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NMSU Hotline — October 13, 2016

NMSU College of Engineering receives National Science Foundation INCLUDES grant


The New Mexico State University College of Engineering has been awarded a National Science Foundation INCLUDES grant.

Steven Stochaj, professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading the project, ?Enhancing the New Mexico STEM Pipeline-Design and Development Launch Pilot,? as principal investigator. Patricia Sullivan, associate dean for outreach and public service in the College of Engineering, and Luis Vazquez, associate vice president for research integrity, are co-principal investigators on the two-year, nearly $300,000 grant.

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Campus Announcements

Don't miss today's All-American Buffet

Treat yourself to classic American comfort food during the All-American Buffet today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature Texas-style brisket, Buffalo chicken, savory red beans, corn on the cob, fresh market salad, rolls with butter and apple and cherry pies. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1756280534622599/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=MTRtdmk1cWF1NWFiYWtkNnBqNm1pYzFnN2MgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

100 West Cafe serves up Creole food

Join us for a week of Creole style food in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Oct. 14. 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 chicken and sausage gumbo, spinach salad with apple vinaigrette or Louisiana sunburst salad. The main entrée choices are apricot and bourbon grilled chicken, oven-fried pecan catfish with a vegetarian option of oven-fried zucchini, Cajun-grilled trout with apple salsa or pasta with sausage and peppers or a vegetarian option of sautéed vegetables with your pasta. The sides for this week are cheese grits and sugar snap peas. You dessert choices are bread pudding with bourbon sauce, sweet potato pie or strawberries romanoff. 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.

Red to Green Money Management Workshops offered across campus

Budgets Aren?t Just for Your Parents! will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today at Domenici Hall, Room 006.

Do you like the idea of budgeting, but just can?t seem to stick to one? Come check out Red to Green Money Management?s workshop on how to create, maintain and succeed at your budgeting endeavors.

Red to Green Money Management Meet-Up! will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, outside Guthrie Hall.

We know Garcia Annex seems so far away, so we?re coming to you. Look for our table and grab some great resources on budgeting and financial aid. You can also find more information on workshops or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook for weekly updates and financial tips.

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Literacy Coach by contacting us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.

Archaeologist to give talk at NMSU about Manhattan Project National Historical Park

The Manhattan Project conjures the pictures of nuclear bombs, mushroom clouds and the end of World War II. Now it is the focus of one of the nation?s newest national parks.

Los Alamos is one of three locations where work was completed on the nation?s first nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project. Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Hanford, Washington are also part of that national park, which was created last November when the U.S. Departments of Interior and Energy signed an agreement.

Ellen McGehee, archaeologist and historian at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will be at New Mexico State University to explore what it took to put it all together in her talk ?A New Park for the New Century: The Making of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park? from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at O?Donnell Hall, Room 111 on the NMSU campus.


Aggie volleyball looks to continue winning streak at home

New Mexico State volleyball is on a nine-game winning streak and has won 21 straight games against Western Athletic Conference competition. This week the Aggies host UMKC and Chicago State at the Pan American Center. Tickets are only $5 and kids 12 and under get in free.

At 7 p.m today the Aggies play UMKC and there will be a Keith Urban ticket giveaway. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 the Aggies host Chicago State for its pink game and the first 250 fans get free T-shirts.

NMSU Employee Appreciation Picnic to be held Friday

The Employee Council will host a special picnic just for NMSU staff from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, on the NMSU Horseshoe. We know that you've been working hard so come and enjoy lunch on us. Come relax over lunch with your friends or make some new ones.

Facilities & Services is pleased to provide the open air trolley to shuttle employees to/from the Employee Appreciation Picnic on Oct. 14. The trolley will begin picking up employees from the fire department and Facilities & Services at the corner of Wells and Research at 10:45 a.m. and will make continual stops at Academic Research Building C/Environmental Health and Safety/Facilities and Services/Computer Center on Standley, Activities Center/Corbett Center Student Union/Breland Hall on Stewart, PSL/Anderson Hall on Stewart, and NMDA/DACC at Espina and Gregg before making its last trip from north Horseshoe at 1 p.m.

View trolley route map at http://bit.ly/1C1B2An.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Question about the Employee Picnic should be directed to empcouncil@nmsu.edu.

