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NMSU Hotline — September 28, 2016

Safety Tip: Smoke Alarms

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It's a good idea to change the batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector twice a year. Most people change the batteries in the fall when they change their clocks to daylight savings time and again in the spring when the time changes again.

New Mexico State University Fire Department wants to remind you that it is important to check your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors every month to ensure they are in working condition. However, if you do not have smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors in your home off campus, we strongly advise you to go pick up a few from your local home improvement store. Be sure to replace your smoke alarms every 10 years.

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are installed in all facilities on campus including family housing. They are simple detectors that are composed of two main parts (sensor/audible alarm) which allow the detector to notify the occupant that there is a hazardous smoke or carbon monoxide filled atmosphere.

The sensor picks up tiny smoke particles in the air which then triggers the audible alarm which consists of loud beeping noises.

These alarms normally operate off of 9 volt or AA batteries which are easily installed into the back of the alarm. Alarms normally come with instructions on the back of the detector which tells you how it operates and what the different audible alarms mean.

There is also a test button on the alarm which notifies you if the detector is functioning properly. Always notify the fire department in case of emergency and when your smoke detector is activated.

Fire Prevention Week is Oct 9-15. For more fire prevention and safety tips, visit https://fire.nmsu.edu/prevention-safety/.


Campus Announcements

Fresh fall favorites at Taos Restaurant available today

Dive down into Taos Restaurant, NMSU's dining hall in Corbett Center, this week as we offer another premium lunch from from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. This lunch will feature grilled tilapia, wild rice, grilled asparagus and zucchini. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/615966565250549/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=M29zbmk5OW51ZHV1cWhobG1mdWZrOG4zcHNfMjAxNjA5MjhUMTcwMDAwWiBpbnNpZGVyLm5tc3VAbQ&ctz=America/Denver.

Hungry for more dining options including Chick-fil-a, Taco Bell and Subway? Skip the line and order through your phone with Tapingo, a free app available on the App Store and Google Play. Available this semester at NMSU Sodexo restaurants.


Sociology colloquium on maquiladoras set for today

Juan Manuel Fernández Chico, a Ph.D. student from the National Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ), will be giving a talk titled "Political Subjectivity and Space." This presentation will be of interest to anyone interested in learning more about the lives of maquila workers in Juarez, and will be of particular interest to students and faculty of sociology, government, geography and anyone interested in social justice issues along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Over the last several years, new subdivisions in the southeast desert of Juarez have been built in order to house maquila workers. These workers, who are the lowest paid in the maquila system, struggle to meet their daily needs, including security, transportation and access to food. This presentation will examine how these families are transforming public spaces in their efforts to meet their needs.

This colloquium is scheduled from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today in Milton Hall 185J. For more information please contact Julie Steinkopf Rice at ja_rice@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3448.

NMSU to host a trio of author presentations

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces will host three author presentations over the next month.

First, Peter A. Kopp will read from his current title, ?Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon?s Willamette Valley,? at 2 p.m. today.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, NMSU Arts & Sciences? 2016 Distinguished Alumni, Colin Cahoon, presents his book, ?The Man with the Black Box? at 11 a.m. following the Homecoming Parade.

Marta Elva explores life in El Paso during a time of miniskirts, rock music and the sexual revolution with ?American Tumble Weeds? at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Copies of each book will be available for purchase following the presentations, which each author will gladly sign.

Subscribe to NMSU INSIDER Facebook events at https://www.facebook.com/NMSUi/events to be notified of any updates to these readings and add them to your Google-enabled calendar: insider.nmsu@gmail.com&ctz=America/Denver&mode=AGENDA' target='_blank' >https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=insider.nmsu@gmail.com&ctz=America/Denver&mode=AGENDA.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. and provides free parking in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information.





