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NMSU Hotline — March 23, 2017

NMSU President?s Associates Ball goes virtual with online auction fundraiser

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Last spring, the scene was all glitz and glamour as generous Aggie donors, dressed to the nines, gathered for a special night of food, drinks and entertainment at the New Mexico State University President?s Associates Ball. The PA Ball is a celebration and fundraiser that supports NMSU?s top academic scholarship, and was a night for donors to meet the scholarship recipients and renew their support of the program.

Next month, the scene will be just as impactful ? but a bit more casual ? as PA scholarship supporters trade their patent pumps and bow ties for slippers and fuzzy robes. This year?s event is a PA Virtual Ball, featuring an online auction of VIP experience packages and opportunities to attend privately hosted mini-dinners in Las Cruces, Albuquerque and Phoenix.

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Campus Announcements

Campus Health Center closed this afternoon

The Campus Health Center will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, for staff training and in-service. The CHC will re-open at 8 a.m. Friday, March 24. Medical emergencies should call 911 or report directly to a local emergency room.

Senior vice president for administration and finance interviews begin next week

New Mexico State University has invited three finalists for the position of senior vice president for administration and finance to campus for interviews. Campus visits are scheduled for March 28, April 4 and April 11. The finalists are:

1. James A. Fletcher: Tuesday, March 28, 1:45?2:45 p.m. CCSU: Senate Chambers/Gallery (302/304)
2. Andrew J. Burke: Wednesday, April 5, 1:45?2:45 p.m. CCSU: Senate Chambers/Gallery (302/304)
3. Matthew D. Altier: Tuesday, April 11, 1:45?2:45 p.m. CCSU: Senate Chambers/Gallery (302/304)

Each campus visit will include an open forum for faculty, staff, students and community members to listen to a presentation from each candidate and have an opportunity to ask questions. Information for each candidate, including a resume and a feedback form, is available at https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/.

We look forward to your participation.


Developmental biologist to talk about issues from artificial embryos to Zika March 30

The NMSU-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research (PACR) program is hosting Cecilia Moens, a developmental biologist from the Basic Science Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. Moens will present the seminar ?Developmental biology literacy: understanding the issues from artificial embryos to Zika" at 6:30 p.m. March 30 in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 194 (auditorium) on the NMSU campus.

The popular media is full of confusing, intriguing and often alarming news about discoveries and diseases that have the potential to impact human embryo development, but which we are poorly equipped to understand. In this lecture Moens will demystify some of these current issues from the perspective of a developmental biologist. This presentation is free and open to the public. Moens will be available for questions after the seminar. For more information, contact Lene Loest at hloest@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5104.


Retirement Reception for Bill Harty will be held March 31

NMSU Director of Procurement Services Bill Harty will retire April 1. Administration and Finance will hold a retirement reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 31, in the Hadley Hall foyer. Light refreshments will be served.

In May of 1996, Harty began his career as the Director of Financial Systems Administration. Since then, he has held several positions including Director of Advancement Services at the Foundation, Associate Athletic Director of Business and Finance, and Director of Research Administration. In November of 2015 Harty transferred to Administration and Finance where he is currently serving as the Director of Procurement Services.

For more information, contact Anjelica Graham at 575-646-7317.

KRWG FM spring membership campaign needs volunteers

KRWG is reaching out to the NMSU/DACC community for volunteers to help with the FM Spring Membership Drive, April 3-7. As a volunteer you may answer phones taking pledges, make thank you calls to donors or help with other needs. We would love to have groups of two or three volunteers during the following shifts: 7-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. Individual shifts are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact Dianne at dlfrank@nmsu.edu for information and available times. Come and support KRWG FM and the important service they provide to Southern New Mexico and far West Texas.

'Java What?' exhibition reception to be held April 4

The "Java What?" exhibition reception will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 4, at the NMSU Music Center lobby, 1075 N. Horseshoe. Complementing the Java Love musical performances, this juried art exhibition features work by eight NMSU Department of Art students. Art and design of any media and style were welcomed for this show, with a wide range of content from the abstract, to the sincere, to the satirical. Exhibiting artists include Jenny Abeyta, Fahimeh Foudazi, Olivia Lemmons, Rubi Madrid, Raquel Madrigal, Nicholas Ostella, Melissa Michelle Perez and Mariah Shelby. The exhibition runs from April 4 through April 11. Admission is free. The Facebook event can be visited at https://www.facebook.com/events/1269008529801465/.

Contact Michelle Lanteri at artglry@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2545 for more information.


NMSU, Valencia County Master Gardeners to host annual home and garden expo

LOS LUNAS ? What are the best plants to grow in a New Mexico garden or landscape?

Baker Morrow, author of several Southwest gardening books, has the answer and will be sharing it at the annual Valencia County Home and Garden Expo on Friday, April 7.

New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host a day of seminars and demonstrations of activities for the home and garden from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University of New Mexico Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Road in Tome.

The $5 attendance fee includes lunch. To attend, an RSVP is required by Monday, April 3. To register, call 505-565-3002.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12407/nmsu-valencia-county-master-gardeners-to-host-annual-home-and-garden-expo