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NMSU Hotline — August 25, 2016

NMSU Alumni Association to host chile roast event in Las Cruces


The New Mexico State University Alumni Association International Board of Directors will sponsor a chile roast to celebrate the area?s rich agricultural heritage and encourage networking among local alumni.

The Mesilla Valley Chile Roast will be held Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Alumni and Visitor Center, 775 College Drive on the Las Cruces campus. Chile will be provided by Seco Spice for $19 for a 38-pound bag, and will be roasted by New Mexico Department of Agriculture staff. Mild, medium, hot and extra hot chile will be available. The event will be catered by Andele Restaurante and plates cost $5 per person.

Chile must be ordered by 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, and will not be sold at the event.

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You can now order campus dining to go

With the launch of Tapingo for Sodexo restaurants at NMSU, now anyone can save time while ordering food. Tapingo is a mobile app that allows you to order food and drinks for pickup on the go. Best of all, you can use Aggie Dining Dollars, Aggie Cash, credit cards and debit cards on Tapingo. Tapingo tells you when your food is ready ? so you can grab it and go. Say goodbye to wasted time.

Download it today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Please call 575-646-1749 with any questions.

Salon Discovery gala featuring civil engineering, La Catrina Quartet to be held Sept. 9

Learn about the future of civil engineering and enjoy the acclaimed music of La Catrina Quartet at Salon Discovery?s fall gala event, ?NMSU Civil Engineering: En Route to Better Infrastructure? at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 9 in Atkinson Recital Hall.

Tickets are now available and also can be purchased at the door. Any NMSU student with a valid student ID can pick up a free ticket at the door.

This gala event features dynamic conversations with faculty from NMSU?s Department of Civil Engineering ? Paola Bandini and Phil King ? and musical performances by NMSU?s Latin Grammy Award-winning La Catrina Quartet. Join us for an after-party with light refreshments immediately following.

Salon Discovery provides the Las Cruces community with a showcase of the amazing accomplishments and expertise of NMSU faculty, staff and students in areas as diverse as science, music and dance. For more information, go to SalonDiscovery.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1420.

Engaging students in public policy ? Domenici Conference, Sept. 14 and 15

One of the goals of the annual Domenici Public Policy Conference is to enhance educational offerings at NMSU by engaging students in important policy matters. Faculty and staff support of the conference ? encouraging students to attend ? helps the Domenici Institute achieve this goal. Annually, about 45 percent of conference attendees are students.

Some of the nation?s most talked-about headlines will fuel the discussion at the 2016 Domenici Conference, including police-community relations and the public trust; the state of mental health care and the criminal justice system; national security; and the coming presidential election. The conference is set for Sept. 14 and 15 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

Students attend for free and can register for all or just part of the conference at www.domenici.nmsu.edu, where they will also find the conference schedule and descriptions of each speaker. Student ambassadors will be located just outside the conference room doors with tickets for each session. If useful, students can claim a ticket at the close of each session to demonstrate that they attended.

Please join the Domenici Institute in encouraging student attendance. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12. For more information, contact Sara Patricolo at spatrico@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2066.

NMSU Arrowhead Center youth program announces open registration period

Innoventure, a core program within Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University, is holding open registration for the 2016-17 academic year for middle and high school students across New Mexico.

Innoventure fosters the spirit of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship in the state by providing new generations of innovators with skills in technical design and business savvy. The program develops teamwork and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills to solve real-life problems and gives students the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation.

Innoventure is aligned with state standards and has been successfully implemented as both a co-curricular and extracurricular program across the state. Teams who take part in the competition receive a stipend to use for materials to build their prototype and the program is offered at no cost to students and schools who participate.


NMSU?s student success navigators prepare for sophomores

With fall 2016 classes underway at New Mexico State University, the student success navigators are gearing up for their next challenge. The second-year retention initiative will be working with sophomores for the first time.

The student success navigators are a peer mentoring system that works with both the freshmen and sophomore classes to assist in the students? success. Every freshman and sophomore student is assigned a navigator, which is determined by academic college. The 25 navigators consists of three full-time staff members and 22 graduate assistants including 11 new graduate assistants hired to work with this year?s freshmen class.

?I think we learned a lot about our student population in year one and how we can best serve them,? said Marissa Macias, cross-campus adviser and program director of the student success navigators. ?One of the benefits of the navigator program is it can be very individualized to student?s needs."