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NMSU Hotline — February 8, 2016

NMSU, Wells Fargo partner to present regional, national economic forecast

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The sustained drop in the price of oil and a recent population trend reversal in New Mexico signal that the state?s economy could continue to lag well behind the national recovery trend, with employment numbers that have yet to return to pre-recession levels.

Economists will examine the reasons behind the lag and their forecast for the coming year during the fifth annual Economic Outlook Conference hosted by New Mexico State University and Wells Fargo on Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. Experts will also discuss national trends and how they might affect New Mexico?s economic future.

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Campus Announcements

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

A Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up will be held today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green. Also, sign up for our social media to receive weekly updates. We?re on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

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

'Time Management: Making Minutes Matter' to be held Tuesday

"Time Management: Making Minutes Matter" will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Zuhl Library Conference room (225 second floor). Meet deadlines, remember important dates, optimize your study time, complete assignments at a comfortable pace and still have time to have fun. For more information, contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

Make your own Mardi Gras mask

Stop by the Corbett Center Student Union Aggie Lounge Room 104 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 (or while supplies last), and we?ll give you the materials you need to create your own Mardi Gras mask free of charge. You?ll receive step-by-step instructions and we?ll even throw in free pizza for participating. DJ Naray will also be on hand to keep you in that party spirit. Please contact Kassie Ckodre at 575-646-2582 or kherna17@nmsu.edu for more information.

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 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.

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium by Adam Daly, University of Arizona, will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building Room 153. The talk is titled ? Gas Phase Measurements of Molecules and Why We Need More.?

Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk; coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 575-646-2505.

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.

NMSU Alamogordo Health and Wellness Day is Friday

NMSU Alamogordo will host a Health and Wellness Day Friday, Feb. 12, at the Tays Center. There will be interactive breakout sessions, aerobics for all capabilities, health displays including blood pressure and BMI tests, and a volleyball tournament. Additionally, there will be a nationally recognized speaker scheduled for the lunchtime keynote address. The event is free and open to the entire community. To RSVP for lunch or the volleyball tournament, contact Ernie Baca at 575-439-3857 or email ernebaca@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Undergraduate Admissions is requesting volunteers for Aggie Experience

Aggie Experience is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15. This is the largest recruitment event hosted by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. They are expecting about 1,000 visitors to be on campus that day. They are seeking volunteers to help with setup, check-in, directing traffic and welcoming our visitors to campus. If you are available, please sign up online at

For more information, contact Danielle Staley at dstaley@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1879.

Coffee and Course Design workshop to be held Feb. 16

The Online Course Improvement Program (http://ocip.nmsu.edu/) will host a Coffee and Course Design workshop. Please join us for coffee and light breakfast snacks for "Designing a Home Page for Your Online Course." This workshop will provide you with suggestions on designing a home page for your online course that is welcoming, engaging and sets the stage for learning. Please join us for the workshop from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 in Milton Hall Room 81. You can register through the Training Management System at bit.ly/1Q54eDi.

ProctorU for online exam proctoring lunch presentation to be held Feb. 23

From noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, Let?s Talk Online Teaching Lunch with Briana Nguyen from ProctorU, an online exam proctoring service, will be held at Milton Hall Room 81. Come and learn about online exam proctoring from the faculty and student perspectives. NMSU's partnership with ProctorU is facilitated through Distance Education (http://distance.nmsu.edu/proctoru/). Register at http://bit.ly/1VS3786.

NMSU professor named among top emerging AI researchers

William Yeoh, a New Mexico State University assistant professor of computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named to IEEE Intelligent Systems? 2015 list of ?AI?s 10 to Watch,? which acknowledges 10 outstanding researchers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).

The list features young scientists from all over the world, who have completed their doctoral work in the past five years and have made notable contributions to AI research. IEEE Intelligent Systems publishes the list every two years. Yeoh is featured in the magazine?s January-February 2016 issue.

?I am tremendously honored to be selected to be part of the 2015 cohort,? Yeoh said. ?It is very humbling to be included together with all the other outstanding researchers.?


NM EDGE graduates 13th class during county association?s legislative conference

SANTA FE ? A graduating class of 40 public servants received certification in their fields recently through an education program administered by New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service.

The nationally accredited New Mexico Certified Public Manager program administered by NM EDGE, which stands for Education Designed to Generate Excellence in the public sector, graduated its 13th class of public servants at a recent ceremony during the Legislative Conference of the New Mexico Association of Counties held in Santa Fe. Since 2008, the program has certified 314 public officials with one or more designations.

?We are proud to continue to bring new designation curriculum into our program,? said Jon Boren, NMSU assistant dean and director of the extension service. ?We strive to provide meaningful training to help our public servants to have better government through education.?