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NMSU Hotline — April 21, 2016

NMSU team doctor hits the target


Between practicing medicine for 36 years, assisting on the sidelines at athletic events or volunteering in the community, many people in the Las Cruces community likely know Dr. William Baker. But did you know ?Doc Baker? is an award-winning marksman?

Baker, team physician and medical director for New Mexico State University?s athletic department for the past 26 years, has participated in Cowboy Action Shooting since 2002. A hobby that includes old guns and costumes has filled a trophy case with belt buckles for Baker, who was honored at the Winter Range National Championship in February in Arizona.

?This year I was nominated and given an award for the Classic Cowboy of the Year for 2015, which is to me quite an honor,? Baker said.


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Campus Announcements

'Viva España' dance performance to be held this weekend

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.

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 Friday.

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.

ASTC/NMSU Department of Theatre Arts presents 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

For the final production of its 2015-2016 season, the American Southwest Theatre Company and the NMSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "The Drowsy Chaperone," with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison.

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, "The Drowsy Chaperone" is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song-and-dance number after another.

The ASTC/NMSU production is directed by Mike Wise, with musical direction by Megan McQueen, set and lighting design by Jim Billings and costume design by Megan Thompson. The cast includes NMSU students and local actors. For a video introduction to the cast, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5ApONYwtRE.

The play previews today and runs through May 8 at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. Preview night performance this evening is free to high school students, and there will be an informal discussion with the cast and crew after the show.

Tickets are $10 to $17, and are available at the Center for the Arts Box office Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. or by calling 575-646-4515 or 575=646-1420. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Following the opening night performance on April 22, there will be a reception sponsored by NMSU?s College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, visit http://www.nmsutheatre.com/201516_the_drowsy_chaperone.php.

Lifeguard training course offered

A lifeguard training course will be offered from 4 to 7 p.m. May 16 through 26 at the NMSU Aquatic Center.

This course is designed to teach individuals the skills and knowledge required in order to develop effective lifeguarding systems at swimming pools. Course participants will learn what it takes to be a professional lifeguard by learning job responsibilities, patron surveillance skills, rescue skills, first aid and CPR/AED skills.

Participants must be at least 15 years of age on or before the last scheduled day of the instructor course and must meet prerequisite skills on the first day of class.

The full course costs $150 or $75 for re-certification, plus tax and additional fees for required materials.

For more information or to register, contact Katie Gillis at 575-646-3347 or aquatics@nmsu.edu.

Speaker series to feature commanding general of White Sands Missile Range

Brigadier General Timothy Coffin, commanding general of White Sands Missile Range, will speak at the NMSU Kappa Sigma Fraternity?s Leadership Speaker Series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Hardman-Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 125. The event is open to the public.

The Kappa Sigma Leadership Speaker Series started in 2014 and invites business, community and industry leaders from Las Cruces, New Mexico and the southwest to share their stories, expertise and advice with NMSU students.

Public parking is available after 4:30 p.m. in front of Corbett Center Student Union, entering the NMSU campus off of Jordan Road. Attendees should walk west on the International Mall to the Hardman-Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center.

Coffin began his service in the United States Army in 1981, after graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Wheaton College. He has served in postings around the world, from Europe and Afghanistan to U.S. Space Command/North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Strategic Command, to name a few. He was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in June 2014 and became the 33rd commanding general of White Sands Missile Range in July 2014.

For more information, contact Charles Schroeder at 508-505-7226.

Community education offers jewelry course

In the community education course "Wrap Any Stone," you'll learn how to wire wrap any odd-shaped, tumbled stone into a beautiful pendant using only two wires. Your pendant will be completed within the timeframe of the course ? and you can wear it home! To sign up, or for more information about this DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

Customized Training offers workshop for administrative professionals

Boost your skills to increase your effectiveness as an administrative assistant with a day-long workshop, "Indispensable Administrative Professional," offered by the Customized Training Program from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. Learn about working to the best of your abilities, and encouraging the best in those who work with you or for you. Topics include personal and professional best, the steps to feeling good, communication skills, setting goals, working with difficult people, learning to say no and more! Cost is $99, which includes lunch.

For questions or more information, contact CTP at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

Physics colloquium set for today

Lauren Waszek of the Department of Geology at University of Maryland will present a physics colloquium titled "Seismic observations of Earth's deep interior: from the inner core to the upper mantle" at 4 p.m. today in Gardiner Hall, Room 230. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Ribbon-cutting Friday celebrates NM Shrimp Co.

The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday for Fresh Market Shrimp by the New Mexico Shrimp Company, located at 705 Sequoia Drive in Mesquite, N.M.

The new facility will house 12 above-ground pools for shrimp production using NMSU cotton and aquaculture technology in a 12,000-square-foot building.

For more information about New Mexico Shrimp Company, visit http://freshmarketshrimp.com.

To RSVP, contact Zetdi Sloan at zrunyan@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7833.

Biomedical research seminar series continues Friday

Peder Cedervall, a staff scientist at Dart NeuroSciences, LLC in San Diego, will present a talk titled ?Structure-based ligand design in the pharmaceutical industry? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, 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.

Cedervall's lecture will provide insight into the role of structural biology in drug development, and will provide insight into the pursuit of an industrial career as a scientist. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/BMRS_42216.pdf

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

NMSU biology professor retires after 23 years, plans next adventure

A couple of weeks ago, professor Ralph Preszler retired from New Mexico State University. Now, the former biology department head is off the grid.

?It?s another adventure,? he said of his retirement. Since the start of April, Preszler has swam in the Gila River, camped in the Guadalupe Mountains and made plans to brush up on his Spanish for a future trip to Patagonia.

With more than two decades of service to the College of Arts and Sciences, Preszler watched the biology department evolve from blackboards and handwritten reports, to interactive ?flipped? classrooms and lectures held in professional-level research facilities.


100 West Cafe offers spring foods this week

Join 100 West Café today and 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.

Career Services to host money management, internship events

Red to Green Money Management Meet Up
Monday, April 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Outside Corbett Student Center Union
We know Garcia Annex seems so far away, so we?re coming to you! Look for our table at the location above and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment!
All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, sign-up for our social media to receive weekly updates! We?re on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.
To schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, contact us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

Career Services Hawaiian Luau
Monday, April 25, 2 to 4 p.m.
International Mall
Stop by Career Services table for information on cooperative education, internships, part-time, full-time employment, job search, resume, cover letter writing, interviewing tips, and much more! Free goodies!
Contact: 575-646-1631

Gaining Real World Value with a Cooperative Education or Internship Position
Wednesday, April 27, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Domenici Hall, Room 125
The opportunity to gain real world work experience, and build your professional network provides an advantage to all job seekers. Learn how to be registered in the NMSU Cooperative Education and Internship Program, and work with the staff on strategies to identify work assignments with industry and government in your respective areas of study. Experience Matters!
Contact: 575-646-1631

NMSU Library magazine new issue now available

Read the newest issue of the NMSU Library magazine ?The Source,? with stories like "The Dastardly Caper of the Dime Novels" and find out which donor quoted this: ?When the West was won, it was women along with men, who braved the perils of an unknown wilderness, who fought side by side with each other to reach their common goal.? PDF version is available at http://lib.nmsu.edu/aboutus/documents/MagazineVol2.pdf

Social Security representative to present at NMSU

A representative from the El Paso Social Security office will be presenting information on Social Security retirement benefits on the NMSU campus on April 28. Information regarding the location/time of the presentation is on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/process/#social. Employees not able to attend the presentation will be able to view a recorded version of the presentation on the same website above approximately one week after the presentation.

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