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NMSU Hotline — November 15, 2018

NMSU student gets rare opportunity on ‘Walking With Herb’ set


Savannah Willingham has long dreamed of designing wardrobes destined for the silver screen or Broadway, so the Albuquerque native enrolled at New Mexico State University to major in clothing, textiles and fashion merchandising, a program offered by the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences’ Family and Consumer Sciences department.

Willingham, a sophomore, didn’t think she would get a rare opportunity so early in her education at NMSU. Thanks to her professor, Kelley Coffeen, Willingham was able to shadow and assist the costume designer for the film, “Walking With Herb,” a local production starring George Lopez and Edward James Olmos and directed by Ross Marks.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU hosts Electronic Caregiver today

Career Services will host Electronic Caregiver at New Mexico State University today. Electronic Caregiver is a nationwide company headquartered in Las Cruces, developing predictive technologies to intervene with health emergencies. Bryan Chasko, chief technology officer, will present how the company develops products using emerging technologies such as natural language processing, 3D environments, augmented reality and artificial intelligence. The company is actively hiring full-time STEM graduates to our cross-discipline team, to dive into cloud and edge computing challenges related to connected devices and biomedical data analysis.

Electronic Caregiver will have an information table set up in the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Later, an information session will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Aggie Lounge Conference Room 104.

To learn more about career opportunities at Electronic Caregiver, visit http://electroniccaregiver.com/programmer-job-las-cruces. Applicants also can contact Chasko directly at 575-208-2363 and bchasko@lifesupportmedical.com or on Twitter @bryanchasko. For questions, contact Nova Pena, coordinator of employer relations, at 575-646-1631 or employer@nmsu.edu.

NMSU's Sol y Arena to perform at today's inauguration

The NMSU Dance Programs Spanish dance ensemble Sol y Arena will perform at 3 p.m. today for the inauguration of Chancellor Dan Arvizu and President John Floros in Corbett Center Student Union ballroom. For more information about Sol y Arena, contact Paco Antonio at 575-646-4038 or visit https://kind.nmsu.edu/dance-main/dance-companies-clubs/sya/.

ASTC/NMSU presents 'Inspecting Carol'

The American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University Theatre Arts proudly presents "Inspecting Carol." Written by Daniel Sullivan and directed by Nichole Hamilton, "Inspecting Carol" will get your holiday cheer on. It goes behind the scenes of a struggling theatre's annual slapdash production of "A Christmas Carol," and rehearsals are at a standstill. Tim is no longer tiny, Scrooge wants to do the play in Spanish and more. It's a wickedly knockabout satire of "A Christmas Carol."

The show previews at 5:30 p.m. today. Tickets for this performance are $5 for NMSU students, faculty and staff and free for high school students. Tickets are available one hour before each performance at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts box office or at the Pan American Center. Opening night is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Other scheduled performances include 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24; 2 p.m. Nov. 25; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1; and 2 p.m. Dec. 2. For more information, call 575-646-1420.

NMSU Dance Program presents 'Motion Studies' today, Friday

The New Mexico State University Dance Program will present "Motion Studies" today and Friday, Nov. 16. The performance will feature pieces choreographed by Debra Knapp, Jermey Edmonson and others. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. at Rentfrow Hall. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $5 for children 12 and under. For tickets and information, call 575-646-2070.

Department of Music presents NMSU Jazz Festival and Jump Start

The Department of Music at New Mexico State University will present the 50th annual NMSU Jazz Festival and Jump Start today and Friday, Nov. 16. The festivals are educationally based, and bring world-class music educators and performers to Las Cruces to work with middle school, high school and college students in workshops and clinics. This year’s all stars are Wayne Bergeron, LA Studio Jazz Trumpet; Christian Howes, world-class jazz violinist; and Ricky Malichi, Spaun Drum Company artist and international jazz musician. For detailed information about the performers and performance times, visit https://music.nmsu.edu/index.php/en/50th-annual-nmsu-jazz-festival.

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 today. Initial deposit due Dec. 1.

Matching opportunities available on #GivingTuesday

NMSU’s #GivingTuesday is two weeks away, and the matching challenges keep coming in to multiply your gift on Nov. 27. Some of this year’s big matches include:

Gifts online: Get matched up to $500 per household when you make your gift online at https://advancing.nmsu.edu/givenow between midnight and 11:59 p.m. on #GivingTuesday. A total of $100,000 is available for matching to any charitable fund across the NMSU system.

Gifts in person: Get matched up to $500 per household when you make your gift in person at the #GivingTuesday Headquarters in Corbett Center Aggie Lounge on the Las Cruces campus between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on #GivingTuesday. A total of $95,000 is available for matching to any charitable fund across the NMSU system.

