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NMSU Hotline — October 12, 2017

NMSU professor on NMSU-UCLA team working on augmented reality, new networks

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A New Mexico State University professor is working with researchers from UCLA to integrate augmented reality into new wireless edge networks thanks to a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation and Intel Corporation.

THE ICN-Enabled Secure Edge Networking with Augmented Reality project builds on seven years of research from the NSF-funded Named Data Networking project.

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Campus Announcements

Colloquium 'Industry 4.0, Digital Threads, Digital Twins and Cyber-Physical Systems' slated for Friday

Join the Computer Science department and Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a colloquium set for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in Thomas and Brown Hall, Room 104. Speakers will be Janet K. Allen and Farrokh Mistree from the University of Oklahoma.

George Box, a British mathematician, famously observed that all models are wrong but only some are useful, Allen and Mistree suggest that in the model-based realization of complex systems, designers must contend with decision models of varying fidelity, varying levels completeness and accuracy to make defendable decisions under uncertainty. Therefore, a computer platform to support human decision-making needs to facilitate the identification and exploration of solutions that are relatively insensitive to uncertainties inherent in the system.

Direct questions to the Center for Smart Grid Technologies at icredits@cs.nmsu.edu or 575-646-1901.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar set for Friday

Plant and Environmental Sciences speaker Scott Jasechko, Department of Geography, University of Calgary and Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, U.C. Santa Barbara, “Global streamflow and groundwater ages” will present a PES Graduate Seminar at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. For more information about the broadcast link for this seminar, contact Colby Brungard at cbrung@nmsu.edu.

Diagnosing Plant Disorders Class community outreach set for Monday

Students in the fall 2017 class of Diagnosing Plant Disorders will be holding a community outreach event for the Las Cruces area. The event is free and will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Young Park in Las Cruces.

All participants are encouraged to bring specimens of any legal plants, and questions regarding plant health, growing and maintaining plants to the event.

For additional information, please contact Soum Sanogo at ssanogo@nmsu.edu.

Win the ultimate holiday concert pack

Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis wants to help bring loved ones together this holiday season. Get nine of your Facebook friends or family members together to compete in the ultimate Christmas contest. Simply select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/223511438147106/ and invite nine of your Facebook friends and each of you will be entered to win 10 free tickets to Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis coming 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, to the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces.

If one of you wins, you’ll all get to go, provided that you are all still on the winner’s “nice” list. Mannheim Steamroller originated the large-scale classical Christmas concert experience 30 years ago that others continue to emulate to this day. Listen to one of their most popular tracks at https://youtu.be/QjsjIXCrwgA. Winner will be randomly selected from all Facebook accounts identified as going, interested or invited to the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/223511438147106/. Drawing will be held on Monday, Oct. 16. See site for additional rules.

Feedback sought: general education with a focus on essential skills

The New Mexico Statewide General Education Steering Committee is requesting feedback on draft materials for a General Education model with a focus on Essential Skills, including associated outcome rubrics. To more directly address questions and concerns about the general education curriculum model and learning outcomes, Dan Howard (committee chair) and regional committee members will be holding discussion sessions around the state during the first three weeks of October. There will be a session in your region from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Corbett Center Student Union Senate Chamber. This session will also be webcast at https://nmsu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=338dae45-45d9-46fd-8977-2204e2c19208. Questions will be taken at provost@nmsu.edu.

For more information, please contact Melody Munson-McGee at 575-646-2127.

Introduction to Quality Matters, Quality Matters Rubric workshop to be held Oct. 18

This workshop will introduce Quality Matters and the Quality Matters Rubric, which is a faculty-driven, nationally accepted standard for defining quality in online courses. This presentation will share how using the Quality Matters Rubric can assist online course developers and instructors in meeting the new Distance Education Policy 6.55.

The workshop will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Milton Hall, Room 50. Lunch will be served.

Please join us. Sign up at https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000011729.

Annual benefits open enrollment available until Oct. 27

Open enrollment for medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Account and AFLAC Critical Illness will be available from Oct. 2 through Oct. 27.

Open enrollment for medical/prescription, dental and vision benefits will take place via the NMSU benefits website. The link for enrollment is available on the enrollment website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/enrollment/open/. Employees who do not wish to make any changes to their medical/prescription, dental and vision benefits do not need to take any action.

FSA and AFLAC enrollment forms will also be available on the Benefits Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/enrollment/open. FSA Enrollment forms not received by the deadline will not be processed. Critical Illness forms received after the deadline will be subject to late enrollment restrictions.

Enrollment/change deadline is Oct. 27, 2017. All changes submitted will be effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Questions regarding open enrollment can be sent to benefits@nmsu.edu or you may call Benefit Services at 575-646-8000.

Download Anti-Virus for free

You can download free Anti-Virus Sophos as long as you are a student, staff or faculty. In order to download the free Anti-Virus Sophos follow these steps:

Visit http://getsoftware.nmsu.edu/ and login with your NMSU credentials
Click on the link “Sophos Anti-Virus” for either Mac OS X or Windows system
Download software and follow set-up instructions

For Linux you can email infosec@nmsu.edu for more instructions. For additional help with downloading, contact ICT Help Desk, Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 105 or 575-646-1840. Security is everyone’s responsibility.

NMSU library hosts patent, trademark public learning session

Entrepreneurs, innovators and any others interested in intellectual property will have a unique opportunity on Tuesday, Oct. 17, when patent and trademark experts deliver a comprehensive public learning session at New Mexico State University. NMSU Library is the Patent and Trademark Resource Center for New Mexico.

Representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Dallas will hold a three-hour open public learning session in coordination with NMSU’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center. The event will be held from 1–4 p.m. in Room 185 J in Milton Hall at NMSU.


NMSU College of Education to host inaugural symposium featuring national experts, state leaders

Several leaders in the field of education will speak about current trends and issues the profession is facing, along with the future of education, at New Mexico State University’s first landmark symposium, “Re-Imagining the Future of Learning.”

The symposium, hosted by the College of Education, will be Oct. 19-21 at O’Donnell Hall.

The symposium will also feature a screening of the documentary, “Backpack Full of Cash,” narrated by actor Matt Damon. Filmmakers Sarah Mondale and Vera Aronow will host a discussion following the film’s screening, which will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the NMSU Atkinson Music Recital Hall.


Bilingual musical at NMSU explores gender issues

In "Mariachi Girl," a bilingual musical playing later this month at New Mexico State University, young Carmencita dreams about being a mariachi singer. Carmencita longs to sing alongside her father. However, he clings to a long-held family tradition of male-only mariachis.

Can she celebrate her own heritage and expand on her father’s view of the world?

"Mariachi Girl," directed by Layle Chambers, is an uplifting and original family drama about reaching for your dreams filled with passion and vibrant mariachi music. The show runs for three performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave.