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NMSU Hotline — February 1, 2018

NMSU and Sodexo team up to bolster hospitality services on campus: Onsite concierge, 24-hour call center, meeting and conference planning assistance and more


The quality of life for the New Mexico State University campus community just got better. NMSU Auxiliary Services and Sodexo, our food services and facilities management service provider, announced a new initiative today that will offer hospitality services for students, faculty and staff, including an onsite concierge team, a 24-hour call center, enhanced student living and meeting and conference planning assistance.

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Campus Announcements

Technology Day set for today

Join us at Technology Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Aggie Lounge (first floor of Corbett Center).

The event will showcase various NMSU and non-NMSU technology services and programs, have hourly door prize drawings and swag, hands-on activities and more.

All NMSU students, staff and faculty are invited to attend. For more event information, visit https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/tech-day/.

College of Education begins search for TPAL Department Head/School Director

This week the College of Education will begin interviewing candidates for the Department Head/Director of its newly formed School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, Leadership (TPAL).

The Department Head/School Director will provide leadership to a unit that offers undergraduate and graduate programs (master’s and doctoral) in the areas of Curriculum & Instruction and Teacher Education, Educational Leadership (PK-20) and Special Education. Candidates' information can be found at the following link at https://education.nmsu.edu/colloquium-schedule-for-new-school-director-candidates/.

The first candidate colloquium will be today.

Geraldine “Gerri” Maxwell, Ph.D.
Thursday, Feb. 1
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
O’Donnell Hall, Room 300

Angela Johnson, Ph.D.
Thursday, Feb. 8
2:30-3:30 p.m.
O’Donnell Hall, Room 300

Candice Carter, Ph.D.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
2:30-3:30 p.m.
O’Donnell Hall, Room 300

Faculty, staff, students and community guests are welcome. For further information contact Henrietta Pichon at pichon@nmsu.edu or Tim Ketelaar at ketelaar@nmsu.edu.

Plant & Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Plant & Environmental Sciences speaker Sabine Green, floriculture program coordinator, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at NMSU, will present “Coaching Creatively: moving from concrete to abstract thinking in learning floral design.” The seminar will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. For more information about the broadcast link for this seminar, contact Colby Brungard at cbrung@nmsu.edu.

Special TGIF Dinner in Taos Restaurant

Fuel up for the weekend during this week’s TGIF Dinner. This special dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, with a menu featuring chicken chimichangas, beef taquitos, chile con queso with crisp tortilla chips and Lucky Charms cereal bars. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Share with friends at https://www.facebook.com/events/495830890811410/.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including our weekly TGIF Dinners. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up.

System updates for some library databases

Due to system updates, some of our Library online resources (ex: World Scientific Publishing) are no longer compatible with Internet Explorer. Users will need to download Chrome or Firefox to have access to all our online resources. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please feel free to contact us with questions at Reference & Research Services, 575-646-5792.

Schranz art reception to be held at DACC Feb. 16

The DACC Art Committee is holding an artist reception featuring nationally renowned photographer Paul Schranz, whose work hangs in the Mezzanine of the main building at East Mesa Campus. The reception is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Light hors d’oeuvres will be prepared and served by DACC culinary arts students. Also highlighted will be photographs from students in the ARTS department along with pottery made by students in ceramics classes.

Several art pieces will be auctioned during the opening reception, with all proceeds benefiting the DACC Permanent Art Collection.

Schranz is a Professor Emeritus of Art from Governors State University, where he taught aesthetics, techniques and photo history. He was director of the Preston Contemporary Art Center and Mesilla Digital Imaging Workshops. Schranz was adjunct faculty at DACC and returned this semester to instruct an advanced photography in collage techniques. His work was seen in the opening exhibition of the Doña Ana Arts Council's Arts & Cultural Center Gallery. A solo exhibition was held at the Wash Park Art Gallery in Cincinnati. Previous exhibitions include a solo show at the University of St. Francis Gallery, Chicago, and the Regional Exhibition, Here and Now, Las Cruces Museum of Art. An upcoming solo exhibition at the Lewis University Gallery in Illinois is scheduled in October. In addition to a 48-year academic career, Schranz contributed to Photo Technique magazine and served as editor from 2010 to 2011. Contact Glenn Schwaiger at 575-527-7752 for more information.

Puerto Rico relief donation drive accepting items this month

The ASNMSU Department of Community Outreach and the NMSU School Psychology Graduate Student Organization (SPGSO) are partnering to send relief to Puerto Rico. The island territory is dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Maria that hit the island in September 2017 and is still in desperate need of supplies.

The SPGSO and ASNMSU will be collecting supplies in the ASNMSU Office, Corbett Center, Room 205, and the Counseling and Educational Psychology office, O’Donnell Hall, Room 222. The following supplies are in high demand:

— Batteries (AA, AAA and D sizes)
— Water sanitization tablets
— Feminine hygiene products
— General hygiene products (deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)
— Baby products (diapers and wipes)
— Non-perishable food products

A full list of items can be found at http://a.co/elt8gKg, which is an Amazon wish list. Items purchased through this link will be sent directly to Puerto Rico. All collected items will be shipped off by the SPGSO to the island. Items will be collected through the end of February.

NMSU is a caring community and it is time we stand in solidarity to assist those in need. For more information, please contact SPGSO Co-Vice President Jessica Gibbs at chitty@nmsu.edu or jorrgibbs@gmail.com. You can also contact ASNMSU Director of Community Outreach Adrian Llañez at asnmsuco@nmsu.edu. Your help is greatly appreciated.

