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NMSU Hotline — November 8, 2019

NMSU, UNM to partner for study involving Master Gardeners and cancer survivors


New Mexico State University will be teaming up with the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center for an upcoming Southwest Harvest for Health research study.

The study, which will take place in early 2020, will pair cancer survivors who have completed their primary cancer treatment with local Master Gardeners. The “Survivor-Master Gardener” team will work together to plan, plant, maintain and harvest three seasonal gardens at the survivor’s home.

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Campus Announcements

Students, faculty, staff, alumni invited to participate in National First-Generation College Celebration

All NMSU students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to take part in National First-Generation College Celebration Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today on the first floor of Corbett Center Student Union. The celebration will include the sharing of information related to first-generation college students with all attendees receiving a first generation button. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a photo that can be tweeted to #firstgenaggie and write your first generation message on the First Generation Legacy Board.

For additional information, contact Carol Hicks at the Student Success Center, Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center, at 575-646-1336.

100 West Café features American menu this week

Join us for lunch at 100 West Café from noon to 1 p.m. today. 100 West Café is located at the west end of Gerald Thomas Hall, first floor. Meals are prepared by HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

This week's menu will feature: New England clam chowder; iceberg wedge with blue cheese; mixed greens with honey mustard vinaigrette; beef pot roast; Maryland chicken; herb-crusted pork loin; marinated and stuffed portobello mushroom cap; apple pie; New York cheesecake; and key lime pie. Meals are served with dinner rolls, and water or tea.

Enjoy the meal in our café or request a carry-out order. All lunches are $12 payable by cash, check or credit card. Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards are accepted for your convenience. Gift cards for these lunches are also available in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138, in $12 increments, a great idea for any occasion and 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 John Hartley at jhartley@nmsu.edu or Jacqueline Talavera at jacquet@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5566. For more information, visit https://aces.nmsu.edu/100west/100-west-cafe-lunches.html.

Plant and Environmental Sciences graduate seminar set for today

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences master's degree candidate Jackson Powers will present a PES Graduate Seminar, “Turfgrass plant water status influence on herbicide phytotoxicity and efficacy,” 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.

Military and veteran banquet to honor military service of NMSU staff, faculty

The Office of Military and Veterans Programs at NNMSU will host its fifth annual Faculty and Staff Military Veteran Banquet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the NMSU Fulton Center in the Danny Villanueva Victory Club on the third floor. The banquet honors NMSU faculty and staff who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military and that have greatly added to the diversity and quality of our school. By invitation only; 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 Army, Air Force ROTC and Student Veterans Organization to participate in Veterans Day Parade

The city of Las Cruces' annual Veterans Day Parade will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, and will wind its way through downtown. NMSU Army and Air Force ROTC will march and the Student Veterans Organization will represent NMSU’s military and veteran students in the parade. For all who wish to participate or to learn more about the parade, visit www.lascrucesvetday.org. For more information about Military and Veterans Appreciation Week, visit https://mvp.nmsu.edu/military-and-veterans-appreciation-week.

Third 'Classical Drinking' concert to be held Saturday

The third in a series of concerts called “Classical Drinking” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Doña Ana Arts Council Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. Jim Shearer, NMSU Regents professor of music, is serving as the artistic director for the entire series, and Saturday’s concert will feature a solo piano concert with Dena Kay Jones. The goal of the concert series is to demystify classical music by performing audience-friendly selections in a relaxed environment. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or online at https://www.daarts.org. A cash bar will be offered by Dry Point Distillers with custom cocktails and non-alcoholic options. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and interact with the musicians throughout the evening.

This is the third of six "Classical Drinking" music events that will take place on the second Saturday of the month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The next event is planned for Saturday, Feb. 8. The concert series will follow the Second Saturday 10-10 Arts Hop gallery opening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center.

For more information, contact Shearer at 575-646-2601.

Biology master’s student to present thesis defense Tuesday

Biology master’s student Lawrence Zhou will present the results of his thesis research, “Re-evaluating the Utility of Mitochondrial DNA for Reconstructing Deep Neoavian Phylogenetic Relationships,” from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Science Hall, Room 106. All are welcome. Please address questions to Peter Houde at 575-646-6019 or phoude@nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host panel discussion, tour for America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on or around Friday, Nov. 15 (America Recycles Day), event organizers educate neighbors, friends and colleagues through thousands of events.

This year, NMSU's Sustainability Office and Engineering New Mexico Resource Network have organized a panel discussion and tour Thursday, Nov. 14. The panel discussion will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium, Room 247.

Panelist will include David Bond, the Region 6 pollution prevention coordinator for the Environmental Protection Agency; NMSU’s Custodial Supervisor Omar Moreno; and Suzanne Carlson, education market specialist for Max–R. The panel will be moderated by Anna Wall, a student from NMSU's Environmental Science Student Organization.

The tour of NMSU’s recycling sorting facility will take place at 1:30 p.m., starting at Facilities and Services, next to the fire station on Wells Street.

