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NMSU Hotline — December 6, 2019

Former NMSU nursing professor honored with plaque on Wall of Excellence


Karen Hand, a retired nursing professor who mentored and inspired hundreds of students during her 28-year career in the College of Health and Social Services at New Mexico State University, is the latest addition to the college’s Nursing Wall of Excellence.

Hand, who has a Ph.D., joins a group of esteemed nurses who grace the Nursing Wall of Excellence in honor of their legacies and commitments to the nursing profession.

Hand has 45 years of nursing experience and comes from a family of health care professionals: her paternal grandfather and his four brothers were physicians; her mother and grandmother were nurses; her three brothers were medical professionals; and her four daughters started careers as a doctor, dentist, veterinarian and an ICU nurse.

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Campus Announcements

100 West Café features Italian menu today

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 cream of red bell pepper soup, salad caprese, Italian green salad, white fish pomodoro, Roman chicken sautée, eggplant Parmesan, fusilli Arrabiata, limoncello zabaglione, cannoli, and mascarpone and peaches. Meals are served with vegetables, 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

The next Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar will feature master’s students Calen McKenzie (“Profiling photosynthetic leaf pigments in Lutescens mutants of Capsicum spp”) and Curt Pierce (“Assessing water use efficiency on field-grown pecans under a partial root zone drying irrigation regime"). The seminar starts 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.

Star Wars-themed happy hour planned for today

Join your friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today for The Adjustment Project, better known as TAP.

The next event is titled “Star Wars IX." Celebrate the last episode in the Star Wars saga and prepare for the finale with fun drinks and themed appetizers. Wear your favorite Star Wars costume and get $1 off a specialty cocktail.

TAP happy hour features a cash bar of specialty cocktails such as Skywalker Rose Spritzer, Princess Leia Mojito, Han Solo Bulldog and Chewbacca Coconut Rum and Coke ($6), mixed drinks ($5), domestic beer ($3), import and craft beer ($4), a glass of wine ($4) and non-alcoholic beverages starting at $3.Complimentary appetizers offered with drink purchase.

TAP happy hours are hosted at 100 West Café in Gerald Thomas Hall located at the corner of Knox Street and College Drive. Proceeds benefit HRTM student clubs. Parking across the street from Gerald Thomas is free after 4:30 p.m. For more information call 575-646-5566.

NMSU to host military and veteran student cord ceremony today

The Office of Military and Veterans Programs, along with DACC Veterans Programs, will host the Military and Veteran Student Cord Ceremony. We will honor our military and veteran graduating students with a red, white and blue graduation cord in recognition for their academic achievements. The Cord Ceremony will be held at the Corbett Center Student Union Auditorium, Room 247, from 6 to 7 p.m. today. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Attire is business casual, and refreshments will be provided after the ceremony.

Please contact Gail Bamford at 575-646-2689 or gbamford@nmsu.edu to RSVP, and let us know if you are bringing a guest.

Holiday jazz concert to benefit KRWG Public Media

KRWG Public Media will present a jazzed-up holiday concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the Rio Grande Theatre. The show will feature Jim Shearer and the Second Line Survivors, who are promising to put some swing in your holiday tunes.

“Every year we look forward to our annual holiday concerts,” says Adrian Velarde, KRWG Public Media general manager. “It gives us the opportunity to connect face-to-face with our listeners and viewers. Plus, the shows are always a great time. This year, we’re very excited to see what Jim Shearer has in store for us.”

The Second Line Survivors specialize in the street beat grooves that made New Orleans music famous and laid the foundations for all modern jazz styles. The members of the Second Line Survivors bring almost 200 years of collective professional music experience to the stage, and among them they have 11 advanced degrees in music.

“As a band of very active musicians who don’t get to perform together very often, playing these special shows in New Mexico is one of the high points of our musical year,” said Shearer, who is an NMSU professor, tuba player and lead vocalist. “Individually, the musicians in this group play many different styles of music, but for all of us, getting to perform traditional jazz in the old New Orleans and early Chicago styles is a passion. We always jump at the chance to do Second Line Survivors shows.”

