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NMSU Hotline — November 20, 2015

NMSU biology department awarded $400,000 for dengue virus research

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With 400 million people infected annually across 100 countries, dengue virus poses a significant global health threat. To further research into dengue virus transmission, a project within the New Mexico State University Department of Biology has been awarded $400,000 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health.

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NMSU joins global GivingTuesday movement to build scholarships

GivingTuesday is a global day for giving when people and organizations all over the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to contribute to causes that matter to them. Locally, that day will have a direct impact on student success at New Mexico State University.

On Dec. 1, 2015, GivingTuesday will unify alumni, students, faculty, staff, businesses and community members as NMSU celebrates generosity by providing people everywhere with an opportunity to make a difference.

Gifts can go to any cause, college, campus or department. To further the impact of gifts on GivingTuesday, NMSU will use the day as an opportunity to build scholarships across campus by implementing an exciting matching gift incentive. On GivingTuesday, every dollar donated to a scholarship anywhere in the NMSU system will be matched dollar for dollar.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11554/nmsu-joins-global-givingtuesday-movement-to-build-scholarships

ASNMSU Center for the Arts brings ?Frankenstein? to life

The American Southwest Theatre Company and New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts will present ?Frankenstein? by R. N. Sandberg at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.

This version of the classic story is set in the icy Polar Regions where scientist Victor Frankenstein has chased his creation to the final confrontation. The script is not the traditional story of the creation of the monster; instead, it takes place later after the monster has escaped his creator and is wreaking havoc wherever he goes.

?This is a highly emotional story,? said Tom Smith, NMSU professor of theater arts and director of ?Frankenstein.? ?Frankenstein feels physically and emotionally abandoned and every action he takes is solely to regain the love and attention of his father. There?s a real sense of tragedy that underlies the story.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11553/asnmsu-center-for-the-arts-brings-frankenstein-to-life

NMSU computer lab Thanksgiving hours are available

NMSU Computer Lab Thanksgiving hours:

Williams Hall Annex 107C: closed Nov. 23-28
Pete's Place (Corbett Center): 8 a.m. to 12 a.m., Nov. 23-24, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 25, closed Nov. 26-27
Knox: Closed Nov. 23-28
VDM (Vista Del Monte): 8 a.m to 10 p.m. Nov. 23-25, closed Nov. 26-27
Hardman/Jacobs: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23-25, closed Nov. 26-29
Computer Center: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 23, closed Nov. 24-29

All computer labs open regular hours Nov. 29.

For more information visit http://studenttech.nmsu.edu.

FSA-RMR Transition Training in December

The FSA Records Management and Retention (RMR) Office is excited to announce the opening of their Transition Training. This training is intended for all users who have previously attended their FSA-RMR Information Session and will assist them in the transition from the old laws and procedures to the new laws and FSA-RMR Procedures. Plan to join them and get updated on these important changes. A Go-To Meeting for out-of-town users, who are unable to attend their sessions at the Las Cruces campus, will be offered at the same time as the live session.

For more information and to register visit http://rmr.nmsu.edu/training.

Campus Health Center offers tips on managing holiday stress

The holiday season is just around the corner and the annual concern about stress during the holidays is beginning to fill the air. This year make happy changes to your holiday season. For tips on stress and the holidays go to http://chc.nmsu.edu/eap/ and read about "Making Happy Changes in Your Holidays."

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.

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.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Forklift Certification will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. The cost is $129. OSHA training in powered industrial truck operation (no experience required) and includes classroom lecture, instructor demonstrations, hands-on performance evaluation, written examination, permit card and certificate of completion for those who successfully pass the course.

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