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NMSU Hotline — October 8, 2014

NMSU professor?s research focuses on finding the right breast cancer treatment

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Although deaths of New Mexican women diagnosed with breast cancer have decreased during the past 20 years, it is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer, and is the second leading cause of death from cancer, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. ?Not all breast cancer is alike, rather there are different types,? said Ryan Ashley, New Mexico State University assistant professor of Animal and Range Sciences. ?Every woman reacts differently because every body is different, so we can?t generalize breast cancer or treatments and therapy.?


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Campus Announcements

'Taste of Thailand' to be held today

Enjoy Thai music, facts, decorations and an incredible cuisine of Thai barbecue chicken, Vietnamese fried rice, long beans in garlic, vegetarian pho noodle soup, cucumber salad and sweet mangoes in sticky rice from 11 a.m. ? 2 p.m. today, at Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant. In addition to the themed cuisine, many of the regular Taos buffet items will also be available. Take part in this special all-you-care-to-eat buffet for just one meal plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax.

Learn more about the campus meal plans at http://bit.ly/1lCt8vf. Contact Sodexo Campus Dining at NMSU at 575-646-4801, or visit their website and access their social networks at http://bit.ly/1ojrrP9.

?Join? the Facebook event page at http://on.fb.me/1ysUbPj to receive reminders and updates of all of this school year?s ?taste of? lunches.

Guest speaker presentation to be held Oct. 9

The Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research and the Biology Department will co-host guest speaker Erin Scherer who will give a presentation titled "Defining HPV Immunity" from 4-5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in Foster Hall Room 231. Scherer is a post-doctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and is visiting NMSU as a Cancer Teaching Fellow funded by the partnership program between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and NMSU. Her research in Denise Galloway?s lab focuses on the immune response to HPV in response to natural infection and/or vaccination.

For more information, contact Michele Shuster at mshuster@nmsu.edu or Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

Alabama to bring 'The All American Tour 2014' to Las Cruces

One of country?s biggest names brings their ?All American Tour 2014? to NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces for a one-night-only performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. Tickets are $30.50, $40.50, and $50.50 plus applicable fees and will be available beginning 10 a.m. this Friday, Oct. 10, at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at http://bit.ly/1pNyO1I.

Readers of this announcement can take advantage of a special presale from 10 a.m. ? 10 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 9, at either the Pan Am Ticket Office or the online location only with code word: AGGIES. With 43 No. 1 singles, two Grammys, eight Entertainer of the Year awards, ACM?s Artist of the Decade, and more than 100 other credits to their name, this is one concert not to be missed.

For more information call 575-646-1420 or visit http://panam.nmsu.edu/alabama/. ?Join? the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/579556448836517/ to be alerted when Alabama announces the supporting act for November?s concert.

Men's basketball season ticket holders invited to practice

NMSU Athletics and men?s basketball would like to invite out all men?s basketball season ticket holders to an open practice that will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, to get the first look at the Aggies. NMSU will have the Ticket Office open and marketing staff on hand to answer any questions you might have about renewing your season tickets or moving to even better seats.

The priority seating license has been eliminated and there's no better time to jump on board and come out to watch the back-to-back-to-back WAC Champs play a 17 game home schedule including non-conference bouts with rivals UNM and UTEP, Colorado State and Cal Irvine, plus all 7 WAC games.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 575-646-1420.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series to be held Oct. 13

Visiting Artist Lecture Series with Carlos Estrada Vega will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in HSS 101. Carlos Estrada Vega's paintings consist of tiny square pegs of wood, usually no larger than one inch in size. Estrada Vega explains that "although finished and hung individually, each painting is part of a larger composition, much larger than the piece itself."

Carlos Estrada-Vega is represented by Margeret Thatcher in New York and various other galleries in Los Angeles, Chicago, Cologne, Germany, and Sydney, Australia. His paintings can be found in many private collections in the United States, Europe and Australia. Carlos presents his work 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 Counseling and Student Development Office to present workshop Oct. 14

A free workshop presented by the NMSU Counseling and Student Development Office will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 14, in the Domenici Hall Room 006, lower level. The Developing Healthy Relationships Workshop will help to strengthen your familial, collegial, romantic, social and working relationships. During the workshop, they will define the differences between healthy relationships versus unhealthy relationships. Additionally, they will discuss communication patterns and how to use effective communication skills in relationships.

