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NMSU Hotline — January 11, 2017

Safety tips: Home Fire Drills


Do you know EDITH? The acronym stands for Exit Drills In The Home.

You may have participated in fire drills here on campus, but have you ever had a fire drill at your house? The New Mexico State University Fire Department would like to remind you of how crucial it is to know how and where to evacuate your house in case of an emergency.

Be sure to know what doors and windows you are able to open and get out of at any time, and make sure your children and anyone else living in your home also know these exits. It is extremely important to practice fire drills at your house and on campus so that you know where to go and feel confident about your plan.

The more you talk about the possibility of an emergency and practice what actions to take, the more likely you will be to act appropriately in a real emergency.

Campus Announcements

@AggieArmy looks to continue 13-game winning streak

New Mexico State men?s basketball puts its 13-game winning streak on the line as the Aggies host WAC foes, Grand Canyon and CSU Bakersfield at the Pan American Center.

The Aggies are looking to continue their 34-game conference home winning streak and clinch their 600th victory in the Pan American Center this Thursday, Jan. 12, when they take on Grand Canyon. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Fans don?t want to miss "The Great Baby Race" presented by State Farm at halftime. Then on Saturday, Jan. 14, NM State takes on CSU Bakersfield in a re-match of last year?s WAC Tournament Championship. At halftime, New Mexico State and Subway present Mascot Madness. Ten mascots will take the floor and play their annual entertaining halftime basketball game. Tip-off will be at 7 p.m.

Come out and enjoy the fun at the Pan American Center as Western Athletic Conference play gets started. You can get tickets to both the Grand Canyon and CSU Bakersfield games by purchasing the 4 for $50 pack. This mini plan saves you $22 off the single game price. Single game tickets start at $15. Tickets can be purchased by calling 575-646-1420 or going online to http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Counseling Center closed Friday

The Counseling Center will be closed all day on Friday, Jan. 13, for staff development. Any student needing assistance may call the Dean of Student?s Office at 575-646-1722. The Counseling Center will re-open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, due to Monday being the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

?Disney?s Beauty and the Beast? slates three performances at Center for the Arts

Scaffolding Theatre Company and the New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts present ?Disney?s Beauty and the Beast? at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13 and 14, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Based on the animated Disney film, the musical includes music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and a book by Linda Woolverton.

?Many critics? main complaint about the very successful Broadway production was that it didn?t invite the imagination,? said co-director Megan McQueen, a faculty member in the Department of Theatre Arts. ?We don?t hide that we don?t have the resources to create 10 incredible matching fork costumes, and we think choreographing actual tap dancing forks is a fun spin on how the show has always been approached.?

The cast includes NMSU students and graduates, as well as community members, featuring Veronica Bissell as Belle, Mario Ragazzone as the Beast, Brandon Brown as Gaston, Algernon D?Ammassa as Lumiere, Cameron Lang as Cogsworth and Amanda Bradford as Mrs. Potts. Rounding out the ensemble are Daniela Castorena, Brianna Chavez Chacon, Harmony Schlesinger and Xodia Choate.

Following the performances at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, the show will be part of New Mexico Tech?s Performing Arts Series in Socorro, N.M., on Jan. 28, and at El Paso?s Philanthropy Theatre on Feb. 11 and 12.

Tickets range from $10 to $20 and ticket information is available at 575-646-5952 or at www.scaffoldingtheatrecompany.com.

Texas Tenors, Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra to perform at NMSU

The Texas Tenors and Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra will perform at NMSU at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, in Atkinson Hall at the NMSU Music Center at 1075 N. Horseshoe St.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://holdmyticket.com/ or by calling 877-466-3404. Tickets start at $35.

The Texas Tenors are three-time Emmy award winners and have performed on the TODAY Show. The Texas Tenors sing country, classical, pop and patriotic music.

