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NMSU Hotline — January 23, 2018

NMSU alumnus to be featured in Chef Artist Dinner


The school of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at New Mexico State University will host its first ever Chef Artist Dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the 100 West Café and Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine. The special guest chef will be NMSU alumnus, Andres Padilla.

Padilla graduated from the school of HRTM in 2003 and is now chef de cuisine at Topolobampo, an award-winning Mexican cuisine restaurant in Chicago. He started as a sous chef in 2008 and worked his way up to earn the position of chef de cuisine in 2012. Topolobampo was rated 4 stars by the Chicago Magazine and has won several awards from the James Beard Foundation, their most recent one being the Outstanding Restaurant 2017 award.

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NMSU vice president for research candidate open forum to be held today, streamed online

Constantinos Tsatsoulis, a finalist for the vice president for research position at New Mexico State University, will give a presentation open to the public from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. today in the Corbett Center Auditorium. The forum will be available online at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/vpresearch.

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. Tsatsoulis was interim dean for the Toulouse Graduate School at UNT from 2015-2016. Tsatsoulis was the chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas from 2004-2008. Tsatsoulis 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/.

Resume AggieMania happening today

Career Services is hosting Resume AggieMania today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Corbett Center Student Union, First Floor, Room 104, next to Campus Activities. Bring a copy of your resume to have our staff review your resume. Don’t have one? No problem, swing by for free material on how to get started. We will be on campus all week servicing students. Call 575-646-1631 to schedule an appointment if you are unable to attend.

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

Mass on Campus begins for spring semester today

NMSU Catholic Campus Ministry/Newman Catholic Students will be kicking off their weekly Mass on Campus for the spring semester today. Mass is every Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. at the NMSU Spiritual Center. All students, faculty and staff are invited. Mass is only about 30 minutes so you still have time for lunch.

Studio G Networking hour to be held Wednesday

Networking Hour: Founder's Dilemma will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr.

Enjoy some free food and share ideas at the first networking hour of the semester. This week's talk focuses on the common mistakes made by startup founders, and how they can be avoided.

Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. Networking Hour is a function of the Studio G Business Accelerator at NMSU. Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

Contact 575-646-1859 or cdunn25@ad.nmsu.edu for more information.

NMSU Astronomy Department Open House set for 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, Jan. 26. Astronomy personnel on hand will be Rene Walterbos and graduate assistants Jeremy Emmett and Caitlin Doughty.

The objects that will be observed are the Orion Nebula, 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.

Global Game Jam set for Jan. 26-28

It's time for this year's Global Game Jam. The GGJ is an annual event that begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and goes for 48 hours through Sunday, Jan. 28.

NMSU SIGGRAPH and the Department of Creative Media will be hosting the event in Milton Hall, Room 84, the Animation lab.

If you are interested in participating and want to learn more check out this link at http://globalgamejam.org/faq.

It's always a lot of fun and a good environment to learn.

If you plan on participating please register at this link below. You will also find more information about this year's jam site at https://globalgamejam.org/2018/jam-sites/new-mexico-state-university.

QuickConnect Early Alert and Intervention

Faculty concerned about a student’s poor class attendance, performance or other issues may refer to the QuickConnect (QC) program. If, after an attempt by the instructor to make contact results in no response, a referral may be made via the following link on the faculty tab of myNMSU at https://quickconnect.nmsu.edu.

We do our best to provide one-to-one intervention to connect students with resources pertinent to their needs. Faculty and staff volunteer responders attempt a personal contact with every student referred. Given the number of responders and referrals, we ask you to refer students based on the following criteria and timeline:

– Referrals based on lack of attendance only – Jan. 22 through Feb. 2
– Referrals based on lack of attendance and/or poor grades – Feb. 3 through March 15
– After March 15 (last day to withdraw from a course) you may refer based on any concern

The last day to withdraw from the university in spring 2018 is May 4. If our service can assist, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you have questions or would like to serve as a volunteer responder, please contact Lisa Kirby at 575-646-1342 or lkirby@nmsu.edu.

University Art Gallery at NMSU unveils first major exhibit of 2018

Get ready for an immersive experience at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery this month. The gallery’s major exhibit for spring begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, with a question-and-answer session with the artist Wendy Red Star as a preview before the opening reception Friday, Jan. 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for “Wendy Red Star: The Maniacs (We’re Not The Best, But We’re Better Than the Rest).”


Film festival to unveil 2018 official poster at public event

The Las Cruces International Film Festival (LCIFF) presented by New Mexico State University is set for March 7-11 but film lovers can get a preview when festival organizers unveil the 2018 festival poster at a special event from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the Cutter Gallery at 2640 El Paseo Road.

Tickets for the unveiling are $25 and include refreshments and an official poster signed by the artist and photographer Mike Groves and the opportunity to purchase $150 VIP tickets to the film festival at a reduced price. Groves is best known for his landscapes of the Organ Mountains, White Sands, and the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

Poster party tickets are available at Visit Las Cruces at 211 Water Street or online at http://lascrucesfilmfest.com or call 575-646-6149.

For tickets, hotel packages and more information, visit http://www.lciffest.com/.


NMSU retiree receives lifetime aeronautical achievement award

Erich Klein, former aerospace engineer and balloon engineer specialist for New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory, received the Otto C. Winzen Lifetime Achievement award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

He received this award for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the advancement of free flight balloon systems and related technologies. Klein designed and analyzed mechanical hardware for many balloon flight systems throughout his career, and some of his flight systems are still being used today.


Renowned film animator, director to be honored at Las Cruces International Film Festival

Before “The Simpsons” and before the “Family Guy,” there was Ralph Bakshi. In the 1970s, Bakshi established an alternative to mainstream animation through independent and adult-oriented productions. This spring, he will receive the Outstanding Achievement in Animation Award during the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival presented by New Mexico State University, which runs March 7-11.