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NMSU Hotline — March 6, 2018

‘A Day as an NMSU College Student’ for Las Cruces fifth-graders


The entire fifth grade at Sonoma Elementary School in Las Cruces will be thinking about college soon – about eight years early – when students from the elementary school spend a day at New Mexico State University Friday, March 9.

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Campus Announcements

Resume AggieMania at Engineering Complex III today

Career Services is hosting Resume AggieMania today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Engineering Complex III. Bring a copy of your resume to have our staff review it in preparation for the upcoming Employment Extravaganza Fair and NMSU Bridge Inspection Program Cooperative Education positions. Don't have one? No problem, swing by for free material on how to get started. Call 575-646-1631 to schedule an appointment if you are unable to attend.

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

Lunch at 100 West Café offers Southwestern/Mexican cuisine

Join us for lunch this week at 100 West Café, west end of Gerald Thomas Hall, first floor featuring Southwestern/Mexican cuisine from 12 to 1 p.m. today through Friday. Meals are prepared by HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

The menu will be caldo tlalpeno, southwest salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette, marinated jicama salad, red chile rubbed chicken, tequila braised Mexican pork ribs, tilapia veracruz, green chile asadero enchiladas, mocha mousse, arroz con leche, pastel tres leches. Sides will be black beans and rice, 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 eight or more. Also, an index number can be used for journal voucher payments for parties of eight 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. It is essential that all pertinent information be provided to complete JV transactions. Please contact John Hartley at jhartley@nmsu.edu or Katrinka Espinosa at kespin@nmsu.edu for reservations.

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

Southwestern favorites at Taos Restaurant

Relish your favorite southwestern comfort foods during Taco Tuesday at Taos Restaurant, NMSU’s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. Enjoy made-to-order tacos and taco salads, including a full toppings bar, on Tuesdays for lunch and dinner. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Dinner is served from 5 to 8 p.m. and costs one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Tell a friend at https://www.facebook.com/events/346301559190727/.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Taco Tuesdays. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up.

Studio G Networking Hour to be held Wednesday

Networking Hour: What can you do for your customer? will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr.

Enjoy some free food and share ideas every Wednesday afternoon for Networking Hours. This week, we will discuss how to identify the value that your product or service brings your 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.

March Employee Council Meeting set for Thursday

The Employee Council will hold its regular monthly meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Milton Hall, Room 85. All employees are welcome to attend. The meeting is also broadcast live on Adobe Connect. Employees can watch and participate via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employee-council/.

ASNMSU presents winners of New Play Festival

Two out-of-town playwrights will be in Las Cruces to workshop their original scripts for invited staged readings by NMSU students on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10. The High Desert Play Development workshops features playwrights Gregory S. Moss and Matthew Paul Olmos who will be at NMSU to collaborate with faculty directors on original scripts. The workshops culminate in public performance readings at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave.

Moss, a playwright and theatre professor from the University of New Mexico, will workshop his original script, “The Uses of Enchantment,” directed by NMSU Theatre Arts Professor Claudia Billings.

The storyline of Moss’s script is: “Jenny Stone is starting over, a new girl in a new school in a new town - but the past she’s trying to escape keeps coming back to haunt in her in the strangest, most otherworldly ways… Part Grimm’s Fairytale, part coming-of-age story, 'The Uses of Enchantment' explores the ways in which our irrational imaginations can heal wounds that logic can’t touch.”

The play will be performed as an invited staged reading at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9.

Olmos, from New York City, will be workshopping his script, “Three Girls Never Learnt the Way Home,” directed by NMSU Theatre Arts Professor Larissa Lury.

Olmos describes the plot as, “Three high school girls are bused into a neighboring affluent town as part of a controversial school integration program; however a mysterious encounter sends a panic through the parents and students.”

A staged reading of the play will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10.

Both readings will be held in the main theatre at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave. No reservations are required. For information, call 575-646-5122.

University Art Gallery to host community workshop, concert set for Friday, Saturday

A public concert, Indigenous ROCKers, RAPers and Activists with Nataanii Means and others will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the Downtown Plaza.

Join us for this all-ages, free community workshop that is part of the "Wendy Red Star: The Maniacs (We’re Not The Best, But We’re Better Than The Rest)," exhibition programming. A visual journaling workshop “Rock On…Illustrating THAT Song” will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the University Art Gallery.

Choose your favorite song from printed lyrics available at the gallery; we’ll provide markers, pencils, cardboard, glue, scrapbooking materials and magazines for you to create an illustrated, visual response to this song. Gallery staff is available to take complimentary digital photos of participants, if desired. This event is open to the public. The exhibition will be on view for attendees to experience. No reservations required.

For more information on the exhibit activities call 575-646-2545, email artglry@nmsu.edu or visit https://uag.nmsu.edu/wendy-red-star-the-maniacs-were-not-the-best-but-were-better-than-the-rest/.

