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NMSU Hotline — October 6, 2016

NMSU helps with conservation, restoration projects in Grant County


Livestock, landowners and the threatened Chiricahua leopard frog may all benefit from a large restoration project in Grant County, New Mexico.

The New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is working with several organizations and private landowners on restoration techniques to improve wildlife habitat and forage for livestock. The project is funded by the New Mexico Office of Natural Resources Trustee and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Campus Announcements

Campus Health Center closed this afternoon

The Campus Health Center will be closed from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, for staff meetings and training. The CHC will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7.

Greek cuisine served in 100 West Cafe this week

Join us for a week of Greek cuisine in 100 West Café today through Friday, Oct. 7. These meals are prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of Chef John Hartley.

Enjoy an a la carte lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature Fassolatha (white bean soup), Greek salad, or watermelon salad with feta. The main entrée choices are Greek isle chicken, broiled Greek fish filets, sautéed broccoli with orzo or spanakopita (spinach and cheese baked in filo). You dessert choices are baklava, honey and pine nut tart or revani (Greek semolina cake with orange syrup). All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. We look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support.

The HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you.

Loadable gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 138 in $10 increments.

For more information, please visit our website at http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call our office at 575-646-5995.

Finalists named for NMSU Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications

NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers has announced the finalists for the position of Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications. They are Justin Bannister, assistant director of news at New Mexico State University, and Jessica Gortner, director of marketing and communications at the University of Illinois Foundation. Open forums for the candidates will be Monday, Oct. 3 (Bannister), and Friday, Oct. 7 (Gortner). See more about the candidates at https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/avpmarketing-and-communications/.

NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar Series continues tomorrow

William Gerwick, distinguished professor of Oceanography and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences UC at San Diego, will present a talk titled ?The Search for Drugs from the Sea, a Highly Interdisciplinary Undertaking? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in Room 109 of Domenici Hall on the NMSU campus. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

The lecture is part of a series of Friday afternoon seminars that are broadly focused on biomedical research that is open to the NMSU community and the public. The series will be held on Fridays during the semester and will feature nationally recognized scientists, as well as a spotlight talk by NMSU faculty. The full schedule can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu.

Gerwick?s lecture will discuss several success stories in developing new medicines from marine life, and then focus on efforts in the Gerwick laboratory to use a combination of analytical chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, pharmacology, and molecular biology in the investigation of marine cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) for their useful products. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/BMRS_Gerwick_speaker_announcement.pdf.

For more information, to request to meet with the speaker, or to recommend future speakers, contact Shelley Lusetti at slusetti@nmsu.edu.

Freaky Fridays is back, and better than ever

Freaky Fridays is a STEM outreach after-school program that will be opened to students in grades third through fifth sponsored by the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network. The workshops will be capped at 20 students per week. Freaky Fridays is hosted to provide a fun after-school program for students to get involved at NMSU as well as in the Aggie Innovation Space. This gives these students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and start getting introduced to different concepts that can help them in their futures. Some of these concepts are used to introduce them to the different engineering disciplines, as well as to other STEM related skills. All of the Freaky Friday activities are hands-on and allow the students to engage in an immersive and educational experience. Multiple Freaky Friday events will be held beginning on Friday, Oct. 7. The workshops are free.

The first Freaky Fridays event is Mission Save the Egg! to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. This will involve an Egg Drop Experiment. Participants will design a container to protect an egg from cracking when dropped from heights. The workshops will be held on the New Mexico State University Las Cruces campus in the Ed and Harold Foreman Engineering Complex Room 306.

Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/freaky-fridays-week-1-mission-save-the-egg-tickets-28300868660. Information about future Freaky Friday workshops can be found at https://innovate.nmsu.edu/freaky-fridays/.

The Adjustment Project hosts happy hour Friday

TAP (The Adjustment Project) presents Russian Pecan Pie and music by The Two of Us from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall (corner of Knox and College). We will offer complimentary appetizers with your drink purchase. Drinks are priced from $3 to $5. We look forward to having you join us for fun, music, food and good times here at Gerald Thomas Hall. You must be 21 years old in order to attend. We gladly accept credit/debit cards (Sorry no AMEX). The proceeds from this event will benefit HRTM student clubs. We look forward to seeing you there.

NMSU to host Aggie Experience for high school students, parents Saturday

Saturday, Oct. 8, is the first of three Aggie Experience events New Mexico State University will host during the 2016-2017 year. Aggie Experience is an open house that welcomes potential students and their families to campus.

?Aggie Experience is a great day to try NMSU on for size,? said Jonique Sais, senior admissions adviser. ?I think it is very important for students who are looking for colleges to actually visit the schools they are interested in and see what the campus looks like, how they feel when they are there and also what it is like to not only interact with current students, but also how interaction with faculty and staff is. This is a big open house, where students can explore a day in the life of an Aggie, which is an important step in the college selection process.?


Play SCRABBLE! Promote Literacy! Sunday

Literacy Volunteers of Doña Ana County (LVDAC) announces that its monthly Play SCRABBLE! Promote Literacy! will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library 200 East Picacho Ave. The $3 donation to play gets you at least one, but probably more games of SCRABBLE and it all goes to LVDAC to buy supplies for their students. Players of all skill and competitive levels are welcome. For more info please contact Mark at mpendleton@las-cruces.org or 575-528-4001, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or mpndltn@gmail.com or 575-635-8711 (evenings/weekends).

NMSU?s ?Global Connections? event shares French history and architecture

From the beaches of Normandy to Notre Dame de Chartres, associate professor Roger Mellen tells stories of his recent excursion in his upcoming ?Global Connections? talk presented by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Mellen, an associate professor in the journalism and mass communications department, will present ?Mount-Saint-Michel and Chartres: Monuments to Medieval Faith? from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the College of Health and Social Services Annex Auditorium, Room 101A.


Join the Pink Panther campaign

Pinky the Pink Panther is on a mission to take away the mystery of breast cancer. Be on the lookout for Pinky as he prowls around campus until Oct. 14 for your chance to win tickets to see Keith Urban at the Pan American Center on Tuesday, Oct. 18. When you find Pinky, pledge to the ta-ta?s and snap a picture for your Facebook or Instagram page. Tag the Campus Health Center @NMSU.HC or #NMSUHC and share with your friends. The photo with the most ?likes? by Oct. 14 wins.

Tickets provided as a courtesy donation of the Pan American Center?s Office of Special Events. For more information or questions on contest participation, please contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu or 575-646-5239.

NMSU MHAR Car Wash to be held Oct. 15

Mujeres y Hombres Activ@s Revolucionari@s will be having a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1425 El Paseo Rd., in which all of the funds will help students attend the MALCS (Mujeres y Letras Activas en Cambio Social) conference. This conference acknowledges the work of Latinas/Chicanas in academia. Please come support MHAR.

For more information contact 915-613-7271.