March 1 deadline for NMSU Women’s Club Scholarship, Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship

The NMSU Women’s Club Scholarship application is due March 1. The NMSU Women’s Club is committed to supporting returning female undergraduate students in attaining their educational goals. The Club’s Scholarship Committee annually recommends one or two candidates for the NMSU Women’s Club Scholarship. Each candidate is awarded a $500 scholarship and invited to attend the Club’s spring luncheon.

The NMSU Women’s Club Scholarship is open to any female NMSU undergraduate student at the Las Cruces campus or branch campuses who is returning to school after a break in her education (either after high school or after starting college). This scholarship has been set up specifically for returning students because students immediately out of high school have other opportunities, such as the lottery scholarship, available to them. Candidates must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Below is the link to the scholarship application. Instructions for completion and where to submit are included in the application at https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/scholarships/.

The Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship application is due March 1. The NMSU Women’s Club is committed to supporting single mothers with dependent children in attaining their educational goals. This scholarship is sponsored by Susan DeMar in honor of her late mother, Ruth Mary Webber. The Club’s Scholarship Committee will recommend one candidate for the Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship. The winner is awarded $250 and invited to attend the Club’s spring luncheon.

The Ruth Mary Webber Scholarship is open to female NMSU undergraduate students at the Las Cruces campus only. Each candidate must be a single or widowed mother with dependent children under the age of 18 who reside with her and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Below is the link to the scholarship application. Instructions for completion and where to submit are
included in the application at https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/files/2017/09/2018-Ruth-Mary-Webber-Scholarship-Application.pdf.

For more information, contact the NMSU Women’s Club President, Susan DeMar, at sdemar@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3509, or visit https://womensclub.nmsu.edu/

Advancing Leaders Program application deadline is March 2

The Teaching Academy is seeking applications for participation in the 2018-2019 Advancing Leaders Program (ALP) cohort. Associate professors from any academic department who are currently in or seeking administrative positions, faculty leadership positions, and/or who wish to widen their networks and hone their leadership skills are encouraged to apply.

ALP participants must commit to the following during the 2018-2019 academic year: a two-day leadership retreat Aug. 2-3 (on site), meeting monthly with their mentor, participating in nine monthly workshops and discussion sessions 12 to 5 p.m. on the following Fridays: Sept. 17, Oct. 6, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, and attending the ALP Recognition Luncheon from 12 to 2 p.m Friday, May 3.

If interested, please submit the following materials to Shawn Werner, Associate Director for Leadership and Mentoring, MSC 3TA: one copy of your CV, a letter clearly stating why you want to participate in the Advancing Leaders Program (two-page minimum), a letter from your department head (faculty) or dean (department heads) indicating that you will be permitted the time to participate in this program, and a list of three (colleague and/or supervisor) references with their contact information.

The deadline for applications is March 2. Notification of acceptance will be in April.

For more information please contact Shawn Werner at 575-646-2583 or swerner@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Dance presents 'Desert Spring' March 2-3

Desert Spring, an evening of dance featuring NMSU dancers and choreographed by NMSU faculty, will be at 7:30 p.m. March 2 and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. March, 3. Performances will be at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts (1000 E. University Ave.) Pre-sale tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors and $5 for children 12 and under. At the door, tickets will be $20, $15 and $5. For more information and tickets, call 575-646-4067.

2017 NMSU OSHA 300 log posted, employee injury summary

Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management has posted the annual summary of employee injuries and illnesses for 2017. The full details of this annual summary can be found on the EHS&RM Webpage at https://safety.nmsu.edu/campus-safety/loss-prevention-and-loss-ctrl/2016-osha-300-log/.

This log lists summary information on cases and days lost or restricted due to OSHA recordable injuries or illness of NMSU employees in 2017. Under New Mexico law this OSHA 300 LOG (https://hr.nmsu.edu/safety/wp-content/uploads/sites/72/2018/01/OSHA-LOG.pdf) must be posted from Feb. 1 through April 30. Please print and post in an employee central area.

Loss Prevention
Employees are reminded to report work-related injuries and illness to their supervisor. Supervisors are required to complete and submit to EHS&RM a Supervisor Accident Investigate Report for any injured employee under their supervision. Per the NMSU Administrative Rules and Procedures Chapter 8.72, Part 4, this investigation should be initiated within two days of the incident. We also recommend that non-emergency injuries be reported immediately to the supervisor.

All of these work-related injuries should be reported to the NMSU Worker Compensation Coordinator at the Aggie Health & Wellness Center (https://wellness.nmsu.edu/work-related-injuries-illnesses/). The coordinator will assist to record the specifics on the Notice of Accident Form and the Employer First Report of Injury Form. If the investigation of the injury reveals improvements, additional training or requires a more in depth investigation, EHS&RM will work with the supervisors to implement these loss prevention measures to reduce hazards or potential injuries.

If there are any questions on the OSHA 300 Log details, requests for division summaries or any other NMSU safety related concerns, please contact our department at 575-646-3327 or ehs@nmsu.edu.

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.

For more information about the panel, contact Judith Flores Carmona at judithfc@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4377. For more information about MALCS, visit http://malcs.org.


Arrowhead Center at NMSU selects seven companies for HealthSprint accelerator program

A diverse and visionary cohort of health industry entrepreneurs are about to begin the next phase of their startup journey in southern New Mexico.

HealthSprint – a new health technology accelerator program at Arrowhead Center, the entrepreneurship and innovation hub at New Mexico State University – has selected seven startup companies to participate in a five-month program that aims to support and grow promising startups in health tech.

The accelerator provides entrepreneurs access to financing, mentorship, industry partners such as the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, and NMSU academic faculty, as well as other facets of the robust entrepreneurial network of Arrowhead Center. One team will receive a $20,000 seed investment.