School of Nursing to host information session March 12

The School of Nursing will host an information session for those interested in learning more about a career in nursing. The event will be at 4 p.m Monday, March 12, in the College of Health and Social Services Building, Room 226.

NMSU Choirs present 'Peace' March 13

On March 13, the NMSU University Singers, Women’s Chorus and Statesmen will present a concert titled “Peace.” The concert will feature La Catrina String Quartet as they join with the choirs in presenting two classic choral masterworks, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Schubert’s Mass in G. Both of these works present the traditional Latin text with beautiful, poignant and uplifting music.

The title of the concert, “Peace,” is taken from the closing text of the Mass, “have mercy on us, give us peace.” These words seemed so timely for the world in which we live that two additional selections were chosen to close the concert. A warm, contemporary work by Craig Courtney sets the famous prayer from St. Francis of Assisi, “Let me be an instrument of Thy peace.” The final selection is a new, original composition, with a jazz/gospel flair, by Music Department Head Lon Chaffin. It is also based on the St. Francis text, but takes an assertive, determined voice as it states, “We will make a difference. We will make a change.”

Ida Holguin will conduct the Women’s Chorus and Statesmen as they present the Mozart, and Chaffin will conduct the Schubert with the University Singers.

Please join us for this evening of glorious music and in our commitment to share peace and make a difference. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall in the Music Center on campus. All are invited and admission is free.

Visit https://music.nmsu.edu/index.php/en/calendar/245/choirs-spring-concert1 for more information.

Spring Graduate Fair set for March 13-14

The Graduation Fair Spring 2018, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 13 and 14 at the NMSU Barnes and Noble Bookstore, is your one-stop shop for students and faculty to prepare for Commencement.

At the Graduation Fair, you can:
-Reserve your seat for Commencement
-Purchase your personalized announcements and diploma frame
-Order your cap, gown, and tassel and receive a 10 percent discount on Graduation Fair days only
-Order your Crimson Graduation Cord (for Crimson Scholars who have 75 NMSU credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above at time of applying for degree)
-Purchase your NMSU official ring and receive an invitation to the NMSU Alumni Association Official Ring Ceremony
-Take professional portraits
-Record your appreciation video shown on the Jumbotron at Commencement
-Enter a drawing to win graduation prizes

NMSU groundbreaking ceremony for new art building, gallery set for March 27

The New Art Building and Gallery groundbreaking will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the parking lot west of D.W. Williams Hall. Please join us as we honor the donors and community members for their investment in a home for visual arts.

Nominations accepted for distinguished alumni awards

The NMSU Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards and James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service.

One Distinguished Alumni award will be presented to a recipient from each of the following academic colleges - College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; College of Arts & Sciences; College of Business; College of Education; College of Engineering; and College of Health and Social Services - and one award will be presented to a James F. Cole Memorial Award recipient during Homecoming 2018 (date to be announced).

To learn more and to submit a nomination, please visit https://advancing.nmsu.edu/alumni-awardsandprograms.

SC2 Summer Institute for Teacher professional development presenters needed

The STEM Outreach Center will be hosting the 2018 SC2 Summer Institute for Teacher Professional Development May 29-31, and we need STEM experts to present to K-12 teachers.

Content presenters and grade-level facilitators are needed for the SC2 teacher professional development summer institute. STEM Outreach is looking for both content session and grade-level presenters. May 29 will be a mini conference day where we will explore and develop our knowledge of STEM content. May 30 will be dedicated to grade-level instruction where we will explore how the Next Generation Science Standards for the STEM Classroom can be better understood and utilized. Co-facilitators are welcome. Presenters are also welcome to attend the summer institute.

Content sessions will be one hour long and each session will have a $50 stipend. Multiple sessions are preferred due to the large group of teachers in attendance.

Grade-level sessions: Grade-level facilitators will receive $200 for their day-long sessions. Each grade-level workshop will be focusing on how to implement the Next Generation Science Standards into STEM-based activities. Teachers who are interested in presenting the grade-level portion will need to come up with instruction on:

· What the Next Generation Science Standards are
· How to incorporate it into teaching practice
· Why it is important to know these standards
· When they are appropriate to use
· STEM activity examples
· Hands-on make and take projects for teachers

Presenter proposal link is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sc2summerinstitute2018. Deadline for proposals is April 13.

New discovery system at NMSU library aids students, faculty, community

With the vast amount of information available with a click of a mouse, the New Mexico State University Library has implemented a new system to help students, faculty, staff and researchers from the community. The new discovery system, which is called Primo, went live in December.

Primo is a single search interface that provides access to scholarly content – print, electronic and digital collections. The new system can help increase the acquisition of research, improve research outcomes and assist Library staff catalog and create detailed records, according to David Irvin, business librarian with NMSU’s Reference and Research Services Department.