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NMSU Hotline — November 18, 2019

NMSU Kitchen Creations program featured in American Diabetes Association directory


Kitchen Creations, a cooking program sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and offered by New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service, has been featured in the American Diabetes Associations’s Diabetes Support Directory, a free online tool that connects people to much-needed diabetes support programs.

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Campus Announcements

Open forums for Diversity Review Team begin today

Today and Tuesday, Nov. 19, the NMSU campus will host an external review team to provide feedback on our diversity efforts in anticipation of establishing a Chief Diversity Officer position.

The team is led by Archie Ervin, vice president and chief diversity office at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also President of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. The team includes Paulette Granberry Russell, senior diversity officer for Michigan State University, and Jozi De Leon, the inaugural vice president for diversity and inclusion at California Polytechnic State University.

The campus community is invited to visit with the team in one of the following open forums. The faculty open forum will be from 4:10 to 5:10 p.m. today in Corbett Center Auditorium. The staff open forum will be from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Corbett Center Auditorium, and the student open forum will be from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, also in Corbett Center Auditorium.

Questions can be directed to Greg Fant at gfant@nmsu.edu.

Poetry reading with Terry Lucas at Zuhl Library today

The NMSU Library and English Undergraduate Student Organization are hosting a poetry reading with Terry Lucas (’74) at 7 p.m. today in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225 (second floor).

After graduating from the single genre (poetry) MFA program at New England College in 2008, for four years Terry Lucas devoted himself more fully to writing and editing. In 2012 he produced two prize-winning chapbooks. The first collection, "Altar Call", was a winner in the 2013 San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival and is one of four chapbooks published in the anthology, Diesel. The second, "If They Have Ears to Hear," won the Copperdome Chapbook Contest from Southeast Missouri State University Press. Since June of 2017, Lucas has been a regular guest speaker, presenter and reader for the new MFA program in creative writing at Dominican University of California.

His work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Best New Poets 2012, Columbia Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Great River Review and dozens of other national literary journals. In 2014 he was the winner of the Crab Orchard Review Special Feature Award in Poetry, and his work has been nominated six times for a Pushcart Prize.

In 2019, Lucas was honored as the sixth Poet Laureate of Marin County, California. He attended NMSU and graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy in 1974.

Pizza and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 575-646-3642 or email sbabins@nmsu.edu.

Burritos, horchata sale Tuesday at 100 West Café

100 West Café will be open for a grab-n-go lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality will selling burritos and horchata. Bean and cheese burritos are $4; ground beef, potato, cheese and green chile burritos and red chile pork burritos are $5. Horchata will be sold in a 16-ounce cup for $3 and a 24-ounce cup for $4. There will be combo options available as well. Please come out and support this group. For more information, call Julie Correa at 575-646-5918.

Native American Symposium set for this week at NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

The Bureau of Land Management, the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum and several programs at New Mexico State University, including Indian Resources Development, are sponsoring the 2019 Las Cruces Native American Symposium, featuring Inter-tribal cultural presentations and dances.

The public is invited to participate in all of the free activities at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road, off the east I-10 University Avenue exit. The symposium will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days, except for a special presentation being held at NMSU’s University Museum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.

This year’s symposium will feature Eagle Claw Gourd Society, traditional Navajo horse training and Apache horse storytelling, indigenous music, traditional Native American dances and an NMSU student panel to discuss indigenous ways and knowledge hosted by Don Pepion, NMSU professor of anthropology.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, a special presentation titled “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women” will be made by Cheyenne Antonio at the NMSU University Museum in Kent Hall, 1280 E. University Ave. This presentation is also free to the public.

Come attend these activities and learn about Indigenous Peoples and the rich Native American heritage we have in the Southwest.

For more information, visit https://ird.nmsu.edu/nas.html or call the BLM Las Cruces District Office at 575-525-4300.

Member of the Navajo Nation to speak Wednesday on missing, murdered women

Cheyenne Antonio, a member of the Navajo Nation (Dine'), will speak about missing and murdered indigenous women at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Kent Hall University Museum.

Antonio is the project coordinator for the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to the National Crime Information Center, there were 5,712 reports of missing American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls in 2016. Information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates murder is the third-leading cause of death among American Indian and Alaska Native women. According to the Urban Indian Health Institute, a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board, no data is collected on rates of violence on American Indian women living in urban areas. About 71 percent of all native women live in urban areas.

This event is cosponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the NMSU Anthropology department. This event is part of the 2019 Las Cruces Native American Symposium Nov. 20-21 sponsored by BLM at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum. The conference is open to the public.

For more information, call 575-646-3610.

Mammos on the Move at NMSU set for Wednesday

The Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research Outreach Program, in collaboration with Desert Imaging, will host Mammos on the Move Wednesday, Nov. 20, for NMSU faculty and staff.

