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NMSU Hotline — October 20, 2016

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

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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. 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.

Campus Announcements

Small Business Vouchers info session to be held today

Attend this informational session to learn about how to apply for the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot program from David Kistin, Program Leader for SBV at Sandia National Laboratories, at 12 p.m. today at Arrowhead Center.

The SBV Pilot program will match small businesses with experts from the national labs - and give the businesses vouchers valued at $50,000 to $300,000 for national lab technical assistance. SBV Pilot applications close Nov. 10.
RSVP to attend at http://bit.ly/SmallBusinessVouchersPilot.

Contact ati@nmsu.edu to schedule one-on-one meetings with David Kistin directly after the information session.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be closed today

Due to Aggies Are Tough Enough to Wear Pink activities, The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be closed today. It will reopen for normal hours on Friday, Oct. 21.

For any additional details, contact the restaurant at 575-646-4763.


AXA Equitable Financial Adviser on campus this week

A financial adviser from AXA Equitable will be on campus today and Friday, Oct. 21, to provide information to NMSU employees on tax-sheltered annuities for retirement. An appointment is necessary. To schedule an appointment, please contact Micah Handell at 505-920-7086 or by email at Micah.Handell@axa-advisors.com.

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Hot Core and Buti yoga to be held tonight

Join us tonight for our Tough Enough to Wear Pink Hot Core and Buti yoga event. Buti yoga is a soulful blend of tribal dance and high intensity fusion power of yoga. The event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Activity Center - back gym. We will have a DJ, free pink giveaways and health education materials relating to women?s health issues. The pink photo booth will also be there. This event is open to students, staff and faculty who have access into the AC or a $10 drop-in fee for those who do not have regular access. Community members welcome.

For more information contact 575-646-2907 or aggiefit@nmsu.edu.


Brown bag seminar to be held Friday

Water Science Management Ph.D. candidate Sarah Sayles will conduct a seminar titled ?Water Banking to Sustain Water and Agriculture in the Lower Rio Grande." The seminar will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 337. For more information call 575-646-3215.


NMSU Biomedical Research Seminar to spotlight NMSU faculty Friday

Kathryn Hanley, professor in the NMSU Department of Biology, will present a talk titled ?Dengue and Zika and Chikungunya, Oh My!? at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 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.

Hanley?s lecture will discuss Ecology of Mosquito-Borne Viruses at Home and Abroad. A complete abstract of the talk can be found at http://events.research.nmsu.edu/sites/rescore/files/images/BMRS_Hanley_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.

NMSU offers Fright Night film festival, promotes science

If you?re interested in racing Madagascar cockroaches ? or at least watching the bugs race ? you won?t want to miss the Fright Night film festival at New Mexico State University.

Giant worms, spiders and wild animals have been on the big screen the past three fall semesters. It?s all part of an annual Fright Night film festival hosted by the NMSU Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

The fourth annual event is Oct. 21 in the Gerald Thomas Hall auditorium, Room 194. Two feature films will be shown starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12189/nmsu-offers-fright-night-film-festival-promotes-science

Agriculture Day: Oct. 22 pre-game event combines farm animals, local food, fun

It?s the family-friendly event to beat all others in Las Cruces: on Oct. 22 you?ll find farm animals, games and prizes, and samples of local food all in one at a completely free event.

The fourth annual Agriculture Day street fair happens on the campus of New Mexico State University from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, before the NMSU Aggies play a home game against the Georgia Southern Eagles. In the parking lot between Aggie Memorial Stadium and the Pan American Center, you?ll find dozens of groups representing almost every facet of New Mexico?s diverse agricultural community.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12178/oct-22-pre-game-event-combines-farm-animals-local-food-fun


College football's largest pink ribbon to be unveiled Saturday

New Mexico State Athletics and the Tough Enough to Wear Pink volunteers are set to unveil college football?s largest pink ribbon at halftime on Saturday, Oct. 22, when the Aggies take on Georgia Southern at 6 p.m. in Aggie Memorial Stadium.

The ribbon was specially created by Skys The Limit Productions and commemorates Tough Enough to Wear Pink?s 10th anniversary in Las Cruces. The ribbon is 100 yards in length and requires upward of 200 volunteers to unveil the ribbon. Volunteers for the ribbon presentation are from Saturday?s game sponsor, New Mexico?s Agricultural Community, the Tough Enough to Wear Pink committee, Cowboys for Cancer Research and the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Cost of the ribbon?s production was underwritten by a generous donation from Lou and Pat Sisbarro and John and Laura Conniff.

?It took over a month to make the ribbon, and will be the first time a pink ribbon of its size will be presented at a football game,? said Doug Green, vice president of Bowl Games/Special Events for Skys The Limit Productions.

New Mexico State Athletics is encouraging all fans to wear pink to the game. To be on hand for this special presentation and the NM State football game against Georgia Southern, call the Pan American Center ticket office at 575-646-1420. Tickets start at $10 and can also be purchased at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Aerification discount at NMSU Golf Course

Due to our semi-annual need to aerify the NMSU Golf Course, rates this weekend will be lowered as we understand this may impact your play. The rates for Friday, Oct. 21, will be $18.99 for 18 holes, while the rate for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23, will be $23.50. Book your tee time at https://new-mexico-state-university-golf-course.play.teeitup.com/ or call 575-646-3219 for more information.

