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NMSU Hotline — February 29, 2016

NMSU celebrates Latino Week

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The Associated Students of New Mexico State University and four student organizations from Hispanic Council will host several events on campus as part of Latino Week in March. All events are free and open to the NMSU community.

Hispanic Council President Mark Alarcon said he is appreciative that ASNMSU provides funding to support diversity programs and student-led initiatives.

?It?s really special that we are able to have events planned from the student perspective, because usually events are organized by administrators,? Alarcon said. ?It?s great that ASNMSU allocates money for us to put together a cultural show to share with all students.?

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Campus Announcements

AXA Equitable financial adviser on campus today

A financial adviser from AXA Equitable will be on campus today to provide information to NMSU employees on tax-sheltered annuities for retirement. An appointment is necessary. To schedule an appointment, please contact Micah Handell at 505-920-7086 or Micah.Handell@axa-advisors.com.

College of Arts and Sciences to commence Spring 2016 colloquium series today

The College of Arts and Sciences will kick off its Spring 2016 colloquium series, ?Arts and Sciences in Popular Culture,? with a talk by Spencer Herrera, associate professor in the Department of Languages and Linguistics, at 4 p.m. today in Science Hall, Room 107.

The talk, titled "The Map to Cielito Lindo and the Black Hole of Memory in 'The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,'? will analyze the idea of memory and place through the lens of Einstein's special theory of relativity. Through an examination of this film?s narrative and cinematographic technique, Herrera?s analysis shows how memory (of people, place and culture) is relative, and how the U.S.-Mexico border creates a warping of the space-time continuum that correlates with Einstein?s theories of the universe and how it functions.

For more information, contact Jeffrey Brown at jbrown@nmsu.edu.

Sustainability Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday

The next Sustainability Council meeting will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Milton Hall Room 85. Sustainability Council meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Anyone may join the council at any time; no previous knowledge or experience is necessary.

The meeting will be available online at https://zoom.us/j/973677801 for those who cannot be there in person, but would like to participate.

If you would like to be added to the Sustainability Council email list, contact sumolina@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management workshop to be held Tuesday

Coming up short to pay for school? Red to Green Money Management will help you learn how to find grants and scholarships through our school and on your own in "College is going to Cost Me How Much?" Still coming up short? Discover when and how to responsibly take out loans from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Domenici Hall Room 006.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or follow NMSU Red to Green Money Management 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 careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request to submit a request online.

BBQ Blues on Tuesday at Taos Restaurant

Old-fashioned, slow roasted barbecue that will surely chase away your blues is available from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Taos Restaurant. Menu highlights include smoked beef brisket, Carolina barbecue pulled pork and Thai barbecue chicken.

For the full menu, visit http://on.fb.me/1Tc9GoM. This premium event is available for one meal swipe + $7.50 plus tax or $15.59 plus tax. For more information about Sodexo Campus Dining, follow on Facebook or Twitter @NMSUdining or visithttp://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com.

Asian cuisine buffet offered on Wednesday

Treat yourself with your favorite Asian dishes during the Asian buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. The menu features orange chicken, Mongolian beef, vegetable lo mein, steamed jasmine rice, Asian salad with edamame, fried noodles and ginger sesame vinaigrette and Chinese sugar biscuits. For $11.99 plus tax, you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet.

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.

Department of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series set for Wednesday

The next Department of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series with Laetitia Hussain will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the Health and Social Services Auditorium Room 101. The free event is sponsored by the Department of Art and Lilian Steinman Fund.

Laetitia Hussain was born in Marseille in 1976, and has lived in France, Syria, New York City and the Hudson Valley. Her works and installations are elaborations of emotional reactions to social and environmental issues. She graduated from SUNY Purchase with a bachelor's of fine arts. She currently lives and maintains a studio in Hudson, New York.

Hussain works in many media, including drawing, installation, sculpture, painting, printmaking, video, sound and photography. Her projects often begin with a single abstract form. Her process requires a series of experimental contexts in which the form is placed and considered. Inevitably, an evolution takes place as the contexts function as a trial in which the form might take on or shed characteristics. She often focus on aspects of the form, abbreviations or sets of multiples to explore capabilities. At this point, a theme might emerge or something more complicated, akin to a narrative. Her own work sometimes leads to a new idea or method, which would not occur if her work was fabricated by someone else. Environmental issues, politics or the relevance of a specific geographical location often inform her work. Exhibition is always part of the process as she is deeply interested in witnessing the exchange between artwork and audience. It is where the artwork reaches completion and its meaning free to interpretation.

