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NMSU Hotline — April 20, 2016

Helping hand makes the difference for DACC, NMSU students


A little help can go a long way in providing an opportunity for those who otherwise might not succeed, and one family?s commitment to New Mexico State University has provided that help not just once, but hundreds of times over more than a decade.

Since 2002, the Wolslager Foundation has supported non-traditional students through scholarships at Doña Ana Community College and NMSU. During that time, more than $2.29 million has been provided for students who might not have made the commitment to transformative higher education without it.

A special recognition breakfast to honor the Wolslager family and Stephen J. Wolslager, president of the foundation, will take place from 8-9:15 a.m. Thursday, April 21, at the 3rd Floor Bistro in the Stan Fulton Center.

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Campus Announcements

Brazilian BBQ Buffet offered today

Take a mini-vacation with the Brazilian BBQ Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today 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.

Studio G Networking Hour today covers customer interviews

Studio G Networking Hour, from 2 to 3 p.m. today, will feature a presentation on customer interviews. Join Studio G to learn about the 19 strategies for getting customers presented in the book "Traction" (tractionbook.com/). Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses and is a function of the Studio G Business Accelerator at NMSU, which helps Aggies start businesses.

For information, contact Kramer Winingham at studiog@nmsu.edu or visitarrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/studiog/.

Budget open forum today sponsored by Employee Council

An informative presentation and discussion for the upcoming budget will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today in Room 109 in Domenici Hall. Join Angela Throneberry, senior vice president for administration and finance, as she presents the budget priorities for NMSU. The presentation will be webcast on April 20 and available at two different locations online.

Live webcast, which will handle more people:

Recorded webcast, which will be available after the event for people who want to view it afterward:

100 West Cafe offers spring foods this week

Join 100 West Café today through Friday for some delicious spring foods prepared by students.

Enjoy a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Vichyssoise (fish soup), spring salad with peppers, mushrooms and raspberry vinaigrette or almond mandarin salad. The main entrée includes your choice of lemon-roasted game hens, orange and honey glazed ribs, baked rockfish or pasta primavera. The dessert choices are strawberry shortcake, lemon cake or banana bread. 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.

Retirement planning webinars to be offered

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

Another webinar, ?Get on the Road to Retirement Saving,? will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, also via Adobe Connect. The presentation by Jackie McGrail, a representative of Horace Mann, addresses the benefits of investing in a 403(b) plan to save for retirement.

There will be opportunities to ask questions online during both live presentations. The links to the Adobe Connect sessions 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.

DACC financial literacy workshop covers credit reports and scores

A Dona Ana Community College financial literacy workshop, ?Credit Reports & Credit Scores,? will be offered in two locations: at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the DACC Central Campus, DAMA 114 ACR, and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Gadsden Center Conference Room. Learn where to find your credit report and how to read it, what your credit score means and why your credit report and credit score matter.

For questions, contact Melanie Tellez at 575-528-7296 or melaniet@nmsu.edu.

Colloquium to be held in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

A Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium by Timothy N. Lambert will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 21, in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, room 153. The talk is titled ?Electrocatalysts for Renewable Energy Technologies." Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk; coffee will be served at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 575-646-2505.

Workshops Thursday introduce Amira software for data manipulation

RISE STARTUP will host representatives from FEI Software on Thursday who will introduce participants to Amira, a powerful, multifaceted 3D software platform for visualizing, manipulating and understanding data from computed tomography, microscopy, MRI and many other imaging modalities. Amira enables advanced 3D image processing workflows for specialists in research areas ranging from molecular and cellular biology to neuroscience and bioengineering. Two sessions of the workshop will be offered Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the William Conroy Honors Building commons room. For more information, contact phcooke@nmsu.edu.

NMSU alumnus to speak on Mexican teens and violence

A Mexican anthropologist and graduate of New Mexico State University will visit NMSU this week to speak about teens and the drug-related violence in Mexico.

Jorge Carrera Robles of the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (the National Institute of Anthropology and History) in Chihuahua, Mexico, will give a lecture titled, ?Community Intervention Model to Counteract Social Fear in Adolescents,? at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Nason House, 1070 University Ave. The bilingual lecture is free and open to the public, and is hosted by the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences English Department and the Center for Latin American and Border Studies.

