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NMSU Hotline — March 9, 2015

NMSU history professor receives NEH fellowship

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A New Mexico State University professor has received a prestigious grant to spend her sabbatical completing her manuscript ?Armchair Travelers and the Venetian Discovery of the New World." The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Elizabeth Horodowich, a history professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, a $50,000 fellowship to work on her book. While on sabbatical, she will finish the research she has been doing in Venice, Florence, and at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

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Computer science colloquium to be held today

Jay McCarthy will present "Verification for Everyday Programming? at 3 p.m. today in Science Hall, room 107. Most programmers associate formal verification and mechanical theorem proving with formalizing mathematics, high assurance software (such as aerospace control systems), and hardware checking, but not their own work. Yet, recently these approaches have found success in more commonplace applications such as C compilers and relational databases.

For more information, call 575-646-3723.

Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

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

"Web Application" will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in Academic Research Center, building B, Room 101.

"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 Wednesday, 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 Thursday, March 12. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006924.

"Preventing Harassment in the Academic and Workplace Setting ? Supervisor Focus" will be held Thursday, March 12. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006960.

"Just-In-Time Performance Evaluation Webinar" will be held March 16. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=virtc000000000001865.

"Preventing Harassment in the Academic and Workplace Setting" will be held March 16. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006968.

"WEAVE Online Assessment System" will be held March 17. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006415.

"Procurement Card Policies and Procedures" will be held March 17. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005566.

"Open Lab ? Web-based Training Help Session" will be held March 18. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006925.

"ADA ? The Americans with Disabilities Act (What You Should Know)" will be held March 18. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006906.

"FSA-RMR Information Session" will be held March 19. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006765.

"WordPress for Administrators" will be held March 19. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005591.

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

Study finance in Greece information session to be held March 11

For the first time at NMSU, faculty from the College of Business will teach FIN 341 and FIN 360 on stunning Paros Island, Greece. Participating students will have the chance to take "Cylcadic Art and Culturem" an intense, fun-filled two-week encounter with Paros and selected neighboring islands that unlocks the secret authenticity of Cycladic rural life. Journey along infrequently traveled Byzantine trails to remote villages and mountain farms, as well as ancient caves and marble quarries, historic monasteries and ruins. Earn 9 credits in 4 weeks, plus have one of your Viewing the Wider World courses waived.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, plan on attending the NMSU Finance in Greece information session scheduled from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Business Complex, room 204. Pizza and refreshments will be provided by the Office of Education Abroad.

For more information or questions, contact Kristian Chervenock at ktcherve@nmsu.edu or Angel Palumbo at apalumbo@nmsu.edu.

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/.

Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium to be held Thursday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium by visiting speaker Lisa Berreau, with the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Utah State University, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Chemistry Building, room 153. The title of the lecture is "New Strategies for Photoinduced Carbon Monoxide Releasing Molecules."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

NMSU professor emerita, master?s graduate to talk about NM artists? property, historic designation

New Mexico State University anthropology professor emerita Beth Laura O?Leary and Brittany Porter, who earned her master?s degree in anthropology at NMSU, will present a lecture about the recent designation of the house and studios of Peter and Henriette Wyeth Hurd to the National Register of Historic Places.

The public lecture, titled "My Land is the Southwest: The National Register of Historic Places and the Nomination of the Peter and Henriette Wyeth Hurd House and Studios in San Patricio, New Mexico,? will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs.

The lecture will be about New Mexico artists Peter and Henriette Wyeth Hurd and their extraordinary art and the property, which was listed on both the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. This was the focus of Brittany Porter?s internship and MA degree. The Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum owns and exhibits the original sketch of the 1952 mural ?The Future Belongs to Those Who Prepare for It,? done by Peter Hurd, which is currently in the Artesia Public Library.

For more information, contact bburrell@ad.nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host ?Come Back and Complete? event to help former students

New Mexico State University?s Cross Campus Advising office will host a ?Come Back and Complete? information session from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Educational Services Building, room 7.

The event is designed to help former students learn how they can re-enroll at NMSU and how many credits they need to complete their bachelor?s degrees. Former students also can learn about options for possible financial assistance and information about NMSU programs.

?The second annual ?Come Back and Complete? event is a continued effort to help former NMSU students finish their bachelor?s degrees,? said Marissa Macias, cross-campus adviser. ?Our former students have invested time, money and a lot of hard work into their education. I want to help them re-enroll and get that degree.


CLABS lecture to be held March 12

CLABS will hold a lecture by Marianne Bowers, M.A., of the Department of Government at New Mexico State University, titled "How Does a Border Region NGO Meet the Health Care and Other Needs of Migrant Farmworkers?" at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Nason House. The talk is free and open to the public.

Farm labor positions in the U.S. are filled by temporary, seasonal and migrant farmworkers, many of whom have crossed the border from Mexico to work in the U.S. These workers lack legal protections and basic services including health care. One non-governmental organization, located in a city on the U.S.-Mexico border, has stepped in to address some of the needs of these workers. Based on farmworker surveys and an interview of the director of the NGO, it has been determined that farmworkers in the border region do not have adequate access to health care. While the NGO is able to provide basic services like food and shelter, it has not been able to provide health care services to the workers due to the complex regulatory scheme that accompanies funding by the U.S. government.

Nason House is located at 1070 University Ave., across from Feder/Kinko?s.

For more information, contact Iñigo García-Bryce, igarciab@nmsu.edu.

