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NMSU Hotline — May 9, 2016

Cancer research at NMSU gets another boost of local support


The American Cancer Society projects that an estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases can be expected this year in the United States.

In an ongoing effort to support research at New Mexico State University into innovative methods of cancer detection and treatment, representatives from Cowboys for Cancer Research and NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink presented another $250,000 in immediately available funding to four research projects.

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Campus Announcements

College of Agriculture, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences dean candidate forum today

Jim Libbin, the third of four finalists for the dean position of the College of Agriculture, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences, will visit with the campus community today and Tuesday, May 10, to interact with faculty, staff, students and community partners. You are invited to attend applicable portions of the visit throughout the day. All are encouraged to participate in the open forum/webcast at 3 p.m. today, to learn more about the candidate.

The complete itinerary and links to the webcast presentations at are available at https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/dean-and-chief-administrative-officer-college-of-agricultural-consumer-and-environmental-services/finalists-6/
Libbin current serves as the interim dean for NMSU?s College of Agriculture, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences. He has served the college in many capacities during his tenure at New Mexico State.

NMSU digital literacy camp for girls now accepting applications

New Mexico State University?s Department of English is accepting applications through Tuesday, May 10, for this summer?s Girlhood Remixed Technology Camp.

The camp will take place June 6 to 10 in the College of Arts and Sciences? Creative Media Institute in Milton Hall on the NMSU campus.

Designed for local middle school girls in grades sixth through eighth, the camp introduces students to different types of technology, including high- and low-tech platforms such as Photoshop, InDesign and iMovie.


Incredible prizes to be won Tuesday night at 'Finals Late Night Breakfast Fiesta'

This semester?s "Finals Late Night Breakfast Fiesta" is going to be bigger than ever before. Join them from 9 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant for plenty of food, drinks, games and tons of prizes, including four Coca-Cola bicycles. A dance lesson will be held at 9:15 p.m. and a dance competition will follow at 9:30 p.m. The winner will receive a free Coca-Cola mini-fridge. Plus, the Pride Band, Aggie Cheer, Pistol Pete and Striking the Wonder Dog are all expected to help end the school year with a bang.

Admission is one meal plan swipe or just $2 with a canned food donation for Aggie Cupboard. Please note that Taos will close from 7 to 9 p.m. that evening to prepare.

Contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information or select ?interested? or ?going? at https://www.facebook.com/events/212298232480844/ for updates and reminders.

NMSU Library coloring station, free coffee and snacks are back

The New Mexico State University Library is ready to help students on that last push during finals with free coffee, snacks and a coloring station.

The "Keep Calm and Color" station is back at the Zuhl Library. Lasting through Wednesday, May 11, patrons will be able to take a moment of meditative Zen with crayons and sheets of paper with coloring designs printed on them. Stay for a minute, stay for an hour, or take the sheet to finish later. For those with a competitive spirit, snap a picture of your drawing and tag it with #NMSULibrary and #KeepCalmAndColor and enter to win a Pistol Pete USB stick, to replace all the ones lost this semester. Winners will be selected on Thursday, May 12, by NMSU librarians and staff by internal vote and winners will be notified online.

For those who might a little caffeine to aid your studies, coffee and snacks. The coffee starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until 30 minutes before closing. Through the generous donation of the New Mexico State University Alumni Association, free snacks will also be provided, while supplies last.

For more information, contact Cassie McClure, cmcclure@nmsu.edu at 575-646-7492.

May Employee Council meeting to be held May 12

The Employee Council will hold its regular monthly meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Milton Hall, Room 85. All employees are welcome to attend. The meeting is also broadcasted live on Adobe Connect. They will have two guests: Provost Dan Howard and Angela Throneberry, senior VP for administration and finance.

Employees can watch and participate via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employeecouncil2015/.

Canvas will get a new look May 20

NMSU will turn on the new Canvas User Interface May 20. This change is mainly an aesthetic change aimed at making Canvas more mobile friendly with limited changes to functionality.

