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NMSU Hotline — March 23, 2016

NMSU Extension Service, NM Department of Health hosts cooking schools for adults with diabetes


Adults in New Mexico who have been diagnosed with diabetes can learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals by participating in the Kitchen Creations cooking school, sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health and offered by the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service.

The next Kitchen Creations session in English will be offered from 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Mayfield High School, 1955 N. Valley Drive in Las Cruces. The next Kitchen Creations session in Spanish will be offered from 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 7, 14, 21 and 28 at Santa Teresa High School, 100 Airport Road in Santa Teresa, N.M. The cooking schools are free thanks to funding from the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.

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100 West Cafe serves up French cuisine

Join 100 West Cafe for some delicious French-style cuisine at 100 West Café today and Thursday for some delicious food prepared by students.

Enjoy a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature cheddar-leek or tomato-blue cheese soup, or white salad with fennel and orange. The entrées will feature poached chicken with tarragon cream, grilled trout with tomato butter sauce, pork Normande or penne tricolore. Dessert choices are puff pastry feuilletees with fresh berries, chocolate mousse or crème brulee. All lunches are $10, payable by cash, check or credit card, and Visa, MasterCard or Discover cards are accepted.

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.

12th annual J. Paul Taylor Symposium to discuss LGBTQ rights

Social justice for LGBTQ identities in the Borderlands is the focus of New Mexico State University?s 12th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium with events today.

This year?s theme recognizes that LGBTQ identities are made vulnerable through legislation and prejudice, said symposium co-chairs Laura Anh Williams, director of NMSU?s Women?s Studies Program, and Catherine Jonet, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies in the Women?s Studies Program. The symposium, hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences, will include films, artists, poets, panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions with human rights advocates.

The symposium is held each year to honor J. Paul Taylor for his lifelong commitment to the people of New Mexico as an educator, legislator and community leader.

The symposium will be available via Livestream at http://livestream.com/accounts/5020564/events/5033446.

For more information please visit our website: http://artsci.nmsu.edu/en/artsci.nmsu.edu/en/12th-annual-j-paul-taylor-2016.

"Resume Fundamentals 1.0" workshop to be held today

"Resume Fundamentals 1.0" workshop will be held today from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Hardman/Jacobs Room 126. Are you looking for a part-time job or position on campus? Was the last time you worked on your resume in high school? Do you need a refresher course so you can start your resume with a clean slate? Stop by the Resume Fundamentals 1.0 workshop to learn about the basic types of resumes, how to best market yourself for each position, and how to format each section of a resume.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. If you are unable to attend this workshop, you are still able to learn more about this topic or receive assistance with other career planning questions. Call 575-646-1631 to arrange an appointment or complete the Request and Appointment form at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ which is also located at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu. Refer to the Career Services homepage and follow on social media for more information.

Red to Green Money Management workshop to be held today

A workshop, "Don?t Let Your Identity Get Stolen!" will take place today from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Domenici Hall Room 018.

What is the fastest growing crime in America? Identity theft. Join the Red to Green Money Management program to gain the knowledge to plan for and prevent theft and protect your identity.

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.

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.

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium by Yang Qin will be held at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building Room 153. The talk is titled ?Bottom-Up Approaches for Nanostructuring Hybrid Multi-Component Composites for Organic Solar Cells."

Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk; coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Campus Community invited to Corbett Center open house

Corbett Center Student Union will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Aggie Lounge. The event will celebrate the most recent renovation to the building, which started in February 2014. Tours and refreshments will be available throughout and an Unveiling Ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m.

Corbett Center is the center for student life on campus and committed to providing the campus community and guests with exceptional services, programs, facilities and resources. The student union is the place to dine, study, relax with friends, do your banking, exercise, check your mail and email, and utilize all your favorite portable electronic devices.

The most recent renovation created more space for students, including new technology-equipped study areas, roomier common spaces and a large lounge area.

For more information on the open house, call 575-646-4411.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet April 4

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a regular meeting at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 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 Monday, April 4 in Room 2, Conference Room next to the Regents Room in the Educational Services Building on the NMSU main 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/.


DACC Customized Training class offered

Excel allows the user to validate or restrict certain types of data entry to limit the margin of error. Lists are used to validate the data entered. Learn to work with the Excel database, as well as create and revise pivot tables to summarize large amounts of data quickly and manipulate row and column headings view data in different ways in "Excel Enhancer: Data Analysis Using Pivot Tables & MS Lists." The course is 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 5, and the costs is $59.

For questions or more information, contact us at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

Suspension of chemical waste pickups for disposal                                                                    

Suspension of chemical pickups for disposal will start Thursday, April 7, due to the quarterly shipment of hazardous waste. Chemical pickups will resume on Monday, May 2, after the scheduled shipment.

In the interim, please follow the ?NMSU Waste Accumulation Point Checklist? procedures. A copy of these procedures can be found at http://safety.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/72/2015/10/Waste-Accumulation-Checklist.docx.

