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NMSU Hotline — January 21, 2016

NMSU selects four top faculty members as new Regents professors


New Mexico State University?s annual spring convocation included the announcement of four new Regents Professorships among the NMSU faculty. The Regents Professorship, established in 2001 by the NMSU Board of Regents, recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the university?s mission and honors contributions in areas of education, research, extension education and public service.

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Campus Announcements

Celebrate the New Year at Taos Restaurant

To celebrate the New Year, Taos Restaurant will host its annual Happy New Year NMSU celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The menu will feature traditional New Year foods from various cultures and traditions, including pork posole with full toppings, glazed ham, sausage with sauerkraut, hoppin? John and New Year almond cookies.

Entry for dinner is one meal swipe for those with a meal plan or $8.09 plus tax for those without one. Interested in saving money with a meal plan? Sign up today at http://dining.nmsu.edu or ID Card Services in Corbett Center Room 137.

Aggie Services Rally on Jan. 22

Learn more about what New Mexico State University has to offer its students, faculty and staff as representatives from Sodexo Campus Dining, Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café, Athletics, Campus Health Center, Counseling Center, WAVE, Student Accessibilities, Tutoring Center and the James B. Delamater Activity Center distribute information about their services and offer up free goodies. The Aggie Services Rally will be held from 10 a.m.?2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in the Aggie Lounge located on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union.

For more information, contact Kassie Ckodre at 575-646-2582 or kherna17@nmsu.edu.

School of Nursing to host Doctorate of Nursing Practice scholarly project

School of Nursing will host the Doctorate of Nursing Practice scholarly project of Priya Bajracharya titled "Implementation of Depression Screening Protocol and Tools to Improve Screening for Depression in Patients with Diabetes in the Primary Care Setting" at 3 p.m. Jan. 25, in CHSS Room 318.

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

News22 orientation to be held Jan. 26

News22 orientation will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the News22 newsroom, Milton Hall Room 112. Learn to be a television reporter, anchor and producer along with sports and weather in a real world atmosphere. News22 is a live, student-produced, television newscast that airs on KRWG-TV, the Las Cruces PBS affiliate. They will explain how to get involved and what you can expect and pizza will be served.

For more information contact Nick Miller at 575-646-7349 or nickmil@nmsu.edu.

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium by Daniel Frigo, University of Houston, will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building Room 153. The talk is titled ?Regulation and Role of AMPK in Prostate Cancer.? Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk, coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

HLC representative to present open forum on accreditation Jan. 28

All members of the NMSU community are invited to attend an open forum on our institutional accreditation, hosted by Linnea Stenson of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). These events will be at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 in Milton Hall Room 50. Registration is not required.

NMSU will seek re-affirmation of our accreditation in 2017-18. Required to receive Title IV federal funding, accreditation is an inclusive process that incorporates elements of institutional self-reflection, continuous improvement and aspirational goals for student experiences and education. It includes all aspects of the institution ? academic programs, operations and support services ? and everyone has a role to play in achieving a successful accreditation review. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

An accreditation review team will visit the Las Cruces and Grants campuses on Nov. 13-14, 2017. The last reaffirmation of accreditation was completed in 2008. For more information on accreditation, visit http://accreditation.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact sstovall@nmsu.edu.

Campus Tutoring Service is here to help

NMSU?s Campus Tutoring Service is opening for business Monday, Feb. 1. The overarching hours are found on their website at http://ssc.nmsu.edu/services/campus-tutoring-service/.

They are located in Corbett Center Room 206. Tutor?s schedules will be viewable and will continue to be updated as the week goes on. Refer students to our website to determine specific tutor hours of availability. Tutoring is offered to all NMSU students free of charge and no appointment is necessary. Tutors are also available to visit your classroom to introduce themselves and their services.

Contact Lisa Kirby at lkirby@nmsu.edu if you would like someone to visit your classroom.

Coffee and Course Design workshop to be held Feb. 2

Coffee and Course Design: Making a Banner for your Online Course, during this hands-on workshop you will make a banner for your Canvas online or blended course. Bring your laptop if you wish. The workshop will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 2, in Milton Hall Room 81. Join them for coffee, breakfast snacks and course design.

For more information contact Sandy Johnson at the Online Course Improvement Program at 575-646-4476.

NMSU Library offering tours

Do you know where to go for help with a research paper? Or how to get books from libraries all over the world? Or where to browse DVDs, CDs and current magazines? According to NMSU Library Reference Assistant Wendy Simpson, the NMSU Library is a complex place, and many people do not know about the many useful resources that are available.

