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NMSU Hotline — January 29, 2015

NMSU takes steps to streamline research processes

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Landing a significant grant is challenging enough in a time of shrinking state and federal funds available for even the most important research projects. Even when a researcher at New Mexico State University is able to line up a great idea with a willing funding agency, the challenge may just be starting. Critical work on a research project is only part of what a scientist must juggle in the process from idea to discovery. Research assistants and students must be hired and equipment must be purchased and, as the project gets underway, travel expenses, supplies, budgets, personnel issues and numerous other considerations must be managed along the way.

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Campus Announcements

Retirement happy hour to be held today

Wynne Bierck, from University Accounts Receivable, will retire effective Feb. 1, after 25 years of service at NMSU. Join the department in wishing him well at happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. today, at the NMSU Golf Course Club House.

For more information, contact Samantha Lish at 575-646-6035.

Research colloquium to be held today

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium by toxicology faculty position candidate Christopher So, of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Thomas Jefferson University, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Jan. 29, in the Chemistry Building, Room 153. The title of the lecture is "Novel G Protein Coupled Receptor Kinase- Mediated Signaling Pathways."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Guest speaker to appear Friday

NMSU Chemical and Materials Engineering kicks off the semester with guest speaker Stefan Zollner, Ph.D., from the Department of Physics here at NMSU. He will speak about "Precision Measurements of Optical Constants Using Spectroscopic Ellipsometry" from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in Jett Hall, Room 283. Anyone interested is this subject is welcome to attend.

For more information, email ckane@ad.nmsu.edu.

Employee Council seeking nominations through Friday

The NMSU Employee Council is seeking several nominations to fill member and alternate positions for 3-year terms beginning February 2015.

The Employee Council is an advisory body to the president for matters affecting NMSU employees and works closely with the university administration to promote and support the mission and vision of NMSU. Members participate in a number of university standing committees focused on the administration of university policies, initiatives and incentives. Serving on the Employee Council is an excellent way to learn more about NMSU and how it operates, and become more involved in initiatives that benefit NMSU employees. The council is led by a chair and chair-elect who also serve on university executive-level administrative and policy making councils and boards. To learn more about Employee Council, please visit http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/.

Members, chosen from exempt staff, faculty and non-exempt staff not represented by a bargaining unit, are nominated and elected by their peers. Membership is distributed to ensure that equitable representation is afforded to faculty and staff at all university units and locations. Members may serve consecutive terms.

Nominations for the council are open through Friday, Jan. 30. Employees may nominate themselves or other employees for the Employee Council. The nomination form can be accessed at https://hrs-apps.nmsu.edu/hrp/faces/nominate.xhtml.

Plant and Environmental Sciences faculty seminar to be held Friday

A Plant and Environmental Sciences faculty seminar by Curtis Monger, distinguished achievement professor of Pedology and Environmental Science, will be held from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. The title is ?Agricultural Geologists and Other Fun Things to Think About.? The seminar is open to everyone.

For more information, email lmeyer@ad.nmsu.edu.

Staged reading of 'For the Falls' to be held Friday

A staged reading of "For the Falls," a new play by Emily Dendinger, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the Center for the Arts. Dendinger is in residence to workshop the play with NMSU students as a part of the High Desert Play Development Workshop. The reading is free and open to the public.

"For the Falls" takes place over the course of one night in 1962, as a group of friends, relatives and strangers gather to celebrate the life of a brilliant but troubled composer who has been killed in a car accident under mysterious circumstances. Between dusk and dawn, unspoken truths will be revealed within a house built and nestled above a waterfall.

For more information, contact Larissa Lury at llury@nmsu.edu.

NMSU News Center maintenance scheduled for Saturday

The NMSU News Center website will be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, to undergo regular maintenance. This short outage will affect the News Center, NMSU@WORK, the Experts Guide, the News Clips Archive, and the Hotlines Archive.

If you have any questions regarding the outage, contact Minerva Baumann at mbauma46@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Career Services to host 10th annual career fair

New Mexico State University?s Career Services invites students to attend its 10th annual Career Connections from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 3 to 4 on the first floor of the Corbett Center Student Union.

The event is co-sponsored by Career Services and the College of Engineering. It is open to anyone interested in finding job opportunities such as internships, co-ops and professional employment. Community members are welcome to attend.

?Candidates benefit because they are able to connect with an employer in person and showcase their knowledge, skills and abilities in a way a resume may not always provide,? Career Services associate director Roseanne Bensley said.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, will feature employers in the fields of business, agriculture, liberal arts and allied health. Wednesday, Feb. 4, will cater to those looking for employment in engineering, science and technology. Students and employers are encouraged to attend both days.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10863/nmsu-career-services-to-host-10th-annual-career-fair

Center for Deployment Psychology training to be held Feb. 12

NMSU Counseling and Student Development, in cooperation with the NMSU Dean of Students Office and the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department, will offer 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 morning session will address veterans' experience on campus, which is relevant for all faculty and staff. The afternoon session will specifically address mental health issues. Faculty in mental health fields are invited to attend the entire day.

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, call 575-646-2731.

Red to Green Money Management's Financial Literacy Program is available

Red to Green Money Management is here to help students become more financially literate. They offer free one-on-one coaching with budgeting, credit cards, student loans and identity theft.

To schedule an appointment, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, to receive weekly updates, sign-up for their social media on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

DACC Community Education course covers self-defense instincts

In the DACC Community Education course "Individual Defensive Instincts," learn how to enhance your instincts as a first line of defense and the practice of easy retainable techniques. This is a self-defense training to program developed for women of all ages and abilities. No previous experience required. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 3 to 5. The cost is $49.

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

DACC Customized Training class helps develop business writing skills

"Business Writing that Works!" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17. The cost is $139. For those who must write as part of their job, being able to write well is a real career boost. Learn to capture your thoughts on paper so they are strong and persuasive, but at the same time clear, concise, complete and correct. This workshop will concentrate on the nitty-gritty details that writers have to contend with, and give practical advice on making the job less difficult, while discussing individual writing problems and solutions with others in the workshop.

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

College of Business, Wells Fargo host 2015 Economic Outlook Conference

Economists from New Mexico State University and Wells Fargo Bank will discuss the state and national forecast during the fourth annual Economic Outlook Conference on Feb. 19 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.

Eugenio Aleman, a director and senior economist at Wells Fargo, will present his analysis of the national economy, and NMSU Regents Professor of economics Jim Peach will explore trends at the state level.

The free conference kicks off with a reception at 9:30 a.m., followed by the economists' presentations from 10 to 11:30 a.m., all at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Event registration is available online at http://business.nmsu.edu/events.

For more information, call the College of Business office at 575-646-2821.