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NMSU Hotline — November 18, 2016

NMSU professor designs energy harvester to power pacemakers


About 200,000 Americans have pacemakers implanted each year, and a College of Engineering professor at New Mexico State University is working on a mechanism to increase the longevity of the devices. Abdessattar Abdelkefi, mechanical and aerospace engineering assistant professor, is leading a project that designs broadband low-frequency piezoelectric energy harvesters to help power pacemakers.

An energy harvester is a device that converts wasted mechanical vibrations to electrical energy. For a pacemaker, it uses heartbeat vibrations to power a rechargeable battery.

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Campus Announcements

Cheer on Aggies at WAC Volleyball Tournament this week

Aggie fans, head coach Michael Jordan and the NM State volleyball team won the Western Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship and have clinched the No. 1 seed for the WAC Tournament this week in Las Cruces. Come out to the Pan American Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. and watch the Aggies against UT Rio Grande Valley. If the Aggies win, they will participate in the WAC Championship on Saturday night at 7 p.m. All-session passes are $25 for adults and $10 for kids. Single game tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 575-646-1420.

Honor NMSU faculty and staff at Military Veterans Banquet today

Join us in our second annual Military and Veterans Appreciation Week Banquet for faculty and staff in honor of all of our staff and faculty who have served, past and present. The banquet will be held at the Golf Course Banquet Room, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. Space is limited so reserve your seat. To RSVP contact us at crgilber@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2689.

For more information on the week?s events or if you would like to become a sponsor visit http://mvp.nmsu.edu/military-and-veterans-appreciation-week.

Enjoy fall cuisine at 100 West Café

Join us for a week of delicious fall-style food in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Nov. 15, through Friday, Nov. 18. These meals are prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of chef John Hartley.

Enjoy four days of a la carte lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. The menu for the week will feature creamy potato soup, mixed greens with pears, candied pecans and maple-balsamic dressing or sprout and carrot slaw with apples, raisins and sunflower seeds. The main entrée choices are northwest roasted halibut with mixed berry coulis, country braised chicken, grilled mixed vegetables with maple dressing or creamy pulled pork pasta with caramelized onions, mushrooms and arugula. The sides for this week are au gratin potatoes and glazed carrots. Your dessert choices are praline pumpkin custard pie, apple crisp a la mode or old fashioned gingerbread cake with almond cream. 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.

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.

NMSU Jazz Ensembles announces 48th annual Jazz Festival and Jazz Jump Start

New Mexico State University Jazz Ensembles proudly announces its 48th annual Jazz Festival and Jazz Jump Start. This festival will feature guest artists Michael Anthony, Andy Poling and Hillary Smith.

High school and middle school jazz ensembles of any size and instrumentation will have the opportunity to receive hands-on clinics by master teachers in music education. Each participating school will receive a one-hour clinic and be allowed to participate in the general clinics on ?jazz improvisation,? ?the role of the rhythm section,? selecting the appropriate material for your jazz ensemble (reading clinic) and vocal jazz.

The two-day festival will culminate with a free festival concert featuring our guest artists at 7:30 p.m. today in the Atkinson Auditorium. Tickets are available at the NMSU Band Office.

For information, please contact Trista Pior at 575-646-2304 or rplc505@nmsu.edu or Frank ?Pancho? Romero at 575-646-5341 or pancho@nmsu.edu.

NM State football hosts Texas State for Military Appreciation Day Saturday

NM State Football will host Texas State tomorrow at 2 p.m. for Military Appreciation Day. The Aggies will honor local military, have a flyover from two World War II aircraft and have military vehicles on display in the tailgate lots. NM State will also be offering $5 single game tickets for active duty or retired military and their immediate families. Don?t miss the celebration of our troops. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 575-646-1420 or by visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com.

NMSU Advancement seeks student hosts for fundraising campaign kickoff

The NMSU Office of University Advancement announces auditions for two student hosts for the public launch of the NMSU $125 Million Campaign to be held April 28, 2017, in the Medoff Theatre in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The host(s) will also appear in a 2- to 3-minute video that will be filmed during the spring semester.

Auditions will be held at the Zohn Rehearsal Hall, Room 220 in the Center for the Arts, on Monday, Nov. 28, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Students may sign up for an audition slot and review the excerpt to be prepared at www.nmsutheatre.com/auditions.

For more information, contact Barbara Wise at 575-646-4136.

Quintela named NMSU?s new chief audit officer, Munoz to serve as interim

NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers has named Ermelinda Quintela, assistant vice president for auxiliary services, as the university?s new chief audit officer. Carolina Munoz, NMSU?s manager in the Accounting and Financial Reporting department and audit liaison, will fill the role in the interim, until Quintela finishes her responsibilities with Auxiliary Services.

?I want to thank Ross Justus for his fine work during the period of time I?ve known him,? Carruthers said. ?I also look forward to his continued efforts for the university. Because of our work to transform NMSU into a 21st century university, the time was right to reorganize our audit office.?

Quintela began her academic career at the NMSU Carlsbad campus, earning an associate degree before transferring to the Las Cruces campus. She has a bachelor?s in business administration and a bachelor of accountancy. She received her Certified Public Accountant status in 1991 and earned a master of accountancy in 1994. Quintela held positions in various industries including internal auditor for El Paso Electric Company; auditor for Arthur Andersen; and senior vice president for State National Bank, currently known as Compass Bank BBVA. At NMSU, she has worked for University Advancement, PSL, Athletics and Auxiliary Services.

Munoz has worked for NMSU for the past three years. Before coming to the university, she served as an external auditor for a CPA firm in El Paso.

NMSU Arrowhead Center to host Department of Defense funding opportunity event in Albuquerque

The New Mexico Federal and State Technology Partnership Program, housed at New Mexico State University?s Arrowhead Center, will host a Small Business Innovation Research Department of Defense Navy topics event next month in Albuquerque.

The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 at STC.UNM, 801 University Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. This event is free, and tickets are available at https://navysbirtopics_abq.eventbrite.com. Refreshments will be provided.

The event will be divided into two segments. The first will be a live webinar streaming which will feature the Navy SBIR Program Offices discussing their recently released SBIR/STTR topics; representatives from both the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Naval Air Systems Command will participate. NAVSEA SBIR program manager Jason Schroepfer will be available in person to answer questions post-webinar and will also be holding private one-on-one sessions.


NMSU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program now accepting applications

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications to its Educational Leadership Doctoral Program until Jan. 17, 2017. The program offers both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The program uses a hybrid delivery method, combining face-to-face and distance education instruction to each admitted cohort. Social justice and border education issues are the program?s focus.

Anyone interested in obtaining information and/or applying to the ELDP program can visit the webpage for the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/ and https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/eldp-application-portfolio-submission-instructions/ for submission instructions and/or email Denise Rodriguez-Strawn, ELA programs coordinator, at harley@nmsu.edu.

Support a student DJ at KRUX

KRUX is New Mexico State University?s noncommercial student-run radio station, which means it relies on donors to support the mission of student-run programming. Your donations enable KRUX to hire more student disc jockeys, launch more ambitious projects, and improve the quality of the listeners' experience.

A gift of any amount, even $10, would make an impact on the experience of KRUX student DJs. Visit https://makeastatement.nmsu.edu/project/2812 to make your gift today.