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NMSU Hotline — November 12, 2014

Scholarship for American Indian NMSU students will honor Laguna Pueblo governor


A gift from Laguna Development Corporation Route 66 Casino has established a new scholarship at New Mexico State University to support American Indian students on campus. The contribution, totaling $75,000, will fund the Floyd Correa Endowed Scholarship, in honor of the two-term governor of the Pueblo of Laguna, a federally recognized tribe in west-central New Mexico. Recipients of the scholarship must be members of the Pueblo of Laguna, and first preference will be given to a student with a declared major in the College of Business, though any NMSU student who is a member of the tribe may be considered.

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NMSU identifies top local behavioral health priorities through national pilot program

Alcohol abuse, child abuse and neglect, and adult depression are the top behavioral health issues right now in Dona Ana County, according to a national assessment pilot program recently conducted by researchers at New Mexico State University.

The community is invited to learn more about the results of the assessment and a toolkit of interventions and programs developed by the project?s technical committee during a free webinar from 3 to 4 p.m. today, Nov. 12. An archived version of the webinar will be available at www.healthbench.info.

The Community Assessment and Education to Promote Behavioral Health Planning and Education project, known as CAPE, is a national project developed to provide resources for local decision makers to better understand the behavioral health concerns in their region. Dona Ana County was one of 10 communities nationwide selected through a competitive application process.


Art Gallery hosts free film screening today

The University Art Gallery will host a free film screening of "Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings," presented by Checkerboard Films, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, at the Health & Social Services Building Auditorium, Room 101.

During the four decades of his career, Sol LeWitt produced more than 1,200 wall drawings using a deliberately limited repertoire of lines and geometric shapes to create works of remarkable complexity. This film takes as its focus the retrospective of LeWitt's wall drawings at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, which opened for a 25-year run in November 2008. The exhibition includes 105 works from 1968?2008, installed posthumously, on roughly 40,000 square feet of old mill wall surface ? the most expansive view of LeWitt's oeuvre in a single space.

The NMSU University Art Gallery is located in D.W. Williams Hall, at the intersection of University Avenue and Solano Drive. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 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 575-646-2545 or artglry@nmsu.edu.

Percussion Faculty Recital to be held today

Fred Bugbee will present a percussion faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. today, Nov. 12, in the NMSU Music Center's Atkinson Recital Hall. The works utilize live interaction of electronically manipulated sounds with acoustic instruments. In addition, the recital will feature Michael Daugherty?s Concerto for Timpani, which will be accompanied by Steve Helmreich on piano. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

For more information call 575-646-2901.

Colloquium on San Andreas Fault to be held today

The Department of Geological Sciences will hold a colloquium by Katherine Scharer of the U.S. Geological Survey, titled "Rupture History on the Southern San Andreas Fault," from 4 to 5 p.m. today, in Gardiner Hall Room 230.

For more information, email lhubbard@nmsu.edu.

100 West Cafe menu for this week is available

The a la carte menu at 100 West Cafe, available from noon to 1 p.m. today, 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.

Campus Health Center will close early Thursday

The Campus Health Center will close at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, for staff training and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14.

For more information, call 575-646-1512.

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.

Computer Science colloquium to be held Nov. 14

Abdullah Mueen will present ?Finding Repeated Structure in Time Series? at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in Thomas and Brown Hall, Room 304. Mueen will discuss repeated patterns in time series data, which are indicative to identical dynamics in the origin. Such patterns can be used to summarize, classify, compress, cluster and classify time series data.

For more information contact 575-646-3723.

Book documents Dan Jett's commitment to military

"The Whole Damned World: Aggies at War 1941-1945" is the story of College of Engineering Dean Daniel B. Jett?s dedication to supporting Aggies who served during World War II. It is a collection of Jett?s World War II correspondence. Jett, dean of the engineering from 1938 to 1947 at what was known then as the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later NMSU), carried on a personal correspondence with hundreds of his former students during World War II.

During the war years, Jett composed class newsletters and wrote scores of letters to each of the men and women of the School of Engineering who served overseas or stateside. His tireless energy and enthusiasm boosted morale among those serving as soldiers or nurses, as well as those at home fighting to keep the school on an even keel during hard times. Jett's students wrote to him, as well. These letters provide indelible insights into the lives of young men and women involved in cataclysmic world events. The letters reveal a nostalgia for the college, infused with hope for returning to the school when the war ended.

Editor Martha Shipman Andrews received her master?s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She is presently university archivist and assistant professor at NMSU.

For more information, call 575-646-7416.

NMSU educational leadership doctoral, master's programs now accepting applications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its educational leadership doctoral program until Jan. 15. The program offers both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The program uses a hybrid distance-education and face-to-face instruction model and focuses on social justice and border education issues.

Anyone interested in obtaining information and/or applying to the program can visit http://emd.education.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/

Applications are also being accepted for the Master of Arts program in educational administration. The degree focuses on community college and university administration. This program offers online course instruction (both asynchronous and synchronous modalities). Application materials must be received by the deadline of Dec. 1.

To apply for the master's program, visit http://emd.education.nmsu.edu/index/academics/mainhied/

For more information on either program, e-mail Norma Martinez Arrieta, ELA Student Program Coordinator, at narrieta@nmsu.edu.