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NMSU Hotline — June 17, 2016

Lehnhoff joins NMSU as weed ecologist

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Erik Lehnhoff was once an environmental engineer, but working with plants led him to his current career as a weed ecologist at New Mexico State University.

After earning a bachelor?s degree in civil engineering from Clemson University and a master?s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Tennessee Technological University, Lehnhoff spent time as an environmental consultant. His interest in plants and weeds grew, and he eventually earned a doctorate in ecology and environmental science from Montana State University.



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Campus Announcements

Medicinal plants presentations to be held June 24

Six students from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) who participated in the "Medicinal Plants Workshop" this summer will hold poster presentations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 24, in the Skeen Hall rotunda. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Laura Rodríguez at laurodri@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5169.

Red to Green Money Management events planned next week

A Red to Green Money Management meet-up is planned from 10 to noon June 28 on the first floor of Corbett Center. Look for the table and pick up some resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

The Red to Green Money Management workshop "Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents!" takes place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 29 in Garcia Annex, Room 207

All students, faculty and staff are welcome at both events. For more information, visit careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green or follow on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

To schedule an appointment with a peer financial literacy coach, contact Career Services at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631, or visit http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request.

Community Education course covers art for kids

In "Pattern & Design ? A World Tour," learn multicultural art using pastels. Begin the tour in Mexico drawing welcoming, colorful doorways. Next, travel to Africa and explore the design intricacies of African crafts. The tour moves on to design paisley patterns and explore the Far East by studying Asian paper lanterns. The last stop is in Russia to discover Russian architecture using the Onion Dome. The course is for kids age 5 to 13 and meets from 9 a.m. to noon July 11 to 14 at the DACC Central campus. Cost is $119. To sign up for more information, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Community Education course covers 'Chemical Magic' for kids

In the course "Chemical Magic," it?s magic! No ... it?s science! Learn to make batteries from fruits or potatoes, create invisible ink, and be a chemical detective. Make a glob from glue, use paper chromatography to separate colors, and make dirty pennies clean and clean pennies green. At the end of the week, you will have a good understanding of chemical interactions, how they work, and had lots of fun! The course for kids age 6 to 11 takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. July 11 to 15 at DACC's East Mesa campus, and cost is $149. To sign up for more information about this fun DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

First Year Walk welcomes new Aggies on Aug. 16

NMSU?s First Year Walk will take place again this fall at 3 p.m. on Aug. 16. First Year Walk is for all new Aggies to take part in, including traditional and non-traditional freshman and our transfer students new to NMSU.

The walk starts at the top of the International Mall where it meets the Pan Am Center. First year students will walk through campus lead by the dean of students, the Pride Band drum line and Pistol Pete. The students will then pass through the Miller Gates, signifying their official status as Aggies. They end their walk on the Horseshoe near the cornerstone where campus leaders will address the incoming class. Meet the Pride Band, cheerleaders, Pistol Pete and the whole Aggie Family to give our new Aggies a proper welcome.

Mark the First Year Walk on your calendars and encourage your students, faculty, and staff to participate in this exciting day!

Get your NMSU license plate and support student scholarships

Show your Aggie pride and help support student success at New Mexico State University with a specialty Alumni Association license plate, available from New Mexico's Motor Vehicle Division. Each plate costs $37 initially and another $37 per renewal ? and each time, $25 of that fee goes to directly to scholarship funds for students at NMSU. Funds from the Alumni Association license plate program were recently used to match scholarship gifts during NMSU?s inaugural GivingTuesday event, which added a total of $5.7 million in new and matching funds to scholarships. To get your NMSU Alumni Association license plate, call 1-888-683-4636 to speak with a customer representative, or visit http://mvd.newmexico.gov/collegiate-plates.aspx ? scroll down and print out form MVD11322 and return to the address indicated.