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NMSU Hotline — January 22, 2018

Las Cruces High School senior scores $7,500 NMSU scholarship with hole-in-one


With one swift swing of the club and onlooking, cheering Aggie fans, Aaron Ramsey paid off his first year studying at New Mexico State University. Ramsey, a senior at Las Cruces High School, will attend NMSU in the fall tuition-free after out-scoring four other participants in a game of putt-putt during halftime of the Aggie men’s basketball matchup against the Seattle Redhawks.

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NMSU vice president for research candidates continue to visit campus

Five candidates are finalists for vice president for research at New Mexico State University. The VPR is the chief research official at the university, plays a central role in all national and international activities related to research policy and provides leadership to the university in identifying emerging research opportunities.

The second candidate to visit NMSU, Constantinos Tsatsoulis will give a presentation open to the public from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Corbett Center Auditorium.

He has been dean of the College of Engineering at the University of North Texas and professor in the Department of Computer Sciences and Engineering since 2008. He was interim dean for the Toulouse Graduate School at UNT from 2015-2016. Tsatoulis was the chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas from 2004-2008.

He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

For more information, please see NMSU’s administrative search website at https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/.

AggieVision information meeting set for Thursday

AggieVision is holding an informative meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in Milton Hall, Room 106 D.

AggieVision is looking for students to work in all aspects of live sports video production. Our broadcasts are seen by millions of sports fans across the country.

For more information, contact Vincent Conway at 575-646-7736 or send an email to vconway@ad.nmsu.edu

Community art workshop to be held Saturday

Join us for this all-ages, free community workshop that is part of the "Wendy Red Star: The Maniacs (We’re Not The Best, But We’re Better Than The Rest)," exhibition programming. The community art workshop: "Visual Journaling: Paste up! My Family Tribute in Collage” will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University, 1390 E. University Ave.

Bring copies of your family photos (on regular paper is fine) to the gallery, and we’ll provide markers, pencils, cardboard, glue, scrapbooking decoratives and magazines for you to create your own family tribute in collage. Gallery staff is available to take complimentary digital photos of participants, if desired. This event is open to the public. The exhibition will be on view for attendees to experience. No reservations required.

For more information visit https://uag.nmsu.edu/wendy-red-star-the-maniacs-were-not-the-best-but-were-better-than-the-rest/ or contact 575-646-2545 or artglry@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Music Department presents The Clarion Duo Sunday

Lisa Van Winkle, assistant professor of flute, and Esequiel Meza, pianist, will present a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, in the Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU campus titled "Fantasies, Legends and Rituals." The Clarion Duo was established in 2011 and specializes in works that are of equal demand for both performers. This primarily romantic program will include Carl Reinecke's masterpiece, The "Undine" Sonata, a programmatic work that is based upon the German legend of Undine, two transcriptions of songs from Mahler's famous Kindertotenleider and Das Lied von der Erde, Gaubert's Fantaisie, and a newly published work, Rituals, by Slovenian composer, Blaz Pucihar. Admission in free and open to the public. For information or questions please call 575-646-2523.

Borderplex Alliance seeks part-time intern

The Borderplex Alliance in El Paso is seeking an analyst/researcher/client service intern with a current major in the following areas: business, accounting, government, policy, data analytics or similar for a paid, part-time internship position. For the complete job description, qualifications and application instructions, please visit NMSU AggieCAREER Manager (www.careerservices.nmsu.edu): JOB # 55540 https://www.myinterfase.com/nmsu/job_view.aspx?token=icr7BvZiA26EEMpf+A9GuQ%3d%3d,. The deadline had been extended until Monday, Jan. 29, or position will be open until filled. Please contact coop@nmsu.edu or Career Services at 575-646-1631 for more information.

Seeking live-off faculty fellows

Housing & Residential Life is seeking faculty to engage with residential students in a meaningful way. Faculty Fellows do not need to reside on campus and will receive a stipend ($750 per semester) for their service.

