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NMSU Hotline — November 11, 2014

NMSU hosts International Education Week events Nov. 17-20

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New Mexico State University will join hundreds of educational, business and governmental organizations around the world in observing International Education week. NMSU?s International and Border Programs will offer four days of events and activities Nov. 17-20 including screenings of documentaries and talks about the state of internationalization at NMSU and the role of global education in preparing the next generation.

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Campus Announcements

100 West Cafe menu for this week is available

The buffet lunch at 100 West Cafe, available from noon to 1 p.m. today, Nov. 11, will be tossed salad, chicken fried steak with country gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and assorted desserts. Buffet lunches are $8. There will be no Wednesday evening dinner this week. The a la carte menu for from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, and Friday, Nov. 14, is chicken and sausage gumbo, Louisiana sunburst salad, apricot bourbon grilled chicken, crawfish pasta, and your choice of bananas Foster or strawberries Romanoff. 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 http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Sustainability Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday

The next Sustainability Council meeting will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Milton Hall Room 85. Sustainability Council meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Anyone may join the council at any time; no previous knowledge or experience is necessary.

This month?s speaker will be David Johnson, who is a research scientist and molecular biologist at NMSU?s WERC program, a consortium for environmental education and technology development in the College of Engineering. Johnson?s work puts forward a potential solution for dealing with the carbon dioxide-related problems that could be causing global warming. He will discuss how to best capture CO2 and get it back into the soil, while also improving our agricultural systems.

The meeting will be available online at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/sustainabilitycouncil2014/ for those who cannot be there in person, but would like to participate.

For more information or if you would like to be added to the Sustainability Council email list, contact sumolina@nmsu.edu.

CLABS hosts talk on environmental diplomacy

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a talk at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Nason House. The talk, titled "Environmental Diplomacy and Community-Based Efforts to Enhance Resilience of the Lake Champlain Basin Ecosystem," will be hosted by the NMSU Department of Geography?s Christopher Brown. The talk will explore the water resource management challenges that come with the basin's location on the U.S.-Canada border.

For more events, visit http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10759/new-mexico-state-university-events-nov-8-14.

Maynooth University Information Session to be held Wednesday

The Maynooth University International Summer School information meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Faculty Senate Chambers located in Corbett Center. Refreshments will be provided.

Maynooth University, located 30 minutes from Dublin city center, will be on campus to visit with NMSU students who are interested in study abroad to Ireland. Join Chris Lawlor, the director of Maynooth University?s International Summer School as well as the staff from the Office of Education Abroad to learn more about this wonderful opportunity.

For more information, contact Caitlin Dugas at 575-646-5107.

Student Success Center workshop to be held Thursday

"Productivity: Combating Procrastination" will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225 second floor. Why do something today that you can put off until tomorrow? Because in today?s high-paced world, you never know what is going to swallow your time. Learn tactics and strategies to combat procrastination and to effectively manage assignments and study time.

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

DACC Academic Readiness Center workshop to be held Nov. 13 and 14

Dona Ana Community College Academic Readiness Center will conduct a workshop on learning how to overcome presentation anxiety in front of a group of people in class or at work. Receive helpful techniques on managing anxiety and presenting with confidence.

Two workshops will be held: from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14.

For more information, contact Becky Corran, assistant professor, DACC-Public Health, at 575-528-7033 or email Bcorran@nmsu.edu.

Workshop for first-generation college students to be held Thursday

A free workshop, "Being a First Generation College Student," presented by NMSU Counseling and Student Development Office, will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Zuhl Library Room 225.

This workshop is open to members of the campus community who identify as first-generation college students. It is designed to provide information about questions and challenges typically facing first-generation college students to help them navigate their college experience and thrive as university students. It will include open discussion about common factors affecting college success, ways to help transition to the university environment, and how to locate and utilize resources available to help meet their social, financial and academic goals.

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

Astronomy Department open house to be held Friday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold their free monthly open house beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, to view hundreds of thousands of stars firsthand and learn how these celestial jewels shine. The early start at 7 p.m. means that young kids are very welcomed to see through their telescopes.

James McAteer and graduate students Nigel Mathis, Gavin Mathes and Laura Mayorga will present an evening of time travel, showing you how Uranus looked a few hours ago, how one galaxy was 33,000 years ago, and how our nearest-neighbor big galaxy appeared 2.5 million years ago. The light left these objects and has traveled all this time just so it can hit your eye on Friday evening.

Expect to see a wide variety of stellar habitats: from a densely packed globular cluster (M15), to a more modest open cluster (M11), to the far-flung "h and chi Persei" Double Cluster. We will also visit the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). All ages are welcome.

For more information, contact the Department of Astronomy at 575-646-4438.

2015 NM Academic Advising Association state conference to be held in March

Proposals are being solicited for the 2015 annual conference of the New Mexico Academic Advising Association, which will be hosted at Dona Ana Community College?s East Mesa Campus March 5 and 6, 2015. The theme of the conference will be ?Academic Advising: Embracing Partnerships.? Conference breakout sessions will occur Friday, March 6, and will last one hour (50 minute session is ideal to provide transition time), and all formats are welcome, addressing any subject related to the theme. Faculty advisers, professional advisers, administrators and all related associates are encouraged to submit a proposal. The deadline for proposals is Friday, Nov. 14.

If you have questions about the proposal process, or would just like to attend the conference, contact either Brad Mazdra at 575-527-7519 or via email at bmazdra@dacc.nmsu.edu or Devonna James at 575-257-3007 or via email at devonna.james@enmu.edu.

For more information, visit nmaaa.org/annual-conference.html.

KRWG celebrates 50 years of broadcasting with open house Saturday

Join KRWG in celebrating 50 years of discovery from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in the grass just north of Milton Hall. There will be cake and ice cream, step and repeat pictures, 50th anniversary gold coins and lots of giveaways. Station tours will be given in the radio and TV studios.

For more information, call 575-646-2222, email datafoya@nmsu.edu or visit krwg.org.

Study the financial center of Europe during spring break

Earn three credits in the Principles of Insurance (FIN 322) course during the spring semester, which includes a trip to London, England, during spring break. The course is open to students, alumni, faculty and community members. NMSU?s Risk Management and Insurance Associate Professor Tim Query in the Finance Department is offering this faculty-led course. There are only 15 spaces are available and it's expected to fill quickly.

The program will cost is $3,521 for students, which includes international airfare, all lodging, all breakfasts, two dinners, tours, guides, transportation and health insurance. Not included: NMSU tuition, passport and personal expenses. Scholarships of $200 are available for the first 10 NMSU students to sign up. The price for community members is $3,771, which includes a $250 scholarship applied directly to NMSU students? program fees.

For more information and to sign up for the class, contact Tim Query at 575-646-5253 or tquery@nmsu.edu.

NMSU students, faculty to discuss current political crisis in Mexico

In September 2014, 43 students from the Raul Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico disappeared after organizing a protest against the Mexican government. It is widely believed that these students were taken into custody by local police and killed.

New Mexico State University?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies will present ?ĦQue vivan los estudiantes!: a roundtable discussion of the current political crisis in Mexico.? The talk will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.

?The fact that 43 students in Ayotzninapa, Mexico have been kidnapped and disappeared is a major human rights crisis that harkens back to the worst years of dictatorship and state terror in Latin America,? said Inigo Garcia-Bryce, director of the center, who will also participate in the discussion. ?The roundtable is intended to inform the NMSU community and the general public about the significance and implications of this event.?