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NMSU Hotline — February 21, 2017

NMSU Domenici Institute invites student panelist applications for 2017 conference

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The 10th year of the Domenici Public Policy Conference kicks off with its annual call to university and community college students in New Mexico. New Mexico State University?s Domenici Institute for Public Policy is now accepting applications for the 20-person student panel charged with asking the tough questions of speakers at the conference. The conference is set for Sept. 13 and 14 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Panelist applications are due April 27.

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Tasty tacos at Taos every Tuesday

We know NMSU Aggies love tacos, so 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.

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.


Free blood pressure screenings today

The Campus Health Center continues Heart Month's Mobile Blood Pressure Clinic. The Health Education team will be providing mobile screenings at Harold Foreman and Gerald Thomas Hall while the Student Nurses Association will be in the Aggie Lounge today. This event is open to all students, staff and faculty. It's never too early or too late to check up on your heart health; don't miss out on a chance to know your numbers this month.

Screenings will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Harold Foreman, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Aggie Lounge and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Gerald Thomas.

For the full Mobile Blood Pressure Clinic schedule, visit the Campus Health Center?s Facebook page @nmsu.hc. For additional questions, please feel free to contact Kirsta Bezenek at kbezenek@ad.nmsu.edu.

Environmental Education Center hosts sustainability webinar today

The Environmental Education Center, located at Regents Row A116, will host a webinar from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. today, titled "Exploring the State of Sustainability in Higher Education 2016."

This webinar will explore the latest sustainability trends in higher education facilities. The recently released ?State of Sustainability? report by Sightlines takes a comprehensive, "cradle-to-grave" look at environmental impact across each stage of the building life-cycle: construction, operations, capital reinvestment and end-of-life.

Based on the report findings, this webinar will highlight sustainability "wins" in higher education and address opportunities for improvement. Join us to learn more about where colleges and universities stand in our efforts to take care of the environment. For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

Listening, Note Taking, and Participation: Classroom Success set for today

Listening, Note Taking, and Participation: Classroom Success will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today at the Zuhl Library Conference Room, 225. Taking good notes can be the key to effective studying and ultimately to college success. Learn how to find the main point, how to listen, read the signs instructors send and organize your notes.

Contact the Student Success Center in Room 128 in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center or call 575-646-3136 for more information. Like us on Facebook @NMSU Student Success Center.


NMSU Contemporary Arts Festival to be held today

The Music Department at NMSU will host the seventh annual NMSU/Warner Hutchison Contemporary Arts Festival at 7:30 p.m. today in the Atkinson Recital Hall. This year's festival will feature the music of Grammy-award-winning composer, Yalil Guerra, and a musical exploration of Peter Garland?s experimental journal, Soundings. In addition to the music of Guerra and Garland, the festival will feature works by John Zorn, Lou Harrison, Pauline Oliveros and more. Featured performers will include the La Catrina string quartet, Laura Spitzer, Fred Bugbee, Sarah Daughtrey and Rhonda Taylor. The concert has a suggested donation of $5 per person. For more information on the event contact the NMSU Music Department at 575-646-2421 or visit the departmental website at music.nmsu.edu.

Presentation on funding opportunities with National Institute of Food and Agriculture set for Wednesday

Victoria LeBeaux is a national program leader at the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, where she provides leadership for K-20 funding programs supporting research, education and extension in the food, agricultural, natural resource and human sciences. LeBeaux will provide information on current grant programs at NIFA and other federal agencies and answer questions about preparing competitive grant applications. LeBeaux will be on campus on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to give a presentation on funding opportunities with NIFA. Her presentation is open to all who wish to attend. It will be held in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 297, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Italian cuisine during Mike?s Magnificent Meals

Savor the flavors of fine Italian cuisine 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. 22, with a full menu featuring five cheese lasagna, chicken parmesan, Italian sausage, baked mushrooms with white wine and thyme, freshly baked garlic knots and Caprese salad. 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/588576358005125/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar at https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=Z25vM3JpZWttNjU4ZDVsN2g3c2wzbGI3ZmcgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&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.

Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series set for Wednesday

Networking Hour: Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr. Join us to learn how to articulate what you can do for your customer. The Disciplined Entrepreneurship Series is based on the Disciplined Entrepreneurship book written by Bill Aulet from MIT. Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. Join us this week to learn about identifying the value propositions of your business. Contact 575-646-1859 or cdunn25@ad.nmsu.edu for more information.

