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NMSU Hotline — June 23, 2016

NMSU alumni help renovate, revitalize Questa, NM church

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In the late 1960?s, three sisters left Questa, New Mexico, to attend New Mexico State University and made their homes either in Las Cruces or elsewhere, but after hearing about the possible demolition of a historic Catholic church in their home town, they quickly sprung to action. Eight years later, the Raels and the rest of the Questa community, located nearly 20 miles north of Taos, will get to witness the renovated St. Anthony?s Catholic Church reopen its doors later this summer. They have all invested their time into rebuilding the church, and a group of Raels in Las Cruces have spent endless hours creating three new stained glass windows for the church. Several members of the Rael family are graduates of NMSU. They left Questa in search of new opportunities and decided to make Las Cruces their home, but Questa is never far from their hearts.

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Campus Announcements

Medicinal plants presentations to be held Friday

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.

Aggie I-Corps applications now open

Applications are now being accepted for Aggie I-Corps, a four-week program to test the market for an innovative business idea or technology. Participants will receive mentoring, training and $2,000. Participants also will receive access to numerous follow-on funding opportunities, including NSF I-Corps, which includes a $50,000 award. Aggie I-Corps is open to teams of students, faculty and staff.

The application deadline is July 5. Apply early, especially if you need help finding a team.

For more information and to apply, visit arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/icorps. Aggie I-Corps is sponsored by the National Science Foundation to support innovation and entrepreneurship at NMSU.

Mike?s Magnificent Meals postponed until June 30

This summer, Corbett Center Student Union?s Taos Restaurant offers a premium Thursday lunch menu called Mike?s Magnificent Meals named after Mike Guerra, the Sodexo supervisor who plans and implements this event series. Due to this week?s Aggie Welcome and Orientation, Mike?s Magnificent Meals will be postponed until Thursday, June 30. Stay tuned for more details, including the full menu, or subscribe to https://www.facebook.com/NMSUi/events to be notified via Facebook when each week?s event is posted.

Campus life may have slowed down, but restaurants at NMSU still offer plenty of variety over the summer. Find full hours for all NMSU dining establishments at http://dining.nmsu.edu/hours or on the ?Links A-F? tab on the NMSU INSIDER free mobile app: http://nmsuinsider.mobapp.at.

Apple products, repairs & trade-ins available at Barnes & Noble at NMSU

Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces has sold Apple products at education pricing for years. Now, it?s time to upgrade. Trade in your older technology toward the cost of the newest devices or exchange them for Barnes & Noble gift cards. The Aggie Tech shop located on the second floor accepts Apple laptops and desktops, tablets from Apple, Google, Samsung and Windows, and Apple iPhones & Samsung Galaxies. See an AggieTechie or visit http://aggietech.tradeitin.net for more information.

Aggie Tech can also repair or improve the performance on iPads and Macs, including those covered by AppleCare. You?ll be in good hands with Apple-certified technicians using Apple-certified replacement parts. Schedule an appointment at http://aggietech.nmsu.edu/ or contact aggietech@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1791 for more information.

Chemical waste pickups for disposal suspended during July

Suspension of chemical pickups for disposal will start Thursday, July 7, due to the quarterly shipment of hazardous waste. Chemical pickups will resume Monday, Aug. 1, after the scheduled shipment. In the interim, follow the ?NMSU Waste Accumulation Point Checklist? procedures. A copy of these procedures can be found at http://safety.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/72/2015/10/Waste-Accumulation-Checklist.docx.

For more information or to schedule free pickups before or after these dates, call EH&S at 575-646-3327.

DACC Community Education courses available

"Wrap Any Stone" will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, or Tuesday, July 12. The cost is $26. Using only two wires, learn how to wire wrap any odd-shaped, tumbled stone into a beautiful pendant. Your pendant will be completed within the time frame of the course, and you can wear it home.

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