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NMSU Hotline — March 10, 2016

NMSU to host GradNation community summit on boosting high school graduation rates

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New Mexico State University will host the GradNation Community Summit April 1 at Corbett Center Student Union. America?s Promise Alliance, AT&T and Bravo Dealerships of Las Cruces and El Paso are partners in this event dedicated to open discourse on improving high school graduation rates in the Borderland.

This free event, the first of its kind in southern New Mexico, will be from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and include participants from education, business, civic organizations, non-profits, government, higher education, parents and students from Doña Ana County. To register, visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu/gradnation/. The registration deadline is March 28.

?New Mexico State University is very proud to be partnering with the county?s school districts, community leaders, business community, students, parents, America?s Promise Alliance and other stakeholders who are interested in seeing students succeed in completing their high school education,? said Anthony Marin, director of student affairs.

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Campus Announcements

Employees invited to meet candidate for director of Military Veteran Programs today

Employees are invited to an open forum to meet a candidate for director of Military Veteran Programs to ask your questions and give feedback. The open forum will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 10, in the Garcia Annex Faculty Senate Chambers. For more information, call 575-646-4524 or email mvp.nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management workshop to be held today

Have you ever felt burdened by your finances? Red to Green Money Management is conducting a workshop "Discover Financial Freedom," which will unlock the key components to budgeting, credit cards, identity theft and financial aid, allowing you to gain financial freedom.

The workshop takes place from 3 to 4 p.m. today, March 10, in Domenici Hall Room 106.

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 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.

NMSU Golf Course cancels this week's Taco Thursday

Due to a scheduled event at the NMSU Golf Course Clubhouse, Taco Thursday will not be held today, March 10, at The Player?s Grill. The weekly special offering 60-cent tacos with a beverage purchase will return from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, and will continue throughout the spring.

Please call 575-646-3219 for additional details.

Juried Student Show opens today at University Art Gallery

The NMSU University Art Gallery will host its annual Juried Student Show, which will be unveiled at an exhibition opening on today, March 10. The exhibition features a wide range of artwork created by both undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplines and various majors across the NMSU main campus. The juror for the exhibition this year was the current Border Artist Resident, Alejandro Almanza Pereda. The Juried Student Show presents a wonderful opportunity for students to demonstrate their talent and skills while engaging with their community.

The opening reception for the Juried Student Show, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the UAG from 5 to 7 p.m. today. The awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.

The exhibition will run through Thursday, April 9.

The NMSU University Art Gallery is located in D.W. Williams Hall, at the intersection of University Avenue and Solano Drive. The UAG is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Designated gallery parking is available, and general parking on the NMSU campus is free on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays.

For more information, or to arrange a group visit, visit http://uag.nmsu.edu/, or contact UAG Administrator Jasmine Woodul directly at 575-646-2545 or artglry@nmsu.edu.

100 West Cafe serves Southern-style cuisine this week

Join 100 West Café this week for some delicious Southern-style cuisine prepared by students.

Enjoy a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature spicy black-eyed pea soup, old fashioned sweet and sour coleslaw or a mixed greens salad with pears, walnuts and bleu cheese. The entrées will feature Alabama-style roasted game hens, fried catfish with remoulade sauce, grilled barbecue pork ribs or restaurant-style macaroni and cheese. Dessert choices are buttermilk pie, rhubarb pie or peach cobbler. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. 100 West Café accepts Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience.

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 575-646-5995.

Spring break and spring holiday hours available for campus vendors

Please visit the sites below for a brief list of hours for the upcoming holidays:

Barnes & Noble at NMSU in Las Cruces: http://aux.nmsu.edu/bookstores/

Campus restaurants & convenience stores: http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/

Corbett Center Student Union: http://ccsu.nmsu.edu/

Contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Spring break golf camps offered

Junior golfers are invited to take part in one of two special spring break camps to be held March 14 to 17 at the NMSU Golf Course. Visit http://www.nmsugolf.com/player-development/junior-lessons/ for more information.

Brief electrical outage planned March 19, affecting some housing on campus

An electrical outage is planned from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, affecting power, heating and cooling for Cervantes Village, Cole Village and Myrna?s Children?s Village. The outage will allow workers to safely replace cables between the buildings. For questions regarding the planned outage, contact Michael Luchau of Facilities and Services at 575-646-7070

Customized Training Program course covers MS Excel 2010

Learn to use large worksheets and work with and manage multiple worksheets and the ?paste special? feature in the Customized Training Program "Intermediate MS Excel 2010" from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. Learn advanced features and discover how this powerful program can boost your productivity. Practice creating macros that eliminate repetitive tasks and manipulate your data with the touch of a button. Cost is $139.

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

Community Education offers 'Spanish for Beginners II'

Continue developing your skills in the Spanish language with "Spanish for Beginners II," for students age 16 and up. Learn how to speak Spanish with merchants and how to travel using airplanes, trains and rental cars. Practice conjugating present tense verbs, checking in and out of hotels and making reservations at restaurants and events. Learn how to communicate with medical personnel in case of illness.

The course meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 23 through April 27, at DACC Central DAHL, RM 184.

To sign up or for more information about this popular DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

Students should purchase "Communicating in Spanish: Schaum?s Foreign Language Series, Novice Elementary Level," ISBN-13:978-0-07-056642-2, prior to start of course.

NMSU Career Services to host job fair for educators

New Mexico State University Career Services will hold its 42nd annual Educators? Job Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the Corbett Center Student Union on the third floor.

The event will provide graduating education students, experienced professionals and education support staff, such as nurses and social workers, with an opportunity to interview with multiple school districts located throughout the region and the United States.

Elizabeth Ortega, with NMSU Career Services and coordinator of the event, said the job fair has been one of the most effective recruiting forums in the Southwest, and is unique in that it is set up for participants to have structured interviews with prospective school district employers.


Free family therapy services 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.

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

Online resources available for developing data management plans

In February, the NMSU Library and the Office of Research Development offered a series of workshops to inform the NMSU community about the federal mandate to increase public access of unclassified federally funded research and provide tools and templates for developing a data management plan that will now be required by many federal science agencies as part of proposal submissions.

The following link provides information related to the mandate, agency-specific plans and guidelines, tools for developing data management tools and workshop materials: http://nmsu.libguides.com/dmps.

If you need further guidance or help in developing data management plans, please don?t hesitate to contact the Office of Research Development at ord@ad.nmsu.edu, or the library at webref@lib.nmsu.edu.

NMSU social work professor leading study, community discussion on advance care planning

Death isn?t often an easy topic to discuss, but Frances Nedjat-Haiem, a New Mexico State University social work associate professor, is working to change that.

After working in medical settings as a social worker for more than 12 years, Nedjat-Haiem saw many people, especially Latinos, not able to speak up for themselves when faced with a life threatening medical condition. And that experience inspired Nedjat-Haiem to start community conversations about topics such as the need for advance directives, which are legal documents that detail decisions about end-of-life care. Advance directives assist patients, family members and health care professionals when they are necessary.

?For the last 12 years I?ve been looking at aspects of culture, community, family issues and the barriers that limit end-of-life care discussions to understand how to improve communication so that it can happen earlier,? she said.