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NMSU Hotline — April 16, 2015

Donald B. Pope-Davis named dean of NMSU?s College of Education

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A longtime educator with a background in psychology and diversity has been named dean of New Mexico State University?s College of Education after a national search.

Donald B. Pope-Davis? first day at NMSU will be July 15. He succeeds current dean Michael A. Morehead, who will retire from NMSU on July 31.

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Campus Announcements

Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium to be held today

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research colloquium by Katja Michael of the Chemistry Department at University of Texas at El Paso, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Chemistry Building, Room 153. The title of the lecture is "Photochemical Synthesis of Peptides and Synthesis of Trypanosoma Cruzi Cell Surface Saccharides."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

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

100 West Cafe 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 today will be tossed salad, wiener schnitzel, German fried potatoes, braised cabbage and for dessert, fried potato cake with applesauce. All lunches are $10 and patrons will be allowed one return trip through the line.

A la carte lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The menu for Friday will be potato and leek soup, Bavarian cucumber salad, Bavarian roasted chicken, schweinebraten German pork roast and German-style pasta, and the sides will be potatoes and cabbage along with your choice of peach kuchen or gingerbread cake for dessert. A la 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 575-646-5995.

Student Success Center workshop on public speaking to be held Friday

A public speaking workshop will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, in Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225 on the second floor. Become aware of the ?Do?s and Don?ts? of public speaking. Learn and discuss strategies and techniques to help you control anxiety and become a better public speaker.

For more information, contact Michelle Adames at micsaenz@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3136, or visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu.

Cover letter writing workshop offered Friday

Learn how to create a cover letter that shares your relevant skills and abilities to effectively network with potential employers at a free cover letter writing workshop from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, in Domenici Hall, Room 006.

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

NMSU to host premiere of child abuse documentary Friday

The public is invited to attend one of two public screenings of a documentary that focuses on child abuse and neglect in New Mexico and features two experts from New Mexico State University.

The screening of ?Everyone?s Business: Protecting Our Children,? will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the Yates Theater of Domenici Hall, 3014 McFie Circle on the NMSU campus. The event is free and open to the public. The film is 30 minutes long and will be followed by a short question-and-answer session.

Esther Devall, head of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, is featured in the documentary along with Shelly Bucher, who heads the Southwest Region National Child Protection Training Center at NMSU.


NMSU dance program to host concert this weekend

A variety of dance styles, from foxtrot to samba, will be featured during the New Mexico State University DanceSport Company?s ?Rhythm Nights: Monomyth? concert this weekend.

Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Rentfrow Gym, 3165 Williams Ave. General admission tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, and table seating tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Six-person tables are available for $72. Tickets for children 12 and younger are $5 on Sunday.

Under the direction of assistance dance professor Hannah Cole, performers will explore Joseph Campbell?s ?The Hero?s Journey? pattern narrative.


NMSU, LCPS to host school-community garden volunteer day at MacArthur Elementary School

Students, teachers and parents at a Las Cruces elementary school will debut a school-community garden Saturday with the help of New Mexico State University?s College of Education professor Azadeh Osanloo, the Stan Fulton Chair for the Improvement of Border and Rural Schools.

Osanloo is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration.

The MacArthur garden volunteer day will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at MacArthur Elementary School, 665 4th Street. Volunteers will include parents, family members, students, teachers and administrators, including MacArthur Principal Carla Ragan, along with Home Depot employees, members of NMSU?s Service Learning for Educational Distinction (SLED) program, and NMSU Student Regent Amanda Lopez Askin.


Model U.N. team hosts Color Run on Saturday

The New Mexico State University Model United Nations team will host a 5k and 10k MUN Color Run Saturday, April 18, proceeds of which will benefit the Dress the Child nonprofit program. Check-in and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run starts at 8 at the corner of Stewart Street and Arrowhead Drive on the NMSU campus.

Registration is $15 for the 5k event or $20 for the 10k event in advance or at the event, and includes a T-shirt, prizes and a Fun Zone with vendors providing activities for children.

