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NMSU Hotline — April 28, 2017

Marine veteran known for generosity, advocacy remembered with NMSU endowed scholarship


About a month before he died, Josh Dunne, his father and brothers-in-law went on a hunting trip. Before returning to Las Cruces, they stopped at a Silver City restaurant run by a relative. There, Dunne met a fellow veteran and made friendly conversation with him.

Unbeknownst to the veteran, Dunne paid for his breakfast before leaving. When told about Dunne?s generosity, the veteran broke down in tears: because of post-traumatic stress disorder, he had fallen on hard times, and Dunne?s act of kindness came at a time when the veteran needed it the most.

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Campus Announcements

Today?s the day! NMSU?s $125 million comprehensive campaign kicks off at 4 p.m.

Join the New Mexico State University Foundation and the entire NMSU system as we launch our $125 million comprehensive campaign with a special kickoff celebration today. The program begins promptly 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 Biomedical Research Seminar Series today

Manuel Amieva, associate professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University, will present a talk titled ?How to survive in the harshest environment of the human body - the microscopic biogeography of Helicobacter pylori? at 3:30 p.m. today in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research and are open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held most Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu.

Amieva will discuss how H. pylori's adaptations to survive in specialized microscopic niches in the stomach relate to its ability to cause cancer and other gastric diseases. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/Amieva.pdf.

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.

Sustainability engagement survey ends today

The end of the time to fill out the sustainability survey draws nigh. The NMSU Office of Sustainability needs your feedback regarding sustainability on campus. The short survey allows you the opportunity to tell us about your feelings on the environment and how NMSU lines up with your feelings and desires on greening campus. Please share your thoughts on what being a Green Aggie means to you.

Earth Day was last weekend and hopefully this gave you time to reflect on climate change and how Las Cruces is going to be affected by it. Let us know how you feel. The survey ends today at 5 p.m., so click the link and get going. The best part ? 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.

Choral Composer residency concludes with performances tonight, Saturday

James Mulholland, one of the most published, performed, and commissioned choral composer/arrangers of his generation, has spent a week in residency at New Mexico State University. The week of rehearsals and workshops will culminate in two major performances with the NMSU Choirs and full orchestra at 7:30 p.m. today 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.

NMSU Rodeo celebrates 75 years this weekend

Help celebrate 75 years of NMSU Rodeo Friday, April 28, through Sunday, April 30, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. The rodeo will be held at 1 p.m. each day.

Don?t miss the action up-close; reserve your box for the best view in the arena now before they sell out. Boxes must be purchased in advance. Tickets for rodeo and celebration available at gate/door. No reservations required. General admission tickets are $5 and children 12 and under and NMSU students with an ID are free.

Country Music Festival Information and tickets may be found at www.lascrucescountrymusic.com

All proceeds will benefit the rodeo team. For more information, please call 575-646-6495 or visit us at http://aces.nmsu.edu/rodeo/.

2017 legislative session comprehensive report now available

The NMSU Office of Government Relations has posted a comprehensive report on the 2017 legislative session, its impact to NMSU and status of legislation. To read the report go to their website at https://govrelations.nmsu.edu/. Contact gaffairs@nmsu.edu for more information.

Faculty Seminar in Writing, Teaching, and Learning Across the Curriculum and in the Disciplines application deadline is Sunday

Faculty and administrators are invited to apply for an intensive five-day Writing Across the Curriculum seminar. Since 1983, the seminar has brought together faculty from across the disciplines to investigate efficient and effective uses of writing in their teaching.

Given that NMSU has recently launched a four-year Writing in the Disciplines project for re-accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, this seminar provides a great opportunity for faculty to engage in this project, enrich their teaching, and facilitate student learning through writing.

Seminar Topics
? Using writing in teaching, especially informal writing, to reinforce classroom instruction
? Assigning writing in large classes without creating an unreasonable grading burden
? Designing effective writing assignments
? Responding to and evaluating student writing

The English Department, through the College of Arts and Sciences, will provide $200 honoraria for seminar participants who are not on 12-month contracts. Anyone who teaches is eligible to apply. Fifteen seats are available and will be awarded to assure representation in a variety of academic ranks and disciplines. A short application form will serve as a preliminary screening device. Decisions will be announced in early May.