NMSU?s Borderlands Writing Project hosts talk on test-based evaluation issues

Nationally renowned education scholar Audrey Amrein-Beardsley will give a talk at New Mexico State University titled ?Critical Perspectives on Assessment-Based Accountability? from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 13, in the Health and Social Services Auditorium on campus.

?We are fortunate to be hearing from someone who has been honored as an Edu-Scholar, a designation that recognizes university-based scholars in the U.S. who are contributing most substantially to public debates about education,? said Chris Burnham, NMSU English professor and executive director of the Borderlands Writing Project, which is hosting the event. ?We are also excited about NMSU efforts in public engagement, making connections between the university and the community on issues that concern us all. ?

The event will begin with a lecture by Amrein-Beardsley, followed by a series of breakout sessions for the public: one for parents on making decisions about the test; one to allow members of the public to try out the practice test and provide feedback on their thoughts; and one for next steps, a session for teachers, students and people who want to help create positive change.


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.

Welcome reception and Q& A for Mongolian delegation to be held March 16 and 17

The College of Education is honored to host a delegation from Mongolian National University of Education, a partnership based upon NMSU?s memorandum of understanding and the extensive work of Candace Kaye, 2010-2011 Fulbright Teaching and Research Scholar. This partnership includes exchange of faculty, staff, students, academic material, research, workshops and symposiums.

The college extend an invitation to two events for an opportunity to learn about the collaboration and research that is developing between our institutions.

A welcome reception will be held form 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., Monday, March 16, in the O?Donnell Hall Atrium. A Q&A student and faculty forum will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, in O?Donnell Hall, room 300.

For more information, call 575-646-7556.

'Broadway Today' fundraiser will be held March 20

The American Southwest Theatre Company presents ?Broadway Today? at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the New Mexico State University Center for the Arts. The show will feature 28 performers from Las Cruces and El Paso, including director and host Megan McQueen, pianist Diane Schutz and choreographer Karlos Saucedo. Other performers include Amanda Bradford, Billy Gilbert, Tina Hartnell, Josie Mitchell, Annie Pennies, Chris Rippel, Doris Valez, Matthew Esqueda and more than 15 NMSU theatre arts and voice students.

Roanna St. Clair and the culinary arts students of Alma d?arte Charter High School will provide bite-sized appetizers and desserts on the theme of the shows at intermission.

Tickets are $20 for the orchestra and mezzanine and $15 for balconies. Student rush tickets (with valid student ID) will be $5 and will be sold 30 minutes before curtain. Tickets are on sale at the NMSU Center for the Arts box office, the Pan American ticket office, or through Ticketmaster. For questions about tickets, call 575-646-4515.

You can also be a show sponsor. At the $100 sponsorship level, you will receive two prime seats for the show, your name in the NMSU Theatre Arts main stage program as a "Broadway Today" sponsor and a call out from the emcee during the show; and you will join the cast for an on-stage reception during intermission. The $100 sponsors can choose to sponsor any one of the the musicals from which songs are being performed during the show, including "Les Miserables," "Heathers," "Once," "Matilda," "Newsies," "Rocky," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Aladdin," "Beautiful ? The Carole King Musical," "Cabaret," "Chicago," "If/Then," "Side Show" or "A Gentleman?s Guide to Love and Murder." To arrange a sponsorship, call Tiffini or Megan at 575-646-4517.

For more information, visit http://www.nmsutheatre.com/Broadway.php.

NMSU student and faculty visa Issues seminar to be held March 27

"Maintaining Immigration Status & Planning For The Future: Visas, Green Cards and More" will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday March 27, in Business Complex, room 102. The NMSU student and faculty visa issues seminar is a free educational seminar on non-immigrant and immigrant visas that allow individuals to work and study in the United States. This seminar, presented by NMSU?s Immigration Counsel, Maney & Gordon, P.A., will answer a number of questions related to the H-1B Program, and EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 eligibility and filing. The seminar is open to all faculty, foreign students and administrators.

Attorneys and associates will be available following the seminar for individual consultations.

If you're employed at NMSU as student, grad student or faculty, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006741. If you are not employed at NMSU, send an email to training@nmsu.edu and indicate your interest in attending. Mention "Visa Seminar" in the subject line and include your first and last name and your @nmsu email address.

For more information, visit http://training.nmsu.edu/visa-seminar.

The International Space Station Research Workshop to be held March 30

The International Space Station Research Workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 30. The worksop inlcudes breakfast and lunch. Dinner will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. The workshop will include a series of informational and work sessions for the New Mexico space ecosystem presented by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space. The workshop is hosted by New Mexico Space Grant Consortium and Arrowhead Technology Incubator.

The registration fee is $150. To register, visit http://goo.gl/zUGNi4, to proceed to the registration page.

The International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory is an ideal platform to address unique research opportunities in life sciences and biomedical research, physical and material sciences, engineering and technology development, and remote sensing and earth observation. It also presents a remarkable educational and teaching ?classroom? for STEM education. Through this series of informational and discussion sessions, CASIS staff members will describe how researchers, entrepreneurs and educators and students in the New Mexico space ecosystem can access the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.

For more information, contact Marianne Bowers, New Mexico Space Grant Consortium at 575-646-6414 or mlbowers@ad.nmsu.edu.

Learn to dance every Tuesday night

Learn to dance the best ballroom, Latin, swing and nightclub dances every Tuesday night at Rentfrow Gymnasium.

A level-one tango lesson is free at 7 p.m. and level-one West Coast swing is offered for $5 at 8:15 p.m. Lessons are taught by NMSU DanceSport Company members and act as a practicum for professional development. These classes help to further the group's 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