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NMSU Hotline — December 2, 2014

New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation program impact students, state

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Since 1993, New Mexico State University has helped change the lives of students in the state through the New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation. The alliance is a partnership between 27 higher education institutions in the state and is funded by the National Science Foundation. New Mexico AMP was created to increase the number of bachelor?s degrees awarded to minorities traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Ricardo B. Jacquez, project director of New Mexico AMP and dean of the NMSU College of Engineering, was honored at NMSU?s Scholarly Excellence Rally Friday, Nov. 21.

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Campus Announcements

100 West Cafe menu for this week is available

The 100 West Cafe buffet lunch this week, offered from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, and the buffet dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, will be potato salad, tossed salad, fried chicken, mashed potatoes with country gravy and apple cobbler a la mode. Buffet lunches are $8. The a la carte menu Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. is fassolatha, Greek salad, broiled greek fish fillets, greek pasta with tomatoes and white beans, and your choice of baklava or revani (a Greek semolina cake with orange syrup). A la carte lunches are $10.

The food lab will no longer provide to-go lunches, but will accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. This is the last week of service in 100 West Cafe for the semester.

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

Open forum on Legislative priorities to be held Wednesday

Employee Council will hold an open forum with Ricardo Rel, who will be outlining and informing the campus community about the upcoming direction of New Mexico State University for the spring 2015 New Mexico Legislative session. Rel will discuss and present the institution?s goals and the administration?s directions for this upcoming session.

Rel serves as the assistant vice president for government relations in the NMSU Government Affairs Office. The open forum will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the large auditorium of Pete V. Domenici Hall. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and participate in this informative session to better understand our legislative priorities for 2015.

If you are unable to join in person, join the session online through webcast at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=8bc82b75-fa80-43a6-87ff-0cff09fdaf20.

For more information, call 575-646-4460.

Campus Activities office to be closed Wednesday

The Campus Activities office will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 3, to facilitate moving locations within Corbett Center. The office will move to its new location on the west end of the first floor in Corbett.

Individuals may call the Dean of Students Office at 575-646-1722, or stop by that office, located on the second floor of Corbett in room 235 to leave information for Campus Activities during the closure.

DACC Academic Readiness Center workshop to be held Wednesday and Thursday

Dona Ana Community College's Academic Readiness Center will conduct two math exam review workshops on the following dates and times: CCDM 103 - Pre-Algebra will be held from 12:35 to 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Math 120 - Intermediate Algebra will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. Both workshops will be held at the DACC Las Cruces Central Campus, Room 116.

For more information, contact Rene Sierra at 575-527-7658 or email RSierra@dacc.nmsu.edu.

NMSU Library renews ?Pause for Paws? program

The New Mexico State University Library has decided to renew ?Pause for Paws,? a popular program within the ?Stress Buster? series of events hosted by the NMSU Counseling Center to help students unwind during finals week.

The program will run from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 2, on the first floor of Zuhl Library; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 4, on the first floor lobby northeast corner of Branson Library.

?Pause for Paws? will feature multiple dogs and dog handlers from the local Therapaws group. During the event, students will be able to play with friendly therapeutic dogs and learn more about the local Therapaws group.


Chile Pepper Institute's annual holiday sale going on now

The Chile Pepper Institute is now holding its annual holiday sale. Visit the institute in Room 265 of Gerald Thomas Hall for up to 15 percent off select merchandise, a free Chile Pepper Institute poster with any purchase over $50, Buy one, get one free items and more.

Stop by to see new items, including chile-themed calendars. The Chile Pepper Institute is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Find the Chile Pepper Institute free parking space behind Gerald Thomas Hall - http://www.chilepepperinstitute.org/visit_us.php.

For more information, call 575-646-3028.

Companion Animal Behavior students offer presentation on pet techniques

Do you have a dog or cat that does something that drives you crazy? The students in Animal Science 311 - Companion Animal Behavior & Training may be able to help. All semester long, student teams have been researching and working with ?student client peers? on cat and dog behavior ?problem? case studies. Poster presentations on 10 different behavior issues will be presented. The presentation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in front of Taos Cafeteria, first floor in Corbett Center.

