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NMSU Hotline — February 5, 2018

NMSU Domenici Public Policy Conference student panelist applications now open, scholars program expands


New Mexico State University’s Domenici Institute for Public Policy is now accepting applications for the 20-person student cohort who are tasked with asking Domenici Public Policy Conference speakers inquisitive questions. The conference is set for Sept. 12 and 13 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Panelist applications are due by March 30.

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Campus Announcements

Visiting Artist Lecture, Alex DeCorte, to be held Tuesday

The Department of Art is pleased to announce a free, public lecture by the internationally recognized artist Alex DeCorte from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in HSSA, Room 101. Da Corte is a rising star on the international art scene. He works with objects and materials that are detached from their original function to give them new potential both symbolically and formally. In working with these objects, Da Corte tries to put aside his own touch in order to reveal and locate the previous touches, the objects' own story. In Da Corte’s artwork objects can even act as stand-ins for people: they represent another kind of language that we can pair together to create these sentences that turn into poetry. For more information, contact the NMSU Department of Art at 575-646-1705 or artdept@nmsu.edu.

Scholarship deadline for film technician training is Wednesday

The film technician training scholarship deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 7. To receive a copy of the scholarship application, please email scholarship@filmlascruces.com.

Jon Foley, Las Cruces film liaison, said with every email I receive, my excitement continues to grow. Our efforts to increase workforce development in Doña Ana County have led us on a fantastic journey and we intend to continue increasing resources for filmmakers in our area.

This program paved the way for myself, and many others, to be prepared to step on a film set with an array of craft knowledge. From tying knots and rigging equipment to striking lights and building sets, this class provides extensive training, proving valuable for all future filmmakers. Upon completion of this certificate, 15 union days will be credited towards joining IATSE Local 480.


Basic Financial Wellness workshop set for Friday

The Student Success Center is offering a Basic Financial Wellness Workshop from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225.

This workshop covers basic financial wellness information including budgeting tips, credit card information, protecting one’s identity and capitalizing on financial aid resources.

For more information contact the Student Success Center at 575-646-3136 or finlit@nmsu.edu.

Government information session set for Feb. 12

Interested in government and politics? Thinking of staying at NMSU to pursue a master's degree? The Department of Government will host an information session on two graduate programs: master's degree in government and the nationally-accredited master's degree in public administration (MPA) from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 in Breland Hall, Room 358. Refreshments provided. For more information, call 575-646-4936 or see https://deptofgov.nmsu.edu/.

Engineering video to air on nationwide television

The College of Engineering will be featured on “Informed” — an award-winning program that highlights stories and innovative concepts through documentaries on topics such as business, medicine, education, environmental issues hosted by Rob Lowe.

The Informed Series production team spent a full day on July 14 at NMSU interviewing and filming in the College of Engineering. Featured on the video are interviews with College of Engineering Dean Lakshmi Reddi, chemical engineering student Kendalle Finchum and longtime college supporter and electrical engineering alum Eloy Torrez. Numerous student projects are also featured on the video.

Be watching this month, especially if you live in the in the cities of Albuquerque, El Paso, Amarillo, Phoenix and Tucson. The NMSU engineering piece will air during Peak (7 to 11:45 a.m.) and Prime (6 to 11:45 p.m.) time on the CNN, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business Network, TLC and Discovery between Feb. 19 and Feb. 28. Following that, it will be distributed to 200 plus Public Television affiliates across the nation. You can also view the video from our website at https://engr.nmsu.edu/informed/.

Languages & Linguistics announces spring 2018 International Film Program

The Department of Languages & Linguistics proudly presents its spring 2018 International Film Program. Films are shown at 7 p.m. in Breland Hall, Room 173A, unless otherwise stated.

Date, Film Title, Year of Release, Original Language
*Monday, Feb. 5, Amélie, 2001, French
*Thursday, Feb. 8, Hula Girls, 2006, Japanese
Thursday, Feb. 8, Film will be announced later, Spanish
*Tuesday, Feb. 13, Être et avoir, 2002, French
Wednesday, Feb. 21, Mysteries of Lisbon - Part 1, 2010, Portuguese
*Thursday, Feb. 22, The Painted Skin, 2008, Chinese
Thursday, Feb. 22, Film will be announced later, Spanish
*Wednesday, Feb. 28, La Grande Illusion, 1937, French
Thursday, March 1, After the Shock, 2010, Chinese
Tuesday, March 6, The Class, 2008, French
Thursday, March 8, Godzilla Resurgence-Shin Godzilla, 2016, Japanese
Tuesday, March 13, A Coffee In Berlin, 2014, German
Wednesday, March 14, Mysteries of Lisbon - Part 2, 2010, Portuguese
Thursday, March 15, Film will be announced later, Spanish
Thursday, March 29, IP Man 1, 2012, Chinese
Wednesday, April 4, Mysteries of Lisbon - Part 3, 2010, Portuguese
Thursday, April 5, Film will be announced later, Spanish
Thursday, April 12, Your Name, 2016, Japanese
Tuesday, April 17, Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis, 2014, German
Thursday, April 19, The Wedding Banquet, 1993, Chinese
Tuesday, April 24, Metropolis, 1927, German
Thursday, April 26, Film will be announced later, Spanish

*Film will be shown in Breland Hall, Room 170A.

NMSU Alumni Association awards up for grabs

Every year, the New Mexico State University Alumni Association recognizes some of the institution’s most successful and dedicated graduates and friends with the Distinguished Alumni Awards and the James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service. Nominations for the 2018 awards are now open.

The Distinguished Alumni Award started in 1956 to recognize living NMSU alumni who have achieved national or international distinction through their accomplishments and leadership that show specific, meritorious service to the quality and advancement of NMSU. One alumnus/a from each of the six academic colleges at NMSU will be recognized during Homecoming 2018 festivities.

Nominations are due Friday, April 6 and can be completed by filling out a nomination form and emailing it to alumni@nmsu.edu or mailing it to NMSU Alumni Association, P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88003. The forms are available online at https://advancing.nmsu.edu/alumni/awards-and-programs/alumni-association-awards/alumni-association-awards.