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NMSU Hotline — April 27, 2017

Leading cancer researcher, NMSU alum to give public lecture, meet with students


A Las Cruces native and field-leading researcher in the areas of cancer genetics and neurosciences will give a talk at New Mexico State University about breakthrough discoveries that could impact future treatment of diseases such as Lou Gehrig?s disease, Huntington?s disease and Alzheimer?s disease.

Don W. Cleveland, a professor and chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California at San Diego as well as a member of the Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research, will return to NMSU on Monday, May 1, to share insights about his research with students and the community. Cleveland will spend the day meeting with different groups, touring the campus, talking with NMSU students in biology, chemistry and physics and giving a public lecture about his research titled ?Gene silencing therapy for human neurodegenerative disease,? which will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Domenici Hall Yates Auditorium, Room 109.

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Campus Announcements

Hawaiian Bistro Buffet today

Take a mini-vacation with the Hawaiian Luau Buffet today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature Kalua pork, pineapple chicken, Ohana green beans, steamed Jasmine rice, fresh fruit salad, Hawaiian rolls, house salad and assorted cookies. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet.

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

Pacific Rim menu offered at 100 West Cafe

Join us for a delicious Pacific Rim menu prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of Chef John Hartley. The menu for the week will be your choice of spicy beef and snow pea soup, cucumber salad with daikon, onion and tomato or Thai vegetable salad with edamame, kale and cashews. The main entrée choices are sesame ginger chicken, grilled teriyaki salmon, vegetable egg rolls or Chinese barbecue pork. The sides are rice and steamed vegetables. Your dessert choices are mango pudding, green tea ice cream or steamed Thai pumpkin cake. 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. Next week will be our last week of lunches.

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.

Anna Price retirement celebration set for today

After 27 years of dedicated service, Anna Price will retire on April 30. A reception is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. today at The Player?s Grill, NMSU Golf Course.

Price has been a dedicated Aggie with Business Affairs since her career began in 1985. She has held several positions that include the Director of Financial Reporting, Budget Director and Associate Vice President for Budget and Finance/Controller. We hope you will join us to celebrate her retirement.

'Urinetown' preview today, opens Friday at ASNMSU Center for the Arts

Hot Blades Harry (Taylor Rodriguez) scares the heck out of Hope Cladwell (Melis Derya White) in "URINETOWN" at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. Don't miss this satirical musical about a water shortage and the need to pee. A preview performance is at 5:30 p.m. today. Tickets for this preview are two for one for NMSU faculty and staff. The official opening is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, and it plays through May 7.

Tickets are available at Pan American Center box office before the show or at the Center for the Arts one hour before each show. Call 575-646-1640 for more information.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Plant and Environmental Sciences master's candidates Samuel Fullen, ?Arsenic and lead total concentrations in legacy mining area irrigation ditch sediments? and Jered Korfhage, ?Ecological drivers of biocrust distribution and abundance in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts? will present a PES Graduate Seminar at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. For more information about the broadcast link for this seminar, contact Colby Brungard at cbrung@nmsu.edu.

Cultural Experience event slated for Saturday

The Cultural Diversity Committee of Faculty Council will be hosting an event titled ?The Cultural Experience: A Trip Around the World in Six Hours? at DACC East Mesa Campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

The schedule of events is as follows: The Confucius Institute will be opening the performances from 10 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a jazz band from 11 to 11:45 a.m., then Las Cruces Yukes from 12 to 12:45 p.m., and to finish Karuna and New World Drummers will perform from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Robert Chavez (Suave) will be the MC of the event. Then at 2:30 p.m. there will be a laser show at the auditorium done by Chris Short. We will have food and many fun activities such as giant bubbles, jewelry making, puzzles and much more. There will be free food from Dion?s, pizza, cookies, sodas and juices.

Wind Down with Wine and Yoga Saturday

Need a great place to wind down with wine and yoga? Join us for Vineyasa at the Gerald Thomas Hall front lawn from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Bring your own mat and enjoy wine after a great yoga workout in our 100 West Cafe. You may pay the day of the event, $35 per person, payable by cash, check written to HRTM or by credit card.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Correa at 646-5918 or via email at jzumwalt@nmsu.edu.

University Accounts Receivable closing early Tuesday

University Accounts Receivable will be closing at 3 p.m. Tuesday May 2. In order for payments and deposits to be processed on that business day, they will need to be delivered to our office by 2 p.m.

For any questions, please contact Samantha Lish at 575-646-6035 or slish@nmsu.edu.

Philharmonic Orchestra Spring concert set for Tuesday

The New Mexico State University Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring student musicians, will present its third concert under the direction of new conductor, Simon Gollo. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU campus. The orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky?s Serenade Op. 48 for Strings and Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasie. The concert is free and open to the public.

Award-winning Swiss-Venezuelan violinist Simon Gollo has a recognized career as a chamber musician and as a soloist in prestigious scenarios such as the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, 92Y- Kaufmann Concert Hall, Chamber Music Society of Detroit, National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Bolivar Hall (London), Teatro Teresa Carreño (Caracas, Venezuela), Auditorio Blas Galindo, (Mexico City) and Teatro Mayor (Bogota, Colombia). He has appeared as a soloist in Switzerland, the U.S., Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, collaborating with many prominent international conductors.

Maestro Gollo is in his first season of conducting the NMSU Philharmonic Orchestra and also serves on the string faculty at NMSU. He is a member of the Latin Grammy award-winning La Catrina String Quartet. In addition, he serves as the guest concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, and performs with Las Cruces Symphony and El Paso Symphony. He is the founder and artistic director of the Aruba Symphony Festival, a faculty member at the Summit Music Festival in New York, and is frequently invited to teach at the precollege department of the Juilliard School of Music.

Easy Aggie Eats finals week nutrition event Wednesday

Join the Campus Health Center, Corbett Center, Sodexo, SANDs and RHA for a free and interactive Easy Aggie Eats finals week nutrition event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Corbett Center. Participants will learn about good nutrition basics and how easy it can be to put together a dorm friendly meal that won?t break the bank. There will also be free food samples to the first 50 participants. For questions, contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

NSF CAREER proposal development/grant-writing workshop for tenure-track faculty to be held May 5

Are you a tenure-track faculty planning to submit a proposal to the NSF CAREER program this year or next? Then, this workshop is for you.

The Office of Research Development will offer the workshop ?Developing Competitive NSF CAREER Proposals," which will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, in Anderson Hall.

The workshop will address
· What is CAREER?
· CAREER Review Process and Criteria
· 2017 Changes to the Grant Proposal Guide
· CAREER Proposal Sections
· CAREER Resources
· Pointers from NMSU CAREER awardees

Please register for the workshop in GRID at https://grid.research.nmsu.edu/workshops_view.php?editid1=201655.

If you are not currently registered in GRID, you will need to do so before signing up for the workshop. Registration in GRID will enable you to receive funding opportunities ? federal, state and foundation ? in areas of research interest that you have selected and also provide access to proposal resources, besides other valuable information.

The workshop will be held in Anderson Hall. Please bring a government-issued photo ID such as a driver?s license.

Contact Sudha Murthy, director of Research Development at 575-646-9279 for more information.

Social Security Representative to Present at NMSU

A representative from the El Paso Social Security office will be presenting information on Social Security retirement benefits on the NMSU campus on May 5. Information regarding the location/time of the presentation is on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/process/#social. Employees not able to attend the presentation will be able to view a recorded version of the presentation on the same website above approximately one week after the presentation.

Questions regarding this event should be directed to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@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.

NMSU to honor Aggies with memorial ceremony

In remembrance of the New Mexico State University students, employees and alumni who have died in the past year, NMSU will host a memorial ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the Spiritual Center. The ceremony is open to the public.

The Spiritual Center is located on NMSU?s International Mall, west of the Educational Services Building and the Pan American Center, near the university?s duck pond. Public parking is available in Lot 27, which is north of the Educational Services Building.


Burke selected as NMSU?s new senior vice president for administration and finance

Andrew Burke will be New Mexico State University?s new senior vice president for administration and finance, effective July 17. NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers announced the appointment earlier today.

?Dr. Burke is very bright, very congenial and will serve the university well,? Carruthers said. ?In particular, he has an outstanding reputation among his former colleagues at Doña Ana Community College as a collaborative leader.?

Burke served in various positions at DACC for 30 years before retiring in 2014. Burke served longest as DACC?s vice president for business and finance where he was administratively responsible for not only business and finance but also facilities, information technology and human resources. He also served twice as that campus?s interim president and chief executive officer. During his last year at DACC as interim president, the college completed a self-study report for the Higher Learning Commission comprehensive site visit and subsequent institutional accreditation.