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NMSU Hotline — May 31, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Patrick Mendoza, College of Health and Social Services


Patrick Mendoza is the administrative assistant for the College of Health and Social Services and has been a staff member at New Mexico State University for two years. His responsibilities include directing visitors to their destination, answering phones, keeping inventory of items in the college, completing the Space Survey for the college and more.

?The best thing about working at CHSS is working with the great staff in the dean?s office,? Mendoza said. ?They treat me fair and are very respectable to me which makes the work environment great. I see how hard each of them works and it motivates me to stay at their level of professionalism.?

On top of his work for the college, Mendoza stays pretty busy. Mendoza is taking advantage of the Employee & Spouse/Domestic Partner Tuition program by completing his master?s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education. Mendoza has taught for the Advocacy at Work program and taught public health classes to Las Cruces High School students last fall. He coaches eighth grade boys basketball and eighth grade boys and girls track at Zia Middle School. He also helps out with the NMSU Student Foundation.

Campus Announcements

Three-day Career Pathway Workshop for graduate students begins today

Hosted by RISE STARTUP, NMSU graduate alumni who have succeeded in earning faculty positions return to NMSU for Career Pathway Workshops. Alumni speakers provide practical advice about how to navigate the career pathway to the professoriate.

Tennessee State University's Quincy Quick - who holds a doctorate in cell/molecular biology and neuroscience from NMSU - will speak about the postdoctoral and faculty job search today, about teaching skills for new professors tomorrow, and about institutional culture Friday.

Workshops combine a formal presentation with informal Q&A sessions and networking opportunities. All workshops begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Conroy Honors Center with light refreshments served after the presentations. Please RSVP to help us plan: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/quick2017.

Workshops are sponsored by the NMSU RISE Program. For more information contact Bleu Knight at rise@nmsu.edu.

KRWG hosts 'Gardening Confidential' tomorrow

It?s time to take a break from political talk and discuss an issue that is important to us all: What makes your desert garden grow? Whether you have a green thumb or would like to have one, join us for a special Voice of the Public for the Gardening Confidential on 90.7 FM and krwg.org at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Join KRWG host Edmundo Resendez to discuss tips to be a successful gardener in the desert, from what plants to plant, when to plant them and when to water them. Jeff Anderson, with the Cooperative Extension Service at NMSU, will be the special guest.

Do you have gardening tips you would like to share? Or do you want your gardening to go beyond xeriscaping? Join KRWG and ask a local expert! All calls and social media questions will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate courtesy of Guzman?s Color Your World Garden Centers. KRWG?s Gardening Confidential is brought to you by White Sands Federal Credit Union, Landscaping Loans at wsfcu.org. It?s time to blossom your garden in the desert with KRWG?s Gardening Confidential on 90.7 FM and krwg.org.

Enjoy a classic comfort food buffet tomorrow at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club

Take time to relax during the classic comfort food buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature Salisbury steak, chicken strips, biscuits with gravy, herbed mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, fresh fruit, house salad and banana cream pie. 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. It is open normal business hours this summer: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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.

New Mexico Evapotranspiration Conference is June 6-7

The New Mexico Evapotranspiration Conference program is designed to help choose an evapotranspiration model for the New Mexico Statewide Water Assessment. Discussion among the experts at the conference will aid in this decision. The Statewide Water Assessment (SWA) is a three-year project that has been supported by New Mexico?s Governor and the New Mexico Legislature. The SWA is an effort that will complement existing state agency water resource assessments. It will provide new, dynamic (updated frequently), spatially representative assessments of water budgets for the entire state of New Mexico. Evapotranspiration is one of the components of the model. Evapotranspiration is the total sum of transpiration (water transpiring from vegetation canopies) and evaporation (water evaporating from the land surface) that occurs on a daily basis.

The day-and-a-half program will be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center on June 6-7. Participants can also register for a field trip to view the set-up for measuring evapotranspiration using the eddy covariance system. Instrumentation, field size, fetch distances and data collection will be described at an alfalfa field by NMSU faculty member and project coordinator Dr. Salim Bawazir. Participants will also have an opportunity to see a new weather station at the Leyendecker Research Center. The field trip will take place on the afternoon of June 7.

The ET Conference includes a poster session on Wednesday morning, where research will be showcased. Visit the conference website for the program, which includes speaker biographies and brief abstracts on their planned presentations: https://et.nmwrri.nmsu.edu/. You can register online via the conference website. Regular registration for the conference is $55 and free for students who have a valid student ID. The registration fee for the field trip is $20.

For more information, contact Jesslyn Ratliff at 575-646-1194 or jesslynr@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Art Gallery New Acquisitions/Nuevas Adquisiciones on display June 9, closing reception is Aug. 18

The NMSU Art Gallery is proud to offer audiences an exhibition of tour de force artworks - several new additions to the permanent collection acquired over the past two years.

Artwork by Joshua Shane Flores, Felice House, Zachery Lechtenberg, Jason Middlebrook, Mónica Martínez, Jenny Morgan, Christine Nguyen, Wendy Red Star, Jim Waid, Terri Warpinski, Kerianne Quick, as well as selections from the Don M. Gonzales poster collection, will be on view from June 9 through Aug. 18.

Please join us for the closing reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

The NMSU Art Gallery is located in D.W. Williams Hall at 1390 E. University Ave. For more information, please call 575-646-2545, email artglry@nmsu.edu or visit uag.nmsu.edu.

Retirement reception for Grace Martinez set for June 21

Please join us for a reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, to celebrate Grace Martinez?s retirement from 30 years of service with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education. Her reception will be held in the atrium of O?Donnell Hall. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Please contact Claudia Solorzano at 575-646-2669 or csolo13@nmsu.edu for more information.