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NMSU Hotline — October 13, 2015

NMSU to host Employee Appreciation Picnic Friday


The fall 2015 semester is in full swing at New Mexico State University, and later this week employees will have the opportunity to enjoy a free picnic lunch at the Horseshoe on the NMSU campus. Employee Council will host the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. An open-air shuttle will be available. The shuttle will pick up faculty and staff at the northwest corner of Parking Lot 41, near Corbett Center.

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100 West Café to serve Coast to Coast cuisine this week

100 West Café will serve Coast-to-Coast cuisine from Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Friday, Oct. 16. Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature white salad with fennel and orange, cheddar leek soup, your choice of grilled trout with tomato butter sauce, poached chicken with tarragon served with wild rice and sautéed squash with blue cheese and dill as your sides, or pasta Quattro Formaggi, no sides. For dessert you have a choice of toffee caramel flan or mixed berry feuilletees. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 119 in $10 increments. They are unable to provide to-go lunches and apologize for the inconvenience.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call 646-5995.

Hospitality alum to discuss his event planning career in talk Wednesday

Fascinated with wedding and event planning? Join Dominic Sanchez, a 1998 graduate of NMSU?s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, as he discusses his more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry spanning from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Washington, D.C. during a question-and-answer session open to the NMSU campus community in the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine in Gerald Thomas Hall from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.

During his career, Sanchez has met and worked with presidents, first ladies and vice presidents as well as many celebrities and musical groups including Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Jimmy Smits, Bruce Springsteen, Maroon Five and Neil Patrick Harris. He also planned and executed a $3 million wedding.

For more information, contact the School of HRTM at 575-646-5995 or hrtm@nmsu.edu.

Sustainability Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday

The next Sustainability Council meeting will be held from 1:30 ? 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Milton Hall Room 85. Sustainability Council meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Anyone may join the council at anytime; no previous knowledge or experience is necessary.

The meeting will be available online at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/sustainabilitycouncil2015/ for those who cannot be there in person, but would like to participate.

If you would like to be added to the Sustainability Council email list, contact sumolina@nmsu.edu.

Department of Educational Leadership and Administration now accepting applications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its Educational Leadership Doctoral Program from Oct. 1 until Jan. 15, 2016. The program offers both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The program uses a hybrid distance-education and face-to-face instruction model and focuses on social justice and border education issues.

Anyone interested in obtaining information and/or applying to the program can visit the website http://emd.education.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/ or email Norma Martinez Arrieta, ELA student program coordinator at narrieta@nmsu.edu.

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration is also 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, ELA student program coordinator at narrieta@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management workshop and Meet Up to be held Oct. 14

Red to Green Money Management Meet Up will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 14, in the Science Hall Lobby. Look for their table at the location above and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Red to Green Money Management Workshop: College is Going to Cost Me How Much? will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14, in Science Hall, Room 117. Coming up short to pay for school? Red to Green Money Management will help you learn how to find grants and scholarships through our school and on your own. Still coming up short? Discover when and how to responsibly take out loans. Faculty, staff and students are welcome.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, contact 646-1851 or finlit@nmsu.edu, or go to http://goo.gl/TVRHZ5.

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

NMSU student to talk about her cancer diagnosis as part of Tough Enough to Wear Pink events

Breast cancer is probably the furthest thing from the minds of most 25-year-old women. It was for Lei Lani Nava, a New Mexico State University student and mother who was diagnosed with the disease in February of this year.

Now in full remission, Nava will talk about her experience during a ?Girl Talk? event at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Corbett Center Auditorium. She?ll be joined by Patty Chavana, a certified nurse practitioner and a women?s health care provider, who will also speak. The event is presented by the NMSU Panhellenic Council and the Campus Health Center as part of the NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink breast cancer awareness campaign.

?I didn?t have any visible lumps,? Nava said. ?I just felt something wasn?t right. I had some chest pain, but the doctor thought it was stress.?


'Battle of the Improvisers' to be held Friday and Saturday

American Southwest Theatre Company at NMSU Theatre Arts will present ?Battle of the Improvisers? at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Hershel Zohn Rehearsal Hall in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. Two teams of short-form comedic improvisers will face each other in hilarious (and family-friendly) games based on audience suggestions. The audience chooses the winner of each battle. Each night will feature different games and teams. Admission is $10 or $5 for NMSU/DACC students and those under 18. All proceeds benefit ASTC?s guest artist program and student travel.

For more information, call 646-4517.

