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NMSU Hotline — November 9, 2018

NMSU receives USDA grant to provide ag workshops for pueblo farmers, ranchers


American Indian pueblo farmers and ranchers of northern New Mexico continue to be a vital economic component to the region with the longest continuous farming history in the continental United States, dating back more than 800 years.

While the tribal culture is based around agriculture, and traditional ways have been handed down from generation to generation, modern farmers and ranchers are learning how to blend modern methods with tradition.

During the past 18 years, New Mexico State University has received federal grant funding to provide research-based agricultural information to pueblo farmers and ranchers through workshops, conferences and one-on-one consultation.

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has received a $197,492 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for the 2019 fiscal year.

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Campus Announcements

President Floros recognizes the passing of former dean Ricardo Jacquez

New Mexico State University President John Floros expressed his condolences on the passing of former College of Engineering Dean Ricardo B. Jacquez, who died Oct. 18, following a 15-month battle with cholangiocarcinoma.

“Dean Jacquez dedicated his career to helping students, especially those from underserved communities, achieve success in STEM-related fields,” Floros said. “Like so many of our students, he was the first in his family to go to college. The legacy he leaves as a teacher, a mentor and an advocate for others is something we should all be proud to associate with.”

Jacquez earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from NMSU, then went on to earn a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 1976. His career at NMSU began in 1981. Over the next 34 years, he served as a professor, department head, associate provost and dean. At NMSU, Jaquez served as the founding advisor for the student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. He also was the founding director of the National Science Foundation’s Louis Stokes New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation program, which works to improve the diversity and graduation rates of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at colleges and universities in New Mexico. In 2007, he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from President George W. Bush and the National Science Foundation.

Military veteran banquet to honor service of NMSU staff, faculty

The Office of Military and Veterans Programs at New Mexico State University will host its fourth annual Faculty and Staff Military Veteran Banquet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the NMSU Golf Course, 3000 Herb Wimberly Drive. The banquet honors NMSU faculty and staff who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. Space is limited; RSVP required. To RSVP, email gbamford@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2689, and let us know if you are bringing a plus one. For more information about Military and Veterans Appreciation Week, visit https://mvp.nmsu.edu/military-and-veterans-appreciation-week/.

NMSU biomedical research seminar to be held today

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. today at New Mexico State Univesity in Domenici Hall, Room 109. 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.

Dr. 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.

New Mexico State men’s basketball to host Battle of I-10 tonight

New Mexico State men’s basketball will host the UTEP for the Battle of I-10 at 7 p.m. today. In celebration of the Pan American Center's 50th anniversary, 5,000 free 1968-replica programs will be given out at the gates as part of throwback night. Ticket are available through the Pan American Ticket Office or by calling 575-646-1420. NMSU faculty and staff can save 50 percent on season tickets with their Banner ID.

T-shirt giveaway at men's basketball game highlights new safety program

New Mexico State University has launched a program, "STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, BE AN ACTIVE BYSTANDER," to promote safety awareness on campus. At the men's basketball game tonight, the program will pledge to eliminate violence at NMSU. The first 1,000 students who attend the game receive a free "STAND UP, SPEAK OUT" T-shirt.

HRTM to host Harry Potter-themed happy hour today

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management will host a Harry Potter-themed happy hour today to benefit students. "A Visit to Hogwarts" TAP happy hour is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. at 100 West Café in Gerald Thomas Hall, featuring a cash bar of Harry Potter-themed specialty cocktails, beers, wines and non-alcoholic beverages at modest prices with complimentary appetizers. All proceeds will benefit student clubs, activities and travel. Parking across the street from Gerald Thomas is free after 4:30 p.m. The happy hour is part of HTRM's TAP (The Adjustment Project) series. For more information, call 575-646-5995.

Aggie Schedule Builder simplifies class registration

Aggie Schedule Builder makes class registration easy. Start by logging onto my.nmsu.edu. Then, click "Registration" followed by "Aggie Schedule Builder." For instructional videos, visit studenttech.nmsu.edu. Registration for the 2019 spring semester began Thursday.

