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NMSU Hotline — October 30, 2015

NMSU to host first-ever Military and Veterans Appreciation Week


To honor New Mexico State University students, faculty and staff members who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces, NMSU will host the first-ever Military and Veterans Appreciation week on campus, Nov. 7-13. The new tradition is a collaboration between Military and Veterans Programs, Military and Family Communication Team in the College of Arts and Sciences, NMSU Student Veterans Organization along with the Air Force and Army ROTC.

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Campus Announcements

Startup Hour to be held Friday

Startup Hour, a function of the Studio G Business Accelerator at NMSU, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today, in Studio G located in Academic Research Building A. Startup Hour is a chance for people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses to meet. This week we will be discussing how to design your business model and find paying customers over cookies and coffee.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

For more information visit http://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu.

Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate/faculty seminar to be held today

The Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate/Faculty Seminar by Abishek Xavier, Ph.D. candidate titled ?Yield and physiological response of different peanut genotypes under water-limited conditions? will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today, in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 200. Everyone is welcome.

For more information contact lmeyer@ad.nmsu.edu.

Administration and Finance departmental update

Effective Nov. 2, William (Bill) Harty will serve as the new Director of Procurement Services. Harty is transferring from the Vice President for Research where he was the Director of Administrative System Support. In his new role, Harty will oversee Purchasing, Risk Management, Central Property/Receiving and Accounts Payable/Travel functions. The Materials Warehouse previously reporting under Purchasing moved to Facilities and Services effective Oct. 1.

The Purchasing and Payroll Office are in the process of exchanging office locations. Purchasing will move to Hadley Hall, Suite 100 and the Payroll office will move to Academic Research Center, Suite 100. For payroll issues, continue to utilize the Human Resources Service Center located in Hadley Hall Room 17, email hrhelp@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-8000. Purchasing related questions can continue to be emailed to purchasing@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2916. The moves are scheduled to be in place by Nov. 2.

For more information contact Anne Comeau-Phillips at 575-646-2431.

Arts & Sciences Colloquium to he held Nov. 2

Please join us at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2 at Science Hall Room 107 for a lecture by Martin van der Velde of Radboud University, The Netherlands. His lecture is titled "The Essence of European Boders: Intergration and Mobility Across Borders."

For more information email gwfetzer@nmsu.edu.

Road closure scheduled for ADA walkway to D.W. Williams Hall

The ADA walkway to D.W. Williams Hall will be interrupted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. The purpose of this closure is to repair the concrete ADA walkway to D.W. Williams Hall. Barricades and safety netting will be set up.

For more information visit http://facilities.nmsu.edu/road-closures/.

Nov. 3 is Career Services T-shirt day

Wear your Career Services T-shirt and take a picture with you and your friends Nov. 3. Post a picture of yourself wearing a career services shirt with the hashtag #NMSUCSTShirt to be entered in the contest. If you do not have a shirt then you can visit the Career Services Meet-Up table on First Floor, Corbett Center Tuesday, Nov. 3 to get a free shirt.

The winners will be announced Wednesday, Nov. 4 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

NMSU ART visiting artist and scholar lecture series to be held Nov. 3

NMSU ART visiting artist and scholar lecture series will host Kris Kuksi at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Health and Social Science Auditorium Room 101. This event is free and open to the NMSU community and the public.

Kuksi is an independent artist who lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas. His multimedia work is often called ?fantastic realist? for its dreamlike forms, its mythical subject matter and its use of quotidian material. He uses found objects?like plastic toys?to create massive, disturbing and Baroque visions that are astonishing in terms of both their detail and scale. He claims to have been fascinated by the macabre and grotesque since childhood, and wants his art to explore the ways that these types of images can also be perceived as beautiful. His work has been exhibited in more than 100 museum and gallery exhibitions around the world.

Sponsored by the NMSU Department of Art and Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Fund.

For more information contact 575-646-1705 or visit https://artdepartment.nmsu.edu/category/visiting-artist/.

NMSU professor to share research about subconscious effects of Facebook

Are the friends you have on Facebook as valuable socially as those closest to you? A New Mexico State University professor will discuss Facebook?s influence on social perceptions at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the College of Health and Social Services auditorium.

Brianna Lane, visiting assistant professor of communication studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, will give the talk titled: ?Facebook: Friends, Relationships and Support.?

?With over a billion active users, Facebook is changing our perceptions of what it means to be a friend, make a relationship public and seek social support,? Lane said.


Gage Gavin Memorial Endowment Golf Tournament to be held Nov. 7

The NMSU PGA Golf Management Program will host the Gage Gavin Memorial Endowment Golf Tournament. Gage Gavin is the son of Pat Gavin, director of the NMSU PGA Golf Management Program. The event is a four-person scramble Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Las Cruces Golf Club at Sonoma Ranch. Price is $100 per player and tee sponsorship are also available.

For more information contact pgavin@nmsu.edu or 575-649-8993.

Master of Social Work graduate program accepting applications

The NMSU Master of Social Work graduate program is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year to begin in Aug. 2016. Full-time and part-time programs are available in the Las Cruces and Albuquerque locations.

Information about the application process, program requirements and other program specific information can be found at http://socialwork.nmsu.edu/generalist/msw/msw-apply/

For more information visit http://socialwork.nmsu.edu/generalist/msw/.

NMSU librarian selected to serve on fellowship and opportunity award selection committee

New Mexico State University Librarian Cindy Watkins has been selected to serve on the Amigos Fellowship and Opportunity Award Selection Committee. The Fellowship and Opportunity Award Program evolved out of the Amigos Fellowship Program, which was founded in 1990.

During its 20-year history, the Fellowship Program awarded more than $90,000 to foster professional development. The new program, implemented in 2011, expanded the purposes to include funding that will encourage Amigos member libraries to innovate, cooperate, lead and educate within their library, their communities and the library profession.

Watkins has had the experience of also being awarded the fellowship in the past. ?Karen Stabler and I wrote a proposal to study the operations and processes of InterLibrary Loan. It provided funds for us to go on a few site visits and observe how other University InterLibrary Loan offices work,? said Watkins. ?The whole AMIGOS Fellowship was a very positive thing and a huge learning opportunity. It is quite exciting to be able to be able to support other research proposals.?

Amigos Fellowship and Opportunity Award Program recipients are selected by colleagues representing Amigos member libraries. Amigos Award Program Selection Committee members review and evaluate all proposals based on criteria for selection. The Committee is comprised of five members plus one Amigos staff liaison. Each member serves a two-year term. Annually, we seek a Selection Committee that is balanced by geography, type of library and experience. Amigos Award Program Selection Committee members are selected from a pool of distinguished librarians experienced in fellowship grant application and review.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Spanish for the Medical Front Office is a 16-hour online course. The cost is $129. This is an occupational Spanish conversation course that solves the problems of miscommunication in the medical office setting. Topics include reception terms, registration, insurance terms and vocabulary, patient greetings, medical history, emergencies and common injuries, parts of the body, internal organs and more.

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