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NMSU Hotline — December 6, 2017

Safety tip: winter holiday safety

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Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) estimates that electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in two out of every five (40 percent) home Christmas tree fires. Candle fires also attributed to 40 percent of home fires. The top three days for home candle fires were Christmas, New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve.

The New Mexico State University Fire Department and NFPA has some tips on winter holiday safety.

· Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
· Keep candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
· Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
· Replace any string of lights that are worn or have broken cords or loose bulb connections.
· Read and follow manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect.
· Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
· Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
· Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
· Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
· Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
· Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
· Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
· Provide large deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.

Be fire safe this holiday season.

Campus Announcements

De-stress with drinks, donuts, deals

Barnes & Noble at NMSU will help you de-stress during a long week of finals with $2 grande drinks, 40 percent off supplies, and donut specials from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. today. While you are there, register to win one of three $25 gift cards.

A coupon is required for the deals, so be sure to grab one at any of the cashiers. Share with friends at www.facebook.com/events/1763485433947118/.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces and provides free parking in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information.

Writing a Personal Statement Workshop set for today

Career Services will be hosting Writing A Personal Statement Workshop from 3 to 4 p.m. today at Career Services in Garcia Annex Building, Room 207. The purpose of this workshop is to personally assist students in preparing their personal statement for upcoming internship/fellowship/graduate school applications.

Information about the internships/fellowships can be found on AggieCAREER Manager. For more information please contact salinasm@nmsu.edu or Career Services at 575-646-1631.

Pixar co-founder to speak at NMSU Thursday

New Mexico State University graduate Alvy Ray Smith, who co-founded Pixar and won two Academy Awards for technical advances in digital media, will speak in the Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. His talk is titled, “A Quick Tour of the History of Pixels.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Astronomy will host Observatory Open House Friday

The NMSU Department of Astronomy will hold an Observatory Open House at the NMSU campus observatories located on 3415 Williams Ave. at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Astronomy personnel on hand will be Anatoly Klypin and graduate assistants Gordon MacDonald, Alexander Thelen and Minje Beom.

The objects that will be observed are the Orion Nebula, the Pleiades, the moon, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Double Cluster H&K Persei, and many other celestial objects will also be observed time permitting.

Please contact the NMSU Astronomy Department at 575-646-4438 with questions. Everyone is welcome to come and spend an evening of stargazing. Admission is free and children are especially welcome to attend.

Arrowhead Center's HealthSprint applications close Sunday

Have an idea that could revolutionize how healthcare is delivered? Consider applying for HealthSprint, a five-month startup program personalized for innovation in digital healthcare. The broad scope of digital health — the use of information and communications technologies to improve human health, healthcare services and wellness for individuals and across populations — includes categories such as mHealth, health IT, wearable devices and telehealth and telemedicine.

HealthSprint provides dedicated business and technical development advisement, financing, testing and on-demand academic and industry connections. Special perks include research and development and demonstration and validation partners, investment consideration for the Arrowhead Innovation Fund, NSF I-Corps lineage, $2,000 in participant support and a $20,000 seed investment in one company.

The program is conducted virtually, allowing the cohort to participate from anywhere in the state.

Applications close Sunday, Dec. 10. Learn more at arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/healthsprint. Contact Zetdi Sloan at zrunyan@nmsu.edu for more information.

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day at Barnes & Noble Monday

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU in Las Cruces would like to thank faculty and staff with 25 percent off your entire purchase on Monday, Dec. 11 only. This offer excludes textbooks and technology. See a bookseller for details. Light refreshments will be provided. The store will begin its winter hours that day of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Share with your fellow Aggies at www.facebook.com/events/150410682258747/.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces and provides free parking in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information.

Congrats NMSU graduates, one more reminder before you go

ICT Student Technology would like to remind you that your NMSU email account expires one year after you graduate. Be sure to save any information that you may need in the future before it expires.

Winter break hours for select Auxiliary Services

As the traffic throughout campus slows for Winter Break, please take a look at these updated hours for various Auxiliary Services:

NMSU Mail Services and the Corbett Center Student Union USPS Post Office: https://mailservices.nmsu.edu/

Corbett Center Student Union: https://ccsu.nmsu.edu/

Campus eateries and Barnes & Noble: https://dining.nmsu.edu/hours/

The Corbett Corner and Aggie Express convenience stores will be closed for restructuring throughout the entire Winter Break, but The Marketplace convenience store inside Barnes & Noble will be open during the store’s Winter Break hours noted above.

Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Cancer research internships for undergraduates and graduates

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, in collaboration with NMSU, will sponsor cancer research summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students.

The paid nine-week programs will be Monday, June 11, through Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Students must be able to commit to this entire period in order to participate.

For the undergraduate internship program, eligible students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled in a U.S. university or college, entering the summer before the final year (or semester or quarter) of undergraduate studies, and must have a strong background in the sciences or related areas of interest. The deadline for all undergraduate applications is Friday, Jan. 12. To apply, submit an application at http://www.fredhutch.org/en/education-training/undergraduate-students.html. For more information, visit http://www.fredhutch.org/en/labs/science-projects/pacr/interships-training/undergraduate.html or contact Michele Shuster at mshuster@nmsu.edu or Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.

For the graduate internship program, students interested in diverse aspects of cancer research in human populations and are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at NMSU are encouraged to apply. Accepted students are required to participate in a one-week Data Analysis Workshop to be held at NMSU the last week of May 2018. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The deadline for all graduate applications is Friday, Feb. 2. To apply, submit an application at http://www.fredhutch.org/en/labs/science-projects/pacr/interships-training/graduate-students.html. For more information please contact Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu.