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NMSU Hotline — April 25, 2017

NMSU Honors College symposium showcases student research and creativity

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The New Mexico State University community and the public are invited to attend a morning of presentations, poster displays and performances that include topics such as agriculture, dance, science, health, engineering, poetry and economics.

The NMSU Honors College is hosting the annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium Friday, April 28. URCAS begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Corbett Center Student Union ballrooms on the third floor.

Undergraduate honors students will display their research projects on large poster exhibits, read from their written reports or present a slide show. Some students will read poetry or perform a dance.

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Pacific Rim menu offered at 100 West Cafe

Join us for a delicious Pacific Rim menu prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of Chef John Hartley. The menu for the week will be your choice of spicy beef and snow pea soup, cucumber salad with daikon, onion and tomato or Thai vegetable salad with edamame, kale and cashews. The main entrée choices are sesame ginger chicken, grilled teriyaki salmon, vegetable egg rolls or Chinese barbecue pork. The sides are rice and steamed vegetables. Your dessert choices are mango pudding, green tea ice cream or steamed Thai pumpkin cake. All lunches are $10 payable by cash, check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards for your convenience. We look forward to having you for lunch and appreciate your support. Next week will be our last week of lunches.

The HRTM 363 students are looking forward to serving you. Gift cards are available for sale in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 138 in $10 increments. They are a great idea for any occasion and do not expire until 2020.

For more information, please visit our website at http://hrtm.nmsu.edu or call our office at 575-646-5995.

Nesting hawks are back at Rentfrow Hall

The Swainson?s Hawks that have nested in the trees near Rentfrow Hall for the last few years are back again. Recently, the hawks have swooped down on pedestrians at Rentfrow, Regents Row and near the Speech Building. If you must walk through the area between Rentfrow and Breland Halls, you are advised to wear a sturdy hat or carry an umbrella. Please report any injury to the Campus Health Center. If you have any questions, please contact Facilities and Services at 575-646-7114.


Chile Pepper Institute product samples will be available at Founders Day Wednesday

The Chile Pepper Institute will have some Holy Jolokia and NuMex sauce products available for sampling at the Founders Day event Wednesday, April 26.

We will also have samples of our NuMex roasted green chile. Stop by our table and sample some NuMex Heritage 6-4, Heritage Big Jim and Sandia Select green chile.



'Calling All Aggies' preparing for fall 2017 calling campaign

As part of the many efforts utilized to enhance student retention, the "Calling All Aggies" calling campaign plays a vital role. Spring 2017 "Calling All Aggies" reached out to more than 2,600 students who were enrolled in fall 2016 but had not enrolled for courses by Jan. 13. This is a huge effort and requires a community wide undertaking to assist all NMSU students in staying the course and completing enrollment for the fall 2017 semester. Emails are generated by the Student Information Management (SIM) team and sent to all unenrolled students eligible to enroll for fall 2017. The actual ?Calling All Aggies? portion commenced on April 24 and will run through August.

If you are not currently approved to assist in our campaign, please send your Aggie ID to sim@nmsu.edu requesting a link to access "Calling All Aggies." Once you are approved, you are given a PDF information packet to download step-by-step procedures. For those of you already approved, your link to the campaign is at https://enrollmentcampaign.nmsu.edu.

Training will be provided for those of you wanting to learn about the process or need a refresher at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, and 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Zuhl Library Conference Room 225. It is only necessary to attend one session.

Calls from the NMSU community to our students make a difference and the "Calling All Aggies" initiative thanks you very much.

For questions, contact Lisa Kirby at 575-646-1342 or lkirby@nmsu.edu.




Geological Sciences Colloquium to be held Wednesday

New Mexico State University Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium will feature Nathaniel Lifton from Purdue University from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at Gardiner Hall, Room 230. His talk is titled "Exposing the potential for in situ cosmogenic 14C in geochronology."