Mammos on the Move offers quick and easy mammography exams and bone density tests for women 40 years of age and older. Each exam only takes 10 minutes, and you can skip the lines by coming to your appointment with a copy of your ID, health insurance card and completed paperwork (sent to you upon RSVP). If you do not have insurance, you can get a referral for a free mammogram through any La Clinica De Familia or Ben Archer health facility.

Mammos on the Move will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday outside of the Corbett Center Student Union. Contact Isela Garcia at iselag@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5065 for questions or to schedule your appointment.

Take charge of your health and book a mammogram today.

Time Management workshop accepting registrations

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 from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Academic Research Complex, Building C, Room 110. Entry is free but space is limited. There are only a few spots left, so register at http://bit.ly/TimeMgmtNov2019 to reserve your seat.

For questions about offerings, contact the Center for Learning and Professional Development at 575-646-7444 or training@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Art department to host ceramics sale Thursday

Just in time for the holidays, NMSU Department of Art ceramics students will be having a sale from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Barnes and Noble, 1400 E. University Ave.

The sale is an opportunity for students to fundraise for their school expenses as well as help support the department. They will have handmade and unique mugs, cups, sculptures and more available.

For more information, contact Rebecca Smith at 575-646-1705 or sbecca@nmsu.edu.

Thanksgiving centerpieces for sale through NMSU Floral

The NMSU Floral Team is hosting their annual Thanksgiving centerpiece fundraiser. Pre-order by Thursday, Nov. 21. There will be a small amount of extra items available the day of the sale Nov. 26 in Skeen Hall, Room W138.

Order forms are available at https://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/clubs/floralteam/documents/thanksgiving-centerpieces-2019.pdf and https://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/clubs/floralteam/events--announcements.html.

For more information, contact Sabine Green at 575-646-3662 or swhitley@nmsu.edu.

Campus computer labs to change hours during Thanksgiving break

Campus computer labs will operate on the following schedule during Thanksgiving break:

Vista Del Monte:
•Open 24 hours during Thanksgiving break

Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center:
• Friday, Nov. 22, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Monday, Nov. 25, through Wednesday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, closed
• Saturday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Pete's Place:
• Friday, Nov. 22, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Monday, Nov. 25, through Wednesday, Nov. 27, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, closed
• Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to midnight

Computer Center Hallway:
• Friday, Nov. 22, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Sunday, Nov. 24, closed
• Monday, Nov. 25, through Wednesday, Nov. 27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 1, closed

Knox Hall:
• Friday, Nov. 22, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Dec. 1, closed

For more information, contact ICT Student Technology and Planning at https://studenttech.nmsu.edu.

NMSU Alumni Association to host tailgate Saturday

Bring family and friends to cheer on the Aggies with the NMSU Alumni Association. Enjoy a pre-game celebration with a jumping balloon, DJ, giveaways and more from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, before the NMSU Aggies take on the UTEP Miners at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Food and beverages included. Cash bar available.

The tailgate will take place at the corner of Arrowhead Drive and Stewart Street in parking lot 33, between the Pan Am Center and Aggie Memorial Stadium. Adult ticket price is $15 a person. Children ages 5 and younger may attend for free.

RSVP today by visiting https://advancing.nmsu.edu/alumni/events/alu-nmsu-vs.-utep-tailgate. To purchase game tickets, please contact the Pan American Ticket Office at 575-646-1420.

For more information about the tailgate, call 575-646-2853.

Strategies for Teaching Online session set for Jan. 6

Strategies for Teaching Online will introduce you to best practices in online teaching and learning. You will explore ways to increase teacher presence and student engagement. Your participation in this training will not only orient you to online teaching, but it will also simulate the student experience where you will participate as the online student in the online course. You will have the opportunity to use the discussion board, submit assignments and collaborate with your peers. Open to all faculty and staff who are (or will be) teaching online.

For more information, visit the OCIP events page at https://ocip.nmsu.edu/events/ or register at https://bit.ly/32RRB6i.

Please contact Nancy Chartschlaa with any questions at 575-646-4317 or mnancyvc@nmsu.edu.

NMSU to host discussion panel on educational lawsuit ruling

In a landmark court decision, a judge ruled that New Mexico is violating students’ constitutional rights to a sufficient education. New Mexico State University will provide the opportunity for the community to join the discussion on Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in O’Donnell Hall, Room 111, 1220 Stewart St.

New Mexico ranks 50th in the nation for K-12 public education. This lawsuit has statewide implications as it brings attention to how schools lack the programming, resources and funding needed to enable children to succeed. Changes are necessary to ensure that students graduate ready to continue with post-secondary education or move forward into a viable career.