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NMSU Hotline — January 20, 2015

National diversity magazine honors NMSU faculty mentor

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New Mexico State University?s lead instructional coordinator and assistant college professor of Instructional Innovation and Quality, Sharon Lalla, is featured in the January/February issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine. She received the Diversity Visionary Award for implementing a unique course, which identifies the best practices for faculty to put diversity into practice within online courses.

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Campus Announcements

Student Success Center holds workshop today

"College Survival: Basic Training for Students" will be held at 2:30 p.m. today in the Zuhl Library Conference room, room 225. New to the whole college scene? Not so new, but unsure what it takes to be a successful student? Come and learn valuable information about transitioning to college life. Become aware and avoid common pitfalls college students face.

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

Colloquium by faculty candidate to be held today

Faculty candidate Susan Woodruff of San Diego State University will present on ?Innovative Behavioral Interventions for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk Factors? at 11 a.m. today in the College of Health and Social Services Annex, room 202.

For more information, contact Joe Tomaka, associate dean of research for the college, at tomaka@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3525.

Retirement reception for Denise Welsh to be held today

A retirement reception for Denise Welsh will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Teaching Academy, Milton Hall Room 50.

Welsh joined the NMSU community in 1984 as a video specialist, was promoted to tele-classroom manager, and then became director of instructional media services in 2004. She has also served on many NMSU committees, including, but not limited to, the Advisory Council on Administrative Policy, the Distance Education Advisory Board, and the Alcohol Committee.

Denise is also vice-president of the American Southwest Theatre Company, and was the president of the NMSU Pioneers for 2013, where she continues to serve on the board. In 2012, Denise received the Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award for demonstrated dedication and outstanding service to the community.

For more information, contact Michelle Lebsock at 575-646-7436 or David Chavez at 575-646-3700.

Retirement reception for Marylou (Lulu) Dominguez Carrillo to be held Wednesday

The College of Education will host a retirement reception for Marylou (Lulu) Dominguez Carrillo from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the O?Donnell Hall Atrium. Shortly after starting at the university in 1996, Lulu was placed at O?Donnell Hall and has been with the college ever since. After 19 years with NMSU, Lulu is retiring at the end of January.

For more information and RSVP, contact Crystal at crychave@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2498.

Colloquium by faculty candidate to be held Thursday

Faculty candidate Rick Petosa, of Ohio State University, will present ?An Overview of Community-Based Health Promotion Programs: An Emphasis on Theory? at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the College of Health and Social Services Annex, room 202.

For more information, contact Joe Tomaka, associate dean of research for the college, at tomaka@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3525.

Second finalist for dean of graduate school on campus Jan. 22-23

The second finalist for dean of the graduate school at New Mexico State University, Craig Ogilvie, will be on campus Thursday and Friday, Jan. 22 and 23. He is currently the assistant dean of the Graduate College of Iowa State University. An open forum is scheduled from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday 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.

Research colloquium to be held Thursday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Colloquium by toxicology faculty position candidate Paola Mera, of the Developmental Biology Department at Stanford University, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Chemistry Building, Room 153. The title of the lecture is "DnaA, the Swiss Army Knife of the Bacterial Cell Cycle Controls DNA Replication and Segregation."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Talk Thursday explores inclusiveness in the NMSU experience

"Evening of Testimonio: Calling for a Paradigm Shift at NMSU" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in Domenici Hall Auditorium, room 109. Come listen as distinguished NMSU community members, students, staff, faculty and administrators share their experiences at NMSU and make recommendations for a healthier, more inclusive and effective institution. Dialogue will be encouraged.

For more information, contact spencer@nmsu.edu.

Faculty Senate election continues through Friday

The NMSU Faculty Senate is conducting the yearly election for Faculty Senate Chair. The two selected nominees for chair are Gary D. Rayson and Stuart Munson-McGee.

You may vote by logging in at https://vote.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/vote/vote.pl.

The election will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23. This election is open to all NMSU faculty. ?Faculty? is defined as any individual who is tenured or holds a tenure-track or regular non-tenure-track position and is not retired.

College of Business launches redesigned website

The New Mexico State University College of Business has launched its newly redesigned website. The site features a new look and streamlined navigation for an improved user experience. Visit the site at http://business.nmsu.edu.

The College of Business can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NMSUBusiness, on Twitter at twitter.com/nmsucob or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/nmsubusinesscollege.

Retirement reception for Joy Pugh to be held Jan. 30

A retirement reception for Joy Pugh will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Dona Ana Community College, Main Building, Rm 114M. Stop by to wish her a farewell.

For more information, email mbusta@nmsu.edu.

Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship due March 2

The NMSU Women?s Club is committed to supporting single mothers with dependent children in attaining their educational goals. The club?s scholarship committee will recommend one candidate for the Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship. The winner is awarded $250 and invited to attend the club?s spring luncheon.

The Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship is open to female NMSU undergraduate students at the main campus or branch campuses. Candidates must be a single mother with dependent children who reside with her, and have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

To apply, download a copy of the Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship application at http://womensclub.nmsu.edu/files/2014/09/2015-Ruth-Mary-Webber-Scholarship-Application.pdf. Directions for completing the form and where to submit it are provided. The deadline to apply is March 2.

For more information, contact the NMSU Women?s Club President Esther Devall at edevall@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1161.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course "Tai Chi ? Simplified Chinese Yang Style," experience for yourself the integration of body, mind and spirit through Tai Chi. This beginning-level course that will allow you to explore the ancient art. The class will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 28 o April 22. No class on March 25. The cost is $93.

In the DACC Community Education course "Spanish for Beginners 1," get the basics of Spanish so you can communicate in everyday situations with a Spanish speaker. Learn how to meet and greet people, ask for directions, handle simple business transactions and order meals. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 28 to March 4. The cost is $63.

In the DACC Community Education course "Calligraphy I ? Gothicized Italic," explore the ancient art of beautiful writing. Learn to write with a broad-edged pen and create attractive cards, envelopes and quotes. Study the shapes and stroke sequences of the italic alphabet, and train your eye and hand to work together to create beautiful letters and flourishes. The class will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 29 to Feb. 19. The cost is $51.

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

NMSU Board of Regents to meet Jan. 30 in Santa Fe

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in Zia Ballroom B and C in the Eldorado Hotel and Spa, 309 W. San Francisco in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A closed executive session will be held at 7:30 a.m. in the in the Zia Ballroom A in the Eldorado Hotel and Spa to discuss personnel, real estate and legal matters in accordance with sections 10-15-1 H (2), (7) and (8) of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

Copies of the agenda for this meeting will be available at NMSU?s Zuhl Library, Las Cruces campus, not less than 72 hours prior to the meeting and will also be posted on the university website at http://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda


Library of Congress historian to give talk on Mexican general Santa Anna?s leg

You?ve probably heard of General Antonio López de Santa Anna as a Mexican politician and military strongman who won the Battle of the Alamo, but the adventures of his artificial leg may not be as well-known.

Barbara Tenenbaum, a specialist in Mexican culture from the Library of Congress will tell ?The True Story of Santa Anna?s Leg? in a lecture at New Mexico State University presented by the Center for Latin American and Border Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Santa Anna?s leg was amputated after being hit by a canon in 1838. Tenenbaum will discuss what the loss of his leg meant to both Santa Anna and Mexico at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Nason House, 1070 University Ave.