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NMSU Hotline — January 5, 2018

NMSU alumna receives 2017 For Women in Science Fellowship


A New Mexico State University alumna is one of only five recipients of the 2017 For Women in Science Fellowship awarded by L’Oréal USA. Kellie Ann Jurado, currently in a post doctoral program at Yale, received the fellowship, which honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with a $60,000 grant to advance their postdoctoral research.

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Campus Announcements

Aggie Health & Wellness Center to be closed today

The Aggie Health & Wellness Center (AHWC) will be closed today for staff training and retreat. If you have a medical emergency please call 911 or go to a local emergency room. The AHWC will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8.

SAEM Division Offices closed today for professional development

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Division Offices, Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrars, Aggie Health and Wellness Center, Activity Center, Student Success Center, ASNMSU and Student Life, will be closed all day today for professional development. Offices will reopen Monday, Jan. 8.

'Traditional Medicinal Practice of the Blackfeet Indians' presentation to be held Saturday

The Branigan Cultural Center welcomes anthropologist Donald D. Pepion at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, for a presentation titled “Traditional Medicinal Practices of the Blackfeet Indians.” Learn about the cultures of the Blackfoot Confederation, including the Blackfeet Tribe regionally located around Montana and Western Canada. Pepion will explain how Native American medical treatments differ from western medicine and identifies many Native healing practices such as medicine bundles and Sundance Ceremonies.

Pepion is a professor of anthropology at New Mexico State University teaching Native American Studies. Pepion received his doctorate and master’s degrees from Montana State University and has an extensive background in education, health and tribal government including an appointment as President of Blackfeet Community College. As an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Indian Nation, he is a member of the following societies: Brave Dog, Rough Riders, Medicine Pipe and Beaver Bundle. The elders of the Blackfeet Nation honored his leadership in 1985 in a War-bonnet transfer ceremony.

Admission to the Branigan Cultural Center is free. The museum is located at 501 N. Main St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, visit the website at http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575-541-2154.

Introduction to iClicker set for Wednesday

Are you looking for a quick way to take attendance in your classroom? Do you want an easy solution to verify that students completed course reading before attending class? What about a fun way to keep your students engaged during lectures? iClicker may be the answer to all of these questions. Sign-up for one of two workshop offerings to introduce you to or update on what iClicker can do for you and your face-to-face courses.

Intro to iClicker will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, in Milton Hall, Room 81. Patrick Fariss with iClicker will present.

iClicker is an award-winning student response solution that allows you to easily transform your classroom into an active learning environment. This workshop will provide step-by-step instruction to start using iClicker in your class.

To register sign up at https://learning.nmsu.edu/upcoming-workshops/.

Four more chances to win free tickets to The Price is Right Live!

The live stage show version of the popular TV show, “The Price is Right,” is coming to the NMSU Pan American Center on Monday, Jan. 22. Tickets to watch the show are $35, $45 and $55 plus fees, or you can try your luck at winning four free tickets.

First, make sure that you are logged into www.facebook.com in order to view the following post correctly. Then, tag the three friends that you want to take with you in the comments section of the post at https://facebook.com/events/1500735809991681/permalink/1587801961285065/ and you’ll automatically be entered in the contest. If you don’t see the post that begins with “Tag three Facebook friends,” then log-in to Facebook and click the link above again. Two random winners of four tickets each will be announced on Friday, Jan. 12.

Two additional winners will be randomly drawn the same day from all Twitter users who retweet the NMSU INSIDER Tweet at https://twitter.com/NMSUinsider/status/949020909309870080.

Good luck. Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

NMSU Manager Certification Program scheduled for 2018: applications now being accepted

The Manager Certification Program (MCP) is a unique opportunity for you to build critical management-level knowledge, skills and competencies required to efficiently and effectively carry out the functions of managing employees and departments in support of the NMSU mission, vision and values. The MCP is a year-long program for NMSU staff currently in a supervisory or higher-level management position or those who are on a career path to move into a supervisory or manager position. Applications for the 2018 program will be accepted through Jan. 14. Learn more about MCP and apply at http://training.nmsu.edu/leadership/mcp.

For questions or additional information related to the Manager Certification Program, please contact the Center for Learning & Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or by email at training@nmsu.edu.

New agent joins NMSU’s Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Service

With an extensive background in agriculture and education, Melanie Gutierrez has joined New Mexico State University’s Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Service as agent and program director.

The single-agent office at 409 Central Avenue in Carrizozo, New Mexico, serves all of Lincoln County with programming in 4-H youth and development, Family and Consumer Sciences, agriculture and horticulture.

Gutierrez is an NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences graduate, majoring in animal science. She has been involved in agriculture all her life, growing up on a ranch in Roy, New Mexico, and participating in 4-H and FFA in Quay County.

Two scholarships honoring Cervantes matriarch support local ag, nursing students

Two scholarships memorializing one of the Mesilla Valley’s most distinguished female leaders will now honor two local students pursuing agricultural and nursing aspirations at New Mexico State University.

The two Emma Jean Cervantes Endowed Scholarships support students studying within NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the College of Health and Social Services’ School of Nursing. To qualify, recipients must be Doña Ana County natives and have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average.

Recent recipients of this award are Benjamin Miller, NMSU senior horticulture student, and Stephen Montoya, NMSU junior nursing student.