To register in advance, visit shopcart.nmsu.edu/shop/govt. For more information, visit mun.nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host annual Educators? Job Fair

Career Services at New Mexico State University will hold its 41st annual Educators? Job Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 20, and from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 21, at the NMSU Pan American Center.

?The event will provide graduating NMSU education students and experienced professionals an opportunity to interview with multiple school districts located throughout the region and the across the U.S.,? said Elizabeth Ortega, Educators? Job Fair coordinator at NMSU Career Services. ?The job fair has been one of the most effective recruiting forums in the Southwest and is set up for participants to have structured interviews with prospective school district employers.?

More than 65 diverse school districts from 13 states are expected to attend the fair. Anyone who qualifies for teacher credentials and is seeking a K-12 teaching position, or a support position, for the 2015-16 school year is encouraged to participate. The event is free and offered as a public service intended not only for NMSU education students but any teachers and education professionals interested in opportunities.


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 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 in 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.

Informal concert May 3 features contemporary dances

New Mexico State University dance alumni and seniors will present "Upturn: A Collection of Contemporary Dances," at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at NMSU's Rentfrow Gym. Emerging artists from the NMSU dance program will premiere several new works in an informal concert that is open to the public, with tickets available for $8 for students and $10 for adults.

In addition to the concert, a repertory workshop for young dancers is being offered. Dancers age 10 and up are invited to learn excerpts from each choreographer's work and perform what they learn in the show. The workshop will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, prior to the show. Cost for the workshop is $20 and includes the student performer's admission to the rest of the show. Tickets for friends and family of performers must be purchased separately.

For more information, contact Colette Kerwick at 505-920-4104.

NMSU history professor leaves mark as educator preserving African American heritage

Clarence Fielder, a dedicated heritage preservationist and long-time Las Cruces educator who spent 40 years as a history professor at New Mexico State University and more than 30 years as a public school teacher, passed away on Friday, April 3. He was 87 years old.

A visitation is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 17 at Phillips Chapel on the corner of Tornillo and Lucero streets. A Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 225 West Griggs in downtown Las Cruces. Internment will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 20 at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Born and raised in Las Cruces, Fielder graduated from NMSU in 1950 with a bachelor?s degree in business. In 1955, he earned a master?s degree in education from NMSU. A decorated Korean War veteran, he served as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star for gallantry in action, and later retired as a major in the Army Reserve.


NMSU-sponsored Head Start program accepting applications for 2015-16 school year

The Doņa Ana County Head Start program, sponsored by New Mexico State University, is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year.

Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that offers educational, medical, dental, nutritional, psychological and other services to families. To qualify, children must be 3-5 years old and their families must meet federal income guidelines. The program encourages families with children who have a diagnosed developmental delay to apply. Children who are 4 years old before Sept. 1 are given priority.

To apply, parents must provide proof of income that shows total family income such as their 2014 tax return, three or more pay stubs, a written statement from their employer, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) documentation, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) scholarships, financial aid and I-20 Form if applicable. Parents should also take verification of the child?s age such as a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport or hospital record.


NMSU?s New Mexico Indian Livestock Days early registration deadline May 1

ALBUQUERQUE ? Cows are calving and the baby lambs are on their way. It must be time for New Mexico Indian Livestock Days.

New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service is hosting the annual event May 12 to 14 at Route 66 Casino and Hotel, west of Albuquerque on Interstate 40.

?Through the years, our Native American livestock producers have gained information at the Indian Livestock Days that has helped them to improve their herd and quality of meat produced, and to stay informed on vital issues,? said Kathy Landers, McKinley County Extension agricultural agent and chairperson for the one of the larger conferences hosted by NMSU Extension.


NMSU, UTEP join national organization to encourage women in computer science careers

Thirty years ago the number of women earning computer science degrees was nearly double what it is today. New Mexico State University and the University of Texas at El Paso have joined with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) to change that trend by encouraging more young women to choose careers in technology.

Thirty-seven young women from area high schools will be recognized for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology at an award ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 24 at Domenici Hall on the New Mexico State University campus.

?We are honored and excited to host this group of rising stars. All of these young women show incredible promise and creativity in the world of computer science and information technology,? said Rebecca Galves, NMSU coordinator for the Young Women in Computing program, who is also organizing the event.