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NMSU Hotline — April 14, 2015

NMSU?s College of Ag Outstanding Senior is paving her path to success

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?Everything just fell into place,? said Jacqueline Alford, graduate student majoring in ruminant nutrition, about her undergraduate years at New Mexico State University. Alford did not grow up on a ranch or spend much time with livestock until she came to NMSU after spending a year at Texas State University.

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Campus Announcements

Dean of Students office to be closed today

The Dean of Students, Student Judicial Services and Greek Affairs offices will be closed today to facilitate moving locations within Corbett Center. The offices will be moving to their new location on the 2nd floor Room 207.

Individuals may call the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management office at 646-5089, or stop by their office located in the Ed Services Building to leave information for the Dean of Students, Student Judicial Services or Greek Affairs during the closure.

Red to Green Money Management Workshop to be held April 14

The Red to Green Money Management Workshop First Time Home Buyers will be held from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Pete V. Domenici Hall Room 106. Home buying is a big step. Come find out what you'll need to know as you prepare to make the jump, and hear what local industry professionals have to say about it.

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

For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, sign up for their social media to receive updates. They are on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

100 West Cafe Featuring Bavarian/German-style cuisine this week

100 West Café will serve a variety of Bavarian/German-style cuisine this week. The buffet lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The menu for April 14 and April 16 will be tossed salad, wiener schnitzel, German fried potatoes, braised cabbage and for dessert, fried potato cake with apple sauce. All lunches are $10 and patrons will be allowed one return trip through the line.

Ala Carte lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The menu for April 15 and 17 will be potato and leek soup, Bavarian cucumber salad, Bavarian roasted chicken, Schweinebraten German pork roast, German style pasta and the sides will be potatoes and cabbage along with your choice of peach Kuchen or gingerbread cake 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.

Spring Plant Sale to be held this week

The Chile Pepper Institute will have its annual Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today to Friday, April 17, at the Fabian Garcia Horticulture Science Center located at 118 West University Ave. A large selection of chile pepper, tomato, eggplant and herb plants will be available for $4 per plant. All proceeds go toward funding the Institute?s student employees and NMSU?s Chile Pepper Breeding Endowed Chair.

For more information call 575-646-3028 or email hotchile@nmsu.edu.

Employee Council-sponsored open forum to be held Wednesday

Employee Council invites all staff and faculty to participate in a council-sponsored open forum on the NMSU budget for 2015-16, to be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Domenici Hall Room 109. Chancellor Garrey Carruthers will be joined by Senior Vice President Angela Throneberry in a discussion of how enrollment trends, legislation from the recently concluded session, and actions at the recent Regents? meeting have impacted the coming year?s instruction and general budget for the university.

Employees who cannot attend in person are invited to join a webcast of the forum via this link: http://panopto.nmsu.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=d7b4595d-55be-4325-b6e4-378f8038bf41; webcast attendees will have the same opportunities to ask questions as those personally present.

Upcoming training sessions offered through CLPD

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

Introduction to Business Reporting Using IBM Cognos will be held April 15. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005558.

WEAVE Online Assessment System will be held April 16. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000006416.

New Employee Orientation will be held April 20. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007021.

Creating Electronic Journal Vouchers will be held April 21. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005576.

Open Lab - Web-based Training Help Session will be held April 22. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007036.

Banner 8 Student System will be held April 22. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000007120.

Understanding Student Data Reports - II (Cognos) will be held April 23. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000005544

Just-In-Time Performance Evaluation Webinar will be held April 24. To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=virtc000000000001907

For additional training opportunities and related information, visit website at http://training.nmsu.edu/.

Pass-in-Review, NMSU annual ROTC ceremony, to be held April 16

This year?s New Mexico State University Air Force and Army ROTC Pass-in-Review will include a flyby from a vintage World War II aircraft, at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Hadley Field on the NMSU Horseshoe.

The purpose of the annual Pass-in-Review was to parade the forces before the commander general to indicate the troop's readiness to go into battle. Now in its 113th year, the tradition is a formal military ceremony that displays the strength and unity of a detachment, as well as promoting teamwork and pride within an organization.

The featured silver AT-6 Texan was built more than 60 years ago and was used to prepare pilots to fly fighters, bombers and other combat aircraft.

?We only do this once a year, so it's a great opportunity for our university and local community to come out and see a traditional military parade right here in Las Cruces,? said Lt. Col. Ira Cline. ?These cadets (future lieutenants) are impressive. They're earning undergraduate degrees from a wide variety of fields including engineering, criminal justice, nursing, business, history, chemistry, while simultaneously honing their leadership skills as they prepare to lead soldiers and airmen the day after they graduate. I'm very proud of them.?


NMSU to host 'Education Beyond Borders: Tearing Down Walls' symposium

Las Cruces residents and New Mexico State University students, staff and faculty will have an opportunity to network, engage and learn about multicultural education during the ?Education Beyond Borders: Tearing Down Walls? symposium next week.

The free symposium, which is hosted by the College of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Critical Multicultural Educators Graduate Student Organization, will be from 2-7 p.m. April 17 in Room 104 of O?Donnell Hall, 1220 Stewart Street on the NMSU campus.

This year?s symposium will feature keynote speaker Loui Reyes, dean of NMSU?s Graduate School. Reyes became the school?s dean last month.

