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NMSU Hotline — May 27, 2016

NMSU researchers receive state grant to map Zika-carrying mosquitoes


While the rest of the world is keeping its distance from the mosquito that carries the Zika virus, two New Mexico State University professors are seeking out this mosquito, which carries not only Zika but also a host of other diseases as well.

Thanks to a grant through the New Mexico Department of Health, NMSU biology professor Kathryn Hanley and NMSU geography professor Michaela Buenemann, both in the College of Arts and Sciences, and their graduate students will begin a project to trap mosquitos in different locations around New Mexico and generate a species distribution model that health officials can use to identify where the disease-carrying insects are most likely to be.

For more about NMSU mosquito research and tips about the Zika virus, visit http://mosquitotips.nmsu.edu.

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NMSU selects Lakshmi Reddi as dean of College of Engineering

Florida International University Graduate School Dean Lakshmi N. Reddi has been selected to lead the New Mexico State University College of Engineering.

?Dean Reddi is a distinguished scholar and has a track record of increasing enrollment and growing research funding and activity,? said NMSU Provost Dan Howard. ?We are looking forward to Dean Reddi?s leadership and energy as he guides a strong College of Engineering to new levels of accomplishment in education, research, and service.?

Leading the college for the past year has been Interim Dean Steven Stochaj.

NMSU senior presents 'Songs from the Heart' concert before taking record deal

NMSU theatre arts professor Megan McQueen is working with senior Joey Rodriguez to produce an hour-long concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.

Rodriguez recently signed a contract to produce an album of original music and tour that material for a music label in Ohio. He has most recently been seen in "The Drowsy Chaperone" as Aldolpho, but also wrote and performed music in NMSU's "In the Time of the Butterflies" and "Twelfth Night."

He and McQueen are performing an array of Broadway and popular music as well as Rodriguez's original work in an evening that will include pianist Mark Klett, drummer Angel Lopez, bass player Jonathan Rodriguez, and singers Lila LeCuyer and Cameron Lang. Songs include excerpts from the musicals "Fun Home," "The Music Man," "Hamilton" and "Once," and the artists Tori Amos, Nat King Cole and Drake, as well as four of the original songs that earned Rodriguez the recording contract.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/506661092858269.

Red to Green Money Management meet-up planned Tuesday

A Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 31, outside Guthrie Hall.

Look for the table and pick up 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, contact Career Services at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or visit http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request.

Workshop covers ins and outs of student loans

Taking out student loans is the easy part. It?s paying them back that?s tricky. Red to Green Money Management can help you with your options. Attend Red to Green Money Management?s workshop, "Student Loans: Ins and Outs," set for 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, in Garcia Annex, Room 207.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or follow on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

If you can?t make this event, schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach by contacting Career Services at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.

New alumni newsletter available now

Check out the newly redesigned NMSU Alumni Association newsletter, available online at http://www.pageturnpro.com/?/72389-NMSU-Alumni-N?/index.html. If you're an NMSU alum and would like to receive the next newsletter edition by email, update your contact information at https://advancing.nmsu.edu/login.

NMSU offers Father's Day ticket contest for Chris Young concert

No thresholds to meet, no friends to invite. Pan American Center?s newest concert contest is easier than ever. Simply select ?going? or ?interested? at https://www.facebook.com/events/1733481203602799/ and you?ll automatically be registered to win two free tickets to the Chris Young, Dan + Shay, and Cassadee Pope concert to held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces. One random winner of two tickets will be announced on Friday, June 17, just in time for Father?s Day. See site for official rules and contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

More than 400 photos from spring semester available online

NMSU Auxiliary Services would like to share more than 400 photos taken from various events across campus during the spring 2016 semester. They can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/135822796485412/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1007896045944745 or on the NMSU INSIDER mobile app, which is available free of charge for Apple & Android devices. Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Register your children ages 5 to 18 for a junior golf camp

The NMSU Golf Course will once again host multiple junior golf camps throughout the summer for kids ages 5 to 18 and one advanced session for ages 7 to 18. Please view the list of days, times and prices at the registration page at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/NewMexicoStateUniversityGolfCourse. Each session is limited to 21 students, so register today! NMSU faculty and staff can save 25 percent with coupon code NMSU25. Please contact Jason White at 575-646-3362 or jaw@nmsu.edu for more information.

Customized training offers course in Microsoft Excel 2010

In the Customized Training Program course "Advanced MS Excel 2010," work with advanced formulas, as well as lookup functions such as VLOOKUP, MATCH and INDEX. Learn about data validation and database functions such as DSUM. Practice importing and exporting data, and running a query for external databases. Then explore the analytical features of Excel (such as Goal Seek and Solver), running and recording macros, SmartArt graphics, and conditional formatting with graphics.

The course takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, and cost is $139.

For questions or more information, contact the Customized Training Program at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

Community Education course covers video game design

In the Community Education course "Video Game Odyssey," take your game design to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the personality, signature moves, special powers, and more. Your fully animated character can be used in future games.

No prior experience is necessary. Games are only compatible on PC computers. Mac versions can be created after the course for a $15 conversion fee.

The course for ages 12 to 14 takes place from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 20-24, at DACC Workforce, Room 104, and cost is $109. To sign up or for more information about this DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.