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NMSU Hotline — February 8, 2018

Three generations of the DeMund family are pursuing degrees at NMSU


A cross-country road trip to California in 2002 started the DeMund family’s journey to New Mexico State University.

When the family was looking to relocate from the United States Virgin Islands and continue their academic studies, the DeMunds remembered travelling through Las Cruces. Norma DeMund, her son, Sulieman, her daughter, Ilé, and Ilé’s son, Alchesay, visited NMSU’s campus in 2010.

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Campus Announcements

Career Services events set for today, Friday

Join Career Services today from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a free workshop, Are YOU LinkedIn? Profile Demo and Networking Tips at Career Services, Garcia Center Conference Room. Snacks will be provided for this workshop. Did you know that 86 percent of employers are using LinkedIn as a recruitment tool? LinkedIn is a professional networking site that can help you research jobs, meet recruiters, and find professional contacts. Join us to learn how to create an effective profile, strategies for networking online, and how to take advantage of your network to enhance your job search.

For NMSU engineering students, Steven Torres, Project Manager, ERC, will be on campus from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Career Services (Garcia Center) to conduct mock interviews with any engineering student. Practice interviewing with the most commonly asked questions from engineering companies. Interviews will be conducted in 15-minute time slots, no need for formal dress. Time slots are on a first-come, first-serve basis so please reserve your time today by logging into your AggieCAREER Manager account and signing up under Interview Schedules.

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

Taste of Asia in Taos Restaurant

Discover cuisine from across the Pacific Ocean during Taste of Asia at Taos Restaurant, NMSU’s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. This special lunch will focus on Thai cuisine and will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The menu will feature chicken pad thai, vegetarian pad thai, Thai pineapple fried rice, bok choy stir fry with garlic, chicken coconut soup, yum nua salad and coconut ice cream. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Share with friends at https://www.facebook.com/events/1392331557560823/.

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

NMSU vice president for research candidate open forum to be held Friday

Luis A. Vazquez, 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. Friday, Feb. 9, in the Corbett Center Student Union auditorium. The forum will be available online at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/vpresearch.

He is the current interim vice president for research at NMSU, serving since 2017. Vazquez has been associate vice president for research at NMSU since 2011. From 2007-2011, he was associate dean at the Graduate School at NMSU. He was selected as a Regents Professor in 2006 in counseling/educational psychology. Vazquez also has been a corporate diversity consultant since 2008 for Kochman Mavrelis Associates. He has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Iowa.

For more information, please see NMSU’s administrative search website at https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/.

Plant & Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Plant & Environmental Sciences speakers Leonard Lauriault, Superintendent and Forage Crop Management Scientist, Tucumcari Agricultural Science Center, “Relay Intercropping with Cover Crops Improves Fall Forage Potential of Sweet Corn Stover” and Sangu Angadi, Crop Stress Physiologist, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences and Agricultural Science Center at Clovis, NMSU “Dual Purpose Winter Canola for Crop Diversification in the High Plains,” will be presenting from their own ASC via the web.

The broadcast will be live in the conference room. Seminar is held in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. 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

Feast on your favorite comfort foods during this week’s TGIF Dinner. This special dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, with a menu featuring General Tso’s pork, broccoli florets, steamed Jasmine rice, stuffed poblano peppers, Tuscan minestrone soup and Belgian style chocolate cake. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Share with friends at https://www.facebook.com/events/721004228104173/.

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.

Tickets available for Pack the Pan Am Saturday

The NMSU Foundation has a limited number of tickets available for Saturday’s Pack the Pan Am game. NMSU will take on Grand Canyon at 7 p.m. in the Pan American Center. Tickets will be distributed to faculty/staff on a first-come, first-serve, limit four tickets per person. If interested please email Danielle Gibbs at dmgibbs@nmsu.edu.

Zuhl Museum open Saturday

Rhodochrosite, trilobites, ammonites, malachite, rutilized quartz and yes, invertebrate and vertebrate animals from all over the world. An exquisite preservation of bones and impressions of soft tissue. Prepare to be dazzled at the newly renovated and expanded Zuhl Museum open from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.

For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/177675842848710/.

Nursing information session set for Feb. 15

The College of Health and Social Services is hosting a nursing information session at 4 p.m. Feb. 15. The event will be held in the Health and Social Services Building, Room 226.

Third annual Health & Wellness Fair at NMSU-Alamogordo Feb. 17

The third annual Health & Wellness Fair will be held at the NMSU-Alamogordo Tays Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. All are welcome to join in the fun of this free, family-friendly event. Dress to work out and participate in core muscle training, yoga and cross training workouts. Challenge your fitness in the OCR Obstacle Race, and compete in the co-ed volleyball tournament. Guest speakers from the Alamogordo community will provide education about nutrition, exercise injuries and diabetes, and free exams will be available for blood glucose, blood pressure, vision, back and spine, cholesterol and more.

For more information, call Ernestine Baca at 575-439-3857 or email ernebaca@nmsu.edu.

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.

DACC holds automotive competition Feb. 24

A new automotive repair competition will be held at DACC where contestants will demonstrate their knowledge and ability to perform jobs or skills at the 2018 DACC Automotive Skill Competition. Hosted by the DACC Automotive Technology Program, the competition will feature areas of automotive repair identified by nationally certified educational organizations. Students in automotive programs from area high schools and colleges are invited to attend and compete.

Wade Matthews, DACC associate professor of Automotive Technology, pointed out the competition is more complex than some might think, "The automobiles of today are nothing like those from 10 or 20 years ago, so technicians need to master skills some might not necessarily associate with the maintenance and repair of autos."

In addition to knowing one's way around a wrench, students need to master academic subjects to be effective in their automotive career including:
-Science, and
-Language Arts

There will be testing in two areas; a comprehensive written exam and a skill performance demonstration. The written exam consists of 100 questions covering eight automobile areas identified by national standards. The skill performance includes 15 work stations testing the proficiency of contestants in diagnosing and repairing vehicles. An interpersonal skill station will challenge the future technicians in customer service and how to be successful in a job interview.

The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. For further information contact Wade Matthews at wmatthews@dacc.nmsu.edu or 575-527-7589.

NMSU, NM EDGE celebrate milestone in certified public official program

SANTA FE – The New Mexico EDGE graduation ceremony at the New Mexico Association of Counties’ Legislative Conference on Jan. 18 marked a milestone for the nationally accredited program administered by New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service.

Ten years ago, the first group of New Mexico public officials were honored for completion of the Certified Public Official designation.


Ranchers invited to meet in Chaves County with NMSU livestock production experts

ROSWELL, N.M. – Agricultural producers will gather with New Mexico State University livestock experts Wednesday, Feb. 14, for a Ranchers’ Roundtable discussion of range livestock production at the Chaves County Farm and Livestock Bureau Building, 2500 Southeast Main Street (at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds).

The event will be presented in partnership with the Chaves County Cooperative Extension Service office.

The Chaves County program will be followed by a similar event on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Convention Center in Tucumcari. Details about that event will be announced soon.

Register online at www.corona.nmsu.edu. For more information, contact Shad Cox at 575-849-1015 or shadcox@nmsu.edu.