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NMSU Hotline — April 2, 2015

A glance for what?s ahead: effects of environmental change on crucial wildlife habitat


Despite the chilling winter endured throughout the eastern half of the U.S. this year, scientists at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report that, globally, 2014 was the hottest year on record. Global temperatures are projected to continue getting hotter. Scientists throughout the world are investigating what the impacts of past and continued future climate change may be for various regions.

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Campus Announcements

Sunshine Week event planned today at Zuhl Library

The NMSU Library, NMSU Department of Journalism & Mass Communications, and NMSU alumnus Tim Parker will present "Police, Public and Press: Shining Light on Officer Shootings." The event will be held at 5 p.m. today on the third floor of Zuhl Library and will commemorate Sunshine Week, which celebrates the public's access to information, open records and open government.

The panel discussion will examine how open records laws have been affected with recent officer-involved shooting occurrences in our region. Panelists for the program are:

* New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) Executive Director Susan Boe
* Las Cruces Sun-News Opinion Page Editor Walter Rubel
* Dona Ana County District Attorney Mark D'Antonio
* Constitutional law expert and trial attorney Michael Stout
* Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office Capt. Michael Kinney
* NMSU Police Chief Stephen Lopez

The panel will be moderated by writer, photographer and lawyer Peter Goodman. With representation from open government advocates, the press, law enforcement and the legal system, the panel will offer a lively yet balanced and constructive discussion of perspectives. The audience is welcome to participate with questions and a reception with refreshments will follow the event.

Free parking will be available on the NMSU campus after 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Reference and Research Services Librarian and Sunshine Week Program Chair Paula Johnson at paulacj@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7251.

NMSU FCaMP spring yard sale is Saturday

The NMSU FCaMP spring yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at 950 Aliyah Road, in the North Valley area. Sale items include furniture, various housewares, small appliances/electronics, seasonal items, books and media, and much, much more. No early birds will be allowed on the premises prior to 9 a.m., and the sale will start promptly at that time.

For more information, contact FCaMP at fcamp@nmsu.edu.

Chemistry and Biochemistry student seminar to be held Tuesday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry student seminar for BCHE 540 will be presented by Roma Mukhopadhyay from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the Chemistry Building, room 153. The title of the thesis is "Role of Zinc in Aβ Clearance by Modulating ApoE-Aβ Complex in Alzheimer's Disease."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Red to Green Money Management workshop to be held Tuesday

The Red to Green Money Management workshop "Insurance: More Than a Gecko, a Lady, and Some Mayhem," will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in Pete V. Domenici Hall, room 106. Confused about insurance? Want to learn about the different types? Get your questions answered at this free workshop hosted by Red to Green Money Management.

To schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, email finlit@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1631.

For more information, check out the event on their Facebook page.

DACC Dual Credit staff available at high schools

In partnership with the Las Cruces Public Schools, the NMSU and DACC Dual Credit staff will be at area high schools on the following dates to assist students with the dual credit application and the course selection process for the 2015 Summer and Fall semesters:

Tuesday, April 7: NMSU and DACC at Mayfield High School
Wednesday, April 8: DACC at Rio Grande Preparatory Institute
Thursday and Friday, April 9 & 10: NMSU and DACC at Onate High School
Monday, April 13: NMSU and DACC at Centennial High School

For information about the NMSU-Las Cruces campus Dual Credit Program, visit http://prospective.nmsu.edu/dual-credit/index.html or contact Rebecca Chavez, dual credit coordinator, at 575-646-1055.

For DACC Dual Credit Program information, visit http://dacc.nmsu.edu/DualCredit
or contact the East Mesa office at 575-528-7256.

Seventh annual CAMP poster expo to be held April 8

The College Assistance Migrant Program will present its seventh annual Poster Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8, in Milton Hall, room 16. The event will highlight CAMP student experiences in research, study abroad and internships. Posters will be on display and students will illustrate their posters individually or as a group.

For more information, contact Sarah Gallegos at 575-646-5079 or sarahgal@nmsu.edu.

FAFSA Finishing Night to be held April 9

NMSU Financial Aid will host a FAFSA finishing night to provide students with personal assistance filling out the 2015-2016 FAFSA from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Zuhl Library Classroom 123. Financial Aid staff will be available for step-by-step help and can answer any financial aid questions.

Check out http://fa.nmsu.edu for more information regarding the FAFSA and other financial aid opportunities.

For more information, contact the NMSU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at 575-646-4105 or email financialaid@nmsu.edu.