Southern Comforts Buffet on Thursday

Treat yourself to classic Southern comfort food during the Southern Comforts Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature chicken strips, pork chops, herbed mashed potatoes with white gravy, collard greens, freshly baked homemade biscuits, house salad and peach shortcake. 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/317899178612436/ to receive a Facebook reminder or add the following event to your Google-enabled calendar at https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=anBrNHAwNmg1MWowN2VlaHVjZDZ0OW1hYWcgaW5zaWRlci5ubXN1QG0&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 in select spaces to restaurant guests in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.


ACLU 'Know Your Rights' Workshop to be held Friday

A ?Know Your Rights? workshop about immigration rights, what to do if you are stopped by ICE or the police, demonstration and protest rights, what to do if you are asked about your immigration status and more presented by the American Civil Liberties Union and sponsored by the Departments of Art and English will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the University Art Gallery, Williams Hall.

Engineering alum Christopher Long to give Bromilow Lecture Friday

The New Mexico State University College of Engineering will present the 42nd Annual Bromilow Lecture featuring Christopher Long, vice president of Orbital ATK National Security Systems. Long, an NMSU electrical engineering alum, will give his talk at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, on the NMSU campus in Thomas and Brown Hall, Room 104. The lecture is free and open to all.

Long?s 21-year career in space has been spent with Orbital ATK and the heritage companies (Orbital Sciences Corporation, General Dynamics and Motorola Government Electronics), holding various engineering and management positions. In his current role, he oversees profit and loss responsibly for all defense and intelligence programs with sales in excess of $200 million annually.

Long has published multiple technical papers related to space communications systems. He has an MBA in high technology from the W.P. Carey Business School, Arizona State University, and master?s and bachelor?s degrees in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University.

One winner, 10 tickets for Blink-182 concert

Blink-182?s biggest fans will want to take part in the ultimate spring break event. Connect your Facebook account to https://www.facebook.com/events/213970835735431/ by selecting going or interested and then invite nine of your Facebook friends that you would like to have join you at the Blink-182 and The Naked and Famous concert on Saturday, March 25, at the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces. One random winner will be selected on Monday, Feb. 27, from all Facebook accounts identified as either going, interested or invited to the Facebook event page above. That winner will receive 10 free tickets to the show. Of course, you can invite as many of your Facebook friends as you like in order to improve your chances of having a friend win. However, it will be up to the winner to decide which nine actual friends he or she wants to take. See site for official rules or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information. Good luck.


Small Business Development Center Social Media Marketing Seminar set for Feb. 28

Small Business Development Center Social Media Marketing Seminar with Eric Spellmann will be held Feb. 28. The fee is $10 per session or $20 for both sessions. The 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. session includes "10 Ways to Earn Positive User Reviews" and "Online Marketing Strategies that Work for Every Business" and the 1 to 4 p.m. session includes "How to Promote and Grow Your Business Using These 7 Powerful Offline Methods" and "How to Establish Your Online Brand without a HUGE Marketing Budget." The workshop will be held at the DACC Workforce Center, SBDC Room 101, 2345 East Nevada Ave. To register visit www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces. Payment with credit card will be accepted at DACC Accounts Payable 575-527-7513. Cash exact amount only or checks accepted at SBDC office.


NMSU Choral concert to be held Feb. 28

NMSU Department of Music and Choral Activities presents "The Best of All Possible Worlds" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Atkinson Recital Hall. NMSU Choral Activities kicks off the spring with a choral concert featuring NMSU university choirs and conductor Christa Fredrickson. The concert includes music from the Middle Ages to the modern era with composers such as Hildegard von Bingen, Josquin, Vivaldi, Mozart, Bruckner, Bernstein and Whiteacre. Guest artist and NMSU alumna Emma Rosenthal will be featured as the soprano soloist. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For ticket information call 575-646-1306. For more information visit http://music.nmsu.edu or email jflanery@nmsu.edu.

Ash Wednesday Masses March 1

Newman Catholic Students will be offering masses on campus for Ash Wednesday March 1. Masses will be at 12:10 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the NMSU Corbett Center ballrooms. Masses will include ash distribution. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Email mona@stalbertnewmancenter.org with any questions.