Faculty Fellows dedicate approximately 25 hours of their time throughout the semester to creating and implementing opportunities for residents to interact with faculty in an informal atmosphere. Each Faculty Fellow works with 1-3 designated student staff members to connect with a residential community through one-on-one interaction and social opportunities that create a sense of community among the people residing in the assigned living area. A full description of the Faculty Fellows program is available at https://housing.nmsu.edu/fellows/.

Interested faculty should contact Michelle Bernstein at 575-646-5590 or michbern@nmsu.edu for more information.

National Institutes of Health/clinical trials update

The NIH (National Institutes of Health) definition of a Clinical Trial for Human Subjects Research studies has broadened to include behavioral outcomes. For those researchers applying for NIH funding on/after Jan. 25, it is critical to correctly determine if your research meets the NIH definition of a clinical trial. These studies must be registered using the NMSU organizational account in the Clinical Trials Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) on https://clinicaltrials.gov.

The NIH has detailed guidance, decision tools and FAQs on their website at https://grants.nih.gov/ct-decision/index.htm. NMSU has also added the “Good Clinical Practice (GCP) - Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research” training to our Institutional course offerings at CITI Program (https://about.citiprogram.org/). This online training is free for all NMSU researchers, and fulfills the NIH training requirements. Please contact the Office of Research Integrity & Ethics at ovpr@nmsu.edu or 575-646-7177 if you have any questions.

DACC partners with US Department of Education

“Project Success,” a partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, will help DACC increase enrollment and retain students through graduation.

DACC was selected by the DoE to implement several programs proven to help students select a career, stay in school and implement a financial plan for their college career.

Programs include:
1. An emergency program to help students overcome financial hardships.
2. DACC financial services counselors will receive instruction and certification from the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators.
3. A career inventory tool is being implemented to help students decide on a career.

“We want our students to have an idea about what they want to study so they don’t waste time and money taking classes they don’t need,” said Vice President for Student Services Ike Ledesma. “With Project Success we now have access to the SuperStrong inventory so students can explore their career options.”

The SuperStrong inventory is based on themes that show a person’s interests and in which work environment they will be most satisfied and stable. The inventory has six themes that identify specific majors and careers. For example, for those who are “investigative,” a major in math, the sciences, history or philosophy are recommended. Their most satisfying career choices include analyst, technician, optometrist, scientist, web developer or college professor.

The inventory is available for prospective students and those seeking a degree at DACC. The inventory can be taken by students through their phone, tablet or computer. For more information contact Ledesma at 575-527-7531.

Firm launches website in search for NMSU’s next chancellor

A website outlining the expectations and requirements for New Mexico State University’s next chancellor has been launched by Wheless Partners, an executive search and leadership consulting firm. Applications and anonymous referrals may be submitted through the website, www.nmsuchancellorsearch.com.

“We’re continuing to work with Wheless Partners to actively solicit candidates to be our next chancellor,” said NMSU Regent Mike Cheney, who chairs the university’s chancellor search committee. “We want to go after people who may not even be thinking of switching jobs at this time but who might be the perfect fit for NMSU. We also want to make sure we find the right person who understands the culture and diversity of our region.”


Government professor to give talk on student trip to Germany to help refugees

A professor in New Mexico State University’s Government Department will give a talk about the Faculty-led International Program she took with students to Germany as the next lecture in the College of Arts and Sciences’ “Global Connections” series.

The presentation begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the College of Health and Social Services Annex Auditorium, Room 101A. It is free and open to the public.

The 10-day trip, which took place in summer 2017, took students to Munich, where they worked with nongovernmental organizations helping refugees from Africa and the Middle East integrate into German society.


NMSU to host panel on trends, needs at Hispanic-serving institutions

Six prominent advocates for the increase of Chicanas/Latinas and indigenous women in higher education will visit New Mexico State University Feb. 2 for a panel on the trends and needs at Hispanic-serving institutions.

“Educational TransFormations at HSIs: Voces y Testimonios from the MALCS Leadership,” will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Hardman and Jacobs Room 125. The panel is free and open to the public.