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NMSU Hotline — February 16, 2016

Potential Conroy Scholars visit NMSU campus


Ten high school students from New Mexico and Texas attended Conroy Scholars Day Monday, Feb. 15, at New Mexico State University.

?We look forward to this event, as it is a way to let the students learn in depth about the great opportunities we have to offer at NMSU,? NMSU Honors College Dean Miriam Chaiken said. ?They learn about opportunities for study and research, they get acquainted with their faculty mentors, they see our beautiful facilities in the Honors College, and they learn from the students? perspective what the NMSU experience is all about.?

High school students who are national merit semi-finalists or national Hispanic merit semi-finalists are eligible for the scholarship beginning with their freshman year at NMSU. Students? PSAT scores determine whether they will be invited to apply for the Conroy scholarship, which includes tuition, room and board.

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Campus Announcements

DACC Financial Literacy Workshops offered

This month, Dona Ana Community College will host ?Understanding Your Financial Aid? workshops.

The workshops are offered:
Tuesday, Feb. 16: 3 p.m. Gadsden Center Room 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.

Italian cuisine offered this week at 100 West Cafe

Enjoy delicious Italian food this week prepared by students at 100 West Café. A la carte lunch is offered from noon to 1 p.m. today through Friday. The menu for the week will feature two soup choices ? pasta fagioli and zuppa toscana ? or Italian leafy green salad and your choice of chicken milano, Tuscan grilled trout, penne puttanesca or penne a la vodka. Dessert choices are Italian ricotta cheesecake, mascarpone and peaches or chocolate cake. All lunches are $10, payable by cash, check or credit card, including Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138, in $10 increments.

For more information, visit http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management office at 575-646-5995.

Red to Green Money Management workshop offered Wednesday

Have you ever felt burdened by your finances? Red to Green Money Management is conducting a workshop that will unlock the key components to budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and financial aid, allowing you to gain financial freedom. "Discover Financial Freedom" will be offered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Domenici Hall, Room 018.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or follow NMSU 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 us 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.

Scholar Dollar$ review sessions offered

With the Scholar Dollar$ deadline quickly approaching, Dona Ana Community College will offer two review sessions.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at DACC Central Campus DAMA 114-ACR
Thursday, Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at DACC East Mesa Campus DASR 232

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

DACC Center for Career & Student Success to host free Community Resource Expo

DACC Center for Career & Student Success will host a Community Resource Expo Wednesday, Feb. 17, at DACC East Mesa Campus, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd. The expo is free to students and the entire community. CCSS wants to connect all these resources available to students, faculty, staff and the community. These support services may be able to assist with financial and personal barriers, assisting with staying in school, and finding a career. For more information, call 575-527-7538 or email at help4students@nmsu.edu.

Navigating the publication pipeline workshop offered Wednesday

The RISE program will host a publication workshop for graduate students and early scholars from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Foster Hall, Room 146. Igor Sevostianov, the Dwight & Audrey Chapman Distinguished Professor in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at NMSU, offers publication preparation workshops around the world. During this workshop, he will present an overview of the entire process from journal selection to manuscript preparation, peer review and the final product. He will also invite students to identify their needs for follow-up workshops that will provide intensive training in specific publication tasks.

KRWG coffee break in Truth or Consequences

Take a coffee break and visit with some of the KRWG-FM and TV staff from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Passion Pie Cafe in Truth or Consequences, 406 Main St. It will be a chance to meet and share ideas with your local public broadcasters.

Center for Latin American and Border Studies to host spring 2016 Speaker Series Thursday

William Beezley, professor at University of Arizona, will give a talk this week titled "Cerveza bien fria! Beer and Brewing in the Borderlands."

The lecture, the second of the Center for Latin American and Border Studies Spring 2016 Speaker Series, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at College of Health and Social Services Auditorium Room 101A. The lecture is also hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Beezley?s lecture will focus on the history of the brewing industry and beers of the Southwest and along U.S.-Mexico Border. Prohibition in the United States fueled the development of breweries along the border as beer became increasingly profitable business.

