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NMSU Hotline — November 9, 2015

Garrey and Kathy Carruthers named Outstanding Leaders in Philanthropy


Last week, the Association of Fundraising Professionals? New Mexico Chapter honored New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers and his wife, Kathy, as Outstanding Leaders in Philanthropy. The two were recognized in Albuquerque as part of National Philanthropy Day.

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Campus Announcements

Employee Council Open Forum presentation on the 2016 Legislative Priorities to be held Nov. 10

The Employee Council will hold an informative presentation and discussion for the upcoming legislative priorities for New Mexico State University as we look to the upcoming session at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the new Hardman Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 125.

Join Ricardo Rel, assistant vice president for Government Affairs, as he presents the priorities for the institution with the legislature and leads the discussion with employees at NMSU. All NMSU employee are encouraged to attend to stay abreast of these efforts. Participants also can join online though at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=dd880727-36a9-4578-aeb0-7f0340a0434e.

This is the third in the Employee Council sponsored 2015-2016 series of Open Forums. Three more are tentatively scheduled for the spring semester including discussions on sustainability, health insurance and the budget.

Arts and Sciences Colloquium lecture to be held today

The Arts and Sciences Colloquium lecture by Margaret Goehring, associate professor, Art History at NMSU, will speak on "Signs of the City: Vernacular Culture in the Rent-Books of the Lords of Audenarde and the Bishop of Cambrai" at 4 p.m. today in Science Hall Room 107.

For more information contact gwfetzer@nmsu.edu.

NMSU art students create one-of-a-kind jewelry for annual sale

Jewelry and metalsmithing students in the New Mexico State University Department of Art will host their 33rd annual jewelry sale from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, in the lobby of D.W. Williams Hall, 1390 E. University, next to Barnes & Noble.

?We have been doing this sale for more than 30 years, and all the jewelry is one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces by our students,? said Motoko Furuhashi, assistant professor of art in the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences. ?The students have been learning metalsmithing and jewelry skills, as well as professional artist practices. It is a rewarding experience for them to sell their pieces with direct feedback from the audience.?

Items available for purchase include earrings, pins, necklaces and rings. Materials used to create the jewelry include the traditional ? silver, copper, bronze ? as well as the non-traditional ? wood, plants, fabric and plastic.


DACC's new photojournalism workshop to be held this week

How to be a Photojournalist in the Multimedia Age will be held Nov. 10, 12 and 14. In our fast-changing media landscape the need for good visual storytellers in the news is greater than ever before. In this intensive three-part workshop TV director and Las Cruces Sun-News journalist Jett Loe will train you on how to create and deliver the informative, dynamic visual stories the media needs today.

Fore more information call the CMT program at 575-528-7310.

DNP scholarly project defense to be held Nov. 10

The School of Nursing will host Kristen Ostrem-Niemcewicz who will formally defend her scholarly project titled "Facilitating Evidence-Based Practice through an Interprofessional Obstetric Health Care Team EBP4B: A Quality Management Project" before a committee comprised of Teresa Keller (chair), Kris Robinson, Stephanie Lynch and Kevin Boberg from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 10, in CHSS Annex 202-A.

For more information contact chss@nmsu.edu.

Vietnam to be featured in ?Global Connections? talk

Curious about Vietnam?s Ha Long Bay, or the 900-year-old Temple of Literature with its giant stone turtles and lotus beds?

Elba Serrano, professor of biology at New Mexico State University, will discuss these topics and more as part of her ?Global Connections? talk from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the College of Health and Social Services Annex Auditorium.

Last summer, Serrano traveled as a member of the Vietnam Education Foundation to meet with faculty and graduate students in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

?I was impressed with the hospitality, the beauty of the landscape and the tremendous drive of the people to work hard and improve their lives through higher education,? Serrano said.


Fall 2015 exhibition opens at NMSU University Art Gallery

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery opens its doors for their interactive Fall 2015 show titled, ?Points of Departure.? The collaborative exhibition opening will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the University Art Gallery (UAG). This event is free and open to the public. "Points of Departure" will run through Dec. 19, 2015.

Forming a multifaceted curatorial exchange, three concepts will be on display within the gallery: laboratory, Curatory and Points of Departure. The UAG will host a plethora of community programs, taking place from mid-November through early December. For the complete schedule, visit http://uag.nmsu.edu.

