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NMSU Hotline — February 2, 2015

NMSU Regents approve land lease with Aggie Development for possible future campus hotel

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SANTA FE ? The New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved a land lease for Aggie Development Incorporated during their regular meeting in Santa Fe Jan. 30. Aggie Development allows NMSU to better manage and develop its assets. The lease will allow Aggie Development to pursue a third-party to develop a hotel property on the NMSU campus.

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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. Feb. 3 and 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.

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.

Employers can register to attend the fair at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/ by clicking the Employer tab under the AggieCAREER Manager button. Candidates do not have to register.

Greening NMSU hosts wine and cheese reception

The Greening the Curriculum at NMSU initiative will host a free wine and cheese reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Pete V. Domenici Hall Room 109.

All faculty, staff, administrators, students and recruiters attending the Career Fair are invited to attend. Giveaways include T-shirts, calculators and other items while supplies last.

For more information, visit http://greening.nmsu.edu or contact David Boje at dboje@nmsu.edu.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series features Brie Ruais on Tuesday

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series features Brie Ruais at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the College of Health and Social Services building Room 101. 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.

Bistro Buffet a feast for chocolate lovers Wednesday

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will offer a "Chocolate Lovers" Bistro Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4.

For $10.99 plus tax, enjoy traditional turkey mole (chile-flavored with cocoa, almonds, sesame seeds and cinnamon), three-bean vegetarian chili topped with pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds), sautéed zucchini, Mexican rice, chocolate fondue with skewered fresh and dried fruit, house-dipped chocolate pretzels (milk, white and dark chocolates with a variety of toppings), Mexican cinnamon-chocolate mousse, and a non-alcoholic beverage.

This all-you-can-eat buffet is open to the public, and free public parking is located in front of the building on the corner of Wells Street and Arrowhead Drive. Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash are accepted. For more information, call 575-646-4801 or join the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/292651980937316/ for updates and reminders for all of this semester?s Bistro Buffets.

Partial parking lot closure begins Thursday

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 a.m. and continuing until completion, Lot 54 on the northwest corner of the Stewart-Williams intersection, will be partially closed for tree maintenance. The north half of this lot will be closed to parking along the tree line.

Buildings that may be affected include Biology Annex, ICT, Science Hall, Astronomy Building, Frenger Food Court and Regents Row.

Signs will be posted at the entrance to this parking lot announcing closure and warning of towing. Towing will continue to take place at and during closure until job completion. Once the north section of the lot is closed, please do not park in this section until all barriers and signs are removed.

For alternative parking locations, visit http://park.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2014/08/Map2014.pdf.

Workshop on finding investors set for Thursday

"What Investors Look For," a workshop with John Chavez, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Arrowhead Center, 3655 Research Drive. Chavez is president of New Mexico Angels, a New Mexico investment group committed to accelerating early-stage companies.

Chavez will provide an overview of what investors look for in startup businesses, especially in the Southwest region. He will also touch on how investment groups can take your innovation and accelerate it into a profitable business. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to listen to one of New Mexico's top investment groups, and learn what NM Angels can do for your startup.

For more information or to RSVP, email ati@nmsu.edu.

CLABS talk on Santa Anna's leg is Thursday

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.

NMSU Jazz Ensemble plays Friday with international jazz artist

The New Mexico State University Jazz Ensemble I will be performing with internationally known trumpet jazz player Bobby Shew at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU campus.

The jazz ensemble play a variety of compositions written by or arranged for Shew. On sale will be the NMSU album ?Home Grown,? which was recorded with Shew by the NMSU Jazz I.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, and are available in the NMSU Music Department main office. For more information, contact Pancho Romero at pancho@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5341.

Training opportunity Feb. 12 helps faculty, staff support student veterans

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 Thursday, Feb. 5.

For more information, contact 575-646-2731.

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.

