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NMSU Hotline — November 10, 2015

NMSU biochemistry student selected as Rhodes Scholar finalist

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Lindsay Redman, a biochemistry major at New Mexico State University, is a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, which is known as the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship in the world. A native of Espanola, N.M., Redman will travel to Salt Lake City the weekend of Nov. 21 for an interview, at which time the 32 Rhodes Scholars from the United States will be selected.

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Campus Announcements

Gifts to scholarships matched dollar-for-dollar on Giving Tuesday

To get New Mexico State University faculty and staff in the spirit of Giving Tuesday, many campus leaders have pledged to match the contributions made by their employees. NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers will match $5 for every new payroll deduction gift made to any fund set up on Giving Tuesday! Many other leaders, including Library Dean Elizabeth Titus, Health and Social Services Dean Donna Wagner and Engineering Interim Dean Steven Stochaj are on board with matching pledges. Is your boss one of them? Visit http://advancing.nmsu.edu/giving-tuesday-challenges to find out.

Honors College Dean Miriam Chaiken has a special student philanthropy challenge for Crimson Scholars: for every Crimson Scholar who contributes $5 or more to the International Scholarship Fund, Chaiken will contribute an additional dollar.

Giving Tuesday is a university-wide initiative focused on philanthropy that has an impact on the lives of students at NMSU. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Giving Tuesday presents a unique opportunity to double the impact of scholarship giving at NMSU. Every gift made to a scholarship fund on Dec. 1 will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

Are you a campus leader who wants to challenge your staff to get involved? Contact Andrea Tawney for more information at 575-646-1613 or atawney@nmsu.edu.

One day can make a difference. Learn more about #GivingTuesday at http://advancing.nmsu.edu/givingtuesday.

Employee Council Open Forum presentation on the 2016 Legislative Priorities to be held today

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. today, 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.


4th Annual Veterans Day Picnic to be held today

Military and Veterans Programs will host the 4th Annual Veterans Day Picnic from noon to 3 p.m. today, at the Garcia Annex Courtyard. Food will be provided by Santa Fe Grill Catering, serving up BBQ brisket sandwiches and burgers. During the picnic, a variety of NMSU departments and veteran service organizations will have informational tables.

For more information contact Candice Gilbert at crgilber@nmsu.edu or 646-2689.

Corbett Center to host presidential debates, launches new Facebook page

Follow the Road to the White House by watching the next two presidential debates on Corbett Center Student Union?s giant quad screen in the first floor Aggie Lounge. The Republicans take the stage at 7 p.m. today, while the Democrats will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14.

Get updates on CCSU?s new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nmsu.ccsu/ and check out the revamped website at http://ccsu.nmsu.edu/.

Cityscapes: Chicago at Taos today

Take your taste buds on a whirlwind tour of the Windy City. Taos Restaurant, NMSU's dining hall, will host Cityscapes: Chicago from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, with a menu featuring Chicago hot beef sandwiches with giardiniera, Italian roasted red bliss potatoes, classic Italian wedding soup, Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian almond cookies. The event cost is one meal plan swipe or $7.89 plus tax.

For more information follow @NMSUdining on Facebook or Twitter or call 575-646-1749.

100 West Café to serve Italian food this week

100 West Café will serve Italian food from Nov. 10 ? 13. Enjoy four days of ala carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature roasted red bell pepper soup, salad caprese and your choice of Roman chicken sautée or sea bass pomodoro served with roasted red potatoes and broccolini as your sides, or penne puttanesca. Dessert choices are Italian ricotta cheesecake or crème brulee. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas 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.

This Wednesday?s Bistro Buffet: Hawaiian Buffet

Take a vacation from the cold during the Hawaiian Buffet, available for $11.99 plus tax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special buffet will feature shoyu chicken, kalua pork, sweet macaroni salad, fresh fruit salad, zucchini and yellow squash and cherry tomato medley, Kings Hawaiian rolls, banana cream pie and coconut haupia. Buffet price includes access to this all-you-care-to-eat buffet and a non-alcoholic beverage.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Drop in for the Red to Green Money Management Meet Up!

The Red to Green Money Management Meet Up will be held from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Guthrie Courtyard.

They know Garcia Annex seems so far away, so they are coming to you. Look for their table 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.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1851, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

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.

Corbett?s Post Office to be closed on Wednesday

In honor of Veterans Day, the Corbett Center Student Union Post Office will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11. Contact 575-646-7333 or mailservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Productivity: Combating Procrastination Workshop to be held Nov. 12

Productivity: Combating Procrastination will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. Why do something today that you can put off until tomorrow? Because in today?s high-paced world, you never know what is going to swallow your time. Learn tactics and strategies to combat procrastination and to effectively manage assignments and study time.

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

The Global Coffee Hour featuring China will be held Nov. 12

What do China, tea and Las Cruces have in common? Well, if you are at New Mexico State University, it would be a traditional tea ceremony presented by the Confucius Institute of NMSU. Come join them for tea, as they learn more about the people and culture of China. The Global Coffee Hour featuring China, hosted by International and Border Programs will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Pete V. Domenici Hall Atrium.

For more information contact Rose Vidal at 646-2855 or rvidal@nmsu.edu.

Colloquium to be held Nov. 12

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium by Jason Shearer, from University of Nevada, Reno will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, Room 153. The talk is titled "Reduction of Superoxide by NiSOD Metallopeptide Based Mimics: Is the Mechanism of the Metallopeptide the Same as the Mimic?" Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk. Coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Teachers Write workshop changes venue, seeks more participants

New Mexico State University will host the second of five Teachers Write workshops on Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning with a nature walk in Soledad Canyon instead of the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park.

?We had to change locations this month, but the walk in Soledad Canyon will be beautiful,? said Patti Wojahn, interim department head for Interdisciplinary Studies at NMSU and director of the Borderlands Writing Project, ?We?ll take a 40-minute walk with nature writer Steve Dobrott, manager of Ted Turner?s Ladder Ranch in Hillsboro, NM. He is currently working on a book about the Gila River history and habitats. We will stop at various points during that brief walk for Steve to talk to us about plants and creatures in our midst.?

Teachers Write is a series of free writing workshops for K-12 and college-level educators who want to write, see themselves as writers, or would like to discuss strategies for teaching writing.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11525/teachers-write-workshop-changes-venue-seeks-more-participants

Presentation by guest speaker to be held Nov. 17

The Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research (PACR) will host guest speaker Laura Sycuro from 4 -5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 200. Sycuro is a post-doctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and is visiting NMSU as a Cancer Teaching Fellow funded by the partnership program between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA) and NMSU. Her research in David Fredrick?s lab aims to better understand the human vaginal microbial ecosystem and harness the microbiome for healthier pregnancies.

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

Elegant six-course dinner with wine pairings

Indulge yourself with an expertly prepared full six-course dinner, served with handpicked wine pairings and featuring one of the best views in Las Cruces. The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host a Diner de Vin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

A full menu, wine pairings, and other details can be found at http://on.fb.me/1jUcLtS. Space is limited, and you must reserve your table in advance by calling 575-646-4802.