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NMSU Hotline — June 30, 2017

Jett family donation benefits NMSU College of Engineering scholarships


As the daughter of one of the most beloved former deans in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University, Dorothy Jett Barr knew she wanted to give back to the university loved by her father, Daniel Boone Jett.

Following the sale of the Jett family home at 935 N. Main St. in Las Cruces, Barr has donated the proceeds to the D.B. Jett Memorial Scholarship, which supports outstanding junior engineering students.

?Our family is pleased to give back to NMSU in the same spirit of our father, Daniel Boone Jett, who, as a professor and dean for many years, passionately believed in people helping people,? Barr said. ?My mother, Louise, sister, Marie, and brother, Daniel B. Jett Jr., would also be proud to know that the proceeds from our home, in which we grew up while my father taught at the university, would contribute to help students in the Engineering College that he loved.?

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Campus Announcements

Natural gas valves near Jett Hall to be replaced this morning

NMSU Facilities and Services will replace two natural gas valves at the Ralph Lucero Regulator Station, located on the southwest corner of Jett Hall, today from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. You may notice the smell of natural gas (methyl mercaptan or rotten egg smell) near that area. There will also be an area near Frenger Mall walkway that should be avoided. Please do not call 911 if you smell the natural gas odor near the regulator station. Please avoid the areas due to intermittent high concentration of natural gas and utility workers accomplishing the replacement.

Medicinal plants presentation held today

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. today in the Skeen Hall rotunda. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Chile Pepper Institute holds Fourth of July sale

The Chile Pepper Institute is having a Fourth of July sale. Ornamental Chile Plants are 50 percent off.

We have a Holy Jolokia grilling set for $30, which includes Holy Jolokia: BBQ, Wing Sauce, Mustard, Ketchup, Rub, Spice and Puree. All Holy Jolokia and NuMex Products are marked down.

We also have frozen, peeled and packaged green chile 50 percent off. We have NuMex Heritage 6-4 (mild), NuMex Heritage Big Jim (medium) and NuMex Sandia Select (hot).

For more information call 575-646-3028 or email cpi@nmsu.edu. We are located in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 265.

OutsmART Children's Art Workshops at University Art Gallery continue tomorrow

The University Art Gallery at NMSU will host three remaining Saturday children?s workshops exploring the power of print and its effect on how information is processed. The workshops are open to children of all ages; however, they are primarily geared toward children ages 5 to 15.

The workshops are centered around the gallery?s current ?New Acquisitions/Nuevas Adquisiciones? exhibition. The three remaining workshops are from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. July 1, 8 and 15. The workshops are free and will culminate with an art show in the lobby area at 3 p.m. July 15 to showcase the finished artworks by the participants.

Tomorrow's workshop will focus on the effects stereotypes have on our social culture. With inspiration coming from Wendy Red Star?s ?Four Seasons? series photographs, the children will create four different backgrounds that resemble their unique community. The children will then pose in front of their backgrounds and be asked to perform the way they believe someone should act in this setting. At the end of the workshop, there will be a discussion regarding why each child performed the way they did and how it affects understanding of community and place.

The July 8 workshop will highlight symmetry in visual media and how it distorts the view of the world. The children will engage in an activity called ?The Alien Name,? in which each of their names will be written and mirrored on paper. Then, they will create a monster or alien based on what they see. The premise of the activity is to highlight how symmetry, while making things seem more attractive, also distorts what we see, thus sometimes hiding the true nature of an object.

During the final workshop July 15, the children will learn how to make prints using cardboard and stencils. Many of the works in the current exhibition are prints on paper, so the goal is to highlight how perspective and form are created through the multiple layering of images. This workshop will use artworks by Jenny Morgan and NMSU student, Joshua Shane Flores as source material.

During the first workshop June 24, the focus was the use of propaganda in media. Children learned about what propaganda is and how propaganda is used to communicate information and ideas. The children had the chance to observe various examples of propaganda posters from the early 1900s and created poster collages that resembled their favorite works on display. Attendees also created artworks based on the question, ?What is Home?? The completed artworks will be combined into one large collage to be showcased at the final reception.

If you are interested and would like to sign up for this event please visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1527371023995122/?ref=46.

The University Art Gallery at NMSU is located at 1390 E. University Ave. in D.W. Williams Hall at the intersection of University Avenue and Solano Drive. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Designated gallery parking is available. General parking on the NMSU campus is free on weekends and after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. All workshops, as well as the culminating children?s art show, are free to the public. For more information, please contact Jasmine Woodul, gallery manager, at artglry@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2545.