Aggie Shark Tank set for Oct. 19

Arrowhead Center will host Aggie Shark Tank on Oct. 19, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Aggie Shark Tank provides an opportunity for NMSU student entrepreneurs to pitch their business idea to local sharks. Participants will have five minutes to present their idea, followed by 15 minutes of a question and answer session from the sharks, with the chance to gain investment or other types of assistance from the local sharks to help the student?s business grow.

The main event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. and is followed by a reception. Register to receive your free ticket at the link below.


For more information contact Kristin Morehead at kmorehea@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5575.

NMSU presents: 'Harvest: an evening of song, dance and ceremony with Robert Mirabal'

Robert Mirabal, a songwriter, flutist, vocalist and author from the Taos Pueblo will perform at ASNMSU?s Center for the Arts from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Tickets are available at the Pan American Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster. Student discounts are available. The program is sponsored by the office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Department of Communication Studies, Department of Music and Military and Veterans Programs.

Student loans and scholarships workshops held in October

Find out how student loans work, the workshop covers borrowing to repayment. Scholarships can help fund your education costs find out about internal and external scholarship opportunities.

Tuesday, Oct. 18-2 p.m. DACC East Mesa DASR 232
Thursday, Oct. 20-2 p.m. DACC Gadsden Center Rm128
Wednesday, Oct. 26-2 p.m. DACC Sunland Park Rm 120
Thursday, Oct. 27-12:30 p.m. DACC Central Campus ARC Lab

For questions contact Outreach Advisor Melanie Tellez at melaniet@nmsu.edu or 575-528-7296.

Discovery Fair at Aggie Experience to be held Oct. 29

Please help welcome potential Aggies to our campus for Aggie Experience by tabling at our Discovery Fair. You will have the opportunity to showcase your office/department/club/organization and also talk to potential Aggies and their family members. Sign at http://awo.nmsu.edu/aggie-experience-discovery-fair/ to take part in the Discovery Fair. Our next Aggie Experience will be Oct. 29.

Runway for Change Fashion Show to be held Nov. 5

From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 local artists, businesses and NMSU students will be hosting a fashion show, Runway for Change Fashion Show, featuring their original clothing and accessories designs at the Las Cruces Plaza Downtown. These include online boutique NoRu, Adaline Avery, TINGTING Designs, The Barricade Culture Shop, Dayne and much more. They will be auctioning off their pieces and donating a portion of their profits to their chosen charities including La Casa, Jardin de los Ninos, International Justice Mission and more. Invite family and friends to support your local artists and help the community. We hope to see you fashionistas there. Tickets purchased for $10 online guarantee seating, and tickets available at the door are $12.

Advanced tickets available at Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/runway-for-change-tickets-27854473480.

NMSU receives gold certification from international engineering organization

Less than a year after receiving silver certification, New Mexico State University has been made a Gold Certified Program by the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE), the first university in the U.S. to receive such recognition.

NMSU?s College of Engineering became a PACE partner in 2006. The PACE program at NMSU is led by Associate Dean for outreach and public service Patricia A. Sullivan as PACE campus integrator, and faculty leaders are Associate Professors Julieta Delia Valles-Rosales from industrial engineering and Gabe Garcia from mechanical and aerospace engineering. NMSU PACE participation includes involvement in the global student design competition and delivery of the Siemens industry-accepted NX software certification exam.


NMSU students to diagnose plant disorders at outreach event Oct. 24

If you are having trouble with your yard, garden or houseplants, a group of New Mexico State University students may have the answers you need to help solve your plant problems.

Students in the 2016 Diagnosing Plant Disorders class will share their expertise on plants with the public at an upcoming community outreach event Monday, Oct. 24.

The event will be at NMSU?s Fabian Garcia Science Center in Las Cruces from 1:30 to 5:20 p.m.


Drought workshop to be held at NMSU

If you?re a farmer or rancher, you may want to attend the one-day drought outlook and impacts workshop Oct. 25 at New Mexico State University.

The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Wooton Hall at 2995 Knox Street on the Las Cruces campus.

Attendees will learn about the drought outlook for the upcoming winter season.


NMSU hosts regional turfgrass conference

Homeowners, master gardeners, landscape managers and turfgrass professionals are invited to attend the Southwest Turfgrass Association Recreational Landscape Conference and Expo hosted by New Mexico State University Oct. 25-27.

The event begins with a golf tournament Oct. 25 at the NMSU Golf Course. The conference is at the Las Cruces Convention Center and includes a field trip to the NMSU Turfgrass Salinity Research Center on Triviz Drive southeast of campus.