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NMSU Hotline — November 19, 2015

NMSU graduate attributes success to university?s Colombian partnership

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A soil science graduate of the New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Science Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences is attributing his success as a soil scientist to a partnership between NMSU and the University of La Salle in Bogota, Colombia.

Since June, Jimmy Maynes has been working at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Maynes said he heard about the opportunity through an NMSU agronomy professor after Maynes traveled to Colombia as part of the NMSU-La Salle Innovation Fund Grant from Partners of the Americas and 100,000 Strong in the Americas.

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Campus Announcements

ASTC at NMSU Theatre Arts presents Frankenstein

Frankenstein will run Nov. 19 through Dec. 6 at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. Victor Frankenstein must confront both the creature he has created and his own moral boundaries. Tickets are $10-$17 and available by calling 575-646-4515.

For more information visit www.nmsutheatre.com.

Presentation by guest speaker to be held Nov. 20

Chemical & Materials Engineering will host guest speaker Binsong Li from Innothium LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He will be giving a talk about 1-3 Dimensional Nanostructures Formed through Pressure-Diverted Assembly of Nanoparticle Arrays from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in Hardman Jacob Learning Center (HJLC) Room 210. Anyone interested in the subject is welcome to attend.

For more information call 575-646-1214.

Webinar to be held Friday

A webinar will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Environmental Education Center, Regents Row A116. The title of the webinar is ?Let?s Talk Climate: Messages to Motivate Americans.? Presented by ecoAmerica this webinar will show results from rigorously-tested message research on climate change designed to engage Americans across political and demographic groups. You will learn about successful general and thematic messages, key learnings and salient words, phrases and narratives to help you effectively talk about climate change.

For more information contact joni newcomer at newcomer@nmsu.edu.

Social Work will host annual Holiday Angel Tree

The NMSU School of Social Work, Family and Child Welfare Training Project will host their annual Holiday Angel Tree. They are partnering with Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) to make the holidays brighter for local children who receive services from CYFD.

Visit https://socialwork.nmsu.edu/fcwtp/holiday-angel-tree/ to find out additional information on how you can request an angel tag online.

For more information contact Gloria Nuńez at 575-646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu.

100 West Café to serve autumn food this week

100 West Café will serve autumn food from Nov. 17-20. Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature creamy tomato and orzo soup, fall salad with lemon and honey and your choice of grilled salmon or country braised chicken served with au gratin potatoes and green beans as your sides, or creamy pulled pork pasta with mushrooms and arugula. Dessert choices are apple crisp or old fashioned ginger bread cake.

All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. They gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. They look forward to having you for lunch and as always, they appreciate your support. They will be closed next week for Thanksgiving Break. Dec. 4 will be their last serving day.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall 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.

Public Speaking Workshop to be held Nov. 30

Public Speaking will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in the 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.

Forensic Physics Mock Trial is looking for jury members

The Forensic Physics class at NMSU runs mock trials at the end of each semester. They are looking for volunteers to be a part of the jury. Trials last less than one and a half hours. They accept anyone who is 18 or older. For more information, go to their website https://sites.google.com/site/nmsuforensicphysics/.

You may select for the following schedule:
Trial 1 from 1 to 2:25 p.m. Dec. 1
Trial 2 from 1 to 2:25 p.m. Dec. 3
Trial 3 from 3:20 to 4:55 p.m. Dec. 3
Trial 4 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Dec. 8
Trial 5 from 1:40 to 3:05 p.m. Dec. 8

Deadline for application is 5 p.m. Nov. 25.

For more information, contact Mike at 575-646-3707 or mdeanton@nmsu.edu.

Contribute to a Collaborative Mural Dec. 2

Contribute to a Collaborative will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the University Art Gallery. Make your mark on a collaborative mural. Join Gatis Cirulis, artist and NMSU visiting professor, and his students for a session focused on adding painted marks to a community mural. Materials will be provided to all participants. This is a free, community-wide event. Children are welcome.

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

Department of Educational Leadership and Administration now accepting applications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its Educational Leadership Doctoral Program from Oct. 1 until Jan. 15, 2016. The program offers both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The program uses a hybrid distance-education and face-to-face instruction model and focuses on social justice and border education issues.

Anyone interested in obtaining information and/or applying to the program can visit the website http://emd.education.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/ or email Norma Martinez Arrieta, ELA student program coordinator, at narrieta@nmsu.edu.

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration is also now accepting applications to its master of arts in Educational Administration program. The degree focuses on community college and university administration. This program offers online course instruction (both asynchronous and synchronous modalities). Application materials must be received by the deadline of Dec. 1.

For more information or to apply visit http://emd.education.nmsu.edu/index/academics/mainhied/ or email Norma Martinez Arrieta, ELA student program coordinator, at narrieta@nmsu.edu.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Business Etiquette will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. The cost is $79. Fear of embarrassment from doing or saying the wrong thing is one of the most common sources of stress in a business or professional setting. If you have had some awkward moments where you aren?t sure which fork to use or which side plate is yours, or if you?ve had to make small talk with a VIP and been at a loss for words, you know just how agonizing such moments can be. If you want to enhance and polish your business image, or if you just want to avoid feeling uncomfortable in the corporate world, this workshop will allow you to take a quantum leap forward in skill, sophistication and confidence.

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

NMSU Extension home economists host holiday craft extravaganza in five counties

Back by popular demand, a ?Holiday Extravaganza: Make & Take Gift Event? will be hosted by New Mexico University Cooperative Extension Service home economists in five counties.

?This is a great way to get a head start on holiday gift-giving by creating some fabulous take-home crafts,? said Laura Bittner, Valencia County home economist.

A $10 participation fee covers the cost of all materials, refreshments and a booklet of all crafts and recipes to take home.

Home economists from Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, McKinley, Rio Arriba and Valencia counties will demonstrate an array of easy projects during the event. The Extension agents will take the extravaganza on the road, by hosting events in five counties.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11546/nmsu-extension-home-economists-host-holiday-craft-extravaganza-in-five-counties