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NMSU Hotline — November 14, 2017

Zizi Fritz named NMSU’s associate vice president for development

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An Albuquerque, New Mexico, native, Zizi Fritz has been named associate vice president for development at New Mexico State University. She brings more than 28 years of nonprofit fundraising and senior management experience to Las Cruces.

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Campus Announcements

U.S. Forest Service information session to be held today

The U.S. Forest Service and New Mexico Workforce Connection will hold an information session for Fishery and Wildlife Students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Please look for their bus in the parking lot of Knox and Gerald Thomas Hall. They will advise on the federal application process and apprise of upcoming internship opportunities.

For more information please contact amandadg@nmsu.edu or Career Services at 575-646-1631

Free blood glucose screenings today

More than 100 million U.S. adults live with pre-diabetes or diabetes. Do you know your numbers? Don’t miss out on an opportunity to receive your free blood glucose screening provided on behalf of the Southern NM Diabetes Outreach Association and the WAVE program today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Activity Center. This event was originally advertised to take place at Corbett, but has been moved to the Activity Center. This event is open to all. Contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu for more information.

New Mexico State University’s first Artist-in-Residence Open Studio tonight

New Mexico State University Art Department presents its first Artist-in Residence Open Studio with Orly Ruaimi from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at Williams Annex, Room 107c (south entrance).

Ruaimi is an interdisciplinary artist working with a variety of materials that serve as a means to an end to her conceptual approaches in art making. Ruaimi, who grew up in Israel and served two years in the military there, recently graduated with her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has completed two artist-in-residencies before coming to Las Cruces.

Having an artist at NMSU who works across many different disciplines offers an opportunity for our art graduate and undergraduate students to see her process and it also demonstrates the department’s philosophy of embracing an interdisciplinary approach as seen through the curriculum and in the student’s work. The graduate students have been able to see her process from beginning to end as well as talk to her about their own work. The Open Studio, which is free and open to the general public, is the culmination of the work Ruaimi has produced over the last month during her residency at NMSU.

To learn more visit https://youtu.be/xOgZ_GSY-vM.

Forum on Controversial Statues to be held tonight

Robert E. Lee. Jefferson Davis. Oñate. There will be a forum on controversial statues from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Health and Social Services auditorium. Panelists include faculty from Black Student Union, American Indian Program, the History Department, Criminal Justice Department and Government Department. Please join us for a civil discussion where we will explore the history, symbolism and impact of controversial American statues.

NMSU Pioneers host fall luncheon, with talk on 1970s activism

The New Mexico State University Pioneers Fall Luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the NMSU Golf Course Clubhouse. The campus community is invited to join the Pioneers, who are NMSU’s long-serving employees and retirees, for a presentation on activism in the 1970s featuring Tony Award-winning playwright and emeritus theatre professor Mark Medoff, history professor Kenneth Hammond and columnist/consultant Michael Swickard. Cost is $20 per person. RSVP to Danielle Gibbs at 575-646-7495 or dmgibbs@nmsu.edu by noon today.

Career Services presents Manage Your Manager, Mix & Mingle Wednesday

Career Services will host Manage Your Manager: How to Survive and Thrive at Your New Career presented by Anne Hubbell, professor, Department of Communication Studies, and Audrey Hartley, executive director, Jardin De Los Ninos. The workshop will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Corbett Center, Room 104 (Next to Campus Activities). The key to success in organizations is learning how to communicate effectively with managers or leaders. In this workshop you will gain tips for working with difficult people and managing your current and future managers. The presenters will give tips on how to be successful even with the most challenging of managers. Open to all staff and students.

Career Services also will host Mix & Mingle - The Art of Professional Networking from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Corbett Center, third floor, west ballroom. Join us for this exciting opportunity to learn business etiquette and practice the fine art of professional networking. The guest speaker is Marci Dickerson, NMSU alumna and entrepreneur/owner, The Dickerson Group. Appetizers will be provided. RSVP by calling Career Services at 575-646-1631, emailing careers@nmsu.edu or through your AggieCAREER Manager Account.

Please contact salinasm@nmsu.edu or Career Services at 575-646-1631 for more information.