The posters will include information about how to modify these behaviors in a positive, patient and persistent manner to help create a better bond between you and your companion dog or cat. Some of the behavior issues that will be addressed are excessive vocalization in cats, aggressive behavior in dogs and cats, and lack of litter box use. There is also a case study on a Great Dane who is afraid of everything.

For more information, contact course instructor Gaylene Fasenko at gfasenko@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3402.

Philosophy Department talks to be held Friday

The Department of Philosophy will hold a special lecture, titled "Epistemic Virtue and Well-being," by Anne Baril of the University of New Mexico, at 1:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in Breland Hall, room 333.

The Department of Philosophy will hold another special lecture, titled "Desire as Evaluative Representation," by Allan Hazlett of the University of Edinburgh, at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in Breland Hall, room 172.

For more information, email mwalker@nmsu.edu.

Travel to Venice with faculty-led tour

"Venice: Then & Now," a nine-day faculty-led tour, will take you from the art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance all the way to the present day with the Venice Biennale, a massive international contemporary art exhibition that includes work by more than 158 artists from more than 88 countries.

Led by NMSU art history assistant professor Margaret Goehring and NMSU University Gallery Director Marisa Sage, the May 27 to June 4, 2015, itinerary will include in-depth exploration of the alluring floating city of Venice and its outlying islands. While in Venice, track the history of the Biennale from its inception in 1895 to present day, and study its influence on contemporary art practice as well as how current art trends are integrated into the fabric of the ancient city of Venice itself.

The approximate cost is $3,600 for NMSU students enrolled in AS 350 FLIP Venice; $3,900 for non-students. This includes airfare from El Paso, accommodations at the beautiful monastery of Casa Carburlotto, tours, public transportation passes, museum and Biennale passes, and some meals. This also includes class meetings prior to departure where you will discuss Venice?s great history, introduce its art and architecture, and explore the Italian language.

The deadline to sign up is Friday, Dec. 5, and the deposit is $600.

For more information, contact Goehring at goehring@nmsu.edu or Sage at misage@nmsu.edu.

Holiday Angel Tree will benefit children served by CYFD

The New Mexico State University School of Social Work's Family and Child Welfare Training Project will host its annual Holiday Angel Tree. The group is partnering with Children, Youth, and Families Department to make the holidays brighter for local children who receive services from CYFD. They are looking for angels to donate gifts to children, ages 0-18.

Individuals interested in purchasing a gift for a child or adolescent can choose an angel tag from the angel tree in the Health and Social Services Building, Suite 210. Gifts should be returned with the attached angel tag to an age-appropriate unwrapped gift in a gift bag by Friday, Dec. 12. Gifts will be distributed to the children the week before Christmas.

For more information, contact Gloria Nuņez at 575-646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu.

Kathleen Chinn retirement reception to be held Dec. 15

The College of Education will hold a retirement reception for Kathleen Chinn from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15, in the O?Donnell Hall Atrium. Chinn is a tenured associate professor of special education and program director of deaf education in the Special Education/Communication Disorders department. She has taught nationally and internationally preparing educators of the deaf, audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the field of communication disorders and deafness. After 16 years with NMSU, she will be retiring in December 2014 and continuing her career at her alma mater.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Ida Quinones at iquinone@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5858.

Student employment fair to be held Jan. 21

NMSU Career Services has scheduled a student employment fair for the upcoming spring semester. This fair is designed for new and returning NMSU students who are seeking a part-time student job on campus. The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 21, on the first floor of Corbett Center.

Career Services would like to invite you to participate in this event if you have student employment and/or work-study positions available for the spring semester. The student employment fair offers an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the variety of student and work-study jobs available on NMSU campus.

If you are interested in participating in the student employment fair, register by clicking on the following link http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-fairs/student-employment-fair/student-employment-registration/.

For more information, call Career Services at 575-646-1631 or email careers@nmsu.edu.