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NMSU Hotline — February 6, 2017

NMSU?s Studio G expansion supports student entrepreneurship at community colleges

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Students across the New Mexico State University system with an idea for a business now have access to an online entrepreneurship curriculum and network of expert advisers, thanks to Arrowhead Center?s Next Generation Entrepreneurship program. Known as Next Gen, the program brings Studio G, Arrowhead?s student and alumni business incubator, to NMSU?s community college campuses throughout the state.

Arrowhead Center, NMSU?s economic development engine and technology commercialization hub, received a $368,760 grant in 2016 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to expand Studio G to students at campuses in Alamogordo, Carlsbad and Grants, as well as students at Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces.

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Campus Announcements

Viva los tacos at Taos Tuesday

Aggies know that Tuesday means Taco Tuesday. To help you celebrate, Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center, will serve made-to-order tacos and taco salads, including a full toppings bar, on Tuesdays for lunch. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. To accommodate high demand and to minimize lines, Taco Tuesday will be served at both the 360 Grill and New Mexico Fresh Stations. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1259163234130323/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=NjVzYnE4YzZuNnFnNHUyZW5qZXBicTdnZzhfMjAxNzAyMDdUMTgwMDAwWiBpbnNpZGVyLm5tc3VAbQ&ctz=America/Denver.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Taco Tuesdays. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

Showing of award-winning short film 'Yochi' set for Tuesday

Come see "Yochi," a 25-minute, award-winning film written and directed by filmmaker and NMSU Assistant Professor Ilana Lapid. The film is free and open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Rio Grande Theater, 211 N. Downtown Mall. Doors open at 6 p.m. "Yochi" is a U.S.-Belizean co-production made with a crew that includes several students of the Creative Media Institute at NMSU. "Yochi" recently won Best Short at the 2016 Belize International Film Festival.

"Yochi" is the story of a 9-year-old selectively mute Mayan boy who guards a nest of endangered Yellow-Headed Parrots in Belize?s pine savannah. When his beloved older brother, Itza, returns from the city, Yochi learns that he?s in debt and has turned to poaching ? setting the brothers on a collision course. "Yochi" has been receiving international attention as a film that can ?change people?s minds? about poaching and wildlife conservation.

"Yochi" will be submitted to national and international film festivals, and used for education purposes internationally - raising awareness about the illegal wildlife trade. To watch the trailer and learn about the film, check out the film's website at www.yochifilm.com.

BBQ favorites during Mike?s Magnificent Meals

It may be February, but you can enjoy the scents and tastes of summer barbecue during this week?s Mike?s Magnificent Meals at Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. This special lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, with a full menu featuring mesquite barbecue brisket sandwiches, homemade spicy baked beans, beer battered onion rings, sea salt and garlic fries, honey mustard potato salad and pineapple coleslaw. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. To accommodate high demand and to minimize lines, Mike?s Magnificent Meals will be served at both the 360 Grill and New Mexico Fresh Stations. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1740690739581368/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=NW50azR2MGNsdmltaW80cjF2OTFuMGtqdWsgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including Mike?s Magnificent Meals. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium to be held Wednesday

New Mexico State University's Department of Geological Sciences will host a colloquium featuring Ashley Streig from Portland State University. Her talk titled "Paleo-Earthquakes: How Big? How Often?" will give examples from Interplate and Intraplate settings. The colloquium will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Gardiner Hall, Room 230.


This week?s Bistro Buffet: Slow cooked cuisine

Take a breather and relax a little for lunch during this week's Bistro Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature chardonnay garlic chicken breast, slow cooked pot roast, herbed mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, house salad with balsamic vinaigrette, freshly baked rolls with butter and triple chocolate cake. 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/362017950849565/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=NmlraDdyMDdsY3J2NWlobGluaTdscTc5YW8gaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

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

AFSCME Union Meeting to be held Thursday

The Local 2393 NMSU chapter of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union will hold its monthly meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the union hall, 138 S. Downtown Mall, Suite D, next to White?s Music Box. Entrance on Water St./parking lot side.

Junta de miembros, 9 de Febrero, 2017 de las 6 p.m. a las 7 p.m. en nuestra oficina del sindicato, 138 S. Downtown Mall habitación D justo enseguida del White?s Music Box, en Las Cruces.

Monthly Local 2393 NMSU AFSCME Union meetings are held every second Thursday of the month.


TGIF at Taos Restaurant

On Friday fuel up before the weekend during TGIF Dinners at Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center. This week?s TGIF Dinner will feature General Tso?s chicken, pork and vegetarian egg rolls, spring chicken salad lettuce cups, and freshly baked peach cobbler with biscuit topping. Dinner on Fridays is served from 5 to 7 p.m. and costs one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1395405640512219/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=NG5qdjJycnVmanRkMmJ0aWxqZTlraDRtNjAgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&ctz=America/Denver.

Save money on all meals at Taos Restaurant, including TGIF Dinners. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.


Exquisite Valentine's dinner on campus

Treat yourself and someone special to an Exquisite Valentine?s Dinner, featuring the best view in Las Cruces. Join us for dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club, located in the NMSU Stan Fulton Athletics Center, for fine dining featuring grilled kobe-style wagyu beef top sirloin steak with sage rosemary compounds butter, as well as Frenched breast of chicken with apples and cider cream sauce.

Aggie Dining Dollars will be accepted. Call 575-646-4802 to reserve your table today or visit http://bit.ly/2jVQkFA for full menu and details.


American Association of University Women spring meeting, information session set for Feb. 17

The American Association of University Women NMSU Student Affiliate Organization will be hosting its spring semester
meeting and information session at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in Breland Hall, Room 185.

This will be the second AAUW NMSU Student Affiliate meeting and information session where we will be voting for a new club president and vice president. We will also talk about the AAUW START SMART Workshop taking place on campus on Tuesday, April 4, and cover organizational topics such as goals, opportunities, recruitment and fundraising. Members, guests and non-members are invited to join. The AAUW START SMART workshop provides women with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to negotiate their first salaries and benefits.

AAUW is focused on promoting equity for women in all fields of life. By building on skills of leadership and self-confidence to help women take action on issues they are passionate about within their community and world. AAUW also offers scholarship and grant opportunities for women to continue building their education and improving their lives.

If you are interested and want to learn more please visit our AAUW NMSU website at https://aauw.nmsu.edu/ or you can contact AAUW Chapter Interim Student President Jessica Greenamyer at jlcroom1@nmsu.edu or 575-649-8148 or AAUW Student Adviser Susan DeMar at sdemar@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3509.




NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnership call for proposals

Funds are available for two levels of collaborative research: pilot and full projects. The goal of the NMSU/Fred Hutch U54 PACR partnership is to continue to build upon increasing cancer research capacity at NMSU and to increase knowledge and attention to cancer-related health disparities at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The Letter of Intent is due 6 p.m. Mountain Time Friday, April 14. Proposals are due 6 p.m. Mountain Time Monday, July 31. Start date is September 2018.

Download the RFA and proposal application forms at http://cancer.nmsu.edu.

For more information contact Graciela Unguez at gunguez@nmsu.edu or Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.