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NMSU Hotline — November 14, 2016

NMSU engineering students learn skills through volunteer projects

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The dust settles in the wake of remote-controlled robots harvesting crops and the winners of the Boosting Engineering and Science Technology Robotics competition, hosted by New Mexico State University?s College of Engineering, are announced.

The middle- and high-school-student participants leave the playing field, which, like the students? robots, took much time and ingenuity to build.

The 2016 competition?s playing field, a farm, was built by the Associated General Contractors of NMSU, a chartered student organization.

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Campus Announcements

Great American Smokeout event to be held Tuesday

Be a quitter for the day. Join the Campus Health Center in recognizing the annual Great American Smokeout event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Corbett Student Center. Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to participate in an activity to win a prize and will be provided free goodies as supplies last as well as information on smoking products and tobacco and information on how to quit. Don?t miss out, come check it out.

For more information about this event, please contact health education specialist Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

International Day at Taos Restaurant on Tuesday

Celebrate International Education Week by savoring cuisine from across the globe during International Day at Taos Restaurant. Visit NMSU?s dining hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, for music, décor and a menu featuring a Southwest taco bar, hot Italian meatball sandwiches, Cuban sandwiches, vegetable peanut curry, South African yellow rice, Japanese ramen noodle bowls, black bean soup and apple cinnamon trifles. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last.

This lunch is a partnership between Sodexo and NMSU International and Border Programs. Check out other events during International Education Week at https://ibp.nmsu.edu/international-education-week-2016/ and select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/219473058490014/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=dHA4NHMyN211OXZyMXVwb3BuazczNDhhcDQgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.



Dealing With Stress: Stress 101 to be held Tuesday

Dealing With Stress: Stress 101 will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Zuhl Library Conference Room (225 second floor).

Stay at the top of your game and turn in your peak performance. Learn stress management techniques, along with some learning strategies that will help you not just survive, but thrive. Good stress management techniques are a key component to being successful and staying healthy.

Contact the Student Success Center in Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center or call 575-646-3136 for more information. Like us on Facebook @NMSU Student Success Center.

Taste of Korea at Taos Restaurant on Wednesday

The International Education Week celebration continues at Taos Restaurant for Taste of Korea from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. This event will combine Mike?s Magnificent Meals with an exploration of Korean cuisine including music, décor and a menu featuring kimchi jigae (kimchi soup), bulgogi dupbap (beef stir fry), dakbokkeumtang (chicken stir fry), jeyuk dubap (pork stir fry), kimchi fried rice and steamed Jasmine rice. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last.

This lunch is a partnership between Sodexo and NMSU International and Border Programs. Check out other events during International Education Week at https://ibp.nmsu.edu/international-education-week-2016/ and select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/366807430326047/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=M29zbmk5OW51ZHV1cWhobG1mdWZrOG4zcHNfMjAxNjExMTZUMTgwMDAwWiBpbnNpZGVyLm5tc3VAbQ&ctz=America/Denver.



Ninth annual CAMP Poster Expo to be held Wednesday

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) will be presenting the ninth annual Poster Expo. We will highlight CAMP student experiences in research, study abroad and internships. Posters will be on display and students will illustrate their posters individually or as a group. This event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Corbett Center Aggie Lounge.

For more information contact Sarah Gallegos at 575-646-5079 or sarahgal@nmsu.edu.

Arrowhead Center to co-host first NMBio southern division meeting Wednesday

Arrowhead Center, in conjunction with the New Mexico Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (NMBio), will co-host the first meeting of NMBio?s southern division from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the 3rd Floor Bistro at New Mexico State University?s Fulton Center. The meeting is free to attend and open to the public.

The theme for the event is collaborative research opportunities between New Mexico health focused institutions, with a focus on our research anchors of New Mexico State University and the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as our startup community and other health-tech cluster members. Presentations will be made by Dr. Joseph Benoit, director of research at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine; Dr. Steve Young, director of research and clinical trials at TriCore Reference Laboratories; and Rick Van Ness, a director within TriCore?s product development team.

In addition, Estela Hartley, an Enterprise Adviser at the Arrowhead Center and fund manager of the Arrowhead Innovation Fund, will provide a brief overview of the fund as a potential source of early stage seed/gap funding for commercializing new technologies. Greg Byrnes, executive director of NMBio, will provide an overview of the association?s plans for 2017 as well as provide details on the association?s cost savings programs with FedEx, VWR, Office Depot, Nikon Instruments and many others.

Networking and a cocktail reception will immediately follow the presentations. For more information, contact Wayne Savage at waynes@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2596.

Don?t miss this week?s Holiday Classics Buffet

Get in the holiday mood early with this week?s Holiday Classics Buffet at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. Visit the restaurant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat buffet featuring roasted turkey, pineapple glazed ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing, homemade rolls and pecan pie. 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/1648733145424850/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=OWtnb2I3cWs1cm02ZTF1djFlbnFhcTMxZGsgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&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.



College of Arts and Sciences now accepting 'A Starry Night' nominations

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for the ?A Starry Night? fundraiser on Feb. 3, 2017. The Stars of Arts and Sciences recognizes living individuals who have achieved state, national or international distinction by their accomplishments and leadership, all while supporting their community and the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for four awards (referred to as the Stars of Arts and Sciences): the Town and Gown award, the Star of the Arts award, the Star of the Sciences award and the Star of the College of Arts and Sciences award.

Nomination forms must be submitted to the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences Dean?s Office prior to Nov. 30. Nomination forms must be complete and thorough. This information will be used as the basis for the evaluation and selection of the Starry Night Committee.

You can either print the nomination form or submit the form online through the website at http://artsci.nmsu.edu/en/starry-night.

Please contact Ashley Jurado if you have any questions at ajurado@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5886.

ACES in the Hole seeks funds for a food freezer truck

You can help support students in NMSU?s ACES in the Hole Foods program by making a contribution of any amount through the Make a STATEment crowdfunding platform to help the program purchase a freezer truck. The student-run company opened for business in October 2012 with 30 gelato and sorbet flavors, and now offers more than 54 flavors, as well as many other products.

In addition to adding restaurants and retail outlets to its customer base, ACES in the Hole Foods wants to serve the NMSU community by selling at football games and setting up shop at the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts market. With the purchase of a freezer truck, the company can expand its reach and business into the greater Las Cruces area. A gift of any amount, even $10, will help them reach that goal.

Visit https://makeastatement.nmsu.edu/project/2813 to make your gift today.


Women's golf head coach Jackie Booth named Gladys Palmer Meritorious Service Award recipient

New Mexico State women?s golf head coach Jackie Booth has been named the 2017 Gladys Palmer Meritorious Service Award Recipient on Thursday. This award is the Women?s Golf Coaches Association?s (WGCA) most prestigious honor. Booth will be recognized for this award on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the WGCA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Gladys Palmer Meritorious Service Award is given by the WGCA in recognition of outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty. The award honors individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the evolution and growth of women?s collegiate golf.

http://nmstatesports.com/news/2016/11/10/womens-golf-head-coach-jackie-booth-named-gladys-palmer-meritorious-service-award-recipient.aspx