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NMSU Hotline — February 5, 2016

NMSU gallery invites art lovers to valentine party

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The Friends of the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University invite the community to become a member and ?be their valentine? at the first annual ?I ?Heart? Art Valentine?s Party? from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the NMSU University Art Gallery, 1390 E. University Ave.

The evening will include door prizes, refreshments, a ?make your own valentines? section, as well as dancing and live music courtesy of the seven-piece doo-wop band, Remember Then?A Class Act.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar Series begins Friday

Eric Prossnitz, professor of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico, will present a talk titled ?Estrogen: More than just a sex hormone? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is the first in a new series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research and are open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held most Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu.

Prossnitz?s lecture will focus on the role of estrogen receptors in cancer, cardiovascular function and metabolism, including obesity and diabetes. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/BMRS_2516-pic.pdf.

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.

Aggie Cupboard opens for spring 2016 in new location

Aggie Cupboard began distributing food this week from its new location. The Aggie Cupboard resumed regular distribution hours, but from its new location in Regents Row, Room B114. Regents Row is located west of the Campus Health Center, which is on the corner of Stewart Street and Breland Drive.

Spring 2016 hours for the Aggie Cupboard will be weekly, on Monday from 11 a.m to 1 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. Bring your current NMSU ID to receive a bag of nonperishable food, free of charge.

Contact Lori Martinez with any questions at mlori@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up to be held Monday

A Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the Gerald Thomas Hall lobby. Look for the table and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, sign up for their social media to receive weekly updates. They're on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

To schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach, contact finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Taos Restaurant

Mardi Gras is already here, and Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall, is celebrating during Cityscapes: New Orleans from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. This culinary event will feature authentic cuisine from New Orleans including garlic shrimp po?boys on sourdough, chicken and ham jambalaya, seasoned dirty rice, chicken gumbo and French beignets.

Entry for lunch is one meal swipe for those with a meal plan or $7.89 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. Join the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1547875698864238/ for a Facebook reminder.

Ash Wednesday Masses to be held on campus

Newman Catholic Students and St. Albert the Great Newman Center will host Ash Wednesday services on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Masses are at 12:10 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Corbett Center Ballrooms. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Contact Mona Chip at mona@stalbertnewmancenter.org with any questions.

Take a vacation with the Hawaiian Buffet on Wednesday

Take a vacation from the winter next week with the Hawaiian Buffet, available for $11.99 plus tax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This festive buffet will feature banana leaf steamed yellow tail fish, shoyu chicken, sweet macaroni salad, King Hawaiian rolls, steamed jasmine rice and tropical fruit salad. Buffet price includes access to this all-you-care-to-eat buffet and a non-alcoholic beverage.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information. Join the Wednesday Themed Buffets page at https://www.facebook.com/events/600536293447087/ for updates and reminders for all of this semester?s Wednesday buffets.

'Take a break' with University Advancement

All NMSU employees are invited to the Skeen Hall Rotunda for a hot chocolate bar from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb 10. The event is hosted by University Advancement in support of the Crimson Colleagues Faculty and Staff Campaign.

When faculty and staff donate to NMSU, they become a Crimson Colleague. Crimson Colleagues are investing in students through scholarships and other programs such as the Perozynski Emergency Fund, the Pioneer Book Scholarship, Myrna?s Children?s Village and the Teaching Academy.

Employees continue to demonstrate that we are a caring community that is transforming lives, providing much-needed support for scholarships, student services, projects and a host of other areas that need additional resources. To learn more about the Crimson Colleagues, visit http://advancing.nmsu.edu/facultystaff-main.

Philosophy NMSU will host two special lectures next week

Philosophy NMSU will offer a pair of special lectures next week. Professor Graham Priest, distinguished professor of philosophy at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, will present "Paraconsistency and Dialetheism" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Breland Hall Room 172. Paraconsistency is the view that contradictions do not imply everything, and dialetheism is the view that some contradictions are actually true. Though both views are currently unorthodox, they have recently been at the center of a number of debates in logic and metaphysics. In this talk, Priest will explain these views, their history and some of the issues that surround them.

Priest also will present "Attraction and Repulsion" at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Breland Hall Room 172. In "The Republic," Plato argues that one may be attracted and repelled by one and the same thing. Since this is a contradiction, he argues, the mind has parts. In this talk, Priest will argue that the mind does not have parts (in the relevant sense), and since this state is a contradictory one, the mind may realize contradictory states.

