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NMSU Hotline — April 23, 2015

NMSU Women Studies alumna works to promote equality within New Mexico

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A passion for social justice issues inspired Myra Llerenas to enroll in the Women Studies Program at New Mexico State University. Now, the College of Arts and Sciences alumna has a promising career at Equality New Mexico, a statewide nonprofit organization that works on behalf of the LGBTQ community toward a ?fair and inclusive New Mexico.?

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100 West Cafe features 'Coast-to-Coast' cuisine this week

100 West Café will feature a variety of "Coast-to-Coast"-style Cuisine. The buffet lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The menu for today and Thursday will be Chef?s Choice ? a great surprise to all. 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 this week will be cheddar-leek soup, white salad with fennel and orange, poached chicken with tarragon, grilled trout with tomato butter sauce, pasta quattro formaggi with your choice of toffee caramel flan or mixed berry feuilletees. 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.

NMSU Aggies Go Global students learn about water issues in India

Ten New Mexico State University students and a public health faculty member had an eye-opening experience over spring break last month during a visit to northern India to learn about water issues there, and Friday the students will share their experience with others.

The students? 10-day trip was part of an expedition organized by Aggies Go Global and UBELONG, a Washington, D.C.-based international volunteering and learning organization. The students traveled to India over spring break with Gary Lowe, who is also the coordinator of Aggies Go Global. The students were joined by Sue Forster-Cox, an associate professor and online program coordinator in the College of Health and Social Services, and her husband, a retired hydrologist.

Several students will be speaking about their trip during the Global Aggie Coffee Hour from 4-5 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the Senate Chambers inside of the Garcia Annex.


President of Seidel Technologies to present lecture for Verge Series

NMSU?s College of Engineering welcomes Frank Seidel, president of Seidel Technologies, as the fourth speaker in the spring Verge Fund Lecture Series in Innovation, Ventures and Entrepreneurship. His presentation, titled ?Startup Creation in Today?s Economy,? will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 24, in Thomas and Brown Hall, room 104. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Seidel has been a drilling engineer for 33 years, and involved in projects that include construction and drilling. He has held engineering and management positions with Amoco Production Company, Burlington Resources, Canetic Resources and El Paso E&P before he started a project management company in 2009. His engineering experience includes first horizontal wells in Austin Chalk, Texas; innovations in coalbed methane drilling techniques and conventional air drilling techniques in San Juan Basin, New Mexico; optimization of drilling techniques in Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and development of unconventional resource gas in the Haynesville, Niobrara and Bakken shale formations.

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

Second annual NMSU Department of Art Open House to be held Friday

The Department of Art at New Mexico State University will host its second annual open house event from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, in D.W. Williams Hall, the University Art Gallery and Wells Hall. The department will open its doors to everyone from the community and beyond. Visitors will be encouraged to explore the facilities, meet graduate students, view the work that the students have been making, and see some art-making demonstrations.

Exhibitions across the campus will be open during the event, including the MFA and BFA Thesis Exhibitions. Also, the ceramics, jewelry, printmaking and photo students will have work available for sale to support student travel and research.

The open house is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be served.

For more information, contact Motoko Furuhashi at motoko@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1705 or visit http://artdepartment.nmsu.edu/openhouse/.

Take the 2015 Faculty, and Staff Information Technologies Survey

If you have not already done so, take the ICT Faculty and Staff Information Technologies Survey 2015 by May 10. NMSU Information and Communication Technologies would like to ask for your feedback. The survey deadline has been extended to May 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Visit http://studenttech.nmsu.edu for the IT Survey link and for more information on taking the survey online.

Help NMSU/DACC TeamDiscovery Raise Funds for the March of Dimes

NMSU and DACC have formed a team to raise money and participate in the March for Babies on Saturday, April 25, at Albert Johnson Park near Branigan Library, at 200 E. Picacho Ave.

The March of Dimes helps mothers have healthy pregnancies and researches problems that threaten the health of babies. The money raised for the March for Babies will support lifesaving research, services, education and advocacy that help babies, including future Aggies, get a healthy start.

You can walk with the NMSU/DACC team, but you don?t have to walk. You can provide your support and assist in the fundraising. You will get an NMSU/DACC TeamDiscovery T-shirt if you raise or donate just $25 or more.

Visit http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/NMSUDACC and show NMSU?s support for babies and future Aggies.

