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NMSU Hotline — March 3, 2015

New associate dean helps Honors College students become leaders

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Timothy Ketelaar likes being part of a team. Whether he?s helping push his fellow cyclists over mountain roads at top speed or teaming up with his partner in the kitchen for a gourmet meal, the New Mexico State University psychology professor finds himself doing his best leadership when he?s supporting and facilitating, boosting the team from within. That servant leadership style is part of what led him to his newest role, as associate dean in the William Conroy Honors College and director of the NMSU Office of National Scholarships and International Education.

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Campus Announcements

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. today, 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.

Financial literacy 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 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 our social media to receive weekly updates.

100 West Cafe features Southern comfort foods this week

100 West Café will serve a variety of Southern comfort foods this week. The buffet lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The menu for March 3 and 5 will be tossed salad, grilled calf's liver with bacon and onions and brown gravy, pan-glazed roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, buttered corn and apple cobbler with whipped cream for dessert. All lunches are $10, and patrons will be allowed one return trip through the line.

A la carte lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The menu for March 4 and 6 will be spicy black-eyed pea soup, old fashioned sweet and sour coleslaw, Southern grilled BBQ ribs, Buffalo roasted chicken, restaurant-style mac and cheese, with cheesy grits and collard greens for your sides and your choice of rhubarb pie or peach cobbler 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.

Dance lessons offered Tuesdays with NMSU DanceSport

Learn to dance the best ballroom, Latin, swing and nightclub dances every Tuesday night in Rentfrow Gymnasium, southeast corner of Stewart and Williams streets. A free level one tango lesson will be offered at 7 p.m. A level one West Coast swing lesson for $5 will be held at 8:15 p.m. 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 their mission to foster a thriving regional dance community while offering partner dance as a healthy lifestyle alternative.

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

CAMP Student Council/Latino Week event to be held March 4

The NMSU CAMP Student Council will hold a day-long event Wednesday, March 4, as part of NMSU?s Latino Week. This is a student-coordinated initiative and the students have worked hard to bring in the performers and keynote speaker, Joaquin Zihuatanejo.

Danza Azteca will perform from noon to 1 p.m. at the main entrance of Corbett Center. Socializing and refreshments will be offered from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Corbett Auditorium. Mariachi Alma de Jalisco, alongside Ballet Folklorico Tierra del Encanto, will perform from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Corbett Auditorium. Zihuatanejo's talk will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Corbett Center auditorium.

For more information, contact José Montoya at montojp@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7341.

Computer science colloquium to be held March 4

Chao Chen will present ?Topological Analysis of Modern Data? at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Science Hall, room 107. In the era of Big Data, we are facing unprecedented challenges such as vast volume, high dimensionality, complex intrinsic structures, etc. To address those challenges, we need scalable and robust methods to extract rich global information from data.

For more information, call 575-646-3723.

Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System on NMSU campus to be tested first Wednesday of the month

If you hear a siren on the New Mexico State University campus Wednesday at noon, don't be alarmed. The university?s Outdoor Severe Weather Warning Systems are activated for one-minute blasts on the first Wednesday of each month as a test to ensure they are functioning properly. Two pole-mounted sirens, which sound the severe weather warnings, are located on the eastern and western ends of campus. The Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System is part of the university's emergency system and will be used to communicate weather-related emergencies for individuals who are located outside a building.

In a weather-related emergency, the weather warning sirens will be engaged for two minutes or longer and will alert members of the campus and surrounding community to immediately seek shelter and once they are safe to check the NMSU website or local news for additional information.

Employees registered with the Emergency Notification System may choose to receive emergency information via email, voicemail or text messaging service. Sign up for emergency alerts at: https://myaccount.nmsu.edu/accounts/etm/index.php.

'Mean Girls' to be screened at the CFTA

A screening of "Mean Girls" will be held Wednesday, March 4, at ASNMSU Center for the Arts. With the cost of admission $6 ($5 if you wear pink), all attendees will be given a candy cane, and you'll be entered to win door prizes including a "Mean Girls" DVD, a "Heathers" DVD (it was the "Mean Girls" of the '80s), a CD of the recent "Heathers" musical, a "You Can't Sit With Us" beanie, and a copy of Tina Fey's book, "Bossypants."