NMSU Dance presents the ninth season of Look Who's Dancing

Come cheer your favorite local celebrity to victory at the ninth season of Look Who's Dancing. Celebrities - Marco Carmona, Sherry Franzoy, Debra Hicks, Allen Jurney, Bibi Philippou, Joshua Rex, Rico Smith and Donna Volz - will vie for the first place mirror ball in this year's ballroom competition. This friendly competition raises money for the NMSU dance program. This year's production will include performances for all four of the NMSU dance companies and a performance by the team from Franklin High School in El Paso.

The show is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Pan American Center. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 students/seniors and $5 children 12 and under. For information or advanced tickets, call 575-646-2070 or the Pan American Center ticket office.


Steaks, football, music and more coming to The Player?s Grill

The Player?s Grill is excited to announce a variety of new events and menu items, as well as a change to a regular feature.

While this week?s Taco Thursday won?t be held due to a special event, Oct. 27 will be the last Taco Thursday before moving to Tuesdays. Enjoy 60¢ tacos with a beverage purchase from 3 to 7 p.m. each week during the fall months.

Beginning Thursday, Nov. 3, Taco Thursdays will be replaced with our new ?Steak, Spud and a Bud? football parties. Watch Thursday Night Football while enjoying an 8 oz. Angus steak, an Idaho potato and a Bud Light Draft for just $10.99 plus tax until halftime.

Enjoy a special treat on Wednesday, Oct. 26, as Tiffany Christopher performs live from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Drink specials will be available throughout the night. Hear a sample of her music at http://tiffanychristopher.com/.

The Player?s Grill is open to the public inside the NMSU Golf Course Club House with free parking at 3000 Herb Wimberly Dr. in Las Cruces. Please call 575-646-2457 or visit https://golf.nmsu.edu/grill/ for more information.

NMSU to host training to improve student writing Oct. 28

Join your colleagues to strategize about how NMSU can best support improved student writing. Recommendations coming out of this working session will be put forward as a proposed action plan for improving student writing. In the session we will review institutional data collected over the last three years, discuss implications of the data and formulate strategic recommendations for institutional priority action items.

Session is from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Milton Hall, Room 50. Coffee, juice and light breakfast will be served.

To register visit https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000010133.

For more information, contact Shelly Stovall, executive director of Accreditation, at sstovall@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5095.

NM Alliance for Minority Participation Student Research Conference featured nearly 300

The 2016 New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation Student Research Conference took place on Sept. 30, at the Las Cruces Convention Center adjacent to New Mexico State University. There were a total of 297 attendees, including university and community college students and faculty, in addition to high school students and advisers from the New Mexico Math, Engineering, Science Achievement, Inc. (New Mexico MESA) program and high school students from the ReNUWIt (ReInventing the Nation?s Urban Water Infrastructure) Young Scholars and PREP programs. In addition, 35 NMSU faculty participated in the concurrent University Research Council (URC) Poster Presentation Symposium held at the New Mexico AMP Conference.

At the conference breakfast, Karletta Chief, assistant professor from the University of Arizona, gave the keynote address that kicked off the conference. Then students had the opportunity to choose two of three workshops to attend: 1) ?Broadening Students? Global Perspectives,? 2) STEM Internships, Co-ops, and REU Opportunities,? and 3) ?How to Plan for Graduate School and Derive the Most Benefit from the Graduate Experience.? The New Mexico AMP Advisory Board met in the morning, and the institutional coordinators from statewide institutions met in the afternoon. The luncheon keynote speaker was Jose Leo Bañuelos, alumni of NMSU who is currently assistant professor of Physics at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). At the luncheon, the NMSU URC Creative Scholarly Activity Faculty Winners were recognized and honored. The highlight of the conference was the student research poster presentations and the URC faculty presentations that took place in the afternoon. The day rounded out with the dinner keynote presented by Lauren Jaramillo, a UNM Ph.D. Civil Engineering student and a mentor of the New Mexico AMP Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program. At the dinner, student winners were announced for the poster presentation competition: university winners were the following: first place, Anneliese Trujillo (NMSU); second place, Margaret Turpin (UNM); and third place, Gemma Strong (UNM). Winners in the community college category included first place, La Porsha Campbell (NMSU-Alamogordo); second place: Team of Brittney Mares and JaMarcus Trujillo (Luna CC); and third place, Elan Glendening (NMSU).

The Professional Development Pre- and Post-Workshops took place on Thursday afternoon before the conference and Saturday morning after the conference, with 19 students and 7 community college faculty attending the event. The purpose of the workshops was to help the community college students navigate the conference and make the most of the conference experience.


School Psychology program now accepting applications for 2017-2018

Are you or someone one you know interested in working with children and youth? Would you like to assist families and teachers? Do you dream of making a positive difference in someone's life? A career as a school psychologist may be for you. The School Psychology graduate program at NMSU is currently taking applications through Jan. 15, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. For more information please visit https://cep.nmsu.edu/school-psychology/.

For admissions information please contact Heejung Chun at 575-646-7676 or via email at chun@nmsu.edu. For program information please contact Elsa C. Arroyos at 575-646-6589 or via email at earroyos@nmsu.edu.