Arrowhead Center to host public reception for LAUNCH winners

Arrowhead Center, New Mexico State University?s entrepreneurship and innovation hub, will host a public reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the 3rd Floor Bistro inside Fulton Center at the corner of Arrowhead Drive and Wells Street, to announce the winners of its sixth LAUNCH competition. LAUNCH is a four-month proof of concept competition that accelerates technologies from NMSU to the market. By exploring a technology?s commercial potential very early in development, and receiving funding and resources for that work, LAUNCH participants stand a much better chance of moving a viable product to market.

Five finalists will present information about their technologies and what they learned through the LAUNCH competition process at the reception, and the seed-funding winner will be announced.

The reception is free and open to the NMSU community and the public. To RSVP for the reception, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-reception-tickets-33915342703. For more information about LAUNCH, visit http://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/launch.

'Urinetown' opens Friday, preview Thursday at ASNMSU Center for the Arts

Hot Blades Harry (Taylor Rodriguez) scares the heck out of Hope Cladwell (Melis Derya White) in "URINETOWN" at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. Don't miss this satirical musical about a water shortage and the need to pee. A preview performance is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Tickets for this preview are two for one for NMSU faculty and staff. The official opening is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, and it plays through May 7.

Tickets are available at Pan American Center box office before the show or at the Center for the Arts one hour before each show. Call 575-646-1640 for more information.


Engineering Retirement Party set for Friday

The College of Engineering will bid a retirement farewell to four people who have made numerous contributions to NMSU: Craig Ricketts, engineering technology associate professor; Steve Frank, surveying engineering professor; Roseann Thompson, research scientist; and Marty Lopez, grants and contracts administrator. There will be goodies served for the occasion from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the Foreman Engineering Complex Lobby. All are invited to show their gratitude and send them off with best wishes.

'Yolanda Cooper: Life As It Is' exhibition opens Friday

The University Art Gallery at NMSU will present the 2017 MFA exhibition, "Yolanda Cooper: Life As It Is," on view from April 28 through May 13. A public reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 28, in tandem with the Juried Student Show opening festivities. Admission to the gallery and all additional programming is free and open to the public.

Cooper?s "Life As It Is" series is comprised of scintillating painting-drawing hybrids that function as visual materializations and embodiments of the artist?s fight for her place in the present moment. The majority of these complex and deeply personal self-portraits are created on wood panels, which also serve as the artworks? support. These panels, several of which are large scale, preserve the artist?s varying conceptions of her identity during a critical stage of her life. At its core, the "Life As It Is" series documents a particular period of time when Cooper?s tenacity bespoke her survival.

Stemming from our collaboration with Cooper, the University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the creation of a new community program, titled Q&A with the Artist. The first iteration of this format will take place from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May 4, and provide a forum for a conversation between Cooper, an MFA graduate, and Michelle Lanteri, interim gallery director. During this discussion, the artist will provide audiences with insights into her themes, processes and intentions for the "Life As It Is" panel series. The Q&A event is free and open to the public.

The University Art Gallery at NMSU is located at 1390 E. University Avenue in Las Cruces, in D.W. Williams Hall at the intersection of East University Avenue and South Solano Drive. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Designated gallery parking is available, and general parking on the NMSU campus is free on weekends and after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

To arrange a group visit, please visit the gallery website at http://uag.nmsu.edu, or contact Jasmine Woodul, gallery manager, at artglry@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2545.

'Full Moon' Night golf tournament to be held May 12

The Las Cruces Symphony Association presents ?Full Moon? Night Golf Tournament Fundraiser Friday, May 12, at Red Hawk Golf Course. Check-in is 4:30 p.m. and tee-off is 5:30 p.m.

Four-member teams are $125 per person which includes 18 holes of ?Glow In The Dark? golf and dinner, plus, great raffle prizes. To register visit http://www.lascrucessymphony.com. For more information call the Symphony Office at 575 646-3709.

