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NMSU Hotline — March 13, 2018

The 14th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium focuses beyond walls, borders

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"Indivisible Justice Beyond Walls & Borders” is the theme of the 2018 J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium. On Thursday, March 15, the symposium will include a full day of discussions, films and events at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University.

On Wednesday, March 14, the public is invited to a pre-symposium community workshop by Christina Marín, from Phoenix College, from 7:30–9 p.m. at the Isabella M. Crouch Theatre. Access to the theatre is available from the parking lot near Barnes and Noble.

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Campus Announcements

Spring Graduation Fair to be held today, Wednesday

The Graduation Fair Spring 2018, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday, March 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

Memory and Concentration: Sharpen Your Mind and Boost Your Brain Power offered today

Memory and Concentration: Sharpen Your Mind and Boost Your Brain Power will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today in Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225. In this workshop, students will learn tips to avoid distractions and increase the ability to focus in the academic setting. By improving your concentration, you will be better able to create techniques to memorize and recall important information.

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.

Lunch at 100 West Cafe offers French cuisine

Join us for lunch this week at 100 West Café, west end of Gerald Thomas Hall, first floor featuring French 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 cheddar-leek soup, tomato-blue cheese soup, white salad with fennel and orange, poached chicken with tarragon cream, grilled trout with tomato butter sauce, flamiche aux poireaux (leek and gruyere tart), quiche Florentine (spinach quiche), puff pastry feuilletees with fresh berries, chocolate mousse, crème brulee, and sides will be rice pilaf and haricot vert. All served with dinner rolls and 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.

Geological Sciences Thesis Defense to be held today

New Mexico State University Department of Geological Sciences thesis defense for Jascha Coddington, geological sciences graduate student, titled "Slip Rates and Kinematics of Faults and Folds in the Jumgal Basin, Kyrgyz Tien Shan" will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. today in Gardiner Hall, Room 229.

Free screening of 'One Strange Rock today

The Department of Geological Sciences is showing episode one of National Geographic's new series, "One Strange Rock." Narrated by Will Smith and filmed from space and on six continents on Earth, "One Strange Rock" describes Earth from the perspective of astronauts. The scenery and photography are outstanding. Please join us for the film, popcorn and geologic giveaways at 7 p.m. today in Gardiner Hall, Room 230.

Award-winning author Luis Urrea to speak at NMSU today

As part of The Big Read initiative, Luis Urrea, award-winning author of “Into the Beautiful North,” will be giving a lecture today at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The talk begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Admission is free. Afterward, there will be book sales and signings in the lobby of the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.

To learn more, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/754551324715335/ or contact Miriam Chaiken at 575-646-2005.

Employment Extravaganza Fair to be held Wednesday

NMSU Career Services to host the 14th annual Employment Extravaganza Fair Wednesday, March 14. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Corbett Center, first floor and Aggie Lounge. More than 40 employers will be present to visit with students regarding their employment opportunities and discover career information ranging from internships and co-ops, to summer or permanent, full-time positions. Questions, please call Career Services at 575-646-1631 or email amandadg@nmsu.edu.

Geological Sciences Colloquium set for Wednesday

New Mexico State University Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium featuring Stephen J. Reynolds and Julia K. Johnson from Arizona State University will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 in Gardiner Hall, Room 230. The talk is titled "Cognition-guided learning, instruction, and curriculum in college science courses."

Wednesday's Global Connections has been cancelled

The College of Arts and Sciences Global Connections series scheduled for Wednesday, March 14 has been cancelled. The next presentation will be at 5 p.m. April 11 in the CHSS Building, Room 101A.

For more information, please call 575-646-5886.

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar to be held Friday

Gil Mor, professor in the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine, will present a talk titled “Unique immunological and microbial regulatory mechanisms during pregnancy ” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research and are open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held most Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://www.nminbre.org/.

Mor will discuss how each trimester of pregnancy represents a unique inflammatory profile that can be disrupted by external stimuli such as viral infections. To ensure a successful pregnancy the placenta and Type I Interferons modulate maternal immune responses to maintain the status quo of each particular stage. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://www.nminbre.org/files/Gil.Mor.pdf.

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Ryan Ashley at ryashley@nmsu.edu.

Employee Council seeking nominations for insurance, 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 March 17 (end of day).

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

Fifth grade game testing at the Learning Games Lab

NMSU’s Learning Games Lab will host fifth-graders to test new Math Snacks games for a half day during Las Cruces Public School’s Spring Break and Spring Holiday. Participants will play our games and discuss their experiences to help us improve gameplay and design.

The dates and times for our sessions are:
Friday, March 23: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Spring Break)
Monday, April 2: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Spring Holiday)

Sign up by either completing a short survey at http://bit.ly/2CLsPrm or contacting Amanda at 575-646-1076 or email aarmstr0@nmsu.edu.

For more information about NMSU’s Learning Games Lab, visit www.learninggameslab.org.

Retirement reception for Jim Kelly will be held March 29

Information & Communication Technologies will host a retirement reception honoring Jim Kelly from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 in ICT Room 148. Kelly began his official employment with NMSU Aug. 1, 2009. He came to us by way of Qwest Communications which is now CenturyLink. While at Qwest, Kelly was a design service tech/field engineer and had become NMSU’s liaison. Therefore, Kelly's involvement with NMSU goes back many more years. Please drop by to share in some refreshments and wish him the best for this new chapter in his life.

Don’t use unsecured public wi-fi

When using public wi-fi make sure it is a secure network to prevent you information from getting stolen. Information provided by ICT Student Technology & Planning.

DACC student art show set for April 6-27

DACC student artists will present their work in the DACC student art exhibit, “The Artistic Region” from April 6-27. “The Artistic Region” features student artists from all art disciplines at the community college.

An opening reception will be held at the Cottonwood Gallery located inside the Southwest Environmental Center on the downtown mall at 275 N. Main St. The reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, as part of the downtown arts ramble.

“The student exhibit is a wonderful experience for the DACC students to share with the community in presenting their art work in a professional manner in a very nice gallery space,” said Abby Osborne, DACC Professor Digital Graphics.

Student artists are part of the DACC/ARTS Department which includes programs in Art, Creative Media Technology and Digital Graphics Technology (CMT/DGT). The Art program supports students who have a broad interest in the arts, offering them a multicultural examination of the principles and philosophies of Art. In addition, the Art program supports students seeking skills in a range of studio classes including Ceramics, Printmaking, Drawing and Painting.

The CMT/DGT programs trains specialists to design printed materials and web sites, produce videos and films and participate in game design. Two options for students in this major include a two-year Associate of Science and a Certificate program. The program brings together technologies, including print media, web design, multimedia, digital photography, animation and digital film. Call Abbey Osborne at 575-527-7588.