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NMSU Hotline — March 7, 2016

NMSU graduate student?s research may help forecasters predict dust storms sooner

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Springtime is right around the corner. Las Cruces residents know what that means. Dust storms are right around the corner as well.

Wouldn?t it be nice if residents received a warning of a major dust storm a day or two in advance?

New Mexico State University graduate student Rebecca Armenta has researched data from a four-year period in order to identify indicators of windblown dust in the border region of the southwestern United States.

Her findings are expected to provide a tool that will augment resources currently used by forecasters.

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Campus Announcements

Aggie Cupboard to hold open house today

The Aggie Cupboard will host an open house today and invites the NMSU community to check out its new space in Regents Row. The open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in rooms B114 and 115. Regents Row is next to the Campus Health Center.

Drop in to enjoy some popcorn and lemonade and take a tour of the space. Aggie Cupboard wants to thank you, the NMSU community, for your outstanding support.

Due to the open house, the Aggie Cupboard will not have regular distribution hours today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those who need food can still go on Tuesday or Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. or email aggiecupboard@nmsu.edu to arrange an alternate date. See http://aggiecupboard.nmsu.edu for more event details.

Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up is today

Garcia Annex seems so far away, so Red to Green Money Management is coming to you. Look for the Red to Green Money Management meet-up table at the Science Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today 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 or follow on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

To schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, contact Career Services at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or visit http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request.

Entrepreneur Encounters sponsored by Seidel Technologies to be held today

Hear from some amazing student entrepreneurs, how they got started, lessons they learned and what the future holds at Entrepreneur Encounters sponsored by Seidel Technologies at noon today at Hardman-Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 125. Pizza is available for the hungry. The guest panel includes Angela Simmental of QEstyle, Luke Smith of EcoSeal and Robert Gilbert of B.O.S. Tech. For more information, visit arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/events.

Career Services to hold events this week

A Career Services meet-up set for 2 to 4 p.m. today in the Engineering Complex III lobby is an opportunity for students to meet one-on-one with a Career Services staff member at different locations across campus for information on resume writing, job search, interviewing tips, cooperative education/internship opportunities, on-campus recruiting and interviewing, student employment positions, and for any other career or financial literacy related topics to discuss.

A "Resume Trends for 2016" workshop will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Domenici Hall Room 006. Find out how these ideas and strategies will create a memorbable first impression so you can land that important internship, cooperative education or full-time job. This workshop will cover your value proposition statement, creating a networking resume, power verbs and how to write your resume to your audience. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to successful resumes.

The Employment Extravaganza 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union is a venture to unite the students of New Mexico State University with employers in the state of New Mexico and regionally. Employers still addressing staffing requirements in the area of Internships, Cooperative Education, temporary summer work or professional employment are invited to attend. This is the last general career fair of the academic year. Students can distribute resumes and learn about career opportunities for current and future positions. Freshmen through alumni are invited to attend.

A workshop on cover letters and correspondence is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, in Domenici Hall Room 125. The cover letter is sometimes called a "letter of intent" or "letter of interest" and serves as an introduction to the rest of your job application materials. This workshop will guide you through the steps to create the narrative for your letters of correspondence prior to the interview and content to be included after every interview.

Spring plant sale to be held Wednesday

The Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Organization is having a spring plant sale from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Gerald Thomas Hall lobby. The four-packs of kale, Chinese cabbage, nasturtiums, African daisies, baby bok choi, sunflower and milkweed are $2 each. The proceeds of this sale go toward funding student travel to professional meetings.

NMSU Jazz Ensembles host 47th annual Jazz Festival

New Mexico State University Jazz Ensembles will host the 47th annual Jazz Festival featuring recording trumpet artist Clay Jenkins on March 9 and 10. Events include performances and clinics throughout both days by middle school and high school jazz ensembles.

Evening performances will feature Jenkins at "Jazz at the Bistro,? from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the Stan Fulton Center. The cost of this event is $25, which includes delectable hors d'oeuvres from Flavours. A cash bar is available. All proceeds will go to fund the Jazz Festival and the Jazz program at NMSU.

The festival will culminate with the festival concert featuring Jenkins and the NMSU Jazz Ensembles Thursday, March 10, at the Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU campus. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and general admission is $5.

Tickets for both events may be purchased at the NMSU Music Department Band office at 575-646-2304. Tickets for ?Jazz at the Bistro? must be purchased by March 8. For more information, visit http://music.nmsu.edu/index.php/en/jazz-festival.

Three parking lot closures planned during Spring Break

Parking Lot #58, located east of Engineering Complex III, and Lot #59, located east of the Central Plant, will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11, for project warranty service and are expected to reopen by 5 p.m. Sunday, March 20. Parking Lot #43, located east of Breland Hall, will close Monday, March 14, until Friday, March 18, for restriping.

These closures have been planned to coincide with spring break in order to provide as little interruption to the campus community as possible. Buildings that may be affected by these closures include Breland Hall, Garcia Annex, James B. Delamater Activity Center, all three Engineering Complexes, Jett Hall, Central Plant, Thomas & Brown Hall, Goddard Hall, Foster Hall, Walden Hall, Science Hall and ICT.

This list may not be totally inclusive of affected buildings. Signs will be erected at these lots announcing repairs and warning of towing which will continue to take place at and during closure until job completion. Once closed, please do not park in these lots until the Parking Department has removed all barriers and signs. Please view the map at http://hr.nmsu.edu/parking/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2015/04/Map2015.pdf for alternate parking locations and contact Jim Carroll at carroll2@nmsu.edu for additional information.

'Better process control school for acidified foods only' course offered next week

The two-day certification course "Better process control school for acidified foods only" is scheduled in Las Cruces on March 14 and 15. The course will be presented in English at New Mexico State University, Gerald Thomas Hall Room 303. This school satisfies the training requirements specified in both the FDA and USDA regulations for acidified foods only. This course is intended for managers and supervisors of food processing operations. It is designed to provide additional information and focus on critical issues that affect acidified foods production. See the website for registration and more details at http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/foodtech/better-process-control-s.html or call 575-646-2198.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet March 16

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a regular annual meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the Regents Room in the Educational Services Building on the university?s Las Cruces campus.

A closed executive session will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, in Room 2, Conference Room, next to the Regents Room in the Educational Services Building on the Las Cruces campus, to discuss personnel, real estate, water rights and threatened or pending litigation matters in accordance with sections 10-15-1 H (2), (7), and (8) of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

Copies of the agenda for this meeting will be available at NMSU?s Zuhl Library not less than 72 hours prior to the meeting and will also be posted on the university website at http://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda. The meeting will be available through webcast at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor/.


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.

Free marriage and family therapy available

The Family Resource Center at NMSU provides free therapeutic services to main 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 the center today to set up an appointment.

Student therapists are supervised by licensed faculty members from the FCS Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Call 575-646-2065 or email frc@nmsu.edu for more information.