First-time donors: Make your first gift and get matched up to $500 per household either online or in person at #GivingTuesday Headquarters. Only $25,000 is available for matching to any charitable fund across the NMSU system, so get your gift in quick.

Help spread the word to people in your network by using the social media posts, emails and graphics at https://support.nmsu.edu/GT/.

NMSU to host Ector County Independent School District

Career Services will host Sandra Banda, of Ector County Independent School District, Wednesday, Nov. 28. An information table and campus interviews will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O’Donnell Hall. To schedule an interview, call Career Services at 575-646-1631, or Aggie Career Manager to select an interview slot.

The Ector County Independent School District currently has 200 openings in early childhood Special education, pre-K through fifth grade. To learn more about the openings, visit https://ectorcountyisd.munisselfservice.com/employmentopportunities/. ECISD is dedicated to employing the best-qualified employees to educate the students in their district.

For more information, contact Career Services at 575-646-1631 or employer@nmsu.edu.

Learn how to create an inclusive, universal classroom

In this workshop, participants will learn tangible strategies that can foster inclusivity in the classroom and better understand how to apply them to their specific course. These strategies can help all students feel a sense of belonging and foster more effective learning.

Two sessions have been scheduled:

• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 (https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000013331)

• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 (https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000013332).

Lunch will be provided at both sessions.

For more information, contact 575-646-2204 or teaching@nmsu.edu.

Center for Academic Advising and Student Support hiring graduate assistants

The Center for Academic Advising and Student Support is looking for graduate assistant academic advisers to join our team. Available positions include:

Graduate assistant, academic adviser (three to four openings): Students must be starting or currently enrolled in a graduate program for spring 2019 with at least three semesters left, qualify for a graduate assistantship, and be available to work a full 20 hours per week. Specifically looking for students with experience in the following majors business, education, music, psychology, counseling and community psychology, digital film, mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering. Experience in academic advising, mentoring and student affairs work preferred. Posting closes Dec. 5. Job start date is Jan. 3, 2019.

For more information, visit Aggie Career Manager, job ID 58594. Applications will only be accepted via Aggie Career Manager.

New time management workshop set for Dec. 12

Time has become a very valuable commodity for all of us and most feel that they do not have enough time to do their jobs to their full potential. An inability to manage time properly can leave anyone feeling stressed, overwhelmed and unproductive. Those that learn to manage their time well will take their performance to the next level more quickly and efficiently. This informational and interactive workshop will examine effective time management strategies and their benefits. Participants will be introduced to tools, tips and techniques for managing time to create a more productive work environment.

This workshop is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 12. Entry is free, but space is limited. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000013651. For more information, contact the Center for Learning and Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or training@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Career Closet seeks donations of gently used professional attire

Career Services and NMSU Social Services have teamed up to establish the NMSU Career Closet. The NMSU Career Closet provides professional dress clothing to students at no cost thanks to generous donations. The NMSU Career Closet first rolled out in September and serviced more than 100 students for the fall semester. In preparation for the upcoming spring semester recruiting season, Career Services is seeking any donations of gently used professional attire in all sizes. Donations can be dropped off at Career Services in Garcia Center, Room 224, or can be arranged for pick up by calling Marci Salinas-Milam at 575-646-1631.

100 West Café serves up fall cuisine this week

Lunch at 100 West Café will feature a menu of fall cuisine this week. Meals are served from noon to 1 p.m. through Friday in Gerald Thomas Hall and are prepared by HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

The menu will include creamy potato soup; mixed greens with pears, candied pecans and balsamic dressing; spout and carrot slaw with apple, raisins, and sunflower seeds; country-braised chicken; roasted white fish with mixed berry coulis; grilled mixed vegetables with maple dressing; cider-Dijon-braised pork chops; praline pumpkin custard pie; apple crisp a la mode; and old fashioned gingerbread cake with almond cream. Sides will include au gratin potatoes and glazed carrots. Served with dinner rolls, and 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 are accepted. Gift cards for these lunches are also available in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138, in $10 increments; gift cards 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. For reservations, contact Hartley at jhartley@nmsu.edu or Katrinka Espinosa at kespin@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5566.

NMSU alumna shares experiences as lawyer, judge and novelist with students

Amy Britt will take the bench this month as an administrative law judge in California after decades of success as a lawyer with a flare for the non-traditional – she sometimes wears leather frock coats to court. The El Paso native and New Mexico State University alumna is also a novelist who has published 14 novels and two short story collections over the past 12 years. Her success now is far from where her life began right after college.

She will share her inspirational life story with students, faculty and the public as part of the College of Arts and Sciences “Alumni Connections” series today. Among a day of activities, Britt will tour the campus, meet with students and give a public talk at 3 p.m. at the College of Health and Social Services Auditorium, Room 101A.