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NMSU Hotline — January 15, 2015

NMSU professor, student among scientists worldwide mapping mosquito DNA

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New Mexico State University professor Immo Hansen and graduate student David Price are among 120 scientists from around the world who co-authored a paper about mosquito DNA that may help solve the mystery of why only some mosquito species evolved to transmit deadly diseases like malaria to humans. Their research is featured on the cover of the Jan. 2 edition of the journal ?Science.?



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Campus Announcements

First finalist for dean of graduate school on campus Jan. 15-16

The first of the finalists for dean of the graduate school at New Mexico State University, Yueh-Ting Lee, currently a full professor of psychology at the University of Toledo, Ohio, will be on campus Jan. 15 and 16. An open forum is scheduled from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. today, in Domenici Hall Room 102, where the candidate will present his vision for graduate education.

The open forums are open to all faculty, students, staff and community members. After each presentation, there will be time for questions, followed by a reception for the candidate. The search committee encourages everyone to attend.

The candidate feedback link is available at http://provost.nmsu.edu/candidate-feedback.

For more information, contact leslies@ad.nmsu.edu.

Campus invited to ribbon cutting for NMSU's Spiritual Center

The New Mexico State University campus community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the university?s new Spiritual Center. The event will take place a 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Spiritual Center, just west of the Educational Services Building.

A short program will precede the ribbon cutting. Refreshments and tours will be available.

For more information, contact Jolie Tixier at jolie@nmsu.edu.

Swim School registration to begin Jan. 20

Registration for NMSU Spring Swim School will begin at 7 a.m. Jan. 20 for Aggie Fit members and at 6 a.m. Jan. 21 for non-Aggie Fit members. Registration will be conducted in Room 103 of the Activity Center. Spring Swim School is Feb. 7 to May 2 and meets for 10 Saturdays. Swim School accepts children ages 3 and up for swimming lessons.

For more information contact smirnova@ad.nmsu.edu.

The Small Business Development Center to offer a free workshop

The Small Business Development Center at the DACC Workforce Center will host a free workshop, ?Affordable Care Act and How it Will Impact Your Small Business," from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the DACC Small Business Development Center, 2345 E. Nevada Ave., Room 127.

Are you worried about the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact your small business? Are you confused about the penalties for employers who do not offer coverage? If you are concerned how the future of health care will impact your business, you will want to join them for this informative session.

Due to space limitations, registration is requested. Visit http://dacc.nmsu.edu/sbdc (Event workshops) or http://www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces, or call 575-527-7676.

Workshop participants are invited to make an appointment for individual assistance with specific problems or questions.
Services are at no cost and confidential.

For more information, visit http://dacc.nmsu.edu/sbdc or http://www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces.

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 campus departments to participate in this event if they 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's campus.

If you are interested in participating in the student employment fair, register by visiting 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.

Danzas Sin Fronteras workshop and preformance to be held

The Pan American Dance Institute of NMSU will present Danzas Sin Fronteras Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Rentfrow Gymnasium, 3165 Williams Ave. The costs are $30 or $25 each for groups of 10 or more.

This is a dance workshop for intermediate and advanced dancers, age 13 and up. It is a full day of classes given by NMSU, UTEP and EPCC faculty and staff. Five classes with the choice of three different classes in each 1.5 hour time slot: jazz, ballet, modern, and other styles. The workshop tuition includes a complimentary ticket to the Danzas Sin Fronteras performance. Pre-registration is preferred.

The Pan American Dance Institute of NMSU will present Danzas Sin Fronteras at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Rentfrow Gymnasium, 3165 Williams Ave. Tickets are $15 adults or $10 students and seniors. Danzas Sin Fronteras is a collaborative performance of NMSU, EPCC, UTEP and other area companies. The performance will feature ensemble and solo work including contemporary and flamenco styles. Join us for an evening of community dance.

For more information or to register for the workshop, email agavit@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2070.

Applicants sought for M. Eugene Sundt Professorship in the Honors College

Applications are now being accepted for the M. Eugene Sundt Professorship in the Honors College. The professorship has two aims: to support the development of exceptional and innovative teaching ideas, and to foster unique, experience-based classes in the Honors College and the curriculum at large.

