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NMSU Hotline — January 26, 2015

NMSU announces two significant contributions from Pat and Lou Sisbarro


New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers has announced that longtime NMSU supporters Pat and Lou Sisbarro will make two separate, substantial gifts to the university designated to support various projects and future initiatives. ?The Las Cruces community, of which New Mexico State University is an integral part, has supported the Sisbarro Dealerships since 1981,? said Lou Sisbarro, president of the Sisbarro dealerships in Las Cruces, Deming and Sunland Park. ?This is another way the Sisbarro family can give back to the people of the southern New Mexico because of their continued support of our dealerships.?

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Campus Announcements

Research colloquium to be held today

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Colloquium by toxicology faculty position candidate Harkewal Singh, of Sigma Aldrich Life Sciences Research And Development, Saint Louis, Missouri, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, in the Chemistry Building, Room 111. The title of the lecture is "Molecular Basis of Substrate Channeling in a Proline Catabolic Pathway."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Third finalist for dean of graduate school to be on campus Jan. 26-27

The third finalist for dean of the graduate school at New Mexico State University, Clifford Fedler, will be on campus Jan. 26 and 27. He is currently the senior associate dean of the Graduate College of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. An open forum is scheduled from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. today, in O?Donnell Hall Room 111, 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.

Colloquium by faculty candidate in CHSS to be held today

Faculty candidate Hector Olvera, of the University of Texas at El Paso, will present on ?Health Implications of Air Pollution at the Border? 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, CHSS, at tomaka@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3525.

NMSU DanceSport! to hold Tuesday night lessons beginning Jan. 27

NMSU DanceSport! will hold free Tuesday night lessons for 13 weeks beginning January 27. This semester will include free ballroom, Latin or swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Lessons change every two weeks and you can begin at any time. The nightclub series will feature all those dances that make going out dancing so much fun: salsa, Argentine tango and West Coast swing will begin at 8:15 p.m. The cost is $5 for this lesson.

No partner is necessary and everyone is welcome. You don't need to RSVP, just show up and bring your friends.

For more information,email dancesport@nmsu.edu.

Student Success Center workshop to be held Jan. 28

"Listening, Note Taking, and Participation: Classroom Success" will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225 second floor. Taking good notes can be the key to effective studying and, ultimately, to college success. Learn how to find the main point, listen, read the signs instructors send and organize your notes.

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

'Taste of Miami' is Wednesday at Taos Restaurant

Enjoy a ?Taste of Miami? from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant. In addition to your regular Taos favorites, the buffet also will include mango citrus chicken breast, green plantain soup, Cuban black beans, tomato and red onion salad, tostones and key lime cake. Take part in this special all-you-care-to-eat buffet for one meal plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax.

Learn more about the campus meal plans at http://bit.ly/1lCt8vf. Contact Sodexo Campus Dining at NMSU at 575-646-4801, or visit the Web site and access social networks at https://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com. To view more upcoming ?Taste of? lunches, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/345414865634692.

Healthy Hearth Week lipid screening to be held in February

Healthy Heart Week is now two weeks long, with appointments available Feb. 2 to 6 and Feb. 9 to 13, at the Campus Health Center.

You can receive a complete metabolic panel, which includes HDL and LDL, total cholesterol, glucose, electrolytes, triglycerides, and heart/liver/kidney for $20 ? a 50 percent savings over regular pricing. This event is by appointment only and spaces are limited, so call today at 575-646-1512.

For more information, email agalliva@nmsu.edu.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series features Brie Ruais on Feb. 3

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series features Brie Ruais at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in room 101 in the College of Health and Social Services. Ruais received her MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts in 2011. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has completed residencies in numerous states, including Colorado, Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania. She has an upcoming group show at Arsenal Contemporary Art Toronto and presently has work at a group show in Paris at the Galerie Lefebvre & Fils.

Ruais presents her work as part of the Spring 2015 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art, the University Gallery and the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Funds. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit http://artdepartment.nmsu.edu.

CLABS talk on Santa Anna to be held Feb. 5

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies will hold a talk by Barbara Tenenbaum from the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., titled ?The Truth about Santa Anna?s Leg? from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Nason House.

