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NMSU Hotline — November 5, 2014

NMSU professor emerita launches new book on space heritage


New Mexico State University anthropology professor emerita Beth O?Leary will travel to Johns Hopkins University on Friday, Nov. 7 to launch a book she co-edited, ?Archaeology and Heritage of the Human Movement into Space.? O?Leary, who retired from NMSU in July, has become a nationally recognized expert in the emerging field of space heritage and archaeology. The book edited by O?Leary and P.J. Capoletti, historical archaeologist and professor of anthropology at Penn State University, represents the foremost scholars in the field of space archaeology and heritage. O?Leary will join a panel of experts to discuss the book at the event at Johns Hopkins? Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. O?Leary has spent the last 14 years advocating that the Apollo 11 moon landing site at Tranquility Base be recognized as a National Historic Landmark. O?Leary and others have continued a push to protect all cultural heritage sites related to space exploration, particularly the Apollo lunar landing sites.

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Menu for 100 West Cafe features comfort food and Southwestern themes

The buffet at 100 West Cafe, offered at lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, and dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, will be marinated cucumbers, cole slaw, liver and onions, shepherd?s pie, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered corn with jalapeņos and cherry cobbler for dessert. Buffet lunches are $8.

The a la carte lunch menu for noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday is caldo tlalpeņo, Southwestern salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette, chile-rubbed chicken, green chile alfredo, and your choice of mocha mousse or arroz con leche. A la carte lunches are $10.

The food lab can no longer provide to-go lunches, but does accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

For more information, visit hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Aggie Day is Thursday at NMSU Alamogordo

This week marks the 10th annual Crimson Week at NMSU Alamogordo, a special time to celebrate the Aggies and cheer them on to a Homecoming victory. Everyone is encouraged to wear crimson/Aggie gear all week. The celebration culminates with ?Aggie Day? Thursday, when the campus enjoys free food, beverages, games and prizes, all to the music of Cool FM.

For more information contact 575-439-3729.

Post-doc associate to speak on time-frequency processing and smart grids today

Misal Biswal, a post-doctoral associate in the monitoring project of the CREST Interdisciplinary Center for Smart Grids (iCREDITS), will speak on time-frequency processing at 3:30 p.m. today, in Thomas and Brown Hall Room 304.

An important issue pertaining to reliability in the modern smart grid is to ensure that the quality of power delivered to customers is high. The smart grid will enable two-way flow of energy throughout the system, which further contributes to increased attention for monitoring power quality parameters. Power quality at different locations along an electrical power network is monitored to detect various disturbances or events.

For more information, call 575-646-3723.

Chile Pepper Institute's Homecoming sale to be held Nov. 5-7

The Chile Pepper Institute is now having its Homecoming sale. For NMSU students, staff and alumni, all Holy Jolokia and Sancto Scorpio sauces are buy one, get one free, and ornamental plants have a $3 discount Nov. 5 ? 7 only. Visit for a sample at Gerald Thomas Hall Room 265.

For more information, email ericacpi@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-3028.

Free diabetes screening to be held today

The Campus Health Center and Southern NM Diabetes Outreach will be at Corbett Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today providing free blood glucose testing. A blood glucose test measures the amount of sugar called glucose in a sample of your blood. This screening can help determine whether you are at risk for diabetes.

This screening involves a small finger prick to draw blood. Results are given within a few minutes and you do not need to be fasting.

For more information, call 575-646-4045 or email agalliva@nmsu.edu.

Suicide prevention workshop to be held today and Nov. 12

The Student Accessibility and Resource Center office at Dona Ana Community College will host a free workshop presented by the NMSU WAVE Program as part of the national campaign for the promotion of mental health and suicide prevention. "Talk Suicide" will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m today, at Central Campus, DAHL Building number #280 and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the East Mesa Campus, DASR Buidling #232. Lunch will be provided.

This workshop is designed to help students, staff, faculty, friends and family to better understand what leads people to have thoughts of harming themselves, to recognize risk indicators, and what actions to take for suicide prevention.

For more information, call 575-527-7616.

