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NMSU Hotline — July 10, 2015

NMSU College of Engineering Dean Ricardo Jacquez to retire this summer


After spending 34 years on the campus of New Mexico State University as a faculty member, Ricardo Jacquez is retiring at the end of July. He has been dean of the College of Engineering for the past five years.

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Campus Announcements

Chemistry and Biochemistry Ph.D. defense to be held Monday

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Ph.D. defense by Naveen Singh will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 13, in the Chemistry Building, Room 203. The title of the thesis is, ?Hypoxic regulation of Cytochrome P450 2S1 & its role in the metabolism of AQ4N for cancer therapy."

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Kimberly Lunar's DNP oral defense to be held July 13

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce the Doctoral of Nursing Practice scholarly project of Kimberly Lunar, RN titled ?Impact of an Educational Video Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention? that will be held at 8:15 a.m. July 13 in CHSS Room 226, Second Floor.

For more information call 575-646-7770.

DNP scholarly project defense to be held July 14

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Brooke Olson and Therese Hidalgo will formally defend their scholarly projects.

Olson will formally defend her scholarly project titled ?Implementing the AHRQ Toolkit for Preventing Pressure Ulcers in a Skilled Nursing Facility? before a committee comprised of Kristynia Robinson (chair), Teresa Keller, Anita Reinhardt and Anup Amatya at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, in CHSS Room 226. All are welcome to attend.

Therese Hidalgo will formally defend her scholarly project titled ?An Implementation And Evaluation Plan To Overcome Operational Barriers For School-Based Health Centers To Provide Adolescent Vaccines? before a committee comprised of Kristynia Robinson (chair), Teresa Keller, Linda Summers and Wanda Eastman at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, in CHSS Room 226
All are welcome to attend.

For more information call 575-646-7770.

Aggie Leadership Training Academy

Aggie Leadership Training Academy (ALTA) is a staff leadership certification program for mid-level and senior-level management. It?s designed to develop your leadership knowledge, skills and competencies, and help prepare you to move into higher level leadership positions at New Mexico State University.

The Center for Learning & Professional Development is accepting application packets for the Aggie Leadership Training Academy through July 23, 2015. The 2015 ALTA program begins September 2015 and runs through June 2016. Learn more about ALTA and how to apply at http://training.nmsu.edu/leadership/alta.

For questions or additional information related to the Aggie Leadership Training Academy please contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

Leadership programming for faculty and academic department heads is offered through the NMSU Teaching Academy.

For more information on the Advancing Leaders Program (ALP) and the Department Head Academy, visit http://teaching.nmsu.edu/ or contact Shawn Werner at 575-646-2583 or swerner@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Department of Art collaborates with Art Obscura Gallery

NMSU alumnus and gallery owner, Deret Roberts and his partner Abbey Carver are collaborating with students from this summer session's advanced painting and drawing class for an exhibit titled "A Square is a Square is a Square." The exhibit will open Saturday, July 11 beginning at 7 p.m. and will continue to show through Aug. 6. Each student was asked to produce a series of 16 small works either 4" x 4" or 6" x 6" based on a theme of their choosing.

This limitation in size challenges the artist to consider scale, technique and imagery on a different level as well as how they envision presenting their work for an exhibition.

Artists include Joseph Valdez, Lisa Lopez, Ann Marie ?Alexis? Gallegos, Katie Neely, Kerry Forsythe and Monique Harrison.

For more information contact 575-635-9564.

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Creative Engineering Workshop, work with an advanced three dimensional construction kit that is yours to keep and take home. Design and build simple or complex models of a vehicle, robot or buildings. Use the three-volt geared motor that is included to power up a moveable Radar Surveyor and learn different ways to make your motor run. Hands-on is the only way, so prepare to build from directions, and from your own imagination. For kids ages 7?12. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, July 27-31. The cost is $146.

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

More than 400 youth, adults getting on the road to annual 4-H State Conference

This year 4-Hers are taking the scenic route to New Mexico State University for the annual 4-H State Conference, July 13-16.

?The theme is referring to 4-H having many different routes and roads a person can take because of the opportunities the program provide,? said Amy Zemler, 4-H youth activities specialist.

With an expected turnout of more than 400 guests, the conference provides many entertaining features along with the educational elements throughout the week.

The four-day conference includes competitions, a guest speaker, dances, activities, officer elections and more.

Keynote speaker is Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson, of Roswell. She is a fifth-year agriculturist and her platform for the Miss USA pageant was, ?Planting the seeds of a better tomorrow.?


New real estate partnership aims to accelerate Arrowhead Park development

New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center has entered into a development agreement with Albuquerque-based RIO Real Estate Investment Opportunities LLC to provide finance, development and construction services for Arrowhead Park, its planned innovation community providing land, space, services and connections to NMSU for existing and startup companies.

?Arrowhead is pleased to partner with a New Mexico company that brings a strong history of industrial and office development throughout New Mexico, but also provides integrated design, engineering and brokerage services,? said Wayne Savage, executive director of Arrowhead Park.

RIO?s first Arrowhead Center project, still in the early planning stages, will be a new 40,000-square-foot Innovation Center that will be a flagship facility for all of Arrowhead?s innovation and entrepreneurship programs for students, faculty and private sector companies and startups. Design will begin later this summer, with groundbreaking scheduled before the end of the year.