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NMSU Hotline — June 29, 2017

NMSU engineering students design unique processing machine for local small business


For their senior capstone project in the College of Engineering, Macklin Begaye, Austin Hilton and Jagg Lovato, all mechanical engineering technology students, knew they wanted a challenge. The trio, who graduated from New Mexico State University last month, selected a project to design and manufacture a machine for a local small business.

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All-American Bistro buffet, change in hours

In early celebration of Independence Day, visit the All-American Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature Texas-style brisket, barbecue chicken, home-style mac 'n cheese, classic baked beans, house salad, fresh rolls with butter and American apple pie. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Invite family and friends to join you at https://facebook.com/events/1458455530900890/.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free parking is available to restaurant guests in designated spaces of the Stan Fulton Athletic Center parking lot. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations and be sure to visit https://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12567/nmsu-s-fulton-center-3rd-floor-bistro-will-adjust-hours-in-july for details about the bistro?s new hours beginning July 1.

Free DACC Small Business Development Center workshop today

A DACC Small Business Development Center workshop, "How Businesses Use Credit," will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the DACC Workforce Center, 2345 East Nevada Ave, Room 101E.

Learn about different ways small businesses use credit, commercial loans including SBA Loan Programs and ways to obtain credit, what lenders look for in a business plan, how financial statements drive business strategy, and banking services a small business needs.

Please register at www.nmsbdc.org/lascruces. For more information contact Pavla with SBDC at DACC-Las Cruces at sbdcinfo@nmsu.edu or 575-527-7676.

Medicinal plants presentations to be held Friday

Six students from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) who participated in the "Medicinal Plants Workshop" this summer will hold poster presentations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, in the Skeen Hall rotunda. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Laura Rodríguez at laurodri@nmsu.edu or 575-646-5169.

Solar-powered charging stations now available

Solar-powered charging stations are now available for use under the Ocotillo Shade Structure at Jordan and International Mall. Please bring your cord for hook-up and come visit our new Desert Sculpture Garden. Learn the names of the desert plants or study in the shade while your phone is charging.

Suspension of chemical waste pickups for disposal  

Suspension of chemical pickups for disposal will start Thursday, July 13, due to our quarterly shipment of hazardous waste. Chemical pickups will resume on Monday, Aug. 7, after the scheduled shipment.

In the interim, please follow the ?NMSU Waste Accumulation Point Checklist? procedures. A copy of these procedures can be found at http://safety.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/72/2015/10/Waste-Accumulation-Checklist.docx.

Please call Environmental Health & Safety at 575-646-3327 to schedule free pickups before or after these dates. Thank you for your assistance.

Hard Road Trio KRWG benefit concert to be held July 22

New Mexico's acoustic music powerhouse The Hard Road Trio has put together a special show to benefit KRWG. The concert featuring the trio and their musical friends will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main Street in Las Cruces.

Tickets are available online at http://krwg.org, at the KRWG offices (Room 121 in Milton Hall on the NMSU campus, 575-646-2222) and at the Cutter Gallery at the corner of University and El Paseo. Tickets prices are $15 in advance, $20 at the door for adults and for ages 12 and under $7.50 in advance, $10 at the door.

The Hard Road Trio features Steve Smith (vocals, mandolin, octave mandolin and guitar), Chris Sanders (vocals and guitar) and Anne Luna (vocals and bass). They are joined by Tim May, Nashville guitarist extraordinaire. Hard Road Trio and guest musicians? CDs will be on sale at the concert.

The Hard Road Trio has captured audiences across the country with the depth of their songwriting and the power of their distinctive voices. Their music grows from Smith's love of bluegrass rooted in his native Virginia, the beauty of choral singing ever-present in Sanders' Minnesota childhood, and the tradition of music in Luna's New Mexico family. Together, their Southwestern blend of roots and bluegrass music provides a unique heartbeat and lilt underscored by Luna's driving and elegant bass.

The Hard Road Trio concert will benefit KRWG, a public broadcasting service of New Mexico State University, serving southern New Mexico and far west Texas. KRWG can be heard in Alamogordo at 89.5 FM, Deming at 93.5 FM, Silver City at 91.2 and in Lordsburg and Truth or Consequences at 91.9 FM.

Aggies-Go-Global supports ACES graduate student volunteer work in Mali

Matt McInstosh and Janet Ott spent two weeks in Mali, West Africa, with College of ACES faculty member Andres Cibils volunteering on community development projects in the villages of Dougoukouna and Ouendebougou in the region of Segou, central Mali. McInstosh and Ott were able to participate in teaching, research and outreach efforts thanks to support they received from Aggies-Go-Global at NMSU and a grant from VEGA-USAID that funded the project "Common Pastures: Supporting Flocks, Farms, and Families (F3P)."

McInstosh and Ott actively participated in village outreach sessions, GPS tracking of small ruminants, mapping of village pasture resources, and analysis of farmer surveys. They also provided critical help conducting study sessions for MS graduate students at the university of Segou who enrolled in a week-long intensive graduate short course on grazing management taught by Cibils.

McInstosh and Ott were able to connect with Malian farmers and students amazingly well. Each of them were given local names by the chief of the village of Dougoukouna, a sign of being welcomed into the community. McInstosh was renamed "Draman Kone" whereas Ott's new Malian name is "Genepa Kone."