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NMSU Hotline — August 28, 2014

NMSU freshman receives one of 11 national Hispanic scholarships

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New Mexico State University freshman Mariah Garcia of Albuquerque is one of 11 high school graduates nationwide to receive the John S. Martinez Scholarship from the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators.

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Campus Announcements

Last chance to pre-register for the SWIHDR Mini Kick-off Conference

Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research (SWIHDR) invites all faculty and staff to its Mini Kick-off Conference taking place from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in the College of Health and Social Services? Auditorium. SWIHDR?s goal is to promote research, training and outreach that reduce health disparities in U.S.-Mexico border communities. The purpose of the conference is to initiate, inspire and increase participation in interdisciplinary research across NMSU colleges to improve health outcomes in our region.

Pre-register by emailing lilo@nmsu.edu with your name and department by Friday, Aug. 29. The institute seeks to explore future funding opportunities for interdisciplinary research, assemble new and experienced faculty to create networks that promote interdisciplinary research, and increase NMSU capacity to address the challenges that compromise health in U.S.-Mexico border populations.

For more information, contact lilo@nmsu.edu or 575-646-8096.

American Southwest Theatre Company hosts first open house

American Southwest Theatre Company will host its first open house to welcome the community back to a new season and school year. The open house will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Center for the Arts.

There will be food, a backstage theatre tour, and a film screening of the classic film "Night of the Living Dead." Come as you are or dressed as a zombie for a special treat. Donations are appreciated.

The next movie event will feature "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on Nov. 1.

For more information, call 575-646-4517 or visit www.nmsutheatre.com.

Traffic restricted on Arrowhead Drive next week

Arrowhead Drive will be interrupted from 6 a.m. Sept. 2 through 5 p.m. Sept. 5. The closure is for the installation of concrete slabs for a new bus stop north of the Early College High School. The construction will shut down the southbound outside lane of Arrowhead Drive. The inside lane will remain open and a traffic control plan is in place.

For more information, visit the Contractor?s Traffic Control Plan at http://facilities.nmsu.edu/outage-notifications/.

Crisis Assistance Listening Line and ASIST seeking volunteers

The Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education program is currently seeking new volunteers for the Crisis Assistance Listening Line, as well as any interested students, faculty or staff who have not completed the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. The Crisis Assistance Listening Line (CALL) is a confidential hotline serving NMSU and the greater southern New Mexico community.

Students interested in the opportunity can also register for the CALL as a course (CEP 499, Debra Darmata). The CALL training is a total of 40 hours during weekends and evenings and will be scheduled from Sept. 6 to 14. To apply for the training, visit thecall.nmsu.edu/volunteer_application.php.

The final weekend, Sept. 13-14, will be the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). For students, faculty or staff only interested in the ASIST, registration can be found at nmsu.edu/~wave/asist-form.php.

For more information about the course, contact Darmata at 575-646-5673.

Search committee seeks nominees for graduate school dean position

New Mexico State University is in the process of searching for the Dean of the Graduate School. As members of the university community, they are seeking your help. The members of the search committee are asking that you assist them in identifying potential candidates for this position. Forward the name, email address and phone number of your nominee to mmorehea@nmsu.edu.

If you would like to forward the information to the candidate, the position description and the ad for the position can be found on the NMSU web page at Administrative Searches and how to apply can be found on the NMSU Human Resources website at https://jobs.nmsu.edu/ Posting # 1400529S.

For more information, contact iquinone@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Library to offer tours

The NMSU Library offers numerous research services, including access to information databases, full text content, research collections, personalized consulting, information literacy classes and document delivery services.

NMSU Library is a destination for discovery, and all are invited to join them for a 40-minute tour of both Zuhl Library and Branson Library. Advanced registration is not required. Tours will highlight some of their services and resources. On Thursday, Sept. 18, the NMSU Library will offer a Spanish language tour.

All tours start at Zuhl Library, first floor Reference Desk. For dates and times, visit lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/tours.shtml.

Individual tours can also be arranged. Students can get a certificate of attendance that instructors may count toward extra credit.

For more information, call the Library Information Desk at 575-646-5792.

QuickConenct program available to help students transition

QuickConnect focuses on assisting first year students' transition to NMSU. Faculty concerned about any student?s poor class attendance, performance or other issues may refer to the program, if after an attempt by the instructor to make contact, results in no response. QuickConnect referral is found via the following link on the faculty tab of myNMSU at www2.nmsu.edu/~sim/QuickConnect/login.php

Volunteer responders attempt to provide one-to-one intervention to connect students with resources pertinent to their needs.

For more information or if you are interested in volunteering as a responder, contact Lisa Kirby at lkirby@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1342.

Theater season tickets are on sale

American Southwest Theater Company at NMSU Theater Arts has announced season ticket sales for its 2014-2015 season. The four-show season will play the Center for the Arts on the NMSU campus.

The 2014-15 season opens with a new play, Meridith Friedman?s ?West Highland Way,? playing Sept. 26 ? Oct. 12. ?The Mystery of Edwin Drood,? a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Rupert Holmes, will be performed Nov. 21 to Dec. 7.

The conservative Wyeth household?s family Christmas erupts when their liberal daughter Brooke arrives, bearing a soon-to-be published memoir full of family secrets in Jon Robin Baitz? ?Other Desert Cities? from Feb. 20 to March 8. The season will conclude with William Shakespeare?s ?Twelfth Night,? running April 17 to May 3.

Season tickets are $56 for adults, or $50 for senior citizens, students, and NMSU faculty and staff. A special Take-Your-Pick coupon book featuring 8 ticket coupons redeemable in any combination for any performances is $105. In addition to cost savings, season subscribers also receive invitations to special events, receive priority reserved seating, and vote for annual acting awards.

Season tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box office Monday through Friday between the hours of noon to 4 p.m., through Ticketmaster, by calling 575-646-4515 or 575-646-1420, or visiting www.nmsutheatre.com/boxoffice.php.

Customized training course offers Spanish for educators

"Spanish for Educators" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17. The cost is $99. Designed to meet the communication needs of educators and school personnel who need to interact with Hispanic students and their families in the context of school situations. Learn key phrases and Spanish vocabulary to use during classes and/or community activities. Discover important insight into the rich culture of the Hispanic world.

For more information, call 575-527 7776 or email ctp@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education offers beginner knitting course

In the DACC Community Education course, Absolute Beginner Knitting, learn all there is to know so you can begin to knit items for yourself or others. No experience necessary. The class will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 10 to Nov. 12. The cost is $103.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.