College of Engineering seeks judges and volunteers for regional science 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 Southwest New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering 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 Saturday, March 5, and volunteers to help with set-up, registration, judging and the awards ceremony on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5.

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

Engineering Without Boundaries banquet set for Saturday

The annual NMSU Engineering Without Boundaries fundraising banquet will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 5 at the Picacho Hills Country Club. Keynote speaker this year is Carrie Hamblen, executive director at the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce. You may also remember her as the voice of KRWG radio for several years.

Proceeds from the banquet will be used to fund EWB's international project: the construction of a community center in rural Puebla State, Mexico. 100 percent of funds raised will go directly to the project.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from any EWB member you might know, by calling the organization at 575-646-5499, by visiting www.engineeringwithoutboundaries.org and using Paypal (tickets picked up at the door), or by sending a ticket request to us at ewb@nmsu.edu.

Six-course tequila dinner set for Saturday

Experience the most stunning view in Las Cruces with gourmet Mexican cuisine and inclusive tequila pairings. The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will host a six-course tequila dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Visit http://on.fb.me/1TIIUEi for more details, including a full menu and drink list. Reservations are limited and required in advance by calling 575-646-4802.

Alumni Association seeks nominations for distinguished alums and service award

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association now seeking nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Alumni awards and the James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service.

One Distinguished Alumni award each will be presented to a recipient from the colleges of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; and Health and Social Services; and one James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service will be given during the 2016 Homecoming celebration.

The Distinguished Alumni awards, established in 1956, recognize living NMSU alumni who have achieved national or international distinction through their accomplishments and leadership. To be considered, nominees must be a graduate of NMSU and available to attend Homecoming events during the fall of 2016. In addition to achieving distinction in their business or professional lives, nominees must have performed specific, meritorious service that reflects the quality and advancement of NMSU.

The James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service, established in 1966, recognizes those who have shown progressive support to NMSU, dedicated involvement with NMSU, impactful civic and humanitarian service at NMSU and within the communities around them, and notable professional service.

Nominations from the past two years will be considered; however, the nominator must resubmit their request through the new nomination form, which is available online at advancing.nmsu.edu/alumni-awardsandprograms.

Completed application and supporting documents can be emailed to alumni@nmsu.edu or mailed to NMSU Alumni Association, P.O. Box 3590 Las Cruces, NM 88003, prior to April 8.

For questions, contact Katherine Vandertulip at 575-646-7551 or kwvander@nmsu.edu.

New bicycle rack installation at Corbett Center scheduled for next week

New bicycle racks will be installed at Corbett Center starting Monday, March 7. All bicycle racks around Corbett Center Student Union will be replaced with new ones. Please remove all bicycles before 5 p.m. Sunday, March 6. Bicycles not removed will be sent to the Campus Police Department. For more information, contact Alejandro Flores at 575-646-6291 or afloresm@ad.nmsu.edu.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Learn about the differences between Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram in "Marketing with Social Media 1." Knowing and understanding the different uses of each of these social media platforms will help you make informed and knowledgeable decisions regarding the online marketing of your business. Topics include how to install the different social media sites and how to use them. The course is from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 10, and the cost is $59. For questions or more information, contact Customized Training at 575-527 7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

Legislative post-session report available

The 2016 legislative session wrapped up Feb. 18. The impact to NMSU in regard to the state budget and other legislation can be found in a post-session report prepared by the Office of Government Relations on its website at http://govrelations.nmsu.edu/.

Aggie I-Corps now accepting applications: funding and support for innovative business ideas

Arrowhead Center is now accepting applications for the first cohort of Aggie I-Corps to be offered this spring. NMSU students and faculty can apply for a $2,000 award and admittance into a five-week training program to test the viability of an innovative business idea. Aggie I-Corps will be offered spring, summer and fall for the next three years. The program is supported by the National Science Foundation.

The application deadline is May 13. Please apply early, especially if you need help finding a team. For more information and to apply, visit arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/icorps.