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NMSU Hotline — February 24, 2015

NMSU student receives top award at New Horizons Symphony competition

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New Mexico State University?s Joseph Seth Zamora received first place at the New Horizons Young Artist Competition, securing the chance to perform as a soloist during the Atkinson Recital Hall symphony performance taking place on March 15 at 3 p.m. Seventeen year old Zamora, a 2014 graduate of Tularosa High School, beat out fellow musicians including brass players, woodwind players, string players and other pianists. He has been playing the piano for about four years.

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Campus Announcements

FinLit workshop to be held today

A workshop, "Don?t Let Your Identity Get Stolen!" will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today, in Domenici Hall, Room 125. What is the fastest growing crime in America? Identity theft. Join the Red to Green Money Management program to gain the knowledge to plan, prevent and protect your identity.

To schedule a free appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, email finlit@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1631.

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

First finalist for dean of the College of Education on campus Feb. 25-26

Alberto Ruiz will meet with members of the campus leadership and community Feb. 25-26. On Feb. 25, he will make a presentation on ?A Vision for the NMSU College of Education? that is open to the public. This open forum will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Room 109 of the Pete V. Domenici Building.

Ruiz is currently dean of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Education and Human Performance. He earned both his bachelor?s and master?s degrees in kinesiology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and an Ed.D. in physical education from the University of Houston. He was honored with the Texas Distance Learning Association Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Learning by a four-year University award in 2014.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10937/finalists-named-for-dean-of-nmsu-s-college-of-education

NMSU communication studies alumnus to give talk on national communication

New Mexico State University alumnus Cyrus Salazar will give a public speech on ?Living in a Dangerous World of Polarized Communication: What Should be our National Narrative?? at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Health and Social Services Auditorium, Room 101A.

Salazar graduated from the Department of Communication Studies and is now an official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

?Cy Salazar is one of our most talented alumni and can share personal experiences and current information very clearly,? said Kenneth Hacker, communication studies department head in the College of Arts and Sciences. ?He has a good understanding of the importance of how the United States communicates with other nations and cultures.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10948/nmsu-communication-studies-alumnus-to-give-talk-on-national-communication

Computer Science Colloquium to be held Feb. 25

Yanhua Li will present ?Managing and Making Sense of Big Data From Urban Networks? at 3 p.m. Feb. 25, in Science Hall Room 107. In this talk, the urban network infrastructure has undergone a fast development and expansion over recent years, which increasingly generates an immense amount of big data, such as human mobility data, human transaction data, regional weather data, etc. These heterogeneous data sources convey rich information about a city and can enable intelligent solutions to solve various urban challenges, such as urban facility planning, air pollution, etc.

For more information contact 575-646-3723.

Fresh flower and plant sales to resume

The NMSU Floral Team will resume its Wednesday flower sales in the lobby of Gerald Thomas Hall. Hours for the sale are 9-11:30 a.m. Additionally, a potted plant sale will be held in Corbett Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 25, on the first floor. All proceeds from these sales go back to academic programs in floriculture at NMSU.

For more information contact coach Sabine Green at swhitley@nmsu.edu.

100 West Cafe Featuring Italian Cuisine this week

100 West Café welcomes you to the opening of student-run lunches this week with a variety of Italian Cuisine. The buffet lunch for Tuesdays and Thursdays is from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for Feb. 24 and 26 will be marinated tomatoes and cucumbers, spaghetti with sauce Bolognese, fettuccine alfredo with four cheese sauce, Italian green beans, garlic bread and tiramisu for dessert. All lunches are $10 and patrons will be allowed one return trip through the line.

Ala Carte lunch for Wednesdays and Fridays is from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for Feb. 25 and 27 will be Zuppa Toscana, Italian leafy green salad, chicken Milano, Tuscan grilled trout, penne a la vodka, with creamy polenta and Broccolini and your choice of zabaglione or mascarpone with peaches for dessert. Ala Carte lunches are $10.

The food lab is unable to provide to-go lunches. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

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

FAFSA Finisher Night to be held Feb. 26

The New Mexico State University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services will help students fill out and file a FAFSA from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 26, in Zuhl Classroom 123. The workshop is free of charge and each FAFSA should only take about 30 minutes to complete.

Students will need to bring their and their parents? Social Security Numbers, their parents? dates of birth, the student?s driver?s license, the student?s Alien Registration or Permanent Resident Card if applicable, the student?s and their parents? 2014 IRS W-2 Forms, their and their parents? 2014 IRS 1099 Forms, their and their parents? 2014 Federal Tax Returns, their and their parents? 2014 untaxed income records (such as VA Non-Educational Benefits, child support or worker?s compensation) and their and their parents? current assets records: savings, checking, cash, net worth of investments, net worth of current business and/or investment farms.

For more information contact financialaid@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-4105.

