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NMSU Hotline — October 2, 2015

NMSU researcher helps develop online breast cancer risk calculator

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Growing up, Charlotte Gard knew she came from a long line of women who developed breast cancer. The New Mexico State University assistant professor always expected her mother to develop it, like her grandmother before her, so she knew she wanted to contribute to research that would help fight the disease that kills more than 40,000 women in the U.S. every year.


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Campus Announcements

Studio G Networking Hour to meet today

"Studio G Networking Hour" will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today, at Studio G, located at 1620 Standley Drive, Academic Research Building A. Studio G Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. This week they offer a review of the principles outlined in the book "Traction." Their discussion will revolve around Customer Acquisition Strategy lessons from the book. Join them for cookies, coffee, and a great discussion on entrepreneurship with your peers.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

For information, contact Kramer Winingham atstudiog@nmsu.edu or visit arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/studiog/.

'American Graduate' to be shown on PBS

The College of Education, Kinesiology and Dance Department, and the NMSU Dance Program is proud to announce the showing of "The American Graduate," a documentary that discusses Methods in Learning Kinesthetically (MILK) with one of the local 3rd grade teachers, Victoria Gier. This documentary will be on PBS at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, and at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.

For more information contact Debra Knapp at 575-646-4067.

Visiting artist lecture to be held Oct. 5

A visiting artist lecture by Adrienne Williams will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in CFTA Room 209. The lecture is free to public.

An Australian artist, Williams will speak about her life in art, in particular her expertise with painting elements of the landscape. Williams is especially well known for her application of abstract and plein air techniques to representations of the unique and spectacular flora of her native continent. She finds vast inspiration in ubiquitous, seemingly mundane, natural matter, sometimes something as simple as a reed. She then works in oil, gouache and other media to capture a unique and colorful expression of her artistic vision. You can follow her active blog about this project at http://widebayhighdesert.wordpress.com/.

For more information contact Motoko Furuhashi at motoko@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Army and Air Force ROTC to send off local Honor Flight

More than 40 World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans from southern New Mexico and El Paso will travel to Washington, D.C., after the New Mexico State University Army and Air Force ROTC ceremoniously sends them off at 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, from the north side of the Pan American Center.

?This small service we provide to them is the least we can do for the service and sacrifices they made for us,? said Lt. Col. Jeremiah Klomp, NMSU Air Force ROTC commander and professor of aerospace studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Prior to their departure, Army and Air Force ROTC cadets will assist veterans with loading their luggage on the bus. Cadets, in dress uniform, will then form the ceremonial saber arch, which veterans and their guardians will walk under as they board the bus.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11415/nmsu-army-and-air-force-rotc-to-send-off-local-honor-flight

Visiting artist/scholar lecture to be held Oct. 6

The Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series, featuring Garth Johnson, will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 in in the HSS Auditorium. This event is free and open to public.

Johnson is a studio artist, writer, curator and educator who has disseminated his ideas about craft in the form of ceramics objects, books, articles and exhibitions. He is the author of "1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse" (2009), and runs the weblog ?Extreme Craft.? He has written for several print publications, including Craft and Fiberarts, and has had his work included in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Metropolis and The Artist?s Magazine. He contributed to the publications Craftivity (2006), Handmade Nation (2008) and World of Geek Craft (2011). He was appointed as the Curator of Ceramics at the ASU Art Museum in 2014.

For more information contact Motoko Furuhashi at motoko@nmsu.edu.

Free clinical breast exams in October

As many as 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, but this disease does not discriminate, males can develop the disease also. The entire month of October, staff and faculty of NMSU can make an appointment at the Campus Health Center for a free clinical breast exam. A clinical breast exam is performed by a healthcare professional who is trained to recognize many different types of abnormalities and warning signs of breast cancer.

Coordinate with your supervisor for work release time which should take no more than 40 minutes. Call 575-646-1512 to make an appointment.