For a video overview of the changes, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/videos/1682. For Canvas updates, visit https://learning.nmsu.edu.

For questions or concerns, contact Academic Technology at learning@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5125.

'An Ocean Trapped Behind a Wall' to open May 26

The digital arts exhibition "An Ocean Trapped Behind a Wall" will open May 26 and will run through July 23 at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery. Through experimentation with the architecture of storytelling, the artists in this powerful show perform existential inquiries about the notions of truth and experience as we advance further and further into the digital age. "An Ocean Trapped Behind a Wall" is a group exhibition guest curated by artists Jessica Hankey and Erin Colleen Johnson, and it features film and video works by emerging and established artists such as David Kelly, Jose Carlos Teixeira and Patty Chang, among others.

For more information, visit https://uag.nmsu.edu/an-ocean-trapped-behind-a-wall/.

NMSU?s Military and Veteran Programs offers 'Veterans On Campus' training for faculty and staff

NMSU continues to see an increase in the number of student veterans attending classes both on campus and online. The university community is committed to understanding the value student veterans bring to our campus, and the unique challenges they face in their transition to academic life.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to take a 30-minute online simulation to help better understand the student veteran community. The training is flexible and will allow participants to complete a portion of the training and return to finish at a later time.

To take the course, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=dowbt000000000001640 and click ?Launch,? then log in by using your NMSU ID and password and follow the on-screen instructions.

For more information, contact Military and Veterans Programs at mvp@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4524.

2016 Teaching Academy Gala, awards held May 4

The thirteenth annual Teaching Academy Gala was held Wednesday, May 4, to celebrate 350 Teaching Academy members and over 100 donors. Teaching Academy members participated in at least ten hours of faculty development during 2015-2016. Chancellor Garrey Carruthers, Provost Dan Howard and Deputy Provost Greg Fant announced and presented awards.

The Most Distinguished Member Award was presented to the faculty member and graduate student who participated in the greatest number of hours of professional development. The faculty member who received this honor was Henrietta Williams Pichon. Yuliana Zaikman, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology, was the graduate student awarded this year.

The Outstanding Mentor Award was won by Mary O?Connell, Regents Professor and Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, after being nominated by several of her past and present mentees for her exceptional commitment to mentoring pre-tenure faculty.

The Outstanding Workshop Award was presented for the workshop at the Teaching Academy that participants rated the highest among the 100 such workshops given in 2015-2016. Satya Rao and Liz England Kennedy won for their heartfelt workshop on preventing suicide among our students and staff.

The Truly Innovative Teaching Award was endowed in 2014 through a gift of Elise ?Pookie? and Michael Sautter. The award is presented to the individual who best applies learning at the Teaching Academy to their teaching. Alla Kammerdiner was honored with the Truly Innovative Teaching Award this year. Alla won for her work to make student learning a richer, more joyful experience through the innovative paradigm of game-based learning.

The highest award bestowed by the Teaching Academy, an Honorary Membership, was also presented at the gala this year. An Honorary Membership is conferred upon an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to faculty development at NMSU. This year the award went to Jean Conway, former Teaching Academy Associate Director for Teaching and Learning, who has devoted herself to faculty development for over a quarter century.

For more information, call 575-646-2583.

DACC Community Education courses available

"Etiquette for Teens" will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 10. The cost is $36. In today?s world, making a good impression is important. In the hustle and bustle of a busy daily life we sometimes forget to focus on etiquette. Reinforce must-do manners for situations from the classroom to the dining table. Lunch will be provided to practice dining etiquette for students age 12 to 17.

"Basic Plumbing" will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, or Saturday, June 25. The cost is $19.
How do you repair or install a sink? How do you change a kitchen sink faucet? Bathroom or shower faucet? What is the best way to unstop a sink, toilet, or shower? Learn some basic plumbing maintenance and repair knowledge you can use when you go home. Gain the confidence to make simple plumbing repairs.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.