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NMSU Hotline — February 9, 2016

NMSU admissions adviser remains enthusiastic after 15 years recruiting

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First impressions are important for a person as well as an organization.

NMSU has nine admissions advisers who are the first contact many high school students have with New Mexico State University. Their work is crucial for increasing student enrollment each semester.

For 15 years, senior admissions adviser Sylvia Castillo has been informing high school student about NMSU.

When high school students and their parents walk into Castillo?s office at NMSU?s Albuquerque Center, they can feel the pride she has in the university. The bookshelves are filled with NMSU memorabilia including various Pistol Pete images, pennants, and foam rubber No.1 hands.

In June, Castillo celebrated 25 years of service with NMSU. After obtaining a degree in family child sciences from NMSU, the Las Cruces native found her niche working for the university. The first 10 years of her career were in the admissions and registrar?s offices.

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Campus Announcements

Red to Green Money Management workshop offers 'Keys to Saving and Investing'

What?s the difference between saving and investing? Why should I save? How can I invest? We?ll answer all these questions and more. Learn what you can do now to help your future self by saving and investing wisely at the Red to Green Money Management workshop "Keys to Saving and Investing" from 3 to 4 p.m. today at Domenici Hall Room 006.

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.

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach by contacting Career Services at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also visit http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request to submit a request online.

DACC Financial Literacy Workshops offered

Dona Ana Community College is offering five ?Understanding Your Financial Aid? workshops this month, which start today.

Tuesday, Feb. 9: 2 p.m. Central Campus DAMA 114-ACR
Thursday, Feb. 11: 2 p.m. East Mesa Campus DASR 232
Tuesday, Feb. 16: 3 p.m. Gadsden Center Rm 113
Thursday, Feb. 18: 2 p.m. Central Campus DAMA 114-ACR
Tuesday, Feb. 23: 2 p.m. East Mesa Campus DASR 232

For more information, contact Melanie at 575-528-7296 or melaniet@nmsu.edu.

Nursing Parent room now open at the NMSU Library

The NMSU Library now has a Nursing Parent room for parents who need a place to feed their child or pump breastmilk. The location of the room is on the first floor of Zuhl Library and the key can be checked out at the Service Desk. The room cannot be reserved and is to be used on a first-come, first-served basis. It includes a chair, sink, antibacterial countertop and higher outlets to be used with a pump. For more information, contact Mary Chavarria at 575-646-1860.

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.

Award-winning webinar series 'Biodiversity-friendly campuses' to be screened Wednesday

Colleges and universities are playing a crucial role in protecting wildlife and restoring habitats on and off campus, and students, faculty, administrators and staff are champions for sustainable environmental practices. Join the webinar "Biodiversity-friendly campuses," to learn more about different approaches to creating naturalized areas to protect and increase the local biodiversity, including using long grasses, shrubs and native trees to support pollinators, salmon and other wildlife. Another great webinar sponsored by the Environmental Education Center at Regents Row A116 will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. Contact joni newcomer 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu for more information.

NMSU talk explores ?Punk Prayer? protest, Russian politics and art

Moscow is the next stop for New Mexico State University?s ?Global Connections? series.

Brian Rourke, English associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, will present ?The ?Punk Prayer? performance in retrospect: Radical protest and authoritarian politics in Putin?s Russia,? from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the College of Health and Social Services Annex Auditorium, Room 101A.

In July 2013, Rourke traveled to Moscow to present a paper he co-authored with NMSU professor emeritus Andrew Wiget, on the ?Punk Prayer,? a protest performance by a feminist punk-rock group in a prominent Russian cathedral, which resulted in jail terms for some of the protesters.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11682/nmsu-talk-explores-punk-prayer-protest-russian-politics-and-art

Bookstore events for kids and adults this week

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces will host two literary events in the coming week. First, local author Paula Moore will read from her current title, ?Matinee and Evening: The Story of Actors Abby Lewis & John Seymour? Thursday, Feb. 11. This event will begin at 10 a.m. Moore will sign copies of the book for fans following the reading.

