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NMSU Hotline — May 3, 2017

Safety Tip: Aggie Safety Fair Saturday


Fun and safety go hand in hand at New Mexico State University?s annual Aggie Safety Fair. The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the lower intramural fields across from the NMSU Fire Station.

Learn ?Hands-Only? CPR and fire safety and bring your bicycle to be serviced. While you?re there, get your bicycle decorated and join the ?Family Bike Ride? through the NMSU campus and don?t forget your helmet. Sign up for car seat fittings for your baby or toddler seat at www.fire.nmsu.edu/sign-up-form.

Fire trucks, ambulances and police vehicles will be on display and a helicopter will land on the field. Enjoy food at the concession stand and free cotton candy from the NMSU Housing and Residential Life staff members, who will be on hand to help with events for kids of all ages.

Campus Announcements

Final Waffle Wednesday contest to be held today

Our last Waffle Wednesday is here. From 9 to 11 a.m. today at the Sam Steel Cafe, we will be having a contest to show off your waffle creations. You could win a free coffee mug and your own waffle mix. Post a photo of your waffle creation on Instagram and Facebook using hashtag #WaffleWednesday and tag Sam Steel Cafe. Submissions must be posted by noon.

Networking Hour: Customer Discovery set for today

Enjoy some free food and share ideas at the final networking hour of the semester from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Studio G, Academic Research A, 1620 Standley Dr. This week's talk focuses on using customer discovery to find out what your customers really want so that your company can make products and services that matter.

Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. Networking Hour is a function of the Studio G Business Accelerator at NMSU. Studio G helps Aggies start businesses.

Contact 575-646-1859 or cdunn25@ad.nmsu.edu for more information.

Stress Busters Celebration at Taos Restaurant today

Indulge in your favorite comfort foods as you de-stress before Finals Week during the Stress Busters Celebration at Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. This special dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today with a full menu featuring buffalo wings, egg rolls, potato skins, a hot dog bar with local green chile and crispy bacon, a fully loaded nacho bar, baked potatoes with vegetarian chili, an ice cream sundae bar and freshly baked cupcakes. Admission is just one meal plan swipe or $8.75 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Invite your friends to join you at https://www.facebook.com/events/305253769888729/.

Plan ahead and save money next year on special events, like Stress Buster's Celebration, with a meal plan. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

Italian Buffet on Thursday

Treat yourself to a fine dining lunch during the Italian Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature Southwestern green chile chicken lasagna, meatballs in traditional marinara sauce, grilled asparagus, roasted red potatoes, fresh spinach salad, assorted fruit tray, freshly baked garlic bread and cream cheese 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/425287104509694/.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the NMSU Stan Fulton Athletics Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free parking is available to restaurant guests in the select spaces of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com for more information.

Spend 'Star Wars Day' at Barnes & Noble

?May the Fourth be with You,? as the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces opens its doors to both Jedi and Sith, as well as the general public, for a day fit for a queen. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 4, the force will pull you inside for a day full of surprises. Take a swing at Imperial pińatas, saddle up to the cantina for a Stormtrooper Frappuccino or Boba Fett Tea, and take a selfie with cardboard standees of Rey, Darth Vader and a stormtrooper. Plus, the first 200 fans to arrive in ?Star Wars? gear or make a ?Star Wars? purchase will receive free Google Cardboard to become a Jakku Spy in the world of virtual reality. Members of the 501st have been recruited to keep the day?s activities on schedule, so set your navi-computer to 1400 E. University and may the fourth be with you ? always.

Free landspeeder parking is available in designated spaces. Please dial 575-646-4431 on your comlink for more information. Join the rebellion at https://www.facebook.com/events/172446286614886/.

NMSU-Alamogordo to host annual Student Art Show Thursday

The NMSU-Alamogordo Digital and Fine Arts Program will host its annual Spring Student Art Show from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in the Pro Tech building at NMSU-A.

The Art Show features student work from ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, digital art, graphic design and digital video. There will also be a formal presentation of student artwork in the Art Exhibition Lab located in the Pro Tech building adjacent to the Arts & Sciences Division Lobby.

Bring your family and friends for a fun evening of viewing student artwork from our very talented students at NMSU-A, and meet faculty and friends of the college.

Live music will be provided. Light refreshments will be supplied.

For more information, contact Theresa Chavez at 575-439-3670.

By Land and Sea at Taos Restaurant on Thursday

Join us this Thursday to experience the culinary combination of grilled flat iron steaks with Portobello gravy and jumbo crab cakes with garlic butter. Your plate is complete with mashed potatoes with caramelized onions, lemon garlic green beans and home-style cheesecake. This special dinner, By Land and Sea, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Taos Restaurant, NMSU?s dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union. Admission is just one meal plan swipe plus $7.50 or $16.25 plus tax. Full menu available while supplies last. Invite your friends to join you at https://www.facebook.com/events/126143057934375/.