All members of the campus community are invited to join the Library staff for a 40 minute tour of both NMSU Library buildings. It is not necessary to sign up in advance. In addition to seeing highlights of services and collections, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. They are once again offering one tour in Spanish.

Tours will begin at the information desk at Zuhl Library. Individual tours can also be arranged. Students can get a certificate of attendance that instructors may count toward extra credit.

For more information contact Simpson at 575-646-4129, the information desk at 575-646-5792 or visit http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/tours.shtml for dates and times.

Save money on Apple products when you buy textbooks at Barnes & Noble

Buy all of your textbooks for the spring 2016 semester by Feb. 12 at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces and save $75 on an iMac, $50 on a MacBook Pro, $25 on an iPad Pro or $15 on an iPad mini 4. Plus, Barnes & Noble at NMSU will match textbook prices from local competitors, as well as bn.com, Amazon, and Chegg in store only. Learn more about the price match program at http://aux.nmsu.edu/price/.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. and provides free parking in designated spaces. For more information call 575-646-4431.

Teaching Academy special event to be held Feb. 12

Teaching Academy special event: Prudence Carter, Stanford University presents, ?Diversity in the Classroom and Beyond: Embracing Social Differences in Educational Practice? will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 or from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 in Milton Hall Room 50.

Although the United States is one of the most socially diverse nations on the planet, often we live apart from one another in our segregated neighborhoods and communities. Social segregation not only hinders our awareness but also undermines our ability to effectively teach and communicate with students from dissimilar cultural backgrounds. The social distances between educators and students are reflected in achievement outcomes. Sharing research about the ?opportunity gaps? that exist in our nation?s schools, Carter will discuss why and how educators must consider both resource and relational issues to enhance the educational well-being of all students.

In this workshop, they will:
? Consider the factors associated with the ?opportunity gap? and achievement disparities in communities, schools and classrooms.
? Address critical issues about teaching the ?other? in schools in terms of class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity.
? Dialogue and engage with one another on challenging sociocultural issues encountered in the classroom.
? Consider approaches to heighten our awareness of the material, social and cultural realities of diverse student bodies.

To register for this special event, click on the following link: https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000008447.

Trouble registering, call Sandy Katayanagi at 575-646-2204.

Small Business Development Center to host social media marketing seminar

Social Media Marketing Seminar-Eric Spellman hosted by the Small Business Development Center DACC will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19, at DACC East Mesa Auditorium. The cost $30 for general public, $20 for SBDC clients. Register by Jan. 29 and receive a $5 discount. Note discount if payment is received before Jan. 29.

Topics include:
? The Art of Generating Quality Leads Using Social Media
? Digital Marketing on a Shoestring: Drive New Business Through Display and Social Media
? How to Build a New Online Business in 3 Days or Less
? How to Promote and Grow Your Business Using 7 Powerful Offline Methods

To register visit www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces.

For more information call SBDC at 575-527-7676. For credit card payments, contact DACC Cashier?s Office: 575-527-7513 or 575-527-7516.

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education Course, Continue to Write Your First Book: Adding More Elements to Your Story, now that you have the basics under your belt and a good start on your first book, get an idea of what to do next. Learn how to focus on additional elements of an unforgettable book like good and bad characters, a fully developed setting and different varieties of dialogue. The class will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6-April 16. The cost is $61.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

NMSU School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management welcomes new director

The new director of New Mexico State University?s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management is all settled in. She?s toured the state-of-the-art facilities in Gerald Thomas Hall, met with faculty, administrators and board members, and even filled the shelves of her office to overflowing with her massive collection of cookbooks from all over.

With the semester now underway, the real fun begins. That?s when Jean Hertzman gets to do what she?s most looking forward to at NMSU: connecting with students.

?I love building relationships,? Hertzman said. ?I like working directly with students, so I?m glad this is a program where I can have a direct relationship with everyone.?


NMSU helps southern pueblos improve their agricultural workforce

With nearly half of United States agricultural producers reaching retirement age, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated funding to train beginning farmers and ranchers to help reduce the impact of that aging population.

New Mexico State University, partnering with the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, has used grant money from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture?s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program for the past three years to help producers from the southern pueblos to improve their agricultural operations while maintaining their tribal traditional in agriculture.

The pueblos participating are Acoma, Cochiti, Jemez, San Felipe, Sandia, Santo Domingo and Laguna.