Alpha Phi Sigma presents human trafficking symposium

Alpha Phi Sigma, the criminal justice honor society at NMSU, is coordinating a human trafficking symposium that will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 26, at the Farm and Ranch Museum. They will discuss multiple aspects of human trafficking and have a panel of speakers that range from FBI agents, victim advocates, attorneys and a victim, who is willing to share her story, but will remain anonymous for her protection.

You can attend the day of the event if they have not signed up prior. The event is a $20 recommended donation, however they are offering CEU's for social workers which will be $60 for eight hours, with two of the hours being sufficient for cultural competency aspect.

For more information or to sign up visit http://swrtc.nmsu.edu/childwelfaretraining/trainings/human-trafficking-symposium/ or http://swrtc.nmsu.edu/childwelfaretraining/trainings/human-trafficking-symposium/human-trafficking-symposium-registration/.

Observatory Open House to be held Friday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an Observatory Open House at the NMSU campus observatory at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Astronomy personnel on hand will be Anatoly Klypin and graduate assistants Kyle Uckert, Alexander Thelen and Amber Hall. Objects we may observe include the planet Jupiter, the Pleiades, the Crab Nebula, the Flame Nebula, the Moon, the Orion Nebula and many more celestial objects.

For more information contact 575-646-1868.

Second chance contest for 2Cellos tickets

Two weeks ago, Melissa Lopez-Gardner and Lori Lamb learned that they had each won two free tickets to the March 4 2Cellos concert at NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Now, it?s your turn to win. ?Join? the 2Cellos Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/759184260833530/ so that your own Facebook account identifies you as ?going? and you?ll automatically be registered to win.

If you had previously ?joined,? then you are already qualified. Plus, if you ?invite? your Facebook friends to the page, then each of them will be qualified to win their own set of two tickets in a completely separate drawing from all ?invited? accounts.

If you are close enough friends with the people you invite and they are generous enough to give you one of their tickets, then the more people you invite, the better your chances of winning. See site for official rules or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for additional information. The drawing will be held Friday, Feb. 27.

TriUnity Conference to be held Friday

The annual TriUnity Conference held in collaboration with NMSU, Aprendamos Intervention Team and Direct Therapy Services will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the Auditorium at Corbett Center. The topic this year will be ?Childhood Neurobiological Development and Its Effects on Language, Learning, and Mental Health.?

The keynote speaker, Jane Clarke, is a speech pathologist, special educator, infant mental health educator, consultant and trainer, and the Co-Director of the First Judicial District Infant Team in New Mexico.

Go to www.triunityconference.net to register or register at the door beginning at 7:30 a.m.

For more information contact Marlene Salas-Provance at 575-646-5972.

Salon Discovery brings three talks from NMSU experts

Dynamic discussions on culture from three expert, award-winning NMSU professors will be presented at Salon Discovery from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the S.P. and Estelle Yates Theater in Pete V. Domenici Hall.

The event also will be webcast. Three 15-minute talks will be followed by question and answer sessions. Light refreshments will wrap up the event. Donald C. Rousch Award winner Stuart Munson-McGee will present "The Science of Chocolate."

Carmen Gimenez Smith, American Book Award winner and National Book Critics Award finalist, will speak about "The New Gutenberg Revolution: Small Press in the 21st Century." Regents Professor and NMSU NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative Jim Peach will present "Who's on First? Stories about Sports and Economics." Admission is free. Watch for the next Salon Discovery in April.

Spring Fling Dance Party to be held March 8

NMSU DanceSport Spring Fling will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 8, Rentfrow Gymnasium. Enjoy a free dance lesson, complementary coffee, tea and snacks, dance exhibitions and lots of great social dancing. Not to mention the great surprises that the NMSU DanceSport Club have in store for all of us. All levels are welcome and partners are necessary.

Beginning and Intermediate Cha Cha dance lessons will be held at 2 p.m. and the Dance Party will be held at 2:45 p.m. Students are $5, adults are $12 and USA Dance and BBDC members are $8. Must present current student or membership identification.

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

Conference at NMSU-A explores developmental education and college success

New Mexico State University-Alamogordo will host its fifth annual Developmental Discussion Day Conference from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 10 on the campus of NMSU-A. This year?s theme is "Developmental Education: Opening Doors to College Success." The keynote speaker will be NMSU Associate Vice President and Deputy Provost Greg Fant, followed by a variety of breakout sessions pertinent to developmental education. The call for proposals to present is now open. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. Register online http://nmsua.edu/d-day.

For questions or additional information, contact Anne Ricksecker at 575-439-3740.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course, Personal Fitness Trainer, join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine and ABCNEWS.com states as the fourth hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34 an hour. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold?s Gyms are just a few of the clubs that seek out our graduates. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is taught over a five-week period for better retention and skill competency. The National Exam is held on the sixth week. The class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, March 10 - April 16. The cost is $628. Registration is easy at http://www.witseducation.com/certifications/ptcert-nmdacc.html

In the DACC Community Education course, Expand Your Gift of Energy Healing, take leaps in the magical realms of energy medicine. No matter which modality you use, this course will alter you forever. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14. The cost is $39.

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