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NMSU Hotline — April 8, 2016

NMSU?s second annual Founders Day Picnic set for April 15


New Mexico State University?s second annual Founders Day will be celebrated April 15 featuring a picnic lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Traders Plaza, south of the College of Business.

?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,? said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. ?Naturally, this is a fitting celebration as NMSU was founded as a land-grant institution based on agriculture, military science and mechanic arts studies.?

Employees, spouses and retirees are invited. Lunch will be provided by the NMSU Employee Council.

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NMSU Regent, successful restaurateur to speak at event hosted by Arrowhead Center

Filled with colorful local artwork, luminous fish tanks, a flock of tropical birds and glittering gems inside Matteo?s glass jewelry cases, the bustling lobby of La Posta is familiar to those who have lived in Las Cruces for any length of time.

Chances are you?ve been a customer at La Posta, one of the most famous restaurants in the southwest, a favorite destination of both locals and out-of-towners. NMSU Regent Jerean Camúñez Hutchinson, owner and manager of La Posta, will speak at the third Entrepreneur Encounters event, hosted by Arrowhead Center and sponsored by Seidel Technologies. The event will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 11 in the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 125.

Hutchinson, who earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at New Mexico State University and her Master of Science in Information Management from George Washington University, was appointed in 2015 by Governor Susana Martinez to the NMSU Board of Regents. She will speak on her experience as a successful restaurateur, including expansion of her family business and commitment to sourcing local products.


Colloquium series to feature 'Food Trucks, Race & Masculinity'

The next presentation in the College of Arts and Sciences Spring 2016 Colloquium Series will be given by Laura Anh Williams, a member of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department and director of Women?s Studies, at 4 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the Carol Walker and Elbert Walker Room, Science Hall 107. Her topic is ?Food Trucks, Race & Masculinity.?

Williams? presentation brings critical perspective from food studies to bear on the 2014 film "Chef" to explore the ways in which the film portrays culinary mastery of ethnic cuisine to construct the central character?s sense of self, and by extension, his sense of manhood. The film?s protagonist, washed-up culinary celebrity Carl Caspar (played by Jon Favreau) resurrects his career and self-esteem not only via his culinary creativity but primarily through his fluency with and mastery of Cuban cuisine, even as he demonstrates a marked ignorance of Cuban culture, Spanish language and immigrant experiences. What remains unaddressed by the film?s heroic arc, and what this lecture focuses upon, is the way Caspar?s whiteness enables him to draw upon ethnic cuisine in order to elevate his own standing.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jeffrey Brown at jbrown@nmsu.edu.

Red to Green Money Management Workshop set for April 12

Confused about insurance? Want to learn about the different types? Get your questions answered at this free workshop hosted by Red to Green Money Management.

The Red to Green Money Management Workshop "Insurance: More Than a Gecko, a Lady, and Some Mayhem" will be held from 3-4 p.m. April 12 in Garcia Annex Room 207.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, check out the event on our Facebook page. Be sure to sign up for our social media to receive weekly updates. We're on Facebook as well as Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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 go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.

Dean finalists for the College of Engineering to visit campus

The three finalists for the dean position of the College of Engineering will interview on April 14, 26 and May 2 to interact with faculty, staff and students and share the visions and interests in the position. You are invited to attend applicable portions of the visit throughout the day. All interested faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to attend the open forums at 1 p.m. to learn more about the candidates.

For more information about the candidates and their itineraries please visit https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/dean-college-of-engineering/finalists-6/.

Theodosisos Alexander, Ph.D.
Director of Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations
Parks College of Engineering Aviation and Technology, St. Louis University
Visit date ? April 14

Lakshmi N. Reddi Ph.D., PE
Dean, University Graduate School
Florida International University
Visit date ? April 26

William Schonberg Ph.D., PE, DS
Civil Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Visit date ? May 2

We look forward to your participation.

Legislative intern positions available

The Legislative Internship Program is seeking applications for its paid internship that will run from July to December 2016. The full-time internship pays $11,000 and is in Santa Fe. The deadline for submitting applications is April 29. Click on the following link for information: http://www.nmlegis.gov:8080/Publications/Legislative_Internship_Flier.pdf. For questions, contact Aggie Saltman at the NMSU Office of Government Relations at aggie@nmsu.edu.

Poetry can be a ball, especially when read by all

April is National Poetry Month, and Corbett Center Student Union would like to showcase the creative minds of our NMSU students. We will post a variety of poetry submissions throughout the building for others to enjoy. Please bring your original works to the second floor Information Desk for consideration. Your poems can be anonymous or credited. For more information, contact Kassie Ckodre at 575-646-2582 or kherna17@nmsu.edu.

Enter to win a Mello Yello drawstring bag

Guess the number of golf tees in the jar at the Corbett Center Student Union second floor Info Desk for a chance to win a Mello Yello drawstring bag. Closest guess wins. Stop by today before time runs out. Please contact Kassie Ckodre at 575-646-2582 or kherna17@nmsu.edu for more information.

NMSU utility plant operator receives Friend of Safety award

Luis Lopez, the lead plant operator of the Charles Strickland Central Utility Plant at New Mexico State University, was given the university?s Friend of Safety award, April 1.

The gold globe award was given to Lopez during a workforce meeting for the Office of Facilities and Services. Drew Kaczmarek, assistant director of the Environmental Health & Safety department, nominated Lopez for the award.

Lopez has been with NMSU for 24 years. He currently leads the front line operation of three boilers and a turbine to provide both heat and electricity to the main campus. Two of the boilers date back to 1965 which add challenges due to their age, Kaczmarek said.