For more information on the Breast Exam Screening please call 646-4045 or email to agalliva@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Master's in Higher Ed Administration Accepting Applications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration (ELA) at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its Master of Arts in Educational Administration program. The degree focuses on community college and university administration. This program offers online course instruction (both asynchronous and synchronous modalities). Application materials must be received by the deadline of Dec. 1.

For more information or to apply visit http://emd.education.nmsu.edu/index/academics/mainhied/ or email Norma Martinez Arrieta at narrieta@nmsu.edu.

'Back in the Stacks' reception to be held Oct. 14

Renovations are complete, stacks have been moved and walls and floors refurbished. Townsend Library on the Alamogordo Campus will have its re-opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. Light refreshments will be served. Several local artists with works on display at the library will be on hand to help greet attendees.

For more information, contact Library Director Sharon Jenkins at 575-439-3650 or djenkins@nmsu.edu.

NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnership call for proposals

Funds are available for three levels of collaborative research: pre-pilot, pilot and full projects. The goal of the NMSU/FHCRC partnership is to continue to build upon increasing cancer research capacity at NMSU and to increase knowledge and attention to cancer-related health disparities at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Letter of Intent is due Dec. 1. Proposals are due Jan. 25 and the start date is September 2016.

Download the revised RFA and proposal application forms at: http://cancer.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

'The Harvest of Dance' to be held Oct. 16-18

The College of Education, Kinesiology and Dance Department, and the NMSU Dance Program are proud to present "The Harvest of Dance" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.

Tickets purchased in advanced are $10 for students/seniors, $12 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. Ticket prices do go up at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Kinesiology and Dance Department office located on the 2nd floor of the James B. Delamater Activity Center, Room 204, or over the phone at 575-646-4067.

Diagnosing Plant Disorders community outreach event set for October

Students in the fall 2015 class of Diagnosing Plant Disorders will hold a Community Outreach event for Las Cruces area from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at the Fabian Garcia Science Center. A map is available at http://fabiangarciasc.nmsu.edu/map.html. The event is free. All participants are encouraged to bring specimen of any legal plants, and questions regarding plant health, growing and maintaining plants to the event.

For more information, contact Soum Sanogo at ssanogo@nmsu.edu.

Live Your Dream Award application due Nov. 13

Undergraduate female students who are the primary wage earner/source of financial support for their families (including children, spouse, siblings, and/or parents) are encouraged to apply for the Live Your Dream Award given by Soroptimist International of Las Cruces. Students from main campus as well as branch campuses may apply.

The $1,000 award can be used for tuition, books, transportation, childcare or any other expense associated with attaining an undergraduate degree. The local winner will then be eligible for awards of $5,000 at the district level and $10,000 at the national level.

Applications are available at http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/live-your-dream-awards.html. The application form and two reference forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 13.

Completed applications can be dropped off at Gerald Thomas Hall Room 308 on the NMSU main campus (not open on weekends) or submitted as an attachment by email to edevall@nmsu.edu.

Applications can also be mailed to:
Soroptimist International of Las Cruces
PO Box 714
Las Cruces, NM 88004

For more information, contact Esther Devall at 646-1161.

DACC Community Education courses available

DACC Community Education course: Instant Piano for Busy Adults and Teens. If you can fine middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Learn enough about playing the piano in this popular to have years of musical enjoyment. The class will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The cost is $33.

In the DACC Community Education course, How to Play Piano by Ear**, learn one of music?s mysteries, how to play songs without relying on sheet music. Free yourself from sheet music dependence. A practical presentation of music theory that includes: predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing in everyday language. An ideal follow-up to the Instant Piano course. Open to anyone with a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. The class will be held from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The cost is $33.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

PROFIT (Planned Reporting Organized Future Information Tactics) will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 22 and 29. The cost is $299. Project Management 101. Be inspired to engage management tools to sustain and increase efficiency in your projects. Learn to use Microsoft Project software for planning and reporting of new and existing projects on the first day. On the second and third days, set up your new or existing project in the software and get ready to achieve maximum results. Includes student manuals for MS Project 2010 Basic and Advanced.

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