Geological Sciences Colloquium set for Wednesday

A New Mexico State University Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium will feature Jonathan Ingram, an NMSU Geological Sciences graduate student, from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Gardiner Hall, Room 230.

His talk is titled "Constraining the uplift history of the Santa Susana Mountains, western Transverse Ranges, southern California, through U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology."

Domenici Scholars presentations to be held Wednesday

Presentations from this year's Domenici Scholars will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Domenici Hall Bobby Lutz Room 106. A reception will follow in the lobby.

The Domenici Scholars are student panelists from the Domenici Public Policy Conference who wanted to continue their research into important topics covered during the conference.

NMERB Improving Sustainability meeting to be held Wednesday

NMSU's retirement system, the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, is holding a public meeting with executive director Jan Goodwin and deputy director Rick Scroggins to discuss "Improving Sustainability" in Las Cruces at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Las Cruces Public School System’s Public Administration building.

NMSU 49th annual Jazz Festival to host 'Women in Jazz'

The New Mexico State University Music Department and Jazz Ensembles are pleased to announce the 49th Annual Jazz Festival and Jumpstart. This year’s festival will feature “Women in Jazz” with three very prominent women in the jazz world; Tanya Darby, Patty Darling and Tia Fuller.

The 49th Annual NMSU Jazz Festival and Jumpstart will take place at the Atkinson Recital Hall on Nov. 15-16. The NMSU Jazz Ensemble will perform with all guest artists including original music by Darling and Fuller, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. This event is sponsored by The New Mexico Arts Council and New Mexico State University Music Department. All events are free to the public. A $10 donation will be accepted at the door for the concert.

Jazz Jumpstart is an event that promotes jazz and jazz education. During this two-day festival, middle schools and high schools from throughout the region will have the opportunity to perform and receive feedback from our guest clinicians. They will also have the chance to attend improvisation and lead playing clinics, jazz arranging classes, and a presentation on the History of Women in Jazz.

This year’s clinicians are all professors of jazz. Darby, a trumpet player, is an assistant professor of music at the University of North Texas, where she teaches lead trumpet lessons and Introduction to Jazz Recordings as well as directing the Three O’Clock Lab Band. Darling teaches jazz composition and directs the Jazz Ensemble at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. A pianist and successful composer herself, Darling also teaches arranging and functional jazz piano. Fuller teaches jazz improvisation and directs the Rainbow Big Band and Rainbow-All Stars at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to being a full-time professor, Fuller toured with R&B star Beyoncé as part of the “I AM… Sasha Fierce” and “Beyoncé Experience World Tour.”

Thanksgiving centerpieces offered by NMSU Floral team

The NMSU Floral team is offering Thanksgiving centerpieces as part of their fundraising efforts. Order deadline is Friday, Nov. 17, and pick up is Tuesday, Nov. 21. Arrangements are available in small ($25), medium ($35) and large ($50) sizes. To receive an order form, and schedule payment pick up, contact team coach Sabine Green via email at swhitley@nmsu.edu.

'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' opens Friday

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" opens this weekend at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The preview will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, and the 2 for 1 tickets for NMSU students and faculty are only $5 each.

The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and runs through 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.

Ticket information is available at http://www.nmsutheatre.com/boxoffice.php or by phone at 575-646-1420.

Single ticket prices are $17 for adults (ages 18-64), $14 for seniors (65 and over) and NMSU faculty/staff (with i.d.), $10 for students (3-17 and NMSU students with current school i.d.) and $5 for high school students (with current school i.d.).

Retirement reception for Jennifer Kreie to be held Nov. 29

Join the Department of Accounting and Information Systems in wishing Jennifer Kreie the best on her retirement after 20 years of dedication and service to New Mexico State University. Kreie's retirement reception will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Business Complex, Room 228.

For more information contact Veronica Bicknell at vbicknel@nmsu.edu.

NMSU College of Business scholarship investors, recipients network at luncheon

Investing in the future begins by giving students the opportunity to build their careers on the solid foundation of a college education.

“We prefer calling our scholarship donors ‘investors’ because they are investing in our students’ futures,” said New Mexico State University Chancellor Garrey Carruthers during the College of Business scholarship luncheon on Oct. 27.