Application and more information are available at https://accreditation.nmsu.edu/students-write/ or by contacting Kelly Whitney at kwhit@nmsu.edu, Marieka Brown at mariebro@nmsu.edu or Kefaya Diab at kefaya@nmsu.edu.

Deadline for applications is Sunday, April 30.

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.

Final Waffle Wednesday contest

Our last Waffle Wednesday is here. On May 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Sam Steel Cafe, we will be having a contest to show off your waffle creations. You could win a free coffee mug and your own waffle mix. Post a photo of your waffle creation on Instagram and Facebook using hashtag #WaffleWednesday and tag Sam Steel Cafe. Submissions must be posted by noon.

NMSU-Alamogordo to host annual Student Art Show Thursday

The NMSU-Alamogordo Digital and Fine Arts Program will host its annual Spring Student Art Show from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in the Pro Tech building at NMSU-A.

The Art Show features student work from ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, digital art, graphic design and digital video. There will also be a formal presentation of student artwork in the Art Exhibition Lab located in the Pro Tech building adjacent to the Arts & Sciences Division Lobby.

Bring your family and friends for a fun evening of viewing student artwork from our very talented students at NMSU-A, and meet faculty and friends of the college.

Live music will be provided. Light refreshments will be supplied. For more information, contact Theresa Chavez at 575-439-3670.

FSA-RMR Office Information Session to be held May 18

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 18, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, the new retention requirements and FSA-RMR Procedures. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at the Las Cruces campus, will be offered at the same time as our live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting please contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

NMSU art department hosts three community events on one night

New Mexico State University student artists will display their talents at three receptions for the Juried Student Show, Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition titled ?Portmanteau? and Yolanda Cooper?s Master of Fine Arts exhibition titled ?Life As It Is.?

Opening receptions for the Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences? annual B.F.A., M.F.A. and Juried Student Show will be on Friday, April 28. The M.F.A. and Juried Student Shows receptions will be from 5-7 p.m. at the University Art Gallery in D.W. Williams Hall, in tandem with the "Almost Famous" student art sale from 4-7 p.m. The B.F.A. exhibition will be hosting a reception later that evening, from 7-9 p.m. at Wells Hall.

The Juried Student Show features a wide range of artworks created by both undergraduate and graduate students working in diverse areas of art at the NMSU main campus.


NMSU fashion students to showcase designs at senior fashion show

Innovative, beautiful designs by students in the Clothing, Textiles and Fashion Merchandising program at New Mexico State University will make their public debut at the Student Fashion Show next week.

The show will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the Corbett Center Student Union. Tickets are $10 to $30 and available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solomon-lawrence-senior-fashion-show-tickets-32397264089?aff=ehomecard. The event will feature guest speaker Henry Lawrence, a former NFL football star for the Oakland Raiders, a three-time Super Bowl winner and father of fashion show co-organizer Isaac Lawrence.


NMSU, San Juan College to host Spring Gardening Festival May 6

FARMINGTON ? ?Give Bees a Chance? is the theme of the annual Spring Gardening Festival at San Juan College from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6.

The event includes a plant sale hosted by the horticulture program at San Juan College, as well as live music, food and loads of gardening information.


Laura Gutierrez-Spencer honored with NMSU?s ?A? Mountain staff award

A favorite day for Laura Gutierrez-Spencer involves talking with New Mexico State University students all day.

?They?re a joy. They make me laugh and smile, and they teach me a lot,? said Gutierrez-Spencer, NMSU?s Director of Chicano Programs.

A 21-year NMSU employee, Gutierrez-Spencer received the ?A? Mountain staff award presented by Employee Council at the Founders Day picnic, April 26. The award is given twice a year to an NMSU employee who represents the university?s core values of diversity and inclusion, accountability, excellence, discovery and engagement.