with an energized event Friday, April 28, at the Center for the Arts.

The program begins at 4 p.m. in the Mark and Stephanie Medoff Theatre in the Associated Students of NMSU Center for the Arts, with the reveal of the campaign?s theme, the announcement of a transformational gift to the university and a performance from Las Cruces? own country music star, Bri Bagwell. The campaign launch is free to attend, and the public is invited to join the NMSU system in the celebration. A reception outside the theatre will follow the short program.


NMSU rodeo team running on all cylinders

With two final events on the schedule this month, the New Mexico State University rodeo team has found themselves in good standing before the College National Finals Rodeo in June.

In his first full season as head coach, Logan Corbett has produced teams both high in the standings. The women?s team is currently No. 2 in the nation after recently holding the No. 1 ranking and is No. 1 in the Grand Canyon region. The men?s team is currently No. 24 in the nation and No. 3 in the Grand Canyon region.