Gallery talk to be held Nov. 6

The University Art Gallery will host a gallery talk at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 led by the NMSU art department's conservator, Silvia Marinas-Feliner. Marinas-Feliner will discuss the restoration process of the sculpture designed by the conceptual artist Sol LeWitt. The sculpture is located on the NMSU campus on the east side of the Speech and Communications building.

The current exhibition at the University Art Gallery, ?Off the Wall,? was inspired by Sol LeWitt?s sculpture and the dozens of prints he donated to the University Art Gallery in the early 1980s. The gallery talk will be held at the location of the sculpture. Meet at the University Art Gallery at 5 p.m. where everyone will walk over to the sculpture as a group to attend the talk.

The NMSU University Art Gallery is located in D.W. Williams Hall, at the intersection of University Avenue and Solano Drive. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking on the NMSU campus is free on weekends and after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

For more information, or to arrange a group visit, contact Valerie Amendola directly at 575-646-2545 or artglry@nmsu.edu.

The Orchid Ensemble in Concert to be held Nov. 6

The Orchid Ensemble in Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, in the NMSU Music Center's Atkinson Recital Hall. This special concert will merge the creative talents of the Orchid Ensemble along with the NMSU University Singers, the NMSU Percussion Department and the Doņa Anna Youth Choir. The concert is presented by the Confucius Institute and NMSU Department of Music. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

The Orchid Ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound. The ensemble has embraced a variety of musical styles to its repertoire, ranging from the traditional and contemporary music of China, world music and new music to jazz and creative improvisation. The energetic yet endearing performance style of the ensemble consistently intrigues and delights its audiences. The Orchid Ensemble has been tirelessly developing an innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Pan American box office at 575-646-1420.

'Red to Green Money Management - Meetup!' to be held Nov. 6

"Red to Green Money Management - Meetup!" will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Gerald Thomas Lobby. Look for their table and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

To schedule a free appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, contact Red to Green Money Management at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or follow Red to Green Money Management on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook for updates.

NMSU alumnus to give talk on marketing innovation

New Mexico State University alumnus Maury Giles will return to his alma mater this week to share his expertise on ?Inspiring Game-Changing Marketing Innovation.? His talk will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Health and Social Services College Auditorium, Room 101A.

A graduate of the Department of Communication Studies, Giles is now president of Strategy3, a multi-disciplinary marketing strategy company in Austin, Texas, whose clients include Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson.

?The purpose of Giles? speech is to talk about methods for persuasive communication and marketing and to draw attention to possible careers for students who study communication,? said Kenneth Hacker, communication studies department head in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Natural Resources Conservation Service to present workshops

The Natural Resources Career Development Program will provide students with guidance on goal setting, career planning, and building self-confidence while they learn about the fascinating careers with USDA?s Natural Resources Conservation Service in two sessions Monday, Nov. 10, in Corbett Center Student Union, Senate Gallery Room 304.

A presentation on Natural Resources Conservation Service career fields and Pathways Internship Program will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and repeated from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Learn about the many career opportunities available with NRCS and how to apply for student internship positions through USAJOBS. Discover the required coursework to be eligible for the program.

"Resume Building and How to Apply through USAJOBS," a hands-on workshop to learn the process of applying for federal employment, will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and repeated from 2 to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Career Services at 646-1631 or HireNMSU@nmsu.edu.

Workshop offers help on managing chronic disease

A free six-part workshop on managing chronic disease will meet from 5:30 to 8 pm Wednesdays, Nov. 12 through Dec. 17, in O'Donnell Hall on the New Mexico State University campus.

The Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) Program is for people with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, cancer, chronic pain, high blood pressure or anxiety. Participants will learn how to manage their chronic illness through self-care and leading a healthy lifestyle. Examples of topics the program will cover are pain management, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, the importance of medications and how to improve communication with doctors, family and friends. Build new relationships and learn new skills to help you live a healthier life! Appropriate for adults with disabilities. Family members and caregivers are also welcome to attend.

The workshop is sponsored by New Mexico Department of Health and NMSU Southern Area Health Education Center.

Space is limited. To sign up, contact Alma Gross at 575-646-2121 or algross@nmsu.edu.