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NMSU Hotline — April 22, 2016

NMSU professor, two Las Cruces schools to plant community gardens


An associate professor in New Mexico State University?s College of Education is teaming up with two Las Cruces schools to plant school-community gardens.

Azadeh Osanloo is the Stan Fulton Chair for the Improvement of Border and Rural Schools and an associate professor in the College of Education?s Department of Educational Leadership and Administration. The Stan Fulton Chair was established in 2005 to enhance communication among NMSU faculty, staff and students and pre-kindergarten through 12th grade constituents to improve border and rural schools. The chair works to expand, improve and coordinate existing outreach programs and research activities.

The chair is funded in part by an endowed gift from Stan Fulton, a benefactor to the university and owner of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.


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100 West Cafe offers spring foods this week

Join 100 West Café today 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.

Jazz ensembles present concert of Radiohead tunes tonight

The New Mexico State University Jazz Ensembles will present the music of English rock band Radiohead at 7:30 p.m. today in the Atkinson Recital Hall in the NMSU Music Center.

Classic Radiohead tunes such as "Idioteque," "Bodysnatchers," "Knives Out" and "Optimistic" will be performed.

The concert is free to the public. Radiohead T-shirts will be for sale.

Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series continues today

The Chemical & Materials Engineering Graduate Seminar Series will host guest speaker Andy Kraynik, retired from Sandia National Lab in Albuquerque, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today in Guthrie Hall, Room 201. He will be talking about "Foam Structure and Rheology: The shape and feel of random soap froth."

Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

NMSU Horn Choir presents spring concert Sunday

The NMSU Horn Choir, affectionately known as the NMSU Corno Crew, will present its annual spring concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24 in the Atkinson Recital Hall at the NMSU Music Center.

This year?s concert features horn soloists Kristen Major and Kimberly Beasley on ?Tico Tico,? the UTEP Horn Choir with London Philharmonic horn player Carsten Williams, and a ?Mass Blast? with area high school and middle school students and community horn players joining the NMSU Corno Crew on the concert finale, ?What a Wonderful World? and ?Birdland.?

The concert will also be honoring the life of a former student and member of many ensembles at NMSU, Larry Jonas, who tragically and suddenly passed away last May. Michael Patrick Coyle, one of Larry?s Eastman School of Music friends, composed a piece to honor Larry?s memory, that the NMSU Corno Crew will premiere on Sunday. Josh Anders, a freshman at NMSU, has written a new piece that will also be premiered that day.

There will be a reception in the Music Center lobby after the concert for everyone to celebrate making music together and Larry?s life. The concert is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, contact Nancy Joy at 575-646-1390.

Student Success Center hosts public speaking workshop

A workshop on public speaking will be offered from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Zuhl Library second floor conference room.

Become aware of the ?Do?s and Don?ts? of public speaking and discuss strategies and techniques to help you control anxiety and to become a better public speaker.

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

Red to Green Money Management to host meet-up on Monday

Red to Green Money Management will host a meet-up on from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 25, outside Corbett Center.

Look for the table 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, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or follow on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

To schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, email finlit@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1631, or go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/.

Physical science presentation explores remote water-use mapping

A lunchtime presentation hosted by the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute will take place from noon to 1 p.m. April 28 in Knox Hall, Room 142.

The presentation by Gabriel Senay is titled ?Satellite Based Evapotranspiration for Water Use Mapping and Drought Monitoring Applications.?

Senay is a research physical scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Center. Senay is co-located with the North Central Climate Science Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, and maintains an adjunct professor position with South Dakota State University, where he has taught a graduate course in remote sensing of water resources. He conducts applied research on water use and availability assessment and drought monitoring using satellite-derived data and hydrologic modeling. Senay is a licensed professional civil engineer and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural engineering from Alemaya University in Ethiopia, a Master of Science in hydrology from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Columbus.

For more information, call Blane M. Sanchez at 575-646-4940.

Confucius Institute to hold open house next week

Confucius Institute Co-Directors Elvira Masson and Qiang Ren extend an invitation to attend an institute open house from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Breland Hall, Room 173A-B.

Founded at NMSU in 2007, in partnership with the Shijiazhuang Science and Technology Vocational College and Hebei Normal University, the Confucius Institute brings opportunities to learn about Chinese language and culture to students of all ages throughout the region. In addition to Chinese language classes, the Confucius Institute offers tutoring, free programs of films and speakers, celebrations of Chinese holidays for the community, and a resource room of materials for teachers to borrow.