For more information, contact Aggie Saltman at aggie@nmsu.edu or Brad Mazdra at bmazdra@nmsu.edu.

Free Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) Program

A free, six-part workshop will begin April 29. The Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) Program is for people with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, cancer, chronic pain, high blood pressure or anxiety. Participants will learn how to manage their chronic illness through self-care and leading a healthy lifestyle. Examples of topics the program will cover are pain management, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, the importance of medications and how to improve communication with doctors, family and friends. Build new relationships and learn new skills to help you live a healthier life. Appropriate for adults with disabilities. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend too.

Class will meet from noon to 2:30 p.m. April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3, at the Southern Area Health Education Center NMSU. Sponsored by New Mexico Department of Health and NMSU Southern Area Health Education Center.

For more information or to sign up, call 575-646-3061 or email algross@nmsu.edu. Space is limited.

Retirement reception planned for Ben Woods

NMSU President Garrey Carruthers cordially invites you to a retirement reception for Special Adviser to the President Ben Woods in honor of his 25 years of service to New Mexico State University.

The reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Fulton Athletics Center, 3rd Floor Villanueva Victory Club. Attire is business casual.

RSVP by Monday, May 7, by calling 575-646-5085 or emailing presevents@nmsu.edu.

NM Youth Ranch Management Camp application deadline is May 1

Since 2011, 80 young people have had a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp.

An enthusiastic group of instructors from New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service and the picturesque landscape of the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico created a unique event for the future ranch and natural resource managers.

With this year?s deadline of May 1 just around the corner, it?s time for the 2015 campers to be selected for the five-day camp that will be held May 31 to June 5 at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

?We are proud to offer this one-of-a-kind program for the future cattle producers of our state,? said Jon Boren, Cooperative Extension Service director. ?The collaboration between our Extension specialists, county Extension agents and members of the ranching industry has provided an opportunity for the youth to see the many aspects of managing a ranch and natural resources.?


'Haunted America Suite' CD release concert to be held May 6

Celeste and Jim Shearer will perform a special free concert of new music for French horn, tuba and piano at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at the NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall as part of a CD release celebration of their new classical project, ?The Haunted America Suite.?

The CD, which is on the Summit Records label, will be available for sale at the event. The concert will also feature UTEP faculty pianist Dena Kay Jones. Works on the concert will include pieces commissioned by the Shearers, including ?The Haunted America Suite,? by NMSU alumnus Justin Raines, ?Faraway, Nearby,? by NMSU Music Department Head Lon W. Chaffin, and ?Suite for Horn, Tuba and Piano,? by noted Arkansas composer Lester Pack. Also featured on the concert will be a work for solo horn and piano titled ?Why/Because,? by award-winning composer James Grant.

For more information about the concert, contact Jim Shearer at 575-646-2601 or jshearer@nmsu.edu.

NMSU offers network security fundamentals short course

New Mexico State University?s Engineering NM Resource Network invites network administrators and information technology professionals to attend a 15-hour short course on network security fundamentals. The course will provide participants with the knowledge required to protect their network infrastructure by detecting and preventing network intrusions; recognizing, analyzing and preserving network evidence; and using vulnerability assessment methods.

Led by engineering technology assistant professor Matt Presser, the course will include a mixture of instructor-led activities and exercises. Participants will learn to secure network infrastructure and respond to various situations built within scenarios to simulate network attacks. Upon completion, participants will be able to identify various security procedures that can be implemented to decrease the potential for malicious attack or intrusion.

The two-week short course will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, May 11 to May 22. The cost is $350 and the course will be held in the Foreman Engineering Complex, room 315.

The Engineering New Mexico Resource Network is part of the NMSU College of Engineering.

For more information or to register, visit http://nmsunetworksecurity.eventbrite.com.

NMSU undergraduate students accepted for internship at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Undergraduate students Tyler Chavez (Genetics and Biotechnology), Evan Harris (Genetics), Domonique Hernandez (Public Health), Cindy Yeh (Genetics and Biotechnology) and Garrett Overcast (Biochemistry) were accepted for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle as part of the Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research.

This nine-week internship will provide mentorship and research experience under the guidance of faculty mentors. Students will attend professional development workshops, research seminars and social activities like attending a Mariner?s baseball game at Safeco Field, and at the conclusion of the internship, students will present their research findings at a competitive poster session.

For more information about their program, visit http://cancer.nmsu.edu. For more information contact Lené Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu.