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NMSU Hotline — November 22, 2016

NMSU provides training for Bernalillo County?s Grow the Growers program


Between 80 and 90 percent of fresh fruit and vegetables consumed in the Albuquerque Metroplex are raised outside of New Mexico.

Consumer demand for locally grown food is increasing. Besides private citizens, government and private institutions ? such as public schools, county senior meals programs, county detention centers, and hospitals ? desire to use fresh fruits and vegetables grown in New Mexico in their meal preparation.

To help address the need for locally grown food, Cultivating Bernalillo County, an agricultural initiative of the county government, is calling on New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service in Bernalillo County to help train future farmers through its Grow the Growers program.

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NMSU Library announces Thanksgiving Week hours

The NMSU Library will be open the following dates and times during the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday break:

Branson and Zuhl Libraries
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 24: CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 25: CLOSED
Saturday, Nov. 26: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Zuhl)
12 to 6 p.m. (Branson)

For more information, please contact the NMSU Library at 575-646-4749.

Hydrogeologist to speak on cross-boundary water issues Nov. 30

John Hawley will speak on the New Mexico State University campus Nov. 30 to present his paper "Groundwater Resource Development and Sustainability in the Binational Mesilla Basin Region ? A Hydrogeologic Perspective." Hawley?s talk is brought to the university community as a part of the Water Science and Management Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Wednesday Brunch series and will be held in the Corbett Center Senate Gallery from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Brunch will be served, and students, faculty and staff from all departments on campus are invited to attend.

Hawley attended graduate school at the University of Illinois, receiving a Ph.D. in geology in 1962. From 1962 to 1977, he led USDA-SCS Soil-Geomorphology projects in New Mexico and West Texas. He then joined the New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources staff at New Mexico Tech in 1977, where he developed and coordinated Environmental & Engineering Geology programs for the Office of the State Geologist.

On ?retirement? in 1997, Hawley formed HAWLEY GEOMATTERS, which specializes in the environmental and groundwater geology of the New Mexico region, and includes pro bono hydrogeologic investigations for the Indian Health Service and several Pueblo Tribes. He continues to serve NM Tech as an Emeritus Senior Geologist and an Earth Sciences faculty adjunct. He also has adjunct staff appointments at the NM Water Resources Research Institute at NMSU and NM Museum of Natural History & Science.

For more information, see our website at http://wsm.research.nmsu.edu/JohnHawley , or contact WSAM-GSO President Sarah Sayles at slsayles@nmsu.edu or Befekady Habteyes at befekadu@nmsu.edu.

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.

School of Social Work to host Holiday Angel Tree

NMSU School of Social Work, Family and Child Welfare Training Project is hosting our annual Holiday Angel Tree. We are partnering with Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) to make the holidays brighter for local children who receive services from CYFD.

We are looking for Angels to donate gifts to children, ages 0-18.

Individuals interested in purchasing a gift for a child or adolescent can choose an angel tag from the angel tree or request a tag online at https://socialwork.nmsu.edu/fcwtp/holiday-angel-tree/.

The Holiday Angel Tree is located in the Health and Social Services building, Suite 210. Gifts should be returned ? with the angel tag attached to an age-appropriate unwrapped gift bag ? to HSS Suite 210 by Monday, Dec. 12. Gifts will be distributed to the children the week before Christmas.

For inquiries please contact Gloria Nuņez at 575-646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu.

Ceramics studio hosts open house Dec. 2

Dona Ana Community College (DACC) will hold an open house to showcase a new ceramics studio.

?The new laboratory provides the equipment necessary to complete all phases of ceramic production from preparing clay, forming and decorating ceramic wares and glaze firing finished art works,? said Art Professor Glenn Schwaiger.

The lab features three electric kilns, a raku kiln and a natural-gas shuttle kiln. The three different types of kilns enable students to explore firing techniques and atmospheres. The studio also has nine electric and two electric/kick potters wheels used to form clay into symmetrical shapes such as cups, bowls and vases.

The studio features a slab roller, clay extruder, student storage and new work tables. A well-equipped glaze room for formulating and preparing ceramic slips and glazes helps students finish their work. Rounding out the lab equipment are a clay mixer and pug mill.

DACC ceramics classes are complimentary courses that introduce techniques of hand-building, wheel throwing and glazing. High-fire and low-fire clays are used. The classes will be offered days, evenings and on Saturday during the spring 2017 semester.

Schwaiger, recently returned from Jingdezhen, China, where he was inspired by artists whose lineage in porcelain production dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1269). Schwaiger believes that his three-month study will enhance his ability to teach students about ceramic arts.

The Ceramic Lab Open House will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Workforce Center, 2345 East Nevada St. Contact Schwaiger at 575-527-7752 for more information.

NMSU?s annual Giving Tuesday event to benefit students, programs across the state

Joseph and Bridget Salopek, both alumni of New Mexico State University, believe strongly that everyone deserves an education, regardless of their economic situation. In order to make that a reality for students, the Salopeks made a $25,000 gift pledged over five years to establish a permanent endowed scholarship during last year?s Giving Tuesday event at NMSU.

Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving powered by social media and collaboration, can have a significant impact locally by providing for scholarships and programs across the entire New Mexico State University system, from the Las Cruces campus to its community college campuses, satellite learning center, and extension, research and science centers across the state.

NMSU will hold its second-annual Giving Tuesday event on Nov. 29. Last year?s Giving Tuesday event, part of the national giving day on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, brought in more than $2.9 million in gifts to scholarship funds at all NMSU campuses around the state. Adding in one-time matching dollars from the NMSU Alumni License Plate program and an estate gift from a generous Aggie donor, the total added to NMSU?s endowment came to $5.7 million.