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NMSU Hotline — March 2, 2015

NMSU ag professor receives Friend of Safety award

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Dennis Hallford, New Mexico State University?s Animal and Range Sciences interim department head, past chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and current chair of the University Radiation Safety Committee, received this year?s annual Friend of Safety Award for his contributions to the longstanding improvement of safety in these areas.

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Computer science colloquium to be held today

Jianmei Guo will present ?Variability-Aware System Engineering: Modeling, Prediction and Optimization? at 3 p.m. today in Science Hall, room 107. Variability is a fundamental property of software systems that can be customized for different market segments or contexts of use. Variability is ubiquitous in the design, development and deployment of software systems in many domains, such as aircraft, automobiles, integrated circuits and mobile phones.

For more information, call 575-646-3723.

Red to Green Money Management offers upcoming financial literacy events

Red to Green Money Management Meetup! will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today in the Gerald Thomas Hall lobby. Look for the table pick up resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

The Red to Green Money Management workshop "Don?t Let Your Identity Get Stolen!" will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today in Pete V. Domenici Hall, room 018. 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.

The Red to Green Money Management workshop "College is Going to Cost Me How Much?," will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Pete V. Domenici Hall, room 125. 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 social media to receive weekly updates.

College of Education dean position finalist on campus March 3

The presentation and open forum with Osman Alawiye, finalist for the position of Dean of the College of Education, titled ?A Vision for the NMSU College of Education? will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. March 3, in O?Donnell Hall Room 111. The event is open to all.

Alawiye is currently the Dean of the School of Education at St. Cloud State University, and holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from NMSU and a J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law. Following the presentation, there will be opportunities to ask questions and chat with Alawiye.


Plant Sciences Graduate Student Organization to hold plant sale Wednesday

The Plant Sciences Graduate Student Organization will have a plant sale Wednesday, March 3, in the lobby of Gerald Thomas Hall. They are selling six packs of "Red Acre" cabbage, "Golden Acre" and "Early Jersey" cabbage, "Southern Giant Curled" mustard, "Chef?s Choice" purple, green and white cauliflower, "Di Cicco" broccoli, "Spring Raab" broccoli raab, "Dwarf Siberian" kale, Swiss chard and "Joi Choi" bak (pac) choi Chinese cabbage.

Plants are available for $4 per six pack. The profits from these sales will go towards helping fund graduate student travel to professional meetings.

For more information, email dwbarche@nmsu.edu.

'Mass on Campus' to be held Tuesdays in March at Spiritual Center

Newman Catholic Students and St. Albert the Great Newman Center will offer "Mass on Campus" for students, faculty and staff March 3, 10 and 17. "Mass on Campus" will take place at 12:10 p.m. at the new Spiritual Center. All are welcome.

For more information about Newman Catholic Students, email Mona Chip atmona@stalbertnewmancenter.org.

CLABS talk March 4 covers war in Argentina

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a talk by Federico Finchelstein titled "A Genealogy of the Dirty War in Argentina" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Nason House.

Argentina is famous for its ties with fascism as well as its welcoming of Nazi war criminals after World War II. At mid-century, it was the home of Peronism. It was also the birthplace of the Dirty War and one of Latin America's most criminal dictatorships in the 1970s and early 1980s. How and why did all of these regimes emerge in a country that was "born liberal"? Why did these authoritarian traits first emerge in Argentina under the shadow of fascism?

For more information, contact Inigo Garcia-Bryce at igarciab@nmsu.edu or 575-646-6817 or visit http://clabs.nmsu.edu.

Latino Week emphasizes border culture on NMSU campus

The New Mexico State University CAMP Student Council, Mexican American Engineers and Scientists, and the Associated Students of New Mexico State University present an all-day event for this year?s Latino Week.

?Latino Week is intended to highlight the diversity within the campus,? Juan Esparza, president of CAMP student council said. ?This week creates an opportunity to experience other cultures.?

Beginning March 4, the student leaders of the College Assistance Migrant Program Student Council present Danza Azteca, a traditional Mexican-Aztec dance group from noon to 1 p.m. in front of the Corbett Student Union.


Biological sciences research colloquium to be held Thursday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium by visiting speaker Jianjun Sun, with the Department of Biological Sciences at UTEP, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Chemistry Building, room 153. The title of the lecture is ?Membrane Interaction of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis ESAT-6.?

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

CLABS roundtable to be held Thursday

A Center for Latin American and Border Studies roundtable, "Justice, Violence Against Women and Resistance in the Borderlands," will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the center. The event will be moderated by Kent Paterson, editor of Frontera Norte-Sur, the online news-service published by CLABS.

Panelists will take a long view of the issue, examining and comparing how law enforcement and justice systems in two countries handled cases of murder, disappearances and gender violence. The roles of political and justice system corruption in emblematic cases of violence will likewise be considered.

The event is free and open to the public. The center is located in Nason House, 1070 University Ave., on the NMSU campus.

For more information, contact Director Inigo Garcia-Bryce at igarciab@nmsu.edu or 575-646-6814.

Engineering Without Boundaries annual banquet to be held March 14

Engineering Without Boundaries at NMSU will hold its annual fundraising banquet from 6 to 8 p.m. March 14 at the Picacho Hills Country Club. The keynote speaker this year is Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima. Funds raised will go toward the group?s 2015 project of building a 200-foot pedestrian bridge in the village of Oyanca in north central Nicaragua.

The mission of Engineering Without Boundaries at NMSU is to bring students, faculty and community members together to improve the daily lives of developing communities through sustainable infrastructure. The group has completed six projects in three different countries as well as two projects locally.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from any EWB member or by calling 575-646-5499 and leaving a message (they will call you back), or by using PayPal on the engineeringwithoutboundaries.org website (they hold tickets at the door for folks that use PayPal), or you can send an email to ewb@nmsu.edu to request tickets.

Employee Council welcomes new members following election

The NMSU Employee Council would like to thank all who participated in the recent council elections. The council welcomes new members Jake Capraro of NMSU Police; Keith Mandabach, School Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management faculty; and Gina Franks of NMSU Police; along with alternates Sam Smallidge of Cooperative Extension Service; Roseanne Bensley of Career Services; Jeffrey Harvey of NMSU Police; and Naveen Puppala of the Agricultural Science Center at Clovis. They will serve 3-year terms beginning immediately.

The council would also like to thank outgoing council alternate Alice Villa of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Office of Business and Resource Planning, for her dedicated service over her term on the council; she will be recognized at the next council meeting at 2:30 p.m. March 12, in Milton Hall, room 85. The remaining vacancies filled in the election were created by earlier retirements and departures from the university.

All employees are welcome to attend council activities, including the March 12 meeting and the upcoming open forum on employee health insurance, to be held at 3 p.m. March 17, in Domenici Hall, room 109.

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.

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.