Banned Books Dinner to be held tonight

Join the NMSU Library and Sodexo to bring banned books to Taos Restaurant, NMSU's dining hall in Corbett Center. We will be featuring a novella of menu items with special themed desserts. Cross over from the muggle world with a sip of our Butterbeer. This event will take place in the middle of National Banned Books Week from 5 to 8 p.m. today. If you have a favorite banned book and would like to share it with us by reading a passage or two during the event, please contact Sarah Allison at sarahall@nmsu.edu to sign up in advance. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/815095071964439/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=ZDk0cmRpcDh1OWNpbmo3NmdrcTI4bmI0cWsgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

Don?t have a meal plan? Start saving with a meal plan today by signing up at http://dining.nmsu.edu.



'Test Anxiety: Above all, do NOT panic!' to be held Thursday

"Test Anxiety: Above all, do NOT panic!" will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Zuhl Library Conference Room (225, second floor).

Even when students are well prepared, at least 25 percent experience anxiety when taking tests. Students report forgetfulness, panic, fear of failure and more at the thought of the test. This workshop will help you learn to prepare for tests effectively and to combat test anxiety.

Contact Information the Student Success Center in Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center at 575-646-3136. Like us on Facebook @ NMSU Student Success Center.

French global chef at Taos on Thursday

This week, expand your culinary horizons and meet French Sodexo Global Chef Patrice Caboulet. Chef Caboutlet flew to NMSU from France so that you can ask him culinary questions while sampling authentic cuisine from his homeland. Visit Taos Restaurant, NMSU's dining hall in Corbett Center, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, for this exclusive event. This special menu will feature potage dubarry (creamy cauliflower leek soup), filet mignon de porc aux pruneaux (peanut encrusted pork tenderloin with prune sauce), riz aux olives et basilic (rice pilaf with olives and basil), tomates provençale and ile flottante gourmande (floating island gourmande- meringue in creme anglaise). Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1784605148475514/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=ZWNlYjNqMWkyOXQ3cW9tNGxhN3Vnbmt0ZTAgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

Don?t have a meal plan? Start saving with a meal plan today by signing up at http://dining.nmsu.edu.



Homecoming week activities planned for this week

It's an exciting Homecoming Week, and it's not too late to join the fun.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner will be held Friday, Sept. 30 at Corbett Center Ballrooms, third floor. Cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m. and the program and dinner is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person.

Alumni and Friends Tailgate: Bring the family and friends to get ready to cheer on the Aggies with the NMSU Alumni Association from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 near the northeast stadium entrance of Aggie Memorial Stadium (east grassy lot between the football coaches offices and the locker rooms). Tickets are $10 per person and food and drinks are included.

Visit http://advancing.nmsu.edu/homecoming for more information or to register.

Sustainability manager on panel for sustainably oriented theater production Oct. 1

Please spread the word to colleagues and students that might have a particular interest in "going green." The current production playing at NMSU Theatre Arts, from Sept. 22 through Oct. 2, "The Servant of Two Masters," is being presented via set and costume elements constructed from reused and upcycled items - including an amazing dress made from water bottles. joni newcomer, manager of Environmental Policy and Sustainability at NMSU, will be speaking after the production about sustainability on campus. The audience will participate in a questions and answer session after the show about Aggies Going Green. This special show is at 2 pm. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts.

For more information contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or sustain@nmsu.edu.


La Catrina String Quartet in concert Oct. 4

The Latin Grammy award-winning La Catrina String Quartet, in residence at New Mexico State University since 2009, will be offering an evening of chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, at the Atkinson Recital Hall. The quartet will perform the String Quartet K 387 by W.A. Mozart, one of a set of brilliant works which he dedicated to his mentor, the great composer F. J. Haydn. The performance will continue with one of Dimitri Shostakovich's most celebrated and powerful works for string quartet, his String Quartet Op. 110, dedicated to the memory of the victims of fascism and war, a work that has been the subject of much discussion among musicians and musicologists alike because of its powerful and controversial nature. The foursome will then close the evening with a selection of Latin American works to end the program on a high note. Admission is free for all, but donations toward the string area scholarship program will be accepted at the door.

Shop Safety Awareness seminar series open to all

College of Engineering Safety Specialist Juanita Miller will teach a series of four shop safety awareness seminars. Material for this seminar was based on classes taught for the OSHA Training Institute, Introduction to Machine Guarding (7100) and Machine Guarding (2045).