Carrera Robles? lecture will focus on the extreme violence that took place in Juarez and the state of Chihuahua in Mexico between 2008 and 2011, and how that violence affected thousands of teenagers and their families. Communities were left fractured because of the violence, which also generated hopelessness among residents.


Brown-bag seminar Friday covers aging resilience and disparities

A brownibag seminar on aging resilience and disparities will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in Room 318 of the NMSU College of Health and Social Services.

Learn about interdisciplinary health disparities presented at the University of Arizona ?Aging, Resilience and Disparities Workshop? on April 4 in Tucson. Master's of public health student Hoda Ali attended and will provide a synopsis. This is a free, open event. Bring your lunch ? drinks provided.

For more information, contact Anna Martin at aemartin@nmsu.edu.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Katie McCarver, master's candidate, will present a seminar, "Capacity building of female farmers' group through the use of bio fertilizers in an off-season vegetable system in Shankapur, Nepal" in the Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 200. Everyone is welcome. The seminar will be broadcast for off-campus participation. 

For more information, contact Mary O?Connell at moconnel@nmsu.edu.

Valic financial adviser to provide info on retirement plans

A financial adviser from Valic will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Corbett Center?s Rio Grande Room (228) to provide information to NMSU employees on retirement plans and tax sheltered annuities for retirement. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call Trinidad Parada at 915-226-2001.

Office of Research Development offers workshop on CAREER proposals

The Office of Research Development will offer the workshop ?Developing Competitive NSF CAREER Proposals.? This three-hour workshop is meant for faculty planning to propose to the NSF CAREER opportunity due in July and will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Anderson Hall. CAREER is a foundation-wide opportunity and includes directorates for biological sciences, computer and information science and engineering, education and human resources, engineering, geosciences, mathematical and physical sciences, and social, behavioral and economic sciences

The workshop will address CAREER review process and criteria, 2016 changes to the grant proposal guide, CAREER proposal sections, resources and pointers from NMSU CAREER awardees.

Please register for the workshop (even if you had previously indicated your interest in attending) in GRID: http://grid.research.nmsu.edu/workshops_list.php.

NMSU Choral Activities 'Mozart and More' concerts slated April 29 and 30

The NMSU Choral Activities 2015-2016 season will conclude on April 29 and 30 with a major works concert featuring three significant choral works. First, the Concert Choir will perform Romanian composer György Orban?s "Mass No. 2" for treble voices and piano. This short choral work for women?s voices is rhythmic, light and energetic. The University Singers with string chamber orchestra will follow with the haunting sounds of the "Berliner Messe" by living Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Pärt?s style is filled with difficult voice crossings, tight harmonic intervals and he refers to his compositional technique as "tintinnabulation." The evening will conclude with the Statesmen, the Masterworks Chorus and the University Singers combining with orchestra in a performance of the Mozart "Requiem." The Mozart will feature two NMSU voice faculty, Sarah Daughtrey and John Carlo Pierce, along with guest artists Kerrin Hightower and Taylor Hightower from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Atkinson Recital Hall in the NMSU Music Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. For tickets or more information, call 575-646-2067.

Corbett Center & CCSU Food Court open extended hours for finals week

Students looking for a comfortable place to study, or faculty looking for a relaxing location to grade papers, can do so until 2 a.m. May 5 to 12 at Corbett Center Student Union. The CCSU Food Court restaurants, AFC Sushi, Gila Gril, Chick-fil-A and Taco Bell, will remain open one hour later (1 a.m.) on May 5 and 9-12, while Einstein Bros Bagels will open 7 p.m. to midnight May 6 to 8. These hours are also available for viewing at http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/, on the NMSU INSIDER mobile app, and on the Bite app by Sodexo (use menu code: P2AJ9).

Remember, Aggie Dining Dollars expire at close of business on Friday, May 13, and may be used toward your $2 admission with a canned food donation for the Finals Late Night Breakfast from 9 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at Taos Restaurant. Details available at https://www.facebook.com/events/212298232480844/. You may also use one Meal Plan swipe to gain admission to the Finals Late Night Breakfast. In addition, the CCSU Food Court will offer bulk packages of your favorite snacks and beverages from April 25 to May 13, so drop by to use your remaining Aggie Dining Dollars!

Contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.