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NMSU Hotline — March 27, 2017

NMSU holding ACES Aggie Signing Day ceremony March 31 during FFA conference


High school seniors who have made a commitment to attend a college and play on an athletic team sign letters of intent.

New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences leadership says, ?Why not have a similar commitment ceremony for their future students??

?We?ve started a new tradition in our college to recognize high school seniors, and their families, who have decided they are going to make NMSU their undergraduate home,? said Jerry Hawkes, College of ACES interim associate dean of academic programs. ?We are going to do this throughout our state.?

The next Future ACES Aggie Signing Day will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 31, in conjunction with the New Mexico FFA State Career Development conference.

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Campus Announcements

Join Crimson Colleagues for your chance to win Garth Brooks tickets

The Crimson Colleagues, a group of more than 800 fellow NMSU employees who make an impact with their gifts to NMSU scholarships and programs, will be hosting three events for NMSU faculty and staff this week. Faculty and staff who attend the events can enter for a chance to win two tickets to the Garth Brooks concert on Friday, April 7. The winning name will be drawn at the March 29 event, but you do not have to be present to win. You can also enter at each of the three events to boost your chances of winning. Join the Crimson Colleagues at the following events:

ˇ Monday, March 27, 2017
2 to 4 p.m., East patio behind Hardman Jacobs
Gelato provided by ACES in the Hole Foods

ˇ Tuesday, March 28, 2017
8:30 to 9:30 a.m., DACC East Mesa Campus
Coffee and breakfast items provided by DACC Culinary Arts students

ˇ Wednesday, March 29, 2017
2 to 4 p.m., Engineering Complex III lobby
Kettle corn provided by American Institute of Chemical Engineers Student Organization

For more information, please call 575-646-4033 or email loyaltygiving@nmsu.edu.

Taco Tuesday at Taos Restaurant

Taos Restaurant, NMSU's dining hall in Corbett Center, is welcoming guests back during Taco Tuesday. Tuesdays at Taos feature made-to-order tacos and taco salads, including a full toppings bar, for lunch and dinner. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs one meal plan swipe or $8.50 plus tax. Dinner is served from 5 to 8 p.m. and costs one meal plan swipe or $8.75 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.

Senior vice president for administration and finance interviews begin Tuesday

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.

Visiting Artist lecture series: Steven Randall set for Tuesday

Steven Randall, an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, photography and installation, will give a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Room 101 of the College of Health and Social Services.

Within a culture of feverish consumption and retinal impatience his work examines the relationship between consumer, commodity and transformation. He has shown in various exhibitions at The Page Bond Gallery (VA), The Anderson Gallery (VA), The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (VA), The Gem Gallery (NY), The Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), The Albright-Knox Art Gallery (NY) and the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery (NY). Honors include the 2016 Toby Devin Lewis Fellowship Award, a 2016 Sculpture Fellowship through the Virginia Commission for the Arts, a Visiting Artist Grant through the Institute for Electronic Arts and an Advanced Environmental Art Grant through Collaborative Concepts in New York.

Randall recently received his MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University and will be embarking on residencies in New Mexico, New York and Wexford, Ireland, this year.

For more information, visit http://www.stevenrandallstudio.com/.

Flavors of spring during Mike's Magnificent Meals

Indulge in the flavors of spring 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, March 29, with a full menu featuring orange honey garlic marmalade grilled chicken, garden wild rice, strawberry avocado salad, bacon cauliflower casserole and grilled Brussels sprouts. 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. Invite your friends to join you at https://www.facebook.com/events/184623165377811/.

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.

Sociology Colloquium to be held Wednesday

The Sociology Department at NMSU is proud to announce Stephanie M. Arnett will give a talk titled "How can policy reduce educational inequality? A cross-national examination." The colloquium is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Science Hall, Room 286A.

This Thursday's Bistro Buffet: Cajun Cuisine

Treat yourself to the unique flavors of New Orleans cuisine during the Cajun Cuisine Bistro Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature shrimp jambalaya, beef kabobs, creole green beans, gazpacho salad, tri-colored pasta salad, steamed white rice and praline brownies. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Invite your friends to join you at https://www.facebook.com/events/445201522496762/.