Lonnie Klein, director/conductor, is a professor at NMSU and has been since 1999. NMSU students perform with the orchestra, and all of the backstage crew is also NMSU faculty and students. When it?s possible with the visiting guest soloists, the association pays to have them teach a master class to the music students to allow them one-on-one experience with a world class, professional musician in their instrument or discipline.

NMSU Community College Roundup dates have been set

The 2017 NMSU Community College Roundup is Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30, at New Mexico State University?s Carlsbad Campus.

The conference is an interdisciplinary forum for exchange of knowledge on the latest techniques and advances in education within the NMSU System. The 2017 theme is ?Down to Earth: Adapting to New Challenges.?

The conference is seeking speakers with diverse expertise to stimulate discussions and promote collaboration between the four community colleges at Carlsbad, Alamogordo, Grants and Dona Ana.

Deadline for call for proposals is June 1. For more information, please contact Teri Dodson at 575-234-9256 or visit http://roundup2017.nmsu.edu.

NMSU?s College of ACES Dean Flores receives KSU?s Outstanding Alumni Award

As an engineer and scientist in grain processing, New Mexico State University?s Rolando A. Flores, dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, has been selected to receive the Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry?s Outstanding Alumni Award.

?This award recognizes Grain Science alumni who have made a significant positive impact on or contribution to the field of grain science,? said Gordon Smith, professor and head of Grain Science and Industry at KSU. Smith said the award ?represents the values and mission of the department on behalf of our alumni, faculty, staff and students.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12458/nmsu-s-college-of-aces-dean-flores-receives-ksu-s-outstanding-alumni-award

NMSU rodeo team celebrates 75 years

The New Mexico State University rodeo team will celebrate its 75 years with a reception, a music festival and of course, a rodeo.

During the weekend of April 28-30, the NMSU rodeo team will conclude its season with its final competitions at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. The events will start daily at 1 p.m. and a large crowd is expected.

General admission to the rodeo is $5 daily. Children under the age of 12, as well as NMSU students with a student ID, may enter free of charge. There are also a limited number of regular and premium box seats available for $300 and $500 for those wanting to be right next to the action. Each box includes 10 rodeo passes and two parking passes for each day. Boxes are selling fast so contact event staff soon.

More information on the rodeo can be found at http://aces.nmsu.edu/rodeo. Contact Heather Richman at 575-646-6495 with any questions, to donate silent auction items or to purchase box seats or sponsorship opportunities.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12472/nmsu-rodeo-team-celebrates-75-years

NMSU announces conclusion of Tough Enough to Wear Pink efforts

After 10 years of fundraising for cancer research, dozens of awareness activities and a decade of pink Aggie football games, NMSU Aggies Are Tough Enough to Wear Pink organizers have announced their volunteer efforts will not continue in 2017.

?We?ve always known the life cycle of a volunteer effort such as ours is limited and we believe the completion of 10 years is a tremendous achievement,? said TETWP Co-Chair Pat Sisbarro. ?Since 2007 the efforts of countless volunteers and the generosity of this community have contributed almost $5 million in cash and in-kind contributions to benefit breast cancer research and awareness efforts here in New Mexico.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12470/nmsu-announces-conclusion-of-tough-enough-to-wear-pink-efforts

New Mexico Indian Livestock Days has provided research-based information for 21 years

ALBUQUERQUE ? Since 1985 research-based information has been presented to Navajo and Pueblo livestock growers by New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at an annual event.

Through the years the name of the premier agricultural conference for Native Americans in the Southwest has evolved to become the New Mexico Indian Livestock Days.

This year?s three-day conference will be Wednesday-Friday, May 10-12, at the Route 66 Casino Hotel, west of Albuquerque on Interstate 40. It will begin at noon Wednesday and end at noon Friday.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12474/new-mexico-indian-livestock-days-has-provided-research-based-information-for-21-years