Up until now, historians have been reluctant to write about the loss and subsequent burial of Santa Anna's leg. In this talk, Tenenbaum, a specialist in Mexican culture at the Library of Congress, will discuss how Santa Anna lost his leg in 1838 while fighting French invaders, and what it meant both to him and to Mexico.

The talk is free and open to the public. The Nason House is located on 1070 University Ave., across from FedEx Kinko?s.

For more information, call 575-646-6814.

Brad Paisley's 'Perfect Storm' to hit Las Cruces

Having just stormed to #1, Brad Paisley?s ?Perfect Storm? is set to reach the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces March 6. Already forecasted to be a sell-out, fans are cautioned to purchase tickets now before all remaining seats are gone. Be advised that a mixture of Parmalee and The Swon Brothers is also in the forecast.

Monitor the ticket radar at http://bit.ly/1yMRjsg and ?join? http://on.fb.me/1uEga4V for Paisley alerts as the ?Perfect Storm? draws closer.

NMSU Estate Planning Conference for Women to be held in February

NMSU Advancement will offer its the eighth annual "NMSU Estate Planning Conference for Women" in Las Cruces. The conference begins Wednesday, Feb. 4, and continues each Wednesday morning from 8:15 to 11 a.m. through Feb. 25. This special program is offered as a community service for area women (only) with support from the NMSU Alumni Association, NMSU Advancement, and Scott Hulse, PC.

The four-part series is held on campus and is led by prominent financial planners. The curriculum offers the fundamentals of financial and estate planning, including wills and trusts, asset protection, taxes, charitable giving, elder law, money management and much more.

There is no charge, but space is limited. Early registration is encouraged, and participants are asked to attend all four sessions. The final day will include a fun graduation celebration luncheon.

For more information, call or email Robert Peterson, NMSU Advancement, Gift Planning Director and Conference Facilitator, at 575-646-4358 or peterson@nmsu.edu.

To inquire about registration, contact Nohemi Perez, NMSU Advancement Special Events Coordinator, at 575-646-1106 or nohemip@nmsu.edu.

NMSU offers free Lamaze Childbirth Preparation Class

The New Mexico State University School of Nursing will host six-week Lamaze childbirth preparation classes during spring 2015 for free to pregnant women. Classes are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Memorial Lounge of the College of Health and Social Services building.

The class runs from March 11 to April 22 with the exception of March 25, due to spring break. NMSU nursing faculty and students are teaching the educational series to women in their seventh and eighth month or 24 to 32 weeks of pregnancy by the first class.

Due to high demand, classes fill quickly, so participants should call college assistant professor Martha Morales at 575-646-8089 or email moralest@nmsu.edu to register as soon as possible.


NMSU, Sandoval Master Gardeners to host eight-week gardening series

Want to learn how to improve your yard?s soils? Or what plants will thrive in our dry climate? How about tackling pests in your garden?

Sandoval County Master Gardeners, in conjunction with New Mexico State University?s Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service, is hosting an eight-week series on the many aspects of gardening in the Southwest.

?The series covers all the topics needed to grow a bountiful vegetable garden and interesting landscape in desert soils and climates,? said Lynda Garvin, NMSU Sandoval County agricultural agent.

The Southwest Homeowners Series will begin Feb. 5 and offer a class each Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. through March 26. The classes will be at the Sandoval County Extension office in the Old Courthouse in Bernalillo, 711 S. Camino del Pueblo.


NMSU seeks funding for art building renovations

New Mexico State University is requesting $1.5 million in planning and design funds for the renovation of D.W. Williams Hall, in preparation for the general obligation bond in 2016. Currently, private contributions and pledges for the renovation total $801,568. The renovation of D.W. Williams Hall will have a tremendous long-term economic and cultural impact on students and faculty at NMSU, as well as the larger community of Las Cruces and southern New Mexico.

The list of academic opportunities provided by NMSU?s Department of Art at D.W. Williams Hall on the NMSU campus is abundant. Students have significant opportunities to work in the fields of ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic design, metals, photography, printmaking, sculpture and art conservation. Unfortunately, space is so limited in the building, the College of Arts and Sciences is unable to meet the needs of the number of students wanting to enroll.