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NMSU Hotline — November 4, 2014

Documentary highlights NMSU retablos collection, largest in U.S.

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They are small rectangles of metal or wood whose painted faces tell the stories of saints, religious devotion and miracles. Now a film highlighting New Mexico State University?s massive collection of a unique genre of folk art called retablos will debut at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Corbett Center Auditorium on campus. After the showing of ?Painting My Miracle: The Story and Conservation of New Mexico State University?s Retablo Collection,? NMSU professor Philip Lewis, who produced the film, will host a discussion.

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Campus Announcements

'Building Your Self-Esteem' workshop to be held today

A free workshop, "Building Your Self-Esteem," presented by NMSU Counseling & Student Development Office, will be held from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. today in Zuhl Library Room 225. The workshop will aim to assist you in understanding how you view your self-esteem and how it influences your life and relationships.

The workshop will review topics such as self-concept, self-defeating behaviors and self-acceptance. Presenters will also will discuss personal values, goals and interests, and passions that are meaningful to you, while also encouraging participants to develop an individualized plan to create their own ?building blocks? in promoting healthy self-esteem.

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

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

Chemistry professor hosts talk Thursday on 'Chemistry in a Water Droplet'

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will hold a colloquium by Michael D. Johnson titled "Chemistry in a Water Droplet" at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Chemistry Building Room 153. Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk. Refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, email mawiggs@nmsu.edu.

Athletic reunion events to be held during Homecoming Week

Several Aggie athletics teams will host reunion events during Homecoming in Las Cruces.

The softball reunion will be held Nov. 6 to 8. Register at www.aggieathleticclub.com/sbreunion by Wednesday, Nov. 5. For more information, email kslinger@nmsu.edu.

The men's basketball reunion will be held Nov. 6 to 8. All men's basketball alumni welcome. To register, visit www.aggieathleticclub.com/mbbreunion by Wednesday, Nov. 5 or call 575-646-5151.

The women's basketball reunion will be held Nov. 7 to 8. Alumni can register at www.aggieathleticclub.com/wbbreunion by Wednesday, Nov. 5. The host hotel is Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. The room block is NM State Women's Basketball Reunion.

'Inspiring Game-changing Marketing Innovation' presentation to be held Friday

"Inspiring Game-changing Marketing Innovation," a presentation by Maury Giles of Ipsos Strategy3, a marketing strategy company, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the auditorium of the Health and Social Services building. Giles leads the Strategy3 team, bringing nearly 20 years of marketing research, analytics and communication strategy expertise across numerous industries. Maury is a three-time David Ogilvy Award winner for his work done at Wirthlin Worldwide, Omnicom's GSD&M Ideas City, and at his own boutique consultancy, PURSUIT.

For more information, contact Ken Hacker at 646-4937 or khacker@nmsu.edu.

Distinguished developmental psychologist to speak Friday

Distinguished developmental psychologist Bruce Ellis will present the NMSU Psychology Departmental Colloquium at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Science Hall Room 10. His talk is titled ?Beyond Allostatic Load: Rethinking the Role of Stress in Regulating Human Development.?

Ellis is the John & Doris Norton Endowed Chair in Fathers, Parenting and Families at the University of Arizona. His work is located at the crossroads between evolutionary biology and developmental science and focuses on developmental psychopathology, especially in relation to child and adolescent health. During Friday?s talk, Ellis will explore the use of life history theory in addressing the adaptive role of stress response systems in regulating developmental pathways.

The event is sponsored by the NMSU Psychology Department. All are welcome. For more information, email ketelaar@nmsu.edu.

SEOP Dance Company of Korea to perform Sunday at NMSU

NMSU's Atkinson Recital Hall will host to the New Mexico premiere of one of Korea?s finest dance companies at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. SEOP Dance Company presents ?A Man?s Requiem,? presented by the NMSU Music Business Program and Michele's Dance Academy. SEOP uses both traditional and contemporary Korean dance techniques to create a stunning display of sound, color and movement.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Pan American Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. They also will be sold at the door on the day of the performance. Tickets for students will be $10 and general admission seating will be $15. There will be a meet-and-greet following the performance. Audience members will have the chance during the reception to interact with dancers and award-winning choreographer Kim Yong Chul.

For more information, contact Michael Armendariz at armendar@ad.nmsu.edu.

Veterans Day Picnic open to all veteran students, faculty, staff

Military and Veterans Programs at New Mexico State University will host a Veterans Day Picnic from 11 .m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Garcia Annex courtyard. The event is open to all veteran students, faculty and staff. Andele?s Restaurant will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs, with additional side dishes.

For more information, contact MVP at mvp@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-4524.

Roundtable discussion on politics in Mexico to be held Nov. 13

"!Que Vivan Los Estudiantes!: A Roundtable Discussion of the Current Political Crisis in Mexico" will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Nason House. The discussion will include NMSU students and faculty Alan Dicker (Student Association of Latin American Studies), Iñigo García-Bryce (History Department), Neil Harvey (Government Department), Camilo Perez-Bustillos (Criminal Justice) and Molly Molloy (Library).

?In late 2014 Mexico, there is one word that captures the socio-political reality: Ayotzinapa. From border to border and from coast to coast, the crisis triggered by the September 26-27 police killings and forced disappearances of students and civilians in the state of Guerrero only deepens, with unpredictable consequences for the 2015 Congressional elections, the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto and Mexican polity as a whole.? ? Kent Paterson, Frontera Norte Sur

For more information, call 575-646-6814.

'Live Your Dream Award' applications due Nov. 15

Undergraduate female students who are the primary source of financial support for their families (including children, spouse, siblings, and/or parents) are encouraged to apply for the "Live Your Dream Award" given by Soroptimist International of Las Cruces. The $800 award can be used for tuition, books, transportation, child care or any other expense associated with attaining an undergraduate degree. The local winner will then be eligible for awards of $5,000 at the district level and $10,000 at the national level.

Applications are available at www.soroptimist.org/awards/live-your-dream-awards.html. The application form and two reference forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.

Completed applications can be dropped off at Gerald Thomas Hall Room 308 on the NMSU campus (not open on weekends) or submitted as an attachment by email to edevall@nmsu.edu. Applications can also be mailed to:
SI of Las Cruces
PO Box 714
Las Cruces, NM 88004

For more information, contact Esther Devall at 575-646-1161.