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NMSU Hotline — January 21, 2015

NMSU Public Health professor works to promote cancer prevention, elected to national board


New Mexico State University Department of Public Health Sciences Assistant Professor Cindy Kratzke believes that education is the key to cancer prevention and cancer control. Personal experience with a family member motivated her work to increase prevention and survivorship education to help the numerous people affected by a cancer diagnosis ? patients, families, caregivers and communities.

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Campus Announcements

Aggie Cupboard re-opening today

The Aggie Cupboard will re-open from 4 to 5:30 today, in Garcia Annex, room 132. The Aggie Cupboard provides free nonperishable food assistance to any Las Cruces or DACC students, staff or faculty who need it. All you need is your NMSU Aggie ID.

The Aggie Cupboard will be open for the Spring semester from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

For more information, contact Lori Martinez at mlori@nmsu.edu.

Locust Street closure extended due to weather

The are of Locust Street south of the intersection with Stewart Street will continue to be closed until 5 p.m. Jan. 23. The closure will allow them to repair about 60 feet of damaged asphalt roadway with concrete paving. The closure was extended due to inclement weather that delayed pouring of the final section. The extension will allow for the concrete to cure the minimum of seven days before reopening the street.

The road will remain open for local traffic to the parking lots. This outage was started during the winter break to minimize impact to the school community.

For more information, visit http://facilities.nmsu.edu/outage-notifications/.

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.

Compassion and Choices New Mexico event to be held Jan. 24

What happens when health care and civil rights collide? Nurse Barbara Mancini was arrested and prosecuted for assisted suicide in Pennsylvania for simply handing her terminally ill dad his morphine. Exactly one year after his death, a judge dismissed the case due to ?a lack of competent evidence.? Mancini will describe her family's year-long ordeal and what led her to be a death-with-dignity activist. Learn about end-of-life care, your rights as a patient, and your health provider's responsibility under the law.

The event is presented by Compassion and Choices New Mexico and the College of Health and Social Services and will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, in the College of Health and Social Services, Room 101A, in the Annex. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jean Berlowitz at daaction@compassionandchoices.org or 575-652-3124.

Retirement reception for Teresa Provencio to be held Jan. 29

A retirement reception for Teresa Provencio will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in the conference room of the Townsend Library on the Alamogordo campus. After many years of cataloging and assisting students at the library, Provencio will retire Feb. 1. Come and help NMSU-A wish her farewell.

For more information, contact Sharon Jenkins at djenkins@nmsu.edu or 575-439-3806

Free NCAA basketball game showings offered at the Corbett food court

Enjoy free college basketball games and delicious dining specials every Tuesday at the Corbett Center Student Union Food Court. Back-to-back games will be projected and broadcast on all TV screens at 5 and 7 p.m. The game night special will feature 99 cent plus tax chicken wings with dipping sauces at the Gila Grill. As always, Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash are accepted at the CCSU Food Court.

Visit http://on.fb.me/1sW7VQo for a full game schedule. The last showing will be March 3, and then they will switch to a new WAC Tournament schedule. This event is sponsored by Housing and Campus Life and Sodexo Campus Dining.

For more information, call Sodexo Campus Dining at 575-646-1749 or email john.rivers@sodexo.com.

Now accepting applications for Presidential Ambassadors

If you have any students who you believe would represent NMSU and the Office of the President positively and professionally, have them apply to be a Presidential Ambassador. Applications can be picked up from Gena Bermudez in Corbett Center, Room 230 A. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.

For more information, contact Gena Bermudez at genaberm@nmsu.edu.

School of Nursing spring 'Rush' to be held Feb. 4

Sigma Theta Tau International , Pi Omega Chapter, invites the NMSU School of Nursing students to the spring ?Rush? from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the College of Health and Social Services Annex 101. Refreshments will be served.

Events include presentations from future employers of nursing graduates in the Southwest and border area health care facilities, including Memorial Medical Center, MountainView Regional Medical Center, Mesilla Valley Hospital, Del Sol/Las Palmas Health Care, and others; a presentation about STTI; an opportunity to complete ?intent? paperwork for semester seven and eight students; raffle and door prizes; and networking.

