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NMSU Hotline — September 8, 2014

NMSU?s Arrowhead Center builds partnerships with private industry


Connecting key regional private-sector industries to the diverse resources New Mexico State University has to offer is a complex task, but that?s the mission of Jorge A. Ramos, the director of corporate development at Arrowhead Center, the university?s hub of technology commercialization and business incubation.

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Campus Announcements

Visiting Artist Lecture Series to be held Tuesday

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series featuring "Half Cut Tea: Matt Glass and Jordan Wayne Long" will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in HSS 101 College of Health and Social Services Auditorium.

Matt Glass and Jordan Wayne Long make up the two-person team of Half Cut Tea. Half Cut Tea travels the country to tell artists? stories through documentary series. Half Cut Tea has been featured on MSNBC, the Huffington Post and NPR. Matt Glass is a filmmaker and musician who has directed several short films and music videos. Jordan Wayne Long is a performance artist who has shown both nationally and internationally. Matt Glass and Jordan Wayne Long present their work with Half Cut Tea as part of the Fall 2014 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art, the University Gallery and the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Funds. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit artdepartment.nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host Technology Day Wednesday

New Mexico State University?s Department of Information and Communication Technologies will host Technology Day from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union on the NMSU campus.

Open to students, faculty and staff, Technology Day is an annual event held in conjunction with the beginning of the academic year. It brings together information technology professionals from within the Las Cruces and NMSU community to showcase new and emerging technologies.

Attendees can expect to see several informational tables from AT&T, Samsung, NMSU Career Services, Barnes & Noble, NMSU Student Technology and more.


Hispanic Heritage Lunch to be held Wednesday

Enjoy a Hispanic Heritage Lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant. Buffet items will include, but are not limited to, a variety of empanadas, green chile stew, arroz con garbonzos, frijoles negros, honey sopapillas and arroz con leche.

Admission is one Meal Plan swipe or $7.89+tax. Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash are also accepted. Learn more about the campus Meal Plans at http://bit.ly/1lCt8vf and view a list of other upcoming themed lunches at http://on.fb.me/Wgb51P.

For more information, call 575-646-1749.

Second chance drawing for Casting Crowns tickets is Wednesday

Casting Crowns will bring their Christian rock ?Thrive Tour? to Las Cruces with special guests Sidewalk Prophets and American Idol?s Mandisa at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at NMSU?s Pan American Center.

Tickets are $20, $30, $40 and $50 (plus fees) and are available at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/. Groups of 20 or more can take advantage of a special $2 discount per $20 or $30 ticket. Facebook users can join the event page at facebook.com/events/740848839290307/ for a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets.

Plus, if you invite your Facebook friends to the event, then they?ll also be automatically registered to win. Since tickets will be awarded to both the ?going? and ?invited? groups separately, you can invite your friends without hurting your own chances of winning. Each winner will receive four tickets.

See site for official rules or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Red to Green Money Management upcoming workshops

"Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents!" event will be held Wednesday, Sept 10, in Zuhl Library Room 225. Do you like the idea of budgeting, but just can?t seem to stick to one? Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on how to create, maintain, and succeed at your budgeting endeavors.

"Don?t Let Your Identity Get Stolen!" workshop will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Zuhl Library, Room 225. What is the fastest growing crime in America? Identity theft. Join the Red to Green Money Management program to gain the knowledge to plan, prevent and protect your identity.

To schedule a free appointment, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

For more information go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also find Red to Green Money Management on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook to receive weekly updates.

ARC Study Skills Workshop to be held Friday

DACC Academic Readiness Center Study Skills Workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 12, at the DACC Las Cruces Central Campus, Room 116. Topics include time management, organizational skills, note taking, test taking and stress management.

For more information, contact Mike Teitsworth at 575-528-7016 or email MiTeitsworth@dacc.nmsu.edu.

Intro to iPads workshop to be held Sept. 16

The Online Course Improvement Program will hold a workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16 titled "Introduction to iPads." In this workshop, you will learn how to use your iPad 3 by exploring the operating system, settings and built-in apps. You will get useful tips and tricks as well as be provided suggested apps for education.

For more information, email Kerry Forsythe at kerryf@nmsu.edu, or to register at trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005710.

Open Mic to be held Wednesdays

The weekly Open Mic nights held at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café will now be held Wednesday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy two hours of live music and poetry or sign up to perform yourself at bncafe@nmsu.edu. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. next to Panda Express. All campus parking is free after 4:30 p.m.

For more information call 575-646-4431.

NMSU offers free Tuesday night dance classes

New Mexico State University?s College of Education DanceSport Company offers free dance lessons every Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. Classes are held at Rentfrow Gymnasium.

Beginning classes in salsa, foxtrot, cha-cha, waltz, East Coast swing, tango and Viennese waltz will be taught. Experience isn?t necessary and a partner is not required. Advanced classes are offered at 8:15 p.m. for $5 per session. The lessons conclude Dec. 2 with a dance party.

?These lessons help us to fulfill our mission to foster a thriving regional dance community and to promote partner dance as a healthy lifestyle alternative,? said Hannah Cole, NMSU DanceSport Company coach and dance assistant professor.


GMAT Examination Fee Waiver is available

The New Mexico State University Student Success Center and College of Business, in collaboration with the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), are proud to announce the university?s participation in the GMAT Examination Fee Waiver Code Program to assist eligible students and alumni interested in pursuing graduate studies in business. Eligible students and alumni may apply to receive a GMAT examination fee waiver that will be administered through the NMSU Student Success Center. The eligibility criteria and electronic application can be accessed by visiting gmac.com/gmat/prepare-candidates-for-the-exam-classroom/assist-candidates-with-gmat-exam-fees/gmat-fee-waivers.aspx.

For more information regarding the GMAT Examination Fee Waiver Code Program, contact the NMSU Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns Dec. 1 with an all-new show

KLAQ and Stardate Concerts welcome the return of a holiday tradition when Trans-Siberian Orchestra debuts its all-new rock opera, ?The Christmas Attic,? at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. While 1998?s album, ?The Christmas Attic,? featured one of the band?s most popular songs, ?Christmas Canon,? it was the only Christmas Trilogy album never to be performed live ? until now. The second half of the show will feature TSO iconic classics and fan favorites, such as "Wizards in Winter," "Requiem" and "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24."

Previous visits by TSO have resulted in sold-out performances, so be sure to get your tickets early when they go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Reserved tickets start at $34 (plus applicable fees) and will be available at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/.

For more information call 575-646-1420 or visit panam.nmsu.edu/tso/ for additional details and a video preview of the upcoming concert.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course "Introduction to Woodworking," learn how to safely and properly use all sorts of woodworking equipment while making different types of joints and finishing techniques. Select from several pre-determined projects and bring the required supplies to the first class meeting so that you can complete your project during the course. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 to 27. The cost is $51.

In the DACC Community Education course "Prepare for the XP-pocalypse," be prepared for the end of Windows XP support from Microsoft. Without patches and updates, your computer will become increasingly vulnerable to malware. You don?t need to buy a new computer ? learn to migrate easily to Linux. The class will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 to Nov. 11. No class on Sept. 23. The cost is $51.

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

NMSU Regents Professor Luis Vazquez elected to national psychological council

New Mexico State University Regents Professor and Associate Vice President for Research Integrity Luis Vazquez has been elected to serve on the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives from Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race.

Vazquez begins his three-year term in January at the conclusion of his tenure as past president.

As legislative body of the APA, the Council of Representatives has authority regarding the affairs and finances of the organization. The council also has the power to review the actions of any board, committee, division or affiliated organization.