Please call Environmental Health & Safety at 575-646-3327 to schedule free pickups before or after these dates.

Social Security representative to present at NMSU

A representative from the El Paso Social Security office will present information on Social Security retirement benefits on the NMSU campus on April 19. Information regarding the location/time of the presentation is on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/process/#social. Employees not able to attend the presentation will be able to view a recorded version of the presentation on the same website above approximately one week after the presentation.

Questions regarding this event should be directed to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Online course development opportunities offered

The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) and Academic Technology (AT) invite you to apply to the Summer Institute for Online Course Development 2016. The three-week summer institute dates are May 17 to 20, May 23 to 26 and May 31 to June 3.

Attendance at the Summer Institute will provide you time, professional development and support to design and develop your online course. Presentations will be provided to assist you in designing an online course that adheres to the expectations of Quality Matters. Each participant will be assigned a mentor who is QM certified to assist and support the online course development process.

The Summer Institute goals are to develop a course that meets the Quality Matters Standards in an informal review; apply research-based online learning strategies to online course design; and utilize Canvas and other appropriate tools and technologies for online course design.

The expectations are to develop an online course that will be offered at the NMSU Las Cruces campus and develop a course that meets the expectations of an informal review using the Quality Matters rubric.

If your online course meets the QM expectations of an informal review, you will receive a $1,000 stipend minus taxes.

Please apply by April 19. Participants will be notified about acceptance by April 21.

If you have questions, please contact Miley Grandjean at mgrandje@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5492. For more information on OCIP, vist https://ocip.nmsu.edu.

April offerings from NMSU-Alamogordo Continuing Ed

Crafts For Kids
This class is for kids in first to seventh grade. The class dates are April 16, 23 and 30 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children will experiment with a variety of art materials in this creative crafts class. Topics may include clay projects, jewelry design, textiles and watercolor card design. The cost is $35 per child with an additional $15 supply fee to be paid to the instructor. Please bring a painting shirt, drink and snacks for each class.

Spring Break Art Camp
This is a class for children in first to seventh grade. The class dates are April 4 to 6 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Join this creative art workshop that will meet daily for three days. Experiment with various fine arts, including painting and drawing each day. Some crafts will also be included on one or two days. The cost is $35 per child with an additional $15 supply fee to be paid to the instructor. Please bring a painting shirt, drink and snacks for each class.

Basic Hatha Yoga
This class is for 10th grade to adults. Class dates are April 2 to May 7 from 10 to 10:50 a.m. This class will strengthen, tone and relax your body as well as increase flexibility and reduce mental stress. If you are able to comfortably move from a standing position to the floor and back this class is for you. Learn basic yoga asanas (poses) and breathing techniques. The cost is $20 for the six-session course.

Chair Yoga
This class is for 10th grade to adults. Class dates are April 2 to May 7 from 11 to 11:50 a.m. Chair yoga is a very safe workout for people who may not have the time or inclination to complete more traditional yoga. Participants will learn poses that will help them to acquire balance, strength and flexibility as well as a relaxed mind. The chair provides support and stability for every pose, both standing and seated. Try it. You will be pleasantly surprised and you will learn how to stretch and relax in just a few minutes, all in your office chair. The cost is $20 for the six-session course.

Volcanoes of New Mexico
Class dates are April 12 to 14. This three-day class includes classroom session on April 12 and 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at NMSU-A and an all-day field trip on April 14 to Kilborne Hole and the Potrillo Volcanic field. Did you know that New Mexico has more volcanoes and volcanic features than any other state? Find out about the youngest lava flow in the continental U.S.; where can you find a volcanic crater 13 miles wide; and also what volcanoes in the state are still geologically active. Cost for this three-session class is $50. You must have your own transportation for the field trip. Please bring water, a sack lunch, snacks, a hat, sunscreen, camera, sturdy outdoor clothing and hiking boots. Field trip begins at 8 a.m. April 14, starting from the NMSU-A Townsend Library parking lot.

If you all have any questions please call 575-439-3842. You can also find these classes listed online at http://nmsua.edu/continuing-ed/.

State Risk Management offers free clinics

Employees, and their covered spouses or domestic partners enrolled in the state medical plans through NMSU will have access to free onsite wellness exams. Information regarding dates of the clinics and the process to schedule an appointment can be found on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/insurance/medical/. Questions regarding the information can be sent to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host annual Indian Livestock Days on May 11-13 in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE ? Cattle production in the Indian Country of northwestern New Mexico is on the increase, with revenue of $125 million in 2015, according to the New Mexico Department of Agriculture annual agricultural statistics.

To help producers continue to improve their herds and profit, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service hosts the New Mexico Indian Livestock Days annually in Albuquerque.

This year?s conference will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 11 to 13, at Route 66 Casino Hotel on Interstate 25 west of Albuquerque.