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NMSU Hotline — November 12, 2015

NMSU leaders mentor students through shadowing opportunity with ASNMSU executive officers


Associated Students of New Mexico State University President Dustin Chavez joined NMSU President Garrey Carruthers at an early-morning meeting with the state?s Legislative Finance Committee audit staff on Oct. 9. This was the first of many shadowing opportunities in which student leaders participated throughout the month of October.

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Campus Announcements

Biology speaker to be held today

This week?s biology speaker will be Alvaro Molina-Cruz from NIH-NIAID?s mosquito immunity and vector competence section laboratory of malaria and vector research. His seminar will take place at 4 p.m. today, in Foster Hall 231, and is titled ?Out of Africa: Pfs47 and the adaptation of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum to anophelines.?

Molina-Cruz works in a group that focuses on the interactions between Plasmodium parasites, the gut microbiota, and mosquito midgut epithelial cells, immune pathways that mediate antiplasmodial responses, hemocyte differentiation and immune memory in mosquitoes, and Plasmodium evasion of the mosquito immune system.

Interviews for NMSU Registrar candidates scheduled

There are five candidates scheduled to interview for the position of University Registrar. The position description, resumes, letters of interest for each candidate and itineraries for each candidate are available on the SAEM website, http://studentaffairs.nmsu.edu. There also will be an online feedback form. Feel free to share this information with your staff and/or faculty who may be interested.

Below are the interview dates. Open forums will be held in the Regents Room, downstairs in the Educational Services Building. Academic associate deans and community college academic VPs will receive a separate invitation to an ITV session.

Open forum for Dahl Grayckowski will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today.
Open forum for Stanley DeMerritt will be held from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13.
Open forum for Kathleen Sena will be held from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16.
Open forum for Ginny Hayes will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.
Open forum for Beth Durff will be held from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

University participation in this process and feedback is a valuable part of the hiring process, so take the time to review the resumes, attend the appropriate group session and provide your honest feedback.

For more information call 575-646-5690.

Mix and mingle networking event to be held today

The Mix & Mingle Event - The Art of Professional Networking will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today, in Corbett Center, West Ballroom. The guest speaker is David Quintana, lead recruiter for Techtronic Industries and an NMSU alumnus. Check-in is at 5 p.m. Appetizers will be provided.

Business receptions are often less structured than more formal business events such as banquets or presentations. It's expected that you'll circulate around the room, introducing yourself to people and making small talk. Come join them for this exciting opportunity to learn business etiquette and practice the fine art of professional networking.

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

PES seminar to be held Friday

A Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate/Faculty Seminar with Pei Xu, from NMSU's Department of Civil Engineering, titled ?Innovative technologies for water reuse and resources recovery? will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in GT 200. Everyone is welcome.

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

Graduate Seminar Series will be held Friday

The Chemical & Materials Engineering Department Graduate Seminar Series has invited XiuJun (James) Li, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at University of Texas at El Paso, as their guest speaker from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the Hardman Jacob Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 210. He will speak about "Go Hybrid? ?Paper/polymer hybrid microfluidic devices for diseases diagnosis." Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information call 575-646-1214.

Gallery Talk: Games and Play in Visual Art to be held Saturday

Gallery Talk: Games and Play in Visual Art will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the University Art Gallery at NMSU. Join them at the University Art Gallery for an exciting gallery talk by Stephanie Taylor. Taylor, NMSU's modern and contemporary art historian and the former director of the UAG, will give a presentation about themes of games and play in visual art. This is a free, community-wide event.

For more information contact 575-646-2545 or artglry@nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host building dedication ceremony honoring Charles Strickland Jr.

Four generations of the Strickland family have been invited to a naming ceremony to rename New Mexico State University?s Central Plant in honor of Charles Strickland Jr.

The ceremony will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the utility plant, 3060 Sweet St. During the ceremony, the plant will be renamed the Charles Strickland Central Utilities Plant.

Strickland served as NMSU?s Physical Plant director for 45 years, from 1911 to 1956. In honor of his decades-long service to the university, the Strickland Award was created in 1997 to recognize those who have rendered exceptional service to the Office of Facilities and Services.


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.

NMSU to host ?Languages and Cultures Day?

All area middle and high school students are invited to attend the third annual ?Languages and Cultures Day,? from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, on the first floor of New Mexico State University?s Breland Hall.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Languages and Linguistics, and features 18 interactive sessions and presentations relating to a variety of languages and cultures, including Japanese, Chinese, Apache, French, Portuguese, German and Spanish.

?This is a great opportunity for high school and middle school students to practice a language they already know, and to be exposed to some with which they are unfamiliar,? said Glenn Fetzer, head of the languages and linguistics department in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Faculty bassoon recital to be held Sunday

Katie Brennan will present a faculty bassoon recital at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Atkinson Recital Hall. Works on the program include the William Hurlstone Sonata, Charles Koechlin Sonate, Parable for Solo Bassoon by Persichetti and a new work by Gene Koshinski, Pocket Grooves for bassoon and percussion.

For more information call 575-646-1987.

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.

Corbett Center offers a convenient donation location for Aggie Cupboard

Thanks to your generous donations, the NMSU Aggie Cupboard has collected and distributed more than 1,800 bags of food to nearly 800 people since the pantry opened in 2012. In the season of giving, consider donating canned and other non-perishable food items to the Corbett Center Student Union Info Desk during the month of November. All donations will be given directly to Aggie Cupboard to help make the holidays a little brighter to those in need.

For more information contact Kassie Ckodre at kherna17@nmsu.edu.

100 West Café to serve Italian food this week

100 West Café will serve Italian food through Thursday this week. 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 575-646-5995.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Excel Enhancer: Macros will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 17. The cost is $59. A macro is a program you can create to perform frequently used functions automatically. It contains all the commands, mouse movements, and user actions necessary to complete a task. Learn how to create, define, and record macros using visual basic editor. Save yourself time by learning to use macros.

Managing Generations in the Workplace is a course that will last 4 weeks. The cost is $178. Get an understanding of managing workers in different generations in the workplace. Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value. Come explore the characteristics of the different generations in the workplace. Discover the current motivations of Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers and what messages they value. Then Identify practical, how-to tips and techniques for managing Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the workplace.

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

NMSU entrepreneurs invited to ?Launch? projects, win support from Arrowhead Center

Today is the application deadline for Arrowhead Center?s Launch program, which focuses on accelerating the transfer of technologies from concept to market over a four-month period.

New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center began offering the Launch proof of concept center, or POCC, in 2011. It offers NMSU innovative entrepreneurs with resources such as direct business mentorship, market analysis, demonstration-validation sources, cash investment and access to investment networks.

To be eligible, applicants must be NMSU faculty, staff member and/or student. Off-campus and cross-disciplinary collaborations are welcome, and non-NMSU entrepreneurs are eligible to apply if the team has at least one NMSU faculty, staff member or student as a co-founder. In order to be considered, projects must be novel, technically feasible and have a demonstrable chance of commercial success.