The symposium will focus on deconstructing and reconstructing the role of education as seen through the eyes of local and international professors and students at NMSU, said Armando Altamirano, Curriculum and Instruction graduate assistant and director of the Critical Multicultural Educators Organization.


College of Engineering welcomes assistant professor as third lecturer in Verge Series

NMSU?s College of Engineering welcomes Luke Nogales, assistant professor at New Mexico State University and enterprise adviser at Arrowhead Center, as a speaker in the spring Verge Fund Lecture Series in Innovation, Ventures and Entrepreneurship. His presentation entitled ?Aggie Innovation Fellows Create Value on Campus? will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 17, in Thomas and Brown Hall Room 104. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Nogales worked as an innovator at Procter & Gamble before securing a position at NMSU. At Procter & Gamble, he worked in the Disruptive Innovation Department and the New Business Creation Organization, both part of the baby care business unit. While in the New Business Creation organization, he developed products and helped pioneer new business models for rural consumers in Africa and eco-conscious affluent consumers in North America.

While working full-time at Procter & Gamble, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Nogales went to Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where he received a master?s degree in production design and development. He received a bachelor?s in mechanical engineering technology from New Mexico State University.

For more information, contact Spyros Angelis at 575-646-2975 or loky@nmsu.edu.

NMSU International Club members to host Fashion and Talent Show Saturday

Students from New Mexico State University?s International Club will be showing off their talents Saturday during the club?s Fashion and Talent Show.

The show will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday April 18 at the Farmers and Crafts Market of Las Cruces, on Main Street near the Branigan Cultural Center in Downtown Las Cruces.

The fashion and talent show will feature nine performances from students all over the world, including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Ecuador. Donations will be accepted at the event and will be used towards the club?s activities next semester. Activities include a tour of the city for new international students.

The club?s president, Monica Manzur, said the club helps students from other countries find their way around campus and Las Cruces, and gives them opportunities to meet new people and find a home away from home.


19th Annual Multicultural Research Symposium to be held April 23

The Counseling and Educational Psychology departments will hold the 19th Annual Multicultural Research Symposium April 23, in O'Donnell Hall, Room 111. Presentations by CEP doctoral students will be held at 4:30 p.m. The keynote address will be held at 6 p.m. with CE credits available. And a reception and poster presentations will be held at 7 p.m.

The keynote address will be given by Kevin Washington (Mwata Kairi), Ph.D. Washington is a licensed psychologist as well as an academician, who has served as a behavioral consultant for Essence Magazine, Black Entertainment Television (BET) News, and many other national and international organizations. Currently, he is the President-elect of the Association of Black Psychologists. As a Fulbright-Hays scholar Kevin researched the impact of socializing institutions on the healing or restructuring of post-apartheid South Africa (Azania). Not only does he work on healing the psycho-spiritual wounds that are present within people as a result of Cultural Trauma in general he continues developing healing paradigms for persons of African ancestry who have been impacted by Persistent Enslavement Systemic Trauma (PEST). This work is critical to his advancing of Ubuntu Psychology.

For more information contact Eve Adams at 646-1142.

Information Technologies (IT) Survey 2015 feedback sought

NMSU Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) would like to ask for your feedback through their Information Technologies (IT) Survey 2015. Students will have an opportunity to sign-up for a drawing with a chance to win one of the following prizes ? $10 Starbuck?s Gift Card (five available), iPad Mini, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. The survey will be available for students, faculty and staff online from 8:30 a.m. March 30 until 11:59 p.m. April 18.

Visit http://studenttech.nmsu.edu for the IT Survey link and for more information on taking the survey online or at one of their convenient IT survey table locations.

Registration open for STEM Outreach Center's free summer camps

Registration is now open for the STEM Outreach Center?s free Summer Camps. Camps are available to students who are completing fifth grade this May, up through eighth grade. Various STEM themed camps are available, with topics in creative robotics and circuitry, green screen media, and more.

Visit the STEM Outreach Center?s website at www.stemoutreach-nm.org and look under ?Special Events? to get detailed camp descriptions, schedule, and registration information. Space is limited so sign up today.

Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz awarded the 2015 Voices Rising Fellowship

New Mexico State University alum Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz has been awarded the 2015 Voices Rising Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. The fellowship is ?given in honor of women writers of color such as Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Zora Neale Hurston, whose voices have inspired so many.? The fellowship covers the cost of a month-long residency at the center and proves a $2,000 stipend.

The Vermont Studio Center provides ?studio residencies honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form.? The center is the largest residency program in the United States serving international writer and artists.

Mintz writes fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in various online and print journals, in over thirty anthologies and on coffee cans and mugs. During her residency, Mintz will work on a short story collection dealing with the incarceration of Black girls during juvenile justice reform.

Mintz is a part-time writing instructor at Dona Ana Community College.

For more information contact Gwendolyn Mintz at 575-644-0512.

NMSU?s Family and Child Sciences Undergraduate program receives NCFR CFLE approval

New Mexico State University?s Family and Child Sciences undergraduate program has received the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation from the National Council on Family Relations, meaning program graduates now qualify to complete an abbreviated CFLE application process.

The designation also means students will same time and money over taking the CFLE exam.

?This is a goal I?ve had for a long time,? said Esther Devall, head of the Family and Child Science Department in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. ?It?s an important credential in our filed.?

Devall also said the designation will also help students be more competitive in the job market.