The NMSU University Art Gallery is located in D.W. Williams Hall, at the intersection of University and Solano Avenues. The UAG is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Designated gallery parking is available, and general parking on the NMSU campus is free on weekends and after 5 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, or to arrange a group visit, visit the gallery website at http://uag.nmsu.edu/, or contact UAG administrator Jasmine Woodul directly at 575-646-2545 or artglry@nmsu.edu.

Area entrepreneurs invited to pitch ideas at third Startup Weekend at NMSU

Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University will host its third Startup Weekend Las Cruces event for current and future entrepreneurs hoping to receive feedback on their startup business idea.

This year?s event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and culminate with judging and awards on Nov. 15 at Arrowhead Park, 4605 Research Park Circle in Las Cruces. Tickets are $75, and tickets for high school and college students are $25. Cost includes meals, refreshments and prizes. Startup Weekend Las Cruces is the only startup event taking place in Southern New Mexico. Participants from around the region are welcome to attend.

The Startup Weekend event features teams forming around top ideas and spending 54 hours creating business models, code, design and market validation. Each team will then present their project before a panel of judges, including Bobby Lutz, NMSU alumnus, CFO and owner of G.L. Seaman and Company, and member of the NMSU Foundation Board and the Arrowhead Advisory Council; John Hummer, co-founder, executive board member and President of The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine; and Albuquerque business owner Amy Bigbee.


New Horizons Band winter concert will be held Dec. 12

Las Cruces? New Horizons Band will hold its final concert of 2015 at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in Atkinson Recital Hall. Joining the band will be the Las Cruces Good Time Singers, who will perform a short holiday concert titled ?A Not So Silent Night,? and will lead a Christmas singalong. There is no charge to attend the concert.

New Horizons Band will perform ?Little Suite for Band,? by Clare Grundman; ?Blue Angels Overture,? by John Edmondson; ?The Best of Henry Mancini,? featuring ?The Pink Panther,? ?Baby Elephant Walk,? ?The Sweetheart Tree? and ?Peter Gunn;? ?And All the Bells Shall Ring,? by Rob Romeyn; and ?The Pine Rivers March? by Barrie Gott.

In addition to the singalong, pieces to be performed by the Good Time Singers will include ?On A Silent Night,? by Jay Althouse and Sally K. Albrecht; ?I Wish You Christmas,? by John Rutter; and ?It?s the Holiday Season,? by Roger Emerson.

For more information, contact Nora at 575-649-1465 or ndyaryan68@gmail.com or visit www.la-tierra.net/nhband/ and http://newhorizonsmusic.org/new-horizons-groups/new-mexico-new-horizons/.

Free dance lessons with NMSU DanceSport

Learn to dance the best ballroom, Latin, swing and nightclub dances every Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m. at Arrowhead Park Early College High School.

This week, level one tango lesson with William Bohaty will be held at 7 p.m. This class is free. Level two east coast swing lesson with Natalie Cardena will be held at 8:15 p.m. This class is only $5. No partner or dance experience is necessary. All levels and ages welcome. Bring friends and/or family to share the experience.

Lessons are taught by NMSU DanceSport Company members and act as a practicum for professional development. These classes help to further our mission to foster a thriving regional dance community while offering partner dance as a healthy lifestyle alternative.

For more information contact dancesport@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5704.

School Psychology Program application information

The NMSU Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) Program in School Psychology is currently accepting applications for Summer/Fall 2016 admission. Full-time and part-time program sequence is available. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15. The program is the only one of its kind in the state of New Mexico and meets the standards of the National Association of School Psychologists and the licensure criteria for the State of New Mexico.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are also eligible for National Certification as a School Psychologist (NCSP). Unique to this program is the opportunity to obtain a master?s degree in Educational Diagnostics upon completion of specified credit hours/content within the Ed.S. Program.

Information about the application process, program requirements and other specific program information can be found at http://cep.education.nmsu.edu/school-psychology/

For questions about the program, contact Elsa Arroyos, program director, via email earroyos@nmsu.edu. For questions about applying to the program contact Heejung Chun, admissions coordinator, via email at chun@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 Sept. 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.