On Saturday, Feb. 13, parents are invited to bring their kids to meet Peter Rabbit at 11 a.m. A reading of the book and an opportunity to take photos with the costumed character will be part of the festivities.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. and provides free parking in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information and join the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/503662393140869/ for a Facebook reminder for each of the two readings.

Valentine's Day dinner to be offered Thursday

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.

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.

Elegant Valentine?s dinner with unbeatable view

Valentine?s Day is this week. 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, located on campus in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, will host its special Valentine?s Day Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14. The restaurant offers an exclusive couples dinner for $65 plus tax. A cash bar will also be available. For full menu and details, visit http://on.fb.me/1QpVk1Z or call 575-646-4802.


Teaching Academy workshop training covers 'Starting a School of Sustainability'

Join NMSU faculty, students, staff and administrators for Starting a School of Sustainability Teaching Academy from 2:35 to 3:50 p.m. Feb 18 at Milton Hall Room 50. Organizers are planning a retreat for May 7 to invite donors to get involved in getting a School of Sustainability off the ground at NMSU.

To sign up for the class, visit http://training.nmsu.edu/. For more information, contact David M. Boje, chair, Sustainability Council at NMSU, dboje@nmsu.edu or visit http://greening.nmsu.edu.

'Fight Like A Girl' women's self defense class to be held Feb. 21

The NMSU Police Department will offer the popular women's self-defense course "Fight Like a Girl" from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. This full-contact class is for women and teens 16 years and older, and is taught in a 4-hour format. The class is free, but space is limited and fills up quickly.

The class focuses on the most common sexual assault scenarios. Students are specifically taught to avoid a man's strengths, while employing their own unique strengths against a man's weakest targets. Students use full-contact responses against instructors wearing specially padded suits. Girls on Guard basic self-defense material also is taught during this course.

Email amfranci@nmsu.edu to sign up or get more information.

NMSU Library announces Sen. Pete V. Domenici Papers commerce subseries now available

The New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Department announces that its Political Papers Unit has completed processing the commerce subseries of the Pete V. Domenici Senatorial Papers.

The seven boxes are now open for use by researchers. The documents and materials in this part of the collection focus on legislation, reports and policies related to economic and commercial development in both in the United States and New Mexico.

?Of particular importance are the materials related to New Mexico?s economic development in the 1980s and 1990s,? said Adam Heien, Political Papers archivist. ?They illustrate Domenici?s efforts to assist the development of New Mexico?s local economy, especially with small businesses.?

A finding aid for the Pete V. Domenici Papers can be found at http://lib.nmsu.edu/domenici/DomeniciFindingAid.pdf. Researchers can access the papers by visiting the Caroline E. Stras Reading Room on the fourth floor of Branson Library or by contacting the department at archives@lib.nmsu.edu and by phone at 575-646-3839.

DACC Community Education courses available

In Personal Fitness Trainer, come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine and ABCnews.com states as the fourth hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34 an hour. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold?s Gyms are just a few of the clubs that seek out our graduates. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is taught over an eight-week period for better retention and skill competency. The National Exam is held on the ninth week. The course cost $649 and is from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays, Feb. 22 to April 27. For more information about this DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527. Registration is easy at http://www.witseducation.com/certifications/ptcert-nmdacc.html.

Have you ever wanted to look up information on your ancestors? Or find out the ownership history of a certain piece of property in your town? Or maybe you want to know if a potential employee, tenant or companion has a criminal background. Learn how to utilize free or low-cost websites and gather the information you seek without hiring an expensive (and sometimes unreliable) third party research firm in the course Researching Public Records. To sign up, or for more information about this DACC Community Education online course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527. The course cost $195 and is from Feb. 1 to 26 or April 4 to 29.

DACC Customized Training classes offered

In this Notary Public course, learn the legal duties and what the law allows and requires of a notary. Determine the steps for applying to become a New Mexico Notary Public and information you need to order your notary seal, as well as what to do with records when you are no longer a notary. For new and experienced notaries. Must be a New Mexico resident. Record Book of Notarial Acts included. The course cost $99 and is offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 23, 9 to 11 a.m. April 2 or 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 10.

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