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NMSU Hotline — February 26, 2018

NMSU dance program to host Desert Spring dance concert


Dance students at New Mexico State University, along with NMSU dance alumni, will be performing pieces choreographed by NMSU dance faculty during the Desert Spring dance concert.

Desert Spring performances will be at 7:30 p.m. March 2 and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 3 at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave. A dessert reception will follow the March 2 show.

Pre-sale tickets through Thursday, March 1, are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, $5 for children 12 and younger. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased by calling 575-646-4067.

The dance concert is the NMSU dance program’s biggest event of the spring semester. Pieces will be choreographed by dance program director Ann Gavit and faculty members Ray Backlund, Debra Knapp, Lucilene de Geus, Paco Antonio, and teaching assistant Jermey Edmonson.

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Career Services offers help for students

Career Services will be hosting an information table today from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to assist students with resumes, cover letters, information on employment opportunities and upcoming Spring Fairs to include Employment Extravaganza and Educators Job Fair. We will have free material for students as well as an opportunity to spin the wheel to win free prizes!

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, Career Services will be hosting Advice for a Slice from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Career Services, Garcia Center, Room 224. Join Career Services for some free pizza while we discuss strategies for identifying and selecting majors and careers. We will be assisting students with advice on how to pick a major, career exploration and job searches. Please register for this event through AggieCAREER Manager or RSVP by emailing salinasm@nmsu.edu or calling 575-646-1631.

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

Computer Science Colloquium today

Khalad Hasan, a Computer Science faculty candidate, will talk today about overcoming the limitations on the information interaction of mobile devices imposed by their small screens and limited operations. The colloquium will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Science Hall 107.

Soil measurement demonstrations today

The Meter Group @ NMSU presents a Measure the Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum today in the Skeen Hall Rotunda. Demonstrations will be at 10 a.m., Pario - Automatic Particle Size Sampler; 11 a.m., Atmos - All In One Weather Station; and 1 p.m., WP4C - Building a Soil Moisture Curve.

Don’t miss out on the iClicker workshops being offered 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 from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Milton Hall, Room 81. Presenter will be Patrick Fariss. 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.

An iClicker Q&A will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Milton Hall, Room 81. Presenter Patrick Fariss will lead an open question and answer session mostly 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 here…

Effective Communication: Connecting with Faculty and Peers set for Tuesday

Effective Communication: Connecting with Faculty and Peers will be from 1:15-2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225.

Enhance collaborative learning and communication within the academic environment. Learn and discuss strategies and techniques to help you communicate effectively. This workshop will support students in developing strategies for improving Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in order to better communicate in various academic settings with peers, advisers, staff and faculty.

For more information, contact the Student Success Center, Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center or call 575-646-3136.

Reminder: Retirement Reception for Stephen Thomas is Wednesday

Join the department of Entomology, Plant Pathology & Weed Science from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, to wish Steve Thomas the very best for the next part of his journey. Cake and refreshments will be served to celebrate a career of over 35 years of service as Distinguished Professor in Nematology, and a genuine colleague at NMSU. The retirement reception will be at Skeen Hall in the Rotunda.

'Enchanted Eruptions' colloquium set for Wednesday

The Department of Geological Sciences will have a colloquium by Matt Zimmerer of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology entitled "Enchanted Eruptions: An age-based assessment of volcanic hazards in New Mexico" from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Gardiner Hall Room 230.

Enchiladas, smothered burritos and more during Mike's Magnificent Meals

Satisfy your craving for authentic Southwestern cuisine 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. 28. This week’s menu will feature made-to-order enchiladas and smothered burrito bar with shredded chicken and beef, chile rellenos, freshly made red and green chile sauce, refried beans, jalapeño rice and a salsa bar with guacamole and chips. 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: https://www.facebook.com/events/358966834601856/

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.

Filmmaker, diversity trainer brings discussion to NMSU Wednesday

Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned documentary filmmaker (The Color of Fear), educator, and master diversity trainer who will be joining us at NMSU (also streaming live at https://cep.nmsu.edu/)

The film "If These Halls Could Talk" (2014) and a discussion will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6-9 p.m. in Domenici Hall Room 109. This event is open to the entire Las Cruces community. In the summer of 2010, Lee Mun Wah brought together 11 college students from around the country to explore issues of race on their campuses. Their stories are starkly emotional and begging to be heard and discussed.

A keynote speech, "The World is All Around Us," will be from 8:15-9:45 a.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Corbett Center Auditorium, second floor. This event is open to the entire NMSU campus. In this new year, what will it take for each of us to truly get to know each other? How do we walk across the room and engage in a conversation with someone who is different from ourselves? To achieve the world we want, we each must become the change that we desire. If not you, then who?

For more information, contact the CEP department at 575-646-2121. Sponsored by NMSU’s Counseling and Educational Psychology Department, the College of Education Diversity Council and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

Board of Regents to meet March 6

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a regular meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Regents Room of the Educational Services Building on the NMSU Las Cruces Campus.

In compliance with the Open Meetings Act, copies of the agenda will be made available at NMSU’s Zuhl Library on the Las Cruces campus at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and accessible on the public university website at https://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda/. Please contact the Office of the Board of Regents at 575-646-5997 if you need additional information.

The meeting will be available by webcast through the link at https://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor/. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact the Board of Regents Office at 575-646-5997 at least three days prior to the meeting, or as soon as possible.

Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, may also be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact the Office of the Regents Special Advisor at 575-646-5997 if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

Fit Families program recruiting families

The Fit Families program is currently recruiting families for a class starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Gerald Thomas Hall on the NMSU Main Campus.

Fit Families is a 12-week program that meets once a week in the evenings to address childhood nutrition and physical activity. Our program is taught by our fun and friendly staff from the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service. Each session includes: a delicious and nutritious cooking lesson and meal, nutrition information and healthy eating tips, physical activity, goal setting activities, self-esteem and motivation workshops, and the ability to interact with others. Participating families must have at least one child between the ages of 5-12. At least one parent or guardian must attend.

If you are interested in registering and/or would like more information, please contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon at 575-646-2034 or email lubanega@nmsu.edu .

NMSU College of Business receives extension of accreditation from AACSB

The business and accounting degree programs of New Mexico State University’s College of Business have received an extension of accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

“NMSU’s College of Business has had a long tradition of doing an excellent job educating our students, and transforming their lives,” said College of Business Dean James Hoffman. “Receiving such positive feedback from AACSB continues to reinforce our college’s tradition and provide a solid foundation for continued excellence.”

NMSU was among 50 universities to have their accreditation extended in either business, business and accounting, or accounting by the international organization. An AACSB Accreditation is synonymous with the highest standards in business education, and has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools.