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NMSU Hotline — June 13, 2016

Chance encounter with a nursing textbook changes life for multiple generations


Whether you call it fate, luck or divine intervention, the New Mexico State University student who left behind a nursing textbook after moving out of a residence hall 40 years ago had a significant impact on Margaret Pacheco?s life.

As a little girl, Pacheco had dreamed of becoming a nurse, but life delayed a career when she married and had eight children before the age of 30. Pacheco, who didn?t finish high school, was working at NMSU in the summer cleaning residence halls and began work on her GED in the mid-1970s. It was during that time that she found a nursing textbook in one of the residence halls that inspired her to move forward with her lifelong dream.

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Campus Announcements

'Summer in the South' is Wednesday buffet theme

Swing by the "Summer in the South Buffet" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. One of the most popular buffets offered at the club, the meal will feature chicken strips, pork chops, herbed mashed potatoes with white gravy, freshly baked homemade biscuits, collard greens, house salad and peach short cake. For $11.99 plus tax, you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Select ?going? or ?interested? at https://www.facebook.com/events/1177327285643121/ to receive a Facebook reminder.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Retirement reception for Terry Cook to be held June 17

The Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Division will hold a retirement reception for Terry Cook from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 17, in the Aggie Underground/Patio located at Corbett Center Student Union. Hors d'oeuvres, desserts and drinks will be served to celebrate Terry?s 23 years of service to the students of New Mexico State University.

RSVP by e-mailing Alana Sotelo at asotelo@ad.nmsu.edu or by calling 575-646-3137.

Doug Parten retirement reception to be held June 23

Since starting as a student tech in 1993 and becoming a full-time employee in 1998, Doug Parten has experienced much in the world of live entertainment at the Pan American Center. As the operations guru assisting in the production of hundreds of events from Metallica, George Strait, Carrie Underwood and Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Future Farmers of America, Aggie Athletics and NMSU commencements, his efforts in support of such a variety of events has made for an interesting and hardworking career for the NMSU graduate and Las Cruces native.

Congratulate Doug on his NMSU career from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Pan American Center Barbara Hubbard Room. Share in light refreshments and enjoy some behind the scenes stories as he retires this month as operations manager of special events.

For more information, call Shacoy Parra at 575-635-7770.

Reducing stormwater pollution at NMSU

New Mexico State University operates a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) that is permitted by the Environmental Protection Agency. The MS4 consists of the streets, drainage ditches and storm drain pipes that convey stormwater runoff through the campus. The permit requires NMSU to implement a program to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff to the maximum extent practicable. As part of the NMSU community, we all play a part in protecting our natural environment. For detailed information, see http://safety.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/72/2014/05/NMSU-Fact-Sheet1-Rev-1.pdf.

If you see evidence of stormwater pollution, contact the NMSU Storm Water Management Program at 575-646-3327 or via email at ehs@nmsu.edu.

For more information, visit the NMSU Storm Water Management Plan home page at http://safety.nmsu.edu/environmental/swmp/.

DACC Community Education courses available

"Hebrew Reading" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 to Aug. 2. The cost is $77. Review the Hebrew alphabet. Read key words and sentences as well as selections from the book of Psalms. Handouts and learning materials will be provided.

For more information or to sign up, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training class offered

"Marketing with Social Media 1" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 23. The cost is $79. Learn about the differences between Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram. Knowing and understanding the different uses of each of these social media will help you make informed and knowledgeable decisions regarding the online marketing of your business. Topics include how to install the different social media and how to use them.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Physical Science Lab?s unmanned aircraft photographs renovated baseball field

New Mexico State University?s newly renovated Presley Askew Field is an impressive facility from the perspective of fans in the bleachers and baseball players on the field. But it also looks good from above, thanks to photographs taken from an unmanned aircraft.

On May 24, NMSU?s Physical Science Laboratory performed Unmanned Aircraft System flights to gather photographs of the renovated baseball field. Using an unmanned aircraft enabled the camera to take pictures from a variety of angles and altitudes providing a different view and perspective of the field.

Herb ?TD? Taylor was the NMSU Athletic Department lead for the project and directed the PSL crew on which photos and perspectives he desired while standing next to the UAS pilot and viewing the camera shot in the view finder.


NMSU-based NM FAST sends companies to national small business conference

The New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program recently sent several New Mexico companies to the National Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Conference held May 23-25 in Washington, D.C., with funding made available through the New Mexico Economic Development Department.

The conference, which was co-located with the TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo and the National Innovation Summit & Showcase, provided opportunities to connect with representatives from all 11 federal agencies and exposed attendees to exciting innovations being transitioned to the market.

?It was great attending the conference and representing the New Mexico small business community,? said NM FAST team member Todd Bisio. ?I really enjoy that the National SBIR/STTR Conference is connected to the National Innovation Summit & Showcase. This collaborative effort exemplifies the cohesiveness that needs to take place in order to move innovative ideas into the real world application space. It also enables a larger audience to see and experience how the program is evolving more towards commercialization to benefit the entrepreneurial community.?