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NMSU Hotline — August 2, 2016

Aggies take first place for NMSU in Denmark

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Three agribusiness students represented New Mexico State University at the 2016 International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Annual Conference in Aarhus, Denmark.

Julie Wilbanks of Moriarty, Shayna Gallacher of Carrizozo, and Emily Russell of Las Cruces traveled to the IFAMA Conference where they were able to take first place among more than 27 other universities in the Student Case Study Competition. They competed in the Undergraduate division which allows for one graduate student.

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Campus Announcements

NMSU-HHMI Poster Session to be held Aug. 5

Eleven New Mexico State University-Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars from the departments of biology, biochemistry, and plant & environmental sciences, will present their research conducted over the summer in a poster session from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 5, in O?Donnell Hall, atrium. Their research included DNA bar coding on chile plants, research on potential regulators of spindle orientation during cell division and early Sea Urchin embryo development, and iirradiation (x-ray) hormesis in Drosophila melanogaster, among others.

For more information visit http://hhmi.nmsu.edu.

Wine Slushies and Patchwork Happy Hour

TAP (The Adjustment Project) presents Wine Slushies and music by Patchwork from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall (Corner of Knox and College). They will offer complimentary appetizers with your drink purchase. Drinks are priced from $3 to $5.

They look forward to having you join them for fun, music, food and good times here at Gerald Thomas Hall. You must be 21 years old in order to attend. They gladly accept credit/debit cards (Sorry no AMEX). The proceeds from this event will benefit HRTM student clubs.

NMSU to host third annual Grape Day Aug. 13

The third annual Grape Day at New Mexico State University will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Fabian Garcia Science Center, 113 W. University Ave., Classroom 158.

This year, Grape Day will include more diverse topics focused on the home grower than in the two previous years, according to Daniel Goodrich, project coordinator for NMSU?s Viticulture program.

?In the past our focus was mostly wine grape production,? Goodrich said. ?This year we have structured our program to be of use to both small scale wine grape growers and table grape growers. We hope to be able to grow this event into an educational platform to cover topics of interest to the grape growing community.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12050/nmsu-to-host-third-annual-grape-day-aug-13

NMSU Masterworks Chorus to hold auditions

The NMSU Choral Activities Department will hold auditions for the Masterworks Chorus for the 2016-17 season from 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the NMSU Music Center, Room 103.

Singers are asked to prepare a short song, and if they don't have one, a familiar hymn tune or carol will provided for them. An accompanist will be provided as well. The NMSU Masterworks Chorus combines campus and community singers coming together to perform larger choral repertoire consisting primarily of major choral works and shorter extended works with and without orchestra. The ensemble meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 103 of the Music Center on campus.

For more information, to schedule an audition, or to set up an audition time outside the schedule above, contact John Flanery, director of choral activities, at 575-646-1306 or jflanery@nmsu.edu.

Fall 2016 Faculty/Staff Convocation to be held Aug. 16

The Fall 2016 Faculty/Staff Convocation will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Atkinson Recital Hall. There will be coffee and refreshments beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the Atkinson Recital Hall lobby. The awards that will be given at convocation are the Patricia Christmore Faculty Teaching Award, Dr. Robert L. Westhafer Award in Excellence in Research, University Research Council Award for Creative Scholarly Activity and Presidential Medallion.

For more information contact the Executive Vice President and Provost Office at 575-646-2127.