Sundt Honors Professors hold the professorship for two academic years, and will create and plan a Sundt Honors Seminar to be taught in the spring semester of the first award year, with a follow-on seminar in the second award year.

For eligibility details and application guidelines, visit http://honors.nmsu.edu/news/m-eugene-sundt-honors-professorship.

Applications must be received by March 1. Complete application materials should be uploaded in a single, combined file either in MS Word or PDF format and submitted in hard copy to the Conroy Honors College or electronically to Dean Miriam Chaiken at mchaiken@nmsu.edu.

Management Ph.D. program accepting applications for fall 2015

The management concentration of the Ph.D. program in business administration, offered in the NMSU College of Business, is accepting applications for its fall 2015 cohort. The application deadline is Feb. 13. The management doctoral program offers study in four areas of specialization: operations management, strategy and policy (including entrepreneurship), organizational behavior, and human resource management. Interested individuals can visit the program website for more information, and instructions on how to apply: http://business.nmsu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/mgt-phd/. The downloadable ?MGT PhD Recruitment Info? document contains full details.

The NMSU management Ph.D. program is a full-time (only) program, and typically takes four or more years to complete. Admitted students are eligible to apply for assistantship funding. Successful applicants to the program typically have an MBA or related master?s degree, competitive GMAT or GRE scores, and other personal and professional background experiences that indicate a strong preparation and motivation for graduate study in management. A clear match between applicant research interests and the work currently being conducted by management faculty members is also key in program admissions.

For more information, contact the management Ph.D. director, Sean Rogers, at rogerss@nmsu.edu.

Fall Tuition Waiver deadline is April 1

The online Tuition Waiver submission process for Spring 2015 is currently available through April 1.

Haven?t submitted your form but need to? Follow these instructions:
1. Login into MyNMSU at https://my.nmsu.edu/
2. Select the Employee tab from the menu.
3. In the Banner Self Services window in the center of the page, click the Employee hyperlink.
4. On the Employee page click they hyperlink for the waiver you would like to submit.
a. Select Tuition Waiver ? Employee/Spouse to submit a waiver for yourself or your spouse/domestic partner?s classes; or
b. Select Tuition Waiver ? Dependents to submit a waiver for your child.


Find student tuition and fee rates at http://uar.nmsu.edu/tuition-rates. Waivers for Non-Resident Employees/Dependents are at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/educational/empl-and-spouse.

For more information, contact Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education courses explores pearl knotting

In the DACC Community Education course "Pearl Knotting," enjoy learning the history, value and types of pearls while creating an heirloom-quality, knotted pearl necklace using a simple method. The class will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27. The cost is $21.

For more information, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training class covers handling workplace conflict

"Getting Along in the Workplace" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. The cost is $139. All of us experience conflict. We argue with our spouses, disagree with our friends, and sometimes even quarrel with strangers at a sports event. At times we lose sight of the fact that all this conflict is normal. Since you can?t prevent conflict, the most important thing is to learn how to handle or manage it in productive ways. What is critical for resolving conflict is developing an understanding of, and a trust in, shared goals, and more that you will develop in this workshop.

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

NMSU?s Chile Pepper Institute debuts limited edition NuMex Heritage 6-4 red chile powder

New Mexico State University?s Chile Pepper Institute has a new addition to its ever-expanding selection of chile pepper products. NuMex Heritage 6-4 red chile powder is a quick and easy way to create red chile pepper sauce and is being released by the institute for just a limited amount of time.

NuMex Heritage 6-4 was originally released by NMSU as a green chile pepper developed to have five times the flavor and aroma compounds of similar chile peppers grown today.

?We found that when you dried it as a red chile pepper, it makes for a mild, very flavorful taste,? said Paul Bosland, an NMSU Regents Professor and director of the Chile Pepper Institute. ?With some red chile powders, you end up with a bitter taste. With this, it?s a quick way to get a very flavorful red sauce.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10859/nmsu-s-chile-pepper-institute-debuts-limited-edition-numex-heritage-6-4-red-chile-powder