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NMSU Hotline — February 19, 2015

NMSU exhibit ?Las Cruces Creates? reveals finished artwork, reflects community

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It started last semester with an idea to make the Las Cruces community a part of the university. The University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University invited more than 20 local artists to show their work and invited community members to join together, weaving piles of donated clothing into a work of art. With threads of time and tradition, artists and members of the public have helped to create a tapestry reflecting Las Cruces. The gallery named the exhibit ?Las Cruces Creates.?

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Campus Announcements

Red to Green Money Management workshop to be held today

The Red to Green Money Management workshop "College is Going to Cost Me How Much?" will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today, in Domenici Hall, room 102. Coming up short to pay for school? Red to Green Money Management will help you learn how to find grants and scholarships through our school and on your own. Still coming up short? Discover when and how to responsibly take out loans. Faculty, staff and students are welcome.

To schedule a free appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green. Also, sign-up for our social media to receive weekly updates.

Author signing and 50 percent off sales today

Join author and longtime arts advocate Kent Jacobs at a book signing in celebration of the release of his latest novel, ?Zuni Stew,? from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. ?The storytelling in this novel is thrilling,? said Kevin McIlvoy, author of ?The Complete History of New Mexico & Other Stories.? Join the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/732177636900879/ for updates and reminders.

Also, due to a massive overstock, Barnes & Noble is expanding its previously announced 50 percent off clearance sale. Come in from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday for incredible deals on a large selection of merchandise for one day only. Pizza will also be available for 50 percent off.

100 West Cafe menu for this week is available

100 West Cafe welcomes you to the opening of student-run lunches this week with a variety of American Southwest cuisine. The buffet lunch for Tuesdays and Thursdays is from noon to 1p.m. The menu for Feb. 19 will be Ensalada Mexicana, guacamole and tostadas, red or green enchiladas, pork tamales, refried beans and sopapillas with honey butter for dessert. All lunches are $10 and patrons will be allowed one return trip through the line.

A la carte lunch for Wednesdays and Fridays is from noon to 1p.m. The menu for Feb. 20 will be caldo tlalpeño, Southwest salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette, red chile-rubbed chicken, tequila-lime pork ribs, green chile fettuccine alfredo and the sides will include black beans and rice with your choice of mocha mousse or arroz con leche for dessert. A la carte lunches are $10.

The food lab can no longer provide to-go lunches, but does accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5995.

Computer Science colloquium to be held Feb. 20

Wen Xu will present ?Data Mining in Social Networks? at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in Science Hall Room 124. Social networks, which consist of social actors and relationships between them, are now popular communication platforms for the public. The talk will introduce important properties about social networks, such as six degree of separation, three degree of social influence and others.

For more information, call 575-646-3723.

Salary negotiation workshop to be held Friday

A salary negotiation workshop will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in Domenici Hall, room 006. This workshop will guide you through the process of how to negotiate a salary offer.

For more information, contact Career Services at 575-646-1631 or email careers@nmsu.edu.

NM Network for Women in Science and Engineering to meet Saturday

NMSU and the Department of Computer Science will host the NM Network for Women in Science and Engineering from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 21, in Science Hall, Room 124. The network is a group of women scientists, mathematicians, engineers, computer scientists, educators, managers, community leaders and parents who live and work in New Mexico.

Members in local chapters around the state are dedicated to encouraging young women to enter STEM-based fields and to providing supportive activities for women professionals in non-traditional careers. Members get together to share common interests, to celebrate our successes, and learn about each other?s work. This is an open board meeting; anyone interested in learning more about the network can visit www.nmnwse.org.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Rebecca Galves at rgalves@cs.nmsu.edu or 575-646-4451.

Change in hours for three NMSU campus vendors

Beginning Sunday, Feb. 22, the following changes in hours will take place:

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces will open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Corbett Corner convenience store will be open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Aggie Express convenience store will open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

In addition, all three locations will close at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, for fiscal year inventory, and will not reopen until Monday, March 2.

For more information, call 575-646-4431.

Chemistry and Biochemistry thesis defense to be held Feb. 23

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry will hold a thesis defense by Eshan Dahal titled "Catalytic Activity of Palladium Nanocubes: Mechanisms of Action for Small Molecules and Cell Toxicity" at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, room 201.

