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NMSU Hotline — September 15, 2014

NMSU outreach teaches communication skills to international military leaders


For the last four years, Patricia Wojahn has recruited instructors from New Mexico State University to spend part of their summers helping international students at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy in Fort Bliss, Texas. These soldiers are not only learning English skills along with their leadership training, but also gaining critical understanding of communication practices in the U.S.

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Campus Announcements

Career Expo to be held Tuesday and Wednesday

NMSU Career Services will host the 30th annual Career Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Corbett Center Student Union, third floor ballrooms.

For more information, visit www.careerservices.nmsu.edu or call Career Services at 575-646-1631.

Dual dining events to be held Sept. 17

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host a ?Brazilian BBQ? Bistro buffet lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, inside the NMSU Stan Fulton Athletics Center complete with music, decorations and an incredible cuisine. Buffet items will include panqueqa de carne (combination of a French crepe and Italian sausage), Brazilian chicken skewers with pineapple and bacon, feijoada, (beef, pork and bean stew), and passion fruit pineapple cake. Enjoy all of this, plus a drink, for $10.99 plus tax. Free public parking is available.

For dinner, chow down on a Bodacious Burger at Taos Restaurant?s first Swipe+ event of the season. Upgrade your meal with a gourmet burger made from Angus Beef stacked with enticing toppers, served with your choice of crispy waffle fries or beer-battered onion rings. Admission to Taos is one Meal Plan swipe or $8.09 plus tax. To take part in the Bodacious Burger promotion, simply tell the cashier upon arrival, and you?ll be charged an additional $5 plus tax for the burger, which can be covered by Aggie Dining Dollars or Aggie Cash, if you prefer. The Bodacious Burger will be available from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, only. Taos Restaurant is located on the first floor of NMSU?s Corbett Center Student Union.

For more information, call 575-646-1749.

Advanced Sky Warn class offered at Dona Ana County Extension office

When severe weather occurs having qualified weather spotters to identify and report the conditions to the NOAA?s National Weather Service is critical.

Interested volunteers who have completed the basic class and have a station number are eligible to take the Advanced Sky Warn class. The training will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at New Mexico State University?s Dona Ana County Cooperative Extension Service office, 530 N. Church St.

For those individuals who have previously taken the advanced class, changes have occurred, and taking the class would be beneficial.

Alberta Morgan, southwest New Mexico volunteer coordinator for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), coordinated the event, and John Faucett with the Weather Service is leading the class. Jeff Anderson, Dona Ana County Extension horticulture agent, will be present to assist.


Crimson Creations Farmers Market to be held Wednesday

Crimson Creations will have its first Farmers Market on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Tables will be set up with fresh produce form the Student Research Garden and floral arrangements from the Floral Judging Team. Join them from noon to 2 p.m. at Crimson Creations, Gerald Thomas Hall Lobby.

For more information, contact acesfood@nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host talk on changes in Costa Rica

New Mexico State University?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a talk on the changing rural economy of Costa Rica at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.

Deborah Sick, associate professor with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Ottawa, will give a presentation, ?The New Face of the Countryside: Export Agriculture, Farming Households, and Generational Livelihood Strategies in Rural Costa Rica.?

?Coffee production has played a key role in Costa Rica?s economy and the livelihoods of thousands of small-scale family farmers since the emergence of an international market in the early 1880s,? Sick said. ?Since the early 1990s, the Costa Rican economy has been slowly diversifying. Today, Costa Rica boasts a much more dynamic and diversified economy: tourism, tropical fruits and industrial goods, such as microchips, have replaced coffee as key export earners.?


Casting Crowns to perform at NMSU on Thursday

Casting Crowns, with special guests Sidewalk Prophets and American Idol?s Mandisa, will bring their ?Thrive Tour? to NMSU's Pan American Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Tickets are $20, $30, $40 and $50 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 may get a $2 discount for each $20 or $30 ticket purchased. The event is presented by the NMSU Office of Special Events and ACTS.

For more events, visit http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10611/new-mexico-state-university-events-sept-13-19.

50 percent off clearance items at Barnes & Noble at NMSU on Thursday

Save an additional 50 percent off clearance items at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café, located at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces from 7:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Free parking is available.

For more information, call 575-646-4431.

Seminar to be held on factors that influence honey bee reproduction

The department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science will host Juliana Rangel Posada from Texas A&M University, College Station, who will give a seminar titled ?Biotic and environmental factors that influence the reproductive quality of the honey bee, Apis mellifera? at 4 p.m. Sept. 18, in Jett Hall Room 205.

Rangel Posada is assistant professor of apiculture in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M. She leads the ?Honey Bee Lab? and works on biological and environmental factors that influence bee reproduction, including on the mechanisms and functional organization of swarming in honey bees.

For more information, contact Karen Rogers, 575-646-3225.

Student Success Center workshop to be held Thursday

The workshop "Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents!" will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Zuhl Conference Room 225. Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on how to create, maintain, and succeed at your budgeting endeavors.

To schedule a free appointment with one of their Peer Financial Literacy Coach's contact them at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/ or follow Career Services on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook to receive weekly updates.

Pete V. Dominici Hall available for scheduling beginning Sept. 22

Starting Sept. 22, the new Pete V. Dominici Hall will be available for scheduling through the College of Business at 575-646-2821 for events this semester. The building's beautiful facilities include several conference rooms, an auditorium, a lecture hall, and classrooms. All rooms are equipped with a computer station, screen and a projector. The rooms have moveable tables and chairs that allow for flexibility in space uses.

For events and academic uses beyond this semester, contact Academic Scheduling at acasched@nmsu.edu.

SoKo joins Foster the People and Fitz and the Tantrums to be held Sept. 30

A third act has been added to this month?s Foster the People and Fitz and the Tantrums concert happening 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at NMSU?s Pan American Center. SoKo will now open the show with her musical stylings that are part Lorde, part Pink, but all unique. Videos, social links and a seating chart are available at http://panam.nmsu.edu/foster/.

Tickets start at $25 plus fees and are available at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at http://bit.ly/1wt8u1M.

For more information, call 575-646-1420.

NMHEAR 2015 CFP proposal deadline is Nov. 21

It is once again time to submit proposals for New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention (NMHEAR) Conference 2015. The dates for the conference are Feb. 26 and 27, and will be held at the Hotel Albuquerque. Linda Suskie, a nationally, renowned expert in assessment, will be the keynote presenter.

If you are doing interesting work in either assessment or retention, consider submitting a proposal for either a 45-minute session or as part of an expanded poster session. Both are welcome.

The proposal deadline is Friday, Nov. 21. Link to CFP at http://nmhear.nmsu.edu/cfp.php. Link to NMHEAR Webpage (note that the address has changed) at http://nmhear.nmsu.edu/.

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.


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 Employee Assistance Program newsletter is online

Respect in the workplace isn?t just about employees or a song by Aretha Franklin. It also about leadership and managers taking charge of the problem. For more about this and other advice for supervisors, find the Employee Assistance Program newsletter online at http://chc.nmsu.edu/eap/supervisor-news/.