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NMSU Hotline — June 9, 2017

Engineering students? confetti cannons the perfect end to graduation


Nothing makes a celebration more festive than confetti ? especially at graduation time. This year, graduates and their guests were treated to a dazzling rain of crimson and white bits in the Pan American Center.

Some serious engineering made the gaiety possible.

Aggie Innovators who work at the College of Engineering Aggie Innovation Space (AIS) built five new confetti cannons throughout the spring semester. Led by Anthony Rendon and assisted by Jacob Flores, both electrical engineering students, along with mechanical engineering students Jordan Glaze, Drew Cassidy and Arturo Dominguez, the students put approximately 100 man-hours into the project.

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Campus Announcements

Refreshing summer drinks for The Adjustment Project today

Please join us for some refreshing summer drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. today, at The Adjustment Project in 100 West Café at Gerald Thomas Hall. Prices vary from $3 to $6 and free complimentary appetizers with a drink purchase. The refreshing drinks will consist of strawberry daiquiris, lime mojitos and strawberry or lime margaritas. We look forward to having you join us on Friday for an enjoyable time and an opportunity to wind down the busy week. Your support is appreciated and helps our student clubs for travel.

Free theatre presentation tonight

The National Michael Chekhov Association in collaboration with NMSU Theatre Arts presents a "works-in-progress" evening of scenes from Noel Coward's comedy, "Blithe Spirit." Ten actors, both local and from around the world including Lithuania, India, Israel and Australia will be experimenting with the acting techniques of Michael Chekhov, who was a lead actor at the renowned Moscow Art Theatre and then ended his career in Hollywood coaching such luminaries as Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman. Some of the contemporary actors quoting from his technique are Anthony Hopkins, Jack Nicholson and Johnny Depp. The presentation is onstage at the ASNMSU Center for the arts at 7:30 p.m. today for approximately an hour and is free and open to the public. No reservations needed.

For more information, contact Wil Kilroy at wkilroy@nmsu.edu.

Win Warped Tour tickets for you and seven of your friends

KLAQ presents the Las Cruces return of ?Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys? Aug. 1 at the NMSU Intramural Field. The day-long concert kicks off at 11 a.m. and will feature more than 70 acts on seven stages. It?s the ultimate summer experience. Now, things are going to get even hotter. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/1080477415411490/ and invite seven of your Facebook friends and one of you may win free tickets for all of you. One winner of eight tickets will be announced on Friday, June 16, from all Facebook accounts identified as either going, interested or invited. However, it will be up to the winner to decide which seven friends he or she takes, so a little kissing up this week certainly couldn?t hurt. Good luck. See site for official rules or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information.

Professor Twitty receives national honor

David Twitty, a professor in the DACC welding technology department, was named the national awardee of the Dalton E. Hamilton Certified Welding Inspector award sponsored by the American Welding Society. He has been a welding technology instructor at DACC for 23 years.

?To be so honored nationally speaks volumes of David?s professionalism and dedication to the science of welding,? said Dean Saundra Castillo of the Advanced Technology Division. ?David is a great example of our nationally accredited instructors at the community college as they have more certifications as well as teaching and welding experience than any other program in the Southwest.?

The DACC welding faculty have more than 74 years of cumulative teaching experience and together have earned more than 190 welding certifications using five different welding processes. Instructors have more than 150 years of experience in the aerospace, pressure vessel, nuclear component and general fabrication industries.

Twitty graduated with a bachelor's degree in welding engineering technology from Arizona State University in 1992. He was inducted into Tau Alpha Pi, the national honor society for engineering technology students, was a test technician, test driver and test engineer all while attending the university. Twitty has experience in oilfield equipment manufacturing, fabrication of pressure vessels and nuclear components and has earned more than 50 welding certifications.

Since Twitty came to DACC there have been 5,500 welder performance qualification tests for students.

Twitty will receive his award at an AWS luncheon in Chicago in November. Contact Saundra Castillo at 575-528-7076 for more information.

NMSU to host Dia de Descubre recruiting event in Juárez

Mexican nationals looking to attend college in the United States can learn more about what New Mexico State University has to offer during NMSU?s first Dia de Descubre, or day of discovery, recruiting event in Juárez.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Technology Hub Juarez, Av. Lopez Mateos 924. Prospective students and their families are invited to attend. The event will feature presentations by representatives from various colleges and departments, food and opportunities to apply to NMSU and have photos taken with Pistol Pete.


NMSU Board of Regents to hold special meeting June 12

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Monday, June 12, in the Regents Room of the Educational Services Building on the NMSU Las Cruces Campus.

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 on the public university website at https://regents.nmsu.edu/agenda/. The meeting will be available by webcast at https://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor/.