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NMSU Hotline — May 2, 2016

NMSU to host public presentation on Japanese American civil rights activist

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The community is invited to attend a presentation in honor of Min Yasui, a hero of the Japanese American civil rights movement, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at New Mexico State University?s College of Health and Social Services Annex Auditorium, Room 101A.

In 1942, Min Yasui, then a 25-year-old lawyer, was arrested in Portland, Oregon, for violating a curfew imposed upon Japanese Americans during World War II. He waited nine months in solitary confinement as his case made its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled against him. Forty-one years later, he reopened his wartime case and became a leader in the Japanese American redress movement.

?The presentation by the daughter of Min Yasui is a great opportunity for members of the university community and public to learn some of the under-represented history of New Mexico,? said Fumi Arakawa, event host and director of NMSU?s University Museum in the College of Arts and Sciences. ?In addition, Min Yasui?s experiences during and after World War II, illustrates how minority groups in New Mexico have set out to achieve their goals in improving human and civil rights of all people.?


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Campus Announcements

College of Engineering Dean candidate visits campus today

The remaining finalist for the dean position of the College of Engineering, Theodosios Alexander, director of interdisciplinary research collaborations at the Parks College of Engineering Aviation and Technology at St. Louis University, will be on campus today to interact with faculty, staff and students and share the visions and interests in the position. You are invited to attend applicable portions of the visit throughout the day. All interested faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to attend the open forum at 1 p.m. to learn more about the candidates.

The itineraries have been revised and links to the webcast presentations at 1 p.m. are available at https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/dean-college-of-engineering/finalists-6. Please be sure to provide feedback on each candidate. All feedback is provided directly to the provost.

Student Success Center offers help preparing for finals week

"Preparation for Finals Week: Staying Focused and on Course" will be offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Zuhl Library second-floor conference room.

Relax, focus, and prepare for finals week! For more information, contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

Pause to de-stress as you prep for finals

Come relax and de-stress with therapy dogs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Zuhl Library lobby as you prepare for finals. The even is hosted by NMSU Library and Counseling & Student Development.

Counseling & Student Development will host Stress Buster Days to help students cope with the stress of getting ready for finals. NMSU organizations and local businesses will be providing free activities and giveaways from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, and Thursday, May 5, at several locations throughout campus. Activities include chair massages, live music, therapy dogs, nail, hair and makeup stations, make your own self-care bag stations, craft and coloring stations and refreshments

For more information, email counsel@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2731.

Sam Steel Cafe offers Waffle Wednesday

Sam Steel Cafe's Waffle Wednesday is happening from 9 to 10:30 a.m. May 4. Receive a waffle with unlimited toppings for only $3. This week also features free gelato samples following waffle service.

Send your your email address to steelcafe@nmsu.edu to receive a copy of Sam Steel Cafe's "Secret Menu."

Aggie Memorial Ceremony is Wednesday

The Aggie Memorial Ceremony, a ceremony honoring the students, alumni and employees who passed in the last year, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the Spiritual Center. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 575-646-1722.

NMSU Employee Benefits Survey Open Forum sponsored by Employee Council

René Yoder, director of Benefits Services, will present a summary of results from the recent NMSU Employee Benefits Survey which was conducted in March 2016 in an open forum from 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 4 in Domenici Hall Room 109. The survey is part of New Mexico State University?s ongoing efforts to review and provide the best benefit package possible for our employees. There will be time for questions and answers. If you are interested in submitting questions before the forum please send them to empcouncil@nmsu.edu. All comments are welcomed and anonymous. If you are unable to attend the forum, it will be available via https://nmsu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=003206b2-dc93-46e7-934e-3631b75c9728.

Traditional Senior Walk takes place May 5

The Senior Walk, an Aggie tradition, will take place at 5 p.m. May 5. Seniors will meet at the NMSU Horseshoe for opening remarks from NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers and Dean of Students Michael Jasek.

Seniors will then take their Senior Walk through the Miller Gates and down the International Mall where they will meet fellow Aggies who will congratulate them on their accomplishments. The walk will end with food, music and entertainment.

For more information, contact Morgan Boone at 575-646-3200 or mlbusch@nmsu.edu.

'Chill Out' with Career Services event Friday

"Chill Out" with Career Services from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 6, outside of Corbett Center. Discover last-minute tips for full-time employment and explore job search tools. Stop by to grab a Popsicle and other freebies. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

If you are unable to attend this event, you are still able to learn more about this topic or receive assistance with other career planning questions. Call 575-646-1631 to arrange an appointment or complete the Request an Appointment form http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request which is also located at careerservices.nmsu.edu. Refer to the homepage http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/students and follow on social media.

NMSU Library announces finals week hours

Need to get some late night studying in for finals? Unsure of where to go? Come to the late night hours at the NMSU Library. Branson Library hours remain the same, but Zuhl Library hours are extended:

Friday, May 6: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 7: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, May 8: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Monday to Thursday, May 9 to 12: 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday, May 13: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more hours information about specific departments in the library, such as the Archives and Special Collections Department, please visit the website, at http://lib.nmsu.edu/hours.html.

Margaritas and tapas available at happy hour to benefit HRTM student clubs

TAP (The Adjustment Project) presents margaritas and tapas from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, at 100 West Café in Gerald Thomas Hall, with proceeds to benefit student clubs in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. Complimentary appetizers are available with your drink purchase. Drinks are priced from $3 to $5. You must be 21 years old in order to attend, and credit/debit cards are accepted.

Registration deadline for summer camp extended through May 15

The registration deadline for the NMSU School for Young Children's third annual summer camp has been extended to May 15. Camp begins May 31 and continues through July 29. There is a registration fee of $50 and a fee of $500 per month for full-day campers and $340 per month for half-day campers ages 2 to 5. To register or for more information, contact Christina Ruybal at 575-312-2581 or tinaruybal@gmail.com or Debbie Parks at 915-526-2420 or dparks@nmsu.edu.

State Risk Management offers free clinics

Employees and their covered spouses or domestic partners enrolled in the state medical plans through NMSU will have access to free onsite wellness exams. Information regarding dates of the clinics and the process to schedule an appointment can be found on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/insurance/medical. Questions regarding the information can be sent to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Facilities and Services announces 2015 Strickland Award winners

Five employees with Facilities and Services have been honored with the 2015 Strickland Award. Last fall, the Central Utility Plant was named after Charles Strickland. Charles Strickland served as NMSU?s Physical Plant director for 45 years, from 1911 through 1956. In honor of his long service to NMSU, the Strickland Award was created in 1997 to recognize individuals who have rendered exceptional service to the organization that is now Facilities and Services. This award is given out annually to multiple recipients. This year?s recipients are Orlando Flores, grounds supervisor; Louis Huber, deputy fire chief; Joaquin Gonzalez, Facilities and Services accounting; Jack Kirby, assistant director of environmental health and safety; and Orasa Vaught, design project manager.

Heidi Frohnapfel, design project manager, was given the AVP Award, which is given out every year to one recipient at the discretion of the Associate Vice President of Facilities and Services Glen Haubold. The AVP Award recognizes an employee for a significant achievement or collection of outstanding work representative of the Facilities and Services? values, goals, and mission.

NMSU foundation, alumni and scholarship boards work together for student success

Members of the New Mexico State University Foundation Board of Directors, Alumni Association International Board of Directors and President's Associates Board of Directors met last week to discuss how they can collaborate to support student success in the first of what will become a regular joint meeting of the three groups.

Andrea Tawney, vice president for university advancement, said the meeting was designed to lay the groundwork for these dedicated board members to connect and work toward a common goal.

NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers praised the cooperative effort and said the members of each board are tireless advocates for NMSU who do important work.


Community Education offers app design course for youth

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app. Using specialized game development tools, explore the world of phone-based and tablet applications. Learn the basics of mobile app design and game development and see how the world of App publishing functions.

No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the course. Student-created apps will be accessible on a Black Rocket site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores is not included.

The course meets June 6 to 10 at DACC Workforce, Room 10. Separate sessions will be offered for students ages 8 to 11, from 9 a.m. to noon and for students ages 12 to 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost for either age group is $109 for the weeklong course.

To sign up for this DACC Community Education course, or for more information, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.