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NMSU Hotline — September 14, 2018

NMSU leads southwest region alliance in new NSF initiative


New Mexico State University is among a handful of universities across the country to receive grants that represent the next major step for the National Science Foundation INCLUDES program – the development of a national network of alliances to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by broadening participation in those disciplines.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar to spotlight NMSU faculty today

Erik Yukl, assistant professor in the NMSU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will present a talk titled “Structure and Function of bacterial zinc import proteins, a potential antimicrobial drug target” at 3:30 p.m. today, 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/.

Yukl will discuss structural and functional studies on proteins involved in bacterial zinc homeostasis evaluate these as potential targets for novel antibiotics. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at https://www.nminbre.org/Erik.Yukl.pdf.

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

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held today

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences postdoc C. Wade Ross, "A tale of 20 climates and The Land of Pines," will present a PES Graduate Seminar at 3:30 p.m. today in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. For more information about the broadcast link for this seminar, contact Niall Hanan at nhanan@nmsu.edu.

2019 NMSU Library Calendar pre-order now available

The 2019 NMSU Library Calendar is available for pre-order. This year's calendar represents NMSU's Athletic traditions showing then and now images. NMSU Library preserves the visual and documentary history of athletics programs with the Aggie Sports Archive. A collaboration between the NMSU Library and Athletics will ensure the rich history of Aggie Sports and NMSU athletes is preserved. Pre-order your copy now for $8. Place your pre-order to aerica@nmsu.edu or call the Library Administration office at 575-646-1508. Offer ends Sept. 21.

New session of OCIP: Strategies for Teaching Online starts Oct. 3

Strategies for Teaching Online will introduce you to best practices in online teaching and learning. You will explore ways to increase teacher presence and student engagement. Your participation in this training will not only orient you to online teaching, but it will also simulate the student experience where you will participate as the online student in the online course. You will have the opportunity to use the discussion board, submit assignments and collaborate with your peers. Open to all faculty and staff who are or will be teaching online.

Visit the OCIP webpage for more information at https://ocip.nmsu.edu or use this link to register at https://bit.ly/2QrbE6s.

This session will be facilitated by a team from NMSU Alamogordo. Please contact Beth Apodaca with any questions at 575-646-1572 or bapodaca@nmsu.edu.

Did you know the myNMSU homepage is customizable?

You can customize your myNMSU homepage to get to your favorite pages. Just drag and drop items from the launchpad list into the favorites box or click the '+Add' button and paste the URL. For more information contact ICT Student Technology & Planning at http://studenttech.nmsu.edu.

DACC Health Sciences to hold open house Sept. 26

The DACC Health Sciences Department will hold an open house and student showcase Sept. 26.

“We hope all who register and visit will gain an understanding of the different careers a health education can offer,” said Health Sciences Dean Josie Carmona. “Our outstanding students and great faculty and staff work together to accomplish much and they want to share information about their chosen fields of study. We hope the community can attend.”

The event features tours of departments and presentations by students about the programs offered at the Community College. The tours will start in Alex Sanchez Hall with registration beginning at 5 p.m.

“We invite our community partners to attend this event and help celebrate our students,” Carmona said.

The featured programs include:
• Dental Assisting
• Dental Hygiene
• Diagnostic Medical Sonography
• Health Care Assistant (Nursing Assistant, Electrocardiogram Technician, Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomist Basic)
• Nursing
• Radiologic Technology, and
• Respiratory Therapy

“At DACC our health science departments are dedicated to students and families,” Carmona said. “And, through student, faculty and staff dedication we are committed to care.”

The tour will take place on the Espina Campus adjacent to New Mexico State University. Please register at dacc.nmsu.edu/hs/openhouse. For more information contact the Health Sciences Division Offices at 575-527-7630.

Nuclear testing effect on post Cold War Southwest landscape subject of exhibit at University Art Gallery at NMSU

New York City-based artist Eric LoPresti will have a solo exhibition at New Mexico State University Art Gallery, with an opening reception from 6–7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.

This exhibition examines the complicated effects the Cold War and nuclear testing have had on the Southwest American landscape and the global psyche. Comprised of oil paintings, large-format watercolors, digital works and a multi-channel video (a new medium for the artist), “Superbloom” will be accompanied by a series of performances.


NMSU entomology professor featured on the Science Channel

New Mexico State University entomology professor Scott Bundy has been featured on the show “Strange Evidence” on the Science Channel. Bundy is offering his entomology expertise to decipher what is occurring in videos featuring strange phenomena.

So far Bundy has been featured on two episodes, Season 2, Episode 6: “The Beast that Ate Jaws” and Episode 7: “Doomsday at Yellowstone” with a third episode to air soon.