NMSU branding

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

News Center

NMSU Hotline — April 18, 2016

NMSU dance program to showcase passion for flamenco, Spanish dance


The flamenco and Spanish dance program at New Mexico State University will host two performances later this month to fund its third trip to Spain.

?Viva Espaņa? promises to be a ?passionate evening? of eclectic flamenco and Spanish dance performed by Sol Y Arena, the flamenco and Spanish dance ensemble of NMSU?s dance program. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at the Rio Grande Theater 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors, and $15 for adults.

Read More

Campus Announcements

Career Services hosts events this week

Career Services will host the following events this week:

Educators' Job Fair 2016
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today
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. Candidates should contact Career Services at 575-646-5012 or 575-646-1631 and ask for Employer Relations staff for assistance to register for the event and to obtain information on scheduling interviews.

Life after NMSU: Surviving Your First Year on the Tenure Track
4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19
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
9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20
Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, 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 or financial literacy-related topics to discuss.

Interviewing Tips Workshop
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20
Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, 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 575-646-1631 to arrange an appointment or complete the Request an Appointment form http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

Feminist Border Arts Film Festival to screen short films today

Please join Women's Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies for the inaugural Feminist Border Arts Film Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. today in Room 125 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center. The event is free to the public, with free popcorn and concessions. The Audience Choice Award will be chosen by festival attendees.

The festival features short films under 15 minutes in length by student and professional filmmakers, domestic and international, that address gender roles and identity, sexuality, race, class, transnationality, dis/ability, and other categories of identity and difference.

The call for entries for the festival received 273 submissions. Several films will make their New Mexico, Southwestern, and even U.S. debut. Films to be screened come from a diverse number of nations including the U.S., Iran, Germany, Korea, Mexico and others.

The Women?s Studies Program/Interdisciplinary Studies Department has organized the film festival in an effort to expand the scope of Women?s History Month beyond March to contribute to year-round, intersectional events.

Voting ends today in online grant competition for community garden

Today is the final day to vote for a community garden supported by New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service 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.

Colloquium series concludes with 'Sacred Art Objects in Cultural Contexts'

The final presentation in the Spring 2016 College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium Series will take place from 4 to 5:15 p.m. today. Elizabeth Netto Calil Zarur in the Department of Art at NMSU will discuss "Sacred Art Objects in Cultural Contexts: European and African Influences in Brazilian Religious Rituals." Her presentation will be given in the Carol Walker and Elbert Walker Room, Science Hall 107.

Zarur notes that religious manifestations by the peoples of Minas Gerais, Brazil, are achieved through processions in the center of the city and in the periphery in two very idiosyncratic ceremonies. The members of the Catholic Church parade through the principal streets of the city, dominating the space with lavish and dramatic baroque displays. The rituals in the periphery, sponsored by Afro-Brazilian groups of Congada, predominantly preserve their African identity and tradition.

The relationship between sacred objects and rituals used in the processions and altars will be analyzed within the urban area comparing it to the African diaspora?s syncretic elements. This urban space dominated by European descendants identifies the image of the divine as a spiritual power of control, whereas the Africans and their descendants, who are relegated to the periphery of the town, have a more intimate contact with the divine and use it as comforting tool of protection.

Social Security representative presentation at NMSU postponed

A representative from the El Paso Social Security office was scheduled to make a presentation on social security retirement to the NMSU campus on Tuesday, April 19. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will be postponed to a later date.

Questions regarding this event should be directed to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Brazilian BBQ Buffet offered Wednesday

Take a mini-vacation with the Brazilian BBQ Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature frango churrasco (grilled lemon and garlic chicken), cumin and onion marinated beef, Brazilian rice, Brazilian feijoada, authentic Brazilian cheese bread and coconut quindim. 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.

NMSU gallery exhibition opens with Food Truck Fiesta, student art sale

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will host an opening reception for ?Subjects to change: 2016 MFA thesis exhibition,? from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20.

As part of the event, the Las Cruces Food Truck Fiesta, live entertainment, as well as a ceramics, jewelry and print sale of student work will be held at D.W. Williams Hall, at the intersection of University and Solano Avenues. The food truck vendors and entertainment will be in the building?s west parking lot, while the art sale will be inside Williams Hall.

