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NMSU Hotline — March 5, 2018

NMSU STEM Outreach Center makes positive economic impact on Doña Ana County


The STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University has had an overall economic output of $15 million since 2009, generating more than 200 jobs and contributing positively to Doña Ana County, according to a recent in-depth research analysis study conducted by Leo Delgado, a doctoral candidate from NMSU’s Economic Development program.

The center, which is housed in the NMSU College of Education, has also generated $7.77 million in labor income for the local economy and provided $4.95 million in childcare savings for area households that utilize the center’s after-school programs.

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Campus Announcements

Keys to Saving and Investing workshop to be held today

The Student Success Center is offering the Keys to Saving and Investing Workshop from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today at Zuhl Library Conference Room 225.

This workshop will provide tips for saving and investing, and an understanding of the importance of both. Recognizing the benefits of saving and investing will help you create a plan for your future.

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

Sustainability Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday

The next Sustainability Council meeting will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Milton Hall Room 85. This month’s guest speaker is Eric Magrane, NMSU visiting assistant professor in the Department of Geography. Magrane will speak on “What role might art-science collaboration play in building more just and sustainable futures?” Sustainability Council meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Anyone may join the council at anytime; no previous knowledge or experience is necessary.

The meeting will be available online at https://zoom.us/j/973677801 for those who cannot be there in person, but would like to participate.

If you would like to be added to the Sustainability Council email list, contact sumolina@nmsu.edu.

Heritage Farm Mark Salopek Pecan Gateway Orchard unveiling set for Wednesday

Please join us Wednesday, March 7, for the unveiling of the Heritage Farm Mark Salopek Pecan Tree Gateway Orchard. The event will be from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Heritage Farm on College Drive.

Thank you to Linwood Nursery for the donation of the 50 pecan trees.

Questions, email Cindy Gwaltney Nicholson at cindynic@nmsu.edu.

Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium to be held Wednesday

New Mexico State University's Department of Geological Sciences will host a colloquium featuring Sean Bemis from Virginia Tech. The talk will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in Gardiner Hall, Room 230, and is titled "Denali on the move: Advection and migration in the Mount McKinley restraining bend."

Test Anxiety: Surviving and Thriving in Your Academics set for Thursday

Test Anxiety: Surviving and Thriving in Your Academic Success will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225.

This workshop will help students gain confidence in their test preparation and test-taking skills. Taking control of test anxiety and minimizing its negative effects is possible. Develop a positive preparation plan, become a more effective test taker and learn the importance of practicing self-care and rewarding your academic effort.

Contact the Student Success Center in Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center or call 575-646-3136 for more information. Like us on Facebook @NMSU Student Success Center.

Panel discussion on considering contemporary art offered Thursday

Join us for an exciting panel discussion, moderated by Marisa Sage, University Art Gallery director, and featuring Julie Sasse, chief curator of Modern, Contemporary, and Latin American Art, Tucson Museum of Art; Nadiah Rivera Fellah, guest curator, Newark Museum and art history Ph.D. candidate, CUNY Graduate Center; and Michelle J. Lanteri, “The Maniacs (We’re Not The Best, But We’re Better Than The Rest)” guest curator, University Art Gallery at NMSU, and Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellow, The University of Oklahoma.

The panel will focus on Apsáalooke (Crow) artist Wendy Red Star’s career and how her current “The Maniacs” site-specific installation and earlier projects intersect with the contemporary art world at-large. This free event is open to the public.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the University Art Gallery, 1390 E. University Ave.
Call 575-646-2545 or email artglry@nmsu.edu for more information.

Complete a Dining Services survey for a chance to win a $200 gift card

Provide valuable feedback about NMSU Dining Services and enter to win a $200 Visa gift card. NMSU students, faculty and staff may participate by visiting http://tinyurl.com/y7lyeab7.

Survey closes Saturday, March 10. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for more information about NMSU campus restaurants. Contact NMSU Dining Services at 575-646-4801 with any questions.

Call for proposal abstracts for Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium

The 24th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium (URCAS) encourages proposals from undergraduate students who are completing research, artistic and creative projects under the supervision of faculty mentors. The symposium will be held Friday, April 27, in Corbett Center. The symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with a lunch for the students and their faculty mentors. Poster sessions as well as sessions for papers and/or slide presentations will be scheduled.

