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NMSU Hotline — April 11, 2016

NMSU dance students, faculty win honors at regional conference


Two New Mexico State University graduate dance students may see their original choreography showcased at a national dance conference this summer.

Jermey Edmonson and Colette Miller?s piece, ?The Manipulator,? was selected as an alternate for the American College Dance Association National Conference in Washington D.C. in June. Edmonson and Miller performed their piece at the South-Central American College Dance Association 2016 Gala Performance at West Texas A&M University during spring break.

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Campus Announcements

Student Employee Appreciation Week slated for this week

The National Student Employment Association designates one week each year to recognize student employees at universities and colleges across the nation. This year, National Student Employee Appreciation Week is April 10-16. The NMSU Financial Aid office encourages employers to take some time during this week to celebrate your student employees, and let them know how much their work is valued.

School of Nursing to host DNP project final defense today

NMSU's School of Nursing will host Shannon Padilla's DNP scholarly project defense today at 11 a.m. in the CHSS Building Room 226. She will give a presentation titled "Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Referring for Treatment with Evaluation of Care Providers Likeliness to Change Behavior and Pilot Program Analysis" to a committee including Shelly Noe, Conni DeBlieck, Pamela Schultz and Luis Vazquez. The defense is open to the public.

Career Services to hold workshops

Career Services Meetup
2 to 4 p.m. today
O' Donnell Hall Atrium
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.

Career Kaleidoscope
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13
Corbett Center, First Floor
Career Kaleidoscope will be an event where students can come and get more information about all the services on campus, whether it be career advising help, information on counseling or how students can eat more healthfully. This is an opportunity to find a common ground. Career services wants to provide students with resources to be prepared and success. A better understanding of NMSU student support services can connect the student to a career enhancing resource that will help strengthen a portion of their life. Involvement in campus activities, study abroad or taking advantage of tutoring services can elevate the student's skills, GPA, mentoring relationships and resume content, thus helping the student become more marketable upon graduation.

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. today 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.

Community garden needs votes in online grant competition

A community garden supported by New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service needs your vote in a Seeds of Change grant competition. The competition includes an online vote that determines which projects advance to the next round.

Since 2011, the Hidalgo County Youth Community Garden in Lordsburg, New Mexico, has shown people in an isolated county with only one grocery store how food gets from seed to plate. Youths with Hidalgo County Cooperative Extension Service?s 4-H program annually care for soil, tend plants and harvest and cook produce. About 60 youths and adults attend monthly classes on growing and cooking produce. The garden has raised beds, a hoop house, fruit trees and a vegetable washing station.

A Seeds of Change grant would help Lordsburg by adding:
? A portable greenhouse to produce more food, a wider variety of food and extend our growing season.
? A composting worm bin to make mulch.
? Pomegranates, goji berries and other healthy fruits rarely grown or eaten here.

The garden helps Lordsburg by teaching people how to grow and prepare fresh food that improves their diets, providing produce for a food bank and teaching youths entrepreneurial skills when they sell produce at a farmers market.

You can vote for the project once per day, per device, through April 18 at https://www.seedsofchangegrant.com/GalleryDetail.aspx?id=1706.

DACC Financial Fair provides money management strategies

DACC will hold its third annual Financial Literacy Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, on the East Mesa campus in the DASR building commons area. Students will learn how to budget and save their way through college.

Finances are the second-most frequently given reason why students drop out of community college and do not finish their certificate or degree in a timely manner. To help address this, public and private financial professionals will provide students with strategies, recommendations and resources they can use to help guide themselves through the college financial landscape. Students will learn about:

? Budgeting and saving
? Identity theft
? The proper use of credit reports
? Credit scores and their meanings
? Responsible use of credit cards
? Student financial aid including how to apply for scholarships
? Investments and how one can grow their investments during college
? How to avoid gambling debt

Representatives from 12 different agencies will provide advice and counseling to students and staff, including Chaney and Marin Financial Planning, DACC Financial Aid, First Light Federal Credit Union, Morgan Stanley, New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation, NMSU Career Services, NMSU Financial Aid, One Source Federal Credit Union, Sam?s Club, The Casino at Sunland Park Race Track, U.S. Bank, Washington Federal and Wells Fargo.

For more information, contact Melanie Tellez at 575-528-7296.

Italian Spring Buffet on Wednesday

Celebrate spring with the Italian Spring Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature chicken parmesan, cheese lasagna, zucchini, sundried tomatoes & basil, garlic bread, house salad with Italian dressing and tiramisu cheesecake. For 11.99 plus tax, you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

College of Engineering Dean candidates to visit campus

The three finalists for the dean position of the College of Engineering will be interviewing 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/.

