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NMSU Hotline — February 21, 2018

Safety Tip: Bicycle Safety


NMSU was awarded bronze status by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly campus. Bicycles are a fun way to travel around the city and campus, but the New Mexico State University Police, Fire Department and Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management want to remind you of some tips to keep in mind the next time you ride.

-Always inspect your bike to make sure that it is safe to ride before you go out.
-Obey all signs and traffic laws.
-Wear a helmet when you ride, because it can really make a difference if you ever get into an accident.
-If you ride at night use the proper lighting on your bike so you can see and be seen.
-When riding in congested areas use appropriate signals to indicate to others what you are doing.
-Ride your bike like you would drive a car on a road. Ride with the flow of traffic and stay in your lane.
-Be very attentive of your surroundings. Just because you see a driver that does not mean that the driver sees you.

And if you need to make small repairs, visit one of four Bicycle Repair Stations across the campus.

Stay safe and enjoy your rides. Visit http://bikes.nmsu.edu for more about the Essential Elements of a Bicycle Friendly America.

Campus Announcements

100 West Cafe serves German cuisine this week

Join us for lunch this week at 100 West Café, west end of Gerald Thomas Hall, first floor. We will be featuring German cuisine on Wednesday and Friday from 12 to 1 p.m. (closed on Thursday, this week only). The meals are prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

The menu will be potato-leek soup, lentil soup, Bavarian cucumber salad, Bavarian chicken, Schweinebraten German pork roast, beef brisket with red cabbage, Sahnige Kartoffel-Kurbis-Pfanne-creamy potato pumpkin stew, peach Kuchen, gingerbread cake, Bratapfeln-baked apples with sides, cottage potatoes and glazed sprouts and carrots, 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. 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. Our HRTM 363 students look 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 at 100 West Café are not allowed on the P-Card because NMSU Cashnet is used for billing. Making a purchase to the 100 West Café is considered a P-Card misuse.

Also, reservations are only accepted for parties of eight or more. In addition, index numbers will be accepted to do journal vouchers for payment for parties of eight or more and only if arranged a week in advance. Journal vouchers require a list of all attendees and the business purpose of the meal so it is essential that all pertinent information be provided to complete transactions. Please contact John Hartley at jhartley@nmsu.edu or Katrinka Espinosa at kespin@nmsu.edu for reservations.

Bratwurst and hot dog bar during Mike's Magnificent Meals

Indulge in a gourmet twist on an All-American classic 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. today. This week’s menu will feature bratwurst with sauerkraut, chili cheese dogs with house made chili, mac and cheese dogs with bacon, pastrami dogs, curly fries and onion rings. 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. Tell a friend at https://www.facebook.com/events/348911108848041/.

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.

Computer Science Colloquium to be held today

Computer Science faculty candidate Eddie Melcer explores the idea that cognition comes not just from the mind, but also through our bodies’ physical and social interaction with the world around us. Come learn about the benefits and drawbacks of an embodied approach to designing educational games. The colloquium will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in Science Hall, Room 107.

Taste of the Americas in Taos Restaurant

Sample festive flavors from Brazil during Taste of the Americas 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. Thursday, Feb. 22. The menu will feature chimichurri pork and chicken, garlic chicken, roasted pineapple, Brazilian rice, Brazilian black bean soup and coconut frape cake. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Tell a friend at https://www.facebook.com/events/159393134719851/.

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 online.

Power industry alum to be 43rd Distinguished Bromilow Lecturer

Jack E. Davis, NMSU engineering alum, will be the featured lecturer at the 43rd Distinguished Bromilow Lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 in Thomas and Brown Hall, Room 104. The lecture is free and open to all. Davis is the chairman of the Portland General Electric board and a member of the utility’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Davis served as CEO of Arizona Public Service Company, Arizona’s largest electricity provider, from September 2002 until his retirement in March 2008. During his 35 years at APS, Davis held executive and management positions in various areas of the company, including commercial operations, generation and transmission, customer service and power operations. He earned bachelor's degrees in medical technology, 1969, and electrical engineering, 1973, from New Mexico State University.

Free workshop, How to Grow a Food Garden, offered Thursday, Saturday

Doña Ana County is a great place to have your own food garden. Join Master Gardener Darrol Shillingburg for a free workshop on growing food this spring season.

The workshop will include instruction on how to plan, plant and maintain a spring season garden, plus methods for tracking and maximum production. The workshop, located at Munson Senior Center, 974 Mesquite St., will meet in the classroom from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, and in the Munson Community Garden from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. The workshop includes web-based follow-up and resources. Families are welcome. No registration is required. For more information contact darrols@comcast.net.

