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NMSU Hotline — May 20, 2016

NMSU student organization raises money to help fight cancer, support survivors

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A student organization at New Mexico State University has raised hundreds of dollars over the past year to raise cancer awareness and provide support to those who have survived the potentially deadly disease. But along with raising money, members of the Voice Against Cancer student organization at NMSU have often found themselves providing emotional support to those who have fought the disease, or those with a loved one stricken with cancer.

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Campus Announcements

Canvas will get a new look today

NMSU will turn on the new Canvas user interface on Friday, 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.

Retirement reception for Associate Dean Jeff Brown

The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a retirement reception for Jeff Brown, Associate Dean for Research, who will retire June 30. The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 10, in the Stan Fulton Center, 3rd Floor Bistro.

Brown is the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Arts and Sciences at NMSU and directs the College of Arts and Sciences Shared Services Center. He earned his Ph.D. in United States history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1979. He taught at the University of Northern Iowa and Lake Forest College before coming to the Department of History at NMSU in 1984. He taught early United States history and directed the graduate Public History Program in 1984-1991, and was tenured in 1990. Brown served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1991-2002 and 2003-2004, and as Interim Dean in 2002-2003. He has served as acting coordinator of the Geography division in the Department of Earth Sciences (1991-1992), as head of the Department of History (2005-2009) and as interim head of the Department of Art (2010).

To RSVP for the retirement reception contact ajurado@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5886.

Still time to register for Camp Innoventure with Arrowhead Center in Las Cruces and around the state

Looking for a fun camp for your sixth-, seventh- or eighth-grader this summer? Camp Innoventure is an exciting weeklong half-day summer camp for children to learn business basics, while also gaining hands-on, real life experience creating a product and bringing it to market. Students brainstorm ideas, create a mission statement, and draft a business plan, all while simultaneously developing a product. The weeklong camp ends with students participating in the Las Cruces Farmers? Market where they sell their product, gaining experience with sales and customer interactions.

Two summer camp sessions will be in Las Cruces, the first from June 6?11 and the second from June 13?18. They also will have camps in Deming, Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Albuquerque, Socorro, Clovis, Tucumcari, Farmington and Roswell.

Camp is open to all middle school students in the region. The cost of camp is $40, which covers costs for supplies for campers? products. Scholarships are available. To register and learn more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/ and search the desired city or for Camp Innoventure.

For more information contact Lydia Hammond at 575-646-5230 or lh@ad.nmsu.edu.

NMSU summer physics camp for high school students now accepting applications

The NMSU Society of Physics Students and the Department of Physics are now accepting applications for their week-long summer day camp for high school students, grades 9 through 12. The camp will be from July 11-15 and there is no cost to participants, but they must have transportation to and from campus. Lunch will be provided at Taos restaurant.

Last year?s physics camp had 10 participants from three Las Cruces high schools. Their guests wrote that the camp was a lot of fun. Some pictures and a news article from last year can be found at https://sps.nmsu.edu/files/2016/02/Observer-SummerCamp.pdf.

More information about the camp is available at the Society of Physics Students website, http://sps.nmsu.edu. Interested participants should fill out an application form available on the website and send it to Khadijih Mitchell at eleven11@nmsu.edu or bring it to the Physics Department, Room GN 221 Gardiner Hall.

Film and video exhibition to open at NMSU University Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery in New Mexico State University?s College of Arts and Sciences will host an opening reception for its upcoming film and video exhibition, ?An ocean trapped behind a wall,? from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

The works in this exhibition range from memoirs and documentaries, to experimental ethnography, or the study of people and cultures. The artists use theatricality to create a space for reflection, abstraction and play, with their works often exposing the scene ?behind the scene.?

?Through experimentations 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,? said Michelle Lanteri, UAG graduate assistant.


NMSU CMI short film to premiere at Cannes Film Festival this month

An undergraduate thesis film created through New Mexico State University?s Creative Media Institute will premiere this month as part of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.

Written and directed by NMSU alumnus Julian Alexander, ?Buffalo? is the first CMI production to premiere at Cannes ? one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. The film stars actors Craig Tate (?12 Years a Slave? and ?The Butler?) and Israel Hall.

For Alexander, a 2014 graduate of the Creative Media Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences, the childhood tales his father shared of Buffalo Soldiers helped to inspire the 20-minute fictional drama set in post-Civil War New Mexico.


NMSU Bernalillo County Extension to host USDA Food Safety Discovery Zone

An estimated one in six Americans gets sick from foodborne illness each year, resulting in approximately 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To help educate the public on food safety practices in the home, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has developed the Food Safety Discovery Zone, a 40-foot-long multimedia demonstration kitchen on wheels that provides visitors of all ages with fun experiences that teach them how to prevent foodborne illness at home.

New Mexico State University?s Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service office will host the Food Safety Discovery Zone twice in Albuquerque while the mobile unit is in New Mexico.


DACC Community Education courses available

Ocean Life will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday, June 13-16. The cost is $119. Delve into the deep blue sea and discover an amazing world of marine life. Draw eye-catching sea stars along the shoreline and a pair of vibrant clown fish. Illustrate a sea turtle with bold patterns, a blue crab, and a wondrous scene of jelly fish. Create detailed pastel compositions each day focusing on a different aquatic themed scenario. For kids ages 5?13.

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