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NMSU Hotline — February 19, 2018

AgSprint Accelerator at NMSU’s Arrowhead Center announces open applications for 2018


Southern New Mexico is ripe with agripreneurs – agricultural entrepreneurs – of all varieties. AgSprint, part of the suite of accelerator programs at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, grows and supports new agtech startups as they blossom in the heart of the desert.

Now in its second year, AgSprint announces open applications for the Spring 2018 cohort, available at arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/agsprint/. The application deadline is March 21.

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Campus Announcements

Computer Science Colloquium to be held today

Computer Science faculty candidate Daniel Kluver will talk about the preference information collected by recommender systems like Netflix and improving recommendations these systems give to users. The colloquium will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in Science Hall, Room 107.

Budgets Aren't Just For Your Parents workshop to be held Tuesday

The Student Success Center is offering the Budgets Aren't Just For Your Parents Workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Zuhl Library Conference Room 225.

Learn to create and maintain a budget. This workshop will provide budgeting strategies to help you develop and maintain your budget. Understanding where your money is spent is essential. Through this workshop you will gain insight to create a plan, which supports your short-term and long-term financial goals.

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

MBA information session offered Tuesday

Please join us for an information session to learn more about the MBA program at New Mexico State University from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in Guthrie Hall, Room 109D. The session will present MBA admissions and program information, and give you the opportunity to ask questions of current students, faculty and the MBA program adviser.

Questions, call 575-646-8003 or email mbaprog@nmsu.edu.

Geological Sciences Colloquium to be held Wednesday

New Mexico State University's Department of Geological Sciences will host a colloquium with Nick Butterfield, an NMSU
Geological Sciences graduate student, from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Gardiner Hall, Room 230. His talk is titled "Determining potential geochemical relationships among young comendites at Changbaishan."

NMSU Collaborative Theatre-Making Performance set for Thursday

The University Art Gallery will host the NMSU Collaborative Theatre-Making Performance at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the University Art Gallery, 1390 E. University Ave. For more information call 575-646-2545 or email artglry@nmsu.edu.

Retirement reception for Pat Serna set for Friday

The Department of Marketing/PGA Program will host a retirement reception honoring Pat Serna for her distinguished 27-plus years of service to NMSU from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the College of Business Marketing Dept., Room BC 212. Please drop by to share in some refreshments and wish her the best for this new chapter in her life.

Susan Beck named Border Regional Library Association 2018 Librarian of the Year

Congratulations to NMSU Library Staff Susan Beck on being selected the Border Regional Library Association 2017 Librarian of the Year. She was selected by the nominating committee who said, “Your accomplishments and dedication to your job, patrons, BRLA and the library profession, make you an outstanding choice for this award.” Everyone at NMSU Library is very proud of you.

DACC Summer Academy: ACT/STEM-H Summer Academy offered May 28-June 29

The Dona Ana Community College-Science, Engineering and Math division in collaboration with the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, NMSU College Of Business-Department of Accounting and Information Systems, NMSU College of Education Outreach and NMSU Computer Science Department Outreach invites all high school students to join us for a fun five weeks of ACT/STEM-H workshops. The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 28 to June 28. Participants will meet at DACC Central Campus on Espina Street.

DACC/NMSU faculty and staff dependents will have the priority to join the summer academy. Apply online at http://bcomnm.org/academics/act-prep-course/. The deadline is April 1.

In addition, the workshops will help students explore the STEM-H majors/careers, increase awareness on how to access college resources, and will be provided a certificate of participation and First Aid Training Certification. Also, a graduation ceremony will be held at the Burrell College of Medicine June 29. For more information, please contact Rajaa Shindi at rshindi@nmsu.edu.

EMS at DACC receives continuing accreditation

The DACC Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic program has been granted continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Pre-hospital emergency medical care is a vital service and provides an exciting career option for students. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics provide care for the sick and injured in emergency situations. EMS professionals may work at any of four different levels:

1. EMS First Responder
2. EMT–Basic
3. EMT–Intermediate
4. Paramedic

DACC offers all levels of EMS education. In addition, students can earn an associate of applied science degree at the paramedic level. After graduation at any of the levels, certification or licensure is required from the state and the federal government.

After passing course requirements and earning state and federal approval, students can work in several different emergency medical systems – such as fire departments, municipal services, private ambulance services, federal services, industry, hospital emergency departments, community-based medicine and hospital-based ambulance systems.

The accreditation was part of a recent peer review. The DACC program was “found in substantial compliance with the national established accreditation standards.” The program’s next accreditation visit will occur no later than 2023.

Emergency Medical Services Program Director Ann Bellows was pleased with the continuing accreditation. “We will continue to provide the excellent training this program is known for in serving the emergency medical services for first responders in Doña Ana County,” Bellows said.

For more information contact Bellows at 575-527-7645.

NMSU grad student to talk about Cameroon’s political system

A graduate student in New Mexico State University’s Department of Communication Studies will give a lecture on state repression and civilian radicalism in Cameroon from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the College of Health and Social Services Auditorium, Room 101A.

Blessed Ngoe is a master’s student and graduate teaching assistant. He is also a native Cameroonian and previously published “The Sinking Ship: A Critical Analysis of Multiculturalism in Postcolonial Cameroon” in October 2017.


Film festival workshop examines diversity, inclusion in entertainment industry

Cybill Shepherd will join a panel representing different areas in the entertainment industry to discuss “Diversity and Inclusion in Entertainment” from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Corbett Center Auditorium at New Mexico State University. The panel is one of many events scheduled as part of the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival presented by NMSU, which runs March 7-11.