William Schonberg, Ph.D., PE, DS
Civil Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla Missouri
Visit date ? April 14

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

Theodosios Alexander, Ph.D.
Director of Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations
Parks College of Engineering Aviation and Technology, St. Louis University Visit date ? May 2

We look forward to your participation.

April Employee Council meeting set for Thursday

The Employee Council will hold its regular monthly meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Milton Hall Room 85. All employees are welcome to attend. The meeting is also broadcasted live on Adobe Connect. Employees can watch and participate via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employeecouncil2015/.

NMSU DanceSport presents 'Rhythm Nights ? Emoji'

The NMSU Dance Program, the Department of Kinesiology and Dance and the College of Education will present ?Rhythm Nights ? Emoji,? a dance extravaganza performed by the NMSU DanceSport Company and Club. Under the direction of Hannah Cole, this performance production of features dance choreography by both faculty and students and intends to take viewers on an emotional journey through ballroom, Latin and swing dance.

As a means to promote partner dance as a healthy lifestyle alternative in the community, each performance will also feature live or deejayed musical entertainment with the opportunity for everyone to boogie down before and after the show. Friday night features the Derrick Harris Band, Saturday, Latin music DJ Vic and Sunday, the Steppin? Up band. The event will take place at the Grapevine Plaza (home of the Picacho Peak Brewery) located at 3600 Picacho Ave. (behind the Quik Pik) and begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17.

Doors open early for VIP ticket holders and includes light appetizers, musical entertainment, a meet-and-greet with the dancers and preferred table seats. Advance tickets are $10 general admission and $20 VIP table and are available for purchase from any DanceSport member, at the Kinesiology and Dance office, located in the Activity Center, Room 204 or by calling 575-646-4067.

NMSU?s Aggie Development Incorporated selects developer for campus hotel

The Board of Directors for New Mexico State University?s Aggie Development Incorporated has approved a lease with DMC Holdings, LLC, and Total Management Systems, based in Albuquerque, to develop a campus hotel on NMSU property west of the Las Cruces Convention Center. The project will serve the convention center and create an additional revenue stream for the university.

?We?re excited because this is a project that has been in the making for years,? said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. ?Not only will this project benefit the convention center, and the Las Cruces community, it will also create opportunities for students in our School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.?


NMSU Student Legal Aid attorney earns fellow award

The Board of the American Bar Foundation has elected Karl Rysted, New Mexico State University?s Student Legal Aid attorney, as a fellow.

Rysted not only works with individual students on issues such as landlord/tenant questions, domestic relations, sexual assault, domestic violence, DWI, criminal, personal injury, debts and consumer law, he also serves as the adviser for the Associated Students of NMSU, which provides Student Legal Aid as a service to NMSU students.


FIFA Tournament at Aggie Lounge on April 25

FIFA fanatics, join Sodexo Campus Dining for a single-elimination, winner-take-all FIFA tournament at the Aggie Lounge at 6 p.m. Monday, April 25. The first-place winner will receive free meals at the Corbett Center Student Union Food Court and a prize bucket with Sodexo and Coca-Cola items. Available spots are limited to the first 64 people who sign up early at http://bit.ly/1S3urwX. Register now to ensure your spot and be ready to have a great time at Corbett Center Student Union. Call 575-646-4802 for more information.

Elegant five-course Italian dinner with wine pairings

Indulge yourself with a gourmet five-course Italian dinner, served with expert-selected wine pairings and featuring one of the best views in Las Cruces. The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club, overlooking Aggie Memorial Stadium and the Organ Mountains, will host this gourmet Diner de Vin dinner event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

A full menu, wine pairings and other details can be found at http://bit.ly/23ibzpf. Space is limited, and you must reserve your table in advance by calling 575-646-4802.

Student Success Navigators positions are available

The Student Success Navigators are seeking graduate students to join our team. We are hiring hard-working campus leaders who are passionate about helping undergraduate students succeed and would like the opportunity to mentor incoming freshman through their sophomore year. This is a wonderful job for those who enjoy working as a team and directly impacting the success of fellow Aggies.

Positions Available via Aggie Career Manager:

JOB ID- 49527- Two-Year Graduate Assistantship (For those students who have at least two years of graduate work left) - 11 openings
JOB ID- 49528- One-Year Graduate Assistantship (For those students who have one year of graduate work left) - 3-6 openings

All potential applicants are required to attend a Navigator Information Session from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, or Monday, April 18, at Corbett Center Senate Chambers or set up a private information session with a current navigator, which can be set up through Marissa Macias at marimaci@ad.nmsu.edu, as part of the application process. This will allow applicants the opportunity to learn about the program from current navigators.

For questions, contact Marissa Macias, program coordinator, at marimaci@ad.nmsu.edu.