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NMSU Hotline — April 13, 2015

Salon Discovery will highlight NMSU experts on Ebola, Oppenheimer and art

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A historian, a biologist and an art gallery director at New Mexico State University will share their perspectives on topics ranging from art to Ebola to J. Robert Oppenheimer during the second Salon Discovery. ?The Salon Discovery series provides opportunities for some of our outstanding faculty and staff to share their expertise on current, relevant and intriguing topics,? said NMSU Provost Dan Howard. ?This is an opportunity for others at the university, as well as the broader Las Cruces-area community, to become more knowledgeable about a variety of topics in an informal setting.?

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Campus Announcements

Resume writing workshop to be held Tuesday

"Resume Advanced Techniques 2.0" will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. Find out how keywords can land you that important internship, cooperative education or full-time job. In this workshop, you'll learn about buzzwords, power verbs and how to tailor your skills and experience for each position.

For more information, contact Career Services at 575-646-1631 or email careers@nmsu.edu.

NMSU campus to host three themed meals in two days

Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant will present ?Taste of Ecuador? in cooperation with Go Teachers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. In addition to cultural information, decor and music, enjoy pork sancocho, fritada de dhancho with marinated pork, corn cobettes, potato-cheese patties, hominy, pickled red onion and fried sweet plantains, along with flan de coco and torta de hojas. More information about ?Taste of Ecuador? is available at http://on.fb.me/1CA3bhf.

Break away from Tax Day with an exotic ?Hawaiian Luau? Bistro Buffet complete with grilled chicken marinated with shoyu, garlic, ginger and citrus juices; juicy slow-cooked Kalua pork; roasted vegetable skewers with squash, zucchini, peppers and tomatoes; Hawaiian macaroni salad with carrots, onions, celery and mayonnaise; King?s Hawaiian rolls; steamed white rice; pineapple upside-down cake; coconut haupia (sweet Polynesian custard dessert); and a non-alcoholic beverage for $10.99 plus tax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the Stan Fulton Athletic Center?s 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. Free public parking available. Join the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/292651980937316/ to receive a reminder for this event.

That same evening, Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant will host a Relay for Life Informational Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring foods that are naturally purple in color. The menu will be posted at http://on.fb.me/1sgZkSq once it becomes available.

Cash, credit, debit, Aggie Cash and Aggie Dining Dollars accepted at both locations.

For more information, call 575-646-4801.

Invite friends to this season?s Faculty/Staff Golf League

NMSU faculty and staff, active or retired, are once again invited to join the NMSU Faculty/Staff Golf League. Play begins Tuesday, April 14, with a 5:30 p.m. shotgun start at the NMSU Golf Course, located at 3000 Herb Wimberly Drive. League play will consist of nine holes. Weekly prizes will be given out with fellowship, drinks and appetizers to follow at The Player?s Grill, located inside the clubhouse. Players are welcome to invite friends, family and business acquaintances to share in this Aggie experience.

For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Jason White at 575-646-4867 or Cary C.S. Hamilton at 575-520-4204.

Red to Green Money Management Program teaches financial literacy

New Mexico State University?s Red to Green Money Management Program and Career Services will host their annual Financial Literacy Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union.

The event, sponsored in part by Wells Fargo and the NMSU President?s Office, is part of a national initiative to increase personal finance knowledge and raise awareness about its importance, especially during the month of April, Financial Literacy Month.

This issue is especially important for students taking out loans or those accumulating credit card debts, as they are often not properly educated on the consequences and fiscal responsibility that go along with managing their finances.

?When you?re young, the thought of tomorrow is: ?I?ve got plenty of time.? But if you aren?t paying attention to how much money you?re borrowing, you become trapped by some choices you made at a very young age that may impact you for the rest of your life,? said Roseanne Bensley, associate director of Career Services and Financial Literacy Fair event coordinator.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/10998/nmsu-red-to-green-money-management-program-educates-students-on-financial-literacy

Geological Sciences colloquium set for Wednesday

The Department of Geological Sciences will hold a colloquium by Mihai Ducea, of the University of Arizona, titled "The Origin and Significance of High Flux Magmatic Events in Subduction Settings" from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Gardiner Hall, room 230.

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

NM State Philharmonic Orchestra concert to be held Wednesday

The New Mexico State University Music Department will present the New Mexico State Philharmonic Orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in the Atkinson Recital Hall, located in the NMSU Music Building. Selections to be performed will be ?Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437? by Johann Strauss; ?Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op. 44? by Antonin Dvorak; ?Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183/173dB? by W. A. Mozart; and ?ASEAN Medley,? arranged by Prateep S. MA BA LRSM.

The performance also will include selections from the opera ?Serse,? by G. F. Handel, featuring soloists from the Dona Ana Lyric Opera. Admission is free.

For more information, call 575-646-2304.

?Consider the Conversation? to air on KRWG on National Healthcare Decisions Day

In preparation for the upcoming New Mexico State University Dean?s Health Symposium, a documentary, ?Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief and Comfort,? will air at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 16, on KRWG during National Healthcare Decisions Day.

The College of Health and Social Services will host its second Dean?s Health Symposium in Las Cruces on May 1. This year?s one-day seminar, ?A Beautiful Death: What will you choose?? will be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at http://health.nmsu.edu/2015-deans-health-symposium/.

?Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief and Comfort? is an Emmy-nominated film by Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal that examines the challenges surrounding end-of-life discussions.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11040/consider-the-conversation-to-air-on-krwg-on-national-healthcare-decisions-day

CLABS presentation on Cuba to be held Thursday

Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a lecture by Alsion Newby from the Department of Sociology at NMSU at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16. Her presentation is titled ?Cuba's Capitalist Revolution.?

Even before the December announcement that the U.S. and Cuba would work toward reestablishing diplomatic relations, Cuban society was experiencing tremendous socioeconomic change. Real estate and automobiles can now be bought and sold, and it is estimated that 20 percent of the workforce is officially employed in what would be considered the private sector. Yet, these transformations are not of equal benefit to all; many small businesses fail, and the great majority of Cubans have little to no access to the benefits of the new economy.

Based on data from six months of field work and interviews with small business owners in Havana during the fall of 2014, this presentation will provide a ?view from the street? of socioeconomic change in Cuba, including the various obstacles to private sector development.

For more information, contact gabyf@nmsu.edu.

Domenici Institute accepting student panelist nominations through April 30

NMSU?s Domenici Institute for Public Policy invites faculty and administrators to nominate students for the opportunity to serve as panelists at the 2015 Domenici Public Policy Conference, Sept. 16 to 17, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Of the nominations received from universities across the state, just 20 students will be selected to form the panel and they are the only audience members allowed to question the conference?s array of world-class speakers.

The conference themes include aging U.S. infrastructure, regional economic development, and U.S. energy independence. As policy matters affect all citizens, students from any discipline are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Nominations must be made online via the Domenici Conference website, http://domenici.nmsu.edu/domenici-public-policy-conference-2015/student-panelists-program, where a short nomination form and a full description of the program can be found. In addition to the faculty/administrator nomination, students are encouraged to submit a brief letter of interest outlining why they?d like to participate as a panelist. Nominees who provide this additional insight into their conference goals will be given first consideration. Nominations and student letters must be received by April 30.

For more information regarding the program, contact Sara Patricolo, Domenici Institute program manager, at 575-646-2066 or spatrico@nmsu.edu.

Crimson Creations is now serving French-pressed coffee

Crimson Creations is now serving French-pressed coffee. The specialty-grade, 100 percent Arabica coffee is packaged by ACES in the Hole Foods students for home consumption and is also served every day down in the store for $2.50 per cup.

The coffee is sold as whole beans ($12.50 for a 12-ounce bag) to preserve the freshness of the coffee, and can be ground for you. The current roast is a Guatemalan medium roast with lots of flavor.

If you would like to be added to their mailing list, email crimsoncreations@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Spiritual Center available for reflection

The NMSU Spiritual Center is open to the campus community from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. as an accessible space for faculty, staff and students to use for reflection. Special events and meetings also can be scheduled in the center.

Student groups can use the facility for $100 for two hours and university departments for $200 for two hours. There is no charge to use the Spiritual Center for campus religious services. Campus organizations can schedule up to 30 days in advance for regularly occurring meetings or services.

The center also is available for private use by students, faculty and staff as well as the general public. Individuals interested in scheduling weddings and other similar special events can book the center up to a year in advance.

To schedule an event at the Spiritual Center, contact Conference Services at 575-646-4805 or fill out a Request for Use Form at http://conference.nmsu.edu/facility-request-form/.

More information about the Spiritual Center is available at http://conference.nmsu.edu/.

Summer camp available at School for Young Children

NMSU School for Young Children will host its second annual summer camp from June 1 through July 30. There is a registration fee of $50 and a fee of $450 per month for full-day campers and $300 per month for half-day campers.

For more information, contact Christina Ruybal at 575-312-2581 or tinaruybal@gmail.com or Debbie Parks at 915-526-2420 or dparks@nmsu.edu.

DACC Customized Training class covers getting organized

"It?s All about Prioritizing and Organizing" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 6. The cost is $139. Time is money, the saying goes, and a lot of it gets lost in disorganization and disruption. This workshop will help you organize and prioritize for greater workplace efficiency. Learn the power of change, planning, setting a ritual, the fours D's and STING. Get out of your mental rut, discover new ways of doing things and feel more in control of your life.

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

Summer 2015 Community Education Course Catalog now available

Many courses are available in the summer 2015 DACC Community Education course catalog, which can be viewed at http://dacc.nmsu.edu/comed/documents/2015-summer-community-education-catalog.pdf.

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

NMSU announces summer research opportunity recipients

NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences is giving two of its students the opportunity to spend the summer conducting biomedical research at top institutions through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Through a grant with NMSU, the HHMI supports scientific education on campus and invites the university to nominate up to two students for their Exceptional Summer Research Opportunities Program.

The selection of Alejandra Lerma, a dual major in animal science and biology, and Lindsay Redman, a biochemistry student, marks the first time both students nominated by NMSU have been accepted into the program.

?I am really looking forward for this experience, which I am sure is going to make me a more educated researcher,? Lerma said. ?I am very grateful to HHMI for opening up this opportunity and I am committed to making the most of it.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11028/nmsu-announces-summer-research-opportunity-recipients