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NMSU Hotline — March 11, 2015

NMSU Grants redesigns, improves teaching thanks to $2.6 million grant

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National studies have found that 30 to 40 percent of all entering college freshmen are unprepared for college-level math, reading and writing. At New Mexico State University?s Grants campus, students are experiencing low course completion rates in developmental education, critical college gateway and high-demand technology courses, resulting in low associate degree and certificate completions.

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Campus Announcements

FinLit workshops to be held this week

The Red to Green: Money Management Workshop, Discover Financial Freedom, will be held at 4 p.m. today, in Pete V. Domenici Hall Room 102. Have you ever felt burdened by your finances? Red to Green Money Management is conducting a workshop that will unlock the key components to Budgeting, Credit Cards, Identity Theft and Financial Aid, allowing you to gain financial freedom!

The Red to Green: Money Management, Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents!, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Pete V. Domenici Room 102. Do you like the idea of budgeting, but just can?t seem to stick to one? Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on how to create, maintain, and succeed at your budgeting endeavors.

To schedule a free appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, contact us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, sign-up for their social media to receive weekly updates.

100 West Cafe Featuring Cajun and Creole Cuisine this week

100 West Café will feature a variety Cajun and Creole Cuisine. The buffet lunch for Tuesdays and Thursdays is from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for March 12 will be rose shrimp with romaine and remoulade, fried catfish with spicy tartar sauce, chicken sauté with creole sauce, rice, okra and rhubarb cobbler for dessert. All lunches are $10 and patrons will be allowed one return trip through the line.

Ala Carte lunch for Wednesdays and Fridays is from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for March 11 and March 13 will be chicken and sausage gumbo, spinach salad with apple vinaigrette, oven-fried pecan catfish, apricot and bourbon grilled chicken, crawfish pasta with dirty rice and sugar snap peas as your sides, along with your choice of bread pudding with bourbon sauce or sweet potato pie for dessert. Ala 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 646-5995.

Annual Employment Extravaganza to be held today

Career Services will host the 12th Annual Employment Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, in Corbett Center, 1st Floor. Employment Extravaganza is a venture to unite the students of New Mexico State University with employers in the state of New Mexico and regionally. This is the last general career fair of the academic year. Students can distribute resumes and learn about career opportunities for current and future positions. Freshmen through alumni are invited to participate.

For more information contact Yvonne Franco at yrel@nmsu.edu or call 646-1631.

Computer science colloquium planned today

Mai Zheng will present ?Torturing Storage Systems for Fun and Profit? at 3 p.m. today, in Science Hall Room 107. Storage system failures are extremely damaging ? if your browser crashes, you sigh, but when your family photos disappear, you cry. So we need highly reliable storage systems that can keep data safe even under failures.

For more information, call 575-646-3723.

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 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 alumna to give talk on conditions of farmworkers

The average farm worker in New Mexico earns approximately $9,000 a year for a family of four. Of the 3 million farmworkers nationwide, 23 percent are living below the poverty level ($23,850 annually for a family of four). These facts are just a couple of the staggering statistics New Mexico State University alumna Marianne Bowers uncovered while completing her master?s degree in government last year.

NMSU?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies will present ?How does a border region NGO meet the healthcare and other needs of migrant farmworkers,? a talk by Bowers at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.

Bowers will share what she learned about farmworkers and what one non-governmental organization in a border city is doing to address their needs.


Juried Student Show opens at the NMSU University Art Gallery

The NMSU University Art Gallery will host the annual Juried Student Show, which will be unveiled at an exhibition opening from 5 to 7 p.m. March 12. The exhibition features a wide range of artwork created by both undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplines, and various majors across the NMSU main campus. The Juried Student Show presents a wonderful opportunity for students to demonstrate their talent and skills while engaging with their community.

The opening reception for the Juried Student Show is free and open to the public and will be held in the UAG. The exhibition will run through Thursday, April 2.

For more information, or to arrange a group visit, visit the gallery website at http://uag.nmsu.edu/ or contact UAG Administrator Jasmine Woodul directly 575-646-2545 or artglry@nmsu.edu.

Canned food drive set for Friday

Colleges Against Cancer will host a canned food drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 13, inside Corbett Center, 1st floor. All canned food items collected with be used for Relay for Life of NMSU annual fundraising event in April then donated to the Aggie Cupboard to help fellow Aggies.

For more information contact Megan S. Shannon at mshannon@nmsu.edu.

Insurance Open Forum sponsored by Employee Council

Human Resources will present on the topic of insurance. Join Employee Council at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March17, Pete V. Domenici Hall Room 109. They look forward to seeing you and starting a great conversation. This event also will be offered online for employees who are unable to attend in person.

For more information call 575-646-4524.

NMSU in Ireland Information Session to be held March 18

Dreaming of a month abroad in one of the most beautiful places in Europe while earning 6 credits as well as having one of your Viewing the Wider World requirements waived? The NMSU in Ireland Information Session is scheduled from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Business Complex, Room 204. Pizza and refreshments will be provided by the Office of Education Abroad.

Join Winnie Lee with the Department of International Business as well as staff from the Office of Education Abroad to learn more about NMSU?s partnership with Maynooth University, home to the most comprehensive International Summer School in Ireland. Participating students in the summer program will have the opportunity to take International Business 351 with NMSU?s Winnie Lee plus an additional 3 credits in Anthropology, Economics, English, Geography, History, Irish History and Culture, Religion and Computer Science instructed by Maynooth University faculty.

The program includes practical field trips and tutorial workshops as well as packed nonacademic schedule consisting of on-campus Clubs and Society events with MU students, weekend and day trips to world famous attractions, cultural and historical areas of interest across Ireland, introductory classes and workshops in Irish music, dance, sports and culture.

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

FSA-RMR Office Information Session and PCard Receipt Destruction Training March 19

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) office will conduct an information session from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Senate Chamber Room 302, in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, retention requirements, PCard receipt destruction and more. A Go-To Meeting for our out-of-town users, who are unable to attend our session at Main campus, will be offered at the same time as our live session. If you need assistance for the Go-To Meeting, please contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

For more information or to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Fred Lillibridge retiring from DACC

Fred Lillibridge, associate vice president for accreditation, compliance and planning at Dońa Ana Community College, will be retiring. The college will hold a retirement reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the DACC Student Resources Building Commons Area located on the East Mesa Campus.

For more information contact Irene Montoya at imontoya@dacc.nmsu.edu or 527-7510.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Get to Know Your Computer will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. The cost is $139. Get your computing skills up to speed. Learn to navigate and manage files/folders. Create word processing documents and drawings. Customize your computer settings, browse the internet and much more in this fun, hands-on workshop.

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

NMSU rodeo remains on top in spring opener

New Mexico State University men?s rodeo team took the top spot this weekend at the Cochise College Rodeo in Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Taking first place in more than half of the events, NMSU beat out the competition by 90 points.

?The Fort Huachuca rodeo is always a good one because we are able to go on base and give the military and their families a good show. I am very proud of the team,? NMSU rodeo coach Jim Brown said. ?Their preparation and competitiveness always pay off at the end of each rodeo.?

This was the first spring semester rodeo for the team.