They also will be crowning a king and queen of the Spring Fling.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/NMSU-Theatre-ArtsAmerican-Southwest-Theatre-Company/116529992755.

Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

The Center for Learning & Professional Development will host the following training opportunities.

"Check it Out! Perceptions, Rumors, and Credibility" will be held March 5. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005611.

"New Employee Orientation: Welcome to NMSU" will be held March 9. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006721.

"AES/CES Numbered Publications Workshop" will be held March 10. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006885.

"Banner Finance Procurement" will be held March 10 and 11. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005603.

"Progressive Discipline Process" will be held March 11. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006658.

"Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session" will be held March 12. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006924.

For more training opportunities and related information, visit http://training.nmsu.edu.

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.

Supercomputing workshop for graduate and undergraduate students hosted by RISE STARTUP

Subhashini Sivagnanam, of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at University of California-San Diego, will offer a hands-on workshop on ways to use supercomputing, high-performance computing and science gateways for research.

Participants can choose from four separate 50-minute sessions throughout the day Monday, March 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All sessions will be held in Business Complex 115.

To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/supercomputer2015. There, you will also be able to register for two additional seminars on careers in supercomputing and accessing supercomputers at the SDSC for research and education purposes.

For more information, contact Elba Serrano at serrano@nmsu.edu or Bleu Knight at bleu@nmsu.edu.

Seminar on careers and opportunities in supercomputing hosted by RISE STARTUP

Amit Majumdar, of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at University of California-San Diego, will present a seminar discussing careers and other opportunities in supercomputing. This presentation is open to the NMSU community and to the public. It will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the College of Health and Social Services auditorium. Refreshments with the presenter will be served at 11:30 a.m. in the lobby.

To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/supercomputer2015. There you will also be able to register for a hands-on supercomputing workshop and another seminar on accessing the SDSC supercomputers.

For more information, contact Elba Serrano at serrano@nmsu.edu or Bleu Knight at bleu@nmsu.edu.

'Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only' training to be held May 13-15

The Food Technology Program at NMSU will offer the ?Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods Only? May 13 to 15. This certification course will be presented in Gerald Thomas Hall, room. 303. This school satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulations for acidified foods only. This course is intended for managers and supervisors of food processing operations.

It is designed to provide additional information and focus on critical issues that affect acidified foods production. Instructors have vast experience and knowledge of food regulations, processing and safety. They are recognized processing authorities who educate and assist food entrepreneurs and food companies as part of New Mexico State University's land-grant mission.

For more information on cost, agenda and registration, visit the web site at http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/better-process-control-s.html#anchor_13033 or send an email to glorhern@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2198.

NMSU to host vegetable-farming workshop in Albuquerque

Buying locally grown vegetables and fruit is growing in popularity nationally, and increased traffic at farmers markets in New Mexico indicate it?s becoming big business here, as well.

As the demand for fresh produce increases, so do the challenges to providing produce for the buyers.

To help the producers meet those challenges, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service agricultural agents in the Middle Rio Grande Valley will host a vegetable-farming workshop Friday, March 13, at the NMSU-Albuquerque Center, 4501 Indian School Road NE.

?We are educating farmers on soil health, pesticide-free farming methods and the certified organic process, as well as market gardeners on scaling up and marketing their produce to be able to sell to a variety of markets, including restaurants and schools,? said John Garlisch, Bernalillo County Extension agricultural agent. ?This is part of our efforts to ramp up our farmer trainings providing them more education on production methods.?


NMSU Valencia County Extension to host fifth annual Home & Garden Expo

Spring-like days in February make a person start thinking about outdoor activities, including gardening. One way to get ready for the true spring days is to attend the Valencia County Home & Garden Expo.

New Mexico State University?s Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service will present its fifth annual Home and Garden Expo from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Friday, March 20, at UNM-Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Road in Tome.

?This is a fun way to welcome in spring,? said Laura Bittner, Valencia County Extension program director, of the free event. ?It?s time to start thinking about gardening and how to use the produce grown. I know our presenters will provide interesting information to be used in both the home and garden.?

Jannine Cabossel, known as the Tomato Lady of Santa Fe, will be the keynote speaker. She will speak on an artisan farmer?s journey to a more sustainable way of life.