You can sign up for your fall 2017 now. Meal plans are available to students, faculty and staff. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

This Friday: Cinco de Mayo Taco Bar at Taos Restaurant

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, this week?s Mike?s Magnificent Meals has been moved to Friday, May 5, 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. with a full menu featuring a fully loaded beef and chicken rolled taco bar with queso, guacamole and local, house-made salsa, served alongside Southwestern bean dip, a fruit cup bar with seasonings, an elote bar, horchata, churros and traditional rice pudding. 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/1362671967125183/.

Plan ahead and save money next year on special events, like Mike's Magnificent Meals, with a meal plan. Visit http://dining.nmsu.edu for details and to sign up online.

Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Seminar to be held Friday

Plant and Environmental Sciences Ph.D. candidates Subhankar Mandal, ?Breeding for Fusarium Basal Rot resistance in short-day onions,? and Emily Creegan, ?Community-to-Farm Organic Waste Utilization: Developing and Analyzing Waste-to-Resource Compost Programs,? will present a PES Graduate Seminar at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200. Everyone is welcome. For more information about the broadcast link for this seminar, contact Colby Brungard at cbrung@nmsu.edu.

Engineering professor's photos to be featured in exhibit

Civil Engineering Professor Nirmala Khandan?s photos will be featured in an exhibit opening this week. The unique beauty of birds and landscapes make up "The Photo Art of Nature," opening Friday, May 5, during the Downtown Ramble from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Cottonwood Gallery, Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Main St.

Khandan, a native of Sri Lanka, has been a faculty member in the Civil Engineering Department at NMSU since 1990. His professional expertise is in the area of environmental engineering. Over the years, he has also developed artistic skills in the area of photography. As a self-taught photographer, he is passionate about bird/wildlife/nature/travel photography. He has been shooting with Nikon equipment, initially with film and slides and currently with digital full-frame bodies. As a long-time member of the Dona Ana Photography Club, he has made several presentations on HDR techniques, travelogues and bird photography at its annual symposia and general meetings. He is also an active member of the Mesilla Valley Audubon Club.

11th annual DACC Architecture Student Showcase Friday

The DACC Architecture program invites the public to its annual Architecture Student Showcase from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 5, in the DASR Commons Area of the DACC East Mesa campus. This year, the focus of student works was on service learning, which included working on conceptual plans for affordable housing, streetscape improvements, commuter rail stations and similar projects. The event consists of an exhibit of student work from 5 to 6 p.m, followed by four, 10-minute presentations by local architects and preservationists. Students will exhibit designs, models, drawings and architectural digital models. Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact the Architecture Program office at 575-527-7677, luirios@nmsu.edu or jkirton@nmsu.edu.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholars honored

DACC students Pauline Chacon and Cesar Ruvalcaba were named to the 2017 New Mexico All USA Academic Team for their outstanding academic accomplishments and community service.

The certificates, medals and graduation regalia were presented to them recently by DACC President Renay Scott and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) advisers Mary Sletten of Administrative Technologies and Robert Doyle and Gus Pina of the Computer Information Technology program. PTK, an honor society for two-year colleges, sponsored the awards. The Alpha Omega Tau chapter at DACC nominated the students. As a result of the honor both have received a scholarship to a four-year university. Chacon will enter New Mexico State University, while Ruvalcaba will enroll in the University of Advancing Technology.

Chacon is a Gadsden High School 2004 graduate. Ten years after graduating from high school she enrolled at DACC to pursue an associate degree in business office technology/bookkeeping assistant and a certificate for Bilingual Office Specialist. Chacon has a 3.98 grade point average.

Ruvalcaba is pursuing an associate degree in computer information technology at DACC with an anticipated graduation date of May 11. After receiving a computer from his grandparents at an early age, his fascination with technology quickly grew and led to the decision of pursuing a career in what he loved. He joined PTK to enable him to further his education and pursue a bachelor's degree in network security.

For more information contact Robert Doyle at 575-528-7215.

Destress Fest slated for May 10

As you find yourself smack dab in the middle of Finals Week, take a moment to destress at the Destress Fest from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces. Play iPad Pictionary, Wii Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros., or have fun in the photo booth, while enjoying free beverage samples. Invite your friends at https://www.facebook.com/events/472596473080543/.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University and provides free parking in designated spaces. Please call 575-646-4431 for more information.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be closed on May 12

Due to a large reservation, The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be closed for business on Friday, May 12. The restaurant will reopen with normal business hours on Monday, May 15. The restaurant is normally open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located in the NMSU Stan Fulton Athletics Center at 1815 Wells Dr.

For more information or to contact the restaurant, call 575-646-4763.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet May 12

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, May 12, in the Regents Room of the Educational Services Building on the NMSU Las Cruces Campus, 1780 East University Avenue.

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 to the public on the university?s website at https://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda/. The meeting will be available by webcast at https://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor/. Contact the Office of the Board of Regents at 575-646-5997 if you need additional information.