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NMSU Hotline — January 28, 2016

NMSU Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management students host international dinners

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Does a romantic gourmet Valentine?s Day feast sound like the perfect date for you and your sweetheart? Do you long for some authentic ?chowdah? from New England, or a refreshing Irish lager paired with a meal from the Emerald Isle?

If so, mark your calendar for Friday morning ? that?s when tickets go on sale for the New Mexico State University School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management?s spring slate of international dinners.

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Campus Announcements

AggieVision information meeting to be held today

Interested in working for AggieVision and live television production? They are currently accepting positions for their student crew positions. Crew positions include camera operator, audio, graphics (Chyron Duet), replay operator and technical director. For more information, attend an information session at 5:30 p.m. today in KRWG Studio B (Milton Hall Room 106D).

For more information, contact Vincent Conway at 575-646-7736 or vconway@ad.nmsu.edu.

Customize your own coffee mug

Corbett Center Student Union will host a free crafts workshop where participants will create their own chalkboard paint coffee mug that allows you to write different messages on your mug. All supplies will be provided and artists can take their creations home. The event will be held at 6 p.m. today inside the first floor Aggie Lounge. Get there early as there will be a limited number of supplies available.

Contact Kassie Ckodre at 575-646-2582 or kherna17@nmsu.edu for more information and invite your Facebook friends to join in the fun at https://www.facebook.com/events/119966078386643/.

Biology seminar to be held today

Mary Alice Scott from the Department of Anthropology will discuss ?Reflections on the Culture and Values of Science from an Anthropological Perspective,? at 4 p.m. today, in Foster Hall Room 231. Scott is an assistant professor at NMSU with a bachelor?s degree from Duke University and a doctorate degree from University of Kentucky. She is a medical anthropologist whose research interests include the areas of transnational migration and public health systems. She is also very interested in participatory methodologies and action-oriented research. In 2015, Scott was the recipient of the Patricia Christmore Faculty Teaching Award.

This presentation will explore how anthropological perspectives can provide more complex understandings of the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge. It will challenge the audience to not take for granted the objectivity of science and instead to consider the social, cultural, political and economic contexts in which science can be imagined as objective.

Corbett Fitness Center and Game Room now open

Corbett Center Student Union is pleased to announce that two more areas are complete in the ongoing renovation. Both the Corbett Fitness Center and Game Room are open on the east side of the second floor. The Game Room is open daily from 11 a.m.?11:30 p.m.

Contact Kassie Ckodre at 575-646-2582 or kherna17@nmsu.edu for more information.


Graduate Seminars Series to be held Friday

The Chemical & Materials Engineering Department Graduate Seminars Series starts off the semester with guest speaker joni newcomer, NMSU?s Manager of Environmental Policy and Sustainability. She will be talking about the sustainability initiatives on campus from 1:30 to 2:20 Friday, Jan. 29 in Guthrie Hall Room 201. Anyone interested in sustainability is welcome to attend.

For more information call 575-646-1214.

NM FAST program at NMSU Arrowhead Center to host proposal development workshop

The New Mexico FAST Partnership Program, housed at New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center, will host a Small Business Innovation Research Program/Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase 1 Proposal Development Workshop with an emphasis on the National Science Foundation.

The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at NMSU?s College of Health and Social Services Building, 1335 International Mall. Tickets are $35, $15 for students, and are available through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sbir-sttr-phase-1-proposal-development-workshop-nsf-focus-tickets-20520388033. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11661/nm-fast-program-at-nmsu-arrowhead-center-to-host-proposal-development-workshop

NMSU anthropology professor to speak about New Mexico vecinos

Kelly Jenks, an assistant professor in the anthropology department at New Mexico State University, will speak about building communities and constructing identities in the Spanish southwest next week at a free lecture.

The lecture, the first of the Center for Latin American and Border Studies Spring 2016 Speaker Series, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Nason House, 1070 University Avenue. The lecture is also hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Jenks? lecture will focus on the centuries of interaction between Hispanic and indigenous populations in New Mexico and the complicated traditional racial and ethnic categories that prompted colonists to conceptualize themselves in new ways, said Iñigo García-Bryce, director of the Center for Latin American and Border Studies.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11662/nmsu-anthropology-professor-to-speak-about-new-mexico-vecinos

Elegant Valentine?s Dinner with unbeatable view

Valentine?s Day is less than three weeks away. Treat yourself and someone special to an elegant dinner with gourmet cuisine and the best view in Las Cruces; plus, you can use Aggie Dining Dollars and Aggie Cash. The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host their special Valentine?s Day Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, offering an exclusive couples dinner for one low price.

Go online to http://on.fb.me/1QpVk1Z or call 575-646-4802 for full menu and details. The restaurant is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center (right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium). Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Meeting the needs of our student veterans

NMSU continues to see an increase in the number of student veterans attending classes both on campus and online. We are all committed to understanding the value student veterans bring to our campus, and the unique challenges they face in their transition to academic life.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in a 30-minute online simulation that will help them better understand the student veteran community. The training is flexible and will allow you to complete a portion and return to finish at a later time. This training was created in collaboration with the national Student Veterans of America organization, and is sponsored by NMSU?s Military and Veterans Programs.

To take the course, follow the instructions below:
Click Link: Veterans on Campus (http://training.nmsu.edu/vets-on-campus/ )
Click ?Launch?
Log in by using your NMSU ID and Password
Follow on screen instructions

For more information, contact Candice Gilbert at 575-646-4524 or mvp@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education course available

In the DACC Community Education course, Computer Use, learn how to use your computer, including the components of your computer and how to operate them. Computers can be lots of fun. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. The cost is $33.

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

DACC Customized Training class offered

The Art of Listening will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. The cost is $59. To be able to communicate effectively, you must be able to utilize the critical communications skills of listening and appropriate word usage. Learn about proper listening skills, how we formulate our thoughts, and then deliver them in words. Words have power. Learn how important what you say and the words you choose can be in your life.

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

NMSU Board of Regents approves naming in honor of Lori Paulson

During a special meeting of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents Wednesday, the board voted unanimously to name the NMSU Hall of Legends football team meeting room in honor of Lori Paulson.

Paulson is an NMSU graduate and an avid supporter of NMSU athletics. She has been an honorary captain of the NMSU football team since being diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. University leaders complimented the continuing support Paulson gives to NMSU students and student-athletes. She and her family have also donated $100,000 to start the Lori Paulson Football Excellence Fund at NMSU to advance the program.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11663/nmsu-board-of-regents-approves-naming-in-honor-of-lori-paulson