College of Business to host 2015 Hall of Fame banquet April 10

Don Beasley, founder of Las Cruces accounting firm Beasley, Mitchell & Co. and a 1972 graduate of New Mexico State University, will be inducted this month into the NMSU College of Business Hall of Fame. In addition, the college will present the Traders Award to beloved emeritus faculty member Jim W. Nordkye and corporate supporter Citizens Bank of Las Cruces.

The induction ceremony and banquet takes place at 6 p.m. Friday, April 10 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. Established in 1997 by the College of Business, the Hall of Fame honors outstanding business college alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers.

Tickets are $100 and table sponsorships are $1,000. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Steven Romero at 575-646-7035 or stever@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Archives Lecture Series leads up to Founders Day April 10

Celebrating the heritage of New Mexico State University, NMSU Archives & Special Collections will host a series of lectures leading up the NMSU?s Founders Day April 10. Each lecture will be from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Milton Gallery on the fourth floor of the Branson Library.

State Historian Rick Hendricks will present ?Politics and Higher Education in Post-Statehood New Mexico? Monday, April 6. Kelly Allred, retired NMSU professor of range sciences, will present ?Early New Mexico Biologists Elmer O. Wooton and Paul Standley? Tuesday, April 7.

NMSU University Archivist Martha Shipman Andrews will speak on ?Brains, Integrity and Ambition: Recruiting Faculty to New Mexico?s Land-grant College? Wednesday, April 8. Walter G. Hines, NMSU alumnus from the Class of 1966, will present ?Early Athletics Programs at New Mexico State College? Thursday, April 9.

For more information, contact the NMSU Archives at 575-646-3839.

Parking lot partial closure planned during April

Facilities and Services personnel have identified repairs that need to be completed on the thermal storage tank on the south side of the Central Utility Plant. This 3,000,000-gallon chilled water storage tank is located underneath parking lot #59 and is used to store chilled water produced at night when electric rates are cheaper and used during the day when the cooling load is high.

This storage system contributes to the NMSU sustainability program and lowers our energy costs. As a result of these repairs, the south row of spaces on lot #59 will be closed to public parking from April 3 until approximately May 1. Handicapped parking spaces in this area will not be affected by this closure. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

For more information, contact Mark Blachford at 575-646-3192.

NMSU Student Leadership Awards applications are now being accepted

The Student Leadership Programs is now accepting applications for the NMSU Student Leadership Awards. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate student organizations as well as individual student leaders for a variety of award categories based on leadership and service to the NMSU campus community.

Applications are due April 19. For a full listing of the awards as well as online applications, visit http://leadership.nmsu.edu/nmsu-leadership-awards/.

For more information contact, Mark Baccei at 575-646-1722 or mbaccei@nmsu.edu.

Three 'Let's Talk Online Teaching' workshops available

The Online Course Improvement Program will hold the last few "Let?s Talk Online Teaching" workshops of the academic year. LTOTs are informal one-hour long lunchtime workshops, with lunch provided, facilitated by faculty from various colleges and departments. Each session covers a different topic related to online and blended teaching and learning. They are held in the Teaching Academy from noon to 1 p.m.

The dates and faculty presenters are:

April 20: John Mullen, Industrial Engineering
April 24: Jennifer Kreie, Accounting and Information Systems
April 30: Laura Madson and Yuliana Zaikman, Psychology

For more information on each event, visit teaching.nmsu.edu or email Miley Grandjean at mgrandje@nmsu.edu.

CTFM Student and Alumni Fashion Show to be held April 29

Six NMSU student designers and three alumni designers will host the Clothing, Textiles and Fashion Merchandizing Student & Alumni Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces. Spend the evening relaxing with your favorite Starbucks beverage as you watch your fellow Aggies showcase their creations on stage. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. All campus parking is free after 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call 575-646-4431.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education course "Wire Swirl Chandelier Earrings," learn the basic instruction on types of wire, fashion and design while making earring component parts of sterling silver wire, findings, beads and Swarovski crystals. Wear your earrings home. The class will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. The cost is $15.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training class offered

A training, "Workplace Violence" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. The cost is $139. Violence of any sort has many roots. Ninety-nine percent of the time, there are warning signs of workplace violence. This workshop will take a comprehensive look at workplace violence: how to prevent it on an individual and organizational level and how to respond to it if it does occur. Topics include warning signs of violence, Norman Keith?s nine components of a violence prevention program, stages of threat response, and incident response checklist.

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