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NMSU Hotline — May 17, 2017

Safety Tip: Bicycle Safety ? NMSU Ride Your Bike to Work Day Friday


May is Bike Month in Las Cruces and NMSU?s Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19. This week across the nation, thousands of individuals will ride to work and many are logging the miles of their commute. At NMSU we are starting a competition to determine which college or division has the highest numbers of riders and by mileage to and from work on May 19. Be part of the excitement by pedaling to work. If you do, stop at Hadley Hall on Friday to grab some refreshment and sign in for the competition. The ride to work will help make a positive impact on your health and the environment.

Here are some bike safety tips to follow:

Rules of the Road
? The same laws that apply to motorists apply to bicyclists
? Obey all traffic control devices (stop signs, traffic lights)
? Use hand signals to indicate stops and turns

Always Wear a Properly Fitting Helmet
? Wear a helmet, no matter how short the trip

Ride on the Right
? Always ride in the same direction as traffic
? Use the furthest right lane that heads to your destination
? Slower moving bicyclists and motorists stay to the right

Ride Predictably
? Ride in a straight line
? Don't swerve in the road or between parked cars
? Check for traffic before entering street or intersection
? Anticipate hazards and adjust your position accordingly

Be Visible
? Wear brightly colored clothing that provides contrast
? Use a white front light in low light conditions
? Use a red rear light in low light conditions
? Use a reflector or reflective tape or clothing anytime
? Announce yourself by making eye contact with motorists

For more information visit http://bikes.nmsu.edu.

Campus Announcements

Summer Celebration Buffet on Thursday

Soak in the flavors of the season during the Summer Celebration Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature chardonnay garlic chicken, slow cooked pot roast, loaded mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, steamed corn, house salad with dressing, fresh rolls with butter, decadent chocolate cake and freshly baked cookies. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Invite your friends at https://business.facebook.com/events/1385619951528349/.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be open normal hours this summer from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. The restaurant is located in the Stan Fulton Athletic Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free parking is available to restaurant guests in 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.

Retirement reception for Viola Silva to be held May 25

After 40 years of service to NMSU and DACC, Viola Silva will be retiring for a second time on May 31. Please join us to celebrate her many years of dedicated service. The reception will be held at the DACC Espina Campus in Alex Sanchez Hall, Rooms 77?79, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Golf lessons dedicated to ladies, kids, more

This summer, the heat is on at the NMSU Golf Course. Sign your kids up for one of six Junior Golf Camps at https://golf.nmsu.edu/junior/ or check out the calendar of events featuring Driving Range Happy Hours, the Ladies Clinic and the PGA Junior League at http://bit.ly/2pUbV4d. The school year may be over, but the fun?s just begun at the NMSU Golf Course. Please contact 575-646-1445 or jlynch1@nmsu.edu for more information.

Learning Games Lab Summer Sessions for students entering grades 3?8

Youth can apply to be Learning Games Lab Consultants during our one-week Think Tank sessions. We have updated our summer sessions to include students entering fifth grade in the 2017-2018 school year. Selected consultants will play games, participate in design activities and learn possible career paths in the industry. All sessions last from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Our session topics are:
Youth entering grades third to fifth: Digital tools for documenting your life
Youth entering grades sixth to eighth: Multimedia and math

Application submission has been extended to Friday, May 26. Selected consultants will be notified by Tuesday, May 30. To apply or for further information visit http://bit.ly/2pwxOcT.

Questions, contact Amanda at aarmstr0@nmsu.edu or 575-646-1076.

Asian Fusion Wine Dinner slated for May 27

Indulge in a one-of-a-kind fine dining experience during the Asian Fusion Wine Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. Relish mouthwatering cuisine expertly paired with a selection of fine wines, all while enjoying the best view in Las Cruces. Go to http://bit.ly/2pRKAzN for full details including the menu and wine pairings.

Reservations required in advance. Call 575-646-4802 to reserve your table today.

Young Women in Computing Summer Camp offered in June

The Young Women in Computing program, housed in the NMSU Department of Computer Science, invites all high school aged young women to join us for a fun two weeks. Camp will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. June 5-16, in Science Hall at NMSU. Projects will include designing wearable tech creations with Lilypad Arduino, Cybersecurity exploration (aka: hacking) with encryption, amping up your home with smart grid technologies, and setting up full computer and wifi access using Raspberry Pi's. This session is for rising ninth to 12th grade newcomers to the YWiC summer intensive. For more information, and to see all of the amazing summer opportunities for young women in middle and high school, visit http://ywic.nmsu.edu.

Please direct questions to Rebecca Galves at rgalves@cs.nmsu.edu or 575-646-1901.

Mannheim steamrolls its way into Las Cruces

Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis has been America?s favorite holiday tradition for more than 30 years. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Davis?s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series, which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group?s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard?s Seasonal Charts every year.

Tickets for the Dec. 5 concert at NMSU Pan American Center will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, July 21, at the Pan Am Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at https://www1.ticketmaster.com/mannheim-steamroller-christmas-las-cruces-new-mexico-12-05-2017/event/0C0052A5062544CB?artistid=944139&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=50.

A Christmas in July presale will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 20. Select interested or going at https://www.facebook.com/events/223511438147106/ to receive a Facebook notification of the password once it becomes available earlier that month. The password will also be sent to iPhone and Android users who accept push notifications on the NMSU INSIDER mobile app available free of charge at https://aux.nmsu.edu/app/.

Please call 575-646-1420 for more information.

NMSU to offer free Lamaze classes this summer

Expectant mothers looking for the extra confidence and support they need to prepare for childbirth can take advantage of free Lamaze classes offered by the School of Nursing at New Mexico State University?s College of Health and Social Services.

Classes will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning May 30 through July 3. Pregnant women can register for the classes anytime between 16 weeks and 24 weeks, and must be 24 to 32 weeks pregnant by the first class in the series. A labor support person is welcome to accompany pregnant women to the classes, which will be offered at the college, located at 1334 International Mall. Free parking is available off Jordan Street.

To register for the classes, call 575-646-8089 or email moralest@nmsu.edu.


NMSU showcases young writers? talents; new camp applications now open

New Mexico State University is accepting applications for its 2017 summer writing camps and also showcasing the works of young writers involved in last year?s program.

?The camps give young writers a place to explore writing,? said Karen Trujillo, the camp director. ?Camp activities include idea generating, writing across genres, performing and more. The performance will demonstrate to our community just how much these young writers have learned.?

Students in the camp work with mentor writers and teachers of writing from the NMSU Borderlands Writing Project in the College of Arts and Sciences and the local community.


Grateful NMSU alumnus pays it forward with engineering endowed scholarship

Growing up in rural Kansas, Richard Aldridge knew he didn?t want to be a rancher or a farmer. So, after high school, he traded in the cold winters on the family ranch for New Mexico State University and sunny days in Las Cruces in 1961.

?I enjoyed math and science in high school and at an early age, I had my heart set on engineering,? said Aldridge, a 1967 electrical engineering graduate.

As a 21-year-old, Aldridge spent eight months in Japan working on a satellite-tracking program as an NMSU Physical Science Laboratory Cooperative Education student. Co-op education is experience-based learning for students through paid employment in practical, curriculum-related work assignments, and it began at NMSU in the summer of 1929 in the College of Engineering.