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NMSU Hotline — May 1, 2017

NMSU College of Education recognizes Emerging Scholars in research

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Five faculty members at New Mexico State University?s College of Education have been named Emerging Scholars for their innovative research efforts.

The college?s Emerging Scholars Initiative, which was started last year by Dean Don Pope-Davis, aims to support and promote innovative research efforts of untenured, tenure-track faculty and research faculty that will advance scientific knowledge or creative works in a specific field or area of professional activity, and develop skills to be successful at securing external funding. The initiative is designed to support all methods of research including qualitative, quantitative and mixed method. It also provides financial support for each selected research project with the condition that the project must be completed within two years.

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Campus Announcements

Sustainability Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday

The next Sustainability Council meeting will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Milton Hall, Room 85. Sustainability Council meetings are open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Anyone may join the council at anytime; no previous knowledge or experience is necessary. This month?s guest speaker will be Heather Watenpaugh, campus architect, who will be presenting on ?What NMSU is Doing to Be Green."

The meeting will be available online at https://zoom.us/j/973677801 for those who cannot be there in person, but would like to participate.

If you would like to be added to the Sustainability Council email list, contact sumolina@nmsu.edu.

100 West Cafe serves up Italian menu for last week

Join us for some great Italian food prepared by our HRTM 363 students under the direction of Chef John Hartley, Tuesday, May 2, through Friday, May 5. The menu for the week will be your choice of cream of red bell pepper soup, salad Caprese or Italian green salad. The main entrée choices are white fish Pomodoro, Roman chicken sautee, eggplant parmesan or Fusille Arrabiata. The sides will be roasted new potatoes and broccolini. Your dessert choices are cannoli, limoncello zabaglione or mascarpone and peaches. 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. See you in the fall after the Labor Day holiday.

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.

Food, fun, music and more at this semester?s Finals Late Night Breakfast Beach Party

No NMSU semester can officially end without one last blowout at Taos Restaurant. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join us for pancakes, breakfast pizzas, tater tot casseroles and more, with plenty of toppings to choose from 9 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 9.

Do you like piña coladas? This year?s Beach Party-themed event will feature virgin tropical drinks, Hula Hoop contests and other summer-style games. Sand not included.

Plus, take a selfie with Striking the Wonder Dog, see how low you can go with our limbo contest, dance the night away to DJ music, enjoy lasting memories with our prop photo booth, win tickets to the Aug. 1 Vans Warped Tour, pick up free scantrons from ASNMSU, and win prizes from Sodexo, Barnes & Noble and Pepsi.

Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $2 with a canned food donation to the Aggie Cupboard. Please note that Taos will close from 7 to 9 p.m. that evening to prepare. The NMSU Police Dept. will distribute free bags of popcorn to those waiting in line.

Invite your friends to join you at https://www.facebook.com/events/406587336373633/ and please contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

NMSU Jazz Ensemble album release party to be held Tuesday

The NMSU Jazz Ensembles would like to invite the NMSU community to an album release party to be held in the courtyard of the Music Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2. The album includes a compilation of recordings made by NMSU Jazz students over the past four years. Included is a composition commissioned and written for the NMSU Jazz Ensembles by Fred Sturm titled ?Pueblo de Taos.?

Those in attendance at the Release Party will receive a free CD.

Eat for Pete at El Sombrero 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 El Sombrero Patio Cafe, 363 S. Espina St., from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and mention Eat for Pete or Aggie Cupboard to donate 15 percent of the price of your meal to the food pantry.

Other partners for Eat for Pete were Chick-fil-A, Dublin?s Street Pub and Grill and Lorenzo?s Italian Restaurant.

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.

NMSU alumni's idea needs votes to win USA Today grant

A group of NMSU alumni are hoping to win a $100,000 grant from USA Today through its ?A Community Thrives? project to create a community space with tools people in the region can use for creative projects. USA Today?s "A Community Thrives"(ACT) program enables community members to act on ideas that improve the people, organizations, government and businesses around them by equipping them with the resources they need to thrive. Lea Wise-Surguy, NMSU alum and executive director of Cruces Creatives, wants the grant to create a ?Makerspace" in Las Cruces. The ?Makerspace" would provide access to tools like 3-D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, top-notch software, a wood shop, metal working tools and more.

?Makerspaces are like gyms for tools, where members can come in to use the tools, learn skills and share in a community of making,? Wise-Surguy said. The funds will allow the group to purchases the tools, secure space and hire instructors to serve the community. Voting for USA Today?s ?A Community Thrives? grant will run through May 12. To vote for the project, visit http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60451604/. To learn more about Cruces Creatives, go to their website at https://crucescreatives.org/ or follow them on Facebook where they have more tools and demos in conjunction with the USA Today ?A Community Thrives? grant. For more information contact Lea Wise-Surguy at crucescreatives@gmail.com.

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 Friday

A representative from the El Paso Social Security office will be presenting information on Social Security retirement benefits on the NMSU campus on Friday, 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.

'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.

NM EDGE provides leadership program to NM General Service Department employees

SANTA FE ? Forty-four New Mexico General Service Department employees completed a new leadership foundation program conducted by New Mexico EDGE. The participants were recognized during a certificate presentation program recently in Willie Ortiz Auditorium.

NM EDGE, which stands for Education Designed to Generate Excellence in the public sector, is a nationally accredited program administered by New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences? Cooperative Extension Service.


Three NMSU graduates inducted into College of Business Hall of Fame

Perry Elders, Class of ?83, and Philip and Sandy Cook, Classes of ?84 and ?82, were inducted into New Mexico State University?s College of Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony and banquet April 21 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. In addition, the college presented the Corporate Traders Award to Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

?I have an incredible amount of respect for the people who were honored,? said College of Business Dean James Hoffman. ?They?ve been so generous with their time, mentorship and support ? each of these honorees has made an impact on our college and our students.?

Established in 1997 by the College of Business, the Hall of Fame honors outstanding alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and supporters who have made an impact with their commitment to the college and NMSU.