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NMSU Hotline — November 17, 2015

NMSU researchers find some surprising results testing mosquito repellents


If you want to keep away blood-sucking insects, DEET products are your best bet according to a recent study from New Mexico State University. Researchers also discovered a certain perfume performed better at protecting against mosquitoes than some commercial insect repellents.

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Campus Announcements

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

Giving Tuesday is just two weeks away. To get New Mexico State University faculty and staff in the spirit of this day of philanthropy, many campus leaders have pledged matching support for the contributions made by their employees. NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers will contribute $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.

NMSU to host movie screening and conversation on fracking, fossil fuel energy

New Mexico State University?s Chemical and Materials Engineering Department will host ?A Civil Conversation on the topic of Fracking and Fossil Fuel Energy in the U.S.A.? today at Corbett Center auditorium.

The event will include a free movie screening of ?FrackNation? at 6 p.m. followed by a special guest debate with New Mexico fracking and environmental experts at 7:30 p.m.

?This conversation is important in the state of New Mexico because of the large presence of the oil and gas industry in the state and surrounding region. Many NMSU grads find employment in the industry,? said David Rockstraw, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department head. ?In total, the industry employs about 13,000 people in New Mexico at a wage 40 percent above the state average.


NMSU students go international during International Education Week

New Mexico State University?s Office of International and Border Programs is hosting several events this week in recognition of International Education Week.

International Education week was created as part of a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. According to the Bureau of Educational Affairs, the week is part of efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

?We are a very diverse campus, and with 89 countries represented on this campus, we?re no longer bound by just our borders,? said Rose Vidal, a student support and event coordinator with the Office of International and Border Programs at NMSU. ?Understanding people?s cultures is becoming more important and will bring us together, not tear us apart. If you can discover the world on campus, you?ll discover a great place to grow.?


Effective Presentations to be held today

Effective Presentations will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225 second floor. Make your class presentations stand out from the crowd. Become aware of the ?Do?s and Dont's? of presentations.

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

Red to Green Money Management events to be held today and Wednesday

Student Loans: Ins and Outs will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. today, in Domenici Hall Room 006. Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. They can help you with your options. Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on the ins and outs of student loans.

Meet-Up! will be held from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Corbett Center first Floor. 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.

8th Annual CAMP Poster Expo to be held Nov. 18

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) will be presenting their 8th Annual Poster Expo. They will highlight CAMP student experiences in research, study abroad and internships. Posters will be on display and students will illustrate their posters individually or as a group. This event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 in Corbett Aggie Lounge.

For more information contact Sarah Gallegos at 575-646-5079 or sarahgal@nmsu.edu.

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium by Julie Moreno, from Colorado State University, Fort Collins will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building Room 153. The talk is titled "Identification of Cellular Factors Required for Prion Susceptibility." Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk, coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Cancer research to be discussed at Biology Colloquium sponsored by RISE

Jonathan Kelber from California State University at Northridge will present "Developmental Oncogenes: the Molecular Bridge Between Tissue Regeneration and Cancer" from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Foster Hall Room 231. Kelber seeks to characterize the molecular mechanisms and functions of genes that play critical roles in cancer and tissue regeneration. His group?s work integrates molecular/cellular biology, signaling biochemistry, animal models of normal development and disease, and microscopy imaging to answer questions in these fields. This colloquium is sponsored by the Biology Department and the RISE to the Postdoctorate program.

For more information contact rise@nmsu.edu.

Observatory Open House to be held Friday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an Observatory Open House at the NMSU campus observatory at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Astronomy personnel on hand will be James McAteer and graduate assistants Nigel Mathes, Kyle Uckert and Laura Mayorga. They will be looking at the peaks and valleys on the moon, the Pleiades cluster, the blue snowball nebula and the beautiful double cluster of H and chi. If they get high enough in the sky, we?ll try to view the helix nebula and the orion nebula.

With the nice early start, this is great chance to bring young kids along to admire our dark skies and see through our campus telescopes. They will have stickers and starmaps to give away to everyone.

For more information contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-1868.

Public speaking presentation to be held Nov. 30

Public Speaking will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225 second floor. Become aware of the ?Do?s and Don?ts? of public speaking. Learn and discuss strategies and techniques to help you control anxiety and to become a better public speaker.

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

NMSU to host 6th annual forage-growers workshop in Los Lunas on Dec. 1

Raising quality forage is an important part of New Mexico?s agricultural industry. Forage comprises the greatest amount of crop acres in the state and the overall crop value is second to none.

To help forage producers to have the best yield and profitability possible, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service will present its annual forage-growers workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Valencia County at UNM-Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Road.

The workshop, hosted by NMSU Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service, NMSU Extension Plant Science and the NMSU Small Farm and Ranch Task Force, will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration fee is $20, which includes program materials and lunch.


Thank you NMSU for supporting Military and Veterans Appreciation Week

Military and Veterans programs would like to thank all of those that joined them in celebrating their first-ever Military and Veterans Appreciation Week. They appreciate all the support that they received from the NMSU community and look forward to doing it again next year.

They would like to remind you that there is a great and convenient way to learn more about student veterans in your classrooms and your offices. The Vets on Campus online training program is still available at NMSU through the Center for Learning and Professional Development site. This is a great, interactive training that can be done in the convenience of your home or office and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Take a short of time to learn more about our student veterans and how we can help ensure their success at NMSU. The training can be found at Veterans on Campus.

For more information contact Military and Veterans Programs at mvp@nmsu.edu.

Peer mentors are needed

TRIO Student Support Services is seeking motivated individuals who are passionate about their university, have excelled academically and are interested in student success. TRIO provides support for students who are first generation, have a financial need, and/or students with disabilities. They are looking for individuals who will strive to continue to provide guidance and support. All majors encouraged to apply.

Consider applying to become a TRIO SSS Mentor. Applications are being accepted through Aggie Career Manager. The NMSU Student Support Services Program is funded under TRIO Grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information call 575-646-1336.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Mac, iPhone and iPad Programming is a self-paced online course. The cost is $198. Available online only at http://dacc.augusoft.net. Learn to use the free Xcode compiler and the Objective-C programming language to program your own apps that you can sell through Apple's App Store, reaching millions of potential customers around the world.

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

NM EDGE director named chair of National Certified Public Manager Consortium

New Mexico State University?s director of New Mexico EDGE is now serving as chair of the National Certified Public Manager Consortium.

Mary DeLorenzo has served three years in various leadership roles with the NCPMC, which is the accrediting organization for New Mexico Certified Public Manager program.

?It is an honor for NMSU and New Mexico for Mary to serve as chair of the national consortium,? said Jon Boren, director of New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service, which administers the program.

DeLorenzo has been the program director at NM EDGE, which stands for Education Designed to Generate Excellence in the public sector, for five years.