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NMSU Hotline — March 28, 2016

NMSU researcher: Some bed bugs show resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides


A laboratory in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University is home to ongoing research on bed bugs and their resistance to certain insecticides.

Alvaro Romero, assistant professor of urban entomology in NMSU?s Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science, co-authored an article recently published in the Journal of Medical Entomology regarding the new findings about resistance of some United States bed bug populations to insecticides commonly used for bed bug control.

?We are reporting, for the first time, that there are some populations of bed bugs in the United States that have developed resistance to neonicotinoids,? Romero said. ?This class of insecticides was introduced in the market about five years ago to combat bed bugs resistant to pyrethroids, which are widely spread in the United States.?

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Campus Announcements

Percussion recitals offered today and Tuesday

Two percussion recitals will be held at the Music Center in Atkinson Recital Hall this week. Guest artist Eric Hollenberg from Colorado State University will perform at 7:30 p.m. today. Admission is free and open to the public. On Tuesday, March 29, Fred Bugbee and Mike Armendariz will present a joint faculty "Happy Hour" recital at 5:30 p.m. This is also free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Music Department at 575-646-2421 or email armendar@nmsu.edu.

Career Services to host events this week

Cover Letter Writing Workshop
Monday, March 28 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Hardman/Jacobs Room 126
Have writer's block? Unsure of how to sell yourself to an employer? Stop by the cover letter workshop to learn the basics of cover letter formatting, writing strategies and tailoring your past experience to the new position.

Faculty and Academic Hiring
Thursday, March 31 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Domenici Hall Room 125
Speaker: Henrietta Pichon, assistant professor, Educational Leadership and Administration and Roseanne Bensley, associate director, Career Services
Searching for and landing a faculty position is different from looking for a job in the corporate or not-for-profit sectors. This workshop will provide resources on how to locate positions, understand the landscape of higher education, preparation of your application packet, and review the interview process.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome.
If you are unable to attend these workshops, you are still able to learn more about these topics 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 our homepage and join our social media.

High Desert play development workshop readings to be held this week

The American Southwest Theatre Company and the NMSU Department of Theatre Arts will present readings of two new play scripts selected to participate in a week-long developmental reading program. The first of the selected scripts is "In Loco Parentis," by Adam Kraar, directed by Wil Kilroy, NMSU Theatre Arts department head. "In Loco Parentis" will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1. The script takes place at a co-ed boarding school during the Vietnam War where teachers and students stumble through a minefield of politics, desire and spiritual yearning.

The second script, "Truth Dare," by Tori Keenen-Zelt, directed by Larissa Lury, will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2. "Truth Dare" is the story of the last sleepover of the summer for four girlfriends who are about to give up their world of basements, secrets and backyard ghosts for high school.

Both play readings will be performed in the ASNMSU Center For The Arts in the Medoff Theatre. A talk-back with the playwright, director and the cast will follow each reading. A $5 donation is suggested. For more information, call 575-646-4515.

100 West Cafe to host happy hour

It?s not an April Fool?s Joke ? 100 West Café will host a Beer-n-Bites Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall. The event will feature complimentary appetizers with your drink purchase. Drinks are priced from $3 to $5. Guests must be 21 years old in order to attend.

For more information, contact the School of HRTM at 575-646-5995 or via email at hrtm@nmsu.edu.

Toastmaster Club meetings offered to community

If you are interested in improving your public speaking and leadership skills, you are cordially invited to attend a meeting of Las Cruces Toastmasters Club and learn how this organization can benefit you in making successful and value-added public speaking presentations. Due to an overwhelming number of participants at the Toastmasters Club meetings held on campus at NMSU, other options in Las Cruces are available.

Every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m., Las Cruces Toastmasters Club meets at Good Samaritan, Community Center, Kiva Room, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. For more information, call 575-640-8951 or email lascrucestoastmasters@gmail.com, or visit the Toastmasters International website at www.toastmasters.org.

GradNation Community Summit at NMSU to focus on technology, business and education

The GradNation Community Summit at New Mexico State University, taking place on April 1, will focus on the roles of technology, business and education stakeholders in improving high school graduation rates in the region. The summit is a free event, but registration is required and available at http://ssc.nmsu.edu/gradnation. The deadline to register is March 30.

The summit will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Corbett Center Student Union?s Ballrooms. There will be a community track and a student track for participants. The community track will include participants from education, business, civic organizations, non-profits, government, higher education, parents and students from Dona Ana County. Fifteen high school students and 220 middle school students from the Las Cruces Public Schools and Hatch Valley Public Schools are attending the student track. In addition, NMSU student leaders will engage with the attendees.

After the welcome, Fernando Valle, an associate professor of educational leadership at Texas Tech University, will present the morning keynote address titled ?Collective Power of Stakeholders? at 9:30 a.m. to the community track. Valle?s i3 Innovation and SEED federal grant work inform his teaching and research. His current work in urban and rural school districts examines stakeholder voices and successful distributive and transformative practices in secondary schools. Concurrent sessions on technology, business and education will follow.


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 1 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/.


