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NMSU Hotline — April 24, 2017

NMSU student develops device to improve cattle grazing, partners with Aggie Innovation Space

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New Mexico State University Department of Animal and Range sciences junior Josiah Brooks is creating a feed intake device for cattle, and he is working with the Aggie Innovation Space to design and develop parts for a prototype.

Through an NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences USDA-Hispanic Serving Institution LEADERS grant awarded to the Animal Science Department, Brooks is conducting a research trial to develop a marker system to determine feed intake in grazing cattle that will allow researchers to investigate how grazing management and supplementation programs can improve cattle health and performance.

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Campus Announcements

Feminist Border Arts Film Festival to be held today

Gender & Sexuality Studies at NMSU, in collaboration with the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Creative Media Institute, will host the Feminist Border Arts Film Festival at 6 p.m. today in the CMI Digital Theater Milton Hall, Room 171. This is free and open to the public.

The Feminist Border Arts Film Festival celebrates the power of cinema as a creative platform for filmmakers and viewers to confront urgent social issues. It emphasizes artistic vision in telling stories in short film under 15 minutes, including live-action narrative, documentary and animation. Films selected for the 2017 festival highlight new voices speaking about global crises like the international migrant and refugee emergencies, Black diasporic and African American experiences, the representation of same-sex desire, transgender experiences and legal rights, the impact of environmental degradation and more.

Many of these films make their New Mexico, Southwestern and U.S. debuts while others are official selections at major film festivals like Sundance and Outfest. The festival received more than 3,000 submissions from more than 50 countries for the 2017 event, making the Feminist Border Arts Films Festival the only venue globally to watch this program of innovative films by professional and emerging filmmakers. For more information please visit http://genders.nmsu.edu.

Take the NMSU Information Technologies Faculty/Staff survey

NMSU Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) department, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, is seeking your feedback on technologies currently in use by the campus community. This year's survey will include the community college campuses. For those who take this survey, there will be an opportunity to sign-up for a chance to win an NMSU fan T-shirt or portable Bluetooth speakers. The survey will be available April 20 until midnight May 31. To take this survey visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NMSUITFacultyStaffSurvey1617.

Eat for Pete at Lorenzo?s on Tuesday to raise money for Aggie Cupboard

The New Mexico State University Alumni Association is again teaming up with Las Cruces restaurants to raise money for the Aggie Cupboard food pantry, which provides needed support to students and employees at NMSU and Dona Ana Community College.

On Tuesday, eat at Lorenzo?s Italian Restaurant, 1753 E. University Ave., from noon to 9 p.m. and mention Eat for Pete or Aggie Cupboard to donate 15 percent of the price of your meal to the food pantry.

Next week?s Eat for Pete partner is El Sombrero Patio Café on May 2.

During Homecoming 2016, the inaugural Eat for Pete campaign raised $2,200 for Aggie Cupboard. For more information, visit http://aggiecupboard.nmsu.edu. Join the Alumni Association in helping make sure no Aggie goes hungry.

Red to Green Financial Wellness Workshop set for Tuesday

Secrets to Winning Scholarships will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Domenici Hall, Room 005.

School is expensive. But did you know, you can get free money for college ? scholarships, scholarships, scholarships. Learn the Secrets to Winning Scholarships and break free from debt, and financial burdens that college has to offer.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, go to careerservices.nmsu.edu/red-to-green/. Also, follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook for weekly updates and financial tips.

If you can?t make this event, no need to worry. Schedule an appointment with a Peer Financial Wellness Coach by contacting us at finlit@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1631. You can also go to http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/career-services-appointment-request/ to submit a request online.

Effective Communication, Dealing with Stress 101 workshops to be held this week

Effective Communication will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. Enhance collaborative learning and communication within the academic environment. Learn and discuss strategies and techniques to help you communicate effectively.

Dealing with Stress 101 will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. Stay at the top of your game and turn in you peak performance. Learn stress management techniques along with some learning strategies that will help you not just survive, but thrive. Good stress management techniques are a key component to being successful and staying healthy.