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 select spaces at the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Teaching With the Stars to be held Thursday

The Advocates for Scholarly Teaching Committee is hosting its second annual ?Teaching with the Stars? event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the NMSU Golf Course Banquet Room. Participants in the event rotate between six to eight stations each with an award-winning ?star? teacher who demonstrates an aspect of how they teach. The format is inspired by ?speed dating? events.

This event is open to any graduate student, instructor or faculty from DACC and NMSU campuses interested in learning what other professors do in their classrooms to promote student learning. Registration for this event is through the Teaching Academy at https://trainingcentral.nmsu.edu/Saba/Web/Main/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000010872 with a deadline set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. Participants will walk away from a great evening of discussion and a packet including the presentations from each of our "stars."

Star presenters representing NMSU colleges and the Dona Ana Community College include:

Mike Teitsworth, Dona Ana Community College
Merranda Marin, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences
Carlos Posada, College of Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice
Tyson Stolte, College of Arts and Sciences, English
Matthew Holt, College of Business, Finance
Fangjun Shu, College of Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Henrietta Pichon, College of Education, Department of Educational Leadership & Administration
Maria Ortiz, College of Health and Social Sciences, School of Social Work

KRWG, University Art Gallery Listening Party event to be held Thursday

KRWG and the University Art Gallery (UAG) at New Mexico State University are pleased to offer borderland audiences a new event facilitating a space for open discussion about race and culture in our current political climate. The new Listening Party and Community Conversation program will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the University Art Gallery. Audience size is limited. Email RSVPs should be sent to Dianne Frank at dlfrank@nmsu.edu.

The KRWG/UAG Listening Party and Community Conversation will gather people together to hear and respond to two segments of the recent NPR TED Radio Hour, ?Playing With Perceptions.? This particular podcast is a rife topic for discussion, as it explores diverse perspectives of race relation issues both read about in the news on a daily basis and experienced firsthand in our region. Following each of the TED Radio Hour segments, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a community conversation, moderated by KRWG reporter Simon Thompson. The event is designed to be a catalyst for vital dialogue concerning global issues as they impact local residents of Las Cruces, El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.

Additionally, the visual backdrop for the KRWG/UAG Listening Party and Community Conversation event is "In Good Time: Photographs by Doug DuBois," the current exhibition on display at the UAG. This show features three series of DuBois? works, with photographs ranging 30 years, from 1984 to 2014. Akin to the theme of the new KRWG/UAG program, DuBois? images focus on dialogues, specifically those between his immediate family members, the coal mining community in Pennsylvania and near-adult teenagers in Cobh, Ireland.

President?s Associates Virtual Ball features four mini-dinner events

The New Mexico State University Foundation will host the annual fundraiser for one of its top academic scholarships as an online auction of VIP experience packages and opportunities to attend privately hosted mini-dinners in Las Cruces, Albuquerque and Phoenix. The President?s Associates Virtual Ball will support the President?s Associates Scholarship, which was established by late NMSU President Emeritus Gerald Thomas in 1978 as the university?s first leadership giving program, and is awarded to select freshmen enrolling from high schools in New Mexico who have demonstrated their academic excellence and community service.

Tickets are still available for the four mini-dinners being hosted around the region in support of the scholarship, and are priced at $125 each or $200 per couple.

April 1: Artichoke Café, Albuquerque, hosted by Smoky Torgerson
April 6: True Foods Kitchen, Phoenix, hosted by Joel Granger
April 20: Salud de Mesilla, Las Cruces, hosted by Diana Seward
April 21: St. Clair Winery & Bistro, Las Cruces, hosted by Ammu Devasthali

For more information about mini-dinner tickets, contact Cindy Nicholson at 575-646-4665.

More information about the PA Virtual Ball online auction items will be available at advancing.nmsu.edu/PAVirtualBall. Bidding for all items, including the Garth Brooks concert package, begins March 29, but the concert package bidding closes at 10 p.m. April 4. Bidding for all other auction items closes at 10 p.m. April 21.

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.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet April 3

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a regular meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the Regents Room of the Educational Services Building on the NMSU Las Cruces Campus.

In compliance with the Open Meetings Act, copies of the agenda will be made available at NMSU?s Zuhl Library on the Las Cruces campus at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and accessible on the public university website at https://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda/.

Please contact the Office of the Board of Regents at 575-646-5997 if you need additional information. The meeting will be available by webcast through the link at https://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor/.