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and can be purchased at https://www.krwg.org. This is a benefit concert for KRWG Public Media, which is a service of New Mexico State University.

Military and Veterans Programs collecting donations for Toys for Tots

The Military and Veterans Programs at New Mexico State University is asking for donations of toys to help support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots and its mission to help less fortunate children experience the joy of the holidays. New, unwrapped toys can be placed in the donation box outside the Military and Veterans Programs in Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244. MVP also is available to pick up donations. To make a donation online, visit https://toysfortots.org/donate or call 575-646-4524 for more information. Let’s show our Aggie pride and warm a child’s heart this holiday season. Toy donations will be accepted now through Monday, Dec. 16. Bring a toy, share some Aggie Spirit joy.

New York City fashion study tour offered for spring break 2020

Join NMSU's Clothing, Textiles, and Fashion Merchandising program on a trip to New York City for spring break 2020. Open to all majors. Deposit deadline is Dec. 16. Earn three class credits for CTFM 377 (optional). Email Kelley Coffeen for details at kcoffeen@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Foundation grant proposals to be recorded in ARGIS

The NMSU Foundation will coordinate with the University Administrative Systems Office to use the ARGIS system to submit PI-generated project proposals. The NMSU Foundation’s Corporate and Foundation Relations Office will begin entering all PI-generated proposals submitted through the NMSU Foundation into the University ARGIS system beginning Jan. 2.

This process will serve staff, faculty and administrators by:

• Streamlining the approval of project proposals. PIs and administrators will now receive notification and approve project proposals from Research Administration Services and CFR in one place—through the ARGIS routing system.

• Increasing the reporting of private funding for tenure, promotion and other evaluation purposes. In the past, PIs had to request letters to verify awards received through the NMSU Foundation. These numbers will now appear in Digital Measures, eliminating extra steps for faculty.

• Helping PIs, relevant staff and administrators track reporting requirements for privately funded projects. PIs and their administrators will receive ARGIS’s automatic notices regarding reporting deadlines for awards received through the NMSU Foundation.

For NMSU Foundation proposals/awards, the ARGIS record will be created by CFR after a PI has contacted CFR to begin the proposal process. This will ensure that all PI requests for assistance are documented.

No other NMSU Foundation processes or other information systems will be affected at this time. Only grant proposals submitted through CFR will be entered in to the ARGIS system. All other gifts/awards deposited at the NMSU Foundation by donors, faculty members or college development officers will NOT be entered into ARGIS.

For easy reference, NMSU Foundation-housed proposals will be indicated with “FNDN” in the ARGIS project title.

Contact layfield@nmsu.edu for more information.

NMSU to host UAS TAAC conference Dec. 10-12

New Mexico State University will host the 21st annual Unmanned Systems Aircraft Technical Analysis and Applications Center conference Tuesday, Dec. 10, through Thursday, Dec. 12, in Corbett Center Student Union and the Physical Science Laboratory.

This conference originated over two decades ago in Las Cruces, and the prestigious event is returning to the NMSU campus.

“We are extremely excited to bring the conference back to NMSU and showcase our campus and the surrounding areas,” said Eric Sanchez, PSL deputy director. “Additionally, we are working with the City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department and the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance to share their vision for Las Cruces and the region with our guests during the conference.”

Read more at http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/14004/nmsu-to-host-uas-taac-conference-dec-10-12.

Senior athletes to compete at NMSU for the 2020 New Mexico Senior Olympics Summer Games

New Mexico State University and the city of Las Cruces expect to host more than 1,200 seniors for the 41st annual New Mexico Senior Olympics Summer Games June 10-13. Sport venues will be located around the NMSU campus and throughout the city of Las Cruces. The event will be the first in a three-year agreement.

Senior athletes will have the opportunity to compete in 21 individual sports from archery, cycling, badminton, tennis, track to power walking, racewalking and many more.

The seniors training for the summer games are invited to participate in a sports and wellness day Jan. 16 at the NMSU Activity Center.

Read more at http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/14003/senior-athletes-to-compete-at-nmsu-for-the-2020-new-mexico-senior-olympics-summer-games.