The Honors College, MARC, AMP, CAMP, BRAiN, Discovery Scholars, NMLI, the VP for Research, College of Engineering, College of Business and the College of Education are sponsors for the Symposium. Symposium participants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors in any discipline who have completed substantial research and/or creative projects under the mentorship of faculty advisers. Information about the symposium, including abstract guidelines and forms, can be found on the URCAS website at https://honors.nmsu.edu/news/events/urcas/.

Abstract forms must be submitted through the website and should be completed by the student and approved by his/her faculty adviser. The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 16. For more information please contact the Honors College at 575-646-2005.

Stephen Osborn receives another Addy Award

Stephen Osborn, assistant professor in the DACC Digital Graphic program, picked up the only American Advertising Federation Addy Award granted to an El Paso/Las Cruces Director for the 2017 year. As the latest addition to his directorial portfolio, Osborn entered the 30-second commercial for DACC titled “Your Future." For his creative accomplishments, Osborn was awarded the prestigious Judge’s Choice Award by a national panel of judges composed of industry professionals from across the nation. This award takes its place among numerous Gold Addy Awards and two Best-of-Show Awards bestowed to Osborn over the past two decades.

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.

NMSU to host lecture on confronting urban Native American food challenges

New Mexico State University’s Honor College in conjunction with the American Indian Program will welcome Michele Companion, a sociology professor at the University of Colorado–Colorado Springs, to campus at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, for Taking Root: Confronting Urban Native American Food Challenges Through Empowerment and Community.

The lecture will be at the American Indian Student Center on campus where Companion will discuss the opportunities, constraints and challenges for local urban gardening programs.

The lecture is free and open to anyone in the community. For more information contact the Honors College at 575-646-2005 or the American Indian Student Center at 575-646-4207.


NMSU Board of Regents to hold multiple meetings March 6

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold multiple meetings Tuesday, March 6, at NMSU's Las Cruces campus.

Regents will hold a closed executive session meeting at noon in the Physical Sciences Laboratory Large Conference Room of Anderson Hall. This closed executive session meeting will be held to discuss limited personnel matters and contract discussions in accordance with NMSA Section 10-15-1 H(2) and (6) of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

Regents will then hold a special work session meeting at 1 p.m. at the University Center and Residence, 4501 Geothermal Drive, on the NMSU campus.

Regents will hold a second closed executive session meeting at 2 p.m. at the University Center and Residence. This closed executive session will be held to discuss limited personnel matters and pending or threatened litigation, in accordance with NMSA Section 10-15-1 H(2) and (7) of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

A previously announced regular meeting of the Board of Regents will also take place at 3 p.m. inside the Regents Room of NMSU's Educational Services Building.


NMSU Career Services to host 14th annual Employment Extravaganza

New Mexico State University’s Career Services will host the 14th annual Employment Extravaganza Fair March 14. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Corbett Center, first floor on the NMSU campus.

Employers who would like to attend may register online in AggieCAREER Manager at careerservices.nmsu.edu. Questions, call 575-646-1631 or amandadg@nmsu.edu.


Film festival to honor Irene Oliver Lewis with Home Town Hero Award

Throughout her career in theater arts, Irene Oliver Lewis has felt both her roots and her wings. After graduating from New Mexico State University, she participated in numerous theater productions throughout New Mexico and the U.S. More than 20 years and many accolades later, she came home to Las Cruces to give back to the community.

Lewis will receive the Home Town Hero Award during the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival presented by New Mexico State University, which runs March 7-11.


NMSU LAUNCH team leads commercialization efforts

A wealth of dynamic and industry-altering technologies are emerging from New Mexico State University that are ripe for commercialization. Arrowhead Center’s LAUNCH program identifies and supports teams who can lead the way, to catalyze movement from university research to market and contribute to economic growth in the region.

LAUNCH is a four-month accelerator in which entrepreneurs and businesses work toward licensing NMSU inventions and compete for equity investment opportunities and prizes in a culminating LAUNCH Day event. The program is sponsored by the U.S Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center for Regional Commercialization and the Hunt Center for Entrepreneurship, and funded by a gift from the Hunt Family Foundation. Mentorship, valuable business expertise, guidance from subject matter experts, and research support are cornerstones of Arrowhead’s longest running, deep-dive accelerator program.

For more information on the LAUNCH program, contact program coordinator Gina Duttle at rduttle@ad.nmsu.edu or at 575-646-7279. To read more about the LAUNCH process, visit arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/launch.