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NMSU Hotline — November 5, 2015

Faculty, staff encouraged to apply for award recognizing outstanding community engagement

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Applications are now being accepted for new faculty and staff awards, which will recognize the work that New Mexico State University employees do in programs and partnerships that benefit communities throughout New Mexico.

The first Distinguished Community Engagement Awards will be presented to one faculty member and one staff member in the amount of $500 each at the spring convocation ceremony on Jan. 18, 2016.

Faculty and staff who wish to apply for the first Distinguished Community Engagement Award can submit an application online at https://vped.nmsu.edu/nmsu-ce-award by Nov. 16, 2015. The application consists of a summary of an individual?s or group?s program, which should demonstrate outstanding achievement in and commitment to community outreach and engagement and have a record of sustained impact and achievement. The summary will include the significance of the partnership; the relationship between the university and the community; the impact on community and university partners; lessons learned and best practices; and the future plans of the project.

More details about the application process can be found at https://vped.nmsu.edu/nmsu-ce-award.

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Campus database to help generate additional financial resources throughout NMSU system

New Mexico State University faculty and staff who wish to seek private funding from corporations and foundations for NMSU programs are now able to use the NMSU Grants and Research Information Database, or GRID, to find information about funding opportunities.

Opportunities for funding from corporate and private foundations will be added to GRID regularly as they become available throughout the year. These opportunities will include information on eligible projects, application deadlines and procedures for applying.

The corporate and private foundation funding opportunities can be used to support many programs at NMSU, including community outreach programs, student services and campus events. Grants from corporate and foundation sources are charitable gifts and typically do not require publishable research as a result of the funding.

If you would like to speak with someone at the NMSU Foundation about the GRID system private funding application process, please email cfrteam@nmsu.edu.


YWiC hosting 'Codegirl' movie today

The exclusive premiere of "Codegirl," https://www.madewithcode.com/codegirl/, will be held from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. today, in Science Hall Room 124. Google's Made with Code, https://www.madewithcode.com, initiative is committed to inspiring more girls to try coding. They will have popcorn and pizza. Don't forget to bring your pillow.

Young Women in Computing is supporting renowned documentary filmmaker, Lesley Chilcott, on her next film, "Codegirl," focusing on girls in computer science. "Codegirl" follows on the heels of Chilcott?s award-winning, high-impact documentaries, like "Waiting for Superman." From Nov. 1 - 5, Chilcott's film will be available for free on YouTube, before its big theatrical debut in the weeks that follow. This year, 5,000 girls from 60 countries participated in the Global Technovation Challenge. Their task? Create an app to tackle a problem in their community - all from the ground up. This is their story.

For more information or to RSVP visit http://codegirlywic.eventbrite.com.

Aggie Up with 50 percent off clearance sale

Get into gear, Aggie gear that is, with Thursday?s Barnes & Noble Flash Sale. For one day only, today, Barnes & Noble at NMSU will offer an additional 50 percent off all clearance clothing. Whether you need more crimson for your own wardrobe or are looking to start your holiday shopping early, this is a great opportunity for Aggie fans. Barnes & Noble will remain open until 9 p.m. today, so come on in and enjoy the deals along with free Open Mic beginning at 6 p.m.

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café is located at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces and provides free parking in designated spaces.

For more information call 575-646-4431.

Webinar on climate policy today at the Environmental Education Center

?From Rio ?92 to Paris COP21: Challenges and Opportunities for Climate Policy? is the webinar that will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, in the Environmental Education Center, Regents Row Suite A116. It is brought to you by The Earth Charter, which is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century. Former Dutch Minister for Environment, Jan Pronk, will speak about the past, present and future of climate change policy in the lead-up to the UN Paris climate conference.

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

Dealing with Stress: Stress 101 Workshop to be held Nov. 6

Dealing with Stress: Stress 101 Workshop will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225 second floor. Stay at the top of your game and turn in your peak performance. Learn stress management techniques, along with some learning strategies that will help you not just survive, but thrive. Good stress management techniques are a key component to being successful and staying healthy.

For more information contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

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.

DACC Veteran's Day celebration to be held Nov. 11

The Office of Veterans Programs invites you to their Veteran?s Day celebration honoring our veterans from every branch of service, past and present at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at DACC East Mesa Campus, Student Resources Building-Commons Area. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

On Veteran?s Day and every day, all Americans should give thanks for the courageous men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom.