Spring Convocation to be held Jan. 17

All faculty and staff are invited to Spring 2017 Convocation at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Atkinson Recital Hall. Come early and visit with colleagues: there will be coffee and refreshments beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the Atkinson Recital Hall lobby. Spring Convocation will recognize new Regents Professors and the winner of the Presidential Medallion. We will also recognize Roush Award winners, outstanding Community Engagement, and Excellence in Assessment for Co-Curriculum, Administration and Operations.

Convocation will also be available via webcast at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/convocation/. For more information contact the Executive Vice President and Provost Office at 575-646-2127.

Funding opportunity for NMSU faculty

A question and answer session will take place from 8:30 to 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute.

NMSU faculty are invited to submit proposals for funding associated with the Cooperative Agreement Project between NMSU and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The 2017 RFP on Research for the Development and Use of Alternative Water Supplies has a closing date of Feb. 22. Awards are scheduled to be effective May 1.

NM WRRI plans to fund several projects with awards of up to a maximum of $150,000 for two year projects. The goal of the Cooperative Agreement is to fund and conduct research to reduce the cost and environmental impact of treating and utilizing brackish, impaired and other waters that are not ready for use. To view the RFP visit, https://nmwrri.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/Research/BOR-RFP2017/2017RFP-NMSU-Reclamation.pdf.

College of Arts and Sciences to host fourth annual fundraiser, A Starry Night

The College of Arts and Sciences will host their annual fundraiser, A Starry Night on Feb. 3. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. This year the college will honor four outstanding community members: Connie Hines, Patrick Lamb, Maryce Jacobs and R. Nick Franklin along with our 26 Department Stars that include alumni, faculty, staff and students.

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.

To reserve your seat at this year?s A Starry Night please contact Ashley at 575-646-5886 or ajurado@nmsu.edu or visit our website for more info at artsci.nmsu.edu/en/starry-night.

NMSU Water Science & Management Graduate Program now accepting admission applications

The Water Science and Management (WSM) Graduate Degree Program at New Mexico State University is now accepting applications for its Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in WSM until Feb. 15 for the fall 2017 semester. This interdisciplinary graduate degree program provides graduate education for addressing state, national and international water issues and to train the next generation of water professionals needed to meet the challenges of scarce water resources. New Mexico faces serious challenges in water supply, development and quality, management and administration of water resources.

The WSM degree program offers five fields of study sponsored under the Colleges of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, Arts & Sciences and Engineering. NMSU undergraduate seniors and all NMSU alumni or anyone who is interested in Water Science and Management may apply to the program by visiting http://wsm.research.nmsu.edu. For information call 575-646-4198 or email Patrick Natoni, student program coordinator, at wsm@nmsu.edu. Walk-ins or appointments are welcome between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The WSM program is located at 3170 S. Espina St., Stucky Hall, Room 111.

NMSU Masterworks Chorus to hold auditions

The NMSU Choral Activities Department will be holding auditions for the Masterworks Chorus for the 2017 spring semester. The auditions will take place in the NMSU Music Building, Room 106, by appointment. Singers are asked to prepare a short song and if they don't have one a familiar hymn tune or carol will be provided for them. An accompanist will be provided as well. The NMSU Masterworks Chorus combines campus and community singers coming together to perform larger choral repertoire consisting primarily of major choral works and shorter extended works with and without orchestra. The ensemble meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 103 of the Music Building on campus. For more information or to set up an audition time, please contact John Flanery, director of Choral Activities, at 575-646-1306 or jflanery@nmsu.edu.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet Jan. 20

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold multiple meetings Friday, Jan. 20, at the university?s Las Cruces campus.

A special meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at the University Center and President?s Residence, 4501 Geothermal Drive. This meeting will be held to discuss internal operations and budget issues within the Board of Regents Office. An agenda will be posted no later than 72 hours in advance of this meeting.

The Board of Regents will meet in executive session (closed) at the University Center and President?s Residence at 10 a.m. to discuss limited matters concerning personnel, pending or threatened litigation, real estate and water rights as allowed by the Open Meetings Act. The itemized agenda will be posted 72 hours prior to the closed meeting.