The seminars are free and open to all NMSU faculty, staff and students. Registration is required at https://nmsu-shopsafety2.eventbrite.com.

Participants who complete all four seminars will receive a certificate. For more information, visit https://coesafety.nmsu.edu/seminars-and-training/.

Seminars will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday beginning Oct. 4 and ending on Oct. 25, at Hardman & Jacobs Learning Center (HJLC) Room 210.

Oct. 4, Session 1
Hazardous Condition Concepts

Oct. 11, Session 2
Guarding Requirements Plus Power and Hand Tools

Oct. 18, Session 3
Guards for Specific Machines

Oct. 25, Session 4
Safety Management using LOTO

Border Avenue wins 'Open for Keith Urban' contest

NMSU Special Events and ACTS announced last week that local band Border Avenue has won the ?Open For Keith Urban? contest and will play a 20-minute set prior to Urban?s performance at the Pan American Center on Oct. 18.

Border Avenue, consisting of Frank Gomez (vocals/rhythm guitar), Chris Nuñez (bass), Sam Campos (drums) and Jonathan Maynes (lead guitar), toes the line between country and rock n' roll, but ultimately delivers music deeply rooted by country music. Gomez, who grew up in Texas and New Mexico, put together the four-piece band, fashioning a unique sound from their various musical influences. Gomez cites his upbringing in Texas and country music as focal points to creating Border Avenue.

More than 20 local acts submitted videos for the contest?s preliminary round. Of those, four were selected to perform live in a final judging round on Sept. 14 at Whiskey Dick?s in Las Cruces. Besides Border Avenue, the other finalists were Vince Alten, Chris Baker and Daisy Blue.

Tickets for the Oct. 18 show are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/ and the Pan American Center Ticket Office.



Updated Aggie Transit map, parking map now available

Aggie Transit?s Green Route has been slightly adjusted with the new map now currently available at https://park.nmsu.edu/transit/ and in the ?Links A-F? section of the NMSU INSIDER mobile app available free of charge for Apple and Android.

Aggie Transit is a free shuttle service provided by NMSU Transportation & Parking Services, ASNMSU and RoadRUNNER Transit to help transport students safely across campus quickly and conveniently. Aggie Transit operates from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday when class is in session.

The NMSU parking map has been recently updated to reflect recent changes to campus. View it online at https://hr.nmsu.edu/parking/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2016/09/Map2016.pdf.

Please contact 575-646-1839 or parking@nmsu.edu for more information.






Gene's Gesters Toastmaster Club meetings held on Tuesdays

Every Tuesday from 7 to 8 a.m., the Gene's Gesters Toastmaster Club meets at the Dona Ana Community College (DACC) Workforce Center Solutions, 2345 Nevada Ave. If you are interested in improving your public speaking and leadership skills, you are cordially invited to attend a meeting to experience a given day at Gene's Gesters Toastmasters Club and to learn how this organization can benefit you.

For more information, contact clobato@nmsu.edu, or visit the Toastmasters International website at http://www.toastmasters.org/.

DACC Customized Training class offered

No matter who you are or what you do, whether at work or in the community, you are involved in meetings. To ensure meetings are productive and worth the expense involved, three ingredients are necessary ? find out what those ingredients are at this interactive workshop. In Minute Takers Workshop, understand the role of a minute taker and the best techniques for producing minutes that include all the essential information needed. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, and it costs $139.

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

DACC Community Education course available

Learn how to play the most popular poker game in the world, TEXAS HOLD ?EM. Understand the difference of structured and no limit games, tournament play and strategies used for each in Playing Texas Hold ?Em. Beginning with a reminder of the hand values, learn get a basic overview of how the game is played with two concealed cards, five community cards (flop, turn, and river) and use of a rotating dealer button and posting blinds. The course will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, to Oct. 25 and it costs $47.

To sign up, or for more information about this informative DACC Community Education course, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527. Online registration is easy at http://dacc.augusoft.net.