For more information, contact 575-528-7081.

The Exciting Side of Insurance? presentation to be held Nov. 12

What do amusement parks, sky rises, high profile celebrities and nightclubs have in common? They are all extremely difficult to insure. Discover the exciting side of the insurance and risk management industry. NMSU?s Gamma Iota Sigma Insurance and Risk Management Fraternity will hold a presentation titled The Exciting Side of Insurance? from 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 12, in Domenici Hall Room 106.

They will host Temo Garcia with Risk Placement Services who will talk about the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA), the career opportunities within the Excess and Surplus lines segment of the industry, and how rewarding the insurance industry can be. The meeting is open to all.

For more information, contact adviser Mike McGonigle at mikemc@nmsu.edu.

Dance performance raises funds for student trip to study in Spain

Come enjoy ?Viva España? a passionate evening of eclectic Flamenco and Spanish dance performed by Sol y Arena, the NMSU Dance Programs' Flamenco and Spanish dance ensemble joined by Alma d?arte Flamenco. ?Viva España? will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15, at Alma d?arte Charter High School, 402 West Court Ave. Tickets are $10 for students/seniors, $5 for children under 12 and $15 for adults. To purchase in advance call Maggie at 575-646-4067. The event is sponsored by the NMSU Department of Kinesiology & Dance.

Proceeds from this event help to sponsor students traveling to study in Spain for a month in the summer of 2016. This will be the third trip directed by Paco Antonio and Lucilene de Geus, co-directors of Sol y Arena and dance faculty at NMSU. This international study offers focused dance students an extremely rich experience in the classroom with celebrated international instructors, Theater and Tablao (nightclub setting) performances, daily walks through historic landmarks and museums while bringing back inspiring choreographies with rich memories to be shared and motivate the next generation of voyagers.

For more information contact 575-646-4068 or pacton@nmsu.edu.

DACC Customized Training class offered

CPR with Heartsaver First Aid will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. The cost is $50. 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.

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

NMSU?s ACES In The Hole Foods expands, looks for new opportunities

New Mexico State University?s ACES In The Hole Foods is expanding and exploring new opportunities to deliver its popular gelato throughout Las Cruces.

ACES in the Hole Foods is a student-run food company at NMSU and a part of the curriculum in Food Science and Technology in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, also known as the College of ACES. It provides students with opportunities to apply principles of food science and technology to the invention of new food products, such as gelato, coffees and brownie and cornbread mixes. Those products are sold in the Sam Steel Cafe, formerly known as Crimson Creations, inside Gerald Thomas Hall on campus.

Recently, ACES in the Hole Foods received funding from the college to expand its food processing production in the Tejada Building near Gerald Thomas Hall. Whitney Biel, manager of both Sam Steel Cafe and ACES in the Hole Foods, said the company obtained an occupancy permit for the Tejada Building and food production is expected to begin this month.


NMSU Novembrew event at Aggie Memorial Stadium benefits student scholarship

If you?ve ever wondered what it?s like to stand down on the turf at Aggie Memorial Stadium, now?s your chance to find out. Novembrew, the annual beer and wine festival hosted by New Mexico State University?s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, will take place on the field at the stadium, and proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for HRTM students.

?Beer and Wine on the 50-yard Line? is the theme of this year?s event, which takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the stadium. The event showcases 150 different craft beers and 75 different wines from National Distributing Company and musical performances from Gertch?s Folly and Chris Baker.

Julie Correa, a college assistant professor in the School of HRTM, said the festival is planned and executed almost entirely by the students in her event-planning course.


NMSU part of strategic plan for resiliency in state?s food and ag industries

New Mexico?s agriculture and food processing industries face many challenges and are looking to the future.

The combination of agriculture and food processing is an important part of New Mexico?s economy. Together, the two broad industries accounted for $10.6 billion, roughly 12.3 percent of New Mexico?s $85 billion gross state product in 2012.

The future will bring opportunities to these industries that are important to the state?s economy, ranging from expanding sales to out-of-state markets to supplying New Mexico consumers with locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. It will also bring the challenges of an aging agricultural workforce and the growing demand for water in a period of prolonged drought.

New Mexico State University and New Mexico First are joining forces to develop a strategic plan to help maintain a resilient New Mexico food and agricultural system. The Thornburg Foundation is coordinating the funding of the project.