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

Anna Price retirement celebration set for Thursday

After 27 years of dedicated service, Anna Price will retire on April 30. A reception is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at The Player?s Grill, NMSU Golf Course.

Price has been a dedicated Aggie with Business Affairs since her career began in 1985. She has held several positions that include the Director of Financial Reporting, Budget Director and Associate Vice President for Budget and Finance/Controller. We hope you will join us to celebrate her retirement.

Spring Carnival held over a third week

Due to overwhelming demand, the Frazier Shows Spring Carnival will continue for a third week at the NMSU Pan American Center Parking Lot. Perfect for date night or a fun afternoon with the kids, rides range from the slow and steady to the ultimate ?Freak Out.? Win prizes at various games of skill or have fun in one of the wacky rooms. And what carnival is complete without elephant ears?

The carnival is open 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, and 3-10 p.m. Sunday now through April 30.

Admission to the carnival itself is free, so you can check out the rides and food options before you buy. Tickets are $1 each and rides take three to six tickets. However, you can purchase 40 tickets for $35 or 100 tickets for $75.

$20 wristbands are available for unlimited rides in three-hour blocks from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Wristbands are not available on Fridays and can only be used on the day purchased. Wristbands are only sold up to one hour before the special is over. A ?$3 Off? coupon is available in the ?Save $? section of the NMSU INSIDER mobile app available free of charge at https://aux.nmsu.edu/app/.

Please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Join us this Friday as we kick off NMSU?s $125 million comprehensive campaign

Join the New Mexico State University Foundation and the entire NMSU system as we launch our $125 million comprehensive campaign with a special kickoff celebration this Friday, April 28. The program begins promptly at 4 p.m. in the Mark and Stephanie Medoff Theatre in the Associated Students of NMSU Center for the Arts, with the reveal of the campaign?s theme, the announcement of a transformational gift to the university and a performance from Las Cruces? own country music star, Bri Bagwell.

The campaign launch is free to attend, and the public is invited to join the NMSU system in the celebration. A reception outside the theatre will follow the short program.

To RSVP for the public campaign launch celebration on Friday, please call Nohemi Perez at 575-646-1106.

Portmanteau exhibition opens Friday

New Mexico State University?s 2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) graduating class warmly invites you to the Portmanteau exhibition, a capstone show featuring artworks by 11 BFA students. The exhibition will be held at Wells Hall (intersection of Wells and Locust Streets) on the New Mexico State University campus. In celebration of the exhibition, an opening reception will take place at Wells Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 28. This event is free and open to the public and will include live music and refreshments.

In the Portmanteau exhibition, Tatum Blankley, Felicia Castro, Carleen Cirillo, Maggie Day, Valerie Devereaux, Eva Gabriella Flynn, Kerry Forsythe, Shelly Richards, Andrea Sandoval, Dylan Schultz and Donovan Swann will be showcasing artworks from four years of intensive studies as fine arts majors in the NMSU Department of Art. The varied media on display encompasses painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography, video and performance. Portmanteau combines the work of a diverse group of students and serves as a presentation of the creative talent these artists possess. Many of the exhibiting artists are pursuing graduate school and residencies after the exhibition, or are focusing on professional work as full-time artists.

For any questions or to schedule a tour of the exhibition or an interview, please contact BFA graduating student Maggie Day at 575-646-1705 or maggieda@nmsu.edu. The Portmanteau exhibition will also be open for viewing by the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 5.

State Risk Management offers free clinics

Employees, and their covered spouses/domestic partners, enrolled in the state medical plans through NMSU, will have access to free onsite wellness exams. Information regarding dates of the clinics and the process to schedule an appointment can be found on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/insurance/medical/. Questions regarding the information can be sent to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.

Social Security Representative to present at NMSU May 5

A representative from the El Paso Social Security office will be presenting information on Social Security retirement benefits on the NMSU campus on May 5. Information regarding the location/time of the presentation is on the Benefit Services website at http://benefits.nmsu.edu/retire/process/#social. Employees not able to attend the presentation will be able to view a recorded version of the presentation on the same website above approximately one week after the presentation.

Questions regarding this event should be directed to Benefit Services at 575-646-8000 or benefits@nmsu.edu.