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NMSU Hotline — June 12, 2017

Arrowhead Center-supported company selected as NMSBA success story

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A technology company supported by Arrowhead Center, the economic development and innovation hub at New Mexico State University, has been recognized by the New Mexico Small Business Assistance program as one of 10 success stories during its annual Innovation Celebration.

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Menu highlights for Taos Restaurant this week

Taos Restaurant, NMSU's dining hall in Corbett Center Student Union, continues to remain open this summer to the public. Lunch menu highlights for this week include Asian beef and broccoli stir-fry, vegetable fried rice and classic egg rolls today; hearty beef vegetable soup, curry lentil soup, sweet and sour pork and sesame teriyaki chicken on Tuesday, June 13; and cheese tortellini in marinara sauce, classic grilled chicken breast sandwiches and herbed seasoned bread sticks on Wednesday, June 14.

Taos Restaurant is open for breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Monday through Sunday, lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Please check https://dining.nmsu.edu/holiday/ for any summer closures. Faculty and staff can use their meal plans over the summer. Go to https://idcard.nmsu.edu/facultystaff-meal-plans/ for more information. Menu is subject to change.

Every Aggie Counts event slated to boost Aggie Finish Line scholarship

As part of its $125 million Ignite Aggie Discovery fundraising campaign, New Mexico State University is promoting a special mini-campaign for the month of June to emphasize that ?Every Aggie Counts? when it comes to making an impact on student success.

For those alumni who have not yet found the program or scholarship they want to support at NMSU, there?s an extra incentive to make a first-time gift during Every Aggie Counts: a dollar-for-dollar match is available for gifts to the Aggie Finish Line Degree Completion Scholarship from alumni who are making their first gift to NMSU.

To honor every Aggie wishing to give back, the NMSU Foundation will host a special event for El Paso-area alumni from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Whole Foods, 100 Pitt St. on El Paso?s west side, for a chance to win gift cards from Whole Foods and other giveaways.

The event, which features a live radio broadcast and other fun, will drive the momentum for Every Aggie Counts and give Las Cruces alumni a chance to meet students and support a new scholarship in time to make a difference for the fall semester.

Students at NMSU who are a semester or two away from graduation now have an additional source of support to help them bridge that financial gap and cross the finish line to receive their degree. The Aggie Finish Line Degree Completion Scholarship will support one or more undergraduate students with an award that covers the tuition gap when other financial support has been exhausted. Students must be in good academic standing at NMSU and must be within one or two semesters of completing a bachelor?s degree.

Every Aggie Counts comes in the midst of the NMSU system?s Ignite Aggie Discovery campaign, which extends through 2019. The fundraising effort, which launched its public phase in April, is the largest cash campaign in the university?s history, with a goal of adding $50 million in scholarship endowments to support student success. To learn how you can be part of Every Aggie Counts, visit ignite.nmsu.edu/everyaggiecounts or call 575-646-1613.

NMSU alumnus, faculty collaborate on children?s play based on book

With the help of New Mexico State University faculty and staff members, a play based on the children?s book about an NMSU alumnus is coming to Las Cruces June 16 and 17 at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Main Street.

George Mendoza, who graduated from NMSU in 1978 from the individualized studies department in the College of Arts and Sciences, is an internationally acclaimed artist and subject of a children?s book, ?Colors of the Wind: The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza.?

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12551/nmsu-alumnus-faculty-collaborate-on-children-s-play-based-on-book

NMSU, Texas Tech to host Sustainable Rangelands Symposium June 21-22 in Ruidoso

RUIDOSO ? The influence of drought cycles on rangeland and cattle management options will be the theme for the second annual Sustainable Rangelands Symposium Wednesday and Thursday, June 21-22, at the Ruidoso Conference Center, 811 Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso.

New Mexico State University?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and Texas Tech University?s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are co-hosting the event that will follow the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association conference.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12539/nmsu-texas-tech-to-host-sustainable-rangelands-symposium-june-21-22-in-ruidoso

NMSU receives funds for community-wide reading project

New Mexico State University is one of 75 organizations nationwide that will receive funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2017 and June 2018.

?The NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book,? said a statement from NEA. Big Read is an initiative of the NEA in partnership with Arts Midwest.

The 2017-2018 grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 for community reading programs taking place in 32 states. The NMSU grant is set at $13,500.

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12553/nmsu-receives-funds-for-community-wide-reading-project