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NMSU Hotline — March 31, 2016

NMSU faculty, students showcase choreography at local performance


Choreography by students and faculty in the New Mexico State University Dance Program will be on display during a performance at Las Cruces High School.

The NMSU Dance Program and the Department of Kinesiology and Dance, which is housed in the College of Education, will host ?Motion Studies,? an evening of dance performed by the NMSU Contemporary Dance Theater, at 7:30 p.m. April 8-9 at Las Cruces High School, 1755 El Paseo Road. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door.

Under the direction of faculty member Ann Gavit, students and faculty will showcase their diverse and compelling choreography. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to fund scholarships and allow members of the Contemporary Dance Theater to travel to the American College Dance Festival.

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Campus Announcements

Founders Day Picnic is April 15

Founders Day will be celebrated April 15, featuring a picnic lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Traders Plaza, near the College of Business. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. In addition to commemorating our heritage and recognizing staff, we are proud to join celebrations across the country in honoring the Army ROTC for its 100th anniversary. Naturally, this is a fitting celebration, as NMSU was founded as a land-grant institution based on agriculture, military science and mechanic arts studies.

Find out more at http://foundersday.nmsu.edu.

Show your creative side with 'Crafts at Corbett'

Corbett Center Student Union will give you the materials and instructions to make your own mason jar terrarium at 6 p.m. today while supplies last. This event is free and will be held in the first floor Aggie Lounge. Contact Kassie Ckodre at 575-646-2582 or kherna17@nmsu.edu for more information.

Chemical & Materials Engineering Department Graduate Seminar Series continues Friday

The Chemical & Materials Engineering Department continues its graduate seminar series with guest speaker Xianglan Bai, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She will be speaking about thermochemical conversion of biomass for biofuels and bioproducts from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Guthrie Hall, Room 201.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Chile Pepper Institute annual plant sale set for next week

The Chile Pepper Institute will host its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 4 through 8, at the Fabian Garcia Science Center at 113 W. University Ave. in Las Cruces, while plants are available.

Call the Chile Pepper Institute at 575-646-3028 or email cpi@nmsu.edu for any questions regarding the plant sale.

A large variety of chiles, herbs, tomatoes and eggplants are available.

Plants available include:

Chile Peppers:
NuMex Centennial ? ornamental; NuMex Twilight ? ornamental; NuMex Easter ?ornamental; NuMex Joe E Parker ? Mild Green/Red Chile; NuMex Heritage Big Jim ? Hot Green/Red Chile; NuMex Heritage 6-4 ? Medium Green/Red Chile; NuMex Sandia Select ? Hot Green/Red Chile; NuMex Primavera ? Mild Jalapeno; NuMex Jalmundo ? Jumbo Hot Jalapeno; NuMex Orange Spice ? Very Hot Colored Jalapeno; NuMex Pumpkin Spice ?Hot Colored Jalapeno; NuMex Lemon Spice ?Hot Colored Jalapeno; NuMex Trick or Treat ?No Heat Orange Habanero; Early Jalapeno; Orange Habanero; Jupiter ? Large Bell Pepper; Hot Banana Pepper; Yellow Bell; Poblano; Serrano

Chocolate Cherry; Kimberly; Bush Beefsteak; Better Boy; Bush Early Girl; Copia; Black Krim; Golden Sweet; La Roma III; Sprite; Super Italian Paste; Brandywine; Patio F; Beefmaster; Super Sweet; Limmony; Red Currant

Black Beauty; Fairy Tale; Florida High Bush

Sage; Large Leaf Basil; Italian Basil; Regular Basil; Thyme; Parsley; Cilantro; Oregano

Career Services to hold workshops

Career Services will host several workshops on campus starting today.

Faculty and Academic Hiring
Today 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.
Contact: 575-646-1631

Job Search Workshop
April 4 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Hardman/Jacobs Room 125
Looking for a job can be tough. Attend this workshop to learn strategies and resources to make your next job search just a little easier. This workshop is hands-on, so come prepared to jump into your next job search.
Contact: 575-646-1631

Interviewing Tips Workshop
April 7 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Hardman/Jacobs Room 126
In this workshop learn how to prepare for an interview, the differences between a behavioral and traditional interview and how to effectively follow up with an employer.
Contact: 575-646-1631

Career Services Meetup
April 8 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Guthrie, outside main doors
Career Services Meetup 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.
Contact: 575-646-1631

Technology day set for April 5

NMSU students, faculty and staff can seek out all the technology resources offered throughout campus in one convenient location on this day. Come see a demonstration of robotics equipment, how to use both a 3-D printer and scanner, information about internet security, a showcase of 3-D pens and much more. Participants will be eligible to win a variety of prizes.

Technology day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at Corbett Center Student Union's Aggie Lounge.

For more information, contact Annette Candelaria at annettea@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3838.