For more information, contact Anita Reinhardt 575-646-1919 or acrein@nmsu.edu.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training to be held Feb. 7-8

The Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education program is currently seeking faculty, staff or students interested in completing the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

The two-day workshop, hosted by the NMSU WAVE Program, will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, and Sunday, Feb. 8. Each day will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and attendance for both days of the workshop is mandatory. If requested, you can also receive 15 CEU-like credits following training completion. ASIST training and materials are free to all NMSU students, staff and faculty.

For more information on the ASIST workshop or Living Works, follow the link below: https://www.livingworks.net/programs/asist/. To register, visit http://wave.nmsu.edu/suicide-prevention/.

For more information, contact Vanessa Paz at vanespaz@nmsu.edu or 646-2813.

Center for Deployment Psychology training to be held Feb. 12

NMSU Counseling & Student Development, in cooperation with the NMSU Dean of Students Office and the Counseling & Educational Psychology Department, is offering a day-long training Thursday, Feb. 12, for NMSU faculty and staff who work with student veterans. While the training focuses primarily on mental health concerns, all who work with student veterans are invited to attend.

The Center for Deployment Psychology presenters are Diana Sermanian, Psy.D., and Paula Domenici, Ph.D. There is no fee for NMSU faculty and staff only to attend the training. A box lunch will be provided at noon.

The training will cover the following topics:

? Culture and Experience of Service Members and Veterans on Campus
? The Deployment Cycle and its Impact on Students
? Reintegration on Campus
? Culturally Informed Assessment and Interventions with Student Veterans

To sign up for the training, visit www.deploymentpsych.org/training/uc4-new-mexico-state-university-nm-12-feb-2015. The deadline for signing up is Feb. 5.

For more information, contact 575-646-2731.

NMSU Women?s Club Scholarship due March 2

The NMSU Women?s Club is committed to supporting returning female undergraduate students in attaining their educational goals. The club?s scholarship committee annually recommends one or two candidates for the NMSU Women?s Club scholarship. Each candidate is awarded a $500 scholarship and invited to attend the club?s spring luncheon.

The NMSU Women?s Club Scholarships are open to any female NMSU undergraduate student at the main campus or branch campuses who is returning to school after a break in her education (either after high school or after starting college). These scholarships have been set up specifically for returning students because students immediately out of high school have other opportunities, such as the lottery scholarship, available to them. Candidates must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

To apply, download a copy of the 2015 NMSU Women?s Club Scholarship Award application by clicking the link below. Directions for completing and where to submit are included in the application. The deadline to apply is March 2. http://womensclub.nmsu.edu/files/2014/03/2015-Scholarship-Application.pdf.

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

DACC Customized Training classes offered

"Notary Public" will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, or from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8. The cost for each class is $99. Learn the legal duties and what the law allows and requires of a notary. Determine the steps for applying to become a NM Notary Public and information you need to order your notary seal, as well as what to do with records when you are no longer a notary. For new and experienced notaries. Must be a New Mexico resident. Record Book of Notarial Acts included.

"Get to Know Your Computer" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. The cost is $139. Get your computing skills up to speed! Learn to navigate and manage files/folders. Create word processing documents and drawings. Customize your computer settings, browse the Internet and much more in this fun, hands-on workshop.

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

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course "Fabulous Faux: Classic, Tuscan, Metallics," save thousands, and learn a faster, easier way for beginners to use a patterned basecoat tool to replicate old world, classic, romantic, or stone-like looks on your walls. Learn how to make and add the pizazz of metallic glazes, perfect edges and rescue your wall with a wash or glaze. Learn tricks of the trade and money-saving tips for mouth-dropping walls or niches. The class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 31. The cost is $33.

In the DACC Community Education course "Instant Guitar for Busy Adults and Teens," learn enough about playing the guitar to provide years of musical enjoyment, no private lessons necessary. Learn basic chords and favorite songs during the course. The class will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. The cost is $33.

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

NMSU agricultural economist predicts better financial year for NM growers

The outlook for New Mexico agriculture for 2015 provides mixed projections throughout the livestock, dairy, forage, vegetable and cereal crops industry, according to a New Mexico State University agricultural economist.

?Many factors that impact these markets are changing as the world economy continues to grow,? said Jerry Hawkes, NMSU Extension Animal Science and Natural Resources department head. ?World population estimates and global economic growth will contribute to export growth in many agricultural markets across New Mexico. Overall, a financially positive year should be in place for New Mexico agriculture in 2015.?

Beef cattle markets in New Mexico will continue to show strength across all classes of cattle.