This workshop is open to all NMSU and DACC students, faculty and staff.

For more information visit http://counselingcenter.nmsu.edu/.

Curriculum Vitae vs. Resume presentation to be held Oct. 14

The Curriculum Vitae vs. Resume presentation will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Career Services Room, Educational Services Building Room 7A. The speaker will be Roseanne Bensley. Depending on the job or industry, a job seeker will need to prepare the curriculum vitae (CV) instead of a resume and vice-versa.

This workshop will provide guidelines for content for both a resume and a CV, and how to distinguish what is important in order to design the best document for the appropriate audience.

For more information contact rbensley@ad.nmsu.edu.

Instructional Innovation and Quality (IIQ) up coming events in October

OCIP Event: Hybrid Workshop Learning Objectives will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. To register for the hybrid online version click https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=virtc000000000001585. To register for the face to face version click https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005657.

Let?s Talk Online Teaching ? Quality Matters at NMSU will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. To register click https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006105.

App Up for Faculty! will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. To register for this event click https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005577.

Using Adobe Connect in Canvas will be held from 9-10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17. To register for this event click https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005370.

OCIP: Recorded Webinar: How can I make the activities in my course more inclusive? will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17. To register for this event click https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005690

Communications in Canvas will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. To register for this event click https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005395.

Audio and Video in Canvas will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. To register for this event click https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005399.

For more information or assistance in registering for any of these workshops contact Terri McEntire at The Teaching Academy at 575-646-2204.

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.

Teaching Academy events to be held in October

Pull, Don?t Push Assessment Responsive Teaching will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. To register for this event click https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005805.

ADVANCE Fall Promotion and Tenure Workshop: Promotion to Associate Professor will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. To register for this event click https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005851.

Open enrollment underway for medical, dental and vision plan

Open enrollment for medical, dental and vision plans is available from Oct. 1-27. Enrollment will take place online at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/enrollment/annual/. Information regarding rates, plan options and changes for 2015 are also available on the website. All changes made through open enrollment will be effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Employees who do not wish to make any changes to their current benefits do not need to take any action.

Questions regarding the open enrollment process should be directed to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Online tuition waiver submission information is available

The online tuition waiver submission process for fall 2014 is currently available through Nov. 1.

Haven?t submitted your form but need to? Follow these instructions:
1. Log in into MyNMSU at my.nmsu.edu
2. Select the Employee tab from the menu.
3. In the Banner Self Services window in the center of the page, click the Employee hyperlink.
4. On the Employee page, click they hyperlink for the waiver you would like to submit.
a. Select Tuition Waiver ? Employee/Spouse to submit a waiver for yourself or your spouse/domestic partner?s classes; or
b. Select Tuition Waiver ? Dependents to submit a waiver for your child.

For FAQs and additional information regarding tuition waivers, visit benefits.nmsu.edu/educational/empl-and-spouse. Find student tuition and fee rates at uar.nmsu.edu/tuition-rates. Waivers for non-resident employees/dependents are available at benefits.nmsu.edu/educational/empl-and-spouse.

For more information, contact Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Graduation planning should include checking with financial aid services

As part of your graduation planning, report your graduation date to University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services. In addition, verify your student loan amounts on my.nmsu.edu, as these may have been adjusted in expectation of your graduation. If you owe a balance to the university, contact your financial aid advisor to understand your options.

For more information, visit http://fa.nmsu.edu, call 575-646-4105, email financialaid@nmsu.edu or visit suite 600 in the Educational Services Building.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Dealing with Difficult People will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. The cost is $119. People can face almost any problem, except the problem of people. We can work long hours, face declining business, even the loss of a job ? but we can?t deal with the difficult people in our lives. Learn how to identify some of the ways you may be contributing to these problems and develop strategies you can adopt at work and in your personal life.

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