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NMSU Hotline — March 6, 2015

NMSU selects Loui Reyes as dean of Graduate School

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Longtime New Mexico State University administrator and faculty member Loui Reyes has been selected to lead the university?s Graduate School after a nationwide search.

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Campus Announcements

Computer science colloquium to be held March 6

Amiangshu Bosu will present ?Contemporary Code Review Practices: Characteristics and Benefits? at 3 p.m. Friday, March 6, in Science Hall, room 124. Peer code review is the process of analyzing code written by a teammate to judge whether it is of sufficient quality to be integrated into the main project codebase. Both Open Source Software (OSS) and commercial software projects have rapidly adopted contemporary peer code review practices as a quality control gateway.

For more information, call 575-646-3723.

Studio G Networking Hour discusses high performance work teams 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. High performance work teams are designed to leverage organizational ? not individual ? knowledge, problem-solving and opportunity-discovery abilities, and are most effective and efficient for new venture start-up or intra-enterprise strategic innovation. Join us to learn about building strong teams. Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

For information, visit studiog.nmsu.edu.

American Southwest Children?s Theatre Company launches spring classes

New Mexico State University creative dramatics associate professor Larissa Lury and her student teachers will lead first- through third-graders in weekly after-school drama classes at the American Southwest Children?s Theatre Company.

Lury has taught drama in schools and theater programs throughout the country, including New York City, upstate New York, New Jersey, Chicago and San Diego. The student teachers bring a combined knowledge of education and theater.

Classes begin on Wednesday, March 11, for fourth- through sixth-graders and on Monday, March 16, for first- through third-graders.

The ASCTC classes will focus on creative exploration. Students will be able to explore new stories each week and learn drama skills that emphasize imagination, critical thinking and collaboration.


UNIV mid-semester courses begin March 11

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/.

'Intersecting Pathways' dance performance is March 13-15

NMSU Dance Program will present "Intersecting Pathways" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the NMSU Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $5 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased in the dance program office in Rentfrow Gym, southeast corner of Williams and Stewart streets, by phone at 575-646-4079, or at the door.

"Intersecting Pathways" is the 2014-15 senior culminating project for NMSU's Dance Program. It features choreography by graduating students as well as works from alumni and undergraduates. The show includes contemporary and world dance styles. Join us for an evening of dance.

For more information, email deknapp@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2070.

J. Paul Taylor Symposium celebrates 11th year at NMSU with films, guest speakers

Justice for Migrant Children and Youth is the focus of the 11th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium beginning Saturday, March 14, followed by events on March 17-18.

The three-day symposium, hosted by New Mexico State University?s College of Arts and Sciences, will include films, poets, panel discussions, and question-and-answer sessions with human rights advocates. The symposium is held each year to honor J. Paul Taylor for his lifelong commitment to the people of New Mexico as an educator, legislator and community leader.

?J. Paul Taylor?s life of service and dedication to social justice serves to frame this symposium by focusing on human rights,? said Christa Slaton, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. ?Through listening with compassion to the stories of struggle and hope of those whose lives are impacted, we as a community can more broadly address immigration and other social justice issues.?


English department to hold talk March 19

Scientist and author David Brin will give a talk at 4 p.m. March 19, in Clara Belle Williams Hall, room 229. Brin is a scientist, tech speaker and consultant, and author. His new novel about our survival in the near future is "Existence." A film by Kevin Costner was based on "The Postman." His 16 novels, including New York Times bestsellers and Hugo Award winners, have been translated into more than 20 languages. Visit his website at http://www.davidbrin.com.

For more information, call 575-646-1418.

'Campus Climate for Underrepresented Faculty Members' panel session to be held March 20

A panel session at the Teaching Academy on "Campus Climate for Underrepresented Faculty Members," moderated by the provost, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 20, in Milton 50. Panelists include Jeanette Haynes Writer, of Curriculum and Instruction; Spencer Herrera, of Languages and Linguistics, and Elba Serrano, of Biology.

Panelists will address the following questions: How and why did you come to NMSU and what kept you here? What is your sense of the pulse of the climate for underrepresented minority faculty at NMSU? What are some doable action items that could be implemented to improve campus climate at NMSU?

To register for this event, visit http://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006639

For more information, contact Shawn Werner at 575-646-3650.

Do you know a nurse you?d like to honor?

Thanks to a special initiative in the College of Health and Social Services, you now have the unique opportunity to join alumni, faculty, staff and community members in purchasing a beautifully inscribed Baltic birch plaque that will hang on the Nursing Recognition Wall in the Health and Social Services building.

Your plaque will include the special nurse?s name, a short quote, and a photo. In addition, a booklet will be created that includes longer narratives for those featured on the wall, so individuals can learn more about each nurse?s legacy. Plaques with photos are $1,000 and those without are $500. All proceeds will go to a nursing scholarship fund. Space is limited.

For more information or to purchase a plaque, contact Jennifer Cervantes at 575-646-5985 or by email jcervant@nmsu.edu.

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.

Spring tuition waiver deadline is April 1

The online tuition waiver submission process for Spring 2015 is currently available through April 1.

Haven?t submitted your form but need to? Follow these instructions:
1. Log in to MyNMSU at https://my.nmsu.edu/
2. Select the Employee tab from the menu.
3. In the Banner Self Services window in the center of the page, click the Employee hyperlink.
4. On the Employee page, click the hyperlink for the waiver you would like to submit.
a. Select Tuition Waiver ? Employee/Spouse to submit a waiver for yourself or your spouse/domestic partner?s classes; or
b. Select Tuition Waiver ? Dependents to submit a waiver for your child.

Find student tuition and fee rates at http://uar.nmsu.edu/tuition-rates. Employees/Dependents are at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/educational/empl-and-spouse.

For more information, contact Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

NMSU schedules orchard renovation workshop in Abiquiu

Apple and fruit producers along the Rio Chama valley have had tough times the last several years with late frosts taking out the crop. While the trees may not produce fruit, they still grow and need to be maintained.

New Mexico State University?s Rio Arriba County Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a free workshop Tuesday, March 17, on how to renovate an old orchard to help fruit growers return their trees to production.

?We have a dozen orchards in the Abiquiu area. Some of these orchards have produced a hardy fruit that have endured droughts, heavy frosts and other climate changes. We need to help preserve these trees,? said Donald Martinez, Rio Arriba County Extension agricultural agent.