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NMSU Hotline — April 14, 2016

NMSU Dietetic Internship Program celebrates ACEND accreditation


The Dietetic Internship Program at New Mexico State University is celebrating its recent accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, making the program one of only two accredited dietetic internships in New Mexico.

The program was created in 2010 by Wanda Eastman and Carol Turner, two professors in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. ACEND, the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, accepted the program for candidacy for accreditation in 2011.

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Campus Announcements

Flyover Part of Founders Day Picnic April 15

Join us for the Founders Day Picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Traders Plaza, near the College of Business. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend and enjoy food, music and a special flyover by War Eagles Air Museum pilots Floyd Draper and Dan Taylor. The second annual event will not only commemorate our institution?s heritage but also 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. Staff awards will be presented and a new Aggie Legend will be announced.

The open air trolley will be available to shuttle employees to and from the event. Pickups will begin at 11 a.m. at the corner of Wells and Research for employees near the Fire Department and Facilities and Services, and will make continual stops at ARC/EH&S/FSA/CPO on Standley, AC/CCSU/Breland Hall on Stewart, PSL/Anderson Hall on Stewart, and NMDA/DACC at Espina and Gregg before making its last trip from the Traders Plaza at 2 p.m.

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

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar to resume Friday with NMSU alumna

Antonia Dominguez, postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Lei Stanley Qi from the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University School of Medicine, will present a talk titled ?Beyond editing: CRISPR-Cas9 for precision gene regulation and interrogation of disease? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a new series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research that is open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held most Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu.

Dominguez earned her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from NMSU in 2006. Her lecture will focus on efforts to develop tools for human genome editing to affect neurodegenerative disorders. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/BMRS_41516.pdf

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.

100 West Cafe offers American Cuisine this week

Join 100 West Café today through Friday for some delicious American Cuisine prepared by students.

Enjoy a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature New England clam chowder, iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing, or a three-bean salad, beef pot roast, Maryland chicken, herb-crusted pork loin or sautéed mushroom pasta with arugula. Your dessert choices are apple pie, New York cheesecake or key lime pie. All lunches are $10, payable by cash, check or credit card, and Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit 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.

DACC hosts Family Fun Day Saturday

A day full of learning and fun activities for children and adults will be held at DACC, East Mesa Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16. The Cultural Diversity Committee of Faculty Council presents Family Fun Day; A trip around the world.

?We invite everyone in the community to come and have fun by participating in events designed to bring out the child and the learner in all of us,? said Corey Purcell of the Cultural Diversity Committee. ?Bring the children and the whole family for a great multi-cultural experience.?

A main stage in the DASR building will feature magician Jamie O?Hara, a Tai Chi demonstration, Latin Dance with Salsa Rueda of Las Cruces, and the Las Cruces Ukes (ukulele group). Outdoor events include making giant bubbles, Gold Medal Tae Kwon Do presentation and the Las Cruces High School cheerleaders. Tables will be set up featuring how to make paper flowers, puppet making, a scavenger hunt, a coloring station, a puzzle station, origami, the culinary arts DASCH cooking demo, paper dolls, jewelry making, face painting and a presentation by the Confucius Institute.

A movie room, game room and storytelling room round out the activities. In addition, stop by the Passport table to be entered to get a chance on two tickets to the ?Aesop in Rancho Cucamonga? theater production at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Contact Corey Purcell at 575-528-7014 for more information.

'XERXES,' by George Frideric Handel, presented this weekend

George Frideric Handel?s "Xerxes" will be presented at Atkinson Recital Hall on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17. This production transplants a monarchical love triangle from ancient Persia to a mobster-dominated American speakeasy in the 1920s. This fresh take is a condensed, 90-minute version of the classic, prepared by John Carlo Pierce.

The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Both performances will offer a pre-show informational presentation and discussion on major themes and cultural elements present in the opera.

"Xerxes" will run at 7:30 p.m. April 16 and 3 p.m. April 17, at Atkinson Recital Hall on the campus of NMSU. Tickets can be purchased at the NMSU Music Center for $10 and $5 for students. Ample parking is available at the Music Center and on the corner of University and Espina. For more information, please call 575-646-2067.

Attend a Career Services program event next week

Educators' Job Fair 2016
April 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Corbett Center Student Union Ballrooms (Third Level)
Regional support has made this fair a showcase event for both recruiting personnel and teacher/school administration and support candidates. As in past years, the majority of the school districts will be from surrounding states. However, a growing number of districts from across the nation are utilizing this event to find eligible candidates for their various teaching and administrative/support positions.

Life After NMSU: Surviving Your First Year on the Tenure Track
April 19, 4 to 5 p.m.
Domenici Hall, Room 125
Advice for your first year on the tenure track
Panelists will share their insights and experience working toward a tenured position.

Career Services Meet up
April 20, 9 to 11 a.m.
Hardman & Jacob, outside
Career Services Meet up 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 related topics to discuss.

Interviewing Tips Workshop
April 20, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Hardman/Jacobs Room 125
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.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome.
Call 646-1631 to arrange an appointment or complete the Request an Appointment form http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

NMSU?s Arrowhead Center to host another round of Aggie Shark Tank

Successful regional business owners are returning as the school of sharks in another round of Aggie Shark Tank, circling for a chance to bite into novel innovations and promising inventions from New Mexico State University entrepreneurs.

NMSU?s Arrowhead Center will host Aggie Shark Tank from 2 to 4 p.m. April 22 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. A reception with refreshments will follow from 4 to 5 p.m. The event, based on the hit television show, is free but online registration is required at arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/aggiesharktank. Members of the public and university community are encouraged to attend.


