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NMSU Hotline — February 3, 2016

NMSU to host public talks on human health research

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In an attempt to better serve New Mexico State University?s wide-reaching biomedical community, the College of Arts and Sciences and Office of the Provost will launch a broadly focused biomedical research seminar series, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in Pete V. Domenici Hall, Room 109.

?NMSU brings in more than $10 million a year in National Institutes of Health funding,? said Shelley Lusetti, associate professor of biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. ?Because this funding is scattered all over the campus, we would like to have a seminar series that highlights that type of work, specific to biomedical research. I don?t think the community understands how much of that is being done at NMSU.?

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Campus Announcements

Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System on NMSU campus to be tested today

If you hear a siren on the New Mexico State University campus today at noon, don't be alarmed. The university?s Outdoor Severe Weather Warning Systems are activated for one-minute blasts on the first Wednesday of each month as a test to ensure they are functioning properly. Two pole-mounted sirens, which sound the severe weather warnings, are located on the eastern and western ends of campus. The Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System is part of the university's emergency system and will be used to communicate weather-related emergencies for individuals who are located outside a building.

In a weather-related emergency, the weather warning sirens will be engaged for two minutes or longer and will alert members of the campus and surrounding community to immediately seek shelter and, once they are safe, to check the NMSU Web site or local news for additional information.

Employees registered with the Emergency Notification System may choose to receive emergency information via email, voicemail or text messaging service. Sign up for emergency alerts at: https://myaccount.nmsu.edu/accounts/etm/index.php.

Studio G Networking Hour: Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series to be held today

Join Studio G at 2 p.m. today to learn about identifying customers for your business. The Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series is based on the "Disciplined Entrepreneurship" book written by Bill Aulet from MIT. Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses or are interested in starting businesses. Networking Hour is a function of the Studio G Business Accelerator at NMSU, which helps Aggies start businesses.

For information, contact Kramer Winingham at studiog@nmsu.edu or http://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/studiog/.

'College Survival: Basic Training for Students' to be held this week

"College Survival: Basic Training for Students" will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in Zuhl Library second-floor conference room 225. New to the whole college scene? Not so new, but unsure what it takes to be a successful student? Come and learn valuable information about transitioning to college life. Become aware and avoid common pitfalls college students face.

For more information, contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

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 Ave. 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.

For more information, contact Megan S Shannon at mshannon@nmsu.edu.

Teaching Academy holds information session on the Peer Review Network Friday

The Teaching Academy will host a 50-minute information session at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, for faculty and graduate students interested in participating in the Peer Review Network.

The spring 2016 session of NMSU's Peer Review Network will provide faculty and graduate students an opportunity to engage in scholarly reflection and meaningful peer review of teaching practices as a means of demonstrating teaching effectiveness. This information session will be led by Tauna Cole-Dorn, a past participant of the PRN and committee chair of the Advocates of Scholarly Teaching committee. The session will provide an introduction to the PRN and demonstrate how participation in the network can be used to update participants' Digital Measures portfolios in regards to "Evaluation of Teaching." Registration for this event is available through the Teaching Academy at https://assessment.nmsu.edu/peer-review-network/.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, assistant professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona, will present a Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar, "Building a Culture of Health in the Green: Gardens as Hubs for Community Engaged Research and Environmental Health Literacy,? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 200. Everyone is welcome. For more information about the broadcast link for this seminar, contact Mary O?Connell at moconnel@nmsu.edu.

NMSU senior dance majors to display talents at performance

Four senior dance majors at New Mexico State University, along with several other dance students, will present a capstone performance next week at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.

Performances of ?Imprints in Tandem: A Senior Dance Major Concert,? will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7. Advance tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 12. At the door, tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $6 for children under 12.

The featured student choreographers are Jade Augustain, Lillian Calhoun, Carley Casey, Carissa Cordova, Gloria Flores, Kelsie Faught, Rachel Hubly, Hannah Nichols and Cristina Segovia. Attendees can expect to see a variety of dances including flamenco, ballroom and musical theater.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11673/nmsu-senior-dance-majors-to-display-talents-at-performance

NMSU-Alamogordo Continuing Education courses available

Are you managing your finances or are your finances managing you? If you are struggling with debt or just find you don?t have enough money at the end of each month, come learn how to manage your finances better. This class will include practical tips on budgeting and getting out of debt, practical ways to refocus how you spend your money, and tools to take control of your finances instead of letting them control you. Managing Your Finances will be held from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16. This class is free.

Learn how to create, edit, save and print basic Excel Worksheets, including simple formulas, functions and charts in Beginning Excel. Intended for those with little or no experiences using Excel but who have some experience using Windows-based computers. The class will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 and 25 and March 1. The cost of this class is $50.

For more information or to sign up, visit http://nmsua.edu/continuing-ed/commed/, email alamocommedu@nmsu.edu or call 575-439-3842.

Valentine's Day dinner to be held Feb. 11

Are you looking for a romantic six-course wine pairing experience with your significant other to celebrate the Valentine's Day holiday?

Come to 100 West Café on Thursday, Feb. 11, and enjoy a delightful dinner with tasty wines and a split of bubbly, served to you by the skilled students of the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management without the hassles of waiting in line. Lots of flowers and chocolate surround a delicious lineup of French-style foods including chateaubriand ? beef tenderloin slowly roasted with Béarnaise sauce accompanied by sautéed asparagus. This multi-course menu also includes salad of smoked duck, walnuts and raspberries; creamy lobster bisque; and a delectable white chocolate mousse for dessert.

Wine tasting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine, features shrimp shooters and crab stuffed mushroom caps. You may purchase this fancy dinner for two for just $150 in Room 138 at Gerald Thomas Hall prior to the event and support NMSU's student-run food lab at the same time.

For more information, contact Stella Lucero at 575-646-5995 to make your reservation.

FSA-RMR office information session and PCard receipt destruction training to be held Feb. 25

The FSA Records Management and Retention office will conduct an information session from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Senate Chamber Room 302 in Corbett Center. Learn about NMSU records, the new retention requirements and FSA-RMR Procedures, PCard receipt destruction and more. A web-based meeting will be offered at the same time as the live session. If you need assistance for the webinar, contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

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

NMSU Women?s Club Scholarship application due March 1

The NMSU Women?s Club is committed to supporting returning female undergraduate students in attaining their educational goals. The Club?s Scholarship Committee annually recommends one or two candidates for the NMSU Women?s Club scholarship. Each candidate is awarded a $500 scholarship and invited to attend the club?s spring luncheon.

The NMSU Women?s Club Scholarships are open to any female NMSU undergraduate student at the Las Cruces campus or branch campuses who is returning to school after a break in her education (either after high school or after starting college). These scholarships have been set up specifically for returning students because students immediately out of high school have other opportunities, such as the lottery scholarship, available to them. Candidates must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

To apply, download a copy of the 2016-2017 NMSU Women?s Club Scholarship Award application at https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/scholarships/. Directions for completing and where to submit are included in the application. The deadline to apply is March 1.

For more information, contact NMSU Women?s Club President Susan DeMar at sdemar@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3509.

DACC Community Education course available

The new or occasional horse-player can get a leg up on the next trip to the track in "Horse-racing Handicapping 101." Learn how to handicap and wager on thoroughbred racehorses via simulcast. Use step-by-step instruction and the daily racing form to become familiar with thoroughbred races, life of a jockey, important factors in handicapping, odds, types of wagers and more. Don?t miss out on the fun. The course cost $47 and is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16 to March 8. To sign up, or for more information about this DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.