5th annual DACC Haunted House to be held Oct. 17

The strange and eerie awaits you at the 5th Annual DACC Creative Media Technology (CMT) Haunted House where their ghouls are dying to meet you. Come see some of the spirits who have crossed over to this world at the spooktacular of the year event. Costumes for those attending are optional but required for the spooks, gremlins and costumed crusaders who will be your hosts and entertainment. Come trick-or-treat at the safe alternative to Halloween on the street. Last year?s frighttivities drew more than 1,200 children and parents. But as the ghouls say, ?We will always make room for more.?

This haunted house event is free, and kid-friendly. The fright night will held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Room 123 of the DACC Workforce Center, 2345 Nevada Avenue in Las Cruces.

For more information, call the haunt-line at 575-639-3636 or email Lamaia Vaughn at lavaughn@nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host first Campuslink technology and innovation event Oct. 29

New Mexico State University?s International and Border Programs will host the campus? first Campuslink technology and innovation event, which begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 at Corbett Center.

The daylong event, aimed at high school and college students interested in pursing careers in technology, will feature workshops on topics such as virtual reality, computer security and artificial intelligence, a panel on Women in Tech and well-known tech speakers. Speakers include:

?Alex Lightman, inventor of the 4G Network and alternative energy innovator.
?Guillermo De Anda, National Geographic Emerging Explorer Underwater archaeologist working on the Mayan culture.
?Corey Jaskolski, National Geographic explorer who designed the robots that explored the Titanic.
?Robin Farmanfarmaian, a futurist exploring 3D printable medicine and director of the Organ Preservation Alliance.
?Marco Antonio Castro Cossio, Media Lab director at the Metropolitan Museum, the second most visited museum in the world.
?Jose Cordeiro, director of the UN Millennium Project and co-founder of Singularity University.
?Maria Konovalenko, molecular biophysicist at the Science for Life Extension Foundation.
?Martha-Edith Hernandez, CEO and co-founder of Startup Life Coach.


NMSU?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences ranked sixth nationally as best value

New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences took sixth place in a recent ranking by College Values Online as one of the nation?s best values among agriculture colleges.

The Best Value Agriculture Colleges ranking measured the top 30 agriculture schools in the country by comparing each school?s average 20-year net return on investment as calculated and posted by payscale.com. The schools also were rated on the cost of tuition, percentage of students receiving financial aid and the number of agricultural programs available at the school.

?This ranking is a direct recognition of the hard work and effort as well as the amazing dedication of all of the faculty and staff of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University,? said Interim Dean Jim Libbin. ?It is also a major tribute to the leadership of our former dean, Lowell Catlett, who led the college during the decade before the announcement. We already knew this ranking to be true, now the rest of the country and world know what a true gem the NMSU College of ACES is.?


Hiring 2016 Orientation Leaders

The Aggie Welcome & Orientation Office is hiring enthusiastic student leaders who want to further develop their leadership skills and help new incoming students transition into NMSU. If you are interested you can apply through AggieCAREER Manager and make sure you print out a packet and turn it in to sign up for an individual interview time. The position can be found under the following AggieCAREER postings: #46871 & #46867. Read the Job Description before applying. All complete applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 6.

For more information contact 575-646-4496 or awo@nmsu.edu or visit http://awo.nmsu.edu/.

DACC Customized Training class offered

CPR with Heartsaver First Aid will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 or Friday, Nov. 13. The cost is $50 each. Learn when CPR is needed, how to give CPR to an adult, child and infant, and how to use an AED. CPR consists of pushing on the chest (compressions) and giving breaths. First Aid is the immediate care that you give someone with an illness or injury before someone with more advanced training arrives and takes over. A two year certification from the American Heart Association will be awarded for the course.

Building Relationships for Success in Sales will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 27. The cost is $79. No one questions that making friends is a good thing. Come discover that the business of business is making friends, and the business of all sales professionals is making friends and building relationships. Strategic friendships will make or break any business, no matter how big and no matter what kind of market. Identify strategies for building strategic sales relationships and finding personal fulfillment in the process to enjoy more sales success.

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

DACC Community Education courses available

DACC Community Education course: Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay. If you've ever dreamed of working from home or just earning extra income by buying and selling goods online, the experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way. You'll learn how to create titles that get noticed, how to craft advertising copy that sells items quickly and for top dollar, and how to create and upload photos of the items you are selling. You'll also learn how to safely conduct financial transactions, how to accept credit card payments, and how to pack and ship any item hassle-free. If you're a buyer, you'll learn how to value almost any item up for auction, how to get the best possible price, how to protect yourself against fraud, and how to compete effectively against other bidders. The online course will cost $79.

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