Learn what it takes to win a Fulbright Fellowship

On Wednesday, April 6, the Honors College will host a student-run panel discussion featuring two Fulbright Selection Committee Members. The panel discussion will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Conroy Honors Center, and it?s an opportunity to get answers to all your Fulbright questions in an informal setting. NMSU freshmen, sophomores and juniors who plan to apply for a Fulbright in their senior year should consider attending, but everyone is welcome.

The NMSU Office of National Scholarships & International Education is putting on the event. For more information, contact Associate Dean and ONSIE Director Tim Ketelaar at Ketelaar@nmsu.edu or 575-405-3729.

Retirement planning webinar to be offered

From 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 7, ?The Starting Line: Why and How Retirement Savings Begins Now? will be presented by Donn Fitch, a representative of TIAA-CREF via Adobe Connect. This webinar will demonstrate how to begin saving money for retirement. There will be opportunities to ask questions online during the live presentation.

The link to the Adobe Connect session will be available the day of the webinar at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/voluntary.

For questions about your benefits, contact Benefit Services at benefits@nmsu.edu or 575-646-8000. If you experience problems or need assistance attending a live broadcast, please contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-5462 or training@nmsu.edu.

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 Chihuahua?s Mexican restaurant.

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

Register at https://assessment.nmsu.edu/for-students/.

For more information, contact Shelly Stovall at sstovall@nmsu.edu.

Online course development opportunities offered

The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) and Academic Technology (AT) invite NMSU-Las Cruces faculty 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 (QM). 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 plus 19 percent fringes.

Please apply at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-K9fKTmWnAsJYtWIM965dTlgxgdHH6CpJDZvJkwlpgQ/viewform by April 19. Participants will be notified about acceptance by April 21.

'Viva Espaņa' dance performance to be held April 23-24

Come enjoy ?Viva Espaņa? a passionate evening of eclectic Flamenco and Spanish Dance performed by Sol y Arena, the Dance Programs Flamenco and Spanish Dance Ensemble. Proceeds from this event help to sponsor students traveling to study in Spain for a month in the summer of 2016. This will be the third trip directed by Paco Antonio and Lucilene de Geus, co-directors of Sol y Arena and Dance faculty at NMSU. This international study offers focused dance students an extremely rich experience in the classroom with celebrated international instructors, theater and tablao (nightclub setting) performances, daily walks through historic landmarks and museums while bringing back inspiring choreographies with rich memories to be shared and motivate the next generation of voyagers. ?Viva Espaņa," will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 23 and 24, at the Rio Grande Theater, 211 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $15 for adults. Call 575-646-4067 for more information.

New website launching soon for NMSU Golf Course

The official NMSU Golf Course website, previously managed by a third party, will transition to the new NMSU template beginning next week. The new site will continue to be found at www.nmsugolf.com, but may experience some downtime during the transition period. We expect the new site to be fully operational by the end of next week. In the meantime, however, you can access the new site at http://golf.nmsu.edu/. All of the original features are present, along with a few new additions, including a wind gauge and Facebook feed right on the home page. You can also access the NMSU Golf Course website from the NMSU Auxiliary Services website at http://aux.nmsu.edu/ and from the ?Links G-Z? tab on the NMSU INSIDER mobile app, which is available free of charge for Apple (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nmsu-insider/id512735191?ls=1&mt=8) and Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.conduit.app_1a47eb752e8f4121857a3abda7ed2874.app).

If you encounter any issues with the new site, please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu and we?ll address them.

NMSU Library's Sunshine Week panel video now available

Did you miss last week?s NMSU Library Sunshine Week event, ?Sunshine in the Shade: Uncovering Outside Influence in Local Elections?? Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN9AAd9vAVU.

The NMSU Library, NMSU Department of Journalism & Mass Communications, and NMSU alumnus Tim Parker presented the panel to commemorate Sunshine Week, which celebrates the public?s access to information, open records and open government. Panelists for the program were N.M. Sen. Joseph Cervantes, Las Cruces City Councilor Gill Sorg, Viki Harrison from Common Cause, Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation and Daniel Chand, NMSU Government Department. The panel was moderated by writer, photographer and lawyer Peter Goodman.

Canvas 'Clutter' notice announced

Check for missing email notifications in your myNMSU email "Clutter" folder. ?Clutter? folder in your email moves low priority messages out of your inbox so you can easily see important messages. Canvas notifications are one example of messages that may be moved to the ?Clutter? folder. Visit https://learning.nmsu.edu to learn about how to clean "clutter" emails or check for missing Canvas notifications in your myNMSU email ?Clutter? folder.

For instructions on finding your email messages, visit the Student Canvas FAQ page at https://learning.nmsu.edu/canvas-faq-for-students/.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Get hands-on training for the CDL exam pre-trip, including an explanation of the terms, proper evaluation and identification of parts and criteria for scoring in the CDL Exam Prep Course. The six required backing skills will be demonstrated and the scoring criteria discussed. The skills and abilities necessary to pass the road test portion of the exam will be discussed. The course is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 and the cost is $99.

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