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

Come enjoy ?Viva España? 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 España," will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 23 and at 2:30 p.m. April 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.

Domenici Institute accepting student panelist nominations through April 28

The Domenici Institute for Public Policy invites faculty and administrators to nominate students for the opportunity to serve as panelists at the 2016 Domenici Public Policy Conference, Sept. 14-15, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Of the nominations received from universities across the state, just 20 students will be selected to form the panel and they are the only audience members allowed to question the conference?s array of world-class speakers.

The conference themes include mental health, national security, the public trust and the 2016 elections. As policy matters affect all citizens, students from any discipline are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Nominations must be made online via the Domenici Conference website, https://domenici.nmsu.edu/domenici-public-policy-conference/ where a short nomination form and a full description of the program can be found. In addition to the faculty/administrator nomination, students are encouraged to submit a brief letter of interest outlining why they?d like to participate as a panelist. Nominees who provide this additional insight into their conference goals will be given first consideration. Nominations and student letters must be received by April 28.

For more information regarding the program, contact Sara Patricolo, Domenici Institute program manager, at 575-646-2066 or spatrico@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Library calendar call for photographs

Are you a professional or amateur photographer who has taken photographs of the natural and man-made beauty of New Mexico? We want to hear from you at the New Mexico State University Library.

If you have a great picture of Wheeler Peak or balloons over the Rio Grande, be a part of our upcoming 2017 NMSU Library Calendar. We?re looking for photographers to donate photos to the NMSU Library Calendar collection. We will then use your photos in the calendar, or possibly in upcoming calendars. We will house your photos in the Archives and Special Collections Department for generations to enjoy, while you still retain rights to your work.

If you?re interested, please send a sample of your photograph to cmcclure@nmsu.edu. If you have more questions, please email or call Cassie McClure at 575-646-7492.

Participants needed for research survey

Do you think your dog has emotions? Do you think you can read your dog's emotions? If so, tell us about it by filling out an online research survey that is being conducted by a master's student in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences. Those interested in participating can click on the link https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0q8D1fUNpVVG7uB or email Christabel Castro at castroc@nmsu.edu for more information.

Online Course Development available this summer

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 17-20, May 23-26 and May 31- 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 that 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 by April 19. Participants will be notified about acceptance by April 21. Contact Miley Grandjean at mgrandje@nmsu.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

DACC Students win gold, silver and bronze in competition

DACC students returned victorious from a recent competition in Albuquerque. Students tested themselves against peers from other New Mexico community colleges, and the clock in various contests that showed their proficiency in occupational areas. The SkillsUSA state championships were held in Albuquerque, April 6-9.

More than 187 students from nine New Mexico community colleges competed in 35 technical events. All competitions were judged by professionals in the various fields.

Bringing home the gold for DACC was Jon Myllykangas in automotive technology, Victor Velazquez in electronics technology and Lorena Giesbrecht won two gold medals in restaurant service and job interview. Silver was awarded to Victor Velazquez in the job interview competition. Bronze winners included Bianca Lugo in culinary arts and Student Government President Derek Holder in prepared speech. The gold medalists are qualified to compete at the national competition in June where more than 6,000 students are scheduled to compete.

Other students participating included Humberto Corral in Automotive Technology, Loyd Sellers in Job Skill Demonstration and Adriana Martinez in Commercial Baking.

According to the SkillsUSA website the organization ?is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Their mission is to work with students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations."

Contact Saundra Castillo at 575-528-7076 for more information.

Get your NMSU license plate and support student scholarships

Show your Aggie pride and help support student success at New Mexico State University with a specialty Alumni Association license plate, available from New Mexico's Motor Vehicle Division. Each plate costs $37 initially and another $37 per renewal ? and each time, $25 of that fee goes to directly to scholarship funds for students at NMSU. Funds from the Alumni Association license plate program were recently used to match scholarship gifts during NMSU?s inaugural GivingTuesday event, which added a total of $5.7 million in new and matching funds to scholarships. To get your NMSU Alumni Association license plate, call 1-888-683-4636 to speak with a customer representative, or visit http://mvd.newmexico.gov/collegiate-plates.aspx ? scroll down and print out form MVD11322 and return to the address indicated.

NMSU-Alamogordo offers Continuing Education classes

Beginners/Intermediate Golf for Adults (Session I)
Classes are from April 28 until May 26 every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Instruction is from Desert Lakes PGA Professional Grant Dalpes, who will teach fundamentals such as grip, address, alignment, stance and swing. You will also become familiar with the rules and etiquette, the use of irons and metal woods, short game and putting concepts. Tuition includes ball fee and use of golf clubs.
Cost is $100 with an additional facility fee of $40 to be paid to Desert Lakes Golf course.

Beginners/Intermediate Golf for Adults (Session II)
Classes are from May 3 until May 31 every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Instruction is from Desert Lakes PGA Professional Grant Dalpes, who will teach fundamentals such as grip, address, alignment, stance and swing. You will also become familiar with the rules and etiquette, the use of irons and metal woods, short game and putting concepts. Tuition includes ball fee and use of golf clubs.
Cost is $100 with an additional facility fee of $40 to be paid to Desert Lakes Golf course.

Watercolor for Beginner Adults
Classes are May 3 to 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. Instructor Carol Alvarado will teach variety of watercolor techniques as well as drawing and painting landscapes, floral and still-life projects.
Cost is $50 with an additional $20 lab fee to be paid to the instructor.

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/.