Master Gardeners is an NMSU Cooperative Extension Service program, for more information visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/mastergardeners/.

iClicker workshops to be held Tuesday

Are you looking for a quick way to take attendance in your classroom? Do you want an easy solution to verify that students completed course reading before attending class? What about a fun way to keep your students engaged during lectures? iClicker may be the answer to all of these questions. Sign-up for one or both workshop offerings to introduce you to, or update on what iClicker can do for you and your face-to-face courses.

Intro to iClicker will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Milton Hall, Room 81. Patrick Fariss with iClicker will be presenting. iClicker is an award-winning student response solution that allows you to easily transform your classroom into an active learning environment. This workshop will provide step-by-step instruction to start using iClicker in your class.

iClicker question and answer will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Milton Hall, Room 81. Fariss will also present this workshop. An open question and answer session is most geared for those who have been using iClicker but have more questions, want to talk about how things have been going in your classes, offer insight on how to incorporate the technology for best practices, and not just for the sake of using technology.

For more information please call 575-646-5125 or email learning@nmsu.edu. To register, sign up at https://learning.nmsu.edu/upcoming-workshops/.

Visiting Artist Lecture with Cathy Lee Crane to be held March 1

The Department of Art is pleased to announce a free, public lecture by artist/filmmaker Cathy Lee Crane, who is the current Border Artist Residence in Anthony, New Mexico, for the year. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 1 in the College of Health and Social Services auditorium, Room 101.

Crane is a North American experimental film director and producer. She was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2013 and her films include Pasolini's Last Words, focusing on the death and legacy of filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Contact the NMSU Department of Art at 575-646-1705 or artdept@nmsu.edu for more information.

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; $5 for children 12 and under. At the door, tickets will be $20/$15/$5. For more information and tickets, call 575-646-4067.

URC Research and Creative Activities Fair set for April 4

NMSU will host the first-ever Research Week at NMSU April 2-6 to celebrate the research and creative endeavors of our students and faculty. As one of the organizers of Research Week, the University Research Council (URC) will host its annual URC Research and Creative Activities Fair Wednesday, April 4, in Domenici Hall. Events during the URC Fair will include keynote speakers and poster sessions/presentations displaying research and creative activities by NMSU faculty members and professional staff. The URC Fair will serve as a forum for educating NMSU faculty, staff, students and the surrounding community about the faculty/staff-led research and creative activities occurring at NMSU.

To learn more about Research Week contact Rebecca Palacios at rpalacio@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4309.

UAC approved the update of two NMSU Data Privacy Rules

NMSU’s Chief Privacy Officer from the Office of the Chief Information Officer requested approval from University Administrative Council to update two data privacy rules. These updates are necessary in order to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and to ensure the proper safeguard of the affected regulated data. These updated rules can be found online on the NMSU’s Administrative Rules and Procedures Manual:

15.62 – Protection of Federal Information; FISMA Compliance - Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
15.63 – Protection of Customer Information; GLBA Compliance - Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)

The CPO urges all affected departments and their staff to read the updated rules and to become familiar with the new requirements and to contact the CPO with any questions at 575-646-5902 or via email at clobato@nmsu.edu.

NMSU’s Marketing and Communications Department wins two gold AVA Digital Awards

The New Mexico State University Marketing and Communications Department is off to a great year being awarded with two gold AVA Digital Awards for 2018.

The AVA Digital Award is an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication.

The competition is judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, which also sponsors the MarCom Awards. MarCom Awards honor excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work and generosity of industry professionals.


NMSU to host lecture on risks to democracy in US and around the world

One of the most dangerous threats to democracy is the kind of political tribalism that divides people into factions, according to a professor from Boston, who will give a lecture at New Mexico State from 4:45-5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Nick Franklin Seminar Room in Breland Hall, Room 179.

Benjamin R. Cole is an assistant professor of political science and international relations at Simmons College in Boston. He teaches courses on democratization, comparative politics, and public policy. He also coauthored the State Fragility Index and “Global Report” series from 2008 to 2016.


NMSU facilities and services associate vice president to present research in Washington, D.C.

Glen Haubold, associate vice president of facilities and services at New Mexico State University, will travel to Washington, D.C., in August to present the results of a joint research project at the annual APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities conference.

Haubold co-authored the research article, “Issues with Recovery and Recharge in Higher Education,” with David Reynolds, associate vice president of facilities at the University of North Texas.