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NMSU Hotline — February 10, 2015

NMSU Extension names Patrick Torres Northern District department head


New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service has named Patrick Torres as its new Northern District department head. ?Working for the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service in the Northern District, Patrick Torres brings many years of experience to the position of Northern District department head,? said Jon Boren, associate dean of NMSU?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental and director of the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service.


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Campus Announcements

Frontline special to air on KRWG today

KRWG will air the Frontline special ?Being Mortal? at 9 p.m. today. The documentary follows Atul Gawande, author of "Being Mortal," as he explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of their lives.

The show will explore many of the same topics to be covered at the College of Health and Social Services Dean?s Health Symposium May 1, 2015, at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

For more information, contact cklopez@ad.nmsu.edu.

Limited appointments for lipid panel

Healthy Heart Week has limited appointments left this week 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 so call today at 575-646-1512.

For more information, email agalliva@nmsu.edu.

NMSU offers free Tuesday night dance classes

Learn to dance the best ballroom, Latin, swing and nightclub dances every Tuesday night at Rentfrow Gymnasium, southeast corner of Stewart and Williams streets. A level one foxtrot lesson will be held at 7 p.m. This lesson is free. Level one samba lesson will be held at 8:15 p.m. This lesson is $5. No partner is necessary, and all levels are welcome.

Lessons are taught by NMSU DanceSport Company members and act as a practicum for professional development. These classes help to further DanceSport's mission to foster a thriving regional dance community while offering partner dance as a healthy lifestyle alternative.

For more information, email dancesport@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5704.

Student Success Center Workshop to be held Wednesday

"Time Management: Making Minutes Matter" will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225 second floor. Meet deadlines, remember important dates, optimize your study time, complete assignments at a comfortable pace and still have time to have fun!

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

Computer science colloquium to be held Wednesday

Lei Yang will present ?Big Data for Cyber-Physical Systems: Spatio-Temporal Wind Data Analytics and Data Security for Smart Metering? at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Science Hall, room 107. Big data consists of large, complex and rapidly generated data sets that cannot be processed by traditional technologies. Cyber-physical systems are potential to generate massive amounts of detailed data from widely networked measurement devices.

For more information, call 575-646-3723.

Health insurance workshop to be held Wednesday

A health insurance workshop scheduled for Feb. 11 will help students apply for Medicaid or coverage through the NM Health Exchange.

The workshop and enrollment event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Health and Social Services Auditorium, Room 101A. Immediately following the presentation, health care guides will be available to help students apply for Medicaid or coverage on the Health Insurance Exchange. Under the new rules, many students are likely eligible for free or low-cost health coverage.

Each person who wants to get enrolled may want to bring the following to speed up the process: Proof of citizenship or immigration status (such as Social Security number, birth certificate, etc.), picture ID, proof of residency, proof of income, proof of household size, and/or last three months of unpaid medical bills (if any).

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

Campus Health Center will close early Thursday

The Campus Health Center will close at 11:30 a.m. Thursday , Feb. 12, for staff training and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13.

For more information, call 575-646-1512.

Basketball to host Seattle U, Bakersfield this weekend

The men's basketball team is back in action this weekend at the Pan American Center. The Aggies look to avenge an early season loss against Seattle U at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, as the athletics recognizes 3.0 grade-point average scholar-athletes at halftime.

Men?s basketball also takes on Bakersfield on Saturday, Feb. 14. Don?t miss the next promotions in the "What Will They Do Next?" campaign.

For more information, visit or call the Ticket Office at 575-646-1420 or visit Ticketmaster.com.

Title IX and Campus SaVE Act on Campus training session offered in Spanish

New Mexico State University is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination and harassment. Upon completion of this "Title IX and Campus SaVE Act on Campus" course, you are taking an important step toward understanding your rights and responsibilities as an NMSU employee.

The next open session is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Corbett Center Student Union Senate Chambers, room 302. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006697

For more information or for assistance in registering, contact the Center for Learning and Professional Development at 575-646-7444, or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

Employee Satisfaction Survey Open Forum sponsored by Employee Council

Recently, many New Mexico State University employees participated in the Fall 2014 Employee Satisfaction Survey. Join Judy Bosland, Office of Institutional Analysis, in a review of the results of this survey. Employee Council is sponsoring this open forum in coordination with Bosland and the President?s Office to share insight into the climate and satisfaction in a variety of areas by NMSU employees throughout the university.

The forum will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Senate Gallery of the Corbett Center Student Union. This event will also be offered online for employees who are unable to attend in person.

NMSU?s CLABS begins spring 2015 Speaker Series

New Mexico State University?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host Charles Harris and Ray Sadler at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Nason House as part of the spring 2015 Speaker Series.

Harris and Sadler, NMSU emeritus professors, will discuss their recently published book, ?The Great Call-Up: The Guard, the Border and the Mexican Revolution.? The book examines the U.S. National Guard?s role in the Mexican Revolution. In addition to Harris and Sadler?s presentation, CLABS will host three other guest speakers throughout the semester.

?The Speaker Series at CLABS offers the community some of the latest scholarship on the border and Latin America covering a broad range of countries and disciplines,? CLABS director Inigo Garcia-Bryce said.

On Wednesday, March 4, Federico Finchelstein, of the New School of Social Research in New York, will discuss Argentina?s ?Dirty War,? a time when the country?s government engaged in massive human rights abuses.


Golf tournament to benefit engineering students

Golf enthusiasts can hit the links and support NMSU engineering students at the same time by participating in the fifth annual Volt Information Sciences Slide Rule Golf Classic. The tournament is set for 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the NMSU Golf Course.

Registration is now open for this event that will benefit engineering scholarships. Fees are $100 for individual players and $400 per team. The tournament will conclude with an awards ceremony and a reception at 5 p.m. If you are unable to attend the golf outing, you can still join the awards ceremony and reception scheduled for 5 p.m.

Register online at https://sliderulegolf2015.eventbrite.com.

For more information, contact Juan Albert at 575-646-2913.

Corbett Center Student Union to be open 24 hours

The Corbett Center Student Union has changed its hours. The Aggie Lounge in Corbett Center will now be open 24 hours a day Monday through Friday. Hours on Saturday and Sunday will remain 9 a.m. to midnight.

For more information, contact Courtney Spivak at 575-646-2582 or at cspivak2@nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host hoop house construction workshop at Cochiti Pueblo

New Mexico State University?s Southern Pueblo Beginning Farmer/Rancher Program will conduct a hoop house construction workshop 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Cochiti Pueblo.

?A hoop house is a practical tool that is affordable to construct, practical to use, can extend the growing season and possibly improve income for an operation,? said Joseph Garcia, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service agricultural agent.

Del Jimenez, NMSU Extension agricultural specialist, will lead participants in the construction of the 16-foot-by-32-foot structure.

?The participants will learn how to lay out the structure, then do each step of the construction which includes setting the stakes, setting the plastic pipe hoops, installing tubular braces, adding end walls and attaching the polyethylene plastic covering,? Jimenez said.