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NMSU Hotline — November 7, 2018

Safety tip: If you like it, lock it

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Theft is the single largest crime problem on most college campuses. In many cases, the item is not properly secured, making it easy for a criminal to take it in a matter of seconds. Here are some tips to help reduce your chances of becoming a victim:

• Anytime you leave your vehicle, office, apartment or home, make sure you close and lock the doors and windows.

• Do not leave anything in plain sight on the dashboard, seats, etc. (criminals like to window shop).

• If you use a bicycle, make sure you lock it up using a high-quality lock, and secure both the bike frame and front tire to the bike rack (avoid using padlocks, chains or cable locks, as they can be easily cut with hand tools).

• If you are having fun at the Activity Center, cafeteria, game room, intramural fields or any of the many great places on campus, don’t leave your belongings lying around where someone can take them.

• Use your cell phone to take a picture of each valuable item you have, as well as the serial number on the item, and back it up to the cloud so you can get to it if you need it.

Want to know more? Contact the NMSU Police Department at 575-646-3311 or email police@nmsu.edu.


Campus Announcements

Career Services to host Albuquerque Public Schools at NMSU today

Albuquerque Public Schools will conduct on-campus interviews at New Mexico State University today, focusing on social work, speech and language and special education. Interviews will take place at Garcia Center, Room 224, from 2 to 5 p.m. Students interested must submit their résumé in Career Services AggieCAREER Manger for Schedule #8296, or visit the Health Professions Career Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Aggie Lounge in Corbett Center Student Union. For more information, contact Nova Pena at 575-646-1631 or employer@mnsu.edu.


Department of Geological Sciences presents colloquium today

The Department of Geological Sciences at New Mexico State University will present a colloquium, "When rivers can’t contain themselves: wild rivers of the Pacific Northwest gone haywire," by Jonathan Beyerler of the New Mexico Environment Department from 4 to 5 p.m. today in Gardiner Hall, Room 230. For more information, contact Lee Hubbard at lhubbard@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Career Services to host Health Professions Career Fair today

The fourth annual Health Professions Career Fair is co-sponsored by the New Mexico State University Career Services office and the College of Health and Social Services and will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union.

The event provides students, alumni and community members an opportunity to meet with representatives from hospitals, social service agencies and graduate programs seeking to hire or recruit students in nursing or other health-related professions from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences: human nutrition and dietetic science and family and consumer science; College of Education: counseling and educational psychology, kinesiology and special education and communication disorders; and College of Health and Social Services: nursing, public health sciences and social work.

Participating organizations include:

Autism Learning Partners
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Carlsbad Medical Center
Centria Healthcare
Centro San Vicente
CHRISTUS St. Vincent
El Paso VA Health Care System
FYI Families and Youth, Inc.
Haciendas at Grace Village
La Clinica de Familia
Memorial Medical Center
Mesilla Valley Hospice
New Mexico Department of Health
New Mexico Las Cruces Workforce Connection
NMSU - School of Nursing
Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico
Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services
Ross University School of Medicine
ScribeAmerica
Sierra Tucson
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
Southwestern College
St. George's University
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

College of Business to host information session on ADP today

The Career Services office and the College of Business will host an information session with the human resources company ADP from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today at New Mexico State University in Domenici Hall, Room 102.

ADP is a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions that unite human resources, payroll, talent, time, tax and benefits administration, and is a leader in business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise. Learn more about ADP's philosophy, success factors and why companies work with ADP during the informational session at NMSU. For more information, contact Nova Pena at 575-646-1631.


DACC culinary students show off skills with lunches today, Thursday

Culinary arts students at Doña Ana Community College will serve meals beginning at 11 a.m. today and Thursday, Nov. 8, in the East Mesa Campus Culinary Lab at the Student Resources Building, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Today’s menu will feature international cuisine that includes Israeli-spiced roasted chicken; couscous with almonds, currants and dried apricots; hummus; and pita chips. Thursday’s menu by the advanced class will feature a steakhouse specials that includes petit filet of beef with a red-wine pan sauce; roasted asparagus; garlic mashed potatoes; blueberry and roasted corn salad; and a dinner roll. Meals cost $5; dessert is $1. Patrons are advised to arrive early as meals tend to sell out. For more information, contact Nancy Gonzalez at 575-528-7412.

Arrive Alive Tour visits DACC Thursday, Friday

The Arrive Alive Tour will visit Doña Ana Community College Thursday and Friday, Nov. 8-9, featuring a simulator that shows reaction times for people who are texting and driving or DUI. Students and community members are encouraged to attend. The tour will visit the Gadsden center in Anthony from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, and then travel to the East Mesa campus in Las Cruces Friday, where it will be stationed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Melissa Aragon 575-527-7618.

Distracted driving and DUI are considered major health threats. According to Teen Safe, distracted driving accounts for about 25 percent of all motor-vehicle crash fatalities, caused 391,000 injuries in 2015 and was cited as a major factor in 3,477 traffic deaths in 2015. Districted driving also kills nine people in the U.S. each day as a result of crashes, according to the Motor Vehicle Department. The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration also reported that 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes in 2016, up 1.7 percent from 10,320 in 2015. In 2016, alcohol-impaired crash fatalities accounted for 28 percent of all crash fatalities.


NMSU biomedical research seminar planned for Friday

Barbara Han, disease ecologist from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will present a talk, “Machine Learning and the practice of prediction in disease ecology,” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in Domenici Hall, Room 109, at New Mexico State University. Refreshments will be served 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. The full schedule can be found at http://www.nminbre.org.

Han will discuss what prediction means in disease ecology, and give examples of predictive analyses that can be undertaken with the aid of machine learning algorithms. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at https://www.nminbre.org/files/Barbara.Han.pdf. For more information, or to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Ryan Ashley at ryashley@nmsu.edu.

Workshops to focus on open educational resources

Open educational resources are teaching, learning and research resources released under an open license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. They can be full courses, course materials, lesson plans, open textbooks, learning objects, videos, games, tests, software or any other tool, material or technique that supports access to knowledge. This hands-on workshop from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, will give you some great ideas and takeaways for using open educational resources in your online and blended courses. Presenters include Nancy Chartschlaa and Christina Schaub. Workshop will take place in Milton Hall, Room 81. Bring a laptop. For more information contact Christina Schaub at cschaub@nmsu.edu.

Student Veterans Organization to set up information table outside Corbett Center

The Student Veterans Organization of New Mexico State University will have an information table from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today outside the main entrance of Corbett Center Student Union. Stop by to learn about the SVO and issues concerning military and veteran students on campus. Meet the SVO officers and participate in fun games and enjoy free, freshly popped popcorn. For more information, contact Erika Zaragoza at emz0724@nmsu.edu.

Workshop to focus on stress managing techniques

The Managing Stress: How to Increase Academic Performance workshop will focus on understanding stress and how it can impact individuals personally and in the academic setting. You will learn stress management techniques that can enhance your ability to cope with academic stress and develop a plan to combat college stressors. Workshop is scheduled for 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. For more information contact 575-646-3136 or ssc@nmsu.edu.

OCIP: Accessible video and screencasting workshop Nov. 13

In this workshop, participants will create accessible Canvas pages in their development courses, run their syllabi through an accessibility checker, and practice writing alternative tags and descriptions for images and tables. Presenters will demonstrate what a screenreader sounds like when content is poorly designed, and will talk participants through the steps of applying correct headings to Word documents.

Workshop is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Milton Hall, Room 169. Bring a laptop.
To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000013388 or visit https://ocip.nmsu.edu. To learn more, contact Beth Apodaca at bapodaca@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1572.