The Player?s Grill to close early April 4

The Player?s Grill public restaurant located inside the NMSU Golf Course Clubhouse will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 4, for a spring cleaning and inspection. Please excuse this inconvenience as we work to ensure every customer has a positive experience. Beverage carts will remain on the golf course past their normal hours to ensure golfers have access to refreshments.

The NMSU Golf Course is located at 3000 Herb Wimberly Drive in Las Cruces and is open to the public. Please call 575-646-3219 or visit our website at http://www.nmsugolf.com/ for more information.

Department of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series set for April 6

A Department of Art Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series with Cate White will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Health and Social Services Auditorium, Room 101.

Cate White makes paintings, drawings, altered objects, books, sculpture and videos characterized by stylistic rawness and emotional honesty. White sources her content from a broad range of human experience: existential reckoning, portraits of friends, mundane observations, current events, personal narratives of trauma, endurance or transcendence, archetypal characters in universal struggle and paradoxical displays of power and vulnerability. White is currently a grantee at the Roswell Artist in Residence program in New Mexico.

White presents her work as part of the 2016 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, sponsored by NMSU Department of Art, University Gallery and the Lilian Steinman Visiting Artist Funds. This event is free and open to the public.

Students needed for focus groups

All currently enrolled NMSU-Las Cruces undergraduate students are welcome and encouraged to participate in focus groups to provide recommendations to NMSU about your university experiences. NMSU is continuously working to improve your undergraduate experience ? come and let your voice be heard!

All participants will receive a free T-shirt, and food will be provided from Chihuahaus Mexican restaurant.

Focus groups are on Friday, April 8, and there are four different times to choose from:
ˇ 9 to 10:30 a.m.
ˇ 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
ˇ 1:30 to 3 p.m.
ˇ 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Register at https://assessment.nmsu.edu/for-students/. For more information, contact Shelly Stovall at sstovall@nmsu.edu.

College of Business to induct new Hall of Fame members April 8

The New Mexico State University College of Business will induct two new Hall of Fame members ? Brenda Joy Baca Alvarez, co-owner of Las Cruces firm EMI Technologies and a 1981 graduate, and Jim Holder, senior vice president of sales for Cigna's Mountain States Region in Denver, a 1990 graduate. In addition, the college will present the Traders Award to generous NMSU supporters Bill and Sharon Sheriff.

Established in 1997 by the College of Business, the Hall of Fame honors outstanding alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and supporters who have made an impact with their commitment to the college and NMSU. The ceremony and banquet will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.

Tickets are $100 and table sponsorships are $1,000. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://giving.nmsu.edu/COB Hall of Fame.html or contact Anthony Casaus at 575-646-5817 or acasaus@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Valencia County Extension presents two-day beef cattle production workshop

LOS LUNAS ? Cattle producers have an opportunity to refresh and expand their knowledge in four key areas of cattle production at a beef cattle production workshop hosted by New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service in Valencia County.

The free two-day workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Valencia County Extension office, 404 Courthouse Road in Los Lunas, and Saturday, April 9, at the Isleta Pueblo.

?There is an estimated 9,100 head of beef cattle in Valencia County. Raising beef cattle is a significant part of Valencia County?s agricultural income,? said Newt McCarty, Valencia County Extension agricultural agent.


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/.

NMSU?s 2016 State 4-H ambassadors, diplomats selected

Another Senior Leadership Retreat has passed for New Mexico 4-H, and another eager group of senior aged 4-H?ers has been selected to serve their fellow members.

Each year, 4-H members, ages 14-18, have the opportunity to apply for a state 4-H diplomat or ambassador position. The applicants then go through an interview process the day before the Senior Leadership Retreat in Albuquerque. Candidates give presentations or demonstrations on how they would plan an activity for a weekend event to recruit youth 13-14 years old. They also participate in an interview and team activity.

The judging committee then picked four diplomats and four ambassadors. These youth are: Isabella Lucero, Brianna Chavez, Faith Bohannon, Gabriel Doherty, Savannah Williams, Emilee Montoya, Hannah Grant and Katelynn Kenyon.


'Aesop In Rancho Cucamonga' performances slated for April

Aesop?s fables are life lessons taught through stories of animals, humans and plants interacting together ? the hare and the tortoise, the lion and the mouse. Aesop, a Greek slave, was credited with writing the stories sometime between 520 and 600 B.C. What if Aesop landed in the U.S. today?

The DACC Arts and Humanities Theatre Arts present the work of playwright Luis Alfaro, who adapted fables and placed the tale in Rancho Cucamonga. Storytellers include cacti, lizards, the moon, ants and others who help guide Aesop, a bear cub, through the desert.

The DACC East Mesa Auditorium at 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd. will host the production. Admissions is $5, with all proceeds returning to the DACC theatre arts program (cash only, no checks or credit cards). This production is suitable for all ages. Both children and adult audiences are welcome to attend.

Alfaro is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts. He is best known as a Chicano writer/performer in poetry, theatre, short stories, performance and journalism.

Monday, April 11, 2 and 4 p.m. preview performance with no admission fee
Tuesday, April 12, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13, 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m.
Friday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m.

Contact Layle Chambers at chmbrs@nmsu.edu or 575-528-7048 for more information.