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.

Free literacy tutor training set for Feb. 13

Literacy Volunteers of Doña Ana County is looking for volunteers to assist adults to read and write, and learn basic math or English as a second language, on a one-to-one basis. We are on campus at DACC. This free workshop includes an introduction to the program and hands-on practice and knowledge about helping adults become literate and empowered to pursue their education and interests. Your commitment afterwards is to tutor one adult twice per week, at a time and place convenient to both of you. Call 575-527-7641 or 575-496-0207 for more info and to register.

Better process control school for acidified foods only

This two-day certification course is scheduled to present in Las Cruces March 14 and 15. The course will be presented in English at New Mexico State University, Gerald Thomas Hall Room 303. This school satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulations for acidified foods only. This course is intended for managers and supervisors of food processing operations. It is designed to provide additional information and focus on critical issues that affect acidified foods production. Please see the website for registration and more details at http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/better-process-control-s.html or call 575-646-2198.

Department of Art to host visiting artist and scholar lecture series

The Department of Art will host a visiting artist and scholar lecture series with Heather Cassils from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Health and Social Science Auditorium, Room 101. The Department of Art, Women?s Studies and Lilian Steinman Fund are sponsoring the free event.

Listed by the Huffington Post as ?one of 10 transgender artists who are changing the landscape of contemporary art,? Cassils has achieved international recognition for a rigorous engagement with the body as a form of social sculpture. Featuring a series of bodies transformed by strict physical training regimes, Cassils? art offers shared experiences for contemplating histories of violence, representation, struggle and survival, often juxtaposing the immediacy, urgency and ephemerality of live performance against constructed acts for camera in order to challenge the ?documentarian truth factor? of images. Bashing through gendered binaries, Cassils performs transgender not as a crossing from one sex to another but rather as a continual process of becoming, a form of embodiment that works in a space of indeterminacy, spasm and slipperiness.

Recent solo exhibitions include MU Eindhoven, the Netherlands; Trinty Square Video, Toronto; and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York. Cassils? work has also been featured at Institute for Contemporary Art and The National Theatre, London; MUCA Roma, Mexico City; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; ANTI Contemporary Performance Festival, Kuopio, Finland; Museo da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, Brazil; Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica; and Deutsches Historishes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

Cassils is the recipient of a 2015 Creative Capital Award. They have also received the inaugural ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art, Rema Hort Mann Visual Arts Fellowship, California Community Foundation Grant, MOTHA (Museum of Transgender Hirstory) award, and Visual Artist Fellowship from the Canada Council of the Arts. Cassils? work has been featured in New York Times, Wired, The Guardian, TDR, Performance Research, Art Journal Vogue Brazil and was the subject of the monograph Cassils published by MU Eindhoven in 2015.

DACC Community Education courses available

Don?t use MS Word like a typewriter and Excel like a calculator anymore. Go a bit beyond the basics to get more out of the MS Office suite. Learn how to use a style sheet and custom sections in Word; formulas and pivot tables in Excel, and have better mastery of PowerPoint in Beyond the Basics with Microsoft Office. This DACC Community Education course will not cover MS Access. The course costs $77 and is from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17 through May 11.

Want to become independent by starting your own business? In An Introduction to Starting a Business, learn what it takes to turn your hobby into a business. Explore such topics as creating a business plan, assessing business feasibility and preparing management and financial plans. Discover what it takes to succeed and develop a plan to get you started in this new DACC Community Education course. The class is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 20 and costs $33.

To sign up or for more information on these courses, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training classes offered

Learn to build and maintain a Facebook page, including the ins and outs of using Facebook to promote the product or service of your organization in Facebook in a Box. Discover how to set up events, market promotions, protect your site and much more. The class is from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, and costs $59.

Get an understanding of managing workers in different generations in the workplace in this self-paced online course. Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to and what messages they value in Managing Generations in the Workplace. Each generation has different expectations and styles of work in the workplace. Identify practical, how-to tips and techniques for managing each generation in the workplace. The course costs $175.

Learn powerful marketing techniques to compete more effectively for customers, donors, members and volunteers and persuade media to communicate your organization's message and further its ideals and goals in Marketing Your Non-Profit. Get effective, practical and easy-to-implement strategies that you can put to immediate use in promotions, advertising campaigns and communication techniques in this self-paced online course available at http://www.ed2go.com/dacc. The course costs $99.

For questions or more information, call 575-527-7776 or email ctp@nmsu.edu.