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NMSU Hotline — February 11, 2016

NMSU ?A Starry Night? event shines light on community partners


New Mexico State University?s College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate six community and business leaders for their contributions to the college at its third annual ?A Starry Night? fundraiser and gala on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Larry and Diane Allen, Patricia Lopez, Glenn and Sally Cutter, and Jag Cheema will be honored during the event at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave.

The evening?s proceeds will benefit the Dean?s Fund for Excellence, which supports outstanding students, faculty and academic programs. The event is among many efforts Arts and Sciences College Dean Christa Slaton has initiated to support partnerships in the community that benefit both the university and the region.

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Campus Announcements

Campus Health Center will close early today

The Campus Health Center will close at 11:30 a.m. today for staff training and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12.

For more information, please call 575-646-1512.

Red to Green Money Management Workshop held today

Budgets aren?t just for your parents. Do you like the idea of budgeting, but just can?t seem to stick to one? Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on how to create, maintain and succeed at your budgeting endeavors today from 4 to 5 p.m. at Domenici Hall Room 106.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or follow Career Services 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.

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar talk Friday

Houra Merrikh, assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, will present a talk titled ?The multifaceted impact of replication-transcription encounters on the life of a bacterial cell? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a new series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research that is 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.

Merrikh is the recipient of the 2016 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. The Vilcek Foundation focuses on U.S. immigrant contributions to art and science. For more information, visit http://www.vilcek.org/prizes/prize-recipients/2016.html#houra-merrikh. This Friday's lecture will focus on genetic mutation and bacterial evolution resulting from DNA replication and RNA transcription molecular collisions as an important aspect of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacterial. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/BMRS_21216-pic.pdf

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

Chocolate covered strawberry fundraiser held this week

The National Society for Minorities in Hospitality will host a fundraiser featuring chocolate-covered strawberries hand-dipped by students in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. They are available in milk chocolate, white chocolate or mixed and are sold by a half-dozen for $10 or a dozen for $20. Orders are being taken at 575-646-5995 or jzumwalt@nmsu.edu and will be available for pick up from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, or from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 138. NSMH can accept cash, checks payable to NSMH or your credit card payment of Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Chemical and Materials Engineering Department Graduate Seminar Series continues Friday

The Chemical & Materials Engineering Department Graduate Seminar Series continues with guest speaker Pabitra Choudhury of the Department of Chemical Engineering at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, who will talk about fuel cells and electronic materials.

The talk is from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in Guthrie Hall Room 201. Anyone interested in the subject is welcome to attend.

NMSU to host the New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering

NMSU and the Department of Computer Science will welcome members of the New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Science Hall Room 124. This network connects women across New Mexico who work diligently to encourage women of all ages to enter into and develop their careers in STEM through outreach, Expanding Your Horizons conferences, local chapter activities, statewide STEM events and competitions, and an annual technical symposia. If you are interested in participating and learning more about how you may further this mission, join the Saturday event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit http://nmnwse.org.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the event, please contact Rebecca Galves at rgalves@cs.nmsu.edu or 575-646-1901.

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 https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000008570. For more information, contact David M. Boje, chair, Sustainability Council at NMSU, dboje@nmsu.edu or visit http://greening.nmsu.edu.

Seeking judges and volunteers for the Southwest New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair

The College of Engineering is seeking judges and volunteers for the 2016 Southwest New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5. The fair is affiliated with the Intel State and International Science and Engineering Fairs. Eligible students will advance to the state and international fairs and compete against more than 1,000 international fair contestants. The college is seeking judges in all categories and levels for March 5 and volunteers to help with setup, registration, judging and the awards ceremony on March 4 and March 5.

For more information and judge or volunteer forms, visit http://scifair.nmsu.edu.

'Listening, Note Taking, and Participation: Classroom Success' workshop to be held Monday

Taking good notes can be the key to effective studying and, ultimately, to college success. Learn how to find the main point, how to listen, read the signs instructors send and organize your notes. The workshop will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at the Zuhl Library Conference room (225 second floor).

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

Weekly flower sales will begin on Wednesday

The NMSU Floral team will once again set up in the Gerald Thomas Hall lobby each Wednesday during the regular semester, selling flowers, floral arrangements and student-grown potted plants. Hours for the sale are 9 to 11:30 a.m. For questions or special orders, contact instructor Sabine Green at swhitley@nmsu.edu.

NMSU, Wells Fargo present regional, national economic forecast Feb. 18

Economists will examine the reasons behind the lag in New Mexico?s economy and present 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.

Eugenio Aleman, a director and senior economist at Wells Fargo, will discuss December?s decision by the Federal Reserve to raise rates for the first time in nine years, and how global economic news is affecting markets.

Jim Peach, NMSU Regents Professor of economics, will examine reasons that the job growth seen at the national level hasn?t translated to New Mexico.

The free conference kicks off with a reception at 9:30 a.m., followed by the economists? presentations from 10 to 11:30 a.m., all at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Event registration is available online at http://business.nmsu.edu/events or by phone at 575-521-6849.

Small Business Development Center to host social media marketing seminar

The Small Business Development Center will host a social media marketing seminar with Eric Spellman from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. The cost is $15 for NMSU/DACC staff and students.

Topics to be covered include:
? The Art of Generating Quality Leads Using Social Media
? Digital Marketing on a Shoestring: Drive New Business through Display and Social Media
? How to Build a New Online Business in 3 Days or Less
? How to Promote and Grow Your Business Using 7 Powerful Offline Methods

To register, visit www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces. For questions, contact Pavla at 575-527-7676.

Free marriage and family therapy offered

The Family Resource Center at NMSU provides free therapeutic services to Las Cruces campus students and their families. Whether you are struggling in your relationships, coping with a loss, or are just feeling overwhelmed, anxious or down, the student therapists at the FRC can help. Sessions are conducted with individuals, couples or families.

Contact us today to set up an appointment. Student therapists are supervised by licensed faculty members from the FCS Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Contact 575-646-2065 or frc@nmsu.edu for more information.

NMSU-Alamogordo offers calculus for biological and business sciences online

NMSU-Alamogordo is offering Math 142 A 70 (Calculus I for the Biological and Business Sciences, 3 credits) entirely online for eight weeks from March 21 until May 13. For more information, please contact Assistant Professor Carmen Boje at cboje@nmsu.edu.