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NMSU Hotline — November 25, 2015

NMSU graduate student conducts fish research from the depths of the Grand Canyon

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Getting lowered in by helicopter to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, New Mexico State University graduate student Meredith Campbell was surrounded by reddish canyon walls and contrasting blue water below. That blue water is home to an endangered fish, the humpback chub, which was the purpose of her 11-day stay in the depths of the Grand Canyon in September.

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Campus Announcements

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.

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.

Pause for Paws at the NMSU Library

Pause for Paws will be back at the NMSU Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Zuhl Library lobby. Therapy dogs from Therapaws will be available for all your cuddling needs.

For more information, contact the Counseling and Student Development at 575-646-2731.

Luke Bryan, Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch together for one night only in Las Cruces

Current CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, brings his highly anticipated ?Kill the Lights? tour to NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. Joining Bryan will be country-fan favorites, Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch. Tickets to this one-night-only event will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Pan American Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000 and http://www.ticketmaster.com/luke-bryan-kill-the-lights-tour-las-cruces-new-mexico-03-08-2016/event/0C004F6DA5C22AFE?artistid=1044173&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=2%3Fcamefrom%3DCFC_+NEWMEXICOSU. Tickets are priced at $39.75 and $74.75. Additional fees may apply. Note that a six-ticket limit has been placed on purchases.

Pan American Center and local radio stations have teamed up to offer a special venue/radio presale on select seats with password code PAC available only at the Pan Am Ticket Office and at the online link above from 10 a.m.?10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. There is a four-ticket limit on presale purchases.

Call 575-646-1420 for more information and join the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/659975930807713 for updates and reminders, including the release of the official seating chart once it is available.

NMSU Library hours during finals week

The NMSU Library will have extended hours to serve the needs of our patrons at both the Zuhl and Branson Libraries during finals week:

Zuhl Library
Friday, Dec. 4: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 7?Thursday, Dec. 11: regular hours

Branson Library
Friday, Dec. 4: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 7 ?Thursday, Dec. 11: regular hours

For more information, call the NMSU Library at 575-646-2932.

NMSU Women?s Club annual holiday reception to be held Dec. 4

The NMSU Women?s Club will hold its annual holiday reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Social Living Center in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 330.

Guest speaker will be Audrey Hartley, director of Jardin de los Ninos, a program for homeless children and their families. Members are asked to bring an unwrapped gift such as children?s books, baby wipes, lotion, shampoo, wash, all sizes of disposable diapers, pull-ups for boys and girls, baby bottles, wash cloths, and art supplies such as water colors, paint brushes, and glue sticks. We will also offer a money tree for cash donations.

RSVP to club president Susan DeMar at sdemar@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3509 by Monday, Nov. 30.

The NMSU Women?s Club is open to all individuals associated with New Mexico State University (faculty/staff; spouse of faculty/staff; parent of current or former student). The organization offers opportunities for members to socialize, welcome new members of the university community and award scholarships for returning female students. The club offers a variety of interest groups such as bridge, books, hiking and gourmet dinners.

For more information visit http://womensclub.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 Nuñez at 575-646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu.

NMSU?s mentorship opportunities, lower cost help students earn top tier education

For Rose Perea, a Las Cruces native and daughter of a New Mexico State University employee, NMSU was not only like a second home, it was an open door to a life where she had the opportunity to reach her full potential.

?NMSU was a natural choice for me and felt like it had always been part of my educational journey,? said Perea, NMSU alumna and current doctoral student in physics and astronomy at Vanderbilt University.

She credits internships at the Public Works of Las Cruces and the Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations and Applications Center in Albuquerque as significant opportunities obtained at NMSU.

?These were both valuable hands-on experiences that significantly improved my experiences and skill-set,? said Perea, who earned both bachelor?s and master?s degrees in physics from NMSU.


NMSU students win CampusLink competition, will present video game idea in Peru

Four graduate students from the New Mexico State University College of Education?s Curriculum and Instruction Department won a trip to Peru during last month?s CampusLink technology and innovation conference.

The conference took place at NMSU?s Corbett Center on Oct. 29 and attracted more than 600 high school and college students from across the region. The graduate students ? Cecilia Palacio-Ribón, Francisco Serrano Wall, Ruth Torres Castillo and Armando Altamirano Garcia ? participated in the ?IdeaHack? competition hosted by the Organization of American States to develop a digital framework to prevent gender violence and cyberbullying.

The team decided to take on the difficult task of developing a game that could inform players about how to prevent gender violence while providing an engaging experience, Altamirano Garcia said.


DACC Customized Training class offered

Spanish for the Workplace is an online 16-hour course. The cost is $129. This innovative, occupational Spanish conversation course seeks to bridge the communication gap between English and Spanish-speaking supervisors and co-workers. Topics include basic hiring, job application, interview questions, supervisory expressions, job expectations and performance, complaints and warnings, rules, training, safety equipment, schedules and shifts, payroll and money terms, benefits verification and pay and more.

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