NMSU 2014 OSHA 300 log now available for review online

Environmental Health & Safety notes that the NMSU 2014 OSHA 300 log, a summary of employee injuries and illnesses, is posted on the NMSU safety website, http://safety.nmsu.edu. This log lists summary information on cases and time lost or restricted due to reportable injury or illness by NMSU employees in 2014. Under New Mexico law, this annual summary log must be posted from Feb. 1 through April 30. Additional details on posting and the injury trends are provided on the safety website.

Employees are reminded to report work-related injuries and illness to their supervisor. Supervisor are obligated to complete a Supervisor Accident Investigation Report for injured employee under their supervision. We recommend that injuries be reported immediately to the supervisor and campus employees with non-emergency injuries should visit with the Worker Compensation Coordinator at the Campus Health Center. The coordinator will help record the injury specifics on the Notice of Accident Form. If the reports show improvements, training or further investigation are needed, EH&S will work to implement these loss prevention measures to reduce the hazard and likelihood of a repeat injury.

Questions on the log details, requests for division summaries, or NMSU safety-related concerns should be directed to David L. Shearer, assistant director of NMSU Environmental Health & Safety, at dshearer@nmsu.edu or to Katrina Doolittle, EH&S director, at kadoolit@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the Dona Ana Community College Community Education course "Young Rembrandts Cartoon Drawing," create silly characters, funny expressions and drawing sequences that tell a joke. This delightful program combines Young Rembrandts? innovative, step-by-step drawing method with light-hearted subject matter that engages children, their sense of humor, and their vivid imaginations. For children ages 6 to 12. Classes are from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 7 to 28 at DACC Workforce Center, Room 127. Cost is $49.

In the course "Transcendental/Metaphysical Q & A with the Lightbody Tailor," dialogue and mutual support will be offered to help you understand your process of receiving your divine gifts and moving into the higher realms of perceptions. Subjects range from dreams and astral travel to viewing auras and receiving divine guidance. This course for ages 16 and up is offered from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 7, at DACC Workforce Center, room 123, and costs $21.

To sign up, or for more information about these and other DACC Community Education courses, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

Customized Training offer basic course on Microsoft Word 2010

The Customized Training Program offers "Introduction to MS Word 2010" from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. In this hands-on workshop, you?ll learn how to add, move through and edit text, work on two or more documents simultaneously and how to change text size, appearance and margins. Practice using spell-checker, saving, retrieving and printing your documents. Learn to use Word confidently at home or on the job.

For questions or more information, contact CTP at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

Enter for your chance to win a Ski Apache Experience

Visit selected campus locations during February and sign up to win a two-night stay plus a Ski Apache Experience for two days, lift tickets and ski rentals for two, courtesy of Coca-Cola, Sodexo and Barnes & Noble. Enter to win at the Corbett Center Student Union Food Court, Health & Social Services College Canteen, Gerald Thomas Hall Blake?s Lotaburger, O?Donnell Hall Subway, Corbett Corner, Aggie Express and Barnes & Noble at NMSU. The winner will be drawn at random. See store for details. View a location map at http://bit.ly/18AArhy.

Win 2Tickets to 2Cellos in time for Valentine?s Day

The act that Sir Elton John calls ?as exciting as?Jimi Hendrix? is about to unleash their renditions of your favorite songs from artists such as Michael Jackson, AC/DC, Mumford & Sons, Guns N? Roses, Avicii, Nirvana, Paul McCartney, Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, and more. Watch the "2Cellos in 3Minutes" video at http://youtu.be/qnpOOiG8W90, then join the Facebook event page at http://on.fb.me/1zGSAGz so that your own Facebook account identifies you as ?going? for a chance to win two free tickets to the 2Cellos concert 7:30 p.m. March 4 at NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces.

If you invite your Facebook friends, they?ll also have a chance to win a separate pair of tickets from all Facebook accounts identified as ?invited.? Therefore, inviting your friends will not hurt your own chances of winning. If your friends are nice enough to give you one of their tickets, the more people you invite, the better your chances of seeing the show for free. See site for details or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.