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NMSU Hotline — December 2, 2016

NMSU students get creative to secure research funding

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New Mexico State University students are ambitious. They?re also creative. And when they?re passionate about their research, they?ll take the path less traveled to secure funding.

Many research projects are funded through organizations, such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Agriculture and the Fulbright Scholar Program. But sometimes students need to leverage their research funding.

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Campus Announcements

Zuhl Library announces extended finals week hours

The NMSU Zuhl Library will have extended hours during finals week:

Friday, Dec. 2 (7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 3 (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Sunday, Dec. 4 (9 a.m. to 2 a.m.)
Dec. 5 to Dec. 8 (regular hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.)

Branson and Zuhl Libraries will also host complimentary coffee during finals week Dec. 4 to Dec. 7.

For more information, please call 575-646-4749.

NMSU roads to be disrupted Dec. 3

NMSU Road Disruption Notice:

Street(s) to be interrupted (six locations on NMSU Main Campus):
- Stewart Street and Sweet Avenue ? Southwest corner
- South Horseshoe and Widdel Street ? Southeast corner
- Williams Avenue and Stewart Street ? Northwest corner
- Locust Street and Stewart Street ? Southeast corner
- Jordan Street and International Mall ? Southwest corner
- Locust Street and University Avenue ? Southeast corner

Purpose of Closure: Removal of old street light poles and installation of new street light poles for Verizon Wireless Small Cell Antennas.

Date(s)/time(s) of requested outage:
Start date: Saturday, Dec. 3
End Date: Saturday Dec. 3
Start time: 7:30 a.m.
End time: 5 p.m.

How the work will affect the road: At times there will be a reduction in lanes along various streets on NMSU Main Campus.

What, if any, measures are being taken to minimize the impact on users: This work is to be performed on Saturday to lessen the impact to student traffic. Flagman will be on-site to direct traffic.

The Contractor?s Traffic Control Plan: http://facilities.nmsu.edu/road-closures/.

Italian menu in 100 West Café

Join us for our last week of delicious Italian food in 100 West Café the week of Tuesday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 2. 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 Pasta Fagioli, Zuppa Toscana or an Italian leafy green salad. The main entrée choices are chicken Milano, Tuscan grilled trout, penne a la vodka or penne Puttanesca. The sides for this week are creamy polenta and Italian green beans. Your dessert choices are Italian ricotta cheesecake, mascarpone and peaches, or Italian chocolate cake. 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. We hope to see you in the spring when lunches start up again the week of Feb. 6.

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.

Winter Junior League Golf Program begins Sunday

Children ages 5 to 14 may take part in the Winter Junior League Program beginning Sunday, Dec. 4, at the NMSU Golf Course. Sessions for each age group are one hour and will take place each Sunday for eight weeks (excluding Christmas Day and New Year?s Day).

Please visit https://golf.nmsu.edu/junior/ for details and registration information.

Jingle Bell Bicycle Ride is Sunday

The NMSU BFU (Bike Friendly University) Taskforce is hosting the Jingle Bell Bicycle Ride at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. This bicycle-riding fundraiser replaces the Toys for Tots Ride. Anyone interested should gather at Milagro Coffee in the Pan Am Plaza.

The Jingle Bell Bicycle Ride is organized by VeloCruces, a Las Cruces bicycle friendly group.

For more information, visit bikes.nmsu.edu and click on the Jingle Bell Bicycle Ride link under Recent News.

Retirement Reception for Sharon Suhr to be held Dec. 7

Financial Systems Administration will host a reception in honor of Sharon Suhr?s retirement after 27½ years of dedicated service. Please join us for refreshments and a send-off of good wishes from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Academic Research Complex - Bldg. A, FSA Conference Room 101D.

If you have any questions, please contact Gerald Etcitty at 575-646-6727 or Ada Uribe at 575-646-4389.

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. Thursday, 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.

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 Nuñez at 575-646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu.

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.

DACC Workforce Center hosts Toastmaster Club meetings each Tuesday

The Gene's Gesters Toastmaster Club meets at the Doña Ana Community College Workforce Center from 7 to 8 a.m. every Tuesday. The center is located at 2345 Nevada Ave.

The meetings are open to all faculty, staff and students interested in improving their public speaking and leadership skills.

For more information, contact clobato@nmsu.edu, or visit the Toastmasters International website at http://www.toastmasters.org/.

NMSU class projects result in Veterans Theater performance Dec. 16

The play ?Labels and Bullying? will be performed at 2:20 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Alma d' Arte Theater, located at 402 W. Court Ave. The play began as student and faculty projects in two NMSU courses: small business consulting and sustainable development.

Veterans Theater aims to get stories of homeless individuals and veterans on stage. The organization raises money for projects such as developing two tiny homes for veterans? villages in Las Cruces.

For more information, visit veteranstheater.com.

International Quantum Storytelling Conference is Dec. 15-16

The Sixth Annual International Quantum Storytelling Conference is Thursday, Dec. 15, and Friday, Dec. 16, in the NMSU Corbett Center Student Union Aggie Lounge.

The event is free for students and community members who RSVP to garosile@nmsu.edu by Dec. 5. The registration fee is $20 for full-time NMSU faculty. Registration may be paid on site but RSVP is required.

The event features the following indigenous scholars and topics:
Cora Voyageur, University of Calgary: Indigenous Women
Brian Calliou, Banff Centre Indigenous Leadership and Management: Ethics and Indigenous Leadership
Don Pepion and Joe Gladstone, NMSU: Blackfeet Leadership
Greg Cajete, University of New Mexico: Indigenous Community
Lisa Grayshield, NMSU: IWOK ? Seven Directions in Song

Other speakers include:
Monica Jojola (2016 Entrepreneurship Award 2016, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development);
Ron Solimon (Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning of the Institute of American Indian Arts)
NMSU?s Grace Ann Rosile, David M. Boje and Carma Claw Nez will present the ?Ensemble Leadership Theory.?

For event details, contact Grace Ann Rosile at garosile@nmsu.edu or 575-532-1693.