The show will feature artwork by three Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates from the Department of Art: Katy Stuckel, a sculptor of gypsum and rust; Cassandra Dixon, an illustrator who forms writhing textile body parts; and Andrea Luella Gohl, an installation artist who humorously warps the conventional uses of furniture and hosiery.


Retirement planning webinar to be offered

A retirement planning webinar, ?Future: Helping Millennials Plan for a Brighter Tomorrow,? will be presented via Adobe Connect from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 21, by Michael Lager, a representative of Valic. This webinar will discuss the Millennial Generation and how they can begin preparing 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, please 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.

Workshop offers 'Do's and Don'ts of Presentations'

A workshop on effective presentations will be offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Zuhl Library second-floor conference area, Room 225.

Make your class presentations stand out from the crowd and become aware of the ?Do?s and Don?ts? of presentations.

For more information, contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

Children's clothing donations being collected in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The month of April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and donations of clothing for babies and children, as well as packages of diapers, are being collected in Room 308 of Gerald Thomas Hall through April 22.

These donations will be delivered to the local Children, Youth, and Families Department at the end of the month.

Any and all donations are appreciated. If you have any questions you can contact Merranda Marin at 575-646-6031.

Auxiliary Services offers WWE 'Tip the Scales' ticket contest

More than half of the tickets to WWE Live have already been sold for the big event May 7 at NMSU?s Pan American Center in Las Cruces and Auxiliary Services is giving away eight more for free! Help us ?tip the scales? by inviting your Facebook friends to the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1322411044443128/. As soon as we reach a total of 10,472 combined account statuses of ?interested,? ?going? and ?invited,? we?ll draw three random names to win free tickets to the show.

One winner of a family four-pack will be drawn from the ?going? category, one winner of two tickets will be drawn from the ?interested? category and another winner of two tickets will be drawn from the ?invited? category. Remember, tickets will only be awarded once the grand total reaches 10,472 (total number of fans this show can currently hold). Start inviting your Facebook friends and family today for a chance to see these WWE Superstars for free: Dean Ambrose, Kane, Braun Strowman, Erick Rowan, King Barrett, Ryback, Big Show, Kalisto, Rusev, Alberto Del Rio, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Big E, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and more. See site for official rules.

Contact Auxiliary Services at auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Retirement party to celebrate marketing professor's 39 years at NMSU

A retirement party April 29 will celebrate the 39-year NMSU career of Robin Peterson, professor of marketing in the College of Business. The celebration will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the 3rd Floor Bistro at the Stan Fulton Athletics Center at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

For more information, contact Lucy Soliz at lsoliz66@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3341.

Elegant five-course Italian dinner with wine pairings offered

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.

Hawks return to NMSU campus; please seek alternate routes around Rentfrow Gym

Perhaps you remember the hawk family from the last couple of years? They are back. Facilities and Services have received reports about the hawks trying to build nests in the trees on the North and East side of Rentfrow Gymnasium. The hawks have already been aggressive toward people so we have been working with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials to come up with another solution to protect the safety of everyone on campus. We are applying for a permit to have the hawks captured and relocated by the Fish and Wildlife Service. In the meantime, warning signs have been placed in these areas and it is recommended that pedestrians seek alternate routes until the hawks are relocated. If you have any questions please contact Facilities and Services at 575-646-7114.

Student discount available for intensive summer acting training

Are you looking for ways to expand your acting or directing technique or simply enhance your inherent creativity?

In celebration of its new summer home here in Las Cruces, the National Michael Chekhov Association is offering a special discount for local participants to attend a week-long intensive program for the college student rate of $695, minus an additional $100 - but you must register prior to May 15.

You will learn the entire system of acting as taught by Michael Chekhov with the co-founders of the association, NMSU Theatre Arts Department Head Wil Kilroy and Chekhov Theatre Institute faculty member Lisa Dalton.

For more information on the program or this special discount, email Kilroy at wkilroy@nmsu.edu, then visit www.chekhov.net and choose the college student enrollment.