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NMSU Hotline — February 27, 2015

National Conservation Competition invades NMSU residential halls


The largest electricity and water reduction competition plants itself on the New Mexico State University campus for a three-week stay, in an effort to arm students with tools to reduce consumption and the effects of climate change. More than 175 colleges and universities participate in the challenge to mitigate the lasting impacts of carbon emissions and embrace a sustainable, more forward-thinking campus culture.

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Campus Announcements

Computer science colloquium today covers big data technologies

Wei Cheng will present ?Big Data Technologies? at 3 p.m. today in Science Hall, room 124. In many big data applications, data with complex structures can usually be modeled as network data. Usually, for one data mining problem, we have multiple networks. For one thing, data about the same object can be obtained from various sources.

For more information, call 575-646-3723.

Studio G Networking Hour continues Disciplined Entrepreneurship Speaker Series today

Studio G Networking Hour will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Studio G, located at 1620 Standley Drive, Academic Research Building A. Studio G Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. This week's talk continues the Disciplined Entrepreneurship Speaker Series and will cover how to define the core of your business, charting competitive positioning, and understanding the decision-making unit. Join them to learn about Disciplined Entrepreneurship and Studio G. Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

For information, visit studiog.nmsu.edu.

100 West Cafe features Italian cuisine this week

100 West Cafe 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.

A la 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. A la 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.

Conversation with creative team of 'Other Desert Cities' to be held Sunday

Join the director, actors and creative team of ASCTC/NMSU Theatre Arts' production of "Other Desert Cities," by Jon Robin Baitz, for a conversation following the 2 p.m. performance Sunday, March 1. Discuss the play, learn about the making of the production, ask questions of those involved in the production and get to know fellow audience members.

"Other Desert Cities" is a gripping family drama, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012. The production runs approximately two hours, so the conversation will begin around 4 p.m. Both the production and discussion will take place in the Medoff Theatre at the Center for the Arts. The conversation is free and open to the public.

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

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 to 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.

Housing & Campus Life is searching for community assistants

Housing & Campus Life is starting its search for community assistants for the 2015-16 academic year. They are looking for students who want to build community, empower others, demonstrate leadership on campus, achieve goals and teach peers. They know there are individuals in the NMSU community who can step into this role, and make a meaningful impact on their peers. If this is you, we encourage you to submit an application.

To apply, you must attend one of the following information sessions, and submit an application through AggieCAREER Manager. The position will post today and will close at 5 p.m. March 13. If you cannot attend any of these sessions, you should contact Justin Leibowitz at jleibow@nmsu.edu to share your extenuating circumstances.

March 3: 5 p.m. La Vista/Garcia Hall 235B
March 4: 5 p.m. La Vista/Garcia Hall 241B
March 11: 5 p.m. La Vista/Garcia Hall 241B
March 17: 5 p.m. La Vista/Garcia Hall 235B

For more information about the application or selection process, contact Leibowitz at jleibow@nmsu.edu.

Open house reception planned for new medical school March 5

New Mexico State University faculty and staff are invited to an open house reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, to meet the leadership team of the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at NMSU. The reception at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club in the 3rd Floor Bistro at Fulton Center will feature an opportunity to learn more about BCOM's mission, timeline, curriculum and clinical training. A brief presentation at 4:30 p.m. will be accompanied by hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

An RSVP is requested at mmreyes@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7415.

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University is a freestanding, privately funded, separately licensed and independently operated entity, and is not part of NMSU.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet March 9

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents will meet at 9 a.m. March 9 in the Regents Room of the Educational Services Center on the Las Cruces campus. The meeting will be webcast at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor/.

A closed executive session will be held at 7:30 a.m. March 9 in the Educational Services Center Room 2 on the Las Cruces campus to discuss personnel, real estate, water rights and legal matters in accordance with sections 10-15-1 H (2), (7), and (8) of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

Copies of the agenda for the regular meeting will be available at NMSU, Zuhl Library, Las Cruces, not less than 72 hours prior to the meeting and also will be posted on the university website at http://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda.


UNIV mid-semester Courses begin March 11

The Student Success Center offers a variety of UNIV mid-semester courses for students interested in building upon their academic skill-set. UNIV mid-semester courses are designed to assist students to explore and improve their learning and study skills. Classes begin March 11.

For more information visit the Student Success Center in Corbett Center Student Union, room 148, or call 575-646-3136 or visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu/mid-semester-and-univ-courses/.

Principal investigator certification training to be held March 17

The Office of Grants & Contracts and Sponsored Projects Accounting will be providing principal investigator certification training from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, on the second floor in the large conference room at Anderson Hall. The training is intended to provide assistance to NMSU researchers and/or other personnel involved with support efforts for proposal preparation, processing, submission and administration of grants and contracts.

For more information or to register, email vmorgan@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1590.

DACC Customized Training class covers MS Outlook 2010

Introduction to MS Outlook 2010 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. The cost is $139. Learn how to manage your email and work with contacts and contact groups in this interactive workshop. Practice the task management tool. Set up and manage meetings. Create and send appointments. A must for any business professional!

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

NMSU QuickConnect intervention program helps students in need

As the semester moves toward the course withdrawal date of March 16, NMSU?s Early Alert and Intervention program, QuickConnect, wants to remind all faculty to refer early. If you have a concern for a student and if, after an attempt by the instructor to make contact results in no response, a referral may be made via the following link on the faculty tab of myNMSU: http://www2.nmsu.edu/~sim/QuickConnect/login.php

They do their best to provide one-to-one intervention to connect students with resources pertinent to their needs. Volunteer Responders attempt contact with the student and report their results back to the initiating instructor. The success of the QC system relies wholly on communication from faculty and the volunteer Responders at NMSU.

For more information contact Lisa Kirby at lkirby@nmsu.edu or 646-1342.