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NMSU Hotline — February 27, 2018

NMSU receives federal grant to promote public health social work degree


New Mexico State University’s College of Health and Social Services has established an innovative project focused on the recruitment of students who reflect the cultural/ethnic and geographic diversity of communities across New Mexico and the United States southern border region.

Social work and public health faculty members are collaborating on the Effective Move in Enhancing Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education project to improve the college’s dual master’s degree program.

NMSU has received a $300,000 federal grant from the Health Resource Service Administration program within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to implement the project.

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Campus Announcements

Lunch at 100 West Cafe

Join us for lunch this week at 100 West Café, west end of Gerald Thomas Hall, first floor featuring American cuisine Tuesday through Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Meals are prepared by HRTM 363 students under the direction of Chef John Hartley.

The menu will be New England Clam Chowder, Iceberg Wedge w/Blue Cheese, Mixed Greens w/Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, Beef Pot Roast, Maryland Chicken, Herb-Crusted Pork Loin, Creamy Pulled Pork Pasta w/Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, & Arugula (pork may be omitted), Apple Pie, NY Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie, and Sides: Oven Fries & Green Beans, all served with dinner rolls and your choice of water or tea.

Enjoy the meal in our café or request a carry-out order. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards accepted for your convenience. Gift cards for these lunches are also available in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138 in $10 increments, a great idea for any occasion and do not expire until 2020.

Note to NMSU Employees: P-Card purchases are not accepted due to NMSU Cashnet process used for billing. Reservations accepted ONLY for parties of 8 or more. Also, an index number can be used for journal voucher payments for parties of 8 or more only if requested and approved 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 JV transactions. Please contact John Hartley @ jhartley@nmsu.edu or Katrinka Espinosa @ kespin@nmsu.edu for reservations.

Our HRTM 363 students look forward to serving you! Thank you.

Sam Steel Café is mobile with gelato and special orders

Look for our golf cart with a neon green sign on campus every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 1:30–3:30 p.m. We will be selling pints and half gallons of gelato! Flavors include: Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Mint (Girl Scout cookie flavor), Tres Leches, Pecan Pie, Cookies n’ Cream, Samoa, Wobble in Your Boots, Strawberry, as well as a Pomegranate Sorbet. The gelato and sorbet is created and prepared by our Food Science and Nutrition majors enrolled in FSTE 175 – 475 under the direction of Whitney Biel.

All pints are priced at $5 and half gallons at $12, our golf cart only takes cash or check (written out to Sam Steel Café). We look forward to serving you at our cart and appreciate your support.

Remember, if you can’t come to our cart to enjoy our gelato you can always come to the Sam Steel Café, we are located at the bottom of the horseshoe in Gerald Thomas Hall right off the lobby on the 1st floor. We are open from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday. In addition to gelato we offer baked goods, flowers, and various coffee beverages (we offer almost everything Starbucks does but ours is made with locally roasted, specialty grade coffee).

We can do special orders on 1 and 3 gallons of gelato, sorbet, or any of our baked goods. Some items that we specialize in are brownies, cinnamon rolls, and chocolate chip cookies. You will be most loved at your next faculty meeting if you decide to bring some of our treats! We accept all forms of payment in the café: cash, check, credit cards (visa, mastercard, discover), aggie cash and dining dollar$, as well as journal vouchers.

Please email or call the café: steelcafe@nmsu.edu, 575-646-2230 or Whitney: wbiel@nmsu.edu to special order any of our delicious student-made treats!

Computer Science colloquium Wednesday

Computer Science faculty candidate Bill Hamilton will talk about how live streaming is changing the way we learn and the way we engage with society. The colloquium will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Science Hall, Room 107.

Studio G Networking Hours: Who is your Customer?

Enjoy some free food and share ideas at this week's networking hour, which will take place from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr.

This week, we will discuss how to pinpoint your target customer. This presentation is part of Studio G's Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series based on the Disciplined Entrepreneurship book written by Bill Aulet from MIT.

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; cdunn25@ad.nmsu.edu

Career Services events Wednesday

Career Services will be hosting Walk-In Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28. No appointment needed. Our staff can assist students with career exploration, co-op/internship opportunities, resume, cover letter/personal statement, job search, on and off campus employment, interviewing skills, career fair readiness, networking skills and LinkedIn/social media presence. If you are unable to attend please contact Career Services to set up an appointment from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at careers@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631.

On Wednesday Career Services will also 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.

Challenges of an Immigration Practice along the U.S./Mexico Border panel Thursday

Nancy Oretskin will lead a Big Read panel discussion about the political and legal issues surrounding border security with panelists Molly Molloy, Jessica Miles and Brenda Villalpando. Oretskin is an attorney and has represented pro bono many individuals detained for crossing the border without documentation, and/or asylum seekers, and has extensive experience with the legal system, the immigration courts and the federal agencies charged with border security.

There will be a question and answer period following the presentations by the panelists. The discussion will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St. in Downtown Las Cruces.

For more information about The Big Read contact Dean Miriam Chaiken at 575-646-2005 or visit https://honors.nmsu.edu/the-big-read-comes-to-las-cruces/

For more information about the panel discussion, visit the Honor’s College Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/325524081269492/

Taste of Europe in Taos Restaurant

Indulge in a lunch expedition with cuisine from the land of the Vikings during Taste of Europe at Taos Restaurant, NMSU’s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. This special lunch will feature cuisine from Sweden and Norway and will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 1. The menu will feature roast pork svinestek (roast pork with spices), pickled cabbage, parsnip mashed potatoes, lapskaus (Norwegian beef stew) and havreflarn (Swedish almond cookies). Admission is just one Meal Plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Tell a friend: https://www.facebook.com/events/173594073420021/

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.

Pre-order NMSU Library note cards

Support the NMSU Library and pre-order your set of the NMSU Library Visions of New Mexico Note Cards for $10. The note cards feature archival and contemporary photographs of various scenery from the Land of Enchantment.

Place your order by emailing aerica@nmsu.edu or call the Library administration office at 575-646-1508. Offer ends March 31.

Employee Council Seeking Nominations for Insurance and Benefits Committees

The Employee Council Fringe Benefits and Insurance Committees are seeking to fill vacancies for several open seats. All regular non-bargaining unit employees are eligible to serve on these committees. You do not need to be a member of Employee Council to be eligible and self-nomination is permitted. Terms for the seats on the Insurance and Fringe Committees are staggered, so we are seeking to fill seats for variable term lengths from two to three years.

Nominations are open until end of day March 17.

Please visit https://empcouncil.nmsu.edu/committee-nominations/ for additional details and to submit a nomination.

Sociology professor from Colorado to give public lecture on Native American food challenges

Michele Companion, professor of sociology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, will give a lecture titled, "Taking Root: Confronting Urban Native American Food Challenges Through Empowerment and Community," at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the American Indian Cultural Center.

Companion will speak about the opportunities, constraints and challenges for local urban gardening programs. The lecture is free and open to the public.

NMSU to host annual fruit tree pruning workshop at Alcalde on March 8

ALCALDE – Spring is just around the corner, so it is time to prune fruit trees but some gardeners may not be sure how to prune. New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has the answer.

A fruit tree pruning workshop will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at NMSU’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde.

“We will have presentations on pruning basics, common training systems and some new developments for each species,” said Shengrui Yao, NMSU Extension fruit specialist. “After that, there will be a hands-on session in the field.”

The species will include apples, peaches, cherries, apricots, and plums, and blackberry bushes.