For more information, contact Cindy Garrett at clgarret@nmsu.edu.

University of Iowa professor, multicultural scholar to present at NMSU symposium

An educational psychology professor from the University of Iowa will be the keynote speaker at the 20th annual Multicultural Research Symposium at New Mexico State University.

The symposium is hosted by the NMSU College of Education?s Counseling & Educational Psychology Department, and will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 28 at O?Donnell Hall Room 111.

The keynote address will be delivered by University of Iowa professor William Ming Liu, who will speak about the impact of economic inequality on the psychosocial functioning of communities of color. Specifically, he will describe the function of economic privilege and how this type of privilege is unlike racial or gendered privilege.


Indigenous Healing and Botanical Medicine Conference and Workshop is May 5-8

The fourth annual IWOK: Indigenous Healing and Botanical Medicine Conference and Workshop, ?7th Generation: Decolonizing Our Lives,? will be hosted by the Department of Counseling & Education Psychology and College of Education May 5-8. This annual event promotes indigenous healing and showcases ways to maintain optimal well-being through connection with nature, medicinal plans and healing arts. This conference is a worthwhile experience for those students who are in the helping profession and would like to learn more about indigenous ways of healing.

The conference includes the following events:
Thursday, May 5: Panel discussion on healing and being well
Friday, May 6: Desert herb walk in Dripping Springs
Saturday, May 7: Herb walk and camp in Kingston; Workshops for making medicine and ceremonial uses of plants
Sunday May 8: "Honoring Mother" ceremony and closing

Registration is required. For more information, visit www.iwokresearch.com or contact Sibella Salazar at sibella7@nmsu.edu or Lisa Grayshield at llgray@nmsu.edu.

Summer 2016 Community Education course catalog now available

The summer 2016 Community Education Course Catalog is now available online.
Have an interest in making pottery or etiquette for kids? How about genealogy, foreign languages, or Minecraft designer or animator? Community education has many new offerings this semester. These courses and many more are available in the summer 2016 DACC Community Education course catalog, which can be viewed at http://dacc.nmsu.edu/comed/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/04/CE-Catalog-Summer-2016-For-Web-Adult.pdf or http://dacc.nmsu.edu/comed/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/04/CE-Catalog-Summer-2016-For-Web-KIDS.pdf. For questions or more information, contact Community Education at 575-527-7527 or commed@dacc.nmsu.edu.

Customized Training Program offers course on using macros in Excel

In the Customized Training Program course "Excel Enhancer: Macros," learn how to create, define, and record macros using visual basic editor. Save yourself time by learning to use macros!

A macro is a program you can create to perform frequently used functions automatically. It contains all the commands, mouse movements, and user actions necessary to complete a task.

The course meets from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 3, and the cost is $59.

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

DACC instructor receives one of nine international awards from Cicso

Dona Ana Community College instructor Robert Doyle received the 2015 Cisco Certified Network Associate Instructor Curriculum Specialist Award for North America. Cisco Systems is the world?s largest networking company and recognizes nine instructors for this award annually, world-wide.

Since 2003, Doyle has been an instructor in computer and information technology at DACC. His selection was based on criteria including demonstrated excellence of participation in online instructor communities, the number of professional development opportunities he completed, attention to student needs and his students? performance.

In addition, Doyle also received an Instructor Excellence Expert Award for 2015. This award recognizes the top 10 percent of Cisco Certified Academy Instructors in the world. More than 9,000 institutions in more than 170 countries are recognized as Cisco Networking Academies and DACC has been a Cisco Networking Academy since 1999. Doyle has been a CCAI since 2006.

To be designated a CCAI, the instructor must have completed training for each of the four courses that make up the CCNA curriculum, score at least 80 percent on each curriculum final exam and pass the associated hands-on, skills-based assessment for each course. To maintain this status, instructors must complete four hours of continuing education training per year for each course the instructor is certified to teach.

Doyle received a certificate from Cisco Systems commemorating the honor. In addition, he has an opportunity to take the CCNA Security examination for free.

Women's Career Success Conference offered May 4

A Women's Career Success Conference will be offered Wednesday, May 4, at 4605 Research Park Circle on the NMSU campus.

This conference is for women who are NMSU students, staff and faculty and other women in the community who are considering a career change, looking for employment and want to optimize the search, or starting or growing their own business. The conference is free of charge with limited space ? first come, first served. For registration, visit tomudall.senate.gov/womenssuccess or call 575-526-5475.

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.