For more information, email mawiggs@nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host vertebrate pest management workshop in Los Lunas

Tired of dealing with mice and rats, gophers and even skunks? The big question is, how does a person manage these critters?

Learn methods to manage unwanted vertebrate pests at a workshop hosted by New Mexico State University Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service and NMSU?s Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the science center, 1036 Miller Road, in Los Lunas.

?Everyone in the community deals with vertebrate pests at one time or another, whether it?s in their homes, yards or crops,? said Newt McCarty, Valencia County Extension agricultural agent. ?There are multiple ways of managing the various pests.?

During the free workshop, Sam Smallidge, NMSU Extension wildlife specialists, will discuss methods to manage unwanted vertebrate pests


FERPA training sessions with U.S. Dept. of Education

As part of its compliance obligation, NMSU is offering 1.5-hour-long, face-to-face FERPA trainings to be presented by the U.S. Department of Education Wednesday, Feb. 25. There will be a morning and an afternoon session to accommodate varying schedules, as well as a live webcast and a recorded webcast for those unable attend in person.

The morning session will be held from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. and the afternoon session will be held from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Both will take place in Wooten Hall, Room 105.

The session is called FERPA 101 and will provide an overview of FERPA regulatory requirements for faculty and staff at NMSU. The session will count as NMSU FERPA training. Visit http://acans.nmsu.edu/ferpa-dept-of-ed.

For more information, contact Carlos Lobato, NMSU?s IT Compliance Officer, at 575-646-5902 or via email at clobato@nmsu.edu.

CLABS research presentation to be held Feb. 26

Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host Denali Wilson, a 2014 Willoughby Nason Foundation Grant recipient who conducted research in Mexico during summer and fall 2014, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Nason House. Her presentation is titled ?Property Systems in Conflict: Tourism and Land Tenure in Quintana Roo.? Denali is a senior history major with a supplementary major in Latin American studies.

For more information, email anjah@nmsu.edu.

Academic advising annual conference to be held March 5-6

All faculty and professional advisors are welcome to attend the Annual New Mexico Academic Advising Association State Conference, ?Embracing Partnerships,? at the DACC East Mesa Campus March 5 and 6.

Both NMSU Executive Vice President and Provost Dan Howard and DACC President Renay Scott are scheduled to welcome all the participants for the conference this year. Steve Staley, professor of humanities at Colorado Technical University, will be the keynote speaker Friday, March 6. Presentations throughout the day will be made by higher education advisers and administrators from across New Mexico.

NMAAA is a non-profit organization serving the needs of academic advisors in the state of New Mexico. Its purpose is to gain recognition for the profession of academic advising and to support the development and professional growth of academic advisors in higher education in New Mexico.

For more information and registration, contact Becky Rodriguez brodriguez@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-528-7031 or visit http://nmaaa.org/conference-registration.html.

DACC Community Education course covers computer security for beginners

In the DACC Community Education course "Computer Privacy and Security for Beginners," learn the basics of protecting your information and communications. Discover how to use encrypted files and portable devices. Learn how to send a secure message with popular email services, the importance of secure computers, and much more. Part lecture and part hands-on practice. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7 for $24. It also will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14, for $24.

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

DACC Customized Training class explores how to use iPad

"Getting the Most from Your iPad" will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11. The cost is $49. This course will expand on the basics, including editing and other features of the touch screen and its keyboard. Bring your iPad to class and we can experiment together.

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

American Southwest Theatre Company at NMSU Presents ?Other Desert Cities?

The 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist drama ?Other Desert Cities? will come to the Medoff Theatre in the Center for The Arts on the New Mexico State University campus in February. This explosive, finely tuned family drama is directed by Josh Chenard, set and lighting by Jim Billings and costumes by Megan Thompson. Cast members include NMSU faculty member Claudia Billings, community members Deborah Storm, Jeff Peckham and NMSU Theatre Arts students Rachel Adams and Nico Holguin.

In Jon Robin Baitz?s ?Other Desert Cities,? Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family?s history, a wound they don?t want reopened.