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NMSU Hotline — November 28, 2016

Community helps NMSU?s Hidalgo County Extension Service plant 17 trees

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The Hidalgo County Fairgrounds just got a little bit nicer.

New Mexico State University?s Hidalgo County Cooperative Extension Service hosted a tree-planting event at the fairgrounds Nov. 5.

The community and extension staff came together to plant six apple trees, three pomegranate trees, two peach trees and six desert willow trees.

Approximately 30 Hidalgo County residents helped, including 4-H club members, leaders and volunteers.

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Campus Announcements

Join the NMSU community at GivingTuesday headquarters tomorrow

New Mexico State University?s second-annual #GivingTuesday event is just hours away, with a goal to raise funds for scholarships and programs across the entire NMSU system. Last year's GivingTuesday event, part of the national day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, added millions to scholarship funds at all NMSU campuses around the state.

Join the NMSU community tomorrow between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at GivingTuesday headquarters in Corbett Center Student Union?s Aggie Lounge or make your gift online, starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, at advancing.nmsu.edu/givingtuesday. A special kickoff celebration is planned at 9 a.m. with NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers and other guests, and closing celebration will start at 5 p.m. Free parking will be available in designated areas between Corbett Center and Milton Hall.

This year's event features select fund-matching opportunities, given by donors to boost some of the scholarships and causes they care about. For example, any contribution to the Aggie Cupboard food pantry on GivingTuesday will be matched ? up to $2,000 ? by NMSU Provost Dan Howard and his wife, Jenifer Lichtenfels.

Additionally, any contribution to the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Student Travel Fun will be matched by Director Jean Hertzman, up to $5,700.

For more information on additional matching gift opportunities for your #GivingTuesday contribution, visit advancing.nmsu.edu/givingtuesday.

Hydrogeologist to speak on cross-boundary water issues Wednesday

John Hawley will speak on the New Mexico State University campus Wednesday, 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.

'GEOMAGIC' lecture series concludes with Amy Brener, Emily Johnson

Join us for the last "GEOMAGIC" lecture in this season's series, featuring artist Amy Brener (via Skype) and geologist Emily Johnson at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the NMSU University Art Gallery 1390 E. University Ave. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 575-646-2545.

Fourth annual Companion Animal Behavior and Training Poster Symposium

Once again, students in ANSC 311 (Companion Animal Behavior and Training) have worked all semester long with clients to help them modify their dog?s or cat?s unwanted behavior. The students will be presenting their results at the fourth annual Companion Animal Behavior and Training Poster Symposium. Local companion animal organizations will also be there this year to showcase the great work they do in our community.

The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Tejada Building, NMSU Las Cruces campus (southeast corner of Frenger and Knox Streets).

The event is free and everyone is welcome including the public, NMSU students, staff and faculty, family and friends.
Organizers are working to offer a few door prizes this year.

Exclusive discount offer and Magic Pass now available for Harlem Globetrotters

Give your kids a gift they?ll never forget with tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters, coming Jan. 7 to the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Save up to $7 on select tickets by completing and submitting the following form at https://hr.nmsu.edu/panamcenter/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2016/11/Super-Group-Form-Las-CrucesNM-LS.pdf.

Upgrade their experience by adding a Magic Pass that allows kids to spend 30 minutes on the court shooting baskets, trying out trick shots and getting photos with the Globetrotters prior to the show. View the discussion section at https://business.facebook.com/events/200338867043043/ to watch the Globetrotters set nine Guinness World Records for trick shots or call Liz Spencer at 800-641-4667, extension 1879, for more information.

School of Social Work to host Holiday Angel Tree

NMSU's 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 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.

El Paso Brass holiday celebration concert set for Dec. 8

Enjoy an evening of holiday favorites and seasonal delights at the KRWG benefit concert featuring the El Paso Brass at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces, at 7 p.m. Dec. 8.

?The concert will feature a number of holiday favorites spanning a wide range of music history from the early baroque to contemporary compositions, jazz and other special arrangements,? said Jim Shearer, tuba player with the El Paso Brass and distinguished professor at NMSU. ?New works for this year?s annual holiday tradition include a selection of rarely heard Christmas carols from England, and new jazz and Latin holiday arrangements by Austin, Texas, composer and arranger Gary Slechta.?

Tickets may be purchased online at http://riograndetheatre.com; the Rio Grande Theatre box office in downtown Las Cruces; the KRWG offices in Milton Hall on the NMSU campus by calling 575-646-2222; and the Cutter Gallery, on the corner of University and El Paseo. Adult tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, while tickets for students/children 6-18 are $7.50 in advance and $10 at the door, under 6 are free.

In addition to Shearer, members of the El Paso Brass are: Sam Trimble, founder of the group, professor of trumpet and director of jazz ensembles at UTEP, and principal trumpet of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Capshaw, trumpet player, music store owner and 30-year veteran of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra; Richard Lambrecht, principal horn in the El Paso Symphony for 40 seasons; and Frank Otero, a music educator for more than 20 years.

KRWG-FM Las Cruces and KRXG-FM Silver City are non-commercial public radio stations licensed to New Mexico State University as a community service to southern New Mexico and the El Paso area of west Texas, with translators in Alamogordo at 89.5 FM, Deming at 93.5 FM, Lordsburg at 91.9 FM, and Truth or Consequences at 91.9 FM.

NMSU Kinesiology and Dance department recognized for 17th straight year

The Department of Kinesiology and Dance at New Mexico State University recently received a three-year recognition from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, marking the 17th consecutive year the department has received the recognition.

This month, NSCA officials determined the undergraduate Strength and Conditioning program, housed in the College of Education at NMSU, met the criteria recommended as an approved NSCA Education Recognition Program. The recognition is valid for a three-year period expiring Oct. 31, 2019. The recognition allows strength and conditioning students access to NSCA internships, assistantships and NSCA Foundation grants and scholarships, among other benefits.


NMDA offers exporting opportunity at Joint Stockmen?s Convention

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ? Ranchers attending the 2016 New Mexico Joint Stockmen?s Convention in Albuquerque Dec. 1-4 are invited to stop by New Mexico Department of Agriculture?s International Room to meet and talk with Mexican cattle buyers, one on one.

NMDA marketing specialists Juan Sanchez and David Lucero ? both of whom are fluent in English and Spanish ? will be on hand to make introductions and help translate. The programs they work with can benefit ranchers of all backgrounds, regardless of exporting experience.

The International Room will be open Friday, Dec. 2, from 1-7 p.m.