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

Department of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series set for Feb. 18

Alejandro Almanza Pereda will be featured at the Department of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series Thursday, Feb. 18. The free event from 6 to 7 p.m. will be held at the College of Health and Social Services Auditorium, Room 101. The Department of Art, Women?s Studies and Lilian Steinman Fund are sponsoring the event.

Almanza Pereda is a current resident artist at Border Art Residency program in Anthony, New Mexico. He earned a bachelor of fine arts from University of Texas at El Paso in 2005, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004, and is a master of fine arts candidate at Hunter College of the City University of New York in 2015.

His installations are constructed from an assembly of mundane objects and materials. These are held together by specific, often tenuous, physical constructs, such as fragility and gravity to represent risk of possible danger. He has been a resident at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, while his awards and honors include grants from the Harpo Foundation, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, and the National Fund for the Arts and Culture (FONCA) Programa Jovenes Creadores Mexico City (2005, 2007).

His work has been exhibited many places including Caminar la línea, Max Estrella, Madrid; Bienal de Curitiba, Brazil; Dublin Contemporary, Ireland; Fundación Magnolia, London; Magnan Metz Gallery, New York; Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; 20 Años del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City; and Hecho en Casa, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico.

Lionel Haight Accounting Chair celebration Friday

Made possible by the Judy Johnson challenge and the support of our donors, the Lionel Haight Accounting Professorship has reached the goal of $1 million. Join the Office of University Advancement to celebrate the generosity of so many faculty, staff, donors and alumni who accepted the challenge and contributed to the goal of turning the professorship into an endowed chair in the College of Business. The Lionel Haight Accounting Chair Celebration will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the Pete V. Domenici Hall atrium. Contact Veronica Bicknell at 575-646-4901 with any questions or to RSVP.

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

The FSA Records Management and Retention office will conduct an information session from 9:30 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 seminar will be offered at the same time as the live session. For assistance with the webinar, contact RMR at 575-646-8324.

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

DACC Customized Training classes offered

Fear of embarrassment from doing or saying the wrong thing is one of the most common sources of stress in a business or professional setting. If you have had some awkward moments where you aren?t sure which fork to use or which side plate is yours, or if you?ve had to make small talk with a VIP and been at a loss for words, Business Etiquette is the place to enhance and polish your business image, skill, sophistication and confidence. Meal to practice dining etiquette is included. The course is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 and cost is $29.

Get hands-on training for the CDL exam pre-trip, including an explanation of the terms, proper evaluation and identification of parts, and criteria for scoring. The six required backing skills will be demonstrated and the scoring criteria discussed. The skills and abilities necessary to pass the road test portion of the exam will be discussed in CDL Exam Prep Course. The course costs $99 and is offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, or Saturday, April 9.

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

DACC Community Education instructor positions available

Do you have a hobby or interest you are passionate about? Why not share it with others as a DACC Community Education instructor? Submitting a proposal is easy and the rewards are many as you share your hobby or interest with your students. For more information on submitting a proposal, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

NMSU to host annual fruit growers? workshop in Santa Fe

SANTA FE ? Do you have an orchard that needs some renovation? Or are you thinking of starting an orchard? Information at the annual fruit growers? workshop could help your accomplish that goal.

New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture will host the free event Friday, March 4, at the Santa Fe County Fair Building, 3229 Rodeo Road, in Santa Fe.

?This workshop will be good for folks wanting to learn more about starting an orchard or renovating an existing one,? said Shengrui Yao, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service fruit specialist.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., followed by presentations from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on topics that include orchard irrigation, soil fertility and cover crop management, integrated pest management for arthropods in New Mexico fruit crops, apple orchard planting and establishment, NMSU fruit research update and the Food Safety Modernization Act produce rules.