NMSU to participate in Veterans Day parade Saturday

The Las Cruces Veterans Day Parade will be held in downtown Las Cruces at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. New Mexico State University's Student Veterans Organization will participate in the parade, and the Army and Air Force ROTC will march in the parade. This year's theme is "Salute to Women Veterans." Come out and help show your support of our veterans by participating in the parade or coming out to watch. For more information, visit http://www.lascrucesvetday.org/LCVetDayHomeCSS.html.

Department of Music to present second philharmonic concert Nov. 10

New Mexico State University's Department of Music will present the second NMSU Philharmonic Orchestra Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Atkinson Recital Hall. It will be conducted by Simon Gollo and feature acclaimed concert pianist Jihye Chang. The program will include works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://music.nmsu.edu/index.php/calendar.

Workshop aims to improve customer service at NMSU

Do you assist students, faculty, staff or the community as a part of your job duties at New Mexico State University? If so, this workshop is for you. This informational and interactive workshop explores the fundamentals of communication, the basics of customer service, and what it means to be a customer service ambassador for NMSU. The workshop will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m Tuesday, Nov. 13. Entry is free but space is limited. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000013708. For more information, contact the Center for Learning and Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or training@nmsu.edu.

Career Services presents 2018 annual 'Mix and Mingle Event'

Are you confident in your professional social skills? Did you know that your future success may depend on them? Come join us for this exciting opportunity to learn business etiquette and practice the fine art of professional networking.

The annual "Mix and Mingle Event, the Art of Professional Networking" at New Mexico State University will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Corbett Center Student Union west ballroom. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. This event is free to all students, faculty and staff. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.

Guest panel will include Marci Dickerson, owner of The Dickerson’s Group and NMSU alumna; Summer Rose-Nolen, financial services professional at New York Life Insurance Company and philanthropist; Ariel Starke, territory manager for Team TTi (Techtronic Industries); and Platon Murenin, NMSU alumnus and regional manager for Team TTi: Northwest Texas and Oklahoma (Techtronic Industries).

RSVP required by Nov. 14. To RSVP, call Career Services at 575-646-1631, email careers@nmsu.edu or register through AggieCAREER Manager Account (Event 2508) in Career Fairs and Events — Mix and Mingle — Click RSVP. For more information, contact Marci Salinas-Milam at salinasm@nmsu.edu or Career Services at 575-646-1631.

Startup investors to speak Nov. 15 at Arrowhead Innovation Fund event

Coronado Ventures Forum, a facilitator of investor/entrepreneur connections and education, will host an investment event in collaboration with Arrowhead Innovation Fund Thursday, Nov. 15, to highlight investment opportunities for entrepreneurs in the borderland. The Arrowhead Innovation Fund, a venture capital fund focused on seed and early-stage investments, recently made their first investment in a Las Cruces-based company. During this event, we'll identify what/who the fund is looking to invest in, how to apply, and hear what the vetting process was like for its first investee, Patricio Reygadas. The presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. at La Posta de Mesilla, 2410 Calle de San Albino, in Mesilla. For ticket information, visit http://www.cvf-nm.org. For other inquires, contact Zetdi Sloan at zrunyan@ad.nmsu.edu.

New York City fashion study tour spring break 2019

Join NMSU's Clothing, Textiles, and Fashion Merchandising program in the College of ACES on a trip to New York City for spring break 2019, March 24-29. Open to all majors. Earn three credit hours (optional). Visit flagship fashion retailers, design houses, studios and manufacturers and meet professionals in the fashion industry. Additionally, tour NYC sites and see a Broadway play, for $1,950 (base price). For more details email Kelley Coffeen at kcoffeen@ad.nmsu.edu by Nov. 15. Initial deposit due Dec. 1.

Enrollment underway for NMSU Fit Families program

The New Mexico State Univeristy Fit Families program is currently enrolling families for the upcoming class series that begins Jan. 29. Pre-registration is required. The class series takes place from from 5:30 to 7:15 p m. every Tuesday for 12 weeks at Gerald Thomas Hall.

Fit Families is a 12-week program that promotes healthy childhood nutrition and increased physical activity. The program is taught by staff from NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service. Each session includes: a delicious and nutritious cooking lesson and meal; nutrition information and healthy eating tips; physical activity; goal-setting activities; self-esteem and motivation workshops; and the ability to interact with others. Participating families must have at least one child that is between the ages of 5-12. At least one parent or guardian must attend. The program is free. To register, contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon at 575-646-2034 or email lubanega@nmsu.edu .