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NMSU Hotline — September 24, 2014

NMSU Confucius Institute helps college, K-12 students across region study Chinese


In global references, New Mexico State University and Las Cruces occupy a small section of the United States, but an NMSU professor believes students can have a connection across the Pacific Ocean.

?We can?t just think of ourselves as a little corner of the Southwest, we are a little corner of the world and our students really take to Chinese culture,? said Elvira Hammond, co-director of NMSU?s Confucius Institute.

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Campus Announcements

Counseling & Student Development Center to be open all day Thursday

The Counseling & Student Development Center was originally scheduled to be closed all day Thursday, Sept. 25, for staff training. Due to training being canceled, the center will remain open during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 pm. Thursday, Sept. 25.

For more information, contact Karen Schaefer at kschaefe@nmsu.edu or 646-2731.

New Mexico Programming Group to meet Thursday

New Mexico Programming Group will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Arrowhead Technology Incubator, 3655 Research Drive, Genesis Center Building C. Do you consider yourself a programmer, developer or just a tech lover? Then join them for the next NMPG meeting.

Attend this month's NMPG to learn about how to start a business or find a co-founder at Studio G - NMSU's student and alumni incubator. Studio G supports a community of over 50 entrepreneurs working on their first, second, and even third ventures. Their guest speakers will share experiences from their own startup adventures as well as all the amazing things available to you in the incubator, mentorship, 3-D printing equipment, work space, funding, and more.

There is not a fee to attend, but registration is required.

For more information or to RSVP, contact ATI@NMSU.EDU.

Grand re-opening at NMSU Alamogordo to be held Thursday

NMSU-Alamogordo will host a grand re-opening ceremony for the renovated Student Services Building on the NMSU-A campus Thursday, Sept. 25. The building was devastated last year by torrential rains and had to have extensive renovations. Festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m.

For more information, call 575-439-3729.

Faculty recital and fundraiser to be held Sept. 27

John Carlo Pierce, tenor, will present ?Art Songs all?italiana,? a solo recital of songs with an Italian flavor by non-Italian composers, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in Atkinson Recital Hall. Among the selections will be a song cycle by American composer Wintter Watts, "Vignettes of Italy," written in 1919. This is an opportunity to hear a rarely performed and unfairly neglected work. Other works by Gabriel Fauré and Hugo Wolf. Pierce is assistant professor of voice at NMSU and director of Doña Ana Lyric Opera. The recital is given for the benefit of the NMSU opera program. Suggested donation is $10.

For more information, email sdueno@nmsu.edu.

CLABS talk Oct. 2 features Cuban poet

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host José Kozer, winner of the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize in 2013, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave. Originally from Cuba, Kozer was also a professor at Queens College from 1965 to 1997. His talk, ?Lectura comentada de poesía neobarroca? will be in English with Spanish translation.

Kozer will speak about the two main lines of poetry, the linear and the Neo-Baroque, in today's poetry in the Spanish language, using some of his own Neo-Baroque poems to substantiate the more dense and difficult mode of expression in poetry. He will be basically presenting a map for these two schools in the hope that students, professors and the general public may ask questions that will lead to a better understanding of this issue.

For more information, visit http://clabs.nmsu.edu.

Cervantes Family 5k and 10k registration is now open

The NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink Cervantes Family 5k and 10k registration is now open. The fun run and walk will be held Oct. 4, with events kicking off at 8 a.m.

For a full schedule of the week?s events, visit www.PinkAggie.com.

To register, visit http://www.active.com/las-cruces-nm/running/races/cervantes-family-5k-and-10k-2014?int=.

For more information, contact Courtney Spivak, cspivak2@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2582.

UNIV mid-semester courses begin Oct. 15

The Student Success Center offers a variety of UNIV mid-semester courses for students interested in building upon their academic skill-set. UNIV mid-semester courses are designed to help students explore and improve their learning and study skills. UNIV mid-semester classes begin Oct. 15.

For more information, visit the Student Success Center in Corbett Center Student Union, Room 148, call 575-646-3136 or visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu/mid-semester-and-univ-courses/.

Employee appreciation picnic to be held Oct. 17

All faculty and staff are invited to an employee appreciation picnic, sponsored by Employee Council, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, on the Horseshoe. The picnic will feature good food, music and the presentation of the ?A? Mountain Award. The ?A? Mountain Award, an initiative of Employee Council, recognizes a member of the staff who serves as an inspiration to others. Recipients are chosen, from among those nominated by faculty and staff, based on five criteria: innovation, responsiveness, service, spirit and teamwork. The employee appreciation picnic provides an opportunity for everyone to get together, socialize with colleagues, and applaud our newest ?A? Mountain Award winner.

For more information, contact morascon@ad.nmsu.edu.

NMSU-Alamogordo VP to participate in Executive Leadership Institute

Juan García, NMSU-Alamogordo vice president for student success, has been selected by a national review panel as one of only 30 community college leaders to attend the prestigious Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College. The 30 participants hold senior-level leadership positions in community colleges throughout the United States.

The institute, to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, Dec. 7 to 12, provides an opportunity for potential community college presidents or those in transition to review their abilities and interests, to refine their skills, and to participate in discussions on leadership with an outstanding array of faculty drawn from among nationally and internationally recognized community college leaders. These include community college chief executive officers, experts in leadership development, community college trustees, presidential search consultants, members of the League for Innovation board of directors, and other prominent figures.

This is the Executive Leadership Institute?s 26th year preparing senior-level community college administrators to successfully fill the presidential role.

For more information, call 575-439-3729.

DACC Customized Training class covers dealing with subordinates and co-workers

"Tough Topics Series #2: Dealing with Subordinates and Co-workers," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 7. The cost is $79. Discuss dealing with subordinates and co-workers, including offering constructive feedback, tactfully suggesting better hygiene, putting an end to gossip, handling a flirtatious situation, and many other topics.

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

NMSU engineering students continue tradition of service, redesign school building

The old school structure in Queretaro, Mexico, was a tarpaper and pallet shack with a dirt floor. It served as both an overflow school building for a school too small to hold all of its students and a community medical clinic for the doctor who visits each week.

Over the summer, 14 students in New Mexico State University?s Engineering Without Boundaries helped to replace the shack with a proper schoolhouse.

Two NMSU alumni, two faculty members and one staff member joined the students in the project. Kenny Stevens, NMSU associate professor of engineering technology, serves as adviser to the Engineering Without Boundaries group, formerly known as Engineers Without Borders.


NMSU alumus promoted to colonel in pinning ceremony

A pinning ceremony to acknowledge the promotion of U.S. Army Reserve Col. Richard Delgado Jr. ? a New Mexico State University alumnus ? took place at the Fort Bayard Forgotten Veteran Memorial on Sept. 20.

Delgado?s official pinning was conducted on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the 79th Sustainment Support Command in Los Alamitos, California, by the Commanding General, Major Gen. Megan Tatu.

Delgado, assistant chief of staff G6 for the 79th Sustainment Support Command, was born in Las Cruces. He was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at NMSU, where he majored in electrical engineering technology.

He received a reserve commission in 1990 and then received Distinguished Military Graduate honors and a regular army commission in 1991.