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NMSU Hotline — February 6, 2018

NMSU alum grows local family farm, captures Mesilla Valley in stunning images

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At age 16, Jay Hill told his dad, Jim, he wanted to take over the 10-acre family farm to grow onions. Jim agreed to co-sign on the loan if Jay created a business plan and if he agreed to do all the work.

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Campus Announcements

Managing Your Time Effectively workshop to be held Wednesday

Managing Your Time Effectively will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225. In this workshop, students will gain insight for learning how to manage their time effectively, which will promote a well-balanced academic and holistic lifestyle.

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

Gourmet soup, salad bar during Mike's Magnificent Meals

Introduce gourmet dining to your life during this week’s Mike’s Magnificent Meals at Taos Restaurant, NMSU’s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. This special lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. This week’s menu will feature a gourmet soup and salad bar with grilled chicken, honey glazed ham, sliced turkey, buffalo chicken strips, cheddar and blue cheeses, fresh avocado, grilled garden vegetables, chicken tortilla soup and broccoli cheddar soup. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. To accommodate high demand and to minimize lines, Mike’s Magnificent Meals will be served at both the 360 Grill and New Mexico Fresh Stations. Share with friends at https://www.facebook.com/events/134224437388808/.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Mike’s Magnificent Meals. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up.

Networking Hour: Idea Generation set for Wednesday

Networking Hour: Idea Generation will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr.

Enjoy some free food and share ideas at this week's networking hour. This week, the discussion will focus on ways to create ideas and differentiate good ideas from bad ideas.

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.

Human Resource Services conducts employee survey

NMSU’s Human Resource Services (HRS) is asking for your opinion regarding the quality of its services. HRS is working with the NMSU Office of Institutional Analysis (OIA) to conduct a survey of all regular employees in the NMSU system. OIA has sent an email to employees with a link to the survey. Although the surveys are anonymous, this is a personalized link that cannot be answered by multiple people. If you missed or deleted the survey when it was first sent last week, you will receive a reminder email this week. Because of the survey software used by OIA, the “from” address is NMSU Office of Institutional Analysis oia.nmsu@qualtrics-research.com. This is NOT spam and your response is very much needed. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Through your feedback, HRS can continue to improve its services to the NMSU community.

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Online to be held Monday

Join a panel of NMSU online faculty members, Gina Lawrence (English); Francisco Alatorre (criminal justice); Frances Nedjat-Haiem (social work); and Carol Campbell (geography), as they discuss the pros and cons of teaching in the online environment. Bring your questions to ask, and your appetite, because lunch will be served right at 11:30 a.m.

To register for the event, visit https://ocip.nmsu.edu/events/. If you have any questions before then, please call or email Miley Grandjean at 575-646-5492 or mgrandje@nmsu.edu.

'How Can I Teach Routine Courses with Energy and Enthusiasm?' offered Monday

The Online Course Improvement Program will host "How Can I Teach Routine Courses with Energy and Enthusiasm?" from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 in Milton Hall, Room 81. This recorded webinar reveals ways to counter the effects of teaching fatigue and infuse new life into the instruction of everyday courses.

100 West Cafe Lunches to begin Feb. 13

Join us for our first week of lunches for the spring semester, which will begin Tuesday, Feb. 13. Our theme for this week is Italian where you can enjoy meals prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley. We are located on the first floor, west end of Gerald Thomas Hall, 100 West Café. Enjoy an a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m., every week, Tuesday through Friday.

The menu for next week will be Pasta Fagioli, Zuppa Toscana, Italian leafy green salad. The main entrée choices are chicken Milano, Tuscan grilled trout, spinach lasagna and eggplant parmesan. The sides are creamy polenta and Italian green beans. Your dessert choices are Italian ricotta cheesecake, mascarpone and peaches and Italian flourless chocolate cake, all served with dinner rolls and your choice of water or tea.

Also remember, if you can’t stay to enjoy the meal in our café you can always request a carry-out order to take with you. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. We look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support and the HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you.

Gift cards for these lunches are also available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138 in $10 increments. They are a great idea for any occasion and do not expire until 2020.

Note to NMSU Employees: Lunch purchases to 100 West Café are not allowed on the P-Card because they use the NMSU Cashnet for billing. Making a purchase to the 100 West Café is considered a P-Card misuse.

African Children's Choir to perform Feb. 13

The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will perform its new concert, “Signs and Wonders,” featuring worship songs that share the stories of the children. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe St. The concert is free and open to the public.

Branigan Cultural Center to host Chinese New Year celebration Feb. 17

Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2018: Year of the Dog with the Branigan Cultural Center and NMSU's Confucius Institute. Enjoy music, art and activities for all ages from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Branigan Cultural Center.

For more information, call 575-541-2154.

First Clinical Education for Interprofessional Healthcare Excellence offered March 9-10

The Pi Omega Nursing Honor Society at NMSU would like to invite you to attend the first Clinical Education for Interprofessional Healthcare Excellence to be held March 9-10. Registration is from 7 to 8 a.m. both days. Friday's conference is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with reception to follow in the hotel patio, and Saturday is from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

On the agenda is a panel of local expertise that will provide you with innovative healthcare assessment tools and up to date treatment management plans. We have made attendance very affordable and space is limited so secure your place ASAP. If you any questions you can contact Lupe Telford at telfordinc@comcast.net or Conni DeBlieck at piomega@nmsu.edu.

The link to register is available at https://schoolofnursing.nmsu.edu/clinical-education-for-interprofessional-healthcare-excellence-2018/.

Award-winning voice over artists to present workshops at NMSU film festival

Monica Rial and Jamie Marchi, two of the entertainment industry’s most prolific voice-over actors, will be guest workshop presenters at the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival presented by New Mexico State University, which runs March 7-11.

The five-day festival brings thousands of people to Las Cruces to see feature-length, short films, documentaries and student films. Last year, more than 6,000 people attended the event, with about a third coming from outside the immediate area.