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NMSU Hotline — January 12, 2017

NMSU student helps feed local senior citizens

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From her experience as a young girl living with her grandmother, Shelby Stuckel knows how tight the budget can be at the end of the month. As a graduate student in public health at New Mexico State University, she is working with a local food bank to make sure seniors have enough to eat every month.

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Campus Announcements

All-American Buffet today

Savor the delicious flavors of classic American cooking during the All-American Buffet today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature Texas-style beef brisket, Buffalo-style chicken, Creole baked beans, steamed green beans, sourdough bread with butter, fresh house salad and coconut cream pie. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/718479401660795/ to receive a Facebook reminder.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free parking is available to restaurant guests in the select spaces within the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Flash clearance sale today at Barnes & Noble at NMSU

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces is making room for their new spring merchandise by hosting a flash clearance sale from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Save an additional 50 percent on all items marked clearance for one day only. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/241695076236104/ to receive a Facebook reminder.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is open to the public at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. Free public parking is available in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information.



?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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day hours for various NMSU Auxiliary Services

Please note the following hours and closures for Monday, Jan. 16:

Aggie Express and Corbett Corner will open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble will open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Corbett Center Student Union will open 6 a.m. to Midnight
Panda Express will open 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Player?s Grill full menu will be available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with beverages and appetizers past 5 p.m.
Taos Restaurant will open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

All other campus restaurants, as well as the Pan American Center Ticket Office, NMSU Mail Services and the Corbett Center Student Union USPS Post Office will close for the day.

Please view https://aux.nmsu.edu/ or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.


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.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop to be held Jan. 27

Please join us for the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop (APPQMR) Friday, Jan. 27, in Milton Hall Room 185J from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch is provided.

The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is Quality Matter's (QM) flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review. This workshop is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a certified QM Peer Reviewer.

Register now or visit the Teaching Academy website at https://teaching.nmsu.edu/events/.

Presenters will be Sandy Johnson and Miley Grandjean. Email srjohnso@nmsu.edu if you have questions.

Healthy U Challenge returns

The Healthy U Challenge is back. The Healthy U Challenge is a seven-week friendly competition open to NMSU students, staff and faculty that are AggieFit members. To register please visit http://recsports.nmsu.edu/aggiefit/ or stop by the Wellness Office Room 101 at Activity Center. Benefits include weekly weigh-ins, bi-weekly clinics on pertinent fitness topics, health education materials along the way and prizes for first, second and third place.

For more information on the challenge or to become a member, please call 575-646-2907 or email aggiefit@nmsu.edu.