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NMSU Hotline — March 18, 2019

NM State esports, a game like no other


New Mexico State University’s Esports Association invites game enthusiasts of all ages to participate in the inclusive and competitive environment in which players compete with teams or by themselves against others. While members are more than welcomed, like sports, competing members on the varsity team must attend NMSU and have some experience.

NM State’s esports club started in 2015, but the “League of Legends” varsity team did not begin until later on that year. The most recent “Overwatch” varsity team was founded more than a year ago. There are currently 50 to 60 active members and nearly 20 of those members meet every Friday at 6 p.m. in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center.

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Campus Announcements

Employee Council town hall set for today

All NMSU employees are invited to the Employee Council town hall meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today in Domenici Hall, Yates Auditorium. The meeting will bring the campus community up-to-date on NMSU LEADS. All employees are encouraged to participate.

For those who plan to view the meeting online, follow this link at https://nmsu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=2eee89d6-2dc8-437d-8616-aa0701024869. Those not in attendance can submit questions via email to president@nmsu.edu.

Department of Geological Sciences to present colloquium Wednesday

The Department of Geological Sciences will present a colloquium, "Slip Rates along the Santa Susan Fault from Geomorphic Mapping and Cosmogenic Dating, Western Transverse Ranges, California," by Michael Reed, NMSU Geological Sciences graduate student, from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Gardiner Hall, Room 230. For more information, contact lhubbard@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Library Archives celebrating Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the NMSU Library Archives and Special Collections has created an online exhibition featuring some of the remarkable women who have made an impact on the history of the university and the surrounding community. The archives department holds extensive collections documenting the lives of women in New Mexico and the U.S./Mexico borderlands. The online exhibit will be available through the end of the spring semester.

To access the online exhibit, visit https://libexhibits.nmsu.edu/womens-history/. For more information, contact Martha Andrews, university archivist, at 575-646-5028 or mandrews@nmsu.edu or Jennifer Olguin, Rio Grande Historical Collections archivist, at 575-646-7281 or jechavez@nmsu.edu.

Book discussion to focus on strategies to reduce academic dishonesty

Teresa Keller, NMSU-Las Cruces’ academic integrity officer, will lead a discussion about how to create a university climate and class environments that encourages academic integrity and how to handle instances of plagiarism. This two-part session will allow participants to discuss their own experiences as well as draw from lessons and research presented in the book “Cheating Lessons” by James Lang. Registration is required by March 22 to receive a free copy of the book.

The session will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 2 and April 23. To register, visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000013667.

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

NMSU’s Principal Investigator Academy inaugurated

NMSU’s Principal Investigator Academy began its eight-week-long activities with the first cohort of 14 early career, tenure-track faculty members from various disciplines across campus. The goal of the academy is to prepare NMSU’s early career faculty for the challenges of externally funded research and scholarly activities.

“NMSU is blessed with faculty who maintain our exemplary teaching, learning and research portfolio,” Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate School Luis Cifuentes said. “Our office supports all NMSU faculty with their research endeavors and the PI Academy is just one of the ways we reach out to our faculty to let them know we are here to assist them with their scholarly endeavors.”

The 14 participants of the Principal Investigator Academy were nominated by college deans and represent departments of psychology, mathematical sciences, chemical engineering, engineering technology, electrical and computer engineering, animal and range sciences, family and consumer sciences, public health, nursing, educational leadership and administration, kinesiology, information systems, marketing, as well as the NMSU Library.

The academy offers workshops on various topics such as locating funding opportunities, team science, proposal budget preparation and strategies to develop effective proposals. These activities also include providing attendees with a chance to visit program officers of various sponsoring agencies in Washington, D.C., at the end of the semester.

“I am excited to take part in the inaugural PI Academy, which supports early career faculty by creating a foundation for understanding both the larger picture of the importance of bringing external grant money to the institution as well as the specific areas to focus on in order to optimize chances of securing grants,” said Aubrey Iglesias, assistant professor and cataloging librarian at NMSU Library. “Simply bringing people together from diverse disciplines to participate in a series of trainings could be a catalyst for forging future interdisciplinary research projects.”

For more information, contact Cindy Ramirez, Principal Investigator Academy coordinator and proposal development specialist in the Office of Research Administration Services, at cindyram@nmsu.edu.

Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Mean Business conference set for April 3-4

The WE (Women Entrepreneurs) Mean Business Conference will take place April 3-4 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

Join some of the most influential female entrepreneurs at Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Mean Business, a power-packed conference designed to connect, activate and empower women entrepreneurs looking to launch and grow their business. Spend an exhilarating two-days with us, where you’ll connect with aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners, hear inspirational stories, and learn valuable tactics you can use in your own company. Women in any and every stage of entrepreneurship — from single idea to established business — are encouraged to attend.

On April 3, a half-day leadership workshop with Di Ye, founder and CEO of Zhennnovate, will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. April 4 will feature a day of speakers, panels, hands-on workshops, and a Dell Policy Hack, followed by a networking reception and opportunities for one-on-one meetings with business support service providers.

Claim your seat at the table. Get your ticket today.

Learn more and get your tickets by visiting https://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/we. For more information, contact Kristin Morehead at kmorehea@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5575.

ICT: Print to WEPA from anywhere

ICT Student Technology and Planning reminds NMSU students that they can print from anywhere using www.wepanow.com/login. For more information, call Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center at 575-646-4757 or Pete's Place at 575-646-2031.