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NMSU Hotline — November 6, 2014

NMSU chemistry research could contribute to multiple applications

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New Mexico State University?s Gary A. Eiceman has received funding of $399,000 from the National Science Foundation for research to be conducted on ?Chemical Orthogonality in Tandem Differential Mobility Spectrometry at Ambient Pressure." The project is an extension of research that has spanned more than 33 years at NMSU and has included hundreds of students and contributors from New Mexico and around the world. Eiceman, chemistry professor in NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences, received the grant beginning in August 2013 and will continue to receive funding for the next two years. Students, faculty and staff gathered Sept. 19 at NMSU to celebrate Eiceman and honor his work during a Scholarly Excellence Rally.

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Campus Announcements

Student Success Center workshop to be held Friday

A workshop, "Dealing with Stress: Stress 101," will be presented at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225, second floor. Stay at the top of your game and turn in your peak performance. Learn stress management techniques, along with some learning strategies that will help you not just survive, but thrive. Good stress management techniques are a key component to being successful and staying healthy.

For more information, contact David Melendez at himitsu@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1020 or visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu.

Two engineering lectures to be held Friday, Nov. 7

Two New Mexico State University College of Engineering alums will present lectures Friday, Nov. 7. Both events are free and open to all.

Omar Zaman will be deliver the John Clark Distinguished Lecture from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 7, in Hernandez Hall (ECI), Room 110. His lecture will be on ?Engineering: A Profession and a Passion.? Zaman is a registered professional engineer with more than 35 years of professional experience. He specializes in highway, mass transit and airport design.

Rhonda Faught, former New Mexico Department of Transportation cabinet secretary, will present the Verge Fund Lecture on entrepreneurship. She will deliver a lecture titled ?The New Frontier? from 4 to 5 p.m. in Thomas and Brown, room 104. Faught, a registered professional engineer, has more than 30 years of experience in the technical, administrative and managerial areas of highway and transportation oversight and development.

For more information, email lfresque@ad.nmsu.edu.

Football team plays Homecoming game Saturday night

The NMSU football team will take on Sun Belt foe Louisiana for Homecoming at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Don?t miss all the action. Start with the Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m. and then tailgating at 2 p.m. The game will feature post game fireworks and recognitions of alumni reunions and distinguished alumni.

Tickets start at $10 and kids' tickets are only $5. To purchase, call the Pan Am Ticket Office at 575-646-1420. Tickets are also available online at Ticketmaster.com or GrabItSite.com. You can also buy tickets at all local area Pic Quik locations.

NMSU to honor Aggies who died while serving their country

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association will once again host a Celebration of Traditions service to honor Aggies who have given their life while serving their country. This year?s event, part of the Homecoming celebration, will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Memorial Tower.

The 2014 service will include the unveiling of the portrait of Lt. Eugene Bleiler, who is the lone remaining Aggie from World War II whose image was previously not available. During the past year, Darren Phillips, a photographer at University Communications and Marketing Services, was able to track down Bleiler?s nephew, who provided the university with a photograph for the memorial.

Bleiler, originally from Allentown, Pa., attended New Mexico A&M for one year. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces, where he trained as a navigator. In 1943, while flying as a student navigator on a photoreconnaissance mission, his plane was attacked. Bleiler and two other crewmembers were killed during the air combat.


Aggie Family Biking Event cruises to campus

New Mexico State University Environmental Health and Safety Department invites Aggies of all ages to cycle to campus noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8, for bicycle fun, activities and safety tips.

The Aggies Family Biking Event promotes cycling safety and guidance with bike repair, held at the EH&S building on 1620 Standley Drive.

?A majority of people who get a bike, but don?t know much about them, will stop riding entirely when they get a flat tire,? project coordinator Jamie Lakey said. ?The Outdoor Recreation Program on campus is going to teach riders how to use the Fix-It station and how to replace tubes on their tires.?

Aggie Transit will teach riders how to mount their bikes for effective on campus travel.


Employee Satisfaction Survey deadline is Monday

Don?t forget to complete the Employee Satisfaction Survey. The survey will close at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10. This survey is for all employees across the NMSU System. President Carruthers wants to improve the NMSU working environment. He needs your opinions to know where to begin. Take a few minutes today, and provide your opinion on what?s working and what needs improving at NMSU at your campus and across the system. In addition to helping to change NMSU, you have a chance to win one of four iPAD minis or a personal lunch with President Carruthers and Provost Howard.

To complete the survey, select one of the following links:
For the English version, visit http://new.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_beaGFWWnhxjwLjv
For the Spanish version, visit http://new.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKCO8dSPlWEsgkd

For more information, visit http://oia.nmsu.edu/ess or call the Office of Institutional Analysis at 575-646-1720.

Colloquium explores behavioral flexibility in songbirds

The Arts & Sciences Colloquium Series will host a seminar by University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill biology professor Keith Sockman from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in the Elbert Walker and Carol Walker Room, Science Hall 107.

In a seminar titled ?Behavioral Flexibility During Social Transitions: A Lesson From Songbirds,? Sockman will discuss his work investigating how animals use flexible behavior to cope with unpredictable physical, ecological and social environments. This work is aimed at understanding fundamental properties of animal ecology, behavior and neurobiology. It has broad implications for many organisms, including humans.

For more information, contact Heather Throop at 575-646-5970 or throop@nmsu.edu.

NMSU geography professor to discuss pros and cons of binational watersheds

In a talk hosted by New Mexico State University?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies, geography professor Christopher Brown will explore both challenges and opportunities of binational watersheds on the U.S.-Canadian border.

?Dr. Brown?s work expands our general understanding of the importance of border studies,? said Inigo Garcia-Bryce, director of the center. ?Because of our location, we tend to focus on the U.S.-Mexico border. The study of a different border will enrich the public?s view of borders by offering a comparative perspective.?

Brown?s presentation titled ?Environmental diplomacy and community-based efforts to enhance resilience of the Lake Champlain Basin ecosystem? will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.


Red to Green Money Management's Financial Literacy Program is available

Red to Green Money Management's Financial Literacy Program is available to help students become more financially literate. Th program offers free one-on-one coaching with budgeting, credit cards, student loans and identity theft.

To schedule an appointment, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green. Also, to receive weekly updates, follow Red to Green Money Management on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest ? links are available on the website.

Relieve stress before finals Dec. 2-4

Counseling and Student Development wants to help students cope with the stress of finals. They will provide fun and free activities across campus Dec. 2 to 4 to help you bust your stress. Come get a free message, do some yoga, learn to dance, and much, much more. More details to come.

For more information, contact Counseling and Student Development at 575-646-2731 or counsel@nmsu.edu.

DACC Customized Training covers emailing basics

"Email 101 ? Learn the Basics of Emailing," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 and 20. The cost is $199. Are you new to the world of email? Walk through the beginning steps of email so that you can become a proficient user. Learn to set up your email account and practice sending and receiving emails. Practice editing emails, including attachments, and much more in this hands-on course with lots of instructor assistance.

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