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NMSU Hotline — January 29, 2018

NMSU’s Arrowhead Center to send competitive entrepreneur to global summit

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Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University is sending one competitive entrepreneur to compete at the Global Agripreneurs Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, in April 2018. Arrowhead was selected as the only location in the United States to hold a competition as part of the Future Agro Challenge.

Summit participants will meet world-class investors and mentors, engage with potential customers, gain access to new market opportunities, and command media attention. Previous finalists have received investment from celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher, while others have managed to secure up to $15 million within three years of the event.

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Campus Announcements

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop Series set for today

The Student Success Center offers various workshops including the Red to Green Financial Wellness workshop series. Our next workshop is "How Much Will College Cost?" In this workshop, recognizing how much college is going to cost creates an opportunity to find resources that will support your financial plan throughout your academic career. This workshop will provide an overview for the cost of an undergraduate or graduate degree. You will also receive tips for creating a plan to support your financial obligations (tuition, textbooks, etc.) as a student. The workshop will be held today from 4 to 5 p.m. in Zuhl Library Room 225. For more information contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136.

Thriving in College: Kick Off Your Spring Semester workshop to be held Tuesday

Are you new to the NMSU campus? Or maybe you need a refresher on what it takes to be a successful student. Come participate in the "Thriving in College: Kick Off Your Spring Semester" workshop while engaging in meaningful dialogue that will jump start your access to available resources and develop a plan for academic success. Learn about the important deadlines and steps you should be taking during the spring semester. The workshop will be held from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225.

Contact the Student Success Center in Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center at 575-646-3136 for more information. Like us on Facebook @NMSU Student Success Center.

'Biodiversity of Thought: Creating Sense of Place Through Science + Art' talk to be held Wednesday

Eric Magrane, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Geography, will be the featured speaker at the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Explore place, natural history and the intersections of science and art with Magrane. His coedited book "The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide" was named a 2016 Southwest Book of the Year and received a New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.

Admission to the Museum of Nature and Science is free. The museum is located at 411 North Main St. For additional information, visit the website at http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575-522-3120.

Marriage and Family Therapy Program accepting applications

NMSU’s Marriage and Family Therapy program is an intensive program that prepares graduate students to become eligible for mental health licensure. Students are trained in systems theories across the lifespan, receiving close supervision and mentorship from one of the faculty members, and graduate ready to take the national licensure exam and begin work as a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Applications are due Thursday, Feb. 1. For more information, please see http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/FCS/mft/index.html or email the program director Kourtney Vaillancourt at kvaillan@nmsu.edu.

Internship available with Borderplex Alliance

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

NMSU Board of Regents to meet Jan. 30

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a special meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Regents Room of the Educational Services Building on the NMSU Las Cruces Campus.

The board will also hold a closed executive session meeting at 2:30 p.m. the same day in the Danny Villanueva Victory Club, inside NMSU’s Fulton Center. The closed executive session meeting will be held to discuss limited personnel matters in accordance with NMSA Section 10-15-1 H (2) of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.


Researcher, business and community leaders honored at NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences ‘A Starry Night’ awards

A New Mexico State University physics alumnus who recently won a $3 million prize for cutting-edge medical research; a Las Cruces couple, born and raised in the city, who both ran successful businesses for many years; and the visual and performing arts coordinator at Las Cruces Public Schools are the recipients of the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences 2018 “A Starry Night” awards.

The Star of the Sciences award will go to Don W. Cleveland, NMSU alumnus and field leading researcher in neurodegenerative diseases who recently was awarded the prestigious Breakthrough Prize, televised on the National Geographic Channel; the Star of the Arts award will go to John R. Schutz, NMSU alumnus and Coordinator for Visual and Performing Arts for the Las Cruces Public Schools and the Star of Town and Gown award will go to Mickey and Jan Clute. Mickey Clute is an NMSU alumnus who was president of Gencon Corp, a commercial construction company in Las Cruces for 35 years. His wife Jan is well known for her family’s donation of the Rio Grande Theatre to the Dona Ana Arts Council.

The “Starry Night” fundraiser begins with a reception showcasing a star faculty member, student or alumnus from each of its 26 departments in the college at 5:30 p.m. at Bank of the West, 201 N. Church Street. The awards presentation ceremony begins at 7 p.m., showcasing videos of each of the honorees at the Rio Grande Theatre in downtown Las Cruces.

For information about tickets for “A Starry Night,” contact Ashley Jurado at ajurado@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5886. For more information about the fund, visit https://artsci.nmsu.edu/giving/sustaining-academic-progress/.


NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, NM Department of Health host cooking school for adults with diabetes

Adults with diabetes can learn how to make healthy, delicious meals at the Kitchen Creations cooking school, offered by the New Mexico State University Extension Service and sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.

The next school will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Mayfield High School, 1955 N. Valley Dr. in Las Cruces. The school consists of a series of four classes taught by Karim Martinez, Doña Ana County Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, and registered dietician Janae Kraus. Participants will learn food safety, how to plan meals, read food labels, balance carbohydrates and other tips. They will also prepare and sample recipes.