For more information, contact Allison Jenks, facilities sustainability manager, at 575-646-7563 or ajenks@nmsu.edu.

Workshop on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile set for Tuesday

The workshop "Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile for Recruiters to Search" will be presented from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. Learn how to increase your chances of being found by a recruiter on LinkedIn. Mike Rogers, NMSU Class of 1973 alum, former chief marketing officer for NMSU and student mentor, will show you how recruiters use LinkedIn to find talent. For more information, contact Career Services at 575-646-1631 or hireNMSU@nmsu.edu or visit https://nmsu.joinhandshake.com/events/398093/share_preview.

Proposals for NM higher education conference due Nov. 15

The deadline for submitting proposals for New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference 2020 is Nov. 15.

Please consider sharing your expertise, knowledge and innovations around assessment, retention and student success with your colleagues around the state and region. We have already received several promising and interesting proposals. Add yours to the list.

The keynote presenter will be Jillian Kinzie, a leading expert nationally on student engagement. Kinzie is the associate director for the Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement Institute. She conducts research and leads project activities on effective use of student engagement data to improve educational quality, and serves as senior scholar with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment project. A co-author of several books, Kinzie will also offer a pre-conference workshop and will also be available during the regular session for a town-hall meeting.

Additional pre- and post-conference workshops include issues related to equity in higher education, led by Mónica Torres, a leading expert in New Mexico on diversity, equity and inclusion; distance education; teacher preparation; NM AIR; and dual-credit/concurrent enrollment.

Proposals may be submitted at https://nmhear.nmsu.edu/call-for-proposals/.

For more information, visit https://nmhear.nmsu.edu/ or contact Susan Wood at sandrusw@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Library will host special screening of 'Change the Subject'

The New Mexico State University Library will host a special screening of "Change the Subject," a 55-minute documentary film that examines how the Library of Congress subject heading “illegal alien” became a flashpoint in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill. The screening will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the CMI Digital Media Theater in Milton Hall, Room 171. The event is free and open to the public. A short discussion on immigration, campus activism and library terminology will take place at the conclusion of the film.

"Change the Subject" tells the story of a group of students at Dartmouth College, who from their first days at the school, were committed to advancing and promoting the rights and dignity of undocumented peoples. In partnership with staff at Dartmouth College, these students - now alumni - produced a film to capture their singular effort at confronting an instance of anti-immigrant sentiment in their library catalog. Their advocacy took them all the way from their campus library to the halls of Congress, showing how an instance of campus activism entered the national spotlight, and how a cataloging term became a flashpoint in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill. To view the film trailer, visit https://vimeo.com/294448570.

This program is sponsored by the New Mexico State University Library, the Creative Media Institute for Film and Digital Arts and the Department of Anthropology. For information regarding parking at NMSU, visit https://park.nmsu.edu/visitor.

For information, visit http://lib.nmsu.edu/sites/libnews/nmsu-library-hosting-a-special-screening-of-change-the-subject/?_ga=2.114643778.411412346.1572880098-2053221216.1529687376.

NMSU vs. UTEP Alumni and Friends Tailgate set for Nov. 23

Bring family and friends to cheer on the Aggies with the NMSU Alumni Association. Enjoy a pregame celebration with a jumping balloon, DJ, giveaways and food and beverages included. A cash bar will be available. The tailgate will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the corner of Arrowhead Drive and Stewart Street, Parking Lot 33, between the Pan American Center and Aggie Memorial Stadium. Tickets for adults are $15 per person; children 5 and under are free.

RSVP by Monday, Nov. 18. For more information and to RVSP, visit https://advancing.nmsu.edu/alumni/events/alu-nmsu-vs.-utep-tailgate. To purchase game tickets, contact the Pan American Center box office at 575-646-1420.

2020 NMSU Library calendar now on sale

The 2020 NMSU Library calendar is on sale now. This year, we have beautiful photographs that were made by six Las Cruces-area community members who share a passion for the native vegetation of our Chihuahuan Desert region and for photography. Order your copy of the calendar through Erica Aguirre. Contact Aguirre at aerica@nmsu.edu.

NMSU’s Studio G receives international recognition from UBI Global

New Mexico State University’s Studio G at Arrowhead Center has been ranked by UBI Global as a world top 20 university business incubator.

UBI Global is a Swedish-based intelligence company and community specializing in mapping, highlighting and connecting the world of business incubation. Through a network of more than 1,000-member organizations from more than 90 countries worldwide, UBI Global provides matchmaking, ranking, benchmarking and research services to corporations and business incubation programs.

Read more at http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/13952/nmsu-s-studio-g-receives-international-recognition-from-ubi-global.

NMSU to add new degree option, plant health management

The New Mexico State University Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science department will add the plant health management option under the agricultural biology major beginning in fall 2020.

The curriculum committee of EPPWS has made it a top priority to organize this option. One member of the committee, Brian Schutte, associate professor of weed science in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, said there is a high demand of students interested in learning more about plants.

Read more at http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/13953/nmsu-to-add-new-degree-option-plant-health-management.